November 27, 2023 QEB Family Communication

November 27, 2023 QEB Family Communication
Posted on 11/24/2023
Hello December

November 24, 2023

Good afternoon to our QEB families,

It was awesome to see so many families this week at QEB for our Family-Teacher conferences. Thank you for taking the time to connect with your child(ren)’s teacher, these conversations are so important!

Student Absences - Families can text the school number, 613-968-9173, to report a student absence or call and leave a message on the attendance line.   The SafeArrival program for attendance will begin December 4, 2023.  Please read the information sent home with your child earlier this week.  Details on how to sign-up for this new system were included in this information and are available on the HPEDSB website. Detailed information about SafeArrival can be found at

QEB Website: 

QEB Twitter:

QEB Facebook:

QEB Community Supports & Updates:

  1. Mental Health & Well Being Supports for Families:

    1. Kids Help Phone – 1 800 668-6867 or text CONNECT to 686868

    2. Children’s Mental Health Crisis Line – 613 966-3100 (15 years old and under)

    3. Quinte Health Care Crisis Line – 613 969-7400 (16 years +)

  2. We’re here to help! Please contact your child’s teacher or QEB Administration if you would like to connect with our Child and Youth Worker (Ms. Blakely) and/or have support getting connected to community resources.

  3. Children’s Mental Health Resource Poster: CMHS Resource Poster

QEB Information Items & Updates:

  1. Every Tuesday is QEB school spirit wear day! Wear your QEB gear or our school colours (Blue & Yellow) to show your school spirit!

  2. November 30, 2023 – CC Farms Fundraiser Planter / Wreath Drop Off

  3. December 4, 2023 - Grade 8 Visit to ESS 

  4. December 6, 2023 - School Picture Retake orders due 

  5. December 8, 2023 – Spirit Day (PJ Day)

  6. December 13, 2023 - SG Junior Volleyball Tournament at Eastside SS (9:00am- 2:00pm)

  7. December 14, 2023 - Spaghetti Lunch

  8. December 18, 2023 – Primary concert with Andy Forgie (AM)

  9. December 19, 2023 – Holiday Festive Lunch

  10. December 20, 2023 - Holiday Showcase Family Performance  11:00AM

  11. December 21, 2023 – Pancake Breakfast 

  12. December 18-22, 2023 Holiday Spirit Week -  

    1. December 18 - Icicle Day (Blue/white/silver)

    2. December 19 – Holiday Hat Day

    3. December 20- Ugly Holiday Sweater Day

    4. December 21 –  PJ Day

    5. December 22 –  Holiday Colours / Spirit Day (wear the colours of any holiday you celebrate)

  13. Pizza days are running with cheese pizza from Bourbon Street Pizza. Orders for Wednesday, November 29 and December 6, 2023 can be placed through School Cash Online or paid by cash with an order form from the office.  Pizza is $2.50 per slice per week.  Orders are due by Monday, November 27, 2023 at the end of the school day. 

  14. Through our Food For Learning (FFL) program, we will be offering a hot lunch every Thursday and Toast or Cereal & Fruit every Friday for all students that would like to participate. Please see the calendar on our  QEB website for specifics regarding each hot lunch day - 

  15. Kernels Popcorn is once again available for purchase Tuesdays & Thursdays at second break for $2.25.

QEB Student Teams & Clubs (currently running with staff involvement):

  1. QEB Student Council - Leadership team for intermediate students to further develop the QEB Purple School Community through student voice and involvement in fundraising and event planning for whole school participation.

  2. Rainbow Club - A club for junior/intermediate students with a focus on creating a safe space for student voice while students enjoy a variety of activities and cooperative games in the gymnasium.

  3. JEDI (Justice/Equity/Diversity/Inclusion) Club - A school-based equity club of intermediate students and staff working together to assist and inform our equity plan, considering different perspectives and setting priorities for our school and community.

  4.  Volleyball - Junior / Intermediate Students - Opportunity for students to try out for a team (will represent QEB at a tournament) and to develop their skills in volleyball and sportsmanship.