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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 held according to the schedule below and are now held via Google Meet. School Council Meeting time is 6:45 p.m. and Fundraising Society Meeting follows at approximately 7:45 p.m.  
October 5  6:45/7:45 pm
November 16 6:45/7:45 pm
January 11 6:45/7:45 pm
February 8 6:45/7:45 p.m.
March 8 6:45/7:45 p.m.
April 12 6:45/7:45 p.m.
May 10 (AGM) 6:45/7:45 p.m.
June 14 6:45/7:45 p.m.
   

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. Here's our latest MMFS newsletter.

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 Catherine Burkell
Vice-President Krystal Jenkins
Treasurer Nathan Riske
Secretary Amanda Walter
   

FUNDRAISERS
Here are some examples of our fundraisers. Many are on hold due to COVID-19. Send us a message if you would like to get involved.

Hot Lunch: all year
Coordinators: Catherine Burkell & Tamie Littlechilds
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. If you'd like to help prepare the food bins, contact Catherine at mmhotlunch@gmail.com To place or change an order click here.

Art Cards: Alternating Winter/Spring 
Students create art projects during class, which are published into an order card. Parents can order art cards as well as other products such as magnets, notebooks and plaques!

BBQ - Back to School (when allowed by Alberta Health Services)
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 (when allowed by Alberta Health Services)  
A BBQ is held on the last Wednesday or Thursday of school. 

Boston Pizza:
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. Skip the Dishes receipts are excluded.

Concessions
Choose, purchase and prepare the concession items for the September Family Night, October Halloween Dance and May Division 2 Track & Field Meet. Prepare the schedule for volunteers. 

Farm to School:
Coordinator: Catherine Burkell
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:
Coordinator: Tamie Littlechilds & Krystal Jenkins
Scheduled for the Friday before Halloween, 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.

Yearbook: June
Coordinator: Catherine Burkell
Designer: this could be you!
Our designer begins work on the project as early as December. Books are sent home the last week of June.

Mabel's Labels: all year
Coordinator: Catherine Burkell
Mabel's Labels gives the MMFS 20% of pre-tax sales. Simple 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.

COBS: all year
Coordinator: Catherine Burkell
When purchasing products, mention that you would like to support Muriel Martin Elementary School. COBS gives the MMFS 5% of pre-tax sales.

Spell-a-thon
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.

OUR PROJECTS

Every year, the MMFS discusses and selects projects to fund. In recent years, we have purchased 3 chrome carts, 2 sets of band equipment, a teaching TV and AV system for the gym and the character ed t-shirts that students win for receiving Dino Draws.

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

Read our latest MMFS newsletter!
 

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