Check Out the New Mustang!

Muir Lake School is very proud to show off their NEW Mustang!  Mrs. Sander’s grade 7 to 9 Mural Creation option class assembled this wonderful piece of art.  Be sure to check it out the next time your are in the school – it is proudly displayed at the front entrance.  Thank you to all of the students in the class and to Mrs. Sander for leading them on this quest.  Well done everyone!

It’s Blizzard Time!

Students have the opportunity to order a Dairy Queen Blizzard which will be delivered to the school on Friday May 17th and Friday May 24th.  Order forms have been sent home with the students and orders are due back by Friday May 7th.  If your child did NOT receive a form from his/her teacher, you can print off your own copy by clicking HERE.  Please be sure to check your child’s field trip schedule before ordering.  Thank you for your continued support of Muir Lake School’s fundraising projects.

1 to 1 BYOD Parent Information Sessions

We are excited to be extending our 1-to-1 Technology Learning Initiative into the 2013/2014 school year. This initiative will continue to have our students learning with access to their own electronic device (chromebook, laptop, etc.) in the classroom to be used when it is the best tool for the learning activity. This 1-to-1 pilot began with our grade 9 and grade 4 classes; however, we are excited to expand this initiative to invite all of our students from grades 4-9 to participate.

Research indicates and we believe that creating a 1-to-1 learning environment will:

Kindergarten Open House & Registration

Just a quick reminder that Muir Lake School will be hosting an Open House and Registration Night for all of our 2013 – 2014 kindergarten parents.  If you have a child or know of a neighbour that will be five years of age by the end of February 2014 and is within our school boundaries, please attend.

The dates and times are:

April 17th from 4:00-5:30pm   AND   April 18th from 7:00-8:30pm

Leaders, We Are!

Again our students are proving to be ‘top notch’ in the leadership category! Thank you to Mrs. Burns’ grade 2 class and Mrs. Daub’s grade 4 class for preparing and hosting this month’s leadership assembly for “Synergy”.
At Muir Lake we are continuing to ‘lead’ the way! Thank you to all of our grade K-5 students for continuing to demonstrate the 7 Habits on a daily basis; you make our school a wonderful place to be!

SYNERGIZE!

Choral Choir

Mrs. Montgomery’s Grade 1’s performing, “Doubles”

Mrs. Wagner’s “Health Champions”

We are Silent

The Muir Lake School We Day group has organized an exciting awareness initiative called “We are Silent”.   215 million children are forced to work as child labourers and are denied the right to attend school.  One in every three children in developing countries is malnourished. One billion children are deprived of essential services like food, water, education, or health care.

We are Silent, formerly the Vow of Silence is Free The Children’s annual fundraising and awareness-raising campaign. The initiative  is sponsored by Second Cup. The campaign began in 2004 and challenges participants to stand in silent solidarity for 24 hours with children whose voices are silenced by not having their rights upheld.

We are Silent is one of Free The Children’s most powerful campaigns. Every year, tens of thousands of participants stand up for children who are being silenced by the denial of their basic human rights, collecting pledges as they take a vow of silence. All over the world, young people will go silent for 24 hours to raise awareness and funds for children without a voice.

Students at our school who are interested need to have their permission form back into the school on Wednesday, April 10th.  They will then be given a pledge sheet so that they may collect donations.  The actual We are Silent event will be held on Wednesday, April 18.