Take Our Kids To Work

On Wednesday November 1st grade 9 students across the country will have the opportunity to join their parents at work. 

Take Our Kids to Work is an annual program in which Grade 9 students spend the day in the workplace of a parent, relative, friend or volunteer experiencing and learning about the world of work. Held on the first Wednesday of November, the program supports career exploration and career readiness among Canadian public school students. Experiencing a “day in the life” of a professional within a workplace allows students to explore the world of work and helps them make informed educational decisions.
 
Launched in 1994, Take Our Kids to Work is the most recognized career readiness program in Canada with more than 200,000 students visiting workplaces every year on Take Our Kids to Work Day.

Click HERE to see the Parent Guide & Consent Form and to get more information on the program. Your grade 9 student should have brought home a consent form for you to complete and sign which needs to be returned to the school prior to October 27th.

Should you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact the school or the grade 9 teachers.

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Muir Lake School Fees

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Still not registered for the PowerSchool Parent Portal?

Please be sure to do this soon as this is how you pay your school fees and access your child’s report card.

Not sure how?

Check out the instructions on the PSD Website at http://www.psd70.ab.ca or call the school office at 780-963-3535 and we will help you out.

Please submit payment for your school fees ASAP by either sending cash or cheque (payable to Parkland School Division #70) in to Mrs. Garley in the office OR go to the “School Fees” portion of the  PowerSchool Parent Portal and paying it there.

Interested in ordering a 2017-2018 Yearbook for your child(ren)? Simply add it to your cart in the Fees portion of the PowerSchool Parent Portal. This makes a great keepsake for them.

You may have experienced a problem in being able to add a yearbook to your cart – well, good news – this has been corrected!

Once you are in the Fees window, scroll to the bottom of the screen and click on the Yearbook icon under “Additional Items” and then “Add to Cart” when the extra window pops open. This amount will then be added to the total amount due. Once you are ready to pay click on the “Checkout” icon up in the top right hand corner and proceed with your credit/debit card. Statements went home with the students at the end of last week. 

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Halloween Dance

There will be a Halloween dance on Tuesday October 31st from 12:30-2:30.  The dance is for students in grades 7-9 and it is free of charge.  That being said, there will be a concession that sells drinks and snacks.

We are also encouraging students to wear their costumes to the dance as there will be a competition for best individual and group costume.

See you there!!

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Strong Families Series: Empowered Parenting

Parkland School Division is proud to present another FREE information session for caregivers. Our October session will help parents bond with their children, customizing several general strategies to help them feel confident in their parenting abilities and capable of creating a cohesive family unit.

Strong Families Series: Empowered Parenting

Date: Tuesday, October 17
Time: 6-7:30pm
Location: Parkland School Division Centre For Education – Board Room (4603 48th Street, Stony Plain)

Parenting is hard work: sometimes no matter how hard we try, it can still be a struggle. Though every child is different, universal principles exist that can still help many parents feel empowered and able to work collaboratively with their children to create family cohesion, no matter their unique situation.

This introductory learning workshop provides an overview of these principles, and will help parents:

  • Enhance the parent-child relationship
  • Develop simple and meaningful emotional language accompanied with visuals that both parents and children can use to express and understand their emotions
  • Learn practical strategies for both children and parents that will enable them to manage their emotions and avoid potential meltdowns
  • Practice simplified reinforcement strategies to promote positive behavior proactively
  • Take home tangible resources to use with their children

Join us for an in-depth discussion of these topics and more.

A light supper will be provided. Limited childcare is available. Please register early to reserve your spot.

To register, please contact:
Sandra Goldschmidt
Phone: 780-963-8458
Email: sgoldschmidt@psd70.ab.ca

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Fire Chief For A Day

Once again the Stony Plain Fire Department will be doing the Junior Fire Chief for a day contest for the students in Kindergarten to grade 3. Your child should have brought home an entry form with the Fire Prevention material. Please fill out the form and have it back at the school to be picked up by the Fire Department on Friday October 13th. For your convenience click HERE for a copy of the entry form.

The winner will be picked up at their school and brought to the fire hall for the day on October 27th. 

Good Luck to all our Kindergarten to Grade 3 students!

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ADMazing Fundraising Project!

 

Our Fundraising has kicked off for the year. You should have already received your ADMazing Savings Ticket Pack info from your child.  

ADMazing Savings Ticket Packs are available for sale once again for $20 each. Send in the form with your child to purchase one — OR simply stop by the office and purchase one. 50% of the proceeds go to support the Fundraising for the school.

Thank you for your continued support of our fundraising efforts.

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Yo Yo Around The World

 

Last week the K-5 students experienced a yo-yo adventure with Mr. John Fox from Yoyo Around the World!
From Oct 5-12 the grade 5s will be selling yo-yos in the boot room by the music room. 
10% of all proceeds come back to the school! You can pay by cash or cheque made out to Parkland School Division #70. 
Here are the options of yo-yos to be purchased! 
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Get Your Library Card

Great news! Stony Plain Public Library, in partnership with Muir Lake School, is providing FREE public library cards to students. A library card is a great way to support your child’s literacy and learning and foster a love of reading. Here are four great reasons to sign your child up for a library card today:

  1. Stony Plain Public Library has books and databases to help with homework.
  2. Stony Plain Public Library offers tons of FREE programs for your child.
  3. Where else can you get FREE movie and music streaming, video games, DVDs, CDs, e-books, and digital magazines for the whole family?
  4. Save yourself a trip! Just send back the completed application form and we’ll do the rest.

Fill out THIS FORM to sign your child up for a free library card, or to inform the library of any change in your child’s membership information (phone number, address, email, etc). Note that the form must be signed by a parent or guardian. Please return the form to Muir Lake School when it is filled out. We will create the cards and deliver them straight to your child’s classroom.

If the rest of your family would like to register for free library cards, you can drop by the library at any time!

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IMPORTANT Change to the Hot Lunch Program

Due to lack of volunteers with the hot lunch program, there are some changes that needed to be made to the number of days that lunch will be offered to the students.

  • Our Monday/Wednesday kindergarten class along with our grades 1, 3, 5, 7 & 9 students will have the opportunity to order for Wednesdays
  • The Tuesday/Thursday kindergarten class and the grades 2, 4, 6, & 8 students will be able to order for Thursdays
  • Then on Fridays all of the grades 1 to 9 students will be able to order a specialty soup

As this is a significant change from previous years, please ensure that your children have lunches on the other days and that your calendars are marked accordingly.

Also . . . for the month of October . . . there was a timing issue of when lunches were ordered vs. when the schedule for Play Parkland went out – if you ordered Fundraising Lunch for your grade 3, 4, 5, or 6 student for any of the Mondays in October, and they are scheduled to attend Play Parkland that day they will NOT receive their lunch in time before they leave on the bus. Please be sure to send a lunch for them that day as we are governed by Alberta Food Handling Guidelines and are not allowed to keep food for later delivery.

  • Monday, October 16 – Grade 3 & 4 to Play Parkland
  • Monday, October 23 – Grade 5 & 6 to Play Parkland
  • Monday, October 30 – Grade 3 & 4 to Play Parkland

We apologize for the mix up and thank you in advance for your co-operation with this matter.

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