Spell A Thon is Back!

Our Muir Lake School Community Foundation has kicked off the annual school Spell-A-Thon. All spell-a-thon money raised this year will be put toward the purchase & installation of new hydraulic basketball hoops. The school uses them all year by all classes and they need to be replaced. Approximately $34,000 will be needed for this project.

Each student from kindergarten to grade 6 will be bringing home a list of words, chosen by their teacher, and a pledge form. They will then practice their word list and go out and collect pledges from family and friends for the spell-a-thon. They may collect money for each word that they spell correctly or may collect a flat amount. The information letter, word lists & pledge form is also available by clicking HERE.

Tests will be administered by the teachers the week of April 3 to 10 and pledge forms and money will then be collected by the students and are due in to the office by April 21st. The final totals and all grand prize winners will be announced and handed out at an assembly on April 27. Other prizes will be distributed to students in their classrooms.

This year the prize levels will be as follows:  

  • Level 1 Prize: $1 – $19.99 raised will earn PRIZE!
  • Level 2 Prize: $20-$49.99 raised will earn swimming pass!
  • Level 3 Prize: $50-$99.99 raised will earn a prize!
  • Level 4 Prize: $100 and over raised will earn a child’s movie pass!

Top prizes include 3 family adventures!

  • The top fundraiser for the school will win one of these prizes.  
  • In addition, there will be 2 draws for the remaining students who have raised more than $100:
  • 1 for Kindergarten to Grade 3 students and 1 for grade 3-6 students:
  • Every student who raises $100-$150 will receive one entry into the draw
  • Every student who raises $151-$200 will receive two entries into the draw
  • Every student who raises over $200 will receive three entries into the draw

***Top fundraiser is not eligible to enter the draw for the second top prize****

The top 2 fundraising classes will receive a treat for the class.

As the Muir Lake Community School Foundation is a registered charity, tax receipts can be issued for a donation over $20 so please be sure to include your email address on the pledge form in order to receive your tax receipt.

If you have questions please contact the School Foundation via email at Muirlakefoundation@gmail.com.

Good luck and Thank You for supporting our Fundraiser!

Muir Lake Community School Foundation

 

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Volunteer Celebration

You are Invited to our Annual

Volunteer Celebration Invitation

April 27th from 1 – 2 pm in the Library Learning Commons

You are an Important Piece of the Puzzle and we are looking forward to having you be our guest so that we can say “THANK-YOU” for all time, effort and support you have given to our students and school. 

Please R.S.V.P. by clicking on this link to our invitation and RSVP by Thursday April 20th

Light snacks and entertainment will be provided.

 

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MLS has a Tinkerlab

What is Tinkering?

The Oxford Dictionaries says that to tinker is to “attempt to repair or improve something in a casual or desultory (unfocused) way.”

The Free Dictionary says that a tinkerer is “one who enjoys experimenting with and repairing machine parts.”

The TinkerLab  is a place where children are encouraged to follow their curiosities, test how materials work, experiment, and ultimately combine materials and ideas together in new, inventive ways.

Every Tinkerlab is unique and the projects that are worked on inside of them are also very diverse.  Below are just a few samples of the things that you can do in the lab:

  • Electronics: LED Hula hoop
  • Robot building / Robotics
  • Snap circuits where you can create exciting projects, such as FM radios, digital voice recorders, AM radios, burglar alarms, and doorbells.
  • Take-a-part sessions
  • Coding
  • Rube Goldberg machines

We are creating our Tinkerlab from donated recycled materials and  inexpensive supplies which can be found anywhere.

Please help support our Tinkerlab by donating any supplies. Click this link to see a sample listing of typical Tinkerlab materials.

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Parenting & Youth Sessions

Please follow each of these links to view the various sessions available. This info is provided by our PSD Community Support Services

Alberta Health Services Caregiver Series on Children & Teenagers

Aspire Psychological Services Inc.

B.I.L.Y. Parent & Youth Support Groups

FCSS Programs

SPYC Babysitting Course & Paint Night

Library Honour Walk

 

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Spring Photos

Lifetouch Canada will be at Muir Lake School on Wednesday April 12th and Thursday April 13th to do Spring & Sibling Photos. Kindergarten students will have their Grad Photos taken at the same time.  Up to three siblings can have their photo taken together in these photos. Feel free to contact the school if you have any questions.

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Quebec Trip

Here is some of the information we provided during our meeting for the Quebec trip.  Please make sure you sign up for Remind, and fill in the form so that we can create a fan out sheet.

Please follow the link to access this information.

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Grade 9 Farewell Ceremony

We wanted to share the date for our upcoming grade 9 farewell.  We have decided to hold the ceremony on Friday, June 16th at approximately 1 pm.  It will take place in the Muir Lake Gym.  Families can expect a formal invitation through email closer to the ceremony date.

 

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