Poirier Panthers wrap up

Junior reporters write about the events at their elementary schools

  • Jun. 19, 2013 6:00 p.m.

The classes at Poirier have been going on some pretty interesting field trips.  Some classes went to the beach, some to museums and some to the Fire Hall.  Both of the Grade 5 classes went to Chinatown and learned a lot and had a lot of fun. The English Grade 5’s ate lunch at a Chinese restaurant and got to go into the never-ending store. They had tons of fun. “Best school lunch ever!” said Evan Pasemko. The French Grade 5’s also went to Chinatown but at a different time. They went on the tour just like the English grade 5’s but ate at the Spaghetti Factory. Both Grade 5 classes had blast at Chinatown and hope to do it again in middle school!

This year Fun Day was  awesome. The 2013 group of grade 5’s are the leaders and it turned out just like we hoped – it was the best of all their past Fun Days. There were fun events that included a lot of water. At the end the Grade 5’s brought their water guns and got to squirt each other with them. At the same time we all got to put our bathing suits on and run through the sprinklers and play around with our friends. In the afternoon Magician Murray Hatfield entertained us with his amazing magic tricks. All of us kids at Poirier always look forward to Fun Day!

Last week Poirier was represented at the Belmont track and field events. We had some great finishes and some bearable loses and we probably brought home 10-12 ribbons, but the main thing was that everybody had fun! We had many, many other schools and a lot of grades competing for ribbons. We only had 9, 10 and 11-year-olds. There were the 100 metre dash, 400 metre, 800 metre and 4×100 relay. Poirier was represented well and we hope for the very best again next year.

This year Grades  5 and 4 are going to Camp Thunderbird.  At Camp Thunderbird we are going to do archery, canoeing and rock climbing and many more things. We will be sleeping there for two nights in a cabin. There will be many kids attending this field trip in hope of having the best time ever. The great cooks at Camp Thunderbird wil be feeding us breakfast, lunch and dinner. At night we are going to have a fire and probably roast marshmallows. This trip sounds fantastic we just can’t wait!

Our final event for the year is the Bon Voyage Ceremony. It includes the whole school, but is mostly for Grade 5 students graduating from the elementary school and going to the middle school.

This year we also have a staff member leaving. Mrs. Szadkowski will be leaving this school and going to Journey middle school to be with us. We are very sad, but the Grade 5 kids going to Journey are very happy. The Grade 5’s will be singing a song at the ceremony and they will move on to Journey after the summer. The Grade 5’s are very excited and a little nervous to go to Journey.

Have a wonderful summer everyone.

Contributed by student reporters: Evan Pasemko, Aila Evans, Matthew Ryan, Nyla Morton and Bryanne Thomson

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