Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Thank you to everyone who came to our second meeting of the 2013-2014 school year.  In the School Council meeting last night there are several highlights we wanted to share.  The results of the PAT scores were discussed in relation to MTS, the CBE and the Province.  This years results showed great improvement. To see the results click to be transferred to the CBE results webpage

In the Teachers Report,  Miss Young and Mrs. Kivi shared with us a video they created and shared with the school at the Grade 3 Assembly.  We were able to see some incredible art work along with being told what is being focused on in Social Studies and Science for the Grade 3 Students.

The Leadership Report expanded on the PAT results showing where our students excelled and where the focus will be next for MTS students.   Also of interest to parents will be that there will a new reporting process.  More details to come at a later date...
We are happy to report that our newly re-elected Mr. Shane Keating is looking into helping us obtain appropriate signage for the front of the school.  He will meet with the Parent Association to advise what the signage will look like.
The Parent Association had a fundraising update on the SUTP books - Thank you to everyone who bought, we have a few extra and will keep possibilities open for a few more days for those who still wish to purchase.... 
Our First Fun Lunch will happen Thursday November 21...details to follow in the near future.
The Halloween Dance is tomorrow evening, October 30.  It will be a fantastic, fun filled evening for families...please remember to bring your spare change for Habitat for Humanity!   

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

MTS Howlin' Halloween Dance Party

When:  Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Where:  McKenzie Towne School Gymnasium

Cost:  $10 per family

Bigger and Better than last year with tons of goulish games to add to the fun.  Also a 50/50 funraiser in support of MTS' Habitat for Humanity project.  So don't forget to bring your small change.

Please note due to fire regulations, tickets are limited.  First come, first serve basis.  Do not delay.  Fill out the form that came home in students' folders today and return with payment as soon as possible.  Order deadline is Monday, Oct 21, 2013 (or sooner if sold out).

If you have any questions on this event, please email fundraising@mtsparents.com

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

SUTP Book Order Deadline Nears - October 11th

This is your reminder to get your SUTP book orders sent in.  Half of every book sold comes directly to the school.  October 11 is the deadline. 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:  Quest Theatre & Three Left Feet Residencies, Library Books ... the list continues to grow and vary.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Make an Informed Decisions - Calgary Public School Trustee Candidate Forum

We'd like to thank the candidates in advance for their willingness to spend some time with McKenzie Towne School Parents to address our questions and our concerns. On Monday starting at 6:30 the Ward 12/14 Public School Trustee candidates have been invited 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 so you can make the best decision for your family and children.

Date: Monday, October 7,  2013


6:30 - 6:45 - Mr. A. Malik
7:50 - 7:05 - Ms. H. Mowat
7:10 - 7:25 - Ms. C. Steed
7:30 - 7:45 - Mr. T. Neuman
7:50 - 8:05 - Mr. G. Humphreys
8:10 - 8:25 - Ms. A. Stewart

Location: McKenzie Towne School
679 Prestwick Circle SE, Calgary, AB