Great afterschool program off to a good start

A big “congratulations” goes out to the principal of Botha School (Mike and wife Melissa Flieger) on the arrival


A big “congratulations” goes out to the principal of Botha School (Mike and wife Melissa Flieger) on the arrival of their latest son (Henry) born on Wednesday, Jan. 28, also to his big sister (Lily). She is very excited to be a big sister and a great help to her parents.

The staff at the School would like to thank their staff Mrs. Boxma and Mrs. Maxwell plus several parents that take the time out of their busy schedules for tying and untying so many skates and coming out to help. This is very much appreciated alongside the parents that join them at the ski hill to help out. If you could join them on skating or skiing days or both, this would very much be appreciated.

The after school program is really turning out great. There are 14 students already involved in this program and enjoying it. During this time, students are getting the chance to do some exploratory learning. Some of these activities include building a roller coaster with kinex and or a log cabin with frontier logs. Another program they just started was floor hockey inter-modals at recess, three days per week, which the children are really enjoying.

Botha’s next school council meeting will be held on Feb. 19, starting at 7:30 p.m. at the school library. Some topics that are going to be discussed this time will be Stettler School Study, and also Botha’s new report cards. So please keep this in mind and hopefully everyone can attend these important meetings.

Quilting day takes place again on Monday, Feb. 23 starting at 9:30 a.m. at the seniors’ centre, so hopefully everyone can join the ladies.

A belated happy birthday wish goes out to Brenda Klatt for this past Wednesday, Feb 4. Hope you had a fantastic day, Brenda.

Talking about birthdays, if you see or know Trevor Wedrick wish him a great one for today, Feb. 11 as it’s his big day. Happy birthday, Trevor, hope you have a great day.

Bingo evening happens again on Tuesday, Feb. 17, so hope everyone can join in that evening. With old-man winter still wanting to hang on and we just finished getting another dump of snow, and if you need your driveway cleaned out, please contact the village office.

Here’s something to mark on your calendars: The afternoon of Sunday, Feb. 22, starting at 1:30 p.m. make sure you come out to the Botha Hall and dance to the music from the Black Velvet Band. This will be their St. Patrick’s Dance, so please wear something green in color. Hopefully everyone can come out and have some fun, there is no age limit on who attends.

Floor curling takes place every Tuesday and Wednesday’s afternoon starting at 1 p.m. They would love to see everyone attend these events.

Got something planned for this long upcoming weekend, with Family Day happening on Monday, Feb 16? There will be several events happening around the country so, hopefully everyone can attend one of these special events with your families.

Then next Saturday, Feb. 14, don’t forget your sweetheart, as it is Valentine’s Day, so hopefully everyone has a great one.

Have a great Family Day everyone, and hopefully the weather cooperates for this special weekend, have fun.