Bear Blast

For the Week of April 3, 2023

Working together; succeeding together.

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As treaty people, we acknowledge the privilege and honor of sharing Treaty 6 territory with the traditional inhabitants; the Cree, Dene, Nakota, Sauteaux, Ojibway, and Metis Nation, Eastern Region II. We are thankful that we can use this land and all that it offers for our sustenance and the sustenance of our families.

We acknowledge the harm of colonialism and the residential school system and commit to working together toward reconciliation and forging a better path forward.

Happy Easter

It is almost impossible to believe that Easter Break is already here. The year has gone so quickly. What a year it has been. Having fully emerged from the pandemic, we have returned to what we once new as normal and have enjoyed the many things that we missed over the last 2 years.

This is a fitting time to reflect on that. For those that observe Easter from a religious perspective, the last 40 days have been a time of fasting and charity. It has been a time of self-denial, to deepen our connection with ourselves, our families, and our faith. This is fitting as I think the last 2 years have been a long (albeit not always by our choice) period of self-denial. It was a time when we did not do all that we wanted to do and at the time that created suffering on a variety of levels. However, like the suffering of lenten sacrifices, it was not in vain. It has led us to deeply appreciate the small things that we had, perhaps, taken for granted in past. Like lent, it ended with a type of Easter, a new beginning, a fresh start, a new birth. We have emerged with a greater sense of our need for each other and a greater appreciation for the small traditions that quietly filled our time. It is wonderful and has made the experiences, as we experience them for the first time in a long time all the more wonderful.

It is my hope that this Easter, we can once again experience more things for the first time in a long time and fully embrace our time with each other. From my family to yours, Happy Eatser!

Seen Around PPCS

Пасхальне яйце

Thank you to Mrs. Patchin for once again leading the charge in making Ukrainian Easter eggs. All students K-6 will get a chance to do eggs. This year we have opened it up to high school students as well. The students learn some amazing history and tradition and create some beautiful works of art at the same time.

Learning Made Visible


PAA 7 Top Battle Championship

April 2, 2023

Cordwood Spiel 2023

Huge thanks to the Chase Place Arena for allowing us to use the cordwood ice. On Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday of this last week we took our grade 4-12 students to curl. This year we were able to access three days (thank you to everyone who helped to get the cordwood rings in early this year); allowing us to have a 4-6 spiel, a 7-9 spiel, and a 10-12 spiel. This allowed the students to play upwards of 8-9 games throughout the day. Extra special thanks to Chantel Norum and all of the volunteers who helped to serve food in the kitchen. The feedback that we got from the students was that they were an awesome three days. We are grateful to have this in our community and are so thankful that Chase Place Arena partners with us to make this a reality for the students.

Hot Lunch Punch Cards

Bear Bites is happy to introduce a punch card program for our hot lunches at the school. For $20, families can purchase a punch card good for 5 meals. They can be purchased online using the button below. If you would prefer to pay cash, please have your child bring the money to Mrs. Smith at the front office. We will keep the cards at the Bear Bites canteen and punch them when your child gets a meal.

Please allow 2 school days to process punch card purchases.

Bear Bites Punch Card Draw

Each month, we will put all of the finished punch cards into a draw for a free lunch.

The winner for the month of March is

Next Staff vs. Student is

April 5

Upcoming Events

SRC Spirit Week After the Break

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Basketball All Star

We are very excited to have two of our students accepted to play as part of the Senior All-Star Classic this weekend in Saskatoon. Ferdinand Fransisco and JB Antazo were a part of the event on Sunday, April 2. We are very proud of both young men's accomplishments, they are a great example of how hard work, determination, and commitment to excellence can pay off. JB and Ferdi were part of the 2023 Silver Medal team as well. Thank you for being amazing role models in our school.
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Volunteers and Athletes of the Month

The volunteer for this month is none other than our very own PPCS Principal. Mr. Mielke has been a big contributor in organizing and running the kitchen canteen for our last couple of sporting events. Students enjoy being in there working along side him and picking up some life skills about cooking, prep and meal planning along the way. He is also now coaching Jr NBA which our younger students are excited about. Thank you for your leadership and support for Bears Athletics.

Athlete of the month is Kayden Wasylyk. He has shown a huge amount of growth and improvement over a season and a half in playing with the Sr. team. He asks questions, tries to do things correctly and is dedicated to improving his shooting and footwork. He wants to be a good player and works hard to be just that. Good job Kayden

Athlete of the month is Cruze Reed. Cruze is just coming into basketball but seems to be enjoying it to the point where he is found in the gym with a ball in his hands on most days that end in Y. His size, speed, and competitiveness make him an asset to his team. Congrats Cruze.

Team Schedules

Junior Badminton

Grade 7 - Mondays 4:30-5:30

Grade 8/9 - Mondays 5:30-6:30

Junior NBA (Grade 3456 Basketball)

Grade 3/4 Girls will practice Mondays at 3:30

Grade 3/4 Boys will practice Tuesdays at 3:30

Grade 5/6 Boys will practice Tuesdays at 3:30

Grade 5/6 Girls will practice Wednesdays at 3:30.

Home Games

** Games may start earlier if teams arrive, our goal is to get them home as early as possible.

Hot Lunches

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Jigs and Carolines are Back

Once again, Jigs and Carolines will be offering hot lunches on Wednesday and Friday. Please order directly from them. Please note:



It's going to be a #wonderFULLyear