Strong Families Series: Celebrating and Supporting LGBTQ Children and Youth

Strong Families Series: Celebrating and Supporting LGBTQ Children and Youth

June 12, 2019 – Parkland School Division is proud to present another FREE information session for caregivers.

Our upcoming session will help parents and guardians recognize the unique challenges faced by LGBTQ children and youth, and take steps to ensure they feel safe, included and free to be themselves in our communities.

Strong Families Series: Celebrating and Supporting LGBTQ Children and Youth

Date: Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Time: 6-7:30pm
Location: Parkland School Division Centre For Education Board Room (4603 48th Street, Stony Plain)

Presented by David Rust, Mental Health Action Plan Project Lead

An ally is someone who always has your back and takes your side, helping to protect you from harm simply because it’s the right thing to do. By making an effort to support LGBTQ children and youth, allies can play key roles in helping to stop harassment and discrimination against people of all genders and sexualities, thereby creating safe spaces where everyone can feel equal and free to be their authentic selves.

Please join us to learn how you can create safe and caring environments for LGBTQ children and youth in your families, schools and communities.

A light supper will be provided. Limited childcare is available.

Space is limited, so 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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Volunteers Needed

Wednesday, June 26th will be Muir Lake’s 2019 Fun Day! Fun Day celebrations will be from 11:55 am – 2:15 pm. The school will be providing a hotdog lunch. Please still pack your child a snack for the morning.

Students in kindergarten through grade 5 will move independently from station to station. Students in kindergarten through grade 2 will be encouraged to buddy up with a friend to go to stations. All stations will be outside, please come dressed and ready for any weather! Please send hats if it is sunny. We recommend applying sunscreen and bug spray before coming to school. If you send any, it must be lotion and not aerosol.

Students will be rotating around stations that teachers and parents have prepared. Students will have punch cards to show they have gone to stations. When their cards are full, they can turn them in to get a prize. Prize options are a freezie, bag of popcorn or a temporary glitter tattoo, based on how many stations they get to in the afternoon they may get some or all of these prizes.

To make this event a success and fun for all, we need your expertise! If you can volunteer, please complete our Google form (scan QR code or go to https://bit.ly/2HNJv5X) by Friday, June 14th.

Thank you in advance, without parent volunteers these fun school activities would not be possible!

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MLCS Foundation AGM

Muir Lake School has provided our rural neighbourhood with a community focus for over 30 years. Our school building has been continually modernized and expanded to meet the increasing enrolment of the growing Community.

In 2000, the Muir Lake Community School Foundation (MLCSF) was formed and since then have had a great impact on Muir Lake School and the community. The Foundation was originally set up to oversee the construction of our playground and the running track. They continue to oversee the fundraising for the school for the MANY projects that are required and the many opportunities that are available to us as a school.

The Foundation is currently looking for volunteers to be involved and are holding their Annual General Meeting and elections on Thursday May 23rd at 7:00 pm in the library. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.

If you or someone that you know is interested in helping out with the Foundation or have any questions please contact Maureena at muirlakefoundation@gmail.com.

Thank you.

MLCSF

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Artists in Residence Performance at MLS

Muir Lake School is excited to welcome Evergreen Theatre!

The kindergarten to grade 5 students will be participating in a week-long artist in residency from May 6-10. These drama experts will be working with students to create a performance tying together drama and science.

Students will work alongside artists to create performances about different parts of their science curriculum. Students will learn skills in creating performances. They will also have the opportunity to perform for their peers and their family and friends.Tickets will be available in the office starting April 29th for $5 each for the Friday May 10th performances

  • 200 tickets will be available for the 1:15pm performance
  • 450 tickets will be available for the 6:00pm performance

Special thanks to our Muir Lake Community School Foundation for sponsoring this exciting event

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Electronics Recycling Roundup!

The Electronics Recycling Roundup Cage HAS arrived!

Please bring in your discarded electronics and help the environment & fundraise at the SAME time!

Drop Offs are Due in to the School by March 22nd

Please be advised that all the hard drives received by the Recycling facilities will be shred. Further, be assured that all of their employees do have police security clearance. They are the only electronic recycler that does not have an asset management division and they do not repurpose any devices that they receive.

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Strong Families: Co-Parenting

Strong Families Series: The Art of Co-Parenting

February 28, 2019 – Parkland School Division is proud to present another FREE information session for caregivers. Our upcoming session will help separated or divorced parents and stepfamilies set themselves and their children up for success while navigating the potentially rocky terrain of co-parenting.

Strong Families Series: The Art of Co-Parenting

Date: Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Time: 6-7:30pm
Location: Parkland School Division Centre For Education Board Room (4603 48th Street, Stony Plain)

Presented by Ali Wilks, certified stepfamily coach from Step by Step Mom

Going through a separation or divorce is never easy, and things become even more complicated when children are caught up in the mix. In these situations, ex-partners must set aside their differences and maintain good communication and civility for the sake of their children – which is often easier said than done.

In this session, parents and guardians will have the opportunity to learn useful strategies and develop their skillset for co-parenting: keeping an open dialogue, establishing a consistent set of household rules, maintaining a positive attitude and recognizing boundaries. Mastering these skills will help ex-partners ensure that the burdens of divorce and separation are not shouldered by their children, and that these children are able to grow up in a harmonious and balanced situation.

A light supper will be provided. Limited childcare is available.

Space is limited, so 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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