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s UMMER S s CHOOL s CHOOL The Scene FLEX Projects
Fun Times A Student View at Parkland

for Kids

by Morgan Konchakowski, student council

On November 17th and 19th Parkland School had
their first set of two FLEX project days of the 2015-
16 school year.
On these days students only had two classes each,
ONLY RUNS IF but the classes were three hours in length.
By allotting three hours to a class teachers were
able to do projects in their classroom which would
have been very difficult to create in a regular 80
THEY SEND IN minute block.
Projects ranged from social studies debates about
the world's best economic system, creative
AN ARTICLE cosmetology and hairstyling in the salon, graphing
real life data in math, to working with different
lighting techniques in photography.
Several classes took their three hours outside of the
building where one class acted as volunteers at A.H.
Dakin Elementary School.
Some teachers chose a research project to present to
the class, while others chose hands-on activities such
as creating wooden tables for the school Pacer Dome
in construction class.
Ben Reil building Pacer dome tables during Parkland’s FLEX day. Submitted photo Another two FLEX days will be held in the second
EDSON BOYS & GIRLS semester.

CLUB NEWS Pine Grove collects 70 shoeboxes for needy children

Boys & Girls Clubs of Canada

DID YOU KNOW?: November 16 to 20 also include winter
The Club has a very popular AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM! Why? First was Collection Week items such as toques or
the Club provides a safe bus and walk system from each school, f o r O p e r a t i o n mitts as one of the
then provides a healthy after school snack and then there is a ton
of fun and interesting programming each day! Spaces are still open C h r i s t m a s C h i l d recipient countries
call the club today for this quality child care program 780-723- shoeboxes in Edson and would be Ukraine.
area. The school collected
MENTOR PROGRAM: Ecole Pine Grove more than 70 boxes.
The Mentoring Program is for youth ages 13-16 who would like to M i d d l e S c h o o l “Sometimes it is the
be carefully matched with a mentor who is 18 years or older. They participated once again.
participate in one-on-one activities in the community which can only Christmas gift
include meeting at the Club, Talisman Place, the Library, etc. It is a Mrs. Lynn Legge, an they may ever get
one year commitment which is based on friendship, trust, support educational assistant, d u r i n g t h e i r
and fun! Mentors and mentees meet a minimum of once a month
and up to once a week, whichever works for their schedules. The and her Life Skill's childhood,” said Legge.
Mentoring Coordinator facilitates the relationship by remaining in students organized the “It goes to several
contact with the Mentor, Mentee and their family and providing venture for the last three countries every year to
initial training and ongoing support for everyone involved.
Applications can be picked up at the Club. For more information years. children ages 2-14
you can call 780-723-7240, email Her students look after years old”. Operation
the distribution / Christmas Child gives
THANK YOU: collection of the shoe to children in need
RBC: After-School Project Grant, Coal Valley, Enerplus Corporate
boxes to each classroom regardless of gender,
WEBSITE & FACEBOOK PAGE: and talk about the r a c e o r r e l i g i o n
Boys & Girls Club of Edson & District importance of the necessities such as
project to their fellow personal hygiene items,
KINDERCLUB: For 4.5-5 year olds
What does KinderClub do? Well they have gone swimming, peers. school supplies, small
bowling, gymnastics, tour of the museum, story time, crafts, This year was a unique clothing items and toys.
baking & much more. There are still spots available. Kinderclub as participants in the
operates on non-kindergarten days. Pine Grove students collect shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child. From left to right is Roy Stucky,
program were asked to
TEEN PROGRAM NIGHT: Paige Chand, Caiden Marr, and in the back row is Mrs. Lynne Legge. Submitted photo
Teen Drop-in program on Friday nights from 6:30 to 8:30pm. This
program is offered to 13-16 year olds that want to be part of the
Club's programming one night a week. The program will offer a
safe, fun and comfortable place for youth to get together. Some
Teen Night activities: yoga, dodgeball, air-hockey, floor hockey and KIDS MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
of course food. Check out Edson Teen Activity Centre on Facebook
for the weekly schedule.
A good place to be Kohen Deleeuw is four years old and Amy Seefried is 11 years old and attends
attends Peers Playschool. Kohen
grade six at Fulham Community School.
723-7240 said, “The best part of playschool is “IMy favorite subject is gym class playing, having story time and crafts. because I like to do all kinds of sports
and stay active. I want to be a
My favorite color is green and I really

Proud Sponsor of the like to eat meatballs. I have bunnies professional barrel racer when I’m done
school. I really enjoy horseback riding
for pets.”
Edson Boys & Girls Club and go as often as I can. We have four
horses and two dogs.”

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