Farm safety was a popular topic at SES

The first week of March, all Stettler Elementary School children took part in the Safety Smarts Program delivered by the Alberta Farm Safety Centre.

Seeing is believing - Brandon Nielsen is busy in his Grade 1 science class building and testing out his boat.

Seeing is believing - Brandon Nielsen is busy in his Grade 1 science class building and testing out his boat.

The first week of March, all Stettler Elementary School children took part in the Safety Smarts Program delivered by the Alberta Farm Safety Centre. This program raises individual awareness of potential hazards found on the average family farm and teaches children safe responses to each. Experience has shown that influencing children’s safety attitudes does have an impact on their individual safety decisions.

Lori Blake aptly instructed all classes and encouraged enthusiastic participation with engaging games, videos, models, and stories. Students and teachers all reported fun and very informative experiences. Children were encouraged to take the farm safety messages home to their parents.

This program is offered free of charge to rural schools and is madepossible by the continued support of corporate sponsors.

St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner. On Wednesday, March 17 we encourage all students to wear green. There will be lots of St. Patrick’s Day festivities happening, including the annual setting of the leprechaun traps by the kindergarten classes.

The primary students at Settler Elementary School are doing a unit in dance for their physical education program right now. They will be celebrating this unit with a noon-hour hop organized by phys-ed teacher, Mrs. Kim Poapst, on Wednesday, March 31.

Students in Mrs. Terry Jackson’s and Mrs. Monica Sylvester’s Grade 1 classes have been doing building centers in science. They are using different materials to build towers and structures as well as creative pieces like houses, teepees, boats, people, furniture, parachutes, pop-up cards.

The Grade 5 kids just finished a recorder karate unit, which was very exciting for everyone involved. The students would earn belts (yarn) based on different levels of songs completed up to a gold and silver belt where they received prizes and a certificate.

The music classes are also preparing for festival as well at the moment.

Each class will be presenting a different music number, many of them involving instruments, in addition to their vocal presentations.

In response to the devastating disaster in Haiti, the Stettler Elementary School has donated $1000 through their recycling program. We would like to thank the Stettler Bottle Depot who also gave a generous donation of $50.