School Logo Contest

Muir Lake Logo

Students are invited to participate in designing a new logo for Muir Lake School.  This is a critical thinking challenge for students from K-9. The new logo will replace the old logo once our supplies have been used. This is an opportunity for students to work independently on their own time. It is a chance for students to show their creative ability and contribute to the enrichment of our school.

 

For entries to be considered the Logo must include:

  • School name
  • School colour ( Royal blue)
  • Not to include more than four colours
  • Can be a digital submission (beware of copyright regulations)
  • Due April 10, 2015

Criteria

  • Simple
  • Memorable/recognizable
  • Representative of our school community
  • Appropriate

This project is to be completed at home.

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Come To Our Book Fair Under The Sea . . .

. . . Explore An Ocean of BooksUnder The Sea

We will be setting up in the morning of Monday March 23rd and the Book Fair will run until 12:30 p.m. on Thursday March 26th at which time we will take down the displays.

Many of you have faithfully volunteered for this event and we have appreciated you so very much.  We need volunteers to help once again.  If you can help students choose books, handle the cash desk, or supervise during class visits, please let us know. Anything you choose to do would be appreciated.

For more info or if you are able to help, please complete this form and return it to your child’s classroom teacher as soon as possible.  Without your support we would not be able to have this event – we require 12-15 people to run for the three days.

We look forward to working with you to make our book fair an exciting reading event for everyone

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Kernels Popcorn Orders

Grade 5 Camp Fundraiser!

Looking for a GREAT snack idea?
Why not Popcorn?
Back by popular demand!

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Individual snack-size bags, great for lunches at only $2 each
7 YUMMY Fresh-Popped Flavours to choose from
Forms went home with the students and are also available HERE
Orders are due in to the Office by Friday March 13th
And will be ready for pick up at the school on Thursday March 26th until 1:30 pm

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Student Led Conferences

onlinePlease go online to SchoolAppointments.com to book your Spring Student Led Conference. Dates have been set for Tuesday March 24th and Wednesday March 25th.

At the Student Led Conferences, students will be demonstrating their learning and sharing their online learning portfolios. Some teachers will have centers set up in the art room or the multipurpose room for this purpose. Student Led Conferences will also have a private interview time component with your child’s teacher.

All grade 4 to 9 students are asked to bring their device to the conference so that they can share the “Google Drive” & “Google Classroom” with you.

The grade 7 & 8 teachers will be in Mrs. Rich’s classroom (room 164) holding conferences on a “Drop In” basis and the two grade 9 teachers will be together in Mrs. Arnold’s classroom (room 155), also available on a “Drop In” basis.

The Parent Instruction Guide for SchoolAppointments.com can be viewed here.

We will also be running the Scholastic Book Fair during the week of interviews, so if you are able to help or just want to do some shopping, please feel free to stop in to the Collaboration Center.

Under The Sea

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Parents-We Want to Hear From You

Thought Exchange – We Want To Hear From You

Please take a minute before Thursday, February 26th to fill in your thoughts…..

Everyone Can Make A Difference

On behalf of the students we serve, I would like to invite you to please contribute your thoughts regarding Parkland School Division. We want to know what you think we do well and where we can improve. At Parkland School Division, we embrace open and honest communication. Our Ultimate Goal, Success for All Students, is dependent upon engagement with our community and that’s where you come in. Everyone can make a meaningful contribution to public education.

Please take some time to respond to a few important, open-ended questions.

For more information and to participate, please click here to share your thoughts

This activity does not require a login or password and can take as little as five minutes to complete.

Phase 2 Coming

In a few weeks, you will be invited to join the second step in this process – to review and help prioritize the thoughts that are most important to you. This will help us get a sense of shared values and priorities of our school and our community. This process is an important tool in our education planning and will help guide important decisions in the future that will allow us to deliver the best possible education to our children.

Your time spent engaged in this process is very much appreciated!

Participation Is Easy

1. Click here to share your thoughts

2. You can complete questions at your own pace, and come back to change, add or delete your answers at any time until this date.

3. This the first of three steps: Share – Star – Discover. More information can be found by clicking the following link.

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March Marmot Trip Cancelled

Due to low registration numbers, the ski trip to Marmot on Friday March 6th has been cancelled.

Marmot Basin

A group of volunteer parents have arranged to take a group of grade 7 to 9 students skiing to Marmot Basin in Jasper on Friday March 6th which is a PD Day. This is a COMPLETELY PARENT RUN PROGRAM AND IS NOT ORGANIZED BY MUIR LAKE SCHOOL. Click this LINK for more information and to find out how to secure your spot.  Space is limited!  For more info contact Joanne at muirlakefoundation@gmail.com

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RCMP Presence at Muir Lake School This Morning

We just wanted to provide an update on the situation that played itself out prior to the start of school this morning. As many of you are aware, RCMP were on site as our busses were pulling up for the day. At the time, they were conducting a search in the area for a person of interest and made it very clear that there was minimal risk to our students and staff.

To take extra precaution and to ensure the safety of all those at the school, RCMP asked us to lock down the school and we were told that the need for a lockdown would be for a very short time.

As predicted by the RCMP, the lockdown was lifted a short time later.

We’d like to take the opportunity to thank all of our students and staff who did a terrific job following our school’s Emergency Response Procedure. As a reminder, in situations like this, we are to take direction from the local authorities to ensure the safety of students and staff at all times. We’re happy to report we all passed with flying colours.

RCMP members were also available for class visits during the day to alleviate any anxiety that may have been caused by the situation. As always, our school support services are also available for any students that may need them.

It’s also a great time to refresh our memory on emergency procedures.

In The Event Of An Emergency:

Do not call the school or your child’s cell phone.

We understand and respect your concern, but it is essential that the phone systems be available for emergency communications. If you call the school you will tie up lines and systems required for communicating with emergency responders and may inhibit our ability to send or receive critical information.

By calling your child’s cell phone, you could potentially put them in harms way, depending on the nature of the crisis. Please do not call, we will ensure that you get the information you need by contacting you.

Note: It is imperative that the information on your child’s Emergency Information Card is current.

What happens during a Lock-Down or Shelter-in-Place?

In the event of a lock-down or shelter-in-place, the school will be locked with NO arrivals or departures of anyone including staff, students or parents. You will not be allowed to pick-up your child until after an “all-clear” is given and established student release procedures are in order. This procedure will be strictly adhered to under all circumstances. Please do not go to the school until instructed to do so.

For more information, contact:

Karen Stride­-Goudie
Principal, Muir Lake School
Phone: 780­-963­-3535
kstridegoudie@psd70.ab.ca

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PD Day Ski Trip to Marmot

Marmot BasinA group of volunteer parents have arranged to take a group of grade 7 to 9 students skiing to Marmot Basin in Jasper on Friday March 6th which is a PD Day. This is a COMPLETELY PARENT RUN PROGRAM AND IS NOT ORGANIZED BY MUIR LAKE SCHOOL. Click this LINK for more information and to find out how to secure your spot.  Space is limited!  For more info contact Joanne at muirlakefoundation@gmail.com

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