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Field Trip &erry Fox Run


City Slickers Trip – Friday, September 22.  We go rain or shine.  Please send a bag lunch, appropriate close toes shoes, long pants and warm clothing as needed.  We are outside all day, and near animals and farm equipment.  Please discuss listening to the adults in charge and following safety guidelines.  Thank-you to the 5 super volunteers who are joining us for the day! We leave promptly at 8:30.

Leadership is selling shirts for the Terry Fox Run this year.  Watch for information to come home tomorrow (Spet. 19) after our kick off.

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Welcome Back!


If you are a parent from past years or one of our new members – Welcome back to school!  Feel free to unsubscribe if you no longer need this subscription, but you are welcome to continue enjoying our classroom events.

Heads up information (paper copy to follow)

Wednesday, September 13th – Mustang Kickoff – 5 – 7 pm  BBQ and Music.  Hotdogs are 2$, drinks are 1$.  After a bite to eat, teachers will in their classrooms to meet families.  There are some new activities planned for grade 5, changes to improve how we do our learning so drop by to check out what we are working on this year!

FRIDAY September 22 – All day City Slickers farm and agriculture trip.  More information will be coming home with permission and cost break down. All grade 4 & 5 classes will be attending that day.

Field Trips –  Information with permission requests, costs and the planned dates will come home next week.  We will also start the discussion shortly regarding the traditional grade five camp which occurs in June.  The trip’s cost is significant and it is important that parents have a voice in the decision to continue with camp experience.  Fundraising will be a discussion, if parents are interested in taking on the possibility raising money towards the trip.

I can be contacted at  or via voice mail by calling the school at 780-963-3535.  I do get the voice mail at the end of the day, and email try to get to at lunch time.

If you have any questions please do no hesitate to ask. It was a great start today with a fantastic, energetic group.  Looking forward to meeting all of you soon!

Mrs. Brownlee

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Last Week of School Events


Tuesday June 27 – Fun Day in the afternoon – our students are creating an obstacle course for the other students.  A group of students have offered to assist Kindergarten students through the activities and a group would like to participate in the other activities. Thank-you to our parent helpers, we’ll be busy keeping the kids going through our student created obstacle course!

Thursday June 29th – LAST DAY.  To celebrate Canada’s 150th and the end of school we are going to have a hallway birthday party (Grades 4 & 5.) For lunch we are having a pot luck – all students are encouraged to bring an item of food to share and par-take.  Red and White clothing and patrioit wear is strongly encouraged! NS-02463 - Proud to be Canadian and FREECreative Commons License Dennis Jarvis via Compfight

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WOW! What a Trip!


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Final Notes for Camp


Final Camp Information June 20-22, 2017

  1. Drop off time is 8:15 – 8:30 in the hall parking lot

Pick –up is 2:45 – 3:00 pm in the hall parking lot

  1. Medication – if your child requires medication administered please fill in the form linked here, unless there is a copy already available at the school, let the classroom teacher the form is available.  All medication will be administered by a registered nurse according to the prescription on the bottle or container. Please send in an original container with the child’s name clearly indicated. Tylenol, Advil and other over the counter medications will be given according to the WRITTEN parent instructions, with the accompanying PSD 70 medication agreement.
  2. Packing lists, students brought extra lists home last week as needed and the link to the gear list is here. Campers are reminded that gear that goes into garbage bags to camp rarely makes it to camp in one piece or dry.  Please don’t forget sunscreen, hats, raincoat and bug spray the weather is looking like it will be pretty variable!

Please contact myself at if you have any questions or on the Remind app, I will be checking email frequently until we leave, then enjoying our time outside!


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Wetlands Adventure!


Fantastic trip on Friday!  Thank-you to our parent helpers, for all your support.  The weather held out and we explored everything from plant identification, understanding our watershed, aquatic life identification and fish dissection.  Our trip on Wednesday morning to the Poole Boardwalk will be interesting to see another type of wetland with Ducks Unlimited.

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Updates for the End of the Year!


Our year is quickly coming to a close, here is a rundown of some of the highlights.  This link is to the school calendar which has all the events listed.

Thursday June 1st – Night of the Arts.  The junior high students are presenting some of the talents, grade fives are welcome to come and see what is offered in the CTF / Career & Technology Foundations /options next year.

Tuesday June 6th – Grade 4-6 division track meet.  We 6 students from our class representing Muir Lake, Go Mustangs!

Friday June 9th – Full day, grade 4 &5 trip to Chickacoo for a pond study with Parkland County – students will be reminded to bring appropriate footwear (no sandals) and clothing, lunch, water bottle and snack.  Permission slips will go home this week (Monday, May 29th).  There was a previous one sent, for our next trip.

Wednesday June 14th – Morning trip to Big Lake Pond Days with Ducks Unlimited.  Both these opportunities have been provided for free to us, including the busses.  We so excited that we have been chosen to see two unique wetland areas with specialists helping us through our science unit on the Alberta’s wetlands.

Tuesday June 20 – Thursday June 22 – Grade 5 camp!  Here is a link to the camp information and packing lists.

Tuesday June 27 – Grade k-5 Fun Day – Looking for parent helpers for this exciting event, here are a few details if you would like to help out.  I haven’t planned my event for the students, but it’s warm, it will likely involved water!

Our Fun Day celebrations will be from 11:55am – 2:15pm. The school will be providing a hotdog lunch and some snack options. Please still pack your child a snack for the morning.  Students (K-5) will be moving independently from station to station that teachers and parents have prepared. Students will have punch cards to show they have gone to stations. When their cards are full, they can turn them in to get a frozen treat!   All stations will be outside, please come dressed and ready for any weather! .


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Track Meet Information


Tuesday is our 4-6 track meet.  It will be a fantastic event as I watched Mrs. Gadoury plan the events.  There will be a concession available to the kids that day.  Here is the link about what food items will be sold.

Thanks to all who have volunteered for our Pond Days and Dips.  These are exciting trips as we are accompanied by conservation officers and trained experts.  Looking forward to our first one June 9th.




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Volunteers Needed


We have two exciting science trips planned in June. Best part they are completely free to our students and align with our Wetlands unit!  If you are able to help us out all are welcome!

Friday June 9th – Grade 4 & 5 have full day at Chickacoo Lake with the Parkland Country Sustainability department.  We will leave school at 8:45 and arrive back in time for the busses.  Students will need weather appropriate wear, snack & lunch.

Wednesday June 14th – Grade 5 to the John E. Poole boardwalk on Big Lake in St. Albert.  This trip has been funded by RBC, Ducks Unlimited and Joe & Nancy Thompson.  Our tour is an hour long, with a short interpretive program led by Ducks Unlimited with a pond dip.  We leave in the morning and return by early afternoon.  Students will need weather appropriate wear, and a lunch.

Please contact Mrs. Brownlee if you can attend either event, we would love to have everyone who can attend join us.

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