Week of June 7, 2021
Working together; succeeding together.
We are honoured to share Treaty 6 territory; traditional lands of the Cree, Dene , Nakota, Salteaux and Ojibway, homeland of the Metis Nation.
Hot Weather and Masks...Not a Great Combo
It is wonderful to see the sun out and the warm (and sometimes hot!) weather returning. With the change in weather has come some slight changes to our masking protocols. To date, the health officer continues to recommend that masks be worn by students in school any time that physical distancing, of at least 6 feet, is not possible. This includes both indoors and outside. However, as could be imagined we are finding that wearing the masks continuously in hot weather is not particularly comfortable. Since April, when we made masks outside a requirement, we have always encouraged students to tae masks breaks as needed and our students have become experts at creating space so that they can lower their mask and have a break. This will continue, as will encouraging students to play games and participation activities that allow for distancing so that masks can be taken off safely. These include games and activities where the students are in motion and close contact is incidental (tag, soccer, etc) or where they can space themselves out (jackpot, hopscotch). That being said, some games and activities do not lend themselves to distancing (playing in the sand, basketball), for that reason, if students are participating in these activities, they are required to be masked. Students will also be required to wear there masks when entering and leaving the school and who lining up at the stakes to go inside. We feel that this balance will ensure the safety of everyone at school, while at the same time providing comfort.
We have been lucky enough to remain in full face-to-face instruction since September and have had a variety of extracurricular and student activities throughout the year. We are planing some of our usual year end events. All of this hinges on maintaining a safe environment and adhering to the requirements put forth by health. We want to thank all of our families for their support and encouragement throughout the year. It has been a very strange and, at times, difficult year, and we could not have done it without your support. It is our sincere hope that the fall will look a lot more normal than this fall did, together we can make that happen.
Bike Rodeo was a Huge Success!
It was a roaring success ad everyone had an amazing time. This was largely due to the amazing job that our grade 6s did in leading the teams and the stations. They made the days amazing for everyone who participated. We are so thankful to have such an amazing group of students who made the event so enjoyable for everyone involved. All of the participants were amazing as well. It is very clear that most of our students spend a great deal of time on their bikes. This group was one of the strongest groups we have ever had participate in bike rodeo. I hope that everyone learned a lot about bike safety, but also had a great time. We can't wait for next year!
Dissections in Biology
- Star Fish
- Grass Frogs
The students did a lot of learning and developed their dissections skills at the same time.
WARNING: Pictures are a little bit graphic.
SRC Spirit Week June 14-18
Extra Curricular Drop In Games
Slip, Slap and Slop
- Slip on a shirt (Covering up as much as possible).
- Slopping on some sunscreen.
- Slapping on a hat.
- Seeking shade on a regular basis.
- Sliding on some shades.
Porcupine Plain ParticipAction
PPCS Canoe Club Project
June 14, 15, 16 - Elementary Greenwater Days (stay tuned for details).
June 17 - Virtual Awards Day (stay tuned)
June 21, 22, 23- High School Greenwater Days (stay tuned for details).
June 24 and 25 - Final Exams (Stay Tuned for a Schedule)
June 25 - Grad (Stay Tuned)
June 28 - Last Day of Classes
June 29/30 - No Classes