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Have a terrific holiday!  

What happened this week:

Several of our choir students participated in the Sooke Sing-Out at EMCS Monday evening, to the applause of many.  Thank you to all the families who made this event possible!

Staff held a Jump Rope Assembly Wednesday.  The students have been practicing hard and tried many challenging tricks!, Division 7 enjoyed a last skate, and our peer helpers made the trip to Ayre Manor to lend a helping hand.

Thursday, Divisions 10 and 11 walked into Sooke for a tour of the Community and Fire Hall.  Thank you to all the parents who volunteered their time to make the trek with them!

And Friday, Divisions 2 and 4 enjoyed a morning skate, while Division 14 and 16 said goodbye to their salmon fry at Charter’s Creek.  We held a spirit assembly for K-2 students and another for gr.3-5.  We focused on continuing to build our strong community through dance and learning a new school cheer.


Students have been enthusiastically identifying signs of spring on and around our campus.  The song birds are back in large flocks and we have daily Eagle sightings.  It continues to be important that we do not leave any food or wrappers on the playground that may attract scavenging animals.  We have the most beautiful setting for a school and work hard, as stewards of the land, to keep it litter free.


Also pencil sharpeners have been sent home, but some of the order forms didn’t have student names.  If your family ordered a sharpener that didn’t arrive today please contact Ms. Hussey.  Thank you!


What’s happening next week:

Spring Break!  Relax and enjoy – we’ll see everyone back here in April!


A look ahead:

Monday, March 19th – Monday, April 2nd – schools are closed for Spring Break, Good Friday and Easter Monday

Tuesday, April 3rd – schools reopen

Wednesday, April 11th – Choir students in Grades 2 through 5 will be going to the Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival

Thursday, April 12th – the first of 6 Grade 2 Swims

Friday, April 13th – Jump Rope Demo Team Presentation at 1:30pm

Thursday, April 19th – Jump Rope for Heart Day and Early Dismissal (students are release 3 hours early)

Friday, April 20th – Schools closed for a Non-Instructional Day

Monday, April 23rd – Class Photo Day

Tuesday, April 24th – Role Model Kusugak will be presenting to the whole school

Thursday, April 26th – 2nd Grade 2 Swim



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What happened this week:

This week we practiced a Hold & Secure drill.  During the drill the doors of the classrooms were locked, attendance was taken and lessons or activities resumed.   A Hold & Secure is most commonly used when we would like to keep our students away from something happening on the school property or in the neighboring community.  Examples of this include a bear in the area, a serious car accident, a police incident nearby or downed trees on power lines. This procedure allows school activities to continue as normal during the outside disruption and until the threat is cleared. We were very pleased with how well our students and staff handled this drill on Wednesday!

Some teachers have handed out reports (others will be going out next week) and we held our Parent/Teacher Conferences or Student Led Interviews Thursday – thank you to everyone who was able to attend!  Friday divisions 8 and 9 enjoyed a field trip to Seaparc for some skating.


What’s happening next week:

Monday evening our choir students will join others at the Sooke Sing Out at EMCS.  Please see the information on our Poirier website.

If your student’s teacher chose this week to send report cards home they should arrive Tuesday afternoon.

Wednesday will be busy – we have a Jump Rope Assembly at 11, Division 7 going skating in the afternoon, and several of our Peer Helpers are off to Ayre Manor to volunteer their time!

Thursday, Division 10 and 11 are off to tour the Sooke Community and Fire Halls.

Friday, Division 2 and 4 are off to Seaparc to take advantage of some skating before the season is over, and Divisions 14 and 16 will be off to Charters Creek to release the salmon fry they’ve been raising in class.


A look ahead:

Monday, March 12th – Poirier Choir students join the Sing Out at EMCS in the evening.

Tuesday, March 13th – Remaining report cards are sent home

Wednesday, March 14th – Jump Rope for Heart Assembly, and Division 7 goes skating

Thursday, March 15th – Division 10 and 11 touring Sooke Community and Fire Halls

Friday, March 16th – Division 2 and 4 are skating, and Divisions 14 and 16 are off to Charters Creek

Monday, March 19th – Monday, April 2nd – schools are closed for Spring Break, Good Friday and Easter Monday

Tuesday, April 3rd – schools reopen



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