Time flies when you are having fun!

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Colourful puppets – Kindergarten students enjoyed watching a pirate puppet show put on by Amore and Jacques du Toit. Here Suzy is teaching the pirates Bumpo and Bones to be kind and good listeners.

AMORE du TOIT / Elementary News

Clearview public schools held their recognition night on Thursday, June 9, 2011 at the Stettler Community Hall. We want to congratulate the following individuals from Stettler Elementary who received recognition awards. Krista Jewett and Alyssa McKinnon (5 years), Jill Neitz, Stefan Olafson and Kim Thorne (10 years), Pat Johnson, Beth Lynes and Cindy Starling (20 years), Robert Howell and Theresa Jackson (30) years.

Students in grade two performed both a musical number and two chorale speech numbers, directed by Bev Lynes and Donna Boyd-Stadelmann and Annette Hunter. They were fabulous.

There are only two more weeks left before school closes for the summer holidays. Some of our younger students have already started their summer holidays.

The pre-Kindergarten classes wrapped up their school year on Thursday, June 9. Many of the students will be moving on to kindergarten, while a few will be returning for another fun filled year of games, songs and crafts with the pre-K team in the fall. For those families interested in getting their child into this head start program offered through Stettler Elementary, please contact Eileen at the Clearview District office.

The pre-K class enjoyed lively musical performance by five local guitar playing ladies on Monday, June 6.

Kindergarten students’ last day will be on Friday, June 17. Kindergarten and grade one students have completed all their swimming lessons. They would like to thank all their instructors.

Kindergarten students enjoyed a very educational visit to the Stettler Fire station. Etiene Brugman and Mark Dennis did a fabulous job of teaching students about fire safety. Students want to thank the fire department for their lovely firefighter hats and treat bags. It seems like Kindergarten is really packing in the fun activities before their last school day as they also enjoyed a very fun Pirate day on Friday, June 10. Students enjoyed an educational alphabet treasure hunt and an entertaining puppet show.

Amore du Toit’s High school buddies from Hayley Leschert’s TA class even came and participated in pirate coloring activities and wished the kindergarten students a great summer.

Over the last 2 weeks the grade two students have made boats and then tested them in their classroom as part of their Science, Buoyancy and Boat unit. The creativity of grade two students was really inspirational. Grade two students have also made garden stakes for the Community Garden in town and had Mr. Spencer come in to talk to the student’s about the project.

Sonya Geddes’ grade 2 class prepared four fairytale reader theater plays to perform for their parents on Friday, June 3. Students did an excellent job. The parents and students were then treated to cookies and juice following the performances. As always it is great to collaborate with our high school students.

We would like to thank students from Darren Fleischacker’s tech. class for videotaping the show for us.

New kindergarten students for the 2011/2012 school year will participate in school readiness assessments from Monday, June 20 -24. We are looking forward to meeting these little ones.

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