Fundraising Lunches Day Switch!!

Please Note!!!

For those people that have ordered a hot dog lunch through the Fundraising Lunch Program on Thursday June 21st, the day has SWITCHED to Tuesday June 19th! There are way too many classes gone on field trips on Thursday and we don’t want the students to miss out on the last lunch day.

Please be sure to send a lunch for Thursday June 21st.

Thank you for your understanding!.


Lunch Programs

The Hot Lunch program that usually runs Wednesday, Thursday and Friday has wrapped up leaving us with just the Fundraising Lunches.

So what does this mean?

It means that IF you have ordered through the online lunch ordering system, lunches will only be served to the students on Mondays and Thursdays through the months of May & June. Please ensure that your children have lunches each day of the week.

With this being said, don’t forget to place your final June lunch order by the end of Thursday May 17th.

For more information about the School Lunch Programs please go to the Lunch Programs tab of this blog or contact Jennifer at 780-983-1316 or by email at


IMPORTANT Change to the Hot Lunch Program

Due to lack of volunteers with the hot lunch program, there are some changes that needed to be made to the number of days that lunch will be offered to the students.

  • Our Monday/Wednesday kindergarten class along with our grades 1, 3, 5, 7 & 9 students will have the opportunity to order for Wednesdays
  • The Tuesday/Thursday kindergarten class and the grades 2, 4, 6, & 8 students will be able to order for Thursdays
  • Then on Fridays all of the grades 1 to 9 students will be able to order a specialty soup

As this is a significant change from previous years, please ensure that your children have lunches on the other days and that your calendars are marked accordingly.

Also . . . for the month of October . . . there was a timing issue of when lunches were ordered vs. when the schedule for Play Parkland went out – if you ordered Fundraising Lunch for your grade 3, 4, 5, or 6 student for any of the Mondays in October, and they are scheduled to attend Play Parkland that day they will NOT receive their lunch in time before they leave on the bus. Please be sure to send a lunch for them that day as we are governed by Alberta Food Handling Guidelines and are not allowed to keep food for later delivery.

  • Monday, October 16 – Grade 3 & 4 to Play Parkland
  • Monday, October 23 – Grade 5 & 6 to Play Parkland
  • Monday, October 30 – Grade 3 & 4 to Play Parkland

We apologize for the mix up and thank you in advance for your co-operation with this matter.


Lunch Programs for 2017 2018

We are very fortunate to have two wonderful lunch programs in our school. 

Fundraising Lunches are things like Boston Pizza, Subway, Dairy Queen & Edo Japan.  

Our Hot Lunch program is run out of the school whereby volunteers come in and make our children nutritious lunches right here in our school kitchen – this is a tradition that has been going on for over 15 years. 

Lunches are ordered ONLINE through www.MuirLakeSchool.HotLunches.Net for a month at a time — and with that being said the due date for September ordering is this Thursday September 14th — so please get your orders in ASAP! No late orders will be accepted.

Please click on the Lunch Programs tab at the top of this Blog page to find more information about the programs.

As mentioned earlier, our lunch programs are run with volunteers, and MANY more volunteers are needed – even if you can only spare a couple of hours a week, it would be appreciated — and greatly needed in order to keep the program running. Please contact Dawn at at 780-910-4765 or if you are able to help in any way.

Thank you!


Lunch Programs

The Hot Lunch program that usually runs from Tuesday to Friday has wrapped up leaving us with just the Fundraising Lunches.

So what does this mean?

It means that IF you have ordered through the online lunch ordering system, lunches will only be served to the students on Mondays and Thursdays through the months of May & June. Please ensure that your children have lunches each day of the week.

With this being said, don’t forget to place your final June lunch order by the end of Thursday May 11th.

For more information about the School Lunch Programs please go to the Lunch Programs tab of this blog or contact Jennifer at 780-983-1316


Hot Lunch Volunteers Needed

 we need you

As most of you know, and hopefully your children have enjoyed, our Hot Lunch program runs from November to the end of April each year and we offer a hot and healthy lunch to the students four days a week. We hand make and cook everything on site and include a fruit, vegetable, and either a real fruit juice box or milk with each meal for an incredibly low price and a variety of soups. The reason we can keep the price so low is because of our amazing volunteer pool.

We are always looking for new volunteers to join our program, your commitment can be as small or large as your schedule can handle. There are many different positions in the Hot Lunch program like cooking, money count, data entry, shopping, and menu planning. We cook Tuesday through Friday generally from 9:00-1:00. You don’t need to be a fancy cook or commit to coming each week. All menu items, recipes, and preparation details are provided. If you are only able to help one day a month, every other week, or each week, we can schedule you into a group with a team leader on the day of your choosing.  We understand that being a parent it can be sometimes hard to add more to your plate with volunteering; but here are some of the benefits of volunteering with the Hot Lunch program. On your cooking day you will enjoy a free lunch, as a thank you for your help we also provide lunch vouchers that can be used for free lunches for your child(ren), at the end of the year we take you for a wind up luncheon, and also at the end of the school year we are invited to the volunteer tea put on by the students and staff. While you spend your time in the school you get to know the teachers, office staff, other parents, and not to mention being able to see your children in their own environment.

We will be hosting an information meeting about Hot Lunch for new volunteers (date to be announced). If you are interested in receiving more information about volunteering this year please contact Dawn Willoughby at 780-910-4765 or email her at Thanks in advance for checking out our program.


Don’t Forget to Order Lunches!


Just a reminder that the deadline for ordering lunches for the month of October is very quickly approaching.

Go to the Lunch Program tab at the top of the MLS Blog and follow the instructions accordingly.  You will need to RE-CREATE your user name and password for the lunch program.  

Simply go to and go from there.

Lunch Order Due Dates are as follows:

  • October Menus are due Sept 18
  • November Menus are due Oct 16
  • December Menus are due Nov 20
  • January Menus are due Dec 18
  • February Menus are due Jan 22
  • March Menus are due Feb 19
  • April Menus are due Mar 19
  • May Menus are due Apr 16
  • June Menus are due May 14

Thank you for your continued support of our lunch program. And if you are interested in helping out please contact Jennifer at 780-983-1316 or email to or call Gerri-Lou at 780-266-0899.

Lunch Programs

schoollunchThe fundraising lunch program is underway (which consists of orders from DQ, BP, Subway, Taco Time, & Edo) – if you have placed an order, you should be receiving an email at the beginning of each week outlining the details (unless you have opted out of receiving an email).

For the month of October fundraising lunches are being served on Monday and Thursday – please be sure to send lunches for your children on the other days.

The Hot Lunch Program will begin in November and depending on which class your child(ren) is/are in, hot lunches are prepared by volunteers in the school and served to students on either Tuesday & Thursday or Wednesday & Friday.  From November to April while the Hot Lunch program is operating the fundraising lunch program will revert back to just being offered on Monday.

If you have any questions please refer to the “Lunch Programs” tab on the blog menu bar or contact either Jennifer at 780-9663-1316 or Gerri-lou at 780-266-0899. Thank you.

What’s Happening in October?

Whats Happening

October 5th – 9th:  Scholastic Book Fair – come check out our Monster Book Fair – able to volunteer some of your time at the Book Fair? Print off this form and send it in to the school. 

October 7th & 8th:  Parent / Teacher Interviews – all grade 1 to 9 teachers will be in their classrooms for interviews. Go online to to book your time interview with your child’s homeroom teacher. (This includes our grade 7 to 9 teachers as well). Interviews with our kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Bursey, will happen at a later date.

October 8th: QSP Magazine Subscriptions – place your order by this date to recieve DOUBLE POINTS.  Go online to to place your order or bring it in to the school. Be sure to use our School Group #3693017.

October 12th:  Thanksgiving Monday – no school

October 13th:  QSP Magazine Subscriptions – deadline to get your orders in to the office or online at  Don’t forget our School Group #3693017

October 13th & 14th:  School Photos – Lifetouch Canada will be in on Tuedsay to do the school photos for all of our K to 9 classes EXCEPT Mrs. Daub’s grade 4 class. THEN on Wednesday they will return to take photos of our Monday/Wednesday kindergarten class as well as Mrs. Daub’s grade 4 class.  Any students that were absent on Tuesday will also have the opportunity to have their photo taken on Wednesday.

October 16th:  November lunch orders due – go online to to place your order before it is too late!

You can always see what is going on at Muir Lake School by checking out our MLS Blog Calendar by clicking the “Calendar” link at the top of this blog page. Prefer to see the calendar in a list format similar to this post? Simply change the view by selecting “Agenda” on the top right-hand corner of the calendar.

We also encourage you to stay in touch with to your child’s homeroom teacher’s classroom blog by following the classroom blog link at the left of this blog page and then clicking on the “subscribe” button on the teacher’s blog page. Remember to confirm the e-mail that you will get once you have “subscribed” to follow the blog.

Still have questions? Call the school office at 780-963-3535.