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Important Dates

May 9 - Garbage Bag Fundraiser Orders Due on SchoolCash

May 10 - Track and Field Day at Port High for Grades 3-8 (Permission Form on SchoolCash Due May 8th)

May 11 - Mill Greenhouse Gift Card Fundraiser Orders Due on SchoolCash

May 11 - Pizza Day

May 16 - Fern Fundraiser Orders Due on SchoolCash

May 17-19 - Dental Screening (See information sent on SchoolMessenger for details)

May 18 - Lunch Lady Day (Perogies for Ukraine)

May 20 - Fundraiser Pick-Ups (Garbage Bags/Gift Cards 9am-4pm and Ferns 12-4pm)

May 25 - Hot Dog Day

June 1 - Sub Day

June 10 - PD Day (no school)

June 23 - Grade 8 Grad

June 29 - Last Day of School

Parent Council - Every Fourth Tuesday

Bell Times:

8:40am - Supervision Begins

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

Year End Trip Fundraisers

We have a number of year-end trips to plan for. The staff have been working very hard to come up with experiences that will inspire, and celebrate this school year. The challenge, however, is that due to COVID, we haven't had nearly the amount of time we normally would to raise money to offset the costs of these trips. We have a bunch of fundraisers coming up that we hope you can support us with, each of them going directly to year-end trips.

We've chosen fundraisers that we hope you find useful- items that you may have to buy anyway, that also support our school.

You will see the following fundraisers available on School-Cash Online:

Our 'Garbage Bag' Fundraiser- (many items there, including various garbage bags, paper towels, toilette paper, plastic wrap, etc.) Each item brings 5$ back to the school. These are due May 9th on SchoolCash and pickup will be Friday, May 20th 9am-4pm.

Fern Fundraiser- beautiful ferns from a local greenhouse, each bringing almost $6 back to the school. Orders are due by May 16th on SchoolCash and pick up is May 20th 12-4pm

And gift cards from our wonderful friends at 'The Mill' greenhouse- which bring 15% back to the school. Orders are due by May 11th on SchoolCash and pick up is May 20th 9am-4pm

You may notice that we've chosen a 'spring' theme here, as we know many families are using this time to prep and build gardens. If you, or anyone you know needs items such as these, we hope you will consider buying them through the school and supporting our students.

Purdy's Chocolate Fundraiser

Thank you to everyone who purchased chocolate for our fundraiser! We were able to raise over $1000 to go towards our playground and school technology.

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