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Dear Black Bear Families,

All of our Black Bears participated in a Zoomba workout on Wednesday. It was great to see our bears moving to music and exercising their bodies in a new way. We have a few events next week: Our PAC sponsored walk-a-thon is Wednesday at 9:30. The map or our route is attached. Thank you for your support! Also on Wednesday we have our Grade 5 Talent Show at 1:15. Families of Grade 5 students who are in the show, either onstage, as an MC, stage hand, or with a video performance, are welcome to attend. We look forward to a great show. Thursday is our LEGO Show Off from 9-10 in the gym. Please bring creations to the gym in the morning. Classes will walk through the lego tour between 9 and 10 then the creations will be brought to classrooms until the end of the day. Our rainbow pride parade to celebrate differences in all people and promote kindness is this Friday at 10:45. We will walk to Journey for some singing and a welcome from our Sooke Mayor. We will then continue our parade across their field and back down the drive to our school. You may hear drumming and singing echoing throughout the neighborhood as three schools come together for this event.Please come out to join us and cheer us on!  

  • Is your child in the live portion of our Grade 5 TALENT SHOW? Then you are invited to watch on May 31st from 1:15 to 2 in the gym.

From our PAC:

 

  • Parents and Caregivers, let’s all help keep our black bears safe and remind them to play smart while on school grounds:

 

Be kind to each other.

Keep our hands and bodies to ourselves.

Do not throw anything that is not meant to be thrown (items in nature need to stay in nature).

No climbing on railings or trees.

Take turns and include others.

Use your WITS to solve problems – Walk Away, Ignore, Talk it out, Seek help.

  • We’re over halfway through Better Speech and Hearing Month! Kids will sometimes make mistakes when they talk. If your child makes a sound or word error model the correct way to say it. For example, if your child says “Him went to the featre yesterday” say back “Yes, HE went to the THeatre yesterday!” while emphasizing the fixed up parts. There’s no need for your child to repeat it back, but if they do let them know when they fixed it up. This is a great way to keep speech practice positive!

Upcoming Dates:

May 29 Monday Professional Development Day -No School

May 31, Wednesday PAC sponsored Walk-a-thon

Grade 5 Talent Show

June 1, Thursday Lego Show 9-10am

June 2, Friday Rainbow Pride Parade 

June 7, Wednesday Terry Fox Run

June 8, Thursday Div 2 and 4 Grade 5s Journey Visit 1:30

June 9, Friday Sooke Grade 4 and 5 Track Meet at EMCS

June 20, Tuesday Grade 5 Good-bye 1:00pm

June 21, 22, 23 Grade 4 and 5 Camp Thunderbird

June 23, Friday PAC Fun Fair

June 27, Tuesday Whole School Beach Day

June 29, Thursday Last Day for Students

Walkathon Route:

Have a fun-filled, sandy, running through trails and beaches kind of weekend!

Tess Vally and Grania Bridal

 
 

May 19, 2023

Dear Black Bear Families,

We had a morning of appreciation for the Lions as they fed everyone delicious pancakes that were enjoyed in the sunshine. It was a lovely Friday at Poirier! Don’t forget there is no school on Monday for Victoria Day. Tuesday we have our new Kindergarten visits for those able to join us. Mme Fawcett’s class is heading to Wittys Lagoon for the day. We will also have a Zumba Dance Party on the Blacktop for everyone at 1:00 to get us all moving! On Wednesday a few classes will be wheeling around or traffic circle in the afternoon. It will be closed until 2:35 to make room for them. Mme Kristiansen’s class is touring our Sooke Fire Truck. Thursday, M Duguay’s and Mme Beattie’s classes are visiting the Sooke Museum. Elder Shirley will be here to sing and drum with Ms. Miller’s and Ms. Zinkowski’s classes. 

  • Congratulations to the members of Readasaurus Rex, Amelia, Ceci, Clementine, Kai, Linnaea, and Violet, for winning 2nd place in the Reading Link Challenge finals! It was our first year participating in the challenge and we are so proud of how Readasaurus Rex represented Sooke while competing against teams from across Vancouver Island.
  • Thank you for your support for our Peer Helper Garage Sale. They raised $265.75 for BCSPCPA and $265.75 for Help Ukraine Vancouver Island.
  • We are hosting a Lego Creation Show on Thursday, June 1st. Black Bears can bring their creations to the gym in the morning and classes will tour the creative display! We cannot wait to see what imaginative things are shared.

From our PAC:

Walkathon on May 31st to raise money for outside playground equipment. Please see the attached pledge sheet if you are able to help. All amounts add up!  We will all have fun on this walk! Thanks PAC.

 2nd Annual Family Picnic & Fun Fair. Friday June 23rd, 5-8pm
We are busy putting together a SUPER AMAZING fair this year! There will be TONS of cool prizes, MORE food trucks, NEW games and so many awesome surprises! This event is FREE to all our families to enjoy but we absolutely can not pull it off without the support of our amazing school community. 

We need many volunteers to help run the game booths in 1 hour shifts; if you can help for any part of the fair, perhaps your partner, older sibling, grandparent, aunt/uncle would like to help – we greatly appreciate it! 

Please sign up to volunteer here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E49AFAE2BA5F4CF8-2ndannual

 PAC Communication Survey: How do you get PAC information? How would you LIKE to get PAC information? Please take the time to fill out this super short survey about current and future PAC communications: https://forms.gle/eDM7WNU5TdYmiUtS8

Attached to the Weekly:

  • Our amazing PAC Walkathon Pledge Sheet 

Upcoming Dates

May 25, Thursday Div 1 and 3 Grade 5s Journey Visit 1:30

May 29 Monday Professional Development Day -No School

May 31, Wednesday PAC sponsored Walk-a-thon

Grade 5 Talent Show

June 1, Thursday Lego Show 9-10am

June 2, Friday Rainbow Pride Parade 

June 7, Wednesday Terry Fox Run

June 8, Thursday Div 2 and 4 Grade 5s Journey Visit 1:30

June 9, Friday Sooke Grade 4 and 5 Track Meet at EMCS

June 20, Tuesday Grade 5 Good-bye 1:00pm

June 21, 22, 23 Grade 4 and 5 Camp Thunderbird

June 23, Friday PAC Fun Fair

June 27, Tuesday Whole School Beach Day

June 29, Thursday Last Day for Students

Have a fantastic weekend!

Tess Vally and Grania Bridal

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