May 22nd Update

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SPRING FAIR TONIGHT  5:30 pm

See you there!

 Bike to School Week May 25 to 29

Don’t forget to bring your bike locks.  Come and see Mrs. Peters in the office before 9:00 am to register your ride.

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Student Council

For the past few months Maple Grove’s Student Council has been raising money to put towards the purchase of a storage unit and gym equipment. The PAC also provided funds towards this purchase. This equipment will be lent out at lunch times to any students who would like to borrow a ball or a skipping rope to play with. The Student Council is very excited about the purchase and will begin lending out gym equipment on Monday at lunchtime.

BC Children’s Hospital ChildRun

The Annual BC Children’s Hospital Foundation ChildRun is Sunday, May 31, 2015.     Join the fight against childhood cancer by joining the Maple Grove Elementary School ChildRun Team. The run takes place on Sunday, May 31, 2015 and it’s the largest family fun run in Vancouver! The Maple Grove team currently has 57 participants and so far has raised $3,427.00. There is still time to register on-line at childrun.com.

Please see Sue Belliveau in room 106 if you have any questions or email her at sbelliveau@vsb.bc.ca.

Changes to Band Program Option September 2015

The district has been providing additional staffing to Maple Grove for a band program option to students in grades 6-7. As part of the budget planning process for 2015-16 the Board of Education approved the following changes in order to reduce the additional operating costs, while maintaining this valued program option for students.

As of September 2015 students in grades 6-7 at Maple Grove will have the option of participating in the band program. The monthly participation fee will be $5.00 monthly for an annual fee of $50.00. We are pleased to be able to maintain this program option for students.

GROWTH MIND SET

Have you heard about this? When people have a growth mindset they believe that they can develop their abilities through dedication and hard work. Come to the PAC Meeting on Thurssday at 7:00 pm to learn how you can help your child develop a growth mindset. Our own Lori Prodan will be presenting.growth Mindset

Trip to Seattle

Students in Diuvision 13 and Division 1 joined with students from Tyee to go to Seattle for the Pompeii exhibition. It was a wonderful trip.

Our Trip to Seattle

By Areeb Meher

On May 12th, students from Mr. Munk’s and Ms. Burghall’s classes went on a trip to Seattle to see the Pompeii Exhibit, a display of Roman artifacts from 79 A.D. It was amazing to see how life and society were so different back then. There was also an amazing eruption theater simulator. The fog machine created realistic smoke effects and made you feel like you were there. The classes then saw an Imax film on a volcanic eruption in Ancient Greece similar to the one in Pompeii. The film was a good way to explain many secrets, legends, and mysteries that were unexplained and how archeologists piece things together. We were then given the chance to explore around the Pacific Science Center and see the permanent exhibits. After eating dinner, we headed back to Vancouver. Everyone seemed tired but happy. I would like to thank all the staff and parent volunteers who came on the trip. Before I finish, I would like to repeat something Mr. Munk says, “You could read from a textbook all you want, but to truly understand, you have to get out there and explore.”

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TALENT SHOW

We will be having our annual talent show on June 11 and 12.  Please sign up in the office if you are interested. We are looking for variety. Just a reminder that while you can sing popular songs you may not have recorded music with a singer and it may not be too long. You are encouraged to get together with a friend and maybe have a piano accompaniment.

IMG_1390 Division 10 and 12 sing the school song to welcome new students coming in September.

Upcoming Events

May 22 – Spring Festival

May 22 – Welcome to New Students 10:00 am

May 26 – District Track Meet

May 28 – PAC meeting. Presentation by Lori Prodan, Learning Resource Teacher has prepared a presentation about How to Develop a Growth Mind Set in Children. This will be a very interesting presentation.

May 29 – Welcome to Kindergarten – 10:00 am

June 1 – Professional Development Day – No School for Students

June 3, 4, & 5 – Grade 6 Camp

June 11 – Primary Talent Show

June 12 – Intermediate Talent Show

June 15 – Art Gala

June 19 – Sports Day – Students come to school at 8:30 am. Dismissal at 1:30 pm

June 21 – Father’s Day

June 22 – Grade 7 Celebration and Farewell

June 23 – Primary Picnic

June 25 – Grade 7 Field Trip

June 25 – Last Day of Classes

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May 15th Update

Band performance

NIGHT OF BANDS

I was very proud of our Maple Grove students who played at this event last Thursday. They truly played beautifully and I was very proud of them.

VANCOUVER REGIONAL FAIR

Yesterday our students shared their beautiful projects at the Vancouver Regional Heritage Fair. Some of them are featured below. This use of Project Based Learning to address Critical Questions is one of the new directions we are taking at Maple Grove. The students certainly learn a great deal from determining a question and then researching it. Many skills are developed including writing and oral language.

Vancouver Regional Heritage Fair Participants

Sanja Katic, Samuel Che, Hanna Chang, Areeb Meher, Kianna Lacasse-Watanabe, Valerie Wong, Megan Ng, Braydon Newman, Marisa Lowe, Gurleen Purewal, Max Ng, Solaina Dosanjh, Isabella Parker, Kenzie Mah, Emma Everson, Ben Marlow, Hoa Tran, Stephen Lin, Rachel Lowe, Jonah Bogart, Nicholas Cao, Nahira Gerster-Sim

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 Calendar for 2015 – 2016 School Year:

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TRACK

Students are enjoying participating in the Track and Field extra curricular program. Thank you to Ms. Wong, Ms Shideler and Ms Humeniuk for all their work in coaching them.

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2015-05-19 Popsicle SaleOUR STUDENTS SHINE
Jensen & Parissa showing their Gold Awards in Piano (Gr. 6 & 4) from the BC Conservatory of Music May Festival.  Jensen also was a class winner in the festival.  Many thanks to their teacher, Krstyna Tucka at the Vancouver Academy of Music, and all others who helped them in their endeavours to make this possible!

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DIVISION 16 TO STAVE LAKE CAMP

Students in Division 16 very much enjoyed the camp experience at Stave Lake. Many of them were tenting or even away from home for the first time. However, they enjoyed it and I understand learned a great deal about being independent, cooking for themselves as well as learning about ecological stewardship.

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Upcoming Events

May 15, 19, 20 – Meetings to prepare for Spring Festival

May 18 – Victoria Day Holiday

May 22 – Spring Festival

May 22 – Welcome to New Students 10:00 am

May 26 – District Track Meet

May 28 – PAC meeting. Presentation by Lori Prodan, Learning Resource Teacher has prepared a presentation about How to Develop a Growth Mind Set in Children. This will be a very interesting presentation.

May 29 – Welcome to Kindergarten – 10:00 am

June 1 – Professional Development Day – No School for Students

June 3, 4, & 5 – Grade 6 Camp

June 19 – Sports Day

June 21 – Father’s Day

June 22 – Grade 7 Celebration and Farewell

June 23 – Primary Picnic

June 24 – Awards and Service Assembly

June 25 – Grade 7 Field Trip

June 25 – Last Day of Classes

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May 8th Update

Track

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Garden Club

Garden 2015

The Garden Club would like to say a huge THANK YOU to Mr. Naipaul, the students of Division 13 and our parent volunteers!

Your helping hands have given us two new garden beds to fill with vegetables and a new compost to recycle our organic waste. So beautiful! Thank you!

Bike to School Week May 25 – 29, 2015

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Let’s build a team for cycling to school!

Riding to school builds physical activity into the daily routine, helps the environment, increases concentration in class and provides a foundation for a healthy lifestyle and a lifelong love of cycling. Plus it’s fun!

We’re counting on Ms Bartlett, Ms Sleep, Mr. Naipaul, Mrs Peters, Ms Greyhurst and Nolan, Ms Lin, Ms Belliveau, Ms Corbett.  We’d love to add more students and adults to our list.

Please send Mrs. Peters an email at jpeters@vsb.bc.ca, if you’d like to join the team.  Here’s a link for more information:  https://bikehub.ca/bike-to-school.  There are prizes to be won! We can track our trips and compare with other schools.

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Maple Grove Kindergartens Present at VSB Digital Fair

Digital Fair

On April 29th, Ms.Hales and three of her students presented their learning at the VSB Digital Fair held at John Oliver Secondary School. The students created iBooks about salmon life cycles using iPads.   Eric DiGiuseppe, Taylor Barrington-Foote and Evan Newman were engaging, enthusiastic presenters. Their presentations demonstrated how students can use technology to show their learning. Many thanks to Ms. Hales and her students.

VOLUNTEER TEA

On Friday May 15th we invite all those who have volunteered at Maple Grove this year to join us at 10:15 am in the library, so that as a staff we can express our thanks for your important contributions to our community. You should have received an invitation and we ask that you please RSVP, dropping your response off in the office or in the library.

SFU Science Rendezvous & Astronomy Day

Saturday, May 9 at Simon Fraser University’s Burnaby Campus.

An exciting day full of engaging things to see and do involving science and astronomy. Interactive activities, crafts, science shows and talks on the Apollo missions and the Northern Lights will appeal to everyone.
In celebration of the International Year of Light, we will have additional activities related to light.

Location: Simon Fraser University Burnaby Campus

Spring Fair Meetings

Library 7-8 PM Fri May 15

Gym 7-9 PM Wed May 20

Gym 7-9 PM Thu May 21

Spring Fair May 22 5:30 – 8:30 PM

Let’s Do This Together

Spring Festival Planning

Sexual Health Education

This week you should have received a letter concerning the upcoming sexual health education for all students.  The schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, May 12th 2015

9:00 to 9:30                        Kindergarten

9:35 to 10:15                        Grade 2

11:00 to 12:00                      Grade 5

1:00 to 2:00                         Grade 4

Wednesday, May 13TH 2015

9:00 to 9:30                          Grade 1

9:35 to 10:15                          Grade 3

11:00 to 12:00                       Grade 6

1:00 to 2:00                           Grade 7

 Upcoming Events

May 10 – Mother’s Day

May 15 – Volunteer Tea

May 18 – Victoria Day Holiday

May 22 – Spring Festival

May 22 – Welcome to New Students 10:00 am

May 26 – District Track Meet

May 29 – Welcome to Kindergarten – 10:00 am

June 1 – Professional Development Day – No School for Students

June 3, 4, & 5 – Grade 6 Camp

June 19 – Sports Day

June 21 – Father’s Day

June 22 – Grad 7 Grad

June 23 – Primary Picnic

June 24 – Service Assembly

June 25 – Grade 7 Field Trip

June 25 – Last Day of Classes and Awards Assembly

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May 1st Update

Ice cream truck.

We have seen an ice-cream truck around the school recently. There is a by-law that says that these trucks may not sell in the vicinity of a school. If you see the truck during school hours including the time when students are still playing on the playground before and after school, you can phone the office and we will come and ask them to move on if either Carrie or I are available. Please do not encourage them by buying their products. Having trucks selling ice-cream creates a dangerous situation for our children.

PAC CLEAN UP

A very big thank you to Carrie Bogart and Allison Arato who did an amazing job cleaning, sorting and organizing for storage all the PAC materials that were in the gym boys shower area. I am very grateful for this.

   

Sex talk. No sweat. May 4th.  6:30PM

A Workshop for Parents – Organized by PAC

Not all parents are comfortable talking to their children about sex, but all parents can learn to be comfortable. During this open and informational session, parents will come to terms with sexual health, and understand how it fits into the lives of their children at this stage of life. Attendees will discover how to easily overcome embarrassment when talking about sexual health, learn words and concepts that are easy to use, and leave well equipped to clearly answer the questions children ask. The workshop is light hearted, but delivers straight and current facts on how parents and children can work together to promote good sexual decisions for a lifetime.

Where: Maple Grove Elementary School Library. 6:30 pm

 

 

 

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Summer School

Registration for Summer School 2015 begins on Monday, May 4th.  You will need your child’s PEN (Personal Education Number) to register.  Please look in your child’s planner/agenda where you will find a sticker with the information that you need. (Kindergarten students received a letter with this information.) Please do not call the school for this number.

Follow this link for more information: http://summer.vsb.bc.ca

HEALTHY EATERS AND LEADERS SUMMER CAMP – The Vancouver School Board’s West 1 Community Schools Team is pleased to offer our 7th Healthy Eaters and Leaders (HEAL) Summer Camp at Maple Grove Elementary (Cypress and 46th). Register weekly for up to 8 weeks of summer day camp fun! HEAL promotes food literacy, environmental stewardship, physical activity, creativity and leadership among children. Designed for Grade 1 to 7 students, HEAL activities include preparing healthy lunches daily, gardening, games, science, art and fantastic day trips such as Vancouver Aquarium and Playland. Registration forms are attached here. Forms will also be available outside the Main Office. For more information, please contact Chelan Wallace, Programmer with the West 1 Community Schools Team, at cwallace@vsb.bc.ca or 778-229-9794. HEAL2015_Brochure HEAL2015_Poster

 

bricks4kidsBricks 4 Kidz After School Robotics Classes

(For Ages 8-13)

Take LEGO® building to the next level with B4K Robotics classes using Mindstorms NXT 2.0. Combining the versatility of the LEGO® building system with a microcomputer brick and intuitive programming software, students will build robots and learn to program them to complete exciting projects and challenges.

When: Thursdays from 3:15-4:45pm

Where: Maple Grove Elementary Lunch Room

Dates: May 14th to June 18th (5 classes)

Cost: $99 including tax.

Register Online at www.bricks4kidz.com/vancouver and click View Classes at the top of the page.

MONTESSORI PARENT EDUCATION NIGHT

The Maple Grove Montessori Parent Committee is presenting a parent education night with the lovely, talented and brilliant Dr. Betsy Coe on May 8th.

This event is directed toward parents but is certainly open to the entire community so please feel free to bring a friend or two!

Further details and ticket information can be found at: https://eventbrite.ca/event/16438282345/

Hope to see you there,

Monica Tang

monicaktang@gmail.com

 

Upcoming Events

May 4 – Parent education evening at 6:30 pm. Sex Talk – No Sweat with Saleema Noon

May 7 – Big One at 2  Earthquake Practice Drill

May 8 – Montessori Parent Education Evening with Betsy Coe. Maple Grove Library

May 15 – Volunteer Tea

May 18 – Victoria Day Holiday

May 22 – Welcome to New Students (Gr 1 to 7) for Sept 2015

May 26 – District Track Meet at Churchill

May 29 – Welcome to Kindergarten for Sept 2015

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April 24th Update

 Pro D Day

Enjoy the extra long weekend!

Monday, April 27 is a professional development day.  No School for Students.

Staff will be discussing our school goals for next year. Here is a link to our current school plan which has Critical Thinking, Oral Language Development and Aboriginal Education Awareness as three goals for 2014-2015.

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“Stupid” is not an acceptable word.

It has come to my attention that there is a U tube video clip being viewed which makes fun of a kindergarten child getting a math question wrong and the observers calling him “stupid”. The humour in this is questionable. I hope that if we hear our children use this word in relation to another individual or about themselves we can discourage them both from using the word and from the kind of thinking it indicates.

Spring Festival – POSTER COMPETITION

The 11th Annual Spring Festival is coming. Whoopee!!!! Iy is always so much fun. Help us spread the word by designing a poster. There are prizes for intermediate and primary winners and the best one will be used to promote our festival in our community.

Artwork should be on 8.5″x 11″ or 11″x 17″ plain paper. You must include the date (Friday May 22nd) the time, (3:00 pm) and the admission price ($2).

Bring your entries to the office by 3:00 pm on Tuesday, May 5th with an entry form attached showing full name and Division plus the other information. You can get an entry form from the office.  Your poster might include some of the fun events, food etc which we will be enjoying.

This includes: BOUNCY CASTLE      CAKE WALK      TREATS      SILENT AUCTION   HOME BAKING   KIDS MARKET    LOTS OF GAMES     PLANT SALES    MUSICAL PERFORMANCES    SALES OF TOYS, BOOKS, CDS AND DVDS    POPCORN   

 Previous winners!!!

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Students will be bringing an information package home about the Spring Festival. Don’t miss the opportunity to join the fun as a volunteer.

 Badminton!

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Congratulations to the Grade 6/7 Maple Grove Badminton team on a successful season. Maple Grove enjoyed their last game hosting Quilchena Elementary at Maple Grove on April 17th. The team sent 9 participants to the Badminton Mini-Festival on April 20th. Several of our students received 2nd and 3rd place ribbons. It was a fast paced and exiting afternoon competing against players from all over the city.

Team Members: Lauren Tang, Eric Fang, Jason Su, Chloe Yung, Bakhsind Khangara, Gurraj Bhander, Natalie Yee, Nathan Yee, Nahira Gerster-Sim, David Lee, Andy Dang,Tyler Pawliuk, Nicholas Palibroda, Shinzo Shiratori

Coach: Ms. Sleep

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Orchid Fundraiser for Grade 7 Grad

Orchid delivery will be April 30th.

The orchids will be delivered to your child’s classroom unless you ordered more than 3 plants, these orders will be available for pick up in the boys basement.

Thank you for supporting the Grade 7 Grad Class!

Global Citizenship Club Bake Sale

Our two-day bake sale was a great success with $565 raised.  The money  will be donated to help the families in the Amazon region of Ecuador through the Free the Children – Adopt a Village campaign.

Thank you to families who baked such wonderful goodies. 

Garden Club Earth Day Event:  Garden With a Friend

Members of the Garden Club went out to the playground and found a friend to join us in planting seeds for future flowers! We planted sunflowers, chamomile, beets, carrots, rhubarb, lupines and more!

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  Track Meet Participation
Track&Field

We have a great turnout for track this year with a team of close to 60 students. Unfortunately, we do not have enough drivers to bring all members of our Junior and Senior team to all the track meets.

If students wish to attend the track meets they must arrange their own rides to and from the track meet locations. Students who provide volunteer drivers are automatically included in all the track meets.

If you can volunteer to drive please send a note to Ms. S. Wong (via your child or drop off in her mailbox in the office) that includes:

  • Your child’s name, grade, division
  • Your phone number

Thank you!

You are invited to The Magee Mainstage musical:

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PAC

The Maple Grove Montessori Parent Committee is presenting a parent education night with the lovely, talented and brilliant Dr. Betsy Coe on May 8th.

This event is directed toward parents but is certainly open to the entire community so please feel free to bring a friend or two!

Further details and ticket information can be found at: https://eventbrite.ca/event/16438282345/

Hope to see you there,

Monica Tang

monicaktang@gmail.com

Upcoming Events

April 27 – Professional Development Day – No school for students

May 4 – Saleema Noon presentation for parent on sexual health in the library 7:00 pm

May 8 – Presentation on Montessori by guest speaker Dr. Betsy Coe.

May 9 – Betsy Coe at Tyee

May 12 and 13 – Saleema Noon presentations on Sexual Health to students.

May 15 – Volunteer Tea 10:am Library

 

 

 

 

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April 17th Update

 Global Citizenship Club Hosts Free the Children

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On Thursday, the Global Citizenship Club invited a member of the Free the Children team to come and share her experiences volunteering both locally and globally. Alex shared stories of how Free the Children was founded by Craig Kielberger and his classmates when he was only in Grade 7! The club learned about the importance to fostering self-sufficient communities in developing countries, rather than going in and providing a one-time donation of money. Alex also spoke about the need to tailor the healthcare centres, schools, agricultural supports and alternative income projects to each community Free the Children is serving. Giving back to our local and global communities is the goal of the Global Citizenship Club. It was wonderful to hear Alex talk about the work being done in the Amazon region in Ecuador, where our hard earned donations are going. We are currently helping Free the Children to build a healthcare centre in Ecuador that will provide medical care for thousands of people who would otherwise go without.

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Imagine a life working in a factory instead of going to school or playing with your friends. Imagine what life would be like if you could live freely while your best friend is forced to go to war. Imagine what life would be like without the ability to share your ideas, speak your mind or stand up for what you believe is right. Around the world, children are living in poverty, oppression and war zones. Their basic human rights are not being met.

On Tuesday, April 21st, a team of Global Citizenship Club members will be taking a stand for children who are not able to speak for themselves. They are standing up for these children in silence. A vow of silence means no speaking, texting, e-mailing or tweeting for a whole day. These students will still come to school, but won’t be able to communicate in any other way other than acting out what they want or writing it down.

If you would like to make a donation to sponsor our team, please click on the link below:

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 bake sale 3The Global Citizenship Club’s Bake Sale

The Global Citizenship Club will be hosting a bake sale to raise money to help the families in the Amazon region of Ecuador through our Adopt a Village campaign. The bake sale will take place on Thursday, April 23rd and Friday, April 24th.

We will need as many baked goods to sell as possible. If you are able to donate nut-free baked goods, please fill in the sheet below. We will be selling the cookies and cupcakes for $1 each, so please make them an appropriate size for the sale price. All food must be packaged and ready to be sold. Baked good donations should be delivered to the lunchroom before school on the day of the sale. Don’t forget to put your name and division on your container.

Panoramic School Photo

Order Envelopes are available at the office.  The deadline to order is Friday, April 24.

10″ x 13″ prints.  $13 each including taxes.

Track and Field is happening!

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Jamieson PAC presents:

TAMING WORRY DRAGONS: Identifying and Managing Anxiety in Children and Youth

A Talk by Leading Expert on Childhood Anxiety: Dr. Sandra Clark.

When: Tuesday, April 21, 2015. 6:30p.m. – 8:00p.m.

Where: Jamieson School Gymnasium

Information on and strategies for preventing and coping with anxiety in children will be provided at the presentation.

Please register for general seating and childcare spaces through EventbriteFor more information, visit www.jamiesonpac.com.

Donations at the door will be gratefully accepted.

Upcoming Events:

April 23 & 24 – Bake Sale to raise funds for Free the Children

April 23 – PAC meeting 7:00 pm in the Library

April 24 – Deadline to order Panoramic School Photo

April 24 – New Session for Mad Science begins.  Sign up forms are available in the office.  Deadline to register is April 20th.

April 27 – Professional Development Day – No school for students

 

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April 10th Update

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A VERY BUSY LIBRARY TIME

All ARE welcome to our Friday morning coffee and treats. Many many thanks to those who contribute to the delicious delights. Alexis Zehr is a parent who contributes delicious scones regularly. She has offered to share her grandmother’s recipe for scones.

Alexis writes: “My grandma is 98 years old and she taught me this recipe.  Baking has always been a way for me to relax and feel that I’m giving back to those who fill me up! Maple Grove is my community and I’m so honoured to be a part of it.  Each teacher and student and administrative staff make Maple Grove the wonderful place it is. And from the bottom of my heart I thank you all for that!  Seeing Helen and Madoc feel so loved and supported, so encouraged and safe is something money can’t buy, it’s a feeling that keeps me warm at night.  Thank you.”

And thank you to Alexis, a valued member of our community. Come and enjoy her delicious scones – or now you can bake them yourself.

Grandma’s Scones (Mary Nicol)

3 cups flour          ½ cup sugar            1.5 tablespoons baking powder

½ cup butter (softened)           1 egg          1 ¼- 1 ½ cup milk

Pre heat oven to 425 degrees (I use a convection over, standard ovens may require 450 degrees- or keep in longer at 425)

Milk flour, sugar and baking powder together.  Rub in butter (I use my hands- always have and can see my grandmas soft old hands doing it each time I do).  Mix egg and milk together separately. If adding chocolate chips, blue berries or something else add to the dry ingredients.  Mix until just mixed, place on a floured surface and pat into a large oval, about 1.5 inches thick.  Cut with a sharp knife into triangles and place on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.

Bake until slightly brown or to your liking. 10-12 minutes (my oven bakes them in 10)

For the blueberry scones I use ½ whole wheat flour (1.5 cups ww and 1.5 cups regular flour)- with the moisture they might bake a little longer.

MAD SCIENCE

Pick up registration forms from the office for the program starting on April 24th

Free the Children Presentation

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The Global Citizenship Club is pleased to welcome Free the Children Representatives on Thursday, April 16th, from 12:10 to 12:55.  We will learn more about the need, and the impact of our fundraising.

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The Global Citizenship Club’s Bake Sale

The Global Citizenship Club will be hosting a bake sale to raise money to help the families in the Amazon region of Ecuador through our Adopt a Village campaign. The bake sale will take place on Thursday, April 23rd and Friday, April 24th.

We will need as many baked goods to sell as possible. If you are able to donate nut-free baked goods, please fill in the sheet below. We will be selling the cookies and cupcakes for $1 each, so please make them an appropriate size for the sale price. All food must be packaged and ready to be sold. Baked good donations should be delivered to the lunchroom before school on the day of the sale. Don’t forget to put your name and division on your container.

Please let Mrs. Peters in the office, or Ms Lam, know by  by Tuesday, April 14th what you are bringing.

MEASLES?

As most people are aware there have been some occurrences of measles in Vancouver. At present we have no members of our community who have developed this illness. However, it might be wise to check your own and your child’s record of immunization to see if it is up to date. Those of you who may have opted out of the immunization program may wish to re-consider. For more information please check the lin k provided by our public health nurse, Harj Johal.   http://www.healthlinkbc.ca/healthfiles/pdf/hfile14a.pdf

She can also be contacted at 604 261 6366 ext. 3339

CHILD RUN EARLY BIRD DEADLINE APRIL 15th

Come and join us for a great way to support the Children’s Hospital. It’s fun and there’s free food and activities to make the event special for children. Please check previous blog for link to register.

 

Request from the Library

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We have a very small collection of Duplo in the Library. Our students love to use it and create, but we need more pieces in order to do more. If any family has some they would like to donate, the students and I would be greatly appreciative.            Ms. Tornroos

Orchid Fundraiser

Clean up Your Act

Clean Up Your Act

On Tuesday morning primary students were treated to a performance by DreamRider Theatre. They presented their play “Clean Up Your Act.”  They reminded us not to litter and not to do graffiti. It was very entertaining! Special thanks to the City of Vancouver for providing this free presentation to elementary schools across the district.

Sex talk. No sweat. May 4th.  

A Workshop for Parents – Organized by PAC

Not all parents are comfortable talking to their children about sex, but all parents can learn to be comfortable. During this open and informational session, parents will come to terms with sexual health, and understand how it fits into the lives of their children at this stage of life. Attendees will discover how to easily overcome embarrassment when talking about sexual health, learn words and concepts that are easy to use, and leave well equipped to clearly answer the questions children ask. The workshop is light hearted, but delivers straight and current facts on how parents and children can work together to promote good sexual decisions for a lifetime.

Where: Maple Grove Elementary School Library.

When:  Monday, May 4th 2015 at 6:30 pm

PAC

The Maple Grove Montessori Parent Committee is presenting a parent education night with the lovely, talented and brilliant Dr. Betsy Coe on May 8th. This event is directed toward parents but is certainly open to the entire community so please feel free to bring a friend or two!

Further details and tickets information can be found at: https://eventbrite.ca/event/16438282345/

Arbutus Day care

Hello Maple Grove families,

As the weather starts to get warmer we are preparing for a fun and exciting summer at Kids World! This summer we will be offering day camps for children entering Kindergarten up to children entering grade 4. Our weekly themed camps are exciting, energetic, inclusive and sometimes even educational! There are lots of field trips and tons of water play. We also go to Maple Grove pool regularly as it is within walking distance of our center. The cost is $170 per week from 9-4 with extended care hours from 8-9 and 4-6 for $5 per hour. Daily lunch and snacks are included. If you register for the full 9 weeks (we are closed the last week) the cost is $1360 which means one free week! Please inquire with Theresa or Jen at 604-269-6612 or email at kidsworld@shawbiz.ca. Act fast as space is limited and we have many returning families.

If you have younger children we offer a fantastic outdoor based weekly summer preschool program for children aged 2 and a half to 5. This program runs from 9-1 daily.

It is also time to think about September…if you are interested in after school care for the upcoming school year please contact us as soon as you can. Registration is on now.

We hope to hear from you soon!  Registration form here: Registration for osc summer 2015

Upcoming Events:

April 13 – Deadline for Orchid Orders for Grade 7 Grad

April 16 – Free  the Children Presentation

April 23 – Bake Sale to raise funds for Free the Children

April 23 – PAC meeting 7:00 pm in the Library

April 27 – Professional Development Day – No school for students

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