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Please note that there will be an information meeting for interested parents tomorrow night (Thursday, February 22nd) at 7pm at Journey Middle School.

If you’re not able to attend or would like more information please email sookeharmonyproject@shaw.ca.

 
 

Poirier Choir

The choir has been hard at work since the beginning of January on new spring repertoire. Mrs. Murphy and Mme Arts are excited to welcome close to 70 singers from grades 2-5 who come to lunch time rehearsals every week! Students are preparing to perform at two upcoming events: the Sooke Spring Sing Out at EMCS on March 12th, and the Greater Victoria Fine Arts Festival in April.  Information and links to music can be found following this link!  http://poirierchoir.staff.sd62.bc.ca

 

Healthlink BC Information

As we are halfway through the school year, we thought it was a good month to share some health-related information. As you have likely heard, this season’s flu season has been and is a challenging one. In addition to link on Colds and Flu we’ve included useful information related to other common childhood ailments.  We hope you find this information useful.

 

Cold and flu

https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/health-topics/center1046

 

Whooping cough

https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/health-topics/hw65653

 

Strep throat

https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/health-topics/tv7012spec

 

lice

https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/health-topics/hw51114

 

Hand Foot and Mouth

https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/health-topics/ty6230

 

What happened this week:

The dust has settled, and we want to say a big “Thank you!” to all the parents and students who participated in the Read-a-thon.  As a school, we raised a total of $1004.00 for our library!

Thank you also to the role models who provided presentations for our school this week!  This week has been jam-packed with activities including Valentine’s Day, the 100th day of school, and our Kindie hearing and vision screenings, so take the time this weekend to unwind and relax if you can!

 

What’s happening next week:

Poirier’s PAC meeting is Tuesday, February 20th at 7pm – everyone is welcome!  Divisions 1 and 11 go skating on Wednesday, and Thursday we’ll have a school spirit assembly at 11am.  Don’t forget that schools are closed on Friday, February 23rd for a non-instructional day.

 

Communication with the School

The staff of Ecole Poirier are committed to open, respectful and effective communication with its school community.  We listen openly to suggestions that might make our school community a better place and are always willing to speak with parents to explain how and why particular decisions have been made, where appropriate.

 

We work hard to share information to the school community. The school directly emails the weekly newsletter and PAC news to the emails provided by our parents.  The school also posts all upcoming dates, newsletters and other information on our website http://poirier.web.sd62.bc.ca; the school does not have a facebook page. For your reference, the Poirier PAC’s page is Ecole Poirier PAC.

 

If you have questions or concerns related to what might be happening in your child’s classroom please begin with contacting the Classroom Teacher. If you are uncomfortable doing this or a satisfactory resolution is not reached please contact the school administration for guidance.

 

Social Media

While social media has many positive uses, please be reminded that it is never appropriate to discuss students or staff on a public forum.

 

We look forward to working with you to maintain respectful interactions and solve problems in a way that benefits everyone.

 

Sooke Harmony Project

Harmony Project Sooke is starting a new class on March 1.  This is a strings program for students who are currently enrolled in Grade 2 and 3 in the Sooke School District.  Information is attached below.

 

A look ahead:

Tuesday, February 20th – PAC Meeting at 7pm in the Music Room

Wednesday, February 21st – Divisions 1 and 11 go skating

Friday, February 23rd – Schools are closed for a Non-Instructional Day

Wednesday, February 28th – Pink Shirt Day.  Help us support kindness!

Tuesday March 6th and March 13th – report cards are sent out on one of these two dates.

Thursday, March 8th – Hold and Secure Drill in the morning; Parent/Teacher and Student Led interviews that evening.

Friday, March 9th – Division 8 and 9 go skating 10am-12:20pm

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

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

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

Tuesday, April 3rd – schools reopen

 

Attachments:

 

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What happened this week:

Divisions 1 and 3 enjoyed a field trip to the Victoria Film Festival and a tour of the Legislative Building on Monday.  Many students have said a highlight of the trip was meeting Premier John Horgan.  And the Scholastic Book Fair has been a great success, thank you again to all the parents who volunteered their time!

Thank you also to the Sooke Lions who provided Thursday’s pancake breakfast!!  It was hugely enjoyed by students and staff alike.  And finally, Friday we had the pleasure of watching the TZinquaw Dancers perform in the afternoon – what a wonderful way to end the week!

 

What’s happening next week:

   Monday is Family Day – schools are closed, and we hope everyone takes a moment to enjoy some family time.

Tuesday Role model Rick Peter visits Division 8, and the Coast Salish Moons Inquiry Project begins for Divisions 5 and 7.

Wednesday is a busy day – it is Valentine’s Day, the 100th day in school, and our Kindergartners have their hearing and screening.  If that wasn’t enough, Division 1 and 15 are going skating in the afternoon!

Thursday we’ll continue our kindergartners’ hearing and screening, and role model Ren Louie will be visiting the music room in the afternoon.

Friday Division 7 is swimming, and role model Jo-Ina will be visiting Division 8.

 

A look ahead:

Monday, February 12th – Schools are closed for Family Day

Wednesday, February 14th – Valentine’s Day, 100th Day, our kindergarten students have their hearing and screening, and Divisions 1 and 15 are skating in the afternoon.

Friday, February 16th – Division 7 is swimming

Tuesday, February 20th – PAC Meeting at 7pm in the Music Room

Wednesday, February 21st – Divisions 1 and 11 go skating

Friday, February 23rd – Schools are closed for a Non-Instructional Day

Wednesday, February 28th – Pink Shirt Day.  Help us support kindness!

 

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Our PAC page has been updated!  Please click here to view.

 
 

LIFE THREATENING ALLERGY NOTICE

Please be aware, there are staff and students in our school who have life-threatening allergies (anaphylaxis) to different allergens. It is expected that school staff, parents, and students will take reasonable and practical steps to establish an “allergy aware” environment which minimizes the risk of potential anaphylaxis. In some classrooms, letters have gone home to inform you of a particular life threatening allergy in that classroom. If this is your child’s classroom, please support our efforts to make it as safe as possible for the student with life-threatening allergies. We respectfully request that you use caution and avoid sending any food containing the allergen.

 

What happened this week:

  • Kindergarten registration for the 2018-19 school year started the week off with a rush! If you or someone you know has registered online but hasn’t uploaded or brought in the proof of age and proof of residency, please do so as soon as possible.
  • A good time was had by all during Literacy Week! Students collected stickers for their “Poem in their Pocket”, enjoyed several stations and contests, and finally ended with an assembly Wednesday.  Thank you, Mr. and Mrs. Gulman of the Sooke Legion for joining us to present the winners of the Remembrance Day Poster Contest with their awards!  And congratulations to the winners of the book draws! Thank you to the staff for organizing such a fun week!

 

What’s happening next week:

  • The Scholastic Book Fair opens in the gym on Tuesday. Thank you to all the parents who make this event possible!  The fair will be open for sales Tuesday through Friday (students will be allowed in on Monday for class by class tours), during lunch (12:05pm-1pm) and after school (2:30pm-3:30pm).  Smencils will also be back by popular demand, starting Monday at lunch time!
  • Divisions 1 and 3 are off to the Victoria Film Festival and Legislative Tour on Monday, and the whole school will enjoy a pancake breakfast. If your student has any dietary concerns or restrictions please speak with their teacher and let them know how best we can support them.
  • And finally, Friday Division 14 and 16 will be off to the Sooke Fire Hall and Municipal Hall, and then we will be visited by the Tzinquaw Dancers in the afternoon.

 

A look ahead:

Monday, February 5th – Division 1 & 3 have a field trip to the Victoria Film Festival and Legislative tour

Wednesday, February 7th – Ready, Set, Learn in the Poirier Gym 5 – 7pm

Thursday, February 8th – Pancake Breakfast for the whole school

Friday, February 9th – Divisions 14 and 16 have a field trip, and the Tzinquaw dancers presentation

Monday, February 12th – Schools are closed for Family Day

Wednesday, February 14th – Valentine’s Day, our kindergarten students have their hearing and screening, and    Divisions 1 and 15 are skating in the afternoon.

Tuesday, February 20th – PAC Meeting at 7pm in the Music Room

Wednesday, February 21st – Divisions 1 and 11 go skating

Friday, February 23rd – Schools are closed for a Non-Instructional Day

Wednesday, February 28th – Pink Shirt Day.  Help us support kindness!

 

Attachments:

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Send a Singing Telegraph, a benefit for Landon Alexa

 

 
 

Next Monday at 8am we open up the kindergarten registration for our 2018-19 students.  Registration is done online at http://www.sd62.bc.ca/parents/registration/.  After completing the online registration parents have 2 weeks to bring their student’s proof of age (their birth certificate or passport), and a proof of residence (a legal document showing your home address such as a utility bill/mortgage or rental agreement) to their catchment school.   Please contact our office at 250-642-0500 or the board office at 250-474-9800 if you’re experiencing problems.

 
 

Dear Poirier Families, 

Effective immediately, Ms. Kendra Laidlaw will be the Acting Principal of Willway Elementary School, until the return of their Principal from a medical leave.  Ms. Leah Gronow will fill Ms. Laidlaw’s position as Acting Vice Principal at École Poirier.   Division One will be well cared for with Mrs. Sam Powers and Ms. Stephanie Holmes.  We wish these talented educators the best of luck in their new roles!

 

What happened this week:

Tuesday’s lockdown drill was a success – the students were so silent and calm throughout the whole thing that it seemed like an empty school.  Thank you to everyone who spoke to their students about the drill!

Our kindergarteners braved Lion’s Pride Gymnastics Academy this Thursday, and came back more excited than ever.  Friday we all enjoyed the Cadence vocal performance, “Four Men, Four Mics”, not to mention some of the craziest hairstyles ever seen!

 

What’s happening next week:

Next Monday at 8am we open up the kindergarten registration for our 2018-19 students.  Registration is done online at http://www.sd62.bc.ca/parents/registration/.  After completing the online registration parents have 2 weeks to bring their student’s proof of age (their birth certificate or passport), and a proof of residence (a legal document showing your home address such as a utility bill/mortgage or rental agreement) to their catchment school.   Please contact our office at 250-642-0500 or the board office at 250-474-9800 if you’re experiencing problems.

We will also be enjoying our school Literacy Week, promoting learning through fun activities such as trivia questions, games, and puzzles.  If your student hasn’t already returned their pledge sheet please send it with them Monday.

Wednesday we are proud to host Sooke Legion Members who will be presenting Poirier’s Remembrance Day Poster Winners their certificates and prizes.

Thursday Divisions 2 and 6 are off to the Royal BC Museum for some hands-on socials and sciences presentations.

And a big Thank You to all the parents who have volunteered to help with the Scholastic Book Fair, which will open the following Monday (February 5th).

 

A look ahead:

Monday, January 29th at 8am – 2018 Kindergarten registration is available online at http://www.sd62.bc.ca/parents/registration/

and the start of Poirier’s School Literacy Week

Wednesday, January 31st – Remembrance Day Contest Winners’ Presentation at 1:15

Thursday, February 1st – Divisions 2 and 6 have a field trip to the Royal BC Museum

Monday, February 5th through Friday, February 9th – The Scholastic Book Fair is open 12:05-1pm and 2:30-3:30pm

Also Monday, February 5th – Division 1 and 3 have a field trip to the Victoria Film Festival and Legislative tour

Wednesday, February 7th – Ready, Set, Learn in the Poirier Gym 5 – 7pm

Thursday, February 8th – Pancake Breakfast for the whole school

Friday, February 9th – The Tzinquaw dancers presentation

Monday, February 12th – Schools are closed for Family Day

Wednesday, February 14th – Valentine’s Day, our kindergarten students have their hearing and screening, and Divisions 1 and 15 are skating in the afternoon.

 

Attachments:

Behind the Raven's Wing Production at Royal Bay

 
 

Work BC – Find Your Fit – this Thursday Jan 25th at Journey Middle School,  3:15-7pm doors are open to you and your friends!

 

Please come and checkout the interactive booths and gather information to assist your son or daughter with Career and Pathway options.

 

For more information please check out the flier attached.

Also, Mai Mai’s food truck will be onsite, lots of delicious $10 dinner items!

Find Your Fit, Jan 25, 2018

 
 

 

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