The tables were turned on students, parents and teachers during the Parent/Teacher talent show at Ponoka Elementary School on March 6. Instead of the students showing off their work it was the teachers, parents and grandparents turn to shine.
Brenda Vold and Althea Lewis did a wonderful job organizing the talent show. Vold had the idea when she was in a music class where some of the students mentioned that their parents played instruments or sang.
More than 100 people came out to watch the show, which included many different types of entertainment such as: piano, flute, drums, guitar, comedy and vocalists.
Lewis and PES principal Leslie Crawford performed the Entertainers on piano. Crawford thought the evening went very well and hopes that it will continue next year in some form.
“I thought it was fabulous it was a wonderful opportunity for families in our school community to introduce us to their musical talents,” said Crawford. “Things like that build a sense of community which is so important.”
The evening saw 16 adults take to the stage, some nervous but most were happy to share their love of music with the students in attendance.
“I think it’s excellent because it shows that the interest is there in our stakeholder group and I would like to see an even broader range, we did have a broad range but I would like to see more people involved with their extended family as well,” said Crawford.
A silver plate collection for the Breast Cancer Spirit week raised over $50. The spirit week is being spearheaded by Grade 5 student Steven Olson who wanted to do a breast cancer fundraiser because his grandmother is a breast cancer survivor. During the week of March 10 to 14 students will be collecting money and the week will conclude with a spirit day on March 14 where the students are encouraged to wear pink.