Week of June 13, 2022
Working together; succeeding together.
We are priviledged to share Treaty 6 Territory traditional lands of the Cree, Dene, Saulteux, Ojibway and the Metis Nation.
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The Thing About Sunsets
My daughter loves to take pictures. Leslie and I were discussing this and whether or not we should get her a good camera. We are still unsure of what we will do, but it was interesting to think that the expensive camera that my parents bought for us when we started having our kids is far inferior to most cell phones today. Change is inevitable, as is the anxiety and trepidation that comes with change.
The picture was taken by my daughter at Greenwater Lake. She loves to take pictures of sunsets. As I sat down to write this, I came across this photo and got thinking about change and about sunsets. If we take a minute to think about it, sunsets should not be a thing of beauty, but rather terrifying. Stay with me here... we need the sun for literally everything we do, it is the only source of energy we have for our planet. When it sets, we lose the light, the energy, the warmth. So then, why are we not terrified? Of course, it is because we know that the sun will rise again tomorrow and bring with it not only the light and the energy and the warmth but also potential. As a new day dawns, there is unlimited potential for what we can do, all of the wrongs can be righted and our wanderings brought back (unless you prefer to wander, then wander you should). Essentially the sunrise is the epitome of hope made tangible and the sunset is faith that tomorrow will be a better day.
In times of change, it is important to think of this. As the sun sets the Earth is cast into darkness when our path is not clear. But with the dawning of a new day, our path is made clear again and we are given another opportunity.
As we approach the end of June this makes me think of our grads. The sun will set on one chapter of their lives and for some (and some parents) this is scary as a shadow will fall. For the last 13 years, the path has been very clearly lit and laid out before them. Now there is a time of uncertainty, things will be different, and things will change. However, like the sunset, it is only temporary. Very soon the sun will rise again on a new day, a new chapter in their lives will begin. This chapter will have unlimited potential. Like a sunrise, new horizons will be illuminated and for that our students should be very excited. We are all very excited to watch as you journey into the new day.
In closing, if you think about sunrises and sunsets, there are a lot of similarities. Both occur at the horizon (albeit in opposite directions) and both are full of vibrant color and beauty. Look at change like that. As one chapter ends see as much beauty in that as when the next chapter begins.
PAA Seeking Projects
Seen Around PPCS (and Beyond)
Mrs. Patchin, Mrs. Christianson, and the grade 3 class spent most of the morning last Wednesday planting the community garden. We can't wait to see all of the yummy food they can grow. Huge shout out to the Community Garden Committee for making this happen.
The kindergarten class, making music.
The kindergarten class, making paper.
Evac Drill and Town Clean Up
On Wednesday we did an evacuation drill and moved all of the students from PPCS to QCP place. Thank you to the understanding motorists who had to wait for us to cross McAllister Street. After we checked everyone in, we spread out and did a town clean-up. I am happy to report that the town was already very clean. Shout out to our town crew for all that they do. The students enjoyed some fresh air and did pick up some garbage. Thanks as well to the town for providing the gloves and bags.
Conner is one of our many superheroes at PPCS. Just being around Conner will make your day a little bit brighter. He loves to play with kids at recess and we found out at the bike rodeo that he loves to ride a bike, especially if Mrs. Althouse and Mrs. Leichert are chasing him. Thanks for being awesome Conner and thanks to his family for sharing him with us.
Evac Drill and Town Clean Up
June 16 - Grade 3-4 Greenwater Day
June 17 - Grade 1-2 Greenwater Day
June 17 - Kindergarten Orientation
June 21 - High School Greenwater Day (7-12)
June 22 - Celebration of Learning (tentatively)
June 23 - Awards Night
June 24 - Grade 5-6 Greenwater Day
June 23-27 - Final Exams (see the schedule)
June 27 - Free Community BBQ
June 28 - Last Day of Classes
June 29 - Grad 2022
Final Exam Schedule
June 23 PM - Precalculus 20
June 24 AM - Chemistry 30
June 24 PM - Physical Science 20
June 27 AM - History 20
We Want Fans in the Stands
- You only come if you are feeling well.
- Sanitize your hands upon entering and frequently while in the building
- Show our Bears how awesome they are by cheering loudly (albeit through a mask).
- Be considerate of the choices of others.