Battle of the Books 2016

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.


Thank you,

Mr. Ruf

Orange Shirt Day

If you are wondering what Orange Shirt Day is all about watch the following video:


Orange Shirt Day Video


 Having a conversation at home will help bring some understanding around the topic for you and your children


Parents here are some questions you could ask your children:

- What sort of bad things happened in Residential Schools?

- What was the purpose of Residential Schools? (Why were they created?)

- How would you or your family react if you had to go to one of these schools?

- Why is learning about this part of Canadian history important?

This Week at Jack MacKenzie...

Monday, September 26th-Thursday, September 29th- "A" Girls Volleyball Practice @ 12:00-12:45.
Monday, September 26th-Grade 3's at swimming lessons a.m.
Monday, September 26th-"A" Girls Volleyball Game vs Henry Janzen. Go Coyotes!!

Wednesday, September 28th- Grade 3's at swimming lessons a.m.
Wednesday, September 28th City Finals for Cross Country at Douglas Park-go Coyotes!
Make sure you come to Mrs. McMurtry's room today at 2:00 to get your name tag and a Jack MacKenzie tattoo!! 

Wednesday, September 28th 2:45-3:30 Assembly for Orange Shirt Day

September. 29th—First full band rehearsal for grade 6 students at Campbell (Day 5) 9:30-10:30 am
Thursday, Sept 29 - QSP Wind up

Friday, September 30th -Orange Shirt Day: Every Child Matters

Friday, September 30th - Meet the Maestro Assembly for Grade K- 8 10:45 - 11:15.

Gr. 5-8 Track & Field Schedule for Wednesday, September 21st. Go Coyotes!

Track Schedule 2016

Red Highlight are Running Events

Yellow Highlights are High Jump Events

Green Highlights are Triple/Standing Long Jump Events

Orange Highlights are Long Jump Events

Blue Highlights are Shot/Ball Throw Events

Important Dates for our QSP Fundraiser...


Sales Cut-off at midnight

Foxes handed out

After school

September 19th Double Fox Day

September 20th

September 22nd

September 23rd

September 27th

September 27th

September 30th

October 3rd


This Week at Jack MacKenzie...

The Jack MacKenzie QSP Fundraiser will run from September 15th-29th.  Please show us your support and sell, sell, sell!!


Monday, September 19th(Day 2)- Grade 3's at swimming lessons a.m
Monday, September 19th - B Girls Volleyball Practice 7:45 a.m.
Monday, September 19th-Thursday, September 22nd- "A" Girls Volleyball Practice @ 12:00-12:45.
Monday, September 19th-"A" Girls Volleyball Game @ Lakeview. Go Coyotes!!
Monday, September 19th - "A" Boys Volleyball Practice 3:45 - 5:00
Monday, September 19th-Cross Country Running practice 2:00 in the field
Monday, September 19th – Band Sectionals start for grade 6 students at Jack MacKenzie. 

Tuesday, September 20th (Day 3) - A Boys Volleyball Practice 7:45 a.m.
Tuesday, September 20th - A Boys Volleyball Game vs Lakeview 4:00 - 5:15 p.m.

Wednesday, September 21st (Day 4) - A Boys Volleyball Practice 7:45 a.m.
Wednesday, September 21st Cross Country Run meet at Douglas Park--go Coyotes!!
Wednesday, September 21st- Grade 3's at swimming lessons a.m.
Wednesday, September 21st - Track and Field Day (Canada Games Athletic Complex)
Wednesday, September 21st - B Boys Volleyball Practice - 3:45 - 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, September 22nd (Day 5)- B Girls Volleyball Practice - 7:45 a.m.

Thursday, September 22nd – First full band rehearsal for grade 7/8 students at Campbell 10:35-11:35 am
Thursday, September 22nd  -Terry Fox Walk 1:45 - Visit from Fred Fox - 12:45-1:45
Thursday, September 22nd - "A" Boys Volleyball Game @ Douglas Park 4:00 - 5:15 p.m.

Friday, September 23rd (Day 1) Rider Pride Day! Wear your Rider Gear today!
Friday, September 23rd - B Boys Volleyball Practice - 3:45 - 5:00.



Public Health Nurses will be in your school approximately four times throughout the school year providing routine immunization to students in grades 1, 6, and 8.  In certain instances such as follow-up when there is case of vaccine preventable disease in the school or classroom, children in other grades may also receive a vaccine at school.  Through the schools, the Public Health Nurse will send out a consent form before the scheduled day of immunization.  You can help by completing the form and returning it promptly.  Questions about immunizations can be directed to the school nurse whose contact information will be included in the consent package.

To do their work, public health staff review student immunization records and enter vaccines given in school into the electronic provincial immunization registry called Panorama.  Panorama is a secure electronic health record system designed to store and record immunization related information. Confidential immunization information is only available to authorized health care workers such as members of the public health team, nurse practitioners and physicians across the province using secure networks.  To learn more about Protecting the Privacy of Your Immunization Record [click on name of document for link to electronic copy] or visit or call Population and Public Health at 306-766-7904.

 Please remember:

  • Immunization has saved more lives than any other health care intervention.
  • Getting your children vaccinated on time is one of the most important jobs you have as a parent. When you vaccinate your children, you protect them from serious diseases for the rest of their lives.
  • Returning the consent for immunization as quickly as you can assists tremendously in immunizing a large group of children.
  • Having your child eat a healthy breakfast and wearing a short sleeved shirt on the day of immunization are practical ways in which helps the process go more smoothly.


This Week at Jack MacKenzie...

Monday, September 12th (Day 2)– Band Sectionals start for grade 7/8 students at Jack MacKenzie 

Tuesday, September 13th (Day 3) - Grade 7 Canoeing pm at the Lawson Aquatic Centre

Wednesday, September 14th (Day 4) - Photo Day All Day

Wednesday, September 14th (Day 4) - Welcome Back Barbecue at 5:30 & Meet the Teacher 6:30-7:00.

Please check the Menu Below for the food options:


Bon Burger

Bon Burger Combo (Fries and Drink) $10

Hot Dog Combo (Fries and Drink) $7

Taco in a Bag Combo (Fries and Drink) $6.50


                              Poutines $7.35

Classic Poutine (Mozza and Gravy)

Greek Poutine (Tzatziki and Feta)

Bacon Poutine (Mozza, Bacon and Gravy)

Super Loaded Poutine (Mozza, Gravy, Bacon, Onions & Sour Cream)


*Veggie Burgers are available but will take extra time and must be pre-ordered. *Serves gluten free options.

Mr. Spudds Poutinerie

¼ Flame Broiled Loaded Burger $4.99

Mushroom Mozza Burger $5.99

Mozza Bacon Burger $5.99

Chicken Strips and Fries $9.99

(make any order a Drink and Fries combo for $4.99)

                        Poutines $7.99-9.99

Montreal Poutine, Mr. Spudds Mozzarella Poutine, Pulled Pork Poutine, Smokey Bacon Poutine, Caramelized Pineapple and Bacon Poutine, Deluxe Poutine (Sour Cream, Bacon, Chives, Gravy)

Thursday, September 15th (Day 5) - 2:30 QSP Kick off Assembly.

Thursday, September 15th (Day 5) - Boys A Volleyball.  Mini tournament after school.

Friday, September 16th (Day 1) Rider Pride Day! Wear your Rider Gear today!

Friday, September 16th & 17th – Headstart Clinics for Beginner Band Students at Campbell Collegiate (6-8 pm on Friday & 9:30-12:30 on Saturday)


Ms. Gilroy, Miss Iorga and Miss Baker’s grade two classes have started making jewellery to sell to raise money for the United Way.  Students have been putting together sparkle ball earrings and necklaces that they will be selling for $25.00 at the Back to School BBQ and Open House.


There will also be a table set up with tickets for sale to a Comedy Night on Nov. 19th  featuring comedian, Kelly Taylor.  Tickets are $20.00 each.  Proceeds from this event will help fund Summer Success Literacy Camps for inner city youth who are one to two years behind in their literacy scores.  Please help support this great cause and buy your tickets early!

September 2016 - This week at Jack MacKenzie . . .

Hello Students and Parents!  Welcome back to a brand new school year.

Tuesday, September 6th-(Day 3) - Cross Country running meeting for anyone in grades 3-8 in the science room at 2:00 to
Tuesday, September 6th (Day 3) - Boys Volleyball tryouts 3:45
Tuesday, September 6th (Day 3) - Girls Volleyball Tryouts 12:00
Tuesday, September 6th (Day 3) - League Volleyball meeting - Division Office - 4:15 PM

Wednesday, September 7th (Day 4) - Girls Volleyball Tryouts 12:00
Wednesday, September 7th- 10:15 - Meeting for grade 6-8's interested in answering phones at recess. Meet in the kindergarten room at am recess.
Wednesday, September 7th - SCC Meeting @ 7:00 PM in the library.

Thursday, September 8th (Day 5) - Girls Volleyball Tryouts 12:00

Friday, September 9th (Day 1) - Rider Pride Day! Wear your Rider Gear today!


This Week at Jack MacKenzie!


Monday, June 27th - Floor hockey in the gym - 12:00 - 12:30/3:45 - 4:15


Tuesday, June 28th - Floor hockey in the gym - 12:00 - 12:30/3:45 - 4:15


Wednesday, June 29 - Year end Assembly @ 9:00 am

Wednesday, June 29 (2) - 1:00 - 2:00 Grade 4-6 Swim at Sandra Schmirler

Wednesday, June 29-Grades 1-3 going to Galaxy Theater 10:15-2

Wednesday, June 29 - Term 3 Progress reports

Wednesday, June 29, 2:30 – Dismissal




Summer Reading

Summer Reading


          "The research is clear that children who don't read during the summer can lose up to three months of reading progress and that loss has a cumulative, long-term effect."


How can parents encourage reading over the summer?


* Regina Public Library, library programs, TD Summer reading program


* Online resources: Tumblebooks or Overdrive (free on the Regina Public Library website) , anyone with a RAZ KIDS account


* Garage sale books


* Have a reading challenge with friends or neighbours


* Pack a book in your backpack, sportsbag or car


* Read different types of text (magazines, newspapers, e-books, novels, recipes, informational books etc.)



Remember to READ! READ! READ!

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