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It has been a year of many wonderful experiences for our community.  From musical performances, fieldtrips, role model presentations, Beach and Fun Day.  Each day our students had opportunities to create, to work with others, to solve problems and to be challenged to do their best.  We have lived every day with our motto:  JOIN-IN!


We would like to thank all of the members of the PAC for the service, dedication, and commitment they have given to the school.


The following staff members will be leaving our school. We would like to thank them for the excellent service they have given to the students and community of École Poirier Elementary School:


Ms. Rachel Harding

Mme. Sarah Hallet

Mr. Ryan Shrieves

Mme. Carolyn Hait

Mrs. Murielle Legace


It has been a pleasure working with you this year.

We want to thank all of you for the support and help you have given us these past months.  We look forward to working with all of you and your children in September. Until then, we wish you all a very safe, fun, and relaxing summer.


Grade Fives

You are a special bunch, full of energy and spirit!  We enjoyed working with you this year and wish you well on your new adventure in Middle School!


Taking Care of Poirier

If you are at the school afterhours, we hope you will be our eyes and ears.   We rarely have vandalism to the school, however if you see anything of unsafe, or any concerning behaviours at the school, please contact 911 or the Non-Emergency number of the Sooke RCMP 250-642-5241.    Thank you!



On Tuesday, September 4, 2018 students will return to their previous year’s classroom.  As soon as we can confirm enrolment, class lists will be finalized and students will be placed in their new classrooms.  School begins at 8:50 a.m and the children will be dismissed at 11:45 a.m. on September 4thThere will be no school in the afternoon.


Students in Kindergarten have received a letter with instructions for their gradual integration.  All Kindergarten students and their parents will attend on Friday, September 7th. 



To our students:  one last request before you dive into summer!  Make time to read every day.  Yes, EVERY DAY, even for a few minutes.  Read with your family, to your pets, under a tree in your backyard… just read.  You will never regret the adventures you find in books.   The Sooke library has a wonderful selection and a fun program for the summer.


We hope you have a wonderful time on vacation!




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For School Supplies you have the option of purchasing them yourself or purchasing the package from STAPLES.  Please see the lists below.

Kindergarten List, French or English

 Kindergarten List, School Tools Package

Grade 1 List, French and English

 Grade 1 List, School Tools Package

Grade 2 List, French and English

Grade 2 List, School Tools Package

Grade 3 List, English

Grade 3 List, English School Tools Package

Grade 3 List, French Immersion

Grade 3 List, French Immersion School Tools Package

Grade 4 and 5 List, French and English

Grade 4 and 5 List, French and English School Tools Package

Grade 6 French/English School Tools Package


Hello Poirier Parents!

We are fast approaching the end of our 2017/2018 school year! We held our final PAC meeting of the school year earlier this month and here are some items to note:


  1. Get Involved with your PAC Next Year!

We are looking for parents to fill the following roles for the 2018/2019 school year:

– PAC Secretary

– PAC Fundraising Coordinator(s)

– Book Fair Coordinator

If you are interested in learning more about the roles of these positions please email Michelle (PAC president) at mijofitness@gmail.com



Please note that the date of the June hot lunch day has been changed to Monday, June 25th!



Our final freezie day of the year will be on Fun Day, Friday June 22nd!


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/


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Please visit the school district website at http://www.sd62.bc.ca/parents/registration/ to register your student.

If you’re new to the area but moved from elsewhere in school district 62 please use the “School Change Request Form” rather than registering your student again.

Need the bus?  Please visit http://www.sd62.bc.ca/about-sd62/transportation/ for instructions.


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