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For School Supplies you have the option of purchasing them yourself or purchasing the package from STAPLES.  Please see the lists below.

Kindergarten List, French or English

 Kindergarten List, School Tools Package

Grade 1 List, French and English

 Grade 1 List, School Tools Package

Grade 2 List, French and English

Grade 2 List, School Tools Package

Grade 3 List, English

Grade 3 List, English School Tools Package

Grade 3 List, French Immersion

Grade 3 List, French Immersion School Tools Package

Grade 4 and 5 List, French and English

Grade 4 and 5 List, French and English School Tools Package

Grade 6 French/English School Tools Package


What’s happened this week:

The countdown has begun!  Staff and students are trying to see how many fun and educational activities we can fit in these last weeks!  Division 14 enjoyed a chameleon party on Monday, and Divisions 1 and 4 had the maturation talk Tuesday afternoon.  Divisions 5 and 7 were off to the YMCA pool and mini golf on Wednesday, and Divisions 1, 2, 3, and 4 enjoyed a Bluegrass Workshop Thursday afternoon.  All of our Grade 5 students stood proud during their DARE graduation on Friday morning, while Divisions 14, 13, and 12 were off to French Beach for the day!


What’s happening next week:

Library books are now overdue!  Please check under beds, in drawers and vehicles and anywhere else they may have walked off to and return them to the library asap!

Beach day notices have been sent home, and the question of families bringing siblings along has come up!  Beach day is one of our favourite days as a school. We know families like to come as well. Unfortunately, we don’t have the manpower and resources to look after children who aren’t students – we are only responsible for the safety and security of our students.  We ask that parents are extra vigilant of younger children who are not yet part of our school. We wouldn’t want an older student to knock into a toddler while playing football or something on the beach. Everyone will have fun and stay safe as long we are all aware.

The fun and the learning continues over the next two weeks, so be sure to update your calendars with the events listed below!

 This year Fun Day needs to have a different plan as our school field is under construction.  The staff are planning a parade to Journey.  Students will be given an opportunity to decorate and create and then we will parade to Journey and back.

If you would like your child to bring a bike, wagon, scooter or doll stroller, here are the instructions:

×    K-Gr.4’s may bring a Scooter or Wagon or Stroller for stuffies.

×    Gr. 5’s may bring a bike or the above items.

×    No skates, hooverboards, or motorized/ electric vehicles.

×   They MUST wear a helmet if they are going to ride around the traffic circle before the parade.

×   They will walk in the parade with their classroom, they can push their bike, etc.

Bikes, etc will be kept in the gym for the day, unless the teacher would like to store them inside their classroom.  Please do not leave them outside, unlocked.


A look ahead:

Monday, June 18th – Divisions 3 and 15 are off to explore the pond!  Be sure to dress for any weather!

Tuesday, June 19th – Divisions 6, 8, and 9 to Broomhill Park, 11:30am-2:30pm

Wednesday, June 20th – Divisions 15, 16, and 17 are off to Broomhill park

Thursday, June 21st – Division 9 will hold their year-end class celebration in the library from 10:45am-12pm, and Division 15 will be holding their celebration at 1:30.  Parents are welcome to these celebrations!  Also on Thursday, Poirier’s Peer Helpers will enjoy a fire pit at Journey Middle School, 1:15pm-2:30ish

Friday, June 22nd – Whole School Fun Day and PAC freezie sale fundraiser

Monday, June 25th – Subway day, and Division 10 will be holding their class celebration at 2pm in their classroom

Tuesday, June 26th – Grade 5 Goodbye in the gym, 1pm (parents welcome!).  Division 7 will have their year-end class celebration from 10:45am-12pm

Wednesday, June 27th – Whole School Beach Day

Thursday, June 28th – Last Day of School Assembly and Slideshow in the afternoon



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Hello Poirier Parents!

We are fast approaching the end of our 2017/2018 school year! We held our final PAC meeting of the school year earlier this month and here are some items to note:


  1. Get Involved with your PAC Next Year!

We are looking for parents to fill the following roles for the 2018/2019 school year:

– PAC Secretary

– PAC Fundraising Coordinator(s)

– Book Fair Coordinator

If you are interested in learning more about the roles of these positions please email Michelle (PAC president) at mijofitness@gmail.com



Please note that the date of the June hot lunch day has been changed to Monday, June 25th!



Our final freezie day of the year will be on Fun Day, Friday June 22nd!


The Ecole Poirier Elementary School Parent Advisory Council
250-642-0500, or email ecolepoirierpac@gmail.com
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If you’re new to the area but moved from elsewhere in school district 62 please use the “School Change Request Form” rather than registering your student again.

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