Enter The Kingdom of Books!

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Enter the Kingdom of Books ~ October 6th to 9th 2014!

What better way to promote reading to our students than by supporting this important literary event. We invite your entire family to participate by purchasing the latest and greatest in children’s books. Your support of this vital literary event is key part of helping us obtain new books and resources for our library and classrooms.

Flyers went home with an info letter last week that contained a special Family Event Draw ballot that parents can deposit during our Family Event – extra ballots will also be available in the Collaboration Centre. You could win $50 in books – $25 for your family PLUS $25 for your child’s classroom!

Don’t forget to mark the Book Fair dates of October 6 – 9, 2014 on your calendar! We will be setting up in the Collaboration Centre (a.k.a. The Library) on October 6th in the morning and the Fair will continue until 1:00 p.m. Thursday the 9th at which time we will take down the displays.  Many of you have volunteered for this event and we have appreciated you so very much.  We need volunteers to help once again.  If you can help students choose books, handle the cash desk, or supervise during class visits, please let us know. Anything you choose to do would be appreciated.

The book fair will run as follows:

  • Set Up:  Monday October 6th from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Monday October 6th from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Tuesday October 7th from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday October 8th from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Thursday October 9th from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Take Down:  Thursday October 9th at 12 p.m.

If you are able to help, whether it be a full day or a 1/2 day, please contact Janine Garley in the office at 780.963.3535. Without your support we would not be able to have this event. We look forward to working with you to make our book fair an exciting reading event for everyone!

Parent Teacher Interviews

PT InterviewsIt is that time of the year again – time to meet with your child’s homeroom teacher. The primary focus of these interviews is Citizenship and Social Responsibility and to discuss how things are going thus far. Please go on-line to http://muirlake.schoolappointments.com to schedule an interview with your child’s homeroom teacher.  Times are set for Tuesday October 7th from 4 to 7 pm and Wednesday October 8th from 3 to 6.

NEW FOR THIS YEAR:   ALL K to 9 homeroom teachers will be available in their classrooms for scheduled appointments.

Mrs. Brownlee will be taking kindergarten appointments on Tuesday beginning at 3:30 and Mrs. Bursey will be seeing kindergarten parents on Wednesday beginning at 3.

Mrs. Brownlee will be available on Wednesday, October 8th from 3 to 6 in her Inclusive Education Lead role. She can provide information regarding diverse learning needs and the supports and services available.

Click this link for Parent Instructions on how to navigate School Appointments in order to book your appointment. And as always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact our school office at 780.963.3535

You will also have the opportunity to shop at the Scholastic Book Fair in our Collaboration Center (a.k.a. the library) which is taking place from October 6 – 9

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HATS OFF … TO A FANTASTIC BOOK FAIR …

The Library at Muir Lake School was a HUB of activity this week.  It was fantastic to have parents come and visit our Scholastic Book Fair with their children. Your purchases contribute to building literacy skills in your children and increasing resources in our library. Thank  you!

Special thanks to the following moms who organized, set up, and served our students and staff at our Book Fair:  Josie Person, Nicole Simcoe, Teresa Sokalski, Debbie Stachniak, Dana Page, Shannon Rudko, Tracey Kalmback and Nadele Erickson. Thank you for your investment in promoting literacy in the lives of our students – we appreciate your time and commitment!