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Photo Day PAC mtg? 7-
Cops for Cancer Journey
Fire Alarm
Emily Carr 1:40 presentation
Staff meeting
Halloween dance
Non-Instructional day no school

Mission Statement

Our School's Vision
Notre Vision

 Our vision is for everyone to JOIN IN!

Jump into learning (Joignez-vous à l'apprentissage)
Open your mind (Ouvrez vos esprits)
Investigate your world (Enquêtez votre monde)
Neighbours working together (Ensemble on s'entraide)

Imagine the possibilities (Imaginez les possibilités)
Never give up! (N'abandonnez jamais!)

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Oct 1- Cops for Cancer- come join us at Journey for Cops for Cancer!
Oct 21- Photo Day!
Published: 9/22/2014
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Principal's Blog

Great PAC meeting and...

Thanks everyone who came out to the PAC meeting.  It was a really great meeting.  We voted in a new executive.  A big thanks to the team from last year and Kristy the past president who put up with my million questions.  We now have a number of new parents who came to the meeting and had many thoughtful questions.  Hopefully they can be answered on the PAC facebook page.  The beginning of the year has been relatively smooth.  I hope everyone is feeling supported with their new teachers.  Below is some information given to me by one of our local Principals.  I hope you find it helpful.  I will be providing information on lice, snacks and Halloween over the next couple of weeks.  Thanks again to everyone for you patience.  Stephanie Transitional Anxiety…Helping your child adjust to their new classroom… One of the primary characteristics of a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) is difficulty processing change. The uncertainty of a new path g

Kindie schedule this week

Hello New Kindies! Welcome to Ecole Poirier!  Here is your schedule for next Thursday and Friday. If your last name starts with A through L you will attend Thursday morning September 25 from 8:50-12:20.  (am) If your last name starts with M through Z you will attend Thursday afternoon September 25 from 1:15-2:45 (pm) Please join us in the gym at the starting times to meet your teacher.  We will not be releasing the names of the teachers until this time as classes make up may change due to school configuration.  Please understand that these are extenuating circumstances and we are doing our best. On Friday, September 26th all kindergarten students are to attend in the morning, 8:50-12:20. On Monday September 29th students will attend from 8:50-2:45.  It will be a regular school week.  Please send them with snacks and water. The new bus schedule is posted on sd62.bc.ca   Please e-mail me at ssmith@sd62.bc.ca if you have any questions or concerns.  I will do my


  SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 62 (SOOKE) 3143 JACKLIN ROAD, VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA · V9B 5R1 TELEPHONE:  250-474-9800   FAX:  474-9825 WEBSITE:  WWW.SD62.BC.CA                   September 16, 2014         Dear Parents/Guardians:   Re:  Update on Teacher Job Action   As you are likely aware, the British Columbia Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) and the British Columbia Public School Employers’ Association (BCPSEA) reached a tentative agreement early this morning.  This welcome news brings us much closer to having students return to school!   The next steps include ratification of the agreement by the two parties.  Teachers will be voting this Thursday across the province, while Boards of Education ar

We are on duty!

Hello everyone, Some of you have noticed that Ms. Laidlaw and myself are on duty in the morning and at recess, thanks for your support.  At recess we have members from the board office coming to make sure that all the play areas are covered and we have the correct number of supervisors outside.  The lunch hour continues to be supervised by our wonderful CUPE staff who have been supervising the students all year.  We continue to ensure that students are safe at Poirier.  We really appreciate the respect and support that parents have given us at Poirier.  Thanks.

Sunscreen and Sun Hats!

The sun is blazing on Poirier.  Please try and send your child to school with hat and sunscreen.  We also have Freezies for sale on Thursday as a fund raiser for our Salmon container. 

Talent show May 15

Poirier Panthers are very excited about the talent show.  Students will be singing and dancing.  It is amazing the amount of talent in this school.  We also have a French play that will be produced this month.  There are many field trips.  I have tried to keep the calendar on this web site with the many events.  Please check your child's back pack for notes and updates too.  Enjoy the spring.

Pit Cooking

Journey has built a pit in their backyard for our students to learn about Pit cooking.  This is a traditional way of cooking various foods.  A small pit is dug and outlined with rocks.  A fire is built on top of the rocks.  The rocks get heated up and then food is placed in the hot rocks to cook.  Also an open pit has been built to cook salmon over.  Our students have been able to partake in the process and the feast.  We will have two more sessions in May.  A huge thanks to Journey and Charlene, our First Nations resource worker for creating this amazing opportunity for our students.   

Did you know that 8 staff members at Poirier are taking their Masters together?  They have been sharing articles and information with the staff about some of the most recent and important studies regarding education.  The enthusiasm and excitement at our school because of these conversations is reflected everyday in the many activities.  I hope this format is one way of helping you realize the many events that occur at Poirier to make your childs learning fun and playful.  This week we have the floor hockey, swimming for grade two's, cross-country and a play.  All in one week!  Thanks for supporting our great staff and your students.

Jiving Jump rope

We had a fabulous jump rope for heart event on Friday.  The grade two swim program is fantastic.  Our choir is singing and preparing for Earth day.  The floor hockey tournament is taking place during lunch hour and rugby has started.  Spring is here and so are the many activities at Poirier. Our PAC is moving forward with the nature playground program and we are really excited about the new ideas generated.  Stay tuned!

April 11 is Jump Rope for Heart

It has been super fun and exciting watching students learn how to jump rope.  Students are trying double dutch and jumping in and out out of a turning rope.  We also have a few students who want to try our rugby team.  We will have five practices to introduce students to this sport.  Also we have a floor hockey tournament on the 22nd and intramural floor hockey.  We have cross country running practices and our Earth day play.  Poirier is an amazing school and students have many opportunities to learn both inside the classroom and outside the classroom. All of these activities are supported by PAC and require teachers to volunteer!. Please make an effort to thank our active staff who put the time in to make our school so wonderful and join our PAC to keep these activities going.