Volunteers Needed for Fri. Swim Date

The grade 1-3 will be going to the Tri-Leisure Centre for a morning of fun in the pool.  We are in need of parent volunteers to be in the water supervising from 8:45 to 10:45.  We are also looking for some dads, uncles, or grandpas to supervise in the boys change room.  If you, or other family members are able to volunteer, please email dmontgomery@psd70.ab.ca

Thank you.

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Remembrance Day at MLS

Remembance DayMuir Lake School will be holding a Remembrance Day Service on Friday, November 7th at 10:15 a.m. and as always, parents & families are invited to attend. Poppies will be distributed to all students at that time and donations will also be accepted. 

Many of you have had friends or relatives who served their country in wartime. We would like to remember these people by having your child pin a poppy on our cross.  At the time that your child is doing this, we would like to mention the name of the person being remembered along with a little background information.

For your convenience, go online to http://bit.ly/RDayTribute to fill in this information electronically or click HERE to print off a hard copy of the Tribute form. We ask that this information be submitted to the MLS office by Tuesday November 4th.

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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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