October 2009 Visit us at www.edu.pe.ca\queencharlotte
The Queen Charlotte Intermediate Newsletter
BREAKFAST PROGRAM The goal of the SAFE plan is to keep children and school
The Breakfast Program began on September 22 and personnel safe.
runs Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8:00 -
8:35. Breakfast is free and consists of bagels, toast, Through the SAFE plan, police officers will have access to
cereal, fruit juice and fruit. Parent and student blue prints, aerial photos and safety information contained
volunteers are always welcome. If you would like in a computer database. These tools will support law
more information or to volunteer please contact Sue enforcement and other agencies when responding to
MacDonald at firstname.lastname@example.org. emergency situations.
H1N1 PREPAREDNESS Eastern School District schools along with others across
Eastern School District schools are better prepared the country are regularly practicing lockdown procedures
for the H1N1 Virus. Your child’s teacher has to complement their SAFE plan.
reviewed preventative strategies to take at school.
We also sent home an information letter with your Our school will routinely practice our SAFE plan and
child on the first day of school. lockdown procedures, so students become as familiar with
them as they are with fire drills. We will be having a
The school is equipped with hand sanitizers at lockdown assembly during fifth period on Wednesday,
various locations throughout the school and posters October 7 (Day 6) with our first drill to follow in the days
on effective hand washing methods have been shortly after.
placed in washrooms. Together we can all do our
best to help minimize the spread of this virus. If you have any questions or comments, please contact the
school at 368-6970.
If your child is absent due to H1N1 symptoms, it
is important that the school be informed first GREEN SPACES
thing in the morning. Public Health will be doing Students from 7A, 7B and 7E assisted Gary Snider in
their best to track the spread of the virus. If we have planting mature trees around our property. These trees
students absent exhibiting ILI (Influenza Like were made available to our school through a generous
Illness) symptoms, we need to ensure that we keep donation from Bruce Smith and Home Hardware. Many
track here at the school and keep them informed. thanks to everyone involved with improving the greening
You can call the school at 368-6970. The following at our school.
is the link to the Public Health Guidance for Child
Care Program and Schools (K-grade 12) regarding GAMES ROOM
the prevention and management of Influenza-Like- The games room is up an running for this school year and
Illness (ILI), including the pandemic (H1N1) 2009 again we would appreciate donations. Items that would be
influenza virus: http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/alert- useful are: pool table, chairs, couch, board games, coffee
alerte/h1n1/interim-provisoires0819-eng.php table, puzzles, books, pictures or artwork for the walls. If
you have something that you are willing to donate to the
ELECTRONIC DEVICES - (Policy JICJ-R) games room please contact the office at 368-6970.
Students are reminded of the Eastern School
District’s policy regarding the Use of Electronic TERRY FOX WALK
Devises. As of April 2007, the use of cell The Terry Fox walk/run on September 25 was a great
phones/video camera cell phones, personal digital success again this year. Money was raised by homeroom
assistants, any camera or video cameras, CD/DVD, classes and students, parents and staff gave generously
MP3 players, digital and conventional sound throughout a week of fundraising. It was wonderful to see
recording devices, eavesdropping devices, laptops, students showing empathy and interest in such an
etc. are not permitted for use in the school. This also important cause. An impressive amount of $1595.09 was
includes any newly developed devices that provide raised. Prior to the walk, there was an assembly for
image taking, listening and communication students which included videos on the Terry Fox story, a
capabilities. guest speaker, and Mr. MacAdam addressed the group.
Congratulations to 9A and 7G for their exceptional
This regulation applies to students, staff, fundraising efforts. We were able to reward these two
parents/guardians, volunteers, service providers and classes thanks to donations from Tim Horton’s, Subway
visitors in all Eastern District Schools. and Sobey’s.
All electronic devices must be turned off and out of PARENT-TEACHER INTERVIEW S
sight while in the school building. Interviews will be held on the evening of October 29 and
during the day on October 30. Homeroom teachers will be
Staff may confiscate any electronic devise that is sending information home for individual interview times.
SCHOOL ACTION FOR EMERGENCIES HOME & SCHOOL
PROGRAM (SAFE) The Home and School Association will be selling
The Eastern School District schools are again florescent light bulbs during parent-teacher interviews.
participating in this national program developed by This is a great opportunity to support Home and School
the RCMP in 2007, to assure communities that projects and purchase energy efficient bulbs.
proactive measures are being put in place to respond The Home and School would like to invite all new and
to potentially tragic situations like those that returning parents/guardians to our first meeting on
occurred in Columbine, Taber and Dawson College. Tuesday, November 17 at 7:00 in the library.
SCHOOL DANCE MATH HELP
First school dance for the year will be on Thursday, There will be math help for grade nine students every
October 22 from 7:00 to 9:30 in the cafeteria. The Tuesday from 3:00 - 4:00, in Madame MacIsaac's
cost for admission is five dollars. classroom. For more information, please contact your
child's math teacher or Mrs. Carmichael.
Please note that students who wish to go on a bus HPV IMMUNIZATIONS
other than their regular bus, need to have a written Grade nine girls will receive their first of three HPV
note from a parent indicating the bus number, date, immunizations on Wednesday, October 21. The second
address destination and parent signature. The immunization will be December 2 and a third date to be
student brings the note to the office and a bus pass determined.
will be issued. The bus driver will only allow extra
students on the bus who have a pass. Please be PEANUT/KIW I FREE ZONE
aware that some buses cannot take extra students We are asking parents and students to please be aware that
due to full loads. there are students at Queen Charlotte that have severe life-
threatening allergies to peanut products and kiwi. We
CHESS CLUB would appreciate your help in eliminating their use in the
A chess club will be set up this year by Mr. lunches you prepare.
MacNeill. Any students interested can see Mr
MacNeill for more information. VISITORS TO THE SCHOOL
email@example.com When dropping off items or picking up your child, please
check in the office when entering the school. Also, if
SCHOOL PHOTOS dropping off something for your child, please mark their
Students will have their photos taken on October name clearly on the item.
7, 8 and 9.
OUR W EBSITE
MEET-THE-STAFF (www.edu.pe.ca/queencharlotte) We are using our website
We would like to thank everyone who was able to as a means of communicating with students, parents and
join us in meeting the staff on September 14. It was the school community at large. Links include: daily
great to be able to share the curriculum students will announcements, access to the newsletter, an up-to-date
use this year and meet so many parents. school calendar, contact information, as well as other
important school information. Please keep this in mind
FOOTPRINTS - MAKING A GOOD when looking for information about our school.
Our staff have been looking to find students making PARKING LOT
a good impression and doing good deeds and our Thank you for dropping students off on North River Road
students, through their kind acts, have been making so students can use the crosswalk. Please do not use the
their job easy. The following students received a bus entrance. W e appreciate your assistance in ensuring
footprints card of thanks and have been recognized all our students are kept safe.
for contributing to make Queen Charlotte a better
place: Isaiah Jabbour, Julie Ferguson, Emma SCENT FREE POLICY
Chilton, Ryan Drew, Katie M acLeod, Spencer Please be reminded that in our building there are students
Sherren, Dylan Murnaghan, Emma Profit, Cody and staff that are very sensitive to fragrance and other
Swan, Mortaza Fetchi, Andrew Wong, Cody scented products. Students are reminded of the Eastern
MacPhee, D’Arcy Bell, Colten Griffin, James Lantz, School District’s Scent-Free Policy which prohibits
Anneke Dykerman and Baillee Vaive. scented products from being used at school. Thank you for
respecting this policy by not wearing any scented products
E-MAIL ADDRESSES while here at Queen Charlotte Intermediate.
At Queen Charlotte we communicate via e-mail
regularly. It is, therefore, important to have a valid
and working e-mail address on file, if you choose to DATES TO REMEMBER
offer it. We already have a great many email OCTOBER
addresses but if we do not have yours please send it 7/8/9 School photos
along to your child’s homeroom teacher. 12 No classes - Thanksgiving
15/16 PEITF Convention (no classes)
21 HPV immunization (grade 9 girls)
TREVLAC UPDATE 22 School dance
On the first day of school, your child received a 29 Parent teacher interviews (evening)
student inform ation sheet w ith pertinent 30 Parent teacher interviews (no classes)
demographic information. It is imperative that
parents ensure that all the information is current and NOVEMBER
accurate. Please note the changes directly on the 4 Take Your Kids To Work Day
form and return it asap to your child’s homeroom 6 PD Day - no classes
teacher. 11 Remembrance Day - no classes
17 Home & School meeting 7:00 pm
VIDEO SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS
Please be reminded that video surveillance cameras
have been installed throughout the school. These
cameras have been put in place for the safety and
protection of students and staff and cover high
traffic, public areas of the school.