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I am pleased to announce that our current Assistant Principal, Mrs. Kivi has been selected and appointed as the new principal at Janet Johnstone School for the 2019-20 school year.

We are saddened to have Mrs. Kivi leave MTS where she has worked as AP for the last 3 years, and, most recently, having served as Acting Principal in my absence at the time of my medical leave. She has worked at MTS since 2012 in various [...]

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Preparing for Next Year

It is hard to believe that we are into the home stretch of the school year with a “count down” in weeks rather than months!
As we prepare for the 2019-20 school year, we are in the throes of planning and staffing processes for next year. Every year brings changes in staffing as we add new staff members and say goodbye to others whose career choices take them in different directions. Staffing continues through the month of June. Teachers and administration are busy this month organizing classroom configurations for next year. We appreciate your trust in our professionalism as we create classrooms based on a multiplicity of variables that contribute to a balanced and optimum learning environment for every child. Teacher grade assignments and class lists will not be announced until students return on the first day of school, September 3, 2019.
We bid a fond farewell to our AP, Mrs. Kivi, as she moves on to a principalship at another school, I am pleased to announce that Susan Westgate has been appointed as the new Assistant Principal at McKenzie Towne School. Susan has worked as a teacher and Learning Leader at several different schools and has been AP at Sam Livingston School for 3 years. While on leave this past year Susan was seconded by Alberta Education to help develop the new School Act and to write Standards and Guidelines for curriculum development in our province. Susan holds a B.Ed. degree from the University of Lethbridge with a focus of study on Technology in Education. As well, she has a Master’s degree from the University of Alberta in Leadership/Curriculum. We welcome Susan to our school and look forward to her expertise, passion, leadership and knowledge in working with early childhood learners in education. She will be a wonderful addition to our staff!
As in previous years, School Council has made a huge difference in the learning opportunities offered to our students throughout the year. In addition to the events planned and hosted by School Council such as special lunches, gingerbread and oranges for Christmas story time, and the upcoming grade 4 farewell, fundraising efforts organized by the School Council and supported by the parent community have provided enhanced learning activities for students including Trickster Theatre, Physical Education residencies such as lacrosse and tennis and additional resources for Music and Physical Education. These curricular-related but “extra” learning programs would not be possible within the provincial funding framework that exists for schools. Thank you once again for your support!
The month of June includes many special events, field trips and celebrations. For our grade 4 students and students in grade 3 whose families have chosen for them to attend McKenzie Highlands, it is a time to say farewell to the school they know and love as they move on to new adventures in learning. Taking their place will be a new crop of kindergarten students who will be starting school. Our commitment at MTS is to provide the best possible learning experience for young learners so that they remain engaged and motivated through their school days.
Sports day will take place on Monday, June 24th in the morning from 9:00- 10:00 am for designated classes and again in the afternoon from 1:00-2:00pm. Please check your child’s blog to find out when their class is participating and join us if you can. Volunteers are always needed on sports day.
We will have a short farewell assembly at 10:15 on Wednesday June 26, the last day of school, to say goodbye to each other and to staff who are leaving the school. At this time, all students will have the chance to say goodbye to our grade 4’s who will be moving to new schools. The grade 4 farewell assembly and celebration will take place in the gym on Friday, June 21 from 10:30-12:00 for all grade 4’s and their families (including the siblings of grade 4 students who are at the school).
Please remember to check the lost and found before June 26th. Please check at the office for small items (watches, keys, rings etc.). Staff will not be available in July, so please check for items before June 26. All unclaimed items will be donated to charity.
I hope to see you at the school over the next month. Wishing everyone a happy relaxing summer.
Lorraine Slater
Principal, McKenzie Towne School​

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McKenzie Towne School

679 Prestwick Cir SE Calgary, AB, T2Z 0V3
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Dr Lorraine Slater
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Ms Susan Westgate
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Ann Ard
Michael Bradshaw

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