Theresetta raises $2832 for Terry Fox Foundation

Ethan Boger, Lachlan Hanton and Damon Ries of Theresetta Catholic School, Castor having fun during the colour run Terry Fox Run on Sept. 21 hosted by Gus Wetter School in Castor. ECA Review/Submitted



Theresetta and Gus Wetter met up to take part in the Terry Fox Run on Sept. 21. Gus Wetter hosted this year and they put on a colour run.Theresetta school was able to raise a whopping $2832.
Theresetta School is a ‘7 Habits’ school which means we always keep in mind seven important habits to help us accomplish our goals and live an effective life. The kindergarten kids have finished learning all about habit one, be proactive.
The kinder kids have also enjoyed the change in season and all the beautiful fall leaves to play in while the grade 1/2 class has started working hard on their Identity Projects for our Identity Day. The class entertained at the Lodge where they will be sharing their songs and instruments once a month.
The grade 3/4s are starting to explore the traditions of many countries from around the world while the grade 5/6 class spent that last two weeks working on writing and presenting a speech to their peers.
The class has also began their monthly visits to the Long Term Care, entertaining with singing, an instrument circle, and some recorder playing.
In the junior high end of the school, the 7/8 class has been studying the first interactions between First Nations and Europeans in social studies while the 8/9 Language Arts class is working hard on writing some scary horror stories, just in time for Halloween!
Last Wednesday the grade 7-9 religion class enjoyed a presentation by Carolyn Fetaz about her experiences of traveling to India several years ago. The connection of this visit was the recent canonization of St. Terese of Calcutta, formerly known as Mother Teresa.
Also, the social studies 9 class will be traveling to Halkirk this week to visit the Open House hosted by Capital Power.
Theresetta is hosting all the CARA schools for the annual Cross Country run. Multiple schools will be joining us for some cross country competition and even some younger grades will take part in a “fun run”. There will be a multiple kilometre cross country course laid out throughout some of the town and Pals Park.
The junior high girls and boys volleyball teams have already seen some exciting action as they traveled to Red Deer Sept. 17 – 18 weekend for the Fall Volleyball Classic. Both teams fought hard against some tough teams from big schools.
On Sept. 24 both teams traveled to Stettler. The girls enjoyed the challenge of facing some tough teams and held their own against teams with more experience. The boys won one of their round robin sets and lost to a strong St. Thomas Aquinas grade 9 team.
This past Sat. Oct. 1, the girls volleyball team headed to Erskine for the Donalda “Set-4-Life” all girls tournament. There were 10 teams and our Knights got a lot of playing time with five games total throughout the day. The girls worked hard, and came close, against some strong teams.

New staff
There have been a few staff changes this year as Christine Nichols is welcomed into the front office and Diana Wilson is a new teacher’s assistant in the grade 3/4 room. Christine was at the school a few years ago in a different position and we are glad to have her back!
The staff and students at Theresetta school want to send out a huge congratulations to Trish Newman and family on the birth of their baby boy, Cruz. Trish has been a teacher’s assistant at the school for many years and will be missed this year as she is taking the year off.

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