Students at Ecole Poirier report on their news

Sooke's elementary schools are providing reports on what is happening at their schools

  • May. 29, 2013 6:00 a.m.

We’ve got talent here at Poirier!

Last week on the afternoon of Thursday, May 16 we had our Talent Show.  We had singers, dancers, piano playing, comedy skits and more – we had it all. The show began at 1 p.m. and the teachers hosting it were very busy.

A special thanks to Mrs. Blatchford for organizing this year’s Talent Show and all the talent shows in the past. We thank you! The grade 4-5s were the stars of the show and the younger grades look forward to starring in the show when they get old enough.  Thank you to everyone for bringing in a non-perishable food item for the Sooke Food Bank because we know their supplies are running low.

Our school participated in Music Monday! We sang the I.S.S. (Is Somebody Singing) along with Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield via a live link form the International Space Station. Our principal told us we made history!  Our choir then walked around our town of Sooke singing and sharing our music with others. Lots of people told us we were great singers and Mme. Arts and Mme. Robertson had big smiles on their faces because they organized the whole event.

The kids at the Monitor Thank You Sleepover had a lot of fun on Thursday evening. The principal, Mrs. Szadkowski was very pleased that they all had as much fun as they did and told us we were all amazing monitors and the school couldn’t run without us.  When the kids got to the school they put their stuff in the multi-purpose room and played outside.  Ms. Laidlaw came out and blew an air horn to get the kids attention, she did the attendance and made sure everyone was there, then we went to Journey middle school to see their concert. The Journey kids put on a good show! After the concert the kids from Poirier went back and did some games in the gym. One they played was they had to put a ping-pong ball on a plastic spoon and race around a cone – then back to their group.  Another was we had to pick up ten fruit loops on a piece of dry spaghetti.  Then the kids got glow sticks and got to play outside in the dark.  If there were more ways to play the kids would have loved it.

When the kids came inside they got their teeth brushed and got their pyjamas on to get ready for bed.  They watched “The Lorax” and ate popcorn and drank chocolate milk.

In the morning Mrs. Szadkowski woke up the kids up with an air horn.  The kids got packed and ready for pj day at the school. We got pancakes, waffles, watermelon and grape juice for breakfast.

“I had tons of fun” said Jamie Horan, “I hope we can do it again!”

We have started to practice for Track and Field events like shot put, relay, high jump, long jump and sprinting and we’ll talk about that more in our next column.

Bryanne Thomson and Evan Pasemko

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