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From: Tuesday, March 3, 2015 8:10 AM -0600
Subject:Short Month of Fun at L.E.S.

        February flew by at Lanigan Elementary School not only because it was a shorter month but there was so much going on.  
        The 100th Day of School was celebrated on February 11 by a few classrooms.  The Grade 1B & 1P students really had a busy day with many writing and math activities related to 100 as well as a cute gumball art project.  But the best part of being in Grade 1 on the 100th day was dressing like you were 100 years old.  And not to be outdone by their students, Mrs. Penrose and Mrs. Bergen showed up more stooped, grey and wearing sensible shoes!
        Valentine's Day was marked in various ways throughout the school.  Exchanging cards, parties and snacks is the usual routine, but some other classrooms skated that day or watched movies.  Everyone got into the spirit of the day by dressing up in pink, red or white.  The 2F & 1P art class made special Valentines for Vets as a way to thank Canadian veterans for their service to our country.

        The 2F students were proud to present a short program at Central Parkland Lodge on February 13 about National Flag of Canada Day.  The Maple Leaf flag 50 turned years old on February 15.  The class read a story about Canada and poems they wrote as well as singing songs and doing a French Canadian folk dance.  The students passed out Canadian pins, stickers and bookmarks to the residents, too.
        On February 24, the Grade 1B & 1P students Skyped with Grade 1 students from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to learn more about them and facts about Pittsburgh.  Mrs. Penrose's Grade 1P class has been keeping in contact with their American counterparts during Computer periods.
        The Grade 5-6 students hit the slopes on a crisp day when they travelled to Wapiti Valley Ski Resort north of Melfort on February 26.   
        On February 27 all sorts of interesting hats were worn to school by students and staff for a toonie. The money that was collected was sent to Telemiracle.