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Dear Families,

Surrounded in Panther spirit, the 2018-19 school year has been a time of many wonderful experiences for our community.  From musical performances, field trips, role model presentations, Beach Day and Fun Day.  Each week our students had opportunities to create, to work with others, to solve problems and to be challenged to do their best.  We have lived every day with our motto:  JOIN-IN!

This year has seen many improvements in our school. With the new playground installed, a new roof, the nature playground in the forest revitalized, a paved play area at the front of the school and the field with its retaining wall, the campus looks amazing.  Inside the school, the staff has created a variety of areas to support our learners.  We are a little biased, but we think the school looks amazing.

We would like to thank all of the members of the PAC for the service, dedication and commitment they have given to the school.  They have hosted many fun events including the Hallowe’en dance and Movie nights and supported the school to create the new playground.  Thank you to Michelle Carpenter and Carla Donaldson for their leadership in the PAC.

The following staff members will be leaving our school. We would like to thank them for the excellent service they have given to the students and community of Poirier School and wish them well in their new positions:

Ms Jamie Ralph

Mme Amanda Chalmers

Mr . Max Weinstein

Mme Leanne Gates

Ms Michelle Spencer

Mrs. Evelyn Hill

Ms Tricia Cooper

gr 1/2

gr 5

gr 3

gr 4

Spedla support

Library assistant

Aboriginal Education Support Worker

On a personal note, I would like to thank you for the support and help you have given me these past two and a half years.  École Poirier is a wonderful school community.  It has been an honour to work with your family; I hope our paths will cross again.  Cathy Hussey

Taking Care of Poirier

If you are at the school over the summer, we hope you will be our eyes and ears.  We rarely have vandalism to the school, however, if you see any unsafe or concerning behaviours at the school, please contact 911 or the Non-Emergency number of the Sooke RCMP 250-642-5241.   Thank you!

2019-20 School Year

Grade 1-5: The first day of school for 2019-20 is Tuesday, September 3rd from 8:50 – 11:15 am.  More information will be sent to you in August.

Kindergarten: Gradual entry plans have been emailed out to each family.

The school looks forward to working with all of you and your children in September.  Until then, we wish you all a safe, fun, and relaxing summer.  Read, laugh, play and enjoy many adventures!

For families who registered for busing in the Spring, the confirmation/route information letters were sent home in your child’s report card.  If you have any questions about transportation, please contact them at bussing@sd62.bc.ca.

School supply lists can be found on our District website.  This year there is no Staples package order available this year.  Please do not bring supplies to school until your child is asked to bring them by their new classroom teacher.

The school office is now closed until Monday, August 26.  If you did not have an opportunity to stop by the school to pick up your child’s report card, you can come by starting August 26.  The office hours are 8 am to 3:30 pm.

Cathy Hussey, Grania Bridal and the Staff at École Poirier Elementary




Hello Poirier Parents/Guardians!

And just like that it is May! As we enter into a busy spring season we have some PAC events we would like to bring to your attention:

  1. Hot Lunch Days:

Please log in to our online hot lunch ordering system at Poirier.hotlunches.net to order the upcoming hot lunches, currently lunches are listed up to and including May.

– May 31st: Boston Pizza/Calzones – Order Deadline May 22nd

– June 14th: BBQ Burgers & Hotdogs – Order Deadline June 5th

  1. Freezie Days:

The PAC has three Freezies days coming up! Friday, May 3rd, Friday May 31st and Friday May 14th.

– 1/2 freezie $1

– full freezie $2

Let us know if you are available to volunteer!

  1. Bagga Pasta is Back!

Bagga Pasta was such a hit we’ve brought it back for a second round of ordering! Order forms for this fresh, locally made pasta have gone home with children this week and orders are due back by Friday, May 24th. 

  1. Movie Night:

Join us on Thursday, May 9th for our 4th annual Movie Night! Bring along blankets and pillows and get comfortable watching a movie in the gym with your family. This year we will be showing Ralph Breaks the Internet! 

Tickets are available at the door for $3 or $10 for a family of 4

Doors open at 5:45pm, movie starts at 6:30pm.


Please join us for our next PAC meeting on Monday, May 13th at 3:15pm

Any questions or inquiries can be directed to Michelle, PAC president, at info@mijosport.com 


The Ecole Poirier Elementary School Parent Advisory Council
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Dear Parents/Guardians,

With the possibility of snow again this week, please take a look at our weather procedures. Schools remain open if at all possible, including during snowfalls. It is ALWAYS up to the parent to decide whether or not to send their child to school during inclement weather.  Please

Please make sure to have a back-up plan for the end of the day, in case you are not able to reach your children. This would be the perfect time to make sure your emergency contacts are up-to-date.  

Weather-Related Closures & Cancellations

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Thanks for taking the time to look through this,

SD62 Communications Team and the Staff at École Poirier


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