Sunday, April 9, 2017

April News!!!

Thank you so much to all of the families who attended out Celebration for Learning on Wednesday, March 22nd.  It was a wonderful opportunity for your children to show you the many areas that they are excelling at this school year.   I would like to congratulate Zoe Gillies and Danielle Gilroy-Beck for representing out classroom at the Oratory speak off on March 31st.  They did a fabulous job and I received many wonderful comments on their poem choices.  Great job girls!!!

Spring has begun and we are enjoying the beautiful weather.  Please make sure students are dressing appropriately for the weather, as it is still quite cool in the mornings and warming up throughout the day. Please mark your calendars with the following dates for April:

Friday, April 7th - Jack Mack Spirit Wear
                           Menchie Ordered Due
Tuesday, April 11th & Wednesday April 12th - Lion King Musical - 7:00 pm
                           $20 per family; $10 per person
Thursday, April 13th - Menchie Orders Delivered
                             Special Lunch ordered from Chopped Leaf
Friday, April 14th - Good Friday - No School
Monday, April 17th to Friday, April 21st - Easter Break - No School
Friday, April 28th - Swimming @ SSLC 1:15 to 2:15 pm

Thank you again for all of your continued support!  I am very thankful to work with such wonderful families!

Mrs. Kopec

Monday, February 27, 2017

March News!!!

March is approaching quickly and the students are looking forward to sharing their expertise in various subject areas with you at our Celebration of Learning on March 22nd from 4:00 to 7:00 PM. We have many activities planned this month so please mark your calendars with the following dates.

Wednesday, March 1st - Skating at Murray Balfour 2 - 3 PM
Thursday, March 2nd - Day of Pink - Wear Pink
                                  Rider Anti-Bullying Presentation 12:45 - 1:30 PM
Friday, March 3rd - Jack Mack Spirit Wear Day
Friday, March 10th - Link- Up Concert @ Conexus Arts Centre  
with RSO 10:30 to 12:30 PM
 (All students please bring a lunch to eat at school when we return.)
Wednesday, March 15th - Green Day
Thursday, March 16th - Teacher PD Day -  No School for Students
Friday, March 17th - Teacher Convention - No School for Students
Monday, March 20th - Classroom Oratory Speak Off
Wednesday, March 22nd - Celebration of Learning - 4:00 to 7:00 PM
Friday, March 24th - 3 Way Conferences on Parent Request
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Tuesday, March 28th - $1.00 to wear a hat
Wednesday, March 29th- $1.00 to chew gum
Thursday, March 30th - $2.00 for a bag of popcorn
                                   Swimming @ SSLC -  1:15 to 2:15 PM
Friday, March 31st - Jack Mack Spirit Wear Day
                              Oratory Speeches - Gymnasium - 12:45 to 3:30 PM

Thank you for your continued support.  I look forward to seeing you on the 22nd!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Happy New Year!!!

Welcome back to our Jack MacKenzie family.  It is nice to see all of our friends that we missed over the break. We are excited to be back and look forward to getting back into our familiar routine here at school. We are finishing up our units and will be sending home our first report cards on February 1st!

Important Dates to Remember:

January 6th - Jack Mack Spirit Wear Day
January 11th - Sport/Jersey Day
                   - 9:30 - Jr. Achievement/ Our Community Presentation
January 13th - Jack Mack Spirit Wear Day
                   - Swimming @ SSLC (1:15 to 2:15 PM)
January 20th - Jack Mack Spirit Wear Day
                   - Skating @ Murray Balfour Arena 2:00 to 3:00 PM
January 24th - Book & Bagel Breakfast and PJ Day
January 26th - Dress as your favorite Disney Character
January 27th - PD Day - No School for Students

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

November News!!!

We are entering our third month of school and the students are enjoying the regular activities and special events that have been planned so far.  We all enjoyed our field trip to Flying Creek on Monday, October 24th.  The sun came out and we enjoyed a beautiful day exploring the terrain and learning about Habitats and Communities.  We will be working with a musical artist during the month of November and participating in three C.R.E.A.T.E workshops.  Dr. Don Waite is an environmental scientist who writes & sings songs about the environment.  Our first session with him will be on Monday, November 7th.

Our first 3-way conferences will be held on Friday, November 18th.  I look forward to meeting with you to discuss your child's progress thus far.  During this conference I will be sharing the results of how your child did on the Regina Public Schools Common Assessments in Reading, Math & Writing.

Important Dates to Place on Your Calendars:
November 1st - Menchie orders sent home
November 3rd - Battle of the Books @ Noon in the Library
November 4th - Menchie orders DUE
November 7th - C.R.E.A.T.E @ 12:45 with Dr. Don Waite
November 8th - Menchie orders arrive
November 9th - Remembrance Day Assembly @ 10:45
November 10th - Teacher P.D. Day - No School for Students
November 11th - No School for Remembrance Day Holiday
November 14th - Battle of the Books @ Noon in the Library
                         C.R.E.A.T.E @ 10:30 with Dr. Don Waite
November 17th - C.R.E.A.T.E @ 10:30 with Dr. Don Waite
November 18th - 3-Way conferences
November 19th - Regina Public Schools Comedy Night
November 22nd - Western Day
November 30th - Battle of the Books @ 9:30 in the Gym

Please feel free to call me @ 306-791-8585, write or email me @ when you have any questions or concerns.

Mrs. Syndee Kopec

Friday, October 14, 2016


Our CREATE dates have been set.  We are very fortunate to have Dr. Don Waite, an environmental scientist who writes and sings songs about the environment to be our CREATE artist this term.  Our sessions will be the following dates:

November 7 - 12:45 to 2:00 PM
November 14 - 10:30 to 11:45 AM
November 17 - 10:30 to 11:45 AM

We are looking forward to some very exciting song writing and science experiment activities.

Monday, October 3, 2016

October NEWS!!!!

Students have settled into a good routine and we are working hard to achieve the goals they have set for themselves.  We have completed the RAD reading assessment and the VAA writing assessment. We are looking forward to the many exciting activities and learning opportunities that are scheduled for this month.

October Dates to Remember:
October 3rd - RSO Chamber Players Assembly @ 10:50 am
                     QSP Assembly @ 3:00 pm
October 4th - Mr. Stratton presentation regarding Flying Creek
October 5th - Picture Orders Due
October 6th- Mr. MacKenzie's Pancake Birthday Breakfast/Celebrations
October 7th - Teacher Professional Development Day: No School for Students
October 10th - Thanksgiving Holiday - No School
October 12th - Scholastic Book Orders Due
October 13th - Battle of the Books @ Noon in the Library
October 21st - Rider Pride/ Green Day
October 24th - All Day Field trip to Flying Creek
October 25th - School Photo Retakes
October 27th - Battle of the Books @ Noon in the Library
October 28th - Halloween/ Costume Dance @ 1 to 2 pm
October 31st - Orange/Black/Purple Day

As mentioned above our class has our first field trip scheduled for Monday, October 24th!  This trip will take place at Flying Creek where students will be able to study and experience grassland, woodland, riparian and wetland areas.  The day will be organized so that students will have an opportunity to become 'scientists' and participate in a variety of activities in each of the habitat areas.  Our bus will leave the school around 9:00 am and return by 3:30 pm.  The cost of the trip is $4.50.  You are encouraged to pay online.  More information regarding this field trip will be sent home in the near future.  During outdoor trips we leave only footprints & take only memories!!!

Mrs. Syndee Kopec

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Battle of the Books

Please mark your calendars for the upcoming season of 'Battle of the Books!!!' 

We will be starting our Battle of the Books for the junior teams the second week of October. Students will receive their first book to read and be responsible to read 2 books over the next 7 weeks. When they are finished reading their first book they should come to the library at the first recess to exchange their book for their second one. All teammates are responsible to read 2 books for their team, but can continue to read all eight books if they choose.

The Battles will take place over lunch time every Day 3 starting Thursday, October 13th. All team members should bring lunches to school that day. They will eat their lunch in their assigned lunch room and then go to the library at 12:00 noon.  

Please mark the dates below on your calendars.

Thursday, October 13th Introductory Battle – we will be just practicing with the Titles
and Authors (books DO NOT have to be completely read)
Thursday, October 27th- Will start asking comprehension questions for all the books. 
Books should be completely read.
Thursday, November 3rd - Will continue to ask comprehension questions for the
Monday, November 14th - Will continue to ask comprehension questions for the
Wednesday, November 30th – Jn Battle in the gym – 9:30am

We will be participating in a tournament with the St. Gabriel junior teams on Wednesday, November 30th at 9:30am in the gym. Parents are invited to come and watch. More details to follow.