Bear Blast

Week of March 14, 2022

Working together; succeeding together.

We are priviledged to share Treaty 6 Territory traditional lands of the Cree, Dene, Saulteux, Ojibwaya and the Metis Nation.

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Slava Ukraini! Слава Україні! Героям слава!

All of the PPCS school community wishes to extend our thoughts and prayers to all of the people of Ukraine and especially their families here in our communities, our province, and our country.

Casual Custodians Needed

Do you want to work with the best team in the world? Of you course you do, who wouldn't. Good news! We are looking for casual custodians to help out Mr. Rye, Mrs. Samalla, and Mrs. Antazo when they need to be away. I hear it pays pretty good and the people you would work with are awesome. If you would like more information, please contact the school.
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Cold Season Has Returned

More and more, normal (or at least what we remember as normal) is returning. This includes the cold season. Many students have sniffles and some coughs. We thank our families for being cooperative and understanding in terms of keeping students home while they are symptomatic.

Although things are more normal, we remain cautious as COVID-19 is ever-present in our community and province. As we always have, we continue to have families who, for a variety of reasons, find themselves or their loved ones immunocompromised and/or immunosuppressed. We also have students and families who feel anxiety about the virus. For all these reasons and many more, some students continue to wear masks, some avoid larger gatherings, and most importantly, they rely on us as their school community to help them feel safe. This is why we ask symptomatic students to remain at home until symptoms (especially fevers) have subsided.

This, not only helps all of our students and families to feel safe, but it also allows us to begin returning to normal in terms of school activities. Thank you for your continued support and understanding as we navigate out of the pandemic and into new normal.

Thank You Thomasgard Drilling

Huge thanks to Erik Thomasgard and Thomasgard drilling for their generous donation of a spindle sander for our woodshop program. Support like this allows us to further enhance the learning experience for all students at PPCS.

Thank You SGEU Hudson Bay Local 107

Thank you to SGEU Hudson Bay Local 107 for their generous donation to our canoe club project. We look forward to warmer weather when we can get the canoes in the water.

Healthy Snack Ideas

Stay tuned for ideas from our Grade 89 Home Ec class.
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Thank You For Supporting Telemiracle

Through selling raffle tickets and helping hands, PPCS raised $395 for Telemiracle. Thank you to everyone who bought hands and congratulations to all the winners.

School Clothing Error

I spoke with the clothing company. The company is securing the rights to the retro logo. They will then reprint the retro orders and send them out. There is no extra cost and there is no need to return the erroneous orders. Back orders are expected to be in within the next couple of weeks. Thank you for your patience.

Seen Around PPCS (and Beyond)

Grade 8/9 Shop

Grade 8/9 Home Ec

Grade 5/6 Sledding and Greenwater Lake

Happy Belated Bday Dr. Suess

Book Fair was a Successs

Thank you to everyone who supported our book fair. We reached and exceeded our goal of $3000 in sales, meaning that 60% will be returned to the school in terms of books as well as other things for the library. It was wonderful to have the book fair back in person. Huge thanks to Ms. Boutin and all of her volunteers for not only holding a very successful book fair but also getting it packed up in time for the dance dress rehearsal on Thursday. Special thanks to Brianne Cole for lending her talents and some of her decorations for our book fair.

Upcoming Events

March 15 - Pattison Ag Presentation for Grades 9-12

March 26/27 - Junior NBA Basketball Tournament in Melfort

April 9 - Porcupine School of Dance Recital at PPCS

April 14 - SIP Day

April 15-22 - Easter Break - NO SCHOOL

April 25 - Term 4 Begins

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Badminton Season is Underway

Sr. Boys Bball Hosts Conference Playoffs

This last weekend PPCS hosted Senior Boys Basketball conference playoffs. Our boys played hard but did not come away with a victory. This means that their run for provincials has officially come to an end.

We want to extend a huge thanks to Mr. Bloski for all of his work. Mr. B puts in many, many, many hours to our sports programming and his hard work and dedication are greatly appreciated. Thanks as well to all of our volunteers who helped make the season possible. Lastly, thanks to our players. You had a great season, grew as a team, grew as individuals and made your school community proud.

Male and Female Athletes of the Week

We would like to congratulate Ava Tiedjens for being chosen as our female athlete of the week. Ava was a member of our fall golf team and our junior girls' volleyball team. She is also a member of the Porcupine School of dance and plays ball. Ava has an amazing (albeit dry) sense of humor and gives 110% to whatever she does. We would also like to congratulate JR Antazo for being chosen as our female athlete of the week. JR is an integral part of our Senior Boys basketball team, and he is only in grade 9. JR has consistently played up as part of our junior and senior teams, beginning when he was in grade 6. JR has also helped to coach Steve Nash basketball in the past. On top of all that, JR also works to help promote sports culture in our school by looking after the team bulletin boards; he also helped to design and select our school clothing. Thank you to both of our athletes for all that you do for our school community.

Volunteer of the Week

We want to send a huge thanks to Miss Hoffus who was selected as our volunteer of the week. Miss Hoffus always volunteers to help out with any and all school activities, especially in the canteen. Our special activities rely heavily on our volunteers and Miss Hoffus is always greatly appreciated for her commitment to our school community.

Jr. NBA Basketball

Tuesdays practice will be from 3:30-4:45

Thursdays practice will be from 12:10-12:45

Participants need a pair of shoes and a water bottle.

Our Tournaments will be in Melfort on March 26 and 27. Stay tuned for more details.

We Want Fans in the Stands

We are so happy to be able to invite fans to our home games once again this year. We ask that...

  • You only come if you are feeling well.
  • Sanitize your hands upon entering and frequently while in the building
  • Show our Bears how awesome they are by cheering loudly (albeit through a mask).
  • Be considerate of the choices of others.

Hot Lunches are Back!!

Youth Group (Beyond Discovery)

Youth Group is running Fridays at the youth room. Listen to morning announcements for more details.

Awana Kids Club

For Kindergarten-Grade 6!

Awana Kids Club will begin on Thursday, Sept 9.

It’ll run each Thursday from right after school gets out until 5:10pm.

Kids can come to the old elementary school (QCP) and enter through the back double doors!

Games, live music, and learning time every week!

Free to register!

Call Heidi at 306-278-7883 or Desi at 306-865-6350 if you have any questions!

Welcome back to #bestyearever