A Message from our Trustee

A Message from our Trustee

As we begin the 2017-2018 school year, I want to take this opportunity to welcome all of our new and returning students and families. This is an exciting time of year and I hope you are starting this new school year as trustees are – with optimism and a commitment to working together to continue advancing student achievement and well-being.

An important part of that commitment is working together with staff members, families and communities to ensure our schools provide an environment that is safe, welcoming and inclusive. This takes on increasing importance given recent local and global events. We take pride in the diversity of our communities and will continue striving to uphold the values of equity and inclusivity in our system.

Trustees have had a busy summer, welcoming our new Human Rights Commissioner and beginning the process for selecting a new Director of Education as we continue to move forward implementing the Minister’s Directions.

An important part of the director selection process includes collecting input from students, staff, families and community members – input that will be used to shape the job description, interview questions and more. I encourage everyone to share their thoughts through the survey available in September. We will continue to keep you updated as this work progresses.

Martin Van Beek, Trustee Newmarket

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Adult School Lunch Assistants Needed

Dear Muir Families,

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We require several paid adult lunch monitors to begin the school year. This daily paid position is during the lunch hour 11:50 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. five days a week. The role includes supervising children both inside and outside during the lunch hour. This position requires a VSS [Vulnerable Sector Screening- Police Check] that must be paid for by the employee. If you are interested in this role or would like to learn more, please contact us at the office [905-895-9466] over the next few days.  We thank you for your consideration.

Mr. Erdmann & Mrs. Mott

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NEW Kindergarten Families

Dear Kindergarten Families,

welcome_to_kindergarten-300x116A friendly reminder that our new Junior Kindergarten (YEAR 1) students will come to school for a half day for the first day only. They will start at the regular time 8:00 a.m. and be ready for pick up at 11:00 a.m. (for the first day only). Families please make arrangements for pick up or talk with your daycare providers to ensure that they are aware for the afternoon. Families must pick up their child (buses will not run during the school day). YEAR 1 students will attend full time, starting on the second day of school.

All Senior Kindergarten (YEAR 2) students will be full time from the first day of school.

We look forward to having you join us next week!

Mr. Erdmann & Mrs. Mott

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Welcome Back!

Dear Alexander Muir Families:

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Our school office re-opens on Monday, August 28th from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. all week. We will support new student registrations at this time. Our regular office hours will be 7:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. starting on the first day of school.

Who will be my teacher?

As we continue to accept new registrations and hear from families that will not be returning to Muir this year, we are currently still placing students into classes. This means that we are unable to provide class placement information until Thursday, August 31st after lunch. Our office will be sending out direct emails to families (that have current emails on file) with class placement information that afternoon. You are also welcome to call or come into the school starting on Thursday (after lunch) to obtain your child’s placement information at that time. We are only able to provide class placement information for your own child/ren. Please note that no requests for changes in class placement will be considered until the third week of September as registrations continue to come in and class re-organizations [to fulfill Ministry of education class sizes] may be required. Any class placement requests must be submitted in writing to the principal. Please note that placement changes may not be possible.

First Day of School

We would request that you meet/wait outside of the school prior to entry time on the first day. All staff will be coming outside to meet, greet and collect students at the start of the school day. Grade 1 to 8 door entry posters will be displayed on doors on Thursday so that you can see which door your child will enter/exit from each day. Kindergarten staff will meet families outside in the enclosed kindergarten fenced area at the start of school. We would please ask that only families that have not yet registered for school come to the office on the first day of school. All other students & families should meet staff outside the school. New students and their parents (who are not on your class list/registered) should come to the office to complete the necessary forms and to assigned to a class. We would recommend that you register your child prior to the first day of school. Our office re-opens on Monday, August 28th at 8:30 a.m. and is open all week.

In Case of Rain on the first Day…..

Starting at 7:50 a.m. – Kindergarten to grade 4 students will meet their teachers in the GYM & grade 5-8 students will meet their teachers in the Learning Commons/Library.

Drop Off/Pick Up from School

Our school is a very busy place during drop off and pick up times. We would highly recommend and encourage you to have your child/ren walk to school each day. Students will enter and exit the school from the same doors each day. Signs will be posted on the doors on Thursday, August 31st to indicate entry/exit doors by class.

If your child is responsible to picking up a younger sibling, we would suggest that they arrange a meeting spot outside the school for this purpose (i.e. the flag pole or basketball net area) to ensure that they are able to find each other at the end of the day.

Muir Families Reminder – please sign in a the office!

Please note that parents/guardians or other visitors to Muir are not permitted to wait or enter the school to wait for their child/ren at entry doors. All exterior doors are locked after the entry bells and all guests (including parents/guardians) must be buzzed in, and enter through the main doors of the school. Please report/sign in directly at the office at all times. We thank you for your cooperation to ensure safety of all students & staff at our school.

Bus/Taxi Students

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At Alexander Muir, only students in kindergarten to grade three [that meet our board’s busing eligibility requirements] are permitted to use the bus. To check the requirements click on the following link  School Bus City . If you are eligible for busing you can confirm your child’s pick up and drop off times at the following link: Pick Up/Drop Off times

All students in grade 4 to 8 are within walking distance of Alexander Muir and therefore do not qualify for busing.

We would ask that you please inform the office and/or your child’s teacher if your child will not be riding the bus on the first day/first few days of school. This will help us to ensure that we have accurate records for departure on the first few days of school.

Stay tuned next week for information on new and returning staff to Alexander Muir in our next post.

We are excited to welcome you back to school!

Mr. Erdmann & Mrs. Mott

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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!


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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