Bear Blast

Week of Jan 13, 2020

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Working together; succeeding together.

Screenagers Coming to Porcupine Plain

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Do you have a child? Do they have a device? Then this screening is for you. Every single parent should see this movie so that they can make informed decisions about devices for your family.

Bears Athletics

Adult volleyball will pick up again in the New Year. Stay tuned for information.

Looking Ahead

Keith Schologan Coming to PPCS

Former Saskatchewan Roughrider, Keith Schologan will be visiting PPCS to speak to our students on Thursday Jan 30 at 9:00am. The topics he will cover are leadership, bullying and positive choices.

PPCS Final Exam Schedule

Reminder

NESD policy does not allow for a traditional exam week. If students in grade 10-12 have an exam in the AM, they will have regular classes in the PM and vice versa. Students must attend the day of their final exam unless previous arrangements have been made with the teacher and administration.

ELA Departmental

Grade 12 students will be writing an ELA departmental on Jan 27 at 9:00 am. Students must arrive about 10 minutes early (8:45) or may not be allowed into the exam room. Students who do not write on Jan 27, will have to write on the alternate date in March.
Please note the change to the finals schedule. The Phys Sci 20 final has been moved to Jan 28 and the WAM 10 final has been moved to the afternoon. This will allow all students to tke part in the assembly with Keith Schologan from the SK Roughriders.
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Upcoming Events

Jan 14 - Screening of "Screenagers"

Jan 16 - Grilled Cheese and Cupcake Orders Due

Jan 22 - Grilled Cheese and Cupcake Sale

Jan 27-30 - Final Exams

Jan 30 - Keith Schologan Here

Jan 30 - Semester 1 Ends

Jan 31 - SIP Day (No School)

Feb 3 - Semester 2 Begins

Feb 5 - Youth Business Excellence presentation for grades 10-12

Feb 24 - Citrus Fundraiser Begins

March 6 - Citrus Fundraiser Closes

March 27 & 28 - Region 7 Drama Festival (PPCS is hosting this year).

Community Initiatives Fund

Once again this year, the Community Initiatives Fund has provided our girls group with a $1000 grant for operations. This grant makes this program possible and is greatly appreciated.

SRC Events

Jan 22 - Grilled Cheese and Cupcake Sale (orders Due Thursday Jan 16)

Fersters Fruit Sale

We will once again be partnering with Ferster's Market to bring a citrus fruit sale. It will be similar to the apple fundraiser, only it will involve grapefruits and oranges. Stay tuned for more details. Order forms will come out in February and fruit will be delivered in March. Thank you in advance for your support.

Chrissy R Fitness at PPCS

PPCS is very proud to partner with Chrissy Rickards and her fitness classes. Chrissy will be using our space to hold her fitness classes and in exchange has agreed to occasionally share her knowledge and talents with our students through PE and class presentations. We are excited about this partnership, stay tuned for more details.

Info You Will Need

Speech and Language Services for Kids Aged 0-4

Tracie Hancock is the Speech and Language Pathologist that has been assigned to Porcupine Plain and makes regular visits here to meet with families and children aged 0-4.

If families have any concerns or just want to make sure that their child (0-4) is progressing in terms of language and speech development they are strongly encouraged to contact Tracie and set up an appointment.

The services are free of charge and can go a long way to ensuring that students have a high degree of readiness when they enter Kindergarten at PPCS. PPCS and the NESD will continue, as always to provide speech support for students in our school. However, we know that early intervention (specifically in those 0-4 years range) is critical to ensuring the future success of students within the school system.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at the school 278 2288 or contact Tracie directly to discuss your child or to set up an appointment 306 752 1754.

Tracie's days in Porcupine Plain are as follows:

Dec 6, Dec 20, Jan 10, Jan 24, Feb 7, Feb 28, March 13, and March 27.

The future availability of Tracie in our community will be somewhat based on usage, so please make use of this amazing resource to ensure that all of our students are ready for school and have a very successful school career.

Speed Limit Reminder

Just a gentle reminder that the speed limit in the school zone is 30km per hour. Thank you to the students and family who are respecting this and reminder to those who are not. We want to ensure that the school zone is a safe place for all students coming and going from PPCS. If you notice inappropriate driving and wish to report it, please contact the RCMP directly as they will not take a second-hand complaint.

Bear Bites 2019 2020

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Welcome to #bestyearever

Mabels Labels

Our Mabel's Labels fundraiser will now remain open in perpetuity. Anytime throughout the year, you find that you are in need of labels (and who doesn't), please consider supporting our school.
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2019 2020 School Calendar

PPCS School Community Council

Members

Blaire Kirkland (chair)

Brigitte Stewart (Treasurer)

Dan Mielke (Secretary / Admin Rep)

Stacey Irving (Staff Rep / Admin Rep)

Kendra Smith

Sasha Janzen

Melissa Christianson

Shelley Ekren


* We are always looking for members, please contact the school if you wish to join.


Upcoming Meeting

- meetings will usually be the second Tuesday of the month. December's meeting will be moved to accommodate the Christmas Pageant.

Our next meeting is Tuesday, Jan 14 @ 6:00pm in the PPCS foyer.


* Everyone is welcome to attend meetings (whether you are a member or not).