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