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October 05
E-Bulletin - Oct 5

​In this E-Bulletin

Monday, Oct. 8th – No school

Mme Alain’s return

Cross Country

Volleyball – permission form attached

Upcoming Dates

School Counsellor – see attached letter

VSB Letter to Parents – see attached letter

Whitecaps Tickets – Sr. Trip Fundraiser

Halloween Party for grades 4 – 7

Grade 8 Programs

Dress for the weather

Welcome student teachers


School Cash Online

FSAs – Grades 4 & 7

Dogs on school grounds

PAC Website



Monday, October 8thNo School – Thanksgiving Statutory Holiday.


Mme Alain’s ReturnWe are pleased to inform you that Mme Claudette Alain will be returning on Tuesday, October 9th and we look forward to welcoming her back. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Mme Celina Mau for stepping in as Acting Principal, and for her guidance and wisdom during the busy first month of school

Cross Country:   We had another lovely day for our mini-meet this week at Jericho.  Congratulations to all the JQ competitors on their hard finishes.


Our athletes have really caught onto the idea of trying to keep a pace that works for them as individuals (hard to do in such an exciting environment) and then to give it their all as they approach the finish line.  Great work cheering each other on. Your school spirit is infectious! 


Congratulations to our top 10 finishers (my apologies for anyone forgotten): Grade 7 girls: Nyla (1st), Myah (8th), Grade 1 girls: Alicia (10th), Grade 2 boys: Ethan (9th), Grade 3 girls: Bonica (1st), Kajal (6th), Grade 3 boys: Freddie (5th), Grade 4 girls: Serena (9th), Grade 4 boys: Dylan (4th), Hudson (7th), Luke (8th), Grade 5 girls: Jessica (1st), Taylor (2nd), Grade 5 boys: Gregor (2nd), Seppi (4th), Willem (10th), Grade 6 girls: Kate (3rd), Grade 6 boys: Max (10th).

A big thanks to the parents (Andrew, Mayumi, Willa and Kayoko) and teachers, Madame Lucy and Madame Alexis, for helping marshall the race.


Next week, practice is on Wednesday morning at 8-8:45am and the mini meet is at Balaclava Park (4594 Balaclava Street @ West 29th Avenue) on Thursday, October 11 at 3:30pm.  Final district meet is on Thursday, October 18 at 1:00pm at Trout Lake - please note there will be no practice on the morning of Wednesday, October 17th.


Happy Thanksgiving everyone!


Coaches Lori and Julie


VolleyballVolleyball permission forms went home earlier this week for parent signatures (scanned copy attached and copy also available in the office). For the next two weeks, the coaching team will be holding open gyms for interested players.  Grade 6s (Boys and Girls) are invited on October 9th and 16th (Tuesdays) from 8:00am - 8:50am.  Grade 7s (Boys and Girls) are invited on October 11th and 18th (Thursdays) from 8:00am - 8:50am. Permission forms MUST be returned before students can participate.


Team-specific morning practices will start the week of October 22nd.  After-school games start the week of October 29th.


Parents, please email Mme Julie Colero ( if you are interesting in assisting with a team.


Upcoming Dates:

Monday, October 8th – Thanksgiving

Thursday, October 18th – ShakeOutBC

Friday, October 19th – Professional Development Day

Friday, October 26th – Halloween Party for grades 4 to 7

Tuesday, October 30th – Kindergarten Hearing Screening


School CounsellorPlease see attached letter from Maria Teresa Foster, School Counsellor assigned to JQ all day on Monday and Wednesday and the afternoon on ThursdaySchedule may vary slightly at times depending on demand at other schools assigned.

VSB Letter to Parents:  Attached is a letter from the VSB regarding the testing of lead levels in water at VSB schools.


Senior Trip (Grade 7) Fundraiser - LAST THREE DAYS for WHITECAPS TICKETS - Ordering deadline extended to midnight on Monday October 8th


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). A great way to support the senior trip.

Come join the JQ “Westsiders” team at GM Place … 


To purchase your tickets, please visit the website and look under Upcoming Events.


Ordering deadline is midnight on Monday Oct 8th.



Halloween Party



DATE:  Friday, October 26, 2018,  6:30 - 8:30pm


WHO:  Grades 4-7

WHAT:  Games, Music, Dancing, Haunted House, Fortune Teller, Photo Booth, Goodies and more...

DRESS CODE: Hallowe'en Costumes

TICKETS:  $10 in advance / $12 at the door

                   Tickets will go on sale Oct. 18-26th


VOLUNTEERS NEEDEDParent, student and alumni volunteers are needed to make this event successful.  Volunteers from grades 4-7 are sought, especially from Grade 7 families as this is a fundraiser for the Quebec trip.  Please sign up here:


QUESTIONSPlease feel free to contact me if you have any questions or feedback at 


Thank you in advance for your help with this event!


Kind regards,

Karen Hamill  [Madeleine Waraich's (Gr. 7) Mom]


Grade 8 ProgramsA reminder to grade 7 families that a number of information evenings are coming up for mini-school programs. 

Schools nearby:  Byng Arts:  - Oct. 17th; Point Grey Mini – Oct. 10th; Prince of Wales Mini – Oct. 16th

If you wish to check other programs, please visit the following website:

Students wishing to continue in French Immersion will automatically transfer to their catchment school, Kitsilano Secondary or Churchill Secondary.  Information evenings for these programs usually take place in January.


Dress for the Weather:  Cooler weather has abruptly arrived and the days have suddenly turned chilly.  Please dress your child in warm jackets and appropriate footwear for the colder temperatures.  Thank you.


Student Teachers:  We are pleased to welcome two student teachers from UBC, Chloe Noel and Emily Wills.  Chloe will be completing her practicum with Mme Campbell in kindergarten and Emily will be with Mme Jauca in Division 6, grade 5.  For the next few weeks, Chloe and Emily will be at the school on Thursdays and will return to complete their long-term practicum after Spring Break. 


ShakeOutBC Earthquake Drill:  On Thursday, October 18th at 9:30 am, JQ students will practice “drop, cover and hold” in the classroom as part of the ShakeOutBC earthquake drill.


School Cash Online:  The school has reached a 90% adoption rate for online payments so thank you to everyone who has registered with School Cash Online and paid fees.  If you would like any help with registering, please contact Liz in the office.  Once registered, most parents find this an easy and convenient method to pay for field trips and other fees.


FSAs (Grades 4 & 7 only):  A letter was sent home yesterday to all families in grades 4 & 7 regarding the Foundation Skills Assessment.  Please note that request for exemptions should be made in writing to the Principal by Wednesday, October 10th.


Dogs on school grounds - VSB policy reminder:  A reminder to families that under the VSB's policy, accompanied canines are allowed on school grounds on weekends and on school days from 6 to 8 a.m. and after five o'clock until 10 p.m., unless the fields are being used for organized sports games. The policy also states that the dog handlers must pick up and remove the animals' waste.  Thank you for respecting and adhering to this policy.


PAC WebsiteKeep up to date with all that is happening at Jules Quesnel on the PAC Website at the following link:

If you are not receiving the JQ PAC information emails (different to the school E-Bulletin) about events such as extracurricular programs, pizza, hot lunch and community events – please click on the link and add your email.  This is important because we also post cancellations and other important information to keep you in the loop:


On behalf of the staff at Jules Quesnel, we would like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving.



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