Volunteers Needed!

Muir Lake School is proud to be hosting the Parkland School Division Grade 4 to 6 Track Meet this year.

Our School Council will be co-ordinating the concession for the many athletes that will be competing

we need you

Thursday June 4th

(Rain-Out date is Friday June 5th)

The concession will run from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Volunteers Needed! Shifts available to work the concession as well as setup & cleanup!

Please contact Josie at jsperson@xplornet.ca 

Thank you!

 

Staff Appreciation

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!

On behalf of our Staff Appreciation Committee, we would like to say a special thank you to everyone that participated to make our first ever Staff Appreciation Luncheon,  a RAVING success!!!

We are so very proud to have such an amazing group of parents in our school who wholeheartedly joined in and supported us in recognizing our school staff for everything that they do for our children, our school and our community!

We are deeply grateful for everyone’s generosity, support and assistance.

Thank you,

Josie Person & Nicole Simcoe
School Council Chair & Vice Chair

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We have the Greatest Parents!

Today, our staff literally got the STAR Treatment! As Teachers, E.A’s and School Support Staff, we do what we do because we LOVE children. We certainly don’t expect any accolades for doing what we do, but let me tell you, we sure appreciate it when we get it!

The staff of Muir Lake School all got to spend the WHOLE lunch hour together, food prepped and brought in by parents, supervision covered by parents (both outside and in the classroom), presents, desert and all! We just want to say a huge ‘THANK YOU’ from the bottom of our hearts to those parents who were able to take time out of their busy schedules to think about us.

You are all AWESOME!

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Welcome Ms. Mohammed

Shireen Mohammed

Muir Lake School would like to welcome Ms. Shireen Mohammed as our new Assistant Principal for the 2015 2016 school year.

Shireen Mohammed recently celebrated her 25th year milestone with Parkland School Division at our last Milestones and Merits event. She began her teaching career in California in 1988 and returned to Canada to begin her journey with PSD back in 1990.  The majority of Shireen’s career was at École Broxton Park School where she taught special education, early and middle years. She joined the team that opened Greystone Centennial Middle School in 2005 in team-teaching, special education lead and counseling roles. Shireen served as a Learning Services facilitator for program support from 2009 – 2012 before starting her current role as an Assistant Principal with Connections for Learning.

Shireen graduated from the University of Alberta in 1988 with her Bachelor of Education with a minor in special education. Her commitment to life-long learning will continue as she begins a Masters in counseling program this fall.

“I have had the opportunity to experience some wonderful learning environments at my stops along the way.  I have thoroughly enjoyed the environment and excellent alternative programming that ‘Connections’ has offered these last few years. I am excited to start another journey with Muir Lake students, staff and parents.”

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank Mrs. Nealle Dickson for her dedication to the students, staff, parents and school for the past year as she took on the role of Acting Assistant Principal – it has been greatly appreciated.

Gr. 9 Farewell Tickets

Gr 9 farewellFarewell tickets are available for purchase in the office for $5 each. Each student’s family is allocated 5 tickets and will be available until Friday May 29th. The grade 9 student’s ticket is NOT to be counted in that number as their ticket is FREE. After this date, anyone that wishes to purchase more will be able to until they are sold out. Due to fire safety and capacity regulations there is a limited number of tickets. For more information please contact Gerri-lou Stockall @ gerristockall@gmail.com.

Grade 9 Farewell
Friday, June 19th @ 7 pm
Ceremony in the Muir Lake School Gym
Dance to Follow at the ML Hall

Goat Fundraiser

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The We Care Team would like to thank the students, staff and families of Muir Lake for supporting our Pictures with the Goats fundraiser. Many pictures of beautiful smiles and goats were taken and getting to cuddle a baby goat was enjoyed by many. Altogether we were able to raise nearly 550 dollars for Free the Children. This means that 11 goats will be donated, on our behalf, to children and their needy families in countries like Ghana, Haiti, Ecuador and Sierra Leone. A big thank you to the We Care Team for taking care of the students, goats and picture taking. But an even bigger thank you goes out to Mrs. Williams for kindly letting us use her goats. She then went a step further and paid for all of the picture developing costs which allowed us to donate 100 percent of the funds raised. Muir Lake would also like to thank Mrs. Betty Milne for helping us to transport our little goat friends to and from the school.
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Identity Fair coming soon!

On 23rd June, Muir Lake School will be hosting a 1-5 Identity Fair.  Your child will have the opportunity to share a part of their identity with the rest of the school.  Students will be invited to set up a display of their interests, pastimes or family history.

The focus of the Identity Fair will be to include all students and to allow teachers and students to get to know each other a little better.

Children will have their desk space to display their presentation. Small artifacts are welcome. We would discourage the use of computers to entirely replace a hand-created visual display. The presentation must be created and completed at home.

Parents will be very welcome to drop in to view the Identity Fair.

We’re looking forward to celebrating our students’ identities on 23rd June.