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April 06
E-Bulletin - April 6

In this E-Bulletin:

Track & Field
Letter from VSB
2018 Student Learning Survey
Returning to JQ
Running Shoes
Introduction to New Staff
VSB Summer Program
Class & Grad Photos
Call for Choir Photos
JQ Sr. Girls Choir
JQ WE Group
Dates to Note
Beauty & the Beast
PAC News
Red Cross Babysitting Course
Pizza Days
Track & Field:  The season will  begin with a first practice on Monday, April 9th from 8:00 to 8:45 am at Camosun Field, next to Queen Elizabeth Elementary.  Students in all grades are able to participate.  Practices will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:00 to 8:45 am.  If you have not already done so, please sign the Permission Form (copy attached).  If you child participated in the Cross Country season, you have already granted permission.   Primary students must be accompanied by a parent during practice and brought back to JQ at 8:45 am.  If you are able to volunteer with practice or mini-meets, please contact our wonderful parent volunteer coach, Lori Durward at
Letter from VSB Superintendent and Chair of the Board of Trustees:  Please find attached a letter to provide an update on some of the events, opportunities and activities that trustees, and district staff have been involved in.
2018  Student Learning Survey:  Parents/Guardians of students in Grades 4 and 7 are invited to complete an Internet Electronic Anonymous Survey any time before April 27th.  Please see attached for how to complete the survey.   Students in grades 4 & 7 only will complete the survey at school.
Returning to JQ?  Please let the school know by May 15th, 2018 if your child(ren) will no longer be returning to JQ in September 2018.    
Running ShoesPlease ensure that your child has proper footwear for their gym period. We will not let students participate in their physical education class without them. The students often forget and want to play without shoes. This will not be allowed for safety reasons. Please remind them to bring their running shoes when needed.
Introduction to New StaffWe would like to welcome Alina Kapetanovic who has joined JQ this week in Division 6.
We would also like to welcome 3 teacher candidates to our school for their 10 week long practicum starting this week until the first week of June.  
Mattias Murray-Hemphill - Division 4 - Mme Caroline
Thibaut Collard- Division 5 -  Mme Chong
Marissa MacDonald - Division 17 -  Mme Campbell
AdvertisingPlease note that advertising programs that are not directly affiliated with the VSB are not permitted without the permission of the Principal. We have taken the advertising down and the billboards are in the office to be retrieved. Thank you for your cooperation.
VSB Summer Programs:  The VSB are offering a number of French Immersion summer programs.   A copy of the flyer is attached, hard copies are available at the school and information can also be found at:    Registration opens on Friday, April 27th.
Class & Grad PhotosClass photos were taken today and will be distributed once returned from Lifetouch.  These photos are free of charge to students.  The Grad Photo will be available for purchase and we will let you know the cost in due course.
Call for Choir PhotosWe are in desperate need of a few choir photos for the Yearbook which we have to submit next week.  To date, we have only one from the Dunbar Community Centre.  If any parents have a choir photo that they could email to or include in the Yearbook dropbox it would be much appreciated.
JQ Sr. Girls ChoirJQ Senior Girl’s Choir had the honour today of singing at the Women’s National Wheelchair Basketball Championships taking place at the Richmond Oval this weekend.
JQ WE GroupThe group is busy organizing a WE Are One Wheelchair Basketball event to take place on Friday, April 11th.  
Dates to Note:
Friday, April 27 – Professional Development Day – no school for students
Friday, May 18th – School not in session
Monday, May 21st – Victoria Day – school not in session
Beauty and the Beast
A props appeal from "Beauty and the Beast".
We are putting together an "Inventor's Cart" for "Beauty and the Beast".
We are collecting anything that looks "fantastic" or "out of the ordinary." Anything that moves or whirls or twirls, elevates, moves sideways. Anything that looks like a crazy inventor dreamed it up. Things made out of Lego or Meccano, Tinker Toys, building blocks, kitchen gadgets, any household gadgets, whirring motors, old toys that move. Components from old games. We will attach these items to a 4x3 cart.
We also need blocks of Styrofoam, old broom handles, duct tape.
We also need a BIG (oversized) wooden chair (for Gaston). We also need a trestle table about 4 feet high (or a narrow, long table of some sort).
Please drop off these items in the music room or email me if you need things picked up
Red Cross Babysitting Course
Jules Quesnel is once again hosting Link 2 Life to provide a babysitting course for students in grade 6 or 7.  Registration is limited so please do not delay!
Friday, April 27th - 8:30 - 4:30 at Jules Quesnel 
Here's the details and registration:
A MESSAGE re Pizza Lunches from our New Class of 2019: 
Thank you to the team who coordinated pizza lunches for the 2018 Grade 7 trip.  The 2019 Grade 7 trip will continue the tradition until March 2019.
JQ Pizza Fridays will be offered the following Fridays:
April 13, 20
May 04, 11, 25
To order pizza, please visit the PAC website at:
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