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Sept. 30, 2022

Hi Black Bear Families,

We honored Truth and Reconciliation today with a ceremony together. Thank you very much to Mme Arts for teaching everyone the Coast Salish Anthem that Mrs. Ridewood’s class drummed for us as well as teaching the Stick Song to Mme Kelly’s class so they could present it for us. Our excellent Grade 5 presenters shared some of the Calls To Action with us. Thank you everyone for sitting in our circle and sharing the time together. Please ask your Black Bear to tell you about our ceremony. There is no school tomorrow as it is the Day to Honor Truth and Reconciliation.

  • Thank you for all of your support with our Tour de Rock (Cops for Cancer) fundraising. Our total is $760.00 so far. Please continue to vote for either Mr. Bren to shave his beard or Mr. Parsons to shave his head. We will host a dance party and head shave celebration before the riders arrive on Wednesday. They will arrive for a presentation just after 2:00 on Wednesday, Oct. 5th. 
  • Our Sooke Cross Country Fun Runs will be held at Poirier Thursday, October 6th and 13th starting at 3:45. All 4 elementary schools in Sooke are participating so we will have no parking at the school past 3:15pm. Please park in the community and at the ball fields and walk into the school. We are looking forward to seeing all our our Sooke community running together! 
  • If your Black Bear has joined the Choir please sign up to our app and join the choir group on the app. All updates will come through the app. Thank you. The app can be downloaded at: https://poirier.appazur.com/ 
  • Please go to the Online Consent Forms and complete these for your Black Bears. The link is: https://consent.sd62.bc.ca/apps/OnlineConsent
  • Don’t forget to sign up for the Digital Safety Workshops. These are excellent resources for families. Erase Digital Safety workshops for Grades 5-7

Student Sessions with Parents (after school hours) – Social Media Awareness – Social Media Awareness, Digital Footprints and Cyberbullying

November 15, 2022 6:30pm to 7:30pm  Register Student with Parent Session 1 – November 15, 2022 (event-wizard.com) 

November 30, 2022 6:30pm to 7:30pm  Register Student with Parent Session 2 – November 30, 2022 (event-wizard.com)

From Our PAC:


You’re invited to participate at our upcoming PAC Meeting! Join in on the conversation and let’s make a difference together for our Bears.

Date: Monday Oct 3rd Start Time: 6:00 pm Location: MS Teams (link below)

Agenda: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jz-hy5yJHNz6lSjPgJkvI91WmmX5NSkN/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=118326634045741612632&rtpof=true&sd=true

Minutes from previous Meeting: https://docs.google.com/document/d/11WfR7ika7XqXpOM6lNt3rA4vp7eveA8a/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=118326634045741612632&rtpof=true&sd=true

  Please click on “Click here to join the meeting” below to bring you into the meeting, and then select “Join in this browser instead” (you do not need to download anything this way). Please avoid using Firefox as a browser, as it is not compatible.

 We thank you in advance and look forward to having you participate!

        – Your PAC Executives


Microsoft Teams meeting

Join on your computer, mobile app or room device

Click here to join the meeting

Meeting ID: 283 679 153 198

Passcode: povPzs 

Dates to Note:

Sept. 30, Friday National Day For Truth And Reconciliation -No School

Oct. 3, Monday Fire Drill 10:05

PAC Meeting 6pm

Oct. 5, Wednesday Tour de Rock  -stops at Poirier about 2:00pm

Oct. 10, Monday No School -Thanksgiving

Oct. 20, Thursday Great Shake Out Earthquake Drill 10:10

Oct. 21, Friday No School -Professional Development Day

Oct. 28, Friday PAC sponsored Halloween Dance 6-8pm

Nov. 9, Wednesday Fire Drill 

Nov. 10, Thursday Remembrance Day Ceremony

Nov. 11, Friday Remembrance Day -no school

Nov. 22, Tuesday Photo Retakes

Nov. 25, Friday Professional Development Day -no school

We hope everyone has time this weekend to be outside and connect with nature and spend time with people that make you smile and laugh!

Tess Vally and Grania Bridal