Stettler Elementary sets course for Terry Fox run

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Elementary News

Terry Fox once said: “I just wish people would realize that anything is possible if you try.”

At Settler Elementary, we teach our students to give their best effort. Grade 1s are currently learning how to be Settler Elementary School heroes. They are focusing on big words such as responsibility, respect, effort and attitude. They have discovered that not all heroes wear capes and drive fancy cars, but are everyday people who can make a difference and that they themselves can be true heroes.

Our school is also trying to make a difference in the fight against cancer by hosting a Terry Fox run on Friday, Sept. 30. It’s the 31th anniversary of the Terry Fox run and the 18th year that we have completed a Terry Fox run at Settler Elementary.

Parents, grandparents, younger siblings and family are invited to join us for the 30-minute long walk/run at 1.25 p.m. It was Terry’s dream that each Canadian donate $1 to cancer research. Students received a pledge sheet to help raise money for cancer research. Please consider contributing to this great cause.

Our beautiful little kindergarten students had great fun the past week as they searched for Chester the raccoon as a way for them to get to know our school. Penny Dahl and the gardening club ventured to the community garden last Thursday to harvest their hearty (and some not so hearty) veggies. They also picked the beautiful marigolds to give to their family and/or teachers.

The kids used their hands, hoes and heart to clean up the weeds as they put 100 per cent effort into it. The Grade 4s are the school’s official recycling team and are excited to be starting a new year. As the recycling team for the school, they would like to ask parents to pack “litterless” lunches by using reusable containers instead of plastic baggies and over-packaged foods. We are making an effort to reduce the amount of garbage generated in the school.

The Grade 4s collect all paper, cardboard, juice boxes, plastic water bottles and pop cans for recycling. No one can do everything … but everyone can do something.

Please be recycling smart! Our very exciting, “Have you filled someone’s bucket today?” campaign is spreading cheer like a wildfire in school. It’s amazing to see how students are filling each other’s bucket with good deeds. They are really doing unto others as they want them to do to them. We are proud of each student’s positive attitude and hope that it will have a positive ripple effect at home as well.