Friday 21 September 2018

What a Month!

With September coming to a close next week I wanted to touch base with everyone.  We have had a very busy month and next week may be the craziest of them yet!  I would like to invite families to attend both of our upcoming assemblies next week.

Orange Shirt Day Assembly - Monday, September 24th at 1:00 pm.
This assembly is designed to educate our school and community aroudn what Orange Shirt Day is an why it is important to recognize it.  We will have members of our SLC lead the assembly and teach us about the history or Residential Schools, a video on the importance of Orange Shirt Day, a guest speaker, and a video of a children's story read by our SLC, along with performances by our choir and Umoja. 

Jack MacKenzie Celebration Assembly - Friday, September 28th at 9:30 am.
This assembly is to recognize all the amazing things that have taken place over the month of September.  We will also be recognizing one student from every class that has stood out in terms of honouring Mr. MacKenzie's motto by exemplifying "Where Effort and Kindness Count"

Not to forget we also have our school Track and Field Meet at the Canada Games Complex at Douglas Park on Wednesday.  We are still in need of parent helpers to ensure this runs smoothly.  If you are available please send me a message at 

Upcoming Important Dates for October:
Monday, October 1st - FCC Drive Away Hunger Campaign - donate food for the foodbank runs until Thursday, October 4th
Tuesday, October 2nd - Mr. MacKenzie's Birthday Pancake Breakfast (before school)
Wednesday, October 3rd - Cross Country City Finals
Thursday, October 4th - Turkey Trot - SLC activity
Friday, October 5th - No School Teacher Convention
Monday, October 8th - No School Thanksgiving
Friday, October 12th - Gym Blast am
Monday, October 22nd - Picture Retakes
Thursday, October 25th - Popcorn Day
Friday, October 26th - No School PD Day
Tuesday, October 30th - Jack MacKenzie Celebration Assembly 1:00
Wednesday, October 31st - Halloween Dance pm.

Thursday 13 September 2018


I hope everyone was able to make it to the SCC Back to School BBQ tonight, but if not you can find the Sr. Pod Meet the Teacher Package HERE

Also I am still missing a number of student information from the Google Form.  Please click on the link and tell me a little about your child.  This will help me plan and organize my lessons to best support your child's learning throughout the year, especially at the start.

We have had a great start to the school year already.  We went to Treaty 4 on Tuesday, had our QSP Rally and SCC BBQ today.  Up next is getting ready for our Orange Shirt Day/Reconcilliation Assembly, Terry Fox Walk and the school Track and Field meet.  Our Volleyball teams have been pick and are beginning to practice along with the Cross Country Running team, has  meet next week already!   

On top of all that our wonderful SCC has provided us with an online clothing order.  If you wish to purchase clothing online this year please check it out!

Friday 31 August 2018

Welcome Back!

Welcome Back!

I hope everyone had a restful, relaxing, and rewarding summer break.  We are very excited to have everyone back in action this year.  There are obviously some big changes to our school this year, but we are all excited to meet them head on and move forward with Mr. Mackenzie's motto "Where Effort and Kindness Count" in mind. 

We would like to welcome Mr. Jay Fladager to our school as our new Principal, along with the new teachers and educational assistants that are joining our amazing community.  I hope you all have a chance to meet them soon.

This year I am excited to be switching from teaching Science as my focus to Social and Treaty Education for our pod.  We will be starting the year off with Treaty Four Celebrations on September 11th out at Fort Qu'Appelle, so expect permissions and requests for parent volunteers on the first day! 

Parents I have a special request for you.  I have created a form for you to fill out to help me collect your emails and get to know your wonderful children faster.  Please take some time over the week to fill out this FORM as it will help me create a tailored approach to your child's education this year. 

I would like to also take a moment to let everyone know that plans are in place for a memorial service for our beloved Mr. MacKenzie.  The service will take place at Resurrection Catholic Church on Monday, September 10th at 6:45 and then a reception back at the school to follow.  As we learn more information we will share it.

Be sure to check the Important Dates on the right hand side of the screen for upcoming events.

I am looking forward to seeing everyone on Tuesday, September 4th, 2018!

Monday 27 November 2017


Hi All,

I would like to apologize for not updating the blog so far this year.  I will make this a priority from now on.  As for what is upcoming, we will be a busy group. From field trips, to Christmas concert we will be going in different directions for the next few weeks.

Tuesday 28th - Volleyball City Finals @ Ecole Harbour Landing 
Wednesday 29th - MacKenzie Art Gallery
Thursday 30th - Campbell Musical (pm)

Friday 1st - PD Day
4-8th - SLC Candy Cane Sales @ Recess
Monday 11th - Santa Pictures
Tuesday 19th - Hampers Due
Wednesday 20th - Dress Rehearsal for Christmas Concert
Thursday 21st - Christmas Concert 1:00 pm and 6:30 pm

We have not had a chance to organize our Sr. Pod's Gingerbread House Day or our Secret Santa that we typically do.  Once we have those finalized we will update and share with you asap.  

Tuesday 29 August 2017

Welcome Back!

It has been a beautiful, hot, relaxing summer.  Now it is time to start thinking about school.  For some of you, this will be your last year at Jack MacKenzie, for others this is your first days in the Sr. Pod.  I  am looking forward to meeting all of you on Tuesday, September 5th.  There are a couple of things I would like you to take care of before you come back to school.  If you know you are in my class please fill out the Google Form and put down some important information for you and your family.

As the school year approaches, I would like to make a request for magazine donations.  Throughout the school year, the students use magazines to complete various assignments.  The magazines we use in the pod have been greatly depleted over the years and are becoming unusable.  If you have magazine that you can donate to the school please send them with your child.

If you fill out the Google Form before the students return to school your child will be entered for a classroom prize.

Make sure you head on over to our school website.  It has some changes to it from previous years.  Check it out!
Jack MacKenzie School Website

Wednesday 10 May 2017