Wednesday, October 31, 2012

SUTP APP Refund - if interested

Thank you to all of our families who supported the SUTP fundraiser by purchasing books and app's this year! We sold more than 600 books, raising over $6000 for the school!

While SUTP has been selling the paper books for many years, this was the first year that they have launched an app. As such, it has come with some growing pains for them. It has come to our attention, that some people may be disappointed with the functionality of the app itself. While SUTP is continuously working to enhance this app, both MTSPA and SUTP want to ensure that everyone is satisfied with the product. As such, if you have purchased an app and are not satisfied with any aspect of it, we will honour exchanges for a paper book at no extra cost to you.

If you would prefer to have your app deactivated in exchange for a paper book, please e-mail and we will send a book home with your child. In the e-mail, please include the name the app is registered in, your child's name & teacher, and your phone number. If you still have the app activation card, you can return that to your child's teacher (attn: fundraising).

Exchange requests must be received by November 9th.

Thank you again for your support of this important fundraiser!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Meeting Reminder and Agenda - Oct 29th @ 6:30pm

Come listen and share.

This month's guest teachers are Mrs. Diana Hamilton and Mrs. Danielle Wonderham from Grade 4 and Kindergarten.  They will share things that their grades have been working on and what students have been learning.  There will be an update on fundraising events and campaigns and the fun lunch program.

This is your opportunity to have a voice, provide constructive input and contribute to the success of your children at MTS.

If you have a topic you would like to see discussed at future meetings please contact me to be added to the agenda.

Happy Halloween.

Sean Tyson
MTSC/MTSPA Chair | |

Agenda for Monday, October 29, 2012 

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Bill 3, The Education Act

ASCA has been asked to forward the following message from the Minister of Education to all parents and school councils.

Today, Bill 3, The Education Act, was introduced in the Alberta Legislature. You can view the news release here.

Alberta’s new Education Act brings to life the vision for a 21st century education that thousands of Albertans shared through Inspiring Education and subsequent consultations. The government has listened and their input is reflected in this legislation.

The Act contains some of the toughest anti-bullying measures of any jurisdiction in Canada. The legislation makes it clear bullying and other inappropriate behaviour is not acceptable under any circumstances – not by students, teachers or anyone else in the school community.  It sets out the expectation that schools must be welcoming, caring, respectful, safe and free from physical and emotional harm in order for children and youth to be successful.

Bill 3 is also the first legislation in Canada to formally recognize the role of parents as a child's first and most important teacher and maintains Alberta’s commitment to choice in education, whether it is public, separate, francophone, private, charter or home education. Under the new legislation, School Boards will also be given more flexibility to meet local needs.

As Premier Alison Redford recently said, “Education is the key to responsible citizenship. It is how young Albertans understand who we are and connect with the values we share. It also gives them the skills they need to take an active role in society.”

The introduction of the new Education Act is not the end of the journey toward a transformed education system for Alberta. Once the Education Act is passed, corresponding regulations and policies will have to be aligned before it comes into force. The input of Albertans will be essential as we develop and revise these supporting regulations.

For more information, please visit

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Campbell's Labels For Education

Help MTS redeem free stuff! 
MTS registered with the Campbell Soup’s Labels for Education campaign. This campaign asks families to save Campbell Soup product labels/ UPC codes and donate them to the school. The school collects them and can then redeem them for items such as gym equipment, musical instruments, DVD’s, books, etc.

Eligible products include:
  • All Campbell Soup products (i.e. Chunky Soup; Condensed Soup; Gardennay; Healthy Request Bowls)
  • Campbell Soup broths
  • Easy Cooking Sauce
  • PREGO Pasta Sauce
  • PACE Salsa
  • GOLDFISH crackers
  • V8 beverages

ALL LABELS/UPC Codes can be sent to school with your child or dropped off at the main office.


Thursday, October 4, 2012

SUTP Deadline Quickly Approaching

This is your reminder to get those SUTP book orders sent in.  Half of every book sold comes directly to the school.  October 12 is the deadline.  Don't forget this year they have an app for your phone. For all your out-of-town relatives we also have books/apps for Red Deer, Edmonton and Medicine Hat.

If you need an order form please click on the link to download it:  SUTP order form

Thank you to everyone for your orders.  The funds we receive from this fundraiser help your kids be able to learn in broader ways throughout the year, for example: in-line skating, Three Left Feet, buses for field trips, musical instruments...the list continues to grow and vary.