“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” ~Aristotle
This is the first All Charter Newsletter for the year. We are the school that supports educational options for students within and around the San Lorenzo Valley Unified School District. We are a unique school in that we span two campuses, seven programs, with one satellite program located in Soquel.
The purpose of this newsletter is to keep families informed about events and activities that pertain to all program; such as Board updates, WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges), LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan), All-Charter events, and other pertinent information. It is also the newsletter for the general public to find out some specifics about all the individual programs we serve. We will be sending this newsletter out every other week.
You will be receiving regular emails from the teacher(s) of your specific program to keep you updated on homework, classroom activities and specifics on field trips and special events for your child. We have a great group of teachers who are dedicated to their profession and passionate about doing all that they can to make each year the best it can be for the families we serve. They are excited to try new techniques and strategies in teaching when they know it will benefit the learning experience for the students. I am sure you have already noticed the dedication and creative flair that makes your program the right choice for you and your child. Look for more collaboration and technology opportunities happening throughout the Charter.
As the principal, I have the honor of overseeing the educational programming for the school. As you know, we offer the same curriculum, but our formatting and strategies of implementation are different. It is always a privilege for me to walk from program to program and see our students happy and engaged, working and learning with their teachers. It was great to see the collaboration, comfort level, and eagerness to be back together so evident these first two weeks of school.
We also have a great Administration Team that supports all programs, teachers, and students. There may be only three of us, but we have become (nearly) masters at juggling and multi-tasking, so that we can give the best support we can. Roberta and I are the go-to people if you have questions or concerns. Holly, as our new registrar is the initial person to talk to about enrollment.
Rhonda Reed-Schlosser: Charter Principal & Teacher
Quail Hollow Campus: Monday-Thursday 336-5167
Ludlow, Felton Campus: Friday 335-0932
Roberta Gutierrez: Program Manager and Administrative Assistant
Ludlow, Felton campus: Monday-Friday 335-0932
Holly Thomas: Registrar
Quail Hollow Campus: Monday-Friday 336-5167
We hope you all had a great first two weeks of school, and may you have a relaxing weekend.
~Rhonda & Roberta
DATES TO REMEMBER: NOTE: Please refer to your program’s newsletter for greater detail regarding dates and details specific to your Field Trips and events.
Nature Academy Back to School Night: Wed., Sept. 10. 6-7 pm. For parents only
Order forms will be going home on Tuesday, Sept 3. Pictures will be taken during PE classes on Monday, September 8. Please be sure to fill out your forms and bring them with you to PE on School Picture Day.
SLV Homeschool, BC Homeschool: Sept. 18
Quail Hollow Site: Order forms will be handed out at the location
BC Homeschool: 10-11am
SLVHomeschool: 11-12 pm
CRHS, CRMS, and Fall Creek: Thursday, Sept 25
Felton, at Ludlow site: Order forms will be handed out at the location
Fall Creek: 10-11 am;
Coast Redwood Middle School;11-12 pm;
Coast Redwood High School: 12-2 pm
Some that are on the near horizon in September and are:
Mount Hermon Ropes course: Nature Academy, Coast Redwood Middle School
Kayaking; BC Homeschool, SLV Homeschool
Camping; BC Homeschool, Coast Redwood Middle School
Russian River Overnight: Nature Academy 7/8
We did not get any tickets for the education day, but Wednesday, Sept. 10 kids get in free. Hopefully some of you will band together and make a day of it!
When: Fridays: September 26, October 17
Time: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Where: Quail Hollow Ranch
Who: Charter wide kids welcome. We play rain or shine.
No sign-ups necessary. Bring sunscreen and hats, water too !!!
Questions: ask Amber (firstname.lastname@example.org)
When: Friday: October 3
Time: 10:30am to Noon
Where: TBD (To Be Determined)
Who: Charter wide kids welcome. No need to sign up. We hike rain or shine. (Not suitable for dropping off younger children. Under 10 yrs old must be under adult supervision.)
Sign-Ups: No sign-ups necessary. Bring water and snacks for during and after ;-)
Questions: ask Amber (email@example.com)
When: Thursdays: September 18, 25, October 2, 9, 16, 23
Where: Quail Hollow site, Room 16
Who: Grades K-12
Class size: unlimited
Questions: Ask Amber (firstname.lastname@example.org)