For the Week of Nov 21, 2022
Working together; succeeding together.
We acknowledge the harm of colonialism and the residential school system and commit to working together toward reconciliation and forging a better path forward.
The Good Old Days
So, what made me think of this? It was the community dance. Huge shout our to Duane and Wade Thorpe and their crew for hosting an amazing event. As my daughter began planning for the dance (and it started weeks in advance) I was taken back to my time as a teenager (or tweenager) and remembered getting excited about dances. That got me thinking about my last high school dance. What I realized is that I don't actually remember much about it. I should have tried to take in every second, to remember every detail, but I didn't. I didn't because I didn't necessarily think about it being my last.
That got me thinking about things, "the good old days". I tried to remember the last time I went to my friend's house to watch a movie or play games (an almost weekly occurrence for most of my high school life). I can't remember, because I didn't know it was my last. I tried to think about my last high school party, my last night hanging out with my friends in dorm. I could only vaguely recall (and it's not because it was so long ago, as Mrs. Mielke would lead me to believe). It was because I didn't always know when it would be the last time.
I can clearly remember walking across the academic green at the University of Regina (a space now occupied by dormitory towers) and thinking how lucky I was and how much I would miss these days when they were over. I remember telling myself to soak it in, to experience it fully. Yet, I can't tell you anything about the last time I crossed the green. I can't even remember the last exam I took (it would have been Native Studies 100).
Too often, we are not given the privilege of knowing when the last of anything in our lives will occur. For that reason, I encourage everyone, including myself to live fully in every moment, even the seemingly mundane, because the truth is, we don't know they are the good old days until they are gone. Imagine if we treated every day as if it were going to be the good old days.
Seen Around PPCS
Hot Lunch Punch Cards
Please allow 2 school days to process punch card purchases.
8:55 - class bell rings.
9:00 - Oh Canada and morning announcements.
12:10 - lunch bell rings - grades K-3 eat and go outside at 12:30, grades 4-6 go outside and eat at 12:30
12:50 - lunch warning bell rings - students come inside
12:55 - class bell rings
3:05 - high school dismissal bell rings
3:25 - elementary dismissal bell rings
Next Staff vs. Student is Nov 25
Nov 21 - NO SCHOOL
Dec 7 - 12 Days of Christmas Begins
Dec 13 - Christmas Pageant
Dec 14 - New 2U Christmas Shopping (grades K-5)
Dec 21 - Skating and Sledding Day
Dec 22 - Christmas Dinner / Last Day of Classes
Meet Your 2022 2023 SCC
President: Blaire Kirkland
Secretary: Stacey Irving
Treasurer: Alicia Curle
Members At Large: Melissa Christianson, Kendra Smith, Megan Hoffus, Jayme Musikov
Athletes of the Month
Brynlee is a dominant multisport grade 8. Her drive and effort level are infectious which her teammates cannot help but follow. She offers an honest and constructive insight as to what her and her team does well and what they need to improve. She displays great skills as her volleyball passing is second to none. She is one of many gym rats popping in frequent to snag a ball to go outside or joining in a game of half court with the Sr. Boys. Keep up the great work Brynlee.
Desirae is in her final year of Athletics at PPCS. She is a rounded athlete with a presence on and off the court. She is no stranger to the gym and is always up for intramurals or just a quick rally with the volleyball. Desirae’s strongest contribution is perhaps her mentorship and work with our younger teams. She officiates many of our Jr. games and volunteers to help out running drills when required. Great job Desirae.
Ms. Hoffus - Volunteer of the Month
Ms. Hoffus is a sure go to for anytime we require assistance with our Athletic events. She chips in with her canteen expertise and her legendary culinary skills. She has a keen eye and not afraid to make an appearance on the volleyball officials stand. She is always down to take teams for away games if coaches are committed elsewhere. Thank you. Ms. Hoffus for all that you do for Bears Athletics and PPCS.
Sr. Girls Bball - Practice Tues 7-9pm, Wed 6-7:30pm, Thurs 7am
Jr. Boys Bball- Practice Tues 3:30-5pm, Wed 3:30,
Jr. Girls Bball - Practice Tues 3:30-5pm, Thurs 3:30-5pm