Bear Blast

Week of March 29, 2021

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Working together; succeeding together.

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A Time of New Beginnings, with Cautious Optimism

Spring is a time of new beginnings. The cold expanse of winter has come to an end, life is returning (both from afar and anew). For those who celebrate, it is also Easter; a time of the greatest new beginning and new life. It is then, very fitting that we find ourselves in a time of new beginnings when it comes to this virus that has shackled us for so long. Many people in our communities and beyond have received their first doses of the vaccine, this has created a sense that we can breathe again, that life can begin to return to normal. It is a time of new freedoms both courtesy of the weather and of our fight against this virus. However, I beg you to be cautious. We can see the light, but we are not at the end yet. If you are following what is happening in Regina and surrounding communities you know that we are not completely safe from the impacts of this virus that we all felt not too long ago. We are blessed to be able to remain in face-to-face instruction and to even have some extracurricular starting up. We must all be aware that this did not happen by fluke chance; it happened because we are all being vigilant, cautious, and responsible. I ask you most sincerely, over the Easter break, to continue this vigilance, caution, and responsibility. It is our hope that we can continue as we are from now until June and be able to celebrate with our grads on June 25, and we will if we all do our parts. This Easter break enjoy the renewal of life that is all around us and get out ad enjoy the beauty of nature in our backyard, but please, whatever you do, do so carefully and in a COVID responsible manner. It will only take 1 weakness in our armor to bring all that we have built over the last several months crashing down.

From Leslie, Amanda, Noah and myself; Happy Easter!

Extracurricular Update

Badminton schedules have been posted on the white boards by the bus doors.

Practices will start after Easter.

Students must have their own goggles (available at the Co-op hardware store if you need to purchase).

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Our Book Fair Was a Success

Thank you to everyone who supported our virtual book fair.

Our goal was to have $1000.00 in sales and we surpassed that goal.

Your purchases earned our library $170.00 in free books, some of which are given away as prizes and some will help to build our collection.

Thank you to everyone who tuned in for our family nights. Stay tuned for future "Story Time with Mr. Mielke".

Grad Raffle

GET YOUR TICKETS SOON - we are over 80% sold out!!!!!

Yes, we are having a grad. The Class of 2021 is happy to announce that we will have an outdoor event on June 25, 2021. It will be a private ceremony for only grads, families, staff and special guests.

The Class of 2021 is hosting its annual Mother's Day Grad Raffle. They are raffling off a pair of Hilberg and Burke sparkle ball earrings (est value = $200 - the photo is not the actual earrings).

Tickets are $10 each or 3 for $25. Contact a member of the grad class or the school for more details.

PPCS Canoe Club Project

It has been said that we live in God's country. Many guests that visit our school comment on how lucky we are to live where we do and they are right. We live just a few kilometers away from beautiful lakes and we want to be able to utilize them more. Currently, the NESD has a set of canoes that are available to all schools, but with 20+ schools, securing them can occasionally be challenging and we find that we can't have them as often as we would like. For that reason, PPCS is developing a canoe club plan which would see us have our own set of canoes (and hopefully someday kayaks) and a trailer to transport them, that could be used by our students to explore our lakes, both local and beyond. We are currently looking into some grants that are available and hope to have the project off the ground in the very near future. If you are interested in more information or to support the project in any way, contact the school at 278 2288.

Seen Around the School

The best part of my day is when I can cruise around to the classrooms and see what is happening. Let me tell you from first hand experience, there are amazing things happening in our classrooms.

Some of the Go Out and Play Passport Winners

Upcoming Events

NO SCHOOL FRIDAY APRIL 2

April 2 - 9 Easter Break

April 21 - Block 4 begins

June 25 - Grad (Stay Tuned)

Caroline's Hot Lunch

Unfortunately due to COVID restrictions, we had to make the difficult decision to shut down our Bear Bites (hot lunch) program for now. We know that this was an inconvenience for many families. This is why we are so excited to let you know about a program that Caroline's restaurant is starting. Many of you may have read about it on Facebook. Please see below for more information. All orders must be placed directly with Carolines.
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Youth Group (Beyond Discovery

Youth group is open to all students in grades 7-12.

Youth group is hosted Friday nights at the youth room at QCP.

Contact Heidi Leech or Mrs. Wasyliw if you have any questions.

What is different at PPCS?

PPCS COVID-19 Parent Guide

Please read the attached document which outlines the start-up and safety plans for PPCS (and all NESD schools). There is some school-specific information at the end of the document.

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