Upcoming Events
FALL Gathering 5-8 Belmont
Scarecrow making
Halloween dance at Ecole Poirier in the gym.Dance from 6-8.There will be pizza and snacks for sale as well as a few other goodies.Entrance cost is $2.00 families are welcome. 
Non-Instructional day no school
pumpkins and parties
Lock down practice
Remembrance day assembly
Remembrance day -no school
Staff meeting
WITS assembly 1-3
PAC meeting 7pm
Early dismissal Make an appointment
   

Mission Statement

Our School's Vision
Notre Vision

 Our vision is for everyone to JOIN IN!

Jump into learning (Joignez-vous à l'apprentissage)
Open your mind (Ouvrez vos esprits)
Investigate your world (Enquêtez votre monde)
Neighbours working together (Ensemble on s'entraide)

Imagine the possibilities (Imaginez les possibilités)
Never give up! (N'abandonnez jamais!)
   

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Poirier's News Flash
News thumbnail November is Change for Diabetes!
Please save your change for diabetes for the month of November.
Published: 10/13/2014
 
News thumbnail All drivers must fill out a number of forms!
The district has three policies surrounding drivers.  All drivers must fill out a criminal record check, a drivers abstract, insurance and have a valid drivers licence.  Please look under Quick links for more information.
Published: 10/13/2014
 
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Principal's Blog

PAC meeting Monday night at 7pm


Hello We have a new executive for PAC.  I hope everyone can come to the meeting and meet the executive and discuss activities for Poirier.  Just a reminder we need you to fill out a number of forms if you are driving Poirier students.  Please check quick links.  This Friday October 24 is a PRO d and there is not school.  Thanks


We have a  busy October.  Tuesday the 14th there will be a performance about Emily Carr for the the whole school in the gym.  Don't forget picture day on the 21, the dance on the 23rd and a PRO d on the 24.  The following week will be Halloween.  I would like to say thanks to all the parents who are picking up their children at 3:00 pm.  It has made a huge improvement with the busses and cars.  I have had very positive feedback from parents who can now find parking and feel safer.  Thanks everyone.  Pokemon cards are very popular and very expensive.  We are unable to stop children from trading or giving cards away.  Students have had cards go missing and are not always sure who they were playing with at the time.  We strongly encourage your children to keep their cards at home.  With that being said, on these rainy days, we would appreciate if your child could bring a game to share at recess as we do have indoor recesses when it is extreme

LICE


Hello everyone, We are off to a great start of the year.  I just want to give everyone a heads up about LICE.  I have attached a letter from the heatlh nurse to help people understand the new approach.  This is not considered a health issue and does not require a child to be sent home or stay home if they have LICE.  Yes, it is very annoying and  work to get rid of the critters.  Last year it was the cycle for lice.  We are hoping that this year we will not have a problem.  With that being said, it is important that every parent checks their childs head regularly.  If we all check our own children and keep on top of the situatioon we should not have a problem with the critters.  I attached the letter to the autodialer.  Thanks everyone.  Stephanie

Great PAC meeting and...


Thanks everyone who came out to the PAC meeting.  It was a really great meeting.  We voted in a new executive.  A big thanks to the team from last year and Kristy the past president who put up with my million questions.  We now have a number of new parents who came to the meeting and had many thoughtful questions.  Hopefully they can be answered on the PAC facebook page.  The beginning of the year has been relatively smooth.  I hope everyone is feeling supported with their new teachers.  Below is some information given to me by one of our local Principals.  I hope you find it helpful.  I will be providing information on lice, snacks and Halloween over the next couple of weeks.  Thanks again to everyone for you patience.  Stephanie Transitional Anxiety…Helping your child adjust to their new classroom… One of the primary characteristics of a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) is difficulty processing change. The uncertainty of a new path g

Kindie schedule this week


Hello New Kindies! Welcome to Ecole Poirier!  Here is your schedule for next Thursday and Friday. If your last name starts with A through L you will attend Thursday morning September 25 from 8:50-12:20.  (am) If your last name starts with M through Z you will attend Thursday afternoon September 25 from 1:15-2:45 (pm) Please join us in the gym at the starting times to meet your teacher.  We will not be releasing the names of the teachers until this time as classes make up may change due to school configuration.  Please understand that these are extenuating circumstances and we are doing our best. On Friday, September 26th all kindergarten students are to attend in the morning, 8:50-12:20. On Monday September 29th students will attend from 8:50-2:45.  It will be a regular school week.  Please send them with snacks and water. The new bus schedule is posted on sd62.bc.ca   Please e-mail me at ssmith@sd62.bc.ca if you have any questions or concerns.  I will do my

UPDATE ON JOB ACTION


  SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 62 (SOOKE) 3143 JACKLIN ROAD, VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA · V9B 5R1 TELEPHONE:  250-474-9800   FAX:  474-9825 WEBSITE:  WWW.SD62.BC.CA                   September 16, 2014         Dear Parents/Guardians:   Re:  Update on Teacher Job Action   As you are likely aware, the British Columbia Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) and the British Columbia Public School Employers’ Association (BCPSEA) reached a tentative agreement early this morning.  This welcome news brings us much closer to having students return to school!   The next steps include ratification of the agreement by the two parties.  Teachers will be voting this Thursday across the province, while Boards of Education ar

We are on duty!


Hello everyone, Some of you have noticed that Ms. Laidlaw and myself are on duty in the morning and at recess, thanks for your support.  At recess we have members from the board office coming to make sure that all the play areas are covered and we have the correct number of supervisors outside.  The lunch hour continues to be supervised by our wonderful CUPE staff who have been supervising the students all year.  We continue to ensure that students are safe at Poirier.  We really appreciate the respect and support that parents have given us at Poirier.  Thanks.

Sunscreen and Sun Hats!


The sun is blazing on Poirier.  Please try and send your child to school with hat and sunscreen.  We also have Freezies for sale on Thursday as a fund raiser for our Salmon container. 

Talent show May 15


Poirier Panthers are very excited about the talent show.  Students will be singing and dancing.  It is amazing the amount of talent in this school.  We also have a French play that will be produced this month.  There are many field trips.  I have tried to keep the calendar on this web site with the many events.  Please check your child's back pack for notes and updates too.  Enjoy the spring.

Pit Cooking


Journey has built a pit in their backyard for our students to learn about Pit cooking.  This is a traditional way of cooking various foods.  A small pit is dug and outlined with rocks.  A fire is built on top of the rocks.  The rocks get heated up and then food is placed in the hot rocks to cook.  Also an open pit has been built to cook salmon over.  Our students have been able to partake in the process and the feast.  We will have two more sessions in May.  A huge thanks to Journey and Charlene, our First Nations resource worker for creating this amazing opportunity for our students.