For the Week of Jan 23, 2023
Working together; succeeding together.
We acknowledge the harm of colonialism and the residential school system and commit to working together toward reconciliation and forging a better path forward.
Resolutions for 2023 Part 3
We live in a world where suffering seems to be part of our reality. Whether it be our own suffering or that of others. Whether it be great suffering or minor discomforts. We have gotten very good at turning a blind eye to the suffering of others. It is very easy and to some extent, forgivable, given that many of us have our varying degrees of suffering in our lives. However, if the last few years have taught us nothing it is that to get through suffering we need to rely on, lean on and conversely, support each other. For that reason, and especially as we arise from the ashes of the pandemic, it is imperative that we find ways to comfort others. How do we comfort others? This can be difficult and uncomfortable for us to consider, for many it would lie outside their comfort zone. The best way to address this is to find ways to lessen the burden on others. By giving as you can, especially of your time, you can lessen the suffering of others. How and what you do is up to you, simply see others through an empathetic eye and use that to use your talents to make the lives of others better. In doing so, you will find that you often decrease your own suffering as well.
Seen Around PPCS
To inspire lifelong learning and strengthen our communities.
To achieve this, we hope to produce citizens which can contribute to their communities using their own personal strengths and passions. To help our students develop their strengths and passions we offer a variety of classes both academic and practical. This week in the Bear Blast, we would like to highlight the work that occurs in our practical and applied arts classes.
Students at PPCS are required to take Practical and Applied Arts starting in grade 7 until grade 10. We continue to offer PAA to all students in grades 11 and 12 as well. Through our practical arts programming, we offer; woodworking, auto mechanics, residential wiring and electrical, welding, computer-aided design and 3D printing, outdoor education, agriculture, financial literacy, food preparation, sewing, as well as business and entrepreneurship. Through our offerings, we hope to expose our students to a variety of areas as well as give them (when possible) industry-standard experiences.
Through our practical programming, we are able to offer some services to our community such as the construction of the outdoor rink boards, shed and cabin construction for the co-op, fire pit cover construction, hot lunch 2 days a week, food for our breakfast program, Christmas Dinner for the entire school, Thanksgiving Soup for the entire school, as well as a variety of custom orders both through the shop program and on our 3D printers. We hope to show our students that high standards and expectations of excellence can help to build citizens which are not just participants in their communities, but builders.
We would like to send a shout-out to the teachers of our practical classes: Mr. Riley, Mrs. Mielke, Mrs. Brezinski, Mr. Bloski and Mr. Mielke. As educators, we use our curriculums as the foundation from which we can help to develop not just industry-specific skills, but rather life skills that students will carry with them beyond the walls of PPCS.
Bear Bites Makes Bannock
Huge Thanks to the Delmer Thorpe Memorial Draft
Hot Lunch Punch Cards
Please allow 2 school days to process punch card purchases.
8:55 - class bell rings.
9:00 - Oh Canada and morning announcements.
12:10 - lunch bell rings - grades K-3 eat and go outside at 12:30, grades 4-6 go outside and eat at 12:30
12:50 - lunch warning bell rings - students come inside
12:55 - class bell rings
3:05 - high school dismissal bell rings
3:25 - elementary dismissal bell rings
Next Staff vs. Student is Jan 27
Jan 27 - Staff vs. Student
Jan 31 - No School (SIP Day)
February 1 - Semester 2 begins.
SRC Spirit Week
Junior NBA registration is open for grades 3-6.
** Registrations due Monday! **
Sr. Boys Win Gold
Sr. Boys took 3rd place in the Melfort tournament knocking off rivals St. Brieux in a 99-93 shootout. The crew was pretty gassed but hung with PA Carlton for the first half of the game at which point they had seen enough and snuffed us out. Later met and defeated Meadow Lake in the 3/4 game. Boys are at home Monday to Nipawin and have #1 in 3A Osler first game Friday night at the Norquay Tournament.
Sr. Girls 3-on-3
3v3 took a skeleton crew to Carrot River this week where once again the Choiceland boys gave the team a few issues however they proceeded to pull out W's on everyone else. The team is not scheduled to play this week.
Jr. Girls Still Rolling
Athletes and Volunteer of the Month
A big group bear hug to Mr. Riley for his volunteerism and leadership in our community and school. He was the troop leader behind the outdoor rink board project that will see many of our students get out in the fresh air. He is also willing to chip in by taking teams to basketball games when needed. He has helped out with conference volleyball, supervised practices and always asks if he can help during any major sport event. Thanks for all that you do for Athletics.
Athletes of the Month
Trayce earns the nod for this month for his great performance and teamwork through December. The fruits of his labor, coachability and hard work shows Trayces skill level continually improving to the point where he can dump 30 pts if teams don’t respect his craft. Trayce is a huge role player for the Sr. Boys as he sometimes waits to come in during tight games and contribute where he can. When not on the court Trayce leads team support by encouraging others and watching the scoreboard accuracy like a hawk. Keep doing the good things that make you an asset to our team.
Amitiel is becoming a dominant force on the court on both sides of the ball. She is quick to transition and push the ball down the floor as well as leads the Jr. Girls with blocks and possibly smiles. She is a tenacious smothering defender and is part of the Man D crew who held Melfort A scoreless in the first quarter. Keep on keepin’ on Amitiel.
Senior Boys Bball
Jan 23 vs. Nipawin
** Games may start earlier if teams arrive, our goal is to get them home as early as possible.