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October Principal’s Message

Did someone rip off the September calendar page? Wow, did our first month of school fly by. This has been a great start, which was appreciated as the weather definitely was not nice for most of September. 

Our elementary breakfast program is up and running and the students are enjoying the midmorning snacks. Teachers are noticing students to be more focused. If you want to contribute to this program financially or by purchasing an extra bag of fruit or vegetables on your shopping trips, it would be greatly appreciated. 

We hosted our very first JV Girls’ Volleyball tournament.  We received many compliments on our facility and the tournament.  Thanks for all who helped out.  Later into our volleyball season we will be hosting our Senior Girls' Tournament. 

Our Terry Fox run was successful and $ 346.40 was raised and will be sent to the Terry Fox Foundation to further Cancer research.

This past Thursday we hosted an Athletic Fundraiser as U of L played LC in our new facility.  It was fun seeing Jett Stef in action. Thank you for supporting our athletic programs.

We so appreciate all who have paid their resource fees to date and encourage all who have not to do so ASAP. Thank you from the bottom of my heart to those of you that have made donations to our school for various reasons.  We live in an amazing community. When someone coined the phrase, “It Takes a Village to Raise a Child” they were talking about Stirling!

Construction up date.  Our Kindergarten class moved into their new classroom this past week and they are super happy with their new facilities.  Next week sometime, Ward Brothers will be digging up the entry way into the PreK and K classrooms, please use front entrance during this phase of the construction.

When will all elementary classes move into their new classrooms? The finishing phase has started on the grade 1-3 classrooms, but the 4-6 are a few weeks behind.  As we get closer to moving the elementary students into their new digs, we will keep you informed as it will involve a couple of days of no school for the elementary students, so that the teachers can move and set up.

Both junior and senior high school student council elections were held in September.  The Senior Council will be guided by Mrs. Kawade, Mrs. B. Jensen and Ms. J. Jensen with the following council members:  President: Slade Gurney, Vice President: Lauren Proctor, Activities Rep: Clark Bikman, Media Rep: Ella Walters, Treasurer: Kyleigh Quinton, Secretary: Mallory Selk, Grade 12 Rep: Mackenzie Watson, Grade 11 Rep: Kyle Thompson, Grade 10 Rep: Piper Gurney, Grade 9 Rep: Reese Walters.  The Junior Council will be led by Mr. Fletcher and the following council members: President - Callan Oviatt, Vice President: Levi Stone, Secretary: Brinley Proctor, Media Reps: Angelo Granda & Enoch Stone, Activities Reps: Anna Nilsson & Ellie Clawson , Treasurer: Kirsten Rondeau. 

"Orange Shirt Day is a legacy of the St. Joseph Mission (SJM) residential school commemoration event held in Williams Lake, BC, Canada, in the spring of 2013.  It grew out of Phyllis' story of having her shiny new orange shirt taken away on her first day of school at the Mission, and it has become an opportunity to keep the discussion on all aspects of residential schools happening annually. 

The date was chosen because it is the time of year in which children were taken from their homes to residential schools, and because it is an opportunity to set the stage for anti-racism and anti-bullying policies for the coming school year.  It also gives teachers time to plan events that will include children, as we want to ensure that we are passing the story and learning on to the next generations" (2018, http://www.orangeshirtday.org/). In support of Orange shirt day our school encouraged all students/staff to wear orange last Thursday, with many showing their support. 

In September we launched our new website.  As we are getting familiar with how to best post things, we hope that you are familiarizing yourself with the site, as we will do our best to post all pertinent information/events.

Hot lunch order forms will be available on line at stirlingschool.ca or there will be a few available at the school office.  November’s hot lunch order form is due October 23rd .

Some events coming up:

  • October 3
    • High Cross Country Divisionals in Glenwood.
  • October 4
    • Elementary assembly in the gym at 1pm. Everyone is welcome.
    • Gr 7/8 Girls Volleyball host Cardston - 4:00 pm
  • October 8
    • Thanksgiving (no school)
  • October 9
    • Junior High Council will be having a cake competition/auction – as a fundraiser.
  • October 10
    • South Zone Cross Country in Cardston for both junior and senior high students.
  • October 12 & 13 – draws will be posted on our website when available.
    • Sv. Girls' Volleyball – Crescent Heights High School Tournament – Medicine Hat
    • Jv. Girls' Volleyball – Willow Creek Composite High School Tournament - Claresholm
  • October 16
    • Wise Guys Conference at Sandman Signature Lethbridge Lodge 9am-2:30pm.
    • Headstrong Conference at Lethbridge Multicultural centre- 8:30-3:30. This will be attended by our Hope Squad youth leaders.
  • October 17
    • Power of Being a Girl Conference at Sandman Signature Lethbridge Lodge 9am-2:30pm.
  • October 19
    • Grade 7-12 - Flex-Friday
    • Students will be registering earlier in the week.
  • October 19 & 20
    • Sv. & Jv. Girls Volleyball at the “Dig Pink” tournament Calgary Academy.
    • Draws will be posted on our website when available.
  • October 24
    • Kindergarten pictures
    • Retakes for those that need or want to have their pictures redone.
  • October 25
    • PE 20/30 students are going Rock Climbing at the U of L @ 8:30am will return for 11am.
  • October 26
    • Awards Assembly 11:15 in the school gymnasium.
      • Grade 6-12 will be attending. Most awards will be awarded to last year’s grade 12’s.
  • October 26 & 27
    • Sv. Girls' Volleyball - Pincher Creek
    • Jv. Girls' Volleyball – Immanuel Christian High School – Lethbridge.
    • Draws will be posted on our website when available. 
  • October 30
    • Kindergarten, grade 1, grade 2 - Dental Check-up & Varnish in the morning - consent forms will be sent home soon.
  • October 31
    • Elementary Halloween costume parade after lunch.
  • November 1
    • Elementary only - PJ Day.
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