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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!



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



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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