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  • MTS Updates Week of March 30-Apr.3

  • Continued Learning Update for All Parents

Suggestions for Learning at Home | Grades K-9
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Picking Up Personal Belongings

Dear Families of McKenzie Towne School,

In order to follow the guidelines set out by Alberta Health Services, we have created a schedule for families regarding pick-up of student personal belongings.Personal belongings include indoor shoes, water bottles, or items brought from home. Student supplies and materials such as workbooks, folders, etc. will remain at the school.During this scheduled time, we would also like parents to return any [...]

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March News

Principal’s Message- Moving Forward to the Home Stretch
As we move into the month of March, anticipate spring break, and look forward to warm sunny days, we also realize that the academic school year has gone by very quickly. March is a busy, short month with parent conferences on March 19 from 8:00 am – 1:00 pm and 4:00- 8:00pm.  Parents are asked to book an individual 15 minute conference time with the teacher through their CBE account beginning on March 14. The conference is the opportunity for parents to meet with their child’s teacher in conversation about their child’s learning. Students may be a part of the conference and will have the opportunity to show and talk with their parent and teacher about their learning and work. Parents may also wish to reserve a time to talk with the specialist teachers, Ms. Cotton- Music, Mr. Van Sluys- PE and Mrs. Bitz- Resource.

Friday March 20 is a non-instructional day for students while teachers will be planning for the spring term.

Our gymnastics education unit will be starting at McKenzie Towne School on Monday, March 2th to March 18th.  We are fortunate to have a variety of equipment that has been purchased through parent fund-raising efforts.  Throughout the year, during physical education classes, teachers have worked to provide students with a variety of experiences to establish safety routines and promote cooperation and good sportsmanship. Within all of our units, the children have had many opportunities to develop their individual skill level, share their accomplishments and experience the satisfaction of teamwork in a safe environment. Within the gymnastics unit of instruction, the following expectations and guidelines will be in place to ensure student safety:
Student Expectations:
1.    No jewelry, loose clothing, skirts or dresses. No belts.
2.    Bare feet, running shoes or gymnastics slippers are acceptable.
3.    Tie back long hair.
4.    Students work independently or in small groups QUIETLY to minimize distraction and optimize focused movement
5.    Children do what they are comfortable doing. No showing off or daring is allowed.
6.    Although some students have had private gymnastics training, there will be no aerial stunts such as dive rolls, aerial somersaults (flips), head springs or hand springs as these activities are not part of the prescribed gymnastics curriculum.
 
Remember to check the lost and found. Items
left unclaimed before spring  break will be
sent to charity.
 
I look forward to meeting and talking with you at the school during these and other events.  As parents, you are the fibre that holds our school together and that makes our school community strong.
 
I hope that everyone has a relaxing spring break!
 
Sincerely,
Dr. Lorraine Slater

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In light of Alberta Government Covid-19 guidelines that gatherings should not exceed 15 people, today's Public Board meeting will be held online only. The meeting begins at noon and will be live streamed. https://t.co/LXNIydA7w1

Our "classrooms" look different, but we continue to support student learning. Check out this video for more info. #wearecbe https://t.co/z6XBq4mA3Q

Learn more about what students and families can expect to hear from their schools next week. Classes are cancelled and students will not be returning to their schools, but learning is ongoing. https://t.co/2k2t0CUwTV #wearecbe

Yesterday we sent a message to all Gr. 10, 11 and 12 families about diploma exams. Diploma exams are cancelled, but under special circumstances, students can request to write a diploma exam. For more info, see info on our website https://t.co/Vt8kke9SuE

All city and school playgrounds are closed effective immediately to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. City parks remain open. Let’s all work together to protect the public’s health. #WeAreCBE

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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
Ms Susan Westgate
Education Director
Mr Michael Nelson
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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