It is hard to believe we are already one month into our school year.
Open House was well attended this year.We hope you enjoyed our scavenger hunt. The prize winners were Savannah Kendrick, Kylie & Novalee Hack, Brady Irwin, Jailin McKelvey, Maren & Maycee Ray, Chase & Alexis Caldwell, Kaden Revet and Antonio Valez. Book Fair Sales were over $2700, thanks so much to everyone who supported our Book Fair. The winning class for the Pizza Party in the Library will be announced at our next Tiger Ten assembly.
On the sports scene:
Playing football with the Southwest Sabres this year are Kyle Campion, Erik Forsyth, Hunter Hiebert, Alex Kirkpatrick, Billy Patmore and Josh Walker. Standings as of September 25 the Sabres are sitting in fifth spot with one win and two losses. Their last three league games are all away games. They play on the 16th at Parkwest, the 13th in Virden and on the 19th at East Park. Good luck in your final games. Alsothere were enough younger boys on the Sabres that they formed a JV team this year, which has been a great learning opportunity for them. Kyle Campion is helping coach this team.
Volleyball is underway for another year. Ms. Main is coaching the Junior Girls and Ms. Riendeau is coaching the Junior Boys. They both were off to their first tournaments this week. Mr. Callander is coaching the Junior Varsity Teams.
High school hockey will be based out of Reston this season with players from Reston, Melita, Elkhorn and Pierson. They have had their first practice and we look forward to some exciting games this winter.
Friday, September 29th was a beautiful warm afternoon for our annual Terry Fox Walk. We started with an assembly in the gym with a reminder about what the walk is all about. Four school staff cancer survivors were honored to receive bouquets and continued well wishes from the Grade Fives. This year, the Kindergarten and Grade One students went on a shorter walk and returned to the school for some activities. Grades 2-12 stopped at the Reston Memorial Park midway through their walk to participate in volleyball, basketball, football, Terry Fox Trivia, sack races, 3-legged races and other fun events. Students of all ages played together and we were so glad many parents and grandparents were able to join us as well. The generous donations from our community are still being tallied so watch this space for the final total. It's not too late for online donations to the cause; you can go to terryfox.org and search for our school. Special thanks to the Grade Six class for planning the park events and counting up the pledges and to Ms. Simms and Ms. Main for all their work.
Congratulations to Mrs. Vanbeselaere who participated in the Run for the Cure on Sunday in Brandon. She raised $920 for breast cancer research. Well-done Mrs. Vanbeselaere.
On Thursday, Sept. 28th, Mrs. Gervin's school choir performed a variety of songs for the residents and staff at the Willowview. Some of the residents were singing along with the familiar songs. After the music sharing, the residents and students were treated to cake and juice in celebration of the September birthdays.
The school has purchased a set of ukuleles this year. The Grade 6 class has been learning to listen and play as a group. They have learned 3 chords now and are really having fun
Picture Day is coming up, everyone bring your smiles on Monday, October 16th.