Christ King students learn about dental health and get new brushes

Last Monday after school, teachers and support staff braved heights and heat to fulfill their promise of staying on the roof if students at Christ King School reached their fundraising goal for Pennies for Patients. The Lymphoma and Leukemia Society runs an annual campaign in schools to raise money for cancer research. Christ King School has been participating in this campaign for four years.

Congratulations to the students and their families for their generous support.

On Tuesday, May 18, Suzanne McCrea visited the grade 1-6 classes with very informative dental health presentations. Students learned that a healthy diet, proper brushing and flossing and regular visits to the dentist are important for healthy teeth and gums. Best of all, students received their own toothbrushes, floss, snack ideas and sugar free suckers.

The kindergarten class has been getting out into the community recently. So far, they have toured two interesting businesses in Stettler, Sobey’s and the veterinary clinic. At Sobey’s, they were given a tour of the bakery, allowed to scan items at the checkout and received a tasty snack of fresh fruit and cookies.

At the vet clinic, the kinderkids were given a tour of the small animal area and the big animal area. They were shown how they animals are brought into the clinic, they put on masks and learned all about the work of a veterinarian.

The students really enjoyed both trips around town. Coming up on Wednesday, May 26, they will visit the RCMP station.

We will be hosting five schools at an elementary track meet on Wednesday, May 26, 2010. Come and cheer your kids on.