This week at Donalda School... December 11-15

Quality Education in a Caring Environment


  1. Greetings,
  2. One of the hallmarks of the Christmas season is selfless giving. I was really amazed at the generosity of the Donalda community at Art Gala & Auction. At this event, the Grade 1/2 students created beautiful works of art as they learned about colours in Science. As a final showcase, celebrity auctioneer, Kevin Sorenson, actioned off the collection. Once all the pieces were auctioned off, the Grade 1/2 students had raised over $3000. A small portion of this money raised will go to covering costs of the art supplies, but the vast majority will be given to the Stettler Food Bank. A big thanks goes to Mrs. Andersson for organizing and inspiring. Thanks to the Grade 7/8 students who also submitted art for the auction and helped out. It is great to see our school community making a positive impact in our world.
  3. On Friday, we also hosted a Fun Friday activity. The students and staff created holiday greetings cards and attached them on to candy canes. The students then walked around Donalda and delivered them to each house. It is a nice way to spread some holiday cheer. Thanks Mrs. Norman for organizing.
  4. With two weeks left before Christmas holidays, students are busily working on the performance. Miss Muzyka is running practices during Fine Arts classes as well at recesses. Just a reminder that the Christmas Concert will be on Wednesday, December 20 at 7 pm.
  5. On the basketball front, things are starting to roll. Both the boys and girls will practice after school on Wednesday and on Thursday the boys team will be hosting Brownfield at 3 pm.
  6. Hot lunch is on Thursday.
  7. The Donalda School Education plan has been completed. I encourage you to check out the link below and learn more about the plans for the year. I try to use my weekly newsletter as a way of keeping you informed about goals for the school. Some of the key goals will be around literacy, numeracy, technology, and project based learning.
  8. For all the last information about Donalda School, please check the website or the December calendar.
  9. I wish you a joyful holiday season!
  10. Mark Siemens