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November 27
E-Bulletin - Nov. 27, 2018

In this E-Bulletin:

Kindergarten – Dental & Vision Screening
Festive Season – Choir Performances –  Nov. 28, Dec 5 & 19
Art Card Deadline – Friday, Nov. 30
Kindergarten Registration Now Open
Photo Retakes
Winter Break Dates
Student Report Cards
Outstanding field trip and yoga session payments
Code of Conduct
Playground Posters
Call for Photos
Scent Free Environment
Volleyball Open Gym for Grades 6 & 7
Lost & Found
PAC Direct Donation – extended to Fri., Nov. 30
PAC AGM & Winter Social – Mon., Dec. 11
 
Attachments:  Art Card Instructions and Code of Conduct Commitment Card
 
 
Kindergarten Dental and Vision Screening:    Dental screening for kindergarten students will take place tomorrow morning, Wednesday, November 28th and vision screening will take place on the morning of Thursday, November 29th.
 
Festive Season - Choir Performances
Please see the dates below of JQ choir performances at community events:
·         Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 7 p.m. - Lighting of Aberthau (West Point Grey Community Centre) - Grade 2-3 Choir
·         Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 6:30 p.m. - Tree Lighting Ceremony - Dunbar Community Centre - Grade 2-3 and Senior Choirs
·         Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - 7 p.m. - Holiday Concert - Lord Byng Auditorium - All Choirs (Grade 1, 2-3, Senior, and Chamber)
 
Art Card Deadline:  Just a reminder to parents wishing to order their child’s Art Card, the deadline is Friday, November 30th at midnight.  Instructions are attached, please see back of sample card sent home with your child for your personalized code.  Thank you to the JQ community for supporting this Senior Trip fundraising activity.
 
Kindergarten Registration is now open:  Any children turning five by December 31, 2019 should complete the online application form at:  vsb.bc.ca/kindergarten.  The next step is to verify your child’s information by taking all supporting documentation to your English catchment school. 
Registration for Choice Programs including Fine Arts, French Immersion, Mandarin Bilingual, Indigenous Focus and Montessori will open on Monday, January 14th and close on Monday, February 4th at 4 pm. Link is:  https://kchoice.vsb.bc.ca/.  You will need your child’s PEN (9 digit Personal Education Number) which will be emailed to you in January.
If you have not already done so, please let Liz in the office know if you will have a sibling joining the school for September 2019.
 
Jules Quesnel/Queen Elizabeth Annex French Immersion Info. NightThursday, January 10th at 7 pm in the Multi-Purpose Room on the ground floor.  Enter via school parking lot.  This is primarily for families who are new to French Immersion.
 
Photo Retakes:  Photo retakes have been sent home with students and order deadline is:  Wednesday, December 5th.
 
Winter Break Dates:  The school will close on Friday, December 21st at 3 pm for two weeks and will reopen on Monday, January 7th
Leaving early for vacation or returning after Jan. 7th?  Please email Liz (etoone@vsb.bc.ca) with the dates your child will be absent if leaving before December 21st or returning later than January 7th.  Alternatively, a message can be left on the Safe Arrival Line at 604-713-5159, ext 39.
 
Student Report Cards:   Communicating student learning will take place over a two-week period and parents will receive the first written mid-year Student Report Card for their child between January 17th and February 1st
 
Outstanding field trip and yoga session fees:  We would now like to receive all outstanding fees for field trips that have already taken place and yoga sessions for this term.  Please pay via School Cash Online (https://vsb.schoolcashonline.com) or by cheque handed-in to the teacher.  Cash payments will only be accepted in the office.   Any family who is in need of assistance with school activity fees may contact the Principal at:  calain@vsb.bc.ca.
 
Code of Conduct:  A friendly reminder to return the Code of Conduct Commitment Card to your child’s teacher (copy attached and also available in the office).  Thank you to those who have returned the card already.
 
Playground Posters:  New posters with playground expectations have been placed outside, please take a few moments to read them.
 
Call for Photos:  Grade 7 students in Divisions 1 and 3 have begun work on the Yearbook.  They would very much like to receive photos from field trips, choir performances (before, during and after the event), class activities, etc.  Photos may be emailed as an attachment to:  zaraprevost@gmail.com.  Only photos of school activities please.  Thank you.
 
Scent Free Environment:  We would just like to inform and remind the community that Jules Quesnel is a scent-free environment.  It would be much appreciated if visitors to the school would refrain from wearing perfumes, colognes or scented body lotions.  Thank you for your cooperation.
 
Volleyball Open Gym for Grades 6 - 7:  Mme Julie Colero will be hosting a volleyball open gym for grade 6 -7 students at lunchtime on Tuesday, January 15th.  There will be five further sessions (and possibly more), one each month until June and dates will be posted in E-Bulletins as well as communicated to students. 
 
Lost & Found:  If your child is missing items such as jackets, hoodies, lunch box, etc., please drop by the Lost & Found area over the next few weeks.  It is located on the main floor of the school by the north entrance to the gym.  Items remaining at the end of this term may be donated to a charitable cause.
 
PAC Direct Donation – extended to this Friday – Nov. 30th:  JQ PAC has voted to extend the direct donation until Friday, November 30th in hopes of allowing everyone the opportunity to donate.  It seems you all appreciate the PayPal easy button!  In order to accomplish our budget we need $26,000.  I think we can all agree that 100% participation would be ideal.  Thank you to everyone who has donated so far, we are almost there - $8000 to go!  Keep it coming and know that every donation, small or large, really helps.  Whatever you are able to give is very much appreciated.  Thank you, thank you for supporting our children and school!
 
PAC AGM and Winter Social:   Tuesday, December 11th at 6:45 pm in the Library. 
 
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