School lessons begin

Mother Teresa once said: “There are no great things. Only little things done with GREAT Love.”

Mother Teresa once said: “There are no great things. Only little things done with GREAT Love.”

This is definitely a quote the staff of Stettler Elementary wants to teach by this year.

Staff is energized, excited and eager to implement all the great things they learned during their Professional Development Days last week.

All staff participated in the Seven Habits for Highly effective people training. As educators, we reaffirmed that we see teaching and educating children as being our calling.

Our vision at Stettler Elementary is: Developing caring, passionate lifelong leaders and learners. We are looking forward to a great year with our students. Staff was also able to attend the Leader in Me course this past Friday.

Staff received more training and inspiration to guide and teach students to reach their full potential as learners and leaders.

It was awesome to see our students again after the summer. The school became alive as it started pulsating with the excited bodies and laughter of our students. Many hugs, smiles and even a few tears were shared on Tuesday, the first day back at school.

Stettler Elementary School will host its annual Terry Fox Run on Friday, Sept. 27. Students and staff will meet in the gym for a pep-rally at 1:15 p.m., and will then head out to the track for a 1:30 p.m. start of the run.

Everyone will walk/run on the track for approximately 30 minutes. Parents, grandparents, babies in strollers, babysitters, friends, etc., are all invited to put on their running shoes and join us!

Students will be collecting pledges during the next few weeks, and we ask that all money and pledge sheets (even if not used) be returned to the school no later than the day of the run.

Thank you for helping SES help others as we all “Work Together to Outrun Cancer!”

Cross-country has started. Runners practise Monday and Wednesday at lunch recess for the next two weeks.

We are training for the Peace Hills Cross-country meet in Wetaskiwin on Sept. 21. This is for grades 2-5 and the kids run 1km. Kids can just come out to run with us and not go to the meet or can be training to run in the meet.

We want to make being active as fun as possible at SES.

There is no greater joy or greater reward than to make a fundamental difference in someone’s life. (Mary Rose McGeady)

We anticipate a joyous school year for both students and staff as teachers strive to make a positive difference in each student’s life. Let the learning begin!

— Stettler Elementary School News