For the Week of Oct 10, 2022
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.
So Many Things to Be Thankful For
As I reflected this weekend, I realized that we have many things to be thankful for. If the past 3 years has taught us nothing else, it is that we should always be thankful for the little things. This Thanksgiving we enjoyed a wonderful thanksgiving dinner with our family as well as some much-needed family time. We played cards, we visited, we snuck in some yard work, but most importantly we were together. Often, in the past, when we got together we would worry about filling the time with things to do. Now, coming out of the last 3 years, we don't do that. We are happy and thankful to sit and have quiet conversations, to watch the Riders or Blue Jays on TV, and then support each other through our grief and disbelief at their losses. We still did things but it is the together that has become the focus. Just being with the ones we love refills our batteries and fills us with incredible thankfulness.
This Thanksgiving, as I always am, I am thankful for all my families, immediate, extended, and Bears. I am thankful to work in a school that oftentimes feels like family, including the good-natured back and forth in the kitchen during Thanksgiving soup prep. I am thankful that we could travel to see our family and enjoy their company. I am thankful that I can be with my people. It is my deepest hope that all of you were able to be with your people as well.
Paper Report Card Request
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
The SRC is Supporting Cancer Awareness in October
Every Friday we are also asking all staff and students to wear pink in support of all those who have or are battling cancer.
PPCS Applied Engineering Team
The team got the chance to tour the Bourgault facility at St. Brieux, they were blown away by the high level of technological innovation happening just down the road from us.
Extra Curricular Fees
Next Staff vs. Student is Oct 28
Thanksgiving Soup a Success
Also on Friday, Mrs. Mielke and the PAA 89 girls baked, iced, and served 300+ cookies to the stduents. Mr. Mielke was supposed to watch one batch and forgot resulting in burnt cookies, which were the ones he got on Friday.
Oct 6 is World Cerebral Palsy Day
NESSAC Cross Country Oct 4, 2022
Music Lessons in Porcupine Plain
Oct 12 - Retakes and Grad Photos ** Note this was changed from Oct 13 to align with kindergarten days.
Oct 28 - Halloween Parade / Staff vs. Student / Jr. G Vball Home Tournament
Nov 9 - Term 2 Begins
Nov 10 - School Remembrance Day Service
Nov 11 - Remembrance Day (NO SCHOOL)
Nov 15-17 - Stack Up 2022 (Speed Stacking)
Nov 18 - Report Cards Released
Practice Thursday 3:30-5:30
Junior A @ home on Wednesday
Junior B @ Arborfield on Wednesday.
Junior A @ Tisdale Tournament Friday and Saturday
Sr. Girls Vball
Practice Thursday 7-8:30am
Game @ Home on Tuesday
Tournament @ Foam Lake/Wynyard Friday and Saturday
Tues and Wed practice 3:30-5:00
Senior Girls Vball
Junior Girls (A) Vball
Junior Girls (B) Vball