Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content

Jules Quesnel Elementary School Blog


Quick Launch

Jules Quesnel Elementary School Blog > Posts > E-Bulletin - May 4
May 04
E-Bulletin - May 4

In this E-Bulletin

Immunization Clinic
Parent Volunteer Appreciation Tea – Tuesday, May 29
Bon Voyage
Track & Field – Mini-Meets, Tuesday, May 8 & Thursday, May 10
Choir - Year-End Concert – Thursday, May 31
Staffing Changes
Not Returning to Jules Quesnel for September 2018?
JQ Sports Day – Friday, May 25
Dates to Note
Beauty & the Beast Request
Bike to School Week – Monday, May 28 to Friday, June 1st
New PAC Executive Members Wanted
JQ Pizza Fridays 
Summer Carnival
Immunization Clinic:  Immunization Consent Forms have been sent home with grade 6 students and other students who are missing immunizations.  The Clinic will be held at the school on Thursday, May 31st .  Please return your Consent Form by May 18th
Parent Volunteer Appreciation Tea:  Teachers and staff would like to show their appreciation for JQ’s numerous wonderful parent volunteers at a Tea to be held on Tuesday, May 29th from 1 – 3 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  We look forward to seeing you.
TwitterWe will be showcasing students’ learning and work on a Twitter account @EcoleJQ.  Thank you to Mme Sevie for this initiative.
Bon VoyageThe first of our Senior Trips will take place next week with 47 grade 7 students travelling to the province of Quebec, visiting historical sites and experiencing the francophone culture in Quebec, Montreal and surrounding areas. The following week, 11 grade 7 students will travel to the Gulf Islands Film & Television School on Galiano Island to foster their creativity through immersion in a hands-on film making experience with industry professionals guiding them through each step of the process. We wish them all a good trip and look forward to hearing of their adventures.
. T
Track & Field:   
Just a reminder that next week there will  be two practices on Monday and Wednesday mornings before school at 8:00 am for the T&F team.  The first Mini-Meets will be held next week at Camosun from 3:30 to 5:00 pm see dates below:
Juniors (Gr 3, 4 & 5)    Thursday, May 10th and Wednesday, May 16th
Seniors (Gr 6 & 7)       Tuesday, May 8th and Monday, May 14th (note gr 7 students away in Quebec on the 8th and at  GIFTS on May 14th)
Final Meet will be held at Point Grey Secondary on Wednesday, May 23rd
Juniors  -  8:30 am to 12:30 pm; Seniors - 1:00 to 3:30 pm
Please note the following:
·         Athletes will need to wear a JQ jersey, bring appropriate clothing, sunscreen and snacks/water to the meets
·         JQ jerseys can be purchased for $25 or borrowed for a $20 deposit ... please arrange ahead of practices with Lori by email
·         Athletes need to come to most practices and at least one mini meet to participate in the final meet
·         Lori Durward (parent volunteer coach) will meet the athletes at 3pm in the gym on the day of the mini meets and will walk over to Camosun with them and a JQ staff member. Parents to pick up at Camosun track by 5 pm on mini meet days.  
·         There will be no practice on the day of the final meet: May 23. 
·         Last track and field practice of the season will be May 16 (May 21 is Victoria Day).
·         Parents will need to arrange rides to and from the Final Meet at Point Grey High School
Choir - Year-End Concert:  Mark the date for a year-end choral celebration on Thursday, May 31st in the Lord Byng Auditorium at 7 pm.
Staffing Changes:  We wish to inform you that Ashley Haynes will be joining the school next week as PE and Computer Prep Coverage teacher. Ashley will be at Jules Quesnel on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.  Please welcome her. 
Not Returning to Jules Quesnel for September 2018?  Please let us know if your child will not be returning to Jules Quesnel in September.  A heads-up regarding a “maybe” would also be appreciated as it helps us to organize class sizes and staffing for next year.
JQ Sports Day:  JQ will hold a Sports Day on the morning of Friday, May 25th.  Parent volunteers would be appreciated to help at some of the stations.  Please let your child’s teacher or the office know if you are able to assist.  Thank you.
Dates to Note:
Friday, May 25 – JQ Sports Day
Tuesday, May 29 – Volunteer Tea
Thursday, May 31 – Immunization Clinic (mainly grade 6 students)
Thursday, May 31 – Year-end Choir Concert
Friday, June 8  - PAC sponsored Summer Carnival
Thursday, June 21 – Beauty and the Beast
Friday, June 22 – Beauty and the Beast
Tuesday, June 26 – Grade 7 Leaving Ceremony
Thursday, June 28 – Last day of school for students
Elaine Bellam Scholarship:  Deadline for submission of application is Friday, June 1st.  JQ ex-Alumni in Grade 12 who intend to continue with full-time post-secondary education are eligible to apply.
Please check out the JQ PAC Website for information on PAC sponsored events at
Beauty & the Beast RequestNeeded for the Beauty and the Beast production: 3 plain wooden stools, no arms or back, about waist high or a bit shorter.  Let Colleen Cotton know if you are able to provide these at  Thank you.
Bike to School WeekHeads-up that JQ students will be encouraged to bike to school during the week of May 28th to June 1st..  A bike rodeo will be held for students in kindergarten, grades 1 & 2 on Tuesday, May 29th.  More details to be provided later.
New PAC Executive Members Wanted:  We are sad to have to say goodbye to quite a few of our valued PAC members this year as they move onto new adventures beyond JQ. We wish them the very best.  This means many of our important Executive and volunteer roles are open for new members.  Our experienced members are still in place and open to mentoring or questions if you sign up before the end of the school year!  If you have questions or are interested in any of the roles below please email  We'd love to welcome you on board!
JQ Pizza Fridays ORDER HERE
Deadline for ordering Pizza is Thursday at 3 pm.  It is very important that you place your order prior to the deadline as the number of pizzas required is then given to the supplier.  
JQ Summer CarnivalMark your calendars for a fun JQ family Carnival on Friday, June 8th.  New inflatable fun and more. Details to come!
  RSS Feed RSS Feed