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Operation Christmas Child

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October is an exciting month for Muir Lake School because we start to think about our upcoming shopping for the annual shoe box collection.

Sending shoe boxes to desperate children across the world has become a rewarding tradition at Muir Lake School. It is part of our fabric to want to help others that are less fortunate.  Classes join together to see if they can be the class to produce the most boxes; or students bring new items from home to contribute to a few boxes put together as a joint classroom effort.

Either way, Operation Christmas Child is a time when students at our school can think critically about what children in earthquake torn countries might like to receive for Christmas. It is also a time students can write letters and send pictures to connect with children abroad who may have seen war or  natural disaster. They may be in orphanages or they may just be living in poverty. It is a hands-on opportunity for students to get involved beyond our borders in a very real way.

Muir Lake school has consistently collected around 200 shoe boxes for struggling children every year. It is an achievement of which we should be very proud. If you have never filled a shoe box, please consider making this your first year. It is a very fulfilling activity and a chance for us to show how much we really care.

Shoe boxes will be available in the office soon.

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We are completely out of shoe boxes. Please fill a regular shoe box from home.  If  you have any spare shoe boxes at home, please consider bringing them into the office as we have many students who would like to fill one.

Collection week is November 2-6th.

Thank you for supporting our Muir Lake traditional shoe box drive to bring joy to hurting children this Christmas.

Operation Christmas Child

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If you haven’t picked up a shoe box yet, hurry to the office. Shoe boxes always run out before collection week. If you don’t manage to get one, just fill a shoe box from home. With the situation in Syria becoming such a problem, more hurting children than ever need us to share some love.

Mrs. Montgomery’s class filled an amazing amount of boxes last year, closely followed by Mrs. Gadoury. Please consider filling a box if you haven’t done one before and play an active role in bringing huge smiles to desperate children across the world. You can always help your child write a letter to enclose in the box; it will be translated when it arrives and is apparently one of the most exciting things for the children to receive.

COLLECTION WEEK: NOVEMBER 2nd-NOVEMBER 6th

Thank you!

 

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Shoe box fans will be pleased to know our annual Operation Christmas Child is just around the corner. For those who have never filled a shoe box with gifts this is your opportunity to bring joy and hope to children living in desperate situations around the world. Simply have your child pick up a shoebox and a leaflet and follow the instructions on how to help make children smile in spite of their circumstances this Christmas.

Shoe boxes will be available for you in the school office Tuesday 13th October. Our collection week will begin 2nd November. The last collection day will be 6th November.

 

 

Identity Fair- June 23rd

Here follows a copy of the parent letter that was sent home last week. The letter gives extra information regarding the upcoming Identity Fair.

 

How could you effectively share a part of your identity with your friends at Muir Lake School?

 

Dear Parents/Guardians,

We would like you and your child  to prepare a display that demonstrates one of their interests, pastimes, hobbies, or family history.  Everyone, staff and students, will share a display on Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015. You will complete one sentence (I chose to share ________________________________ because_____________________ ) to be displayed on your desk  with your objects.  Then we will have a chance to tour through the school to see everyone else’s.  Your display can be nice and simple, or as complicated as you would like to make it.

 

Example of simpler display:

 

I chose to share my love of baseball because I am a player and I’m also a huge fan of the Toronto Blue Jays.   I will bring in my baseball glove, photos of me playing, a poster of the Blue Jays, and my baseball cap.

 

Example of a more complex display:

 

I chose to share my family’s Ukrainian heritage because I love my Bab and all the cultural things she does with me.  We make perogies, we do needlework, we paint eggs, and I am now taking Ukrainian dancing lessons.    I will bring some Ukrainian Easter eggs, family photos, map of the Ukraine, a display board with interesting facts about the Ukraine, some pioneer photos of Ukrainian immigrants to Alberta, the history of my family name, and my dancing clothes.

 

So get planning!!!! This is a chance to share a little something about yourself.  Check the Muir Lake School blog.

Picture Grades 1 to 5  setting up their displays on their desks, and then taking turns “hosting” everyone else, as we snake our way through the classrooms.  What a great way to get to know each other better!! So, parents, we ask that you help your child think about what identity project they’d like to consider.  Parents please help your child gather their information and materials and remember the area of display is the size of their desk.   This is meant to be a school-home project.  We invite you to come in and enjoy the Fair, too.  

 

We’re looking forward to Tuesday when we can learn more about each other!

Muir Lake Identity Fair Coming Next Week!

Grades 1-5 will be hosting an Identity Fair on Tuesday ( June 23) next week. The students will be encouraged to bring a display of what they feel makes them unique. This could include after school activities, favourite authors, drawings, family heritage, pictures of family pets…… anything that they feel makes up their identity.

Each class will be able to go and view the students’ presentations during the day and parents are welcome to come and visit as we celebrate our children.

Parents are welcome to come and see the Identity display for 8:45 am onwards.

Identity Fair coming soon!

On 23rd June, Muir Lake School will be hosting a 1-5 Identity Fair.  Your child will have the opportunity to share a part of their identity with the rest of the school.  Students will be invited to set up a display of their interests, pastimes or family history.

The focus of the Identity Fair will be to include all students and to allow teachers and students to get to know each other a little better.

Children will have their desk space to display their presentation. Small artifacts are welcome. We would discourage the use of computers to entirely replace a hand-created visual display. The presentation must be created and completed at home.

Parents will be very welcome to drop in to view the Identity Fair.

We’re looking forward to celebrating our students’ identities on 23rd June.

School Logo Contest

The Deadline is this Friday! Only 4 days to go!

Students are invited to participate in designing a new logo for Muir Lake School.  This is a critical thinking challenge for students from K-9. The new logo will replace the old logo once our supplies have been used. This is an opportunity for students to work independently on their own time. It is a chance for students to show their creative ability and contribute to the enrichment of our school.

For entries to be considered it must include:

  • School name
  • School colour ( Royal blue)
  • Not to include more than four colours
  • Can be a digital submission (beware of copyright regulations)
  • Due May 1, 2015

Criteria

  • Simple
  • Memorable/recognizable
  • Representative of our school community
  • Appropriate

This project is to be completed at home.

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School Logo Contest

The deadline for the school logo entries is coming up soon. Please get your entries in by May 1.

Students are invited to participate in designing a new logo for Muir Lake School.  This is a critical thinking challenge for students from K-9. The new logo will replace the old logo once our supplies have been used. This is an opportunity for students to work independently on their own time. It is a chance for students to show their creative ability and contribute to the enrichment of our school.

For entries to be considered it must include:

  • School name
  • School colour ( Royal blue)
  • Not to include more than four colours
  • Can be a digital submission (beware of copyright regulations)
  • Due May 1, 2015

Criteria

  • Simple
  • Memorable/recognizable
  • Representative of our school community
  • Appropriate

This project is to be completed at home.