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Important Dates

Oct 3 - Milk Program begins (Oct orders due Sept 27th on SchoolCash)

Oct 5 - Sub Day (Orders due Sept 28th on SchoolCash)

Oct 7 - Terry Fox Run

Oct 10 - Thanksgiving (No School)

Oct 12 - De Luca Pasta Day (Orders due Oct 6 on SchoolCash)

Oct 14 - Picture Day

Oct 19 - Pita Day (Orders due Oct 13th on SchoolCash)

Oct 24 - PD Day

Oct 26 - Pizza Day (Orders due Oct 23rd on SchoolCash

Parent Council - Every Fourth Tuesday

Bell Times:

8:40am - Supervision Begins

8:55am - 3:15pm - School Day

Terry Fox's Marathon of Hope 2022

This year marks the 42nd Anniversary of Terry Fox’s Marathon of Hope and McKay Public School is proud to be continuing the legacy of one of our greatest heroes.

To date, we have participated in 24 runs and have raised an incredible $61,617.94. This year, our school run will take place on Friday, October 7 and our goal is to raise $5000. This will support cancer research while also building incredible school spirit for our students through the “Terrify Your Teachers'' event. As we reach different milestones on our way towards reaching our goal of $5000, students will be able to dress up their teacher or do their teacher’s hair and make-up for a day, throw a pie in a staff members face, give a staff member a cold water plunge, watch staff members “drink” a McDonad’s mash-up and, when we ultimately reach our goal, staff members have graciously volunteered to shave their heads.

If you would like to make a donation, please click the Terry Fox link below. Students can even set up their own fundraising pages and share with family and friends.

Please join us and support this wonderful cause by donating to: https://schools.terryfox.ca/McKayPSPortColborne

Also watch school cash online for an opportunity to purchase a Terry Fox shirt for your child or yourself. All proceeds go towards our fundraising goal.


Important Information For McKay Families

A Message From Mr. Burns

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Welcome to McKay Public School

We are pleased to provide an outstanding education at McKay Public School for our students. Innovative programs that meet the needs of all our students are taught by our dedicated and professional staff who care about your child.

Our Board is focused on literacy and numeracy achievement and creating an environment where we are working together on our goal of success for every student. We also value the community partnerships and parent involvement which are so crucial to a successful education for our students.

We welcome your input and inquiries.

What is SafeArrival?
SafeArrival is an absence management system that improves student safety and makes it easy for you to let the school know about your child’s absence. You are asked to report your child’s absence in advance whenever possible using one of these convenient methods:

SchoolMessenger app (free)

1. Provide your email address to the school.
2. Get the app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store (or from the links at https://go.schoolmessenger.ca).
3. Tap Sign Up to create your account.
4. Select Attendance from the menu, and then select Report an Absence.


Web and Mobile Web: go.schoolmessenger.ca
1. Provide your email address to the school.
2. Go to the website.

3. Click Sign Up to create your account.
4. Select Attendance from the menu, then select Report an Absence


Interactive Toll-free Phone 1-866-606-5567

1. Call the toll-free, interactive telephone system.
2. Follow the instructions to report an absence.
Absences can be reported in advance:
• 24 hours/day
• 7 days a week
• For any school day in the school term
• Up to the cut-off time on the day of the absence