Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Unwise

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #6, 14504-108 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8

July XXXIst, MMXIII

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


Dear Jeff:

At the employment office earlier today where I dropped off a senior citizen who was applying IV Canada Pension & Old Age Security, I ran inII a dilemma. An unemployed male student with a young son was leaving him unattended when he went IV an interview. The child was only V (5.) Staff brought the boy inII the interview room b/c an unemployment office where people are stressed about their job (or lack thereof) situations is not a healthy place in which to leave a child alone in.

Mind Numbing That He'd Leave His Boy Alone,

Rory

Source: Myself.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Done & Done Again

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #23, 9731-174 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5T 6G4

July XXXth, MMXIII

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

Dear Jeff:

I would like to see more school buildings combined into joint public/catholic bvildings & have the excess real estate sold off IV cash IV the immediate needs of the boards. With each board keeping the monies from their sold buildings & then operating hybrid bvildings so 50% of the utility's are paid by each board. Thus saving each division millions.

That Is All,

Rory

Source: Myself.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Highway II Heaven

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin.
#6, 14504-108 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8

July XXIXth, MMXIII

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

What can one say, VI white roses as pictured here for the VI junior & senior high school students who perished in Lloydminster in the great province of Saskatchewan this weekend. VI souls who will never reach their full learning potential & graduate from high school &/or post-secondary endeavours. VI souls who will never grow up & have family's/careers of their own.

What A Waste,

Rory

Source: Myself & The Lloydminster Source.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

The Documentary Format

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #6, 14504-108 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8

July XXVIIIth, MMXIII

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

Dear Jeff:

The "documentary" format of programs at Edmonton Public Library (EPL) branches & wherever else they are available is great. A long form stimulus of the mind. From a documentary on the root causes of Ludwig van Beethoven's deafness, to one I am viewing now on tennis great Billie Jean King, & everything in between. EPL & other sources have a subject area(s) that will interest students of all ages.

A Classroom Of The Mind,

Rory

Source: Www.Epl.Ca.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

A Real Tin Can Made Of Aluminum

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin.
#6, 14504-108 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8

July XXVIIth, MMXIII

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

Dear Jeff:

Walking inII a recycle depot yesterday with a car full of recyclables in which I donated the funds to the Canadian Red Cross Flood Relief for southern Alberta, I saw another great program. Alberta Cans For Kids is a unique & thoughtful initiative wherein folks coming in can put their recyclables inII a container on the site & 100% of the funds will go to help sick kids at the Stollery Children's Hospital in Edmonton & the Alberta Children's Hospital in Calgary.

What A Fantastic Idea,

Rory

Source: Www.AlbertaCansForKids.Org.

Friday, July 26, 2013

The Student Sayings Of Joe Friday On Fridays From Los Angeles, California Case One

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #6, 14504-108 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8

July XXVIth, MMXIII

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

Dear Jeff:

Sergeant Joe Friday of the Los Angeles Police Department has some wise words for students & many others when he is on the case!

"Don't give an eight year old kid a loaded gun for Christmas."

Steve Young, MLA, Progressive Conservative, Edmonton-Riverview A Former Edmonton Police Service Member Will Love This Blog Entry,

Rory

Source: "Dragnet", C. National Broadcasting Company, A Mark VII Production.



Thursday, July 25, 2013

Advice

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #6, 14504-108 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8

July XXVth, MMXIII

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

Dear Jeff:

If janitorial & support staffs had a greater say in operations on school sites in terms of how to improve efficiencies in cleaning, I think school boards could save a ton of cash.

Sensible

Rory

Source: Myself.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Learning While Moving

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #6, 14504-108 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8

July XXIVth, MMXIII

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

Dear Jeff:

I just came along a group of summer students walking with adult supervisors in pairs IV safety IIday as I walked in the river valley by Summit Drive off 142 Street today. Its great to see these students both learning about nature & staying physically healthy at the same time!

Zoological,

Rory

Source: Myself.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

The Royal Baby

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #6, 14504-108 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8

July XXIIIrd, MMXIII

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

Dear Jeff:

My sincerest congrats to His Royal Highness: The Duke Of Cambridge Prince William & his gorgeous bride Her Royal Highness: The Duchess Of Cambridge Catherine on their birth of a healthy baby boy, VIII lbs. & VI oz. I am glad we have another monarch IV the future. His grandpa Prince Charles, The Prince Of Wales & his great-grandma Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The IInd & Prince Phillip The Duke Of Edinburgh must be ever so thrilled. It seems such a pity that grandma Diana couldn't be there.

Now after proper weening such as breastfeeding & the like, their HRH's must get to work giving proper nutrition & brain/cognitive stimulation to their son so that he can get started upon the right educational path when he enters daycare/pre-school & begins to learn things.

Hurrah I Say,

Rory

Source: Myself.

Monday, July 22, 2013

The Motor City Is Running On Empty

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin.
#6, 14504-108 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8

July XXIInd, MMXIII

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

Dear Jeff:

If accounting & finance students ever need a lesson in fiscal mismanagement, they need look no further than Detroit, Michigan, USA. One hour police & ambulance wait times (even in murder, attempted murder, rape, & beating calls), 78,000 uninhabitable properties, corrupt administrators, & a huge crushing 20 billion United States Dollars ($) debt. Plus the inability to pay legally owed pensions to retired public sector workers & those still working & paying inII the pension plan.

How can President Barack Obama, Democrat-Illinois & his Health & Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Democrat-Kansas justify all of his huge spending programs when he & his predecessors are outright letting the infrastructure of what was America's greatest economic engine of a city fall apart? Students learn in schools that are falling apart around them with some even suffering injuries. Some bathrooms in schools are eighty or ninety years old w/o any repair work being done.

Debt Horrifying,

Rory

Source: Bloomberg News, Steven Church.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

We Are One In The Same Dr. Suzuki

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #6, 14504-108 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8

July XXIst, MMXIII

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

Dear Jeff:

This is why I strongly disagree with David Suzuki. In this Dominion we call Canada, we offer very attractive student loan rates IV immigrants if their job upon entry doesn't work out. The Immigrant Access Fund Society of Alberta (IAF Canada) offers micro loans IV immigrants so they can take the training &/or educational skills they require in order to land the right job. Dr. Suzuki, a child & grandchild of immigration has to realize that the more immigrants we have, the better we as Canadians will become b/c we will have an even stronger socioeconomic mix of immigrants who are glad to become students so that they can make their lives better at a quicker rate.

Its Really "The Nature Of Things",

Rory

Source: Www.IafCanada.Org.


Saturday, July 20, 2013

Book Return

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., Whitemud Crossing Public Library Terminal #III, Edmonton, Alberta

July XXth, MMXIII

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

Dear Jeff:

As the Fat Franks barbecues tied in with Edmonton Public Library (EPL) branches conclude here today at Whitemud Crossing EPL, may I say that they were a raging success! I attended the Calder (Kensington) EPL one earlier today & then met up with my father here at this one. The face painting, games, sidewalk chalk drawing made IV healthy student interaction & made the Cth (100th) Anniversary barbecues a celebration of EPL's past, & its future. As the kids here today had so much fun, they will know that EPL is a fun place IV their family's now as well as a great place to study, build, bond, & establish friendships & connections in the future when they begin their own family's!

Mayoral Candidates Don Iveson & Karen Leibovici Were Here & Both Shook My Hand: Of Course Both Are Smart & Wise As Neither Of Them Trusts Me,

Rory

Source: Www.Epl.Ca.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Up Front Savings

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #6, 14504-108 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8

July XIXth, MMXIII

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

Dear Jeff:

I would like to see the catholic & public school boards in every zone be amalgamated into catholic/public hybrid boards. Then have the schools that are partially empty shut down as well & sold IV cash. In this way, we can cut deficits & cut the number of trustees/administrators in half, leaving more money IV students. I realize its too late IV this October's school board election, but maybe in MMXVII. I of course mean that voters whether they are catholic or not would get to also vote IV the public half of each board & vice versa.

School Monies,

Rory

Source: Myself.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

II x II & II x IV

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin.
#6, 14504-108 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8

July XVIIIth, MMXIII

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

Dear Jeff:

What about the idea of shipping scrap lumber & plywood all stored in an Edmonton warehouse IV transport? This would undoubtedly save Her Majesty's Government C's of millions of $'s towards construction material costs. I worked a temporary job for extra cash at a construction site IV two days last week & was horrified at all of the excellent lumber & plywood scraps I was throwing out.

So with the permission of the employer, I took two trunk loads (one per day) of lumber over to Youth Emergency Shelter Society (YESS) sites IV them II use in the repair of some of their wooden framed structures. Millions of board feet of lumber is thrown out daily by construction firms. I am sure they would be glad to give it to southern Alberta flood construction, including the repair/replacement of schools in flooded zones.

Environmentally Sound,

Rory

Source: Myself.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Unneeded Highway Carnage

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin.
#6, 14504-108 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8

July XVIIth, MMXIII

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

Dear Jeff:

I just cannot imagine the grief that the Torresan family is going through right now. Two sons still students with so much life ahead of them snuffed out on Highway XVI & Range Road CCXIII east of Sherwood Park. Dalin was just XVII (17) & his younger brother Logan only XIV (14.) They were popular kids, arm wrestling champs & had a great spirit.

My Sincerest Condolences To The Family,

Source: The Edmonton Journal, Mariam Ibrahim.



Tuesday, July 16, 2013

"Logic Dictates That The Needs Of The Many Must Outweigh The Needs Of The Few, Or The One!"

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin.
#6, 14504-108 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8

July XVIth, MMXIII

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

Dear Jeff:

George Brown College in Toronto has developed a truly excellent reputation IV online services in terms of getting students the technical certificates they need. Their Logic Controllers Technician Certificate is open to all students of all income levels b/c they can pay as they go. Plus they use only the finest of simulation software & give you the best knowledge & training possible in repairing industrial PLC's.

A Great School IV Computer Fans,

Rory

Source: Www.PicTechnician.Com/Sunc.

Monday, July 15, 2013

A Route Thats Rather Poetic Justice


Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #6, 14504-108 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8

July XVth, MMXIII

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

Dear Jeff:

IV true poetry in motion at great poems about the Edmonton Public Library (EPL), fans/readers/students of poetry should go the the EPL's website or look up more information at the Edmonton Arts Council website.

Free Verse,

Rory

Source: Www.Epl.Ca & Www.EdmontonArts.Ca.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Francais Vignobles


Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #6, 14504-108 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8

July XIVth, MMXIII

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

Dear Jeff:

As its Bastille Day in the Republic De France being July XIVth, I thought it might be interesting IV students interested in job opportunities in French vineyards to learn some quick facts about Francais vin.

Un. French wines go best with all manner of foods. Tasty, but not to overwhelming so that you don't notice the taste of your meal as well.

Deux. Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, & Merlot are the main grapes for rouge wines.

Trois. Semillon & Sauvignon Blanc are the main grapes for blanc wines.

Quatre. Alsace is quite extraordinaire as its a mix of Deutsch & Francais wines, but is sold under French labelling.

Cinq. There are deux cent quatre-vingt (280) different "appelations" or authorized & copyright protected brand names of wine in French.

Au Revoir,

Rory

Source: Www.TheWineCellarInsider.Com.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

A Real Sounding Board

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #6, 14504-108 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8

July XIIIth, MMXIII

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

Dear Jeff:

It seems that Dr. Amar G. Bose, inventor of the high quality Bose Speaker concert quality speakers & many other fine electrical gadgets has died at LXXXIII (83.) He taught courses on acoustics & sound quality as well as other things in the world of technology at the Massachusetts Institute Of Technology (MIT.) It seems like Dr. Bose was a really nice gentleman IV education b/c he left almost all of his non-voting stock in MMXI to MIT so they could profit off of its millions in revenues to use IV future student endeavours.

He Will Definitely Be Missed,

Rory

Source: The New York Times, Glenn Rifkin.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Frustrated

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., Londonderry Public Library Terminal #IV, Edmonton, Alberta

July XIIth, MMXIII

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

Dear Jeff:

I find it rather frustrating & annoying that the Calgary Public School Board is going ahead with huge teacher & administrative increases. They are acting rather high brow IV no good reason, especially when you consider other boards are freezing wages or are part of the smaller contracts for lower wages that you negotiated provincewide.

Exacerbating,

Rory

Source: Myself.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

The Quest IV Hair

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #6, 14504-108 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8

July XIth, MMXIII

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

I have had Grant MacEwan University students downtown tell me how great a hair salon Hair Quest is. Plus they give student discounts. Hey I don't mind giving a shout out to a company that helps students!

Hair IIday Gone IImorrow,

Rory

Source: The Hair Quest Salon, Edmonton.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Modularity Prime



Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin.
Sprucewood Public Library Terminal #VIII
Edmonton, Alberta

July Xth, MMXIII

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

Dear Jeff:

Excellent rollout announcement of modular units IV students in southern Alberta today. I am very pleased that you want to make sure that each & every student starts on time & has an equal chance at the proper education curriculum. Just b/c a student was was flooded out & might be homeless or w/o a school doesn't mean they should have any less chance at a quality education. Albeit of course in this hopefully very temporary modular trailer/unit format.

Ward 11 City Council Candidate Wade Izzard Ran InII Supermodel Elle McPherson At West Edmonton Mall Phase III Food Court The Other Day,

Rory

Source: Myself.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Riding The Summer Barbecue Circuit

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., Jasper Place Public Library Terminal #Lower Station IV, Edmonton, Alberta

July IXth, MMXIII

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

Dear Jeff:

Just as politicians like yourself attend barbecues in your riding or at special events like the Premier's Calgary Stampede Breakfast, Edmonton Public Library (EPL) branches are holding "Summer Centennial BBQ's" to celebrate their Cth (100th) anniversary in Edmonton. You, your family, & students off IV summer holidays of all ages are invited to attend these events that start today, July IXth & go until July XXth. Just go to Www.Epl.Ca to learn about the schedule. The start off barbecue was held at the University Of Alberta's Cameron Law Library which is run by EPL & a great place IV post-secondary students & their family/friends to meet up. Come by IV delicious hot dogs from Fat Franks, & refreshing cool beverages. As well as true family focused fun!

All This & More At EPL,

Rory

Source: Www.Epl.Ca & Myself.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Got Milk?


Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin.
#6, 14504-108 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8

July VIIIth, MMXIII

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

Dear Jeff:

What a truly kind thing IV actress & mother Alicia Silverstone to do. She has founded an organization called Kind Mama Milk Share. The concept is great b/c moms who cannot produce enough breast milk with all of its proteins and such nutritional value with moms who have it to spare. This with give newborns a better chance at proper cognitive development & a confidence boost to moms who may have had to say have a breast reduction due to a disease or say an accident who cannot produce/lactate enough milk. These babies are the students of tomorrow & they all deserve an equal chance at healthy initial mental & physical development from proper & safe breast milk feedings.

Poison Ivy No More,

Rory

Source: Www.TheKindLife.Com.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

The Ol' Pigskin Comes To Guelph

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., Woodcroft (Westmount) Public Library Terminal #XV, Edmonton, Alberta

July VIIth, MMXIII

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

Dear Jeff:

How exciting for our beloved Green & Gold Edmonton Eskimos & other Canadian Football League (CFL) teams. While the stadium in Hamilton is being worked on, the boys from Steeltown (The Hamilton Tiger-Cats) & their opponents get to play most of their home games in Guelph, Ontario for the MMXIII CFL season at the University Of Guelph's Alumni Stadium. It will be exciting IV these athletes who were student players once themselves to drink in the collegiate atmosphere of games on the University playing field/campus. Plus, the citizenry of Guelph, Hamilton, & other towns will get to see professional quality football in an alternate & quite unique setting! A win-win for all!

46-18-Hut,

Rory

Source: TSN's ( The Sports Network's): "Sportsdesk With Darren Dutchysen."

Saturday, July 6, 2013

This Is 100% Absolutely Wrong!

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin.
Lois Hole Public Library Terminal #IX, Edmonton, Alberta

July VIth, MMXIII

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

Dear Jeff:

This is ever so wrong. XXVI year old Clare Ann Riley Patershuk, B. Sc., M. Sc., a recent masters degree graduate in counselling psychology is dead b/c of a drunk driver. I cannot believe that such a worthwhile human being with a strong spirit who worked at the Sexual Assault Crisis Centre (SACE) doing noble work in helping sexual assault victims is gone! Cut down in her prime, this is not fair!

Her family, including her injured boyfriend who was in the crash her are absolutely devastated. Also a talented artist, Clare seemed like a person who brought real joy to the world. She drew illustrations for childrens books & now she will never draw again.

Drinking & Driving DO NOT MIX,

Rory

Source: Myself & The Edmonton Sun, Pamela Roth.


Friday, July 5, 2013

The Little White School That Could

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin.
#6, 14504-108 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8

July Vth, MMXIII

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

Dear Jeff:

Having toured The Little White School myself in St. Albert at #2 Madonna Drive, I can testify as to what a fascinating historical bvilding it is. Now here it is a suggested Summertime Historic Walking Tour in the very high class newspaper, The Edmonton Senior (edited by the superb Mr. Colin F. Smith, B. A. & located in St. Albert as well.)  I always think back to Anne of Green Gables & also my late mother, Mrs. June C. Koopmans, B. Ed. who taught in similar formatted bvildings in Clandonald & McLaughlin, Alberta. What fascinating times those must have been, keeping multiple students in multiple grades all on track. Plus the hardship in the fact they were all in one room (or in this case two), but all had to be individually catered to.

Tours of the school are on July XIth, & XXVth, August XVth & XXIXth, & September XIIth. Call 780-459-1528 to learn more. Or students & their family's who want to see how older generations were educated can go to Www.StAlbert.Ca.

A Historical Wonder,

Rory

Source: The Edmonton Senior, Colin F. Smith, B. A., Editor, Page XXII, July MMXIII Edition. 

Thursday, July 4, 2013

A Rather Independent Streak

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin.
#23, 9731-174 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5T 6G4

July IVth, MMXIII

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

Dear Jeff:

IV students interested in the concept of independence on this America's Independence Day, here are some interesting factoids on the Independent Member of Parliament IV St. Albert, Mr. Brent Rathgeber, QC.

1. His law degree is from the University Of Saskatchewan, also where Premier Alison Redford, Progressive Conservative, Calgary-Elbow received her law degree.

2. Brent was the Progressive Conservative Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta from MMI-MMIV for the riding of Edmonton-Calder.

3. Brent headed up the Progressive Contractors Association Of Alberta after leaving politics.

4. Brent has been the MP for Edmonton-St. Albert since MMVIII, being elected as a Conservative before switching to Independent status.

Thomas Jefferson & John Adams,

Rory

Source: Myself.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Helter Shelter

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #6, 14504-108 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8

July IIIrd, MMXIII

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

Dear Jeff:

Adapting the housing idea of people at the University Of Lethbridge, I would instead recommend that people whose homes are condemned be temporarily sheltered in abandoned schools both in Edmonton & Calgary. I am sure residents in these friendly & mature communities would be most welcoming. Plus the students are off school the next 8 weeks anyway, so its an ideal time.

I. The utility's are hooked up anyway to keep the buildings in operating order. As a result, cars & rv's could be plugged in from outside in the parking lots IV those family's wishing to live in mobile homes.

II. Many have gymnasiums which could be used IV exercise &/or bunk beds for family's to sleep in. With classrooms also being adapted for sleeping units.

III. Many have bathrooms with toilets & shower facilty's so folks living there could get regularly cleaned.

IV. The schools have huge yards around them. So many vehicles could be housed in the adjoining parking lots while family's (including students) could have plenty of space to run around & exercise in & the playgrounds could serve as an area IV younger kids to play in the sand, etc. This would also be beneficial II pets as they could get regular exercise as well & stay with their family's. Which of course in the end Jeff has to better than living in an emergency shelter.

V. School have huge cafeteria & kitchen areas where regular meals could be served to residents, plus they'd have the option of cooking their own meals.

Gym Gyminy,

Rory

Source: Myself.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

The Waterlogged Watershed

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin.
#6, 14504-108 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8

July IInd, MMXIII

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

Dear Jeff:

With water salination issues happening all over southern Alberta, its important to recognize that billions of people don't even have access to properly treated drinking H2O, its important to ensure that people all over the world have water thats safe to drink, especially for students of all ages & their family's.

In Africa, The Water Project looks after the needs of millions of African family's who through war must travel many miles & hours daily to get water thats safe for their family's to drink. Its not just in Africa, there are First Nations reserves here in Canada & homes in poorer areas that don't have this safe supplies of this precious resource. In the XXIst century with our modern technologies, this is rather embarrassing. Having had my car just washed internally & externally at Bubbles Car Wash, literature in the retail section of their location made me aware of this terrible water salination situation.

Lets Get To Work On Water Starting Down South & Worldwide As Its A Human Race Survival Issue,

Rory

Source: Www.TheWaterProject.Org & Www.Bubbles.Ca.

Monday, July 1, 2013

"Can't Repeat The Past? Why Of Course You Can!"

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin., #6, 14504-108 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5N 1G8

July Ist, MMXIII

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

Dear Jeff:

IVgot that mom, Mrs. June C. Koopmans, B. Ed. must tag on a IV an extra entry as its a long weekend.

                                                                      PLANS

Friday, June 25th, 1971:

Writing: "still", "tag", "under", "very."
Reading: tab P. 173, 174.
     ___check.
Arithmetic: assemble in gym to 
                 arrange for sports day & count team members by having students call out numbers.
Spelling: Silent Reading: "Ranches and Rainbows."
Story: oral quiz.
        (notes re: pancake breakfast plans.) Students can invite seniors living around their homes who are poor & living alone to enjoy some nice food & a fun day of watching kids exercise to cheer them up. This is so seniors know the young care about them.




     - Trip to Jasper Place (J. P.) Library.
     - leave school at 1:20PM.
     - arrive at 2PM.
          - have students read to one another & the librarians and other kids/parents/people in library.
          - librarians will show students the process for checking out a book & the index card system.

JCK

Source: "The Historical Lesson Plans Of Mrs. June C. Koopmans, B. Ed.", C. MCMLXXI, The Estate Of June C. Koopmans, Grade II Teacher, Afton Elementary School."