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Great News! We are going swimming!


Our trip is able to occur!  We will leave Thursday at 11:30.  Lunch eating will be at 11:10 and we will return at the end of the day.

SPELL-A-THON – information is being sent home today for the Foundation’s annual fundraiser.  These are the words we will be practicing after spring break and the quiz will occur on April 7th for our class.  The funds this year are going towards basketball back boards in the gym.

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March Information


Electricity learning share date – Wednesday, March 23rd.  Starting at 12:45 we will be sharing our amazing projects with the school and anyone who can attend.  Students have been preparing presentations and are excited to share their work!

Thursday, March 24th – PM Swimming.  Currently the TRI swimming pool is closed until further notice due to a mechanical problem with their air exchange system.  We do not know if they will be open in time for our field trip but will keep the kids informed of what our field trip status is.

Friday – NO SCHOOL!!!  Enjoy your spring break!


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March 1st Update!


Welcome to March!  We have some exciting things happening this month.

Duffle Bag theatre is performing this afternoon.

March 2nd – Final call for $10 tie dye t-shirt orders.  This fundraiser is in support of Stollery Children’s Hospital.  Students can turn their money to the classroom, they will be sized up and called to dye their shirts later this month.

March 22nd – Science Show Case – we have started the culminated project for our electricity unit.  Students have their question -“How can I create something that moves, lights up or sets off an alarm?”  They will be sharing their learning with the school and anyone who is able to drop into our classroom in the afternoon (1-2:15pm).

Thursday March 23rd – swimming at the Tri.  Students will be swimming for the afternoon with the bus leaving at 12pm.  We will eat at 11:25 at the start of recess.

Friday March 24th – no school, this is the start of spring break.  We return on April 3, just in time for talent show try outs.  Forms have been handed out by the students running the show, if your child is interested please contact me and I will help them apply to audition.

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February 13-15th


Happy Valentine’s Day! We are not having a formal party or events for Valentine’s Day. Students are welcome to bring items to share at lunch time.  We do have a surprise planned for some important members of our school community.  I will let your student share that with you!

Wed Feb. 15th – All day trip to Telus World of Science.  We leave promptly at 8:45 and return for the end of the day.  Students need a bag lunch that is easy to manage – we do not have a lot of space to store things while on site.  We will wear indoor shoes, and take as little as possible with us.  Thank-you to the parents helping out with our exciting electrical and chemical activities!

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Parent Teacher Interviews


The link to book Parent Teacher interviews appointments is up!  Looking forward to meeting with parents on February 6 &  7th.




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Here is a little information from parent council regarding tobogganing.  There was a paper note last week and today, if you are able to help supervise please let Didi Beaudoin know if you are able to help out.

Tobogganing at MLS

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Telus World of Science – Volunteer Request


On Wednesday, February 15th we are headed for a full day to the Telus World of Science for electric car making and chemistry experiments.  We would love some parent help.  If you are able to volunteer that day please contact me by phone (780-963-3535), email or the Remind app.

Thank-you in advance to all those who are able to help out!  Heather Brownlee

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Welcome Back!


Happy New Year! As we start the new year and look forward here are some important dates for the upcoming months:


  • In-house Electricity presentation: January 25th, 1-2pm
  • Grade 5 Camp Meeting – Thursday, January 26th, 2017 at 5:00 pm in the Library Learning Commons
  • Telus World of Science – Feb 15th, all day (no hot lunch) Electric car, and chemistry.
  • Swimming March 23 – Swimming at the Tri
  • Camp – Nakamun June 20-22nd


Grade 5 Camp Meeting – Please try to attend as we will look at whether parents would like Gr. 5 camp this year. Traditionally, grade fives at  Muir Lake School have gone to an outdoor camp but it is reviewed every year to ensure that this idea is supported by our parents and students.

This meeting will focus on:

  • Expectations & Learning Outcomes
  • Responsibilities
  • Time
  • Location
  • Cost  – $170.00 (tentative)
  • The possibility of fundraising for some of the camp costs.

We think Grade Five Camp is great experience for students and we look forward to our meeting with you.

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Concert & Secret Santa


Concert – students are welcome in their classrooms at 6:30pm.   The 5Bs are wearing shorts, t shirts and sunglasses for the production.

Secret Santa’s have been chosen.  Gifts are to be secretly delivered by next Thursday, Dec. 22.

Dec. 23rd.  We are planning our afternoon for the 23rd, likely a pot luck or treats to share for the afternoon.  We will not be watching a movie that afternoon, but spending time together in a Christmas Tinker Lab.  We will also be readying our space for the new year.

Any questions, please let me know!  See you all at the concert!



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Needle & Thread / Hampers / Math


Our sewing workshop begins!  We will be using a needle and thread over the next 2 weeks to complete some festive ornaments.

Classes are taking donations for Parkland families in need.  We are accepting unwrapped gifts for all ages and non perishable food items until Dec. 13th. for the Kinsmen Hamper Drive.

Graphing Data – we are working hard at organizing data and completing graphs.  We will write a quiz on Friday to see what we remember about graphing.


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