December 6, 2021
Principal’s Message – December 6th
Dear Queen Elizabeth School Community,
Please see the following important information, dates, and reminders.
Purdy’s Fundraiser Totals
Record breaking totals once again from the PAC and the Winter Purdy’s fundraiser. A huge thanks goes out to our entire school community for your support and a special thank you to Harpreet Bal and her team of parents for all your work pitching, communicating, organizing, sorting and delivering QE’s most successful fundraiser ever! Amazing success, we appreciate your time and energy so very much.
Total Sales: $19 419.25
Proceeds to the School: $5 824.92 (wow!)
With winter upon us, a reminder of our Severe Weather Procedures. You should have received a Winter Weather letter directly from Mr Karim Hachlaf on Friday, December 3rd. Linked here again for your reference: Winter Weather 2021 Parent Letter. In the event of a rare school closure due to severe weather, families will be notified through school messenger (the same way you received this communication) each day before 7AM.
Shine Bright at Port Royal
A reminder that students are participating in the Shine Bright Display at Port Royal again this year. Students will create an ornament to be displayed and our Grade 3/4 School Choir will be performing at 5 PM on Tuesday, December 14th.
Jingle Bell Jog
Our annual Jingle Bell Jog is scheduled for Thursday, December 16th. We will follow the same schedule as previous runs:
9:30 AM – Kindergarten
11:00 AM – Grade 1 and 2
11:45 AM – Grade 3 and 4
Parents are welcome to join us. We ask that you arrive on time for your child’s run and remain on the grass field of the city park, wearing a mask and distanced from other families. Hope to see you there!
New Westminster Salmonbellies Registration
Registration is open for the 2022 Box Lacrosse Season. The Salmonbellies are offering an early bird registration discount of 25% for the month of December. Register your child today at minorbellies.com
Travel Info Reminders
International travel restrictions are determined by the Federal Government, and further information can be found here: https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid/travel-restrictions/exemptions
While we know requirements have continued to evolve throughout this pandemic, we want to draw particular attention to one current restriction in place: any student who is not fully vaccinated, even those who are under 12 years of age and travelling with fully vaccinated adults, may not attend school (or camps or day care) within 14 days of their return to Canada.
Other restrictions and conditions apply both to adult and student travellers. For more information on federal guidance and restrictions, visit canada.ca/coronavirus. For information on provincial measures, visit bccdc.ca/covid19 or call 811.
Please inform your child’s teacher and the school if you have travel plans leading up to or over the Christmas Break.
Covid Vaccination Reminders for Children (Aged 5-11)
On behalf of the Ministry of Health, we ask that you please take a moment to review the attached information about COVID-19 vaccinations for kids who are 5-11 years old: Ministry of Health info on vaccinations for children 5-11 (PDF)