P.O. Box 100, Kensington

Prince Edward Island, C0B 1M0


Rodney MacArthur                                                              Anne Marie Murphy

Principal                                                                             Vice-Principal



                                    NEWSLETTER – JUNE 2017





Another school year is quickly coming to a close. We have had a terrific 2016-17 at QEES. At this time I’d like to pass on the following acknowledgments:


QEES Staff: We wish Marie Webster and Dale Harrington a very happy retirement and thank them for their many years of caring, kindness and dedication to our students.

Our Grade 6 Class: Thanks for being such great students and representing our school at such a high degree. I wish you all the best in the future!

QEES Home & School: Big thanks to this very active and committed group for all you do to make our school a better place.

Volunteers: Without you we wouldn’t and couldn’t do all that we do. Thank you!!

Parents: Thanks for your continued support towards your child’s education. The school  and home connection remains a critical  component for success of students.

Thank You to Kevin Waugh at Trailside Bottle Exchange for his ongoing support with our recycling program. Money raised from this endeavor goes towards our Phys. Ed. department equipment fund.




The following students are receiving Golden Moment Certificates for Curiosity:

KA – Bethany Munn, Jaron Gallant

KB – Asher Adams, Peyton Keough

1A – Jude Matheson, Parker Smith, Nate


1B – Jackson Chaisson, Tobin MacEwen,

Kayden McKenna

2A – Morghan Gallant, Chloe Stanfield,

Damien Wilson

2/3 – Christopher Brander, Steven Pluigers

3A- Harmon Gill, Oliver Cormier, Ben


3B – Nate Young, Leland MacInnis, Katie

Morrison, Jaiden Boylan

4A – Quin Clarke, Owen Cousins, Grace


4B – Grace Ashley, Lucas Thibeau, Paige

Purdy, Jayden Stewart

5A – Isabel Heaney, Taylor Perry

5B – Cassandra Sampson, Shelby Champion,

Will Ashley

6A – Maleah Welton, Emma Ellsworth

6B – Morgan Gaudet, Alex Clark




June 12 – Gr. 1-3 to Camp Seggie (rain or shine). No chaperones required and all students attending must travel there and back on the bus. Chips & juice provided by Home & School. Students bring lunches.

June 16 – Kindergarten to Cabot Park – chips & juice provided by Home & School. Students bring lunches.

June 16 – Gr, 4 & 5 to Sandspit, no chaperones required.

Sandspit cost is $12.00 for a bracelet (third child in school is free), this provides unlimited use of all rides except the CAN-AM Racers (go-carts) which are $6.00 a ride. Permission Forms with this information will be sent home in the near future. Field trips are considered as “extensions of in-school programs for children” and subsequently we are responsible for their safety; therefore, students are asked to travel on PSB buses. Once again, our Home & School has generously offered to provide our Grade 4 & 5 students and teachers with hot dogs and juice for lunch. Money is not needed for food unless you want your child to pick up a treat, gift etc.

June 19 – Gr. 6 to Moncton, no chaperones needed.

Please provide your child with a hat, sun screen, light sweater/jacket etc. In the event of uncertain weather conditions, we will have an early morning announcement over CJRW 102.1 FM and Ocean 100 cancelling the trip for that day. If you miss the announcement or if you are in doubt about the day, please send your child prepared for this field trip. A decision based on weather conditions may not be made until approximately 8:30 a.m.  




You must register for 2017-18 after June 30th, the deadline for ordering is 11:59 pm on Sunday, September 10th. Hot lunches will begin on Monday, September 11th.




Mt. Zion Lodge #12 & Prince Edward Lodge #14 donated bikes & helmets for Gr. 2-5 students to promote reading, comprehension skills and recognize positive student achievements. The winners were

2A – Kennedi MacLean & Noah Taylor, 2B Mariah Gallant & Emerson Weeks, 3A Summer Purdy & Dylan Fox, 3B Chloe DeWitt & Fulton Weeks, 4A Raychell Campbell & Ben Costain, 4B Aubrey Butler & Liam Walsh, 5A Jaiden Companion & Brayden Carruthers, 5B – Megan Moase & Urban Murphy.




The annual Fishing Derby sponsored by the Kensington Police will be held June 3 & 4. Registration is Saturday at 8:30 with fishing to begin at 9 a.m for 18 years and younger. Sunday is family day with reg. at 8:30. BBQ and great prizes!!




The annual Bike Rodeo sponsored by the Kensington Police will be held on Saturday, June 17th at 9:00 a.m. in the Community Gardens (Rink) parking lot with registration at 8:30 a.m. This rodeo is for QEES students only!! Great prizes!!




Our track & field season ended with terrific results! Students were training in Phys. Ed. classes during lunch time and it certainly paid off. At the Zone championship on May 29th at UPEI our students competed on the state-of-the-art facility and did an excellent job. We will be well represented at the Provincial championship on June 3rd. at UPEI.

Girls finished 4th and Boys 3rd as a team in Zones.

Jessica Thibeau 3rd 60M, 5th 150M, 4th Long Jump

Dhamon Jones 2nd 60M, 2nd 150M, 4th Shot Put

Amelia Murphy 6th 150M, 4th 600M, 1st High Jump (1.30m)

Kaitlynn McKenna 8th 60M, 13th Shot Put

Jacob Blakeney 5th 60M, 8th High Jump

Jack McCarville 3rd 150M, 5th Long Jump

Hayden Ellis 3rd 600M, 4th 1000M, 8th Long Jump

Maleah Welton 5th 600M, 2nd 1000M, 11th Long Jump

Luke Gallant 5th 600M, 7th 1000M, 6th High Jump

Maya Grace MacEwen 7th 1000M, 5th High Jump

Porter Weeks 3rd Shot Put

Girls Relay Team 3rd – Amelia Murphy, Kaitlynn McKenna, Maya Grace MacEwen, Jessica Thibeau

Boys Relay Team 2nd – Dhamon Jones, Jakob Blakeney, Kale Hunter, Jack McCarville




Our Intramural Ball Hockey season is completed. Eight teams competed in a very closely matched league. Congratulations to our 2016-17 champs, the Blue Jackets and our runner-ups, the Oilers.




QEES students are putting on an In-School Talent Show June 20th at 12:20. Parents of performing students are welcome to attend.




  1. Read every day – visit the library, allow your kids to stay up a half hour later at night as long as they are reading.
  2. Use Math every day – practice multiplication tables, make change at the drive-thru, make up math word problems in the car.
  3. 3. Get outside and play – walk the dog, swim, play soccer, take family walks or go bike riding.
  4. Write every week – write a letter to grandparents or friends, keep a summer journal, write the grocery list.
  5. Do a good deed – help a neighbor or friend, volunteer with a local group, set aside a weekly amount for a charity.




June 12 – Gr. 1-3 Field Trip

June 16 – K, 4 & 5 Field Trips

“ 17 – Bike Rodeo

“  19 – Gr. 6 to Moncton

“  22 – Gr. 6 Closing Exercises 11:00 a.m.

“  23 – Last Instructional Day for Students

“  30 – Last School Day for Staff

Sept. 7 – First Day Back for Students


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May Notes

Important Notice regarding Survey

Students and staff at QEES will be involved in the OurSchool– Provincials Schools Survey, 2017.   Please click on the link to go to the full description: OurSchool – Provincial School Survey, 2017

Click the link for May’s newsletter: mays-newsletter

  May Dates

 May 28   Last Day for food orders for June

May 29  Provincial Track and Field Day (Rain date, May 30)

June 3   Provincial Track and Field Championship

June 3   HoeDown for Hope

June 12   Grades 1-3 to Camp Seggie, rain or shine. No rain date.         

June 16   Kindergarten to Cabot Park

June 16   Grades 4 – 5 to Sandspit

June 19   Grade Six to Moncton

June 22   Gr. 6 Closing Exercises 11:00 a.m.

June 23   Last Instructional Day for Students

June 30   Last day for staff. 

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