Botha reminder: Remembrance Day is this Saturday

Botha Xmas craft fair had great turnout

We would like to thank all our vendors and customers that came out this past Saturday in spite of the weather, for the Botha Annual Christmas Craft Fair. This is only the big sale held yearly in our little community and it’s a great place to start all your Christmas shopping. A big thank you goes out to Christine Wedrick, from our little community for hosting this yearly event. She puts a lot of hard work and determination into setting things up and handling these yearly events. So thank you Christine, very much appreciated. Hopefully everyone enjoys this sale and will attend again next year.

This coming Saturday Nov. 11, is Remembrance Day, so there will be services around the country, so please attend one of these in honor of our veterans/fallen veterans in remembrance of them and the reason why. If it wasn’t for them our country might not be what it is today. So a big thank you to all our veterans out there.

Remembrance Day services were held at the school for students/staff on Wednesday Nov. 8, so they would like to say a big thank you to the Legion for sending one of their member to hold this ceremony for the school members and for explaining the reason for this special day.

At the Botha School the Grade 5/6 class have been in a lot of volleyball games and Mrs. Boxma had a eight foot snake wrapped around her shoulder. This past Tuesday Nov. 7, was the second school council meeting, thank you to everyone that attended this important meeting. At this meeting, they discussed their Annual Accountability Pillar Report, their upcoming educational plan, and getting parents feedback as to how they should best organize parent/teacher interviews.

On Friday Nov. 10, they will host their monthly Maker Challenger-the Egg Dropping Challenge. We would like to thank Mrs. Boxma, as she was able to arrange for an ATCO bucket/ picker truck to show up that day, and this will allow everyone to test our “egg protector” from heights as high as 30 feet. Sounds like fun. Hopefully the weather is good for this.

Report cards will be sent home on November 17, and the parent/teacher interviews will be held on the evening of Nov. 24. So please keep this in mind.

With Christmas coming up in the near future, so is “Operation Christmas Child” at the school. Please do not feel obligated to send anything for this though. But those not familiar with this operation, “Operation Christmas Child” is a global charity drive. It is part of Samaritan’s purse. “Operation Christmas Child” sees that shoeboxes which are filled with small gifts are shipped to children around the world. The children they sponsor are those who may not have as much as the average Canadian families. While this is a charitable cause, it also serves as a learning experience for students, helping students to understand geography, but also economy and different cultures beyond our country.

Some items to send, if you would like, are small toys/dolls, sporting goods such as soccer balls and pump, school supplies, (such as pens/pencils, etc) a small musical instrument such as harmonicas, a kazoo, etc, shoes, clothes, socks, non-liquid hygiene items such as soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, etc. Every little bit is appreciated. Every item has to be new. Also there is a $10 shipping and handling charge for each box so please make sure if you are sending a box please add this to your box. If you would like instead of supplying a box, a person could send just, the $10 for this cause instead, which is much appreciated. All these boxes will be shipped out on Friday Nov. 17, so if you are participating in this cause please have it to the school by that date.

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