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What happened this week:

A big thank you to the Sooke Legion members, and all of the veterans that volunteered their time this week to educate our students!  We met service dogs, enjoyed presentations, and finally held a school-wide assembly in honor of the veterans who have sacrificed so much for our country.

Also new this week – our school is moving to a more environmentally friendly system, with new bins installed in the hallways, and downsizing of classroom garbage cans.  Students will be encouraged to sort their garbage into the proper bins – paper, compost, recyclables, and garbage.  Attached is a list of items that can and cannot be recycled – please help your students adjust to this change by reviewing it with them.

 

What’s happening next week:

Schools are closed on Monday, November 13th, in lieu of Remembrance day.  Canadiana Musical Theatre will be presenting “The Birth of CPR”, the musical, this Wednesday morning, and at 3:15pm the Grade 5 Boys’ Handball Team will be playing another game in the gym.  On Friday it’s time to dig out your craziest pair of socks yet for Poirier’s Crazy Sock Day!

Also, with Christmas fast approaching come more opportunities to reach out and help everyone.  Santa’s anonymous is taking applications for assistance until December 1st, so if you or anyone you know may be looking for some assistance this holiday season please go to www.cfaxsantas.com, or stop by Sooke CASA for a paper copy of the application.

 

A look ahead:

Monday, November 13th – Schools are closed for Remembrance Day (in lieu)

Wednesday, November 15th – Students get to experience the “Birth of CPR”, the musical in the morning, and our Grade 5 Boys’ Handball team has a game in the gym at 3:15pm.

Thursday, November 16th – Division 14 will be hosting Role Model Bruce Comaniuk in their class

Tuesday, November 21st – Grade 5 Girls’ Handball game in the gym at 3:15pm

Thursday, November 23rd – Early dismissal (students are released at 11:45.  Busses will run their regular routes, just 3 hours earlier than usual

Also Thursday, November 23rd – Student led conferences

Friday, November 24th – Schools closed for a Non-Instructional Day

 

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What happened this week:

We kicked off the week with lots of Halloween fun – an assembly, a carving celebration, and a dance on Tuesday.  Kids came back to school tired but happy on Wednesday, and some of our staff helped them work off the sugar with a class swim or skate.  We’ve continued with grade 5 handball practices during lunch recesses, and a boys vs girls game today at lunch.  Grade 4 students were invited to watch.

Today some of our classes were able to attend a presentation from Compassion Dogs, a program that matches service dogs with members of the military or police force in need of support.  Greg brought his retired lab Ace and New lab Charlie and Stephan brought lab Sarge.   Mr & Mrs Gulman, from the Sooke Legion, explained how donations to the Poppy Fund support the training program for these very specialized service dogs.

And a Big Thanks! to the very enthusiastic group of students from Divisions 6 and 8 who will be participating in the Sooke Canada 150 Pageant at EMCS this evening at 7pm.  They will perform three songs in French to represent the historical significance of the Poirier family, along with other Quebecois families, in the early development of the community of Sooke.  Bon Chance!!

 

What’s happening next week:

Grade 5 handball continues, so please remind your students to listen for the announcements; the boys’ team has a handball game at 3:15 in the gym.  Friday is a big day, as we’ll be hosting a Remembrance Day Assembly, beginning at 11am.  Parents are welcome to join!  Parents in the service are invited to wear their uniforms.  Students are invited to wear their  Spark/ Brownie/ Guide/ Cub/ Scout/ Cadet uniform.

We will also have our photo retakes Friday afternoon, after the lunch recess, so if you missed the first round of photos be sure to come dressed your best!

 

A look ahead:

Wednesday, November 8th – Grade 5 Boys’ Handball game in the gym at 3:15pm

Friday, November 10th – Remembrance Day Assembly at 11am, AND photo retakes starting at 1:05pm

Monday, November 13th – Schools are closed for Remembrance Day (in lieu)

Wednesday, November 15th – Students get to experience the “Birth of CPR”, the musical in the morning, and our Grade 5 Boys’ Handball team has a game in the gym at 3:15pm.

Thursday, November 16th – Division 14 will be hosting Role Model Bruce Comaniuk in their class

Tuesday, November 21st – Grade 5 Girls’ Handball game in the gym at 3:15pm

Thursday, November 23rd – Early dismissal (students are released at 11:45.  Busses will run their regular routes, just 3 hours earlier than usual

Also Thursday, November 23rd – Student led conferences

Friday, November 24th – Schools closed for a Non-Instructional Day

 
 

What happened this week:

A fire drill on Monday and our Grade 5 girls’ first handball game on Tuesday.  The boys had handball practice today at lunch, and a huge thank you to all the parents who volunteered their time for Subway day today!

Our grade 5 Peer Helpers have been running activities every lunch recess, for the past two weeks.  All students are invited to JOIN-IN.  There has been relay races, chalk, tag and drawing.  If your child is searching for a group of friends, doesn’t know what to play or simply wants to play with a group, please encourage them to join the group.  Bravo Peer Helpers!

 

 

What’s happening next week:

Tuesday is Halloween!  Students are welcome to wear their costumes to school, but please remember no masks or weapons and only 3 drops of blood (some of our younger students find these items very scary).  On Wednesday Divisions 7 and 5 will be skating at Seaparc, and Divisions 1 and 3 will be swimming.  Thursday and Friday Handball practices continue at lunch recess.

All of the lost and found has been washed, posted on the PAC Facebook page and rehung.  It will be put away at the end of this week, so please check it before next Friday!

 

 

A look ahead:

Tuesday, October 31st – Halloween!  Students are welcome to wear their costumes

Wednesday, November 1st – Divisions 5 and 7 are skating, and Divisions 1 and 3 are swimming today

Wednesday, November 8th at 3:15pm – Grade 5 Boys will have their first Handball Game in the gym

Friday, November 10th – Remembrance Day Assembly at 10:45, AND photo retakes in the afternoon

Monday, November 13th – Schools are closed for Remembrance Day (in lieu)

Thursday, November 23rd – Early dismissal (students are released at 11:45.  Busses will run their regular routes, just 3 hours earlier than usual

Also Thursday, November 23rd – Student led conferences

Friday, November 24th – Schools closed for a Non-Instructional Day

 

 

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What happened last week:

We hope that everyone enjoyed the extra day with their family this Monday for Thanksgiving!  We had our first Fire Drill and used the bells last Tuesday, and we were all very thankfull that the rain held off just long enough that our students didn’t get soaked.  Thursday was the Norman Foote concert, which was a huge success.  Thank you to all the parents and staff who made this event possible!! +

Friday Division 10, 13, and 14 enjoyed a Harvest Day celebration, with treats galore, and school staff have started a handball team during lunch recess for any interested Grade 5 students.  Practices happen at lunch time, and Poirier will be hosting the first game at 3:15 on Tuesday, October 24th  when our Grade 5 Girls’ team will play against Hans Helgesen.

 

What’s happening next week:

We will be collecting toonies for the Sooke Food Bank – please help us support the Food Bank and drop your toonie off in the office, either Monday or Tuesday.  The Poirier PAC are meeting on Tuesday at 7pm in the music room – all Poirier parents are invited to attend.  The more the merrier!

Thursday morning we’ll take part in the BC Great Shake Out earthquake drill – thank you to the volunteers who have already agreed to help out with some of our younger classes.  And finally, Friday, schools are closed for a non-instructional day.

 

New Check-In and Parent/ Visitor procedure:

Poirier is updating its check-in procedure for students, parents and visitors to meet the standards for other schools in the District and Province.  The main reasons for this update, is to have the safest environment possible for our students and staff, to know who is in the school at all times and to allow classrooms to function with minimal interruptions.  Most students and families already follow these guidelines and the change will therefore be minor.

 

Students:

  • Before school, students play in the supervised areas until the bells.
  • Student’s line-up respectfully and quietly with their classmates at the first bell, awaiting entry through their classroom doors.
  • Children who arrive after the bell, report to the office to get checked-in.  They will sign their name on a list and receive a yellow checked-in slip to give to their teacher.  These actions communicate to the classroom teacher that the office staff has recorded the child’s attendance.
  • Students will go to their classrooms independently or with the assistance of a staff member/ older student to minimize the interruption to the classroom.
  • Student’s whose class is in a modular report to the office, as well.  We will make sure they find their way to the modular.

 

Parents/ Visitors:

  • In order to maintain a safe school, all visitors, including parents, must report to the office staff to explain the reason for their visit.
  • If there is a prior arrangement to meet with a staff member, visitors will sign-in and be given a visitor’s pass that must be visible at all times. If you do not have a visitor pass, you will be redirected back to the office.
  • Parents will drop-off and pick-up students from the outside classroom doors, not walk them through the school to the neighbourhood centers.  Students who are arriving later or leaving early, will be dropped off or picked up at the office.
  • Students will be paged to the office to talk to their parents, instead of parents going to classrooms.
  • Parents will still be able to help with classroom activities at the discretion of the classroom teacher.  Please check-in the office when you arrive, so that we know you are in the building in an emergency.

At École Poirier, we wish to create strong partnerships with our community members in order to foster a world of possibilities for our students and the school as a whole.  We also recognize our duty to ensure a safe environment for the students and staff of the school.  We understand this is a minor change for our school and thank you ahead of time for adjusting to our new guidelines.

 

 

A look ahead:

Tuesday, October 17th – Toonie Tuesday – help support our local food bank!

Tuesday, October 17th – PAC Meeting at 7pm in the music room

Thursday, October 19th – BC Great Shake Out Earthquake Drill

Thursday, October 19th – PAC hosted Family Dance, 6-8pm; $2 per kid, adults are FREE!  There will also be a concession with food and glow sticks for sale.

Friday, October 20th – Schools are closed for a non-instructional day

Tuesday, October 24th – Poirier’s Girls’ Handball Team vs. Hans Helgesen at Poirier, 3:15pm

 
 

Please visit the school district website at http://www.sd62.bc.ca/parents/registration/ to register your student.

 
 

Please click on the link for an article on how to ease your child’s worries about starting or returning to school.

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Dear Parents/Guardians,
The online School Bus Registration has now re-opened to accommodate all late registrations. Students will be waitlisted until available space can be confirmed.   The Transportation Department will do their best to schedule all waitlisted students on an available bus.

Students will be placed on available bus routes based on registration date.
Priority will be given to students new to SD62.

Letters with times and bus routes as assigned will be mailed out to late bus registrations if time permits.
Register for the bus at https://sd62.schoolcashonline.com/Fee/Index
For information on how to register, please go to the district website Transportation page, see the user guides attached, or email bussing@sd62.bc.ca

NOTE:   Students must be registered to ensure a seat on the school bus.

 

Step 1 Register for a School Cash Online Account

Step 2 2017/2018 Bus Registration