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What’s happened this week:

What a whirlwind!  Cross country practices and runs are in full swing, the DARE program continues, and our Grade 2s still have 4 more Tuesday swims to go!   Students came back from the holiday weekend bursting with energy, so we’ve been trying to get as much time outside as possible.

 

What’s happening next week:

The Sooke Harbourside Lions are visiting our kindergarten classes to share rubber ducks and stories, drumming up interest for Duck Day at the Flats (Saturday, May 6th).  We’ll have another Grade 2 swim on Tuesday, and our last Cross Country run at the Juan de Fuca Rec Center this Wednesday.  Division 5 will go on an adventure to the Sooke Museum, and our Grade 5s will be venturing to Journey Thursday afternoon for a brief introduction to their next-year’s school.

We are starting to put classes together for the next school year; in order to make informed decisions it is very important that families let us know if they’re planning on moving students out of Poirier.  Please contact our office at 250-642-0500 if you know that your student(s) will be leaving.   Thank you!

 

A look ahead:

Thursday, April 20th – Kindergarten hearing and vision screening in the morning

Tuesday, April 25th  – Grade 2 swim; please pack swimsuits, towels, and extra food for your Grade 2 student!

Wednesday, April 26th – Cross Country Meet at the Juan de Fuca Rec Center; pick up runners at 2:25pm

Thursday, April 27th – Grade 5 transition to Journey in the afternoon

Monday, May 1st – Music Monday.  Everyone is invited to join the school assembly in our gym at 9am, and parents volunteers are needed for the afternoon.

Tuesday, May 2nd – Grade 2 swim

Thursday, May 4th – Class Photo Day

 

Attachments:

Ecole Poirier Choir Celebrates Music Monday Lets Talk About Drugs Publicite CAMP Brodeur été 2017

 

 
 

What’s happened this week:

It was a short but busy week!  Staff and volunteers continue to work with students on our 13 Moons project; everyone in the school has the opportunity to paint a portion of the project, which will be unveiled later this year!

Divisions 3 and 4 continue to grow wiser with the help of our DARE program, and our Grade 2 students had their first of six swimming lessons; they came back tired but happy!  Students who’ve signed up for Cross Country have been stretching their legs with practice runs during lunch recess.

 

What’s happening next week:

If you still have your JumpRope For Heart envelope/donations at home please send them in to the office as soon as possible.  Thank you everyone for your hard work!!!

Tuesday the school reopens, and we jump right back into it with our Grade 2 swim.  Our first springtime Cross Country Meet will be happening on Wednesday at the Juan de Fuca Recreational Center.  Keep your fingers crossed for some nice, sunny weather!

 

Enjoy this weekend with your family!!!

 

 

A look ahead:

Thursday, April 13th – Pro D Day

Friday, April 14th & Monday April 17th – Schools closed for Good Friday and Easter holidays

Tuesday, April 18th – schools reopen, Grade 2 Swim and the PAC meeting at 7pm in the library

Wednesday, April 19th – Cross Country Meet at the Juan de Fuca rec center

Thursday, April 20th – Kindergarten hearing and vision screening in the morning

Tuesday, April 25th  – Grade 2 swim

Wednesday, April 26th – Cross Country Meet at the Juan de Fuca Rec Center

 

 

Attachments:

Print PACE Musical Theatre introduces It's a Musical Westshore Rugby is hosting a TRY rugby event!

 

 
 

Dear Parents,

Welcome back!  We are looking forward to working with your children to inspire curiousity and meet the challenges of our final term.

I’m sure you are aware that this is an important weekend of remembrance for Canadians.  One hundred years ago, four Canadian divisions fought together as a unified force in the battle at Vimy Ridge; many believe this is was a turning point for Canada becoming an independent nation. This battle, led by Victorian, General Authur Currie, had a heavy toll of 10,500 Canadians soldiers killed, wounded or missing after a three day. The school has lowered our flag in remembrance for the weekend.

Cathy Hussey

Principal

Ecole Poirier Elementary

  1. 250-642-0500

 

Thank you  Hych’ka  or HÍSW̱ḴE     Kleco Kleco or ƛ̓ekoo ƛ̓ekoo!    Gilakas’la  Marsee   Merci

 

What’s happened this week:

The D.A.R.E. program has begun in division 4 and 3; thank you to our local RCMP office for making this program a possibility!
Cross country notices have gone home with students who have expressed interest; if your student is missing their form please contact our office for another copy.

Thank you to all our staff (and especially Ms. Nielsen!) for organizing this activity!  Students spent the morning running, jumping, and practicing heart healthy activities.  Also, good luck and happy singing to our choir students who will be participating in the Rink Cycle II: Victoria Symphony Celebrates Canada 150 with Victoria Youth event!

 

What’s happening next week:

On Monday role model Bertha L. will be visiting divisions 12 and 14.  Division 8 will have a visitor from the UCiv Speaker’s Bureau come to their class room, and interested students who’ve submitted their Cross Country permission forms will have practice at lunch time Monday and Tuesday.

Tuesday our Grade 2 students start their 6 week swim program; thank you to the Lion’s Club and SeaParc for providing this opportunity!

Wednesday we have an early dismissal – students are released at 11:45am.  Busses will run as usual, just 3 hours early.  Thursday the school is closed for a Pro-D day, and Friday is a holiday.

 

A look ahead:

Sunday, April 9th – Poirier Choir students to the Rink Cycle 2 with the Victoria Symphony

Monday, April 10th – Role Model, Bertha L. will be visiting divisions 12 and 14

Tuesday, April 11th – Grade 2s go swimming, 1pm-2:30pm (Thank you Lion’s Club!)

Wednesday, April 12th – Early Dismissal (students are released at 11:45, buses will run their routes like normal – just earlier)

Thursday, April 13th – Pro D Day

Friday, April 14th & Monday April 17th – Schools closed for Good Friday and Easter holidays

Tuesday, April 18th – schools reopen; PAC meeting at 7pm

 

Attachments:

A Salute to Vimy 100 Circle Poster in Your Area Sooke David Gogo Fundraiser Concert For the Birds - Earth Day Children's Art Show Navy League Cadets The Sooke Horseshoes Pitching Association Welcomes You!

 

 
 

What’s happened this week:

Thank you to the Jump Rope for Heart Demo Team for their demonstration this past Monday!  And thank you to our Poirier Choir students who participated Monday evening at the Sooke Sing Out.  Well done!!!

Tuesday was our parent-teacher conferences; if you missed that opportunity please get in touch with your student’s teacher to arrange an alternate meeting.  Our second set of report cards went out this Thursday.

And Friday divisions 8 and 10 are skating, while divisions 12 and 14 do their part for the environment and release the salmon that they’ve raised in their classroom.

 

What’s happening next week:

Spring Break!  Rest, relax, explore, and enjoy some extra time with your family.  Our custodial staff (Jennifer and George) will be busy cleaning our school top to bottom over the break, so please be sure to thank them for their hard work when you come back from the break to a spic and span school!

 

A look ahead:

Monday, April 3rd – Schools re-open!  We hope everyone will be feeling refreshed, and ready to hit the ground running after spring break!

Friday, April 7th – Jump Rope for Heart

Sunday, April 9th – Poirier Choir students to the Rink Cycle 2 with the Victoria Symphony

Monday, April 10th – Role Model, Bertha L. will be visiting divisions 12 and 14

Monday, April 10th – PAC meeting at 7pm

Tuesday, April 11th – Grade 2s go swimming, 1pm-2:30pm (Thank you Lion’s Club!)

Wednesday, April 12th – Early Dismissal (students are released at 11:45, buses will run their routes like normal – just earlier)

Thursday, April 13th – Pro D Day

Friday, April 14th & Monday April 17th – Schools closed for Good Friday and Easter holidays

 

Attachments:

Jump Rope for Heart Parent Info Letter The Force Society Anxiety Webinar

 

 
 

Please see the quick video clip from AnxietyBC for kids experiencing difficulties separating from their parents at school. It specifically looks at children entering Kindergarten, but still may be helpful for other families.

Video link: 

https://www.anxietybc.com/resources/video/helping-your-kindergartener-separation-anxiety

 
 

Dear Parents/Guardians,

We are very excited to announce that SD62 is now offering School Cash Online to all parents to pay school fees and district fees. We want to save you time when paying for school fees and this is a great way to pay without the need for cash or cheques.

To sign up to use School Cash Online, please follow these steps:

  1. Read the Instructions (parents who have already created an account during online bus registration can skip to “Step 6”)
  2. Fill out the Consent Form (https://sd62.schoolcashonline.com/)

You must fill out a separate consent form for each child

Already signed up for an account during online bus registration? 

 

Great! Please skip to “Step 6” of the Instructions linked above.

Why do you need to fill out a consent form?

The system is designed to extract some of your student’s personal information contained in MyEdBC (Ministry school database), with School Cash Online.  This information will be shared through a secured FTP (file transfer protocol) site (similar to online banking) and will only be used for the purpose of student fees and online payments.

The information that will be extracted from MyEdBC is as follows and is contained on a Canadian site:

ALL STUDENTS:

  • Student School Name
  • Student School Number
  • Student Legal First Name
  • Student Legal Last Name
  • Student PEN Number
  • Student Classroom/Homeroom
  • Student Grade
  • Student Parent/Guardian #1 First Name
  • Student Parent/Guardian #1 Last Name
  • Student Date of Birth

 

MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS:

  • Student School Number
  • Course Codes
  • Course Name
  • Course Code Section
  • Course Semester
  • Semester Start Date
  • Semester End Date
  • Course School Year
  • Course Teacher ID Number
  •  Student Number

In order to have your child/ren included in the first extract upload we require your consent to be completed by Friday, November 4th at 4 p.m.

We hope to have the first information transfer complete by mid November. Once your child’s information is transferred, you will be able to sign into your school cash online account, choose your child and attach him or her to your account to pay their fees.

After November 4:

You will still be able to submit your consent after November 4, 2016.  This will simply mean that your child’s information will not be included in the first transfer but will be included in subsequent extracts.

We will send you more information closer to mid November regarding the second phase of the online program.

For inquiries about account setup and using the system, please visit the “School Fees” page of the District website or  email schoolcashschool@sd62.bc.ca

For general information about fees, please contact your child’s school.

Thank you,

School District 62