ML Blooms Community Project

Happy Spring!  We are “budding” with excitement about our “Muir Lake Blooms Community Project” and we are hoping that you will be interested in participating.

We, at Muir Lake School, are intentional in providing students with meaningful opportunities to learn more about their natural Muir Lake surroundings and Alberta’s flora. In this project, students will be involved in the process of designing, building and maintaining gardens at Muir Lake School beginning this spring. This will give hands on learning experiences and a practical application to their school programs.  We have ideas, but are also looking to have parent and community input.  

Please plan to attend an informational session on Tuesday, April 18th at 7 p.m.

When: Tuesday, April 18th, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
What: Muir Lake School Community Blooms Project
Where: In the Library Learning Commons at Muir Lake School
Who: Anyone who is interested in planning and helping
Why:  A unique opportunity for students and the community to come together to:

  • learn more about gardening and plants that are native to Alberta,
  • help beautify Muir Lake School,
  • participate in a project to commemorate Canada’s 150th Birthday
  • and get to know and socialize within the Muir Lake Community

If you can donate an hour or more of your time and/or are handy with a hammer, love to build or plant, have access to gardening tools or machines, have gardening experience and would love to participate in this project, we would love to see you at the meeting. Please let us know if you are able to attend the Muir Lake Blooms Community Project meeting by returning the bottom portion of the letter that will be going out or by clicking HERE by Monday, April 17th, 2017 so that we may plan accordingly.

Should you have any questions or comments, feel free to contact us at 780-963-3535 or email us at muirlake@psd70.ab.ca.  We look forward to you joining us!

Gail Ferguson   Darci Maser   Jill Remillard

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Good Afternoon Everyone,

As we head into a beautiful long weekend … I wanted to take an opportunity to say THANK YOU for the privilege of working with your children! Muir Lake School is a GREAT community! I am truly blessed!

Terri Guillemets states, “As each day comes to us refreshed and anew so does my gratitude renew itself daily. The breaking of the sun over the horizon is my grateful heart dawning upon a blessed world.”

Have a BLESSED weekend with family and friends!

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BYOD 1-to-1 Parent Information Session Dates & Info

Dear Parents/Guardians:

We are excited to be continuing with the grade 4 through 9 1-to-1 Technology Learning Initiative. This initiative is to have our students learning with access to their own electronic device (chromebook, laptop, etc.) both in the classroom and at home. We have now completed our second year of the program and continue to receive positive feedback. Both staff and students involved in the initiative have reported a great impact on learning.

  • increased student engagement and motivation
  • improved organization and academic achievement
  • increased creativity, innovation and opportunity for student choice
  • increased collaboration and communication among students, staff, and parents
  • improved digital literacy and digital citizenship skills
  • improved preparation for students future

This 1-to-1 technology program is a bring your own device (BYOD)  initiative. We are encouraging students to bring a laptop they already own or purchase a laptop to use in the classroom. If you are looking for more direction and information about the program or some guidance on what to purchase please visit bit.ly/mls1to1. Here you will find links to additional information and resources such as our 1:1 Technology Initiative Frequently Asked Questions.

We will be offering two parent information sessions where we will be sharing the initiative in greater detail. The information sessions cover:

  • why this is important and how it impacts student learning
  • our journey to implementation
  • student, staff, and parent feedback from current participants in the initiative
  • details of the program and opportunity for question & answers

The BYOD 1-to-1 information sessions are scheduled for Wednesday May 28th from 6:00 to 7:30 and on Thursday May 29th from 3:30 to 5 pm. All parents are welcome, but it is especially important for parents of students entering into grade 4 next school year and any parents of new students to attend. Please take 1 minute to provide feedback by visiting bit.ly/BYODInfoSession to help us plan for these sessions.

We are very excited for the learning opportunities and possibilities this initiative is providing for our students. We value your input and appreciate your partnership with us to continue to work together to create powerful learning environments for our students. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s teacher or school administration.

Please indicate when and if you will be attending!

This is especially important for:

Grade 3 parents

Parents of new students

Click the link or fill out the form below

We LOVE Music @ MLS

Don’t you just LOVE five year olds! They are so excited, enthusiastic and engaged in their learning. I was privileged to hang out with our Kindergarten students this morning during their Music class. It was their first experience with xylophones … WOW!!

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This afternoon … Speed Control ROCKED the house with their Rags to Rock Showcase, which demonstrated the evolution of rock music from 1898 to the present. A fun-filled school-wide concert – YEH!

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