STETTLER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL — After enjoying a five-day long weekend, our staff and students very quickly got back into the full swing of things at the school. Last Monday, Nov. 14, our volleyball teams and coaches held their final volleyball event. Three schools joined together to have a mini tournament in our gymnasiums and to practice the skills they have developed through this volleyball season.
Then on Tuesday, 4NN and 4BL began playing cribbage with the seniors at Heart Haven and Paragon Place. These first games went very well with both our students and the seniors really enjoying the time together. It is a great way for our Grade 4 students to practice their math skills and it is so nice to see these varying generations work and play together, fostering a relationship that will grow and develop throughout the school year.
On Wednesday, Nov. 16, our students and staff members participated in a packing party for Operation Christmas Child. With grade group learning buddies, each student had an opportunity to go to the gymnasium to take part in the packing of shoeboxes. Together we packed 321 shoeboxes, almost exactly the same number as last year, and these will now be sent to less fortunate children around the world for Christmas. Taking part in this activity not only benefits the needy children of our world, but it allows our students to learn the true meaning of giving.
On Friday, Nov. 18 our Kindergarten students were able to bring the teddy bear of their choice and participate in Teddy Bear Picnic Day. Our Kindergarten teachers put together a few “teddy bear” activities and the students were able to continue their curricular learning through fun activities such as a school wide treasure hunt. As well, on that day, the students at SES enjoyed a Subway hot lunch. This year our school council has arranged for a hot lunch of some sort on every Friday at school. All hot lunch orders are due on the 21st (or nearest date to it) of the previous month. This week our students will enjoy Taco in a Bag, so that too will be very enjoyable.
Our teaching staff will be having the opportunity to meet with parents to discuss the progress of their children during parent/teacher interviews, which will be held this evening, Nov. 23 and tomorrow, Nov. 24. All parents received their interview times in the report cards that were sent home on Monday, Nov. 21. This is always a great time for us to be able to work with parents to foster the education of the children. Working together provides the best opportunities for our students and therefore we are looking forward to having all of our parents attend these interviews.