Among the budding scientists at Stettler Elementary School are: (back row

Among the budding scientists at Stettler Elementary School are: (back row

Students show true colours, stand united against bullying

Stettler Elementary School is very proud of all the science fair contestants.

Stettler Elementary School is very proud of all the science fair contestants.

The Grade 5 students worked very hard on their projects, which were displayed for the public to see on Feb. 8.

There have been 13 groups chosen to move on from our school to compete in the regional science fair in Red Deer on March 15.

Displays will be set up in the Bower Mall on Saturday, if you wish to stop in and support our students.

Last Wednesday was Pink Shirt Day at Stettler Elementary School. Pink Shirt Day was started by two high school boys in Nova Scotia several years ago as an anti-bullying initiative and has spread across Canada and to many other countries. Students are encouraged to wear pink as a way to stand up to bullying.

At SES, HEaRT organized a contest to see which classes could wear the most pink. The winners were announced at an assembly in the afternoon where the YCAT team from the Middle School performed an anti-bullying skit and led all the students in a cheer to encourage them to stand up to bullying.

Students also filled out pink hearts with positive messages about themselves on them and these are on display on the bulletin board by the front entrance to the school. Way to go, SES students and staff.

SES would like to thank Mr. McMann and his team for all their hard work for this event and for all they do for our kids at SES. It’s people like you who make a huge difference in the lives of our kids. We are lucky to have you, Lee and Corrina.

We would like to thank the Kinettes for coming in on Saturday morning and brightening up our reading room. The ladies came as part of the Kinettes’ “do a good deed every day” program and provided supplies and labour. They filled holes and repainted the room and it’s so much nicer for kids and staff to use.

The 2SG students performed their fairytale plays for the pre-K, kindergarten and Grade 1 classes on Wednesday. It was enjoyed by all.

All four kindergarten classes performed a mini tribute concert to their classroom teachers and aides on Thursday and Friday. This was Mrs. Syson’s last day with them in music, as Mrs. Lynn will be taking the lead next week.

Just a reminder that there will be no school this Thursday and Friday because of the teachers’ convention.

Cute quote of the week: Mrs. Pinder (our librarian) had just finished reading the kindergarten class a story. “Who was the author of that book?” asks one student. “Tony and Jan Payne,” answers Mrs. Pinder. “Oh, I just love his books,” exclaimed the student.

— ELEMENTARY NEWS