Need to register your child for school for September?

Our Alexander Muir school office is currently closed for the summer and will re-open on Monday, August 28th. If you need to register your child to attend Alexander Muir P.S. please contact the CEC North office at 905- 895-5155  Monday to Thursday 9-3 or visit the office at 130 Carlson Drive, Newmarket.

For more information on school registration and the required documents please visit the following YRDSB website School Registration

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Community Partners

We would like to thank the following Community Partners for supporting students at Alexander Muir P.S. this year. We really appreciate your support. #community #partnerships #wellbeing

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Check this out!

Great bird’s eye view of Alexander Muir! #amps #ampsspirit

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Farewell & Welcome Back!

Farewell

We would like to thank and say a fond farewell to the following staff that will not be returning to Alexander Muir next year. We wish you all the best!

Happy Retirement to Mrs. Bissell & Mr. Raymond

Farewell to the following staff members who will not be returning to Alexander Muir next September: Ms. Singh, Mrs. Marles, Ms. Klar, Mrs. Kincaid, Mrs. Scaife, Mrs. Baptiste, Mrs. Scott, Mrs. Scheffel, Ms. Wand, Mrs. Malcolm & Mrs. Faber.

Thank you for all you have done at Alexander Muir P.S. We will miss you!

Welcome Back

We look forward to welcoming back Mrs. Strato in September. We also will welcome back Mrs. Broughton, Mrs. Money & Mrs. Wells later in the school year.

We look forward to your return. As changes are still possible over the summer, we will provide Muir families with an updated staff list in the first week of school.

Mr. Erdmann & Ms. Wand

 

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RED DAY @AlexMuirPS We did it!

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IMG_5765EARLY RELEASE DAY  Thursday, June 29th

On Thursday, June 29, 2017, an early release day will take place to allow elementary teachers and support staff to take part in meetings during the afternoon of that day.  Students will attend school during the morning of Thursday, June 29, 2017 only.  Students will be dismissed early at 11:00 a.m.  Arrangements will be made to ensure that students who are normally bused to and from school will receive transportation at this time.  Parents/guardians whose children attend after school child care should make appropriate arrangements to address this change in schedule.

Play Days @ Alexander Muir P.S. next week

Grade 1-3 Play Day has been rescheduled for Monday, June 26th in the morning

Kindergarten Play Day is scheduled for  Tuesday, June 27th in the morning

Please have your child dressed appropriately for the weather.  Please bring a water bottle, hat and wear sunscreen on these days. Should be lots of fun!

School Gardens

We are looking for families that are interested in caring for our vegetable box gardens/ and our flowers at the front of the school over the summer. They will need some tender loving care to ensure that they survive the heat (watering two times a week).  If interested please let us know!

Adult School Lunch Monitors

We will be looking for adult school lunch monitors in September. This is a one hour a day paid position. A police vulnerable sector screening (PVSC) will be required (at your own expense). For further information please contact our office at (905) 895-9466.

 

School Office HOURS after Friday, June 30th

  • Tuesday, July 4th to Thursday, July 6th from 9:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m. for Report Card returns and new registrations.
  • School closed July 7th through Friday, August 25th, 2017.

School Office Re-opens the week of Monday, August 28th – Friday, September 1st from 9:00am. until 2:30pm daily.

 

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New V.P. Announcement

New Vice Principal Appointment

At the YRDSB board meeting this week the following announcements were made:

That Andrea Rye, Vice-Principal at Alexander Muir Public School (effective September 1, 2017 as approved at the June 6, 2017 Board Meeting), be appointed as Principal at R.L. Graham Public School, effective September 1, 2017.

That Crystal Mott, Teacher at Robert Munsch Public School, be appointed as Vice-Principal at Alexander Muir Public School, effective September 1, 2017.

We wish Mrs. Rye all the best in her new role as Principal and welcome Mrs. Mott to Alexander Muir P.S. We look forward to working with you at our school.

Mr. Erdmann

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RED Day @AlexMuirPS

Dear Alexander Muir Families,

Are you ready for RED DAY at Muir to help celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday!

 

CANADA (1)On Tuesday, June 20th, students and staff will be gathering in the school yard to commemorate Canada’s 150th Birthday by taking a school photo from the roof. We are asking for your support and cooperation in having your child wear a RED HAT,  ANY RED HAT on this day. It could be a cap, toque, cowboy, bandanna… store bought or homemade….as long as it’s RED and goes on your head, it will be perfect!

Many stores are carrying hats in preparation for Canada’s special day, but if you are looking for a cheaper alternative, dollar stores are selling a few varieties for a reasonable price.

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Also, if possible,we are asking that your child wear any red shirt on this day as well! Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

We are very excited to show off our school spirit to celebrate this special year for our wonderful country!

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Fidget Spinners at School

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Fidget spinners have fast become a popular item across schools in York Region and our school is no exception.  Fidget spinners are small, ball-bearing devices that can be rotated between the user’s fingers. Many spinners are marketed as aides for individuals with anxiety, autism and ADHD.  Some of our students have Individual Education Plans (IEP) which include the variety of ‘fidgets’ as tools to aid with focus and concentration.

 The use of fidget spinners or other fidgets in the classroom, during instructional time,  should be discussed with your child’s teacher.  Those students requiring the use of a fidget would already have this accommodation in place and the fidget would be considered a tool.  For all other students using fidget spinners and other fidgets is considered a toy and should be used only during recess times.  

Just a reminder, the school is not responsible for loss or damage for toys/items brought from home.  If you have any questions about your child’s progress and/or their use of fidgets as a learning tool, please contact your child’s teacher.  

Mr. Erdmann & Ms. Wand

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Early Dismissal-Thursday June 29th

All schools in the York Region District School Board are committed to improving student achievement and well-being.  On Thursday, June 29, 2017, an early release day will take place to allow elementary teachers and support staff to take part in meetings during the afternoon of that day.  These meetings will allow for school staff to engage in culminating activities regarding the review and revision of the School’s Improvement Plan as well as year-end and transition activities that support student success.

As has been our practice in the past, students will attend school during the morning of Thursday, June 29, 2017 only.  Students will be dismissed early that day at 11:00 a.m.  Arrangements will be made to ensure that students who are normally bused to and from school will receive transportation at this time.  Parents/guardians whose children attend after school child care should make appropriate arrangements to address this change in schedule.

Mr. Erdmann & Ms. Wand

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