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A fun day of dress up in celebration of Halloween!
Students visit the St. Paul's Indian Residential School memorial on Orange Shirt Day.
Queen Mary's Green Team promoted Litterless Lunches and requested classes reflect on the amount and kinds of waste collected. Students sorted and counted the garbage collected.
Developing number sense and estimation skills in real-life contexts, the Grade 1 students put out the challenge to "Guess how many seed in a pumpkin".
Students express remembrance in a variety of ways.
Kindergarten students learn to look after the environment, clearing leaves and rocks from the garden river to ensure it drains properly, to prevent flooding of the playing field.
|QM Spirit Week! Dress as a character from a book or movie!||Pyjama Day!||Wacky Tacky Day!|
THANK YOU QM Community, for your VERY generous donations to our Giving Tree and Food Drive this season!
|QM's PINK SHIRT DAY featured on the NVSD Website - link HERE!|
|QM Home Language Day |
This year, the United Nations honoured International Mother Language Day on Sunday, February 21. In connection to this, QM has set aside Feb 22, as our very own “Home Language Day”, to honour and celebrate our community’s cultural diversity. Leading up to this day students and community members were invited to take action by writing stories in their home language. These were shared in classrooms and posted in hallways for others to enjoy.
On February 22 we encouraged everyone – students, staff members, and parents/guardians - to wear colours of their home country’s flag, or dress in traditional clothing of their home country.
Building knowledge and understanding through Black History Month
In our journey to better understand the contributions and struggles of BIPOC Canadians, Queen Mary students have engaged in an abundance learning opportunities and reflection this month, including taking part in ZOOM sessions with authors and community members. Many of our classes have had the opportunity to take part in the “Black History Matters" sessions led by Giselle Clarke-Trenaman, Production Coordinator of Presentation House Theatre. In addition to learning about Black history in Canada, these sessions have provided students the opportunity to see representations of Black people through different mediums (books, toys, film, music, art etc.), and learn about modern Black community leaders on the North Shore and Greater Vancouver.
Grade 4 students share their messages with the school community.
QM Spirit Week "Fun in the Sun"
Door decorating contest winners:
Fun Day at Queen Mary - A carnival-style day of fun for all students
IB Exhibition: The celebratory event of the IB PYP learning experience
|Sharing the Planet|
Grade 7 students shared the results of their inquiry Into:
- Rights and responsibilities in the struggle to share finite resources with other peopleand with other living things
- Communities and the relationships within and between them
- Access to equal opportunities
- Peace and conflict resolution
Celebrating Earth Day and taking care of our environment:
|Students release salmon, raised in our school tank, into our local streams.||Several classes participated in the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanuo (sponsored by the WWF)|
Pictured here is what one Grade 3 class found in their clean-up efforts at Waterfront Park:
View our student "GREEN TEAM" video HERE
During our "Celebraiton of Learning" week parents were invited to enjoy a variety of examples of student learning, including student led-confernces, demonstrations of project-based learning, choir performances and plays.
|Grade 4 design work on display in the gallery at Presentation House:|
|Grade 5 students perform Othello:|
Queen Mary celebrates PINK SHIRT day with a focus on kindness.
Students and staff at Queen Mary made a pledge
to be caring and kind as a way to prevent bullying.
Jump Rope for Heart Fundraiser - February 14th
|Heart and Stroke "Jump Rope for Heart" Foundation Fundraiser will culminate with our event day on TUESDAY, February 14th, when all students will take part in various skipping and other fitness training activities in the gym. The money collected for the Heart and Stroke foundation goes directly to help Canadians through medical research and treatment and support for those who suffer from heart attacks or stroke. |||||
Field Studies Program at the NVSD Cheakamus Centre
Students from Queen Mary Community Elementary enjoy a week of field studies, recreational activities, and evening programs as they engage in educational experiences that are inspired by nature at the North Vancouver School Districts' unique environmental learning centre.
We thank the Canadian Wildlife Federation for the grant we received from them, which assisted in covering some of the costs of this program.