Wednesday, 22 April 2015

MidSun Grocery Gift Card Deadline Extention

Midsun Grocery Gift Card Program has extended the next due date until Tuesday May 5th.  This way all parents have plenty of time to think about pre-ordering cards for the summer months. 
Over the summer you may need to run to the store to buy extra groceries/gasoline & supplies for your summer bbq’s, camping supplies, picnics, parties, re-unions or grads!

Here’s how it works: You put in an order for the store cards, our volunteers purchase the cards from the merchants (who then give us a % based on monthly amount) then you or your student pick up the cards at the school on a designated day/time.

Funds raised go directly to enhance your child’s learning & school experience.  We work towards purchasing items on teacher wish lists.  Items such as computer equipment, sports equipment, smart boards etc.

You can find a copy of our order form on the school website under the Parent Council heading. Payment by cheque can be handed into the teacher/office with order form at any time.  Payments by credit card/debit will be taken May 4th-May 5th at the school office between 3:20-4:20p.m.

          Thank you for your on-going support of this fundraising program!

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Options for next year's grade 8 & 9

Our grade 7 and 8 students have started their option selection process for next year. We are using a new, online process through HomeLogic and will complete all the selections at school. A verification page will be sent home with students next week for parent signature. A list of course descriptions will be posted to the website later this week. If your child is not already attending MidSun, a hard copy will be available for you soon.
Thank you

Friday, 17 April 2015

A great day to be the principal of MidSun School.

I continue to be impressed by the outstanding work of MidSun students.

Yesterday began with "La tier".  Our grade 7 French students were treated to some authentic maple toffee and French Canadian music.  I was able to savour the delecious flavours of Maple taffee and had a quick jig with the French students.

Then I had the pleasure of supervising our Linkages students who made a visit to their seniors at the Mackenzie Towne Centre.  Many of them are in our band and they played a half hour concert for their senior buddies.  Natalie H. finished off the performance with a moving flute solo. This was organized and led by the kids and was a wonderful representation of their music skills.

When I returned to school I found a grade nine science class flinging barbie dolls that were tied to elastics over the second floor balcony. As part of their Linear Relations unit, students conducted an experiment to see how many rubber bands were required for Barbie or Ken to safely bungee jump from a set height.  Students were collecting data, creating an equation and depicting their results graphically then interpreting their results...  AND they were having fun doing it!

It was a beautiful day for outdoor supervision and over lunch I was able to join in on a rousing game of four square with some talented boys.  I would like to say I taught them a thing or two, but I am afraid it was the other way around.

We had a visitor afterschool from the ATA who commented to me that she felt a happy energy in our building.  I have to agree!  On Friday our halls were filled with Jersey wearing students who were gearing up for our anual staff vs student hockey game.  I am dashing off now to cheer on the teams as they raise money to build a school in an impoverished area.

I am pretty sure I have one of the best jobs in the world!

Have a good weekend MidSun Families!
Veronica Saretsky

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Grade 9 Farewell Volunteers Needed

The grade 9 students will be celebrating their farewell on June 22, 2015 with a field trip to Calaway Park.  In order to make this trip a success we require the support of parent volunteers. 

If you are interested in joining us for the day and you have up to date volunteer clearance please contact Mrs. Kaiser via email at

Thank you

Drug Awareness Presentation - Grade 9

Today our grade 9 students heard about the negative effects of drugs through a presentation by Sharon Schubert who is associated with the Partnership for  Drug Free Canada.  Sharon courageously shared her story detailing how her son passed away due to a drug overdose.  Her message promoted awareness, positive choices, learning how to say no to peer pressure and how drug use can negatively affect your life plans and relationships.

Thanks to Sharon for sharing her story with our students.

Referees Needed For Charity Hockey Game

We are looking for 2 parents with referee experience in hockey for our staff vs student hockey game on Friday April 17th @ 1:30.  This annual game is a fun charity game between grade 9 students and staff members, and is held at the South Fish Creek Arenas. 
All funds collected will be donated to Free the Children.

If you are able to participate, please contact Ms. Amirault at

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

School Council Special Presentation on Youth Mental Health

Hope everyone can join us for a School Council special guest speaker on adolescent mental health on Thursday April 9, 2015 at 7:00PM in the Library Commons.  Kathy Penner, a ten year teacher vetran who currently works in the mental health class at Centennial High School will be speaking on the important topic of Adolescent Mental Health.  Kathy will spend roughly 60 minutes relaying the latest in adolescent brain development and common theories behind mental illness.  Specific information will be shared regarding depression and anxiety; the two most common mental illnesses found in adolescence. Community resources will be shared at the end of the presentation.
All are welcome!

10th Annual Charity Basketball Game Update

On January 29th, a small team of Mount Royal Cougar Basketball team members faced off against our MidSun Laker Sr. Basketball team in the 10th annual charity basketball game.

The whole school came out to cheer on the Lakers in this display of teamwork, sportsmanship and fun.  The referee’s added to the excitement with some creative consequences for fouls on the Cougars players.

The school was able to raise $1,141.00 to help support building a school in Ecuador.

Thank you to the Cougars for once again participating and supporting MidSun in this annual highlight.

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

The Encore 2015 Drama Festival


On TUESDAY MAY 5TH -  this is a fun all-day field trip. (Bus leaves 7am, returns by 3pm)

Ø Students get to go to TWO-90 minutes drama workshops, taught by Theatre Industry Clinicians. Workshops topics include: Improv, Acting, Directing, Gore Makeup and more!

Ø Students will get to see The Shakespeare Company perform a theatrical production.

Ø Time permitting, students may perform theatre improv games in front of an audience AND watch other Drama students from around Calgary perform!

THE COST IS:  $30.00  each ( This includes transportation to and from the school.)

Students MUST BRING A LUNCH (as there is NO cafeteria there)  
Students please see Miss  Smith for forms.