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Reminders:

  • -NO SCHOOL Monday, October 12 – Columbus Day
  • -RSVP to the Pumpkinfest evite, it is one of the most popular family events

White Paper: Math Placement


An email went out this week with a video message from Dr. Kirkland and a copy of the White Paper: Math Placement. Click the here for the video and White Paper.


Pumpkinfest!


Come one, come all! Dress to impress, in your best costume wear! This family event will be held on Friday, Oct. 23rd from 6 - 8pm. Features include an all-new Prize Walk, face painting, photo booth, cookie and pumpkin decorating, games, snacks, pizza and more! Entry fee of $6 will be billed to your account if you RSVP via Evite by 10/22/15. Price will be $8 at the door, or FREE for volunteers and toy donors.

*Donations! Your new toy donations will help make the Prize Walk a truly memorable experience for the kids! The more toys we collect, the more rounds we can play! Please deposit unused toys in the container in the lobby; attach your name(s) for free entry!


Quest Annual Gala & Auction


A huge "THANK YOU" to everyone who stopped by to sign our Attendance Pledge last Thursday and Friday! Your enthusiasm and support is greatly appreciated! Please continue to spread the word and help us generate excitement for this amazingly fun event!

If you didn't get a chance to sign the pledge, there's still time! The Attendance Pledge and Volunteer Committee boards will be available in the main lobby this week; don't forget your pin!

Please contact us at auction@questacademy.org

~Auction Committee

Reminders:

  • Parent Teacher Conference Registration will close on Wednesday, October 7.
  • Picture Retake Day is Monday, October 5
  • Early Dismissal at 2:45 pm on Wednesday & Thursday October 7-8, no school on Friday, October 9.
  • High School Fair, Wednesday, October 7, 6:00-8:00 pm, all are welcome.

Parent Teacher Conferences – October 8 & 9

Please review the letter from Mrs. Halverson, it contains important information about registering for conferences through Pick-a-Time. Registration will be open from September 27 – October 7. A link for Pick-a-Time is on the web site. Click here to read the letter.


Early Dismissal on Thursday, October 8 at 2:45 pm and No School on Friday, October 9.

Extended Day Care on Friday, October 9 will run from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm.


Auction committee volunteers will be camped out in the lobby throughout conferences. Please plan a few minutes before or after your meetings to chat with us. We will be answering any questions you have and passing out some fun and informative items and treats


Also the hard working Roberta Sullivan will be giving you another chance to get your spirit wear.


We look forward to seeing you!

Veronica Karaca and Roberta Sullivan
Auction Co-chairs


High School Fair – October 7

Our High School Fair is open to the public; the event runs from 6:00-8:00 pm in the gym. Click here to view the list of schools participating in the fair.


Parent Ed

Check the Community Parent Network web site. They offer events throughout the year for parents. Upcoming event: The Opposite of Spoiled, by Ron Lieber.

Picture retake day is Monday, October 5. Click here for retake day information from Lifetouch.

Reminders:

- Parent Teacher Conference Registrations opens Sunday, September 27.

- Picture Retake Day is Monday, October 5

- Registration for Extended Day Care, October 9, is now open


Parent Teacher Conferences – October 8 & 9

Please review the letter from Mrs. Halverson, it contains important information about registering for conferences through Pick-a-Time. Registration will be open from September 27 – October 7. A link for Pick-a-Time will be on the web site. Click here to read the letter.


Early Dismissal on Thursday, October 8 at 2:45 pm and No School on Friday, October 9.


Extended Day Care – October 9 (No School)

Mr. Voeller has opened registration for Extended Day Care on Friday, October 9. Click here for the form, please return to Mr. Voeller by Friday, October 2. Please note that Extended Day Care will run from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm.


Study Hall In After Care

In an effort to offer more time for quiet homework and reading, Mrs. Blaetz is going to offer a quiet supervised study hall in the newly renovated math room on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays from 3:45 - 5:00pm from September 28 - October 30. Students must be signed into After Care and will be served snack at approximately 4:30. Students not picked up by 5:00pm will be walked back down to the After School Program in the Quest cafeteria. After Daylight Savings ends at the end of October, we will reevaluate our study hall options. Any questions or concerns, contact tom.voeller@questacademy.org


Parent Ed Opportunity

James Tyree Center Presents TIMELY ADVICE from Alyse R. Siegel, M.Ed.

Ms. Siegel will discuss how and why time management is a challenge for students and provide strategies for ways that parents can help. Ms. Siegel, a Learning Behavior Specialist, has been supporting children, adolescents, and adults with learning differences in her private practice for over 30 years. She specializes in language based learning issues and executive functioning. Wolcott is fortunate to have Ms. Siegel as a member of our founding Professional Advisory Council.

Friday, October 2, 2015
8:30 ­ 9:30am
Wolcott School
524 N Wolcott Ave, Chicago


Farewell to Mrs. Grunberg

After 16 years of dedicated to service to Quest Academy, our Accounting and Payroll Manager Gayle Grunberg has retired from her responsibilities at Quest in order to spend more time attending to the needs of extended family. Many of you probably also know that Gayle is the proud parent of Quest alumnus David Grunberg '03, now with a PhD in Electrical Engineering. We have been fortunate to have Gayle with us at Quest these past years, both as a parent and as a colleague. Her knowledge and kind heart will be greatly missed.


Beginning October 8, Mrs. Miranda Kennedy will join Quest as our new Accounting and Payroll Manager. After serving in the Navy for 5 years, Miranda completed a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and has been working as an accountant in Buffalo Grove. We look forward to welcoming Miranda to our community in October.


As we make this transition, don't hesitate to contact Debbie Chen, Director of Finance and Operations, concerning any and all questions regarding business office operations. She can be reached at 847-202-8035 x419 or by email at deborah.chen@questacademy.org

Reminders:

  • -RSVP for Storytelling Night (Friday, September 25), it is a great family event.
  • -Chamber Choir Performs at Palatine Oktoberfest, Saturday, September 19, 1:00 pm
  • -New Student Family Picnic, Sunday, September 20, 1:00 pm
  • -Room Parent Orientation Meeting is Tuesday, September 22, 8:30-9:30 am

School Portraits

School portraits are in Friday folders. If you need to order more prints or if you did not order on picture day, information on how to order is in each envelope. If you did not order, you have a proof copy of the photograph.


Parent Teacher Conferences – October 8 & 9

Please review the letter from Mrs. Halverson, it contains important information about registering for conferences through Pick-a-Time. Registration will be open from September 27 – October 7. A link for Pick-a-Time will be on the web site. Click here to read the letter.


Gourmet Gorilla Parent Survey

https://GourmetGorilla.formstack.com/forms/questpa...

Whether you order lunch or not, please complete the survey. They would like to know what you think about lunches. Thank you.


Our Community Map:

Have you ever wondered where our Quest families reside in the Greater Chicago area? Our Community Map illustrates the diverse communities Quest families live in!


Parent Coffees

The last two coffees are scheduled this week, Monday, September 21 at 8:30 am and Wednesday, September 23 at 5:30 pm.

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