Choir T-shirts

We have 48 children in our Muir Lake Choir!  Wow!  It is fantastic and they sound amazing!  I wanted to clarify something for parents…

Choir T-shirts will be ordered shortly for those who do not already own one.  These shirts are being printed at SGCHS at will be made available at a very reasonable price.  Child sizes are $7 and adult sizes are $9.  I have sample sizes at the school and will meet with each child to figure out which size is best for them.

If you are paying online, please let me know so that I can be sure to order a shirt for your child.  For those who sent cash, I will obviously order one for them as well.

Orders must be placed by TUESDAY, FEB. 6.

Thank you so much for your support.  We hope you are able to come hear your amazing children perform in March!

Mrs. Daina Gottenbos

dgottenbos@psd70.ab.ca

 

MedicAlert “No Child Without” Free Program

Why No Child Without?

Free 24/7 MedicAlert protection for school-aged children

No Child Without is a charitable program made available through the generous support of MedicAlert subscribers, parents and other donors. Offered through registered schools, the program provides a free MedicAlert ID and service plan to eligible children between the ages of 4 and 14. No Child Without gives both parents and teachers peace of mind knowing that if a child has a medical condition, allergy or special need, his or her vital medical information is readily available and can be accurately communicated in an emergency.

For more information on this program click HERE

Should you need one of the pamphlets with the unique Barcode to order a bracelet for your child, let us know; we have them in the office.

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Marmot Basin Ski/Snowboard Trip

The grade 7, 8, and 9 students are going on a downhill ski/snowboard trip to Marmot Basin outside of Jasper on Friday, February 23rd 2018. This is an activity relating to their Winter Sports studies in Physical Education. If students do not wish to attend this ski/snowboard trip then there will be activities planned at the school on this day.

Students will need to come properly dressed with ski pants, hats, gloves, etc. Students can bring and use their own ski equipment or it can be rented at the ski resort. Ski helmets are mandatory. Students will receive a helmet free of charge or they can bring their own.

We will be leaving Muir Lake School at 4:30 a.m. sharp on Friday, February 23rd and will arrive at the ski hill at approximately 8:30 a.m. We will be leaving the hill at 4:00 p.m. to return to Muir Lake School at 8:00 p.m. the same day. Students should arrive at the school by 4:15 a.m. in order for equipment to be loaded and to ensure a prompt departure at 4:30 a.m. Students will need a ride to and from school. Students need to be dressed appropriately for the bus ride as well and we recommend that students wear sun protection for all outdoor activities.

Students should eat a good breakfast in preparation for the day. They are welcome to purchase their snacks, lunch and supper at the ski hill, but should recognize that they are costly. They are welcome to bring their own bag lunch/supper and snacks from home. We will not be stopping in Jasper.

The cost to the students will be as follows:

  • $100.00 includes transportation, video-equipped luxury motorcoach, full day lift ticket, ski or snowboard lessons, GST and park pass
  • $24.00 ski, snow blades, or snowboard equipment rental (if needed)
  • Free mandatory helmet (if needed)

Students are allowed to attend as long as the following criteria has been met:

  • Students have demonstrated in the school that their behaviour is such that they would not endanger the safety of others (i.e., following directions).
  • Students must be dressed appropriately for the outdoor conditions and to be outdoors for the entire day.

Trip Registration & Payment Instructions
Please go online to the PowerSchool Parent Portal at https://powerschool.psd70.ab.ca/public and log in to your account then click on to your participating child’s tab at the top. Select the STUDENT FEES tab on the left side of the screen. At the bottom under ADDITIONAL ITEMS click on the FIELD TRIPS tab and select the MARMOT BASIN SKI TRIP icon. Complete the participant information portion of the online form and then select ADD TO CART. Student information and RENTAL INFORMATION will also be collected through the ONLINE payment system.

Fees will automatically be added to your child’s PowerSchool account. Payment is to be made online via debit/credit card by clicking the CHECKOUT button in the top right-hand corner of the fees page. Payment is due at the time of registration in order to secure a spot on this trip.

If you are unable to complete this payment through our ONLINE system, then payment by cash or cheque (payable to Parkland School Division 70) can be sent to the office and must be accompanied by the completed Payment Remittance Form found on page 3 of the Permission & Medical Information Forms which can be obtained at THIS LINK. This needs to be done by Friday February 2nd.

Regardless of how you are paying, please be sure to print off and complete the PERMISSION AND MEDICAL INFORMATION FORM that is linked HERE and also on the online portion. This form MUST be completed, signed and returned to the school by February 2nd.

Space is LIMITED and will be restricted to students only. Registration will be on a “First Come, First Served” basis so please get your registration in Online ASAP.

For information on how to log in to the parent portal go to http://www.psd70.ab.ca/PowerSchool.php. If you have not already created your PowerSchool Parent Portal account or if you need to link your child’s account to your account, then your Student Access information may be obtained by calling the school office at 780-963-3535.

We thank you for your co-operation as we continue with our ONLINE processes. Should you have any questions please feel free to call the school.

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Order Your Yearbook Now!

Don’t forget to order your 2017-2018 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.

 

Parent Teacher Interviews

ALL Grade 1 to 9 Parent/Teacher interviews are scheduled for Monday February 5th from 4 to 7 and Tuesday February 6th 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 in March – 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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MLS Science Olympics are Coming!

Let The Games Begin . . . well, on Friday January 19th anyway 🙂

Muir Lake School’s Grade 4, 5 and 6 students and staff are pleased to announce that these prestigious games are coming to Muir Lake School! 11 Countries will be proudly represented as students participate in the following events:

  • Crime Scene
  • Bridge Building
  • Parachute Building
  • Tower Building
  • Airplane Building
  • Launcher Building
  • Moveable Devices

Be sure to watch for our special “Royal Guest” to open the games. All guests are welcome to attend the opening ceremonies that will be starting at 8:30 a.m. in the school gym.

Thank you and Good Luck to ALL of our participants!

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Bus 344 & M6 CANCELLED

As you may be aware bus M6 and bus 344 were not running this morning due to mechanical issues. We have confirmed with transportation that these 2 buses are still NOT running this afternoon. If your child normally rides either of these 2 buses and are at school today please insure that arrangements have been made for them to get home somehow. If someone other than a parent (or someone that NORMALLY has permission to pick them up) will be picking up your child we will need to have this information conveyed to us in some way. Please either phone the school at 780-963-3535 or email us at muirlake@psd70.ab.ca
For example if they are going home with a neighbor or friend then we will need to know that they have permission to do so.
Our dismissal time is 2:35 pm.
We thank you for your prompt attention and cooperation with this very important matter.
Stay warm
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