School lunches. Special education grants. Training for teachers and support for families in need. Census results, and the programs and resources tied to them, affect our students every day. A complete headcount of everyone living in the country, the census only comes around once every 10 years, and the time to be counted — and to make sure your community receives its fair share of federal funding for schools — is coming. This month, every person living in Utah will take part in the 2020 Census. It’s possible to respond to the census online, by phone, or by mail starting March 12. It takes only 10 minutes, the information is kept strictly confidential, and if you don’t have access to a computer at home, we can help. Join us for “We Count Week,” March 16-20, and come complete the census at one of four Canyons District-sponsored Open House events. https://www.canyonsdistrict.org/district-news/item/12447-the-2020-census-is-coming-make-sure-you-re-counted
UPDATE • THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED
As a preventive measure, in alignment with recommendations by health authorities who are working to control the spread of COVID-19, we have postponed all fifth-grade Maturation Programs. We hope to be able to reschedule these events or arrange to videotape the presentations and share it with parents through a password-protected link. Once we’ve finalized our contingency plans, we’ll send an email with further instructions to all fifth-grade families.
It’s difficult to know who has more trepidation about discussing health and the maturation process, pre-teens or their parents. But while growing up can be hard, talking about it needn’t be. To help you rock “the talk,” Canyons School District has developed an informational maturation program for fifth-grade students and their parents. Presentations conducted by the professional speaker Carrie Ann Kemp have been scheduled through the month of March. All parents are encouraged to attend these free events with their children, and to choose which date best fits their schedules, so that they can continue the discussion in their homes. Please follow this link for event locations and times.
Welcome to Quail Crossing!
Wow! What a fast 4 months of school! I can’t believe we are already in 2020! I’m looking forward to a successful and fun 2020! Thank you for everyone who came to the parents sing along in December. Your students did an awesome job! You have wonderful kids! Thanks for all of your support!
Below are some items coming up at Quail Hollow in the near future.
Science Fair & Family Science Night: Our Quail Hollow Science Fair is coming up on January 14th! Please make sure your child brings in their project by 8:30am on the 14th. The projects will be judged that day. The evening of the 14th, there will be a Science Night for families from 6-8pm.Come have some science fun! There will be many fun interactive experiences for everyone, including: creating straw rockets, taking DNA out of strawberries, making root beer floats, and much more! Anyone participating has a chance of winning some cool prizes including: a Van De Graff Generator, a Cartesian diver, some Bernoulli bags and more! Family Science Night.pdf
Career Day: Career day is on January 24thfrom 9:00am – 10:15am. If you are interested in participating, please click on the following link to sign up! http://bit.ly/QHCareerDay
Please contact our office at 801-826-9175 with any questions.
Teacher of the Year: As you know, each year at this time we have the chance to nominate teachers who have made a difference for your child. Please take a few minutes to nominate your child’s teacher! Click the link Teacher Nomination Form. Feel free to email nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org Or you can drop them off at the office or come in and get a hard copy of the form. Thank you for taking time to nominate a teacher!
Kindergarten Enrollment: Yes, it’s true. We are thinking of next year already!! – It’s that time. If you have a child who will be five years of age on or before September 1, 2020, your child qualifies for next year’s kindergarten program. If you know of a neighbor who has a qualifying kindergartner, please have them contact our office at 801-826-9175. It is crucial that we get an accurate count of how many students to expect for next year. Your help with this is greatly appreciated. Kindergarten Qualifying Letter 2020-21.pdf
Digital Citizenship: Each month our teachers share a Digital Citizenship Tip with your children. I will include these tips in the monthly Quail Crossing so you can talk with your kids about what they learned. For the month of January the following was shared:
Everything you put on the internet is permanent
· Pictures, comments, videos and more will become part of your Digital Footprint
· Once it is out, it’s almost impossible to get it back
· Get parent permission before you post anything.
Emergency Drills: For the month of January, a Fire Drill will be done as our monthly emergency drill. Please take time to talk with your students about the procedures we follow for the drill of the month. It will help reinforce the procedures as well as send the message to students that we are preparing for any type of emergency situation.
Health & Wellness Night: We have a fun-filled Wellness Night for the family that is planned for February 4thfrom 6:30 – 8:00pm. There will be some fun activities for the kids and a speaker, Georgia Anderson, who will share with parents “How to coach your kids through BIG emotions.” Save the date! It will be worth your time. 2020_wellnessnight.png
PTA MEET AND TREAT:
Have you ever wondered what happens at a PTA Board meeting? Does getting involved seem scary? Are you considering volunteering for a position next year? Would you be interested in shadowing a specific role to see if you are interested?
Come to a “Meet and Treat”on FEBRUARY 5that 11:30amin the Conference Room.
We will answer all your questions about any program or position you may be interested in. You can also see how a board meeting works (it’s probably a lot more relaxed and fun than you think!)
If you are interested in any positions, please contact us at email@example.com. Here are the positions we need to fill for next year:
VP-Legislative (liaison between Utah PTA and QH about bills/programs affecting schools &kids)
VP’s (Need 2-3. Help as needed)
Secretary (take minutes, help as needed with other things)
PROGRAM CHAIRS/OTHER ROLES
Media Safety Week Chair or Co-chair
Room Parent Coordinator
Science Fair Chair
Teacher Appreciation Week Chair or Co-chair
Teacher Conference Dinners and Back to School Breakfast (more than one person can do this)
Field Day Chair or Co-chair
*Each program has a committee and board support. You can also shadow the current chairperson this year.
Upcoming Events at QH:
*Jan. 14th – School Science Fair (during the day)
*Jan 14th- Family Science Night 6:00pm – 8pm (Open House format)
*Jan. 17th– No School – Teacher Grading Day
*Jan. 20th – No School – Martin Luther King Day
*Jan. 21-22nd– School wide Acadience Testing
*Jan 24th– Quail Hollow Career Day 9-10:30am
*Feb. 4th – Health and Wellness Family Night
*Feb 17th– No School – President’s Day
*Feb. 26th& 27th– Parent Teacher Conferences
Thank you for all the support you provide for your children and our school.
Here’s to a successful and happy 2020!