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Students and staff returned to school on April 3 refreshed from their spring break and ready to take on the week.
Students, following their spring break, enjoyed the the playground that lost its last signs of winter and the students could run around without worry about slippery ice spots.
Spring is in the air, as kids have started to bring their ball gloves to school for recess and the ear piercingly loud squeak of the swings could finally be heard again as kids pumped towards the clouds.
Before spring break, the Jr. ATB bank was open on Thurs., March 23.  All nine employees were present and they helped 15 customers.
This month’s winner of the $25 gift card was Kolby Renschler.
Recently, the Kinder Kids got creative with cardboard boxes.  They had to make a plan and build with a variety of 3D shapes.
The boys made a fantastic space-submarine and the girls made a beautiful house.
The Kinder Kids met their Wildly Important Goal (WIG) Apr. 3,  getting ready for grade one and decided to celebrate with a “camping” day.  They sang campfire songs, walked to the beach, had a picnic, and played games.
The camping theme included a tent set up and tissue paper and Christmas light campfire.
Ralph Cervi came to our school on Mon., April 3 to talk to a group of 14 parents from the community about digital citizenship and safety.
The grade 1/2 class have been working on setting personal WIG’s each week, and they have had an ongoing class WIG which they just completed!
Their class goal was to keep their hallway clean after each recess from the beginning of March to spring break.
We chose a new accountability person each day to be our hallway checker. They worked so hard together to reach their goal without any incentives. Just because of that, I think a treat will be coming their way one of these days!
On April 5, Mr. Ries and the grade 9 class travelled to Augustana for the tour of the campus followed by some fun activities.
Lunch was at the Mining Interpretive Center,  north of Big Knife Provincial Park on the way to Camrose followed by a tour of the Augustana campus. The tour of campus included an overview of courses and programs, and a meeting with Augustana professors.
After the tour, the group enjoyed some bowling and supper before heading home.
On April 6 students from grades 5 – 9 travelled to Wainwright for the school division badminton tournament.
The athletes each got to play at least six matches and a lot of our athletes had great success. Several teams were awarded medals at the end of the day.
Receiving gold in their age groups were Curtis Penner and Samantha Wold, and Abbigale Fuller and Alyssa Kuefler.
Winning silver in their respective age categories were: Tanner Bullee and Josie Kneller, Madelin Rombough and Berlin Schnell, Ryleigh Bunbury and Sydney Renschler and Thayer Bunbury.

K. Smawley

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