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Principal's Message

Welcome Back 2023-24

Welcome back, and we hope you have had a great summer.   We are excited to meet you and our students on Thursday August 31, 2023!  The start of a new school year is always inspiring as classrooms are prepared with care within the building.  The beginning of each school year is always fun with,  positive energy, excited connections and reconnections, optimism and hope for the great things to come and opportunities to be experienced this year. Staff at QES are excited to see many familiar faces as well as some new ones as we greet students on Thursday.
First Day Procedures: 
Please send your child with a water bottle and non-marking indoor shoes to be kept at school.  Students can meet their teacher behind the school.  Teachers will be located near signs for each grade.   Start time on September 1, 2023 is 8:30am.  Dismissal is at 3:20pm.  Kindergarten families will receive further details from the Kindergarten teachers on Tuesday August 29, 2023. All other families will also receive communication from your child (ren)'s homeroom teacher on Tuesday August 29th by 4:00pm with some additional information before the first day. 
Our School Council and Parent Society will also be at the front of the school, so be sure to say “Hi".  For a full list of Queen Elizabeth School Staff please visit our website. 
Office Processes:  
The main office is officially open on August 28th, 2023. 
If you need assistance for anything from the office, please email or call for an appointment. If you need to pick up your child for any reason during the day please notify the teacher via email and ring the bell outside the main entrance when you arrive.  You will be able to sign students out with Mrs. Downs.   Office hours are 8:00am until 4:00pm.  Between those hours you are welcome to call and leave a message or email 
Demographic and Media Release Forms: 
Demographic and Annual Authorization forms are found in your MyCBE Account by selecting “SchoolEngage".  Please prioritize the review and approval of these forms. These will show up on the first day of school.   The Annual Authorization form permits publishing student information which can include, the school memory book, video assemblies, pictures within the school, or on our website. 
Teachers will send Student Health Plans and Emergency Response Protocols to all families attached to their introduction email: 
Student Health Plans and Emergency Response Protocols should be filled out for any student with medical conditions which require a response at school.  Should you have any questions about these forms, please contact the office.  Please return the forms to school by September 8th, 2023.  
For a school specific calendar with school specific dates, please visit the Calendar page of our website.  
Please “Subscribe to Commercial Messaging" notice which will allow you to see information regarding fundraising which includes Life Touch picture orders.  
CBE will continue to use cashless payments for all school fees.   
Online payments are preferred and you are encouraged to pay using their MyCBE / PowerSchool account. These fees include noon supervision fees , lunchroom and registration fee.  
Noon Supervision and Central Waiver paper application forms will no longer be available at the school. Call the fee waiver desk should you require assistance please contact:403-817-7888 or visit the website for FAQs.  
MyCBE / PowerSchool will also be used to book student conferences and view report cards.  Please sign up for an account by following the prompts on the log in page.  If you require assistance, please contact the office at 403-777-6789. 
Before and After Care:  
Although the CBE does not operate before and after school (out of school) programs we do have this service provided by a third-party operator, in our school. To register for the current school year, or learn more visit Adventurers. 
Meeting Student Needs:
Class placements are made using a thorough and lengthy process including thoughtful consideration of each students' needs by last year's learning team.  During the first month of school we will be developing classroom, grade team and school learning routines and culture and allowing each child to settle into their new space for the school year.  We have an ongoing responsive process to meet student needs that includes regular meetings designed to review how your child is doing academically and socially throughout the year.  If families have any questions, please contact your child's teacher.
As mentioned, further communication will be coming come from teachers to introduce themselves and provide specific classroom details.  Some other ways to stay connected to the school are through specific volunteering  opportunities later in the year and by participating in the Queen Elizabeth Elementary Parent Enhancement Society.   Please email the office for information about volunteer security clearance for in-school volunteering. We will send out further information regarding our first parent council meeting in the coming days.   
QES school community has spent the last few years working together to maintain a learning community of which we can all be proud. We look forward to welcoming many new students and a few new staff members. All students and staff are invited to wear their spirit wear or school colours on T-shirts on Friday Sept. 1 2023 to celebrate being back in school.  Stay tuned for information from our parent society about spirit wear and upcoming important fundraisers in the coming weeks.  
Thank you and we look forward to a successful 2023-24 school opening and another exciting year of learning. 
Lisa McConnell ​

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Queen Elizabeth School

402 18 St NW Calgary, AB, T2N 2G5
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Lisa McConnell
Assistant Principal
Dan Tinaburri
Education Director
Garry Tink
Patricia Bolger

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Morning Start
8:30 AM
3:20 PM
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