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QH Homeschool November/December Newsletter

posted Nov 14, 2015, 12:50 PM by Amber Walker   [ updated Sep 4, 2016, 1:57 PM by Charter Admin ]

Quail Hollow Homeschool

November/December 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:

We are already in Block 2 and have had a great start to our new classes.  The Banana Slug String Band Concert was fantastic and it was great to see so many families enjoy the message and entertainment. Thank you for your commitment to attending our parent meetings. Your presence and voice are integral to our program. Information for many of our upcoming activities are in this newsletter (mark your calendar).  Weekly updates are now sent out separately from the weekly class summaries.  Please remember to send a water bottle with your child’s name on it to bring each day, even now that it is cold, or to keep at school if they are in an ongoing group.  

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!

Please email Cindy Laurin at mlavery96@yahoo.com if you would like to participate and have a space to sell your wares (It will be a shared table space, approx. 3ft. X 3ft.)  The deadline to reserve a table is Monday, November 30

When: Friday: December 4

Time: 10:00am to 2:00pm

Where: Rooms 14, 15, and 16

Science Fair

All Charter Science Fair Applications Available Now!

Science Fair Applications Due:  Friday, December 11

Charter Science Fair Applications are available on top of the teacher bookshelf next to the fridge.  Please pick one up and return completed applications there as well.  Resources are on display on the “thematic book shelf” in the Resource Center.  It’s time to start brainstorming ideas!

Deadline to apply for Charter Science Fair: Dec. 11

Date of Charter Science Fair: Friday, Feb. 5

Date of SC County Science Fair: Saturday, March 12

Field Trip to Boomeria

Friday, December 11

"Perhaps you've heard of BOOMERIA up in Bonny Doon? Preston Boomer recently retired as a 50+ year chemistry teacher at SLV High. Over the years, Le Boom, some of his students, and his two sons Alex and Laurence have built a monument to anachronistic fun. Several decades of benign dementia and a mysterious ability to extract hard labor from other people's teenagers has allowed PQ LeBoom to construct an amazing fantasy world. While this inner world remains unmappable, the physical manifestation of it is called Boomeria. As a teenager Teacher Martha was a student of Boomer's and participated in many fun events up at Boomeria. She has arranged a chance for interested students and their parents to come and check out this fascinating place.

Friday, Dec. 11th, we will meet in Felton at 11:30am to caravan to up to Bonny Doon. Students must be accompanied by an adult. We have been invited to explore the Great Castle, the Catacombs (bring a flashlight!), the Pipe Organ, the Control Room, and maybe even see the Dungeon and Guillotine!  This event will happen even in light rain... Heavy rain will cancel. No $$.  Must sign up with Martha prior to Dec 8th.  Martha will get out specific details with expectations to those who signed up as the date approaches.

Here is an article published a few years ago about Boomeria. http://www.atlasobscura.com/places/boomeria

You can check out more info about Boomeria here: http://home.comcast.net/~pqboom/tour/tour.html

Attack on Boomeria, BBC (15min)


Weird Homes visits Boomeria (15min)


All Charter Play

Thursday, Dec.17, 7pm at the PAC (Performing Arts Center) on the SLV High School Campus

“The Jungle Book: Welcome to the Jungle, An Original Rock Musical” written by Janinne Chadwick.

Janinne Chadwick, script writer and executive director of Little People’s Repertory Theatre, has adapted her script for our charter students. The production combines pop culture (Gilligan’s Island, Lost, and more), pop music icons (The Jackson 5, Axl Rose, and more) a variety of classic and contemporary music, and classic Jungle Book characters with a twist! We have 67 students representing all of our charter programs; QH Homeschool, Fall Creek Homeschool, Coast Redwood Middle School, Coast Redwood High School, and the Nature Academy! Directed and Choreographed by Amber Walker

Looking forward to January...

Semester Meetings

Semester Planning meetings/home visits January 5-22 (Homeschooling begins Tuesday, Jan. 5)  Please contact your teacher of record to schedule our Semester End/Mid-Year Meeting.

Parent Advisory Committee Meeting

Tuesday, December 1:  3:00-4:00pm at Charter Annex

Review WASC report update & begin Charter petition review

Other Important Dates:

Friday, November 20: Capture the Flag QH Ranch 10:30am-12:30pm

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

Friday, December 4:  Winter Holiday Craft Fair

Thursday, December 10: Parent Meeting 1:30pm / Turn in month 4 paperwork

Friday, December 11:  Month 4 paperwork due / Field Trip to Boomeria

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

December 21- January 4: Winter Break:  NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, January 5:  Homeschooling Resumes