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Playground update:

After seeing the initial installation, we asked for some adjustments and are happy to say the new playground is nearing completion. We will let you know when it is ready for play.


Change in the Office

Mrs Aimee Scott has decided to transfer to a position in another school.  We are very sad to see her go, yet excited for her to have this opportunity!   We will miss Mrs.Scott’s kind and caring manner and her dedication to our school!   Mrs.Terry Rowe-Boizard will be replacing Mrs.Scott.   She comes to us with a wealth of experience from EMCS.  Please join us in thanking Mrs.Scott and welcoming Mrs. Rowe-Boizard!



We have had another successful fire drill.  Despite the loud, bell, our students were exceptional at exiting the building quickly, efficiently and following the staff’s instructions!  Bravo!


Earthquake Drill

The Great Shakeout at Poirier happens from 12:10-12:18. Here is a link to this event: https://www.shakeoutbc.ca/



The Great British Columbia ShakeOut – Get Ready!


Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills help people in homes, schools, and organizations worldwide improve preparedness and practice how to be safe during earthquakes. Register to participate in your state or country’s drill at www.ShakeoutBC.ca.



Upcoming events: 

Tuesday, October 16th – Girls’ handball practice starts during lunch recess

Wednesday, October 17th – Choir at lunch

Thursday, October 18th – Boys’ handball practice starts during lunch recess

  • Also Thursday, Earthquake Drill

AND again, Thursday, October 18th – 5:30pm, PAC Halloween Dance

Friday, October 19th – No school for students, Non Instructional Day

Tuesday, October 23rd – Girls’ handball practice starts during lunch recess

Wednesday, October 24th – Choir at lunch

Thursday, October 25th – Boys’ handball practice starts during lunch recess

Friday, October 26th – Boys’ handball practice during lunch recess



Hello Poirier Families,

October is here, which means all kinds of fun and exciting activities and fundraisers! See below for the all notable October PAC updates:



Join us for the October PAC meeting, babysitting is provided:

Monday, October 22nd @ 3:15pm

If you have any items you would like discussed please forward to Michelle to add to the agenda mijofitness@gmail.com


A few of the items we will be fundraising for this year are:

– Music room smart board

– neighbourhood centre upgrades

– school field trip expenses

– further additions to the new playground

– presentations

– classroom funds for every division



We are looking for parent volunteers for a number of our annual fundraisers. Please see the attached for more information on what is needed.



The kids are all getting very excited about the upcoming annual Halloween Dance! Here are all of the details:


Thursday, October 18th 

6-8pm, Poirier Students $2, parents and siblings are free!

Come in costume and ready to dance!



A reminder to sign up for hot lunches via our online ordering system. The October hot lunch will be Subway on October 26th, deadline for orders is October 19th. Here is the link to register and order: poirier.hotlunches.net



Students were sent home with a unique new fundraiser, first aid kits! There are many to choose from, please contact Greer with any questions gdesveaux77@outlook.com



Mark your calendars for December 8th for this year’s Christmas Craft Fair at Poirier! Last year’s event was a huge success and we look forward to another fun day this year. If you are interested in having a table at the event please contact Nicole at outraegeous@shaw.ca


As always please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns regarding PAC activities.


The Ecole Poirier Elementary School Parent Advisory Council
250-642-0500, or email ecolepoirierpac@gmail.com
Find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/188369854598991/


Poirier Choir



Healthlink BC Information


Cold and flu


Whooping cough


Strep throat




Hand Foot and Mouth



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