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E-Bulletin - June 18

In this E-Bulletin:

Goodbye from Mme Fabienne
Staff Appreciation Lunch
JQ WE Group
Beauty and the Beast
Water Polo
JQ Jerseys Return
Lost & Found
Hats and Sunscreen
JQ Yearbook
JQ Garden Beds
JQ Twitter Account
 
Goodbye from Mme Fabienne,
Dear Parents, Students, Colleagues and Friends of the JQ Community,
It is with a heavy heart that I am announcing my retirement at the end of the school year.  For the last 30 years, I had the privilege to teach young Vancouverites of all ages.  For the last three years, I celebrated and shared the joy of reading with your precious ones.  Thank you all for being so supportive and believing in the power of reading. 
Sincerely,
Mme. Fabienne Goulet
 
Staff Appreciation LunchThank you to all those who contributed food and helped transform our staffroom at the Staff Appreciation Lunch on Tuesday.   Staff were amazed by the array of food on offer, so many choices, all of which were delicious.  Thank you for treating us so well, it was lovely and very much appreciated by all staff.
 
JQ WE Group
The JQ WE Group would like to thank the entire JQ community for helping to support its many initiatives over the past school year.  With your support, the JQ WE Group raised awareness and funds to support local and global causes through eight initiatives, far beyond the goals the students set for themselves…amazing!  
 
WE Scare Hunger
WE Create Change
WE Are Silent
WE Bake for Change
WE Holiday Sale
WE Are One
WE Walk for Water
Zinc Saves Lives
 
And…next week we will run the WE Concession Stand at the Beauty and the Beast performances.
 
We would also like to share the exciting news that the JQ WE Group received one of 20 national awards of $2,500 from Robin Hood in recognition of the Group’s efforts in the WE Bake for Change campaign.  This contribution will also be donated to support the water initiatives in Tanzania, which has been the area of focus this year for the JQ WE Group.
 
To date the JQ WE Group has raised $6,832.70
 
We wish our grade 7 WE Group members the best of luck as they graduate to new schools and our grade 6 members will take what they have learned this year to lead the Group next year.  
 
The Group will need one or more parent volunteers to help support and guide the students in their efforts next year.  The parent(s) volunteer(s) would ideally be parents of participating students, but parents from any year are welcome to help lead this inspiring group of students.  
 
(Please note that the WE Group is open to all students in grades 6 and 7.)
 
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me by email at dharinit@shaw.ca
 
Thank you again to everyone for their support.
 
Dharini
 
Beauty and the Beast Performances and Ticket Sales
Don’t miss this year’s musical production!  The entire cast has worked very hard all year long under the direction of Colleen Cotton and the props and costumes look incredible. 
Two performances will be held next week on:  Thursday, June 21 (Hollywood version) and Friday, June 22 (Broadway version) at 7 pm in the Lord Byng Auditorium.  Tickets will be on sale after school on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and on the door on the evening of the performance.   $10 for adults and $5 for age 13 and under.  Tickets are also on sale via Eventbrite.  (Additional fee charged if you book on-line +$0.57 for $5 Child = $5.57 Tickets, +$1.32 for $10 Adult ticket = $11.32 )
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/beauty-the-beast-tickets-46177039769
 
Water PoloPlease see the attached notice from this week’s Water Polo instructors
 
JQ Jerseys Return:  For those students who participated in Track & Field and borrowed a JQ jersey, could you please return the jersey to Liz in the office by June 19th?   Please make sure to include your child’s name on the bag so that any cheques can be voided or cash deposits returned.  Thank you.
 
Lost & Found:  Before the end of the school year, please take a look in the Lost & Found on the main corridor by the north entrance to the gym.  It’s overflowing with jackets, hoodies and many other items.
 
Hats & Sunscreen:   As the weather is predicted to be hot and sunny next week, please remember to send your child with a hat to wear at recess and lunch breaks and send or apply sunscreen before coming to school. 
 
JQ Yearbook:  Yearbooks have arrived and will be handed out next week.  If you are leaving at the beginning of next week and need to collect your yearbook, please see Liz in the office.  For those of you who forgot to purchase one and would like to do so, we will have a few for sale at $15.00 each after school on Tuesday and Wednesday.
 
JQ Garden BedsOur garden beds are growing and producing thanks to JQ students and teachers.  Mme Sevie’s kindergarten class made kale chips this week with the kale they grew.  Next to be planted are the garden beds by the parking lot thanks to Monsieur Robert and Division 3. 
 
JQ Twitter AccountDon’t forget to check out what is happening at JQ on Twitter account:  @Ecole JQ.
 
 
 
 
June 08
E-Bulletin - June 11

In this E-Bulletin

Tennis and Water Polo
Student Placement/Class Organization
JQ Jerseys Return
Library Books
Absences before the end of school
Report Cards
Returning to JQ in September 2018
Notice of Late Return
VSB Summer School
School Cash Online
Dates to Note
Beauty & the Beast – June 21 & 22
PAC Meeting – June 12th
JQ PAC Carnival – going ahead
YMCA of Greater Vancouver – Summer Camps
 
Safe Arrival Line:  604-713-5159 ext. 39
 
Tennis and Water Polo:  A reminder that students in Divisions 1 to 5 will have two water polo sessions during the week of June 11th to 15th.  Students in Divisions 6 to 17 will have 3 to 4 tennis sessions (on Byng tennis courts if fine weather or in the JQ gym if raining).
Please ensure that your child has appropriate outdoor shoes for tennis and that they bring their bathing suits, goggles and towels for water polo.  Copies of the schedules are attached.  Thank you to PAC for its part sponsorship of these two extra sports at JQ. 
 
Student Placement/Class Organization:  A reminder that the deadline is Friday, June 15th for all notes to be considered regarding next year’s class placement.  Your thoughts/recommendations may be shared in writing with Mme Alain at calain@vsb.bc.ca or drop off a note in the office.  As we do not know staffing at this time, please do not request a specific teacher.  All information will be shared with teachers.
 
JQ Jerseys Return:  For those students who participated in Track & Field and borrowed a JQ jersey, could you please return the jersey to Liz in the office by June 19th?   Please make sure to include your child’s name on the bag so that any cheques can be voided or cash deposits returned.  Thank you.
 
Library Books:  We appreciate your help in assisting your child to return any outstanding JQ library books and having an extra hunt at home for missing books.  Thank you.
 
Absences before the end of school year:  If you are planning to leave before the last day of school on Thursday, June 29th, could you kindly let the office know by dropping by or emailing:  etoone@vsb.bc.ca.  Thank you.
 
Report Cards:  If you are leaving before report cards are issued on the last day of school and would like to receive your child’s report card over the summer, please leave a stamped self-addressed envelope with the office.  Thank you.
 
Returning to JQ in September 2018?  If your plans have firmed up or changed, please let the school know as soon as possible if your child will not be returning to JQ next year.
 
Notice of Late ReturnIf your child will not be present on the first day or first week of school in September but will return before September 30th, 2018, it is important that you complete the attached form and leave with the office before the end of June. 
 
VSB Summer SchoolGrade 5/6 teacher, Mme Genevieve Chong, will be teaching summer school this year at Eric Hamber Secondary and will offer the following courses:   Building Blocks of Coding for Gr 4 – 7 (Course #30175); 6 + 1 Traits of Writing for Gr 4 – 5 (Course #40105); 6 +1 Traits of Writing for Gr 6 – 7 (Course # 50065).  For a description of the courses and to register, here's the Hamber Summer program link: https://summer.vsb.bc.ca/Pages/courses.aspx?type=MG&g=4
 
School Cash OnlineThe following have been placed on School Cash Online:  Div 14 & 15 – Grouse Mountain trip; Div 4 – La Baguette Lunch.  Thank you for using the new system.  If you need any help, please contact the office.  Payments can still be made by cash or cheque but online is preferred. 
 
Dates to Note:
Friday, June 8 – PAC Carnival after school is still going ahead
Monday, June 11 – 15 – Tennis or Water Polo Lessons – school wide
Thursday, June 21 – Beauty and the Beast Musical
Friday, June 22 – Beauty and the Beast Musical
Tuesday, June 26 – Grade 7 Leaving Ceremony
Thursday, June 28 – Last Full Day of Attendance for Students
 
Beauty & the BeastIt’s almost show time!  There will be two performances, one on Thursday, June 21st  and one on Friday, June 22nd in the Lord Byng Auditorium at 7 pm.  Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children age 13 and under.
§  Tickets are on sale via Eventbrite
(Additional fee charged if you book on-line +$0.57 for $5 Child = $5.57 Tickets, +$1.32 for $10 Adult ticket = $11.32 )
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/beauty-the-beast-tickets-46177039769
§  After school on Monday 18th June, Tuesday 19th and Wednesday 20th, as well as on the door.
PAC AGM:  Please join us to celebrate the end of the year on Tuesday, June 12 from 7 to 9 pm in the JQ Staffroom.
PAC Carnival:  Is going ahead later this afternoon.  Most activities now will happen in the gym and inside the school. 
May 17
E-Bulletin - May 17

In this E-Bulletin

District Closure and Stat Holiday
Track & Field – Final Meet – Wed. May 23
End of the year procedure for VSB libraries
Student Placement/Class Organization
2018-19 Calendar
School Cash Online – New items
Dates to Note
Ultimate Frisbee
Grupo America
Volunteer Tea
WE Walk for Water
Elaine Bellam Scholarship
PAC NEWS
Bike Week
Race for Kids
JQ Summer Carnival
PAC AGM
 
District Closure Day (May 19) and Statutory Holiday (May 21)A reminder that on Friday and Monday the school will be closed.
 
Track & Field:
Congratulations to JQ athletes who participated in the mini meets!  We had fantastic participation and sportsmanship and the athletes did a terrific job representing our school. Thank you to teachers Anthony, Alina and Olivier for supporting our team.
1) District track & field meet on Wednesday, May 23 at Point Grey high school from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm for grades 3-5 and from 1:00 to 3:30 pm for grades 6-7.   Please arrive at 8:10am for grades 3-5 and at 12:40pm for grades 6-7.  The meet will start right at 8:30am for juniors and 1:00pm for seniors.  Girls will start on the track and boys will start on the field.
2) Please wear your JQ shirt and bring sunscreen, hats, water, snacks and lunch to the district meet. Parents are responsible to transport athletes to and from the district meet. All athletes participating must have competed in at least one mini meet.
3) Any parent who can volunteer at the meet on Wednesday or if you have any questions, please contact Lori at patandlori@telus.net.
4) For K-2 athletes, there are no more practices but stay tuned for a mini meet in the works either Monday, May 28 or Wednesday, May 30 to wrap up the season!
Coach Lori
 
End of year procedure for VSB libraries
Dear parents: The final due date for returning any items borrowed from VSB libraries for Elementary students/parents for this year is Wednesday, June 6. Starting next week, students with overdue items won't be able to borrow books. Thanks for your cooperation in returning your books on time!
Mme Fabienne Goulet, Teacher-Librarian
 
Student Placement/Class Organization:  You are welcome to share with us pertinent information regarding your child’s or children’s placement for next year.  Please understand that many factors are considered during the process.   All information regarding preferred learning environment is useful to us.  Please do not name a specific teacher as all information is shared with teachers.  At this point in time, we are unable to confirm our teachers/grades and combinations for the next school year.  However, we do anticipate having a number of combination classes.   This is a complex task and we strive to do our very best.  Please share your thoughts in writing to Mme. Alain at calain@vsb.bc.ca who will summarize the information and pass it on to the teachers concerned.  All notes must be received by June 15th to be considered.  Parents may also drop off a note in a sealed envelope to the office.
 
2018-19 Calendar:  Please find attached the School Calendar for the 2018-19 School Year.  Hard copies will be available at the school.
 
School Cash OnlineThe following new field trips have been placed on School Cash Online:
Div 2 - Ambassador Program, Div 8 Yoga Classes, Div 12 – Swimming Program, Div 14 & 15 – Grouse Mountain trip.
Thank you for using the new system.  If you need any help, please contact the office.  Payments can still be made by cash or cheque but online is preferred. 
 
Dates to Note:
Friday, May 19 - District Closure Day – School Closed
Monday, May 21 -  Victoria Day – School Closed
Wednesday, May 23 – Track & Field Final Meet
Friday, May 25  – Sports Day from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Monday, May 28 to Friday, June 1 -  Bike to School Week
Tuesday, May 29 – Volunteer Tea from 1 – 3 pm and K-2 Bike Rodeo - pm
Thursday, May 31 – Year-End Choir Concert
Friday, June 8 – PAC Carnival after school
Monday, June 11 – 15 – Tennis or Water Polo Lessons – school wide
Thursday, June 21 – Beauty and the Beast Musical
Friday, June 22 – Beauty and the Beast Musical
Tuesday, June 26 – Grade 7 Leaving Ceremony
Thursday, June 28 – Last Full Day of Attendance for Students
 
Ultimate Frisbee:  Next game Thursday, May 24th at Carnarvon from 3:30 to 5:00 pm.  Visit the website:  http://jqultimate.weebly.com/parents-blog
 
Grupo AmericaStudents will watch a performance of world dances by Grupo America on Tuesday, May 22 at 11:10 am.  Thank you to JQ PAC for sponsoring this.
 
Volunteer Tea:  If you have volunteered at JQ in any capacity, you are invited to a volunteer tea on Tuesday, May 29, 1:00 pm - 3:00pm.
 
WE Walk for Water
Congratulations to the WE Group for their participation in this year’s WE Walk for Water.  Collectively you exceeded the ambitious goal of $1000 that you set for yourselves…
You raised over $1050 which will impact 41 lives!  
 
Elaine Bellam ScholarshipDeadline for submission of applications is Friday, June 1st.  JQ ex-Alumni  in Grade 12 who intend to continue with full-time post-secondary education are eligible to apply. 
 
 
PAC  NEWS
Please check out the JQ PAC Website for information on PAC sponsored events at jqpac.com
Bike Week
Spring is here! Time to dust off your bikes...Bike to School/Work week is around the corner!
·         Monday May 28- Friday June 1st - Bike to school
·         Healthy morning snacks available at 8:30am
·         Bikers are entered into a raffle to win an assortment of exciting prizes at 8:45am every morning. Thank you to our neighbourhood sponsors and our PAC organizer, Andrea Tuckakov.  For more information visit our website: https://jqpac.com/events/
·         Pedalheads will be there on Tuesday after school with a prize wheel!
·         More Bikes will be there Tuesday morning for bike tune ups.
·         PAC is hosting a coffee for parents Friday morning 9 am.   Come and hang with us! 
  How can parents help?
 
1.      Prizes: If you know of any business that might have  prizes to offer that you might be able to acquire, please email Andrea at atucakov@gmail.com.  
2.      Morning Raffle:  Sign up to help with the morning raffle and snacks by clicking on the following link:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1GFaopUtc4g_WSrFDtFWFHvOlawpjxcAQI66q-0rBqh8/edit?usp=sharing
3.       Want to help next year?  Send us an email and let us know! http://jqpacexec@gmail.com
 
·         Avoid Monday morning chaos: 
·         pump your child's bike tires
·         check helmet fit
·         coach your child with using a bike lock
 
Race for Kids:  JQ will have a team running in the BC Children’s Hospital “Family Fun Run 2 k and 5k” on Sunday, June 3rd at 9:00 am in Queen Elizabeth Park.  To register, please visit: bcchf.ca/race.
 
JQ Summer CarnivalMark your calendars for a fun JQ family Carnival on Friday, June 8th.  New inflatable fun and more. Details to come!
PAC AGM:  Please note date change to Tuesday, June 12 – 7 to 9 pm.
May 11
E-Bulletin - May 11

In this E-Bulletin:

Track & Field
Long Weekend Reminder
Immunization Consent Forms
Volunteer Appreciation Tea
Choir – Year-End Concert
Garden Box Murals Repairs
Ultimate
YMCA Summer Camps
PAC NEWS
Race for Kids
Bike to School Week
JQ Summer Carnival
PAC AGM
New PAC Executive Members Wanted
JQ Pizza Fridays 
 
Track & Field
1. Mini meets at Camosun field (next to Q. Elizabeth Elem.) next week on:
Monday, May 14th from 3:30 - 5:00 pm for grades 6 and 7 (one group of grade 7s at GIFTS)
Wednesday, May 16th from 3:30 -5:00 pm for grades 3, 4 and 5
 
2.  No practice next week for students who have the Mini-Meet that day, i.e. no practice for grades 6 and 7 on Monday and no practice for grades 3, 4 and 5 on Wednesday. Students in K-2 are welcome to practice both days.
 
3.  Please bring water, sunscreen, snacks and appropriate clothing to the mini meets and wear your JQ jersey. If you need to buy or borrow a jersey, please contact Lori at patandlori@telus.net.
 
Long Weekend Reminder:  The school will be closed for two days on Friday, May 18th – District Closure Day and Monday, May 21st – Victoria Day. 
 
Immunization Consent Forms:  A reminder for grade 6 students (and other grades if you received a form) to return the immunization consent for the School Nurse by Wednesday, May 16th.  The clinic will be held on Thursday, May 31st
 
Volunteer Appreciation TeaTuesday, May 29th from 1 – 3 pm.  Please come by for a cup of tea and cake if you have volunteered at the school in any way big or small.  RSVP to Liz in the Office at etoone@vsb.bc.ca
 
Choir - Year-End Concert:  Mark the date for a year-end choral celebration on Thursday, May 31st in the Lord Byng Auditorium at 7 pm.
 
Garden Box Murals Repairs:  Thank you to Jerry Whitehead, an aboriginal artist, for repairing the garden box murals which are now looking really colourful. Also thank you to Doris Anderson, ex JQ parent, who was successful in securing a neighbourhood grant to offset the costs of the repair.  Finally, thank you to JQ teachers and students for planting up the boxes, we look forward to seeing everything grow.
 
Ultimate:  There will be a practice for Ultimate team members after school on Tuesday, May 15th and a game at Carnarvon Elementary on Thursday, May 17 at 3:30 pm.   Website address is:  https://jqultimate.weebly.com/parents-blog.
 
YMCA of Greater Vancouver - Summer CampsSummer is a time for kids to be kids! It’s a chance to play, to run, and to be free from the busy school schedule.  That’s why the YMCA offers Day Camps, so that every child can reach their full potential.  Join us for fun-filled days of arts and crafts, games, sports and an opportunity to make new friends.
The nearest YMCA day camp locations to   Jules Quesnel Elementary are located at the Y at Lord Kitchener YMCA Kids Club, the Y at Sir William Van Horne YMCA Kids Club, and at Langara Family YMCA. Check out everything we have to offer online at gv.ymca.ca/camps
Register now!  gv.ymca.ca/camps  604-939-9622  daycamp@gv.ymca.ca
 
 
PAC NEWS
Please check out the JQ PAC Website for information on PAC sponsored events at jqpac.com
 
Race for Kids:  JQ will have a team running in the BC Children’s Hospital “Family Fun Run 2 k and 5k” on Sunday, June 3rd at 9:00 am in Queen Elizabeth Park.  To register, please visit: bcchf.ca/race.
 
Bike to School WeekHeads-up that JQ students will be encouraged to bike to school during the week of May 28 to June 1.  A bike rodeo will be held for students in kindergarten, grades 1 & 2 on Tuesday, May 29th.  More details to be provided later.
JQ Summer CarnivalMark your calendars for a fun JQ family Carnival on Friday, June 8th.  New inflatable fun and more. Details to come!
PAC AGMThursday, June 7 – 7 to 9 pm.
New PAC Executive Members Wanted:   We are sad to have to say goodbye to quite a few of our valued PAC members this year as they move onto new adventures beyond JQ. We wish them the very best.  This means many of our important Executive and volunteer roles are open for new members.  Our experienced members are still in place and open to mentoring or questions if you sign up before the end of the school year!  If you have questions or are interested in any of the roles below please email jqpacexec@gmail.com.  We'd love to welcome you on board!
JQ Pizza Fridays:  ORDER HERE
Deadline for ordering Pizza is Thursday at 3 pm.  It is very important that you place your order prior to the deadline as the number of pizzas required is then given to the supplier.  
 
May 04
E-Bulletin - May 4

In this E-Bulletin

Immunization Clinic
Parent Volunteer Appreciation Tea – Tuesday, May 29
Twitter
Bon Voyage
Track & Field – Mini-Meets, Tuesday, May 8 & Thursday, May 10
Choir - Year-End Concert – Thursday, May 31
Staffing Changes
Not Returning to Jules Quesnel for September 2018?
JQ Sports Day – Friday, May 25
Dates to Note
PAC NEWS
Beauty & the Beast Request
Bike to School Week – Monday, May 28 to Friday, June 1st
New PAC Executive Members Wanted
JQ Pizza Fridays 
Summer Carnival
 
Immunization Clinic:  Immunization Consent Forms have been sent home with grade 6 students and other students who are missing immunizations.  The Clinic will be held at the school on Thursday, May 31st .  Please return your Consent Form by May 18th
 
Parent Volunteer Appreciation Tea:  Teachers and staff would like to show their appreciation for JQ’s numerous wonderful parent volunteers at a Tea to be held on Tuesday, May 29th from 1 – 3 pm in the JQ Staffroom.  Many school programs would not be possible without your help.  If you are able to join us, please RSVP to Liz in the office at etoone@vsb.bc.ca.  We look forward to seeing you.
 
TwitterWe will be showcasing students’ learning and work on a Twitter account @EcoleJQ.  Thank you to Mme Sevie for this initiative.
 
Bon VoyageThe first of our Senior Trips will take place next week with 47 grade 7 students travelling to the province of Quebec, visiting historical sites and experiencing the francophone culture in Quebec, Montreal and surrounding areas. The following week, 11 grade 7 students will travel to the Gulf Islands Film & Television School on Galiano Island to foster their creativity through immersion in a hands-on film making experience with industry professionals guiding them through each step of the process. We wish them all a good trip and look forward to hearing of their adventures.
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Track & Field:   
Just a reminder that next week there will  be two practices on Monday and Wednesday mornings before school at 8:00 am for the T&F team.  The first Mini-Meets will be held next week at Camosun from 3:30 to 5:00 pm see dates below:
Juniors (Gr 3, 4 & 5)    Thursday, May 10th and Wednesday, May 16th
Seniors (Gr 6 & 7)       Tuesday, May 8th and Monday, May 14th (note gr 7 students away in Quebec on the 8th and at  GIFTS on May 14th)
 
Final Meet will be held at Point Grey Secondary on Wednesday, May 23rd
Juniors  -  8:30 am to 12:30 pm; Seniors - 1:00 to 3:30 pm
 
Please note the following:
·         Athletes will need to wear a JQ jersey, bring appropriate clothing, sunscreen and snacks/water to the meets
·         JQ jerseys can be purchased for $25 or borrowed for a $20 deposit ... please arrange ahead of practices with Lori by email patandlori@telus.net
·         Athletes need to come to most practices and at least one mini meet to participate in the final meet
·         Lori Durward (parent volunteer coach) will meet the athletes at 3pm in the gym on the day of the mini meets and will walk over to Camosun with them and a JQ staff member. Parents to pick up at Camosun track by 5 pm on mini meet days.  
·         There will be no practice on the day of the final meet: May 23. 
·         Last track and field practice of the season will be May 16 (May 21 is Victoria Day).
·         Parents will need to arrange rides to and from the Final Meet at Point Grey High School
 
Choir - Year-End Concert:  Mark the date for a year-end choral celebration on Thursday, May 31st in the Lord Byng Auditorium at 7 pm.
 
Staffing Changes:  We wish to inform you that Ashley Haynes will be joining the school next week as PE and Computer Prep Coverage teacher. Ashley will be at Jules Quesnel on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.  Please welcome her. 
 
Not Returning to Jules Quesnel for September 2018?  Please let us know if your child will not be returning to Jules Quesnel in September.  A heads-up regarding a “maybe” would also be appreciated as it helps us to organize class sizes and staffing for next year.
 
JQ Sports Day:  JQ will hold a Sports Day on the morning of Friday, May 25th.  Parent volunteers would be appreciated to help at some of the stations.  Please let your child’s teacher or the office know if you are able to assist.  Thank you.
 
Dates to Note:
Friday, May 25 – JQ Sports Day
Tuesday, May 29 – Volunteer Tea
Thursday, May 31 – Immunization Clinic (mainly grade 6 students)
Thursday, May 31 – Year-end Choir Concert
Friday, June 8  - PAC sponsored Summer Carnival
Thursday, June 21 – Beauty and the Beast
Friday, June 22 – Beauty and the Beast
Tuesday, June 26 – Grade 7 Leaving Ceremony
Thursday, June 28 – Last day of school for students
 
Elaine Bellam Scholarship:  Deadline for submission of application is Friday, June 1st.  JQ ex-Alumni in Grade 12 who intend to continue with full-time post-secondary education are eligible to apply.
 
 
PAC NEWS
Please check out the JQ PAC Website for information on PAC sponsored events at jqpac.com
 
Beauty & the Beast RequestNeeded for the Beauty and the Beast production: 3 plain wooden stools, no arms or back, about waist high or a bit shorter.  Let Colleen Cotton know if you are able to provide these at colleencotton@gmail.com.  Thank you.
 
Bike to School WeekHeads-up that JQ students will be encouraged to bike to school during the week of May 28th to June 1st..  A bike rodeo will be held for students in kindergarten, grades 1 & 2 on Tuesday, May 29th.  More details to be provided later.
 
New PAC Executive Members Wanted:  We are sad to have to say goodbye to quite a few of our valued PAC members this year as they move onto new adventures beyond JQ. We wish them the very best.  This means many of our important Executive and volunteer roles are open for new members.  Our experienced members are still in place and open to mentoring or questions if you sign up before the end of the school year!  If you have questions or are interested in any of the roles below please email jqpacexec@gmail.com.  We'd love to welcome you on board!
JQ Pizza Fridays ORDER HERE
Deadline for ordering Pizza is Thursday at 3 pm.  It is very important that you place your order prior to the deadline as the number of pizzas required is then given to the supplier.  
VOLUNTEERS ALWAYS APPRECIATED FOR PIZZA LUNCHES:  Sign Up Here
JQ Summer CarnivalMark your calendars for a fun JQ family Carnival on Friday, June 8th.  New inflatable fun and more. Details to come!
April 24
E-Bulletin - April 24

In this E-Bulletin

Pro-D Reminder
Track & Field
General School Fees 2018-19
School Cash Online
2018  Student Learning Survey
Returning to JQ? 
Big One at Two
Elaine Bellam Scholarship
Quebec Information Meeting for parents of grade 7 students
VSB Summer Programs
JQ Jerseys
Ready, Set, Learn
WE Walk for Water (tomorrow, Wed. April 25 after school)
    & Thank you for Wheelchair Basketball
Dates to Note
Calendar
Beauty and the Beast
Calendar 2018-19
Byng Student-Led Book Drive
 
JQ Safe Arrival Line:  604-713-5159 ext 39
 
Pro-D ReminderFriday, April 27th – No school for students
 
Track & Field:  Below are the dates of the Track & Field Mini-Meets as well as the Final Meet.
All Mini-Meets will take place at Camosun (field by Queen Elizabeth Elementary) from 3:30 to 5:00 pm on the following dates:
Juniors (Gr 3, 4 & 5)    Thursday, May 10th and Wednesday, May 16th
Seniors (Gr 6 & 7)       Tuesday, May 8th and Monday, May 14th (note gr 7 students away in Quebec on the 8th)
 
Final Meet will be held at Point Grey Secondary on Wednesday, May 23rd
Juniors  -  8:30 am to 12:30 pm; Seniors - 1:00 to 3:30 pm
 
Please note the following:
·         Athletes will need to wear a JQ jersey, bring appropriate clothing, sunscreen and snacks/water to the meets
·         JQ jerseys can be purchased for $25 or borrowed for a $20 deposit ... please arrange ahead of practices with Lori by email patandlori@telus.net
·         Athletes need to come to most practices and at least one mini meet to participate in the final meet
·         Lori Durward (parent volunteer coach) will meet the athletes at 3pm in the gym on the day of the mini meets and will walk over to Camosun with them and a JQ staff member. Parents to pick up at Camosun track by 5 pm on mini meet days.  
·         There will be no practice on the day of the final meet: May 23. 
·         Last track and field practice of the season will be May 16 (May 21 is Victoria Day).
·         Parents will need to arrange rides to and from the Final Meet at Point Grey High School
 
General School Fees 2018-19:   The 2017-18 School Fees notice sent home in May of last year stated that this school year would be the final year that school supplies would be purchased for a set fee by the school district and that starting in September 2018, parents would need to purchase items on their own. Please note that the general school supplies fee will still be charged for the upcoming 2018-19 school year.  The Vancouver School Board will continue its service of purchasing basic school supplies in bulk at wholesale prices and passing the cost savings on to families. The School Supply Fee for 2018-2019 will remain at $25.00 per student.  This fee covers basic consumable school supplies used for students’ personal use such as paper, writing tools, glue sticks, erasers, exercise books and art supplies. Supplies are provided for the full year.
 
School Cash Online:  The following field trips have been placed on the new online payment system:
Division 7 – Yoga Fee  - Cost:  $14.00
Divisions 8 & 9  A combination of 3 field trips to the Museum of Vancouver, Gulf of Georgia Cannery and the Children’s Festival - Cost $46.00
Division 10 & 11 – Visit to the Beaty Museum – Cost $17.00
Divisions 12 & 13 – Visit to Vancouver Children’s Festival - Cost: $25.00
Divisions 16 & 17 – Swimming fees, Cost $32.00 and visit to the Children’s Festival - Cost $26.00
 
We very much appreciate having these fees paid online at https://vsb.schoolcashonline.com.
 
2018  Student Learning Survey:  Parents/Guardians of students in Grades 4 and 7 are invited to complete an Internet Electronic Anonymous Survey any time before April 27th.  Please see attached for how to complete the survey.   Students in grades 4 & 7 only will complete the survey at school.
 
Returning to JQ?  Please let the school know by May 15th, 2018 if your child(ren) will no longer be returning to JQ in September 2018.    
 
Big One at Two:  The Vancouver School Board District will hold its annual earthquake drill for all schools on Thursday, May 3rd at 2:00 pm.  This year, parents of Division 11 will be invited to practice in a mock student-parent reunification process.  If you have a child in this Division and can participate in this drill by coming to the school field (or gym if raining) at 2:30 pm, please return the completed yellow form sent home today and return by Monday, April 30th.  Please dress your child appropriately for the weather that day as the school will evacuate the building and assemble on the field.  If you need to take your child out for an appointment during this time i.e. doctor or dentist, please come to the school before 2 pm.
 
Elaine Bellam ScholarshipStudents in grade 12 who previously attended Jules Quesnel are eligible to apply for this $500 scholarship.  Details and the Application Form are on the school website at jqpac.com under the “Parent” tab and the deadline is Friday, June 1st at 3:30 pm.  Applications forms are also available in the JQ office and have been sent to Grade 12 Counsellors at VSB schools.
 
Quebec Information Meeting for parents of grade 7 studentsWednesday, May 2nd at 7:00 pm in the JQ Library.  Please note that this is a mandatory meeting and we would like at least one parent from each family to attend, along with their child.
 
VSB Summer Programs:  The VSB are offering a number of French Immersion summer programs.   A copy of the flyer is attached, hard copies are available at the school and information can also be found at:  http://summer.vsb.bc.ca.    Registration opens on Friday, April 27th.
 
Class & Grad PhotosClass photos have been distributed, please let the office know if your child did not receive one.   There is no charge.  Please note that no Team/Group Photos were taken this year. 
 
The Grad Photo is available for sale at:
Order ONLINE at www.lifetouchevents.com
Please enter your:  Guest Password: ecolejulesquesnel2018
Online ordering expires:  JUNE 30, 2018
Photo(s) will be mailed directly to your home.
Please note: There will be a $7.00 shipping and handling fee applied to each order.
Sincerely,
Lifetouch Canada Inc.
 
JQ Jerseys:  If you have a JQ jersey from the volleyball or basketball season, could you kindly return it to the JQ Office asap.  Thank you.
 
Ready, Set, Learn:  The school will host a Ready, set, Learn session on Monday, April 30th from 9:15 to 10:00 am in the JQ Library for 3 and 4 year olds in our community.  Please pass this information along to any friends and neighbours.   RSVP to etoone@vsb.bc.ca
 
WE Walk for Water – TOMORROW AFTER SCHOOL
The WE Organization will be holding the first global WE Walk for Water on April 27.  However, as this is a pro-d day at JQ, the JQ WE Group members decided to hold our WE Walk for Water event after school tomorrow:
Wednesday, April 25.
 
Please note that ALL WE Group members (as well as siblings and friends) are welcome to participate in Wednesday’s event….and if Wednesday doesn’t work, please feel free to Walk for Water on your own, or with your friends, on Friday April 27.
 
This event is to build awareness about and to raise funds for issues related to accessing clean water.  As you know, this year the JQ WE Group is supporting initiatives to increase access to clean water in Tanzania, so this is a perfect event to support the chosen pillar.
 
WE Group members will be requesting pledges for evey kilometre they walk carrying jugs of water to raise funds.  The suggested distance to walk is 5km.  Anyone interested in sponsoring this event with a pledge, can do so through one of the WE Group members.
 
Together we learned that….
”although clean water is a basic human right, more than 800 million people lack access to it.  When communities have access to clean water, girls can attend school, parents can run sustainable farms and families can lead healthier lives.”
 
What’s amazing is that….
Just $25 gives one person clean water for life.
 
The JQ WE Group set a goal to impact 40 lives at this year’s fundraising event.
 
WE Group Wheelchair Basketball EventThank you all the JQ WE Group members that contributed to the success of the WE Are One Wheelchair Basketball event!  It was a very well-attended event and many students had an opportunity to participate throughout the day.
A very special thank you to Sian Blyth and her team (Orion and Michelle) at the BC Wheelchair Basketball Society (BCWBS) for the very generous contribution of their time and the wheelchairs.   Another special thank you to Abi Blyth for helping guide the students throughout the day.  Thank you to everyone for a great job…it was a very fun day, with lots of learning!
 
Dates to Note:
Friday, April 27 – Professional Development Day – no school for students
Monday, April 30 – Ready, Set, Learn for 3 and 4 year olds
Wednesday, May 2nd – Gr 7 Parent/Child meeting for those travelling to Quebec
Thursday, May 3rd – Big One at Two VSB Earthquake Drill
Friday, May 18th – School not in session
Monday, May 21st – Victoria Day – school not in session
 
Calendar:  The VSB have approved the following dates for Winter and Spring Breaks during the 2018-19 academic year. 
Winter Break:  Monday, December 24 to Friday, January 4
Spring Break:  Monday, March 18 to Friday, March 29
Pro-D Days will be:  September 21, October 19, November 9, January 25, February 15, April 29 and  May 17.
A JQ Calendar which will include conference dates will be made available to parents before the end of May.
 
Beauty and the Beast A props appeal from "Beauty and the Beast".
We are putting together an "Inventor's Cart" for "Beauty and the Beast".
We are collecting anything that looks "fantastic" or "out of the ordinary." Anything that moves or whirls or twirls, elevates, moves sideways. Anything that looks like a crazy inventor dreamed it up. Things made out of Lego or Meccano, Tinker Toys, building blocks, kitchen gadgets, any household gadgets, whirring motors, old toys that move. Components from old games. We will attach these items to a 4x3 cart.
We also need blocks of Styrofoam, old broom handles, duct tape.
We also need a BIG (oversized) wooden chair (for Gaston). We also need a trestle table about 4 feet high (or a narrow, long table of some sort).
Please drop off these items in the music room or email me if you need things picked up colleencotton@gmail.com
Thanks,
Colleen
 
Byng Student-Led Book DriveByng students will be collecting “Books For Me”, an organization that allows children living in poverty in Vancouver, whose families cannot afford books, the opportunity to choose and keep books that interest them.  Books can be dropped off at Jules Quesnel between May 1st and May 11th in front of the computer lab.   Thank you for your support.
 
 
April 06
E-Bulletin - April 6

In this E-Bulletin:

Track & Field
Letter from VSB
2018 Student Learning Survey
Returning to JQ
Running Shoes
Introduction to New Staff
Advertising
VSB Summer Program
Class & Grad Photos
Call for Choir Photos
JQ Sr. Girls Choir
JQ WE Group
Dates to Note
Beauty & the Beast
PAC News
Red Cross Babysitting Course
Pizza Days
 
Track & Field:  The season will  begin with a first practice on Monday, April 9th from 8:00 to 8:45 am at Camosun Field, next to Queen Elizabeth Elementary.  Students in all grades are able to participate.  Practices will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:00 to 8:45 am.  If you have not already done so, please sign the Permission Form (copy attached).  If you child participated in the Cross Country season, you have already granted permission.   Primary students must be accompanied by a parent during practice and brought back to JQ at 8:45 am.  If you are able to volunteer with practice or mini-meets, please contact our wonderful parent volunteer coach, Lori Durward at patandlori@telus.net
Letter from VSB Superintendent and Chair of the Board of Trustees:  Please find attached a letter to provide an update on some of the events, opportunities and activities that trustees, and district staff have been involved in.
 
2018  Student Learning Survey:  Parents/Guardians of students in Grades 4 and 7 are invited to complete an Internet Electronic Anonymous Survey any time before April 27th.  Please see attached for how to complete the survey.   Students in grades 4 & 7 only will complete the survey at school.
 
Returning to JQ?  Please let the school know by May 15th, 2018 if your child(ren) will no longer be returning to JQ in September 2018.    
 
Running ShoesPlease ensure that your child has proper footwear for their gym period. We will not let students participate in their physical education class without them. The students often forget and want to play without shoes. This will not be allowed for safety reasons. Please remind them to bring their running shoes when needed.
 
Introduction to New StaffWe would like to welcome Alina Kapetanovic who has joined JQ this week in Division 6.
 
We would also like to welcome 3 teacher candidates to our school for their 10 week long practicum starting this week until the first week of June.  
Mattias Murray-Hemphill - Division 4 - Mme Caroline
Thibaut Collard- Division 5 -  Mme Chong
Marissa MacDonald - Division 17 -  Mme Campbell
 
AdvertisingPlease note that advertising programs that are not directly affiliated with the VSB are not permitted without the permission of the Principal. We have taken the advertising down and the billboards are in the office to be retrieved. Thank you for your cooperation.
 
VSB Summer Programs:  The VSB are offering a number of French Immersion summer programs.   A copy of the flyer is attached, hard copies are available at the school and information can also be found at:  http://summer.vsb.bc.ca.    Registration opens on Friday, April 27th.
 
Class & Grad PhotosClass photos were taken today and will be distributed once returned from Lifetouch.  These photos are free of charge to students.  The Grad Photo will be available for purchase and we will let you know the cost in due course.
 
Call for Choir PhotosWe are in desperate need of a few choir photos for the Yearbook which we have to submit next week.  To date, we have only one from the Dunbar Community Centre.  If any parents have a choir photo that they could email to etoone@vsb.bc.ca or include in the Yearbook dropbox it would be much appreciated.
 
JQ Sr. Girls ChoirJQ Senior Girl’s Choir had the honour today of singing at the Women’s National Wheelchair Basketball Championships taking place at the Richmond Oval this weekend.
 
JQ WE GroupThe group is busy organizing a WE Are One Wheelchair Basketball event to take place on Friday, April 11th.  
 
Dates to Note:
Friday, April 27 – Professional Development Day – no school for students
Friday, May 18th – School not in session
Monday, May 21st – Victoria Day – school not in session
 
Beauty and the Beast
 
Hello,
A props appeal from "Beauty and the Beast".
We are putting together an "Inventor's Cart" for "Beauty and the Beast".
We are collecting anything that looks "fantastic" or "out of the ordinary." Anything that moves or whirls or twirls, elevates, moves sideways. Anything that looks like a crazy inventor dreamed it up. Things made out of Lego or Meccano, Tinker Toys, building blocks, kitchen gadgets, any household gadgets, whirring motors, old toys that move. Components from old games. We will attach these items to a 4x3 cart.
We also need blocks of Styrofoam, old broom handles, duct tape.
We also need a BIG (oversized) wooden chair (for Gaston). We also need a trestle table about 4 feet high (or a narrow, long table of some sort).
Please drop off these items in the music room or email me if you need things picked up colleencotton@gmail.com
Thanks,
Colleen
 
PAC NEWS
 
Red Cross Babysitting Course
Jules Quesnel is once again hosting Link 2 Life to provide a babysitting course for students in grade 6 or 7.  Registration is limited so please do not delay!
Friday, April 27th - 8:30 - 4:30 at Jules Quesnel 
Here's the details and registration: https://raqbow.wufoo.eu/forms/zlpc0dc1fz3kgh/
 
A MESSAGE re Pizza Lunches from our New Class of 2019: 
Thank you to the team who coordinated pizza lunches for the 2018 Grade 7 trip.  The 2019 Grade 7 trip will continue the tradition until March 2019.
JQ Pizza Fridays will be offered the following Fridays:
April 13, 20
May 04, 11, 25
To order pizza, please visit the PAC website at:   http://fundraising.jqpac.com/
 
March 16
E-Bulletin - March 16

In this E-Bulletin

Track & Field
2018 Student Learning Survey
Ultimate Frisbee for Grades 5 to 7
Returning to JQ
Staffing Update
Class Photos
School Cash Online
Volunteers
Top Franco
Visit from Meghan Camposano
Beauty and the Beast Props Appeal
PAC News
New information for Hot Lunches
Thank you to Graduating Class of 2018
New Pizza Dates
 
Track & Field:  A reminder that the Track & Field season will begin with a first practice on Monday, April 9th at 8:00 to 8:45 am.
Practices will be held at Camosun Park every Monday and Wednesday morning before school.  Mini-Meets will take place in May and dates will be announced after Spring Break.   Permission forms are available at the school and are also attached, please return by Thursday, April 5th.
 
2018  Student Learning Survey:  Parents/Guardians of students in Grades 4 and 7 are invited to complete an Internet Electronic Anonymous Survey any time before April 27.  Please see attached for how to complete the survey.   Students in grades 4 & 7 only will complete the survey at school.
 
Ultimate Frisbee for Grades 5 to 7Season 2018 is on.  Practices will  begin on the first day back after Spring Break, Tuesday, April 3rd from 3:15 to 4:30 pm on the field behind the pool.
 
Returning to JQ?  Please let the school know by May 15th, 2018 if your child(ren) will no longer be returning to JQ in September 2018.    
 
Staffing Update:  We would like to welcome Mme Alina Kapetanovic who will teach full-time in Division 6 as of Tuesday, April 3rd.
We are also pleased to announce that Mme Deborah Roos will be returning to her position as Intermediate Resource Teacher on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and Mme Fabienne Goulet will resume her post of Teacher-Librarian on Mondays and Fridays.
 
Class Photos:  Will be held on Friday, April 6th
 
School Cash Online:   To date, the school has a 36% adoption rate for School Cash Online so thank you to everyone who has signed up.   If you have a few moments over Spring Break, please take a minute to sign-up for the new online payment system.  It is fairly simple and  only requires student’s first name, last name and date of birth to register.  The school has a number of field trips to the Vancouver International Children’s Festival taking place in May and these will be placed  online shortly after the break. 
Here is the link:  https://vsb.schoolcashonline.com or visit the wwebsite at http://vsb.bc.ca/online-payment
 
VolunteersAfter Spring Break, we are looking for parents to volunteer from 9:00 to 10:00 am in the school.  If you are interested, please contact Liz in the office.
 
Top FrancoAfter listening to about 10 songs, students voted for their favourite and chose “Ego” by Willy Williams.  Filming of a lipdub to the music is planned after Spring Break.  Stay tuned!
 
Visit from Meghan Camposano and baby Mila:  We were thrilled to receive a visit from Mme Camposano and two month old baby daughter Mila yesterday.  Division 14 students were particularly happy to meet the new addition to Meghan’s family and to say hello to Mme Camposano.  Mila was by this time asleep after all the attention and cuddles in the staffroom.
 
Beauty and the Beast
 
Hello,
A props appeal from "Beauty and the Beast".
We are putting together an "Inventor's Cart" for "Beauty and the Beast".
We are collecting anything that looks "fantastic" or "out of the ordinary." Anything that moves or whirls or twirls, elevates, moves sideways. Anything that looks like a crazy inventor dreamed it up. Things made out of Lego or Meccano, Tinker Toys, building blocks, kitchen gadgets, any household gadgets, whirring motors, old toys that move. Components from old games. We will attach these items to a 4x3 cart.
We also need blocks of Styrofoam, old broom handles, duct tape.
We also need a BIG (oversized) wooden chair (for Gaston). We also need a trestle table about 4 feet high (or a narrow, long table of some sort).
Please drop off these items in the music room or email me if you need things picked up colleencotton@gmail.com
Thanks,
Colleen
 
The Jules Quesnel Staff would like to wish everyone a great Spring Break and we look forward to welcoming students back for the final 4 months of the school year on Tuesday, April 3rd. Have fun!
PAC NEWS
 
NEW information for Hot Lunches
Due to your feedback from the PAC poll we have changed our hot lunch menu to reflect the communities wish for healthier items.  We have had a nutritionist review and update our menu in coordination with C'est Mon Cafe.  Sneak peek: all processed entrees have been removed and we have made efforts to include a protein in each meal. 
It is still a work in progress but we expect it should be in place for ordering sometime over spring break.  The ordering system will remain the same and will be in place when the menu is solidified.  Please check our JQ PAC website under Hot lunch/Pizza Fridays for information as it is updated.  Hope you enjoy!

PLEASE KEEP IN MIND:  You have NOT ordered any hot lunch or pizza items after March break! Please make sure to update your order for April through June. Thank you. 

THANK YOU!
As is our tradition, our grade 7, 2018 graduating year will be passing all Sr. Trip fundraising over to the current grade 6, 2019 graduating year after spring break. 

A HUGE Thank you to our 2018 students and their families for an incredible year.  We have enjoyed Hot Lunches, Pizza Fridays, Galas, Art cards, Halloween parties on so much more because of their hard work, time, energy and organizing. MERCI!!

A MESSAGE re Pizza Lunches from our New Class of 2019: 
Thank you to the team who coordinated pizza lunches for the 2018 Grade 7 trip. After the break, the 2019 Grade 7 trip will continue the tradition...
 
JQ Pizza Fridays will be offered the following Fridays:
April 06, 13, 20
May 04, 11, 25
 
March 02
E-Bulletin - March 2

In this E-Bulletin

Student Safety
Safe Arrival and Extended Absences
Early Dismissal Reminder – March 6 & 8 at 2 pm
School Cash Online
Tax Receipts for the JQ PAC Direct Donation
Dance
Returning to Jules Quesnel in September?
Basketball
Dates to Note
VAZZY
PAC NEWS
Family Movie Morning – March 10
 
Student Safety:  The safety of our students is our top priority.  Last week, a student was injured in the gym after accidentally tripping into one of the windows.  We are taking the necessary steps to ensure our school facilities remain safe for students including the following:  The broken window has been boarded over, other similar windows have been inspected, the design and materials being used in our schools are being reviewed to ensure they are appropriate, and district staff are actively working to ensure this cannot happen again.  
We share your concerns and thank you for your support.
 
Safe Arrival and Extended Absences:   To report your child’s absence, please call 604-713-5159 ext. 39 prior to 9:15 am. If you know ahead of time that your child will be away from school, parents and guardians are encouraged to inform the School Office and the teacher. Notifying us in advance of your child’s absence will significantly improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the Safe Arrival morning routine. If your child will be absent for an extended period, please send a note to the office.  Thank you for your cooperation.
 
Early Dismissal Reminder:  Students will be dismissed on Tuesday, March 6 and Thursday, March 8 at 2 pm (note non-consecutive days).
 
School Cash Online:    We are pleased to announce that Jules Quesnel is back on an online payment system - School Cash Online:  https://vsb.schoolcashonline.com.  This is a safe, fast and convenient way for parents to pay for school fees and field trips.  We will be placing fees for all upcoming field trips online and would appreciate your help in reducing the amount of cash and number of cheques coming into the school. 
 
Tax Receipts for the JQ PAC Direct Donation:  If you are at the school next Tuesday or Thursday for meetings/conferences, please drop by the office and pick-up your tax receipt.   As you enter the office, they are located on your right in a box in alphabetical order by last name.  Thank you.
 
Dance:  This week, students have enjoyed dance lessons from instructors of DancePL3Y.  This is one of the extra-activities, partly sponsored by PAC.  DancePL3Y will be back for one more week from March 12 to 16.
 
Returning to Jules Quesnel – September 2018?   Just a reminder to let the school know if your child WILL NOT BE returning to JQ in September 2018. 
 
BasketballCongratulations to all JQ basketball teams for a great season and thank you to all parents and teachers who helped coach or sponsor our teams.  The Sr. Boys' team continues to play on Monday at Magee Secondary after winning their first game in the competitive tournament.  Good luck!
 
Dates to Note
Monday, March 19 to Monday, April 2 – Spring Break
Tuesday, April 3 – First Day of School after Spring Break
Friday, April 6 – Class Photos
 
VAZZY:  The school will watch a performance on the morning of Tuesday, March 6th by VAZZY, a lively, interactive and entertaining presentation of traditional French-Canadian songs and music accompanied by cultural and historical anecdotes depicting life during the early days of Canada.  Thank you to PAC for sponsoring this musical event.
 
 
PAC NEWS
Family Movie Morning:  Our final 2017 Senior Trip fundraiser is a Family Movie Morning at Dunbar Theatre.  Please invite family and friends and come watch PADDINGTON on Saturday, March 10.  Doors open at 9:30 am, showtime is 10:00 am.  Reserve your tickets now.  And for more information go to our
 
 
 
February 14
E-Bulletin - Feb 14

In this E-Bulletin

Fire Drill
Pro-D
Access to Classrooms
Direct Donation Tax Receipts
Dance Program
Dates to Note
Kindergarten Sibling Confirmation
Grade 5 Outdoor School
Recess Snacks
Student Absences
Pink Shirt Day
Safe Arrival Line:  604-713-5159, ext. 39
 
Fire-Drill:  The school will hold a fire drill on Friday, February 16th at 2 pm. 
 
Pro-D  Day Monday, February 19th – School will be closed to students for a staff professional development day.
 
Access to ClassroomsDue to privacy and safety concerns, parents/ caregivers and students are not allowed to access classrooms unless accompanied by a member of the administrative or teaching staff.  Thank you for your understanding!
 
Direct Donation Tax ReceiptsIf you are in the school, could you kindly drop by the office and pick up your tax receipt as this will save the school considerable postage costs.  Envelopes in alpha order by last name are in tupperware boxes on the counter to your right (near ice machine).   We will mail out any envelopes not picked up on Monday, February 26th.  Thank you.
 
Dance Program:  A school wide dance program will take place during gym time on the weeks of February 26th to March 2nd and March 12th to March 16th.  This is the second of the extra-activities jointly sponsored by PAC. 
 
Dates to Note:
Tuesday, March 6:  Early Dismissal at 2 pm
Thursday, March 8:  Early Dismissal at 2 pm
Monday, March 19 to Monday, April 2:  Spring Break
Tuesday, April 3:  School reopens after Spring Break
 
Kindergarten Sibling Confirmation:  Parents will receive confirmation in writing on Tuesday, February 20th of their child’s spot in the kindergarten program for September 2018.
 
Grade 5 Outdoor SchoolWe have to get the ball rolling for the Sea to Sky Grade 5 Outdoor School experience.  We would greatly appreciate if you could please read the info contained in the package we sent home. Please carefully complete all white forms (both sides) and return all white forms (keep the greens) to your child's teacher by Wednesday, February 21st. The payment can be made later, the deadline is April 6th. 
Thank you for your collaboration and prompt return of the forms.
Jules Quesnel Grade 5 team
 
Recess Snacks:  Please don’t forget to pack your child a snack for recess on hot lunch days.  Thank you.
 
Student Absences:  If your child will be away for additional days at March Spring Break, could you please leave a message on the Safe Arrival Line at 604-713-5159 or let the office know.   Thank you to all families who have already provided this information. 
 
Pink Shirt Day – Wednesday, February 28th:   The school will be celebrating Pink Shirt Day over a week long period.  More details to come from classroom teachers.  This year, Pink Shirt Day is encouraging others to combat cyberbullying by thinking twice before posting something negative, and instead using the internet to spread kindness - because we know that Nice Needs No Filter!
 
PAC NEWS
 
Spellathon:  Pledge forms and money due back to school on Friday, February 16th.
 
Next PAC Meeting:  Tuesday, February 20th from 2 – 3 pm in the JQ Staffroom.
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