Strong Families Series: Celebrating and Supporting LGBTQ Children and Youth

Strong Families Series: Celebrating and Supporting LGBTQ Children and Youth

June 12, 2019 – Parkland School Division is proud to present another FREE information session for caregivers.

Our upcoming session will help parents and guardians recognize the unique challenges faced by LGBTQ children and youth, and take steps to ensure they feel safe, included and free to be themselves in our communities.

Strong Families Series: Celebrating and Supporting LGBTQ Children and Youth

Date: Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Time: 6-7:30pm
Location: Parkland School Division Centre For Education Board Room (4603 48th Street, Stony Plain)

Presented by David Rust, Mental Health Action Plan Project Lead

An ally is someone who always has your back and takes your side, helping to protect you from harm simply because it’s the right thing to do. By making an effort to support LGBTQ children and youth, allies can play key roles in helping to stop harassment and discrimination against people of all genders and sexualities, thereby creating safe spaces where everyone can feel equal and free to be their authentic selves.

Please join us to learn how you can create safe and caring environments for LGBTQ children and youth in your families, schools and communities.

A light supper will be provided. Limited childcare is available.

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

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Volunteers Needed

Wednesday, June 26th will be Muir Lake’s 2019 Fun Day! Fun Day celebrations will be from 11:55 am – 2:15 pm. The school will be providing a hotdog lunch. Please still pack your child a snack for the morning.

Students in kindergarten through grade 5 will move independently from station to station. Students in kindergarten through grade 2 will be encouraged to buddy up with a friend to go to stations. All stations will be outside, please come dressed and ready for any weather! Please send hats if it is sunny. We recommend applying sunscreen and bug spray before coming to school. If you send any, it must be lotion and not aerosol.

Students will be rotating around stations that teachers and parents have prepared. Students will have punch cards to show they have gone to stations. When their cards are full, they can turn them in to get a prize. Prize options are a freezie, bag of popcorn or a temporary glitter tattoo, based on how many stations they get to in the afternoon they may get some or all of these prizes.

To make this event a success and fun for all, we need your expertise! If you can volunteer, please complete our Google form (scan QR code or go to https://bit.ly/2HNJv5X) by Friday, June 14th.

Thank you in advance, without parent volunteers these fun school activities would not be possible!

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Write On Stationery Fundraiser

Write-On Stationery is offering the parents of Muir Lake School the opportunity to pre-purchase their school supplies for the 2019-2020 school year.  Write-On will purchase, package and deliver all of your children’s school supplies for next year.  Forms are going home this week, just fill them out, return it to the school with payment and then pick up your supplies from the school in the last week of August. It is REALLY that easy! OR you can order and pay for your supplies online at www.write-on.ca.

As a fundraiser, Muir Lake School will receive a percentage of all orders placed. Paper copies of the  “Write On Stationery” orders will be accepted in the office until Tuesday June 18th and Online orders can be placed all summer long.  Payments can be made by either cash or cheque payable to Write On Stationery.

Thank you and Happy Shopping!

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MLS presents Alice in Wonderland

What an idea. A crazy, mad, wonderful idea.

The Musical Theatre option class is proud to present

Alice In Wonderland

The grade 7-9 students involved in our Musical Theatre class have been working hard on props, backdrops, lines, choreography, and costumes.  It is going to be an amazing show that you will NOT want to be late for!

Tickets are available in the office for $6.00 each.  There will be 2 performances; Tuesday, May 28, and Thursday, May 30.  Gym doors will open at 6:45 pm with the performance beginning at 7:00 pm. There are a limited number of tickets, so don’t delay!

The actors in this play will not be using mics, so we ask that you NOT bring infants or small children who cannot sit quietly through the hour long performance.  Thank you for your consideration in this.

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MLCS Foundation AGM

Muir Lake School has provided our rural neighbourhood with a community focus for over 30 years. Our school building has been continually modernized and expanded to meet the increasing enrolment of the growing Community.

In 2000, the Muir Lake Community School Foundation (MLCSF) was formed and since then have had a great impact on Muir Lake School and the community. The Foundation was originally set up to oversee the construction of our playground and the running track. They continue to oversee the fundraising for the school for the MANY projects that are required and the many opportunities that are available to us as a school.

The Foundation is currently looking for volunteers to be involved and are holding their Annual General Meeting and elections on Thursday May 23rd at 7:00 pm in the library. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.

If you or someone that you know is interested in helping out with the Foundation or have any questions please contact Maureena at muirlakefoundation@gmail.com.

Thank you.

MLCSF

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Annual Spell A Thon

Our Muir Lake School Community Foundation is hosting the annual school spell-a-thon to raise funds for sports programming, arts and culture, literacy, numeracy, science and technology.

Each student should have brought home a Spell-A-Thon package which includes the list of words, chosen by their teacher, and a pledge form. Each student will then practice their word list and go out and collect pledges for the spell-a-thon. They may collect money for each word that they spell correctly or may collect a flat amount. For example, a person might pledge 25 cents per correct word spelled or they might choose a flat amount like $10.00.

We encourage students to limit their sponsors to family, friends, neighbors, and those known to their family.

The time-line is as follows:

April 15th        Student Spell-a-thon packages given out – students can begin gathering pledges

April 23 – 26   Spelling tests given – teachers choose date & time to administer the tests to their   classes, mark the tests

April 29           Tests will be handed back to the students to collect money.

May 6              Money and pledge forms due – money will be counted and prizes tabulated.

The final total and all grand prize winners will be announced and prizes will be distributed to students.

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 a 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 2 students and 1 for grade 3-6 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****

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

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Artists in Residence Performance at MLS

Muir Lake School is excited to welcome Evergreen Theatre!

The kindergarten to grade 5 students will be participating in a week-long artist in residency from May 6-10. These drama experts will be working with students to create a performance tying together drama and science.

Students will work alongside artists to create performances about different parts of their science curriculum. Students will learn skills in creating performances. They will also have the opportunity to perform for their peers and their family and friends.Tickets will be available in the office starting April 29th for $5 each for the Friday May 10th performances

  • 200 tickets will be available for the 1:15pm performance
  • 450 tickets will be available for the 6:00pm performance

Special thanks to our Muir Lake Community School Foundation for sponsoring this exciting event

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Gr 1-9 Report Cards Available Online

Your child’s grade 1 to 9 report card is now accessible through the PowerSchool Parent Portal.
For information on how to sign on to the PowerSchool Parent Portal click HERE.
Once you have logged in to your child’s account, click on the “Report Card” link on the left side.
The next window will prompt you to “Generate” the report card which will take you to a PDF version of the report card which you can view or print.
PLEASE NOTE:   The report card CANNOT be viewed from the APP on a Mobile Device. This is because the APP does not allow you to LINK to outside programs like our Report Card or Fees systems. You will need to do this from a computer or by using your BROWSER on your mobile device.
If you are having problems signing on to the PowerSchool Parent Portal please contact the office at 780-963-3535 or by email to muirlake@psd70.ab.ca
Wishing you and your family a Very Merry Christmas and a Safe & Joyous New Year!
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