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Principal's Message



Hello Questa Families,


It has been an eventful week for the students at Questa!  The rain didn’t stop our students from taking part in our Farmer’s Market that was organized by Mrs. Ulrich with all fruit and vegetables donated by Taylor Farms.  Thank you Mrs. Ulrich and Taylor Farms.  The students thoroughly enjoyed it!


Our Questa students have been busy taking part in their final performances and competitions over the past month.  Our Science Olympiad A and B teams did an amazing job at Science Olympiad. Questa ranked 14th out of 60 teams that competed in Division A and earned the following ribbons:  


1st place - 2 ribbons

2nd place  - 1 ribbon

3rd place  - 1 ribbon

4th place  - 2 ribbons

5th place  - 1 ribbon

6th place  - 1 ribbon

7th place -  6 ribbons

8th place - 1 ribbon

9th place - 1 ribbon


For Division B, Questa Black took 9th out of 30 teams, Questa Red took 15th and earned the following ribbons:  


4th place  - 1 ribbon

6th place  - 3 ribbons

7th place -  3 ribbons

8th place - 2 ribbon

9th place - 8 ribbons

10 place - 1 ribbon


Our fifth graders and music teachers put on an amazing concert on Wednesday night.  Students did an excellent job singing and playing different musical pieces.


We are proud of all of the hard work and dedication our 2nd-8th grade students put into Battle of the Books.  We had the following teams at each grade level take part in this fun event. 


2nd grade - 9 teams out of 31 total

3rd/4th grade - 16 teams out of 54 total

5th/6th grade - 9 teams out of 36 total

7th/8th grade - 2 teams out of 8 total


2nd grade teams from Questa took 1st, 2nd and 3rd place at the competition!  One of our 3rd/4th grade teams took 5th place and two of our 5th/6th grade teams got 2nd and 3rd place.  Our 7th/8th grade teams received 1st and 3rd place.  Great job to all that participated!


State testing will be taking place in April.  Families can help support our students by making sure they come to school on time and get a good night sleep.  Testing will take place first thing in the morning, so it is very important that all students arrive on time.  Please make note that classroom disruptions will be kept to a minimum during testing.


April 1-12

Physical Fitness Testing

5th and 7th grades

April 16-18


3rd - 8th Grades

April 23-25


3rd - 8th Grades


April 30- May 2nd

CAST (California Science Test)

5th & 8th Grades


Please take a minute to read the “Character Counts” portion of our newsletter and the tips/ideas on how to reinforce the focus trait of the month at home.  The character trait we are focusing on for the month of April is “Kindness.”


Have a wonderful Spring Break! I hope everyone is able to enjoy your time to rest, relax and have quality family time together!






Heather M. Sharp


Sebastian Questa Elementary