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Dear Poirier Families,

 Happy 2017!  I’m extremely happy to join the staff of École Poirier.  I’m very passionate about education and I look forward to partnering with you to provide our students with an engaging school experience. I feel so very lucky to work with your children on our beautiful campus!

I have been working with the students in the classroom and on the playground for the past two weeks.  The children, with much enthusiasm, have shared their favourite parts of the school and playground, including the wonders of schlockey!

Thank you for your warm welcome,

Cathy Hussey


Winter Weather

The wet and colder temperatures are here!

Children all over the province are going outside for recess and lunch in weather that is normal for their region.  Students enjoy the opportunity to play in the fresh air on our wonderful playground!

In Sooke, students should be prepared for the Wet-Coast weather that is normal for our region (rain, wind, occasional snow and temperatures below freezing).

Please ensure your child has the clothing (raincoat, mittens, toque, boots, etc) to make recess and lunch enjoyable.  You may wish to send extra pants, socks, etc.

Although we will be outside most days, we will stay inside in extreme weather and students will find quieter activities to entertain themselves, following the school JOIN IN philosophy.



Journey Middle School Grade 5 Information Session

A correction to our email to Grade 5 families – Journey’s Information Night for parents and students is Wednesday, April 12th.



Upcoming Events:

 Wednesday, January 18th at 6:00pm – Poirier’s French Immersion Information Night

Friday, January 20th Poirier PAC’s Break the Rules Day for students

Thursday, January 19th or Saturday, January 21st at 10am –  Saseenos Elementary Nature Kindergarten Information Night

Monday, January 23rdPoirier PAC meeting; everyone’s invited!

February 13: Family day



 Registration FAQs for Parents (remember – 2017 kindergarten registration opens Monday, January 23rd!)

Saseenos Elementary Nature Kindergarten

Early French Immersion

Late French Immersion

SD62 Learning Academies


And please take the time to look at the other opportunities (attached) available to students and families.  Whether your student loves acting, learning, working with animals, or sports, we have ideas for you!


Ready, Set, Learn! 2017


Parents: Please remember that the many ponds surrounding our school’s property are partially frozen and very tempting to children.  Please remind your children of the hazards playing on the frozen ponds may present.


Thank you, and have a lovely weekend!


A few important dates for our Grade 5 students to help them (and their parents!) prepare for the transition to Journey Middle School in September 2017:

1. Late French Immersion – The Information Evening (for parents and students) is Wednesday, January 18 at 6:30 pm in our gym.

2. Hockey Academy – our academy opens up for registration on February 1 and Coach Elm and JMS Principal Laurie Szadkowski will be visiting our school to speak with our Grade 5 students about the program on January 20th. More information for parents to follow.

3. The Grade Five Parent Meeting (for all incoming students and their parents) will be Wednesday, April 12 at 6:30 pm at Journey.


Please click here to go to our PAC page for the latest announcements!


September 2017 registration for Kindergarten and new to the district students in grades 1 – 12 begins on January 23, at 8 a.m.  On-line registration is encouraged (please go to http://www.sd62.bc.ca/parents/registration/) but parents unable to do so may register in person at their home catchment school.  Please take a moment to read the attached information.

Thank you!



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.

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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:


  • 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



  • 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