Christmas Concert Seat Raffle

Click HERE for your chance to win FRONT ROW SEATS!!

Would you and 3 guests like to have the best seats in the house at your little one’s concert on December 19th OR 21st 2017?

For $5 your name will be put into the draw. We will be drawing the names on Monday December 18th.

Just imagine you will be up front and center and not have to stand in line to get these coveted seats.

Good luck to everyone.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

Sincerely,

Muir Lake Foundation

 

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Rabbit Hill Ski Club is FULL!!

We are excited to say that the Rabbit Hill Ski Club has maxed out it’s numbers again this year! And sad to say that Ski/Snowboard forms will NO LONGER be accepted as the spaces are FILLED UP!!

Thank you to everyone that has signed up and a very special THANK YOU to Jana Williams for heading it up again this year and Thank You in advance to all of the volunteer parents for helping out – this could NOT happen without all of you!

The ski program will begin on Friday January 12th and the buses depart from Muir Lake School at 3 pm. If you have any questions please contact Jana Williams at 780-722-2012 or by email to janawilliams2017@gmail.com

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Kinsmen Christmas Hampers Due This Friday

Just a reminder that the Kinsmen Christmas Hamper donations are due in to the classroom by this Friday December 8th. Check out our post from November 22nd . . . 

Muir Lake Cares! And this has become very evident over the years.

Our school will be collecting donations once again and will be sponsoring families through the Kinsmen Club of Stony Plain Christmas Hamper program. For many years The Kinsmen Hamper Program has helped those that are less fortunate in Stony Plain and Parkland County. Last year over 500 families, that’s over 1700 residents, were supplied with food, toys and gift cards for much needed necessities. Each grade level in the school has been assigned a family (see below for details on the families). It is our hope that we will be able to make Christmas a happier time for these families through our community’s generosity. Please click THIS LINK to see a list of suggested items from the Kinsmen Club of Stony Plain. Items donated should NOT be wrapped and should be in to the school before Friday, December 8th.

We thank you for your continued support of our communities.

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Electronics Round-Up!

We are doing our part for our environment – let’s do a little fundraising at the same time!

With the assistance of Parkland School Division #70 and Alberta Recycling, let’s “Roundup” those old electronics. There will be a bin at Muir Lake School at the end of January 2018. Please check the poster to see what items you can drop off and keep these things out of our landfills.

Thank you for your continued support of Muir Lake School

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Rabbit Hill Ski Club

Forms for the 2017 2018 Rabbit Hill Ski Club have gone home with the grade 4 to 9 students. Forms are also available by clicking THIS LINK. Space is limited, so please get your completed form and payment in to the school office ASAP. Sorry, but this is not something that has been set up on the PowerSchool Parent Portal as it is being run by a group of volunteer parents and the payments go through the Muir Lake Community School Foundation (MLCSF). Payment can be made by either cash or cheque payable to MLCSF.

Should you have any questions, please contact Jana Williams directly at 780-722-2012 or via email at janawilliams@gmail.com

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Kinsmen Christmas Hamper Donations

Muir Lake Cares! And this has become very evident over the years.

Our school will be collecting donations once again and will be sponsoring families through the Kinsmen Club of Stony Plain Christmas Hamper program. For many years The Kinsmen Hamper Program has helped those that are less fortunate in Stony Plain and Parkland County. Last year over 500 families, that’s over 1700 residents, were supplied with food, toys and gift cards for much needed necessities. Each grade level in the school has been assigned a family (see below for details on the families). It is our hope that we will be able to make Christmas a happier time for these families through our community’s generosity. Please click THIS LINK to see a list of suggested items from the Kinsmen Club of Stony Plain. Items donated should NOT be wrapped and should be in to the school before Friday, December 8th.

We thank you for your continued support of our communities.

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Strong Families: Anxiety

Parkland School Division is proud to present another FREE information session for caregivers. Our December session will help parents learn how to recognize symptoms of anxiety disorder in their children and
teens. In addition, it will detail the steps parents can take to manage their children’s anxiety, and aid them in finding the resources they may need to improve their children’s mental health.

Strong Families Series: Breaking the Cycle of Anxiety – A Step-By-Step Approach
Date: Tuesday, December 12
Time: 6-7:30pm
Location: Parkland School Division Centre For Education – Board Room (4603 48th Street, Stony Plain)

Anxiety is one of the most common mental health complaints in children and teens today. This session will help parents distinguish between normal anxiety, and anxiety that is no longer helpful or productive. It will aid caregivers in identifying signs that a child or adolescent is experiencing problems with anxiety. Parents will learn step-by-step strategies to assist their child or teen in managing their anxiety and improving their mental health. We will provide parents with helpful resources, and demonstrate tools and techniques designed to reduce anxiety.
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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Muir Lake Music Update

There’s a lot of exciting things happening in the music department at Muir Lake School!  Here’s an update just so you are aware:

Remembrance Day: the grade 6’s and grade 2’s will be singing at our Remembrance Day Assembly this Thursday, November 9.

Christmas Concerts are as follow:

Kindergarten Christmas Tea: Monday, December 18, 1:30pm

Grade 1-3 Christmas Concert: Tuesday, December 19.  Dress Rehearsal at 1:00pm (all invited), 7:00 pm concert (only for ticket holders)

Grade 4-6 Christmas Concert: Thursday, December 21.  Dress Rehearsal at 1:00pm (all invited), 7:00 pm concert (only for ticket holders)

Tickets will be given out at the beginning of December.  There are four tickets allotted per family.  If families do not need all four, we ask that you return those tickets to the office for others to use.

The cast for this year’s 4-6 Christmas concert have been chosen and we have started to rehearse and to make props and sets for the play.  Mrs. Harris and Mrs. Carley, two student teachers at our school, are taking lead in these preparations.

The Muir Lake 4-6 choir is busy rehearsing their part to add to the evening.  We meet every Tuesday at lunch recess.  After Christmas, we will invite any interested grade 3’s to join our choir.

The grade 6 handbell choir will begin on Wednesday, Nov. 16.  Practices will be on Wednesdays and Fridays up until the Christmas Concert.

We have such wonderful students here at Muir Lake!  Their talent and positivity make my job the best!  I look forward to sharing their accomplishments with you in the upcoming months!

Mrs. Gottenbos

 

 

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