Respect Tree at Christ King keeps growing despite the cold


Linda Koskie, technology lead teacher for East Central Alberta Catholic Schools, is here at Christ King School this week. Linda will be teaching staff and students technology skills like how to build webpages, use video and digital cameras, digital recording and build on our SMART board skills.

Family Literacy Day is coming up. We are celebrating it on Thursday, Jan. 27 by inviting parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters, aunts and uncles to our Beach Day activities. We will start at 12:25 p.m. with a general assembly in the gym and then teams of students will travel from station to station playing games and sharpening their literacy skills along the way. Dig out your shorts and flip flops and join us for some fun. Prizes for the craziest costume!

Despite the cold weather, our Respect Tree is blooming. Students are “digging in deep for respect”. Grade 3 and 4 students are always on the lookout for good deeds in the classroom, on the playground and around the school. When they find students showing respect to others, they write their name on a leaf and add it to the tree. The Respect Tree is a HEaRT project.

HEaRT has many afterschool programs on the horizon. Boys Fit will start Feb. 8. This program encourages boys in grades five to eight to be active and offers them opportunity to try activities like archery, floor hockey, and indoor soccer to name a few.

Cooking will also start on Feb. 8. Students will learn cooking skills, kitchen safety and nutrition. They will try out new recipes and learn how to prepare meals for their families.