Christ-King School acquires new bus

From the box to the table – Grade 3 student Lowell Van Straten picks fresh lettuce leaves from his classScience project

Christ-King Chronicle

A few weeks ago, Eric and Adam Pitzel placed 2nd and 3rd in the CARA badminton tournament for grade 8. As a result they were invited to the CWAJHAA (Central West Alberta Junior High Athletic Association) Badminton Tournament in Sylvan Lake on May 14. There they faced some tough competition as these were some of the best badminton players in the region. But none of this could compare the battle they faced on Thursday, May 19…no, actually, it was all for fun. Tamineh Forsyth and Erin Sturtevant, two of the twins’ teachers, stood their ground for a match against the “Pitzel Pistols”. They took to the court as fans cheered and hollered.

Students in grade 3 and 4 were excited to harvest the first of the produce they are growing at school. They were able to enjoy tasty sandwiches with fresh lettuce from their indoor Earthboxes. We will be trying our green thumbs out of doors when our Gardening Club starts up next Wednesday, May 25. Students in kindergarten to grade 9 are invited to join us as we plan, plant and harvest a “soup garden” this year at our plot in the Community Garden.

We will be celebrating a Living Rosary on Friday, May 27 at the school. “The word rosary comes from Latin and means a garland of roses, the rose being one of the flowers used to symbolize the Virgin Mary… It is the meditation on the mysteries that gives the rosary its staying power…It isn’t just a recitation of prayers, but a meditation on the grace of God.” Everyone is welcome to join us at 12:45 p.m. to pray with us and reflect on the life of Jesus through the mysteries of the rosary.

Christ King School elementary students travelled to Gus Wetter School in Castor on May 24, 2011 for a Track & Field Day. Students have been practising high jump, running and throwing events to prepare for some friendly competition with other girls and boys in their grade groupings.

As the end of the year approaches, teachers and students look forward to taking to the road for field trips. Leading the pack is the Kindergarten and grade 1 class. They took a field trip to the Stettler Public Library on Thursday and were thrilled to receive a tour of the library and a free membership. They will visit the Stettler Museum on Thursday, May 26th. The Junior High class will embark on highway cleanup campaign on the 28th of May to help pay for extracurricular field trips.

In other news, staff and students are quite pleased with the recent acquisitions at Christ King School. We have some new wheels added to the fleet. The Board of East Central Alberta Catholic Schools decided to purchase the brand new 52 passenger bus to ensure continued safe transportation of Christ-King students. The bus will pick up students both in and out of town. Thanks to donations and a successful grant application, we also have some new equipment in the gym.

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