Week of Feb 7, 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.
Casual Custodians Needed
Thank You to Mr. Rye, Mrs. Samalla and Mrs. Antazo
I am preaching to the choir when I say that I am pretty much done with shoveling snow. With that in mind, I want to dedicate this issue to the Bear Blast to our custodians; Mr. Rye, Mrs. Samalla, and Mrs. Antazo. They work tirelessly to create a learning environment that is welcoming and safe for everyone. All of the regular duties have stayed the same throughout the pandemic, and the added work of cleaning and sanitizing was added on. This winter, excess snow removal has also been a constant for them. Even under all of this pressure they greet all staff and students with a smile and will often go the extra mile even when they are not asked. Mr. Rye, Mrs. Samalla, and Mrs. Antazo are critical members of our learning team and we are so grateful to have such consummate professionals. Our school is spotless, our sidewalks are clean and ice-free and everything is kept in working order. It truly amazes me how they juggle everything they need to do. Unfortunately, we do not have a lot of substitute custodians and so when one of them is sick, the other two have to pick up that slack as well. They somehow manage to get it all done, but I don't think anyone can keep that up. If you know of anyone, or if you yourself are looking to be part of an amazing team, please contact the school.
If you see Mr. Rye, Mrs. Samalla, or Mrs. Antazo this week, please take a moment to stop and thank them for all that they do to make our school an awesome place to be.
Supporting Students Who Must Isolate
- 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.
Healthy Snack Ideas
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.
Citrus Fundraiser Feb 7-17
School Clothing Error
Seen Around PPCS (and Beyond)
5/6 PE Floor Hockey Playoffs
We Want Fans in the Stands
- 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!!
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!
New COVID Protocols
- Students who are positive (PCR or Rapid Test) must isolate for 5 days or 48h after symptoms, whichever is longer.
- Students who are exposed DO NOT have to isolate regardless of vaccination status unless they are symptomatic.
- We continue to encourage families to use the rapid tests (we have lots), but you are no longer required to report the results to us.