Fitness Challenge successfully met, classes complete year-end activities

A taste of railways – A group of Stettler Elementary School paid a visit to the trains of the Alberta Paririe Railway Excursions  to learn about the engines that still pull their trains after many decades.

A taste of railways – A group of Stettler Elementary School paid a visit to the trains of the Alberta Paririe Railway Excursions to learn about the engines that still pull their trains after many decades.

Stettler Elementary School has successfully completed the Go Active! Fitness Challenge with all classes from grade 1 to 5 participating. Mr. Roach and Mrs. Poapst saw the most improvement in the running events. The students completed their first test last October and we just finished our final testing two weeks ago.

The Go Active! Fitness Challenge, presented by McDonald’s Restaurants of Canada Limited with support from the Canadian Olympic Committee, was designed to promote physical activity amongst students and encourage students to improve their physical fitness levels.

Many of us can still remember the old Canadian Fitness Awards and the dreaded flexed arm hang. The Go Active Fitness challenge was inspired by the old awards but now include six exercises: crunches, push-ups, 50-metre dash, shuttle run, standing long jump and an endurance run. The aim is for individual improvement rather than focusing on excellence. We are very proud of our students dedication to improving their fitness.

Grade 2s from Mrs. Sonya Geddes’ class performed their Fairytale Reader’s theater plays for their parents this past month.

The Grade 2 science classes have been excited to design and float their boats. Meanwhile the Grade 4 classes have been designing balloon propelled cars as part of their science lessons.

The annual Grade Five Library Legacy Luncheon was held on Friday, May 28 for an enthusiastic and appreciative group of about 90 grade five students and their teachers. Funded by the Stettler Elementary Home and School Association, this event provides a delicious lunch for everyone, as well as enabling our graduating students to leave a lasting legacy in our school. Each student selects a book to dedicate to our school library and that student’s name and photograph are placed on the inside cover. Future generations of students recognize older siblings, neighbours, or family friends, and school staff is reminded of the many young lives that pass through our hallways.

We wish to extend a special thanks to all the parents who baked loads of cookies for this event and to the dedicated moms dads and friends who came out to help everything run smoothly. Great things happen when we work together.