Bear Blast

For the Week of Oct 24, 2022

Working together; succeeding together.

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As treaty people, we acknowledge the privilege and honor of sharing Treaty 6 territory with the traditional inhabitants; the Cree, Dene, Nakota, Sauteaux, Ojibway, and Metis Nation, Eastern Region II. We are thankful that we can use this land and all that it offers for our sustenance and the sustenance of our families.

We acknowledge the harm of colonialism and the residential school system and commit to working together toward reconciliation and forging a better path forward.

New(er) Faces at PPCS

We have a few new(er) faces at PPCS this year. With all of the craziness (awesome craziness) of start up, we have not had time to formally introduce them.

Miss Zenner - Miss Zenner comes to us from Melfort and is in the grade 5 room this year while Mrs. Lechler is on a leave.

Mr. Morin - Mr. Morin comes to us from Hudson Bay via the University of Regina. Mr. Morin is in his 4th year of studies in the faculty of education and is completing his internship at PPCS. He is working with Mr. Bloski.

Mrs. Osecki - We share Mrs. Osecki with Hudson Bay Community School as our outreach worker. In her role, Mrs. Osecki works with students who need someone to talk to, supports families needing a little extra help, and supports our breakfast, snack, and nutrition programs. Mrs. Osecki comes from a teaching background and is a huge asset to our staff and school community. Although she carries a large caseload, Mrs. Osecki always makes time to chat with students who need extra support and works with families to ensure students are well supported at school and at home.

Apples will be in Monday

Apples will be delivered on Monday at 2:30. Pick up can occur anytime after that.

Please have all apples picked up by Friday as we are hosting a volleyball tournament on te weekend.

Huge thanks to everyone who ordered.

Paper Report Card Request

Our method of delivery of report cards is through Edsby. However, if families would prefer a paper copy, please complete the request form below. You must complete a separate form for each child, thank you. Report cards will be released in November.

Hot Lunch Punch Cards

Bear Bites is happy to introduce a punch card program for our hot lunches at the school. For $20, families can purchase a punch card good for 5 meals. They can be purchased online using the button below. If you would prefer to pay cash, please have your child bring the money to Mrs. Smith at the front office. We will keep the cards at the Bear Bites canteen and punch them when your child gets a meal.

Please allow 2 school days to process punch card purchases.

Our Day

8:50 - warning bell rings - students line up and come inside.

8:55 - class bell rings.

9:00 - Oh Canada and morning announcements.

12:10 - lunch bell rings - grades K-3 eat and go outside at 12:30, grades 4-6 go outside and eat at 12:30

12:50 - lunch warning bell rings - students come inside

12:55 - class bell rings

3:05 - high school dismissal bell rings

3:25 - elementary dismissal bell rings

Buddy Halloween Craft

Book and Breakfast Family Event

The SRC is Supporting Cancer Awareness in October

Every Friday in October, the SRC will be selling chocolate bars for $2.00 with all proceeds going to help fund the Saskatchewan Breast Cancer Screening Bus. Click the button below to find out more.

Every Friday we are also asking all staff and students to wear pink in support of all those who have or are battling cancer.

Next Staff vs. Student is Oct 28

Music Lessons in Porcupine Plain

Parents have inquired every year for many years about the possibility of music instruction at PPCS. Our challenge was finding a teacher. As luck would have it, Mrs. Victoria Riley reached out to me late this summer about offering private lessons at the school. We have agreed to provide Mrs. Riley with a space to teach the lessons at PPCS in exchange for some classroom time for our art classes. To inquire about lessons, please see the contact information below.
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Upcoming Events

Oct 28 - Halloween Parade (Kindergarten Only)/ Staff vs. Student / Jr. G Vball Home Tournament

Oct 31 - Halloween Parade (Grades 1-12)

Nov 9 - Term 2 Begins

Nov 10 - School Remembrance Day Service

Nov 11 - Remembrance Day (NO SCHOOL)

Nov 15-17 - Stack Up 2022 (Speed Stacking)

Nov 18 - Report Cards Released

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SRC Candy Guess

Come to the office to pay and submit your guess until Oct 31.

Senior Girls Win Pod Playoffs

Our Senior Girls Volleyball team won pod playoffs last week, meaning they are off to the league final in Nipawin on Tuesday.

Huge shout out to the girls and Miss Wallen for an amazing season.

Stay tuned for information about conference playoffs at PPCS.

Team Schedules

Jr. Girls Vball

Practice Monday and Thursday 3:30-5:30

Junior A @ Hudson Bay on Wednesday

Junior B @ Melfort on Wednesday.

Junior A Home Tournament Saturday, Oct 29.

Junior B Home Tournament Friday, Oct 28

Sr. Girls Vball

Practice Monday 6-8pm, Thurs 7-8:30am

Game @ Hudson Bay on Tuesday

League Final @ Niapwin on Tuesday.

Home Games

October 28 and 29

Junior Girls (B) Home Tourney on Friday.

Junior Girls (A) Home Tourney on Saturday.

Hot Lunches

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Jigs and Carolines are Back

Once again, Jigs and Carolines will be offering hot lunches on Wednesday and Friday. Please order directly from them.

It's going to be a #wonderFULLyear