As part of the current studies which has focused upon the 2018 Winter Olympics, Mrs. Silvester coordinated the opportunity for ERES to welcome some special guests during the week of February 12 to 16, 2018. Sara England, Sandra's Schmirler's daughter, came to visit Mrs. Silvester's grade four classroom on February 13. Sara brought her mom's gold medal from the 1998 Winter Olympics, several hats she wore, the jacket her mom wore for one of her World competitions, and the torch her dad ran with in 2010. The grade four students appreciated the time she took to highlight her mother's accomplishments.
On February 15, ERES was also fortunate to have Fiona Smith-Bell, present to a variety of classrooms where she highlighted her experiences from the 1998 Olympic Winter Games and her two-time World Champion (1997 and 1999) accomplishments. Fiona was a member of the women's ice hockey team and won a silver medal at the Nagano 1998 Olympic Winter Games. Her experience in competitive sport has taught her the importance of being part of a team.
ERES students and staff extend a huge thank you to both Sara and Fiona for sharing such meaningful information. Each of your stories have made the 2018 Winter Olympics even more meaningful.