Healthy relationships for wellness at Christ King School

Nice work for youngers – Junior high students (l-r) Tanner Finlay

Our latest Wellness Wednesday project at Christ King School in Stettler is off to a great start this month with students identifying what is needed for healthy peer relationships.

Grades K-9 have been working on individual projects regarding what respect means to them and how they show respect to others. Next up, the Grade 3 & 4 class will do a classroom project and implement it school-wide. The Grade 3 and 4 students will be monitoring the halls and the playground to catch students showing respect for other students, staff and visitors to our school. When caught, students’ names will be written on a leaf and added to the branches of our Respect Tree. Our hope is to see the bare branches grow into a lush, fruitful tree over the year. Wellness Wednesday is a partnership with Christ King School and HEaRT (creating…Healthy, Empowered and Resilient Teens), a mental health capacity building school initiative.

We are continuing with swimming lessons each Tuesday and Thursday and the grade 2, 3, and 4 classes will be singing for the seniors’ tea on Wednesday, Nov. 24 at the Festival of Lights. The junior high class has finished their woodworking project. They have proudly presented the painted playhouse to the Little Steps junior kindergarten program.

The liturgical year is coming to a close with the Feast Day of Christ the King. We celebrated with a smashingly successful school dance on Thursday, Nov. 18, and a school mass on Friday, Nov. 19. That same day, Father Arlan, parents and parishioners joined us for a delicious turkey dinner and a short video presentation. It was wonderful to set aside time to be together as community.

We are entering the season of Advent, a season of preparing for the coming of our Lord Jesus as a newborn babe. Over the next four weeks, we will be delving into what it means to prepare for His coming, reflecting on the wonder and awe of it and what it means to us as His followers today. We will be having Advent celebrations each week. Everyone is welcome to join us.

The dates for the celebrations will be Monday, Nov. 29, Monday, Dec. 6, and Monday, Dec. 13. We will also be celebrating monthly mass on Friday, Dec. 10 at Christ-King

Parish.

Mark Dec. 16 on your calendar and be sure to attend our Advent Concert at Christ-King Parish at 7:00 p.m.

Just Posted

Stettler County campground broken into Nov. 13

Stettler RCMP looking for two suspects in B&E investigation

House fire blazes in Stettler Nov. 16

Stettler Fire Rescue responded to a house fire Nov. 16 at 72 St & 50 Ave. (Gregory Sylvester photo)

Stettler RCMP look for man who may have damaged power lines

Trailer hit overhead lines at Stettler service station in October

One man charged after Stettler RCMP answer stolen vehicle complaint

27 year old Jyles Uschenko is facing multiple charges

Semi collides with vehicle on Highway 2

Members of the Ponoka Integrated Traffic Unit dealt with a call on Highway 2 north of Ponoka

‘The Man We Never Knew’ Nov. 11 in Stettler

‘The Man We Never Knew’ was recited Nov. 11 while poppies rained down on the cenotaph.

Dead boy’s father posts Facebook response after Appeal Court upholds conviction

David, Collet Stephan were found guilty in their son Ezekiel’s 2012 death from bacterial meningitis

Media gets hands-on training with the Canadian military

Black Press reporter Kendra Wong goes ‘undercover’ in Victoria to learn how to be the best she can be

Bank of Canada cautious of future rate hikes

The Bank of Canada remains cautious on future rate hikes due to low- inflation risk

London theatre received allegations against Kevin Spacey

The theatre said Thursday the 20 allegations deal with incidents between 1995 and 2013.

Da Vinci’s Christ painting sells for record $450M

The painting, “Salvator Mundi,” Latin for “Savior of the World,” is one a few paintings by Leonardo known to exist

Loblaws closing 22 stores, launching home delivery ahead of ‘difficult year’

“We are excited about our future. But…we expect 2018 will be a difficult year,” said Galen G. Weston, Loblaw CEO.

Ban moves ahead in B.C. against same real estate agent for buyer and seller

New real estate consumer protection rules to take effect in March

Most Read