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November 16, 2018

It was a short but busy week here at Ecole Poirier.  One of the many highlights was guest Lorna Schultz Nicholson, a Canadian author of several children’s books who shared her background along with the process of writing with the children.  Lorna’s picture books as well as some of her chapter books will soon be available in our very own library!

Toys at school

Please have your students keep toys, slime, playing cards, etc at home, unless your classroom teacher is planning an activity with them.  The classroom teacher will communicate directly with their class parents if they are allowing any toys or stuffies from home.

During lunch, students have many activities to join:

  • peer helper-run activities (art and games)
  • Gaga ball
  • the new playground
  • tetherball
  • basketball
  • schlockey
  • the forest area, etc.

With all of these choices, there are many individual or group activities to join in, everyday; everyone is welcome.

We have had a particularly difficult time with Bey Blades, Shopkins and Pokemon cards being traded and stolen.  These items should not come to school.   The school is not responsible for personal play items brought by students.

 

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Information on the Thursday, November 22nd Parent-Teacher Conferences was sent home by classroom teachers last week.  Please contact them if you missed that information.  We look forward to seeing you on the 22nd.

 

Lost and Found

We are overwhelmed with the volume of items left in our lost and found each week. In order to keep items organized, we are bundling up items when the cupboards reach capacity and keeping the clothing in bags in our storage for a couple of weeks.  Students and parents are able to come and go through the bags anytime. We try to reunite items labeled with a student’s name, so please keep marking them.

 

Joyeux Noel Craft Fair

Saturday December 8th 10am-4pm, Poirier Gymnasium

The second annual Poirier Christmas Craft fair is quickly approaching! We hope you’ll join us for some wonderful food, entertainment, and a wide variety of vendors. The Poirier choir will be performing, there will be kids cooking lessons with Indecent Risotto and photos with Santa!

 

Important Dates

November 22nd – 11:45 Early dismissal (Parent/teacher conferences)

November 23rd – Non-instructional day

December 3rd – Non-instructional day

December 12th – Christmas Concert

December 13th – Christmas Concert

December 24th – Winter Break begins

January 7th – School re-open

 

 
 

November 16, 2018

It was a short but busy week here at Ecole Poirier. One of the many highlights was guest Lorna Schultz Nicholson, a Canadian author of several children’s books who shared her background along with the process of writing with the children. Lorna’s picture books as well as some of her chapter books will soon be available in our very own library!

Toys at school
Please have your students keep toys, slime, playing cards, etc at home, unless your classroom teacher is planning an activity with them. The classroom teacher will communicate directly with their class parents if they are allowing any toys or stuffies from home.
During lunch, students have many activities to join:
• peer helper-run activities (art and games)
• Gaga ball
• the new playground
• tetherball
• basketball
• schlockey
• the forest area, etc.
With all of these choices, there are many individual or group activities to join in, everyday; everyone is welcome.
We have had a particularly difficult time with Bey Blades, Shopkins and Pokemon cards being traded and stolen. These items should not come to school. The school is not responsible for personal play items brought by students.

Parent-Teacher Conferences
Information on the Thursday, November 22nd Parent-Teacher Conferences was sent home by classroom teachers last week. Please contact them if you missed that information. We look forward to seeing you on the 22nd.

Lost and Found
We are overwhelmed with the volume of items left in our lost and found each week. In order to keep items organized, we are bundling up items when the cupboards reach capacity and keeping the clothing in bags in our storage for a couple of weeks. Students and parents are able to come and go through the bags anytime. We try to reunite items labeled with a student’s name, so please keep marking them.

Joyeux Noel Craft Fair
Saturday December 8th 10am-4pm, Poirier Gymnasium
The second annual Poirier Christmas Craft fair is quickly approaching! We hope you’ll join us for some wonderful food, entertainment, and a wide variety of vendors. The Poirier choir will be performing, there will be kids cooking lessons with Indecent Risotto and photos with Santa!

Important Dates

November 22nd – 11:45 Early dismissal (Parent/teacher conferences)
November 23rd – Non-instructional day
December 3rd – Non-instructional day
December 12th – Christmas Concert
December 13th – Christmas Concert
December 24th – Winter Break begins
January 7th – School re-open
November 09, 2018

 

 
 

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Thank you for your part in making our Halloween activities here at Ecole Poirier a success; whether you put on a costume, carved a pumpkin or just arrived with a smile, we appreciate you all.  Special thanks to the Sooke Fire Department for arriving so quickly when our alarm sounded and ensuring we were all safe and back inside quickly, we didn’t miss a beat!  November looks busy, keep connected with dates and events on our school website  http://poirier.web.sd62.bc.ca/

 

Wet and Cold Weather Clothing

Living in Sooke, with an average of 1200 mm of precipitation, we are used to playing in wet weather.  Occasionally, When the weather is very stormy (more than just rain), the school staff may decide to have an inside day.  All students need to wear Sooke weather appropriate clothing (boots, rain coats, hats, mitten/gloves, and a pair of inside shoes) to ensure they are comfortable in the elements.

 

Clocks change

Reminder to change your clocks on Sunday morning as Daylight savings time ends.

 

Lost and Found

We are continuing the practice of bagging up the Lost and Found at the end of each week. Please remind your child to check that they have their own belongings at the end of each day.

 

Looking Ahead

Lifetouch is back Thursday for students who need picture retakes and we close the week with a Remembrance Day Assembly on Friday.

 

Remembrance Assembly

You are invited to join us for the Remembrance Assembly Friday, November 9th at 10:50.  We want to honour and remember the brave men and woman who have served and sacrificed for our nation, so we’ve been planning, practicing and hope you will find it very special.

 

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Information on the Thursday, November 22nd Parent-Teacher Conferences will be sent home by classroom teachers on Friday, November 9th.  We hope you are able to attend.

 

Important Dates

 

November 8th – Picture retakes

November 9th – Remembrance Day Assembly 10:50

November 12th – Schools are closed (day in lieu)

November 22nd – Early dismissal (Parent/teacher conferences)

November 23rd – Non-instructional day

 

 
 

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:

 

OCTOBER PAC MEETING

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

 

PARENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

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

 

HALLOWEEN DANCE

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!

 

HOT LUNCH

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

 

FIRST AID KIT FUNDRAISER

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

 

CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR

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.

 

Sincerely,
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

http://poirierchoir.staff.sd62.bc.ca

 

Healthlink BC Information

 

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

 

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Please click on the link for an article on how to ease your child’s worries about starting or returning to school.

https://www.verywell.com/calming-first-day-kindergarten-anxiety-620865