Bear Blast

Week of Jan 24, 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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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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We Made it Half Way

Very soon term 2 will come to a close and term 3 will begin. This, historically, would mark the beginning of a new semester; this means that we have officially made it halfway. I once read an article that the perception that time moves faster as you get older is a real thing. Scientifically speaking, it is because as we age a year becomes a smaller and smaller portion of our lives (i.e. when you are 5 a year is 20% of your life, but when you are 50 it drops to only 2%). I would say that COVID has further enhanced this phenomenon. This year has quite literally flown by in a blur. Until recently, we have experienced a fairly normal year and for that, we are very grateful.


As we head into semester 2/term 3 we have much to look forward to. Eventually, extra curr travel will resume, 3456 basketball will start up, literacy week activities are coming, foyer furniture is back, the foosball tables are getting a much-needed overhaul and a fresh set of classes is about to start. I think that as much as we have developed resiliency we have also developed a great sense of hope. I can't wait to see what term 3 has in store.


Stay tuned for the release of term 2 report cards. If you would prefer a paper copy of your child's report card, please click the button below and complete the request form.

Final Exam Schedule

January 26 - WAM 10

January 28 - History 10

Supporting Students Who Must Isolate

When students are required by health to isolate at home, PPCS will continue to support their learning at a distance.

  • The teacher will reach out to let you know the format of delivery (paper copies or digital).
  • The work provided may not match the work done in class, especially if the classwork is discussion-based.
  • TO avoid overwhelming you and your child, we will only send new work when completed work is sent back to the teacher.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the school. It is very important that students learning continues during periods of mandatory isolation.

New Website

The School Community Council of our website contains all of our meeting minutes so that our families can be kept up to date. Our meetings are open to anyone who would like to attend, contact the school for details. Look under the Our School Tab for more info.
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Healthy Snack Ideas

Pretzel chips are a great alternative to traditional chips. They are available at our co-op and I know that our kids love them, especially dipped in Dilly Dip.
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Vaccine Requirement

As per NESD AP309, as of Dec 6, anyone entering the school, other than incidentally, will have to show proof of vaccination or proof of a negative test in the last 48h. This includes things such as volunteering for events, being a spectator at a sporting event or special event, or any other reason that would have you interacting with students or staff for 15 minutes or longer.

Incidental visits, such as dropping off or picking up students, dropping off lunches, etc do not require proof of vaccine or negative test. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the school.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding.

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Make it Sow Fundraiser

REMEMBER THAT ORDERS ARE DUE ON TUESDAY JAN 26!


Do you plan on planting a garden? Of course you do. We can help! Well, we can at least help with seeds.

PPCS is partnering with Make It Sow Inc. to provide an opportunity for our families to get the jump on spring and buy their garden and flower seeds.

All proceeds from this fundraiser will help to support extracurricular travel and field trips.


Visit https://makeitsow.com/shop/#code-submission (or click the button below).

The group code is porcupine_plain_comprehensive_2022


It can be a little bit glitchy. If it doesn't work at first, try closing your browser and try again.


Thank you in advance for your support.


Orders are due Jan 24th.

Citrus Fundraiser is Coming

We have just completed our registration for the Fersters Citrus fundraiser. Fresh oranged and grapefruits will very soon be ready to order. Stay tuned!

Seen Around PPCS (and Beyond)

PAA 7 Cutting Boards

Purple Day

Showing our support for those who are battling cancer now or in the past.

This One is For the Older Bears

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Upcoming Events

Jan 26-Feb 1 - Family Literacy Week

Jan 26 and 27 - Kevin Miller Virtual Author Visit

Jan 28 - Term 2 ends

Jan 31 and Feb 1 - No School (SIP DAY)

Feb 2 - Term 3 Begins

Feb 11 - Jump Rope for Heart Event

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Extra Curr Travel

As most of you know, the NESD put a pause on all out of community travel for extra curr. This was done in response to the rapidly spreading Omicron variant. The pause on extracurricular travel will continue for at least another week.

Athletes of the Week

I want to take this week to highlight all of our basketball athletes. Our Junior and Senior teams have been on pause in terms of travel and most recently, due to multiple exposures, our 3456 basketball startup will have to be paused. This was not the season we had hoped for, for our athletes who have already given up a lot over the last 2 years. We remain hopeful that our season will be able to resume. Thank you for the continued patience and understanding of our athletes and coaches.

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.
  • Provide proof of vaccination or a negative test (48h).
  • You wear a mask at all times when in the building
  • Sanitize your hands upon entering and frequently while in the building
  • Complete our contact tracing list upon entry
  • Show our Bears how awesome they are by cheering loudly (albeit through a mask).

Hot Lunches are Back!!

Youth Group (Beyond Discovery)

Youth Group is running Fridays at 8:00pm 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!

New COVID Protocols

There has been some confusion regarding some of the new COVID protocols in the last few days. I wanted to take a moment to clarify some of the points. Please always refer to the most recent communication from NESD or PPCS.

If you receive a letter from the school or health explaining that your child has been close contact...

  • If your child is fully vaccinated (at least 2 weeks from their 2nd dose). They can attend school and all activities as long as they are symptom-free.
  • If your child is not or is unable to be fully vaccinated, they can attend school as long as they are symptom-free but must isolate from all extracurricular (school and non) activities for a period of 10 days from exposure.
  • We strongly recommend using rapid testing to monitor status, regardless of symptoms.
  • If your child becomes symptomatic, regardless fo vaccine status, you should contact 811 and follow their instructions.

A Letter From NESD

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