Bear Blast

Week of May 24, 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 Starting Pay $17.38/hr

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's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Summer

Although last week's weather may make us think otherwise, it is becoming very obvious at PPCS that summer is on the way. Spring fever has spread throughout all grades and classes, as sunny skies and warmer weather make it more and more difficult for the students (and staff) to remain focused on finishing the year strong. However, focus we must. As one retiring principal put it at the retirement supper the other night, " I am not counting down the days, I have way too much stuff to do before the end of June."

Obviously, someone who is departing a position would have more than the average bear to get done, but there is a great deal to do nonetheless. Grad is creeping ever closer, end-of-year field trips are ramping up, awards nominations are coming in as certificates are printed and MVP t-shirts are ordered. Teachers are starting to find more and more ways to move lessons outside to take advantage of the beautiful weather. More and more the lunchroom is empty as students head uptown to enjoy the weather and to buy themselves a treat. On top of all this, classes are wrapping up and final exams will need to be prepared for. It is wonderful to hear the chatter among the grade 12s as they finalize (or start to finalize) their plans for the fall, plans which often include attending post-secondary in person. The excitement and anxiety are palpable in the air. Spring has definitely sprung and we anxiously await the coming of summer.

Never in my career, have the students and staff been more deserving of a summer break. It has been a great year, a trying year, but a great year and we are all very ready to sit back and relax and enjoy some well-deserved time off. Thank you to our students, staff, and families for such a great year! Now it is time to buckle up, hunker down and give 110% for the final push until June.

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.

Seen Around PPCS (and Beyond)

Biology 30 DIssections

All last week the grade 12 students taking Biology 30 completed their dissections. They explored the anatomy and physiology of a variety of organisms including earthworms, squid, perch, grass frogs, and rats. They had a great time and learned their own limits.

Warning the image below is of an actual rat dissection!!

Celebrating Mr. Hamelin

Last Thursday, some of the PPCS staff, along with teachers from around the division gathered to honor the teachers who will be superannuating (retiring) this year. It was a fun evening with lots of stories told and memories shared.

Innovation Sprints

This year the PPCS staff has been using an innovation sprint model. In this model, we try new things ina our classroom for a period of 6 weeks and reflect on the effectiveness in improving student learning. Many, many cool things have come out of this as well as a great deal of knowledge about our students, our school and ourselves as educators.

Upcoming Events

May 26 - PPCS Paint Night

June 2 - Bike Rodeo

June 16-17 - Greenwater Days (tentatively)

June 22 - Celebration of Learning (tentatively)

June 23 - Awards Night (tentatively)

June 28 - Last Day of Classes

June 29 - Grad 2022

Bike Rodeo 2022

On Thursday, June 2, we are planning to host our annual Bike Rodeo (hopefully the weather cooperates). Once again our grade 6 class will be hosting the stations; thank you to them and Mrs. Brezinski in advance.

On the day of the bike rodeo please ensure that:

  • You put sunscreen on your child.
  • Your child brings a water bottle.
  • Your child has a bike and helmet (all riders require a helmet to participate).
  • Your child is wearing closed-toed shoes (preferable running shoes).

We are looking forward to much more normal look to our bike rodeo.

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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.

Lost and Found is Growing

We have a substantial amount of stuff in our lost and found again. Please have a look and have your child pick up what belongs to them. We will take it all to New 2 U on Friday, May 27.

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