Kindergaten students from Stettler Elementary School performing for the seniors at the Legion during the Seniors’ Tea time on Monday

Kindergaten students from Stettler Elementary School performing for the seniors at the Legion during the Seniors’ Tea time on Monday

Kindergarten students sing to seniors at Legion

First and foremost, the staff and students at SES would like to welcome the families from Fort McMurray.

STETTLER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL — First and foremost, the staff and students at Stettler Elementary School would like to welcome the families from Fort McMurray who have joined our school and our community. We have had the privilege to welcome a handful of families so far, and our doors are open to anyone who wants or needs to send a child to school. We have backpacks and school supplies, so please do not worry about that when registering your child. We are happy to have you join our family and enjoy the fun and exciting things happening at SES.

We participated in Mental Health Awareness Week last week and wore green in support of this initiative. Also last week, the spring session of swimming lessons started. Currently our Grade 1 and 2 students are swimming and learning new skills to keep them safe in the water. As well, on Friday, May 6 our kindergarten students celebrated their mothers and Mother’s Day with a special Mother’s Day Tea held in our music room. These fine young talents celebrated their mothers with such selections as, “Be My Girl”. Our special moms enjoyed this afternoon and feeling a bit pampered by their children. Great job, kindergarten students.

On Monday, these same students braved the cold and walked to the public library where they toured the traveling C.O.W. bus. The C.O.W. Bus (Classroom on Wheels) is a friendly space for parents and younger children, up to six years of age, to learn and explore fun new ways to add literacy activities into their daily lives, and our kindergarten students enjoyed their visit immensely.

Also on Monday, our school Show Choir walked to the Legion to perform four songs for the Seniors’ Tea in the afternoon. This choir, under the direction of Mrs. Tricia Kirby, dazzled the seniors of our community and we’ve heard rave reviews about the selections and the harmonies for their performance. We also appreciate Mrs. Beth Lynes, who accompanied the students on the piano. We have so many great opportunities for our students, but we could not offer these without the talents and willingness of so very many teachers on our staff.

And as we look ahead to the 2016-17 school year, we are in full swing of kindergarten and play school registration. Our kindergarten programs are rapidly filling up for the fall, so if you have a preference of 3 or 5 day program please contact the school at 403-742-2235 to enroll your child soon. If you have a child that will be five on or before December 31, 2016, you are eligible for kindergarten registration. Our Start Right Play School is open to all student ages three and four, and again some choices of days and programming are filling up. We look forward to meeting you and helping you with the registration process.