In this E-Bulletin:
Parent Volunteer Appreciation Tea
Tennis & Water Polo
Track & Field Wrap-up
Sports Day and Summer Carnival
Notice of Late Return
Returning to JQ?
Correction – Run for the Kids
JQ PAC News
Parent Volunteer Appreciation Tea: Teachers and staff would like to show their appreciation for parent volunteers at a Volunteer Tea on Wednesday, June 14th from 2 – 4 pm in the JQ Staffroom. Many school programs would not be possible without your help. If you are able to join us, please RSVP to Liz in the office at: firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to seeing you.
Choir Concert: Thank you to Choir Director, Colleen Cotton, pianist Dr. Elinor Chambers and all JQ choir members for a memorable performance yesterday evening. You set the bar very high and having the grand piano available put the icing on the cake! Well done to everyone.
Tennis and Water Polo: A reminder that students in Divisions 8 to 17 will have 4 to 5 tennis sessions during the week of June 12th to 16th (on Byng tennis courts if fine weather and in the gym if raining). Students in Divisions 1 to 7 will be participating in two water-polo sessions during the same week. Thank you to PAC for its part sponsorship of tennis and water-polo. Please ensure that your child has appropriate outdoor shoes for tennis and that they bring their bathing suits, goggles and towels for water polo. Copies of the schedules are attached.
Track & Field Wrap-Up: Please see the attached Track & Field Wrap-up including photos from Lori Durward. Thank you to everyone for their participation and sportsmanship and once again a huge thank you to Lori and parent volunteers for making this season possible and running early morning practices so often in the rain.
Library: We are still missing many books and would be grateful if you could have an extra hunt around at home for any outstanding JQ library books. Library fine notices will be sent home next week with students.
Annie Musical: It’s finally show time! After many months of rehearsal, the two casts of Annie are looking forward to being on stage on Thursday, June 15th and Friday, June 16th. Tickets for these two amazing performances are now on sale most mornings, just outside the Computer Lab. Adults: $15, Children: $10.
Next year’s Musical will be Beauty and the Beast. More information on signing-up for auditions and getting involved will be posted soon.
Nature Club: The last meeting of the 2016-17 season took place today. Students released lady bugs by the raised garden bed and took home a plant. A huge thank you to Doris Anderson and Nature Club parent volunteers for running this program.
If you are interested in leading Nature Club next year, please let Doris know at email@example.com.
Also if anyone is able to water the garden over the summer, please let the school know.
Sports Day and Summer Carnival – Save the Date – Friday, June 23rd
Plans are well under way for the end of year Sports Day on the morning of Friday, June 23rd. Students will be divided up into primary or intermediate teams and will rotate through a number of stations led by teachers. Parent volunteers are welcome. Primary students will finish by 11:15 am and intermediate students by 11:45 am. Students all need to bring their own snack and lunch just like a regular school day. (Please note that it will be the last pizza day of the year).
In the afternoon, the PAC are organizing a Carnival d’été from 2:00 to 6:00 pm. The theme will be retro in honor of Canada's last 150 years! Some great games are planned, the famous dunk tank will be there and we are going on a flavour bender with Samosa's and more! More details to follow but you'll want to save the date!
While some teachers may take their students to the Carnival between 2:00 and 3:00 pm, please note that parents must be responsible for supervision of their own children at the Carnival after the school bell at 3:00 pm.
Student Placement/Class Organization: A reminder that the deadline is next Friday, June 16th for all notes to be considered. Please share your thoughts in writing to Mme. Morissette at firstname.lastname@example.org or drop off a note with the office. All information will be shared with teachers.
Notice of Late Return: If your child will not be present on the first day or first week of school in September but will return before September 30th, 2017, it is important that you complete the attached form and leave with the office before the end of June.
Returning to JQ in September 2017? If your plans have firmed up or changed, please let the school know as soon as possible if your child will not be returning to JQ next year.
Correction to last week’s bulletin – Run for the Kids – JQ Team
Last week’s bulletin had an error/omission. Kathryn Hepburn headed up the JQ Team in this year’s team in the Run for the Kids last Sunday. Connie ran the RBC Run for a number of years, but this year, Kathryn organized the JQ Team.
“Thanks to all the JQ Families that participated in the 2017 Run for the Kids, on June 4th along with more than 5900 participants – helping to raise $1 million for childhood cancer and mental health research and treatment at BC Children’s Hospital.”
JQ PAC NEWS: Please see the attached information for the latest PAC News on the Technology Fund and important dates to note: PAC End of Year Meeting - Tuesday, June 20th; Staff Appreciation Lunch - Thursday, June 22nd and Carnival d’été - Friday, June 23rd.