For the Week of Oct 17, 2022
Working together; succeeding together.
We acknowledge the harm of colonialism and the residential school system and commit to working together toward reconciliation and forging a better path forward.
Remembering Mr. and Mrs. Digness
Mr. Digness was one of the most genuine, gentle people that I have ever worked with. He approached his work with a great sense of pride and humility. Pride in a job well done, in that he always made sure that we had an amazing place in which to work and learn, and humility in that he always said that the school was the student's second home. He understood that students make messes, especially when they are excited and learning. He never complained about his work and always went the extra mile for students, especially those who found school challenging. In fact, over the years, Mr. And Mrs. Digness employed a variety of students who may have otherwise found it difficult to find work. Mr. Digness was very patient but held people to a high standard of integrity and loyalty, both of which he adhered to in his relationships with others. In fact, Mr. Digness was viciously loyal and would not stand for anyone bad-mouthing the school or anyone in it (staff and students alike).
Both Mr. and Mrs. Digness were so very proud of their family and would often chat about their accomplishments. They were especially proud, one Remembrance Day, when we were able to display the service uniform of their son Clinton. Wilfred hung it with great care in a place of high traffic and was more than willing to chat with anyone about it. This was true of all their children and grandchildren, they loved them dearly and loved to tell stories about them.
It was this genuine kindness and love that Mr. and Mrs. Digness extended to all of the students at PPCS that earned them the respect of the students. If a mess was made that was out of line, all I had to do was mention that it meant more work for Mr. and Mrs. Digness and it would, more than likely, never happen again. Mr. and Mrs. Digness loved the students, and the students loved them.
We refer to the people who helped build our school culture as builders and Mr. and Mrs. Digness were certainly builders. They helped to build an environment of mutual respect and respect for a hard day's work. Thank you to Mr. and Mrs. Digness, thank you for your years of service, and most importantly thank you for sharing and caring so genuinely, you will forever be remembered.
Paper Report Card Request
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
The SRC is Supporting Cancer Awareness in October
Every Friday we are also asking all staff and students to wear pink in support of all those who have or are battling cancer.
Health Science - Pickle Dissections
Extra Curricular Fees
Next Staff vs. Student is Oct 28
Music Lessons in Porcupine Plain
Oct 17- Retakes, Grad Photos and Grade 11 pics.
Oct 17 - RCMP doing a CyberSafety talk for grades 7-12
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
Practice Thursday 3:30-5:30
Junior A @ Naicam on Wednesday
Junior B @ Home on Wednesday.
Sr. Girls Vball
Practice Monday 6-8pm, Thurs 7-8:30am
Game @ Hudson Bay on Tuesday
Tournament @ Naicam Friday and Saturday
Tues and Wed practice 3:30-5:00
Junior Girls (B) Vball