Bear Blast

Week of April 11, 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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It Was Bound to Happen

Some would say it was inevitable, but last week I got the dreaded double lines on my COVID test. I had been feeling a bit under the weather toward the end of the weekend and had been testing throughout the weekend. Monday morning I tested, as I usually did, and a faint line showed up. I retested and got the same results. So, that meant I would be away from work for the 5 days recommended isolation period. I am happy to report that my symptoms were, relatively mild, with the worst being Monday and Tuesday. I am very thankful for the fact that I did not experience any respiratory symptoms. I am happy to report that I am back to 100% (or as close as I ever was).

I can tell you that being on isolation gave me some flashbacks and an even greater appreciation for getting back to normal. On that front, it is so awesome to see the school busy again. This past weekend we had a dance recital in the building on Saturday and a cadets sports day on Sunday. I have also just finalized an agreement for club basketball to use our gym for practice. I love that our school is buzzing again. There is a wonderfully refreshing change in the feeling in the school as activity has returned.

Congats 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.

Dress Code Update

As far as dress codes go, ours if fairly liberal in nature. We operate on two overarching principles.

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)

Ukrainian Easter Eggs Are Back

Another great tradition that is back is Ukrainian Easter eggs. Thank you to Mrs. Patchin for her leadership on this project. It is a great opportunity for our students to experience a piece of Ukrainian culture. Thanks as well to all of our staff who step in to help out.

Camping on the Ice

Mr. Bloski took his PE 20 30 class to Clearwater Lake, MB to do some ice fishing and camp on the ice. A great time was had by everyone. An awesome alternate environment outdoor activity.

Upcoming Events

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

Summer Art Classes

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