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Principal's News/Updates

Greetings! The end of the year is quickly coming to a close, and the term bittersweet definitely applies. 

I am looking forward to the new opportunities Homyak will bring to my students. I am anxious to see my little ones checking out a book in our new library and then finding a comfy spot to read. I am eager to see my kids enjoying their lunch in a cafeteria. I am excited to see my crazy middle school kids playing basketball in the gymnasium. I am also relieved to know I do not have to spend all spring diligently checking the weather in fear there might be a tornado. I cannot wait to see my 4th grade boys enjoying a game of soccer on the new field. I am so excited to see my little artists creating their first ceramic piece and firing it up in the new kiln. Listening to the sweet voices coming from the stage will be a dream come true! As much as I am looking forward to these moments, on May 16th we will be saying goodbye to the only home we have ever known.
We have created a wonderful school over the last 14 years. We have provided students a top notch education with very few resources. The success we have had brings me great pride. When Superintendent Mark Payler and Principal Peggy Reynolds opened Quest Academy in 2004, they couldn't have known the success we would have. They had a vision and they went for it! I am so honored to be able to carry out this vision for them and for our community.
As we move forward, my promise to you is that we will continue to put our students first and we will maintain high expectations for them. I believe our community makes us unique and special, so we will ensure we continue to focus on relationships with our students and families. As we plan for this transition, the staff and I are committed to making Homyak a great place for kids!

The last 11 days of school will be packed full of learning, fun, and memories! We have several events planned to close out, not only the school year, but also Quest Academy!
Tuesday, May 1: ELD Celebration Ceremony- 5:00 pm @ FLMS Thursday, May 3: Washington DC Parent Meeting- 5:30 pm @ Quest Monday, May 7: No School for Students (READ Plan Parent Meetings by appt.) Friday, May 11: Fun Run- 9:30 am @ Quest Monday, May 14: 8th Grade Continuation Ceremony- 6:00 pm @ FLHS Tuesday, May 15: 8th Grade vs Staff After School Kickball Party- 3:30-4:30 pm @ Quest Wednesday, May 16: Last Day of School! - 8:00 am Awards and Closing Ceremony at Quest - 9-11:30 am Field Day @ Quest - 11:30-12:00 PTSA sponsored Pizza Party @ Quest - 3:25 pm Dismissal

As you begin to plan for next year, mark your calendars for our Grand Opening/Back to School Celebration on Saturday, August 17th from 12:00-3:00 pm. More information will come in with your child's report card on May 16th.

Have a great day!

Julie Garcia, Principal Quest/Homyak PK-8