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Fundraising Society

The Muriel Martin Fundraising Society (MMFS) raises money for projects in and around the school with the goal of enhancing learning opportunities for students. Many of these projects result in purchases that remain at the school, including:
  • library shelving
  • climbing wall in the gym
  • band equipment
  • playgrounds
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 School Council meeting times, and are either 6:45 p.m. or 7:45 p.m.
September 17  7:45 p.m. 
October 15 6:45 p.m.
November 19 7:45 p.m.
December TBD
January 21 6:45 p.m.
March 4 7:45 p.m.
April 15 7:45 p.m. 
May TBD
June TBD

For more information, or to be added to our distribution list, please send a message to MurielMartinFundraising@gmail.com.

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

Any person having a vested interest in the educational well-being of students enrolled in Muriel Martin Elementary School is a voting member of the Society. This our current executive:
President  Connie Litzenberger* 
Vice-President Kim Bechtold*
Secretary Carmen Leibel*
Treasurer Julia Lee
Member at Large Catherine Burkell
Member at Large Tamie Littlechilds*

*The terms for president, vice-president, treasurer and one member-at-large end May 2019.

FUNDRAISERS
Here is a list of fundraisers, coordinators and their projected timelines. Send us a message if you would like to get involved.

Art Cards: September
Coordinator: this could be you!
Students create art projects in September and October during class, which are published into an order card. Orders are placed in November and delivered by Christmas.

BBQ - Back to School: September
Coordinator: Tamie Littlechilds
A BBQ meal is served from 5:00-6:15 p.m. early in September. Classroom tours are from 6:15-6:45 p.m..

BBQ - Year End: June
Coordinator: this could be you!
This BBQ will be held on the last Wednesday or Thursday of school. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

Boston Pizza: all year
Coordinator: Chrysten Jennings
Submit your meal receipts to the office. Boston Pizza gives the MMFS 5% of pre-tax sales. Emailed receipts for online orders can be sent to murielmartinfundraising@gmail.com.

COBS: all year
Coordinator: not required
When purchasing products, mention that you would like to support Muriel Martin Elementary School. COBS gives the MMFS 5% of pre-tax sales.

Concessions: occasionally
Coordinator: this could be you!
Choose, purchase and prepare the concession items for the September Family Film Night, October Halloween Dance and May Division 2 Track and Field meet. Prepare the schedule for volunteers.

Farm to School: September
Coordinator: Connie Litzenberger
Order fresh vegetables for yourself or the St. Albert Food Bank. Personal orders will be delivered to the school in time for Thanksgiving, while food bank orders are delivered directly to the St. Albert Food Bank and Community Village.

Halloween Dance: October
Coordinator: Tamie Littlechilds & Krystal Jenkins
Scheduled for Friday, October 26th, all students and families are invited to the Halloween-themed dance. There will be a DJ and concession, as well as wonderful Halloween backdrops for photo opps. Forms will be coming out soon!

Hot Lunch: all year
Coordinators: Catherine Burkell & Tamie Littlechilds
Information was sent home in the September 7th Friday envelopes. Order or cancel online up to five days before the menu day. Hot lunch is distributed on Thursday. If you'd like to help distribute food to your child's classroom, contact your teacher or meet in the foyer of the school at 12 noon. If you'd like to help prepare the food bins, it's the same place and time. For more information, contact Catherine or Tamie at mmhotlunch@gmail.com. To place or change an order, click here.

Mabel's Labels: all year
Coordinator: Connie Litzenberger
Mabel's Labels gives the MMFS 20% of pre-tax sales. Simply visit their website, select Muriel Martin Elementary School from the list and start shopping.

Oliver's Labels: all year
Coordinator: Catherine Burkell
Oliver's Labels gives the MMFS 20% of pre-tax sales. Simply visit their website.

QSP Magazine Sales: all year
Coordinator: Connie Litzenberger
Shop for magazines anytime and from anywhere! You may choose to support a student or skip that step. Simply visit their website.

Spellathon: May
Coordinator: Connie Litzenberger and Kim Bechtold
Kindergarten students are quizzed on their knowledge of the alphabet, while students in Grades 1-6 complete spelling tests. Students collect pledges, with all funds being donated to one of three areas: physical education, music or technology. This year, money raised goes to technology.

Yearbook: June
Coordinator: Tanya Jewell
Designer: this could be you!
With the help of Julie from ICON, our designer begins work on the project as early as December. Order forms go home in the Friday envelopes in early June. Books are sent home the last week of June.

OUR PROJECTS FOR 2018-2019
Every fall, the MMFS discusses and selects projects to fund. In the 2017-2018 school year, we purchased band equipment, a teaching TV for the gym and the character ed t-shirts that students win for receiving Dino Draws. Here are some current thoughts for our 2018-2019 projects:

  • Paint new basketball and four square lines at the back of the school where the asphalt was replaced.
  • Fix the 2004 playground addition. The wood edging was replaced, new sand was added for the first time since it was built and a spring was fixed on one playground component.
  • Technology totes (containing tablets or chromebooks) that teachers are able to book for classroom use.
  • A digital message board in front of the school, as the current one is very old and damaged.
  • A second set of band equipment so that students can continue to learn their instruments all year.

What do you think we should fund in 2018-2019? Send your ideas to murielmartinfundraising@gmail.com.

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