Sunday, November 27, 2016

Parent Council Monday November 28th 630 pm

Please join us this Monday, November 28th, at 630 pm in the staff room!
If you've attended a meeting before, you'll know that it's a great opportunity, in a very casual environment,to learn about what is happening in the school. I always leave feeling inspired and engaged in the learning and school community. If you haven't been to a "meeting" before and you have a child in grade 2, this is the meeting you don't want to miss! On the agenda is a presentation from the grade 2 teaching team, a leadership report, 2016/17 School Development Plan, and 2015/16 School Results.
So come out and be part of the conversation. No obligations! Just voices!
Hope you can make it out!

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Lost and Found

Hello Families!!

I spent some time looking through the lost and found today for my daughters glove.  Yes.  One black a sea of MANY!!  With the cold weather coming up, just thought I would remind you all to stop in and have a look.  There are a LOT of nice winter coats in there and before the Christmas break these items, if not picked up during the lost and found display at teacher conferences, will find their way to a needy charity.  Very few of the items had names in them, and this is a way that we can TRY to get the coats and items back to your child.  Did you know that one of our fundraisers ongoing is Mabels Labels??  If you click on the link, you can purchase great iron on labels that you can place on your childs' expensive and warm jackets and when they find their way to the lost and found, the likelihood of them finding their way home to you increases!!

Thank you for your continued support,

From our friends at McKenzie Highlands

Calling all parents!
McKenzie Highlands School Parent Association is looking for people interested in helping to achieve a playground at the new school. From planning to fundraising to building, there's room for everyone! On average it takes about 18months from start to install. Anyone willing to help in this process, please contact us at with playground as the subject.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

McKenzie Towne School - McKenzie Highlands Safe Walk Event - This Saturday

Please join us this Saturday, November 19th, from 10:00 am until noon.  Meet at McKenzie Towne School and walk the proposed safe walk to the new middle school.  This is your chance to be heard, and our voice matters!!!  The more of us the better, so we hope to see you there!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Holiday Events at McKenzie Towne School!

Hello Parents!!

Please review the November newsletter to see when your child may be participating in a variety of exciting holiday performances and activities at McKenzie Towne School!!

Happy Holidays,
In Trust,
Your Parents Association

Important Dates and Upcoming Events!!!!

So, I'm kind of freaking out a little that we are in the third week of November.  Where did the year go?  With the weather being so nice, and this little snow we've had now, I am quickly realizing I need to switch to Christmas and Holiday gear!  The dead line to order from the MTSPA Poinsettia Fundraiser is this FRIDAY NOVEMBER 18th !!!  There are three GREAT options to chose from .  The GORGEOUS Christmas Basket makes an excellent hostess/mother in-law gift, or, if you are a minimalist, makes a wonderful decoration on a center kitchen island or coffee table!!  The FRESH WREATH hung on your door is both welcoming and festive with  hint of pine!  So nice!  And finally, nothing says Christmas and Holiday like a beautiful red, white or pink Poinsettia, arranged in pairs on the steps or a single on the mantle, so pretty!

Even one poinsettia order helps provide valuable funds to your childs school and support their learning and playing!  If you have any questions about ordering, contact Leanne at  We look forward to delivering you these beautiful and festive holiday flowers!!!

Happy Holidays,
In trust,
Your Parents Association

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Calling ALL McKenzie Towne Community Members - Important Update on Proposed Walk Zone

As many of you know, the proposed walk zone for the new McKenzie Highlands Middle School requires children in the walk zone to cross the traffic circle in the morning and afternoon.  This affects not only the families that will be walking, but ALL motorists that use the traffic circle.  There is an opportunity to learn more about proposed walk zone changes and there will be an opportunity to get more information about where to voice  your concerns.  Please join us Saturday November 19th at 1000 am where a "Walkthrough" will take place.  Walk begins at McKenzie Towne School and will commence at McKenzie Highlands School.  Follow this LINK for more details.  We hope to see you there!!  This affects our whole community, come and have a voice.
In Trust,
Your Parents' Association

Sunday, November 6, 2016

A Huge Thank you!!!

We have found some generous volunteers to help with our Christmas Tree props!!  As always, this McKenzie Towne family has come through again!  Thank you so much for all your support!
In Trust,

Wednesday, November 2, 2016


Hello McKenzie Towne Families!

Just a quick reminder that the Poinsettia Fundraiser orders are due by November 18th!  All three options are beautiful! 

Thank you for your continued support,

Calling all those Crafty and willing!! Grade 1&2 Christmas Concert Request!

What would be better than watching your adorable Grade 1 or 2 child in the annual Christmas play at McKenzie Towne School this year?  Admiring from afar, your beautiful and generous contribution to the props that make this play so charming!!  Calling all crafty parents who might have some extra plywood lying around and be willing to cut and paint them in a tree pattern provided to you!!  These masterpieces would be part of our Christmas celebration for years to come.  If you think this is something you are interested in knowing more about, please contact Ms. Cotton or Jenn R. at 

Looking forward to hearing from you!!

Your Parents Association

Monday, October 24, 2016

MTSPA Meets tonight! Monday October 24th, 2016

Come join us at 630pm in the MTS Staff Lounge!!  Our guest teacher this evening will be Mrs. Pletz!!  We hope you can make it out!

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Remembrance Day at McKenzie Towne School

With the weather changing and the furnace turning on, it is time to start thinking about how to commemorate Remembrance day in our school, and so the MTSPA is putting a call out to our families to see if you might know some talented bloke who will attend our school for a Remembrance Day assembly and gift us with their talent of playing the bagpipes.  If you are able to play, or know someone who could play for our school community, please contact Jenn at

Stay warm out there!
In trust,
Your Parents Association

Monday, September 19, 2016

Fall with your MTSPA!!!

Happy Fall McKenzie Towne Families!

It is almost that time of year, the leaves are falling and the mornings are brisk.  Thank you to all who attended our September meeting last Monday.  Our next meeting will be Monday, October 24th, 2016.  Speaking of October, Trickster is coming!  As a parents group, we are very excited about another amazing Trickster residency in McKenzie Towne School this fall.  Unfortunately, due to the timing of the event, the MTSPA is not able to host our usual Halloween event, the Halloween Howl.  We know that many of you will be disappointed, but don't worry, keep your eyes and ears peeled for a new family fun event coming later in the school year.

The ADamazing Coupon Books are flying off the shelf!  This is a very valuable fundraiser for McKenzie Towne School.  Nearly half of the funds raised come directly to our school and the programs and activities our students get to participate in!  The deadline for this fundraiser is September 30th, 2016. 

We are pleased to continue our partnership with Cobs Bakery, remember to tell them you are with McKenzie Towne School, and they will donate a portion of your sale to our school!  It's that easy!
Another great sponsor to our Parents Association is Mabel's Labels.  Simply click on the link and order some of the most amazing labels for your kids "stuff".  (We've already been to the lost and found twice this year!!)

Finally, get a quote from All State in McKenzie Towne, and All State will donate $25.00 to the Parents Association!  It's that easy, a NO OBLIGATION quote!!  403-476-0560

We look forward to seeing you and hearing from you, check out our facebook page, MTSPA. 
In trust,
Your Parents Association

Monday, September 12, 2016

MTSPA meets tonight, Monday Sept. 12/16 6:30 pm

Parent Council tonight at 6:30!!!  Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Welcome Back Mckenzie Towne Families!

I don't know about you, but today was FULL!!  Welcome back to school, and welcome back to your Parents' Association.  We look forward to meeting you and greeting you on Thursday morning at the annual Muffin Mixer...rain or shine!  Come join us at the back of the school for a coffee and a muffin, grab a timmies on the go!  A representative from State Farm will be on site to answer any questions you might have about your Insurance needs.  More than anything, this is a great opportunity to meet the other parents in our school community and check out your awesome Parents' Association!

Look forward to a flood of information, ADmazing Coupon Books, (formerly SUTP), Casino Updates, School Information and important dates. 

Our first meeting is set for this coming Monday, September 12th at 6:30 pm in the teachers lounge.  We hope you can make it out!

Happy 2016/17 school year!

Friday, August 19, 2016

**************VOLUNTEERS NEEDED*****************************

Please check out the Sign Up Genius Link for our upcoming Casino Fundraiser!

There are only a few spots left!!  This is an amazing and fun event!!!  You can bring Auntie or Uncle along too!!

Thanks for your continued support!!

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Catching up before the end of the school year!

This year has gone by in whirlwind of activity!  It has been my pleasure to serve as your key communicator and I look forward to another years of bringing you news from our meetings.  I hope to see you all at the Muffin Mixer, Thursday September 8th!  Some of you have already signed up for a Casino shift in August, but there are  few spots left to fill in.  Sign up Genius requests will be resent this week to fill in those positions.  As always, thank you for your support!  You are the motion behind what makes the vehicle of school councils and parents associations work!

In addition, below is the link for you to voice concerns regarding the traffic problems in front of our school as well as the concerns regarding the proposed walk zone from Prestwick to Elgin for the opening of the new middles school in January 2017.

On behalf of the MTSPA, thank you for your continued support.
Misty Black

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Monday May 30th! 630pm MTSPA meets!!

We look forward to you joining us in the staff room at 630 pm !

Monday, May 2, 2016

Parent Council Tonight!

Parent council meets tonight in the staff room at 630pm.  There will be an informative discussion with the Grade one teaching team and Mr. Weber about technology in grade one! (Maybe this is why my six year old is better on the ipad than I am!!)  Also, don't forget to sign the attendance sheet and if you attend 2 meetings before the end of May you might win a beautiful MTS year book!!!  See you tonight!

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Grade 2 parents...whoop whoop!  MTSPA invites you to learn about what is up in your little ones classroom.  Attention all parents!!  Attend 2 meetings  between now and June and have your name entered each time to win a MTS 2016 yearbook.  Make sure you sign your name on the attendance sheet:)  Happy Spring and hope to see you there, Monday night, 6:30 pm in the lunch room!!

Monday, March 14, 2016

Coco Brooks Pick up - Tuesday March 15th 3-5 pm!!!

It is almost here!!  Pick up location for the Coco Brooks orders will be in front of the school in the loading zone parking area from 3 to 5 pm on TUESDAY MARCH 15th.  Product is frozen so your prompt pick up is greatly appreciated!  Thank you for your continued support!

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Last Day for Coco Brooks Fundraiser and Information from last nights meeting.

Thank you for all the orders that have come in so far!  What an amazing selection of goods offered this year through the Coco Brooks Fundraiser.  From spices to specialty meat, cheesecake to chicken breasts, they really have it all!!  Just ordered our Bacon Double Cheeseburger pizza's and love the convenience of being able to pull out a quick dinner on those especially crazy nights, like yesterday! 

Speaking of yesterday, we had a tremendous turnout to our MTSPA meeting and hope to see you all at the next meeting! Watch the facebook page and the site for updates on information sessions.  Also, the website concerning new school construction is here.  The link to CBE Transportation information is here.  And finlly, the page that details walk zone and McKenzie Highlands info is here.  It's an exciting time in our community, please take the time to read about some of the proposed changes. 

Thank you for your continued support,

Friday, February 26, 2016

**UPDATE For Monday February 29th Meeting - Room Change/Additional Guest

***Please note, MTSPA is happy to announce that Mr. Kel Connelly will also be attending our February 29th meeting.  Mr. Connelly is the new principal at McKenzie Highlands Middle School.  We expect a larger attendance so will be moving this months meeting into the West Common Area.  See you there!!

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

MTSPA Upcoming Meeting - Monday February 29th, 2016 6:30pm

MTSPA will be hosting a special guest to our February meeting, Sydney Smith, Area 5 Director from the CBE.  In addition, the Grade 3 teaching team will be sharing what your child has been working on.  These presentations are inspiring and informative, (and personally one of my favorite parts of the meeting).

Meeting starts promptly at 6:30 pm and takes place in the staff room, connected to the main office.  Tell a friend!!

See you there!

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Coco Brooks Information Official Information!!


Forms came home this week with your child/children with info about our current fundraising campaign for all of the amazing products offered by Coco Brooks.  This campaign runs now till March 1, 2016.  You will find your unique order forms under the forms tab once you sign up as a seller.  There are also downloads to generic form on our Facebook Page (MTSPA) Directions as follows:

2. Enter lido-hive in "invitation code" (general campaign invitiation)
3. Enter campaign as "seller"
4. Sign in or sign up
5. Under the "sellers" tab, you will see your name and a unique code to send your friends and family, and if you click on it you can cut and paste the link into your own email by clicking on "Invite Customers" Tab.
Happy Selling and thank you for your continued support!





Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Coco Brooks Update!

Thank you for your patience, the information for this amazing fundraising opportunity will be coming to you very shortly!  The information will be available here and on our website as well as updates to our Facebook page.  Look us up if you haven't already!
Thank you for your continued support,

Monday, February 1, 2016

Upcoming Coco Brooks Fundraiser

In the coming days, more information about specific items will be made available,  but mark it in your calendar and let family and friends know, Coco Brooks is coming to Mckenzie Towne School!! February 16th to March 1st, details to follow soon!

Thank you for your continued support!

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Allstate Insurance and MTSPA

Made some recent improvements to your home?  Adding a new driver or vehicle to your fleet?  Call Allstate Insurance for a no obligation quote and they will generously donate 25 dollars to our MTSPA which goes directly into your child's school.  We saved over 300$ a year on our policies.  What have you got to lose?  Remember to tell them you are from McKenzie Towne School.
Thank you for your continued support!

Cobs and MTSPA [Repost]

Another great way to help support your child's learning through MTSPA is by supporting our local Cobs Bakery.  For every purchase you make they will donate 5% to our school.  Don't forget to pop over and see what they have freshly baked in store today!(130th location by Earls)

Monday, January 25, 2016


MTSPA meets tonight at 6:30 sharp in the staff room. See you there!