News & Events

April 6, 2023

Principal’s Message – April 6th

Dear Queen Elizabeth School Community,

We would like to wish you a very Happy Easter weekend! See you back on Tuesday April 11th.


School Expansion Update

Today we are sharing an update on the ongoing work to push forward the expansion project at our school, in advance of an upcoming report that will be provided to the Board of Education on Tuesday night at their Operations and Planning Committee meeting.

The project is still in what is called the “development permit application stage,” as the District is working alongside all partners to address multiple challenges of this complex site.

The complexity of construction includes planning for this large expansion on what is a constrained (small) site, as well as geo-technical challenges that include our school’s location within the Fraser River flood plain. These factors have led to requiring additional in-depth analysis to ensure that the expansion is built in the safest possible way, with design optimizations that deliver both on value and on our ability to create spaces designed for 21st century learning. Due to these factors, the planning stages have taken more time than was originally contemplated, which is why we’re currently anticipating a delay of opening into the 2025-26 school year.

The District is currently working on various studies and surveys as they prepare for the City of New Westminster design review panel. We will be sending you a link to a transportation survey soon that will be part of this process.

As we know more about how this project continues to move forward, we will share that news with you as it is available.


Spring Afterschool Programs

There is still time to register for our Spring Afterschool Programs! Space remains in the Coding and Drawing Programs, while the Soccer and Sports programs are currently full. Please see the linked Registration Flyer for details and registration links.

Here are the Program Start and End Dates again for your easy reference:

Rise Up Sports – Grades 2 – 4 – FULL
Mondays; 3:00 – 4:00PM in the School Gym
April 17 to June 5 (No Class on Apr 24th and May 22nd)

Soccer (New Westminster Soccer Club) Grades 2 – 4 – FULL
Wednesday; 3:00 – 4:00PM in the School Gym and Outside
May 10 – June 14

The Power of Drawing Grades 1 – 4
Thursdays; 3:00 to 4:15PM in the School Library
April 27 to June 1

Coding! Grades 3 – 4
Wednesdays; 3:00 – 4:00PM in the School Library
May 10 – May 31

*Students will be dismissed to their programs from classrooms, parents need only arrive to pick up at the conclusion of the program.


Calendar Ahead

Apr 7 Good Friday
Apr 10 Easter Monday
Apr 12 Kindergarten Dental Screening
Apr 19 Kindergarten Dental Screening (if necessary)
Apr 24 Pro D Day
Apr 26 PAC Meet at 7PM

May 1    Songfest Choir Fieldtrip – Details to Come!
May 2    Collaboration Day – Early Dismissal at 12:24 PM
May 3    Welcome to Kindergarten Event (New 2023-24 Families)
May 19 Pro D Day
May 22 Victoria Day
May 23 Class Photos
May 24 PAC Meet at 7PM

All Schoolwide Events to year’s end are included on the Events Calendar – see the link below.

QE 2022-23 Year at a Glance and QE Events Calendar