Fall is Here!

Alix-MAC School Newsletter, September 2022

Principal's Message

Welcome back to all our families and students; what a busy month it has been in our school. This year our school's goal is RECONNECTION as we have gone through three challenging years, and we want to reestablish our relationships with our staff, our students, and our community as all of these players are super important to the success of our school.


Our journey towards RECONNECTION has started with a bang as we have had many events occur within our building over the month of September. These events have included our Welcome Back Pancake Breakfast, Runstrong Event, Meet the Teacher/Silent Auction Night, and Terry Fox Run. Each event has brought opportunites to make greater connections and it was wonderful to see all the smiles and conversations that were had. We want to thank FAMS and Parent Council for their continued support as they supplied all of the food for our Welcome Back Pancake breakfast and Meet the Teacher/Silent Auction evening. In addition we want to give a huge shout-out to our community who have supported us by donating items for the silent auction and purchasing items at the silent auction. We raised over $8000 to support our Athletics, Grad, Grade 6 Camp, Drama Club, Jr/Sr Student Leadership, Canmore Trip, CTS program, and Greenhouse Club within our school.


In addition, we are excited to announce the reintegration of our student recognition programs as student's in Elementary will have a monthly Mustang Award Assembly recognizing the accomplishments of these student's, and for our Jr/Sr student's we will have pep rallies and awards occur. Moreover, for all of our student's we are doing a daily recognition with Shout-Outs that are announced in our daily annoucements that highlight the amazing acts that our student's are doing in our school.


Lastly, we encourage all of our families to connect with your homeroom teacher if you have any concerns or questions around your son or daughters educating as we view your student's educating as a partnership between student, staff, and parents. Thanks again for all your support and we look forward to RECONNECTING as the year unfolds.


Sincerely,

Alix MAC Admin Team

ALIX MAC SCHOOL COUNCIL

Our Vision & Purpose this year includes two main objectives. Firstly, it is encouraging reconnection within our school community. Secondly, representing the parent voice and seeking to influence school processes in a positive way. We will be planning and hosting 6 community events and meeting 5 times throughout the school year to accomplish our objectives.

If you see one of us at the school and have either positive or constructive feedback to give, please tell us! We are always accepting of new parents, so if you would like to become more involved please reach out to Nicole, the School Council Chair at 403-872-2158.

COMMUNITY EVENT CALENDAR & MEETING MONTHS

*Watch for notices coming home and ads in the school newsletter for more specific details regarding each event.

September - Pancake Breakfast & Meeting

October 12 - Annual General Meeting at 7pm in the Library

November - Movie Night in Alix

December - Christmas Luncheon

January - 1st Wed of the Month Meeting

February - Hockey Night in Alix

March - 1st Wed of the Month Meeting

April - Family Fun Night


June - Touch A Truck Event & Year End Meeting

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Top Row (L-R): Angie Wipf, Marian Pitt, Karen Stoupe-Trigg, Baylee Allan, Marcy Henry, Christina Kromm, Angela Gessleman

Front Row (L-R): Nicole Thibeau, Kendall Johnson, Adrian Paolinelli, Janine Cochrane, Mandi Peterson


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Alix-Public Library Posting

The Alix Public Library is hiring a Library Assistant for after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays as well as

Saturdays. The successful candidate will be:

A minimum of 16 years old as of October 1 st

A student

Local to the Alix or rural area

Has experience working with children

Be punctual and responsible

Be able to work as part of a team as well as independently


Please forward your resume and cover letter to Terry at alixpublic@prl.ab.ca or bring your resume in

person to the library during open hours.

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HOT LUNCH UPDATE



The Hot Lunch program is currently seeking someone to organize and run it. Recipes, shopping lists, and meal ideas are already created and documented for an easy transition. If you are interested in taking on this role or if you would like more information on what this role would entail, please give Nicole a call at 403-872-2158.


**If we are unable to find someone, our hot lunch program will no longer be an option.


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Alix Figure Skating Club 2022-2023 Registrations

The Alix Figure Skating Club is now taking registrations for the 2022/2023 season!

CanSkate is a learn to skate program developed by Skate Canada that focuses on fun, participation, and

basic development. Your child will learn balance, control, and agility. This program is suitable for aspiring

hockey players, ringette players, figure skaters, as well as recreational skaters.

Our program will run on Mondays and Wednesdays from mid-October through mid-March beginning at

5pm.

Your child will need skates (ask us about the skate swap program!), a CSA approved helmet, snow pants,

gloves, and a warm sweater or jacket.

Interested? Contact Sue Duncan at 403-597-8404 for more information. You can also email us at

alixfigureskatingclub@outlook.com.

SMILE COOKIE DAY!


On Friday, September 23 we were treated to over 300 Smiles to Alix MAC, Alix Preschool and Bibs to Bookbags. Daycare!!

Please thank these individuals who sponsored classes to spread some SMILES to your children today



Preschool (Miss Jill). Jodi R Marshall

Kindergarten Angela Richmond

Grade 1 Lisa Honish

Grade 2 Kathy Walker

Grade 3 Kapri Brayford

Grade 4 Shelby Keeping

Grade 5 Megan Mae

Grade 6 Shelby Keeping

Grade 7 Shelby Keeping

Grade 8 Joann Andrew

Grade 9 Melody McBride

Grade 10 Jolene Lesy-Guynup

Grade 11. Mandi Luft Peterson

Grade 12. Jen Brown

Teachers and Support Staff Kris Giles


Thank you to Lori Giles for organizing, delivering and sorting the cookies for Alix-MAC School!

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Alix-MAC School October Dates to Remember

October 5 - World Teacher's Day

Parent Council Meeting TBD

Grad 2023 Meeting Oct 6 @ 7:00 in the library

October 7 - PD Day - (no school for students)

October 10 - Thanksgiving Day (school will be closed)

October 21 - Kindergarten Day

October 25 - Picture Retake Day

October 28 - PD Day (no school for students)

October 31 - Halloween

ALIX-MAC SCHOOL OCTOBER SPORTS DATES:

October 3 - Sr Boys and Girls Home games - Starting at 6 pm

October 4 - Jr. Boys Home Game - starting at 4 pm

October 5 - Sr. Girls Home game - starting at 6 pm

October 12 - Jr High Cross Country Finals - Red Deer

October 14/15 - Senior Boys Home Volleyball Tournament

October 14/15 - Senior Girls Volleyball Tournament @ Caroline

October 21/22 - Jr Boys and Girls Home Volleyball Tournament

October 21/22 - Sr. Girls Volleyball Tournament @ Bashaw

October 28/29 - Sr Boys Volleyball Tournament @ Bawlf

October 28/29 - Sr. Girls Volleyball Home Tournament

October 28 - Jr Girls VB @ St. A's Ponoka

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Alix-MAC School Breakfast Program

The Alix-MAC School breakfast program is in full swing again this year. A huge thank you to our volunteers and staff that arrive early every morning to make toast, and cheese buns for breakfast. We have partnered with Stettler Sobeys and Alix Pantry who donate bread and buns to our school's program. Students also have chocolate milk, juice, granola bars, cheese strings, and muffins available. There is a fruit bin in the office for students to grab a snack throughout the day if they need one.

There are several studies that suggest eating breakfast may help children do better in school by improving memory, alertness, concentration, problem solving, attendance and a better mood.

If you would like to volunteer or donate fruit, muffins or juice to our program, please contact Helen Lacroix at 403-747-2778.

ALIX FIGURE SKATING CLUB

The Alix figure skating club is now taking registrations for the 2022/23 season@

CanSkate is a learn to skate program developed by Skate Canada that focuses on fun, participation, and basic development. Your child will learn balance, control, and agility. This program is suitable for aspiring hockey players, ringette players, figure skaters, as well as recreational skaters.

Our program will run on Mondays and Wednesdays from mid-October through mid-March beginning at 5 pm.

Your child will need skates (ask us about the skate swap program), a CSA approved helmet, snow pants, gloves, and a warm sweater or jacket.

Interested? Contact Sue Duncan at 403-597-8404 for more information. you can also email us at alixfigureskatingclub@outlook.com

ALIX-MAC ELEMENTARY MUSTANG AWARD WINNERS

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Alix MAC Wellness Minute - Looking Forward

In life we sometime have a challenge to see the big picture as we get focussed on the details and stresses of everyday. The challenge is finding startegies to help us look forward. Here is an activity that allows us to focus on looking forward.


1st- A strategy to build motivation is to envision two possible futures and write a few sentences about the two futures. The first future happens if you continue on the same path, without any changes. The second future happens if you decide to make a change.


Think about what the future may look like if you decide that now is not the time to change. If you looked in five years—what would your life be like? What concerns you the most?


On the other hand, if they were to change, what would life be like for them in the future? How would they feel and how would things be different?

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MUSTANG SPORTS

September has been a very busy month for Mustang athletics. We have 5 very full volleyball teams, junior cross country, senior cross country, junior golf, and senior golf.


Our Volleyball teams are hitting their stride as the season is now under full swing. Our junior girls teams have been playing very well and have already shown tremendous improvement so far this year. The senior girls Mustangs are also showing incredible improvements each game and are looking like they might be a force come playoff time. The senior boys Mustangs have demonstrated they are a dominate team this year and have not shied away from tough competition as they beat larger schools like Stettler and Wainwright.


Senior golf has come and gone already. Special shout out to Brodie Mattie for playing an excellent round and finishing in the top 10 at the zone championship.


The junior high cross country team has doubled in size this year and has shown they are an amazing group of runners. We had 7 of our athletes finish in the top 10 at the wolf creek championship race. Look out for this group when they go to the Junior high finals in Red Deer on October 12th.



Malcolm Tisdale

Alix-MAC

Athletic Director

Meet the Teacher/Alix-MAC 2nd Annual Fundraiser Event

Thank you to everyone who supported our second annual Alix-MAC Fundraiser event and Meet the teacher night on Thursday, September 22. There were 65 silent auction items donated to this event along with several new sign purchases. We were able to raise approximately $8000 through silent auction, donations and sponsorship signs.

Thank you to the following who have either bought or renewed their sponsorship sign which are hanging in the Sr. High Gym.


Clive Village Foods Ltd.

Clive and Blackfalds ATB

Haunted Lakes Golf Course

Amanda Russell and Family

Bill Russell Sand and Gravel

Kathy Knapp and family

Gator RV

Jason and Marcy Henry and family

Darlene and Kelsey Tucker and family

Joe and Nicole Thibeau and family

Airforced Daylighting

Garth and Megan Meehan and family

Kromm Oilfield Hauling

Alix Foods

ReMax Real Estate Central AB - Tasha Cordel


Thank you to everyone who donated cash as well.

If anyone wishes to purchase a sponsorship sign, or renew their current sign, please contact the school at 403-747-2778 as soon as possible.