Bear Blast

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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Slava Ukraini! Слава Україні! Героям слава!

All of the PPCS school community wishes to extend our thoughts and prayers to all of the people of Ukraine and especially their families here in our communities, our province, and our country.

Casual Custodians Needed Starting Pay $17.38/hr

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.
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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

Is there anyone in town wanting to build a detached garage this summer / fall? Would you be interested in having the senior Industrial Arts class build it or be involved in some capacity? We are always looking for authentic ways to involve our kids in learning and in the community. If you are interested, please call the school, and ask for Mr. Riley.

Seen Around PPCS (and Beyond)

Upcoming Events

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

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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.
  • 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.

Lost and Found is Growing

We have a substantial amount of stuff in our lost and found again. Please have a look and have your child pick up what belongs to them. We will take it all to New 2 U on Friday, May 27.

Hot Lunches are Back!!

Youth Group (Beyond Discovery)

Youth Group has wrapped up for the season. They look forward to connecting again in the fall.

Awana Kids Club

Awana has wrapped up for the season. See you next fall!

Call Heidi at 306-278-7883 or Desi at 306-865-6350 if you have any questions!

Welcome back to #bestyearever