Friday, December 26, 2014

Focus Group Sessions for Parents of Grade 3 Students

Focus Group Sessions for Parents of Grade 3 Students

Alberta School Councils’ Association (ASCA) is inviting feedback on the new Grade 3 Student Learning Assessments (SLA) for Alberta Education. 
Alberta Education is seeking parents of Grade 3 students who participated in the fall 2014 pilot administration of the SLA to participate in focus groups. 
The focus groups will be hosted by ASCA in an online platform with Blackboard Collaborate as a webinar format accessible through home computers, laptops or mobile devices. 
The primary purpose of the focus groups is to help inform the future reporting of the Grade 3 Student Learning Assessments. Sessions will include overview, background and administration information of the SLA pilot. A sample proposed parent report will be provided, with a request for feedback from parents about the proposed reports. 
Three dates in January have been scheduled for the one hour focus groups – January 13 (evening), January 15 (daytime) and January 20 (evening). 
A maximum of 25 parent registrants will be accepted for each session. Registration information will be available the first week in January on the ASCA website at .

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

COBS - 12 days of Holiday Treats!

Don't Forget to Mention MTS when shopping at COBS

and they will donate a portion of proceeds to our school

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Trustee Byelection - Share your voice

News bulletin from CBE

On Oct. 3 Sheila Taylor resigned from her position as a trustee at the Calgary Board of Education (CBE). The Board of Trustees must now decide whether or not to hold a byelection to address the vacant seat for wards 11 and 13.

Trustees would like input from the public prior to making this decision. A brief survey has been developed to gather these thoughts and ideas.  

If you would like further information please click on the below link.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Fun Lunch - Edo in place of Wok Box - Note to Parents

Dear Parents,

The vendor for the November, February and May fun lunches has been changed to Edo (130th Ave).  You may now login to Healthy Hunger and create orders for these months.

Please note that, if you did not cancel your Wok Box orders, your orders have been moved over to Edo.  Healthy Hunger has worked with Edo to offer the same menu items as Wok Box to facilitate this changeover.  The only exception is that anyone that ordered crispy chicken will receive grilled chicken instead. If you do not want the grilled chicken option please cancel your order before the order deadline.

We're sorry for any inconvenience and please feel free to email or call Bronwen K at or 403-816-6683 if you have any questions or concerns.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Poinsettia Orders - Due Thursday!

Don't forget to order your Poinsettia.  Thursday is the deadline.  If you need an order form, please email the Fundraising Coordinator at

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Trickster - Starts Tomorrow - Volunteers Needed

Trickster begins tomorrow morning!  

We would appreciate help hauling the Trickster Gear into the school at 7:10 a.m. tomorrow morning for 1/2 an hour.  Please contact  the Key Communicator at if you are able to help.

We are still in need of volunteers to work the door Thursday night and Friday morning during the performances.  Please contact the Key Communicator at if you are able to help.

MTSPA November Newsletter

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Allstate Insurance

Please remember our Community Partner, ALLSTATE INSURANCE, and earn our School $25

CBE Bulletin re: Immunizations

Please click on the below link to see Information regarding immunizations from Alberta Health Services

Important Information from Alberta Health Services

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Fun Lunch - Change of Vendor - Action Required

Reminder for all parents who pre-ordered Fun Lunches.

There has been a vendor change from Wok Box to Edo.

If you have pre-ordered your children's Fun Lunches you need to go on to Healthy Hungers website and cancel your Wok Box orders.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Halloween Howl

Remember to bring your Toonies to the Halloween Howl Thursday night! 

There will be a concession as well as limited Raffle Tickets to win front seats to the Christmas Concert!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

MTSC & MTSPA Meeting Monday, October 27th @ 6:30 p.m. - Agenda

Mark your calendars and come on out Monday, October 27 @ 6:30p.m.  Please see Agenda below

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Nominate an outstanding Teacher for the 2015 Excellence in Teaching Awards

They are now accepting nominations for outstanding teachers.  Please click on the below link for further information

Nominate an outstanding teacher today!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

SnackPack Reusables

SnackPack Reusables is an ongoing fundraiser for the school.  Simply click on the below link if you would like to purchase reusable snack & sandwich bags.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Nominate a Great Kid today!

The Alberta Government is taking nominations to recognize great kids between the ages of 5 &18.  Please see the below link for more information.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Traffic Safety Week and New Drop Zone

Thanks to everyone for another terrific Traffic Safety Week! Congratulations to the two winners of our Positive Pointers draw! 

Now that Traffic Safety Week has ended we would still encourage everyone to continue safe driving, parking, and pedestrian behaviours, especially with the winter months fast approaching.  

Please take special note that the No Parking zone in front of the school needs to be left free for buses at all times. 

If you are dropping or picking your children after the bell and would like to go in to the school please use the new drop zone located to the east side of the T-intersection, for easy access to this new feature please see the map below.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

SUTP Order Form - Sorry for the duplication this link should work

This is your reminder to get your SUTP book orders sent in.  Half of every book sold comes directly to the school.  October 10 is the deadline. For all your out-of-town relatives we also have books/apps for Red Deer and Edmonton.

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

Thank you to everyone for your orders.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

SUTP Order Form - Printable version

SUTP Order Form

Please click on the above link if you wish to print out the order form.  Sorry for any confusion.

SUTP Deadline is fast approaching!

Save yourself money while earning money for the school.  Attached is the SUTP order form.  

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Don't forget to get your SUTP orders in!

The Deadline is fast approaching.  Don't forget to get your orders in as soon as possible!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Parent Council Meeting & AGM - Monday @ 6:30 p.m. - Agenda

Hello Everyone!

The Parent Council Meeting and Annual General Meeting take place tomorrow night.  We hope to see as many parents as possible.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Welcome Back to School


We hope everyone had a wonderful summer!

It's going to be a very busy week.  Please remember to watch out for our students and obey all traffic safety regulations.  Thank you!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Thank you to the Staff and Community Sponsors for the lovely Volunteer Tea

The Volunteers would like to thanks the staff 
and students at MTS for the lovely 
Volunteer Tea held last Friday.  
The Junior & Senior Choir
put on wonderful performances.

We would also like to thank the following 
Community businesses that donated
scones, refreshments, flowers & seeds.

Save-On Foods
Cobs Bread

It was very much appreciated! 

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Agenda for Tomorrow's Parent Council Meeting

Please see the Agenda for the 
School Council & Parent Council 
Meeting tomorrow at 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Don't forgot your Blue Grass Nurseries Orders are due Friday

Please hand in your order forms by Friday, April 25th.

Amber Stewart to attend Parent Council Meeting on April 28th at 6:30p.m.

Please join us at the
 Parent Council Meeting on 
April 28th at 6:30pm

Our trustee, Amber Stewart,
will be in attendance to talk
with us and answer any
questions we may have.

Ms. Stewart will spend an hour 
with us and then our regular 
Parent Council meeting will commence.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Blue Grass Nurseries Spring Plant Fundraiser

Itching for warm weather & planting flowers!!
Forms go home today!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

June 19th - Stampede Breakfast for Students

June 19th the Batter Boys will be providing Pancakes for the students of MTS

If you or the company you work for would like to donate a stampede-theme gift for each student, bandana, pin, etc., please get in touch with someone on Parent Council.

We are also in need of donations of juice boxes, fruit, sausages or bacon for the event.

If you are willing to help out, please let us know.
Thank you!

Police Clearances expire after 5 years

Just a reminder that Police Clearances, which are a requirement to volunteer in the school, only last 5 years.

If you are wondering when your Police Clearance expires or how to apply for a Police Clearance, please inquire at the School Office.

Information Night at David Thompson School

Don't forget Information Night at David Thompson School

Tonight at 6:30 p.m.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Please see the Agenda for tomorrow night's School Council Meeting.  All parents welcome to attend!!

Monday, April 7th, 2014 6:30-7:30 pm
 Location:  McKenzie Towne School

  • Welcome and Roll Call
  • Timekeeper –  
  • Approval of the agenda  
  • Adoption of February 2014 minutes
5 minutes | CHAIR’S REPORT – Jenn R.
  • Rescheduling of Kathy Andrews (AP of David Thompson School) - Jenn R.
5 minutes | KEY COMMUNICATOR’S REPORT –  Leanne W.
5 minutes | VOLUNTEER COORDINATORS’ REPORT – Linda B & Georgia B
15 minutes | TEACHER’S REPORT
  • Nicole Barr to speak re: CIP grant
20 minutes | LEADERSHIP REPORT – Lorraine Slater & Edie Reichardt  
5 minutes | ROUND TABLE
  • Jeff Johnson Teleconference - Amy C.

  • Next Meeting Monday April 28th, 2014 at 6:30

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Don't Forget!!

Get a no-obligation quote & help raise funds for our School

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

We regret to announce that 
Kathy Andrews, Vice Principal
of David Thompson school, 
is no longer able to attend our 
meeting on April 7th.

We hope to reschedule a meeting
with Ms. Andrews and will keep you informed.

We will provide an Agenda for the April 7th
meeting as soon as possible.

Thank you for your understanding.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Mark your calendars!!!

Pick-up your Coco Brooks Order

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Teachers' Parking Lot