Parent Council Executive 2017-2018 


All parents and guardians are welcome to participate in the Muriel Martin Parent Council, and we would appreciate your participation. Parent Council meets every month at 6:45 p.m. in the school library. 

To stay informed throughout the school year, watch for the weekly Parent Planner e-mails that are sent on Fridays. Watch for upcoming Parent Information sessions to be announced throughout the year. There will be a variety of topics presented. 

If you would like to be on the distribution list, please e-mail us at: 


Our committee consists of an elected parent executive as well as parent members who meet to share ideas and provide input to school representatives regarding programs and events occurring in the school. 

Each year, a different school trustee is assigned to our council to facilitate communication between Parent Council and the School Board. 

Co-Chair: Chrysten Jennings
Co-Chair: Georgia Atkins
Secretary: Tamie Littlechilds/Connie Litzenberger


Muriel Martin Parent Council makes decisions that support the life and work in our school community. It is a forum in which parents are invited to bring their ideas for the community and share positive feedback, as well as communicate their concerns. It is an opportunity to listen to administration report on current issues affecting the school community. All parents or guardians of students attending Muriel Martin are voting members of Parent Council, and you are welcome to come join us. 

We, the Parent Council, plan and host educational parent workshops, our annual Family Dance, the Staff Appreciation Luncheon, and Year-end BBQ. We also coordinate the care of our beautiful outdoor garden areas.

Fundraising Society 2017-2018 

All parents or guardians are members of the MMFS and are invited to participate in the Muriel Martin Fundraising Society. Meetings are generally held on the 3rd Monday of each month in the school music room. Start times rotate with the Parent Council meeting times, and are either 6:45pm or 7:45pm.

February 12 at 6:45 p.m.
March 19 at 7:45 p.m.
April  16 at 6:45 p.m.
May 7

6:45 p.m. AGM at 6:45 p.m. We will be voting for the secretary, treasurer and one member-at-large positions.

7:15 p.m. 2017-2018 Planning Meeting: bring your new fundraising ideas to the Planning Meeting.

June - TBD

For more information, or to have your contact added to our e-communications, please send us an e-mail to

To stay informed throughout the school year, watch for notices in the school's Weekly Parent Planner. It is sent via email every Friday. 

Who We Are . . . 

The Muriel Martin Fundraising Society is a non- profit society that raises funds to enhance the learning opportunities of all students within our school. All parents of students attending Muriel Martin Elementary School are voting members of the Society. 

President: Connie Litzenberger 
Vice-President: Kim Bechtold
Secretary:  Carmen Liebel
Treasurer: Julia Lee
Member at Large: Catherine Burkell 
Member at Large: Tamie Littlechilds 

The terms for treasurer, secretary and one member at large end May 2018. The terms for president, vice-president and the second member at large end May 2019.

What We Do . . . 

The Fundraising Society coordinates school and community fundraising activities and grant applications that generate funds to support programs and initiatives intended to enhance learning opportunities for students. As well, the Fundraising Society provides services such as the Hot Lunch program and funds school events such as the Family Dance and numerous workshops. 

Our most recent project was the 2017 Playground project. Thanks to everyone who contributed time, money and effort to this amazing project. We'd also like to recognize the Alberta Government for their Community Facilities Enhancement Program (CFEP) grant contribution of $125,000 and the City of St. Albert for their Community Capital Program grant contribution of $60,000. Thank you so much!

Every year funds raised are directed to the Classroom Education Fund and the Field Trip fund. The Classroom Education Fund provides funding to each teacher to use for additional learning resources, such as books, games, and technical applications, etc. The Field Trip fund supports in-school field trips or out-of-school field trips.


At the December 2017 meeting, the Society voted to fund three new projects this year:

  • Character education t-shirts that the students win for receiving Dino Draws
  • A teaching TV for the gym
  • Band equipment 
All of this is possible with your support. Thank you!