Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!

What's New This Week:

October Hot Lunch Program - Hot lunch for Tuesday, Oct. 28 is Hot Dogs.  Thursday, Oct. 30 Chicken Noodle Soup with a bun will be served & next Tuesday, Nov. 4 is Sub Day.  The November Hot Lunch Program pre-order forms are due Thursday, Oct. 30.

Guess the Weight of the Pumpkin Contest - The heaviest pumpkin entered in the contest belonged to Nash L. in Grade 1.  It weighed 32.2 kg.  Winners of the 'Guess the Weight of the Pumpkin Contest' were:  Grade 1 - Kyra M. with her guess of 20 kg., Grade 2 - Jessica B. - 30 kg., Grade 3 - Daniel D. - 30 kg. Grade 4 - Koen H. - 31 kg. & Grade 5/6 - Ryan H. with his guess of 36 kg.  Great job guessing! Winners were able to choose a pumpkin to keep from Mrs. Bohning's garden. Please remember to pick up your pumpkins from school as soon as possible. Thank you to Mrs. J. Bohning for organizing this event. Her hard work is very much appreciated.

Bus Safety Presentations - Justin Anderson from Safely on Board will visit Alder Flats Elementary School on Tuesday, Oct. 28 to present Bus Safety Presentations to all students. 

Lifetouch Photo Retake Day is Tuesday, Oct. 28, beginning at 8:45 a.m.  Retake pamphlets with choice of background & pose are available at the school office & will be available with the photographer on retake day.

Halloween Unicef Activities - Thank you to Mr. Geiger & the Grade 5/6 students for organizing the annual Halloween Unicef activites, which will be held this Friday, Oct. 31.  The activities will begin after lunch recess (12:30 p.m.).  After lunch recess, students will be given time to change into their costumes.  The event will begin with a costume parade in the gym, & will be followed by various games & activities.  Please send small change with your children for the games/activities & for the 'Treasure Table'.  If you are able to donate small items for the 'Treasure Table', such as gently used jewelry, small toys, knick knacks, etc., please send them to school as soon as possible. Thank you for your donations.  All proceeds will go to Unicef.

Kindergarten Friday - Friday, Oct. 31 is a Kindergarten Friday. 

Alder Flats Elementary School Parent Council Fundraisers - The Alder Flats Elementary School Parent Council will be hosting a 'Jumble Sale' on Friday, Nov. 14 from 3:30 - 7:30 p.m. in the Alder Flats Elementary School gym.  For more information about this event, or to book a table, please contact Susan @ 780-388-0003.  Parent Council is currently holding a Poinsettia fundraiser & a Little Caesars Pizza Kit fundraiser.  All orders & funds for both fundraisers are due Thursday, Nov. 6 & order pick up date from school will be Wednesday, Nov. 26.  Please remember to make all cheques payable to 'Alder Flats Elementary School Parent Council'.  For more information about these two fundraisers, please contact Kylee @ 780-388-2389.

October is 'Fire Prevention Month' - As part of 'Fire Prevention Month', the Buck Lake/Alder Flats Fire Department would like to remind everyone to change the batteries in your smoke alarms.

Breakfast Program - Research shows that ultimate learning potential occurs when students are not hungry.  Apples, oranges, granola bars & cereal bars will be available to students who need that extra little 'pick-me-up' to get them through morning classes.  Donations of the above items or cash donations would be greatly appreciated. Thank you to Jason & Jennifer Miller for their regular donations to the program.  For more information, please contact Mrs. Leeder or Ms. Wynia @ 780-388-3881.

School Fees - School fees were due September 30.  Fees for students in Kindergarten to Grade 6 are $35 per student. 

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