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Sept. 17, 2021

Dear Guardians and Parents,

We had a great week at Poirier. Our older students are excellent role models, helpers, and problem solvers on the playground. We appreciate their kindness! We head outside to play in almost all weather so please send your child with a rain jacket, umbrella, or boots in the morning if it looks like rain. We also encourage a change of clothes to be kept at school for all grades. Slips and spills happen and it is a quick fix when there is a dry change of clothes at school. Thank you. 

  • Please go online to  SD62 Online Consent Forms  and give consent for: 
    • School Field Trips/Activities (We need this for walking trips with classes. Information will come home for anything that is not a walk from the school.)
    • Internet Access Consent 
    • Media Consent
    • Na’tsa’maht Indigenous Education (Please consent here if your child self-identifies as First Nation and contact Ms. Stone in the office, 250-642-0500, if this is the first time.) 
  • If you have any buckets, shovels, or trucks that you can donate for use in our sand play area we would really appreciate them. Please send them to the school and thank you very much!!
  • Please drive very carefully in, out, and around our school. We are asking students not to wait on the meridians for rides. They can wait at the crosswalks and cross over using the crosswalk to your car when you arrive. This keeps everyone safe and is much better for our bus drivers. It also works well to have a meeting spot in the neighbourhood and your child can walk there to meet you or you can walk in for pick up and out together. Thank you.
  • An information flyer about school photos is coming home today. Photo day is next Friday, Sept. 24th. 
  • For the Meet Our Staff this year we will create a video to share with our families. We are easing into this new school year with new health regulations. 
  • BC Agriculture Fruit and Vegetable Program provides us with local fruit and vegetables once a month. It is for students to try and they are offered it in their classes. It can be oranges, apples, carrots, bell peppers etc. Please let us know if you do not want your child to participate in this program.

PAC Information

Please sign up for the PAC group on our app to receive PAC updates through the app. Download the app here:  École Poirier Panthers App Flyer (appazur.com) Go to Groups and toggle the button beside PAC Information. Thank you!

Attached to the Weekly:

  • Celebrate Sooke Event is being hosted by the District of Sooke in the John Phillips Memorial Park this coming weekend, Saturday, September 18th. It has many fun activities for families.  
  • Daily Health Check.
  • ‘In The Know” is offering a free information and support event for parents and caregivers raising a child with mental health challenges. It is offered online. Please see the attached information.  

Dates to Note:

Sept. 24, Friday Individual School Photos

Sept. 27, Monday No School -Planning Day

Sept. 30, Thursday National Day for Truth and Reconciliation -No School

Oct. 4-8 Scholastic Book Fair in the gym

Oct. 11, Monday Thanksgiving -No School

Oct. 22, Friday Professional Development Day -No School

Oct. 27, Wednesday Photo Retakes

Have a wonderful weekend. Maybe head to John Philips Memorial to join in the fun celebrating Sooke on Saturday. 

Thank you, Tess Vally

Celebrate Sooke Event Flyer
September 23rd ItK Victoria-Sooke-Westshore
Appendix L - Daily Health Check Parent-Guardians August 25 2021

 

 
 

Sept. 10, 2021

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Welcome back everyone. It has been a great week seeing our school filled with smiles and hearing stories. We have moved into new classes, welcomed our new Kindergarten Panthers, and everyone is getting settled. Here are a few reminders for this school year. 

  • Please complete a daily health check for your child each day. You do not have to report it to us, but please ensure you keep your child home if they have any symptoms. We will call and ask you to pick up your child if they develop symptoms during the day. This is for everyone’s safety. Thank you. The Daily Health Check is attached. Students in Grades 4 and 5 are wearing masks inside the school.
  • We are asking visitors to our school to please make an appointment as well, you must complete a daily health check and wear a mask. Whenever you enter the school please check in at the office so we know who is in the building. Thank you for helping with this.
  • Our website is updated with email addresses for all teachers. 
  • We have anaphylaxis students in our school and are an allergy aware school. These classes have allergy aware eating areas and parents will be notified if these are allergen free environments. Thank you for your support with this.
  • When you child will be absent from school, please call the attendance line at 250-642-3009 and leave a brief message with your child’s name and the days they will be away. Thank you.
  • You can download our app using the QR code or this link will lead you there: École Poirier Panthers App Flyer (appazur.com)

From our PAC: Hi Parents/Guardians,

We are very much looking forward to meeting you at our first meeting for the 2021/2022 season! This upcoming meeting is where we finalize our budgets, fundraising planning and more for the year head. We hope you’ll be able to attend and lend your voice and support for our Panthers and the PAC!

 Date: Thursday September 16th Start Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm (please note this is a longer than normal meeting to establish fundraising and budget planning for the 2021/2022 school term) Location: MS Teams (Virtual Meeting)

Agenda: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BiNtyxo2AILzXbvp3JoPYtMKSHdVs_3H/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=118326634045741612632&rtpof=true&sd=true

Minutes from the June 10th meeting: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1YPYIVFqu_sx0h453j36Nn1iHIl-V580O/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=118326634045741612632&rtpof=true&sd=true

Meeting Link: https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_MGZlMjU1MTEtYzRjOS00NTkzLWExMDMtYTRlMjViMTZiMjA1%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%22f7c5b01f-413e-4ee8-9788-ce578108cd30%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%22c70c5a25-5879-4016-918e-846616ccc59f%22%7d

Please click on the meeting link 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 meeting some new parents and having you participate! – Your PAC Executives

Dates to Note:

Sept. 16, Thursday 6pm PAC Meeting Virtual

Sept. 24, Friday Individual School Photos

Sept. 27, Monday No School -Planning Day

Sept. 30, Thursday National Day for Truth and Reconciliation -No School

Oct. 11, Monday Thanksgiving -No School

Oct. 22, Friday Professional Development Day -No School

Oct. 27, Wednesday Photo Retakes

Thank you for a wonderful first week and we are looking forward to a wonderful year ahead filled with learning, laughter, and new experiences. Have a wonderful weekend with your family.

Tess Vally

Appendix L - Daily Health Check Parent-Guardians August 25 2021