A Word From our School Council

Whether it’s the teacher in your child’s classroom, the custodian who keeps our school spotless or the office and support staff who keep us informed, please join together with School Council and the parent’s of Muir Lake School, to say “THANK YOU” for everything that they do!
Please join the committee on Wednesday March 1, 2017 at 12:30 for our first planning meeting.  If you can’t make the meeting please join the Muir Lake Staff Appreciation Facebook group or email us at thankyoumuirlake@gmail.com to find out HOW you can help out and to stay up-to-date on our celebration plans!!

We look forward to everyone’s participation in making our 3rd annual Staff Appreciation Lunch a success!!!!

Josie Persons – Organizer

Cinderella Ticket Sales

Muir Lake Musical Theatre CTF is putting on its own version of Cinderella!

Mrs. Gottenbos & Miss Remillard have been working with a fantastic group of grade 6-9’s getting ready for what may be our best play yet!  There will be two nights of performances: Wednesday, March 15, and Thursday, March 16.  Both performances will be at 7:00pm, with doors opening at 6:45.  Tickets will be on sale at the school office starting Monday, Feb. 28.  Tickets are $5.00 each.

Please note that this will be about a 45 minute performance and that actors will not be miked.  For this reason we ask you not to buy tickets for young children who cannot sit quietly for this long.  Thank you in advance for your consideration.

Seating is limited.  Get your tickets fast!

Tie Dye T-Shirts

This year, our Leadership Option is organizing a Tie Dye t-shirts fundraiser. We will be selling t-shirts from February 22 to March 2. We will be dying the t-shirts from March 6-10.

March 6: Monday-Wednesday Kindergarten class

March 7: Tuesday-Thursday Kindergarten class

March 9: Grades 1, 3, 5, 7, 9

March 10: Grades 2, 4, 6, 8

We will be dying the t-shirts in Mrs. Arnold’s room. Each white cotton t-shirt costs $10 and all money raised will go to the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation. Last year we raised about $1000, so this year we aim to exceed that amount.  Don’t forget to bring in your money by March 2!

Muir Lake News

Tune in to see the brand new editions of student led news at Muir Lake School! The links below are published copies of different students’ work who have began exploring their interests in becoming part of a news team!
Over the month of January, these students worked in teams, and collaborated to conduct research in order to create some entertaining news. Please check in at the end of February to see what is happening this month!
January Edition (2017)

Formal Day

Just a reminder that the Formal Day dinner and dance is coming up on Tuesday, February 14th for grades 7-9. We will be serving lunch and we would like to provide the day’s menu. For beverages, there is a choice of iced tea and flavored water. We will be providing salad, buns and butter for the appetizer. For the main course, sweet and sour meatballs will be served with rice on the side. Pumpkin cake will be the finishing meal. We look forward to seeing everyone there!

Rafiki Fundraiser for Free the Children

Did you know that rafiki means “friend”? Well you can now buy some friendship bracelets at our school. The We Care team is selling rafiki bracelets to raise money for the Free the Children Foundation. The women who make these rafiki bracelets are the Kenyan Mamas, they do this to get money to support themselves and their families(sustainable income). 50% of the money is given to the Kenyan mamas who make them and their family, and the other 50% goes to Free the Children Foundation. Free the children then uses that portion of the funds to provide food, education, water, sustainable income projects and health care to children in many countries around the world. Each rafiki Bracelet will only cost 10$ and will be sold at the Muir Lake School Book Fair on February 6th to February 7th. The more bracelets sold, the more money is donated. These are truly cool bracelets.

handmade by a mama


Using traditional art forms, each piece is handcrafted by a mama in Kenya who is empowered through earning a fair wage for her work.

ThoughtExchange – We Want To Hear From You

Everyone Can Make A Difference

On behalf of the students we serve, we would like to invite you to please contribute your thoughts regarding Parkland School Division. We want to know what you think we do well and where we can improve.  At Parkland School Division, we embrace open and honest communication. Our Ultimate Goal, Success for All Students, is dependent upon engagement with our community and that’s where you come in. Everyone can make a meaningful contribution to public education.

Watch Your Inbox

Please take some time to respond to a few important, open-ended questions. Parents/guardians of students will be emailed a direct link specific to schools their children attend.

Those members of the community that may not have a direct connection to our schools are invited to click here to share your thoughts.

This activity does not require a login or password and can take as little as five minutes to complete.

Phase 2 Coming

In a few weeks, you will be invited to join the second step in this process – to review and help prioritize the thoughts that are most important to you. This will help us get a sense of shared values and priorities of our school and our community. This process is an important tool in our education planning and will help guide important decisions in the future that will allow us to deliver the best possible education to our children.

Your time spent engaged in this process is very much appreciated!

Participation Is Easy

  1. Click here to share your thoughts.
  2. You can complete questions at your own pace, and come back to change, add or delete your answers at any time until this date.
  3. This the first of three steps: Share – Star – Discover. More information can be found by clicking the following link.

Rabbit Hill Ski Reminders

Just a reminder that we have another session of skiing this Friday, February 3rd, no skiing next week and then our final session on Friday February 17th.
Please be aware that all students must be picked up at Muir Lake School by 9:00 pm.  We suggest that parents  arrive at the school a bit early should the buses arrive before 9:00.   Last week the bus returned at 8:45.
Also a reminder to please email or text me should your child not be attending the ski trip or if you have made alternate plans and they will not be riding the bus home.
Thank you, 
Jana Williams

Accountability Pillar Survey

Information for parents:

As an annual check-up on the education system, the Accountability Pillar provides an opportunity for Alberta Education and school authorities to ensure that we are equipping students for success.

The Accountability Pillar uses a set of 16 indicators. Data on these indicators consists of surveys of students, parents and teachers on various aspects of education quality, student outcomes such as dropout and high school completion rates, and provincial assessments of student learning.

From January to the end of February, Alberta Education will be conducting the annual Accountability Pillar Survey.

  • In January, parents of students in grades 4 & 7 will receive a survey from Alberta Education.
  • In February, students in grades 4 & 7 and all teachers will be completing their surveys online at school.

All surveys are anonymous and ask questions about experiences with your school.  In addition to English and French, the parent survey is available in Chinese, Punjabi, Arabic, Blackfoot, Cree, Korean, Spanish, Tagalog and Urdu.

Your participation in the survey helps provide important information on the quality of education your child is receiving, so we encourage you to return your survey promptly.

Survey results will be available to school authorities in May 2017, and will be reported publicly as part of their 3-Year Education Plans and Annual Education Results Reports.