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March 17, 2023

Dear Black Bear Families,

We wish all our Black Bears a restful, but adventure-filled Spring Break. Our doors open again on April 3rd and we can’t wait to hear what everyone was up to on their holidays. 😀

  • To the École Poirier Choir on their performance at the Sooke sing out on Tuesday evening! It was so uplifting to see the many smiling faces, and hear the wonderful singing of all of the elementary school choirs from our community. Thanks to the Sooke Community Choir for hosting this wonderful event, and to Patricia Haisell and Gord Phillips for accompanying the choir. Our community is full of wonderful musical talent!
  • Choir families, your child should have received a permission form for our upcoming choir trip in April. Permission forms were delivered to classrooms on Thursday afternoon and should be brought home by Friday. If your child did not bring home a form, please go onto the École Poirier Black Bears app and check in the choir group for all of the information you need, along with a copy of the permission slip. If you have any questions about our April choir trip, please contact Mme Arts. sarts@sd62.bc.ca

Items from our PAC

Thanks to all families for supporting our fundraising efforts!

Purdys Easter chocolates are now ready for ordering! Last day for ordering is March 20th.
Link: https://fundraising.purdys.com/dashboard.aspx?fbclid=IwAR36R0WPTYB1dHVhA3WEbBRVXFkggmMEqzQUhMNCBPNkNyAAXlSc8tetVws  Enter Account #44564
***Please don’t forget to indicate on your order form if you want your chocolate to go home with your child, or that you’ll be picking it up. Hoppy shopping🐰

Hot Lunch – Thank you to all those who support our Hot Lunch program, we hope your kids are enjoying the fun lunch days! Re. today and any children that had Chicken Strips in their order; unfortunately we were shorted dipping sauces for the chicken strips and we apologize to the kids who went without. We will make it up for them in April!

Monday April 3rd PAC Meeting @ 6pm via MS Teams. A meeting link/agenda will be emailed out and posted on our FB Parent & PAC pages the week prior. 

Tuesday April 11th 6pm-7pm @ Poirier Gymnasium – Children and Screen Time Presentation In Sooke
Join us for an informative evening with Ulrich Mueller, Professor of Lifespan Development at The University of Victoria and expert in cognition and brain sciences, to learn about the effects of electronic media on children’s development.
*Child minding will be provided on-site free of charge along with food & beverages
Visit the link here: https://forms.gle/u2o438kw6nLkZkf59 to RSVP!

*RSVP is not necessary to attend, but appreciated so that we can provide enough refreshments and treats for all in attendance.
BONUS: All attendees will be entered into our door prize contest
Brought to you in partnership with the PACs of École Poirier, John Muir, Saseenos, and Sooke Elementary

Fun Fair – June 23 The PAC is in planning mode now, if you would like to help us, please visit the sign up link here: https://forms.gle/sLdfh92gedp7FjJJA We will be holding our first in person planning meeting in the weeks following Spring Break.

Attached to the weekly:

  • Don’t miss our Community Presentation-Children and Screen Time here at Poirier. See the attached flyer.
  • Please see the attached flyers with opportunities for our September Kindergartens to join us at school as well as two parent information sessions.

Upcoming Dates

March 20-31 Spring Break

April 3, Monday Back to School

PAC meeting 6pm 

April 6, Thursday Fun Run @ Poirier 3pm  -All elm. Schools

April 7, Friday No School

April 10, Monday No School

April 11, Tuesday Children and Screen Time Presentation 6-7 pm 

April 14, Friday Jesse Ruben Performance 1:15

Choir Performance in Victoria

April, 20, Thursday Early Dismissal 11:40 -Shared Learning 

April 21, Friday No School Professional Development Day

April 27, Thursday Jump Rope For Heart Day

April 28, Friday Sooke Dance Studio Performance

Have a wonderful spring break and enjoy the first day of spring! Maybe celebrate with a hike to China Beach and a picnic.

Tess Vally and Grania Bridal

Children Screen Time Presentation Flyer
Read and Ride 2023 RSL
Ready Set Learn Poster 2023



March 10, 2023

Dear Black Bear Families,

We are springing toward Spring Break and our Bears are looking forward to an action packed week of school complete with a FUN RUN at 3:00 on Thursday for Grades 2 to 5l. Don’t forget to put your clocks forward this weekend. Now the only thing that has to change is the weather!

  • All students in Grades 2-5 are welcome to participate and parents are welcome to spectate our Sooke Schools Fun Runs on Thursday, March 16 and Thursday April 6th. Races will begin at 3:30pm on Poirier’s back field. The course is approx. 1km for Grades 2/3 and 1.5km for Grades 4/5. No permission forms are needed, just show up and RUN FOR FUN.
  • PAC is holding a hot lunch on Friday, March 17th. Today, March 10th, is the last day to order Munchalunch.com.
  • École Poirier Choir News 🎵 Our Choir has the Sooke Sing Out at EMCS on Tuesday, March 14th at 7:00pm. Choir members were given a paper with details and lyrics this week. If your child is in choir, please ensure you are receiving updates from the École Poirier Black Bears App, which also has links to videos the students can use for practise. 

Upcoming Dates

March 14, Tuesday Sooke Sing Out for our Choir 7pm EMCS

March 16, Thursday Sooke Cross Country Fun Run Gr. 2-5

March 17, Friday PAC Hot Lunch

March 20-31 Spring Break

April 3, Monday Back to School

Happy weekend. Go Play Outside!

Tess Vally and Grania Bridal

Kindergarten Play