Students host service for Remembrance Day

All of our students attended the annual Remembrance Day ceremony at the high school last Friday.

Niko Zouarpakis lays the wreath on behalf of Stettler Elementary School during last Friday’s Remembrance Day ceremony at the high school.

All of our students attended the annual Remembrance Day ceremony at the high school last Friday.

Our show choir sang the song Flanders Fields, and Niko Zouarpakis was chosen as the wreath-layer for Stettler Elementary School.

This week is Bullying Awareness Week and SES is working hard at being a safe and caring school. That means the school and students’ families need to work together to maintain a school that is bully-free.

We will offer an anti-bullying program to all students in the next few weeks and will also have guest presentations. Please call us directly if there is an issue that is not being addressed.

Furthermore, we want to know your thoughts on cyberbullying or on Facebook comments that might impact our school.

Please remember, now that cold weather is upon us, students need to wear appropriate clothing. Students are expected to go outside for recess, unless the wind chill is prohibitive.

Students in the 1TJ class enjoyed dressing in their Halloween costumes and doing some Halloween activities in class. They are learning about colour in science and look forward to doing some experiments. They made a bully chain to remind them that they are stronger against bullying when they stand together.

Another Grade 4 class has joined in the crib fun at Heart Haven Lodge. Grade 4NN is now playing cribbage every second Tuesday with the seniors at Heart Haven. Both the kids and the seniors had a wonderful time at their first meeting.

For the seventh year in a row, the World Sport Stacking Association (WSSA) is looking to set a new Guinness world record for “Most People Sport Stacking at Multiple Locations in One Day.” The number to beat is 412,259, set last year by 2,000 participating schools and organizations from around the world.

The commitment is for 25 or more stackers who will each stack at least 30 minutes on Thursday, Nov. 15. For the fourth year in a row, SES is registered to participate in the WSSA Stack Up for the Guinness World Record. We hope to break another record and become part of cupstacking history once again.

As the Christmas season approaches, there are many different ways for students to reach out to others. Since 1990, Operation Christmas Child has been collecting shoeboxes filled with hygiene items, school supplies, toys and hard candy to distribute to children in desperate need.

Operation Christmas Child brings great joy and hope to these children, and here at SES, we welcome you to be a part of this excellent cause. If you are able, please buy and send an item to school and drop it in the Operation Christmas Child box in the office by Monday, Nov. 19. Items can include:

School supplies: pencils, crayons, markers, stamp and ink sets, writing pads of paper, colouring or picture books;

Hygiene items: toothbrush, bar soap (in a sealable bag), comb, washcloth (nothing liquid);

Toys: small cars, balls, dolls, stuffed animals, harmonica, kazoos, yo-yos, slinky, etc.;

Other: hard candy, lollipops, t-shirts, socks, sunglasses, hair clips, toy jewelry.

For more information about Operation Christmas Child, visit samaritanspurse.ca, or give us a call at the school. Thanks in advance for your generosity.

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