Kids are busy at school after the break

Tomorrow, April 23, come out to the village office at 7 p.m. for the important monthly meeting.

Everyone is more than welcome to attend.

Then there’s a special gentleman in our little area that is celebrating his birthday this Friday. If you’re talking to Wally Hudson, wish him a great day. Happy birthday, Wally!

This coming Sunday, April 26, come on out at 1:30 p.m. and dance to the music from the “Westlake Echoes Band.” This dance will be a Western theme this time, so dress accordingly if you like. There will be a pooled luncheon, so the committee is asking everyone to either bring sandwiches/buns ,salads or desserts with you.

Quilting takes place again on Monday, April 27, starting at 9:30 a.m., so please join the group that day for a great visit.

At the school, the next school council meeting will be tomorrow, April 23, starting at 7:30 p.m. and held in the library. All parents are invited to this with their participation and willing to give their feedback. Potential topics will be transportation and planning for next year.

In Mrs. Maxwell’s grades 2/3 class, they are busy doing some work on grammar in writing. They are listening and reading along with a Magic Tree house novel and introducing the Grade 2 class to chapter books. They are also beginning their study of animal lifecycles in Science.

In Mrs. Melnyk’s Grade 4/5 classes in E.L.A. they are thoroughly enjoying “The Sign of the Beaver” novel, which is full of timeless themes. The students are having interesting discussions about friendships.

Kindergartens have now started their three-day week schedule and building the stamina for the Grade 1.

On April 10, both classes went on a Nature Walk, which was enjoyed by all.

Grade 1s are continuing their writing and recording of cooking and science investigations, math work, and journeying through partner work with the kindergarten students.

Grade 1s are also using some books on loans from the A.S.P.C.A., which encourage discussions about ethical treatment of animals as well as information about the needs of wild and domestic animals.

Both classes are also using a new program called “Power to Play” from the dietitian with Alberta Milk. This course will allow students to go on a mission to discover which foods will give them the power to move and play all day. Sounds like a interesting course.

Then the next Bingo evening will be next Wednesday, April 29, so come on out for a great evening.