MoonHack! July 20th at MQP


Calling all earthlings, from Sydney to Seoul, Montreal to Madrid, Moonhack is a World Record setting event for any kid who can code, or wants to learn! Moonhack 2018 commemorates the Apollo 11 Moon Landing!

Come to Mary Queen of Peace on July 20th for 1 of 2 sessions. The morning session will be held form 10:30-12:00pm and the afternoon session will be held from 1:00pm-2:30pm.

Participants can try Moonhack activities based on Scratch, Python, Game Froot, or with a some new Micro:bits that MQP just acquired!

There is no age/grade limit, but completing the activities does require reading that would at least be at or near the Gr. 3/4 level.

There is limited room to register for each session. Please select the time you would like to register below. Please register once for each participant. Adults and caregivers can attend too, but they don’t need to register.

Register for Morning MoonHack -10:30am-12:00pm July 20th

Register for afternoon Moonhack -1:00pm-2:30pm July 20th

For more information you can visit the MoonHack website, or contact Mr. Walter.

Animation Workshop for Kids

From Saturday morning cartoons to blockbuster films, animating has the power to inspire, educate, and entertain.

Traditionally, animation involves drawing several pictures, sometimes thousands, then playing them in sequence to create the illusion of movement. Today, we have digital tools that help us create animations more easily by letting us control characters, backgrounds, and even sounds with code.

This experience offers learners the opportunity to express their creativity in a super fun environment, and learn about the different elements of a story, as well as basic design principles. Using Scratch, a beginner level programming environment, learners will create interactive stories through animation. They will also be introduced to Scratch’s amazing online community, where they will have the opportunity to upload their projects for others to enjoy!

Register for Kids Learning Code

9 Yearbooks Left!

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There are nine yearbooks left from our yearly order. If you didn’t order one the first time, now is your chance to get it! With only 9 remaining, if you want one, please go to the main office and bring $15.00.

Year End Reminders


Cafeteria Services
Friday, June 22nd is the last day for cafeteria services. Students will be required to bring along their own lunches for all of next week.

School year End Assemblies
The Year End Assemblies for Grades 1-5 are scheduled for Wednesday, June 27th:
9:00am: Grade 1
10:15am: Grades 2 and 3
12:30pm: Grades 4 and 5
Family Members are welcome to any of the above assemblies.

Report Cards:
Report cards will be distributed to all students on Thursday, June 28th. If your child
will not be present at school on this day then you may provide a postal address and we
will be happy to send your child’s report to you via mail.

Last day of School/Student Dismissal
The last day of school for this school year is Thursday, June 28th and students will be
dismissed at 12:30pm. There will be a scheduled recess and lunch break on this day.

School Reopening:
School will reopen on Wednesday, September 5th at 8:00am for students in grades 1-
6 and at 10:30am for Kindergarten students. Parents are reminded that we will
continue to follow our policy on building security on the first day of school. Therefore,
parents will not be permitted to take their children to class on this day, except for parents of Kindergarten students who will be permitted to walk their children to class on the first day only. Please check our school website for any updates before school opening at:

Have a safe and enjoyable summer!

Ice Cream Day, June 22nd

ice cream dayThe last ice cream day of the school year has arrived! This time students will have a choice of  ice cream sandwiches OR a polar bar! Just make sure that children know they have a choice in the morning, and teachers will make a list of which students want which ice cream.