Check it out! You have a new school council for this school year and we are excited to introduce them to you! Click on the Muir Lake School Council tab at the top of the blog page – this is where you will find all you need to know about our school council and what they can do for you. With that being said, we are still looking for a grade 4 representative. If you are able to help fill this position please contact Christy Sherwood via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Remember; council meets the second teaching Monday of each month at 7 p.m. in the school library learning commons and all parents are encouraged to attend. Minutes and agendas will be posted on the council blog page in advance of each meeting.
Thank you for your continued support of our school council.
ALL Grade 1 to 9 Parent/Teacher interviews are scheduled for Tuesday October 4th from 4 to 7 and Wednesday October 5th from 3 to 6. All parents are invited to book their appointment on our online booking system at https://muirlake.schoolappointments.com. Interviews for Kindergarten students will take place on November 22 & 23 – watch for more details coming soon.
You will NEED to re-create your login for your account.
It is that time of the year again – time to meet with your child’s homeroom teacher. The primary focus of these interviews is Citizenship and Social Responsibility and to discuss how things are going thus far. Please go on-line to http://muirlake.schoolappointments.com to schedule an interview with your child’s homeroom teacher. Times are set for Wednesday October 7th from 4 to 7 pm and Thursday October 8th from 3 to 6.
NEW FOR THIS YEAR:ALL Grade 1 to 9 homeroom teachers will be available in their classrooms for scheduled appointments. Kindergarten interviews will be held at a later date which will be announced.
Mrs. Gottenbos will not be available for parent teacher interviews on Thursday, October 8, but will be available Tuesday, October 13 after school. Please email her directly for appointments.
Click this link for Parent Instructions on how to navigate School Appointments in order to book your appointment. You will need to re-register this year with a new “User ID” as all data is cleared at the end of each year.
And as always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact our school office at 780.963.3535.
You will also have the opportunity to shop at the Scholastic Book Fair in our Collaboration Center which is taking place from October 5 – 9. Click HERE for more information on the Book Fair or if you are able to volunteer some time to help our students “shop”. Thank you!
It is with very mixed emotions that we report that Mrs. Stride-Goudie will be leaving Muir Lake School. However, we are VERY excited to announce that the new school in Spruce Grove will have an amazing first principal.
Construction of the new Kindergarten to Grade 9 school in the Prescott subdivision in Spruce Grove is about to shift into high gear. Extensive planning, hiring and logistical decisions continue and will now require the leadership from its first principal. Karen Stride-Goudie will be tasked with bringing to life the vision for the new school as an exemplar of a student-centered, innovative, digital learning center that will continually create authentic opportunities for all learners to succeed. You can read the full announcement on the PSD70 Website.
“The opportunity to work closely and collaboratively with our dynamic Senior Executive Team to create and design a learning space for our new school in Spruce Grove is exciting, engaging and inspiring. It 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 and risk-taking. I look forward to the new challenges that lie ahead.”
We are also very pleased to have Gail Ferguson who is currently the principal at Millgrove School in Spruce Grove join our admin team and lead us into the new school year. Welcome Mrs. Ferguson!
“I have loved being an early years principal at Millgrove School and am so thankful to our students, parents and staff for all the wonderful learning we have experienced together. I now look forward to joining the Muir Lake School community to continue creating opportunities for success for all students.”
Just a reminder that the School Council meeting is tonight at 7 pm in the Collaboration Center. Elections for the School Foundation/Fundraising Association will also take place tonight, but this will take place ahead of time at 6:15 pm. Without a team to run the Foundation, the casino and fundraising for the school cannot take place – please come out and volunteer to help out with this.
Please go online to SchoolAppointments.com to book your Spring Student Led Conference. Dates have been set for Tuesday March 24th and Wednesday March 25th.
At the Student Led Conferences, students will be demonstrating their learning and sharing their online learning portfolios. Some teachers will have centers set up in the art room or the multipurpose room for this purpose. Student Led Conferences will also have a private interview time component with your child’s teacher.
All grade 4 to 9 students are asked to bring their device to the conference so that they can share the “Google Drive” & “Google Classroom” with you.
The grade 7 & 8 teachers will be in Mrs. Rich’s classroom (room 164) holding conferences on a “Drop In” basis and the two grade 9 teachers will be together in Mrs. Arnold’s classroom (room 155), also available on a “Drop In” basis.
REMINDER: If you haven’t already booked your SL Conference . . . . .
Student Led Conferences are set for Tuesday March 25 from 4-7 pm and Wednesday March 26 from 3-6 pm. K – 6 will be 30 min conference blocks with 3 families scheduled per block of time. As this is a “Student Led Conference” you are encouraged to bring your children. Please go online to http://muirlake.schoolappointments.com to book your appointment. Grade 7-9 teachers will be in the gym where students will demonstrate their learning at different stations and teachers will also be available on a drop-in basis at these same times. If you have any questions please feel free to call the school office at 780-963-3535.
Since its inception the MLCS Foundation has raised money via various fundraisers and matching government grants and with the continuing dedication of our volunteers and corporate donations we have been able to improve our school grounds to include a dynamic $125,000 playground area and a quarter of a million dollar rubberized running track, and soccer pitch.
The MLCSF is made up of various volunteers and executive officers. These positions include, but are not limited to Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Treasurer, Secretary, and Directors. The committee gets together once every couple of months or so, depending on the need at that time and we encourage any and all parents to get involved with the school Foundation. With this being said we invite you to the February 10th School Council meetingwhere elections for the Foundation will be held; and if you or someone that you know is interested in helping out with the Foundation or should you have any questions, please feel free to contact the school at 780-963-3535.
School Council is a great opportunity to stay informed of what is going on behind the scenes at your child’s school and within the Division. All parents are reminded and invited to attend the monthly School Council Meetings on the second teaching Monday of the month. Our next meeting is Monday, October 21st at 7 pm.
At the September meeting a new council was voted in and the names & positions are listed below. We are still looking to fill the positions of Vice-Chair as well as kindergarten and grade 8 parent rep. If you are interested or know someone that is, please join us.
Chair – Brenda Paulson
Gr 1 Rep – Theresa Sokalski
Gr 6 Rep – Lynn Lauf
Vice Chair – vacant
Gr 2 Rep – Paige Reiten
Gr 7 Rep – Joanne Trochymchuk
Secretary – Pat Harrish
Gr 3 Rep – Dana Page
Gr 8 Rep – vacant
Past Chair – Tracey Gerrard
Gr 4 Rep – Jennifer Buchan
Gr 9 Rep – Edwina Baker
Kindergarten Rep – vacant
Gr 5 Rep – Teri McCulloch
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