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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.


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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.



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