Stettler students go green, promoting litter-less lunch

April 22 is Earth Day, which is the most widely celebrated environmental event worldwide.

Stettler Elementary School students Lane Coenen and Shailee Patterson of the 5CF class show off their litter-less lunch poster last week.

Stettler Elementary School students Lane Coenen and Shailee Patterson of the 5CF class show off their litter-less lunch poster last week.

April 22 is Earth Day, which is the most widely celebrated environmental event worldwide.

One way Stettler Elementary School students are acknowledging this important day is by taking part in our Litterless Lunch Challenge during the month of April.

In order to reduce the amount of garbage we produce, we are designating every Monday in April as litter-less lunch days. We have asked that all staff and students bring a litter-less lunch on April 8, April 15 and April 22.

If students show they have a litter-free lunch, they will have their name put into a draw for prizes to be awarded at the end of the month. Prizes will be given to two students in each grade.

A big thank-you goes out to Mrs. Fox/Ms. Sadegian for organizing the event. As well, thanks to the 5CF class for creating wonderful posters and promoting the event to the whole school.

SES has been collecting pennies to contribute to the Elks and Royal Purple Fund for Children.

We have collected 7,855 pennies so far and we will forward the pennies to Royal Purple on a monthly basis. The project is running until the end of June. Keep those pennies coming!

On April 8, 9 and 10, students in grades K to 5 enjoyed a presentation by Lorie Blake, as she spoke about the importance of farm safety.

Many classes are participating in the music festival this week. These performances are always very entertaining.

The 1TJ class had a busy week. In science, students looked inside a bean seed to learn about the parts of a seed. Then they planted bean seeds.

In social, they are learning about how our community has changed and have been looking at pictures of how Stettler looked in the 1920s. They also made butter and ate it on crackers. What a yummy snack!

Kindergarten students were treated to an impromptu concert by the ever-talented Charlee Mappin. In the words of one student, “She teaches gym, she can sing — Ms. Mappin can do everything.”

Thanks, Ms. Mappin.

Mrs. du Toit’s kindergarten class has been preparing for spring by studying the life cycle of butterflies. They read the book, “The Very Hungry Caterpillar,” and had a yummy and healthy and “very hungry caterpillar” picnic. They also made beautiful butterfly window clings to invite spring in. Hurry up, spring.

— ELEMENTARY NEWS