June 16th is Pick up day for student belongings

Good Morning QEES Families,

Important Information regarding picking up your school belongings.

On Tuesday June 16th, 2020 we will be allowing students to come and pick up their belongings.

Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, & Grade 3 will be picking up from the Primary Playground (if it is raining Primary boot room will be the location)

Grades 4 & 5 will be picking up their belongings from the Soccer Field (if it is raining, Elementary boot room will be location)

Please see your grade level in the grid below for your pickup time.

Kindergarten (Primary Playground) & Grade 5 (Soccer Field)
9 AM – 10 AM

Grade 1 (Primary Playground) & Grade 4 (Soccer Field)
10 AM – 11 AM

Grade 2 & Grade 3 ( Primary Playgorund)
11 AM – 12 PM

Gade 5 (Soccer Field)
9 AM – 10 AM

Grade 1 (Primary Playground) & Grade 4 (Soccer Field)
10 AM – 11 AM

Grade 2 & Grade 3 ( Primary Playgorund)
11 AM – 12 PM

A staff member will be retrieving your student items, we ask that your student have their first and last name on a piece of paper to allow things to flow easier.

We will be placing the Lost & Found items outside on a table as well, please have a look and take what is yours. This will be where the Grade 4,5,& 6 students would line up. We ask only 1 or 2 people to be at the table at a time, and to use the 6 feet social distance measure while there please.

Thanks for your cooperation in this matter!


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Message from PSB

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Dear Parents/Guardians, Students, and Staff;

As we move into June and the last month of school for the 2019-2020 school year, Public Schools Branch (PSB) staff are working diligently on the many year-end tasks and are planning and preparing to ensure success for September 2020. In accordance with the provisions of Phase 3 in Renew PEI, school staffs have more opportunities to support students and families throughout the month of June.

Teachers are available to schedule in-person appointments with students who wish to review their learning, the Respite Program is being offered in all PSB schools, some teachers are connecting with students through Google Meet, and PSB consultants and school counsellors have begun to reach out to families needing specialized supports. Home learning will continue until June 12 for high school students and June 19 for K-9 students.

Schools have been very successful in finding ways to maintain connections and relationships with students and families. As we continue to navigate our changing landscape and find our way through these unprecedented times, we want to thank students, families and staff for their efforts and for working together.

Take care,

Parker Grimmer

Director, Public Schools Branch

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Message from the PSB

We have been very impressed with the work of our teachers, who have migrated to home learning platforms with tremendous efficiency and creativity during this global pandemic.  Teachers have been very busy preparing lessons, providing feedback on learning, connecting with students, working through year-end transition processes and supporting the social and emotional well-being of students. Teachers have and continue to be available to students and families through various means of communication.


Like all Islanders, staff at the Public Schools Branch (PSB) have been very encouraged with recent messaging from the province and the Chief Public Health Office (CPHO), including the positive trend toward lifting restrictions on mobility and gatherings in PEI. As home learning continues to unfold, we are able to consider broader opportunities to connect and engage with students and families. We would like to provide you with an update.


In accordance with the provisions outlined in Renew PEI, new possibilities for staff and students to connect at their respective school will be available. With the easing of restrictions, PSB staff may be available to provide additional support to students. 


As restrictions are being lifted, PSB staff are excited that there are greater opportunities to connect with students to support academic and well-being needs. Teachers will be reaching out to their students with options they can participate in.  


In addition, Respite Programming will begin operating at all 56 PSB schools. Please contact respite@edu.pe.ca or (902) 368-4997 for more information.


Student Services consultants and specialists will be in contact with families as additional supports become available. For more information please contact supportforfamilies@edu.pe.ca or (902) 368-5155.
Schools are excitedly working on plans for High School Graduations and year end closing activities, within the public health guidelines outlined by the Chief Public Health Office.  While activities will not look the same as in previous years, schools are committed to offering a unique experience to mark the end of the school year and wish their students well.

Parker Grimmer

Public Schools Branch
P.O. Box 8600
Charlottetown, P.E.I.  C1A 8V7
(Phone)368-6841 (Fax)368-6843


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Funtimes & Student Belongings

Good afternoon,

In an effort to house the Funtimes program at our school which needed extra space due to Covid 19 precautions, we designated one section of our lower level to the teachers and children.

Our Grade 6 classrooms were cleaned out yesterday by our grade 6 teachers and the students in those classrooms were contacted to come and pick up their belongings outside while social distancing.

Funtimes opened up today at QEES.

All other classes will have the opportunity to come and gather their belongings as well after June 19, 2020.

We will be in touch with a date and time as it nears.

Thank you for understanding. These are certainly different times and we are all trying to work together to keep everyone safe and happy.

Enjoy your weekend!

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Welcome to Kindergarten!

welcome to kindergarten

REMINDER OF THE WELCOME TO KINDERGARTEN DRIVE-THRU for registered 2020-21 kindergarten students and families THIS SATURDAY, MAY 23  10am-12pm at QEES parking lot.  Students will receive their WTK bags through the car window and there will be a drop off bin for $40 student fees. 



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Message from the PSB

May 20, 2020

‘It’s like driving a car at night. You never see further than your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.’ – E. L. Doctorow

Dear Parents/Guardians, Students, and Staff;

Have you ever noticed when driving late at night that the road ahead is pitch-black? Even though our headlights are on, we still can only see a little ways down that road. This limited sight line requires us to stay attentive with our hands firmly on the wheel to navigate the part of the road we can see, so we can safely make the entire trip. The same can be said for how we navigate our lives and plan for the future during this pandemic.

While we do not know what will happen in the distant future, we don’t need to. We can trust others for leading and caring for us, have faith in the contributions we can make, and navigate the unknowns as they arrive. We can successfully travel the whole journey through COVID–19 that way.

Our recent planning and navigating has ensured the Respite Program is off to a smooth start. The program is being utilized by 215 students and has been a welcomed support to their parents and caregivers.

Planning is also underway for some PSB staff to safely return to their work places. Custodians and cleaners started back to schools full-time this week and administrative assistants will be back part-time next week.

Operational plans allowing schools to complete essential tasks have been approved by the Chief Public Health Officer. These plans include packing up student items (desks and lockers) and working with families to distribute these items, providing Term 2 Report Cards to K-9 students who have not yet received them, collecting library books or other items on loan etc. Schools will communicate their detailed plans with families soon. Given the difference in school populations and layouts, things may be done differently at each school. However, we can assure you that approved safety guidelines will be followed.

Additional activities and planning include, year-end student transition planning by our Student Services teams, exploring the use of Google Meet for some high school teachers and students, wrapping up Chromebook deliveries to over 1000 students, preparing for summer school, finalizing school supply lists and packaging Welcome to Kindergarten bags.

American novelist E. L. Doctorow’s quotation at the beginning of the message is our reminder that we don’t need to know everything in the future. We need only know enough to make hopeful, wise, and realistic plans. If together we don’t go too fast or deny the limitations, and we stay focused on the road directly ahead, the journey will be much more successful.

Thank you and take care,

Parker Grimmer

Director, Public Schools Branch

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Library Book Return


Hey Everyone!

We will be having our 2nd library book return this Thursday May 21st from 9-12:30. The book return box will be set up outside the school’s main entrance.
Some books may still be in the students’ desks at school and staff will collect these when granted permission to do so.

**Note*** Kindergarten books have all been returned.

Thanks again,

Adina White

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