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March 20
Items of interest this week
Hi everyone,
We have a few items to bring to your attention:
1. There is no school for students this Thursday due to report card preparation and professional development sessions for staff.

2. There have been a couple of updates made to our March newsletter in the Home & School News section:
a) the spring fair is this Saturday, March 24 from 10:00 to 3:00 p.m. Cost is $1.00 for adults/children get in free. The Easter Bunny will be there - it will be happening in the Queen Elizabeth School gym
b) the cost of the discount cards for the Home and School fundraiser is $20.

You can find the updated newsletter on our school website under the "Documents" link.

3. There will be an Easter turkey dinner at the cafeteria next Tuesday, March 27th. This will be the only meal served at the cafeteria that day. Cost is $5.50 and includes creamy mashed potatoes, roasted turkey, carrots, dressing, gravy, dessert and white milk.

March 15
Peeler Card cost is $20 (fundraiser)
Home and School sent a packet with fundraising information home with all students at our school. There are 2 fundraisers included in this packet - a popcorn sale and a discount/peeler card sale.

The price for the popcorn is indicated on the form; however, QSP failed to include the cost of the peeler cards. For your information, the cost of a card is $20.

Home and School may send home a revised information sheet, but in the meantime we wanted you to know the cost as soon as we knew.

February 28
Welcome to Kindergarten
The Welcome to Kindergarten event will be happening on Thursday, March 15th at 2:45 at Queen Elizabeth School. Please be sure to attend with your new grade K student!

This event is also noted on our school website in the calendar as well it will be indicated on the March school newsletter which will be sent home with existing students on Monday, March 12th.

February 27
Photos, March Break, Newsletter...
* Sports teams and clubs will have their photos taken tomorrow (Wed.) for the yearbook
* March Break is next week, so there will be no school beginning Monday, March 5. Students return to school on Monday, March 12th.
* The March newsletter will be sent home with students following the break.

February 14
Half-day tomorrow and no school Monday
Just a reminder that tomorrow - Thursday, February 15 - will be a half day for students. Kindergarten to grade 2 students will be dismissed at 11:30 and grades 3 to 8 will be dismissed at 12:00. Please be sure to arrange pickup for your children at these times.

Also, next Monday, February 19th is New Brunswick's first Family Day holiday, so there will be no school on that day.

February 06
Verification of French / English program
This message is for parents of English program students in grades Kindergarten, two and five.

We are sending a form home today (with the school newsletter) that we need you to complete and return to your child's teacher by Thursday, February 8th.

The form indicates your child's name and the choice of program for next school year (French Immersion or English) that you had selected during the online registration process. If you had not made a selection during the online process, the district put a default of English as the choice.

Please confirm or make the appropriate changes on this form, sign it and return it to your child's teacher by this Thursday, February 8th. Thank you in advance for your quick turnaround with this form.

January 29
Lost & Found; Radiothon: etc.
Next week, Feb. 5 - 9, our QES leadership group, the ROCKSTARS, are proud to be supporting the c103/New Country 96.9 Friends of the Moncton Hospital Radiothon. All money raised will be used to buy medical equipment at the hospital. Students can participate in theme days next week for $1.00 each day or $4.00 for all 5 days. Payments can be made through SchoolCash Online or brought in to the classroom with the students. All additional donations will be welcomed.

We are sending a purple information sheet home with all students today to provide you with more information on this event.
Monday, Feb. 5 is Pajama Day
Tuesday, Feb. 6 is Jersey/uniform/favourite team day
Wednesday, Feb. 7 is Twin day/Superhero day
Thursday, Feb. 8 is Crazy hair/hat/hoodie day
Friday, Feb. 9 is Spirit day/Blue and white day

Our February newsletter will be sent home at the beginning of next week. Be sure to reference your newsletters for all upcoming events and important information each month.

Lost & Found Clean-up:
The ROCKSTARS have sorted all items from our lost and found area. There are many unclaimed items here and parents are invited to come and take a look this week before Friday at noon. All items have been sorted into bags in the hallway just before the cafeteria. All classes will be invited to view the items as well. Any unclaimed items will be discarded or donated to a community organization this Friday afternoon, February 2.

There will be a popcorn sale Friday, Feb. 2. All bags will be $1.00.

January 17
Half day Thursday and more
Reminder that tomorrow - Thursday, January 18th - is a half day for students as the afternoon is a Professional Learning session for staff. All students will be dismissed at 11:30. Please be sure to arrange pick up for your child at 11:30 tomorrow.

There will be a popcorn sale at recess on Friday. Please send in $1.00 with your child if they wish to purchase a bag of popcorn.

Friday Night Sports Night is from 6:15 - 7:30.

December 19
Important Info before holiday break
Hello everyone! Here are a few reminders and some info before we leave for our holiday break:
1. Tonight (Tuesday, Dec. 19)
• our first Papa John’s pizza night at the 639 Mountain Road location only.
• 20% of all sales (if you mention Queen E, or use QUEENE code online) will go towards purchasing guitars for our music classes.
• Please support our school and enjoy pizza for supper!
• Our Rockstar students will be delivering one book for every student in our school today. Thank you to BMO for this generous donation!

2. Wednesday, Dec. 20
• The holiday concert for grades K-3 will be taking place from 12:15 – 1:30. All are welcome to attend.

3. Thursday, Dec. 21
• It is pyjama day at Queen E
• There will be a holiday dance for grades 6 – 8 from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

4. Friday, Dec. 22
• There will be no breakfast club on Friday. Please make sure your child eats breakfast at home.
• It is red/green/holiday sweater day.
• All students will be dismissed at 11:30 on Friday

5. School resumes on Monday, January 8th for all students

Anglophone East School District is currently recruiting for the following casual positions that will start in 2018.
• Kindergarten Support Workers (to start in February, 2018)
• Casual Bus Drivers
• Rental and Casual Custodians
To apply, please visit the Employment section of our website (we no longer accept paper applications) at:

We wish you all a safe and happy holiday season!!

December 05
Corrections to items on the newsletter
This message is to inform you of 3 items that need to be corrected from the newsletter that was sent home with students on Monday, December 4th.

1. December 15 - there will NOT be a Home & School sports night. Friday, December 8th is the last sports night before the December break.

2. The Turkey Dinner at the cafeteria on December 13th is priced at $6.75 (not $5.75 as printed on the newsletter).

3. The Home & School Holiday Shop will occur on December 12 & 13 (not the 13th & 14th as indicated on the newsletter). The snow date will still be Dec. 15th.

November 30
No school Friday
Just a reminder that there is no school for students tomorrow due to parent/teacher meetings and professional development for staff.

Also, tonight from 6:00 - 8:00 is the last chance to order books from the book fair. It will not be set up on Friday.

Thanks and have a great weekend.

November 14
November 14 - Lockdown drill & low level threat
Good morning Queen E Parents and Guardians;
We had a very successful lockdown drill this morning.  Thank you for your support by speaking with your child in preparation for this very important drill.
Today, Queen Elizabeth School received an anonymous threat.
We followed our safety procedures to ensure the safety of our students and staff.  The threat was assessed and deemed a low risk in collaboration with the RCMP, and District Officials. 
I want to ensure you that we take all issues that may affect school safety seriously and are committed to ensuring a positive and safe working and learning environment for our students and staff.  We will continue to inform you if there are developments that relate to your child’s safety.
Thank you for your continued support.

November 09
Two important notices from Queen E School
1. There is no school for students tomorrow, Friday, November 10 or Monday, November 13th. Friday is a professional learning day for staff and Monday is a holiday to honor Remembrance Day. Students come back to school on Tuesday morning.

2. All students are bringing home a very important document today regarding our Hold and Secure and Lockdown procedures. (this document is also on our website) Please take a few minutes this weekend to discuss these procedures with your child in an informative (but non-scary) way.

We will be participating in a lockdown drill on Tuesday morning at 9:00 a.m. here at the school. Phones will not be answered and doors will not be opened for any reason during the drill.

We hope you all enjoy a nice long weekend!

November 07
Grade 7 Immunizations tomorrow
Dear Parents,
This is a reminder that the immunization clinic for grade 7 students will be held tomorrow morning, Wednesday Nov. 8th, 2017.

Please make sure that your child wears a short sleeve shirt and that he/she eats a good breakfast and lunch on that day.

See you on Wednesday!

Tracy Lebel Bordage, i.i., B.Sc.Inf./ RN, BSN
Infirmière en santé publique/ Public Health Nurse

October 18
2 reminders for Thursday
Tomorrow is a half day for students. Grades K-2 are dismissed at 11:30 and grades 3-8 are dismissed at 12:00.

Tomorrow morning at 8:45 is our annual Costume Walk-a-thon. Families are welcome to join us on our walk around the block. Please meet us outside by the front doors.

If you have any more donations for the walk-a-thon please be sure to send them in by the end of this week so we can tally the totals and hand out our prizes.

October 13
Important reminders for next week
School Photo Day Monday, October 16th for grades 3 - 8; Tuesday, October 17th for grades K-2

Reminder:  Next Thursday, October 19 is half day for students.  K-2 will be dismissed at 11:30am, 3-8 will be dismissed at noon.

Reminder to parents of grades K - 2 there is a field trip on Monday, October 16th at 8:30 a.m. to the Capital Theater to see "The Swinging Belles". Permission slips were sent home and needed to be signed and returned to the homeroom teacher by today.

Thank you for supporting our school walk a thon fundraiser!  The fundraiser continues until Thursday, October 19.  Monday is the next collection day.  Our goal is to raise $10 000.  To date, the total amount raised is $1701.24.  We appreciate your support in encouraging your child to raise at least $25.  All pledge forms and money can be returned to your child’s homeroom teacher.

Students will honour all pledges on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 8:45 am.  (Rain date is Friday, October 27).  Students are encouraged to arrive at school dressed up as their favourite character or super hero, dress as a twin, have crazy hair, wear a jersey or uniform, wear their clothes backwards, etc. Families are welcome to join us!  Reminder:  no masks or weapons are permitted for safety reasons.

Have a great weekend!

October 10
Meetings & events
1) Tonight's Home and School meeting has been cancelled

2) Reminder of this Thursday's PSSC meeting at 6:30 p.m.

3) Parents and guardians of children of all ages are invited to attend the University & College Education Fair on Tuesday, October 17 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday, October 18 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Moncton Coliseum. Over 55 universities and colleges from Atlantic Canada will have representatives available to answer questions and share information about their programs.

September 28
Turkey Dinner October 5th
There will be a turkey dinner for students at the cafeteria next Thursday, October 5th. It will be the main meal served at the cafeteria that day, but pizza, grilled cheese and wraps will still be available.

The dinner costs $6.00 and must be pre-ordered at the cafeteria in person or online.

Dinner includes turkey, dressing, potatoes, vegetables, gravy, cranberry sauce and a cookie.

September 18
Important Items
Hello everyone and welcome back to a new school year at Queen Elizabeth School. We wanted to let you know of a few items:

1. At the start of each month, a blue newsletter will be sent home with each child. It will also be posted on our website. The newsletters contain important information and are the main method of communicating important items and dates to parents each month. Please be sure to look for and read through these newsletters each month when they arrive home with your child.

2. Safe Arrival - there is no safe arrival program in place yet at Queen E. There is a new computerized system in the works district-wide and we will provide you with more information on that as we receive it.

3. Please be sure to send a note in to your child's teacher relating to any absences or late arrivals. The teacher can then update your child's attendance accordingly.

4. This Wednesday, Sept. 20 there will be a Home & School BBQ at 5:30 followed by Meet the Team at 6:30 in the gym. Hope to see you all there.

5. This Thursday, Sept. 21 is a half day (morning only) for students as there is Professional Learning for teachers in the afternoon. Grades K-2 will be released at 11:30 and grades 3 - 8 will be released at 12:00.

Have a great week!

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.

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