Donalda School raises $3,000 for Stettler Food Bank

Student artists in multiple grades hold art auction gala

Some budding artists at Donalda School not only wowed the community with their artistic skills Dec. 9, they also raised $3,000 for the Stettler Food Bank.

Grade 1 and 2 teacher Teresa Andersson said the students recently held an art auction gala, as part of a project based learning initiative at the school. Andersson said project based learning is a teaching method which allows students to gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to an authentic, engaging and complex question, problem or challenge.

“Grade 1 and 2 students did a Project Based Learning, Art Auction Gala last Saturday, and we raised quite a bit of money to donate to the food bank,” stated Andersson, who noted that, after covering cost of materials, the kids raised $3,000 for the food bank.

“We invited MP Kevin Sorenson to be our auctioneer and he did a fabulous job,” added Andersson.

Grade 1 students included Danica Bjorge, Charlee Erickson, Kaden Erickson, Micheal Reid and Connor Thebeau. Grade 2 students included Owen Butterfield, Bentley Charles, Jordyn Erickson, Sara Erickson, William Hall, Ty Nixon, Katrina Siemens and Lily Whynott.

Grade 7 (Emily Blouin, David Geisbrecht, Colby Norman and Brooke Wilkie) and Grade 8 (Emily Cartier, Cornelius Geisbrecht, Morgyn Fuller and Sarah Swedberg) also had artwork at the gala.

The Grade 1 and 2 students submitted 33 lots for their art gala auction, ranging from pencil to watercolour to jewelry to sculpture.

The art auction was held in the school gym and Sorenson deftly handled the auctioneering, getting high bids of $210 for some lots.

Andersson added that students and staff selected the Stettler Food bank as recipient because they handle projects like the Christmas hampers and the school wellness committee is doing things based on eating.

Just Posted

Stettler Parent Link works to strengthen families

Programs run the gamut from Super Dads, Super Kids to Bringing Baby Home

Hike for Hospice runs May 5th at West Stettler Park

Make sure to register before April 26th

Alberta’s 47 legislature newbies meet under the dome for orientation day

Most new members are with the United Conservatives, who won a majority government

Easter visit!

Easter Bunny makes a visit to Points West Living

OPINION: Jason Kenney won by portraying himself as the Guardian of Alberta

How did Kenney do it? He never considered himself an opposition leader and didn’t pretend to be one.

Canada privacy watchdog taking Facebook to court

If the court application is successful, it could lead to modest fines and an order for Facebook to revamp its privacy

Be wary of robot emotions; ‘simulated love is never love’

Research has shown that people have a tendency to project human traits onto robots

‘What if, what if, what if:’ inquiry hears details about Alberta Mountie’s death

David Wynn, 42, was gunned down by Shaun Rehn, 34, a career criminal wanted on warrants

Calgary woman killed in B.C. highway crash

Crash closed highway for hours

Assessment says Alberta woman facing animal abuse charges fit to stand trial

April Dawn Irving, 59, is charged with 13 counts of cruelty to animals

Canadian privacy watchdogs find major shortcomings in Facebook probe

The probe followed reports that Facebook had let an outside organization use an app to access users’ personal info

Provinces, Ottawa talk 50/50 split on abandoned bus-route service

B.C. has paid $2 million on a bus service for the northern part of the province

Wilson-Raybould: Feds want to just ‘manage the problem’ of Indigenous Peoples

Former federal justice minister speaks at First Nations Justice Council meeting in B.C.

Most Read