Friday, September 29- ORANGE SHIRT DAY @ QES.
What is Orange Shirt Day?
Orange Shirt Day is held every year on September
30th, but will be observed in schools on Friday September 29.
Orange Shirt Day is a legacy of the St. Joseph Mission (SJM)
Residential School (1891-1981) Commemoration Project and Reunion events that
took place in Williams Lake, BC, Canada, in May 2013. This project was the
vision of Esketemc (Alkali Lake) Chief Fred Robbins, who is a former student
himself. It brought together former students and their families from the Secwepemc,
Tsilhqot’in, Southern Dakelh and St’at’imc Nations along with the Cariboo
Regional District, the Mayors and municipalities, School Districts and civic
organizations in the Cariboo Region.
The events were designed to commemorate the residential school
experience, to witness and honour the healing journey of the survivors and
their families, and to commit to the ongoing process of reconciliation. Chief
Justice Murray Sinclair challenged all of the participants to keep the
reconciliation process alive, and as a result of the realization that every
former student had similar stories. Orange Shirt Day is a legacy of this
project. As spokesperson for the Reunion group leading up to the events, former
student Phyllis (Jack) Webstad told her story of her first day at residential
school when her shiny new orange shirt, bought by her grandmother, was taken
from her as a six-year old girl.
The annual Orange Shirt Day on September 30th opens the door to
global conversation on all aspects of Residential Schools. It is an opportunity
to create meaningful discussion about the effects of Residential Schools and
the legacy they have left behind. A discussion all Canadians can tune into and
create bridges with each other for reconciliation. "A day or reaffirmation for survivors that
they, as well as all others who have been affected, do indeed matter. Hence the
slogan: Every Child Matters - and every person was once a child.
"The date was chosen to coincide with the time of year in which
indigenous children were taken from their homes to attend residential schools.
It is also an opportune time in the school year to set the stage and the tone
for anti-racism and anti-bullying schools policies. It is an opportunity for
First Nations, local governments, schools and communities to come together in
the spirit of reconciliation and hope for generations of children to come.
It all started in the Cariboo
Region, and as a result, School District No. 27 has been chosen by the First
Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC) to pilot curriculum changes for
all Grade 5 and Grade 10 students reflecting the residential school experience,
to be implemented province-wide.
Resolutions have been passed in support of Orange Shirt Day by local
governments, school districts, and First Nations in the Cariboo Region, at
UBCM, and at FCM. The AFN Chiefs-in-Council passed a resolution declaring
Orange Shirt Day “a first step in reconciliation”, and pledging to bring the
message home as well as to the government of Canada and the churches
responsible. On this day, we call upon humanity to listen with open ears to the
stories of survivors and their families, and to remember those who didn’t make
Complete Random Acts of Kindness (RAKs) in honor of Becca Schofield Day this week and record them. Rockstars will be around each day to collect student RAKs and post them in the hallways!
Wednesday, September 20- Home & School BBQ at 5:30pm. Meet the Team gathering in the gym @ 6:30pm, staff introductions followed by a chance to meet your child's teacher. Come on out and be part of the QES school community!
Thursday, September 21- HALF DAY FOR STUDENTS! Students will be dismissed at lunch time (11:50am). Staff will be completing professional learning in the afternoon.
The QES leadership group, The ROCKSTARs, have accepted Riverview High's kindness challenge in support or #BeccaToldMeTo!
Some of you may have heard about the
hashtag BeccaToldMeTo. This was created by a teenager from Riverview named
Becca Schofield who is very sick with brain cancer. One of her wishes is that
people simply be kind to others.
Because the province of New Brunswick has
named Saturday September 16th, 2017, Becca Schofield Day, staff
and students across New Brunswick will be honouring Becca Schofield by doing
random acts of kindness for others from today until Wednesday, September 20th.
These acts of kindness will be recorded using the little slips of paper in your
classroom envelopes and we will calculate the number of acts on a thermometer
in the lobby of our school. We will also be reading some of these kindness acts
over the morning announcements, so be sure to take a few minutes each day to do
little acts of kindness for people around you so you can feel good about
yourself and feel a part of this important and selfless initiative.
For older students (grades 5-8): Also,
once you have completed your act of kindness, please use #BeccaToldMeTo to
communicate your act on social media.
Our goal is to report one act of kindness for every staff and student at QES! Please help us honor Becca & our school values.
QES is actively recruiting volunteers for various initiatives at the school. If you are looking to contribute to the community youth, please contact the school at 856-3447.
All volunteers are required to complete a criminal record check, policy 701 online module and volunteer form. Click here for more details.Volunteer form 2016.doc
Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year! Newsletters will be sent out the first Monday of the month.
Upcoming dates to remember:
Monday, September 12- first day for cafeteria services
Friday, September 15- fire drill #1
Please note due to lack of volunteers, breakfast club will not be starting this week as planned. We hope to recruit volunteers to run this important service in the near future. Stay tuned!
Please remeber to sign and return all forms that were sent home with students during the first week of classes. Also, be sure to pay your child's student fee, $10, and sign page 6 of their agendas.
Mark Mark Mark Mark Wednesday, September 20 on your calendars for Meet the Team night at QES. The night kicks off with a H&S BBQ @ 5:30pm, followed by staff introductions in the gym at 6:30pm. Come on out and be a part of the QES school community!
Make it a great week!
As part of The City of Moncton’s Public
Safety Advisory Committee lunch and learn series, we will be hosting a
session regarding Child/Youth internet luring and safety issues to educate
parents, social service professionals, non-profit service providers, on what is
happening in our community with this problem and what resources are available
to help deal with it.
free session is open to the general public and professionals in the
community. The session will be held at the Peace Centre (main
auditorium) located at 22 Church Street (Access will also be available from
the side entrance on Queen Street): Tuesday, June 13th from Noon –
1:30 p.m. A light lunch will be provided at the session.
This session will be providing a brief overview of what the
ICE unit investigates and what trends they see among young people as users of
technology in terms of internet use and safety concerns. Examples of the
types of offences they see will be discussed and some food for thought will be
provided to the parents when looking to avoid such offences relating to their
To register or for more
information on these free information sessions please call 855-8525 or email email@example.com
Feb 2 Kids and Mental Health
Feb 23 Teens and Mental Health
Mar 23 Adults and Mental Health
Each one will be 6-7pm at 1201 Mountain Rd Wedgewood Hall
Suite 205 at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition in Moncton.
preregistration and payment of $40 incl HST with storm dates if needed.
Please email Heather Drummond at firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
It is time 'Let's Talk about It' to quote Bell's campaign.
Families of students in grades K-2 are invited to join us tomorrow afternoon, Friday, January 27, 2017, from 1:00-1:30pm.
Families will be invited into classrooms to read with our students in celebration of family literacy day!
Dear Parents & Guardians of grades 3-5 students,
As part of our music curriculum, your child will learn to
play the recorder. These recorders will be used in grades 3-6, and are part of
our fun Recorder Karate program. This program allows students to earn “belts”
for each level they complete and play.
The school will be purchasing the Suzuki brand of recorder for its quality of tone and durability.
Dollar store purchases are fine for practice at home, but often have bad sound quality and break easily. Better quality recorders will allow a more
cohesive sound and ensure that all students are in tune.
Recorders are $5.00 and payment is required on or before
January 31. Payments can be made online
through School Cash online or cash sent in with your child in an envelope
labeled with your child’s name. Exact
Please contact me at the email below (or call me at QES
after school dismissal time) if you have any questions. Thank you for your continued support in your
Best regards, J
Christa Colpitts, music specialist
COMPLETE & RETURN TO YOUR CHILD’S HOMEROOM TEACHER BY JANUARY 31, 2017
Homeroom Teacher: ____________________________________
method:($5.00, please check
one): □ School Cash Online
□ Cash enclosed
Parent signature: _______________________________
Have you or someone you know received healthcare at the
Moncton Hospital? The QES leadership
group, the ROCKSTARs, are proud to be supporting the C103/XL Country 96.9
Friends of the Moncton Hospital Radiothon again this year. The money raised at the Radiothon will be
used to purchase medical equipment at the hospital.
We would like to invite students to help us support the
Radiothon by participating in “theme days.”
We ask that students contribute a minimum of $1.00 to participate in
each theme day (or $4.00 for all 5 days).
Money can be sent in with your child each day, as a lump sum, or payment
made on School Cash Online https://district2.schoolcashonline.com/. Should you wish to contribute more money, all
donations will be accepted!
Our goal is to raise $400 as a school; $1.00 for every
student in our building!
The ROCKSTARs will be around to collect donations each
morning. All students who participate
will receive a ballot for daily prize draws.
Monday, January 30 Pajama
Tuesday, January 31 Crazy
Wednesday, February 1 Twin
Thursday, February 2 Hoodie
Friday, February 3 Uniform/Sport
Jersey/Blue & White Day
The ROCKSTARs are proud to support this initiative and we
hope we can count on your help to reach our goal!
Have you or someone you know received healthcare at the Moncton Hospital? The QES leadership group, the ROCKSTARs, are proud to be supporting the C103/XL Country 96.9 Friends of the Moncton Hospital Radiothon again this year. The money raised will be used to purchase medical equipement at the hospital.
We would like to invite students to help us support the Radiothon by participating in "theme days" the week of January 30th to February 3. We ask that students contribute a minimum of $1.00 to participate in each theme day (or $4.00 for all 5 days). Money can be sent in with your child each day, as a lump sum, or payment made on School Cash Online at https://district2.schoolcashonline.com/. Should you wish to contribute, all donations will be accepted!
Our goal is to raise $400 as a school; $1.00 for every student in our building! All students who participate will receive a ballot for daily prize draws.
The ROCKSTARs are proud to support this initiative and we hope we can count on your help to reach our goal!
This week at QES...
Tuesday, December 20- Special event for K-2
Wednesday, December 21- Recognition assembly @10:30am
Winterlude for grades 3-5 in the afternoon
Thursday, December 22- PJ party and special activity for K-2
Holiday Dance for grades 6-8, 6:30-8pm
Friday, December 23- Sing-a-long in the gym @10:30am
Bus students will be dismissed at 11:30am, walkers will be dismissed following bus students.
You are all cordially invited to QES’ 2016 Holiday
Concert, "Deck the Holidays.”
will be performances by all kindergarten to grade 3 classes, the QES Band, the A
Cappella Group and the Music Club.
Students have been practicing and are excited to share their musical
talents with all of you this holiday season!
Date: Tuesday, December 13
Time: 6:15pm (student arrival in the cafeteria), show time is at 6:30pm
Location: HTHS auditorium (80 Echo Drive)
DRESS REHERSAL: Please note all students will be walking to HTHS on Tuesday morning for a dress rehersal. Please ensure you child is dressed for the walk in proper footwear and warm clothing.
QES Home & School will be hosting a Santa Shop on Monday, December 12 and 13th in the science lab (Wednesday, if there is a snow day).
Students who bring in money will be invited to shop and find a gift for someone special!
The Santa Shop will be open at recess and lunch and all students are invited to browse at these times.
Interested in a fun and creative night out with friends? The grade 8 parent committee are hosting an adult Paint Night titled, "Bridge Under Cherry Blossoms." Come on out to share time with friends, support our students and express your creativity!
Date: Monday, February 20
Where: Fox N Hound, Riverview
Artist Host: Andria Moss
For more information or to purchase a ticket
Christmas Turkey Dinner will be served on December 14. Cost is $5.75. This includes creamy mashed potatoes, turkey,
dressing, veggies and a cookie. Please note that, only the turkey dinner will be served. No other options will be
available, only pre-orders will be
accepted. In the event of a snow day, the dinner will be held the next day
when school is open. All money and orders must be received no
later than December 9. Orders can be
made online www.schoollunchorder.ca
or sent in to your child’s homeroom teacher (please include exact change, your
child’s name and homeroom teacher).
QES Food Drive
The ROCKSTARs are hosting a food drive to support QES families.
There will be a box placed
in each classroom, where you can send any non-perishable food items with your
child to school! Being a generous community, we have high hopes this year of
filling each classroom box and returning the goods right to where they belong—in
our schools’ community!
We are collecting the following items:
tuna, pasta, baked beans, pasta sauce, granola bars, crackers, fruit cups,
canned soup, apple sauce, peanut butter, fruit snacks, jam, pancake mix, juice
boxes, oatmeal, cheese whiz, rice.
The food drive will run December 5 to December 16.
Thanks for your support with this initiative!
Information Nights, regarding program selection for September 2017, will be held according to the following schedule. Information
will be provided on options for students entering Grades 1, 3 and 6: Early
French Immersion Program (Gr 1. and Gr. 3 entries), English Prime Program, and
the Late Gr. 6 French Immersion Program.
Parents/guardians are invited to
attend the session of their choosing.
The information presented will be the same at
note: Not all programs are available at every school.
Monday, November 21, 2016
Bernice MacNaughton High School – Auditorium
Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
J.M.A. Armstrong High/Salisbury Middle
School - Auditorium
Snow date To be determined
Monday, November 28, 2016
Riverview Middle School - Auditorium
Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
School - Auditorium
Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016
Monday, December 5, 2016
Salem Elementary School – Multi-purpose room
Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016
of children in grades K, 2 and 5 who have an option for French immersion will
be required to complete the electronic registration form located on the ASD-E
web site (www.asd-e.nbed.nb.ca). Deadline for registration is December
20, 2016. Parents without access to the internet can contact Cindy
Mitton (506-364-4785) for assistance. Collect calls will be accepted.
additional information, contact your local school or a French Second Language Subject
Belliveau-Ingersoll - (506) 856-3222
visit our web site www.asd-e.nbed.nb.ca
Thank-you to everyone who participated in the Fall Fair at QES on Saturday! $900 was raised for school activities.
Thank-you to all the vendors; shoppers, who stopped by; staff, for supporting and promoting the event; community members and organizations, who promoted & supported the event; the QE student leadership group, the ROCKSTARs (current and alumni), for helping us out; St. Phillips Anglican Church, for lending us tables; and to Brenda Wilson, our parent group president, who organized the fundraiser for the school!
The QES community is amazing! WELL DONE! GRATITUDE TO EVERYONE INVOLVED!
QES is having a Remembrance Day assembly on Thursday, November 10 at 10:20am in the gym.
Students are invited to wear their uniform (cadets, Scouts, Guides, etc.). Each homeroom class will present a wreath or cross during the ceremony. We will also have a guest speaker.
Parents and guardians are invited to join us to remember.
REMINDER: THERE WILL BE NO SCHOOL ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11.
On Friday morning, staff and students honoured all walk-a-thon pledges by walking around the block.
The unofficial total for the fundraiser is $8961.70! WELL DONE!!!
Students have earned a movie matinee reward on Monday as they surpassed $7500.
Special thanks goes out to the Moncton Firefighters, Codiac RCMP, H&S volunteers, staff, students and families who joined us for the event.
QES and their community really does ROCK!
The weather looks good so the walk-a-thon is a go for tomorrow! Students are permitted to dress up for the event. No masks or weapons, please.
Families are invited to join us and can meet us in the front of the school at 10:15am.
Students in grades 6-8 are invited to our annual costume dance on Thursday, October 27 from 6:30-8pm in the gym. Cost is $1.00 or free with student id card. Canteen services will be available. NO MASKS so that all guests can be safely identified. Prizes will be awarded for top costumes.
We will host our Costume Walk-a-thon on Friday, October 28 at 10:15am! We will be lining up in front of the school and then parading around the block to honour all pledges.
All staff and students are invited to dress up in a costume, wear a favourite team/sport/club jersey, dress like a friend, have crazy hair, etc.
Students will be permitted to change into their costumes at recess.
Families are welcome to join us for the event.
NOTE: PLEASE RETURN ALL MONEY AND PLEDGE FORMS TO YOUR HOMEROOM TEACHER ASAP. LAST COLLECTION DAY WILL BE THURSDAY.
Please note our costume walk-a-thon has been re-scheduled to next Friday, October 28 at 10:15am due to rain in the forecast.
Please return all pledges asap.
Students have raised $6500 and have earned a Game afternoon that will take place next Friday afternoon! Nice work!
Next reward is a movie matinee if we reach $7500. We can do it!!!
Tomorrow is our final collection day for our Fall walk-a-thon! Thanks to your support we have raised $4500 so far. Students earned 15 extra minutes of recess today. We are halfway to our goal of $10 000 and just shy of the next reward of a games afternoon. We need your help! Please continue to collect pledges and support your school! We can do it!
This Friday, October 21, 2016 will be our 2nd Annual Costume Walk-a-thon! Students will honour pledges at 10:15am as staff and students walk around the block. Families are invited to join us.
As of Friday, our walk-a-thon total was $2300. We are just shy of our $2500 extra 15 minutes of recess reward! Next collection day is Tuesday, October 18! Do your part, raise $25 in pledges today!!!
QE students have raised $1430.95 in pledges so far! We are just over a $1000 away from our first reward- 15 minutes of extra recess when we reach $2500!
Have you raised $25 yet? We need your help! Do your part and support your school! Our goal is to raise $10 000.
Collection day is tomorrow. Bring in your pledges to your teacher and get a chance to win a golden ticket prize!
Thank-you to everyone who brought in pledges for the first collection day today! We have raised $1300 so far!
Our goal is for every student to raise at least $25. We can do it!!!
Next collection day is Thursday, October 13.