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Welcome Back to the 2018-19 School Year!

​I hope that your family has enjoyed a relaxing summer. The break is also very important to school staff. Teaching is a demanding profession that requires energy, commitment, and dedication in serving the needs of students within our schools.  Our staff came back together in our pre-school planning days with a renewed energy and passion for the work that we do every day.
The first few days with students are crucial in setting the tone for the rest of the year. As a staff we spent time before students arrived discussing how as a group of teachers we can continue to build a classroom and school community that is grounded in the McKenzie Towne School core values of Relationships, Respect, Belonging, Caring and Learning.  The staff at MTS are a dedicated group of individuals- both teachers and support staff. I am impressed by the professionalism of our teachers who continuously engage with each other to further their knowledge, skills and abilities. All of our support staff contributes through their specific roles in providing a rich and secure learning environment for students. Included in this group are facility caretaking operators who have worked laboriously over the summer to get the school ready for students. We welcome our new facility operator Ximena Gavilanes to MTS.
Our teaching staff​ remains the same this year. Mrs. Sharma is on leave after the birth of her baby in April and Mrs. Coleman continues in grade 2. We welcome back Ms. Young after her teacher exchange in England last year. Dr. Pletz remains as our full- time Literacy Specialist and Learning Leader. We congratulate her on the completion of her doctorate through the University of British Columbia in spring 2018. As well, congratulations to Mrs. Kivi, our Assistant Principal, who completed her M.Ed. in the spring of 2018 through the University of Alberta. Mrs. Bitz and Mrs. Braun, both Learning Leaders, complete the administrative team. I feel privileged to work with an administrative team of such exceptional talent.  I honour and respect their perspectives and wisdom as we work together to serve McKenzie Towne School.
The rest of our teaching staff were with us last year, but check the staff list for changes in teaching assignments! 
We have almost 600 students this year at MTS! Final enrolment numbers will be submitted to the CBE at the end of September when we will update you again on numbers.
I look forward to continuing to get to know our students and parents over the year. I am committed to excellence in student learning, teaching and leadership and to working collaboratively with staff, parents and students to ensure the best possible education for our children at McKenzie Towne School. Feel free to contact me at lcslater@cbe.ab.ca​​

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McKenzie Towne School

679 Prestwick Cir SE Calgary, AB, T2Z 0V3
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School Contacts

Principal
Dr Lorraine Slater
Assistant Principal
Mrs Bobbi Kivi
Area Director
Mrs Sylvie Monfette
Trustee
Michael Bradshaw

School Information

Grades
K-04
Enrolment
585
Programs
Regular
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School Hours

Morning Start
8:00 AM
Dismissal
2:35 PM
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