Friday, 4 December 2015

Sexual Education

November 26, 2015
Dear Parents/Guardians:
Beginning Monday, November 30th, our next unit of study in the Health class will be the Sex Education unit.  The purpose of this unit is to equip students with the information they need to make healthy life decisions and to support others to do the same.  I am hoping to cover most of the curriculum before we break for Christmas holidays so the study of sexual knowledge, attitudes and healthy decision making will be brief but helpful.  The curriculum outcomes regarding this study are as follows:
Assess the social, cultural, and environmental influences on and supports for sexual health knowledge, attitudes, behaviours, and decisions. 
Appraise the role of “support” in making healthy decisions related to family roles and responsibilities, non-curable infections/diseases, violence and abuse, body image, sustainability, and sexual health. 
Analyze the health opportunities and challenges, and establish “support others” personal goal statements, related to family roles and responsibilities, non-curable infections/diseases, violence and abuse, body image, sustainability, and sexual health. 
As part of this unit, I will be working alongside a parent of the school, who is also a health care professional.  Together, we plan to show a detailed power point presentation, depicting actual photos of the effects of several sexually transmitted infections.  The photos in this slide show are of infected male and female genitalia.  I understand that not everyone will feel comfortable allowing their child to see these photos and I respect that opinion.  If you are not comfortable allowing your child to see this power point, or if your child feels uncomfortable watching, they will be excused from the class.  An alternate assignment will then be sent home for your child to complete with you, in order to meet the curriculum requirements. This presentation will take place on Thursday, December 10, 2015.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the above, please do not hesitate to contact me.  I can be reached at the school at (306) 791-8585 or by email:
Take care and have a great weekend.

Angela Scott

Jack MacKenzie School             

Gr 8 Sweaters

Thursday, December 03, 2015

Dear Grade 8 Students and Parents/Guardians:

            Thanks to the efforts of one of our fabulous parents, all grade 8 students have the opportunity to order a hooded, pull-over sweatshirt to commemorate their final year at Jack MacKenzie School.  The look/layout of the sweatshirt will be as follows:

1.       The colour is black with the Jack MacKenzie logo on the front;
2.       The logo and lettering will be a combination of silk screening and embroidery;
3.       Student’s name and the number 16 (for 2016) will be on the back;
Sweaters cost $48.00 plus tax for a total of $50.40.  If interested, please completely fill in the order form below and submit with payment to homeroom teachers.  All orders need to be submitted by Tuesday, December 8, 2015.  A sizing kit has been available in the hallway since Friday, November 27th.  Please confirm your appropriate size.

Student’s Name:                                                         ,           Homeroom:                                        
Size:  (circle one) Youth L / Youth XL / S / M / L / XL / 2XL  (Samples of each size can be found on the band instrument table in the senior pod)

Payment of $50.40 is enclosed.  Exact change or cheque, made payable to Jack MacKenzie School.