School hosts annual Spring Tea

The Spring Tea is a long-standing tradition at IDES and raises funds for classroom activities.

The clatter of teacups and aroma of freshly baked goods filled the hall of Isabella Dicken Elementary last Thursday as the school hosted its annual Spring Tea.

Wearing their smartest clothes, Grade Six students served their families, classmates and members of the public, who dined on sponge cake, juice and tea.

The Spring Tea is a long-standing tradition at IDES and raises funds for classroom activities.

“The Grade Sixes, this is their big day to shine, they get to serve everybody that comes in,” said Parent Advisory Committee member Patty Villasenor.

“We offer dessert and tea, and we raise funds through ticket sales and the bake sale. We have a book fair as well.”

Families of students provided baked goods for the sale, while food and drink items for the Spring Tea were provided by local supermarkets, Your Independent Grocer and Save-On-Foods.


IDES kindergarten teacher Bree Green (centre) with her children Maeve and Sully, and student Arianna Clemens are served afternoon tea by Grade Six student Jaycee Martens. Kimberley Vlasic/The Free Press

Just Posted

Teens youngest members in Fernie SAR history

Desire to help drives Ben Nixon and Josh Goodison to volunteer

Bear sightings prompt call for community action

Elk Valley and South Country residents have been urged to take responsibility… Continue reading

Decision opens door to short-term rentals

The City of Fernie has opened the door to the short-term rental… Continue reading

Fernie businesses go green

Instead of asking if customers need a bag, cashiers will ask if they’re okay without one.

Failing to stop at watercraft inspection station will result in $345 fine

CO Service reminding boaters it is mandatory to stop at watercraft inspection stations

Police release video on how to ‘run, hide, fight’ if there’s an active shooter

Vancouver police offer video with input from E-Comm, BC EHS, Vancouver Fire and Rescue

Study recommends jurors receive more financial and psychological support

Federal justice committee calls for 11 policy changes to mitigate juror stress

Research needed on impact of microplastics on B.C. shellfish industry: study

SFU’s department of biological sciences recommends deeper look into shellfish ingesting microbeads

B.C. dad pens letter urging overhaul of youth health laws after son’s fatal overdose

The Infants Act currently states children under 19 years old may consent to medical treatment on own

Singh sides with B.C. in hornet’s nest of pipeline politics for the NDP

Singh had called for a more thorough environmental review process on the proposal

VIDEO: Campers leave big mess at rural Vancouver Island campsite

Vehicle parts, garbage, a mattress, lawn chairs, beer cans, and even fecal matter left in the area

VIDEO: B.C. woman gets up-close view of Royal wedding

Kelly Samra won a trip back to her home country to see Prince Harry and Meghan Markle say ‘I do’

30 C in B.C., 30 cm of snow expected for eastern Canada

It might be hot in B.C., but the rest of Canada still dealing with cold

Horgan defends fight to both retain and restrict Alberta oil imports

Alberta says pipeline bottlenecks are kneecapping the industry, costing millions of dollars a day

Most Read