Bear Blast

Week of Dec 13, 2021

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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We are looking for Basketball Officials

- training provided

- $36/game

- safe environment to learn and develop your skills.

Contact Dan Bloski at the school (306) 278 2288 or

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.

Casual EAs Needed

Do you want to work with some of the best students in the world? We are looking for casual EAs to join our team. When days come up, you are given the choice to accept or not, so you can work as often as you like. For more information contact the school or click the button below.
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It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

It is most definitely Christmas at PPCS. The tree is trimmed, music is in the air, and Christmas dinner is on its way. That is right, Christmas dinner 2021 is a go. This Friday we will have our first Christmas dinner in almost 2 years. It will look a little different, but it is something that our students wanted and so we did our best to make it happen. Huge thanks to Lutz Logging for once again sponsoring the event. Lutz Logging has been sponsoring our Christmas dinner for several years, it is their generosity that makes the event possible. This year it will be a little different in that students will enjoy the meal in their classrooms rather than the foyer. Teachers will serve the students, as they always have. The menu will also look a little different. We will not have turkey this year, but rather ham. We will not have perogies, but we will have potato casserole. We will have corn and buns, as always along with cookies and juice boxes. Huge thanks to our SCC; Blaire Kirkland, Jayme Musikov, Kendra Smith, Megan Hoffus, Alicia Curle, and Melissa Christianson for agreeing to come in and help ensure that the meal gets out to the students. It is our hope that we can return to our traditional meal next year, but we are so thankful to have it in any form this year. A lot of people have put a lot of work into making it happen and we are very thankful for their work. Mrs. Irving and Mrs. Steiestol have done a lot of planning and several staff members have helped to begin putting the meal together. We are so happy that we can bring back more of our traditions and increase the feeling of normal for our students.

It has been a tough couple of years and every chance to get back to normal is much appreciated.

From Leslie, Amanda, Noah, and Myself I want to wish, all those who celebrate a very Merry Christmas and all the best in the New Year.

New Website

PPCS has renewed its website. Although it may look a little different, all of the information is the same. We hope that our new layout will be easier to navigate for our families. To access Edsby, you will click in the upper right corner. Edsby will be our main communication tool for most things pertaining to the school, while the website will be our more public face. As always, if you have any questions, please contact the school.

As a fun way to make sure people are checking out our website, send the answers to the following questions to to be entered into a drawl. Mr. Mielke will buy the winner free lunch from Carolines or Jigs. We will make the draw the first Friday we are back. The questions are:

1) When did Mr. Mielke move to the North East?

2) Where did Mrs. Irving teach before coming to Porcupine?

3) Who is the treasurer of the SCC?

4) Who are 3 of our community partners?

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Healthy Snack Ideas

Do you like gummy candies? Of course, you do, who doesn't? If you like gummies but not all the sugar, then perhaps oven-dried strawberries are for you.
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Vaccine Requirement

As per NESD AP309, as of Dec 6, anyone entering the school, other than incidentally, will have to show proof of vaccination or proof of a negative test in the last 48h. This includes things such as volunteering for events, being a spectator at a sporting event or special event, or any other reason that would have you interacting with students or staff for 15 minutes or longer.

Incidental visits, such as dropping off or picking up students, dropping off lunches, etc do not require proof of vaccine or negative test. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the school.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding.

SRC Corner

The 12 Days of Christmas!!

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Seen Around PPCS (and Beyond)


The girls have just wrapped up their time in the home ec room. They have been very successful in learning about baking and sewing. They created Christmas basking trays and hand sewed Kindergarten creations. Don't tell the kindergartens yet, the girls will be giving them their gifts this week.

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Christmas Pageant 2021

We released our virtual Christmas Pageant last Thursday. Huge shout out to everyone who put the work into pulling it off, especially Mrs. Brezionski and the grade 6 class. Huge shout out as well to our elementary grades for their musical contribution and to Quilly Willy Early Learning and Childcare Center for their contribution. We hope that next year we will be back to an in-person show, it will be spectatcular.

Basketball Season in Full Swing

Lost and Found

Last call. A lot of the lost and found items have FOUND their way home. We still have a few left. We will take them to New 2 U after Friday.

Upcoming Events

Dec 17 - Last Day of Classes/Christmas Dinner

Dec 20-Jan 2 - Christmas Break

Jan 3 - First Day of Classes

Jan 28 - Term 2 ends

Jan 31 and Feb 1 - No School (SIP DAY)

Feb 2 - Term 3 Begins

Feb 11 - Jump Rope for Heart Event

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Athletes of the Week

This week's Female Athlete of the Week is Kamryn Stegemann. Kamryn is an all-around athlete. She played on our Senior Girls Volleyball team and is currently on our Senior Girls Basketball team. Kamryn also plays hockey and is an active member of our SRC. In her spare time, Kamryn also takes a full academic course load. She is a great role model in our school.

This week's Male Athlete of the Week is Eric Yu. Eric is a member of our Senior Boys Basketball team. Eric does what needs to be done to get his team the W and is a great defender on the court.

Congratulations to both our athletes and thank you for being an awesome part of the Bears family!

Volunteer Spotlight

This week we would like to highlight Aubree Rosvold. When there is a job to get done, Aubree is someone who you can count on. As part of our SRC, she is the first person to volunteer for a job and ensures that it gets done right. Thank you, Aubree, for all that you do for our school ensuring that all the students at PPCS have a fun and exciting learning environment.

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.
  • Provide proof of vaccination or a negative test (48h).
  • You wear a mask at all times when in the building
  • Sanitize your hands upon entering and frequently while in the building
  • Complete our contact tracing list upon entry
  • Show our Bears how awesome they are by cheering loudly (albeit through a mask).

Hot Lunches are Back!!

Youth Group (Beyond Discovery)

Youth Group is running Fridays at 8:00pm 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!

When Should I Keep My Child Home?

With the new orders released last week, exempting school-age students from the mandatory self-isolation (to attend school only) we want to reiterate the importance of students staying home when they are not well. We understand that child care can be an issue for some of our families (especially short notice), but for the safety of all of our students, staff, and families we would ask that you not send your child to school (regardless of cause) if they...

  • Have a fever.
  • Are coughing (more than just occasional)
  • Sneezing (more than just occasional)
  • Have an excessively runny nose (have to blow their nose multiple times a day).
  • Vomiting (outside of motion sickness)

The principle that we use is that if a student is expelling something from their body, they should likely stay at home until it stops.

Our teachers are fully prepared to support students at home who are required to isolate or who are sick for extended periods of time.

If students are at school and displaying any of the above symptoms or any other COVID symptoms, parents will be asked to come and get them and take them home. We will then work with the families to determine when it will be safe for the child to return to school (in many cases, it is when the symptoms have stopped).

We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause to our families, but feel that in light of the new health orders, it is needed to ensure that all students, staff, and families are safe and that face to face learning can continue at PPCS.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this, please contact us at the school at any time.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the new health orders, we would encourage you to contact the Saskatchewan Health Authority or your local MLA.

We recognize the challenges of the ever changing situation, but remain committed to the idea that...together, we got this

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