Annual Spell A Thon

Our Muir Lake School Community Foundation is hosting the annual school spell-a-thon to raise funds for sports programming, arts and culture, literacy, numeracy, science and technology.

Each student should have brought home a Spell-A-Thon package which includes the list of words, chosen by their teacher, and a pledge form. Each student will then practice their word list and go out and collect pledges for the spell-a-thon. They may collect money for each word that they spell correctly or may collect a flat amount. For example, a person might pledge 25 cents per correct word spelled or they might choose a flat amount like $10.00.

We encourage students to limit their sponsors to family, friends, neighbors, and those known to their family.

The time-line is as follows:

April 15th        Student Spell-a-thon packages given out – students can begin gathering pledges

April 23 – 26   Spelling tests given – teachers choose date & time to administer the tests to their   classes, mark the tests

April 29           Tests will be handed back to the students to collect money.

May 6              Money and pledge forms due – money will be counted and prizes tabulated.

The final total and all grand prize winners will be announced and prizes will be distributed to students.

We are excited to change to format for the prizes this year. The more money you raise the more prizes you will collect.

  • If the student raises $ 1 to $19.99 the student will receive Prize A
  • If the student raises $20 to $49.99 the student will receive Prize A + Prize B
  • If the student raises $50 to $99.99 the student will receive Prize A + Prize B + Prize C
  • If the student raises $100 and over the student will receive Prize A + Prize B + Prize C + Prize D

This year the prize levels will be as follows:

  • Level 1 Prize (A) $1 – $19.99 raised will earn a PRIZE
  • Level 2 Prize (B) $20 – $49.99 raised will earn a ball
  • Level 3 Prize (C) $50 – $99.99 raised will earn your choice of Beanie Boo or Lego set
  • Level 4 Prize (D) $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 2 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****

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

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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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Gr 1-9 Report Cards Available Online

Your child’s grade 1 to 9 report card is now accessible through the PowerSchool Parent Portal.
For information on how to sign on to the PowerSchool Parent Portal click HERE.
Once you have logged in to your child’s account, click on the “Report Card” link on the left side.
The next window will prompt you to “Generate” the report card which will take you to a PDF version of the report card which you can view or print.
PLEASE NOTE:   The report card CANNOT be viewed from the APP on a Mobile Device. This is because the APP does not allow you to LINK to outside programs like our Report Card or Fees systems. You will need to do this from a computer or by using your BROWSER on your mobile device.
If you are having problems signing on to the PowerSchool Parent Portal please contact the office at 780-963-3535 or by email to muirlake@psd70.ab.ca
Wishing you and your family a Very Merry Christmas and a Safe & Joyous New Year!
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Mustangs Spirit Wear Online Store!

Get your Muir Lake Mustangs Spirit Wear!

The Online WebStore has now RE-OPENED just in time for Badminton and Track Season – but ONLY for a short time!

The WebStore will remain open until Sunday March 24th, so get your orders in SOON!

Simply click on ANY of the blue links OR go to https://muirlakespiritwear2019.itemorder.com/sale to view and order your items.

Items will be delivered to the school approximately 3 weeks AFTER the closing date of March 24th which will be approximately Mid-April.

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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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MADD Presentation @ MLS

In conjunction with the grade 7 to 9 Health Curriculum, MADD Canada will be at Muir Lake School for an assembly on January 23rd  at 1:30 p.m. MADD Canada’s school assembly programs bring high-energy drug and alcohol impaired driving awareness and risk reduction messaging to the world of education. Please note that the presentation contains graphic and emotionally-driven content and some students may find this overwhelming. To adequately prepare your child(ren), you are encouraged to go to the Website at https://madd.ca/pages/programs/youth-services/information-for-parents or view the YouTube video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jd-VVyd5wdw

Should you NOT wish your grade 7 to 9 student to participate in the assembly, an alternate work environment will be provided for him or her during this time. Simply fill in the form linked here and return it to the school prior to Wednesday January 23rd.

If you have any questions, please contact the office at 780-963-3535.

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Winter Phys Ed Day

This year the grade 7 to 9 students will be participating in a Winter Physical Education Day. On Thursday January 31st they will be going skating at Rundle Park and tubing at Sunridge Ski Hill, both located in Edmonton. Students will have the opportunity to skate on the two kilometers of skating trails in Rundle Park with their friends and classmates, and have 2 hours of exhilarating tubing at Sunridge Ski Hill. These are motivational activities relating to their fitness and outdoor pursuits in Physical Education. All students are expected to attend this field trip and participate in the day’s activities.

Equipment that students will need to provide includes a pair of skates and a CSA Approved skating helmet. Students will also need to come properly dressed for the weather, with snow pants, winter jacket, winter boots, a toque and gloves.

We will be leaving Muir Lake School at 8:15 a.m. sharp on Thursday, January 31st (after the arrival of all the buses) and will be returning at 2:15 p.m.. A hotdog and hot chocolate will be provided during the skating portion of the day. Students will also want to bring a water bottle and lunch. At the ski hill, they will be able to buy food if students want to bring money for snacks, but this could be pricey.

The cost to the students will be a total of $20. This fee will cover the cost of the transportation, tube park pass, and a hot dog lunch.  Fees will be automatically added to your child’s PowerSchool account and can be paid online by debit/credit card through the PowerSchool Parent Portal at https://powerschool.psd70.ab.ca/public or by cash or cheque in the school office. Please make cheques payable to Parkland School Division #70.

The information sheet and permission form have been sent home with the students but can be downloaded by clicking THIS LINK and sent in to the school. Permission forms are due Friday January 18, 2019.

Please note that even though this is considered a curricular activity we must have enough participation in order to run this day of activities. We reserve the right to cancel this event due to insufficient interest or inclement weather.

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Gr 1 to 9 P/T Interviews

ALL Grade 1 to 9 Parent/Teacher interviews are scheduled for Monday February 4th from 4 to 7 and Tuesday February 5th 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 later on – 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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