Kindergarten Student-Led Conferences

Kindergarten Student-Led Conferences dates have been set for Tuesday October 23rd and Wednesday October 24th from 3:30 pm – 7:30 pm.

These Student Led Conferences allow students & parents to explore their class as well as have time to connect with Ms. LeDressay.  Please sign up for your for a 25 minute time-slot that you will share with 2 other families.

Simply go online to SchoolAppointments.com to book your Kindergarten Student Led Conference. You will need to create a profile in order to use the online booking program. The Parent Instruction Guide for SchoolAppointments.com can be viewed here.

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Online Registration for the 2018-2019 School Year

Parents/Guardians of Muir Lake Students

Beginning April 1, 2018 registration for the 2018-2019 school year will be conducted exclusively online. ALL parents/guardians MUST select from the following options to begin registering your child(ren) for school and/or busing with Parkland School Division for the upcoming school year.

There are two online forms for the 2018-2019 school year. Parents will be either filling out the ‘New Student Form’ or the ‘Returning Student Form’ via the online registration software PowerRegistration.

New Student is one who has never attended a Parkland School Division school or a student attending a non-Parkland School Division school who has never rode on a Parkland School Division bus before (e.g. students entering Kindergarten, new residents).

Returning PSD families will receive an email directly from central office which will contain a hyperlink for the parents to launch into the process.

This email will be coming from “PowerSchool Registration Support” <noreply@noreply.psrsupport.com>

It’s an easy process for parents/guardians:

  • Make sure you have a Power School Parent Portal. If you have not already created one or need assistance then please contact the Muir Lake School Office.
  • Click on the hyperlink in the email that will be sent April 1st and follow the instructions.

This process will pre-populate the fields on the PowerRegistration form with all the information we currently have on file in PowerSchool. This will give parents/guardians the chance to confirm the information is accurate or to make changes. This process will need to be done for EACH child attending a PSD school OR riding a PSD bus.

While filling in the online registration form parents/guardians will be asked if they require bussing for their child(ren) for the 2018-2019 school year. Please be sure to check off the appropriate answer otherwise bussing will not be provided.

In order for your child to have his/her bus pass for the first day of school (Tuesday, September 4, 2018), bus pass applications must be received no later than 4:30pm on Friday, June 29, 2018 to be included in the routing process. Payment arrangements must be received through PSD’s online payment system (Acorn) or in the Division Office on or before Friday, August 10, 2018 to be eligible to ride the bus the first day of school. Any applications received after the application deadline may not be processed in time for the first day of school. If your child does not have a valid bus pass for the 2018-2019 school year, he/she will not be able to ride the bus.

It is imperative that parents/guardians complete this registration/data verification process before the June 29th deadline. Links to both the PowerSchool Parent Portal and the Online PowerRegistration are available on the PSD 70 Website at http://www.psd70.ab.ca as well as the Muir Lake School Website at  http://muirlake.psd70.ab.ca. Instructions and a tutorial video are also available there.

Should you have any questions or require any assistance please do not hesitate to contact the school office at 780-963-3535 or email us at muirlake@psd70.ab.ca.

We thank you in advance for your attention to this matter and for your co-operation in getting this process completed BEFORE June 29th 2018.

Muir Lake School

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Grade 6 Student Led Conferences

SLC picDue to personal reasons Ms Wayken was not able to participate in the Student Led Conferences in March. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused, but have rescheduled this for Monday, April 14th from 12:30 – 3:30.  Please go to http://muirlake.schoolappointments.com to book a time. On Monday afternoon, your child will participate in class activities and centers and they will also be available to meet with you prior to your scheduled interview time to demonstrate their learning through their student led conference. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Ms Wayken at the school 780-963-3535. Thank you.

Student Led Conferences

onlineREMINDER: 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.

LEADERSHIP AT MUIR LAKE SCHOOL …

We had an AMAZING week of STUDENT and STAFF LEADERSHIP at Muir Lake School !

Special thanks to  Mrs. Dickson & Mrs. Douglas (K to 5) and Mr. Rowse & Mr. MacKay (6 to 9) for coordinating two  fantastic LEADER IN ME Assemblies.

Both assemblies were STUDENT LED and our students were OUTSTANDING!!

On another note …

THANKS to Mrs. Matsuba & Mrs. Montgomery for facilitating a SUPER DUPER …  DR. SEUS DAY for our Grades 1 to 3 students !!  Check out the great video coverage on Mrs. Montgomery’s Blog.

THANKS to parents for their help with crafts, activities and the fun-filled hallway decorations! THANKS to Mrs. L’Hirondelle and the Foods Studies students for the SUPERLATIVE cupcakes! You really helped make this event XTRA special for the students!

I sure had FUN … building a Cat in the Hat treat …    thanks!

Hands On In LA 9: Student Writing About Learning

*This is a student writing about their learning activity in LA 9 with the novel “Touching Spirit Bear”.*

Cole Matthews is a very troubled boy. The word troubled doesn’t even begin to cover his issues. After sending classmate Peter Driscal to the hospital by smashing his head into the sidewalk, Cole is put in a detention center, where he meets Garvey, and is introduced to Circle Justice. Circle justice is a method of healing that involves gathering with other citizens and discussing the problem at hand. Much conversing brings the Circle members to a decision, which is sending Cole to a remote island in Alaska.

Throughout his time on the island, Cole begins to change.

Part of his healing involves him carving a totem pole. Everyday, Cole etches and picks at the wood with his knife, and everyday he bases his next sculpture on an animal that he has seen and finds positive traits in. But these characteristics aren’t based just on the animals, but on himself, too. As he creates the structure, he delves inside his own being to pull out the good things that he knows he has in himself. This self-reflection helps Cole bring himself to serenity and peace, and allows him to quiet down his anger.

Through building totem poles of our own, we can follow Cole’s path, and experience what he had. Choosing animals that we see ourselves in, we have created pieces of art that show our own self-reflection. The class is etching, carving and writing down personal perspectives of ourselves. Following our totems, we are writing narrative essays that explain why we have chosen the animals in our art, using particular experiences of our lives to justify our choices.

As a student participating in this activity, I believe that I understand how Cole Matthews felt as he made his totem pole. Self-reflection does show you how you act not just towards others, but towards yourself as well.