November 3, 2023 QEB Family Communication

November 3, 2023 QEB Family Communication
Posted on 11/03/2023
Hello November

November 3, 2023

Good afternoon to our QEB families,

Just a reminder that Friday, November 10, 2023 is a PA Day for our students. 

Our QEB School Council has partnered with C. C. Farms for our fall fundraiser. Fresh wreaths and planters will be available for purchase with delivery to the school on Thursday, November 30, 2023. Ordering information was sent home and is also available on School Cash On-Line.  Orders are due November 14, 2023.

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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. 

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 17, 2023 - QEB Picture Retake Day (AM only)

  3. Pizza days are running  again with cheese pizza from Bourbon Street Pizza. Orders for Wednesday, November 15 & 22, 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 13, 2023 at the end of the school day. 

  4. The ESS Prom Committee is very eager to host a 6, 7, 8 Glow Dance in the ESS gymnasium on November 9, 2023. The dance will be held from 5:30pm to 8:00pm. The space is booked, the DJ has been hired, and a photobooth has been rented. It's sure to be a night of great fun! Tickets are $10 if purchased by November 3, 2023 (using QR code on poster) or $15 if purchased at the door on November 9, 2023.

  5. Eastside Secondary School Grade 8 Transition Information: Eastside SS Grade 8 Transition Information for the 2024-2025 School Year

    1. Grade 8 Parent Information Night - November 23, 2023 @ 6:00PM

    2. Grade 6-8 Dance - November 9, 2023 5:30-8:00PM

  6. 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 - 

  7. 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 - 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.