Great physical education program brings mascots and healthy habits

We entered a Wonder Bread Fitness Challenge before Christmas to encourage our students to participate and exercise in our physical education classes and during recesses.

A wonderful event -Stettler Elementary School’s Avery Olafson takes part in the Olympic Games closing ceremony and is pleased with the mascot she was given through a donation from Wonder Bread to Stettler elementary for its physical education program.

A wonderful event -Stettler Elementary School’s Avery Olafson takes part in the Olympic Games closing ceremony and is pleased with the mascot she was given through a donation from Wonder Bread to Stettler elementary for its physical education program.

We entered a Wonder Bread Fitness Challenge before Christmas to encourage our students to participate and exercise in our physical education classes and during recesses. Our students are exercising 135 000 minutes a week. This total is sent in each week to the challenge so that we can add this to other schools in Canada. The goal is to exercise 550 years in the 8 week program when all the totals of the participating schools are added up.

We were fortunate enough to win a draw and WONDER BREAD sent us some Olympic mascots. Five hundred twelve mascots to be exact; enough for one for everyone in our school.

In our closing Olympic closing ceremonies, students were presented with their Wonder Bread mascots. A big thank you to Wonder Bread for this great addition to our Olympics.

We would also like to thank the Kinettes for lending us their decorations and to the Stettler Middle School for their torch and cauldron.

On Saturday, February 20, Alyssa Henderson represented our school in the Canwest Canspell Regional Spelling Bee in Edmonton. Alyssa was one of only 70 spellers from across northern Alberta who qualified for the bee.

To prepare for it, Alyssa took part in our Spelling Bee club at school.

In a written spelling bee, she surpassed all the other students to become our school’s top speller. Then, she had to pass a qualifying test in order to be eligible for the regional contest. The list of words Alyssa studied for the qualifying test and the regional bee was over 1200 words long. We are very proud of Alyssa’s efforts and wish her luck in her spelling future.

Last week, Katanna Fillinger was our fastest 3-6-3 stacker with a best time of 7.15 seconds. Next week we will start learning the Cycle Stack – the most challenging competition stack of them all. Many of the cup stacking club are waiting anxiously for their very own Speed Stacks to arrive as we put in a group order this week. This will allow the students to practice their stacking at home as well as at the club.

Teachers attended the annual teachers’ convention in Edmonton on Thursday and Friday last week. There were many sessions and displays for the teachers to take part in. Here’s hoping that the students were able to enjoy some of the spring weather we have been having during their days off.

Our Spring Break week is coming up March 22– 26, when students will have another chance to get out and enjoy days off of school.