Gr 5 Camp Fundraisers

With Spring just around the corner, now is a good time to plan your barbeque season!

The Muir Lake School Grade 5 classes have taken on the Calahoo Meats and Kernels Popcorn Fundraisers in hopes of raising enough money to go on their annual camping trip.

Kernels popcorn comes popped and is in bags the size of individual chip bags. They are popped and sealed the day before the bags are delivered to you. These healthy snacks are gluten-free, nut free and have a shelf life of 10 weeks!

We have two easy ways to complete your Calahoo Meats & Kernels Popcorn orders.  Click HERE for the information letter, product brochure as well as the Calahoo Meats and Kernels Popcorn order forms that you can share with your family and friends. These packages are also going home with the students.

Order forms along with payment will be accepted into the office until the end of the school day on Wednesday April 5th. We have also added these items to the online fundraising area at www.muirlakeschool.hotlunches.net.  Please click on the login tab and Muir Lake Fundraising will appear.

Late orders will not be accepted as this will delay the pick-up date. Payments can be made online through the Fundraising Site or by cash or cheque made payable to Muir Lake Community School Foundation (MLCSF).

The Kernels Popcorn orders can be picked up in the school kitchen on Thursday April 20th until 1:30 pm.

A pick-up date for the Calahoo Meats orders has been set for the afternoon of Wednesday April 26th from 1:30 to 4:00 at the Muir Lake School. You are responsible to pick up your total order from the school and distribute to your family and friends. It is important to pick up your orders at this time as unfortunately we do not have the freezer space to store the boxes for any length of time.

Thank you in advance for supporting Muir Lake School and helping make our grade 5 Camp Fundraiser a success! Should you have any questions about this fundraiser please contact Kimberly Tom @ 780-868-3411.

Muir Lake School Fundraising Committee

 

Strong Families

Strong Families Series: Surviving Sibling Rivalry

Parkland School Division is proud to present another FREE information session for caregivers. Our April session will help parents sort out the conflicts brewing between their children, and learn how to encourage cooperation and prevent any sibling rivalry from escalating into a bigger problem.

Strong Families Series: Surviving Sibling Rivalry

Date: Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Time: 6-7:30pm
Location: Parkland School Division Centre For Education – Board Room (4603 48th Street, Stony Plain)

Is there bickering, competition, jealousy, and fighting happening between your children? Sibling rivalry is a natural part of the sibling relationship and it can drive parents crazy!

In this presentation we will discuss:

  • What is sibling rivalry? Why does it happen?
  • Strategies to reduce the frequency of sibling rivalry.
  • Strategies to encourage children to work together instead of against each other.

Join us for an in-depth discussion of these topics and more.

A light supper will be provided. Limited childcare is available. 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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Spell A Thon is Back!

Our Muir Lake School Community Foundation has kicked off the annual school Spell-A-Thon. All spell-a-thon money raised this year will be put toward the purchase & installation of new hydraulic basketball hoops. The school uses them all year by all classes and they need to be replaced. Approximately $34,000 will be needed for this project.

Each student from kindergarten to grade 6 will be bringing home a list of words, chosen by their teacher, and a pledge form. They will then practice their word list and go out and collect pledges from family and friends for the spell-a-thon. They may collect money for each word that they spell correctly or may collect a flat amount. The information letter, word lists & pledge form is also available by clicking HERE.

Tests will be administered by the teachers the week of April 3 to 10 and pledge forms and money will then be collected by the students and are due in to the office by April 21st. The final totals and all grand prize winners will be announced and handed out at an assembly on April 27. Other prizes will be distributed to students in their classrooms.

This year the prize levels will be as follows:  

  • Level 1 Prize: $1 – $19.99 raised will earn PRIZE!
  • Level 2 Prize: $20-$49.99 raised will earn swimming pass!
  • Level 3 Prize: $50-$99.99 raised will earn a prize!
  • Level 4 Prize: $100 and over raised will earn a child’s movie pass!

Top prizes include 3 family adventures!

  • The top fundraiser for the school will win one of these prizes.  
  • In addition, there will be 2 draws for the remaining students who have raised more than $100:
  • 1 for Kindergarten to Grade 3 students and 1 for grade 3-6 students:
  • Every student who raises $100-$150 will receive one entry into the draw
  • Every student who raises $151-$200 will receive two entries into the draw
  • Every student who raises over $200 will receive three entries into the draw

***Top fundraiser is not eligible to enter the draw for the second top prize****

The top 2 fundraising classes will receive a treat for the class.

As the Muir Lake Community School Foundation is a registered charity, tax receipts can be issued for a donation over $20 so please be sure to include your email address on the pledge form in order to receive your tax receipt.

If you have questions please contact the School Foundation via email at Muirlakefoundation@gmail.com.

Good luck and Thank You for supporting our Fundraiser!

Muir Lake Community School Foundation

 

Volunteer Celebration

You are Invited to our Annual

Volunteer Celebration Invitation

April 27th from 1 – 2 pm in the Library Learning Commons

You are an Important Piece of the Puzzle and we are looking forward to having you be our guest so that we can say “THANK-YOU” for all time, effort and support you have given to our students and school. 

Please R.S.V.P. by clicking on this link to our invitation and RSVP by Thursday April 20th

Light snacks and entertainment will be provided.

 

MLS has a Tinkerlab

What is Tinkering?

The Oxford Dictionaries says that to tinker is to “attempt to repair or improve something in a casual or desultory (unfocused) way.”

The Free Dictionary says that a tinkerer is “one who enjoys experimenting with and repairing machine parts.”

The TinkerLab  is a place where children are encouraged to follow their curiosities, test how materials work, experiment, and ultimately combine materials and ideas together in new, inventive ways.

Every Tinkerlab is unique and the projects that are worked on inside of them are also very diverse.  Below are just a few samples of the things that you can do in the lab:

  • Electronics: LED Hula hoop
  • Robot building / Robotics
  • Snap circuits where you can create exciting projects, such as FM radios, digital voice recorders, AM radios, burglar alarms, and doorbells.
  • Take-a-part sessions
  • Coding
  • Rube Goldberg machines

We are creating our Tinkerlab from donated recycled materials and  inexpensive supplies which can be found anywhere.

Please help support our Tinkerlab by donating any supplies. Click this link to see a sample listing of typical Tinkerlab materials.

Parenting & Youth Sessions

Please follow each of these links to view the various sessions available. This info is provided by our PSD Community Support Services

Alberta Health Services Caregiver Series on Children & Teenagers

Aspire Psychological Services Inc.

B.I.L.Y. Parent & Youth Support Groups

FCSS Programs

SPYC Babysitting Course & Paint Night

Library Honour Walk

 

Spring Photos

Lifetouch Canada will be at Muir Lake School on Wednesday April 12th and Thursday April 13th to do Spring & Sibling Photos. Kindergarten students will have their Grad Photos taken at the same time.  Up to three siblings can have their photo taken together in these photos. Feel free to contact the school if you have any questions.

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Quebec Trip

Here is some of the information we provided during our meeting for the Quebec trip.  Please make sure you sign up for Remind, and fill in the form so that we can create a fan out sheet.

Please follow the link to access this information.