We will have a WITS assembly for our new kindies this Wednesday. Please ask your child about WITS and what it means. Also Friday is our Halloween assembly. Please send a small LED light for safety at school. Just a reminder; no masks, blood or weapons. We want our students to have a safe Halloween. Please do not send Halloween candy to school, we find that most students do not respond well to sugar and school. Thanks Stephanie
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
Great PAC meeting and...
Wednesday, October 01, 2014
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…
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We are on duty!
Monday, June 02, 2014
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.
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
Tuesday, May 06, 2014
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.
Sunday, April 27, 2014
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.
Did you know that 8 staff members at Poirier are taking their Masters together? They have been sharing articles and information with the staff about some of the most recent and important studies regarding education. The enthusiasm and excitement at our school because of these conversations is reflected everyday in the many activities. I hope this format is one way of helping you realize the many events that occur at Poirier to make your childs learning fun and playful. This week we have the floor hockey, swimming for grade two's, cross-country and a play. All in one week! Thanks for supporting our great staff and your students.
Jiving Jump rope
Sunday, April 13, 2014
We had a fabulous jump rope for heart event on Friday. The grade two swim program is fantastic. Our choir is singing and preparing for Earth day. The floor hockey tournament is taking place during lunch hour and rugby has started. Spring is here and so are the many activities at Poirier.
Our PAC is moving forward with the nature playground program and we are really excited about the new ideas generated. Stay tuned!
It has been super fun and exciting watching students learn how to jump rope. Students are trying double dutch and jumping in and out out of a turning rope. We also have a few students who want to try our rugby team. We will have five practices to introduce students to this sport. Also we have a floor hockey tournament on the 22nd and intramural floor hockey. We have cross country running practices and our Earth day play.
Poirier is an amazing school and students have many opportunities to learn both inside the classroom and outside the classroom.
All of these activities are supported by PAC and require teachers to volunteer!. Please make an effort to thank our active staff who put the time in to make our school so wonderful and join our PAC to keep these activities going.