Goodwill Donation Drive

Goodwill Industries of Alberta has teamed up with us to do a Goodwill Donation Drive.

On Monday June 26th and Tuesday June 27th there will be a Goodwill truck/trailer here at school. Please drop off your gently used items that you have collected while doing your spring cleaning. This can be done during regular school hours from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Donation bags are available in the school office or simply use a plastic bag from home. 

Thank you for your support of Muir Lake School and Goodwill Alberta!

 

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We Care Bake Sale

Our “We Care Team” will be hosting a Bake Sale on Tuesday April 11th and Wednesday April 12th. This will take place outside the Library Learning Commons at lunch recess which is from 11:25 – 11:55 a.m. Monies collected will be part of our Global Awareness Leadership and will go to the Free The Children in support of our chosen pillar of Health this year.

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Smoothie Sales

Leadership option is making a slight change to our smoothie sales.  We are now selling juice and breakfast foods every Friday at short recess.  We will not be selling smoothies, every Friday, but rather, the last Friday of the month.  We are also trying something new next week!  If you would like an energy boost, you can get a shot of Kale in your smoothie!  The perfect way to get through the last day of the week!!!

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Formal Day 2017

It’s that time of the year!  Muir Lake Formal Day will be held on Tuesday February 14th from 11:45-2:35.  There will be a formal dinner and dance as part of the celebrations.

Our theme this year is “Starry Night”, and we encourage all students in grades 7-9 to attend in their semi formal attire (although this is not mandatory).  There is no cost to attend.

See you there!

 

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Formal Day 2017

The Muir Lake leadership option is currently planning our Formal Day.  We would like to put a call out to any parent volunteers who are willing to donate their time on the morning of February 14th (around 9-12:30).  Volunteers are needed to help prepare and plate the food for our dinner.

We really appreciate the extra help!  If you are able to volunteer, please contact Mrs. Arnold karnold@psd70.ab.ca

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Kinsmen Christmas Hampers

1 week left to bring in your donations!!

Again this year, our school is sponsoring families through the Kinsmen Club of Stony Plain Christmas Hamper program.  This is the 38th year that the Hamper Program has helped those that are less fortunate in Stony Plain and Parkland County. Last year close to 450 families (over 1500 people) were supplied with food, toys and gift cards for much needed necessities. Each grade level in the school has been assigned a family. It is our hope that we will be able to make Christmas a happier time for these families through our community’s generosity. Suggested items to donate are non-perishable food items, such as canned goods, pasta, hot chocolate or hot cider mix, etc. or small gift items like children’s books or stuffed animals. Items donated should be new and unwrapped and need to be in to the school before Friday, December 9th.

Thank you for your part in making Christmas brighter for these families!2016-kinsmen-hampers

 

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Muir Lake Leadership

On Monday October 31st,  Leadership has organized 3 events in which students throughout the school will participate.

The kids carnival will take place from 8:05-11:25 with the grades K-4 attending.  In the carnival, students will be taking part in many fun and challenging activity stations.

Leadership students will also be going to classes in grades 5 and 6 to lead Halloween related games.

In the afternoon (12:20-2:35), students in grades 7-9 will take part in their Halloween dance. Our dance DJ is one of our own grade nine students, and we are very excited to get dancing!

 

 

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Tie Dye Tshirt Fundraiser

Muir Lake Leadership students are currently selling shirts for our annual Tie Dye Fundraiser.  We will be selling until Wednesday March 9th and will be dying the shirts from the 9th to the 14th.  If you are interested, please bring $10 to your child’s homeroom teacher by Wednesday.

The proceeds of this fundraiser go to the Stollery Children’s Hospital.

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Formal Day Volunteers

Formal Day is just around the corner.  We will be holding this annual event on Friday February 12th.  Muir Lake Leadership is hard at work planning and creating.  We would like to ask if there are any parent volunteers who would be willing to help cook the meal on the morning of the 12th.

We are currently, planning and budgeting for a meal, but would also like the input of the volunteering parents.

If you are interested in helping out, please email Mrs. Arnold (karnold@psd70.ab.ca).  We will be sending out emails regarding menu, times etc once we have the group organized.

Muir Lake is so lucky to have such wonderful volunteers.  Without our community of parents, we wouldn’t have such great events and opportunities for all our students.

Thank you for all you do!!

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Muir Lake School Leadership Teams

To the Muir Lake School Community … From Your Leadership Teams

Stride Goudie KarenIt has been a privilege to serve the students, staff and parents at Muir Lake School for the past four years. This leadership experience has provided me with powerful opportunities to foster a culture of trust, collaboration, innovation, creativity, risk-taking, shared leadership and transparency.  We have worked together through a team-oriented, collaborative approach to fulfill Parkland’s mission of preparing, engaging and inspiring our students to be their best in a quickly changing global community. At Muir Lake School … the world has opened up … and I leave you with this challenge … Continue on your innovative learning journey of creating opportunities for our 21 Century digital learners with passion, perseverance and resiliency. Thank you!

We would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to Mrs. Dickson for serving our Muir Lake School Community as Acting Assistant Principal with such excellence!

Karen Stride-Goudie – Principal

 I have had a fantastic year as your Acting Assistant Principal! The experience I have gained is invaluable to me as both an educator and a learner. Having the opportunity to work closely with students, staff and parents to continue delivering the best possible education to our students and future leaders at Muir Lake School has been tremendously rewarding! I am looking forward to all that the future holds, and  I am excited to welcome our new Admin team to Muir Lake School!

 Nealle Dickson – Acting Assistant Principal

 

Gail Ferguson-2015-2016 photo (2)Hello!  I would like to send out a special thanks to Mrs. Stride-Goudie, Mrs. Dickson, Mrs. Garley, Mrs. Williams and Muir Lake staff members and Muir Lake School Council for the warm welcome I have received to your school.  What a great place for learning! I look forward to getting to know students, staff and parents as we begin the 2015-2016 school year together.  “Oh, the places we’ll go!”  I wish you all a wonderful summer that includes lots of reading, exploring, and time for you and your family.

Gail Ferguson – Principal

 

Shireen MohammedHello Muir Lake Students and Parents! I am very excited to be joining Muir Lake School for the 2015-2016 school year. I have been with Parkland School Division for 25 years, in which I have had the good fortune of participating in numerous roles, including teaching special education, early and middle years , programming support, inclusive education, counselling  and Assistant Principal. I look forward to an incredible year ahead of   continued learning and growing with students, staff and parents. Wishing everyone a safe and happy summer!

Shireen Mohammed –  Assistant Principal

 

We officially WELCOME Mrs. Ferguson & Ms. Mohammed to Muir Lake School as your new Leadership Team!

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