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School Resource Officer a s CHOOL

s UMMER positive influence for students Times

Fun for Kids by Mikaela Kuefler Niton Central School, and the begin some of the other presentations before the
outreach schools.
The Edson RCMP Detachment
Christmas break.
Cst. Pennoyer's work is mainly
implemented the School Resource
proactive and will be going to
“She has already done at least one anti-bullying
Officer (SRO) position recently as
part of a pilot project for the schools to deliver presentations on a presentation, which was for elementary aged
variety of topics. A couple of the
children. The kids loved the presentation. A lot of
2016/2017 school year. main topics she wants to focus on the elementary school aged kids look up to us. I
“This is something that is building will be bullying and drugs. During know they really appreciate having her around. It
on the community's initiative. The her bullying presentations, her main seemed they all found her very approachable,”
program is something we want to help messages has been to provide the said Cst. Ayres.
educate students. When students grow students insight. She asks them to The SRO position will also work on a referral
and are out of school it's a little bit ask themselves "Why does it matter basis if there's any criminal offences that come up
harder to teach them how issues it may affect to me?", as in why does it matter to others what and need investigating. If schools have started to
them and their peers,” said Cst. Alex Ayres. someone is wearing, eating, or doing something investigate what they think may be a criminal
Cst. Sarah Pennoyer has recently transferred to different? The other question she has the students offence, or if the RCMP investigate a crime where
the detachment and the position has “worked out reflect on is "What if?”, as in what if the bullying the school and student are involved, both matters
to be a perfect fit for her,” said Cst. Ayres. is harming the victim? Could they live with that could be referred to Cst. Pennoyer.
Cst. Pennoyer will attend multiple schools per knowledge? “Schools already appreciate her presence and
day as her presence will be a positive influence on Cst. PENNOYER is working on a variety of her help educating the students. I've heard from
schools. She will also be attending all schools presentations, and will begin presenting about some of the principals that everyone's on board.
within the Edson detachment area, including the social media and the dangers of sexting. Older They all think that it's a great idea,” said Cst.
catholic and Christian schools, Fulham School, students will be receiving presentations about a all Ayres.
kinds of drugs, including Fentanyl. She expects to
EDSON BOYS & GIRLS Parkland students visit Westhaven

Boys & Girls Clubs of Canada to mentor younger students
Christmas Winter Wonderland by Ms. Kyllo LeMoal
The Boys & Girls Club of Edson & District, in collaboration
with the Edson & District Chamber of Commerce, hosted On November 22 and
the Christmas Winter Wonderland! We were excited to 2 4 t h , P a r k l a n d ' s
host this family friendly event for our community! We hope Physical Education
to make this an annual event that the members of our
community can continue to enjoy each holiday season. classes went to visit and
We are very grateful for all the wonderful support that we m e n t o r É c o l e
had from local organizations and businesses in putting this Westhaven Elementary
event together. The success of this event is due to our School students.
committed community members who assisted in creating a S t u d e n t s f r o m
magical, holiday experience! Parkland Composite
We hoped that the community enjoyed all the lights, High School were split
decorations, and activities that we had at this year's
Christmas Winter Wonderland! into groups of two or
Happy Holidays from the Boys & Girls Club of Edson & t h r e e a n d w e r e
District! instructed to come up
with a skill and a mini-
Christmas Holiday Hours lesson plan in order to
The Club will be open for Full Day Camps during the teach it to students in
Christmas Break. Our hours will be as follows: kindergarten to grade 5.
S t u d e n t s f r o m
Open 8 am - 6 pm on December 19-22
and December 27-30 Westhaven were then
Closed December 23 & 26 and January 2 split into small groups
and spent about eight
Join us for fun activities and outings around town! minutes at each station Parkland student Alex Steil teaches Mrs. Cave's Kindergarten
Registration is open! Government subsidy is available learning from their high students how to serve a birdie.
723-7240 school counterparts.
Students learned a
variety of skills from They are introduced to kids are coming back teach or coach. They
Proud Sponsor of the passing a volleyball, new people in the tomorrow because it learned simple skills
shooting a hockey puck, community and are was so much fun. These about working together
Edson Boys & Girls Club passing a soccer ball, to l e a r n i n g p h y s i c a l Parkland students make in their group and
serving a birdie in education's fundamental a difference to our following plans. They
skills from them. It is Westhaven students."
became mentors to the
Ms. LeMoal, Physical always beneficial to
Parkland students also kids they have taught.
ANCHOR Westhaven Elementary school for our kids to how to create plans and that Ms. LeMoal and
The eekly Education teacher at have young adults in our benefited by learning This is the third year
School said, "My look up to. My students modify them, how to Mrs. Willcott have been
5040 3rd Avenue 780-723-5787 students benefit from love these days. They talk with younger working to bring these
simple days like this. always ask if the big students, and how to two programs together.

Tyson Kuhne is eight years old, he is in grade three at the Sawyer Kuhne is 10 years old, he is in grade five at the
Evergreen School. Tyson says "math is my best subject in Evergreen School. Sawyer says "I would say gym is my
school. This year will be different at Christmas so I'm not favorite class in school. I like playing lots of video games,
sure how I feel about that. I hope to get some Pokemon stuff I'm looking forward to Christmas and hoping to get some
for Christmas. I have two older brothers, and one is here with Pokemon cards and enjoying some time off from school.
me at the Boys and Girls Club. I have two dogs and four cats Blue is my favorite color and steak is my favorite food to
right now, we foster cats and then give them away to other eat.”

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