Bear Blast

Week of March 21, 2022

Working together; succeeding together.

We are priviledged to share Treaty 6 Territory traditional lands of the Cree, Dene, Saulteux, Ojibwaya 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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Our Hero Doesn't Wear A Cape

Brandon Thorpe is a student in grade 9 and is a hero to many in our building. Brandon faces many challenges but shows us how we should live; with genuine love and a smile on his face. Anyone who knows Brandon knows that, although he is a man of few words, he says a lot with his eyes. Brandon loves music and hanging out with the kids in his class. He finds it especially funny if any of his classmates get into trouble, which can be seen by the huge smile on his face. Brandon enjoys it (most of the time) when the teachers stop to chat and to hold his hand. He especially enjoys Mr, Hamelin's jokes (or is just being nice like the rest of us). Brandon loves to hang out in the foyer at lunch, watching and listening to all of the activity and noise around him. Often, throughout the lunch hour, students will stop to say hello or just to hold his hand.

Brandon is a builder of our school community. He has helped us to understand, appreciate and embrace differences. He teaches us that it is the differences between us that truly make us beautiful and special. He shows us that differences should not be feared, but rather we should work to understand and appreciate the things that make us all so unique. Like all of our students, the staff learns as much from Brandon as he learns from us.

Anyone who has had the pleasure of hearing Brandon's giggle can attest to the fact that it is pure joy and lifts the hearts and any and all who hear it. Some of us have also experienced Brandon's famous eye rolls or his ability to pretend he is sleeping. This is Brandon's polite way of saying, "Thanks for the visit, you can go now."

We are truly blessed that Brandon and his family allow us to share in and be a part of his journey. We are privileged to know him, work with him and most importantly learn from him every day.

Thank You Thomasgard Drilling

Huge thanks to Erik Thomasgard and Thomasgard drilling for their generous donation of a spindle sander for our woodshop program. Support like this allows us to further enhance the learning experience for all students at PPCS.

Thank You SGEU Hudson Bay Local 107

Thank you to SGEU Hudson Bay Local 107 for their generous donation to our canoe club project. We look forward to warmer weather when we can get the canoes in the water.

Cordwood is Back!!!!!

We are beyond excited to be able to once again (AFTER 2 LONG YEARS!) host our annual cordwood curling bonspiel for our grades 4-8 students on Friday, March 25, 2022. Students will be taken to the rink for the day. Lunch will be available, but students are responsible for the cost. More details will be coming this week.

Parents are more than welcome to join us and cheer on our kids.

Thank you in advance to the Chase Place Arena board for helping to make this event possible.

Healthy Snack Ideas

Stay tuned for ideas from our Grade 89 Home Ec class.
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School Clothing Error

I spoke with the clothing company. The company is securing the rights to the retro logo. They will then reprint the retro orders and send them out. There is no extra cost and there is no need to return the erroneous orders. Back orders are expected to be in within the next couple of weeks. Thank you for your patience.

Seen Around PPCS (and Beyond)

Grade 7 Social Studies

Last week we completed a simulation to show the students the impact of trade and specifically free trade agreements. They were tasked with building a tower. They had som much fun that we decided to have a full on tower build off on Friday. I think we have some engineers in the making.

Grade 89 PAA - Programming Arduinos

With the ever-increasing demand for coding skills in every workplace, we make sure all PPCS students get a taste at a young age!

All Grade 9 students are given the chance to build their Coding and Robotics skills with Arduino microprocessors.

What is an Arduino? it is a small computer that can be given instructions to do something such as turn on a light, move a motor, sense a button and much more!

Students use a laptop to code their instructions in C++ onto their Arduino. Some of the projects this year included a traffic light, a proximity alarm, a reaction time game, and more!

Grade 56 Badminton

Leprechaun Traps

`At the end of the day on March 16, the grade 1s set traps to capture leprechauns. We did not catch one, but we were close.

Hallway Art

Grade 7 PE Snow Sculptures

Upcoming Events

March 25 - Cordwood Curling

March 27 - Junior NBA Basketball Tournament in Melfort

April 9 - Porcupine School of Dance Recital at PPCS

April 14 - SIP Day

April 15-22 - Easter Break - NO SCHOOL

April 25 - Term 4 Begins

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Male and Female Athletes of the Week

We would like to congratulate Harleigh Pohl for being chosen as our female athlete of the week. Harleigh played on our junior Volleyball team and also participates in gymnastics outside of school. Harleigh was a dedicated player and is a very talented gymnast. We would also like to congratulate JB Antazo for being chosen as our male athlete of the week. JB was a huge part of or Senior Boys basketball team. He is a well-rounded athlete able to play both sides of the ball well, along with serving as a great team leader. Thank you to both of our athletes for all that you do for our school community.

Jr. NBA Basketball

The Jr. NBA basketball tournament will be in Melfort on Sunday, March 27. Games begin at 9:30 and run throughout the day until 5:30. Games will be played at the Kerry Vickar Center and at the high school (MUCC). Parents must get their child to and from the tournament. We would welcome any and all fans to come and cheer us on. We will be sending 4 teams.

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