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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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To celebrate game seven of the Oiler’s playoff run we are having an “Orange Crush” party. I will provide the fixings for orange floats and students just need to bring a small cup and spoon.  We have an agreement if the Oil makes it to the 3rd round they can decorate the classroom in orange! Go Oilers Go!

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Marvelous May


May and June are busy months – here are the highlights!

May 11th – We are Silent (forms went home for interested students)

May 12th – Talent Show 1pm.  We have 4 students from our class performing!

May 15th – Broxton Bells & Band 1pm

May 16th – GRADE 4 -6 Track and Field Day 8:30am to noon – thanks-you to the parents who have volunteered, your help is the key to the success of the event! May 17th is the rain out date.

May 25th – Kinnie Star performance 1 pm

May 26th – Jump Rope for Heart activity day

June 1st – Evening celebration of the Arts – This is an exciting event for Grade 5’s and their families to attend, please click here to read  more about this night.

Camp planning is almost complete as we have our final number of students who are attending.  We will have a few reminders and final field trip updates as we have some 2 June dates to wetlands that are being planned. Enjoy!

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