Take our Kids to Work Day: Wednesday November 14th

This week, permission forms are being distributed for Take our Kids To Work Day. This national event happens on Wednesday November 14th, and provides grade 9 students with the opportunity to experience a day in the work world. Students are encouraged to seek out a work placement for the day with a family member, or friend.

If students could have their completed permission forms returned to their home room teacher by Friday October 26th, this will give us an idea of participation levels, and help us in planning alternate activities for students who may not be able to find a work site for the day.

If there are any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Thanks very much,

Chris MacKinnon
Vice Principal (Grade 9)
Queen Charlotte Intermediate

Homework Club

Homework club will be on Wednesdays from 3:15 – 4:00 in the library. The homework club is run by Colonel Gray students and will be supervised by QC teachers. All students are welcome to attend.

Caribou Math Contest

Any student interested in taking part in the Caribou Contest is asked to add your name to the sign-up list outside Madame Whitnell’s Class (room 229) by Thursday October 11th. The first contest of the year will take place on Wednesday Oct. 17th or Thursday Oct. 18th during period 5 (in the library). Students can choose the date and time that is most convenient. The contest is FREE for all students all year (with a total of 6 contests throughout the school year).

October Newsletter

Our October newsletter has been posted on the Newsletter page.

Orange Shirt Day Monday October 1st

Sunday September 30th is Orange Shirt Day. This is a day to honour the survivors of the residential schools and to remember those who did not.

Staff and students at Queen Charlotte are invited to wear orange shirts on Monday, October 1st as a reminder that every child matters.

For more information, please visit www.orangeshirtday.org

We recognize that October 1st is also school picture day. Students are encouraged to change into their orange shirts before or after having their picture taken if necessary.


Please note that students who wish to go on a bus other than their regular bus need to have a written note from
a parent indicating the bus number, date, address destination and parent signature. The student brings the note
to the office by 10:45 and a bus pass will be issued. The bus driver will only allow extra students on the bus who have a
pass. Students who wish to get off at a different stop other than their usual stop even though it is their regular
bus will also need a bus pass. Please be aware that some buses cannot take extra students due to full loads.

QC Athletic schedules

A Google calendar has been created for all of our school sport schedules. This can be found in our QC Athletics page, that is listed to the right of this post.

correction on location for tonight’s band trip meeting

Correction to the message sent out earlier this week: the information meeting regarding the grade 9 band trip will be held at 6:30 pm Thursday, September 20th in the cafeteria, not the band room.

Gr 9 Quebec information meeting – Thursday evening, September 20.

We would like to invite all parents of grade 9 students to an information meeting, which will be held at 7:00 pm on Thursday September 20 in the school cafeteria. At this meeting Queen Charlotte staff, and representatives from Target Tours will share information on the Grade 9 Ottawa / Quebec trip, which is scheduled for the week of February 11-15, 2019.

Items to be discussed will include: the proposed itinerary, method of transport, procedure for the assignment of rooms, cost, payment schedule, and an optional fundraising opportunity.

For those who are unable to attend, all information shared at the meeting will be posted on the school website later in the week.

Prior to the Ottawa / Quebec trip meeting, parents of grade 9 band students are invited to the band room at 6:30 to learn more about the grade 9 band trip to the Atlantic Festival of Music in Halifax. This trip will occur from May 1-3, 2019.

Questions regarding the Ottawa / Quebec Trip can to be directed to Chris MacKinnon: cjmackinnon@edu.pe.ca

Questions regarding the grade 9 band trip can be directed to Sylvia Andrew: saandrew@edu.pe.ca

We look forward to seeing you on Thursday evening, September 20.

Chris MacKinnon
Vice-Principal for grade 9
Queen Charlotte Intermediate

Information for the Indigo Adopt-a-School Campaign – Please take five minutes and help our school!

Once again, we are taking part in the Indigo Adopt-a-School campaign. This campaign has been incredibly helpful in building our school library over the last number of years.

Here are step-by-step instructions to help without making a financial donation:

– Go to https://adoptaschool.indigo.ca/eng/schools/312
– Scroll down and click on the red button that says ‘Tell a Story’
– Either sign up, log in through Facebook, or log in using an existing account from last year.
– Once you’ve signed in, you should see a page titled “Share your Story.” Please make sure Queen Charlotte is selected in the drop-down menu. – Select a topic from the drop-down menu.
– Provide a short response in the space available; it doesn’t need to be long! – Click ‘Submit your story’

Want to go one step further? It’s just a few more clicks!
– You should come to a Thank You page; scroll down and click on the red button that says ‘View Queen Charlotte.’
– Find the story written by Allison Giggey (“Why are you supporting this school?”) and click the little red heart. Make sure not to ‘heart’ another story, as we want that one to stay in the top five.

That’s it! You’re done! You have helped our school immensely and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

P.S. Feel free to donate if you so choose, but please do not feel obligated. For every two books donated online, Indigo will donate a third!