Nights on the Run Family 4K
Join the Quest Kingdom for the 3rd annual Knights on the Run Family 4K on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018. The fun will begin on the West Campus at 8:00 am and the race will kick-off at 9:00 am. All are welcome, including strollers and the family pet! Register for the event online at www.bidpal.net/quest4K. If you sign up by Sept. 12, tickets are $15/each or 4 for $35, AND you will get a free Knights on the Run Family 4K t-shirt for each ticket purchased! After Sept. 12, tickets are $20/each or 4 for $45 (and no t-shirt). A Medal Ceremony for the fastest runners will begin at 10:30 a.m. The event will culminate with the Quest Dash (5 years and under) after the Medal Ceremony.
In addition to participating, we are looking for sponsors! If you, or a company you know, would like to sponsor this event, go to www.bidpal.net/quest4k for more details, contact Karen Dickerson at karen.dickerson@questacademy. org, or call (847) 202-8035 x461. Sponsor names or logos will appear in publicity materials according to the appropriate sponsorship level.
Sponsor Me! packets are being sent home in Friday Folders today. Included are a Sponsor Me! form, a form for sponsorship opportunities, and a collection envelope. We encourage everyone to get as many sponsors as possible! Sponsors may go online at www.bidpal.net/quest4Kto sponsor your child, or you may use the Sponsor Me! Form and collect donations via cash, check (payable to Quest Academy) or credit card. Prizes will be awarded for the top lower and middle school fundraisers!
All proceeds from this event will benefit the mission of Quest Academy.
Save the Date Flyer
The Lemur Class had their first parachute PE class! Working together as a team they were able to make big waves, little waves, and even launch plastic balls into the air! This cooperative activity is great since all of the Lemurs must work together for all of the activities to be successful!
Kindergarten through 5th Grade have been preparing for the 2nd Annual Quest Knights on the Run 4k! Each class has been recording how many laps they can complete in 2-5 minutes. The students are improving their endurance and stamina with their eye on the medal for the fastest lower school student at the 4k event! Today- September 13th is the Early Registration Deadline to guarantee a T-shirt during the run!
Come join in the fun on Sunday October 1st. Bring the neighbors, grandma and grandpa, the dog and any other living thing that can walk or run.
Register on line or at the event. Early registration, guarantees a wonderful “Knights on the run” shirt.
We are looking forward to seeing you all at our 2nd annual event.
Coach Ryder and Schenck
We are excited to announce that Quest Academy has teamed up with Skatetime School Programs® to bring an exciting and innovative Physical Education program to its students in Kindergarten through 8th Grade. Starting on February 15, 2017 students will learn basic skating skills during regular gym class right on the gym floor. This skating unit is being implemented because of its emphasis as a “Lifetime Activity”. Skating provides a variety of benefits, which include balance, coordination, motor skills, and a top rated cardio respiratory workout. During this unit students will learn basic skating skills such as starting, stopping, forward skating, backward skating, cornering, and a number of safety tips for being a smart skater!
Each student will be sent home with a permission slip, and it needs to be signed and returned in order to participate in the unit.
Our Quest Academy middle school students braved the cold on December 20th to try snow shoeing at the West Campus for the first time this year!
Ballroom dancing for middle school will be week of February 6th. Put on your dancing shoes.
Physical Education Overview & Expectations
2016-2017 Lower School
- Kindergarten through 5th Grade have PE 3x a week for 30 minutes
- Pre-Kindergarten have PE 2x a week for 30 minutes
- One teacher for Kindergarten through 5th Grade
- One teacher and one assistant for Pre-Kindergarten
- Appropriate footwear is required- no sandals or boots
- There are extra shoes available for those that forget their shoes
- Calendar of Activities on PE Blog: Questwellness.edublogs.org
- The classes will be working on different themes throughout the year
- Fitness/fitness games, cooperative learning activities, manipulative skills, locomotor skills, cross curricular activities
- As the students progress through lower school physical education the activities will become more challenging
- PE Goals-
- Be Safe
- Be Active
- Have Fun
- General Rules:
- Be Ready
- Be Respectful
- Be Responsible
- Fitness Testing 2x a year- Fall & Spring
- Training for Quest Academy Family 4k