Winter fun comes to River Hebert

Sam McNeish
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River Hebert Elementary School has a full slate of activities on tap for students and their families throughout the month of February.

RIVER HEBERT River Hebert Elementary School has a full slate of activities on tap for students and their families throughout the month of February.

The month began with two new staff members added to the fold. They include Mark Pelley and Shirley Hallee.

A new breakfast program has been added to the school. More than 60 students took part in the inaugural day of the program and food items will be available in bag breakfast form Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Sammy the Snowplow made his way to the school on Wednesday, Feb. 7 with an interactive presentation outlining the dos and donts of winter safety.

Winter Carnival will get underway on Monday, Feb. 12 and run until Friday, Feb. 16 commencing with Hat Day on Feb. 12 and followed by Crazy Hair Day on Feb. 13. Prizes will be awarded on both days for the best entries.

Valentines Day falls mid-week. The theme will be Red Day for Winter Carnival and a Valentines Party is scheduled for each room. All students are encouraged to dress in red for the day.

The Scholastic Book Fair will also arrive on Valentines Day. Students are encouraged to catch the reading bug by stopping by the fair and getting a book or two to read.

Children can select and purchase books at affordable prices.

Each class will be escorted to the book fair for purchasing or viewing books which also can be purchased during family night activities on Thursday, Feb. 22 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Pajamas will be the order of the day on Thursday as students can relax in their coziest attire complete with fuzzy slippers.

On Friday, students are asked to get in the Olympic Spirit by wearing a favourite team logo or those who are really adventurous can wear as many logos as possible.

The creative among the student body are encouraged to make their own jerseys and caps.

The final event of the month is the Goatworks African Drums that will perform for the students in recognition of African Heritage Month.

Chris Kennedy of East Cape Productions will offer a presentation to the entire school titled Rhythms of the World. This presentation will focus on African music, instruments and how the music has spread throughout the world. Each child is asked to bring a loonie to serve as a donation for the presentation.

Organizations: Valentines Party, Goatworks African Drums

Geographic location: River Hebert

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