As time tends to do when one is busy, time at Theresetta leading up to the Christmas break has flown by.
The volleyball teams wrapped up their seasons.
The junior high boys and girls played each other after school Nov. 23 and impressed families watching online as well as their coaches.
The girls played an inter-squad game Nov. 26 as well, and had a very fun time during this event, wrapping it up with some pizza afterwards.
The Grade 5, 6 teams coached by Finbiner played each other after school Dec. 9 and amazed the virtual spectators and guest coaches with what they learned through this fall.
The benefits of being part of a focused and positive team were realized by all who participated.
Theresetta has had a few thoughtful and fun spirit days lately.
Crazy sock and mask day was very much in the spirit of the times with students and staff not only having a chance to show off their wildest socks as in years past, but also having fun by displaying their creativity with the ways they decorated their masks.
We also brightened the early days of winter and made sunglasses and neon day, digging our brightest fashions out of storage.
When some students went to online learning we had a favourite Christmas ornament Google Classroom event, and pictures of these will adorn a Christmas tree bulletin board.
Our last day before Christmas break will be Christmas Sweater Day, which always brings out some amusing and outlandish fashions.
To better appreciate the fine arts, Mrs. Howe organized another visual arts display for our school.
This one is titled “Heaven Can Wait”.
The vivid, colourful drawings have a pop-culture influence and many students and staff were able to make a connection to the lighthearted subject matter.
Theresetta students have been engaged with some volunteering and social justice initiatives.
Students in Grade 5 to 9 have been writing to residents of the Long Term Care and Paintearth Lodge in the absence of being able to visit and do crafts with them.
Theresetta again did the Christmas Shoeboxes collection this year.
Students and staff donated 16 gift boxes and an unknown number via an online option.
Elementary music classes, under the fantastic direction of Mrs. Kneller, have been practicing entertaining COVID-compliant musical numbers in preparation for a virtual Christmas concert.
Classes will record their performances Dec. 16, with the entertainment being posted on various online platforms and enjoyed by Theresetta Fri. Dec. 18.
Christmas break begins Dec. 18, with online learning resuming Jan. 4 for all students.