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September 28
E-Bulletin - Sept 28

In this E-Bulletin

WE Group  - Oct 1

Cross Country Mini-Meet – Oct 2

Early Dismissal & Conferences – Oct 3 & 4

School Fees

Student Photos Order deadline – Oct 5

Terry Fox Run                                                                                                                   

Parent Education – see attached

Senior Trip Fundraiser – Whitecaps Soccer – Oct 5 deadline for ticket purchase, Oct 17th for soccer match


Walk & Wheel to School Week – Oct 1 - 5

PAC General Meeting – Oct 2


One to One Volunteering


Safe Arrival Tel. No.:  604-713-5159, ext. 39

WE Group: All grades 6s and 7s interested in participating in WE must submit their forms (available in the office). Please bring to the meeting on Monday October 1st at 12:20pm (in music room) or email to Thank you!

Cross Country Mini-MeetWe had a beautiful day for our first meet on Wednesday at Vanier Park. Congratulations to all the JQ athletes who participated!  You ran hard on a tough course and I loved all the kids cheering each other on.  A big shout out to Willem who got tripped and trampled and still finished the race strong!

We had so many top 10 finishers (apologies to those I missed): grade 7 boys Matthew (2nd), Sam (4th), grade 7 girls Nyla (1st), Myah (6th), grade 2 boys James (10th), grade 3 boys Freddie (6th), grade 3 girls Bonica (1st), grade 4 boys Dylan (4th), Hudson (6th), Mahiro (9th), grade 4 girls Serena (7th), grade 5 boys, our largest contingent led by, Gregor (2nd), Seppi (5th), grade 5 girls Jessica (1st), Taylor (2nd), grade 6 boys Max (11th), and grade 6 girls Kate (4th).

Next week, there are practices at 8-8:45am on Monday and Wednesday. Meet is on Tuesday, October 2 at Jericho East. The start line is near the duck pond close to the Brock House. JQ is responsible for race marshalls.  Please contact Lori at if you can help.

Early Dismissal & Conferences:  Parents are reminded that that there will be two early dismissal days next week at 2 pm on Wednesday, October 3rd and Thursday, October 4th for conferences.  See information from your child’s teacher on how to sign-up for a conference. 

School Fees:  Thank you to all families who have already paid the $25 for School Fees and $10 for Agenda Fees where applicable.   If you have not already done so, it would be appreciated if you could pay these fees by mid-October.  Here is the link for School Cash Online:  Thank you.  Families may request a subsidy in confidence to 

A number of other fees have also been posted, these include yoga fees, swimming program fees and various field trip fees. 

Student Photos:  All students received their portrait proofs this week to take home.  Order deadline is:  October 5th.  Families have the option to place their order online at or return a paper order form to school.    Please note that there will be a photo retake day on Friday, October 26th.   Please contact Liz in the office for any missing photos so that these can be chased up.

Terry Fox Run:  We had a wonderful sunny day for the school’s annual Terry Fox Run yesterday.  Thank you to all the parents who showed up to join the run, cheer on our students and lend a hand.  If you would like to donate, please visit the PAC’s fundraising page:  :

The school’s goal is to raise $2500 for the Terry Fox Foundation to honour terry Fox’s dream and his effort sto find a cure for all forms of cancer. 

Parent Education:   Please find attached a resource from Anxiety BC for parents/caregivers.

Maria T.Foster, Area Counsellor

Jules Quesnel  Monday ,Wednesday & Thursday (pm)

Senior Trip (Grade 7) Fundraiser - Whitecaps Soccer

Please join us for an exciting evening of MLS soccer at the Vancouver Whitecaps game vs. Kansas City on Wednesday October 17th (kickoff 7pm).

The event is a Senior Trip fundraiser, with $15 donated from of each ticket purchase of $35 (33% off of regular price).

With five regular season games left, the Whitecaps are fighting for a playoff spot. Sporting KC are currently second in the Western Conference and prospects for an exciting game are high! Come join the JQ “Westsiders” team at GM Place…

To purchase your tickets, please visit our PAC website by October 5th.


Walk & Wheel To School Week:

Hello Jules Quesnel!!  Attention Walkers and Wheelers!!

Next week is Walk and Wheel to School week from Monday Oct 1st to Friday October 5th. Dig out your bikes, scooters, skateboards or ripstiks and leave the car at home!! 

Rain or shine, we will have raffle prizes everyday next week so get here early to get your raffle ticket. 

Tickets will be handed out starting at 8:30 am in front of the school. 

The raffle starts at 8:45 am. 

There are lots of amazing prizes again this year! 

If you live far away, like at UBC, and need to drive, you can still enter the raffle if you park 3 or more blocks away and walk to school. 

Be sure to mark yourself on the orange board each morning to count how many walkers and wheelers we have each day. Let's try to get more than 100 riders, JQ!!!

Grab your bikes and scooters and see you Monday!!!

PAC General Meeting:

All JQ parents are invited to a General PAC meeting in the library. 

Tuesday, October 2nd from 7pm - 8pm in the JQ Library



  • Budget presentation
  • Senior Playground plans unveiled , Q&A, VOTE
  • Plans for this Year
  • As always your comments, questions and suggestions will be welcome. 


One to One Volunteering

Become a ONE TO ONE volunteer tutor and open the world of reading to a child!
For nearly 30 years, ONE TO ONE Literacy Society has been helping struggling
young readers in Vancouver-area public schools with the opportunity to practice reading with a caring, patient adult.  We know that this time spent with students directly impacts the student’s confidence and their chance of succeeding academically and in life.

Do you have 2 – 3 hours a week during school hours to work one-on-one with students?  Our volunteer tutors read once a week, either in the mornings or afternoons, at a specific school, from October to June. You will be developing a relationship with the students that will help them bloom into successful readers.  

You must be 18 years old, be proficient in English and/or French and complete a criminal background check.  We will provide you with training and ongoing support. Training sessions for  new volunteers will be held in September 2018.  We are looking for volunteer tutors in Vancouver, North Vancouver, Burnaby, Richmond, New Westminster and Coquitlam. Register now in three easy steps by visiting



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