QH Homeschool October/November Newsletter

posted Apr 30, 2015, 12:45 PM by Amber Walker   [ updated Sep 4, 2016, 1:57 PM by Charter Admin ]

Quail Hollow Homeschool

October/November Newsletter 2015


Resource Center phone number: 336-9439 ~  Room 17 phone number: 336-5168

        Amber Walker awalker@slvusd.org                Katie Parmenter kparmenter@slvusd.org

             Martha Kaufeldt mkaufeldt@slvusd.org         Gillian Blair gblair@slvusd.org



Details and News:

Block 1 classes are wrapping up and Block 2 sign ups are happening now!

It has been wonderful to see all of the hustle and bustle on campus, families hanging out together and enjoying each others company while we still have beautiful weather.   


Please remember to send your child to school with a refillable water bottle with their name on it. This will cut down on the amount of dishwashing that needs to be done.  Water bottles are left behind on a daily basis, putting student names on them will make it so much easier to return them.


*We remind students daily to wash their dishes, however we continue to have a sink full at the end of each day. Help us out and please, if you are hanging out in the RC or picking up your child from class, wash a dish or two...every little bit helps. Thank you so much!

*If you are not using a resource that you have checked out, please return it to the RC for others to use. Check the sign out book every few weeks to stay current!

*Please be mindful of how early you are dropping off your child for classes, and how long they have in between classes. For example, it is not appropriate for a student to finish a class at 11:30, and be left unsupervised until 1:30. We are not set up for that kind of situation...thank you for your understanding.

Take some time to look over our Resource Center and Campus Guidelines!

Resource Center/Campus Guidelines


NO ONSITE CLASSES OCTOBER 26 - OCTOBER 29. (No recorded homeschooling on Friday, October 30 - student holiday). We will always have a one week break between Block schedules.  Block 2 begins November 2


Costume Parade and Fall Celebration/Craft Day!

Thursday,October 29

This year our Halloween Extravaganza falls during our week break between block classes.  

This is a parent participation day : )  We welcome parent volunteers to lead crafts. Thank you to all of the parents who have volunteered to lead a station or craft.  The crafting and stations will start at around 11:00am.  Please indicate on the sign-up sheet if you plan to lead a craft or assist, if you need any supplies.

  • Just a Reminder:  All costumes must be in good taste and safely constructed so that they do not interfere with safety.  Gruesome costumes and bloody, fake wounds are not appropriate for a school with young participants.  Weapons (including "fakes" made from cardboard, plastic, wood, etc.), skateboards and roller blades/skates are not allowed as part of costumes at school.


Here is a rough schedule of how our day will look ~

9:30 gather and gawk at each other : )

10:00 "parade" and pictures

10:30 snack

11:00 - 1:30 crafting/lunch/outside play - pick up time

1:30- 2:30 pumpkin carving (Parents need to be present if their child participates)


Capture the Flag

When:  Friday: November 20

Time:  10:30 am to 12:30 pm   

Where: Quail Hollow Ranch

Who:  All Charter Families. We play rain or shine.


Our Winter Holiday Craft Fair will be held on Friday, Dec. 4.

This is an opportunity to share our creative talents, and support each other's artistic endeavors by selling and purchasing each other's crafts and/or food. Students and parents are encouraged to make and sell their craft items!

A raffle will be held with proceeds going to FUND, our parent group, who will also have a table set up selling food. More info will be sent in November regarding how to reserve a table and help with set up/tear down.

When: Friday: December 4

Time: 10:00am to 2:00pm

Where: Rooms 14, 15, and 16


All Charter Events


Book Fair! November 2nd - 6th  

Save some of your holiday shopping for this event and support our Charter while getting great books, etc. for you and your family.     http://www.hicklebees.com/

*Please email Tarah directly, or look for an email to sign up and work a shift at the book fair

When:  Monday, November 2 - Thursday, November 5:  9am-3pm

           Friday, November 6:  9am-2pm

Where:  Quail Hollow Campus in Room 12


Banana Slug String Band Concert!

We are so fortunate to have this special event just for our charter students!   Meet at the lawn by the playground at Quail Hollow...the concert starts at 10:00am.  This is a Free Concert!

  • Friday November 6.  Concert 10:30am - 11:30am  

  • Visit the Book Fair after the concert - it’s the last day


UCSC College Campus Tour

Wednesday, November 18th at 10:30am

8th grade and up

(email Amber with questions)



Parent Advisory Committee Meeting

Tuesday, November 17:  3:00-4:00pm at Charter Annex

Review WASC report update & begin Charter petition review


Other Important  Dates:

Tuesday, October 27:  Parent Advisory Committee 3-4pm at Annex (Charter Action Plan Review)

Friday, October 30:  NO SCHOOL: Professional Development Day

Wednesday, November 11:  NO SCHOOL: Veteran’s Day

Friday, November 23-27:  NO SCHOOL: Thanksgiving Break

Friday, December 4:  Winter Holiday Craft Fair

Friday, December 11: Field Trip to Boomeria!

Thursday, December 17 at 7pm: All Charter Play: The Jungle Book: “Welcome to the Jungle”


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