STETTLER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL — The month of February is now upon us and in full swing, and we are continuing to keep busy and provide a number of opportunities for our students. The Grade 4, 5, and 6 students completed their final day of skiing on Wednesday, Feb. 3. Our students learned so much over the past month and have already been discussing skiing for next year. Our Grade 4 students again played crib with the senior citizens, as they do each Tuesday, and the students enjoyed chilli, salad, and buns last Friday as part of the School Council Hot Lunch.
We truly have the greatest school council and we appreciate all that our parents do for the staff, students and our school. Our February meeting was held at 7:30 p.m. at the school library on Monday, Feb. 8, and typically these meetings are held during the first Monday of the month. All parents are welcome and invited to attend. We also appreciate all that this council is doing for us this week during “Staff Recognition Week.” The highlight for all staff is the luncheon that our parents provide for us. This year it was held on Wednesday, Feb. 10 and all staff definitely ate way too much food.
Our Grade 5 and 6 students have had lots of extracurricular choices this week. Along with the regular Monday and Wednesday basketball practices, our students were invited to join the French Club that began on Monday, during the lunch recess. As well, students are still involved in show choir and choral speech, so there is much to do if you are a student at SES and want to stay very busy.
Mrs. McDonald has volunteered to be our Wellness Champ at the school and she held her first meeting with our Student Wellness Group on Wednesday, Feb. 10. This group will be instrumental in providing ideas for how we can all be a little more active and healthy throughout the day. We are excited to learn what this group of leaders has in store for us in the upcoming weeks.
Our students are looking forward to some Valentine’s Day activities and class parties on Friday, Feb. 12 and then to an extra long weekend after that. Monday, Feb. 15 is Family Day followed by a Professional Development Day, on Tuesday, Feb. 16. While our students are enjoying a four-day weekend, the teachers will be learning more about, and putting into practice, some of the information that was learned at the workshops recently attended. Stettler Elementary School is committed to the Leader in Me Program, and we will be using this PD Day to ensure best practices for our students.
We will not have a newspaper article next week with the long weekend and short week, so we would like to take the time in advance to wish everyone a very happy Family Day. We hope that you will find the time to celebrate and to do something a little bit special with your loved ones.