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June 11, 2021

Dear Parents and Guardians,

It is hard to believe but we are deep into June already. Next week we have our classes learning around our community. Some of the outings are:

Monday-Mme Decyk’s and Mme Kelly’s classes will be heading to French Beach and Ms. Lineham’s and Ms. Green’s classes will be riding their wheels in the afternoon.

Tuesday-Mme Gates’ and Mme Yarrow’s, then, Ms. Bakker/Ms. Kristiansen’s, and Mme Adsett’s classes will have wheels day.

Wednesday-We will virtually watch our Grade 5 talent show. Thank you to our Panthers that participated and Mme Arts for making it possible! Mme. Yarrow’s class will head to a local farm, Mme Decyk’s and Mme Kelly’s classes will visit our local pump track, and Mme Dailey’s and Mme Hait’s classes will have wheels day. 

Thursday-Mme Dailey’s and Mme Hait’s classes are heading to French Beach, Ms. Miller’s and Ms. Zinkowski’s classes are visiting Broomhill, and Ms. Bridal/Ms. Powers’ and Ms. Ridewood’s classes will be wheeling around our blacktop.

Friday-Our Grade 5s will be visiting Journey Middle School, Mme Gates’ and Mme Yarrow’s classes will be walking to Broomhill, and Mme Dailey’s and Mme Hait’s classes will be visiting Little River beside us.

A great big thank you to Marg Ayres on our PAC executive who has organized and adjusted fundraisers throughout this school year. We really appreciate your tireless efforts! Thank you 

PAC INFO

Have you heard about our “Eat Like a Panther!” cookbook?

In there you will find some tried and true recipes from your Panther friends!!

Get yours before they’re all gone. They are $15 each and the proceeds go towards a climbing wall for the school playground! Send your e-transfer to: PACEcolePoirier@gmail.com.

Password: Poirier

PAC will also be selling cookbooks on Friday, June 18th before and after school in front of the office.

Dates to Note:

June 16, Wednesday Talent Show Video Release

June 18, Friday Grade 5s Visit to Journey 

June 21, 22, 23 Cohort Fun Days

June 25, Friday Grade 5 Lunch Celebration

June 29, Tuesday Last Day of School for Panthers

Have a super weekend!

Tess Vally

 
 

June 4, 2021

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We had a wonderful, calm week with our Panthers. On Tuesday next week Purple and Yellow cohorts have wheels day. On Wednesday Gold Cohort has wheels day, Mme Decyk’s and Mme Kelly’s classes are heading to the pump track, and Ms. Lineham’s and Ms. Green’s classes are going to enjoy French Beach. Thursday we have wheels day for Black cohort. Friday Mme Gates’ and Mme Yarrow’s classes are walking to the boardwalk and Mme Hait’s and Mme Dailey’s classes are heading to Little River. 

We are reminding all families of our cell phone policy at elementary and middle schools. Students that have phones at school cannot have them out and they must be kept in their backpacks until they are heading home. Please review this with your child if they are bringing tech to school. Thank you. Our lost and found is overflowing. Please ask your child to look if you notice they are missing a jacket or hoodie. Items will be donated at the end of June. Thank you

Dates to Note:

June 16, Wednesday Talent Show Video Release

June 18, Friday Grade 5s Visit to Journey 

June 21, 22, 23 Cohort Fun Days

June 25, Friday Grade 5 Lunch Celebration

June 29, Tuesday Last Day of School for Panthers

Enjoy the weekend and the extra time with your Panthers!

Tess Vally

 
 

May 28, 2021

Dear Guardians and Parents,

Amazingly, this is the last week in May. Next Tuesday Mme Adsett’s and Ms. Kristiansen/Ms. Bakker’s class have wheels afternoon from 1:40-2:30. On Wednesday Mme Hait’s and Mme Dailey’s classes will have a wheels afternoon and on Thursday it will be wheels afternoon for Ms. Bridal/Ms. Power’s and Ms. Ridewood’s classes. Friday will have Mme Yarrow’s and Mme Gate’s classes heading for a neighbourhood walk and Ms. Bridal/Ms. Power’s class heading to Little River. Classes are taking advantage of the outdoors and providing many learning activities for our Panthers. 

Dates to Note:

June 18, Friday Grade 5s Visit to Journey 

June 22, 23, 24 Cohort Fun Days

June 25, Friday Grade 5 Lunch Celebration

June 29, Tuesday Last Day of School for Panthers

Have a wonderful weekend with your family. 

Tess Vally

 
 

May 21, 2021

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We have enjoyed the beautiful weather and are taking advantage with outside learning and play time. A word we are using to describe how to move with others and the environment is ‘gentleness’. On Tuesday, Mme Robertson’s class will be visited by a role model. On Wednesday and Thursday afternoon we will be welcoming our September Kindergartens with a drive by hello and book pick up. On Friday, Mme Hait’s and Mme Dailey’s classes will be walking to the Little River. 

  • Thank you to our Grade 4s and 5s for keeping everyone safe by wearing masks at school. Thank you as well to all of our Panthers for working to stay in their cohorts, distancing with others, and washing their hands often. 
  • Please see the attached calendar for next school year.
  • Don’t forget that Monday is no school for Victoria Day.

Dates to Note:

May 24, Monday Victoria Day -No School

June 18, Friday Grade 5s Visit to Journey 

June 22, 23, 24 Cohort Fun Days

June 25, Friday Grade 5 Lunch Celebration

June 29, Tuesday Last Day of School for 

Have a wonderful, sunny weekend! 

Tess Vally

2021 - 2022 School Calendar - Colour Version
Calendar 2021-22
 
 

May 7, 2021

Dear Guardians and Parents,

The weather held out for us and we had lots of movement and hearts pumping for our Jump Rope for Heart Days this week! As the weather is coming for our Panthers to tuck a book under their arm and find a good reading spot outside or on the beach here are some reading tips:-Good readers have time to read or be read to almost every day.-Good readers can talk about the books they’ve read in ways they enjoy (they do not have to create a project).-Good readers are taught to be gentle with their books.-Good readers understand what they are reading. The page count does not matter. 

PAC Information *CALL FOR NOMINATIONS:

We are now calling all nominations for the École Poirier PAC Executive Team 2021/22 Term!

If you’re interested in joining us next year please click on the link below to learn more about us, the roles on the PAC and to submit your nomination for a position you’re interested in. Members will be voted in at our AGM on Thursday May 13th 6pm. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to email; pacecolepoirier@gmail.com. Here is the nomination form; https://forms.gle/3FdnCVH4Q9ACNaHGA

Dates to Note:

May 13, Thursday PAC Meeting 6pm on Zoom

May 14, Friday Professional Development Day -No School

May 24, Monday Victoria Day -No School

June 29, Tuesday Last Day of School for Panthers

Grab a story and read together this weekend. Have a wonderful weekend with your family. 

Tess Vally

 
 

April 30, 2021

Dear Guardians and Parents,

Another week of spring has flown by! We are noticing our Panthers have grown in size and maturity as the year moves on. Next week we have a fire drill on Tuesday in the morning. On Thursday and Friday we will be moving and jumping for Jump Rope for Heart. We will have cones out and ask for no driving in the bus lane. 

  • A reminder that if you come to our school for an early pick up, please go to the office and let the front office know that you are picking up your child. We will then bring your child to the office. Thank you for your cooperation with this.
  • Sooke Parents Education Advisory Council (SPEAC) is sponsoring a social media awareness virtual event for parents on May 6th. Please see the attachment for information.

PAC Information

  • CALL FOR NOMINATIONS:

We are now calling all nominations for the École Poirier PAC Executive Team 2021/22 Term!

If you’re interested in joining us next year please click on the link below to learn more about us, the roles on the PAC and to submit your nomination for a position you’re interested in.

Members will be voted in at our AGM on Thursday May 13th 6pm.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to email; pacecolepoirier@gmail.com

Here is the nomination form; https://forms.gle/3FdnCVH4Q9ACNaHGA

  • Sooke Parents Education Advisory Council (SPEAC) is sponsoring a social media awareness virtual event for parents on May 6th. Please see the attachment for information.

Dates to Note:

May 6&7, Thursday/Friday Jump Rope For Heart Day

May 14, Friday Professional Development Day -No School

May 24, Monday Victoria Day -No School

June 29, Tuesday Last Day of School for Panthers

We know children benefit from large blocks of time playing outside with things found in nature to let their imagination grow with their play. I hope you have time to play outside with your family this weekend. The planning and problem solving is authentic learning. Enjoy this special time when your children are young! Have a good weekend.

Tess Vally

 

 
 
School Calendar 2020-21 - Colour Version
School Calendar 2020-21 - final
 
 

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