Grade 9 High School Transition Information

MCHS will be hosting an evening event for “First-Time Parents” on Tuesday, February 26 at 7:00pm at Memorial Composite High School.  This evening is meant for parents who see their first child enter into high school.  This will provide an opportunity for parents to become familiar with the school and to meet the school administration and counsellors.  Students do not need to attend the First-Time Parents meeting.

 

The MCHS Open House evening will be held at Memorial Composite High School on Thursday, February 28 starting at 6:00pm.  Open House will start with a welcoming address in the large gym.  All Grade 9 students are encouraged to attend the Open House evening together with their parents in order to make their final course selections for Grade 10.

 

Parents will need to complete the Parkland School Division 2019-2020 Online Registration for their son / daughter prior to course selection. Registration will open on February 4, 2019 and all parents are required to complete the registration process by 4:30pm of March 22, 2019.

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MADD Presentation @ MLS

In conjunction with the grade 7 to 9 Health Curriculum, MADD Canada will be at Muir Lake School for an assembly on January 23rd  at 1:30 p.m. MADD Canada’s school assembly programs bring high-energy drug and alcohol impaired driving awareness and risk reduction messaging to the world of education. Please note that the presentation contains graphic and emotionally-driven content and some students may find this overwhelming. To adequately prepare your child(ren), you are encouraged to go to the Website at https://madd.ca/pages/programs/youth-services/information-for-parents or view the YouTube video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jd-VVyd5wdw

Should you NOT wish your grade 7 to 9 student to participate in the assembly, an alternate work environment will be provided for him or her during this time. Simply fill in the form linked here and return it to the school prior to Wednesday January 23rd.

If you have any questions, please contact the office at 780-963-3535.

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Muir Lake Formal Day 2019

Muir Lake Leadership students are very excited to organize and celebrate Formal Day this year on Thursday, February 14th.  Our theme is “Masquerade”.   All staff as well as students in grades 7-9 are invited to attend.  We will be enjoying a spaghetti dinner from 12-12:30 and continuing to our 7-9 dance from 12:30-2:30.Image result for masquerade theme

In keeping with tradition, we encourage students to take the opportunity to dress up for this special day. Students do not need to dress to match the theme.

Thank you to grade 6 students for volunteering as servers for the dinner.

If you have any questions, please contact Muir Lake Leadership students through karnold@psd70.ab.ca

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Strong Families Series

Strong Families Series: Recognizing Alternatives to Getting Explosive

January 15, 2019 – Parkland School Division is proud to present another FREE information session for caregivers. Our upcoming session will help parents better recognize the signs of anger and implement strategies to prevent its escalation, while practicing their skills in defusing potentially explosive situations.

Strong Families Series: Recognizing Alternatives to Getting Explosive

Date: Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Time: 6-7:30pm
Location: Parkland School Division Centre For Education Board Room (4603 48th Street, Stony Plain)

Presented by Jaemi Bertrand, BA Q. Med from Laurier Mediation and Conflict Management

In this session, parents and guardians are invited to spend the evening with a qualified mediator to gain an understanding of how adults and children experience and express anger, and the means by which conflicts can be resolved without resorting to rage. Learn how to communicate more effectively, recognize multiple solutions to the same problem and work together to choose the best outcome for everyone involved.

A light supper will be provided. Limited childcare is available.

Space is limited, so 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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Winter Phys Ed Day

This year the grade 7 to 9 students will be participating in a Winter Physical Education Day. On Thursday January 31st they will be going skating at Rundle Park and tubing at Sunridge Ski Hill, both located in Edmonton. Students will have the opportunity to skate on the two kilometers of skating trails in Rundle Park with their friends and classmates, and have 2 hours of exhilarating tubing at Sunridge Ski Hill. These are motivational activities relating to their fitness and outdoor pursuits in Physical Education. All students are expected to attend this field trip and participate in the day’s activities.

Equipment that students will need to provide includes a pair of skates and a CSA Approved skating helmet. Students will also need to come properly dressed for the weather, with snow pants, winter jacket, winter boots, a toque and gloves.

We will be leaving Muir Lake School at 8:15 a.m. sharp on Thursday, January 31st (after the arrival of all the buses) and will be returning at 2:15 p.m.. A hotdog and hot chocolate will be provided during the skating portion of the day. Students will also want to bring a water bottle and lunch. At the ski hill, they will be able to buy food if students want to bring money for snacks, but this could be pricey.

The cost to the students will be a total of $20. This fee will cover the cost of the transportation, tube park pass, and a hot dog lunch.  Fees will be automatically added to your child’s PowerSchool account and can be paid online by debit/credit card through the PowerSchool Parent Portal at https://powerschool.psd70.ab.ca/public or by cash or cheque in the school office. Please make cheques payable to Parkland School Division #70.

The information sheet and permission form have been sent home with the students but can be downloaded by clicking THIS LINK and sent in to the school. Permission forms are due Friday January 18, 2019.

Please note that even though this is considered a curricular activity we must have enough participation in order to run this day of activities. We reserve the right to cancel this event due to insufficient interest or inclement weather.

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Have You Ordered Your 2018 2019 Yearbook?

Don’t forget to order your 2018-2019 Yearbook!

Go online to the PowerSchool Parent Portal and add it to your account by clicking on “Additional Items” at the bottom of the “Student Fees” page, click on “School Fees”, click on the “Yearbook” icon and then “Add to Cart”.

Don’t forget to “Check Out” at the end.

OR

Simply print off this Yearbook Order Form and send in the $20 and it will be added accordingly.

Not sure if you have ordered or paid for one yet? Check out your Student Fees page of the Parent Portal and you will see it there if you have.

If you have any questions, simply call the office at 780-963-3535 OR email us at muirlake@psd70.ab.ca.

 

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Gr 1 to 9 P/T Interviews

ALL Grade 1 to 9 Parent/Teacher interviews are scheduled for Monday February 4th from 4 to 7 and Tuesday February 5th from 3 to 6.  All parents are invited to book their appointment on our online booking system at https://muirlake.schoolappointments.com. Due to the EYE Assessments that were done in November, interviews for Kindergarten students will take place later on – watch for more details coming soon.

INSTRUCTIONS for the online booking system are available by clicking HERE

Should you have questions, please feel free to contact the school at 780-963-3535 or email us at muirlake@psd70.ab.ca

Thank you!

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