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.
Ms. Ridewood's Grade 4 and 5 class will be hosting the Remembrance Day Ceremony this Friday, November 8th. Parents are welcome to attend.
Please remember that Monday, November 11th the school is closed.
A concern has been raised that it is unfair to divert funds from a stated purpose without informing parents.
Accordingly, I am letting you know that the hat sale revenues submitted after Friday November the 8th may be applied to other needs in the school once the funding for the Grade 4 and 5 Vancouver field trip is sufficient to cover all extra expenses.
Parents who have already submitted funds are guaranteed that they will be used only for the field trip portion.
Thanks, Stephanie-the blog is updated
Halloween is here!
Sunday, October 27, 2013
Hallowe'en is here and with it candy and goblins! Please make sure that students do not bring candy to school after November 1st. Sugar, school and students are not a good combination! We are going to have our annual pumpkin carving at Poirier and ask that pumpkins have the small LED lights if possible. Students are encouraged to wear costumes that are safe. We discourage masks, weapons and blood as it is too scary for the little ones. The dance was a huge success and thanks to Madame Ryan and Mrs. Purnell for helping out. We hope to see you at the PAC meeting on Tuesday.
The PAC has been active again with popcorn and hot lunch. Thank you so much to all the parent helpers. I hope everyone had a chance to come and see our Scarecrows. Thanks to Ms. Purnel for sharing this idea with us!
This week we are practicing a "LOCKDOWN". Please make sure your child understands this is a practice drill similar to the fire drill and earthquake drill. I am working with Mrs. S. at Journey to continue to improve our emergency drills. We believe that if we work together, if an emergency happens the older students will be able to help the younger students.
This week Ms. Laidlaw and I will be visiting the neighbourhood centers to check in with students.
Remember the dance is this week and pumpkins and costumes are next week!
Friday, October 11, 2013
I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!
Monday, October 07, 2013
It has been a great honour and privilege to participate in a daily "learning walk" at Poirier. Everyday, I walk into classes and look at the learning that is taking place at our school. Students are working hard to improve their reading and writing.
We have a number of teachers who are taking their Masters in Education and applying many of the innovation ideas in education that they are studying. Others participate in book clubs and curriculum development offered by the School District #62.
The learners at Poirier are not only but the students but the teachers and everyone is so eager to share their learning with me it is hard to get to all the classrooms.
We really appreciate the support that you give our staff and students.
Tuesday is PHOTO day!
Sunday, September 29, 2013
October 1 is photo day! Hope everyone has a chance to get up early and fancy up your child. If not they all look very healthy and happy to me and that is what matters. I hope to visit every classroom every other day. I have had a chance to do this recently and am so impressed with the learning and engagement of Poirier students. Students are all working hard and teachers are collaborating. Poirier is a school that is definitely using the latest in sound educational practice. I am so honoured to be part of this team. If you have any question please call or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Poirier students are fundraising for cancer the next two weeks. Some are going door to door to raise money for Terry Fox. We have a student who has been fundraising all summer to shave her head on October 2. We will be having an assembly to share this moment with her. More information to come.
Division one, two and three were selected to sing and play music for the education Minister at Bear mountain on friday night!
We also have the Fall Gathering on Wednesday night. The parents told me that Poirier was a happening place and I am 'joining in' on the fun.