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Reminders:

  • January 25-29 – Informance Week (Grades PS-4)
  • January 28 – Quest Science Fair (judges still needed)
  • January 29 – Ladies' Night Out
  • February 4 – State of the School and Move-up Night (watch for our evite & email)

State of the School – Thursday, February 4, 2016

Check your email for the evite and RSVP for this event. You will receive a separate message about options for food that evening.


Parent Surveys

Please complete the two parent surveys, your input is important to help us go from good to great. Here is the link to the surveys. Please remember the rating scale is 1 to 5, 1 being strongly agree and 5 strongly disagree.


Wanted: Science Fair Judges – Thursday, January 28, 2016

We are looking for parents, family, friends, and co-workers to judge at Science Fair. Click here for more information and the registration form. No experience is required, you will judge with a partner. It is a great opportunity for parents of younger students to see what is in store for your children in middle school. Our students appreciate your support.


Auction

Do you have a Business or Cause to promote? Check out our first edition of our QuestList Directory. Our second edition will go live on February 26 and the printed edition will be distributed at the Auction. Check out our Auction website for everything you want to know about the Auction!


Please help the Auction Office collect items to fill our silent auction tables. For donation ideas please read our updated Wish List.


Join Other Quest Families on a Spring Break Trip to Help Others!

For the past two years Quest families have volunteered with Hosanna Industries to serve others in need in the Pittsburgh area by doing home repairs and remodeling. It has been a wonderful and heartwarming experience for everyone involved. We would like to invite you and your family to join us for this year's Spring Break trip in March. Take a moment to read about Hosanna and our previous trips here.

Reminders:

  • January 18 – NO SCHOOL, Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • January 19 – All School Spelling Bee, Character Ed Pageant
  • January 25-29 – Informance Week
  • January 28 – Quest Science Fair
  • January 29 – Ladies' Night Out
  • February 4 – State of the School and Move-up Night (watch for our evite, the schedule has changed)

Parent Surveys

Please complete the two parent surveys, your input is important to help us go from good to great. Here is the link to the surveys.


Informance Week (Grades PS – 4th) January 25 - 29

Remember to RSVP for Informance Week. Click here to view the information video and registration form.


Wanted: Science Fair Judges – Thursday, January 28, 2016

We are looking for parents, family, and friends to judge at Science Fair. Click here for more information and the registration form. No experience is required. It is a great opportunity for parents of younger students to see what is in store for your children in middle school. Our students appreciate your support.


Auction

Do you have a Business or Cause to promote? Find out more about QuestList , click here for the flyer.


Please help the Auction Office collect items to fill our silent auction tables. For donation ideas please read our updated Wish List.


Oops, there is a small grammatical error in the Auction Newsletter sent home in Friday folders this week. Can you find it? E-mail auction@questacademy.org for a laugh if you do. Happy reading! - Veronica Karaca, Auction Co-chair


Join Other Quest Families on a Spring Break Trip to Help Others!

For the past two years Quest families have volunteered with Hosanna Industries to serve others in need in the Pittsburgh area by doing home repairs and remodeling. It has been a wonderful and heartwarming experience for everyone involved. We would like to invite you and your family to join us for this year's Spring Break trip in March. Take a moment to read about Hosanna and our previous trips here.


From the Admission Office:

All PK students must take the WPPSI to enroll into Kindergarten. Please schedule the assessment as soon as possible. Contact admission@questacademy.org for more information.


Tentative 2016-17 School Calendar

Click here to view a tentative 2016-17 school calendar.

Reminders:

January 14 – Band Concert
January 18 – No School, Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Extra-Curricular class Hindi will resume on Wednesday, January 20


Tentative 2016-17 School Calendar

Click here to view a tentative 2016-17 school calendar.


Informance Week (Grades PS – 4th) January 25 - 29

Remember to RSVP for Informance Week. Click here to view the information video and registration form.


Wanted: Science Fair Judges – Thursday, January 28, 2016

We are looking for parents, family, and friends to judge at Science Fair. Click here for more information and the registration form. No experience is required. It is a great opportunity for parents of younger students to see what is in store for your children in middle school.


From the Admission Office:

All PK students must take the WPPSI to enroll into Kindergarten. Please schedule the assessment as soon as possible. Contact admission@questacademy.org for more information.


The priority consideration application deadline is next Friday, January 15, 2016. If you are considering Quest Academy for your child, please apply online.


Quest Annual Fund

Thank you Quest Families for your remarkable support of the 2015-16 Quest Annual Fund! Donor names are displayed below as well as on the bulletin board near the main lobby reception desk to help recognize and demonstrate our deep appreciation for your generosity. Your participation truly supports the excellence in teaching and learning at Quest Academy!

For more information on the Quest Annual Fund click here.


Annual Fund 2015-16


8th Grade

Campbell - Brown Family

Clorfene Family

Gacek Family

Gregg Family

Kirkland Family

Levine Family

Mansfield Family

Markey Family

Mr. & Mrs. Michael O'Connor

Petrin Family

Scott Family

Gary Skoien

7th Grade

Abraham Family

Benjamin Family

Chia Family

Dickerson Family

Fiarito Family

Friends of Quest Academy

George Family

John & Fannie Huddleston

Kyung-Un & Sunny Lee

Kris Leschynski & Aneta Galary

Maraist/Oremland Family

Marceau Family

Deepika & Rahul Miglani

Reader Family

Himangi Rishi

Sumantra & Mausumi Roy

Michael Schneider & Mary Kelly

Mark Zollner

6th Grade

Diaz Family

Gacek Family

Griesmeyer Family

Yelena Kazinsky

Myonsook & Jae Lee

Petrin Family

Reader Family

Catherine & George Reichl

Seoane Family

Carl Siemianowski

Gary Skoien

Sivakami Thayu & Jeremy Marmer

5th Grade

Benjamin Family

The Campbell - Brown Family

Chia Family

Marvis Donalson

George Family

Howe Family

Peifeng Hu & Yihua Wang

Kirkland Family

Mansfield Family

Marceau Family

Sanja Nikolich & Michael Wilson

Shilhanek Family

Uemura Family

4th Grade

Clorfene Family

Diaz Family

Friends of Quest Academy

Levine Family

Maraist/Oremland Family

Petrin Family

Hetal Shah & Kartik Ganeshan

3rd Grade

Balakrishnan & Mani

Campbell - Brown Family

Chengbin Dai and Lei Ding

Friends of Quest Academy

Friends of Quest Academy

Nitin & Saloni Gupta

Myonsook & Jae Lee

O'Brien/Dull Family

Osborn Family

Seoane Family

Sperling Family

Dr. Wang & Mrs. Huang

Wojdyla Family

2nd Grade

Daum Family

Diaz Family

Mark & Elizabeth Dosier

Friends of Quest Academy

Hendon Family

Yelena Kazinsky

Oliver Kim and Bretta Warren-Kim

Lisa & Rich Kropp

Qiu Family

Himangi Rishi

Sara Ryan

1st Grade

Nitin & Saloni Gupta

Osborn Family

Hetal Shah & Kartik Ganeshan

Sperling Family

Peter and Tina Verros Family

Waddell Family

Kindergarten

Sara Ryan

Sperling Family

Vakharia Family

Preschool & Pre-Kindergarten

Chengbin Dai and Lei Ding

Diaz Family

Oliver Kim & Bretta Warren-Kim

Lisa and Rich Kropp

O'Brien/Dull Family

Sperling Family

Vakharia Family

Peter and Tina Verros Family


Financial Aid Application Deadline January 15, 2016

Attached please find the information you will need to apply for financial aid for the 2016/2017 school year. To be eligible for 1st round consideration for financial aid at Quest Academy, applications must be submitted by January 15, 2016.


Applications submitted after that date are considered only as funds remain available. Once all budgeted aid funds have been awarded, students will be wait-listed for financial aid. Should you be interested in exploring the option of tuition loans, that information is also included in the attached.


Financial Aid and Tuition Loan Information

Reminders:

  • December 21 – January 1 – Winter Break
  • January 8 – Alumni Reunion
  • January 14 – Band Concert


Welcome Back!

Welcome back former students and families who transferred back to Quest midyear!

Pre-Kindergartener -- St. Mark's School, Barrington

1st grader -- Kildeer Countryside Elementary School, Long Grove

3rd grader -- Marion Jordan Elementary School, Palatine

3rd grader -- Holy Family Academy, Inverness

4th grader -- Kunskapsskolan School in Gurgaon, India


Quest Annual Fund


Thank you Quest families for making Quest a philanthropic priority with your generous gifts to the 2015-16 Quest Annual Fund!


Special thanks to our Quest Academy families that contributed this week:

Friend(s) of Quest Academy, 3

Uemura Family, 5

Peter and Tina Verros Family, PK, 1

Mary Kelly and Michael Schneider, 7


To see the full list of donors click here.

Please consider supporting Quest students with a fully tax-deductible donation to the Quest Annual Fund before the year runs out.


In order to help you make a 2015 year-end gift, take advantage of one of the following options:

1. Go to questacademy.org and click Give Now

2. Visit Laurie DeSimone and Khalek Kirkland at Quest on Wednesday, December 31 from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm. They will be happy to accept your gift by check or by credit card.

3. Call 847.202.8035 during the above time (you will receive the holiday/school is closed greeting and then dial x461).

4. Mail your contribution (gifts should be postmarked by December 31 to be deductible for 2015) to Quest.

Happy Holidays!


The Night of All Knights Auction & Gala

Fanfare and applause for our first Auction Sponsor, Corkill Insurance! Corkill is leading the way with a generous King Level ($5,000) Sponsorship to support the Night of All Knights. Thank you Corkill Insurance! Read more to become an auction sponsor today! Click here.


Please plan to stop by the Auction Donation Mixer after break on Thursday, January 7, 3:00 - 6:00 pm. Bring in an item from our wish list or your own inspired gift or cash donation for a chance to win one of several great door prizes! Mixer Flyer & Wish List


Happy Holidays from the Auction Office!


Financial Aid Application Deadline January 15, 2016

Attached please find the information you will need to apply for financial aid for the 2016/2017 school year. To be eligible for 1st round consideration for financial aid at Quest Academy, applications must be submitted by January 15, 2016. Applications submitted after that date are considered only as funds remain available. Once all budgeted aid funds have been awarded, students will be wait-listed for financial aid. Should you be interested in exploring the option of tuition loans, that information is also included in the attached.

Financial Aid and Tuition Loan Information

Reminders:

  • December 11 – Madrigal Fest, 7:00 pm
  • December 15 – Grade PS-1 Winter Choir Concert, 8:45 am
  • December 16 – Grade 2-5 Winter Choir Concert,6:30 pm
  • December 18 – Classroom Holiday Parties
  • December 21-January 1 – Winter Break

Financial Aid Application Deadline January 15, 2016

Attached please find the information you will need to apply for financial aid for the 2016/2017 school year. To be eligible for 1st round consideration for financial aid at Quest Academy, applications must be submitted by January 15, 2016. Applications submitted after that date are considered only as funds remain available. Once all budgeted aid funds have been awarded, students will be wait-listed for financial aid. Should you be interested in exploring the option of tuition loans, that information is also included in the attached.

Financial Aid and Tuition Loan Information


PSA Book Fair A Great Success!

Thank you to everyone in the Quest community for your invaluable contributions to our book fair this year. Through a group effort, we succeeded in surpassing our goal of $10,000 in sales so that Quest could earn 20% of the total! Our official final tally will be calculated later this month.

Sincere thanks to our teachers and staff as well as our fabulous parent volunteers, who gave selflessly of their time and talents so that we could put together a fun day that significantly benefitted the Quest community. Many thanks as well to everyone who attended, enjoyed our activities, and purchased items in support of Quest.

Enjoy the holidays!


Night of All Knights Auction & Gala

Have a Business or Cause to promote? Read about QuestList


This wonderful community event, which will take place on March 12, 2016 at The Cotillion Banquets in Palatine, is only accomplished with the generous support of our Quest families and community. Please take a moment to read through though our Auction Family Information Packet.


Emergency/Weather School Closings

You will be notified by automatically generated phone calls (reaching every phone number such as home and cell that you indicated in the Emergency Forms) and e-mails through Blackboard Connect 5. We will strive to include weather closing information on the home page of the Quest Academy web site and the Emergency Closing Center (www.emergencyclosing center.com). Our goal is to contact everyone no later than 6:00 am. We encourage you to use your best judgment to determine if your drive to Quest is safe.

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