News & Events

January 19, 2023

Principal’s Message – January 19th

Dear Queen Elizabeth School Community,

We can’t believe February is already right around the corner! From Ski Club to Lunar New Year activities to the return of participation of families in our classrooms at drop off supporting literacy and math activities … the return from Winter Break has been busy and very rewarding. We look forward to sharing pictures of all in our upcoming edition of our QE Learning Newsletter.

Please see the updates and calendar reminders below:

Winter After School Programs

 * A reminder that students will be handed off directly to Program Instructors at dismissal and parents are not required to support this. Please ensure you pick up your child on time at the program’s conclusion.

Rise Up Sports (Grades 2-4) begins in our School Gym tomorrow, January 20th, and continues every Friday to February 24th from 3:00 – 4:00 PM. Families have pre-registered and registration for the program is full.

Cartooning (Grades 1-4) begins on January 26th and continues every Thursday to March 9th. (No Class on Feb 23rd) from 3:00 to 4:15 PM. Families have pre-registered and this program is also full.

Thank you for your interest and we look forward to offering more after school programs in the future!

Queensborough JUST B4 Preschool Program

 New Westminster Schools will be launching a new pilot preschool program called Queensborough JUST B4! This a play based program aimed at preparing preschoolers (Age 4) for their all important entry into the first year of school – Kindergarten! The application process opens tomorrow, Friday January 20th.

More information on this exciting new program can be found on the District Website here:


Counsellor Position at Queen Elizabeth

Ms Alanna Beaton began her maternity leave prior to Winter Break and the district is working hard to secure her replacement. In the meantime students will continue to be supported by our Care Team – Ms Sarah Heinz our Child Care Worker; Ms Debbie Ramen, our Vice Principal; Mr Paul Manville our Principal and where necessary our district Counsellor Ms Zaida Manji. We hope to provide further updates in the coming days. Please let us know if you have any questions or feel your child needs further support by our care team at any time.


Calendar Ahead

Jan 25 PAC Meeting at 7PM


Feb 20 Family Day
Feb 21 Professional Development Day – School is Closed to Students
Feb 22 Book Fair Week – more details to come
Feb 22 Pink Shirt Day
Feb 22 PAC Meet at 7PM
Feb 22 Family Conferences – Early Dismissal at 12:24 PM
Feb 23 Family Conferences – Early Dismissal at 12:24 PM


Mar 9 Report Cards Published to Parent Portal
Mar 10 Rainbow Day – Dress in the Colours of the Rainbow!
March 13 – 24 Spring Break
Mar 27 School Re Opens after Break
Mar 29 PAC Meet at 7PM

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