All waiting for spring

A new experience – Several elementary school students received a crash course in skiing from Grade 5 Science teacher Rob Howell during the skiing trip to Canyon Ski Hill near Red Deer on Tuesday

A new experience – Several elementary school students received a crash course in skiing from Grade 5 Science teacher Rob Howell during the skiing trip to Canyon Ski Hill near Red Deer on Tuesday

AMORE du TOIT

Elementary News

The popular song goes: You are my sunshine, you make me happy when skies are blue…”

On Tuesday, March 8, some students in grades 4 and 5 at Stettler elementary were very happy to enjoy the sunshine on the ski hills at Canyon ski area near Red Deer. Students hit the slopes of Canyon Ski Hill with great joy and enthusiasm. This was the first time that Sandra Norman organized this for our school. Kim Poapst helped her with some of the organization. With the support of their teachers and great volunteer parents, over 100 students enjoyed this endeavor.

For most of these students it was their first time on skis. Novice skiers had the opportunity to get some lessons on the bunny hill. Students were very quick in learning to ski. This experience was definitely a lesson in: It is not how many times you fall down but rather how many times you get up and keep on trying.

Students are so happy that they will be able to go skiing again on Tuesday, March 15. We sure hope the weather is as nice as last week. The grade 4 and 5 students who chose not to attend the ski day were very fortunate to enjoy fun activities at school.

The sport of cup stacking continues to turn out great young ‘athletes’. Maria Miller beats her own 3-3-3 speed record -new time 3.30 seconds, Kalysta Miller sets a new 3-6-3 speed record of 5.21 seconds and Kaden Feddema beats her own Cycle Stack record – new time 10.73 seconds. As they say: Practice makes perfect.

Students took their report cards home on Monday, March 7. Staff also welcomed parents during parent teacher interviews on Tuesday, March 8. Students had no school on Thursday, March 10 and Friday, March 11 due to the teacher convention. Staff was able to attend the teacher convention in Edmonton during these two days.

Students in Marilyn Potter and Nancy Nielsen’s Grade 4 classes just completed constructing Fur Trading Forts.

This activity was completed as a wind up to the social studies unit on the fur traders in Alberta. Students are also looking forward to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on Thursday, March 17.

We are all looking forward to some warmer spring weather.