Shoebox Campaign begins at HPE

So much fun carving pumpkins! High Prairie Play Program students carved pumpkins Oct. 25. From the lower left and proceeding clockwise are Ethan Gaschnitz, Jonathan Senkoe, Bradly Robinson, Hannah Sharkawi and Aryanna Khan.
So much fun carving pumpkins! High Prairie Play Program students carved pumpkins Oct. 25. From the lower left and proceeding clockwise are Ethan Gaschnitz, Jonathan Senkoe, Bradly Robinson, Hannah Sharkawi and Aryanna Khan.

Emily Fortin
Sage Keay
HPE Reporters
Hi! This is Sage Keay and Emily Fortin from Grade 6PI with the HPE news report.

For the first three weeks of November, the Grade 5 students will be collecting items for the Christmas Shoeboxes. They will be teaming up with other High Prairie schools to collect and fill as many shoeboxes as possible.

The filled boxes are sent to children in Third World countries. They will hope to fill many boxes and bring as many smiles to as many children’s faces as possible.

Items we are looking for include: brushes, combs, toothbrushes, hair clips, small toys [no weapons or war toys, please], socks, crayons, colouring books, notebooks, pencils, pens, etc.

Thanks once again for your continued support in helping our students learn to give to others.

Grade 5 students will be coming around each morning to the classrooms selling poppies for Remembrance Day. They will start Nov. 1 with the hope that every child in the school will be wearing a poppy to the special assembly the Grade 5 students will be hosting.

The recommended minimum is 25 cents per poppy or more for a poppy, if possible. All the funds raised goes to help area veterans. Thank you for helping us support our area veterans.

Grade 5 students will be skating on Thursday from 1-2 p.m. Parents, please make sure your child brings their skates to school.

The Grade 5 students are busy writing letters to the High Prairie and area veterans to thank them for their service and invite them to our special assembly Nov. 8 at 10:45 a.m. They are also inviting members of our school board and staff from High Prairie School Division central office.

In Grade 4D, students are learning about how to calculate distances in Social Studies. In Science, they are doing a quiz and learning how to get rid of trash and how long it breaks down in nature. In Language Arts, they are doing a poem.

The Grade 4s had a great presentation by Clayton Stewart, who told us all about High Prairie’s landfill. We learned that High Prairie has the second best landfill in Alberta!

In Math, students have been practicing place value and comparing and ordering numbers to 10,000.

Grade 4W has been working hard at drawing spooky haunted houses in art.

Grade 5C was lucky enough to have Tammy Napier in our classroom twice this month for “Tammy Art”. Tammy demonstrated and taught the students and teacher, Brenda Coulombe, how to create a beautiful painting, based on painter Ted Harrison. The canvas painting turned out wonderful. Coulombe is hoping to have them hanging in the school library once they are finished.

That’s it for this week. Look for our report next week to see what is happening at HPE!

Time to get down and dirty and get the job done! High Prairie Play Program students carved pumpkins Oct. 25 with the help of upper elementary students. From the lower left and proceeding clockwise are Reid Herben, Romie Emter, Jolene Wilkinson, Jace Pilkey and A.J. Mouallem.
Time to get down and dirty and get the job done! High Prairie Play Program students carved pumpkins Oct. 25 with the help of upper elementary students. From the lower left and proceeding clockwise are Reid Herben, Romie Emter, Jolene Wilkinson, Jace Pilkey and A.J. Mouallem.
HPE Grade 5C students are busy painting pictures. Left-right are Alna Dippenaar, artist Tammy Naiper, Max Janzen, and Aislinn Drefs.
HPE Grade 5C students are busy painting pictures. Left-right are Alna Dippenaar, artist Tammy Naiper, Max Janzen, and Aislinn Drefs.

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