Christmas concert season hits a high note in Stettler

’Tis the season for Christmas concerts. Our whole school is busy practising, rehearsing and preparing

’Tis the season for Christmas concerts. Our whole school is busy practising, rehearsing and preparing for our many upcoming Christmas concerts.

The trees and halls are decorated and at any time when you walk by the music room, you will hear lovely Christmas songs.

Kindergarten will enjoy the Polar Express Train Tour on Dec. 19 and Mrs. Norman’s kindergarten class will be visiting the seniors at Heart Haven and Pine Ridge on Dec. 19 as well. They will have a wind-up before Christmas on the last day of school where the students will enjoy a Christmas movie in the morning.

All Grade 1 classes are travelling “around the world” for Christmas, visiting different countries to see how Christmas is celebrated there. The 1TJ class wrote letters to Santa and made handprint Christmas trees.

The 2SG class was in charge of the display case at the front of our school this month, and they decided to make a gingerbread village. They had lots of fun, with their buddies from Mrs. Chapman’s Grade 4 class, decorating houses, a train, a barn, a few sleighs, as well as some ice cream cone trees.

Afterward, everyone got to decorate and eat a gingerbread cookie. Yum!

The 2SG class would like to invite anyone in to come see the display and wishes everyone a Merry Christmas!

The Grade 4/5 Book Club will be hosting a Used Book Swap and Sale in January 2013. Proceeds will be used to support literacy in our school.

We are looking for contributions of those gently used children’s books that are no longer being read at home.

Books may be dropped off at Stettler Elementary School. A drop box will be located inside the main entryway. Please label donations with student name and class, so that your child may be credited with the correct number of books for the swapping part of the program.

Besides being able to choose some free books during the Swap and Sale, every student who brings books in to swap will have their name entered in the exciting draws to be held.

We would welcome the following in gently used condition: children’s picture books, chapter books for youth, children’s magazines, comic books, and junior non-fiction books.

Unfortunately, we are unable to accept: used colouring or sticker books, badly damaged or scribbled-in books, adult materials or books for older readers, or previously discarded library books.

Cute quote of the week: While in the music room, the children were asking about the props laying around for the Christmas concert, we were having a quick discussion about the baby’s manger and how baby Jesus was laid in the manger. “So why did they put him in there?” one child asks, “and how did they make that baby anyway?” asks another, to which I answered, “Well, that is a long story and a good question for your mommy!”

Ah, kids say the darndest things!

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