Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Hello everyone.

We are attending the Do It With Class Matinee of Mary Poppins tomorrow afternoon.  If you have not paid for this field trip, please do so online immediately.  The buses will be leaving the school at 12:15 pm so please bring your lunch tomorrow.  You will not have time to run home for lunch.

Parents of Grade 8 students - tonight is our Farewell information meeting.  We will meet at 5:30 pm in the library.  I will see you tonight.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Good afternoon everyone.  Thank you to all of those families who were able to make it to our Celebration of Learning last night.  If you were not able to be here, you still have an opportunity to participate on Friday morning anytime from 9:00 am to 11:45 am.    Be sure to let me know if you would prefer to have a sit-down conference as well as/instead of.  Students, remember that there are no classes on Friday (as if I really needed to remind you).

The following note is going home today.   Please pay online and return the signed form no later than Tuesday, March 28th, 2017.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Dear Parents/Guardians:
Our grade 7/8 class has the fantastic opportunity to attend a Do It with Class matinee of Mary Poppins.  The show features a few of our Jack MacKenzie students and we are excited to watch their performance.  The Perkowitsch family has graciously offered to sponsor our class, leaving our students with only the cost of the bus of $2.00 per student.  This show is taking place during the afternoon of Thursday, March 30th
Please indicate your child’s permission to attend by signing the form below and pay the total of $2.00, online on or before Tuesday, March 28, 2017.


Angela Scott

Grade 8 parents, please  make note of the following letter that was sent home yesterday:

March 22nd, 2017
Dear Parents/Guardians,

You are invited to attend a parent information meeting regarding the Grade 8 Farewell.  The meeting will be held in the library at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 29th , 2017.

Our  Grade 8 Farewell is scheduled for Tuesday, June 20th  , 2017.  Plans are being made to mark the transistion of our Grade 8 students from elementary school to high school.  We hope to see all of you at this very important meeting!

Thank you,

Senior Pod

Friday, March 3, 2017

Good afternoon everyone.  Please take a moment to review the Homework Updates and the Important Dates for March.

A small, orange notice is going home today to update us on our plans for the ski trip.  The ski trip is rescheduled for March 21st.  I'm not sure if I still want to have snow around by then or not.  Please return the completed form no later than Thursday, March 9th.

Have a great weekend everyone.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day.  The February break is almost here . . . just four more sleeps!!!

At the end of last week, a note was sent home regarding the movie we plan to watch on Friday.  Students who plan to watch Schindler's List, need to return the signed note from a parent or guardian, indicating consent to see this movie.  The alternative to watching Schindler's List is another movie, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas.  This is based on the novel by the same title; one of the novels that was studied in the literacy groups that we are now just finishing with.  This movie is rated PG 13 and while it still explores the very upsetting topic of the Holocaust, it is considered less intense.  If this is your movie of choice, please just indicate so on the note or by email.

Have a fabulous Day.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Good afternoon everyone.  Tomorrow is another PD day so please do not pull yourself out of bed early unnecessarily.  I hate to see a good sleep in wasted.  Keep your eyes on the homework updates in the column to the right as well as the "Important Dates For February" list.

Below is a copy of the note that went home today.  Please be sure to have a parent/guardian indicate whether or not you have permission to see the movie and return it ASAP.

Have a fabulous long weekend.

 February 9, 2017,

Dear Parents:

As we complete our holocaust unit in E.L.A., we would like to show the movie “Schindler’s List”. The movie fits nicely as a culminating activity to the Literature Circles we have studied.  We will be watching the movie Friday, February 17th, 2017.

Schindlers List   14-A
Arguably Steven Spielberg’s masterpiece, this gripping adaptation of Thomas Keneally’s novel tells a story of Oscar Schindler (Neeson), a German industrialist who saved upward of 1,100 Jews from the Nazi death camps by employing them in his factory during the war. This film won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1993.

The movie has some nudity, which would be fast-forwarded.  There are some graphic scenes of WWII and life in concentration camps.

The students must bring this form back with a parent signature giving approval to watch this movie.  If for any reason you would not want to let your son/daughter watch this movie, simply state this below.  An alternate activity will be provided for students not watching the movie.  If you have any questions/concerns, feel free to call the school at 306-791-8585.


Kevin Yeske
Kelley Reoch
Angela Scott
Kyle DuMont

 I will/will not allow my son/daughter to watch “Schindler’s List”

   (Please circle one)

_____________________________ Parent Signature

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Good afternoon everyone.

Due to this extremely cold weather, tomorrow's ski/snowboard trip to Mission Ridge has been postponed to March 21st.  I guess the weather prediction is that it will not warm up enough to be outside until 4:00 pm.  Therefore, tomorrow will proceed as a typical day 4.

Have a great evening and stay warm!!!!

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Good afternoon.

Please keep an eye on the homework updates and important dates to remember.  We have a few extra things going on in the next little while.

The rest of this week has lots to look out for.  We are skating tomorrow afternoon so please come prepared for that.  Also happening tomorrow - report cards!!!!  I know you missed receiving your report card in November and they are finally here.  You're welcome!!!

On Thursday we are having "Dress as Your Favourite Book Character Day".  I'd rather not see any Captain Underpants if you don't mind, but please be creative.

All ski/snowboard trip forms and payments are due on Friday at the very latest.  Please pay online and indicate our receipt number on the permission slip.

We are meeting for literacy groups tomorrow so please have your ELA homework finished and ready to go.

See you tomorrow.