Bear Blast

Week of Nov 25, 2019

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Working together; succeeding together.

Bears Athletics

We did it! PPCS joined students from around the globe to break the record for the most number of students speed stacking on a given day.

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Basketball Season Starting Up

Tis the season! Basketball season that is. Our basketball teams are just getting fired up for the season, stay tuned for updates on our teams.

Adult Vball, note the Day Change!

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Looking Ahead

Community Tree Lighting is Nov 28

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Free Skate Next Friday!

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PPCS Christmas Pageant is Dec 10.

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Toddler Park Ready to Go!

The new toddler park is ready to go. Stay tuned for information regarding a formal grand opening.

Huge thanks to everyone and anyone who contributed to making this a reality.

Upcoming Events

Nov 26 - Grade 7 Trip to Agribition

Nov 27 - Cupcake/Grilled Cheese Sale

Nov 28- Movember Mustache Challenge

Nov 29 - No School

Dec 10 - PPCS Annual Xmas Pageant

Dec 17-18 - New 2U Xmas Shopping

Dec 20 - Xmas Dinner (Thanks to Lutz Logging for once again sponsoring).

Dec 20 - Elementary Skating (K-6) from 10:00am to 3:30pm

**Volunteer skate tiers are always appreciated.

Dec 21 - Jan 6 - Xmas Break (NO SCHOOL)

Home Alone Safety Program Update

That you for the quick response to the survey last week. We have had enough interest to pursue booking a date.

The cost of the course will be approximately $40 per student. Please complete the survey below again, this time indicating that you would be interested in participating and will to pay the $40 fee. This will allow us to finalize numbers and pick a date. If you have not completed the survey from last week but would be interested in your child (ages 10+) in taking the Home Alone Safety Course, please complete the survey as well. Thank you.

Fersters Fruit Sale

We will once again be partnering with Ferster's Market to bring a citrus fruit sale. It will be similar to the apple fundraiser, only it will involve grapefruits and oranges. Stay tuned for more details. Order forms will come out in February and fruit will be delivered in March. Thank you in advance for your support.

PPCS School Community Council


Blaire Kirkland (chair)

Brigitte Stewart (Treasurer)

Dan Mielke (Secretary / Admin Rep)

Stacey Irving (Staff Rep / Admin Rep)

Kendra Smith

Sasha Janzen

Melissa Christianson

Shelley Ekren

* We are always looking for members, please contact the school if you wish to join.

Upcoming Meeting

- meetings will usually be the second Tuesday of the month. December's meeting will be moved to accommodate the Christmas Pageant.

Our next meeting is Tuesday, Dec 17 @ 7:00pm in the PPCS foyer.

* Everyone is welcome to attend meetings (whether you are a member or not).

SRC Events

Cupcake/Grilled Cheese order forms will go our Monday, Nov 18 and are due on Friday, Nov 22. Cupcakes and grilled cheese will be ready on Nov 27. All funds raised will go to pay for a gym blast for the school.

On Nov 28, we will have our Movember Mustache Challenge. Everyone is invited to come to school with their best homemade mustache. The best mustaches will get to pie the worst teacher mustaches in the face.

Students are asked to bring change, all funds will go to support men's cancer research.

We Scared Hunger!

Thank you to everyone who helped support our "We Scare Hunger" campaign. We participate in this initiative in partnership with Melody Motors in Melfort. Here is what the coordinator with Melody Motors sent me following the completion of our campaign.

Thank you for your contribution this year of ……..

598.6 lbs / 229 students = 2.61 lbs/student. Great job, I look forward to your input and support for next year’s program!! I think how you do your collecting with the bingo cards it perfect to get what you need for your community. No wonder Porcupine people have such awareness, they are taught early!!

All of the food collected will be used to fill our Christmas hampers, which ensures that everyone in Porcupine Plain and surrounding communities have a very Merry Christmas.

If you are in need or know someone in need of a Christmas hamper this year, please contact the school with the following information...

- name and address of the person in need

- number, ages, and genders of any children in the home (through a partnership with POP we are able to provide gift hampers as well).

If you submit a name, please contact the person and let them know that a hamper will be delivered the week of Dec 16 after school.

Thank you for your support of our program.

Chrissy R Fitness at PPCS

PPCS is very proud to partner with Chrissy Rickards and her fitness classes. Chrissy will be using our space to hold her fitness classes and in exchange has agreed to occasionally share her knowledge and talents with our students through PE and class presentations. We are excited about this partnership, stay tuned for more details.

Info You Will Need

Parent Drivers

We live in a world where liability is the new buzzword. A side effect of the liability effect is that we work by the principle of CYB (cover your butt). To this end, we (the NESD) has updated the process to approve parent drivers for our students. The process is rather stringent and places more onus on parents than previous policies did. If you are willing to be a parent driver, we ask that you do the following...

1. Complete a Driver Authorization Form and an SGI Driver Abstract Release Form, both of which can be obtained from the office or the coach/supervisor of the group you are willing to drive for.

2. Bring in your driver's license so that we can make a copy or bring us a photocopy of your driver's license.

Along with this, Dan or Stacey needs to see...

- a current criminal records check (this is pretty standard for any situation in which you will be alone with kids).

- a copy of your policy that shows that you carry $2 million in extra liability (this is above and beyond the basic package policy). This is an NESD policy that is now fairly common among groups that transport students.

We appreciate parents that are willing to help us out and drive and appreciate that the process is a bit onerous. However, it is intended to safeguard both our student safety and the monetary (liability) security of the driver. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call the school to discuss.

Speed Limit Reminder

Just a gentle reminder that the speed limit in the school zone is 30km per hour. Thank you to the students and family who are respecting this and reminder to those who are not. We want to ensure that the school zone is a safe place for all students coming and going from PPCS. If you notice inappropriate driving and wish to report it, please contact the RCMP directly as they will not take a second-hand complaint.
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Melfort Storm Volleyball Club

Sunday, December 1st 2019 at the KVC.

2:00 - 4:00: (registration starting at 1:30)

14U Girls (birthdate: September 1, 2005 - December 31, 2006 & later) 16U Girls (birthdate: September 1, 2003 - December 31, 2004 & later)

4:00 - 6:00: (registration starting at 3:30)

15U Girls (birthdate: September 1, 2004 - December 31, 2005 & later) 17U Girls (birthdate: September 1, 2002 - December 31, 2003 & later) 18U Girls (birthdate: September 1, 2001 - December 31, 2002 & later)

*MVC practices will be held on Monday & Thursday nights at MUCC & Brunswick - times to be determined. *Athletes, please bring the following to the tryout: *$20 tryout fee *a photocopy of your birth certificate OR health card *fee payment - a cheque made out to the Melfort Volleyball Club for $650 (cash & e-transfer is ok, payment plan available), $75 post-dated cheque for uniform deposit *we will have registration forms available to be completed at the tryout. A parent’s signature is required on the registration form. We also have registration forms on our facebook page “Melfort Storm Volleyball Club” so they can be printed off and completed beforehand. Please pre-register for tryouts by e-mailing name, age, birthday, and contact info to Contact Dave Klenk at 306-921-7727 for more info.

***We are still in need of certified coaches to help with this season. If you or someone you know are interested in coaching and are certified or are interested in the process of becoming certified please contact the club.***

Bear Bites 2019 2020

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Welcome to #bestyearever

Mabels Labels

Our Mabel's Labels fundraiser will now remain open in perpetuity. Anytime throughout the year, you find that you are in need of labels (and who doesn't), please consider supporting our school.
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2019 2020 School Calendar