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Millarville Community School Blue Newsletter Tel: (403) 938-7832/

February 3, 2014


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Feb.3 Support our School; Don’t forget to purchase your Sobeys Gift Cards

Feb. 4 School Council Mtg. -7pm in the LC Room



Feb. 5 Subway Lunch


Feb.6 Pizza Day Book your parent Gr. 5 to STS pm teacher-interviews BBB vs. Edison online starting today at Gr. 6 BB game – PP Girls BB @ WM The website will be open

Feb. 7 MCS Family Dance 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

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Book Fair

Book Fair

Book Fair

Book Fair

Book Fair

Website closes to book online parent teacher interviews Gr. 1 to Heritage Park BBB vs Blackie

Bistro Lunch Parent-teacher Interview Night

Pizza Day GBB @ HH

Feb. 17 Family Day

Feb. 18 In-lieu Day

Feb. 19 System Learning Day

Feb. 20 Teachers’ Convention

Feb. 21 Teachers’ Convention

Feb. 24 Next Blue Newsletter

Feb. 25 Leadership Profile Development 4:00 – 5:30

Feb. 26 Taco & Booster Juice Lunch

Feb. 27 Pizza Day

Feb. 28

Hot Lunch -website opens to pre-order for March

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Hot Lunch

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Kinder Day

Gr 6 BB game @ CIM

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(no school for students)

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Kinder Day

-website closes at midnight to preorder for March The Blue Newsletter is produced every two weeks. If you have information you would like to include in the newsletter, please e-mail the school at The next newsletter will be available on-line Monday, February 24rd, 2014 Cut-off for submissions is 10:00 a.m.

Mr. Gibson’s Desk: Principal Notes

It was a busy weekend here at MCS! Thank-you to the parents and staff who volunteered their time to make the Wildcat Chaos basketball tournament such a huge success! All monies raised through events such as this go to directly support our athletics programs. A very special thank you goes out to Mr. Hayden for making this possible! The upcoming month of February is a short one for our students. Between Family Day, Teacher’s Convention and an additional staff organizational day, the month is sure to fly by. With all of the professional learning taking place this month, I believe it is important for our families and community to understand how strong a learning culture we have here at MCS; staff and students alike. I am constantly amazed when teachers come back from learning and their first impulse is to find a way share and implement new strategies and programs with their students and other staff. Recently, I was supported by the Foothills School Division to attend a workshop in California for principals new to the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program. In this intensive three day seminar, I dove deep into the philosophy of PYP and learned strategies to maintain the programme from an administrative standpoint. Secondly, I was able to network with other principals in similar positions from Canada, USA, Mexico, and Columbia. At our recent staff learning day, I shared some of the gems I had learned, and some of the questions I still had and we had an opportunity to build our collective understanding of what it means to be in a PYP programme. This month we also have our second parent teacher interview opportunity. To streamline the process of making appointments we have adopted a new scheduling system. As with anything new, we will ask for your feedback on how well the system works with your family. If you have any issues please do call the office and we can help book your appointment. Paperless feedback: The survey posted in the last Blue Newsletter seems to indicate a strong desire from respondents for an emailed copy. Please remember, the paper version will still be available in the front office should you need one.


Stinky Gym Strip? Students – The February break is a great time to bring your gym strip home to be washed!

LOST & FOUND Please come and claim your lost articles. Anything not claimed will be donated to charity.


A Big Thank You! Thank you to all the parents and staff that helped with our

“Wildcats Chaos”

Basketball Tournament! A special thanks to Mr. Hayden for organizing such a fantastic event.

Online pre-ordering for March Hot Lunches opens Monday, February 10th and closes Monday, February 24 at midnight. Haven’t registered yet? Sign up is easy and our menu items include many great options from Booster Juice to Quesadillas! Don’t forget, all pizza ordering is now online too. Full payment is due Tuesday, February 25 at 3:00pm.

…or just Google “Millarville hot lunches”!


The Priddis Community Association is having a

We would like to invite Grades 1 through 6 to join us at the

Priddis Community Association Hall March 28, 2014 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. The cost is $5.00 per person and a concession will be available for treats. We will have an EMT on site, along with some of our wonderful Volunteer Fire Fighters. Chaperones will be placed at each exit to ensure that no child may exit the building once they have entered. Parents must come into the hall to pick up their children. No Child will be allowed to leave without an adult, no exceptions will be made.

Part Time Help Wanted Nola’s Granola is looking for two or three people to work one or two days a week making the best granola in the west! The job location is at the Red Deer Lake church kitchen. Hours are from 8:30-3:30, but fairly flexible to accommodate school schedules. Job may only last until the end of June. Possible prospects of moving the location to Calgary by summer. Please give me a call if you have any interest or questions. Glenda Bruder 403-931-1558

Blue News Feb 4 2014