The draft for next years school calendar has been e-mailed to everyone please take a look and send your comments. There are two calendars proposed. Teachers will be contacting parents to set up "Show what you know" times in their classrooms. Please contact your teacher directly if you require an individual meeting. Hope everyone has a sunny weekend.
Sunday, February 23, 2014
I have had a number of parents wanting to talk about the new curriculum. It is very innovative and liberating for students and teachers. The following link is an excellent resource and clarifies the new direction for education.
Just a reminder we have a PAC meeting this Tuesday the 25th at 7pm. We really appreciated everyones help at the dance. It was a great success.
The new road will be open as soon as the weather clears and they can paint the curb red. As you know it will be a one way street out of Poirier. I am really hoping this will improve the parking and traffic before and after school. I really appreciate everyone's patience with this difficult situation. I look forward to the new road opening and will keep you posted. I have also requested that the potholes be filled in the lower parking lot. The PAC is great place to work together to improve Poirier and the proactive team on PAC is really
The Dance is coming up!
Friday, February 14, 2014
We have had a lovely valentines day! The students sang songs, had parties and some classes went swimming. We have the dance coming up this Thursday, February the 20th. It is extremely important that all parents attend with their children. Parents are the supervisors. We also cannot have students outside during the dance as this is a safety issue.
Another safety issue is parking. Please do not park in the fire lane in front of the school. If anything happened we need that area clear. Hopefully, the weather will be nice and people can park further away.
We are looking forward to a fun, safe dance.
Sunday, February 02, 2014
We received funding for Breakfast for Learning! We need a volunteer or two to help us with this program. It is a very flexible program and we hope it, will be run one day a week. The money is to be used to provide food for all students. We have a number of students who would love to help the volunteers. So if you come to the school in the morning to drop your child off and think you could spend a few minutes organizing food for students or perhaps you would prefer to just buy the supplies on a shopping trip. Please e-mail me, email@example.com if this opportunity appeals to you.
The PAC also requires a few volunteers for events and our HOT LUNCH program. If we want Poirier to continue to be the amazing an hour or two hours of your time this year would help tremendously.
A huge thanks to all the volunteers who work so hard to make Poirier the great place it is for our students.
It is the end of January and the beginning of kindergarten registration! Please remember Monday will be busy in the office and in the parking lot. We have lots of events coming up with Literacy day and Carnaval day. I believe parents may want to purchase sugar cubes as soon as possible for Carnaval day.
Also this PAC meeting is a great one to JOIN IN as we continue to get updates on the Nature playground. We also have a PAC dance coming up on the 20th and any volunteers would be welcome. Some of the fundraising for this event will go to the playground. If you have any extra tennis balls or old hockey sticks or old trucks the school would really appreciate your donations.
Sunday, January 19, 2014
There is a PAC meeting on Tuesday the 28th. Literacy day and Kindergarten registration are on the calendar for this month. Also as many of you have heard there is a new curriculum emerging and teachers are in the process of starting to initiate new ways of teaching. There will be a shift towards enabling your child to take more responsibility for how and what they learn. It is an exciting time.
I am really excited as I was selected to be part of Sooke school districts visioning process. This will be a four month process. I will keep you informed about the process.
I hope everyone has had a chance to check out our pictures in the front hallway. It also has a calendar to help keep everyone informed about all the events at Poirier. Poirier is the place to JOIN IN!
The excitement of a winter is here. Students are loving the cold weather and the snowflakes. Thanks to all the parents who dressed their children in boots and winter jackets and to all the children who listened. My ten year old son wore shorts and learned that cold is cold! My son believes in Barbara Coloroso's theory that natural consequences will work, I am not so sure!
Please come into the front enterance of our school and see our new present to the students of Poirier. We are hoping this will help keep everyone informed of the many occurances and enhance our wonderful Poirier spirit.
Thanks everyone for joining in with the sing-a-long this week. We hope it will make for a magical holiday for our students.
We are doing a food drive this week and appreciate your support!
Monday, November 25, 2013
Poirier students will be learning Christmas Carols this season and parents will be invited to sing with students. The choir will be singing at Ayr Manor and a number of students will be playing at EMCS.
Teachers will be do a lot of crafts and fun activities for the month of December and we hope that you will share in the joy of this holiday season. Join In!
PAC meeting next week!
Sunday, November 17, 2013
Did you know that the PAC helps pay for teachers take field trips? Field trips are really expensive and teachers at Poirier are very committed to taking students to various activities. Parents are a great support by driving students on trips. The PAC helps to pay for the activity itself and other expenses. Your support with these trips help to provide an active education for our students. We would like to thank everyone for this help. The PAC and teachers are also fundraising to provide a Nature Playground at Poirier. We will be requesting various supplies that some of you may be able to provide. We have some great plans and will be discussing this at the November staff meeting. We hope you can join us!
You have already recieved an informal report about your childs progress. Teachers are now working on report cards and they will be delivered to students over the next two weeks. Please contact your teacher to set up an appointment to discuss your child's learning. Please remember a report card is a snapshot of how your child's progress. Teachers will be including suggestions for you to help your child. Reading to your child for ten to twenty minutesday will make a significant difference in your child's future.