Last bingo of the year to be held tonight

BOTHA BOOSTER -- Today, Dec. 21, is the longest amount of darkness we will get this year as from tomorrow onwards the nights will start...

BOTHA BOOSTER — Today, Dec. 21, is the longest amount of darkness we will get this year as from tomorrow onwards the nights will start getting shorter and we’ll start having more daylight. So looking at the bright side of this after having two weeks of very cold weather, spring is a coming.

Tonight also is the last Bingo evening of this year, so we from the Bingo Club would like to wish everyone “A Very Merry Christmas” and all the very best for 2017. Meanwhile tonight’s game starts at 7:15 p.m. and doors open at 6:30 p.m. So come on over and have fun. Who knows you could win yourself a few extra Christmas dollars. Hope to see you all there tonight.

This coming Sunday is Christmas Day, so all the children regardless of age are getting excited for this special day. Hopefully Santa is good to everyone. But on Saturday night, on Christmas Eve, there will be Christmas Eve services at mostly all churches, so let’s all attend one, and keep in the real meaning of Christmas, i.e., Jesus’ Birthday and let’s all celebrate his birth.

Today is the first day of the student and staff Christmas break. So everyone at the Botha School would like to wish a Merry Christmas and a great new year. School resumes on Wednesday, Jan. 4.

Tomorrow evening, Dec. 22, is the very important monthly Village meeting and we are hoping everyone can attend as it is an important event for the community and the residents of Botha.

Coffee takes place every Wednesday morning at 10 a.m., even through the holiday season, so please join us if you can.

With Carpet Bowling and Floor Curling, I’m not sure if they continue through the holiday season, so I hope when you went to the the regular game of carpet bowling on Dec. 20, you’ve asked your team members. Please do the same when you go to floor curling tomorrow, Dec. 22. Floor curling starts at 1 p.m.

With the first newsletter I recieved just shortly, the students are working on their “Jolly Word” through Phonics and Daily 5 reading, in order to ensure the students are strong readers and communicators.

Mrs. Maxwell (3/4) are doing some non-fiction reading and writing through brainstorming, organization of information and using outlines, and this will still continue into the new year.

Mr. Flieger (5/6) and his students are working on individual lessons in math skills, and doing quite well. Mental math skills, multiplication tables to 144 and getting comfortable with decimals.

Grades 1/2 have been busy working hard on their Daily 5, and they have seen a positive outcome. In Science they are having fun because they get to smell, touch, feel and hear a variety of things. Sounds like fun.

In Kindergarten they have worked really hard at blending words and learning tricky words. Some of their favourite books are “Click Clack Moo,” “Mooseltoe” and “Curious George.”

Don’t forget the ice arena is now open or will be soon, so get over there and pay your family yearly pass and enjoy the ice. Have some fun.

So in closing I would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and if you are traveling at all, drive safely, we all want to see everyone come back home, safe and sound.