Bear Blast

Week of April 25, 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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Slava Ukraini! Слава Україні! Героям слава!

All of the PPCS school community wishes to extend our thoughts and prayers to all of the people of Ukraine and especially their families here in our communities, our province, and our country.

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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And Then It Was Term 4

A couple of years ago I read an article about how time seems to move faster as we get older. There is actually a scientific basis for this. As you get older, a year represents a smaller and smaller percentage of your total life. For example, when you are 10, a year represents a full 10% of your life, when you reach my age. that number drops to only 2.4% (I'll let you do the math). I think that, even without science, we can all attest to time speeding up. That has been especially true for me in the PC (post-COVID) era.

This year has flown by, we are already in term 4 (the home stretch). For our grade 12s, there will be more lasts; their last first day of term 4, their last Greenwater day, and many more. I want to dedicate this Bear Blast to the class of 2022. It has been a somewhat normal year, comparatively, and hopefully a grad that looks like what we remember. That being said, like all of our students, the class of 2022 has been an exceptional group of young men and women who have and continue to show incredible leadership in our school. They were incredibly understanding and cooperative throughout the COVID craziness, aside from a few double canister gas masks and grumpily conceding to some of our requirements. We look to our grade 12s to set the tone in the high school wing and this group has done a fantastic job of showing all of our students how PPCS is a family, fully equipped with occasionally frustrating younger siblings. I have spent almost my entire career in K-12 schools and cannot speak highly enough about the multiple benefits of this type of setup for all students. Although we could not do all of the activities (particularly the buddy activities) that we normally do, this year's senior class has set a great example of hard work (mostly) and dedication to excellence in all that they do, both in and out of school. We were approached by a community member a couple of weeks ago about the possibility of some grade 12s who would be looking for work. They said they needed someone who was not afraid of hard work, a quick learner and was dependable. I can tell you that the list was not short. In fact, for many of our seniors, those are the words that I would use to describe them. That is not to say that they are super human and without their shortcomings, but as the saying goes, "let he is who free of sin cast the first stone"; none of us are without flaws.

I will save my advice and more accolades for the commencement address at grad, but to the class of 2022 I say this, you will be missed, you have made a difference, and you have been a builder of our school. Thank you.

Welcome Mrs. Smith

We would like to welcome Mrs. Kendra Smith who has accepted the position as our admin assistant at PPCS. Mrs. Smith has filled in on a casual basis for a while now and is now full time.

Report Cards

Report cards will be published through Edsby tomorrow (Tuesday, April 26). If you would like a paper copy, please click the button below and complete the form. Paper report cards will be delivered by Friday April 29 (if not sooner).

Congrats Mr. Hamelin

Mr. Hamelin was recently honored by SHSAA for 30 years of coaching. That would represent literally 1000s of hours of time spent coaching, traveling, and competing. Thank you Mr. Hamelin for your time and dedication to our students.
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PAA Seeking Projects

Is there anyone in town wanting to build a detached garage this summer / fall? Would you be interested in having the senior Industrial Arts class build it or be involved in some capacity? We are always looking for authentic ways to involve our kids in learning and in the community. If you are interested, please call the school, and ask for Mr. Riley.

Seen Around PPCS (and Beyond)

Community Alphabet Scavenger Hunt

Upcoming Events

April 25 - Term 4 Begins

April 26 - Report Cards

May 27 - Bike Rodeo

June 16-17 - Greenwater Days (tentatively)

June 22 - Celebration of Learning (tentatively)

June 23 - Awards Night (tentatively)

June 28 - Last Day of Classes

June 29 - Grad 2022

Summer Art Classes

The U of S is offering summer classes in art. Check it out here.
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Athletes of the Week

This week's female athlete is Daveny Thorpe. Daveny played on the senior girls' Volleyball team. Daveny's coaches said that she is a positive player that wants to learn the game and strives to improve.

This week's male athlete is Vinnie Kiehn. Vinnie plays basketball and badminton as well as on the PARK Posse U18 hockey team. By his own admission, Vinnie carries Angelo on the badminton court (lol). Vinnie is a dedicated athlete who gives 100% every day. He is quiet, but when he talks it's worth listening to.

Thank you to both athletes for their contribution to our school community.

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.
  • 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.

Hot Lunches are Back!!

Youth Group (Beyond Discovery)

Youth Group is running Fridays 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!

Welcome back to #bestyearever