Gr 7 to 9 Marmot Basin Ski/Snowboard Trip

The grade 7, 8, and 9 students are going on a downhill ski/snowboard trip to Marmot Basin outside of Jasper on Friday, March 17th 2017. This is an activity relating to their Winter Sports studies in Physical Education. If students do not wish to attend this ski/snowboard trip then there will be activities planned at the school on this day.

Students will need to come properly dressed with ski pants, hats, gloves, etc. Students can bring and use their own ski equipment or it can be rented at the ski resort. Ski helmets are mandatory. Students will receive a helmet free of charge or they can bring their own.

We will be leaving Muir Lake School at 4:30 a.m. sharp on Friday, March 17th and will arrive at the ski hill at approximately 8:30 a.m. We will be leaving the hill at 4:00 p.m. to return to Muir Lake School at 8:00 p.m. the same day. Students should arrive at the school by 4:15 a.m. in order for equipment to be loaded and to ensure a prompt departure at 4:30 a.m. Students will need a ride to and from school. Students need to be dressed appropriately for the bus ride as well and we recommend that students wear sun protection for all outdoor activities.

Students should eat a good breakfast in preparation for the day. They are welcome to purchase their snacks, lunch and supper at the ski hill, but should recognize that they are costly. They are welcome to bring their own bag lunch/supper and snacks from home. We will not be stopping in Jasper.

The cost to the students will be as follows:

  • $100.00 includes transportation, video-equipped luxury motorcoach, full day lift ticket, ski or snowboard lessons, GST and park pass
  • $24.00 ski, snowboard, snow blades, or snowboard equipment rental (if needed)
  • Free mandatory helmet (if needed)

Students are allowed to attend as long as the following criteria has been met:

  • Students have demonstrated in the school that their behaviour is such that they would not endanger the safety of others (i.e., following directions).
  • Students must be dressed appropriately for the outdoor conditions and to be outdoors for the entire day.

Trip Registration & Payment Instructions
Please go online to the PowerSchool Parent Portal at https://powerschool.psd70.ab.ca/public and log in to your participating child’s account. At the top of the page click on your child’s name and select the STUDENT FEES tab on the left side of the screen. At the bottom under ADDITIONAL ITEMS click on the FIELD TRIPS tab and select the MARMOT BASIN STUDENT TRIP fee. Complete the participant information portion of the online form and then select ADD TO CART. Student information and RENTAL INFORMATION will also be collected through the ONLINE payment system. 

Fees will automatically be added to your child’s PowerSchool account. Payment is to be made online via debit/credit card by clicking the CHECKOUT button in the top right-hand corner of the fees page.

Please be sure to complete the PERMISSION AND MEDICAL INFORMATION FORM that is linked HERE and also on the online portion. This form MUST be completed, signed and returned to the school by February 24th.

Space is LIMITED and will be restricted to students only. Registration will be on a “First Come, First Served” basis so please get your registration in Online ASAP.

If you are unable to complete this payment through our ONLINE system, then payment via cash or cheque (payable to Parkland School Division 70) can be sent to the office and must be accompanied by the completed Payment Remittance Form which can be obtained at THIS LINK with the Permission and Medical Information Form. This needs to be done by Friday February 24th.

For information on how to log in to the parent portal go to http://www.psd70.ab.ca/PowerSchool.php. If you have not already created your PowerSchool Parent Portal account or if you need to link your child’s account to your account, then your Student Access information may be obtained by calling the school office at 780-963-3535.

We thank you for your co-operation as we move toward our NEW ONLINE processes. Should you have any questions please feel free to call the school.

Rabbit Hill Ski Program

FORMS ARE DUE FRIDAY MORNING DECEMBER 23

A group of parent volunteers have organized a set of 5 lessons at Rabbit Hill Ski Area for both downhill skiing and snowboarding. These will be held on Friday January 13th, 20th, 27th and February 3rd and 17th. The program is open to grades 4-9 and there will be 2 buses for transportation.

The programs include a one hour lesson, lift ticket and equipment rental (plus free skiing/boarding after lessons). Rabbit Hill After School Ski Program information and forms have been distributed to all of the grade 4 to 9 homerooms but you can also download it by clicking HERE. Registation into the program is limited and will be on a first come, first served basis. Forms are due in to the office by the morning of Friday December 23rd, so please have them in by Thursday December 22nd. 

Thank you to all of our parent volunteers that have offered their time to help out with this  🙂

If you can help please contact Jana to discuss the discount that can be offered.

Thank you,
Jana Williams
780-722-2012
janawilliams2017@gmail.com

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Rabbit Hill Ski Program

A group of parent volunteers have organized a set of 5 lessons at Rabbit Hill Ski Area for both downhill skiing and snowboarding. These will be held on Friday January 13th, 20th, 27th and February 3rd and 17th. The program is open to grades 4-9 and there will be 2 buses for transportation.

The programs include a one hour lesson, lift ticket and equipment rental (plus free skiing/boarding after lessons). Rabbit Hill After School Ski Program information and forms have been distributed to all of the grade 4 to 9 homerooms but you can also download it by clicking HERE. Registation into the program is limited and will be on a first come, first served basis.

However . . . . If we do not have a parent volunteer for each bus we cannot send the students skiing. The volunteers would be responsible for making sure that all registered students have boarded the bus at the school as well as on the return trip from the ski hill.  Also, getting and distributing the ski passes as well as being the parent emergency contact at the ski hill.

If you can help please contact Jana to discuss the discount that can be offered.

Thank you,
Jana Williams
780-722-2012
janawilliams2017@gmail.com

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Rabbit Hill Ski Program

skiingThe volunteer parent group will be running the Rabbit Hill Ski program once again this year. Ski Forms will be going home with the students soon, but feel free to download them NOW to get a jump on it. CLICK HERE for the forms or should you have any questions contact Chelsey MacElheren at chelseylee@live.ca

March Marmot Trip Cancelled

Due to low registration numbers, the ski trip to Marmot on Friday March 6th has been cancelled.

Marmot Basin

A group of volunteer parents have arranged to take a group of grade 7 to 9 students skiing to Marmot Basin in Jasper on Friday March 6th which is a PD Day. This is a COMPLETELY PARENT RUN PROGRAM AND IS NOT ORGANIZED BY MUIR LAKE SCHOOL. Click this LINK for more information and to find out how to secure your spot.  Space is limited!  For more info contact Joanne at muirlakefoundation@gmail.com

PD Day Ski Trip to Marmot

Marmot BasinA group of volunteer parents have arranged to take a group of grade 7 to 9 students skiing to Marmot Basin in Jasper on Friday March 6th which is a PD Day. This is a COMPLETELY PARENT RUN PROGRAM AND IS NOT ORGANIZED BY MUIR LAKE SCHOOL. Click this LINK for more information and to find out how to secure your spot.  Space is limited!  For more info contact Joanne at muirlakefoundation@gmail.com

2nd Bus for Rabbit Hill Skiing Secured

skiingDuring the Christmas Break the Rabbit Hill Ski Program parent volunteer, Chelsey MacElheren, was able to secure a second bus to transport the students to and from Rabbit Hill on Friday evenings. This allows for approximately 60 more students to attend, opening up the program to all of the grade 4 to 9 students. The form is available by clicking HERE and also available from the school office. In a continued endeavor to remain “Green”, we will NOT be sending forms home with all of the students, if your child requires a form they will need to come to the office for one or print it off from this link. Forms are due in to the office by Wednesday January 7, 2015. If you require more information please contact Chelsey at 780-968-1526.

Thank you to Chelsey and the other parent volunteers for their continued efforts to make this program possible for our students.

Rabbit Hill Ski Program – Limited Space

skiingThe Muir Lake School Parent Volunteer group is once again running the Rabbit Hill Ski Program.  This year the program is running with only 1 bus and therefore limited to approximately 60 grade 5 and 6 students only. Forms are available by clicking HERE and have also gone home with the grade 5 and 6 students only.  Forms are due back in to the school office with payment ASAP and are on a “first come, first served” basis. For more information you may contact Chelsey MacElheren at 780-968-1526 chelseylee@live.ca

Marmot Ski Trip Cancelled

Marmot BasinDue to lack of interest from our grade 7 to 9 students, the trip to Marmot scheduled for February 14th has been cancelled. Payments have been returned to the students, so please be sure to check with them.  Friday, February 14th will be classes as usual for all students at Muir Lake School. We will try to organize the trip again next winter and apologize for any inconvenience.