Thursday, May 31, 2012

A Diamond In The Rough

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #203, 8912-156 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5R 5Z2

May XXXIst, MMXII

Hon. Jeff Johnson, MLA, Minister of Education, Progressive Conservative, Athabasca-Sturgeon-RedH2O

Dear Jeff:

Here we have IX year old Bryden Hutt from the Great Province of Nova Scotia. Afflicted with medical conditions that neccessitates him using crutches & having II have a bone marrow transplant. Little Bryden has raised just about 40 thousand bucks IV the Children's Make-A-Wish Foundation II make other kids dreams come true. So inspiring is this little guy, he got a Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal from Governor General Dave Johnston & Prime Minister Steve Harper! Talk about cool, a guy down on his luck helps out other students with difficulties. What a cool kid, truly a "CTV Canadian Original."

His Mom & Dad Must Be Ever So Proud,

Rory

Source: "CTV National News With Lisa LaFlamme." Reporter: Todd Battis, Atlantic Bureau Chief, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Have A Wonderful Day

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin.
#203, 8912-156 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5R 5Z2

May XXXth, MMXII

Hon. Jeff Johnson, MLA
Minister of Education,
Progressive Conservative, Athabasca-Sturgeon-RedH2O

Dear Jeff:

At Meadowlark Mall last Friday, we had some Grade VI students from Our Lady Of Victories Catholic Elementary School performing what they call "Random Acts of Kindness" as they walk through the mall. I just happened to have been at the SW doors last Friday raising funds & awareness IV the Heart & Stroke Foundation in memory of my mother June when these fine students came through. I certainly wish them all the success in the world in trying II make the world a "kinder" place in which II exist!

Check Out This Great Website,

Rory

Source: Http://Www.OurLadyOfVictories.Ecsd.Net/StudentsCorner.Html.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Prime Ministers Week-Part VII


Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #203, 8912-156 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5R 5Z2

May XXIXth, MMXII

Hon. Jeff Johnson, MLA, Minister of Education, Progressive Conservative, Athabasca-Sturgeon-RedH2O

Dear Jeff:

The point behind these VI entries of questions II Prime Ministers, is II put them inII historical context IV history, political science, & social studies students II view in the future. Furthermore, my personal friend, M. George Charlebois of Laval, Quebec is trying II put together funds & sponsors IV a Prime Ministers Museum/La Musee de Premier Ministres. The best part is he wants II do it here in Alberta. Although George is a federal Liberal supporter & I am a federal Conservative, I can truly respect his thought process here. Preserving our Prime Ministerial past will help our Prime Ministers of the future make better decisions as they chart their respective courses as head of Her Majesty's Government. Call George at 1-514-241-9000 or email him at george-charlebois@hotmail.com to help in whatever way you can! George has even had tres bien architectural schematics made up! Hes a real go-getter, just what this project needs!

Le Chalet,

Rory

Source: Myself & M. George Charlebois, Laval, Quebec.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Prime Ministers Week-Part VI

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #203, 8912-156 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5R 5Z2

May XXVIIIth, MMXII

Hon. Jeff Johnson, MLA, Minister of Education, Progressive Conservative, Athabasca-Sturgeon-RedH2O

Dear Jeff:

Before we end with The Right Honourable Brian Mulroney, I'd like II point out that I custom tailored each question to each individual ex-Prime Minister with thought, care, & attention. As well as II I believe focus on areas where I believed they had expertise IV the timeframe they were in office as well as in relation to today.

Also, The Right Honourable Stephen Harper promised II be a part of this series but knifed the University Of Alberta & never appeared. This makes the series of conversations IVever incomplete.

"Mr. Prime Minister: In hindsight, were there points of both Meech Lake & Charlottetown that could have been combined inII one agreement that would have been acceptable to all sides, such as M. Parizeau, & one of your predecessors, M. Trudeau?"

The Boy From Baie-Comeau,

Rory

Source: Myself.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Prime Ministers Week-Part V

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #203, 8912-156 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5R 5Z2

May XXVIIth, MMXII

Hon. Jeff Johnson, MLA, Minister of Education, Progressive Conservative, Athabasca-Sturgeon-RedH2O

Dear Jeff:

Here's what I asked The Right Honourable Paul Martin.

"Mr. Prime Minister: Do you feel that we could provide foreign aid at a higher GDP than the current Conservative government is doing w/o putting our fiscal outlook back inII a deficit situation? And, if so, where would you suggest the extra funds be extrapolated from?"

Windsor,

Rory

Source: Myself.





Saturday, May 26, 2012

Prime Ministers Week-Part IV

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #203, 8912-156 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5R 5Z2

May XXVIth, MMXII

Hon. Jeff Johnson, MLA, Minister of Education, Progressive Conservative, Athabasca-Sturgeon-RedH2O

Dear Jeff:

Here is what I asked The Right Honourable John Turner:

"Mr. Prime Minister: Now that you have had II decades to reflect on it since the 1988 Free Trade Election Debate (& Free Trade's subsequent passage), & given that the Liberals were so opposed to the agreement; are there aspects of the agreement & the subsequent NAFTA agreement that have been good IV Canada? And what have in your view been the negative aspects?"

London, England, The United Kingdom,

Rory

Source: Myself.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Prime Ministers Week-Part III

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #203, 8912-156 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5R 5Z2

May XXVth, MMXII

Hon. Jeff Johnson, MLA, Minister of Education, Progressive Conservative, Athabasca-Sturgeon-RedH2O

Dear Jeff:

Here's my question to The Right Honourable Kim Campbell.

"Madam Prime Minister: As a man, I find it outrageous that the participation rate of women in politics is so low. What can I do & what can other men do to help promote as close to a 50/50 participation rate between the sexes as possible? Since women are more than 1/2 the population, I feel that they should hold at least 1/2 the elected offices across Canada & worldwide. Arguably, with equal gender participation, we'd get better policy's past for the good of man/womankind.

Port Alberni,

Rory

Source: Myself.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Prime Ministers Week-Part II

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #203, 8912-156 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5R 5Z2

May XXIVth, MMXII

Hon. Jeff Johnson, MLA, Minister of Education, Progressive Conservative, Athabasca-Sturgeon-RedH2O

Dear Jeff:

Here was my question II The Right Honourable Joe Clark.:

"Mr. Prime Minister: With your vast experience in helming the External Affairs portfolio, could you conjecture possible countries that the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) could go into today to improve their overall living standards & give them a stronger chance at a good life like we have here in Canada?"

High River,

Rory

Source: Myself.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Prime Ministers Week-Part I

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #203, 8912-156 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5R 5Z2

May XXIIIrd, MMXII

Hon. Jeff Johnson, MLA, Minister of Education, Progressive Conservative, Athabasca-Sturgeon-RedH2O

Dear Jeff:

As part of a MMVIII (2008) Conversation Series at The University Of Alberta, I asked every ex-Prime Minister of Canada a question. A distinction which makes me the only person besides the moderator, The Honourable Jim Edwards (former Tory PM Kim Campbell cabinet minister) to do so. As a student of political history, I thought that this was an important thing II do, its my hobby & I thought what a unique opportunity. The event was put on jointly by former Tory Deputy PM, The Right Honourable Don Mazankowski & former Grit Deputy PM, The Hon. A. Anne McLellan. Up first: The Right Honourable Jean Chretien.

"Mr. Prime Minister: Why do we have a federal Minister of Health when health is a provincial responsibility, & yet at the same time, we have no federal Minister of Education to oversee grants/monies to financial institutions. In the U.S., you have a Secretary of Education. I think it would be great to have a national minister to ensure educational standards are being kept up across the country for our students?"

Shawinigan,

Rory

Source: Myself.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

The Past Comes Alive Only On History Television

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #203, 8912-156 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5R 5Z2

May XXIInd, MMXII

Hon. Jeff Johnson, MLA, Minister of Education, Progressive Conservative, Athabasca-Sturgeon-RedH2O

Dear Jeff:

A nice historical lesson plan from my late mother, June C. Koopmans, B. Ed. From Afton Elementary School.

Thursday, September 2, 1971:

AM: exercises.
- dot exercise of boy and ball.
-write a story of boy; OR to class
- alphabet            ...                     exercise
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Arith sheet flowerpot
Seven-Up
plasticine
Story     "Adventures of Momotars"
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PM: - make dolls to go with clothes
for schoolchildren
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- attend music recital in gp room



                                   JCK

Thrilling IV Me To Reveal Mom's Insights,

Rory

Source: The Historical Lesson Plans Of Mrs. June C. Koopmans, B. Ed. & Afton Elementary School, Grade II. 1971-72.

Monday, May 21, 2012

A Proposal

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin.
#203, 8912-156 Streer
Edmonton, Alberta T5R 5Z2

May XXIst, MMXII

Hon. Jeff Johnson, MLA
Minister of Education,
Progressive Conservative, Athabasca-Sturgeon-RedH2O

Dear Jeff:

As students of the monarchy & historical records know, Queen Victoria was a great Queen. As is her Great Great Granddaughter, our current Queen, Elizabeth The IInd. Only these II ladies have ever made the LX years Diamond Jubilee IV days on the Throne as a reigning monarch. So as this is Victoria Day, why not change the name of the day to Victoria & Elizabeth Day?

Her Majesty deserves the recognition & it won't cost Her Majesty's Government federally, or any of the provinces/territories any further as its already a paid holiday.

Every Day Her Majesty Is In Power Is A Day Less Charles Will Be King,

Rory

Source: Myself.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

In The Criminal Justice System, The People Are Represented By II Seperate Yet Equally Important Groups, The Police Who Investigate Crime, & The Crown Prosecutors Who Prosecute The Offenders: These Are Their Stories...Boom Boom!

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin.
#203, 8912-156 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5R 5Z2

May XXth, MMXII

Hon. Jeff Johnson, MLA
Minister of Education,
Progressive Conservative, Athabasca-Sturgeon-RedH2O

Dear Jeff:

Now that my great friend, former Edmonton Police Service (EPS) Sgt. Steve Young is the Progressive Conservative MLA IV Edm.-Riverview; EPS & many other police forces are going to need good people II replace him in their ranks. June IVth-Xth is EPS Recruitment Week. I encourage students who might be interested in the policing game to take a course in Police Studies at Grant MacEwan University in Edmonton, or other such police related courses across this superb province. There are law enforcement agency's who need active duty cops, as well as civilian aides & administrative staff. Not just here in Edmonton, but all over IV recruits who might want II live in another part of Alberta. Other opportunities might be to work in the Provincial Sheriff's Office guarding the Premier, yourself, & other officials, or perhaps being a guard in a provincial park. There are plenty of opportunities to ensure law & order is followed & respected by everyone!

Dragnet & Lt. Columbo Of The Los Angeles Police Department: Homicide,

Rory

Source: Www.JoinEps.Ca.



Saturday, May 19, 2012

A Culinary Wonder

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin.
#203, 8912-156 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5R 5Z2

May XIXth, MMXII

Hon. Jeff Johnson, MLA
Minister of Education,
Progressive Conservative, Athabasca-Sturgeon-RedH2O

Local Chef Andrew Parker is cooking up culinary delights at Ronald McDonald House. So the good chef is offering up XXXV (35) free cooking classes IV sick students & their family members from June-September so that family's are less stressed about basic meal preparation during a crisis time. Learning how to cook & outlay low calorie/properly nutrionally balanced meals in one central setting, I mean this whole concept is fantastic!

Le Chef Du Jour,

Rory

Source: Www.ChefParker.Ca.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Dance, Dance Wherever You May Be, I Am The Lord Of The Dance Said He, I Will Lead You All Wherever You May Be, I Will Lead You All In The Dance Said He!

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin.
#203, 8912-156 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5R 5Z2

May XVIIIth, MMXII

Hon. Jeff Johnson, MLA
Minister of Education,
Progressive Conservative, Athabasca-Sturgeon-RedH2O

Dear Jeff:

Once again its time IV Dance Alberta's yearly get together. As the title of this post indicates, dance is a fantastic art form IV students to appreciate. This song was one of my late mother June's favorites & she enjoyed operas, ballets, & dancing such as her friend's daughter who like to perform Ukrainian Shumka dancing.

Not only is dance good for the mind, & soul; its good IV the body b/c the exercise from the dance moves gives you energy & keeps your body functions regulated. For example, it promotes a regular heartbeat. With this good energy, students of dance will want II eat healthier so that they can continue II perform up to the best of their abilities, as well as learn about other forms of dance.

Dance Alberta Is Set II Role May XXVIIIth-XXXIst Check Them Out,

Rory

Source: Www.DanceAlberta.Com.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

A Neat Accounting Trick

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin.
#203, 8912-156 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5R 5Z2

May XVIIth, MMXII

Hon. Jeff Johnson, MLA
Minister of Education,
Progressive Conservative, Athabasca-Sturgeon-RedH2O

Dear Jeff:

For students interested in accounting & mathematics, the best thing II do would be II look no harder & take in the online Information Session put on by Certified Management Accountants (CMA.) This session will take place online at High Noon on Wednesday, May XXIIIrd & can propel a career forward. I am not so good with numbers but I highly respect accountants & how much paperwork they have II deal with. So being a student & having a CMA Mgmt. Accountant Designation is very smart if you want to stay on top in terms of a career.

The Numbers Game,

Rory

Source: Www.Cma-Alberta.Com.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

The Ox-Bow Incident

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #203, 8912-156 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5R 5Z2


May XVIth, MMXII


Hon. Jeff Johnson, MLA, Minister of Education, Progressive Conservative, Athabasca-Sturgeon-RedH2O


Dear Jeff:

"The Ox-Bow Incident" starring Academy Award (TM) Winner Henry Fonda was not a commercial success when it came out in MCMXLIII (1943.) The film is about an incident that actually occurred in Nevada in MDCCCLXXXV (1885). This surprises me b/c it has a really good message about justice & fairness in a stressful situation.

Three men were hung by a lynch mob IV stealing cattle & murder when there was no actual evidence against them. This posse of townsfolk was illegally deputized by a Deputy Sheriff when only the Head Sheriff can legally deputize officers of the law. The gent they thought had been murdered was just injured & beaten up. Henry Fonda & Colonel Sherman T. Potter of TV's M*A*S*H  4077, actor Henry (Harry) Morgan stood up to the mob along with five of the other riders. They couldn't save the III innocent from being hung, but they knew that they should at least speak up & say these men should get a fair trial like anyone else.

Students of the law need II realize that I state here of & IV the record that I personally believe in capital punishment, especially in cases like with this child rapist/murderer of Tori Stafford, Michael Rafferty. Alas I believe in truth & justice & no matter what the expense, I believed in Rafferty's right II a fair trial, even though there was DNA evidence him in his vehicle. All defendants should have a 50% chance of winning or losing, whether they are guilty or not.

Check Out This Fine Film,

Rory

Source: Turner Classic Movies, Www.Tcm.Com, Host: Robert Osbourne.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Once Sworn, Always Sworn Take The Stand

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin.
#203, 8912-156 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5R 5Z2

May XVth, MMXII

Hon. Jeff Johnson, MLA-Elect
Minister of Education,
Progressive Conservative, Athabasca-Sturgeon-RedH2O

Dear Jeff:

So I hear you & all of the other MLA-Elects are being sworn in IIday inside the Legislative Assembly Chamber later this afternoon. Students of politics who are excited about the process & how the new seating plan should go to the Assembly website to be able to watch the ceremony live & in real time. Or, if they can get a ticket from a friend, should see the new crop of legislators being sworn in personally. With the new MLA's (40 of 87) we have quite a changeover of fresh blood coming in. So combined with the veterans & the fact that there will be a totally different Speaker, this will make IV quite an exciting next IV year term.

A Really Good Social Studies Project,

Rory

Source: Www.Assembly.Ab.Ca & PC Caucus Whip Steve Young, MLA-Elect, Progressive Conservative, Edm.-Riverview.

Monday, May 14, 2012

And Now Heeeeeeeere's Johnny!

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin.
#203, 8912-156 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5R 5Z2

May XIVth, MMXII

Hon. Jeff Johnson, MLA-Elect
Minister of Education,
Progressive Conservative, Athabasca-Sturgeon-RedH2O

Dear Jeff:

Its hard II believe, but its been XX years since the world's greatest late night talkshow host left the air. IV students of comedy, jokes, chitchat & conversation, Public Broadcasting System Television needs II be paid attention to tonight.

At IX (9) PM in most time zones (10PM Mountain Daylight Time in Alberta), an all new "American Masters" Special about Johnny & the influence he had on future generations of comedians airs on PBS. In the ultimate sign of respect, David Letterman, Jay Leno, & many other future talkshow hosts in the late night arena appear as part of the tributation.

Comedy & comedic timing is definitely a science in itself. To learn how II master it, learn from the best!

Is Doc Here: Doc Is Not Here Ah,

Rory

Source: Www.JohnnyCarson.Com.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

On This The First Mother's Day Without My Super Mom, June C. Koopmans, B. Ed.

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #203, 8912-156 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5R 5Z2

May XIIIth, MMXII

Hon. Jeff Johnson, MLA-Elect, Minister of Education, Progressive Conservative, Athabasca-Sturgeon-RedH2O

Dear Jeff:

Happy Mother's Day to good wife & the mother of your fine kids, as well as II all mother's out there. Premier Redford lost her mom at 71 last year & I at January XVIIIth lost my mom June at 68, both way II young. Here's a lesson plan entry from a day at Afton Elementary School from 1971-72, my mom was a teacher there.

Wednesday, September 1st, 1971:

AM: exercises.

look around room & discuss coming year's (Grade II) projects.
- use front door; fire drill
-bathrooms
-little library
-do beginners' booklet P. 1,2,3
-check booklet P. 1,2,3
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-games I spy, Touch; songs "Robin in Rain"; P4
-read story "Five Chinese Brothers"
-make pictures
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PM: -P5 of booklet
-make faces of man from mars
-------
-note re home time
-sheet in arithmetic
-plasticine



                                                              JCK

I Hope You Enjoyed This Jeff I Know Mom Would Have,

Rory

Source: "Lesson Plans." Mrs. June C. Koopmans, B. Ed. Afton Elementary School. C. 1971.





Saturday, May 12, 2012

A Songstress I Can Really Admire

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin.
#203, 8912-156 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5R 5Z2

May XIIth, MMXII

Hon. Jeff Johnson, MLA-Elect
Minister of Education,
Progressive Conservative, Athabasca-Sturgeon-RedH2O

Dear Jeff:

Musician/Writer/Songstress Kristilyn Robertson is a gal I think is wonderful, a true raw talent. Just as General George S. Patton, Jr. read his Bible "every god damned day", & I write my blog on education "every gosh darned day of the year" (b/c I care about the topic greatly), Kristilyn is writing a song every day of the month of May. Imagine the stamina & discipline this student of musique & culture must have to use. Also imagine how straining it can be II have II come up with a quantitative & quality set of notes/lyrics in each XXIV hour period! I for one am tremendously proud of Kristilyn & hope she writes XXXI glorious songs that will forever become part of the Edmonton artistic scene!

A Real Statement,

Rory

Source: Www.MetroNews.Ca, Laurie Callsen.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Terminate The Infestation

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin.
#203, 8912-156 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5R 5Z2

May XIth, MMXII

Hon. Jeff Johnson, MLA-Elect
Minister of Education,
Progressive Conservative, Athabasca-Sturgeon-RedH2O

Dear Jeff:

Let us pray the jury in the Michael Rafferty case has the good sense II put this piece of crap in jail. My cousin suggested in Robert Pickton's woodchipper, but I pointed out that would be a waste of a good woodchipper. Sad they didn't get II see the full-on interrogation tape or hear that Rafferty had child porn & mutilation websites stored in the memory banks of his laptop b/c the cops didn't have "a warrant" to check the laptop, only Rafferty's vehicle. Little VIII (8) year old Tori Stafford didn't deserve to die. Thats what a Grade 2 or 3 student, I mean how sad IV her family, as well as IV her friends & classmates that they'll never get II see little Tori grow up & realize her full potential as a member of normal human society!

I Cry Inside When I See This,

Rory

Source: "CTV National News With Lisa LaFlamme." Reporter, John Vennavally-Rao.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Available In Apportioned And Described Audio Only Prime

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin.
#203, 8912-156 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5R 5Z2

May Xth, MMXII

Hon. Jeff Johnson, MLA-Elect
Minister of Education,
Progressive Conservative, Athabasca-Sturgeon-RedH2O

Dear Jeff:

At the Edmonton Public Library (EPL), staff are now clamping down in insisting that people bring their own headphones. Sometimes, they get extreme grief over this policy, but I believe they are in the right. EPL staff are just ensuring that students of all ages are free of hearing & auditory/ear canal disorders. Just like with the hand sanitizer pumps, EPL staff have explained to me that they don't want ear wax &/or mucuses/flems from one person's canal to leak inII other peoples & vice versa. This II me is extremely sensible.

EPL Policy: Bring Your Own Headphones.

"You can use any headphones on our computers. Bring your own or buy earbuds from us. On sale at EPL for only $2.50 a pair."

Note: This seems like a reasonable fee to me to stay ear germ free.

Bonsoir,

Rory

Source: Www.Epl.Ca.


Wednesday, May 9, 2012

My IIIrd Minister Of Education

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #203, 8912-156 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5R 5Z2

May IXth, MMXII

Hon. Jeff Johnson, MLA-Elect, Minister of Education, Progressive Conservative, Athabasca-Sturgeon-RedH2O

Dear Jeff:

Congrats on your appointment & swearing in as the new Minister of Education at Gov't House yesterday. I like the fact that you & your family live in Athabasca. My B. Admin. Degree from MCMXCIX is from Athabasca University. Its a great town & I truly believe that having a small town Min. of Education, especially one from up North will be good IV helping students who are learning disabled. Especially IV instance those from Ist Nations reserves who have great educational challenges.

Check out Www.Schoology.Com & Www.Blog.Schoology.Com. These II blog commentary sites on education are fascinating b/c like my blog, they are presented in real time with instatly updated thoughts. They are a great source IV educational ideas & concepts.

Good Luck IV The Sake Of The Students Sir,

Rory

Source: The Edmonton Journal, Trish Audette-Luongo & Keith Gerein.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Mentality

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #203, 8912-156 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5R 5Z2

May VIIIth, MMXII

Hon. Thomas Lukaszuk, MLA-Elect, Minister of Education, Progressive Conservative, Edmonton-Castledowns

Dear Thomas:

Its an interesting proposition having Min. of Health & MLA-Elect IV Edm.-Rutherford, Progressive Conservative Fred Horne himself going inII schools II raise awareness of mental health isuues. With my aspberger's syndrome or high functioning autism (which I use II help low functioning autistics to help make sure they are safe), I can appreciate how delicately Fred handled this matter in his press availability by being there in a classroom himself, Fred was there II tell students that they shouldn't make fun of any mentally challenged students, but instead try & get them the help they need through a teacher, or another trusted adult authoratative figure. Of course if you & Fred had appeared jointly in the classroom, it would have been  a more effective 1-2 punch IV the VI PM newscasts & tomorrows headlines in the newspapers.

Helping Kids Is Great,

Rory

Source: "Global News Edmonton At VI With Gord Steinke & Carole-Anne Guay." Health Reporter: Su-Ling Goh.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Parental Strengths Equals Student Confidence

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #203, 8912-156 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5R 5Z2

May VIIth, MMXII

Hon. Thomas Lukaszuk, MLA-Elect, Minister of Education, Progressive Conservative, Edmonton-Castledowns

Dear Thomas:

A unique concept in Ontario is called "People IV Education." This is where parents are allowed to aid in picking out some of the High School courses IV their children. ort of a tandem effort with the teachers & the students themselves. This custom tailoring of the High School years can help students who are nervous about leaving Middle or Junior High systems & entering their High School years. Its like anything in life, as students they'll have II adapt & by having their family's help them do so, they'll be able II enter the High School system of their choice & become well adjusted students who are excited about the concept of learning.

Stellar Thinking,

Rory

Source: Www.PeopleForEducation.Ca.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Hosted By The ATA At The Fairmont Hotel MacDonald

The Rt. Hon. Sir John A. MacDonald, PC, QC
Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #203, 8912-156 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5R 5Z2

May VIth, MMXII

Hon. Thomas Lukaszuk, MLA-Elect, Minister of Education, Progressive Conservative, Edmonton-Castledowns

Dear Thomas:

It seems that on April XXVth, the Alberta Teachers Assn. hosted an event with medical experts on how technology can affect children. How it can be good in some ways, but also can affect them adversely, such as in cognitive function from overexposure II it. The idea Thomas is that parents & teachers in the school setting must strike a balance & find a way IV students II stay interested in technological matters, but also never give up the meeting of the minds with their fellow students & adult figures like teachers.

Mind Logic,

Rory

Source: The Edmonton Examiner, Aspen Gainer.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

With Heart & Soul & Voice

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin.
#203, 8912-156 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5R 5Z2

May Vth, MMXII

Hon. Thomas Lukaszuk, MLA-Elect
Minister of Education,
Progressive Conservative, Edmonton-Castledowns

Dear Thomas:

As a member IV several years in the Joyful Noise Children's Choir, I can truly appreciate getting youth involved in choral singing. Plus, getting them started at the Grade III to XII level lets them mold their talents as young singers IV a full IX years. This is why I like the concept of the Edmonton Youth Choir. Plus, the primary choir division allows students II hone their musical skills right until age XXIV. This is great b/c they can then make musical contacts IV possible careers in the industry. Then, once finished, they can go on the lecture circuit & try & get up & coming youth to also join the youth, girls, & boys choirs. I liked being in Joyful Noise b/c we raised money IV Rehoboth, a christian based troop that raises monies for mentally handicapped youth & their family's, a truly noble concept: kids helping kids! Lets encourage youngsters to want to sing to do just that!

Sing Once Again With Me, Our Strange Duet, My Power Over You, Grows Stronger Yet. And Though U Turn From Me, To Glance Behind, The Phanton Of The Opera Is There, Inside Your Mind,

Rory J. Koopmans

Source: Www.EdmontonYouthChoir.Ca.

Friday, May 4, 2012

I Can't Believe Its Not Butter!


Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin.
#203, 8912-156 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5R 5Z2

May IVth, MMXII

Hon. Thomas Lukaszuk, MLA-Elect
Minister of Education,
Progressive Conservative, Edmonton-Castledowns

Dear Thomas:

Starting today & running through May VIth, the University Of Alberta Butterdome is holding a craft sale. Thats rather crafty actually b/c I have family members & friends who encourage their children II take part in crafts with other students in school, & also like II perform these hands on fun activity's with their own kids at home. This type of event can only be good IV cementing a bond between family's even more as they can then encourage students II go & become the artisans of the future by seeing what the latest craft related items out there are on the market.

Butterball Turkey,

Rory

Source: Www.Butterdome.Ca.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

From Helsinki With Love

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #203, 8912-156 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5R 5Z2

May IIIrd, MMXII

Hon. Thomas Lukaszuk, MLA-Elect, Minister of Education, Progressive Conservative, Edmonton-Castledowns

Dear Thomas:

It looks like the University Of Alberta has taken up a "shark finn" of a challenge by providing space in their Nanotechnology Bvilding II Finnish firm Kemira. This new U Of A lab space IV Kemira is very welcome & a great ceremony was held. Kemira operations & its students will be doing research inII oilsands H2O issues. Any project that seperates out water from oil & oil derivatives is fantastic b/c its good IV the environment. If Kemira can provide green jobs that help oil/gas/energy firms up north become more environmentally responsible, then Alberta can expect a wave of environmentally positive job growth. This of course will lead to higher tax revenues II offset future deficits. Lets wish the researchers/students at Kemira Labs all the success in the world!

The Oil Bidness Bobby,

Rory

Source: The Edmonton Sun, Aaron Taylor.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Michael Janz: A Winner Bringing Community Leagues And People Together

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin.
#203, 8912-156 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5R 5Z2

May IInd, MMXII

Hon. Thomas Lukaszuk, MLA-Elect
Minister of Education,
Progressive Conservative, Edmonton-Castledowns

Dear Thomas:

It seems we have a winner in Ward F Edm. Public School Trustee & Edm. Federation Of Community Leagues Marketing Director Mr. Michael Janz. Mike is hosting an evening IV young people between XVIII-XL (18-40) to try & get them engaged & excited about being a part of their community. The event is taking place tomorrow, Thursday, May IIIrd at the West Meadowlark Community Hall located at 9311-165th St. from VII-IX (7-9) PM. Lovely food, beverages, & assorted great conversations can be had. Not to mention the chance to meet your neighbors & catch up with friends/acquaintances you haven't seen in a longtime. This is an ideal place IV students of all ages II learn how II network & be excited about ground level neighborhood initiatives!

I Wish Mike Janz Much Success,

Rory

Source: Reverend William Wade Izzard, Universal Life Church-Aboriginal Outreach & The Edmonton Examiner.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

May Day

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin.
#203, 8912-156 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5R 5Z2

May Ist, MMXII

Hon. Thomas Lukaszuk, MLA-Elect
Minister of Education,
Progressive Conservative, Edmonton-Castledowns

Dear Thomas:

On this May Day, in which the rights of the worker & the Communist/Socialist/Mar4xcist-Leninist dogmas are celebrated we need to teach students a lesson. My personal friend, Peggy Morton has run IV the Marxist-Leninist Party Of Canada & its Alberta counterpart in many elections. Students of Social Studies, History, & Political Science need II respect Peggy's right II believe in her party's doctrine. There are examples of failed Communist states like the former Soviet Union & Cuba. But there are also successes like China, which is a Marxixt/Capitalist hybrid. Yes we must respect workers rights & dignity, but we must also respect the right of Commies/Marxists II talk & orate on why they believe in their viewpoints.

Point Taken,

Rory

Source: Myself.