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November 08
E-Bulletin - Nov 8

In this E-Bulletin:

Friday, Nov 9 – No School for students

Monday, Nov 12 – School closed

Grade 6 Immunization Consent Forms – due Nov 13

Photo Retake Day – Nov 15

Lockdown Drill – Nov 15

Code of Conduct

Forms Return

Dress for the Weather

Remembrance Day Assembly

Reminders to Grade 7 Families

Dates to Note


PAC News

JQ Gala and Silent Auction – Nov. 23rd.  Tickets on sale now!!

Halloween Party – Thank you!

Extra-Curricular Coordinator needed immediately

PAC Direct Donation


Attachments:  Letter to Parents re Code of Conduct, School’s Code of Conduct, Code of Conduct Commitment Card


Safe Arrival Tel. No.:  604-713-5159 Ext. 39

Friday, November 9 - Curriculum Implementation Day:  No school for students.  Teachers will be participating in workshops for Curriculum Implementation.

Monday, November 12 – Statutory Holiday for Remembrance Day:  School closed.


Grade 6 Immunization Consent Forms:  A reminder to return forms by Tuesday, November 13 for collection by the School Nurse.  The Immunization Clinic will be held on Tuesday, November 20th.  If you have any questions regarding the immunization forms, please contact Public Health Nurse, Audrey Williams RN, at 604-261-6366, ext. 3378. 

 Parents of students in other grades may also have received an Immunization Consent Form if catch-up immunizations are required.


Photo Retake Day:  Photo Retake Day will be Thursday, November 15th.  If you would like your child to have a retake of their individual student photo, please remind your child and child’s teacher. 


Lockdown Drill:  The school will practice its first lockdown drill on the afternoon of Thursday, November 15th at 1:10 pm.  A lockdown is used in response to an intruder within the school. 

All classroom doors will be locked/secured, all lights will be turned off and students will be asked to remain silent and directed to an area of the classroom where they cannot be seen.  The drill will last for approximately 5 to 10 minutes.  If you need to pick up your child for an appointment, please come before this time.


Code of Conduct:  Attached is a copy of the School’s Code of Conduct, a letter from the Principal and a Code of Conduct Commitment Card.   Teachers will be reviewing the code with students over the next few weeks.  Parents are also requested to review the code with their child/ren and return the signed Commitment Card (please print off attached copy or pick-up a hard copy from the School) and return to the classroom teacher by Friday, November 23rd.


Forms ReturnWe have a number of families who have not returned the forms packages sent out at the end of September.  Could you kindly return these as soon as possible so that we have up-to-date contact information for emergencies and family reunification.  Thank you.

Dress for the Weather:  Please make sure that your child has a spare change of clothes at school as they are often needed during the rainy season.  Your child will appreciate having something warm and dry to change into.  Please also ensure your child is dressed for the's starting to get chilly out there!  Thank you.

Remembrance Day Assembly:  A school assembly was held today at 11:00 am for Remembrance Day.  Thank you to Choir Director, Colleen Cotton and the JQ Senior Choir for their moving performance as well as Loic Cruz Iqbal, a former JQ student, for his solo performance and parent Jonathan Michalak for playing the Last Post.

Reminders to Grade 7 families

VSB Mini-Schools – Grade 7 students and parents:  Application for the mini-school test is today at midnight (  Mini-School Cognitive Skills test will be held on November 20th from 1 – 4 pm, location to be announced through email to applicants.  Application to programs deadline is:  Friday, December 20th by 3 pm.

Hoodies - Hoodie order forms were distributed today, sizing will take place next week and payment of $30 is due by November 14, on School CashOnline. 

Senior Trip Form and Deposit - Permission form is due back on Tuesday, November 13th and the first deposit of $350 is due by Friday, November 23rd.


Dates to Note:

Tuesday, November 20 – Gr 6 Immunization Clinic

Friday, November 23 – JQ Silent Auction and Gala

Wednesday, November 28 – Kindergarten Dental screening

Thursday, November 29 - Vision screening




JQ Gala & Silent Auction


It's A Party And You're Invited!

The kids get Halloween...we get an Electric Luau!  
Please shrug off your pj's and join the entire school community for a fun filled Gala and Auction. 
Mark the date:

Friday, November 23rd
7pm till Late

Tickets are $25 here or purchased at the door for $30  (
 Dress code is casual. Think Hawaiian shirts, flip flops and Lei's.   

·                     Welcome Mai Tai and hors d'oeuvres included.

·                     Cash bar

·                     All kindergarten families from both QEA and JQ will receive  complimentary entry tickets (coming your way shortly). 

A huge thank you to our Grade 7's who are putting on this special evening for us!

All proceeds to to the Senior Trip.

See you There!

Halloween Party:  Thank you to this year’s grade 7 families for organizing a fun and “spooktacular” party on October 26th and a huge thank you to all who supported this fundraising event. 

Extracurricular Coordinator needed

  • We need a PAC Extracurricular coordinator immediately. Our much loved and appreciated lead, Valerie is leaving us for Victoria in a couple of weeks.
  • The job has already been fine tuned, a calendar and emails have already been drafted. 
  • We know you are busy, we are too.
  • If we do not get someone, we will have to cancel our Extracurricular programs. 
  • no special skills are necessary.

If you are interested email:  Thank you!



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