September 15, 2023 QEB Family Communication

September 15, 2023 QEB Family Communication
Posted on 09/15/2023
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September 15, 2023


Good afternoon to our QEB families,


We have had a fantastic full first week back to school! It has been amazing watching our students work together and so quickly get back into the routines of the school and their classroom!


QEB Open House & Family BBQ - Save the Date - Thursday, September 28, 2023 from 3:30-5:30PM. We are excited to be hosting an open house for our families to drop-in and see where their children spend their day learning and meet their child(ren)’s educators!  We will also be offering a community supported BBQ for all of our families that attend. 


Student Absences - Just a reminder that families can text the school number, 613-968-9173, to report a student absence or call and leave a message. 


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. Check out our QEB Website https://queeneb.hpedsb.on.ca/ up-to-date information on all things QEB!

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

  3. Tuesday, September 19, 2023 6:00PM - QEB School Council Meeting: Our first meeting of the school year will be held in person and virtually.  If you would like to be a part of this meeting (and you were not in attendance last year) please contact the office and we will share the information and virtual link. All parents/guardians with students in attendance at QEB are welcome to attend and participate on our 2023-2024 QEB School Council.

  4. Monday, September 25, 2023 - PA Day (no school for our students)

  5. Thursday, September 28, 2023 3:30-5:30PM - QEB Open House 

  6. Friday, September 29, 2023 - Orange Shirt Day - Every Child Matters - Canada’s National Day for Truth & Reconciliation -  a day to honour and uphold Survivors and intergenerational Indigenous Survivors of the residential school system, and to commemorate those who didn't return home.

  7. Thursday, October 19, 2023 - QEB School Photo Day

  8. 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 who would like to participate. Please see the calendar on the QEB website for specifics regarding each hot lunch day - https://queeneb.hpedsb.on.ca/ 

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

  10. Pizza days are running  again with cheese pizza from Bourbon Street Pizza. Orders for Wednesday, September 20 & 27 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, September 18, 2023 at the end of the school day. 


SIGN UP FOR CASH ONLINE: PURCHASE ITEMS ONLINE THIS SCHOOL YEAR

Step 1: Register 

a) Go to hpedsb.schoolcashonline.com or  select the “Get Started Today” option b - complete each of the three Registration Steps

Step 2: Confirmation Email 

Registration confirmation email - click on the link in the email to confirm your email and School Cash Online account. The link will open the School Cash Online site and will prompt you to sign into your account. Use your email address and password just created with your account. 

Step 3: Find your student(s) 

This step will connect your children to your account. a) Enter the school board name b) Enter the school’s name c) Enter your child’s last name and 9-digit Ontario Education Number (on your child’s report card) or ID number provided to you for new JK’s d) Select continue e) On the next page confirm that you are related to the child, check in the agree box and select continue. f) Your child has been added to your account. 

Step 4: View items or add another student 

If you have more children, select “add another student” and repeat the steps above. If you do not wish to add additional children, select the “view items for students” option. A listing of available items for purchase will be displayed. 

If you need help to register - School Cash Online Helpdesk at 1(866)961-1803 or at schoolcashonline.com/Home/Support