Queen Elizabeth Regional High will be having their annual Holiday Concert on December 5th, at 7pm in the school gymnasium. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the school or at the door. The concert will feature the school’s jazz band, choir, and NL music group, as well as other individual groups and soloists. Hope to see you there!
The November 2013 edition of the Eco-Cru Newsletter is available for download (pdf). It includes reminders about the CBS Curbside recycling program and about our in-school composting program. It also has links for more information. Follow the Eco-Cru on Twitter – @EcoCruQE
Parent Teacher interviews for November Reports will take place on Thursday, November 21 from 1-4 and 6:30-8:30. We do not book interviews. All teachers are available and interviews are first come, first served. We look forward to chatting with you on Thursday. By the way, students will be dismissed at approximately 11:40 on Thursday.
Because we there is a District Closeout on Friday, November 22nd for teacher professional development, there are no classes for students. When students return on Monday, November 25th, they will be following DAY 7 on their schedules.
Queen Elizabeth’s Junior and Senior Girl’s volleyball team are sporting new look this year. Both teams received a donation of new volleyball jerseys from City Honda. Thanks go out to Mr. Bob Gullage and City Honda for the generous donation. Click on the image for the full size version.
On November 24, Queen Elizabeth Regional High will be hosting the second annual Christmas at QE craft and trade fair. From 10 until 4, our school will be filled with over 72 vendors, pictures with Santa and book signings by the author Bill Rowe. Hits FM’s Mitch Colbourne will be on site to cover the whole thing. Last year, at Christmas at Queen E, we had a great showing and this year we expect an even better turn out with the addition of a kids arcade room and another added room full of vendors. For only $3 (kids under 12 get in free), this is an excellent opportunity to finish off your Christmas shopping. We look forward to seeing you there!
Operation Christmas Child is a program by the nonprofit organization Samaritan’s Purse where you can send a shoebox filled with gifts to children in need around the world who might otherwise not receive anything for Christmas. We will be giving out boxes at school and you can even use a normal shoebox.
Things to remember:
- Make sure to label your box with the information about your gift (age category, for a boy or girl)
- Please donate a minimum of $7 to cover shipping costs
- You can include things like: school supplies (crayons, note pads, pencils), toys, stuffed animals, hard candy, hygiene items, socks, t-shirts, etc.
- Do NOT include: toothpaste, liquids, items that could leak, melt, freeze, or break, used items, food, soft or crumbly candy, playing cards or items that could scare or harm a child such as toy guns or war-related items.
If you would like to contribute please drop boxes off at the school by Nov. 20th
The Forum is an amazing experience to develop your leadership skills, to learn about democracy, how government works and how you can make a difference. For more information, download this Reference Sheet. To apply for the forum, download and complete the Student Application.
Students will not have classes on Friday, November 8th and Monday November 11th. Regular classes will resume on Tuesday, November 12th which will be a Day 5 on their schedules.
On Tuesday, November 5th, we are asking students to wear grey in support of a student at Holy Spirit High School, Riley Mercer, who is ill with cancer. Grey is the colour which is associated with brain cancer. Riley has lost his ability to see and to hear as a result of this illness. Donations would be appreciated as a show of support to Riley and his family and to offset the costs associated with his medical care. Donations will be collected in class on Tuesday. So, on Tuesday, please wear grey to show our support of Riley and his family.
Recyclables can be dropped off to the recycling depot any time and the value of your recyclables will be doubled and credited to your individual account to help pay for the cost of your tickets!!! See Ms. Blackmore for details or email email@example.com.
The new cafeteria menu for 2013-2014 is now available for download.
GREAT NEWS! Queen Elizabeth Regional High School has formed a partnership with the Heart & Stroke Foundation to host an “Undeading” CPR Event here at the school on Friday, Oct 31st. The Heart and Stroke Foundation has committed to training 100 students in CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) and AED (Automated External Defibrillator). This project will cost the organization approximately $5000 and we are the only high school that has been selected in the province. This is actually a National Event. Students who participate in this event will receive a Certificate of Completion which would look great on a resume plus the first 50 students to sign up will receive a free “Undeading” t-shirt. In addition, all students who participate will receive an inflatable practice dummy, a training CD and an instructional text so you can share your knowledge with others. As well, interested students can choose to dress up as zombies and participate in a zombie walk through the school. Apparently there will be prizes for the best three costumes as well as 5 draws for gift certificates. The Heart and Stroke Foundation will also be providing healthy snacks and refreshments.
Leading up to this event, will be Facebook promotions as well. More info on this later.
There are two students in the school who are contact persons for this event and they are Julie Learning and Kristyn Chaffey. They will be circulating information on CPR and they will be starting signups on Tuesday Recess time in the main lobby (the cutoff for registration will be Oct 25th) but please be aware that we can only accommodate the first 100 students to sign up. If anyone signs up after the initial 100, we will start a wait list in case someone drops out or if the organization decides to send in more trainers.
Posters will be placed in all classrooms.
2012-2013 Yearbooks that were ordered last year are now ready for pickup in the office.
Help Create the Magic of a Wish
Come join us on Friday, Oct.18th. (Note: This qualifies as volunteer hours) Pledge Sheets are available from Career teachers or from Mrs. Byrne in Rm204
The aim of the annual Art & Letters Awards is to stimulate creative talent in the province by awarding prizes in various sections of creative endeavour and by exhibition or publication of meritorious entries, where appropriate and feasible. Original creative work in literature, music, or visual art may be entered. Please see the documents below for more details.