Week of April 4, 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.
Slava Ukraini! Слава Україні! Героям слава!
Casual Custodians Needed
Spring Fever is Here !!
I traveled to Tisdale this weekend to watch my daughter dance at Tisdale Dance Experience 2022. What a stark contrast it was to be around 100s of people (many unmasked) milling about and greeting each other with hugs and handshakes. This compared to last year, cancellation. Yes, it is fair to say that new life is being breathed into all aspects of our world, both the natural and the societal.
All of this lines up with the Easter season. Easter is a time, for those who believe, of rebirth and a fresh start. This Easter season, more than any other I hope we can all take some time to emerge from the cold, darkness of winter and the lonely darkness of the pandemic into the light of new beginnings. We recently asked our students if there was anything that we did during COVID that they would like to see stick around. Largely the answer was a resounding NO, but within that, there were some small examples of things that some students appreciated and liked. As we emerge from the darkness, it is fair to say we are not likely to ever completely return to how it was before. At the risk of sounding overdramatic; like a Phoenix, we will rise better, brighter, and more grateful than ever.
I encourage you, during this season of new beginnings to take the opportunity to tweak yourself, make some changes, or perhaps even a full overhaul. We've been through the wringer and together emerged into a beautiful sunshiny day.
PAA Seeking Projects
Healthy Snack Ideas
Porcupine Plain Minor Ball
Registration for Porcupine Plain Minor Ball is now open. The deadline is April 8th (50$ late fee after the deadline)
Orientation Night will be April 6 from 5-6pm at the PPCS foyer. Everyone who is interested in playing, coaching, or managing needs to be there.
Dress Code Update
1. We ask that what our students wear be designed to conceal, not reveal, and
2. Logos, images, etc on clothing be in good taste.
We fully understand that "good taste" has a component of opinion and take that into account when making decisions. We have a dress code, not to limit student expression and creativity, but rather to help our students understand that there are standards in the world to which we are all held accountable.
That being said we have noticed articles of clothing popping up that we feel, in a school setting, are not in good taste. Several students have been wearing hoodies and shirts with the Playboy Bunny logo on them. Due to the nature of the Playboy company and especially in light of recent revelations regarding the behavior of the founder, we have decided that the Playboy Bunny logo is not in good taste, for a school setting. For that reason, we can no longer allow students to wear this logo while at school. If students are seen wearing clothing displaying the name or logo, they will be asked to change, turn it inside out, or (if no other option is available) return home to change. We want to thank families in advance for their help in this matter. As always, if you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact the school.
Seen Around PPCS (and Beyond)
Chem 30 Testing Plastics
18% carbon fiber PET-G failed after about 180lbs.
The plastics failed the heat test in the following order: 18% carbon fiber PET-G, PLA, PET-G and finally TPU.
T.B. loads the wood to test the strength. We maxed out the scale (60lbs) and had to continue with supporting the weight of Mr. Riley.
Grade 4 Art
April 7, 8, 11, 12 and 13 - SRC Spirit Week
April 7 - Moustache day (show off your craziest moustache - real or created)
April 8 - Class Color Day
Grade 12 - Pink
Grades 1 and 11 - Purple
Grades 2 and 10 - Orange
Grades 3 and 9 - Green
Grades 4 and 5 - Yellow
Grades 7 and 8 - Blue
Grade 6 and Staff - Red
April 9 - Porcupine School of Dance Recital at PPCS
April 11 - PJ Day
April 12 - Tie Dye Day
April 13 - Class Scavenger Hunt
April 14 - SIP Day (NO SCHOOL)
April 15-22 - Easter Break - NO SCHOOL
April 25 - Term 4 Begins
We Want Fans in the Stands
- 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!!
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!