Bear Blast

Week of Feb 28, 2022

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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Slava Ukraini! Слава Україні! Героям слава!

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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

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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Mask Safe

I have very mixed emotions on the eve of Feb 28th. I am very excited that we are moving away from restrictions and returning to a sense of normal (whatever that might be), but I am also empathetic enough to know that this is not necessarily a celebration for everyone. It would be surprising to most, how many of our students are actually quite anxious about taking off the mask. Some have family members that are vulnerable, some are vulnerable themselves, some worry about getting sick and having to miss hockey or dance or skating and some are just worried and aren't sure why. We are ready for this. We knew that this would be part of emerging from the pandemic. Often when we think of cautious optimism, we only focus on the optimism and diminish the feelings of those who are cautious. We will not do that. We will support all of our students and families, regardless of their decisions around masking or any other precautions. The staff has all said that they will wear masks, at times, if it will help students feel more safe and comfortable (or if they need to feel more safe and comfortable themselves).

PPCS has always strived to be a safe place for students and that will be no different as we once again enter the uncharted waters of removing restrictions. We will continue with some distancing when possible, and extra cleaning and hand washing. We will continue to avoid whole school events, for now, but continue to optimistically look forward to a time when we can all gather as a school community again. We will respect the choices of others and more than ever will rely on our families to make choices that will help ensure the safety of all students and staff. To this end, we ask that you continue to monitor the wellness of yourself and your family and to make responsible decisions when it comes to deciding whether to send a child to school or not. As it has always been, students should attend as long as they are feeling well. We would continue to ask, that if students are displaying symptoms, they remain at home until the symptoms have passed. Rapid testing will continue to be encouraged and tests are available if needed. With the lifting of restrictions, we are left with only our conscience as our guide. I am confident that our families (who have always been so supportive) will continue to make decisions for their families that are the best for their families and for our school community as a whole.

We did this together and we will continue to grow and return to normal together. In fact we find ourselves at a unique time in history, where we can, together, define our new and better normal.

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Book Fair

Our annual book fair will be live and in-person this year!

Come on out March 8 and 9 (3 way conference nights) and check out some amazing books. Check out our book trailers below for a taste of what will be available.

Every book purchased earns rewards for our library!!!

Books make great gifts!!

New Website

We have a sign that says "Together, we got this." in our staff room. I truly believe in the synergistic power of the collective. With that in mind click the support tab under Our School to be taken n to info on the Kid's Help Phone. We all need a helping hand once in a while. Please make this information available to your children.
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Healthy Snack Ideas

Stay tuned for ideas from our Grade 89 Home Ec class.
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Citrus Fundraiser

Thank you to everyone who ordered!!

Orders should arrive in early March, stay tuned.

Jump Rope for Heart

We will hold our annual Jump Rope for Heart event on Friday, March 4, with students in grades K-6 participating in the event. We ask that all students bring a minimum $2 donation to be entered into the draw for some amazing prizes. All money will be sent to the Heart and Stroke Foundation to support their life-saving work. Thank you in advance for your support.

School Clothing Error

We are very happy with our school clothing and have received lots of positive feedback. Unfortunately due to a misunderstanding with an outside printer, our retro clothing has a not so retro logo. If you ordered retro clothing and did not get the retro logo, please contact the school and we will make sure it gets fixed.

Seen Around PPCS (and Beyond)

SRC Events

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Pink Shirt Day

Upcoming Events

Feb 28- March 4 Paper Bag Princess Week

March 4 - Jump Rope For Heart

March 8 and 9 - 3 Way Conferences (Stay Tuned)

March 8 and 9 - Book Fair!!!

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Male and Female Athletes of the Week

The female athlete of the week is Tianna Tvait. Tianna played on our volleyball and basketball teams. She is a great contributor to the teams and grew as an athlete throughout the seasons.

The male athlete of the week is Ferdiand (Fergie) Francisco. Beside dedication in the dictionary is Fergie. He gives 100% at every practice and game. As a long-term member of our basketball team, Fergie has worked very hard to improve his skill and understanding of the game.

Thank you to our athletes for all that you do for our school and school community.

Our volunteer of the week is Mr. Harbor. Mr. Harbor does many, many things around PPCS including being very instrumental in officiating. Mr. Harbor lends his talents to us as well as many other schools for football and basketball. Thank you Mr. Harbor for sharing your expertise and impartiality with us.

Jr. NBA Basketball

Tuesdays practice will be from 3:30-4:45

Thursdays practice will be from 12:10-12:45

Participants need a pair of shoes and a water bottle.

Our Tournaments will be in Melfort on March 26 and 27. Stay tuned for more details.

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.

Hot Lunches are Back!!

Youth Group (Beyond Discovery)

Youth Group is running Fridays 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!

Welcome back to #bestyearever