Queen Elizabeth Elementary School

January Newsletter

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June Newsletter # 14

Happy New Year! We hope that you enjoyed a restful and happy holiday with your families.

Good News – teachers have signed an agreement in principle – still has to be voted on…but a very good start and would mean no more strike days and trips are back on!

Rocks and Rings

Friday, January 8th – Rocks and Rings are coming to Queen E! - The Capital One Rocks & Rings program is designed to introduce the Olympic sport of curling to elementary school children. By bringing the curling rink to the school gym they reach children that would otherwise not have access to the roaring game. You can see more at: http://rocksandrings.com

Cycle 3 Overnight

Monday, January 18th & Tuesday, January 19th, the cycle 3 will be going on an overnight ski trip. This is part of the outdoor education program with Alan Earwaker.

The class will be practicing to build up their endurance in cross-country skiing, please make sure your child comes to school prepared to be cross country ski every day this week and next week.

Through a Ministry of Education multi-grade allowance, the teachers at Queen E decided to purchase some new cross-country ski equipment. The school now owns 8 full sets (skis, poles, boots), plus 2 extra pair of boots. We will continue to borrow some equipment from Mr. E’s Outdoor Education Program.

**More information to follow directly with the cycle 3 students about the trip with permission slip and camping list.

Graduation Photos

The grade 6 will have their graduation photos taken on Friday, January 22nd.

Daycare at Queen E available 5 days per week:

  • Time: Morning: 7:00am – 8:00am / Lunch hour: 11:30am – 12:20pm
  • After school: 2:30pm – 5:30pm / PD day: 7:00am – 5:30pm

Cost of daycare program per child:

Regular users (3 to 5 days per week & registered before Sept. 30th):

  • $8.00 per day - $16.00 per PD Day

Sporadic users (less than 3 days per week or registered after Sept. 30th):

  • Morning only $8.00
  • After school only: $10.00
  • Morning & after school $12.00
  • PD Days $16.00

If you are interested or have any questions, please email dpicard@wqsb.qc.ca or call the school.

Winter is here!

Please make sure that students are sent to school with appropriate clothes for the weather… a winter jacket, snow pants, warm boots, hats and mitts as well as a change of socks, pants, and extra mittens would be great.

Inclement Weather Policy In the event of school closure or bus cancellation due to inclement weather, the information will be posted online at: http://cswq.wqsb.qc.ca and be transmitted to the local radio stations. We encourage the parents whose child(ren) use the school bus to listen to the news at the following stations: -

CJRC 1150 AM CKTF 104.1 FM
CKOY - KISS FM 105.3 CHEZ 106.1 FM
Oldies 1310 AM Y 101.1 FM
Radio Canada 90.7 FM CBC 91.5 FM
CIMF 94.9 FM CKQB Jump 106.9 FM
CFRA 580 AM MAJIC 100 FM
The Team 1200 AM 93.9 FM Ottawa’s New Country 94
STAR 96 FM CHIP 101.7 FM
Couleur 97.1 FM  

After this process the school’s phone chain will be started. Therefore, when there is bad weather and bus or school cancellation could be a possibility please listen to one of the above radio stations and wait for the phone chain to be activated. If you have a different number you would prefer to be used for the phone chain, please notify the school.

Also, if you have an email address that the school does not already have, please send it in. We are trying to send some information electronically. Thank you for your continued support,

Debbie Picard, Principal

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