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May 7, 2021

Dear Guardians and Parents,

The weather held out for us and we had lots of movement and hearts pumping for our Jump Rope for Heart Days this week! As the weather is coming for our Panthers to tuck a book under their arm and find a good reading spot outside or on the beach here are some reading tips:-Good readers have time to read or be read to almost every day.-Good readers can talk about the books they’ve read in ways they enjoy (they do not have to create a project).-Good readers are taught to be gentle with their books.-Good readers understand what they are reading. The page count does not matter. 

PAC Information *CALL FOR NOMINATIONS:

We are now calling all nominations for the École Poirier PAC Executive Team 2021/22 Term!

If you’re interested in joining us next year please click on the link below to learn more about us, the roles on the PAC and to submit your nomination for a position you’re interested in. Members will be voted in at our AGM on Thursday May 13th 6pm. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to email; pacecolepoirier@gmail.com. Here is the nomination form; https://forms.gle/3FdnCVH4Q9ACNaHGA

Dates to Note:

May 13, Thursday PAC Meeting 6pm on Zoom

May 14, Friday Professional Development Day -No School

May 24, Monday Victoria Day -No School

June 29, Tuesday Last Day of School for Panthers

Grab a story and read together this weekend. Have a wonderful weekend with your family. 

Tess Vally

 
 

April 30, 2021

Dear Guardians and Parents,

Another week of spring has flown by! We are noticing our Panthers have grown in size and maturity as the year moves on. Next week we have a fire drill on Tuesday in the morning. On Thursday and Friday we will be moving and jumping for Jump Rope for Heart. We will have cones out and ask for no driving in the bus lane. 

  • A reminder that if you come to our school for an early pick up, please go to the office and let the front office know that you are picking up your child. We will then bring your child to the office. Thank you for your cooperation with this.
  • Sooke Parents Education Advisory Council (SPEAC) is sponsoring a social media awareness virtual event for parents on May 6th. Please see the attachment for information.

PAC Information

  • CALL FOR NOMINATIONS:

We are now calling all nominations for the École Poirier PAC Executive Team 2021/22 Term!

If you’re interested in joining us next year please click on the link below to learn more about us, the roles on the PAC and to submit your nomination for a position you’re interested in.

Members will be voted in at our AGM on Thursday May 13th 6pm.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to email; pacecolepoirier@gmail.com

Here is the nomination form; https://forms.gle/3FdnCVH4Q9ACNaHGA

  • Sooke Parents Education Advisory Council (SPEAC) is sponsoring a social media awareness virtual event for parents on May 6th. Please see the attachment for information.

Dates to Note:

May 6&7, Thursday/Friday Jump Rope For Heart Day

May 14, Friday Professional Development Day -No School

May 24, Monday Victoria Day -No School

June 29, Tuesday Last Day of School for Panthers

We know children benefit from large blocks of time playing outside with things found in nature to let their imagination grow with their play. I hope you have time to play outside with your family this weekend. The planning and problem solving is authentic learning. Enjoy this special time when your children are young! Have a good weekend.

Tess Vally

 

 
 

April 23, 2021,

Dear Parents and Guardians, 

It was a short but lively week. If you have time over the weekend come for a walk and look at the amazing chalk art completed with our mentor, Jamin, around the front of the school. Hopefully the rain does not wash it away too quickly. Our Red Cohort has their wheels day on Wednesday so we will close the drive through from 1:40-2:30.

  • Here is a link to an information video about our Jump Rope for Heart days on May 6 and 7. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7sCfE8p51s
  • If you wish to contribute to EMCS’s Spring Out of Hunger fundraiser from April 26-May 7. Our EMCS leadership class is collecting money for the Sooke Food Bank. This is the link: Spring Out of Hunger Online Donation Link  Thank for your support.
  • Our International Department is looking for Home Stay Families. Please look at the attachment if you are interested.

PAC Information

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS:

We are now calling all nominations for the École Poirier PAC Executive Team 2021/22 Term!

If you’re interested in joining us next year please click on the link below to learn more about us, the roles on the PAC and to submit your nomination for a position you’re interested in.

Members will be voted in at our AGM on Thursday May 13th 6pm.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to email; pacecolepoirier@gmail.com

Here is the nomination form; https://forms.gle/3FdnCVH4Q9ACNaHGA

Dates to Note:

May 6&7, Thursday/Friday Jump Rope For Heart Day

May 14, Friday Professional Development Day -No School

May 24, Monday Victoria Day -No School

June 29, Tuesday Last Day of School for Panthers

Have a wonderful weekend. We hope you can hit some trails even with the rain!

Tess Vally

 

 
 

April 16, 2021

Dear Guardians and Families,

Thank you to our families for all the hard work everyone is putting in to stay safe. Our Panthers stay in their cohorts and wash their hands a lot! We know you are not coming in the school right now so please be assured our school is filled with smiles and laughter as everyone is learning together. It is a happy place and we are lucky to be with your children every day. Thank you.

Don’t forget there is no school on Monday for Professional Development Day. On Wednesday our Red Cohort has Wheels Day so our drive through will be closed from 1:40-2:35. We have a mentor coming in next week so be sure to watch for some amazing chalk art on our grounds. Friday we will have a fire drill at 11:00.  

  • Please ask your child if they are eating all of their lunch. We seem to have many Panthers that are eating all of their lunch and need a little extra. They are growing!
  • It is getting warmer so please send your Panther with a water bottle, hat, and sunscreen if needed. Thank you
  • Bus registration for the 2021/2022 school year closes April 30. Please read all the information and instructions on the Transportation page, then register and pay the $25 safety enhancement fee. Questions? Please email bussing@sd62.bc.ca 
  • If you know you will be moving and not in our school next year, please let us know as we are beginning to look to September already. Thank you very much for this help.

Dates to Note:

April 19, Monday Professional Development Day -No School

May 6&7, Thursday/Friday Jump Rope For Heart Day

May 14, Friday Professional Development Day -No School

May 24, Monday Victoria Day -No School

June 29, Tuesday Last Day of School for Panthers

Have a super warm, sunny weekend with your family. We hope it is filled with jumping, climbing, running, and building outside!

Thank you, Tess Vally

 
 

April 9, 2021

We are using our great outdoor spaces for everyone to participate in outdoor learning. Hopefully more sunshine comes our way! Next week our Red Cohort (Ms. Green and Ms. Murphy’s, and Ms. Lineham and Ms. Robichaud’s classes) has a Wheels afternoon on Wednesday at 1:40 to 2:35. We will close the drive through for this time. Thursday is early dismissal day with our Panthers going home at 11:45. Teachers have let their classes know about contacting them to meet virtually. If you have any questions, please send your teacher an email. Thank you! Our PAC meeting will be held virtually at 6:00pm on Thursday as well. Mme Dailey’s and Mme Hait’s classes are heading to our community park on Friday morning.

  • Our PAC Meeting is Thursday April 15th at 6:00 pm

Location: MS Teams (click here to join the meeting)

Agenda: https://drive.google.com/file/d/13irToP0KbusWpIgPmzCEU5bsoPTPpNYZ/view?usp=sharing

Minutes from the Mar.11th meeting:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1L4MkFpf9orXNfQlj9K5EnKfvO3cGD-82/view?usp=sharing

  • Our School District is updating our Strategic Plan and would love our community’s input. Please go to our school district website to complete the survey. Strategic Plan | Sooke School District (sd62.bc.ca)
  • A great resource from Family Smart this month is called Beyond Behaviour and it focuses on children ages 4 – 8. You can register to join the meeting and the discussion on April 29th. (See the attached poster.) The video can be found here if this timing does not work for you. https://youtu.be/3wGdiHpXgII
  • We are cancelling class photos for this year as our priority is keeping everyone safe. Sorry we have to do this.

Dates to Note:

April 15, Thursday Early Dismissal 11:45

April 19, Monday Professional Development Day -No School

May 6&7, Thursday/Friday Jump Rope For Heart Day

May 14, Friday Professional Development Day -No School

May 24, Monday Victoria Day -No School

June 29, Tuesday Last Day of School for Panthers

Thank you to all of our Panthers who are working hard to stay in their cohorts and wash their hands throughout the day. Thank you to all of our families for making pick up and drop off time short and safe. We appreciate how hard everyone is working to keep each other safe. Have a great weekend and we hope you can find some lovely beach treasures this weekend! (Maybe the waterfall at Mystic or Sandcut Beach.)

Thank you, Tess Vally 

 

 
 

Dear Families,

Due to the ongoing power outages, parents/guardians are welcome to pick up their children from school.

Our school will stay open and staffed for any students who may need to remain. End of day or after school bussing will run at the usual times.

Parents picking up students at school: please wait outside, wear a mask and maintain social distancing.

Thanks for your patience and understanding.

 
 
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