The students in Mrs. Fischer’s language arts class all made a commitment to read five books during the month of October in order to have their class entered into the Oilers’ “Reading…Give it a Shot” draw for tickets to an Edmonton Oilers hockey game. Upon fulfilling this commitment, we faxed in our entry and our class was fortunate enough to be selected to attend the Oilers vs. Colorado Avalanche game on Wednesday, Nov. 18. The students enjoyed the experience immensely, and were excellent ambassadors of your school. Their behaviour was fantastic and they cheered the Oilers onto a 6-4 victory. As well, after a very late evening, they all arrived at school ready and willing to learn the next morning. Congratulations go out to this terrific group of students. And a special thank you goes out to six of their parents who accompanied us to the game and did an incredible job of caring for the children. What a super initiative on the part of their teacher, Mrs. Sharon Fischer.
Our teachers spent last week busy working on report cards. Report cards were issued on Monday, Nov. 23. A reminder that parent/teacher interviews are held on the evenings of Wednesday and Thursday this week, and that Friday, Nov. 27 is a day off for all Stettler elementary students in lieu of interview evenings.
The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to Stettler Elementary School. It will be located in the Stettler Elementary School library between 4 and 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 25 and from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 26 (during parent-teacher interviews). The book fair will also be open to the public on Monday, Nov. 30 from 9 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. and from 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Do make a point of dropping by the book fair with your Christmas list in hand. Choose from hundreds of books as well as a variety of pencils, erasers and bookmarks and novelty items. Some specials may apply. Come and share the joy of reading.
Students in Miss Watt’s and Mrs. Sylvester’s Grade 1 classes will definitely be sharing joy this season. These two classes packed 13 shoeboxes of toys, personal hygiene items, school supplies, and treats for Operation Christmas Child. They also donated the money they had made at recycling the class’ milk cartons to help with the cost of transporting the boxes. A student from Mrs. Sylvester’s class commented, “Some child is going to be so happy Christmas morning when she opens up our box.”
Many children will be blessed because of all the students’ generosity.
Well done Grade 1s.
On Thursday, November 19th, Don Letwinetz, a representative from EnCana presented Stettler Elementary School with a Certificate of Achievement for our participation in Walk Across Canada. Stettler Elementary School walked from Vancouver, BC to St. John’s, NF in four weeks, a total of 8,073 km.
On Thursday, Nov. 19, Jim Fell gave an ATV safety presentation to our Grade 5 students. The students were able to learn about ATV safety.
On Friday, Nov. 20 Stettler Elementary School had PJ Day. The students and staff dressed up in their pyjamas and some students even brought their favourite stuffed animal. What a great way to end the week.
On Tuesday, Nov. 24 students at Stettler Elementary School had the opportunity to be entertained by Alberta Opera. They performed Red Riding Hood in our gym. We were excited to see this cultural performance.
Stettler Elementary School has had Alberta Opera perform at our school in the past and it has always proved to be a great show.