Welcome to the Queen Mary Community Elementary School Parent Information page.
We value and encourage parent/guardian involvement in our school community and recognize that providing opportunities for parents to come together to engage in topics relevant to their child's education, development and well-being as integral to school community involvement. For the 2015-16 school year, there will be a number of such opportunities organized for parents.
For all REGISTRATION information click HERE
WELCOME TO KINDERGARTEN!
Kindergarten Orientation Sessions for 2022-23 Kindergarten Students and their Families
We will be hosting two Kindergarten orientation events this spring that we invite you to attend. We ask that parents/guardians please try to attend both events.
Event #1: Information session for parents/guardians
Date: Thursday May 26th, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Location: Queen Mary Gym
At this session, parents/guardians will learn about our school and our Kindergarten program, and have a chance to meet and chat with the Kindergarten teachers, school Administrators, Queen Mary Parent Advisory Council members, our community health nurse, and our other community partners. Further details about the children’s “Introduction to Kindergarten” event will also be shared at this meeting.
Power Point from this session: K Orientation PP 2022 FINAL.pdf
Event #2: Introduction to Kindergarten (for the children, accompanied by parent/guardian or caregiver)
Date: Monday, June 6th from 1:15 to 2:45 p.m.
Location: Queen Mary Gym (enter through the gym doors, North side of the school)
This “Introduction to Kindergarten” event is designed to:
• Allow the children see the school, meet the teachers and support staff, and play with the other children who will be in Kindergarten with them at Queen Mary (activity stations will be set up in the gym).
• Allow parents/guardians/caregivers of Kindergarten students to meet each other and start to get to know one another
• Allow parents/guardians/caregivers to meet and talk with the classroom teachers and support teachers (English Language Learning teachers, Learning Support Teachers)
**If your child will NOT be able to attend, please notify the school, in advance, at (604) 903-3720. If we do not hear from you, we will assume your child, and an attending adult, will be coming on June 6th.
If you have any further questions about either event, please feel free to contact the school. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you soon!
Welcome video for your children - from our QM Kindergarten teachers – LINK HERE
NVSD Kindergarten Orientation Presentation
Queen Mary's Welcome to Kindergarten Photo Booklet (PDF attached)
Queen Mary K handbook.pdf
Welcome to Queen Mary - presentation for parents/guardians.
Queen Mary takes learning outside- WATCH this short VIDEO HERE
International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program in an Early Years Setting- LINK HERE
When I go to Kindergarten This booklet is designed by the Ministry of Education specifically for children and is helpful for parents / guardians as a starting place to talk about Kindergarten with their child - LINK HERE
Queen Mary's Parent Advisory Council
Join the QM PAC Facebook Page - LINK HERE
You are welcome to take part starting now - meet other parents/guardians, enjoy social events, get involved in fundraisers and volunteer opportunities, stay informed, contribute ideas and feedback to the school community!
Other Kindergarten Program References:
B.C.'s Early Learning Framework: early_learning_framework.pdf
Full Day Kindergarten – Ministry of Education Program Guide: fdk_program_guide.pdf
Settlement Workers in Schools (SWIS) - The primary focus of SWIS is to provide
assistance to parents and their children with first-year settlement
needs through referrals and cross-cultural education. LINK HERE for more information.
For local daycare facilities: Click HERE
The Child Care Resource and Referral program provides a list of child care providers by neighbourhood but they also provide an educational component of what to look for when looking for quality child care. Call 604-985-7138 and ask for a parent information.
For topics about health and wellness please visit our school link to Vancouver Coastal Health