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May 31
No school for kindergarten June 1st
Good afternoon parents of kindergarten and pre kindergarten children! This is a reminder that Thursday, June 1st there is NO school for kindergarten.  Next year's kindergarten students are going to be joining us for their Orientation to Kindergarten day!
Thank you and make it a great day!

May 25
Pre-K day June 1
Hello parents of our new kindergarten students!

This message is a reminder (and correction) regarding your child coming to Queen Elizabeth School next week. Letters were sent home to your child awhile ago and some of the letters indicated Wednesday, June 1 as the day to come in. The day is actually Thursday, June 1 for all of our new pre-kindergarten kids to join us. The time that was indicated in the letter for your child to arrive will not change. Please make sure they are on time so they do not miss any of the activities that are planned. Parents are required to stay at the school (the principal will spend time with you while your child is in the classroom). Parents will join their children on the bus for a short presentation and ride.

We look forward to meeting everyone again next Thursday, June 1!

Have a great week!

May 16
Reminder - for girls in grade 7
Vaccination clinic for the last dose of the HPV vaccine for girls in grade 7

Dear Parent / Guardian,

The immunization clinic will be held at Queen Elizabeth school on Wednesday May 17th,for the second dose of the vaccine against the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) for girls in Grade 7.

On Wednesday (tomorrow), make sure your daughter has breakfast and wears a short sleeved shirt.

If your child is absent the day of the vaccination clinic, you can contact your local Public Health office at 856-2401 to make an appointment for another date.
Thank you for your cooperation.

May 12
Grade 8 End of Year Information

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Here are a few details for the End of the Year Activities and fundraisers.


We have collected about $3600 to date. We have enough to cover the cost of the Halifax trip. We do need to collect more funds to pay for Camp Centennial Rope Activities at a cost of $12 per student plus pizza and drinks. A total of about $650 is needed for the Awards Night activities. Please note that the Home and School cover the cost of decorations and snacks for the Awards Night.

As you can see in the budget below, the cost of the movie in Halifax varies depending if the students choose the Imax experience ($13) or another movie ($7). Other changes in the budget would come if some students choose not to participate, or if they are not permitted to go for not following school expectations. The cost of the bus is fixed, but the cost for each student for the activities during our visit in Halifax is $46 per student. For lunch on the Pier at noon, a bagged lunch from home is needed, and for supper, another bagged meal or money to purchase food is needed. In the past, we had enough money raised to give $10 to each student for supper. We will see how successful the fundraising is.

Budget 2017

Activity Cost

Bus to Halifax $2060

Harbour Hopper Tour $802

Discovery Centre $235

Movie pass (Regular or Imax) $336 to $624

Total $3133 to $3700

Awards Night expenses

Activity Cost

Camp Centennial Rope Activities ($12 per student) $516

Pizza and drinks $130

Total $646

Other possible activities

Bowling $5 per student (optional) $215

Movie night/games night at school (snacks) (optional) $50 to $70

I have included the cost of other activities we have done in the past. If we collect enough funds, these activities could be planned for June, or we plan them and students pay.

Silent Auction:

Below, you will see a list of the items for the Silent Auction we have received to date. Please continue to bring items in. When you do send the items, please include a price for the item. This helps with the bidding.

Silent Auction Items Value

Shoppers Beauty Product Basket 275$

Perfume I Am Juicy Couture (Shoppers) 100$

2 Visa card Maple Leaf 50$

1 hour Family pass at Sky Zone 60$

20 free McDonald’s Trio meals 160$

Scentsy Gift Basket $50

Midland package (cooler, backpack, water bottle) $50

Conair Hair dryer $25

4 Lia Sophia Bracelets $40

2 bracelets turquoise $20

Friedman’s bracelet $15

Southern Living Cookbook $15

Crush Golf Balls (12 pack) $20

2 Fisher Cats regular season passes

Original 4 x 5 Artwork by Sherry Vautour

McSweeney Dinner Theatre (2 passes) $100

MacDonald’s package (ice cream, coffee, Big Macs) $50

BBQ – May 31st:

We need to coordinate volunteers for that evening as well as coordinate getting wieners, buns, condiments and napkins for an estimated 250 people. On the BBQ attachment, you will find a sheet that can help coordinate the BBQ. If you want to volunteer for the BBQ, please send a message through the Facebook page (Queen E grad class 2017) or email Tracey Swansburg at swanstd@yahoo.ca. In the attachments, you will find a letter to use when asking for a donation for the BBQ. A small committee could be formed to organize the BBQ.

50/50 Draw during Silent Auction

We can run a 50/50 draw during the Night of the Arts as long as it’s in the Science Lab with the Silent Auction. I’ve added details for volunteers on the BBQ sheet.

Home and School Luncheon:

It’s been a tradition at Queen E that the Home and School host a luncheon. They will host a BBQ the week of June 12th to 16th. We will notify you with more details at a later date.

Finally, I will be out of the school from May 15th to May 26th. If you have any questions, please ask your child’s homeroom teacher or Tracey Swansburg.

Yours truly,

O. LeBlanc

School Support Teacher-Resource

Queen Elizabeth School

April 25
Grade 8 Parent Info

Please see attached document for a letter from the grade 8 team.

April 20
Letter from Superintendent
Please find enclosed a letter from Gregg Ingersoll to all parents in our school district.

April 18
Reminders and Correction to Newsletter
Just a reminder to get your yearbook orders in. Cost is $14. You can send the exact amount to the office in the order envelope or you can order them online at Lifetouch.ca. Yearbook orders are due in by April 28th.

Queen Elizabeth's Spring Fair is taking place this Saturday, April 22 from 9:00 - 3:00 in our gym. There is a $1 entry fee for adults (kids are free). Please come out to see some awesome vendors and support your school.

There is an error on the April newsletter: the Active Learning Group sessions for next year's kindergarten students are now completed. They are not happening today or Thursday, April 20 as listed on the newsletter.

April 04
Important information for April
Information for April:
1. April's newsletter should have arrived home with your child either Monday or Tuesday. Please take note of important dates listed as there are many short weeks coming up.

2. Reports were given to students last Friday. Please sign and return comment sheets as soon as possible.

3. Parent-teacher interviews are this Thursday from 6-8 pm and Friday from 12:30-2:30 pm. If you are unable to make it at these times, please contact your child's homeroom teacher to make alternate arrangements. Your child's education is a collective responsibility and your involvement is key. We look forward to seeing all parents this week!

4. There is no school for students this Friday, April 7.

5. The Scholastic book fair is this week in our Science Lab (room 126). Students will be visiting with their classes and can stop by at recess or during lunch recess. It will also be open during parent-teacher meetings.

6. Parents are reminded to keep the school updated on all contact information. If you have any new contact info, please send it in with your child. this information is crucial for emergency situations. Updated contact info should also be written on the front page of your child's agenda so they can easily access it.

Have a great week!

April 04
Grade 8 Fundraiser
Dear parents and/or Guardians,

Please see attachments concerning our next fundraiser.

March 23
Friends of the Trojans Auction - April 22
SAVE THE DATE! On Saturday, April 22nd, the Friends of the Harrison Trimble Trojans are hosting their 22nd annual fundraising event. This year the night includes a wine tasting, live band and auction for all to enjoy!

All money raised is used for student activities, teaching support, equipment, bursaries, Woody Hayes Community Field, breakfast programs and many other initiatives.

Please join them on April 22nd at the "WINES OF THE WORLD TOUR & AUCTION" at Harrison Trimble High School 7pm -12:30am. Doors open at 6:45pm, wine tasting at 7:00, with live and silent auction and live band to follow.

Hurry....tickets are limited and selling fast!

They can be purchased through all members of the Friends of the Trojans committee, at the HTHS office during regular school hours, through cash online or message the Friends through their Facebook page.

Tickets are $20 each and include a wine tasting of 8 pre-selected wines from 4 countries.

Friends of the Trojans and HTHS look forward to your support of this great event.

Please join us as we support the Trojans!

March 22
After school activities cancelled
Our district office has just announced that all after school activities, including Sistema, are cancelled for today.

March 13
Welcome to Kindergarten event
Hello everyone,
This message is a reminder that Queen Elizabeth School will be hosting our Welcome to Kindergarten event this Thursday, March 16 from 2:45 to 3:45 p.m.
We will be handing out the Kindergarten welcome bags at this event so please plan to attend with your child.
See you Thursday.

February 21
This week and next
Tomorrow is pink day at QES. Take a stand against bullying by having your child wear something pink to school on Wednesday, Feb. 22.

Friday, Feb. 24 there will be no school for students as it is a professional learning day for teachers.

Friday, March 3 is popcorn day ($1 per bag sold at recess). It is also the last day before March Break.

Have a great week!

February 20
Bus 111 is one hour late today
Bus 111 is having mechanical issues and will be one hour late picking students up this afternoon. Students will be waiting for the bus in the gym.

January 26
Items to be aware of for this week and next week
1. Tomorrow is family literacy day.  The K-2 team invites parents, guardians and family members to join us in celebrating Family literacy day tomorrow afternoon from 1:00-1:30pm.  Families will be invited into classrooms to read with students.
2. Recorder notice was sent home with students in grades 3-5.  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 change only.    
3. All students are asked to support the ROCKSTARS, our student leadership group, in raising money for the Friends of the Moncton Hospital radiothon.  Next week the ROCKSTARs will host theme days each day.  A notice was sent home with students on Monday and details are posted on our school website.  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!  Monday will be pajama day!!!  Our goal is to raise $400 as a school; $1.00 for every person 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. 
4. Newsletters for February will be sent home next Wednesday.  Please check your child’s bookbag to see all the upcoming events and news for February!
5.       Tomorrow is popcorn day. All bags are $1.00 and it will be sold during the morning recess.

January 11
January 11 - Boil Order
Good morning Queen Elizabeth school parents, 
Please note that the school is in the boil order zone.  Staff and students have been instructed not to drink the water from faucets and fountains. All fountains have been covered to ensure your children's safety.  Water coolers and water bottles are being delivered this morning by the district Facilities department.  It is safe to wash hands with soap and warm water. 
Thank you.

December 21
Thursday and Friday
Thursday, Dec. 22 is pyjama day for grades K - 2.
Friday, Dec. 23 is red and green and holiday sweater day for all students and staff.
Bus and day care students will be picked up at 11:30 on Friday. Walking students will be dismissed at 11:45.

Merry Christmas to all! See you on the 10th of January!

December 19
Items for last week before Christmas Break
Items to be aware of this week:

1. Popcorn sale Tuesday, Dec. 20. All bags are $1.00

2. There will be NO breakfast club on Friday.

3. Cafeteria will be open for lunch until Thursday, but NOT Friday, Dec. 23.

4. Students return to school on Tuesday, January 10 after the Christmas Break.

5. Children entering into grade 1, 3 or 6 next year must have their program choice completed online by tomorrow, December 20.

December 14
Friday, Dec. 23 - last day before Christmas break
Friday, December 23 will be a half day for students.

Bus students (including daycare buses) will be picked up at 11:30. Please ensure that someone is at the bus stop to meet each K-2 student when they are arriving home at this early time.

All walking students will be dismissed at 11:50 - when the lunch bell rings. Please pick your children up in their usual spot at this time.

Also, just a quick reminder for grades K, 2 and 5 to choose your programs (French Immersion or English) for next year and complete the registration forms online.

December 13
Reminders for this week
A few reminders:
1. Holiday concert is tonight at 6:30 at Harrison Trimble High School. Performers in the concert need to be there between 6:00 and 6:15.

2. Tomorrow (Wednesday) is turkey dinner at the cafeteria for those who had ordered and paid by Dec. 9th. There will be no other menu items available tomorrow, so if students are not getting turkey dinner, they will need to bring their own lunch.

3.  Santa Shop is open and available for kids to do some holiday shopping today and Wednesday. Home and School is putting this on, so you may find more information on their Facebook page.

4. There will be a popcorn sale at recess and lunch this Friday, Dec. 16. All bags of popcorn are $1.00. Money raised goes to help fund our grade 8 year end activities.

December 07
Cookie Dough Pickup Times today and tomorrow
Cookie Dough has arrived for those who placed orders for it.

Please note: The pick up times listed on the QE Home and School Facebook page have changed. Brenda Wilson from our Home and School will meet you at the shed just inside the QE driveway to distribute the cookie dough at the following times:

Wednesday, Dec. 7 (today) from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 8 (tomorrow) from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.

If you have any issues regarding the cookie dough pickup times, please call Brenda Wilson at 871-7431

December 01
EYEDA Appointments Friday
This is a reminder that EYEDA testing will be taking place tomorrow (Friday) at Queen Elizabeth School for all new kindergarten students that were given an appointment when they registered at the school. Check your green folder (or wherever you may have recorded it) for the time of your appointment.

November 24
Grade 8 Information
Dear parents and Guardians,
Today, your child will be bringing home 20 tickets (2 booklets of 10) to sell for a gift card raffle that will be drawn on Tuesday, December 20th. Tickets are sold at $2 each or 3 tickets for $5. If each student sell their 20 tickets, they will bring in between $30 and $40 each which could bring in up to $1200 or more with this fundraiser. If students sell their 20 tickets, they can get more when they bring in the money.
To make sure we keep track of tickets and money raised, all tickets are numbered and assigned to students. By December 19th, all monies and tickets need to be returned to the school.
Please keep bringing the gift cards. Attached is a copy of a letter you can use to contact businesses and get donations.
Thank you,

The Grade 8 Team

November 21
Grade 8 Messages
The grade 8 parent committee is seeking donations of $10 Gift Cards (any retailer/restaurant) from as many grade 8 students as possible. The gift cards will be put on a gift card tree and tickets will be sold to raise money for grade 8 activities. Gift cards can be turned in to Mme. Odette LeBlanc at Queen E.

Also, Tracey Swansburg has only received a few email addresses from grade 8 parents. If you haven't yet done so, please send Tracey an email to: swanstd@yahoo.ca so she will be able to include all grade 8 parents in any communications that are sent out.

November 14
French Immersion / English Selection-Gr. K, 2, 5
This message is being sent to parents/guardians of all grade K, grade 2 and grade 5 (English) students. Please note the attachments included with this email will be sent home with your child next week.

Information Nights, regarding program selection (English or French Immersion) for September 2017, will be held at various locations beginning next week - you will see the schedule and location of these meetings in one of the attached documents.

All parents will be asked to register students later this month for either the French Immersion Program or the English Program for Grades 1, 3 and 6. Note: Late French Immersion is not offered at Queen Elizabeth School. Students entering Late Immersion in grade 6 will be bussed from Queen E to Birchmount School for that program.

You will need to register your child in either English or French - so if they are in English this year and you decide they will continue in English, you will still be required to complete a registration form online.

The registrations will be done electronically through a link on the Anglophone East web site. This link will be provided to you next week. There will be no paper registration forms at the school. If a parent does not have access to a computer, they will be asked to contact Cindy Mitton (506-364-4785) to complete the registration. Collect calls will be accepted.

This email is basically a "heads up" message to alert you to the information in the enclosed documents and make you aware that more information will be arriving home with your child next week. Stay tuned and have a great night!

October 26
Walk-a-thon, dance, numeracy night
Good afternoon QE families,
Please note that all money and pledge forms for our walk a thon are due tomorrow!  Thanks for your support in our fundraiser.  To date, QE students have raised $6702.00.  Students have earned a game afternoon that will happen Friday afternoon.  After collection tomorrow, if students have raised $7500 they will earn a movie matinee!  The walk a thon is scheduled for Friday morning at 10:15am.  Students are invited to dress up in their favourite costume, sport crazy hair, dress like someone else, wear a favorite team jersey or uniform.  NO masks or weapons permitted.  Families are welcome to join us for the event. 

Please note that due to forecasted rain, the walk a thon may have to be postponed once again.  A decision will be made tomorrow morning and communicated to students and families.

All parents are invited to attend our numeracy night with Mr. Ivey, tomorrow from 6:30-8pm in room 220.  The focus of the session is Addition Facts. 

Thursday there is a costume middle school dance for students in grades 6-8  from 6:30-8pm.  Canteen services will be available.  Cost is 1.00 without student ID and free with student ID.  Parents please be at the school at 8pm for student pick up.

October 25
Grade 8 Email List
Dear parents and guardians,

At last week’s parent meeting, Tracey Swansburg graciously volunteered to be the parent contact for the fundraising for the grade 8 end of year activities. She would like to create an email distribution list of grade 8 parents. If you would like to be part of this distribution list, please email her at swanstd@yahoo.ca .
If you have any questions about the end of year activities, please don’t hesitate to contact any one of us.

The grade 8 team,
O. LeBlanc
M. Ivey
S. Tibbits

October 17
Picture Day, Safe Arrival and Walk-a-Thon
Picture Day is tomorrow, Tuesday, October 18. See tips for Picture Day at lifetouch.ca.

Remember the costumed Walk-a-thon is taking place this Friday, October 21. Be sure to collect your pledges and send the money in on collection days. We need to put a big push on if we hope to reach our $10,000 goal again this year.

Safe Arrival is now officially up and running. Please call 856-3673 before 9:00 a.m. each day that your child is late or absent. Be sure to speak clearly as some of the messages we hear are very hard to decipher, leave the date, your child's name, homeroom teacher and reason for absence.

Thanks for your attention to these items. Have a great night!

October 13
Lockdown Drill
Hello Queen E families,
As per the notice sent home last week, we will be having a Lockdown Drill on Friday at 10:30.  If you did not see this notice, it is also located under the documents section of our website and if you receive this in the form of an email, it is also attached.  Thank you for having a conversation with your child about the importance of being prepared in the unlikely event of an emergency.
Thank you and have a good evening.

October 10
First Collection Day is Tuesday
Just a quick reminder that tomorrow is our first collection day for the Queen Elizabeth School Walk-a-thon fundraiser. Be sure students bring in any collected pledges with them in the morning. Continue collecting pledges this week so we can be sure to meet our goal of $10,000!

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