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E-Bulletin - June 28

In this E-Bulletin

Message from the Principal
Year-End Assembly
Departing Staff Members
Retiring Staff Members
Report Cards
Lost & Found
Not Returning to JQ?
JQ Gardening Boxes
JQ WE Group
School Calendar
Library Books
Beauty & the Beast
Class Placements
September
School Closing/Opening Hours
 
Message from the Principal
 
Dear JQ Families,
 
As the school year comes to a close, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Jules Quesnel parent community for their ongoing support and dedication in making our school an excellent place for student learning. I know this year had its challenges but there is nothing like uncertainty to bring a team together. A huge thank you to the teachers and the support staff for rising to the challenge and creating a safe and caring learning environment for your children.
 
Congratulations to our Grade 7 students who attended the Leaving Ceremony on Tuesday, June 26th. We know they will be successful and we look forward to hearing about their life and school adventures in the future.
 
To the students and families who will not be returning in September, we wish you all the best.
 
Finally, I look forward to welcoming our new families and beginning the school year with you in September. It has been a great 6 months and I am so proud to be part of the Jules Quesnel Community.
 
Wishing you all a very safe and enjoyable summer.
 
Respectfully,
 
Mme. Claudette Alain
Principal
 
Year End AssemblyOur year end assembly with performances from several divisions and goodbyes was bitter sweet. We are saying farewell to several people this year. We took a moment to thank them and recognize their contribution to our lovely school.
 
Departing Staff Members:   Aurevoir to our teachers moving onto new grounds:
M. Olivier Bourgault (Grade 3/4)
M. Alexandre Franke (Grade 2)
                 Mme. Ashley Haynes (PE/Computer Prep)
M. Anthony de Leon (Grade 1)
Mme. Caroline Letourneau (Grade 5)
Mme. Laura Oswin (Grade 3/4)
M. Patrick Robert (Grade 6/7)
Mme. Marion Verin (Grade 3)
Mme. Jacquie Stevens (Office Assistant)
 
Retiring Staff MembersAurevoir and all the best on your new adventures:
Mme. Fabienne Goulet (Librarian)
Mme. Sharon Hoy (Counsellor)
 
Report CardsTerm three report cards will be going home today. If you are away on the last day, unclaimed report cards will be left in the office.  Please note that the office will be closing on Friday June 29th and reopening on Thursday August 28th.
 
Lost & Found:  Items can be found at the top of the main staircase.  They will be donated by the middle of next week to a charitable cause. 
 
Not Returning to Jules Quesnel?  If your plans change over the summer and you child will not be returning to Jules Quesnel, please email Mme Alain at:  calain@vsb.bc.ca
 
JQ Gardening BoxesWe had kale chips, spinach comparison taste testing, a sweet pea competitions, a fairy garden, a tiny teeny baby carrots ...
Families living around the school are welcome to care for the garden boxes and harvest whatever the boxes have to offer after June 28th. 
Teachers may decide to leave some plants that have not yet reached maturity for the community to enjoy.  Later in July, Mike Kaweski and the garden crew will go and pull the remaining plants, turn the soil around, and plant a green manure to get the garden beds ready for some fall gardening in September. Happy Summer from JQ's Gardeners! 
Mme Caroline
 
JQ WE Group:  The JQ WE Group would like to thank the JQ Community for their support over the past year. Our ninth initiative last week was the WE Concession Stand at Beauty and the Beast which raised $588, which will be contributed to Kenny and his family.
Thank you JQ Community for you wonderful support!
Have a great summer!
Dharini
 
School CalendarA copy of the 2018-19 School Calendar is attached.
 
Library Books:  Continue to look everywhere for library books!   They can still be returned when school reopens in September.   We are proud of so many students who make use of the library and read often and appreciate the support for reading we receive from parents.  Happy reading over the summer.
 
Beauty & the Beast:  Congratulations to all students who were involved in last week’s memorable performances and a huge thank you to Mme Colleen Cotton for offering this theatrical opportunity to JQ students.  Please note that cheques for next year’s production should be made payable to George Cotton Productions.
 
Class Placements:  Staff continue to work on class placements for next year and at this time all lists are tentative.  Divisions and assignments will be known on the first day of school.
 
September School opens on Tuesday, September 4th for one hour only from 9:00 am to 10:00 am.  Students will return to their previous 2017-18 classroom.  Those new to Jules Quesnel, please go to the Computer Lab.  Regular school hours will begin the following day on Wednesday, September 5th.  Students are not required to bring in any school supplies for the first few days with the exception of a pencil or pen.  Further information will be forwarded at the end of August. 
 
New Kindergarten students will not attend on the first day and will follow a gradual entry schedule as outlined in a message sent out yesterday.
 
School Closing/Opening HoursStaff will be meeting tomorrow for a year-end debrief between 8:30 and 11:00 am and the school office will be closed during that time.    The office will be open all of next week from 8:30 am to 2:00 pm.  In August, the school office will be open on Thursday, August 29th and Friday, August 30th.
 
The JQ staff would like to wish all our families a safe and enjoyable summer.
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