Principal Wayne Rufiange and Vice Principal Kari Morgan skip with students for the school’s Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. The school set a goal to raise a $1000 but ended up raising over $9000. – Submitted Photo
Morinville Public Elementary School student Becky Martel was one of the students skipping classes for the jump rope on Friday afternoon after the school assembly. MPES teachers and students were outside and some in the gym skipping after it was announced at the assembly they had raised more than $9000 in their Jump Rope for Heart, Heart & Stroke Foundation fundraiser.
Principal Wayne Rufiange said they had a goal of raising $1000. Renee Thomson said they started the fundraiser April 10 and it ended Thursday. They had formed a Skipping Club and skipped during lunch and recess and the Grade 3 students taught Kindergarten students a few tricks about skipping.
The Heart & Stroke Jump Rope for Heart encourages kids to get active by skipping rope while they collect pledges for heart disease and stroke research. – Lucie Roy Photo
MPES Grade 1 students gathered Friday to celebrate the new traffic safety equipment that was purchased because of their efforts to improve sidewalk safety around the school. They were also celebrating the new AMA crossing guard patrol program, which was one of their ideas to improve safety around the school. – Submitted Photo
Notre Dame students Payton Hunt, Rykkin Abbott and Alyssa May getting ready for the Easter celebration held Thursday afternoon at Notre Dame School. The three students participated in the Procession at the start of the ceremony. – Lucie Roy Photo
Some of the décor on the wall in the gym at Notre Dame School made by the students for the Easter celebration held on Thursday afternoon. The décor complimented the Butterfly Song performed by the students. – Lucie Roy Photo
Notre Dame Support Staff secretaries Donna Keeler, Marlene Therres and Nicole Rogers posed beside the Support Staff Appreciation Week display board Apr. 23. The school honoured the talented and dedicated group of people who do the wonderful work to help children and teaching staff in the school. Secretaries, educational assistants, librarian, bus drivers and custodial staff in the school were honoured during the weeklong event. – Lucie Roy Photo