Dear Quest Families,
As Quest continues to grow, understanding the needs and desires of our families is a critical component of planning for the future of our school. The Quest board of directors is responsible for representing the Quest community in determining, mandating and monitoring organizational performance.
The annual family survey is a very important monitoring tool. Your participation ensures that we are able to identify areas of strength and areas for improvement, and provides invaluable insight for the board of directors in assessing overall school health and performance.
The annual family survey is intended to monitor the school’s performance relative to its governance policies covering treatment of families and students, relations with the community, treatment of staff, head of school (HOS) conduct, financial operations and the purpose of the school. Importantly, the survey is also designed to provide us with general information about family satisfaction with Quest.
The survey asks 15 questions and should take no more than 5 or 10 minutes to complete. Each question also offers the opportunity to provide comments to elaborate on your rating. This additional information is very helpful as it allows the board to best understand your satisfaction or dissatisfaction as regards a specific question.
Also, it is very important to note that the answers to the survey questions are anonymous. That is, no identifying information will be attached to any comments. Finally, if your family receives more than one e-mail request to take the survey, please only provide one response per family.
You should have received a link by e-mail from firstname.lastname@example.org on Thursday March 19. If you did not receive your survey, or if you have any questions, please contact us at email@example.com.
Please complete the survey by Friday April 1. We thank you for your participation.
Quest Board of Directors:
If you haven’t seen it already, we encourage you to review Quest’s Strategic Plan, which serves as a detailed guide to our school’s future. We are grateful to the volunteers and donors who have helped Quest accomplish so much in the past year!
- We have begun to pursue American Montessori Society (AMS) accreditation, a multi-year process through which we will all deepen our commitment to Montessori methods and principles, and improve our school’s overall performance. At the end of this process, Quest will be the first fully-accredited Toddler-8th grade Montessori school in Rhode Island.
- Development of our building expansion is well underway, with plans and financing details nearly completed. When the new building opens in early 2016, it will serve as the home for our Middle School program, as well as a multipurpose facility that will be used for recreation, the arts, and more.
- The PTO’s Spring Auction will be held on May 16th at the Galilee Beach Club, and it will feature entertainment, great food and beverages, and a terrific assortment of items available for bid. This promises to be a fun evening, thanks to the hard work of our PTO. Please bring your friends and join us to make this night our most successful yet!
Hello Quest Parents and Students!
The Quest PTO is excited to once again organize a Winter Food Drive to help those in our community that are less fortunate. This year we are partnering up with the Food Pantry at St. Peter’s Church in Narragansett. They serve a total of 260 families in South County and have approximately 60 families visiting them weekly. This is the ONLY food pantry in southern RI that is open every week; allows clients to shop every week; and never turns anyone away. So they really need our help to be able to keep up with demand!
Based on the needs of the Food Pantry, we have split up a list of suggested items to be donated by classroom (see below). Of course, feel free to break the rules and donate to other classrooms as well … it’s all for a great cause !
Grab the list and your child(ren) and shop together to help your community !
Quest kids can drop off their items in the bins located in their classrooms beginning Monday 12/8 thru Thursday 12/11
• Canned or jarred fruit – applesauce, peaches, pears, mixed fruit cocktail
• Oatmeal – individual packets or large container; Instant or original; Flavored or plain
CHILDREN’S HOUSE 1:
• Cake, Brownie, and Cookie mixes – all types including holiday breads
• Disposable baking pans (to go with the above) – Round for cake mixes; square for brownies; flat disposable pans for cookies
CHILDREN’S HOUSE 2:
• Shelf stable milk – quart size or lunch box size; white milk ONLY please (whole, 2%, or skim); NO soy, chocolate, or almond milk please
• Bread and English muffins – white, rye, or wheat; NO multigrain or dark, bakery breads, or homemade breads please
• Packaged snacks for lunchboxes – ex. Individually packaged small portions of cookies, crackers, fruit rollups, granola bars
• Canned chicken, tuna, or turkey
• Baby wipes
• Aluminum foil
• Disposable diapers – size 3 (toddlers) is requested most often but all sizes are welcome
THANK YOU AGAIN FOR YOUR GENEROSITY!