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E-Bulletin - Oct 6

October 6, 2017

In this E-Bulletin
Sneezes and Diseases
School Fees
JQ Yearbook
Library News
Volleyball (gr 6 & 7)
JQ Rock Band (gr 5 – 7)
Halloween Party (gr 4 - 7)
JQ Gala and Silent Auction
Beauty & the Beast Subsidy Application (gr 4 – 7)
PAC Website
Parent Ed.
Sneezes & Diseases:  Fall has arrived and so has the flu season.  We are currently sending a fair number of students home due to illness and cold symptoms.  As you know, our school district is experiencing an Educators On-Call shortage so as a staff we are trying to stay healthy in order not to take time off work due to illness.  We ask that you please keep your child home if they are demonstrating sounds of discomfort or symptoms related to a possible cold.   Please note that our staff is encouraging and modeling hand washing regularly.
Madame Natalie
School Fees:  Payment of all school fees is now due.  At the current time, the school has many outstanding unpaid fees.  Mme Natalie will be following-up with all those who have not paid by the end of next week.  Fees can be paid online at or by cash/cheque payable to Ecole Jules Quesnel.
JQ YearbookIt is happening!   A team of grade 7 students under the guidance of Monsieur D and parent Kim Schick have begun working on this year’s book.  We have decided to start collecting orders now and have posted the fee of $15.00 on or payable by cash/cheque to Ecole Jules Quesnel.  Order deadline will be January 26th as numbers have to be given in by early February.  Don’t miss the chance to have this souvenir of your child’s school year.
Every student has their individual photo in the book and we try to capture as many students as possible on candid photos.  Please start collecting any photos from field trips or school events as we would love to have them.  We will let you know where to send these soon.
Cross CountryThe final mini-meet will be held on Tuesday, October 10th at Balaclava Park, 4594 Balaclava Street (@ W 29th Avenue.  The mini-meet will begin at 3:30 pm.  Students should wear their red JQ shirts, bring weather appropriate clothing, and a small snack and water bottle. Any parent volunteers would be greatly appreciated to help marshal kids for their races.  Please contact Lori at if you can help. Our school's job is: to organize the marshaling area and bring signs for the various grades. 
Library News:  See what’s happening in the JQ Library in the attached Newsletter from Mme Fabienne Goulet, Teacher Librarian.
Volleyball:  Students in grades 6 & 7 are invited to participate in volleyball if interested.  Team-specific morning practices from 8:00 to 8:55 am in the JQ Gym will start the week of October 16.  If you have not already done so, please pick up a Permission Form from Mme Haley.   A game location schedule will be shared as soon as available.  There will be 4 teams, Jr. Girls (Gr 6), Jr. Boys (Gr 6), Sr. Girls (Gr 7), Sr. Boys (Gr 7).  Thanks to Mme Haley and her team of coaches, many JQ students are successful in the tryouts for their high school volleyball team.
Forms:  Thank you to all families who have already returned their forms.  Please return the package of:  Verification Sheet, Health Form, Media Consent, etc. as soon as possible so that we can update your information on our database. 
The JQ Rock Band is starting up again!  All grade 5-7 kids who have a musical background and are interested in collaborating on popular pop music are invited to join the group. We are very lucky to have the talented Scott McLeod lead the group.  He is a singer/songwriter and guitarist with other musical instrument knowledge. He is offering a one time FREE orientation class next Tuesday October 10th from 3:15-4:30 in Mme. Marion's room (105) on the bottom floor by the music room. Come and check it out!  Formal lessons will begin the following week.  More information and registration on our website as it gets updated. 9 sessions $135/student.
JQ Halloween Party for the Kids!  The very, very popular Halloween party for the grade 4's to 7 is just around the corner!!  Get those costumes ready for Friday, October 27th!  More information on our website:  Thank you again to our Sr. Trip organizing committee for this fun and spooky event!
The JQ Parents Night to Party is live!  Friday, November 3rd.  Please visit our website for more information and buy your early bird tickets. All proceeds going to support our Senior Trip. Thank you!  Thank you to our Sr. Trip organizing committee for this very fun parent event.
Beauty and The Beast subsidy applications available online on our website. Deadline extended until next Friday, October 13th. Please send applications to  Thank you!  Applications and more information available on our website:
Please note our bulletins are always posted on our website If you have just joined or think you may have missed something, you can check out earlier issues. Also just a reminder that the jqpac website is FULL of useful information. It is particularly important this year as the school is not able to send out as many bulletins as they have in the past. Thank you to Lu Vo who keeps us up –to date.
Parent Ed!  Queen Elizabeth Elementary has kindly invited us to their parent education opportunity on Social Media Awareness and Computing in the Digital Age, on Wednesday November 15th at 7pm in the Queen Elizabeth School Auditorium.  More information is available on our website.
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