By Betty Guest, 306-465-2876
Yellow Grass — The annual Scholastic book fair was held at Yellow Grass School’s Resource Centre on April 17-19, and as a result of the good response, the school received a book fair reward of $863.32.
With this amount, books were chosen from the fair and will be added to the school library’s collection.
The family event drawn winner was Alexis Mercer, who won $25 worth of product from the fair, and the Grade 1-2 classes also received $25 worth of books.
Book draw winners were Austin Gartner, Abby Mix, Jesse Mullinger, Sophie Eisen, Riley Sali, Amber Shearer, Ethan Lewis, Topher Wilkinson, Emily Robertson, Branson Law, Conrad Quigley, Mason Douglas, Marcus Quigley and Joe Watson.
Poster draw winners were Zander Mix, Erica Robertson, Allie S., Hailee Gartner, Kyler Roettger, Katie Schmidt, Megan Guest, Layne Watson, Quinton Brown, Talen Roettger, Breeannah Mix, Kyra Lewis, Corbin Knoll, Rozlin Morrissette, Hannah Mercer, Sumone Vander Meulen and Jacey Watson.
Recognition was given to student volunteer helpers, Caiden Cone, Dawn Cone, Colby Hoffart and Megan Guest. Adults helping to organize the fair were Carol Irvine, Betty Guest and Elizabeth Guest. Support was also received from the Yellow Grass Public Library and Western Prime Meats.
The Grade 12 class hosted a hot lunch at the school on April 18. The money raised will be put towards covering expenses for grad. No classes were held at the school on April 30, as this was a professional development day for the teaching staff. No classes will be held on Monday, May 21, for the Victoria Day holiday. The Grade 12 graduation ceremonies will be held on Friday, May 25.
The three-way conferences, which included the student, parent and teacher, were held at the school on the evenings of April 17 and 19 with very good attendance.
Winners of cribbage at the Drop-in Centre on April 13 were Shirley Bartlett in first, Sue Wood in second, and Ruth Boren in third. Crib winners on April 20 were Otto Dreger in first, Grace Quigley in second, and Sue Wood in third.
The spring librarians workshop for public libraries was held at the Weyburn Public Library on April 25, and Betty Guest and Elizabeth Guest attended from the Yellow Grass Public Library.
Two libraries were recognized and fit the criteria for earning an award of merit, including Yellow Grass Public Library and Bengough Public Library.
The workshop was led by Kate-Lee Nolin, director of Southeast Regional Library, and Ruth Barker, human resources personnel. The next workshop will be held on Monday, Sept. 24.
The newly-formed Yellow Grass Readers Club met at the Yellow Grass Public Library on April 23. Six members attended, discussing the book, “The Book Thief”, and snacks were served. The next book will arrive in June, and is entitled, “Finding Salvation at the Dairy Queen”. Multiple copies of the book will be available in the library at that time. Interested people can still join the reading club.
The next craft, story and snack time will be held in the Public Library on Wednesday, May 9 at 3:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend.
By Betty Guest, 306-465-2876