Lunch Programs

The Hot Lunch program that usually runs Wednesday, Thursday and Friday has wrapped up leaving us with just the Fundraising Lunches.

So what does this mean?

It means that IF you have ordered through the online lunch ordering system, lunches will only be served to the students on Mondays and Thursdays through the months of May & June. Please ensure that your children have lunches each day of the week.

With this being said, don’t forget to place your final June lunch order by the end of Thursday May 17th.

For more information about the School Lunch Programs please go to the Lunch Programs tab of this blog or contact Jennifer at 780-983-1316 or by email at muirlakelunches@gmail.com.

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2018 2019 Forms Coming Home

In preparation of the 2018 2019 School Year, your child(ren) will be bringing home a set of blue forms; they are as follows:

K to Grade 3: Responsible Use of Technology Form

Grade 4 to 8: Responsible Use of Technology Form & Locker License Agreement Form

The grade 9 students already received and returned their forms from Memorial Composite High School.

We ask that you please fill these out, sign them and return them to the school ASAP. If you have not yet received them, then simply click on the links listed above, print them off and send those in.

Thank you for your cooperation with our planning for 2018 2019 School Year. And as always if you have any questions please contact the office at 780-963-3535 or by email at muirlake@psd70.ab.ca

Muir Lake School Office

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Strong Families: Kids and Change

Strong Families Series: Transitions Big and Small – Supporting Kids Through Change

Parkland School Division is proud to present another FREE information session for caregivers.

Our May session will address the daily battle of getting your child to transition from one activity to another. Perhaps there may be an upcoming transition in your child’s life that you know may cause some anxiety. Transitions, big and small, can be really challenging for both kids and caregivers; this is because all transitions involve change, and change can be a time of stress for anyone.

In this presentation, you will learn about common transitions that children and youth experience, why transitions are so challenging, and what caregivers can do to make them go more smoothly. More specifically, we will explore how to plan for large transitions, review tips and tools to make small transitions smoother, and discuss strategies for managing the stress and anxiety that can accompany transitions.

Strong Families Series – Transitions Big and Small – Supporting Kids Through Change

Date: Tuesday, May 8
Time: 6-7:30pm
Location: Parkland School Division Centre For Education – Board Room (4603 48th Street, Stony Plain)

Join us for an in-depth discussion of these topics and more.

A light supper will be provided. Limited childcare is available. Please register early to reserve your spot.

To register, please contact:
Sandra Goldschmidt
Phone: 780-963-8458
Email: sgoldschmidt@psd70.ab.ca

Spring Photos

The students will be bringing home their Spring Photos from Lifetouch. Pick the sheets that you want to keep and pay for them online or send in the payment to the school office (cash or cheque payable to Lifetouch Canada) by May 4th and return the ones that you do not want. It’s that simple. 🙂 You can even order more if you want to – the information is in the package.

Should you have any questions just contact the school office at 780-963-3535 or by email to muirlake@psd70.ab.ca

Thank you

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Choir Performance – May 2

WE are pleased to announce that the Muir Lake Choir will be performing for our school on Wednesday, May 2.  The Broxton Park handbell and band students will be visiting our school that day and have graciously agreed to let us open for them.

The choir will perform at 1:20 pm in the school gymnasium with our guest performers starting at 1:30.  All are welcome!

Choir members, please wear your choir t-shirts that day!

 

Tie Dye T-Shirt Fundraiser

This year we have made an outstanding $572.42 on our Tie Dye T-Shirt Fundraiser! Thanks to Barb O’Neill of Barbra Anne’s Custom Designs for selling us the shirts at cost.  Thank you so much for supporting the Stollery Children’s Hospital.

– The Leadership Team

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Annual Spell A Thon

Our Muir Lake School Community Foundation has kicked off the annual school Spell-A-Thon. All spell-a-thon money raised this year will be put toward sports programming, arts and culture, literacy, numeracy, science and technology.

Each student from kindergarten to grade 6 will be bringing home a list of words, chosen by their teacher, and a pledge form. They will then practice their word list and go out and collect pledges from family and friends for the spell-a-thon. They may collect money for each word that they spell correctly or may collect a flat amount. The information letter, word lists & pledge form is also available by clicking HERE.

Tests will be administered by the teachers the week of April 30th to May 4th and pledge forms and money will then be collected by the students and are due in to the office by May 14th. The final totals and all grand prize winners will be announced and handed out at an assembly. Other prizes will be distributed to students in their classrooms.

We are excited to change to format for the prizes this year. The more money you raise the more prizes you will collect.

  • If the student raises $ 1 to $19.99 the student will receive Prize A.
  • If the student raises $20 to $49.99 the student will receive Prize A + Prize B
  • If the student raises $50 to $99.99 the student will receive Prize A. + Prize B + Prize C
  • If the student raises $100 and over the student will receive Prize A. + Prize B + Prize C + Prize D

This year the prize levels will be as follows:

  • Level 1 Prize (A): $1 – $19.99 raised will earn PRIZE!
  • Level 2 Prize (B) $20-$49.99 raised will earn a ball!
  • Level 3 Prize (C) $50-$99.99 raised will earn your choice of Beanie Boo or Lego set
  • Level 4 Prize (D) $100 and over raised will earn a child’s movie pass!

Top prizes include 3 family adventures!

The top fundraiser for the school will win one of these prizes.

In addition, there will be 2 draws for the remaining students who have raised more than $100; 1 for Kindergarten to Grade 3 students and 1 for grade 4-6 students

  • Every student who raises $100-$150 will receive one entry into the draw
  • Every student who raises $151-$200 will receive two entries into the draw
  • Every student who raises over $200 will receive three entries into the draw

***Top fundraiser is not eligible to enter the draw for the second top prize****

The top 2 fundraising classes will receive a treat for the class.

As the Muir Lake Community School Foundation is a registered charity, tax receipts can be issued for a donation over $20 so please be sure to include your email address on the pledge form in order to receive your tax receipt.

If you have questions please contact the School Foundation via email at Muirlakefoundation@gmail.com.

Good luck and Thank You for supporting our Fundraiser!

Muir Lake Community School Foundation

Peter Pan the musical

We are pleased to announce that tickets for Peter Pan are now on sale in the school office.  The Musical Theatre option is excited to present their own version of this classic story.  Come for a night of song, dance, and wonderful storytelling!

There will be two performances of the play: Tuesday, May 8, and Thursday, May 10.  Doors will open at 6:45 with a 7:00 pm performance.  Tickets are $6.00 each.  Seating is limited, so get yours right away!

Thank you in advance for your support!  It is your support that makes this adventure possible.

Strong Families: Marijuana Presentation

Parkland School Division is proud to partner with Alberta Health Services and the RCMP to present another FREE information session for caregivers.

Our second April session will help parents learn more about the effects marijuana has on the brain, discover teen trends regarding marijuana use and gain a better understanding of the new federal legislation that will legalize, regulate and restrict access to marijuana.

This session will follow a slightly different format than that of previous Strong Families events, and will take place at Spruce Grove Composite High School. Please make your own arrangements for supper and childcare. Though this session is geared towards adults, teens are welcome to attend with their parents or guardians.

Strong Families Series – Marijuana 101

Date: Thursday, April 19
Time: 6-7:30pm
Location: Spruce Grove Composite High School (1000 Calahoo Road, Spruce Grove)

Marijuana, used legally or not, can have a significant impact on the lives of teenagers. The ever-evolving landscape of marijuana use can be difficult for parents to navigate, as much has changed since the 1960s.

This session will provide parents with balanced information on marijuana and its effects, including the impact this drug can have on the developing adolescent brain. Learn how to start an open discussion on this subject with your teen and support them in making informed decisions about substance use. Leave with a better understanding of how to help your teen build resiliency, and how to access appropriate resources if you need them.

Join us for an in-depth discussion of these topics and more.

Please register early to reserve your spot.
To register, please contact:
Sandra Goldschmidt
Phone: 780-963-8458
Email: sgoldschmidt@psd70.ab.ca