Recycling at MLS

We are excited that our new outdoor bottle recycling bin has arrived!  We welcome anyone who wishes to contribute to our bottle recycling.  If you wish to contribute, just drop off your empty and lid free bottles in the bin which is located on the south side of the school by the green garbage bin. 

Thank you for helping Muir Lake’s Green Initiative

Language & Literacy Parent Workshop

How Book Sharing Strengthens Language & Literacy Skills Parent Workshop

This workshop is designed to provide parents/teachers/grandparents/caregivers of children from preschool to grade 1 with information about the benefits of book sharing. Reading to children is a wonderful way to spend time with your little ones, but it can also help strengthen vocabulary, concept development, comprehension, grammar, reading development, and much more! This workshop will demonstrate things you can add to your book sharing time to get the most out of this activity. An Alberta Health Services Speech-Language Pathologist will present the workshop and be available for questions families may have.

Tomahawk School on Monday, February 13, 2017

10:30am-11:30am

This is a free workshop, however registration is required.

Please call Tomahawk School at 780-339-3935

or email cvanember@psd70.ab.ca to register.

Please no children, this is an adult only workshop.

Gr 7 to 9 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, March 17th 2017. 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, March 17th 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, snowboard, 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 participating child’s account. At the top of the page click on your child’s name and 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 STUDENT TRIP fee. 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.

Please be sure to 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 24th.

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.

If you are unable to complete this payment through our ONLINE system, then payment via 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 which can be obtained at THIS LINK with the Permission and Medical Information Form. This needs to be done by Friday February 24th.

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 move toward our NEW ONLINE processes. Should you have any questions please feel free to call the school.

Parent Teacher Interviews

ALL Grade 1 to 9 Parent/Teacher interviews are scheduled for Monday February 6th from 4 to 7 and Tuesday February 7th 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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Have You Changed Your Address Yet?

 

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Has Canada Post advised you that your Mailing Address has changed? 

Parkland School Division and Muir Lake School need your most current contact information. It is ESSENTIAL that we have your correct mailing address and accurate contact information in case we need to get a hold of you in an emergency. It’s now easier than ever for you to keep your own contact information current via the PowerSchool Parent Portal.  We ask that you please go in to the PowerSchool Parent Portal and verify what we have on file for your child(ren).

Note: If you’re making these changes on your mobile device, you’ll need to launch PowerSchool from your preferred browser on your device rather than launching the Mobile App. Once the changes are approved by us, they will be reflected the next time you access PowerSchool through the Mobile App.

For information and instructions on how to update your child’s information please click on THIS LINK.

Thank you 🙂

Tobogganing at MLS

Great News!
One of our parents has generously offered to organize sledding for our grade 3-5 students Jan 25 & 26, 2017. We will put out notes on the Friday for the following week. However, in order to make sledding available for our students, we will need your help as a parent to help supervise the hill during the lunch break from 11:25-11:55 a.m. If you are able to help with this please contact Deidre (Didi) Beaudoin at  (780) 968-7678.

The expectations for the students who will participate in tobogganing are as follows:
Following the Alberta Safety Guidelines as well as the Alberta Health Services’ Provincial Injury Prevention Team (2010), your son/daughter will be expected to understand and adhere to the following considerations:

  • All students on toboggans must wear an approved outdoor activity helmet
  • Suitable clothing and footwear must be worn for outdoor activities
  • Toboggans must be in good repair with no jagged edges
  • Snow saucers, tubes, crazy carpets, and GT racers are not be used at any time
  • Students are only permitted to kneel or sit on the toboggan
  • Students must not proceed until the run-out area is clear providing for a safe distance between toboggans
  • The supervisor will ensure that an appropriate number of children are on each toboggan
Students may be removed from participating in this activity if the supervisor identifies inappropriate behaviour. Note:Toboggans are NOT allowed on the buses. 

Rabbit Hill Ski Program

FORMS ARE DUE FRIDAY MORNING DECEMBER 23

A group of parent volunteers have organized a set of 5 lessons at Rabbit Hill Ski Area for both downhill skiing and snowboarding. These will be held on Friday January 13th, 20th, 27th and February 3rd and 17th. The program is open to grades 4-9 and there will be 2 buses for transportation.

The programs include a one hour lesson, lift ticket and equipment rental (plus free skiing/boarding after lessons). Rabbit Hill After School Ski Program information and forms have been distributed to all of the grade 4 to 9 homerooms but you can also download it by clicking HERE. Registation into the program is limited and will be on a first come, first served basis. Forms are due in to the office by the morning of Friday December 23rd, so please have them in by Thursday December 22nd. 

Thank you to all of our parent volunteers that have offered their time to help out with this  🙂

If you can help please contact Jana to discuss the discount that can be offered.

Thank you,
Jana Williams
780-722-2012
janawilliams2017@gmail.com

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Missing Handbell

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Unfortunately one of our Handbells from our grade 6 Handbell Choir has disappeared after the performance this afternoon – if anyone knows the whereabouts of it or has found it please bring it in to the school. It has a black plastic handle and is one of the smaller ones that is labeled ” A“. Mrs. Gottenbos needs to have it back for the Christmas Concert tonight.

Thank you

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