Terry Fox Run

On Friday, October 1, our school will be organizing a Terry Fox School Run for students in support of the Terry Fox Foundation and cancer research. The run will take place during the school day on school property for both junior and primary students. Today our school begins collecting donations for the Terry Fox School Run. All donations are greatly appreciated. If you would like to donate, we are accepting donations through our school’s online webpage below. Simply click on the link, click on the red “donate” tab and follow the steps outlined on the webpage. Help our school continue Terry Fox’s legacy and reach our goal of $500. If we reach our goal of $500, Mr. Stavro will get silly stringed by the students of G. P. Mackie who raise the most money for cancer research! Let’s try like Terry!




Dear Mackie Families IP(in person) or V(Virtual),


The first day of school 2021/22 is almost here!!!! Our team has been working feverishly to prepare for this exciting day and we will be ready to receive or connect with all of our learners on Thursday September 9th. Staff members have been involved in considerable Professional Learning and training to enable us to start the year off in a safe, inclusive and confident manner. Our staff members have all missed interacting with you and look forward to your arrival, be it in person or virtually.


For those students attending IP we will meet you outside of the school at 8:30 am on Thursday to prepare for daily 8:40 a.m. entry.  At this time we will introduce teachers and organize our students into their new classroom groupings. Once in our appropriate entry formations, teachers will check the NEW student health pass (see below)  on paper. If you have a printer at home, please print and screen your child prior to coming to school. If you do not have access to a printer, staff members will have passes on hand for parents to sign.


Our Virtual learners will be connecting with their Virtual Teachers on Thursday as well.


Please be reminded of the following procedures required for all of us to follow, as per the message from our Director of Education, Colleen Russell-Rawlins last week. One exception is, you will be receiving forms home on the first day of school in paper format. Please complete this set of forms as soon as possible.


I have missed our community.

See you soon!
Ms. Ponka

 Mackie Moments

October 18, 2021


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Technology Help

Here is a link to the Parents/Guardians Guide to Google Tools put out by TDSB IT Services. It offers information for families on Classroom, Meet, Chromebooks, Accessibility, Security & Privacy. It's a great place for families to familiarize themselves with G Suite for Education Tools. 

Virtual Library

The link is https://www.tdsb.on.ca/library/HOME/schoolno/0 

Please click on the highlighted icons to access the usernames and passwords for educational websites available through the TDSB .

Virtual Library



If parents and/or students cannot remember or do not know their student number and password they can click the following link and the board will share the necessary information (link is also available on the "click here to access" button:




At G.P. Mackie, we value

  • each and every student;
  • a strong public education system;
  • a partnership of students, schools, family and community;
  • the uniqueness and diversity of our students and our community;
  • the commitment and skills of our staff;
  • equity, innovation, accountability and accessibility; and
  • learning environments that are safe, nurturing, positive and respectful.



Reminder to parents grade of children grade 1-6. Staff are assigned to supervision on our schoolyard starting at 8:30 am. Students may safely meet with school mates and staff outside on the yard at this time.  Students in Kindergarten continue the practice of adult hand-off at the entry bell. Students are dismissed at 3:15 pm. If you are held up for  Thank you for continuing to walk your child to school, and for changing habits to reduce traffic and increase safety for our students and community. 


Reminder to Parents: Please do not drive your vehicle into the Mackie driveway or parking lot. The parking lot is for staff only. Please try to arrange for your children to walk to school and help keep our students safe.


If parents wish to send something in to recognize their child’s birthday etc., they are encouraged to send in something non-edible (i.e. pencils, erasers, etc.) that can be shared by all. This is to keep all students safe due to the many student allergies. Please check with your child’s teacher if you have any further questions. Thank you!

A Gentle Reminder

Parents are reminded to please keep their child home from school if they are under the weather (sore throat, tummy upset, fever). This ensures that germs & viruses do not spread. Thank you for your co-operation!