STETTLER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL — These are exciting times at the Stettler Elementary with the beginning of both ski and basketball season. It was looking as though the severe cold was going to keep us from being able to start skiing on Wednesday, Jan. 11, but like clockwork the clouds parted and the temperatures improved and we were able to make the first ski trip as planned. The evening ended up being very enjoyable for all those who took part and other than a little wind at the very top of the hill, the weather was very cooperative. Well, cooperative at Canyon.
While we were enjoying our skiing, the folks in Stettler were not enjoying a completely unexpected wind storm which resulted in whiteout conditions for much of this area. As a result of these winds, we left Canyon Ski Hill a little early anticipating some unpleasant driving conditions. Fortunately we had outstanding bus drivers and the winds had died down, so we had a pretty uneventful trip back to Stettler – thankfully. Our next ski trips are scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 26, and Thursday, Feb. 9, and hopefully our students will have as much fun on these ski trips as they did on the first one.
On Friday, Jan. 13, our staff and students enjoyed Crazy Hair Day and a hot lunch, which was provided by Edo of Japan. There were many smiling faces in the hallways with the crazy hair designs, and once again we were thrilled to have parents in the school helping out with the organization and distribution of the hot lunches. We cannot say enough good about our parents. They truly are the best, and we appreciate them immensely.
On Monday, Jan. 16, basketball officially started for students in grades 5 and 6. Basketball practices will take place every Monday and Wednesday for the next couple of months, and there will be many games and mini-tournament opportunities as well. All students who are interested in learning some new skills are invited to participate. As well on Monday, Camp McE forms were sent out with all students in grades 2-6. Camp McE will begin on April 20, however it takes a great deal of time and effort to organize this amazing basketball opportunity, so forms were already sent home this week.
Also this week, we will be hosting our January assembly on Friday, Jan. 20 and as always parents and community members are invited to attend. On Friday, we will once again be having hot lunch. This time hot lunch will be provided by Subway. And on that note, all hot lunch orders for February are due this Friday as well.