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Nov. 25, 2022

Dear Families,

We have a busy week coming up with our Winter Concerts being presented on Wednesday and Thursday. Please make note of the date for your child’s class. We ask that anyone who can come for the afternoon performance to please make that work so we have enough seats for our evening performances. We have a safety capacity limit in our gym. Thank you. Please see the schedule below. 

  • On Wednesday Ms. Green and Ms. Murphy’s Grade 3s are going skating at Seaparc.
  • This is the last week our Peer Helpers are collecting items for the Holiday Shoebox Project. They are providing women who are experiencing homelessness or are fleeing domestic violence with a giftbox of self-care items. If you are able to donate we are collecting donations such as soaps, shampoos/conditioners, lotions, deodorants, beauty products, chocolates, journals, fuzzy socks or any similar items.  Empty shoeboxes in good condition are also welcome. Thank-you for your support for this important community project. For more details, please explore The Holiday Shoebox website: https://www.shoeboxproject.ca/home 
  •  PAC is hosting a Book Fair in our gym from Tuesday, Dec. 6th to Thursday, Dec. 8th and online from Monday, December 5th to Friday, December 9th. The book fair will be open at lunch and after school.
  • We will be donating all items left in our lost and found on Friday, December 2nd to our local charities. Please check through it if your child is missing a jacket, hoodie, or water bottle. There are many items!
  • We go outside in almost all weather so please send your Black Bear with clothing for outside play.

École Poirier Presents: Our 2022 Winter Concerts!

Our Black Bears are very excited to present two winter concerts this year for our families to enjoy!  Students are working hard to prepare some wonderful afternoons and evenings of music to share with you. Our gym capacity only allows us to have half the school perform on each night. We are encouraging two adults to come to the evening performance and all other family and friends to come to the afternoon performance. Thank you for your help.

We encourage all students to attend on their concert night. Please discuss with your family and any coaches, group leaders, etc. and make a plan to attend this special evening – our first winter concert since 2019!

Mark your calendars for the following dates:

Wednesday, November 30th  1:15pm and 6:30pm

Div. 3 Mr. Parsons

Div. 4 M Duguay

Div. 5 Mme Tremblay

Div. 6 Mr. Karleen

Div. 8 Mme Kelly

Div. 10 Ms Robichaud

Div. 16 Ms Zinkowski/Mme Robertson

Div. 18 Mme Beattie/Aguello

Div. 19 Mme Banman

Thursday, December 1st 1:15 and 6:30pm

Div. 1 Mrs. Ridewood

Div. 2 Mme Belchos

Div. 7 Mme Kristiansen

Div. 9 Mrs. Green/Mrs. Murphy

Div. 11 Mme Decyk/Aguello

Div. 12 Mme Adsett

Div. 13 Ms P. Murphy

Div 14 Mme Ralph-Bruce

Div. 15 Mme Pyper

Div. 17 Mrs. Miller

A great big thank you to Mme Arts for amazing organizing and teaching us all!

Attached to the Weekly and Community Events:

  • Lions’ Breakfast with Santa on Dec 3rd
  • Our Elder in Residence, Kookum Jo’Ina’s, brochure
  • Sooke Dance Studio’s ‘Nutcracker in a Nutshell’ Many of our school’s children and families are a part of the show. It is a fun Christmas activity for the family. There is even a bake sale during the intermission to get a sweet treat! Tickets are $20 each and support the sooke dance studio and the sooke community theatre improvement fund. https://www.sookedancestudio.com/store/p/tickets-nutcracker-in-a-nutshell-2022

Dates to Note:

Nov. 30, Wednesday 1/2 school winter concert

Dec. 1, Thursday 1/2 school winter concert

Dec. 5, Monday PAC Meeting 6pm Online

Dec. 16, Friday Last day of school before winter break

Jan. 3, Tuesday School starts for 2023!

We hope everyone has a chance to bundle up and walk in nature this weekend. Have cozy days.

Tess Vally and Grania Bridal

Elder in Residence Jo-Ina Young Ecole Poirier 2022-23

 

 
 

November 18, 2022

Dear Our Black Bear Families,

We are ending a wonderful week with some beautiful time in the sunshine and a wonderful performance today ‘Visions of Turtle Island’. Again, thank you to PAC for helping support this cultural performance. Next week Tuesday is a busy day:  there are photo retakes and PAC hot lunch; Ms. Zinkowski’s and Mr. Karleen’s classes are headed to Charter’s Creek to learn about salmon and Mme Ralph-Burce’s class is decorating a tree at SeaParc. Smencils will be for sale for $2. as well. On Wednesday Mme Belchos’ and Mme Banman’s classes, and Mme Ralph-Bruce’s and Mme Pyper’s classes will be heading to Charter’s Creek. Thursday is an early dismissal day at 11:40. Buses run at this time as well. Teacher have reached out with their schedules and plans for visiting and meeting with each other. Friday is not school for a Professional Development Day.   Phew!

  • Thank you, PAC for the beautiful book marks made from our winning designs. Every Black Bear received one! Thank you very much.
  • Mark you Calendars for our Winter Concerts! Details attached if you need to look at dates and times for your child.
  • The Peer Helpers at our school are collecting items for the Holiday Shoebox Project until December 1st.  he Shoebox Project provides women who are experiencing homelessness or who are fleeing domestic violence with a giftbox of self-care items that can help them feel cared for during a time of great turmoil in their life. Poirier students and families are invited to send in items such as special soaps, shampoos/conditioners, lotions, deodorants, beauty products, chocolates, journals, fuzzy socks or any similar items for the Peer Helpers to collect and arrange into holiday gift boxes.  Empty shoeboxes in good condition are also welcome.  Thank-you for your support for this important community project and please know there is absolutely no pressure we will just have bins to collect donations if you are able.  For more details, please explore The Holiday Shoebox website: https://www.shoeboxproject.ca/home Thank you for helping and thank you to our Peer Helpers for their support and enthusiasm.

Sooke Harbour Players is presenting:

Camelot: The Pantomime – at EMCS

November 25th to 27th and December 2nd to 4th

Friday and Saturday shows start at 7:15pm and Sunday Matinees are at 2pm.

This is a family friendly performance with lots of music and laughter. Fun for the whole family!

Buy your tickets online or at The Stick in the Mud coffee house.

Attached to the Weekly:

  • Lions’ Breakfast with Santa on Dec 3rd
  • For a snow pass for Grade 4 and 5 students please click on this link Home – Grade 4 & 5 SnowPass
  • School District 62 Job Fair at EMCS on Tuesday, November 22nd 
  • Winter Concert Dates and Times

Dates to Note:

Nov. 22, Tuesday Photo Retakes

Nov. 22 and 24th Smencil Sales $2.00

Nov. 24th Early Dismissal, 11:40, and Show Your Learning Afternoon

Nov. 25, Friday Professional Development Day -no school

Nov. 30, Wednesday 1/2 school winter concert 1:15 and 6:30

Dec. 1, Thursday 1/2 school winter concert  1:15 and 6:30

Dec. 5, Monday PAC Meeting 6pm Online

Dec. 16, Friday Last day of school before winter break

Jan. 3, Tuesday School starts for 2023!

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

Tess Vally and Grania Bridal

Winter Concert Dates and Times