Easter Bunny was one of the highlights of SES this past week as he distributed chocolate eggs for all staff and students.

SES students gear up for the music festival

Many of our classes have been practicing musical pieces for the festival.

STETTLER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL — Happy Easter to everyone! We sincerely hope that you had a wonderful long weekend and a fabulous time with family and friends. It is a very special time of year, and the weekend brought us some much needed moisture unfortunately it was in the form of snow. Nonetheless, it was an opportunity to spend quality time with those that we love.

Stettler Elementary School (SES) has had a couple of busy weeks leading up to this Easter weekend. Our Grade 4 students have been continuing the visits and crib games with local seniors, our Kindergarten students took part in scavenger hunts, and all grades celebrated Easter with fun classroom events and activities. As well, Wednesday, April 5, saw the beginning of our new kindergarten registrations for the 2017-18 school year. Our kindergarten teachers hosted an information and registration night during that evening and the turnout was excellent. Kindergarten registration is now open and parents with children that are five years old, or will be five by Dec. 31, are invited to stop by the SES office to complete registration forms for the fall. We are once again offering both three-day and five-day programming, but due to the high number of registrations already, parents are encouraged to register students soon to ensure that your desired program is still available.

Start Right Playschool registration also took place last week, and again registration numbers were outstanding. All of our current three-year olds have been registered for the four-year old program in 2017-18 and many other registrations have come in as well. Registrations have been so positive that our morning program is already full, and afternoon classes are also filling up quickly. If you have a three- or four-year old that you would like to register for playschool in the fall, please contact SES and we will help you with that process.

Our current Kindergarteners enjoyed an evening of fun and dancing at the annual kindergarten family dance that was held on Thursday, April 6. We have typically had Barry Hill provide the music and games at these dances, but this year he was not available. However, we appreciate the fact that he was willing to lend us his equipment so that the dance could proceed. Thank you to “local” D.J.’s “Splicing Syson” and “Jef-frey Styles” who provided the music for the evening. Our parents and students enjoyed the sweet sound and great dancing at this fun-filled family event.

Clearview School Division was actively involved in the Stettler Trade Fair again this year, and there were opportunities for families to see some of the great technologies that Clearview students are able to take part in. Hopefully you had an opportunity to participate in the photo booth, enjoy some popcorn, and have any questions that you may have had answered. It was a great weekend and we thank all those who spent some time at the booth.

On Monday, April 10, we held our monthly school council meeting. We had good parent turnout and great conversation. It is always a worthwhile meeting and an outstanding opportunity to discuss important school information. As always, we invite all parents to join us on the second Monday of every month. Our next meeting is scheduled for Monday, May 8, at 7 p.m. in the school library. Please mark your calendars.

We held our monthly assembly on Wednesday, April 12, and saw many great things that are happening in our student-led clubs. As well, we were able to celebrate great leaders in our school and great programs that are happening. There were lots of neat things that took place, but our students were most surprised and impressed by the visit from the Easter Bunny. The Easter Bunny brought a chocolate egg for every student and staff member in our school, and then stuck around to see the students off as they boarded the buses. It was indeed a great time of celebration for our students.

This week we are excited about the music festival. Many of our classes have been practicing musical pieces for the festival and we have a number of students who are taking part in the choral speech category as well. We wish all of the participants the very best of luck. As well this week, Camp McE will be starting Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. This is a basketball program for students in grades 2 to 6, and those who registered for the program have been waiting excitedly for it to begin. In next week’s article, I will share the highlights from both the festival and the first weekend of Camp McE.

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