For the Week of March 20, 2023
Working together; succeeding together.
As treaty people, we acknowledge the privilege and honor of sharing Treaty 6 territory with the traditional inhabitants; the Cree, Dene, Nakota, Sauteaux, Ojibway, and Metis Nation, Eastern Region II. We are thankful that we can use this land and all that it offers for our sustenance and the sustenance of our families.
We acknowledge the harm of colonialism and the residential school system and commit to working together toward reconciliation and forging a better path forward.
I am always proud of our students and the amazing things that they do, both inside our walls and in our communities. This was never more true than on Saturday. Mrs. Irving and I attended the funeral of a member of our Bears family who passed away recently. The community had gathered to support the family and to celebrate a life well lived (albeit a life that was far too short). I was very moved when almost an entire class of students arrived to support their classmate. This is not easy situation to navigate, even for adults, but our students showed genuine compassion and empathy and were even able to share a laugh with their classmate. We are a Bears family and family supports each other. To the students who showed up to show their support, in whatever way they were able, thank you for being an amazing bear and for looking after our family.
Leprechauns at PPCS
On Thursday, knowing it was St. Pattie's Day on Friday, the grade 1s set leprechaun traps. We did not catch any of the little guys, but there certainly was evidence that they had been there.
Hot Lunch Punch Cards
Bear Bites is happy to introduce a punch card program for our hot lunches at the school. For $20, families can purchase a punch card good for 5 meals. They can be purchased online using the button below. If you would prefer to pay cash, please have your child bring the money to Mrs. Smith at the front office. We will keep the cards at the Bear Bites canteen and punch them when your child gets a meal.
Please allow 2 school days to process punch card purchases.
Bear Bites Punch Card Draw
Each month, we will put all of the finished punch cards into a draw for a free lunch.
The winner for the month of February if Asher Agrey
Next Staff vs. Student is
Crazy Sock Day
March 21 is Down Syndrome Awareness Day. We have two students with Down Syndrome superpowers at PPCS and we are so grateful to have them both as part of our Bears family, teaching us, inspiring us and showing us the good in every day. On Tuesday we will honor them by observing crazy sock day (often associated with Down Syndrome Awareness Day). We would invite all of our Bears family to wear their craziest socks in honor of our superheroes with Down Syndrome; Kaden and Conner.
Friday (March 24) is National Cerebral Palsy awareness day. To honor our hero Brandon, we have invited Brain Wallk to come and teach our students about their brains, how they work, and how to protect them. Brandon inspires us all every day. We would invite our Bears family to wear green for Brandon on Friday.
Senior Boys - The Road to Hoopla
They did it!
Friday and Saturday our Senior Boys did battle with Meath Park and Langham. They handled their competition well and came out victorious, securing them a spot at Hoopla. The boys will leave Thursday. We will keep a close on eye on them as they enter battle in Prince Albert. No matter what happens, we are so proud of our Bears.
Huge thanks to everyone who helped out with Regionals, these events cannot happen without the help of volunteers.
Welcome to coach Morin who has joined us from Norquay to help out for the remainder of the season.
Volunteers and Athletes of the Month
The volunteer for this month is none other than our very own PPCS Principal. Mr. Mielke has been a big contributor in organizing and running the kitchen canteen for our last couple of sporting events. Students enjoy being in there working along side him and picking up some life skills about cooking, prep and meal planning along the way. He is also now coaching Jr NBA which our younger students are excited about. Thank you for your leadership and support for Bears Athletics.
Athlete of the month is Kayden Wasylyk. He has shown a huge amount of growth and improvement over a season and a half in playing with the Sr. team. He asks questions, tries to do things correctly and is dedicated to improving his shooting and footwork. He wants to be a good player and works hard to be just that. Good job Kayden
Athlete of the month is Cruze Reed. Cruze is just coming into basketball but seems to be enjoying it to the point where he is found in the gym with a ball in his hands on most days that end in Y. His size, speed, and competitiveness make him an asset to his team. Congrats Cruze.
Grade 7 - Mondays 4:30-5:30
Grade 8/9 - Mondays 5:30-6:30
Junior NBA (Grade 3456 Basketball)
Grade 3/4 Girls will practice Mondays at 3:30
Grade 3/4 Boys will practice Tuesdays at 3:30
Grade 5/6 Boys will practice Tuesdays at 3:30
Grade 5/6 Girls will practice Wednesdays at 3:30.
Tuesday, March 14 4:30, hosting.
** Games may start earlier if teams arrive, our goal is to get them home as early as possible.
MONDAY BURGER SALE!!
We have some leftover burgers from the weekend. We will cook them up and sell them on Monday for $4.00. Students can use their punch cards to purchase burgers. We will also sell chicken caesar salads on Monday as well.
Jigs and Carolines are Back
Once again, Jigs and Carolines will be offering hot lunches on Wednesday and Friday. Please order directly from them. Please note:
ALL JIGS ORDERS MUST BE PLACED THROUGH THE GOOGLE FORM BELOW.
CAROLINES ORDERS MUST NOW BE PLACED ONLINE AS WELL.
It's going to be a #wonderFULLyear