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September 22
E-Bulletin - Sept 22

In this E-Bulletin

Meet the Teacher
School Fees
Cross Country – Mini-Meet – Sept 27
Grade 7 Parent Mtg. – Sept 27
Terry Fox Run – Sept 28
Form Packages
Conferences – Oct 4 & 5
Dates to Note
Walk for Reconciliation
PAC News
Welcome back BBQ - Kudos
Dates to Note
 
Meet the Teacher NightWe would like to thank all families who attended the Meet the Teacher Night yesterday, staff were very happy to see you.
 
School, Agenda and Extra-Curricular FeesThank you to all parents who have already paid their fees online or via cash/cheque.  If you have not already done so, it would be appreciated if you could pay these fees by the end of September. 
 
Workbook Fees:  Students in Divisions 5, 7, 10 and 11 are asked to pay an additional $20 for a  Spirit of Math Workbook.
 
All subsidy requests may be submitted to Mme Natalie in confidence at nmorissett@vsb.bc.ca.
 
Cross-Country:  Usual practice on Monday at 8:00 am.  No practice on Wednesday.
The first Mini-Meet will be held on Wednesday, September 27th at 3:30 pm at Vanier Park (near the Maritime Museum)Please note that there will be NO practice that morning.  First competitors will be grade 7 boys, followed by grade 7 girls, then K & 1 boys, then K & 1 girls, then grade 2 boys, grade 2 girls and so on to grade 6.   Please note that parents or guardians will be responsible for their children’s transportation to and from all Cross-Country Meets.  If you are able to volunteer to help, please contact our fantastic volunteer coach at Lori Durward (patandlori@telus.net).  Thank you to Principal, Mme Natalie and Teacher Mme Caroline for sponsoring the first mini-meet. 
 
Grade 7 Parent Meeting:  Grade 7 parents are invited to a meeting on Wednesday, September 27th from 5 – 6 pm in the school library to discuss this year’s senior trip options.  This is a meeting for parents only as students will receive the information earlier that afternoon.  Mme Haley Workun, Monsieur Daniel Rondeau and Mme Natalie Morissette will be presenting.
 
Terry Fox RunThe school will be holding its Annual Terry Fox Run on Thursday, September 28th at 2 pm.  The whole school will participate with younger children running on the field and older students running around the Lord Byng/JQ Block.  Please dress your child in appropriate clothing for running.
We need a few parents to help line the event and stand at the 4 corners of the city block when the children run around Byng and JQ, to make it safe.  Please come and cheer on your community.
 
If you wish to donate online, please see the link below.
§  Come at 2PM to see the whole school run and feel the energy.
§  Sponsor a child before or after the event. (see below how to create your child’s own webpage on the Terry Fox site to help them solicit donations from friends and family), or simply donate on the JQ School Terry Fox Fundraising page above.
§  Send your child with a water bottle on the Terry Fox Run Day
 
FormsYour child will be bringing home a package of various forms. Please ensure that all information on the Student Verification Form is current and correct.  Also, remember that if there are changes to telephone numbers and emergency contact numbers throughout the year, please inform the office immediately for your child’s safety.   New students:  please alert the office to any life-threatening medical conditions if you have not already done so.  Thank you.
 
Conferences:  Will be held on October 4th and 5th.   Your child’s teacher will provide information as to scheduling a conference.
 
Dates to Note
Monday, October 2nd – PAC Meeting from 9 – 10 am in the Staffroom
               Family Photo Night Fundraiser – Oct. 2, 3 and 5
Wednesday, October 4th – Early Dismissal at 2 pm for conferences
Thursday, October 5th – Early Dismissal at 2 pm for conferences
Monday, October 9th – Thanksgiving – School closed
 
Walk for Reconciliation
Dear Parents and Guardians of JQ students,
This Sunday, September 24th is the 2017 Walk for Reconciliation taking place in downtown Vancouver.  The Walk for Reconciliation is a positive movement to build better relationships among Indigenous peoples and Canadians.  Some staff members from JQ will be there and we would love for JQ families to participate!  Please click on the link for more information:
 
PAC News
Welcome Back BBQ – Thanks & Kudos!
What a wonderful afternoon for us all to connect on the back field last week!  A great time for all who came to reconnect with friends and meet new ones – and to all the kids who quite joyfully went round after round on the Eliminator! 
Thanks also for your generous patronage of the BBQ, Lemonade Stand and Cake Walk.  The latter certainly one of the most successful in our JQ history with over 80 cakes donated, raising just shy of $1,200!   Kudos to Lucy McLachlan who baked 8 cakes!!  And to all the other kids and parents who generously bought, baked, decorated and donated cakes to make this such a success.
Kudos also to our parents for organizing and staging such a fun Welcome Back BBQ.  Thanks to the kids who helped run the events - what a way to get involved!  Grade 7s:  Abi Blythe, Alyssa Jiles, Arianna Zhang, Candace Gao, Claudia Thompson, Isabel Geiger, Julia Carter, Kathryn Irvine, Kylie Mansfield, Lucy McLachlan Maya Baechler, Pheobe Lecky, Quinn Gumprich, Robyn Brown, Rowan Sharman, Sophie Sharp, Sylvie Tippett, Tharan Eigl, and Zoe Tosto.   And extra special thanks to Sara Jiles (Gr1) and Kaylyn Jiles (Gr2) for making jug after jug of lemonade! And to Noah Morton (GrK) for helping his Mum sell burgers and hot dogs!
 
Dates to Note:
The following fundraisers will be held for the Gr 7 Senior Trip.  More details to be provided in future E-Bulletins as well as through PAC Bulletins.
  • Family Photo Nights - October 2, 3 & 5
  • Hallowe’en Dance - October 27 (usually gr 5 to 7)
  • Gala & Silent Auction - November 3
September 13
E-Bulletin - Sept 13

Dear Parents and Guardians,

 
Welcome back to our new school year.   We hope that you had an enjoyable summer.  Students returned to school ready to learn and are quickly settling into their classes.  We will be sending out a regular bulletin with information on what’s happening at the school.  Please read below for information on fees, school policies, Meet the Teacher Night and other information.  Some PAC information is also included at the bottom of this email and parents are encouraged to also check the PAC website at jqpac.com.
 
In this E-Bulletin:
2017-2018 School Fees, Agenda Fees and Extra Activity Fee
Safe Arrival and Reporting Student Absences
Sign-in and Sign-Out of Students during the Day
Late Arrivals
School Hours
Before and After School Supervision
Student Photo Day – Monday, September 18
We are a “Nut Aware” school
Sign-in Procedures for Visitors in the School
Traffic and drop-off zones
Professional Development Day – Friday, September 22
Letter from VSB Interim Superintendent and Official Trustee
Label belongings
Meet the Teacher Night
Cross-country Running Program
Terry Fox Run Date
Form Packages
 
PAC NEWS
Welcome Back BBQ – Friday, September 15
Hot Lunch Program – starts Monday, September 18
Choir Program
Beauty and the Beast Auditions – Thurs, Sept 14 and Fri, Sept 15
JQ Pizza Day – Friday Sept. 15th – order by Thurs, Sept 14
 
2017-2018 School Fees, Agenda Fees and Extra Activity FeeThe school will continue to use the online payment program School-Day for payment of School Fees.  Parents may now pay the School Fee ($25), Agenda Fee ($10) where applicable (Divisions 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 10, 11 and 13 only) and Extra-Activity Fee ($25) for students in grades 1 – 7 only. 
 
School-Day:  If you are new to the school, your child will be bringing home a letter this week with a personalized access code for the School-Day program.  If you have already registered last year, including students who have transferred from the Annex, your information has been carried over.
 
The following is the link to the program:  https://www.school-day.com
 
If online payment is not an option, parents can pay by cash or cheque payable to Ecole Jules Quesnel.  If you are submitting a cash payment, please enclose your payment in an envelope with your child/children’s name.  Thank you.
 
Any families who would like to receive a subsidy to cover partial/full costs of the above fees, are requested to contact Mme Natalie Morissette in confidence at the following email address:  nmorissett@vsb.bc.ca
 
A flyer is attached with more information on these fees.
 
Safe Arrival and Reporting Student Absences – New ProcedureStudent safety is of paramount importance at the Vancouver School District.  Ensuring student safety is a shared responsibility.  In order to assist schools, we ask parents to notify schools of student absences.  If your child will be absent from school, please phone the school to report this absence as early as possible.  Parents should leave a message on a dedicated answering service by calling 604-713-5159 and then entering a two-digit extension which is 39 for Jules Quesnel.  Messages will be received before the office is open.  School offices are busy places:  consistently notifying the school in advance of your child’s absence will significantly improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the Safe Arrival Morning Routine.
 
To report your child’s absence – please call:  604-713-5159 ext 39 prior to 9:00 am on the first day of the absence.
 
Sign-In / Sign-OutParents who pull their child out of school early or during the day (e.g. for a dental appointment) must sign their child out of school in the black binder on the table in front of the PAC Notice Board and then sign back in when the child returns.   This is done to ensure the safety of the children.  Students may sign themselves in and out but must have the written permission of a parent.
Students who occasionally go home for lunch, need to provide a note to their teacher in advance or that day. If a student goes home daily for lunch then their parent needs to provide the school office with a note outlining this. For safety reasons, students without parental permission are not allowed to leave the school grounds at any time.
 
Late Arrivals:  If your child is late for school, a Late Slip should be filled out and handed to the teacher.  These can be found on the table in front of the PAC notice board.  There will be a push for punctuality this term as students’ frequent late arrivals are disruptive to all learners and teachers.
 
School Hours
08:55 Warning bell
09:00  Instruction begins
10:30 – 10:50 Recess break
12:10 – 12:57 Lunch
3:00 pm Dismissal
 
Before and After School SupervisionTeaching staff will be on supervision duty on the school grounds 15 minutes before the start of school and 15 minutes at the end of school.  Please be on time to pick-up your child as school staff are not responsible for the safety of students outside of these hours.
 
Student Photo DayAll students will have their individual student photo taken on Monday, September 18th by Lifetouch.  We usually start with the younger grades, grade 1’s at 9:00 am, followed by Kindergarten, grade 2, 3, etc.    Flyers have been sent home today.
 
We are a “Nut Aware” schoolAs several of our students have severe allergies to nuts, we would be grateful if you did not send your child to school with food made with or containing any kinds of nut products, including peanuts.  Please read food labels and packaging carefully for nut ingredients.  Thank you for your understanding and support.
 
Sign-in Procedures for Visitors in the School:  If you are volunteering in a classroom, library or lunchroom and/or will be at the school for a period of time, please sign-in and pick-up a VSB Visitor’s Badge from the Office. 
 
Traffic and drop-off zones:  Thank you for respecting the drop-off zone on West 14th ONLY.  Please do not drop off on Crown Street.  Vehicles seen reversing on the corners of West 14th, West 15th and Crown will be reported.  It is difficult to see small children crossing the sidewalk at these two intersections, especially if reversing.  Please forward photos of any such incidences to Natalie at nmorissett@vsb.bc.ca
 
Professional Development DayFriday, September 22nd – no school for students.
 
Letter from VSB TrusteePlease find attached a letter from the interim VSB Superintendent and Official Trustee.
 
Label belongingsIt would be helpful to track down missing lunch bags, water bottles and items of clothing (especially outerwear) if your child’s items are labelled.  Thank you for considering this.
 
Meet the Teacher Night (for students in grades 1 – 7):  Will be held on Thursday, September 21st from 5:00 to 6:00 pm.  Two sessions will take place from 5:00 to 5:30 pm and from 5:30 to 6:00 pm.  Please note “Meet the Teacher” is for parents only, students are not required to attend and no childminding will  be available at the school.  Signs will be posted with room numbers.
 
Please note that Meet the Teacher Night for grade 3’s in Divisions 10 (Mme Marion) and 11 (Mme Elisabeth) will take place from 4:30 to 5:30 pm  (one hour in duration) in Rm 304.  Parents with other children at the school will then be able to attend the 5:30 to 6:00 pm session for that child.
 
Cross-Country Running Program:  We would like to start this up on Monday, September 18th with practice sessions twice a week on Monday and Wednesday mornings from 8:00 to 8:45 am.  Meet on the steps at JQ at 8:00 am sharp.   All grades welcome but parents must accompany K-3 runners.  More information and a Permission Form will be sent home soon.
 
Terry Fox Run:  Will take place on Thursday, September 28th at 2pm.
 
Forms Packages:  A number of forms will be sent home later this month for parents to sign, check and return to the school.
 
 
PAC NEWS
 
Welcome Back BBQ & Cake Walk
Our annual Welcome Back BBQ will happen this Friday, September 15 from 3 - 6 pm with carnival style games and the infamous Eliminator!
Bring your blankets, plates and utensils and join other families for picnic fare on the back field.   In support of our Grade 7 senior trip there will be hot dogs, burgers, samosas and veggies as well as chips and ice cream sandwiches for sale - and a good old fashioned homemade Lemonade Stand organized and run by the kids!  Bring your loonies and toonies for lemonade and the Cake Walk too!  
 
Cake donations welcome - get the kids baking and let them have bragging rights.  Cakes can be dropped off at Mme.  Stella’s office in the norming or at the back field Friday afternoon.  
 
Hot Lunch Program
Great news! The Hot Lunch Program starts on Monday, September 18th!  
 
This lunch program is open to all JQ students, and is one of the main fundraisers for the Grade 7 Senior Trip.  You can be happy knowing you are supporting our Grade 7 students while also providing a healthy and convenient lunch for your own children.
 
The lunch program runs on Mondays and Wednesdays, and features delicious meals that are presented in reusable containers to minimize waste.  Check out the menus and place your order directly at www.cestmoncafe.com
 
Important Ordering Instructions for Grade 6 families:  If your child is in a Grade 5/6 split class (Divisions 4, 5 and 6), then please enter "Division 2" for your child's division.  Sorry for any confusion, but this will help the C'est Mon Cafe staff deliver your child's lunch to the right seat, and has to do with our lunchroom's seating arrangement.  (All other Grade 6 students should enter their real division number.)
 
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Volunteers Needed from Grade 7 families:  Please consider supporting our Senior Trip fundraising efforts by volunteering at one or more of these lunches.  The time commitment is minimal, from 11:50-12:30 on lunch days, and you get to see all of the smiling faces in the lunchroom!  Plus we really can't run the program without help from volunteers, so thank you!
 
You can sign up to volunteer at this link:   https://doodle.com/poll/uxtzh3zvwxteg8m5.  
 
If you have any questions regarding how the hot lunch program works or volunteering on hot lunch days, please contact Tanya Fisher at tanya_w_fisher@hotmail.com.  
 
If you have any questions about menus or placing your order, contact C'est Mon Cafe at cestmoncafe@gmail.com
 
 
JQ Choir:    This is an extra-curricular program run by PAC – please see the attached information.
 
Beauty and the Beast – Colleen Cotton Productions:  Auditions will be held after school on Thursday and Friday this week (Sept 14th and 15th). Auditions will be held between 3.15pm – 5.30pm in the gym.
Students can prepare a song of their choice or they can sing “O Canada” or “Happy Birthday”. If they like they can also prepare a poem to recite.

JQ Pizza Friday Lunches are back organized by the Class of 2018).  First pizza day is this week on Friday, September 15th and the deadline for ordering pizza is Thursday, September 14th at 2 pm.  Please go to the website – jqpac.com - to order under pizza/hot lunch tab.  For your child’s division – please go to the school website at the following link:

http://go.vsb.bc.ca/schools/quesnel/About/Pages/Staff-Directory.aspx

 
 
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August 31
Welcome Back and Information for First Day of School

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Welcome back, bonne rentrée!
We hope that everyone had a good summer and look forward to hearing all about your children’s summer adventures soon.
FIRST DAY OF SCHOOLTUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5TH
All students in grades 1 – 7 will attend for one hour from 9:00 to 10:00 am.
Former JQ students – please return to last year’s classroom for attendance taking.  Exception: Mme Workun’s former students – please meet in Room 103.
All New Students and Students from QEA – please meet in the Computer Lab (at the top of the main staircase).  Your name will be checked on our lists and you will then be escorted to a classroom by a staff member.
New Kindergarten Students:  No attendance on the first day of school.  A Parent Meeting for new kindergarten students only will be held on Tuesday, September 5th from 7 – 8 pm in the kindergarten classrooms (Rooms 101A and 139).  A list will be posted as to which class your child will be in and the meeting will be held in that classroom.  Entry to the school is through the doors facing the parking lot on West 14th Ave.
Absences:  Please let us know if your child will not be attending on Tuesday, September 5th but will attend later in the week.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6TH:  Students in grades 1 – 7 will attend school from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.  Students should return to the same classroom as the previous day.  Please provide a snack and lunch. 
First small group of kindergarten students will attend as per the gradual entry schedule from 9: 15 to 10: 15 am. 
CLASSROOMS:  We hope to have students in their new classrooms by the end of the first week.  Tentative lists are in place based on who is expected to return. 
 
As you may have heard, all school districts, including the VSB, are experiencing a shortage of teachers.   Jules Quesnel may be impacted by a shortage of French Immersion teachers and we thank you for your understanding and trust.
 
SCHOOL SUPPLY LISTS:  More information will follow.  No supplies required for the first week.
SCHOOL FEES:  Information will be provided during the first or second week of school for School Fees, Agenda Fees and PE Programs.
REGULAR SCHOOL HOURS:
8:55 am                                Warning Bell
9:00 am                                Instruction begins
10:30 – 10:50 am                 Recess
12:10 – 12:57                       Lunch Hour
1:00 pm                                Instruction begins
3:00 pm                                Dismissal
 
DATES TO NOTE IN SEPTEMBER:
Monday, September 18th              Individual Student Photos (Note that there will be a Retake Day in Oct.)
Thursday, September 21st             Meet the Teacher Night
Friday, September 22nd               Professional Development Day
 
JQ PAC:  Will be hosting a Welcome Table on Tuesday, September 5th on the school playground.  Information will be available on extra-curricular activities and hot-lunch programs.  Information will also be available on the table outside the Computer Lab and on the website:  http://jqpac.com
 
June 09
E-Bulletin - June 9th

In this E-Bulletin:

Parent Volunteer Appreciation Tea
Choir Concert
Tennis & Water Polo
Track & Field Wrap-up
Library
Annie Musical
Nature Club
Sports Day and Summer Carnival
Student Placement
Notice of Late Return
Returning to JQ?
Correction – Run for the Kids
JQ PAC News
 
Parent Volunteer Appreciation TeaTeachers and staff would like to show their appreciation for parent volunteers at a Volunteer Tea on Wednesday, June 14th from 2 – 4 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.
 
Choir ConcertThank you to Choir Director, Colleen Cotton, pianist Dr. Elinor Chambers and all JQ choir members for a memorable performance yesterday evening.  You set the bar very high and having the grand piano available put the icing on the cake!  Well done to everyone.
 
Tennis and Water PoloA reminder that students in Divisions 8 to 17 will have 4 to 5 tennis sessions during the week of June 12th to 16th (on Byng tennis courts if fine weather and in the gym if raining). Students in Divisions 1 to 7 will be participating in two water-polo sessions during the same week. Thank you to PAC for its part sponsorship of tennis and water-polo.  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. 
 
Track & Field Wrap-Up:  Please see the attached Track & Field Wrap-up including photos from Lori Durward.  Thank you to everyone for their participation and sportsmanship and once again a huge thank you to Lori and parent volunteers for making this season possible and running early morning practices so often in the rain. 
 
LibraryWe are still missing many books and would be grateful if you could have an extra hunt around at home for any outstanding JQ library books.  Library fine notices will be sent home next week with students.
 
Annie MusicalIt’s finally show time!  After many months of rehearsal, the two casts of Annie are looking forward to being on stage on Thursday, June 15th and Friday, June 16th.  Tickets for these two amazing performances are now on sale most mornings, just outside the Computer Lab.  Adults: $15, Children: $10.
 
Next year’s Musical will be Beauty and the Beast.  More information on signing-up for auditions and getting involved will be posted soon.
 
Nature Club: The last meeting of the 2016-17 season took place today.   Students released lady bugs by the raised garden bed and took home a plant.  A huge thank you to Doris Anderson and Nature Club parent volunteers for running this program. 
If you are interested in leading Nature Club next year, please let Doris know at doris@dorart.com.
 
Also if anyone is able to water the garden over the summer, please let the school know.
 
Sports Day and Summer Carnival – Save the Date – Friday, June 23rd
Plans are well under way for the end of year Sports Day on the morning of Friday, June 23rd.   Students will be divided up into primary or intermediate teams and will rotate through a number of stations led by teachers.  Parent volunteers are welcome.  Primary students will finish by 11:15 am and intermediate students by 11:45 am.  Students all need to bring their own snack and lunch just like a regular school day.   (Please note that it will be the last pizza day of the year).
 
In the afternoon, the PAC are organizing a Carnival d’été from 2:00 to 6:00 pm.   The theme will be retro in honor of Canada's last 150 years!  Some great games are planned, the famous dunk tank will be there and we are going on a flavour bender with Samosa's and more! More details to follow but you'll want to save the date!
 
While some teachers may take their students to the Carnival between 2:00 and 3:00 pm, please note that parents must be responsible for supervision of their own children at the Carnival after the school bell at 3:00 pm.
 
Student Placement/Class OrganizationA reminder that the deadline is next Friday, June 16th for all notes to be considered. Please share your thoughts in writing to Mme. Morissette at nmorissett@vsb.bc.ca or drop off a note with the office.  All information will be shared with teachers.
 
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, 2017, it is important that you complete the attached form and leave with the office before the end of June.
 
Returning to JQ in September 2017?  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. 
 
Correction to last week’s bulletin – Run for the Kids – JQ Team
Last week’s bulletin had an error/omission.  Kathryn Hepburn headed up the JQ Team in this year’s team in the Run for the Kids last Sunday.  Connie ran the RBC Run for a number of years, but this year, Kathryn organized the JQ Team.
 
“Thanks to all the JQ Families that participated in the 2017 Run for the Kids, on June 4th along with more than 5900 participants – helping to raise $1 million for childhood cancer and mental health research and treatment at BC Children’s Hospital.”
 
JQ PAC NEWSPlease see the attached information for the latest PAC News on the Technology Fund and important dates to note:  PAC End of Year Meeting - Tuesday, June 20th; Staff Appreciation Lunch - Thursday, June 22nd and Carnival d’été - Friday, June 23rd.
 
 
 
 
 
 
June 02
E-Bulletin - June 2

In this E-Bulletin:

Bike Week
Track & Field
Ultimate Frisbee
Library Books
Parent Volunteer Appreciation Tea
Tennis and Water Polo Sessions
Thank you – Div 16
Class Placement Request
Notice of Late Return in September
End of Year Choir Concert
Annie Musical Tickets
Dates to Note
JQ Run for the Kids Team
Safe Kids Week
Congratulations
 
Bike WeekIt has been an amazing Bike Week and we would like to thank the whole community for its participation.  Thank you to PAC for its sponsorship, to parent volunteers Julia Uyeda and Martha Kertesz for being at the school early each morning organizing activities and to the JQ band who had us rocking this morning.  A huge thank you to Maureen Prentice who ran the entire K to 2 bike rodeo on Tuesday in all weather conditions and to Don from More Bikes for being on hand with a tent to help with tune-ups.  We would also like to recognize the following sponsors and prize donors:  Abbies Sports Shop, Cheapskates, Choices, Cyclone Taylor Sports, Hewer Home Hardware and Garden Centre (Point Grey), Kaboodles, Kidsbooks, More Bikes, Save On Foods, Wesbrook Village (Participating stores), Your Dollar Store with More.
 
Track & FieldI would like to collect all JQ jerseys by next Wednesday, June 7th. Please contact Lori at patandlori@telus.net to have your deposit refunded and to drop off your borrowed jerseys.  I will donate the deposit funds after June 7th to the PAC jersey fund. Thank you .  Lori
 
Ultimate Frisbee: Last week! 
Tournament permission form sent home today please return by Monday June 5th. Thank you.
Monday June 5th: meeting with all the team at recess in room 306 and practice in the gym from 3:15 to 4:30
Thursday June 8th: Short practice outside in the field from 3:15 to 4:00 pm
Friday June 9th: Tournament at Montgomery Park. Permission form distributed today please return ASAP next week. ​
Mme Caroline Letourneau
 
Library Books:  The last day for book exchange was today.  All books and items borrowed from all VSB Libraries must be returned no later than June 7th.  After June 7th, invoices for overdue and damaged books will be submitted. We appreciate your help in assisting your children to return all books by no later than Wednesday, June 7th.
 
Parent Volunteer Appreciation Tea:  If you are one of our many parent volunteers who have helped in any way, big or small, you are invited to our Parent Volunteer Appreciation Tea on Wednesday, June 14th from 2 to 4 pm in the JQ Staffroom.  Please RSVP to etoone@vsb.bc.ca.
 
Tennis and Water Polo Sessions at JQTennis lessons will be offered again this year during the second week of June (12th to 19th) to students in Divisions 8  to 17 (lessons will take place on Byng tennis courts if fine weather and in the gym if raining).  Water polo will also be offered the same week to students in Divisions 1 to 7 at Byng Pool.  A Permission and Request for Payment Form has been sent home with students.  Cost for Tennis:  $15.00 and for Water-Polo: $10.00. Thank you to PAC for its part sponsorship of these two extra sports at JQ.     
 
Thank you for Div 16I am very grateful for the generosity of our school community and the amazing costumes that were donated to our class. I was able to set up a great dress-up centre. Thank you so much on behalf of Division 16 :)
 
Class Placement Request:   A reminder that if you would like to put something in writing to Mme Natalie, the deadline is Friday, June 16th. Please email Mme Natalie at nmoirssett@vsb.bc.ca or drop-off a sealed envelope in the Office.  All information received will be summarized and passed on to teachers concerned.  
Notice of Late Return in SeptemberAttached is a form to advise the school if your children will not be returning on the first day or first few days of school.  Please complete and drop off at the Office if your children will not be in attendance on Tuesday, September 5th.
End of Year Choir ConcertThis will take place on Thursday, June 8th at 7 pm in the Lord Byng Auditorium.  A program will be sent home next week.
 
Annie MusicalTickets will be on sale every morning at JQ by the office. Adults: $15, Children: $10.
 
Dates to Note:
Thursday, June 8th – Year-End Choir Concert
Thursday, June 15th – Annie Musical
Friday, June 16th – Annie Musical
Friday, June 23rd – Sports Day
Tuesday, June 27th – Grade 7 Leaving Ceremony
Thursday, June 29th – Last Full Day of Attendance for Students
 
JQ Run for the Kids Team:  Jules Quesnel will have a team in the RBC Run for the Kids (formerly ChildRun), led by JQ Parent Connie Baechler, on Sunday, June 4, 2017.  We wish the JQ Team good luck in the run and with their fundraising for BC Children’s Hospital.
 
Safe Kids Week - June 5 – 9:  Parachute Safe Kids Week is a national awareness campaign developed to bring attention to predictable and preventable injuries in children. Taking place June 5 – 11, 2017 this year is focused on promoting safe and active transportation: Walk, Bike, Wheel, which includes walking, cycling, skateboarding, scootering and other wheeled activities.  This year’s theme is everyday superhero, which encourages children to become leaders in road safety by learning how to stay active and keep themselves and their loved ones safe on their travels to and from school, to the bus stop, and around their neighbourhood. Parents can guide their child’s activities by modelling safe behaviour and practices on the road, and also being aware of their child’s skill level.  (Poster attached)
 
Congratulations to grade 2 teacher Mary-Lee and her partner Wesley on the birth of their baby boy last Monday.
 
Spring Fling at QEA
Hello Jules Quesnel!
The QEA Spring Fling is coming up on Friday, June 9th at 5 pm, and we’d love to invite you to join us on the the school grounds for a great end-of-year party.
We’ll have bouncy castles, a bike parade, a silent auction, and a set by your own JQ rock band! Tickets include pizza and veggies and we’ll have Dilly Bars for sale.
It’s our major spring fundraiser over at QEA, and we work hard to make it a fun night for our entire school community.
Please purchase tickets in advance so we know how much food to provide: http://www.qea-pac.ca/fundraising/spring-fling-2017/
Hope to see you there!
QEA PAC
 
 
 
 
May 26
E-Bulletin - May 26

In this E-Bulletin:

JQ Garage Sale
Bike to Work & School Week
Track & Field
2017-2018 Calendar
Staffing Changes
Student Placement/Class Organization
Library Books Return
Spring Volleyball for Grade 7’s
Elaine Bellam Scholarship
School School opportunities with JQ teachers
Fidget Spinners
Ultimate Tournament
Dates to Note
JQ Run for the Kids Team
Next Year’s Musical
QEA Spring Fling
 
 
JQ Garage Sale
PLEASE  give us a hand selling the items you have so kindly donated!  
We are in good shape for sorting and setting up....Thank you!!
But we need help for selling all day. 
We have only 10 people to sell in the morning and 9 sellers in the afternoon. 
We have about 9 stations. That's about 1 person per station. Each station has about 5 tables.  We need more help! 

We are ALL busy. Please take an hour out of your day and come give us a hand.  PAC is hoping to run just this one community fundraiser. We all need to lend a hand if it is to be successful. 10 people in the morning and 9 in the afternoon is not enough for an enjoyable experience for everyone. You do not need to stay all day. If you can only come for an hour, we will welcome and appreciate you!  However, please do sign up if you are intending to come so we can plan better.  Please just indicate after your name, from when to when you are able to come. ie. Joe Black 10-11   Thank you!  Sign up here.

We need a few odd things:
  • Several coolers, please put your name on them!  We need these for keeping our hotdogs cold before they are cooked and to keep water and juices cold. 
  • And extra fabric bags (like the grocery ones) that you would like to donate. We use them to give to people for their large purchases!
  • Clothes hangers!! We need LOTS. If anyone has a stash they are willing to label or part with, please bring them to the learning commons room tomorrow morning. We need to find a way to display all of our lovely donated clothes! Even if you have a few we'll be thankful!
  • We need a full propane tank!
You are welcome to bring donations to the school at anytime tomorrow. Bring them to the learning commons room on the bottom floor by the music room. Don't forget that jewellery that has sunk to the bottom of your jewellery box, or your child's bracelets and purses that they have grown out of. The bike that is too small for them, or the lego that is collecting dust!  We take it all, big or small!

You are welcome to come and join the sorting and pricing party tomorrow afternoon from 1:30 onwards until we finish! Also in the learning commons room.

Thank you for all you have done to make this event a JQ community success!
See you Saturday!

JQ PAC
Bike To Work and School Week:   A reminder that Monday, May 29 to Friday, June 2 is Bike to Work and School Week and students are encouraged to bike to school.   A bike rodeo for students in Kindergarten, grades 1 and 2 will be held on Tuesday, May 30th as follows:  9:15-9:45 am – Div 17 – Mme Campbell; 9:50-10:20 am – Div 16 – Mme Sevie; 10:50-11:35 am – Div 12 – M. Alex; 11:35 am-12:10 pm – Div 13 – M. Curtis; 1:25-2:10 pm – Div 15 - Mme Nicholl; 2:15-3:00 pm – Div 14 - Mme Camposano.
 
In addition to the Bike Rodeo, JQ PAC will be offering snacks and prizes every day before school.  Prizes will be raffled at 8:50 am.  Ride your bike to school and join in the fun.
 
Track & FieldWe had a fantastic District Final Track and Field meet on Wednesday for grades 3-7. Our JQ athletes performed with great results and wonderful comradery. I was very proud of what a talented and lovely group we have!  Look for an upcoming wrap up page in the next week or two!
Please return your borrowed JQ jerseys to Lori by May 31 and I will return your cheques and cash. Please email Lori at patandlori@telus.net to arrange.
Our K-2 JQ Mini-Meet will be the last event of the season on Monday, May 29 from 8:00 - 8:45am at Camosun Track.  Please bring a healthy breakfast item to share at the end!  Come out for a fun wrap up meet and older siblings are welcome to come and help.
Please wish Maya Baechler, Clare and Kate Logan, Nyla Tukker, and Maddy Waraich luck at the BC Elementary Track and Field meet this weekend!
Thank you, Lori
 
2017-2018 CalendarA draft copy of next year’s Calendar is attached.  It is not yet approved but we do not anticipate any changes and will advise if any.
 
Staffing Changes for 2017-2018:  We wish to inform you that Eve Gagnon has been posted as Vice-Principal to Douglas Annex for September 2017.  We wish Eve all the best in her new assignment.  Attached is a letter to the community from Mme Eve.  We are pleased to welcome Stella Chow, from Kerrisdale Elementary, as our new Vice-Principal next year and look forward to meeting her soon. 
 
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. Morissette at nmoirssett@vsb.bc.ca who will summarize the information and pass it on to the teachers concerned.  All notes must be received by June 16th to be considered.  Parents may also drop off a note in a sealed envelope to the office.
 
Library Books Return:  Please note next week’s deadline.  All JQ library books must be returned to the school by Friday, June 2nd.   This is especially important for grade 7’s who are leaving the school as they may not be permitted to take out books at high school if textbooks and library books are still overdue.
 
Spring Volleyball for Grade 7s:  Mme Workun will be offering before school volleyball sessions for Grade 7s wishing to try out for their Grade 8 volleyball teams this upcoming fall.  Thursday morning sessions will start on June 1st and the last session will be held on June 22nd.  Sessions will run from 7:45am-8:45am.  Please see the attached permission form that should be submitted to Mme Workun by June 1st.
 
Elaine Bellam ScholarshipDeadline for submission of applications is Friday, June 2nd.  JQ ex-Alumni  in Grade 12 who intend to continue with full-time post-secondary education are eligible to apply. 
Summer School Opportunities featuring JQ Teachers!
The VSB has several French Immersion and non-French Immersion learning opportunities around the city this summer.  Click here to view the complete guide of summer school courses and camps!  Current and former JQ teachers will be offering the following courses this summer:
·         Mme Haley Workun      
o   Volleyball Skills Camp (Code: HA80205 & HA80215)
o   Badminton Skills Camp (Code: HA60035 & HA60085)
o   Math Booster 5-7 (Code: HA40115)
·         Mme Genevieve Chong
o   Gifted Math/Logic 4-5 (Code: HA30115)
o   Gifted Math/Logic 6-7 (Code: HA40165)
o   Intro to Building Blocks of Coding (Code: HA50065)
·         Mme Lauren Zaremba
o   Games & Theatre for French Literacy (French Imm. Gr 1-3) (Code: SD300125 & SD50015)
·         Mme Emily Akita
o   Our former Strings teacher is offering several band and strings courses offered at the “Hamber Center of the Arts (Hamber Secondary)” summer school site.
Fidget SpinnersMany students are bringing this very popular toy to school.  Many have them, many want them and unfortunately lose them….  We thank you for reminding your child that the school cannot take responsibility for personal toys.   Mme Natalie.
 
Ultimate Frisbee
Next week: Practice Tuesday, May 30th Outside on JQ field
Last game Thursday, June 1st, at Trafalgar
 
Week of June 5th to 9th: Practice Monday June 5th in the gym and Thursday June 8th on the field
                                             Tournament June 9th from 9am to 3pm Location to be confirmed. Players will be given a permission form next week to register.
 
Dates to Note:
Saturday, May 27th – JQ Garage Sale
Monday, May 29th to Friday, June 2nd - Bike to School Week and festivities
Monday, May 29th – T&F Mini-Meet for K- 2
Tuesday, May 30th - Bike Rodeo for K-2
Thursday, June 8th – Year-End Choir Concert
Friday, June 9th – QEA Spring Fling
Thursday, June 15th – Annie Musical
Friday, June 16th – Annie Musical
Friday, June 23rd – Sports Day
Tuesday, June 27th – Grade 7 Leaving Ceremony
Thursday, June 29th – Last Full Day of Attendance for Students
 
JQ Run for the Kids Team:  Jules Quesnel will have a team at RBC Run for the Kids (formerly ChildRun), on Sunday, June 4, 2017!  Last year our JQ team did an outstanding job. We raised over $5000.00, and were in the top 6 fundraisers for school teams.  Let’s do it again!  See poster attached.
Kathryn Hepburn (Teagan’s mom)
Team Jules Quesnel
 
 
Next Year’s MusicalExciting news – next year’s Musical will be “Beauty and the Beast”.  Auditions will be held after the Annie production from mid to late June.  Stayed tuned for more details in an upcoming E-Bulletin and how to sign-up for an audition.
 
QEA Spring Fling
Hello Jules Quesnel!
The QEA Spring Fling is coming up on Friday, June 9th at 5 pm, and we’d love to invite you to join us on the the school grounds for a great end-of-year party.
We’ll have bouncy castles, a bike parade, a silent auction, and a set by your own JQ rock band! Tickets include pizza and veggies and we’ll have Dilly Bars for sale.
It’s our major spring fundraiser over at QEA, and we work hard to make it a fun night for our entire school community.
Please purchase tickets in advance so we know how much food to provide: http://www.qea-pac.ca/fundraising/spring-fling-2017/
Hope to see you there!
QEA PAC
May 19
E-Bulletin - May 19

In this E-Bulletin

May 22 – School closed
Track & Field
Ultimate Frisbee
Pedestrian and Bike Safety Week
Staffing Change
Library Reminder
Missing JQ Jerseys
Dates to Note
Request for costume donations – Div 16
JQ Run for the Kids Team
QEA Spring Fling
JQ Garage Sale
 
 
Monday, May 22nd:  Victoria Day – School closed
 
Track & Field:
We had our last 2 Mini-Meets this week and the JQ athletes were very successful. The meets went ahead rain and shine!  Thank you to parents, Martha, Sumeet, Cheryl, coaches Kat and Connie and teacher, Samuel for your help at the meets.
The track and field season is coming to a close and sadly there are no more practices!
The final district meet is on Wednesday, May 24th at Point Grey Secondary School. Grades 3, 4 and 5 will compete from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm and Grades 6 and 7 will compete from 1:00 to 3:30pm. Please arrive 30 minutes before the meet to warm-up.  Parents are responsible for driving to and from the meet. Please bring a lunch, snack, water bottle, sunscreen, hat and appropriate clothing and wear your nice, red JQ shirts
On Monday, May 29th, we will have a fun JQ Mini-meet for grades K-2 from 8:00 to 8:45am to wrap up the season. Please bring a healthy breakfast item to share at the end, such as fruit or muffins.  Any older kids are welcome to come and help and cheer on our young JQ athletes.
Thanks!
Coach Lori
 
Ultimate Frisbee:  Game #6 – Thursday, May 25th at Trafalgar from 3:30 to 5:00 pm.  Visit the website:  http://jqultimate.weebly.com/parents-blog
 
Pedestrian and Bike Safety Week:  In preparation for Bike to Work and School Week (Monday,  May 29th to Friday, June 2nd), the Vancouver Police Department will be presenting a 30 minute safety orientation to all of our students on Thursday, May 25th.
 
Staffing ChangeGrade 2 teacher Mary-Lee Neron  begins her parental leave next week.  We wish Mary-Lee and her partner all the best and look forward to hearing their news soon.   We are pleased to welcome Curtis Collier and Karli Dionne who will be partnering as teachers in Division 13.  Curtis will join the school on Tuesday, May 23rd and will work Monday to Wednesday and Karli will begin on Thursday, June 1st and will work Thursdays and Fridays.  Please welcome both Curtis and Karli to the school.
 
A Reminder from the Library:  Please note that the very last day for book exchange at JQ will be Friday June 2nd.  All books and items borrowed from all VSB Libraries must be returned no later than June 7th.  After June 7th, invoices for overdue and damaged books will be submitted.  We appreciate your assistance in helping your children to send everything back preferably before but no later than June 7th.
 
Missing JQ Jerseys – Cashing of Deposit ChequesWe are still missing several JQ jerseys from the volleyball and basketball seasons.  Please see the attached document to check if your child’s jersey is among one of the missing.  The office intends to cash all deposits by Thursday, June 1st  if the jersey is not returned.  Please return all jerseys to the office as soon as possible to receive the deposit.
 
Dates to Note:
Monday, May 22nd:  Victoria Day – School Closed
Wednesday, May 24th – Track & Field Final Meet
Thursday, May 25th – VPD pedestrian and bike safety presentations
Saturday, May 27th:  JQ Garage Sale
Monday, May 29th to Friday, June 2nd:  Bike to School Week and festivities
Tuesday, May 30th:  Bike Rodeo for K-2
Thursday, June 8th – Year-End Choir Concert
Thursday, June 15th – Annie Musical
Friday, June 16th – Annie Musical
Friday, June 23rd – Sports Day
Tuesday, June 27th – Grade 7 Leaving Ceremony
Thursday, June 29th – Last Full Day of Attendance for Students
  
Div 16 – Kindergarten looking for costume donations:  I am looking at setting-up a dress-up centre for playtime in my classroom and also for when we do skits to practice oral skills.  I was wondering if maybe some families at our school would like to donate costumes to my class that their kids have outgrown?  Costumes can be dropped off in Room 139.
Thank you.  Mme Sevie
 
JQ Run for the Kids Team:  Jules Quesnel will have a team at RBC Run for the Kids (formerly ChildRun), on Sunday, June 4, 2017!  Last year our JQ team did an outstanding job. We raised over $5000.00, and were in the top 6 fundraisers for school teams.  Let’s do it again!  See poster attached.
Kathryn Hepburn (Teagan’s mom)
Team Jules Quesnel
 
QEA Spring Fling
Hello Jules Quesnel!
The QEA Spring Fling is coming up on Friday, June 9th at 5 pm, and we’d love to invite you to join us on the the school grounds for a great end-of-year party.
We’ll have bouncy castles, a bike parade, a silent auction, and a set by your own JQ rock band! Tickets include pizza and veggies and we’ll have Dilly Bars for sale.
It’s our major spring fundraiser over at QEA, and we work hard to make it a fun night for our entire school community.
Please purchase tickets in advance so we know how much food to provide: http://www.qea-pac.ca/fundraising/spring-fling-2017/
Hope to see you there!
QEA PAC
 
JQ GARAGE SALE – SATURDAY, MAY 27th
 
Here's where were at:
 - Sign-up is rounding out nicely, THANK YOU!
-  We need a few more people selling on Saturday 10 - 12 and 12 - 2
-  We have some grade 2's and 3's selling lemonade!
-  We have some grade 6's selling their home baked cupcakes and other goodies!
- If you would like to bake some goodies to add to their bakery table, they would appreciate it! Or if you would like to join them, I'm sure they'd appreciate a hand.
-  Marie-Claude Jilles was able to get us some signs to fix up and advertise our event! Thank you Marie-Claude!
- We have a few mom's getting together on Friday morning after drop off to prime the signs. 
- If you have some leftover primer and a paint brush/roller please join us! Or drop off your primer!
- At 2:30 pm before pick up we need help writing on the signs. Please bring a black Sharpie marker and join us in front of the office.
- If you live in a high traffic area, take a sign home with you. The more exposure the better! They should be ready at pick up tomorrow.
- Kerry Nevard has kindly drawn up a garage sale jpeg for your facebook pages and social media. Please copy it below. Thank you Kerry!
- If you have other advertising ideas please email 
http://jqpacexec@gmail.com
- Stongs has generously donated BBQ hotdogs, veggie dogs, smokies, snacks and water. Thank you Stongs!
- We need about 2-3 BBQ's for the event
- We also need some cooks!  
- If you can bring a BBQ, cook or sell snacks please sign up under services and identify your preference
- If you have a sports tent please also sign up under services and indicate bringing a tent
- If you or someone you know would like to paint faces, please email 
http://jqpacexec@gmail.com.
- If you have some stuff you'd like to pass along but it is not able to go to the garage sale, Cash For Clothes is dropping off bags next week. Please pick up some bags at the PAC table and load them up! Bags need to be full to be counted. After 151 bags we get $3 per bag.
- Check
here for some ideas and a list of what IS and IS NOT accepted at our garage sale. 
- Check
here for what is accepted for Cash For Clothes. They accept a lot more items!  
- To sign up to volunteer, bring 'donatables', bake, cook and everything in between, please visit our
website  and sign up page. Thank you Lu for putting it together! 
 - Our Great Big JQ Garage Sale is one week away! Thank you for donating your extras next
Wednesday, May 24th through Friday, May 26th in the labelled bins in the Learning Commons room at the bottom of the South Stairwell in the basement. And thank you for the many ways you are helping! 

JQ PAC
May 05
E-Bulletin - May 5

In this E-Bulletin:

Track & Field
Returning Jerseys
Badminton
Wire Donation Request
JQ Bike Week
VSB No Dogs on School Grounds Policy
Immunization Clinic Reminder
Welcome to Kindergarten
Ready, Set, Learn
Dates to Note
Elaine Bellam Scholarship
VSB Summer Programs
JQ PAC News
 
Track & Field
We are having a great turnout for practices despite the weather!  Thank you to all parents and teachers for supporting our team.  We especially appreciate the coaching skills and time of our wonderful grade 11 alumnus, Katia Lumb.
Track and field practices will continue Monday and Wednesday next week from 8:00 to 8:45 am.  If you need to borrow or buy a JQ shirt for the mini-meets, please email Lori at patandlori@telus.net and I will arrange to get one to you at practice next week.
First mini-meet is Tuesday, May 9 for grades 6 and 7’s and Thursday May 11 for grades 3, 4 and 5 at 3:30 pm at Camosun track.  We will meet in the gym right after school and we will walk over together.  Parents, please pick up your kids at the track by 5 pm.   Athletes participating must have been to at least 2 practices to compete in the mini-meets and must wear a JQ shirt.  Please ensure your child has a snack, water bottle and is dressed appropriately for the weather.  Each athlete needs to compete in at least 1 Mini-Meet to participate in the Final District Meet on May 24 at Point Grey high school.  If you can volunteer at the mini-meets, please email Lori at patandlori@telus.net.  We really appreciate your help for the relays.
On Tuesday and Thursday mini-meets, the girls will start on the track and the boys on field.  The events next week will be 4x100 and 600m for juniors and 800m for seniors.  The field events will rotate every 15min in the order of: High jump, Shot put, Long jump.  Please encourage participation as it is a fun, low key meet to get exposure to the different events.
For our grades K-2, we will have a fun JQ mini-meet on Monday May 29 at 8 am.  Please have your child wear their JQ shirt and please bring some muffins or fruit to share afterwards.  
Please contact Lori at patandlori@telus.net if you have any questions or concerns.
Thanks very much!
Lori
 
Returning JerseysThere are still many jerseys that have not been returned from the volleyball and basketball seasons.  Please return your jersey to Mme Workun by May 12th before school or at recess to have your deposit returned.  Mme Workun would like to start counting inventory and storing the jerseys for the fall season.
 
BadmintonThe last session of after-school Badminton for grade 5 students was Thursday, May 4th due to upcoming Track & Field meets.  Thank you to all the team for participating.
 
Wire Donations Needed!:  Divisions 2 & 3 are planning a visual arts project that requires a lot of wire!  We are looking for wire that is bendable, either with small hand tools or by hand.  If you have any wire around the house that you aren’t using, please donate these items directly to Mme Workun (Rm 300) or Mme McCurdy’s (Rm 103) classrooms.  There will also be a donation box in front of the office.  Merci!
 
JQ Bike Week:  JQ PAC are organizing a “Bike to School Week”  from May 29th to June 2nd which will coincide with Bike to Work Week.  A bike rodeo has been organized for students in Kindergarten , Grades 1 and 2 on Tuesday, May 30th.   The schedule for the rodeo will be shared closer to the date.
 
No Dogs on School Grounds:  We would like to remind the community to please respect the Vancouver School Board Dog Policy.  Dogs are not allowed on School Grounds during school hours or while organized play is in progress.  Dogs can be walked on the school playing field between 6:00 and 8:00 am and 5:00 to 10:00 pm on weekdays and any time at weekends.  Copy of signage attached.   Parents should also be aware that dogs are not allowed inside the school building and that we have several students with allergies to dog hair.
 
Immunization Clinic for Grade 6 Students and other grades (if catch-up immunizations are required):  Please return the Consent Form by Wednesday, May 10th.
 
Welcome to Kindergarten:   We look forward to meeting the first group of our incoming kindergarten students on Wednesday, May 10th at 9:30 am in the Multi-Purpose Room.  The second group will be welcomed at a session to be held on Friday, May 19th.
 
Ready, Set, Learn:  The school will host a Ready, Set, Learn session on Friday, May 19th from 2:15 to 3:00 pm for 3 and 4 year olds in the community.  Please pass this information along to any friends and neighbours with little ones.  RSVP to 604-713-4577 or etoone@vsb.bc.ca
 
Dates to Note:
Tuesday, May 9th – Div 11 to Cheakamus Centre
Wednesday, May 10th – Welcome to Kindergarten – Session 1 – by invitation only
Monday, May 15 to Friday, May 19th/Saturday, May 20th – Senior Trips
Friday, May 19 – Welcome to Kindergarten – Session 2 – by invitation only
Friday, May 19th – Ready Set Learn for 3 and 4 year olds from 2:15 to 3:00 pm
Monday, May 22nd:  Victoria Day – School Closed
Saturday, May 27th:  JQ Garage Sale
Monday, May 29th to Friday, June 2nd:  Bike to School Week and festivities
Tuesday, May 30th:  Bike Rodeo for K-2
Thursday, June 8th – Year-End Choir Concert
Thursday, June 15th – Annie Musical
Friday, June 16th – Annie Musical
Tuesday, June 27th – Grade 7 Leaving Ceremony
 
Elaine Bellam Scholarship:  Students in grade 12 who previously attended Jules Quesnel are eligible to apply for this $500.00 scholarship.  Details are on the school website at jqpac.com and the deadline application is Friday, June 2nd at 3:30 pm.  Application forms are also available in the JQ office.
 
Summer French Immersion Programs:    A number of courses are being offered in French this summer at Secord Elementary, 2500 Lakewood Drive.  Courses are being offered from July 10 to July 28 (Mon–Fri) and morning sessions are from 9:00 to 11:40 am and afternoon sessions from 12:20 to 3:00 pmCourses are open to all grades from Kindergarten to grade 7.    For more information, please visit VSB website:  summer.vsb.bc.ca.    Flyer also posted on office window and some available on PAC table.
 
JQ PAC NEWS
 
TECH POLL
Thank you for participating in the tech poll.   It is important to PAC that we move forward with an opportunity for input and majority support.  We had 206 people participate, a record level of participation, thank you.  We also thank you for your comments and will work towards addressing those needs going forward whenever possible.
Of the 206 responses we had, 12% felt they could not support supplementing tech, and 88% were in favour of supplementing tech.  As the vote was in favour, we will be moving forward with our fundraising plan: 

1) If you would like to make a direct donation to our tech campaign please see our 
PAC website (jqpac.com) for more details. 

2) Our Great Big JQ Garage Sale is scheduled for
Saturday, May 27th.   Clean out your closets, cupboards and under your beds! Bag it and bring it to the Learning Commons room in the basement by the Music Room at the school on Friday May 26th after 1pm for sorting.  Or if necessary we will take donations earlier in the week. Think creatively on how you could support our garage sale. Maybe it's baking a pie, or offering a service. Check out our information page on our website for all of the details and ways you can help. To sign up for donations, services, and baked goods, see our volunteer sign up page.  There is no limit to the number of donations or helpers. We just had to start somewhere! Or if you would like to be involved in organizing please email jqpacexec@gmail.com

3) As part of the garage sale, but a separate fundraiser, we will be collecting all of the unsold clothing and materials and bagging them up for 
Cash For Clothes. For more details see our website. To volunteer sign up here.

4) Our small business and corporate fundraising group will mobilize and begin that piece of the campaign.

As the money is received in sufficient quantities for bulk purchasing, we will begin ordering immediately so that our children benefit as soon as possible. 
 
April 28
E-Bulletin - April 28

In this E-Bulletin:

Senior Trip Information Meeting for parents of current Grade 6 students
2017 Student Learning Survey for Parents of Grades 4 & 7
Big One at Two – May 4th
Immunization Clinic and  Consent Forms
Professional Development Day – May 5th
Track & Field Mini-Meets and Final Meet Dates
Wheelchair Basketball
Welcome to Kindergarten
Ready, Set, Learn
LifeTouch Photos
Knitting Club
Annie Musical
Dates to Note
Elaine Bellam Scholarship
Summer French Immersion Programs
 
Senior Trip Information Meeting for parents of current Grade 6 students:  Two meetings will be held (same information at each) on Tuesday, May 2nd  from 9:00 to 10:00 am in the JQ staffroom and from 5:30 to 6:30 pm in the JQ Library.  It is important that one parent attends one of these meetings to learn about next year’s Senior Trip.
 
2017 Student Learning Survey for Parents of Grades 4 & 7: Last week an invitation letter was sent home to all parents of students in grades 4 & 7 to participate in this survey.  Parents can complete the Internet Electronic Anonymous Survey any time before midnight on Friday, May 26th   (note previous deadline of May 5th has been extended).  A copy of the letter is attached. If you would like to log-on using an anonymous code, please contact Liz in the office.
 
Big One at Two:  The Vancouver School Board District will hold its annual earthquake drill for all schools on Thursday, May 4th at 2:00 pmThis year, parents of our grade 3 students have been invited to practice in a mock student-parent Reunification process, similar to those at most other school districts.  If you have a child in this grade and can participate in this drill by coming to the school field (or gym if it is raining) at 2:30 pm, please inform Liz in the Office.  Please dress your child appropriately for the weather that day as the school will evacuate the building and assemble on the field.  Students will be back in their classrooms for pick-up by 3 pm.  If you need to take your child out for an appointment during this time, please come to the school before 2 pm.
 
Immunization Clinic and Consent Forms:  An Immunization Clinic will be held on Thursday, May 18th, mainly for grade 6 students who will receive their second HPV shot.  Students with outstanding immunizations have also been contacted by the School Nurse.  Please return the personalized “Consent Form” by Wednesday, May 10th.  Thank you.  If you have any questions/concerns regarding these upcoming immunizations, please contact School Nurse, Shane Glanville at 604—261-6366, ext. 3378.
 
Professional Development DayFriday, May 5th – no school for students.
 
Track & Field Mini-Meets and Final Meet Dates:  All Mini-Meets will take place at Camosun Park from 3:30 to 5:00 pm.
Tuesday, May 9 – Mini Meet for grades 6 and 7
Thursday, May 11th – Mini Meet for grades 3, 4 and 5
Monday, May 15th – Mini Meet for grades 6 (grade 7’s on Sr. Trip)
Wednesday, May 17th – Mini-Meet at Camosun – for grades 3, 4 and 5
 
The Final Meet will be held at Point Grey Secondary:
Wednesday, May 24th – Final District Meet – 8:30 am to 12:30 pm for grades 3, 4 and 5; 1:00 to 3:00 pm for grades 6 and 7.
 
Wheelchair BasketballThanks to the generosity of the BC Wheelchair Basketball Society, JQ students in grades 5, 6, and 7 had the opportunity at lunch today to come and experience what it feels like to play basketball in a wheelchair. Thank you to Abigail Blyth and the WE Group for organizing this event.   
 
Welcome to KindergartenTwo sessions will be held on Wednesday, May 10th and Friday, May 19th from 9:30 to 10:30 am. All incoming kindergarten students have been invited to one of these sessions.  We look forward to meeting our many younger siblings.  Please RSVP to etoone@vsb.bc.ca
 
Ready, Set, LearnThe school will host a Ready, Set, Learn session on Friday, May 19th from 2:15 to 3:00 pm 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
 
LifeTouch Photos: All students should have now brought home their class photo.  If you did not receive this, please contact Liz in the office.
GRAD PHOTO:  A copy of the grad photo has been posted in grade 7 classrooms and on the office window.  This photo can be ordered online at:  www.lifetouchevents.com , guest password is:  julesquesnel2017. Photos will be mailed directly to your home. 
Parents please note, you still have time to buy your child’s fall portrait if you did not order at the time.  Please contact:  MYLIFETOUCH.CA or call 1-866-457-8218.
 
Knitting ClubDue to the beginning of wonderful Spring weather and a decline in attendance of participants in the knitting club, we have decided to finish up with one more session next week.  We will encourage students who want to continue knitting to bring their materials outside on the picnic tables in the front of the school to knit on their own.
 
Annie Musical: Thank you to all those who have helped out with items for this production.  We are still in need of old sheets and a doll. 
 
Dates to Note:
Thursday, May 4th:  Big One at Two District-Wide Earthquake Drill
Friday, May 5th:  Professional Development Day – No school for students
Tuesday, May 9th – Div 11 to Cheakamus Centre
Wednesday, May 10th – Welcome to Kindergarten – Session 1 – by invitation only
Monday, May 15 to Friday, May 19th/Saturday, May 20th – Senior Trips
Friday, May 19 – Welcome to Kindergarten – Session 2 – by invitation only
Friday, May 19th – Ready Set Learn for 3 and 4 year olds from 2:15 to 3:00 pm
Monday, May 22nd:  Victoria Day – School Closed
Saturday, May 27th:  JQ Garage Sale
Monday, May 29th to Friday, June 2nd:  Bike to School Week and festivities
Wednesday, May 30th:  Bike Rodeo for K-2
Thursday, June 8th – Year-End Choir Concert
Thursday, June 15th – Annie Musical
Friday, June 16th – Annie Musical
Tuesday, June 27th – Grade 7 Leaving Ceremony
 
Elaine Bellam Scholarship:  Students in grade 12 who previously attended Jules Quesnel are eligible to apply for this $500.00 scholarship.  Details are on the school website at jqpac.com and the deadline application is Friday, June 2nd at 3:30 pm.  Application forms are also available in the JQ office.
 
Summer French Immersion Programs:    A number of courses are being offered in French this summer at Second Elementary, 2500 Lakewood Drive.  Courses are being offered from July 10 to July 28 (Mon –Fri) and morning sessions are from 9:00 to 11:40 am and afternoon sessions from 12:20 to 3:00 pmCourses are open to all grades from Kindergarten to grade 7.    For more information, please visit VSB website:  summer.vsb.bc.ca.    Flyer also posted on office window and some available on PAC table.
April 21
E-Bulletin - April 21

In this E-Bulletin:

Class Photos
Filming on the school block – Monday
Gr 7 Parents - Quebec Information Meeting
Track & Field Meet Dates
Ultimate Game
Annie – items needed
Lunches
Elaine Bellam Scholarship
Dates to Note
JQ Garage Sale – Date Change
End of Year PAC Meeting
 
Class Photos:  Class photos have arrived and students will be bringing these home today or early next week.  There is no charge.  Please note that no Team/Group Photos were taken this year.
 
Filming on the school block on Monday:  Parking around the school will be restricted on Monday, April 24th due to filming from 7:00 am to 9:00 pm.  There will be no parking on both sides of 3100-3200 Wallace St from West 15th Ave to West 17th Avenue, north side of 3800-3900 West 16th Avenue, south side of 3900 West 17th Avenue.  The VPD will assist with traffic control and block closure around the filming area.  You may wish to leave a few minutes earlier than usual on Monday as some traffic congestion is anticipated.
 
Quebec Information Meeting for parents of grade 7 students:   Tuesday, April 25th from 5:30 to 6:30 pm in the JQ Library.  It is very important that at least one parent attend this meeting as essential information will be provided and there may be some additional paperwork to be completed.
 
Track & Field Mini-Meets and Final Meet Dates:  All Mini-Meets will take place at Camosun Park from 3:30 to 5:00 pm.
Tuesday, May 9 – Mini Meet for grades 6 and 7
Thursday, May 11th – Mini Meet for grades 3, 4 and 5
Monday, May 15th – Mini Meet for grades 6 (grade 7’s on Sr. Trip)
Wednesday, May 17th – Mini-Meet at Camosun – for grades 3, 4 and 5
 
The Final Meet will be held at Point Grey Secondary:
Wednesday, May 24th – Final District Meet – 8:30 am to 12:30 pm for grades 3, 4 and 5; 1:00 to 3:00 pm for grades 6 and 7.
 
Ultimate GameThis week’s Ultimate game will be on Thursday, April 27th at JQ against Lord Kitchener.
 
Annie Production: The director, crew and cast are still looking for the following items:  tin/metal buckets, old doll (head must come off), old teddy bear, old sheets and pillows (beige/grey), cots or long lawnchairs (no arms).    Please let Colleen Cotton know if you have any of these items at colleencotton@gmail.com.
 
LunchesThere have been a lot of students without a lunch, especially on Fridays and there has been some confusion surrounding pizza lunch orders.  In September you were given a choice to sign up for an extended period of time. The grade 7 "year" ended in March!  You will need to sign up again from now until June!   There are 8 more pizza days to go.   The deadline order is usually by noon the day before so please place your orders on or before noon on Thursday, April 27th.  Thank you for supporting the 2018 Sr. Trip.   Here is the link:  https://jqpac.com/hot-lunch/
Would all parents please ensure that their child has a lunch and snack packed for the day or that you have ordered pizza or hot lunch.  We have at least 5 students daily requesting lunch and/or snacks from the office. 
 
Elaine Bellam ScholarshipStudents in grade 12 who previously attended Jules Quesnel are eligible to apply for this $500.00 scholarship.  Details and the Application Form are on the school website at jqpac.com under the “Parent” tab, and the deadline application is Friday, June 2nd at 3:30 pm.  Application forms are also available in the JQ office.
 
Dates to Note:
Thursday, May 4th:  Big One at Two District-Wide Earthquake Drill
Friday, May 5th:  Professional Development Day – No school for students
Tuesday, May 9th – Div 11 to Cheakamus Centre
Monday, May 15 to Friday, May 19th/Saturday, May 20th – Senior Trips
Monday, May 22nd:  Victoria Day – School Closed
Saturday, May 27th:  JQ Garage Sale
Thursday, June 8th – Year-End Choir Concert
Thursday, June 15th – Annie Musical
Friday, June 16th – Annie Musical
Tuesday, June 27th – Grade 7 Leaving Ceremony
 
 
PAC NEWS
 
JQ Garage Sale:  Please note the change of date to Saturday, May 27th.  More information will come from PAC in due course.
 
End of Year PAC Meeting:  Thursday, June 1st.
 
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