Milo School News

December 2022

Principal's Point

It has been a busy few months here at the school and as we look towards our Christmas break we have a few more busy weeks ahead! I only have a few points to share with you this time.

  • Most of our students have done a great job so far, but as we continue into the cold and windy months, please remember to send students dressed for the weather. As often as we can, we will be headed outside for recess for fresh air and space to run around so continue to send boots, snow pants, gloves, and a toque every day.
  • Thank you to everyone who has supported our junior high fundraising efforts towards our Marine Biology trip. Both the cash calendar and the concession at the Christmas market were great successes and we are very appreciative!
  • Evergreen Theatre is joining us this year from December 12th - 15th. They will work with all of the students to put together performances that connect to the science curricula. The students have some really great ideas from electrical safety to blind starfishes. You won't want to miss it! Join us on Thursday, December 15th at 7:00pm for our performance!
  • Our Wellness Committee is planning some holiday-themed activities to take place from December 19th to 22nd and we will send out a schedule once we have finished it. December 22nd will be a busy day for us. Curling Alberta will be joining us in the morning for their Ready to Rock program that grades 4-9 will take part in. I will prepare a free hot lunch for students on the 22nd as well and will finish the day with some festive activities. More details on all of this will be released when the Wellness Committee finishes the schedule.
  • Thanks to all the amazing volunteer readers that have been working with our students the past few months. If you are interested in spending some time supporting our young readers, Ms. Kirk is still looking for a few more volunteers!

As always, if you have questions or concerns feel free to contact me.

Stay warm,

Dakota Mattson


Edsby Update

Though there is still a lot to learn, we are making some progress! If you have not accessed your Edsby account yet please contact the school for instructions. This is the source of information for student progress. We know that we have some work to do to be consistent as a school in our use of Edsby and we will continue to work on that. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue to learn how this new tool can work for us. There are many features of Edsby we have not begun to explore yet, like the ability to add examples of student work for you to see at home, but with time we will expand our use of Edsby to increase its value as a communication tool.

Students in grades 7-9 have been shown how to access their Edsby accounts, allowing them to see when their marks are updated. We hope that this will give them the ability to take further accountability for their learning by checking their progress and rectifying when an assignment is incomplete, overdue, or not done to their best ability. Teachers will continue to support students in this regard, providing reminders and guidance when work can be improved or when an assignment needs to be submitted.

Yearbook Committee

Ms. Kirk will once again be recruiting student help in creating our yearbook. Yearbook meetings will take place Thursdays after school from 4:00-5:15 starting December 8th. Students in grades 4-9 interested in getting involved can connect with Ms. Kirk for more information.


Curling season is here! Forms have gone home with students in grades 4-9 who are interested in playing. Practices will be on Mondays from 4:00 - 5:15 starting December 5th. Our junior high students will be entering a league and playing games on Wednesdays (schedule to be determined). For more details contact Ms. Kirk.




Around the School

Remembrance Day Ceremony

Thank you to all of those who joined us in Remembrance this year. It was so great to see the gym packed with families and community members. Thank you so much to all those involved in putting the ceremony together. We are so proud of all of our students for their various contributions to the ceremony - from handing out programs and carry flags to their thoughtful performances.




Ms. Schneider's Kitchen

Dill Pickle Bread

My family likes lots of cheese and loves pickles, so I added extra of both. Enjoy :)


  • 1/2 c. sour cream
  • 1/2 c. vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tbsp. sugar
  • 1 3/4 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp. pickle juice (use a good pickle juice, you can taste the difference)
  • 1/2 c. chopped pickles (I added ¾ of a cup)
  • 1/2 c. shredded cheddar (I also used extra cheese and sprinkled some on top)
  • 2 tbsp. chopped fresh dill


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line a 9" x 5" loaf pan with parchment paper. (See below for individual size)

  2. In a large bowl, whisk together sour cream, vegetable oil, eggs, and sugar until smooth. Add flour, baking powder, salt, and pickle juice and stir until combined. Fold in chopped pickles, cheddar, and dill. Pour batter into loaf pan. (If adding cheese to the top of you loaf do so half way through baking time. For muffins add before baking)

  3. Bake until the bread is golden and a toothpick inserted into the middle of the loaf comes out clean, 40 minutes. Cool completely before slicing. Serve with butter.

For a brownie pan use PAM (or preferred cooking spray) instead of parchment paper and cook for about half the time due to the smaller size.

For a Muffin tin either PAM (or preferred cooking spray) or baking cups will work and cook for about half the time due to the smaller size.

Upcoming Dates

December 12th to 15th - Evergreen Theatre Residency

December 15th - Evergreen Theatre Performance, 7:00PM

December 22nd - Ready to Rock Curling Day

December 22nd - Last day of classes, free hot lunch

January 9th - First Day Back!