For the Week of Jan 9, 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
Be More Patient
Have you ever heard the saying, "patience is a virtue"? In my experience I often find that I don't have time for patience; don't worry the irony is not lost on me.
The true meaning of patience is to remain calm and peaceful in situations that are completely out of your control. Modern advances in technology have made is very difficult to practice patience. We have everything we want, including information, at our fingertips. Living in rural Sask, we are still required to practice patience, perhaps, more than more urban counterparts as we await the arrival of packages or wait until we can get to the city. That being said, we are seldom required to be patient and as such we are often out of practice. When things occur that test our patience, we are quick to anger or become frustrated.
This year, I am challenging myself to recognize times that test my patience, times when things are out of my control, as an opportunity to practice, to exercise my patience muscles and hopefully grown in the virtue.
Seen Around PPCS
Xmas Dinner Was a Huge Success
- Huge, huge thanks to Blaire and Angela Lutz of Lutz Logging for sponsoring our meal again this year. The meal would not be possible without their generous donation.
- Thanks to Mrs. Irving, Mrs. Patchin, Blaire Kirkland, and Mrs. Mielke for cooking the Christmas turkeys. This saved us from having to come it at 5:00am to get them started.
- Thanks to Mr. Bloski and his class for setting up the tables and chairs.
- Thanks to Mrs. Brezinski and her grade 6s for doing all of the dishes.
- Thanks to Parker B and Leela T who cleaned the stage, pretty much on their own.
- Thanks to the local RCMP for fearlessly guarding the juice boxes.
- Thank you to our SCC and parents who helped get the meal ready and helped to serve it.
- Thank you to Mrs. Mielke and Home Ec 8/9 for preparing the Kindergarten Christmas dinner.
- Thank you to everyone and anyone who helped in any way to make the day possible.
- Last, but far from least, thank you to the PAA 10, 20 , 30 class for preparing the meal. Many started well before 9:00 and did not get a chance to sit until just before we ate. I had many compliments on the meal, which is a testament to how much they have learned this year.
Board Games in the Foyer
Shout Out to Keith and Rachel Tumax
Elementary Skating Day / High School Skating and Curling Day
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 31 - No School (SIP Day)
February 1 - Semester 2 begins.
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.
Junior Girls Bball
Wed Jan 11 vs. Hudson Bay
** Games may start earlier if teams arrive, our goal is to get them home as early as possible.