Friday, March 22, 2013

March Meeting Recap

To kick off the MTS School Council Meeting we heard from Mrs. Phelan and Ms. Youngstrom about what our Grade 3 students are currently focusing on with regards to "The Elements of Story" and "Math in our World"!

Dr. Slater and Mrs. Reichardt shared some exciting updates with us! Our school now has a snow-blower in addition to our snow-removal tractor. This means that when there are heavy snowfalls Sandy will have an alternative to snow-removal over the tractor which gets repeatedly stuck in large depths of snow. Much of our snow removal still has to be done by hand so please be patient.

More exciting news!! Our school will be receiving it's final set of relocatables this year! They should be up and ready for use come September!

In preparation for Tony Bromhead, principal of David Thompson Middle School, coming to address our Parent Council next month there was much discussion about topics we would like him address. If you have comments you would like passed on please forward them to Jenn R. ( or Sean T. ( Mr. Bromhead will make a presentation and will also be prepared for a time of Q&A following, if you want to hear more about David Thompson Middle School please plan to attend our next meeting Monday, April 29th at 6:30 PM

Our Coco Brooks fundraiser will be ready to pick up soon! If you ordered pizzas please be prepared to pick them up April 9th between the hours of 6:30 - 8:00 in the teachers parking lot at the west end of the school. For food safety reasons we cannot have the frozen pizzas out of a freezer any longer than this time window and the MTSPA has no way of storing pizzas that are not picked up so please set a reminder.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Reminder - Council & Parent Assoc, Meeting Monday at 6:30pm

March meeting topics: Grade 3 teachers present, initial highlights of CBE Budget and expected impacts, and gathering parents' questions in advance of David Thompson presentation next month. 

Grade Three teachers presenting this month are Ms. Monica Youngstrom and Mrs. Jeanette Phelan.

Our leadership team will update us with CBEs initial reaction to the Provincial Budget.

Lastly there has been much discussion around the transition of MTS students to middle school.  To address parents’ question the principal of David Thompson, Mr. Tony Bromhead will be our special guest presenter at our council meeting on April 29th.  We would like Mr. Bromhead to focus his presentation on any question or concerns parents might have.  Therefore, please bring your questions to this Monday’s meeting so he has time to prepare April’s presentation focused on your questions. 

Thank you for your support of the Coco Brooks Fundraiser.

Link: Agenda MTSC & MTSPA Meeting March 18th

Please let me know if you have any questions or suggestions for future meetings.

See you all soon,
Sean Tyson | Chair MTSC & MTSPA |

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Hear Ye Hear Ye....

Everyone please take note that this Friday, March 15 is the day to have your COCO BROOKS forms in.  There will be no extensions so make sure you get them in.

IMPORTANT: Make sure child's name and number are on forms. Many have come in without - this will make pick-up very hard for you.

Thank you all for your orders.  They really are great pizzas and help the school out tons.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Coco Brooks Is Coming!!!!

MTS favorite fundraiser Coco Brooks has finally arrived!  

The forms were sent home with your kids on Monday but we have all the information here in case you need it.  Please see the attached forms below for more information.

Forms must be in by Friday, March 15. Pick up of your pizzas will be Tuesday, April 9 from 6:30-8:00 in the Teacher's Parking Lot.

Monday, March 4, 2013

February Meeting Recap

During the MTS School Council Meeting Mrs. Thompson and Mr. Klassen gave a brief outline of what the students in Grade 4 are focusing on. They also discussed some things the grade 4's do to prepare for the transition into Middle School.

Dr. Slater and Ms. Reichart discussed new clubs starting up for students, Kindergarten enrollment and a dance residency for the end of May. The Apegga Science night happening on April 11 from 6-8 is a drop in environment so come when you can and stay as long as you want.

The City of Calgary is doing a Pilot Program for school bus zones.  Our Vice Chair has been in talks with the City about MTS being a great school to pilot with.  The outlook is positive but we need parents to contact the city encouraging them to use our school.

The Parent Council has decided to provide supper for the Teacher's / Staff during the upcoming Student Lead Conferences.  They also approved the request to support the dance residency in May. Our Fundraising Committee and our school families have done a spectacular job raising funds to support our school this year. They have another fundraiser starting this week with the extremely popular Coco Brooks Pizza.  Start loading up on your orders!

Our Treasurer position will be open come September. If you are interested in taking this position it is beneficial to you to contact her now to be orientated on what is involved.  If you want to know more about the position please contact Sherry at

Next meeting will be March 18 at 6:30-8:30.