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September 29
E-Bulletin - Sept 29

In this E-Bulletin:

X-Country Meet – Oct. 2nd
Student Photos
Early Dismissal Reminder- Oct 4 & 5
School Fees
Terry Fox Run
Hearing Screening – Kindergarten – Oct 5
Dates to Note
Safe Arrival Tel. No.
Traffic Zones
PAC News
Family Photo Night – Booking Deadline today
Walk & Wheel Week – Oct 2 to 6
PAC General Meeting – Oct 2
JQ WE Group – Oct 13
PAC Direct Donation
Halloween Party
JQ Gala & Silent Auction
Cross-Country MeetThe second Mini-Meet will be held on Monday, October 2nd at Jericho Park.    PLEASE NOTE  that there is a NEW START / FINISH LOCATION this year.  We are starting just west of the Jericho Beach Concession. This Concession is right along Point Grey Road, directly WEST of Brock House and the Jericho Tennis ClubBest entry point by car is via Alma then west on Point Grey Road. There is a parking lot just south of the concession stand. Once there, people will see where the start and finish areas are.
Meet starts at 3:30 pm with grade 7 boys.  Remember to bring your JQ jersey and water bottle .  Please note that there will be no cross-country practice on Monday morning.
Student Photos:  Lifetouch Individual Student Photos are being sent home today so please check your child’s backpack.  Order deadline is October 6th and families have the option to place their order online (info. in package) or return a paper order form and payment to school.  Please note that there will be a retake day on Friday, October 27.   Please contact Liz in the office for any missing photos so that these can be chased up.
Early Dismissal Reminder & ConferencesParents are reminded that there will be two Early Dismissal days next week on Wednesday, October 4th and Thursday, October 5th due to conferences.  On both of these days, school will end at 2 pm, one hour earlier than normal.  See information from your child’s teacher on how to sign-up for a conference. 
School Fees:  A reminder to pay school fees if you have not already done so.  $25.00 School Fees for all VSB students; $10.00 for Agenda fees for grades 2 to 7 (exceptions Div 1-Monsieur D and Div 12-Monsieur Alexandre); $25.00 extra-curricular fees for grades 1 – 7.   They  may be paid online at or via cash or cheque payable to Ecole Jules Quesnel.
The fee for swimming lessons for students in grades 1 – 3 has been placed on School-day and is $28.00 and can also be paid via cash/cheque.
Terry Fox Run: We had a wonderful sunny day for the school’s annual Terry Fox Run yesterday.  Thank you to volunteer parents who showed up to help out and cheer on our students.  If you would like to donate, please visit the PAC’s fundraising page at   The school’s goal is to raise $4000 for the Terry Fox Foundation to honour Terry Fox’s dream and his efforts to find a cure for all forms of cancer. As of yesterday, the school had raised $800.
Hearing Screening for Kindergarten students will be held on Thursday, October 5th form 9:15 am to 12 noon.
Dates to Note
Wednesday, October 4 – Early Dismissal at 2 pm
Thursday, October 5 – Early Dismissal at 2 pm
Monday, October 9th – Thanksgiving – School Closed
Friday, October 20th – Professional Development Day – District-Wide
Safe Arrival Telephone No.:  Please report all student absences to the following by 9:15 am:  604-713-5159 Ext 39.
Traffic ZonesThank you for respecting the NO DROP Off Zone on Crown Street.  Share license plate numbers with Natalie if you see an infraction as these will be reported to the school’s Police Liaison Officer.
CondolencesOur thoughts and condolences are with the family, friends and colleagues of Teresa Maier (formerly Dodd), who passed away earlier this week.  Colleagues at JQ are very saddened by this news and will miss her dearly.  Teresa was a former JQ grade 3 teacher for many years.
FAMILY PHOTOS - booking deadline TODAY, Friday, September 29!
Photos are being taken next week:  Mon, Oct 2, Tues, Oct 3, Thurs, Oct 5
Book online now at  
(child’s name and division required, online credit card payment via PayPal - or contact Yvette 
  • Photo sessions are 15 min and allow for approximately 10 poses
  • the session fee is $25 and includes a complimentary 8x10 photo print
  • you may order additional prints and digital copies, with no obligation to purchase
  • This an easy way to get those annual family photos, stay local AND support the grade 7's senior trip fundraising.
Walk to School Week – Oct 2-6, 2017
Get out your runners, bikes, or scooters and walk or wheel to win great prizes! If you live at UBC, park more than three blocks away and walk in.
Walk and Wheel to School helps the JQ school and JQ PAC encourage students, parents, staff, and community members to celebrate the many benefits of walking and wheeling to school – with help from DASH BC, and some local businesses who donate prizes.
§  to encourage fitness
§  to respect those who use other forms of transportation than car
§  to increase the value of walking, scootering, or cycling
§  Everyday before school – Arrival snacks and prizes!
PRIZES raffled at 8:50 am
Public transit for K-12 is free during this week.
Thank you to parents Lauren Mann, Sharon Friesen and Andrea Tucakov for organizing this event. 
PAC General Meeting:  The first PAC meeting of this academic year will be held on Monday, October 2nd from 9:05 am to 10:00 am in the JQ Staffroom.  All are Welcome! We will be unveiling our 2017-18 plans and welcome your questions, comments and inspirations! For a complete list of our PAC meetings for the year please visit our website:
JQ WE GroupThe first JQ WE Group meeting of this academic year was held today.  Next meeting will be Friday, October 13.   This is a perfect opportunity for interested students to meet and connect with existing WE Group members and get to know a little about WE. Students in grades 7 and 6 are welcome. If you have any questions about the JQ WE Group, please email For more information about WE, please visit the WE website. Thank you, Dharini, WE parent coordinator.
PAC Direct DonationThank you to all of those who have already donated to our direct donation campaign. Direct donation is the most efficient way to enrich all of our children's school experience. Each year, PAC endeavors to stretch those dollars as far and as wide as possible. This years direct donation will be used towards new library books, Community events such as a family skate, classroom enrichment, soccer balls and other sports equipment, tennis, water polo and dance lessons among other things. We are hoping to finish the direct donation earlier this year so that we can begin purchases, book classes and otherwise commit the money to this years success! Please see our website for more information, a copy of our budget and a link to Paypal. Payment may also be made by cheque and left in our PAC direct donation container across from the office. Thank you! All donations are greatly appreciated.

Mark the Dates:

Halloween Party

Oct 27th (Friday) 6:30 – 8:30

Where: JQ Gym
:  Grades 4 – 7     
Grade 7s – please bake something to sell
Dress Code:  Hallowe’en Costumes
Why: Tons of Fun….Haunted House, Games, DJ Music, Dancing, Halloween goodies, Photo Booth
 JQ Gala and Silent AuctionFriday, November 3rd
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