Students make each day count

Stettler Elementary School is abuzz with many activities, field trips, campouts, fun days, track days and many other activities.

Stettler Elementary School is abuzz with many activities, field trips, campouts, fun days, track days and many other activities.

Last Wednesday, all students got the opportunity to help plant a tree with their class at the rubber park. Twelve trees were planted.  Some trees were even named by their grades. The idea is that students will feel that they contributed to beautify their hometown of Stettler.

The dramatic arts are always a thing of beauty.

Mrs. Hunter and Mrs. Boyd-Stadelman’s Grade 2 students were recommended by the adjudicator at the Stettler and District Music Festival to represent our district at the provincial festival for choral speech in Edmonton.

The directors took 30 students to McDougall United Church, where there were seven entries representing different areas throughout Alberta. The children performed “My Mother Made a Meatloaf” by J. Prelutsky and “The Song of the Whale” by Kit Wright.

As earlier reported in the Independent, our students won the provincial title. We were thrilled and wish to thank all the staff members and parents for their support. It was a team effort. We’re very proud of these students, as well as their dedicated teachers.

The Grade 5 students will enjoy a wonderful Grade 5 camp, along with Botha School Grade 5 students, at Circle Square Ranch. Activities include archery, canoeing, tie-dying, campcooking, mapping, games, capture the flag, campfire stories and many more. The Grade 5 camp runs this Tuesday through Friday.

The following are the track dates, with rainout dates in brackets for all grades: grades K-2: June 11 (June 13); grades 2-3: June 18 (June 26); and grades 4-5: June 21 (June 25). Parents are very welcome to come and cheer their children on those fun days.

Students are really enjoying the new Grade 3 playground equipment. We’re very thankful for this new addition to our playground. It’s a win-win situation for both Stettler Elementary and Christ-King to have both schools use this equipment.

Our school also entered a Relay for Life team this year. Today, we’ll be selling hot dogs, chips and a beverage as a fundraiser for the Relay for Life. We appreciate all the support of our students and parents toward this worthy cause.

Kindergarten students are winding up their year with many fun activities. They’re even planning a fun pirate day. All students are looking forward to their many fun field trips. We will report on this next week.

We’re making each moment count as we complete last assignments, work and assessments.