Dorothy Dalgliesh School and the PSBSPB is honored and excited to welcome inspirational speaker, Chris Koch!

Mr. Koch will be presenting in the DDS gym on:

  • Thursday, September 21
    • 9:00-10:00 am for grades 4-6
    • 10:45-11:15 am for grades K-3

While Mr. Koch has presented worldwide, and even been on the Oprah Winfrey Show, his roots are humble. Mr. Koch was born in Lethbridge and raised on a farm in Nanton.

While born with no arms or legs, his family refused to treat him with any pity or sympathy – they treated his disability by making the best of it. “After all,” Chris says, “I still have a good head on my shoulders.”

His message is based on his philosophy of “If I Can…” He speaks to not letting obstacles or limitations stand in his way, and how important it is to challenge yourself. Simply put, he says, “If I can do the things I have done so far in my life, what is stopping anyone else from doing the same?”

A HUGE thank you to the Public Schools Betterment Society of Picture Butte for sponsoring a large part of Mr. Koch’s costs.

School News

Skating Gr. 1 - 6

Grades 1 through 6 will be skating at the North County Recreation Complex in Picture Butte on Wednesday, Jan 20, Thursday, Jan. 21 and Tuesday, Jan. 26. The students are looking forward to it and always have lots of fun!

Here is the schedule:

 Time Wed. Jan. 20 Thurs. Jan. 21 Tues. Jan. 26
12:45 - 1:45 Gr. 1, 4, 6 Gr. 2, 3, 5 Gr. 1, 4, 6
2:00 - 3:00 Gr. 2, 3, 5 Gr. 1, 4, 6 Gr. 2, 3, 5

 If you are able to come and help tie skates or help with the kids on the ice, that would be great!

All students must wear a CSA approved helmet. 



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