Our grade two classes need about 40 smaller sized baby food jars. If you have any we could have would you please have them sent into the grade 2 classes. We are also needing small plastic toys or Christmas ornaments that will fit inside of the baby food jars. We are hoping to use the jars on the 18th so please send in as soon as possible if you are able to help. Thanks so much from grade two.
Early in the year all students were put into special groups called “Family Groups”. These groups are made up of a few students from every grade level from K to 9. They then met to get to know each other, pick a group name and to do some team building activities. On December 13th we will be bringing our groups together for another Leader In Me activity. From 12:30 – 2:00 students will work together to decorate and write Christmas cards and Thank you cards. Older students will be partnered up with our younger ones. Once completed these cards will be delivered to one of three locations; local seniors homes, local fire halls and police stations, and to Canadian troops overseas. This activity is designed to build community, develop leadership skills and to teach students to give back to others. Once the cards have been made we are hoping that groups will have time to enjoy a small treat and watch a Christmas movie together.
Christmas is coming quickly and we are excited to announce that we will once again be able to showcase the musical skills and talent of Muir Lake School students through a kindergarten, grade 1-3, and grade 4-6 concert. This is a great opportunity for students to refine and build their skills to a heightened level. There is a sense of pride and accomplishment that accompanies participation in a performance such as this. As a school, we join the parents and community in celebrating this time of year through music. We look forward to every child participating in their respective performances.
Please mark the following dates on your calendars and plan to attend along with your child(ren).
- Wednesday, Dec. 11, 1:00 pm Dress Rehearsal, Grade 1-3
- Wednesday, Dec. 11, 7:00 pm Grade 1-3 concert (ticket required)
- Thursday, Dec. 12, 1:00 pm Dress Rehearsal, Grade 4-6
- Thursday, Dec. 12, 7:00 pm Grade 4-6 Concert (ticket required)
- Friday, Dec. 20, 1:00 pm Kindergarten Christmas Tea
To accommodate the large number of vehicles and attendees, we will continue with the following adjustments to this year’s concerts. First, we have added a dress rehearsal for the grade 1-3 and 4-6 concerts. This will allow those with time in the afternoon to come and attend the full performance then secondly, those who choose to attend the evening performance will need to have a ticket
Four tickets have been distributed to each family. If families do not need all four tickets, we ask that you return the extras to the office. These will then be available to others upon request. Thank you for your support and planning to accommodate these changes.
Check out our December issue of Mustangs News
It was FANTASTIC to have our students participate in the Festival of Trees at the Heritage Pavilion in Stony Plain!
The Muir Lake School (MLS) 4-6 Choir and MLS Fiddlers delighted the audience with their performances. As I sat and enjoyed the festive presentations, I scanned the audience and saw many smiling faces and proud parents.
Thank you for joining us to welcome the beautiful Christmas Season!
All grade 6 to 9 students are required to sign up for their Term 2 Options online by Tuesday December 3rd. Course Information is available by clicking HERE and then students are able to sign up by clicking this REGISTRATION link. These links are also available on the left hand side of this Blog Page or by going to http://bit.ly/T2OptionsReg. Paper copies of the courses being offered this term are also available in the office.
If you have already taken Foods, Sports Exposure or have been a Classroom Assistant this year please select a different option as these classes are in high demand and this would allow for other students to register for them as well. Class registration must be done by the end of the school day on Tuesday December 3rd in order to process all of the requests in time for term 2 option classes to begin on December 10th. If you require any assistance please see Mrs. Garley in the office – “Thank You” for your co-operation in getting this done as quickly as possible.
The Fundraiser Lamontagne Catalog orders have arrived and have been delivered to your child’s classroom! Some of the boxes may be a bit large to send home with the students, so you may need to pick it up. Thank you for your continued support of all of our fundraising efforts – it is truly appreciated!
Despite Mother Nature’s best efforts to snow us out last night we had a great school council meeting. Among other things, we discussed Muir Lake Foundation report, Community League activities, fundraising, Board highlights, and our Muir Lake School AERR Report and Education Plan. Mrs. Matsuba also attended and gave a report on our student WE Day experience, as well as some of the future plans our students who are on the WE Care team have to make our school and world a better place. Thanks to all who braved the snow to be there.
We invite you to attend the next School Council meeting on December 9. There will be opportunity for some socializing over Christmas baking and coffee. Mrs. Paulson, the School Council Chairperson, will also be having a draw for a door prize for those in attendance. After the meeting we are hosting a parent workshop called Twitter for Parents: Engaged In Education for those who are interested in learning to tweet, as well as how and why social media is utilized in education. Feel free to bring some delicious Christmas baking and hope to see you there!
School Council Admin Report
We Day Video