Week of Sept 13, 2021
Working together; succeeding together.
We are priviledged to share Treaty 6 Territory traditional lands of the Cree, Dene, Saulteux, Ojibwaya and the Metis Nation.
Welcome Week was a Great Success
Welcome Week was a huge return to normal for our school community. We had a lot of fun making signs for our homerooms, watching the staff whoop the grade 6s in flag football and the grade 11s in frisbee relay and tug of war (at least that's how I remember it happening). The week ended with a community scavenger hunt (in our homeroom groups). The students had to solve clues and take pictures around town. Some were easier than others. One that seemed to stump a few was "Where you would get protection from the white combine." Luckily, in my group, an aspiring farmer assured us that hail insurance could be purchased at Johnston's Agencies. After discussing why hail was called the white combine we headed out for our picture and many more after that. We had lots of laughs and got some exercise on top of it.
Also part of the scavenger hunt was to take a picture and say thank you to a business in the community that supports the school. This was an easy one as there are so many businesses that support our school community. It was a great way to say thanks and for some of our students to bother their parents (and grandparents) at work.
I want to send a huge thank you to the staff who helped organize all of the activities and to the students for having so much fun with them and also to the community for being good sports.
I look forward to many more normal (but safe) activities this year.
A small sample from the scavenger hunt is below, stay tuned for a more complete presentation.
BS and Deanna.
Affinity Credit Union has always been a great supporter of our school. Most recently we were afforded a $6000 Affinity Grant to purchase our canoe trailer.
LS and Sheldon
Slobodian's Pharmacy is another long-time supporter of our school. They provide fresh fruit to our students so that they always have access to a healthy snack.
DK, RM and Leona
Caroline's has been a long-time partner with PPCS as well. Leona often meets our catering needs and stepped up to provide hot lunches last year. Stay tuned for more info on hot lunches this year.
BS and Deanna.
LS and Sheldon
Grade 10s Recognize the Coop
Parkland Co-op is a huge supporter of our school. They have been long-time supporters of our Feeding Minds breakfast programs and have most recently come on as a major supporter of our PAA welding program.
Shout Out to Aylsham Agro
Haunted Halls needs your help...
Structure of Our Day
8:55 = morning classes begin.
9:00 = Land acknowledgement, Oh Canada and morning announcements.
10:25 = K, 1, 2, 3 Recess
10:45 = 4, 5, 6 Recess
12:10 = Lunch (K, 1, 2, 3 eat then go outside at 12:30, 4, 5, 6 go outside and then eat at 12:30).
12:50 = warning bell
12:55 = afternoon classes begin
1:55 = K, 1, 2, 3 Recess
2:10 = 4, 5, 6 Recess
3:05 = High School released (if all work is complete, GO Time is 3:05-3:25)
3:25 = Elementary released.
GO Time (Gift Of Time)
Our high school students are released at 3:05. This was done partly to help avoid congestion in our parking lot. However, the primary reason that it was implemented was to create time in the day when students could meet with teachers to work on incomplete work or to get help when needed. Students are not formally released until 3:25, and it is our expectation that students with work that needs to be completed are staying for GO Time to get the work completed. We ask that families do their best to avoid scheduling things during this time (unless the students have completed all their work). We also ask that students are not scheduling work during this time as it is part of the school day (unless, of course, all of their work is completed). For those students who have completed all of their work and do not require extra support, we welcome them to depart at 3:05.
Fred Fox Virtual Talk
Our students will have the opportunity to participate in a 10 minute Q&A hosted by an online ambassador. Fred will do his best to answer as many questions as possible.
NOTE THE CHANGEs
Jr. Girls Volleyball
- this week, practice Monday and Thursday 3:30-5:30
Sr. Girls Volleyball
- this week, practices Mon 6-8pm, Tues 5-7pm, Thurs 7-8:30am
- Foam Lake Tournament Saturday, Sept 18
- Tuesday 4:30-6:30 at Greenhills Golf Course
- Monday 4:30-6:30 at Greenhills Golf Course
- Mon and Tues 3:30-4:45
Ferster's Apple Sale
Ordering Apples Online
As always, contact the school if you have any problems.
Awana Kids Club
For Kindergarten-Grade 6!
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!