Chicken-cord-on-blue won top prize

Curtis Penner in his “chicken-cord-on-blue” costume that won the school’s contest.

The Theresetta School Kindergarten class had their Halloween party on Thurs. Oct. 27 and started the day off with OT centers with the grade 1/2 class. The kids enjoyed a variety of fine motor activities and crafts.
Throughout the day they also played games, sang, danced, ate yummy treats and did a cool Halloween science experiment.
On Halloween, Theresetta school was filled with everything from witches and bumble bees, to an “oh deer” and a “holy cow”. The day ended on a high note as all the school gathered together in the gym to participate in a costume contest!
With chocolate bars as their trophies many creative costumes were in the running, with the literal interpretation of “chicken-cord-on-blue” winning the top prize!
The Junior High Students Union put on a grades 5-9 pumpkin carving contest on Wed. Oct. 26, with all students being able to vote for their favourite pumpkins on Thursday.
There were eight greatly creative pumpkins carved ranging from a pumpkin-eating-pumpkin combo to a creepy crow.

Banking business
The Jr ATB held its grand opening on Oct. 27. This year there are nine employees, which are from the grade 3/4 class, and they hold positions such as teller and back cash.
We had 20 customers come to our bank at noon to make deposits. Our next deposit day will be on Nov. 24.

Dance moves
The grade 1/2’s, along with the Kindergartens on Tuesdays and Thursdays, have begun the Dance unit in Gym class.
It has been great to see all the positive energy and awesome dance moves these students bring to class! We will be beginning to put together a few little dances during the month!

Spook & Spike
The girls and boys travelled to Stettler on Wed. Oct. 26 to play in another night of interlock volleyball, which means playing two teams. The girls lost to Big Valley and won all their sets against Christ King of Stettler.
The boys won all their games that night, even though their opponents put up a strong fight.
Theresetta hosted their annual “Spook and Spike” Volleyball tournament for grade 5/6 students on Fri. Oct. 28.
Teams from Christ King in Stettler and Donalda School came to spend the afternoon battling for the champion title.
There were three Theresetta teams in the tournament, with the help from grade 4 students, and two of those teams made it to a semi-final match, with one of those teams making it all the way to the final game.
They battled hard against a strong Donalda team who eventually took home the championship title. Students, parents, and spectators commented on what a fun day it was! It was great to see such young students trying out their skills and getting some great experience!
Both the girls and boys volleyball teams travelled to Provost St. Thomas Aquinas School, on Nov. 1, for the annual school division MacKenzie Cup tournament.
Both of our Knights teams played hard against some experienced challengers. The boys finished third winning five sets out of eight, and the girls finished fourth. Good job Knights!

Class retreats
The school division’s Youth Minister, Tharin Fisher, visited Theresetta on Nov. 3 and hosted some class retreats focusing on trust. The students enjoyed the sessions that were full of songs, dances and games. There were many excited smiles on the student’s faces as the retreats wrapped up.

The Kindergarten class checking out the carved pumpkins!


Trevor Smallwood and Breckin Holloway finding a use for all the parts of their carved pumpkin!


Hailey Rowland, Tessa Beaumont, and Angelica Trevino Ramirez enjoying the OT centers during the Kindergarten Halloween day.

The 3/4 class singing and dancing along with Tharin Fisher during their class retreat! Front the left, Lachlan Hanton, Allie Weber, Jillian Heidecker, Summer Schulmeister, Sierra Newman, Adian Lafferty, Cara Penner, Kolby Renschler and Tharin Fisher.

by K. Smawley

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