Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Meeting Reminder - First Council Meeting & AGM

McKenzie Towne School Council (MTSC) First Council Meeting - Monday, September 30th @ 6:30pm

McKenzie Towne School Parent Association Meeting (MTSPA) AGM - follows immediately after

Hard to believe Parent-Teacher Conferences are behind us and the first month of school is drawing to an end.  That means that it is time to get together the School Council and Parent Association.  Links to the agendas for both the First Council Meeting and the AGM can be found below.

We have a number of position being filled and if you are interested in joining the executive or vote on it and this years budget please ensure you join us for this meeting.  Normal business of the Teacher's and Leadership report will also go on.  This month's teachers are Mrs. Phelan, Ms. Youngstrom, and Mr. Webber and they will fill us in on how the year has kick off and where it is heading for their classes.  You can expect to find out more on this years enrolment, Habitat for Humanity initiatives and Safe & Caring Schools in Dr. Slater and Mrs. Reichardt's Leadership Report.

I mentioned that the terms for the executive are being renewed and those positions are:
Vice Chair
Key Communicator
Fundraising Director
Co-Volunteer Coordinator
Casino Director
We are always looking for new energy if you think one of these position might be a fit for you please contact me for more information or just join us on Monday to learn more.

More Important Dates:
October 7th
Parents in our community should mark Monday, October 7th on their calendar, starting at 6:30 we have invited Public School Trust candidates out to take questions from parents to help you make an informed decision.  McKenzie Towne School  and the Parents Association is not endorsing any of the candidates we are just trying to get information in your hands.

November 18th
Safe & Caring Schools will be at the school presenting November 18th more information will follow.

Looking forward to seeing you next week.
Sean Tyson
Chair | MTSC & MTSPA

Link to MTSC & MTSPA Agendas Monday September 30, 2013 - Click here
Link MTSPA 2013/2014 Budget Proposal and Recommendation
Link to Teaching in the 21st Century: Catching MTS Technology Resources Up

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Call for volunteers - Traffic Safety Week

We need a couple volunteers to help encourage street safety at Mckenzie Towne School in a fun way by reinforcing safe practices. If you have a few minutes to spare next week before or after school next week we are looking for a couple more volunteers for these times: Monday to Friday 8:00 - 8:25am and after school Tuesday 2:55 - 3:20pm and Friday 12 - 12:30pm  

We are running the Positive Pointers program during Calgary School Traffic Awareness Week, where volunteers will hand out "tickets" to people they see practising safe traffic or crossing habit, as seen below. The tickets can be completed and return to the school and entered into a draw. 

Please let Jenn at vicechair@mtsparents.com know which time (or times) you can spare a few minute to help encourage our school to set an example for our community. Jenn will answer any questions regarding the commitments and will brief the volunteers on their duties. 

Check out this link for tips to earn your tickets when manoeuvring around the school next week.

Monday, September 9, 2013

SUTP Time Again!

Last week the students were sent home with the SUTP Order forms.  This is an amazing fundraising opportunity for our school as we receive 50% of proceeds from every book sold.  In past years that has meant new computers, residencies like Alien In-line and new books for the learning commons.  So please sell as many as you can so we can continue to enrich the classrooms in our

This year the incentive is an ipod touch entry for every book sold.

Order forms are due back by October 11, 2013. You can send your order in at anytime. We return the envelope so when you get more you can resend it.

Thank you,

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Muffin Mixer Thursday Morning

Welcome back all you Parents of MTS!

Tomorrow, Thursday morning, is our 2nd annual Muffin Mixer for parents (and kids) to come visit 7:30-8:20. Come get to know some of the other parents who stand on the playground with you each morning.

Muffin Mixer
 Thursday Sept. 5, 2013

Dear Parent/Guardians,           

McKenzie Towne School parent council and staff would like to invite you to join us tomorrow morning from 7:30 am-8:20 am for our welcome back “Muffin Mixer”.  All parents and students are invited to join the staff on the northeast compound outside for baked goods from Cobb’s , Second Cup coffee and juice as we welcome everyone for the school year.  Feel free to introduce yourself to parent council, staff, and other parents as we have an informal gathering to answer questions, renew acquaintances and make new friends. Look forward to seeing you tomorrow morning.