Week of May 30, 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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Casual Custodians Needed Starting Pay $17.38/hr
Anyone who had the pleasure of working with Gwen either as a colleague or as a student will tell you that they are a better human being for having crossed paths with Gwen Levick. When you were with Gwen she made you feel like you were all that mattered in that moment. She helped students, who didn;t always feel like they had an ally, know that they had one in her. In all the years I worked with Gwen I never heard her complain about her work or about the students she worked with. Like all staff, she would mention the stressors of the day (which are occasionally our students) but would always end the conversation by affirming that no matter how frustrated she was, she loved and respected the student as a human being. Her students all knew this and were able to let their guard down and let Mama Gwen in. For that reason, she was able to reach and work with students on a level that I was and always will be in awe of, and truthfully there is a degree of envy for the relationships that she built with students, staff, and families.
Gwen was one in a million, but she was the one we should all strive to be. Throughout her own struggles with health, she never missed an opportunity to ask how my mom was doing, knowing my mom had some health struggles of her own. Gwen always put others first and never asked for anything in return. In fact, her only fault may have been that she struggled with accepting praise for the work she did. When I would point out something amazing she had done, she would just shrug and say, "that's my job.", even when what she had done went so far and above "her job".
Gwen was a fixer. If something or someone was broken, she was first in line to get it fixed up. Many times, she could tell when the staff needed a fix-up and she would bring food. SO MUCH FOOD and it was so delicious. If you walked in the staffroom and there was food on the table, 90% chance you had Gwen to thank for it. Even in that, her humility came first. She would say, "It's a new recipe, I'm not sure how it will taste." That's how you know you were in for something extra delicious.
Gwen was so much more than a colleague to me and to everyone she worked with. A couple of staff members and myself were lucky enough to spend some time with her, Dwight, and Rebecca a couple of weeks ago. We sat in her room and told so many stories and had so many laughs together. Even then Gwen made sure that we all had enough to eat and drink. When I left, I was struck by how, as her body began to fail, her spirit only grew stronger.
Gwen was, without question, one of the greatest, most loyal, most loving, most genuine, most generous human beings I will ever have the privilege of meeting. Gwen was everything that we should all strive to be. A world full of Gwen's would be a far better world. I am so very sad that our time with Gwen was so short, but my heart truly rejoices in having known her and having had the privilege of working with her. I want to thank Dwight, Trevor, and Rebecca for sharing her with us. Rest easy Gwen, yours was a life that was very well lived.
PAA Seeking Projects
Seen Around PPCS (and Beyond)
PE 56 Kick Ball
Paint Night Was Blast
Bike Rodeo 2022
On the day of the bike rodeo please ensure that:
- You put sunscreen on your child.
- Your child brings a water bottle.
- Your child has a bike and helmet (all riders require a helmet to participate).
- Your child is wearing closed-toed shoes (preferable running shoes).
We are looking forward to much more normal look to our bike rodeo.
Male and Female Athlete of the Week
This week's male athlete of the week is Cruz Reed. Cruz is a man of many talents, not the least of which is his incredible ability to solve Rubix cubes with unreal speed. Cruz is also a very talented baseball and hockey player.
Congratulations to both our winners, thank you for your contribution to our school community.
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.
Lost and Found is Growing
Hot Lunches are Back!!
Awana Kids Club
For Kindergarten-Grade 6!
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!