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Millarville Community School Blue Newsletter Tel: (403) 938-7832/ http://millarville.fsd38.ab.ca 2/http://millarville.fs

April 28, 2014 25MILLMARVILLEHome BLUAE S832 Home of the Wildcats! Happ200222 The New “Paperless” Blue Newsletter! MONDAY April 28 Hot lunch website per-ordering for May closes at midnight

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April 29 April 30 Gr. 8 Badminton at Taco del Mar & Edison Booster Juice Day 1:30 Time Capsule Assembly

Gr. 7 Badminton at Edison May 5 Team Thrive Meeting - 6 pm in the LC

THURSDAY May 1 May 2 Pizza Day 1:30 Assembly Walk-a-thon kick off

Grade 7/8 Space Camp May 6 May 7 Fundraising Meeting Hot Dog Day - 5:30 pm in the LC

May 8 Pizza Day

School Council Mtg - 7 pm in the LC

May 12 Next Blue Newsletter

May 13

Hot lunch website opens to pre-order for June

May 19 Victoria Day (no school for students)

FRIDAY

May 20 Gr. 5 Fieldtrip to Ralph Klein Park Track & Field rain out day

May 9

Kinder Day

Volunteer Tea 1:00 – 2:30 pm

May 14 May 15 Subway/Booster Pizza Day Juice Day Track & Field Meet Fieldtrip to Turner Valley for 100th Anniversary of Dingman #1 Discovery

May 16 Staff Learning Day

May 21 May 22 Subway/Booster Pizza Day Juice Day Math Parent Meeting - 7:00-8:30 at MCS

May 23

(no school for students)

Kinder Day Boston Pizza Day

Gr. 7/8’s - Camping to Quaite Valley 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 gregsonw@fsd38.ab.ca The next newsletter will be available on-line Monday, May 12 , 2014. Cut-off for submissions is 10:00 a.m.


Mr. Gibson’s Desk: Principal Notes

Welcome Spring! I hope your families had a fantastic break last week and are ready for the final push to the end of the school year. There are only two short months before summer vacation and it is sure to fly by. We are dedicated to make these final months of the school year at MCS fun and exciting for our students. Space Camp May 1st and 2nd MCS is hosting the grade 9 class of the Calgary Connect Charter School along with our junior high students for a two day immersive space camp. This means that the population of our school will increase by 100 students! Guest speakers, as experts in their fields, will be on hand to answer the students’ questions and give them first hand knowledge about current research. This will also include a visit from Mars One candidate Zac Trolley on Friday and a four meter high inflatable planetarium! The students will work in teams to participate in problem-solving and cooperative challenges to push their skills. Thursday evening the students will also be attending a night session at the Rothney Observatory where they will have an opportunity to learn more about research happening in our back yard. Our other students will also be involved in some of the keynote sessions taking place throughout the two days whenever appropriate. Walk-a-thon and 30-30 Challenge! Thank-you to all of our volunteers for working tirelessly to set up a month of movement here at MCS! The month of May starts off with an assembly on Thursday, May 1st at 10:30 where the students will receive their pedometers and start tracking their movements over the month of May. Culminating on May 30th with the official walk-a-thon day, which is sure to be a whole community event! Check the announcement board for our school’s progress and more details. As part of this month, I would also like to remind you to take the 30-30 challenge. Go outside for 30 minutes for the 30 days of May with your families. Now that spring has arrived, this should be a breeze! If you are interested in sharing some of the activities or experiences you have in this challenge, please forward photos or stories to me to share in the next Blue News!


Please look forward to attending our next

Team Thrive Meeting, (formerly Healthy Initiatives) on

Monday, May 5th, 2014 6:00pm in the Learning Commons We welcome all parents to join us to share their thoughts and ideas. “Inspiring hearts, minds & bodies”…


Child Care Needed

Please accept this as your invitation

to the Volunteer Tea.

Looking for in-house childcare on Wednesday and/or Thursdays from approximately 3-5 pm, however hours are flexible. Call Kate 403-931-2084

If you have been so kind as to volunteer your time and energy to our school this year, we would love for you to join us for a celebration! Please mark Friday, May 9th from 1:00 – 2:30 pm on your calendar and join us for refreshments and entertainment as we thank you for all of your help and support!

Thank you to‌

Millarville Motors For their generous donation of pedometers to all students and staff for our upcoming Walk-a-thon event on May 30th! Be sure to join us on Thursday, May 1st at 1:30 for our kick off assembly. The students will receive their pedometers on May 1st and parents, family & friends can purchase additional pedometers for only $2.00!

Fundraising Meeting Tuesday, May 6th 5:30pm In the Learning Commons Please join us to discuss current & future fundraising initiatives for next year.

Everyone is welcome!


Online pre-ordering for May closes tonight at midnight. Full payment is due Tues, April 29. Thank you to everyone for signing up to volunteer for Hot Lunch by checking the volunteer box on the online order form. We still require many volunteers for May so please sign up online if your schedule permits. May is a busy month with field trips and activities so please check your calendar to ensure your child will not be away. Unfortunately, we are unable to issue refunds if your child is away and missed their lunch but we welcome you to come in and pick it up. ** NEW **  We added Friday, May 23 this month so that Kinders have an opportunity to take part in this fun lunch day!  Forgot your lunch or didn’t order online? We now offer “cash & carry” previously frozen pizza at a cost of only $3.00. Please see a hot lunch volunteer in the kitchen or Mrs. Gregson from 12:15 – 12:30 to pick up your pizza. Limited quantities available on first come, first serve basis.  Boston Pizza and OPA have been added to May’s Menu! We are still looking for two coordinators to run the program for next year. Please contact the office if you are interested.


Book Sale Recycled Library books now on sale in the Learning Commons. All books are only‌


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