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June 25, 2020

Principal’s Message ~ June 25th

Dear Queen Elizabeth Elementary School Community,

 

Well it’s official. The 2019-20 school year has come to a close and although it was a finish like no other, what hasn’t changed is the bitter sweet feelings of excitement for the anticipated break with friends and family and the sadness of saying goodbye to students, families and colleagues.

 

We have several staff members leaving us this year.

 

Ms Carmen Gong – Grade 2/3

Ms Kimberly Wong – Grade 3/4

Ms Neelima Gupta – Grade 1 and 2

Ms Jenni Yang – Grade 3 and Library

Ms Gagandeep Badesha – Educational Assistant

Ms Lindsay Spencer – Educational Assistant

Ms Shahan Gill – Child Care Worker

Mr Rory Workman – Gym

Ms Isabella Lam – Vice Principal

 

Staff leave our school each year for a variety of reasons. Some have only had short term temporary positions, some are off to pursue further education, join new schools or to bring new members into our QE family! All our staff quickly become an important part of the fabric at QE, and it is hard to see them go. We will miss them all and wish them all the best in the coming year.

 

One such special staff member leaving us this year was a little unexpected, but not surprising. Ms Isabella Lam has had a profound impact on our school and community and she will be greatly missed. Ms Lam is off to Lord Tweedsmuir as Vice Principal for the 2020-21 school year as she continues her administrative career on the road to a Principalship. We wish you all the best Ms Lam, and remind you we are not far away if you need anything from your QE family. We love you, and we thank you for all you have done for our community.

 

Reminders … a few important reminders before the year is up.

 

September Opening

While we still are not certain what September 2020 and the start of the year will look like PLEASE watch your emails carefully in late August for further updates. We will work hard to determine schedules and expectations over the summer as we continue to receive information about BC’s reopening plan and how that impacts schools.

 

Find our 2020-21 School Calendar here.

 

Report Cards 

Tomorrow, Thursday, June 25th by 1:00 pm report cards will be published in MyEd as they were in Term 2. Please follow the steps below to access the Parent Portal to view your child’s Report Card after 1 PM tomorrow. If you are unable to access your Parent Portal Account or have not set it up please follow the steps below.

1) If you LOGGED ONTO the MyEd Parent Portal last term please log onto https://myeducation.gov.bc.ca/aspen/logon.do using your ID and the Password you created.

2) If you DID NOT log on last term to see your child’s report please search your email for the sysadmin email you would have received with instructions, id and temporary password.

3) If you CANNOT FIND the sysadmin email please send an email to the school at queenelizabeth@sd40.bc.ca and put “Need ID and TEMP Password” in the subject line.  Put your child’s name in the body of the email too please.

4) If you CANNOT REMEMBER your password and need a reset please send an email to the school at queenelizabeth@sd40.bc.ca and put “Need a Password Reset” in the subject line.  Put your child’s name in the body of the email too please.

We will do our best to respond to you promptly should you need help.

 

Chromebook/ Device Return

If you have borrowed a chromebook from the district or school please ensure that it is returned by Friday, June 26th.

 

June Announcements

Please take a moment to visit our June Announcements Page if you haven’t already. News about Welcome to Kindergarten Resources; our Bathroom Renovation; and our New K Playground being built this summer are all found here.

 

Grade 4 Graduation

We recognized our Grade 4 students this week in a series of Graduation Events. A huge thank you to the staff for putting this all together. We are so proud of all of our students and we wish you all the best as you move on to Queensborough Middle School and beyond. Don’t forget us, we won’t forget you.

 

And finally this year we wanted to leave you with a message from all of us at QE. This video was created by the students of QE and Ms Mellor and Ms Johnson. I think it sums up the last few months perfectly. We need all our hands to make a difference.

 

Enjoy …

 

These Hands – by Queen Elizabeth Elementary School

~ Thank you to Ms Mellor and Ms Johnson and the students that participated – beautiful job.

 

Please reach out to me directly at pmanville@sd40.bc.ca should you have any questions or concerns.

 

Have a Wonderful Summer Everyone, it is an honour to be the Principal of Queen Elizabeth Elementary School, and part of this amazing learning community.

 

See you soon …

Paul Manville