For the Week of Nov 28, 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.
Flipping Their Lid
A big part of our work has been around reframing behavior. For a long time, PPCS has worked from the principle that student behavior is a form of communication. More often than hot, student behavior is trying to communicate something to us, the difficulty comes in trying to discern what is being communicated through the behavior rather than getting caught up in the behavior. This work has spilled over into my personal life in terms of dealing with my own children.
A foundation of this work is recognizing where a student is at in terms of their regulation, or in some cases disregulation. Regulation occurs when our students or kids are calm and rational. Disregulation comes when this is not the case. A great example of disregulation occurred when our children would throw temper tantrums. This is referred to colloquially in the research as "flipping their lid" and refers to a state in which our students are working from their emotional brain rather than their logical brain. What is important for us as teachers and parents, is to recognize that when a child is disregulated, they are incapable (biologically speaking) of learning. It is in these moments that our work is to help our students and children first regulate and then, perhaps, break down what happened and work to avoid similar situations in the future.
Most of our students are developmentally past the point of temper tantrums. That being said this does not mean that they do not become disregulated which can take on both fight or, increasingly more common flight behaviors. Fight behaviors often appear as aggression; yelling, arguing, etc. Flight behaviors often appear as avoidance, withdrawing, and fleeing. It is flight behaviors that we begin to see as our children and students get older. Our challenge as educators and parents is to work with our students and children to uncover the stressors that have led to the disregulation and then work with and for our students/children to reduce the stressors both internally and externally.
Coming out of the pandemic, we are finding that stressors and behaviors are beginning to appear more frequently. This is why the work we are doing around enhancing wellness is critical to ensuring that we can support our students to identify and then work to decrease the stressors which lead to varying states of disregulation. This is work that is a critical step in our journey in returning to the normal we once knew.
Seen Around PPCS
Movember Arm Wrestling Tournament
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
Miss Boutin and Mrs. B covering Oakley in pin down.
Miss Hoffus covers Cole. Mr. Harbor looking for the pass.
The staff getting ready to face the grade 7s in capture the flag.
Next Staff vs. Student is Jan 27
Dec 7 - 12 Days of Christmas Begins
Dec 13 - Christmas Pageant
Dec 14 - New 2U Christmas Shopping (grades K-5)
Dec 21 - Skating and Sledding Day
Dec 22 - Christmas Dinner / Last Day of Classes
Meet Your 2022 2023 SCC
President: Blaire Kirkland
Secretary: Stacey Irving
Treasurer: Alicia Curle
Members At Large: Melissa Christianson, Kendra Smith, Megan Hoffus, Jayme Musikov
Game in Tisdale on Tues (leaving at 2:50)
Tournament in Prince Albert on Friday (leaving at 2:30)
Sr. Girls Bball - Practice Mon 3:30-5pm, Wed 3:30-5pm
Jr. Boys Bball- Practice Tues 3:30-5pm, Thurs 3:30-5pm
Jr. Girls Bball - Practice Mon 3:30-5pm, Wed 3:30-5pm