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All parents are members of the School Parent Council. School Parent Council meetings are held every other month, usually on a Thursday evening. Each year, the SPC Executive Committee officers will set the dates and times for the meetings, as well as any special meetings, presentations and events. Please check your e-mails from the JQES Google Group for meeting reminders! If you would like to join the JQES Google Group, please go to groups.google.com, search for JQES Google Group and Apply to Join after submitting the necessary information.

The SPC organizes family engagement events. Past events include apple picking, ice skating party, art festival, regular Friday morning coffee hours, and a family disco dance party. 

The SPC officers were voted in at the This is Us Event, and a second election held on Curriculum Open House Night.

Your 2019-20 officers are:   
  • Stig Bjornebye and Natasha Varyani, Co-chair
  • Bonnie Donohue and Mason Astley, Co-Treasurer 
  • Gosia Walsh and Jen Roy, Co-Secretary 
  • SPC Meetings are held during the evening hours on rotating T/W/Th (with childcare)
  • SPC Executive Committee Meetings with Principal Soo Hoo are usually held mornings hours 8:30-9:15 on Tuesdays
  • Outreach to parents about events including creating/copying/distributing flyers at least a week before the event, and recording robo call and posting to the JQS google group (jqs-boston@googlegroups.com)

    SEPTEMBER 2019

    • 9/6- Incoming students Summer Playdate

    • 9/10- SPC Executive Meeting

    • 9/25- Welcome Back with Fall Friendship Feast 

    OCTOBER 2019

    • 10/14- (Mon) Holiday/Observance NO SCHOOL

    • 10/25- Disco Dance (6pm) 

    • 10/29- SPC Executive Meeting

    NOVEMBER 2019

    • 11/11- (Mon) Holiday/Observance NO SCHOOL

    • 11/14- Parent Council Meeting/ Movie Night

    • 11/27 Early Dismissal

    • 11/28-29 -Thanksgiving break NO SCHOOL

    DECEMBER 2019

    • JQES Winter Extravaganza and Tree Bazaar

    • 12/23-1/3 Winter Break NO SCHOOL


    JANUARY 2020
    • 1/6 (Mon) Students Return to School

    • 1/14- SPC Executive Meeting

    • 1/20- (Mon) Holiday/Observance NO SCHOOL

    •  1/20- Ice Skating Party 4-6pm at the Steriti Memorial Rink (North End)

    • 1/29- Parent Council Meeting/ Movie Night- Celebrating Chinese New Year

    FEBRUARY 2020

    • 2/17-21 February Break NO SCHOOL

    MARCH 2020

    • 3/3- SPC Executive Meeting

    • 3/24- Parent Council Meeting/ Movie Night

    APRIL 2020

    • 4/7- SPC Executive Meeting

    • 4/10 - Good Friday, No School

    • 4/20-24 April Break NO SCHOOL

    MAY 2020

    • 5/8- Teacher Appreciation Breakfast 8am

    • 5/??? JQES 173rd Annual Banquet Fundraiser (tentative)

    • 5/12- SPC Executive Meeting

    • 5/25- (Mon) Holiday/Observance NO SCHOOL

    • 5/28- SPC Event “This is US” end of year (Art,book fair, food) & SPC Parent Elections

    JUNE 2020

    • 6/9 SPC Executive Meeting (Setting 2021 dates)


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    Rowena Tuttle,
    Nov 19, 2018, 11:01 AM