Operation Christmas Child

During collection week, November 3rd to 7th, the shoe box team will be tallying up the class boxes. They will then be recorded on a poster opposite the library. Students will be able to see how their class is doing!

Collect your box from the office before we run out. If we do run out, please feel free to fill a shoe box from home.

Together we can make this an outstanding shoe box year!

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Used Book Sale

On Friday, at lunch recess, we will continue with our used book sale.  The sale will be held in the library.  Books can be purchased with a donation or for 25 cents a book.  All proceeds will be donated to Hope for the Future charity.  $45 dollars will send one child in Tanzania to school for a year.  Hope to see you there!

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Free the Children Speaking Tour

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Last week we were extremely grateful to be visited by two Free the Children Speaking Tour ambassadors.  Tina has facilitated life changing experiences to Ghana, Ecuador, and India.  Before joining Free the Children She worked in her home city of Boston, leading a variety of youth empowerment and mentorship programs.  She is a spoken word poet and is passionate about gender equality around the world.  She was joined by Jason, from Mississauga, Ontario.  Jason has worked with people with disabilities in the Philippines and while at University raised over $100 000 that was used for development projects in Latin America.  Jason and Tina passionately spoke to our students in grades 6-9 and shared their stories, experiences and passion for social change.  After the presentation Jason and Tina facilitated a social change workshop for a selection of our We Care Team students and students from the Leadership option.  It was a great day that was of great benefit to all of our students.  Students involved in the workshop participated in fun activities, thoughtful discussion and fundraising event planning.  Thank you to Free the Children, the Investors Group sponsor, and Tina and Jason.

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Good Afternoon Everyone,

As we head into a beautiful long weekend … I wanted to take an opportunity to say THANK YOU for the privilege of working with your children! Muir Lake School is a GREAT community! I am truly blessed!

Terri Guillemets states, “As each day comes to us refreshed and anew so does my gratitude renew itself daily. The breaking of the sun over the horizon is my grateful heart dawning upon a blessed world.”

Have a BLESSED weekend with family and friends!

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Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child brings joy and hope to children in desperate situations worldwide through gift-filled shoeboxes. Over and over again, the people of Muir Lake Community have proven themselves to be extremely generous supporters of this amazing campaign.  Together we have produced hundreds of boxes every year. We look forward to your continued compassion this season. Shoeboxes will be available at the office on October 14, and the collection week will be from November 3rd-7th.

Boxes will be available when you come back from the Thanksgiving break.

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Enter The Kingdom of Books!

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Enter the Kingdom of Books ~ October 6th to 9th 2014!

What better way to promote reading to our students than by supporting this important literary event. We invite your entire family to participate by purchasing the latest and greatest in children’s books. Your support of this vital literary event is key part of helping us obtain new books and resources for our library and classrooms.

Flyers went home with an info letter last week that contained a special Family Event Draw ballot that parents can deposit during our Family Event – extra ballots will also be available in the Collaboration Centre. You could win $50 in books – $25 for your family PLUS $25 for your child’s classroom!

Don’t forget to mark the Book Fair dates of October 6 – 9, 2014 on your calendar! We will be setting up in the Collaboration Centre (a.k.a. The Library) on October 6th in the morning and the Fair will continue until 1:00 p.m. Thursday the 9th at which time we will take down the displays.  Many of you have 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.

The book fair will run as follows:

  • Set Up:  Monday October 6th from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Monday October 6th from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Tuesday October 7th from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday October 8th from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Thursday October 9th from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Take Down:  Thursday October 9th at 12 p.m.

If you are able to help, whether it be a full day or a 1/2 day, please contact Janine Garley in the office at 780.963.3535. Without your support we would not be able to have this event. We look forward to working with you to make our book fair an exciting reading event for everyone!

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