Botha School Update/Calendar- March 2018


March 5th, 2018 


Note: Please see monthly calendar in "Newsletter" section of this site. 


Dear parents,

We have had a very busy last month! We had ski day, skating, Basketball for 5-6 at Stettler, Maker Challenge, Hockey Day in Botha, Pink Shirt Day, and Tubing at Canyon resort.  Thanks to the many parents that volunteer in support of these events- we always appreciate your help. As always, our students are great; whenever they have the chance to take part in these events, they are always respectful and responsible. If you’d like to see any of the photos taken over the last month please check out our website under “Displays of Student Learning”.  


Looking forward, We will be taking Grade 3-6 to Donalda on Wednesday, the 7th, for our annual BODO cup basketball game. Right now, Botha has the BODO cup and we hope to keep it. Our students have shown some real growth in terms of their basketball skills. It should be a great game. All parents are welcome to attend the game in Donalda. Please let us know if you’d like to ride the bus. The bus will be leaving Botha School at 11:00am, as our first game is at noon.


Aside from that, March will slow down a bit. You will notice on the calendar that Thursday and Friday are days off for students (March 8-9) as teacher will be travelling to Edmonton to take part in the Central East Alberta Teachers Convention.


Report cards are due to go out on the 16th.  By the end of the week, you will have a letter regarding parent/teacher interviews that are scheduled on March 22nd.  This year, just as last year, we will be scheduling these interviews by request. Teacher’s may request a meeting with parents if they feel this is necessary, but also, parents may feel free to request a meeting with the teacher regardless of whether the teacher has requested.  We hope, in organizing things this way, that we create some more time for those important conversations.

The Botha School Society is hosting a fundraiser on March 16th. Jimmy the Janitor (comedian) will be performing and there will be a light supper, and a dance to follow. Tickets are available at Wells Furniture or you can contact society chair  Megan McPhee for more information.


Finally, Spring Break begins on March 22nd and students do not return to class until April 3rd.

I’m hoping that Winter is done with us by then and that the weather cooperates with us so as to allow for some well spent time and travel with families.


All the best in the month of March,


Mike Flieger for the staff of Botha School