Submitted by Principal Sharon Fischer Stettler Elementary School
We had another fun and busy week at Stettler Elementary School. We had field trips, garden planting, show choir, volleyball, student led clubs, and assembly. On Monday, October 16, all kindergarten students attended an awesome field trip to Stettler Vision and Hearing. The children learned about the parts of the eye and participated in a colouring contest. Thanks to Kathy Kromm for setting this up for our kindergarten students. It was time very well spent and the students thoroughly enjoyed this trip.
Also this week the students in 1KL walked to TD Bank to thank Mr. Shawn O’Hara and his staff for the book that each Grade 1 student received. TD Banks across Canada participate in this program every year and Grade 1 students are the benefactors of that. It was a great opportunity for our students to express how much they appreciated these donated books
Our students were also busy signing up for student led clubs last week and on Monday, October 23 the clubs began. With the clubs starting, there has been a great deal of excitement and laughter in the halls and classrooms during the recesses. For this round we have 22 clubs up and running and many staff members have volunteered to help supervise these clubs.
There was also much excitement in our foyer area as 5SN was busy planting a garden in our new tower garden. Each student took on an important role in this endeavour, and we are extremely grateful to Toni Wiggins for coming in, setting up the tower garden, and working with small groups of Grade 5 students to help them to be an integral part of this planting experience. We would also like to thank Pharmasave for donating compost buckets to the grade 4 classes to use with their worms as part of their recycling and composting practices.
On Friday, October 20 our students enjoyed Pizza Hot Lunch served by the incredible parents that are a part of our school council and the students and staff also participated in the monthly assembly. At Friday’s assembly, the total was revealed from the Terry Fox Run fundraiser, and once again our students did a phenomenal job raising money for this very worthwhile charity. The school had set a goal of $15 000 this year, and our students beat the goal handily by bringing in $17 868.95. And, unbeknownst to the principals the students had a plan to have Mr. Lee, Mrs. Syson, and Mrs. Fischer compete to see who could find the most gummy worms in a tray filled with chocolate pudding using nothing but their faces. It was a terribly messy competition, with a great deal of screeching from the students, but Mrs. Fischer was victorious in winning this event. Unfortunately Mrs. Syson was unsuccessful in finding any worms in her pudding. Better luck to her next time.