Grade 1’s Lego-ing, Rainbow Looming & Board Gaming with Grade 9 Leaders!

The grade one students had their first opportunity to spend time in the Collaboration Center with the Grade 9’s leading activities for them to enjoy during lunch recess… and both the grade 1 and grade 9 students LOVED IT! It was busy and fantastic!





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Collaboration Center at its Finest!

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We are so excited to be opening up our Collaboration Center to our grades 1-5 students as well as our grades 6-9 students at lunch recess.  On Monday, Wednesday & Friday, the grade 9’s will work with groups of students as they participate in Lego, Rainbow Loom, Board Games or Reading activities.

The classroom teachers have been given their class’ schedule and a schedule has also been posted.  As well, we will update our MLS Weekly Activities page on the school blog to help you know when it is your child’s day in the Collaboration Center.

It is important to note that students will have the option to attend or not, they can still go out and play on their day if they would be prefer.

*If your child wants to Rainbow Loom, they will need to bring their own Loom and elastics.  We will provide, Lego, Books and Board Games for the students.

This is exciting for us at Muir Lake School, as it is another fantastic opportunity to build community and leadership throughout our K-9 School!

Monday will be our first day, and Grade 1’s will be welcome to participate in these activities in the Collaboration Center.

Please refer to our MLS Weekly Events page or the Calendar page for other dates.

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A Hiking We Will Go!

Our grade 7-9 students braved the wintry weather to get to the top of Jasper’s Sulphur Mountain.  A trek that was then rewarded by a nice dip in Miette Hotsprings!  The students were excellent leaders as they demonstrated what we believe here at Muir Lake School.  

  1. Excellence – The hike up past the “Big Rock” is difficult in good weather, however our students braved the conditions and made it anyway.  

  2. Respect & Integrity- As we headed back down the mountain, our students respected the environment and picked up stray pieces of garbage as well.  (garbage not left by us).  As well, each of the 3 busses were left in perfect condition upon rreturningto the school. The students were sure to thank the bus drivers and supervisors as well.  We are proud of the leadership shown by this group of students!

  3. Community – It wasn’t an easy hike up or down this year.  Students who were having a difficult time down the mountain were given assistance and encouragement from their peers.  As a result, all got down safely:).

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First Leader in Me Assembly

We were VERY EXCITED to host our FIRST “Leader in Me” Assembly for this school year! It was a FANTASTIC way to end our first week together and officially welcome everyone to an exciting year at Muir Lake School!

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Student MCs – Parker & Hannah and our Student Tech Team kept the excitement and energy high throughout the assembly.

Several students shared their Class Mission Statements as a way to showcase leadership in our school.  Noah in 2 Matsuba talked about how their class will focus on …“being leaders by being nice, friendly and caring … we will do our best to use the 7 habits …”

Throughout the year, we will have the pleasure of hearing all class mission statements in our various assemblies, and we are very excited for this opportunity!

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Leadership at its Finest!

Picnics, games, laughter and fun was had by all during our Family Group picnic at Muir Lake School! The students enjoyed eating in their mixed grade groupings and then took some time to play together. Our school community is close, and the leadership fostered by family groups is AMAZING! Muir Lake School is the place to be!





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Hunger Lunch

imageStudents at Muir Lake School were recently involved in a unique awareness and fundraising event. In keeping with the spirit of global citizenship, students recently had the opportunity to participate in a “hunger lunch”. This experience not only instilled a sense of empathy and compassion, but also provided the opportunity for them to come together as a school community to extend a hand to those in need!

Students were put into multi age groupings and then were involved in a number of activities to increase awareness of hunger issues around the world. Students then had the opportunity to purchase a $2.00 rice lunch. The bowl of rice was to provide students with a better understanding of how much or rather how little food some children are being forced to live on.

The rice lunches were generously donated to the school by Spruce Grove’s Edo Japan Restaurant. Edo Japan donated 200 rice lunches for our participating students. Because of their generous donation all $560.00 raised by the event will be donated to the Canadian based charity, Free the Children, and will be used to better the lives of children around the world. $400 dollars raised was to pay for the rice lunches. The other $160.00 was collected as extra donations from our families. Thank you to our wonderful families and to Edo Japan.

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We Are Silent

imageOn April 17, fifty 6-9 students from our school chose to participate in Free the Children’s fundraising campaign “We Are Silent”. By participating they chose to take a vow of silence for 24 hours. Their silence was a show of support for children around the world whose voices are not heard. Children locally who are bullied as well as for children around the world who are living in poverty. Students asked family and friends for pledges. Collectively these students raised $2598.00. Wow! Well Done!! Congratulations also going out to students in the following classes for participating and raising donations; Mrs. Montgomery, Mrs. Daub, Mrs. Van Beek and Mrs. Matsuba. Thanks to all of our friends and family for supporting this worthy campaign.We Are Silent Board

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-May 28th, 2014-

According to the United Nations World Food Programme, one in six people in the world don’t get enough food to be healthy. Shockingly, every six seconds a child dies from hunger and its related causes. You were probably lucky enough to have had enough to eat today, but many children have not eaten today (maybe not even for several days). In keeping with the spirit of global citizenship, students at Muir Lake School will have the opportunity to participate in a hunger lunch. This experience will not only instill a sense of empathy and compassion, but will also provide the opportunity for us to come together as a school community to extend a hand to those in need!

Students will pay $2.00 for a bowl of rice. The $2.00 will cover the cost of the rice; the remainder of the funds will be donated to Free the Children. A letter will be sent home for you to fill out a form to indicate that you would like your child to participate. Your selection of the “Hunger Lunch” will be your indication of permission for your child to participate.

Prior to the “Hunger Lunch” all students will join together with their Family Grouping to learn more about world hunger. As a result of the Family Grouping activity, students will have a clearer understanding of world hunger and will realize the significance of the bowl of rice they will be eating.

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Technology & Leadership

On Monday, Parkland School Division hosted the CASS (Council of Alberta School Superintendents) Professional Learning Day – Engaging and Inspiring Leaders and Learners. There were various workshops throughout the day on Technology and Innovation, facilitated by PSD staff.
Travis McNaughton facilitated a workshop on BYOD in the Middle Years. It was an opportunity for us to celebrate and highlight some of the amazing learning opportunities that our students are experiencing in our classrooms. Thank you staff and parents for your dedication and commitment to transforming learning for our students.

In the afternoon, there were opportunities to hear from PSD 70 students from various schools in Parkland on how technology is transforming their learning.

We were privileged to bring representatives from our Student Tech Team (Patryk, Bradley, Joey, Matthew and Colton) to share their experiences. THANK YOU gentlemen for sharing your passion and commitment to integrating Technology and Leadership in our school … Creativity, Innovation and Leadership … are all skills you use each day to do your job … and you do it with excellence!! Thank you!


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