Mrs. Boyd-Stadelmann's and Mrs. Hunter's Grade 2 class who placed second at Alberta Provincial Speech Festival May 29.

Mrs. Boyd-Stadelmann's and Mrs. Hunter's Grade 2 class who placed second at Alberta Provincial Speech Festival May 29.

SES was buzzing with fun activities all week

Ahoy mates!" Kindergarten students and their teachers arrived at school disguised as pirates Friday, June 5.

Ahoy mates!” Kindergarten students and their teachers arrived at school disguised as pirates Friday, June 5. They enjoyed a fun-filled day of pirate activities including pirate stories, crafts, a treasure hunt, and some students even visited their high school buddies. To wind up the day, students were treated to a special pirate puppet show put on by their very own professional puppeteer, Mrs. du Toit, and her son Stefan. Shiver me timbers, the students were thrilled by the antics of the puppets. A pirates’ hearty thank you from all the kindergarten students, to both Mrs. du Toit and Stefan for a great show.

Mrs. Boyd-Stadelmann’s and Mrs. Hunter’s Grade 2 students performed two poems at the Alberta Provincial Speech Festival held at MacDougall United Church in Edmonton on Friday, May 29. They were awarded second place. ┬áIt was a wonderful experience and everyone enjoyed the day. Congratulations to the students and their teachers.

Under the direction of their music specialist, Mrs. Lynes, all Grade 2 students performed at the first anniversary celebrations for the Seniors’ Hub on Wednesday, June 3. In addition to a few old-time favorite songs, the students also proudly sang a couple challenging songs, which included two and three part rounds. Everyone enjoyed the melodies.

Grade 4 students had a particularly busy week with two special events. First, Ryan Hallett from the County of Stettler, aptly presented the Classroom Agriculture Program, CAP, to each of the Stettler Elementary School Grade 4 classrooms enabling enthused students to talk and learn about the importance of agriculture. Through interactive activities and videos, students learned about the food they eat and where it comes from in Alberta. They learned that many of their favorite foods begin with crops and animals that are grown on farms throughout the province. Students especially enjoyed tasting various grains and the resulting products. They also learned about how farmers care for their animals and how they protect their crops and livestock from pests. CAP is an initiative supported by many Alberta commodity commissions and producers since 1985. Grade 4 teachers and students wish to thank the many generous sponsors, as well as Mr. Hallett, for his very informative and fun program.

In addition, all Grade 4 students walked to Alberta Prairie Steam Excursions and P & H Elevator on Thursday, June 4. They enjoyed a tour of the train and elevator. In social studies, the students had been learning about the important role railways and grain elevators played in the settlement and growth of Alberta. The tours enriched their understanding of Alberta’s history. The students and teachers send their sincere appreciation to both the Steam Train and P & H Elevator folks for a super tour.

On Wednesday, June 3 Stettler Elementary School hosted their annual bus driver appreciation tea for bus drivers who transport SES students each day. School bus drivers play such an important role in a child’s life; drivers not only keep our students safe on their way to and from school, they are also the first to greet children each morning and the last to say goodbye in the afternoon. We tip our hats to our drivers.

The week wound up with the final hot lunch of the year: taco in a bag, veggie sticks and cookies. Students were wishing they had ordered seconds. Mucho gracias to SES Council and parent volunteers for providing yummy hot lunches throughout the school year.