Community of Elkford comes together for RMES
The community of Elkford has rallied around Rocky Mountain Elementary School (RMES) after smoke contaminated the building and its contents on June 1.
The district of Elkford opened the doors of their Community Centre to four primary classes: two kindergarten, one Grade K/1 and a Grade 1 class. The Community Centre has opened their playground area, kitchen facilities, bathrooms, and ballroom to the four groups. The preschool is also sharing supplies and toys with the kindergarten classes from RMES.
Last Monday, Mrs. Turner of the Elkford Community Garden organized a gardening event for the young students. Hosted at the Community Garden, there were stations on worm composting, weeding, planting, water conservation, soil transfer, soil sifting, plant identification and plant care. Volunteers from the community as well as support from the district created this amazing event. Approximately 63 children were treated to an afternoon in the sun. A special thanks to Mrs. Joanne Turner, Voni Ratudradra (water ambassador) and the district of Elkford for releasing them for this spectacular event. All the children took home a plant and rain gauge.
Last Tuesday, all four classes were taken on tours of the Elkford Fire Hall. On Wednesday, a local RCMP visited the Community Centre to talk about his career.
Also on Wednesday, the District of Elkford Arts Council held a ceramic workshop for all 63 children in the new Art Studio at the Recreation Centre. All the classes created a clay project under the direction of Teri Cleverly.
A special thanks goes to The District of Elkford for supporting their children and thanks to School District 5 for their quick response and support in difficult times!