Quilting to start up on Jan. 16

BOTHA BOOSTER -- Hopefully by now everyone has talked to either Doug Haustein or John Blonski about the New Year's Eve Dance which will...

BOTHA BOOSTER — Hopefully by now everyone has talked to either Doug Haustein or John Blonski about the New Year’s Eve Dance which will take place on Saturday, Dec. 31, and got your tickets by now. You will not want to miss out on this one.

Two very important gentlemen will be celebrating their birthdays besides New Year’s in our Botha Community. Don Reiter Senior celebrates on New Year’s Eve and his son Don Reiter Junior celebrates his on Sunday, Jan. 1. So here’s hoping both of you have an excellent birthday and New Year’s.

Our last Bingo evening was last Wednesday, Dec. 21 where Mrs. Santa Claus looked very sharp. Thank you Kelsey. Looking good. Kelsey is one of our Bingo callers, which we all appreciate. Our next Bingo evening will be on Wednesday, Jan. 4, so come on out and try out your luck, Who knows you could be one of the next lucky winner. Bingo starts at 7:15 p.m. and the doors open at 6:30 p.m. at the Senior Centre.

Quilting starts up again on Monday, Jan. 16, instead of the Jan. 9, so please join the group on that day, starting at 9:30 a.m.

Coffee continues every Wednesday at 10 a.m. so take a break away from your busy schedule and join your friends there.

Floor curling also starts up on Thursday, Jan. 5 starting at 1 p.m. So come join in the fun. Everyone is welcome.

On Monday, Jan. 9 at noon is the very important Senior Meeting. This one only there will be no potluck before the meeting, instead they are holding a dinner, which will be provided for all seniors. So the meeting follows right after the dinner. so they are hoping all Seniors will be able to attend.

Here’s hoping all the students and staff at our Botha School are having fun and getting lots of rest as on Wednesday, Jan. 4 the bell will be ringing for the first time for the 2017 school year and they will be heading back to the books again. Hopefully Santa was good to them all this year.

To continue on with the school newsletter the grade 3/4 class are also in Science, studying light and shadows, besides studying the geographical area of Alberta.

The grade 5/6 class have just finished their second unit on Flight by doing some designing and testing of aircrafts. In the beginning of the new year, they will be studying Evidence and investigating in Science.

Grade 1/2s have and will continue on different Math strategies. This will prepare students for working with large numbers.

Before school let out, the Kindergarten class practiced extremely hard preparing for the Christmas Concert by also going to the Senior Centre and practicing some there also. So hopefully everyone who attended the concert enjoyed all their hard work, which the students put into this for your enjoyment.

So in closing I would like to wish everyone a excellent New Year, and wishing you all the very best of everything in 2017. If travelling, please drive safely and be extremely careful.

Happy New Year everyone!