# Week of Oct. 31 – Nov. 4

We had a great Halloween party today to kick off this busy week! Thank you so much to all the parents that brought treats; the children were definitely well fed! Alas, we ran out of time at the end of the day and agendas were not completed.  The rest of the week will look like this:

Tuesday – Library, please remember to bring books from home. At home reading for the month of October is due.

Wednesday – Spelling test

Friday – PLAY Parkland, we will be doing gymnastics and then skating. All students need skates, a CSA approved helmet and gloves or mitts. The weather forecast looks great for this day, but please make sure to send a sweater/jacket your child can wear when skating.

If you would like to volunteer to help with skates please let me know as soon as possible.

I hope you all have a safe and happy evening!

# Math

Over the next few weeks, your child will learn how to represent, model, compare and order numbers to 1000. Your child will also learn to estimate quantities and skip count by 3s and 4s, as well as learn to skip count by 5s, 10s, and 100s from any number.

To reinforce the concepts your child is learning at school, you and your child can work on some at-home activities such as these:

• Help your child find four or five different 3-digit numbers in a newspaper, magazine, or flyer. Have your child order the numbers in ascending and descending order. Pick one of the numbers and have your child represent the number in at least three different ways (e.g., number word, sketching base ten blocks, place value chart, 100 chart).
• Place a number of loonies, quarters, dimes, nickels and pennies on the table and have your child group them by value, and then skip count by 100s, 10s, 5s, and 1s.
• Have your child visually estimate the total number of similar-sized books, CDs, or DVDs on a shelf. Count the number of items to see how close the estimate is. Discuss how to make a closer estimate.

You may want to visit the Nelson website at www.nelson.com/mathfocus for more suggestions to help your child learn mathematics and develop a positive attitude toward learning mathematics. As well, you can check the Nelson website for links to other websites that provide online tutorials, math problems, brainteasers, and challenges.

# Spirit Wear NOW Available Online for a Limited Time!

Muir Lake Mustangs Spirit Wear is NOW available online – but only for a LIMITED TIME!

Ordering deadline will be Tue Nov 15

Place your order now by following these very simple INSTRUCTIONS

How to Order

• Log on to Power School Parent Portal
• Go to Student Fees
• Select the “Spirit Wear” tab under Additional Items
• Checkout & Pay

View the Spirt Wear Product Presentation and place an order online through our PowerSchool Parent Portal or print this ORDER FORM and pay by cash or cheque (payable to Parkland School Division #70) by Tuesday November 15th. If you have not yet created your PowerSchool Parent Portal account, instructions are available HERE.

Should you have any questions please call Mrs. Garley in the school office at 780-963-3535

Thank you for your continued support!

# Halloween

October 26, 2016

On Monday we will be taking part in a few Halloween activities. The grade nines are putting on a Halloween Carnival in the morning, there will be a costume parade after lunch and a class party in the afternoon. Costumes are optional and should adhere to the dress code outlined in the Mustang News. Costumes will be put on after lunch.

If you would like to provide a healthy snack for our class it would be greatly appreciated. We have 23 students in the class and a couple allergies. Please make sure to label any foods that have gluten, peanut butter, or dairy. If you are going to send a snack,  please let me know by the 29th so I can plan accordingly.

# Remembrance Day @ MLS

Our Remembrance Day Service will be held on Thursday November 10th at 10:30 a.m. Poppies will be distributed to all students on the above date and donations will be accepted at this time.

Every year, we have an assembly with all the students and try to explain to them the meaning of Remembrance Day through poems, filmstrips, readings, music, and song. Also we try to remind them that war takes its toll on both sides and that one side’s sense of pain and loss is no less than another’s.

Many of you have had friends or relatives who served their country in wartime. We would like to remember these people by having your child pin a poppy on our cross.  At the time that your child is doing this, we would like to mention the name of the person being remembered along with a little background information. For your convenience you may go online to fill in this Tribute Form or go to http://bit.ly/PoppyTribute with the necessary information OR print this FORM and have your child return it to the school office by Tuesday, November 8, 2016.

And of course, as always, parents & family are more than welcome to attend our Remembrance Day Service.

# Volunteers needed!

We will be having an in-school field trip on Thursday October 27th, from 9 to 11:00. We need four parent volunteers to assist with stations. Please let me know ASAP if you would be able to lend some of your time for this activity. Volunteers will need to be here by 8:45. You can reach me by email at aschulte@psd70.ab.ca

# We Scare Hunger Food Drive

The School’s We Care Team has launched their We Scare Hunger Campaign to collect food and personal item for the Parkland Food Bank. Please, if you can, send some non-perishable food items in for our class collection!

Thank you

# Christmas Concert Help

Mrs. Gottenbos is in search of a parent willing to make some costumes for this year’s 1-3 Christmas Concert.  You will be need to make 8 star costumes out of poster paper.  If you are able to help out, please contact her by email or phone.  Thanks in advance!

# Field Trip Tomorrow

Tomorrow, Friday October 21st, we are attending PLAY Parkland at the Tri-Leisure. We will be swimming and playing games on one of the indoor fields. Please make sure your student has a swimsuit, towel and change for the lockers.

If you plan on volunteering please contact me either through Remind or by email at aschulte@psd70.ab.ca so that I can plan accordingly. Volunteers can meet us at the Tri-Leisure Centre.

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