Healthy eating in focus at Christ King School

Safety in the farm lesson – Lori Blake of Alberta Farm Safety Centre speaking to Christ King students on how to keep safe on the farm while continuing to have fun.

Safety in the farm lesson – Lori Blake of Alberta Farm Safety Centre speaking to Christ King students on how to keep safe on the farm while continuing to have fun.

Christ-King Chronicle

Minds at Christ King School have recently turned to the warm weather thoughts of gardening. Last week, a truckload of ten EarthBoxes, trellises, grow lights and three bales of growing medium arrived. This Central Alberta initiative comes from Alberta Agriculture in partnership with Alberta Health Services to involve school children and their families in growing and eating more produce. “EarthBox gardening increases the access children have to growing, preparing and eating tasty fruits and vegetables. The program promotes the development of healthy eating habits to children, families and the community.” We are very excited to be a part of this project. Stay tuned as it unfolds over the next few months.

Grade 5 and 6 students will be launching a new Wellness Wednesday project at Christ King on Wednesday, Feb. 9. Their timely focus will be on healthy living and nutrition. They will be leading the rest of the school in learning stations to find out what students should be eating and how to stay healthy and active.

Lori Blake from Alberta Farm Safety Centre visited our kindergarten to Grade 6 students on Wednesday, Feb. 2 with UFA “Safety Smarts” farm safety presentations. Students received stickers, bracelets, and colouring books to help remind them of how to be safe on the farm. Grade 5 -9 students received an Internet safety presentation from former RCMP, Ralph Cervi on that day as well.

We will be hosting CO2 Car Races on Feb. 10 at 1 p.m. in the gym. Everyone is welcome to see the junior high’s race the CO2 cars they designed and built. Who will be the winner? Come out and see!

Our school wide friendship celebration will be on Feb. 14 at 1 p.m. and the monthly school council meeting will be on Feb. 15.

Watch for details in your child’s agenda.