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May 11
E-Bulletin - May 11

In this E-Bulletin:

Track & Field
Long Weekend Reminder
Immunization Consent Forms
Volunteer Appreciation Tea
Choir – Year-End Concert
Garden Box Murals Repairs
YMCA Summer Camps
Race for Kids
Bike to School Week
JQ Summer Carnival
New PAC Executive Members Wanted
JQ Pizza Fridays 
Track & Field
1. Mini meets at Camosun field (next to Q. Elizabeth Elem.) next week on:
Monday, May 14th from 3:30 - 5:00 pm for grades 6 and 7 (one group of grade 7s at GIFTS)
Wednesday, May 16th from 3:30 -5:00 pm for grades 3, 4 and 5
2.  No practice next week for students who have the Mini-Meet that day, i.e. no practice for grades 6 and 7 on Monday and no practice for grades 3, 4 and 5 on Wednesday. Students in K-2 are welcome to practice both days.
3.  Please bring water, sunscreen, snacks and appropriate clothing to the mini meets and wear your JQ jersey. If you need to buy or borrow a jersey, please contact Lori at
Long Weekend Reminder:  The school will be closed for two days on Friday, May 18th – District Closure Day and Monday, May 21st – Victoria Day. 
Immunization Consent Forms:  A reminder for grade 6 students (and other grades if you received a form) to return the immunization consent for the School Nurse by Wednesday, May 16th.  The clinic will be held on Thursday, May 31st
Volunteer Appreciation TeaTuesday, May 29th from 1 – 3 pm.  Please come by for a cup of tea and cake if you have volunteered at the school in any way big or small.  RSVP to Liz in the Office at
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.
Garden Box Murals Repairs:  Thank you to Jerry Whitehead, an aboriginal artist, for repairing the garden box murals which are now looking really colourful. Also thank you to Doris Anderson, ex JQ parent, who was successful in securing a neighbourhood grant to offset the costs of the repair.  Finally, thank you to JQ teachers and students for planting up the boxes, we look forward to seeing everything grow.
Ultimate:  There will be a practice for Ultimate team members after school on Tuesday, May 15th and a game at Carnarvon Elementary on Thursday, May 17 at 3:30 pm.   Website address is:
YMCA of Greater Vancouver - Summer CampsSummer is a time for kids to be kids! It’s a chance to play, to run, and to be free from the busy school schedule.  That’s why the YMCA offers Day Camps, so that every child can reach their full potential.  Join us for fun-filled days of arts and crafts, games, sports and an opportunity to make new friends.
The nearest YMCA day camp locations to   Jules Quesnel Elementary are located at the Y at Lord Kitchener YMCA Kids Club, the Y at Sir William Van Horne YMCA Kids Club, and at Langara Family YMCA. Check out everything we have to offer online at
Register now!  604-939-9622
Please check out the JQ PAC Website for information on PAC sponsored events at
Race for Kids:  JQ will have a team running in the BC Children’s Hospital “Family Fun Run 2 k and 5k” on Sunday, June 3rd at 9:00 am in Queen Elizabeth Park.  To register, please visit:
Bike to School WeekHeads-up that JQ students will be encouraged to bike to school during the week of May 28 to June 1.  A bike rodeo will be held for students in kindergarten, grades 1 & 2 on Tuesday, May 29th.  More details to be provided later.
JQ Summer CarnivalMark your calendars for a fun JQ family Carnival on Friday, June 8th.  New inflatable fun and more. Details to come!
PAC AGMThursday, June 7 – 7 to 9 pm.
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.  
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