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May 3rd, 2019

 

Dear Panther Families,

 

We Walk for Water

Div. 3 and Div. 5 are running an important program called We Walk for Water!  What is, We Walk for Water you ask?  Well, the water sources in certain countries aren’t clean, which not only causes terrible sickness but can also lead to loss of human life.  It only takes twenty-five dollars to provide one person with clean water for a lifetime.  We will be participating in a water walk on Thursday, May 9th and we will be collecting donations from May 3rd to 17th.   Let’s see how many human lives’ we can change!

https://vimeo.com/freethechildren/review/208514439/7d724b3fdb

 

Music Monday 2019

Poirier will be celebrating Music Monday 2019 with a special assembly in the gym at 9:15 am on May 6th. Please arrive early to enjoy Division 4 – Mme Dailey’s class – as they will be performing on ukuleles before the assembly begins, starting at 9am as the gym is being loaded.  Parents and family members are welcome to attend.  Several divisions will be sharing musical performances, along with the members of the Spring Choir who sang during our January – March season (those students who rehearsed for the Sing Out in early March). Special musical guests will also be JOINing IN!  In the afternoon, our Music Monday choir will be taking their annual walking trip to the centre of Sooke to sing in front of Evergreen Mall with Gord Phillips, and to entertain at various businesses and shops throughout the village.  If your child is currently in choir, a permission form has been sent home this week.  Please contact Mme Arts at the school with any questions.

The following divisions/groups will be performing at the Music Monday Assembly:

Div. 1 – Ms. Powers and Mrs. Bridal’s classes

Div. 2, 5, 7, and 10 – Mme Chalmers, Mme Gates, Mme Kelly, and M Weinstein’s classes

Div. 6 – Ms Lineham’s class

All members from the “Sing Out” Choir

 

 

Ecole Poirier School App

Download our school app and have all school district, school dates and events arrive straight to your phone!  Share the flyer with daycare providers, grandparents and keep them up to date on all that is going on here at Ecole Poirier.

 

https://poirier.appazur.com/help/flyer

 

 

 

Important Information

 

A Parent’s Guide to Elementary Math – Come and learn the new math curriculum redesign on Monday, May 13th from 6-7:30pm at the School Board Office. RSVP to jdeboice@sd62.bc.ca

Immunization Consent Packages – Watch for immunization consent packages for students in kindergarten to grade 4 who are behind on their immunizations. Students will be offered immunizations at a public health office with the consent of a parent, guardian or representative. Parent(s), guardians or representatives will be required to accompany students to the public health immunization appointment.

 

Students who are up to date on their immunizations will receive a record of immunization. Please keep this record to provide to your child’s school this fall.

First Nations children who receive health services in their communities may be able to access immunization records and services at their Community Health Centers.

Please contact the Westshore Health Unit at 250-519-3490 or Sooke Health Unit at 250-519-3487 and ask to speak with a Public Health Nurse if you have any questions.

 

Important Dates

 

May 6th – Music Monday

May 10th – Non-Instructional Day

May 20th – Victoria Day

June 5th – Talent Show

June 14th – Fun Day

June 19th-21st Camp Thunderbird (Grades 4 and 5)

June 26th – Beach Day

June 27th – Last day of school and End of Year Assembly

 

 

 
 

Hello Poirier Parents/Guardians!

And just like that it is May! As we enter into a busy spring season we have some PAC events we would like to bring to your attention:

  1. Hot Lunch Days:

Please log in to our online hot lunch ordering system at Poirier.hotlunches.net to order the upcoming hot lunches, currently lunches are listed up to and including May.

– May 31st: Boston Pizza/Calzones – Order Deadline May 22nd

– June 14th: BBQ Burgers & Hotdogs – Order Deadline June 5th

  1. Freezie Days:

The PAC has three Freezies days coming up! Friday, May 3rd, Friday May 31st and Friday May 14th.

– 1/2 freezie $1

– full freezie $2

Let us know if you are available to volunteer!

  1. Bagga Pasta is Back!

Bagga Pasta was such a hit we’ve brought it back for a second round of ordering! Order forms for this fresh, locally made pasta have gone home with children this week and orders are due back by Friday, May 24th. 

  1. Movie Night:

Join us on Thursday, May 9th for our 4th annual Movie Night! Bring along blankets and pillows and get comfortable watching a movie in the gym with your family. This year we will be showing Ralph Breaks the Internet! 

Tickets are available at the door for $3 or $10 for a family of 4

Doors open at 5:45pm, movie starts at 6:30pm.

 

Please join us for our next PAC meeting on Monday, May 13th at 3:15pm

Any questions or inquiries can be directed to Michelle, PAC president, at info@mijosport.com 

Sincerely,

The Ecole Poirier Elementary School Parent Advisory Council
Find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/188369854598991/

 

 

 
 
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April 26th, 2019

 

Dear Panther Families,

Congratulations to all of the cross country team members who participated in one or both of the Spring meets, each and every one of you did your rock star best!  We would also be remiss not give thanks to our own Madame Beatty who organized the team and is now getting ready for Track and Field.  Stay tuned for the details.

 

Ecole Poirier School App

Download our school app and have all school district, school dates and events arrive straight to your phone!  Share the flyer with daycare providers, grandparents and keep them up to date on all that is going on here at Ecole Poirier.

https://poirier.appazur.com/help/flyer

 

The Student Learning Survey

The Satisfaction Survey is an annual province-wide census of Grades 4, 7, 10 and 12 students, their parents and staff in public schools. The questions were developed with input from partner groups, teachers and experts in educational measurement and special education.

It usually takes about 30 minutes to complete the required survey questions – it may take longer depending on the number of questions added by schools and districts.

Surveys are to be completed by parents with children in Grades 4, 7, 10, and 12. A parent may complete a survey for

each child in the targeted grades.  Please contact Terri in the office and she will give you a unique login for the website below.  The deadline to complete the survey is May 3rd.

www.bced.gov.bc.ca/sat_survey/access.htm

 

Poirier will be celebrating Music Monday 2019 with a special assembly in the gym at 9:15 am on May 6th. Please arrive early to enjoy Division 4 – Mme Dailey’s class – as they will be performing on ukuleles before the assembly begins, starting at 9am as the gym is being loaded.  Parents and family members are welcome to attend.  Several divisions will be sharing musical performances, along with the members of the Spring Choir who sang during our January – March season (those students who rehearsed for the Sing Out in early March). Special musical guests will also be JOINing IN!  In the afternoon, our Music Monday choir will be taking their annual walking trip to the centre of Sooke to sing in front of Evergreen Mall with Gord Phillips, and to entertain at various businesses and shops throughout the village.  If your child is currently in choir, a permission form has been sent home this week.  Please contact Mme Arts at the school with any questions.

The following divisions/groups will be performing at the Music Monday Assembly:

Div. 1 – Ms. Powers and Mrs. Bridal’s classes

Div. 2, 5, 7, and 10 – Mme Chalmers, Mme Gates, Mme Kelly, and M Weinstein’s classes

Div. 6 – Ms Lineham’s class

All members from the “Sing Out” Choir

 

Bus Registration Opened April 12

School bus registration for the 2019/20 school year opened Friday, April 12!
(This is for school bussing starting in September)

Many of our buses and routes fill quickly. Please register close to opening so that you get a spot!

As in previous years, we will be using the School Cash Online system for school bus registration. Registration is of course, free for families.

Register here

Please note:

  • Registration will open on time
  • Parents will not be able to select bus routes.
  • Experienced Transportation staff will place your child(ren) on the best routes as per your home address and school.
  • If you register by June 1, you will be notified as to which bus routes your child(ren) will be on before the end of the school year.
  • Bus passes will be handed out to middle and secondary students prior to or during the first week of school in September
  • Bus passes only apply to middle and secondary school students. Attendance will be taken in the elementary grades.
  • Drivers will begin enforcing passes during the first week of school in September.

Questions? Please check out some of the Frequently Asked Questions near the bottom of the Transportation page or contact the Transportation Department via email or call (250) 474-9845. Due to volume of inquiries, please allow 3-4 business days to receive a response.

 

Important Information

PACE Musical – April 19-27th – Isabelle Reader Theatre.  Tickets can be purchased at the WestShore Centre for Learning and Training or by calling 250-391-9002.

Parenting in the Digital Age – April 30th at EMCS 6-8pm, registration is on the Pacific Centre Facebook page.

EMCS Cheerleading Camp!  EMCS Cheerleaders are putting on a Cheerleading Camp for kids Grade 3-8 that are looking for something new and fun to learn!  10:15am-4pm. May 11th, 2019. Cost is $25. At EMCS High School. Performance for Family and Friends included!  Registration can be done Online at https://app.bookking.ca/emcsspub/courses/index.asp Or The Program Office: amcintosh@sd62.bc.ca or 250.642.6371. Contact Program office for more details.

A Parent’s Guide to Elementary Math – Come and learn the new math curriculum redesign on Monday, May 13th from 6-7:30pm at the School Board Office. RSVP to jdeboice@sd62.bc.ca

 

Important Dates

May 1st – Camp Thunderbird Parent Meetings 3pm and 6pm

May 10th – Non-Instructional Day

May 20th – Victoria Day

June 5th – Talent Show

June 14th – Fun Day

June 19th-21st Camp Thunderbird (Grades 4 and 5)

June 26th – Beach Day

June 27th – Last day of school and End of Year Assembly

 

 
 

April 18th, 2019

 

Dear Panther Families,

A well-deserved long weekend is upon us and we hope you can all spend some time with family and friends, classes resume first thing Tuesday morning.

Please send your child to check the ever-growing Lost and Found.  There are lots of coats and hoodies, right now.

 

Library Transition

We are very excited to announce that our Library is transitioning to a new circulation system that will be more quick and efficient.  In order to do this, we will need to have all of the Library resources returned so they can be catalogued into the new software program.  Returning all library books as soon as possible would be much appreciated.

 

Ecole Poirier School App

Download our school app and have all school district, school dates and events arrive straight to your phone!  Share the flyer with daycare providers, grandparents and keep them up to date on all that is going on here at Ecole Poirier.

https://poirier.appazur.com/help/flyer

 

The Student Learning Survey

The Satisfaction Survey is an annual province-wide census of Grades 4, 7, 10 and 12 students, their parents and staff in public schools. The questions were developed with input from partner groups, teachers and experts in educational measurement and special education.

It usually takes about 30 minutes to complete the required survey questions – it may take longer depending on the number of questions added by schools and districts.

Surveys are to be completed by parents with children in Grades 4, 7, 10, and 12. A parent may complete a survey for

each child in the targeted grades.  Please contact Terri in the office and she will give you a unique login for the website below.

www.bced.gov.bc.ca/sat_survey/access.htm

 

Bus Registration Opened April 12

School bus registration for the 2019/20 school year opened Friday, April 12!
(This is for school bussing starting in September)

Many of our buses and routes fill quickly. Please register close to opening so that you get a spot!

As in previous years, we will be using the School Cash Online system for school bus registration. Registration is of course, free for families.

Register here

Please note:

  • Registration will open on time
  • Parents will not be able to select bus routes.
  • Experienced Transportation staff will place your child(ren) on the best routes as per your home address and school.
  • If you register by June 1, you will be notified as to which bus routes your child(ren) will be on before the end of the school year.
  • Bus passes will be handed out to middle and secondary students prior to or during the first week of school in September
  • Bus passes only apply to middle and secondary school students. Attendance will be taken in the elementary grades.
  • Drivers will begin enforcing passes during the first week of school in September.

Questions? Please check out some of the Frequently Asked Questions near the bottom of the Transportation page or contact the Transportation Department via email or call (250) 474-9845. Due to volume of inquiries, please allow 3-4 business days to receive a response.

 

Important Information

2019-2020 School Calendar is official – The new calendar for the 2019-2020 school year has been approved by the Board and is included below.

PACE Musical – April 19-27th – Isabelle Reader Theatre.  Tickets can be purchased at the WestShore Centre for Learning and Training or by calling 250-391-9002.

Parenting in the Digital Age – April 30th at EMCS 6-8pm, registration is on the Pacific Centre Facebook page.

EMCS Cheerleading Camp!  EMCS Cheerleaders are putting on a Cheerleading Camp for kids Grade 3-8 that are looking for something new and fun to learn!  10:15am-4pm. May 11th, 2019. Cost is $25. At EMCS High School. Performance for Family and Friends included!  Registration can be done Online at https://app.bookking.ca/emcsspub/courses/index.asp Or The Program Office: amcintosh@sd62.bc.ca or 250.642.6371. Contact Program office for more details.

A Parent’s Guide to Elementary Math – Come and learn the new math curriculum redesign on Monday, May 13th from 6-7:30pm at the School Board Office. RSVP to jdeboice@sd62.bc.ca

 

Important Dates

April 19th – Good Friday

April 22nd – Easter Monday

May 1st – Camp Thunderbird Parent Meetings 3pm and 6pm

May 10th – Non-Instructional Day

May 20th – Victoria Day

June 5th – Talent Show

June 14th – Fun Day

June 19th-21st Camp Thunderbird (Grades 4 and 5)

June 26th – Beach Day

June 27th – Last day of school and End of Year Assembly

 

 

SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 62 (SOOKE)

2019 – 2020 SCHOOL CALENDAR

Total Days in Session 188

Days of Instruction 181

Non-instructional Days 6

Administrative Day 1

School Year begins (All schools in session one-half day) Tues., Sept. 3

Non-instructional Day (District-Wide School Planning) Mon., Sept. 23

Thanksgiving Day Mon., Oct. 14

Non-instructional Day – Professional Development (Provincial) Fri., Oct. 25

Remembrance Day Mon., Nov. 11

*Early Dismissal (three hours for all schools) – Learning Conferences (Parent-Teacher Interviews/conferences) Thurs., Nov. 21

Non-instructional Day – Professional Development Fri., Nov. 22

Last day Before Winter Break Fri., Dec. 20

Winter Vacation (incl. Christmas, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day) Mon., Dec. 23 – Fri., Jan. 3/20

Schools Reopen Mon., Jan. 6, 2020

Graduation Assessments (Gr. 10 – 12) Jan. 21 – 24

Second Semester Begins (Secondary Schools) Jan. 27

Non-instructional Day – Professional Development (Tri-District) Fri., Feb. 14

 Family Day Mon., Feb. 17

 Last Day before Spring Break Fri., Mar. 13

Spring Break Mon., Mar. 16 – Fri., Mar. 27

Schools Reopen Mon., Mar. 30

*Early Dismissal (three hours for all schools) – Learning Conferences (Parent-Teacher Interviews/conferences) Thurs., Apr. 9 Good Friday Fri., Apr. 10

Easter Monday Mon., Apr. 13

Non-Instructional Day – Professional Development Mon., Apr. 27

Non-instructional Day – Professional Development Fri., May 15

Victoria Day Mon., May 18

Graduation Assessments (Gr. 10 – 12) June 22 – 26

Last Day of School Thurs., June 25

Year-end Administrative Day Fri., June 26

 

*Nov. 21 & April 9 will remain the Early Dismissal Days; however, the elementary and middle school parent-teacher interviews/conferences may be held

at an earlier date if the local school community deems it to be beneficial for communicating student learning to parents.

 
 

April 11th, 2019

 

Dear Panther Families,

As April showers start quickly at unexpected times, please ensure your child has clothes to wear in the rainy, sunny, windy weather will make for pleasant adventures on the playground.   As well, all students need to have a pair of shoes they change into for inside the school.

We are very appreciative of our Facilities staff who have rebuilt the garden boxes and paved the play area at the front of the school.  It looks wonderful!

 

The Student Learning Survey

The Satisfaction Survey is an annual province-wide census of Grades 4, 7, 10 and 12 students, their parents and staff in public schools. The questions were developed with input from partner groups, teachers and experts in educational measurement and special education.

It usually takes about 30 minutes to complete the required survey questions – it may take longer depending on the number of questions added by schools and districts.

Surveys are to be completed by parents with children in Grades 4, 7, 10, and 12. A parent may complete a survey for

each child in the targeted grades.  Please contact Terri in the office and she will give you a unique login for the website below.

www.bced.gov.bc.ca/sat_survey/access.htm

 

Bus Registration Opens April 12

School bus registration for the 2019/20 school year opens at 9 a.m. on Friday, April 12!
(This is for school bussing starting in September)

Many of our buses and routes fill quickly. Please register close to opening so that you get a spot!

As in previous years, we will be using the School Cash Online system for school bus registration. Registration is of course, free for families.

Register here

Please note:

  • Registration will open on time
  • Parents will not be able to select bus routes.
  • Experienced Transportation staff will place your child(ren) on the best routes as per your home address and school.
  • If you register by June 1, you will be notified as to which bus routes your child(ren) will be on before the end of the school year.
  • Bus passes will be handed out to middle and secondary students prior to or during the first week of school in September
  • Bus passes only apply to middle and secondary school students. Attendance will be taken in the elementary grades.
  • Drivers will begin enforcing passes during the first week of school in September.

Questions? Please check out some of the Frequently Asked Questions near the bottom of the Transportation page or contact the Transportation Department via email or call (250) 474-9845. Due to volume of inquiries, please allow 3-4 business days to receive a response.

 

PEXSISE

The Moon of Opening Hands – April

 Just as we open our hands to say “HÍSW̱ḴE” (thank you, SENĆOŦEN) all of the plants and trees are opening their petals and leaves to say “welcome”. All of nature is blooming and the Earth is renewing its strength.

This month, there is much less rain and the weather is much warmer; this helps dry out the land and enables the drying and preservation of foods. XEL,XEL,J (Brant geese, SENĆOŦEN ) were hunted and dried during this time. Clams, oysters, and mussels are also at their best.

Cedar trees are fallen at this time to cure for making things such as canoes. The warmer weather causes the sap to run, making it easier to strip the bark to weave for things such as clothing, baskets, and mats.

Before sheep were raised for wool, the Saanich people used goat and dog hair for spinning yarn! Their primary source of wool was a white, small, woolly dog that would shed during the warmer months; the hair would be gathered for carding and later, knitting.

Things to think about:

  • What animal hair or wool is used in other countries?
  • Have you ever tried digging for clams, or harvesting mussels or oysters?
  • How do you think cedar bark would be stripped from the tree?

 

Important Information

2019-2020 School Calendar is official – The new calendar for the 2019-2020 school year has been approved by the Board and is included below.

Parenting in the Digital Age – April 30th at EMCS 6-8pm, registration is on the Pacific Centre Facebook page.

A Parent’s Guide to Elementary Math – Come and learn the new math curriculum redesign on Monday, May 13th from 6-7:30pm at the School Board Office. RSVP to jdeboice@sd62.bc.ca

 

Important Dates

April 11th – Early Dismissal

April 12th – Non-instructional Day

April 19th – Good Friday

April 22nd – Easter Monday

May 1st – Camp Thunderbird Parent Meetings 3pm and 6pm

May 10th – Non-Instructional Day

May 20th – Victoria Day

June 5th – Talent Show

June 14th – Fun Day

June 19th-21st Camp Thunderbird (Grades 4 and 5)

June 26th – Beach Day

June 27th – Last day of school and End of Year Assembly

 

 

 

SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 62 (SOOKE)

2019 – 2020 SCHOOL CALENDAR

Total Days in Session 188

Days of Instruction 181

Non-instructional Days 6

Administrative Day 1

 

School Year begins (All schools in session one-half day) Tues., Sept. 3

 

Non-instructional Day (District-Wide School Planning) Mon., Sept. 23

 

Thanksgiving Day Mon., Oct. 14

 

Non-instructional Day – Professional Development (Provincial) Fri., Oct. 25

 

Remembrance Day Mon., Nov. 11

 

*Early Dismissal (three hours for all schools) – Learning Conferences (Parent-Teacher Interviews/conferences) Thurs., Nov. 21

 

Non-instructional Day – Professional Development Fri., Nov. 22

 

Last day Before Winter Break Fri., Dec. 20

 

Winter Vacation (incl. Christmas, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day) Mon., Dec. 23 – Fri., Jan. 3/20

 

Schools Reopen Mon., Jan. 6, 2020

 

Graduation Assessments (Gr. 10 – 12) Jan. 21 – 24

 

Second Semester Begins (Secondary Schools) Jan. 27

 

Non-instructional Day – Professional Development (Tri-District) Fri., Feb. 14

 

Family Day Mon., Feb. 17

 

Last Day before Spring Break Fri., Mar. 13

 

Spring Break Mon., Mar. 16 – Fri., Mar. 27

 

Schools Reopen Mon., Mar. 30

 

*Early Dismissal (three hours for all schools) – Learning Conferences (Parent-Teacher Interviews/conferences) Thurs., Apr. 9 Good Friday Fri., Apr. 10

Easter Monday Mon., Apr. 13

 

Non-Instructional Day – Professional Development Mon., Apr. 27

 

Non-instructional Day – Professional Development Fri., May 15

 

Victoria Day Mon., May 18

 

Graduation Assessments (Gr. 10 – 12) June 22 – 26

 

Last Day of School Thurs., June 25

 

Year-end Administrative Day Fri., June 26

 

 

*Nov. 21 & April 9 will remain the Early Dismissal Days; however, the elementary and middle school parent-teacher interviews/conferences may be held

at an earlier date if the local school community deems it to be beneficial for communicating student learning to parents.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

Bus Registration Opens April 12

School bus registration for the 2019/20 school year opens at 9 a.m. on Friday, April 12!
(This is for school bussing starting in September)

Many of our buses and routes fill quickly. Please register close to opening so that you get a spot!

As in previous years, we will be using the School Cash Online system for school bus registration. Registration is of course, free for families.

Register here

Please note:

  • Registration will open on time
  • Parents will not be able to select bus routes.
  • Experienced Transportation staff will place your child(ren) on the best routes as per your home address and school.
  • If you register by June 1, you will be notified as to which bus routes your child(ren) will be on before the end of the school year.
  • Bus passes will be handed out to middle and secondary students prior to or during the first week of school in September
  • Bus passes only apply to middle and secondary school students. Attendance will be taken in the elementary grades.
  • Drivers will begin enforcing passes during the first week of school in September.

Questions? Please check out some of the Frequently Asked Questions near the bottom of the Transportation page or contact the Transportation Department via email or call (250) 474-9845. Due to volume of inquiries, please allow 3-4 business days to receive a response.

 
 

April 5th, 2019

 

Dear Panther Families,

Welcome back everyone! We hope you all had a great break and look forward to an exciting last term. A safety reminder to use extreme caution in our school parking lot, parking and walking your child up to the front of the school is a much safer option than having them jump out into the traffic.  We have had some close calls as of late and thought this may be a good time for you to chat with your child on always looking both ways before exiting a vehicle, as well as the importance of using the crosswalks.

 

Important Information

Journey Open House – Grade 5 students and parents please come to Journey for our Open House on Thursday April 11th from 5-7. This evening will give you look into middle school life and learning at Journey. We will have a Grade 5 Parent Information Meeting from 7-7:30 in the gym. We look forward to seeing all of our Future Journey Dragons and parents at the Open House!

Hockey Academy Registration – is open. Please visit the district website for more information and for registration http://www.sd62.bc.ca/academies/

2019-2020 School Calendar is official – The new calendar for the 2019-2020 school year has been approved by the Board and is attached below.

Sidestepping the Power Struggle with Allison Rees – April 6th & 13th – go to lifeseminars.com

Get Out and Play Poirier!  Grades 3-5, April 8-Jun 10 (no classes April 22 or May 20).  $64 for 8 weeks.  250-642-8000.

A Parent’s Guide to Elementary Math – Come and learn the new math curriculum redesign on Monday, May 13th from 6-7:30pm at the School Board Office. See attachment for details.

Important Dates

April 11th – Jump Rope for Heart

April 11th – Early Dismissal

April 12th – Non-instructional Day

April 19th – Good Friday

April 22nd – Easter Monday

April 30th – Parenting in the Digital Age (6-8pm at EMCS)

 

April 5, 2019

 

Dear Parents,

We are having a special day on Thursday, April 11th when we do “Jump Rope for Heart” to raise money for the Heart and Stroke Foundation.  On this day, all students will rotate through 8 stations in the morning doing fun jump rope activities that promote physical fitness and heart health!  Please make sure that your child comes to school wearing comfortable clothing and running shoes.

Your child should have already brought home an envelope to collect pledges for this event.  He/she can also collect pledges on-line by going to www.jumpropeforheart.ca and registering under our school name by clicking on “join this school”.  Please note that all pledges are due on the day of the event, April 11th.

In order for this day to be a success we are asking for parent volunteers to help out at the various stations, setting up the stations, passing out jump ropes, turning ropes, assisting and encouraging students, etc.  If you are able to offer your assistance please email me at rneilson@sd62.bc.ca or complete the form below and send it back to school with your child by Monday, April 8th.

 

Thank you,

 

Rebecca Neilson

Jump Rope for Heart Coordinator

 

I am available to help out at the Jump Rope for Heart event on Thursday, April 11th    between:

 

8:45 and 10:30 a.m.__________

 

Name: ___________________________    Child’s Name:  _____________________

 

Phone #: _________________________    Email: ___________________________

 

 

SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 62 (SOOKE)

2019 – 2020 SCHOOL CALENDAR

Total Days in Session 188

Days of Instruction 181

Non-instructional Days 6

Administrative Day 1

 

School Year begins (All schools in session one-half day) Tues., Sept. 3

Non-instructional Day (District-Wide School Planning) Mon., Sept. 23

Thanksgiving Day Mon., Oct. 14

Non-instructional Day – Professional Development (Provincial) Fri., Oct. 25

Remembrance Day Mon., Nov. 11

*Early Dismissal (three hours for all schools) – Learning Conferences (Parent-Teacher Interviews/conferences) Thurs., Nov. 21

Non-instructional Day – Professional Development Fri., Nov. 22

Last day Before Winter Break Fri., Dec. 20

Winter Vacation (incl. Christmas, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day) Mon., Dec. 23 – Fri., Jan. 3/20

Schools Reopen Mon., Jan. 6, 2020

Graduation Assessments (Gr. 10 – 12) Jan. 21 – 24

Second Semester Begins (Secondary Schools) Jan. 27

Non-instructional Day – Professional Development (Tri-District) Fri., Feb. 14

 Family Day Mon., Feb. 17

 Last Day before Spring Break Fri., Mar. 13

Spring Break Mon., Mar. 16 – Fri., Mar. 27

Schools Reopen Mon., Mar. 30

*Early Dismissal (three hours for all schools) – Learning Conferences (Parent-Teacher Interviews/conferences) Thurs., Apr. 9 Good Friday Fri., Apr. 10

Easter Monday Mon., Apr. 13

Non-Instructional Day – Professional Development Mon., Apr. 27

Non-instructional Day – Professional Development Fri., May 15

Victoria Day Mon., May 18

Graduation Assessments (Gr. 10 – 12) June 22 – 26

Last Day of School Thurs., June 25

Year-end Administrative Day Fri., June 26

*Nov. 21 & April 9 will remain the Early Dismissal Days; however, the elementary and middle school parent-teacher interviews/conferences may be held

at an earlier date if the local school community deems it to be beneficial for communicating student learning to parents.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

March 15, 2019

Dear Panther Families,

Warmer temperatures will be embraced as we all head off for a well-deserved Break.  We want to thank our PAC for working so hard for our children and our school community for being so enthusiastic and  supportive.  We are very lucky to work with such wonderful families, students and staff!

We will see you all back happy, healthy and rested on Monday, April 1st (no joke!).

 

In the Community

Get Out and Play Poirier!  Grades 3-5 on Mondays after school April 8-10th (no classes April 22 or May 20)  Register by calling Seaparc 250-642-8000.

 

Sooke Minor Fastball Association – Registration is Open! For more info or registration visit their website at www.sookefastball.com

 

Yoga for Kids

 April 18 – May 30th – Ages 6-10 years old – 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – $28/7 classes

Taught by a certified Kids Yoga Instructor:  Alysa McIntosh

Being a kid can be a busy and stressful time between sports, friends, clubs and the other activities your little ones might be involved in. Help them balance their active lives with some peace and relaxation with our certified Kids Yoga instructor. Kids will learn yoga poses in fun, playful way while developing methods for calming their minds and bodies in their everyday life.  Please Contact Aimee at the Program Office to register – 250.642.6371 or register online at www.emcsprograms.ca

 

Important Dates

March 18 – 29th – Spring Break

April 11th – Early Dismissal

April 12th – Non-instructional Day

April 19th – Good Friday

April 22nd – Easter Monday

 

 

 

 
 

Dear Parents / Guardians

The Sooke School District needs your assistance to help shape how we communicate with you. We want to be sure we are communicating with our parents in the best way possible, so please take a few minutes to voice your thoughts.

Complete this survey by Monday, March 18 for your chance to win one of four $25 gift cards to Indigo books. Click on the image or link below to start the survey.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SD62communications

Whether it be sharing information that helps parents support a child’s learning at home or communicating progress on a school expansion, it is important that the needs of parents and residents inform the District’s and school’s communications and public engagement efforts.

Thank you for sharing!

Sincerely,

Cathy Hussey
Principal
Ecole Poirier Elementary