Resiliency Project Family Wellness Survey

Parkland School Division (PSD) believes that the health and wellness of staff, students and families is important to the development of the whole child. We also recognize that student wellness is a complex issue and needs to be supported and promoted by their families and therefore our Parkland School Division Resiliency Project would like to extend an invitation to parents and families to become actively involved. In order for the Division to provide meaningful resources and supports, your input is important. A short survey has been posted to the Muir Lake School website and is also available by clicking HERE. Please answer the survey questions to help us learn how Parkland School Division can support the health and wellness of our students and their families.

Your support and input is needed and will be greatly appreciated. The survey closes October 31, 2013. Responses will be tallied and published on the PSD website under the Resiliency Project link early in November.

Emilie Keane, Associate Superintendent,
Parkland School Division No. 70

Operation Christmas Child

Would you like to do something you’ll never forget this Christmas? Consider filling a shoe box with small gifts and school supplies for a needy child. Knowing you’ve helped to change a life will make Christmas feel extra special this year.

Muir Lake School, in collaboration with Muir Lake Alliance Church, will be collecting fun-filled shoe boxes again in November to donate to Operation Christmas Child.

Shoe boxes will be available from the school office soon.

Watch this space for more information.

 

First Ever Imagination Foundation Project a Huge success!

Grade 8 Science class is putting creativity, critical thinking, collaboration and fun back in the class through project based learning.

Students’ creative endeavours where guided by Driving Questions that ranged from “How will  the harmful effects of GMOs impact human life in the future?”, “How does the horse’s digestive system work to provide energy for them to run at high speeds?”, “How can we use the advantages of the hovercraft technologies to our advantage to evolve modern day travel?” to “How does the thickness of the paint effect the outcome of the painting?” and “Is it possible to make a speaker which the base is amplified out of common household items?”.

Students proudly showcased their work to a panel of specialist.

Stay tuned for more innovative ideas from our creative Science team.  You just might be the first to view that new million dollar product or future Nobel prize winner!

Parent Teacher Interviews

It is that time of the year again – time to meet with your child’s teacher(s). The primary focus of these interviews is Citizenship and Social Responsibility and to discuss how things are thus far. Please go on-line to http://muirlake.schoolappointments.com to schedule an interview with your child’s teacher.   Times are set for Wednesday October 9th from 4 to 7 pm and Thursday October 10th from 3 to 6.  You will need to book an appointment for your child that is in kindergarten to grade 5 and Ms Wayken’s grade 6 class.  Ms L’Hirondelle’s 6/7 class and all the rest of the grade 7 to 9 teachers will be available in their classrooms at the same time on a first come, first served basis.

Click this link for Parent Instructions on how to navigate School Appointments in order to book your appointment.

Help Needed . . .

The Muir Lake Community School Foundation is a group of MLS parent volunteers that was formed a number of years ago.  Their primary focus is to Re-Develop the school grounds – some of this has included but certainly limited to our amazing playground and the rubber-surface running track. However . . . it does not stop there . . . More help is needed; both in volunteering as part of the Foundation AND in their fundraising endeavours. Currently, the Foundation is scheduled to supply workers for a Casino on October 24th & 25th at Apex Casino in St. Albert. Workers are still required for Thurs evening 6:45 – 2:15 and 10:45 – 2:15 shifts and also Friday day 11-7. Please call  Joanne Trochymchuk at 780 909 2035 or email tchukhomes@gmail.com if you are able to take a shift or if you would like more information.

WELCOME BACK BBQ … MEET THE STAFF … HOJA …

WELCOME BACK BBQ … MEET THE STAFF … HOJA … A DEFINITE HIT !!

It was an AWESOME day at Muir Lake School !  It was VERY exciting to have students, staff and parents share a picnic lunch together and celebrate the beginning of the school year … together … as a community

Thank you … to our Grade Nine students, Mr. Mackay, Mrs. Arnold, Mrs. Buchan, Mrs. Goetrz and Mrs. Corbiere … who organized, prepared and served lunch to over 600 people.  It truly took a TEAM effort to pull this off!

THANK YOU HOJA … for the FUN-filled way to kick off the school year and meet everyone !!

Apple Trees

A HUGE thank you to all our fellow tree huggers who came to the school to water the trees over the summer! The apple trees are looking wonderful and the smallest one even has some apples. All being well they’ve had a good start and we will reap the rewards next spring.

Thanks again,

Karen Fisher

Don’t Forget . . .

This Friday, September 13th, Muir Lake School invites you to join us at our Welcome Back BBQ & Festivities!   The outdoor fun begins with a Picnic Hot Dog BBQ at 11:30, Meet the Staff at 12:30, and then enjoy the Acapella sounds of Hoja at 1:15.  See you Friday!

And Then . . . .

The first School Council meeting of the 2013 2014 school year is scheduled for Monday September 16th at 7 p.m.  All parents are invited to attend.  These meetings are scheduled on the second teaching Monday of the month, so please feel free to attend and find out what is going on at your child’s school.

LEADER IN ME ACTIVITIES

HI THERE EVERYONE …

Just a quick note to say a HUGE THANK YOU !!!  THANK YOU to the students and staff for participating in building “community” and “family” at Muir Lake School.

It was FANTASTIC to walk around and see the older kids and younger kids paired up together.  I saw smiling faces in EVERY room I walked into … and at every station outside …what AMAZING SYNERGIZE activities for our entire school community !!

At Muir Lake School … we are about providing opportunities … for each of the “7 Habits” … to be fostered …

This week … Habit 6 – SYNERGIZE in ACTION

… I value other people’s strengths and learn from them.  I get along well with others, even people who are different from me.  I work well in groups.  I seek out other people’s ideas to solve problems. I know that “two heads are better than one”.  I am a better person when I let other people into my life and work. (Leader in Me)

Get ready for a fun-filled year at Muir Lake School … with many opportunities to foster “community” and “leadership”.

Mustangs News

The September issue of the Mustangs News is available online by clicking HERE or on the link to the left of this page.  A hard copy has gone home to each family for this month.  However, in a continued effort to “Go Green”, in the future it will only be available online.  If you require a paper copy, please contact the office and request it and we will add you to our list.