Office update – December 1

Dear families,

Our boys’ volleyball team will go head to head in the finals against Edna Stabler on Monday, December 4th at 3:30 p.m in our school gymnasium. Come on out and cheer them on.

We are encouraging students to wear Steckle’s school colours, blue and green, this Monday to show their school spirit. Go Sting, go!

Thank you to our parents for organizing the Fresh from the Farm fundraiser. We appreciate your support.

Sincerely,

Andrea Michelutti – Principal

Candy-grams

The members of our student council will be sending Candy-grams again this holiday season. Candy-grams are 50 cents. Students in Kindergarten to Grade 3 will receive an order form the week of December 4. Students in Grade 4 to Grade 8 can purchase their candy-grams the week of December 11. The candy-grams will be delivered on December 21.

Toy Mountain

The kindergarten students will be collecting new, in packages, tags on and unwrapped toys for the CTV Toy Mountain Campaign. Our collection runs Monday, December 4th through Friday, December 8th. If anyone would like to contribute just send your donations to one of the kindergarten classrooms

WITS Assembly

Jean Steckle held a kick-off assembly today to bring the WITS program to the primary students in grades K-3. Students learned WITS stands for:

Walk Away

Ignore

Talk it Out

Seek Help

Firefighter Shawn helped spread the message that using your WITS is one tool in everyone’s toolbox that we can use to solve conflict. In our primary classes, teachers have access to resources, such as books and posters, to deliver this message to their students. In addition, we now have student leaders in grades 4-6 circulating outside during nutrition breaks to help the younger students problem solve when conflict arises.

We are excited to equip our students with these tools and look forward to seeing students use their WITS every day throughout the year.

Super Seasonal Sale

Mrs. Austin’s grade four class and the extracurricular group called “We Lead” is hosting a Super Seasonal Sale. The sale will be held on Friday, December 15,

2017. It’s a perfect way for kids to go shopping for presents they want to give to their families and friends! Donating used items will keep them out of the landfill.

We hope that students can catch the spirit of giving by re-gifting, re-using, recycling and knowing it feels better to give, than to receive.

It’s a great time of year to clean out your house! We are seeking gently used toys and household items (e.g., books, toys, stuffed animals, baby toys, candles,

purses, bags, ties, movies, serving platters, video games rated C or E, etc.). We are also asking for wrapping paper, gift bags, tape, ribbons, bows, and name

tags. We will be collecting items the week of Dec. 4th. Please start collecting items at home now!

Students will shop for gifts for family members and be proud to bring home a wrapped gift which they picked out! Items will be priced from $0.25 to $3. It’s a

fun day! All proceeds will go to Sunbeam Lodge, a place in our community that supports children with medical issues. All leftover items will be donated to a local second hand

Store. Please bring in as many items as you can. It will make a difference in people’s lives! Thank you in advance from everyone in Mrs. Austin’s class and We Lead.

Upcoming dates

December 21 – Candy-grams delivered

December 22 – PJ Day

December 25 to January 5 – Winter Break

January 26 – PD Day

February 9 – Canada Day (in celebration of the start of the Olympics)

February 12 – Grade 7 immunization

February 19 – Family Day

March 12 to March 19 – March Break

March 30 – Good Friday

April 2 – Easter Monday

April 13 – PD Day

May 4 – PD Day

May 21 – Victoria Day

May 22 – Grade 7 immunization

June 1 – PD Day

June 14 – Family Fun Night

June 29 – PD Day