Stettler Elementary School welcomes writer Wishinsky

By Amore du Toit

We love to invite guests to our school so that our students can be inspired by their achievements.

One such special guest at Stettler Elementary School was Frieda Wishinsky. She visited Stettler elementary on Friday, Oct.15. Frieda is a well-know Canadian author with more than 50 books published. She resides in Ontario, and is currently in the midst of a cross-country tour. We were very lucky to have her spend an entire day at our school.

All students from grades one to five attended a one hour session where Frieda talked about being an author and the writing process. She read us a number of her stories and engaged the students in such activities as creating a play from a picture book and using rhyme in stories. Hosting Mrs. Wishinsky at Stettler Elementary School was a joint project of Stettler Public Library, Stettler Elementary School and the SES Grade 4/5 Book Club.

Twelve very lucky Book Club members were able to join Mrs. Wishinsky for pizza at the library at lunchtime, compliments of Deb Cryderman of the Stettler Public Library. The students made use of their good fortune by peppering Mrs. Wishinsky with questions and proudly telling her all about their wonderful school and fun Book Club.

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to Stettler Elementary School. It will be located at the school library from Thursday, Nov. 4 through Tuesday, Nov 9. As well as being open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on those days, the book fair will remain open until 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 5 and until 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 9. Our very enthusiastic librarian, Mrs. Pinder, invites every one to visit the book fair. Students from kindergarten to Grade 5 will also visit the book fair with their class during a regular school period. A notice will be sent home advising you of the day and time. Feel free to attend the book fair with your child ahead of time to help them choose just the right book to buy when they make their classroom visit to the book fair. Choose from hundreds of books as well as a variety of pencils, erasers and bookmarks and novelty items. (Have your Christmas list in hand!) Most books will be priced in the $5 – $15 range, although some hardcover and novelty books are available in the $20+ range. Some specials may apply. Check them out.

Each book with a list price of more than $3 will receive a dollar off. (Discount does not apply to non-book items.) Come and share the joy of reading.

Please note: Because of the timing of this year’s book fair, customers will not be able to order out of stock items on Tuesday Nov. 9, after 12 noon. Out of stock items can be ordered before that time.

The Grade 4/5 Cup Stacking Club started this past Friday. Students are excited about this great activity. We will keep you updated with all cup stacking news.