Gateway Gazette

Millarville Community School: Gearing Up for an Active Year

 

Greetings Wildcat Parents!

I hope you all had a wonderful winter break and that Santa was good to you. Hopefully you had a chance to get out to the slopes, spend time with family and friends, or do something else fun for yourselves during the time the kids had off.

Before the break our students in the gymnasium took part in two units: basketball and a small dance unit. The dance unit is one of my favorite times of the year and our kids were awesome! Everyone showed a willingness to participate and we even had a few parents drop by for some impromptu line dancing lessons. If your child has come home talking about something called the ‘Tush Push’, it was our most popular line dance throughout the school this year and the students had a lot of fun with it. They were all encouraged to take it home and teach their families! In January we will finish up with our basketball unit before moving outdoors for some winter games towards the end of the month.

The coming of the winter months has always gone hand-in-hand with the coming of basketball season for me, and our athletes have been hard at work getting ready for their opening games. The coaches and I would like to thank all of the athletes who took time out of their holidays to get in the gym together for some extra practice. It inspires me to see how hard our young people are working to try to get better at something.

The first home game for our basketball teams is on January 28 and I encourage all staff, students and parents to come out and cheer on the athletes. First game starts at 3:45 with the second game to follow. We also have one eye looking ahead to the weekend of February 5th and 6th when our school will host the 7th annual Wildcat Chaos home basketball tournament. This is always a great event and has a reputation in surrounding communities as the best small school basketball tournament around. Anyone interested in volunteering or coming to check out the games can contact me at the school via phone or email.

Thank you again for all of your support and a special thank you to the parents of our athletes. I know that many of us have busy lives and your effort to organize your families and balance several activities and sports, both inside and outside of school, does not go unnoticed by your coaches. You’re awesome!

I know our hard work will make this a very positive year for Wildcat Athletics. I encourage all parents and students to come out and cheer on our student athletes as we engage in competition throughout the year. Let’s make our little community school a special place for other teams to come and compete in! As always if you ever have any questions please don’t hesitate to call me at the school or email me. Have a wonderful week and we will see you at tip-off!
Go Wildcats!

Sincerely,
Kyle Cantelon
Phys. Ed/Athletics/Math
“True leaders don’t inspire followers; they inspire future leaders”

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