Dec 10-12 Transit Info

The Associate Superintendent of the Vancouver School Board has asked that schools communicate out to our school communities the following….

“The message below is to be shared with staff and families in your school community through your established channels of communication.  The District will also post this message on school websites and on the District’s home page.

There is a possibility that SkyTrain service on the Millennium and Expo lines will be shut down from Tuesday, December 10 to Thursday, December 12.

Canada Line and West Coast Express will continue service. Bus service will also continue to run normally. However there are currently no additional bus services or bus bridges planned by Translink. We are all advised to watch for updates on TransLink’s usual customer service channels, including social media, Transit Alerts and on translink.ca.

Schools in the Vancouver School District will be in session according to normal schedules. The usual attendance procedures will remain in place. We recognize staff and students travel to and from school in a variety of ways and those who rely on transit likely have been planning for potential disruption to their regular commute.

We encourage staff and students to consider the potential impacts on their commute to and from school. Also, please be mindful that there may be additional traffic, including around schools. Please drive safely in school zones.”

Rob Schindel
Associate Superintendent

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December 5th Update

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PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE

 

We have added new support staff to the school.  Please welcome Miss Iris and Miss Akeala as two of our newest SSA’s.  Both are experienced SSA’s who come to MG with a vision and enthusiasm that’s infectious and energizing.

If you haven’t seen our latest messaging to students, check out the bulletin board across from the office.

We are all about creating teaching and learning opportunities for students to learn about being responsible for their grades, success, actions, words and choices.

We’re very excited by the work of Mr. Greg Quan.  Mr. Quan is the music department head at Magee and teaches a Tuesday afternoon string class after school .  We’re super excited by this program and can’t wait to see the group’s first performance.

Huge Thanks to our awesome PAC.  The latest intramural noon hour activities have started.  DancePlay has been a big hit and the kids love it.  This program started in Mid-October and will run into the new year.

Traffic and Parking

I want to encourage all parents to consider parking a block away from the school and walking the remaining distance.  This cuts down on traffic around the school AND provides nice bonding time with your child as you walk to school together.  There will be a lot of construction on the street front over the coming weeks and we want parents to be aware that foot traffic is better than car traffic.  Please be reminded that we have volunteer parents and students who supervise and participate in our school Safety Patrol.  We ask that all parents adhere to their commands at the crosswalk and 47th Ave.

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Also, please do not use the staff parking lot as a drop-off area.  Staff do their best to get to work on time and blocking them from parking in a timely manner is inconsiderate.  The CoV has installed new 3 minute parking signs all around Maple Grove.  We encourage you to consider parking around the perimeter of the building if you’re running short on time in the morning and not able to walk the block or two to reduce traffic.

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Parent Parking Patrol- Expression of interest.

Dear Parents… the school continues to have concerns over the fascinating and often dangerous driving habits we witness on a daily basis in front of the school.  It’s clear that we need adults out there on a daily basis to remind drivers of safe driving habits and to ensure the safety and security of our children as they come and go in the morning and after school.

If you are interested in being a member of the school parent parking patrol, please send an email to Principal Evans pevans@vsb.bc.ca and he will add your name to a list of parents who are interested in having a meeting to devise a schedule so that parents can assist in observing the safety and security of children at the beginning and end of the day.

Kindergarten Registration for 2020 2021!

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Do you have a child born in 2015?  Registration for Kindergarten for 2020 2021 starts on November 1!

Registration Process

With the opening of school registration for the 2020-21 school year on November 1st, the VSB has implemented online registration service for parents.  The registration process has two steps:

Step 1:   Complete the online registration process at vsbapplynow.vsb.bc.ca  Print out the completed registration form. (Note, this link won’t be active until November 1)

Step 2:   Bring the completed registration form along with the required documents to your catchment school.

Notes:

The registration process is not complete until you have competed both steps in the process.

This is not a “first come, first served” registration process.  However, you should have your child’s registration completed by January 31, 2020.

Visit the  Student Registration Page on the Vancouver School Board website for more information.

In order to secure a spot in Maple Grove for 2020 2021 you should register before January 31, 2020.  And if you are interested in a Choice Program, you registration must be completed by January 31, 2020 so that you can participate in the lottery.

All the info is on the VSB website – or click on the Registration/Admissions tab on this website.

We are wondering about Montessori numbers – do you have a child born in 2015 who has a sibling in Grades K to 6 Montessori at Maple Grove?  Please call the school at 604 713 5356 to let Mrs. Peters, or Mrs Thow know.  Remember you have to register at your child’s catchment school even if there is a sibling at Maple Grove.

It is December!Im-not-ready-for-Christmas

Thank you to all the families that have sent in donations and contributed money to our  Holiday Hampers for families at our sister school, Nightingale Elementary.

The collection period is December 2 to 11 and your child should have brought home a suggestion for their contribution.  (Please make sure to check the expiry dates  and please do not send bulk items.) With our CashonLine system, parents are able to make a monetary donation on line:  vsb.schoolcashonline.com

We are hoping to receive $4.00 from each student to meet our goal for purchasing gift cards from grocery stores in the neighbourhood.

If you have extra wrapping paper at home that you could donate, we would love  it to wrap up our hamper boxes in festive paper.  Please bring it to the office before next Wednesday.  Thank you!

We had a very successful bake sale on December 4th.  Thank you to our very generous parent,  Jackson Lee, who runs Cobbs Bread Bakery in Tsawwassen Commons, and those parents who contributed baked goods.  We raised over $750.00!

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Orders for tickets for the Holiday Concert (matinee and evening performance on December 19) are due to classroom teachers by tomorrow, December 6th.

Each family will be guaranteed two tickets and these will be distributed through the classrooms at the end of next week.  If we have any extra tickets they will be available at the school office starting on December 16th.  They will we given out on a first come, first serve basis.  Don’t forget that you may attend the dress rehearsal on December 18th at 1:15 if you are not able to attend on the 19th.

This Friday… it’s Movie Night

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Maple Grove Pac Website (Click to enter)

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December 2 to 11 – Collection period for Holiday Hampers

Week of 9th – Christmas Crafts happening in primary classrooms.

December 18 – Dress Rehearsal for Holiday Concert (no ticket required)

December 19 – Holiday Concert (Ticket required)
Matinee at 1:15 pm and Evening Performance 6:30 pm

December 20 – Last Day of Classes for Winter Break

January 6 – School Reopens

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Nov. 29 Update

Bake sale

There will be a Bake Sale after school on Wednesday, December 4.  We will be selling items for $1 or $2.

We are asking for nut-free baked goods to be donated for the sale.  They can be dropped off Wednesday morning outside the office or in room 310.  Please label containers you would like returned with your child’s name and division.  All profits will go to the Holiday Hampers for our sister school.

PAC Movie Night December 6:

You’re A Mean One Mister Grinch!

HO HO HO…To help get you in the holiday spirit, Maple Grove PAC will be hosting a Christmas themed pyjama movie night on Friday, December 6th at 6:30 pm in the gym! The movie will be Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch! Admission is $2 per person and includes a mini candy cane!  Please visit https://themaplegrovepac.wordpress.com/christmas-movie-night/   for all the details!

Reminder: Cash4Clothes Donation Drive Cancelled

Friendly reminder that the PAC initiated CASH4CLOTHES donation drive has been CANCELLED (the Developmental Disabilities Association has ended their Cash4clothes program effective October 27th, 2019).  Please do not bring any donations to movie night on Dec. 6th, as this drive is no longer happening. For more information, you can visit the Developmental Disabilities Association website here https://www.develop.bc.ca/donate-clothes/update/

 

Registration is now open:

https://www.youngrembrandts.com/metrovancouver/view-classes-enroll/

Cartooning

Your child is sure to be giggling all season long as they explore the fun, artistic world of Young Rembrandts cartooning! Funny expressions and hilarious animals are just a few pieces students will create this session. Our lessons are sure to delight kids and parents when students complete Goofy Chefs and Colourful Athletes. Enroll your child today for fun artistic challenges they can use to create amazing pieces of artwork. Sign up today!

 

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GRINCH MOVIE NIGHT POSTER (1)

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Nov. 1 Update

 

Div.15

We would like to congratulate Div. 15 who competed in the Boost Your Power Smarts Challenge along with 100 classes across British Columbia this Octobe(r). They learned a lot about what they can do to conserve energy and got top marks on all four quizzes! Way to go! They were also the very lucky winners of the Week 4 prize draw and received an assortment of circuitry material, science themed games, Power Smart pop-up books, colour changing pencils, and credit for classroom books. A big thanks (and a lot of love) to BC Hydro for providing these amazing educational prizes.

 

 

Maple Grove Pac Website (Click to enter)

upcoming event

** November 8th – Pro D Day – No school for Students **

** November 11th – Remembrance Day – No school for Student**

STEM 2020 Photos

https://photos.app.goo.gl/PYWb89YvLEc96DKc6

Craft Club – Division 14

 

Laity Pumpkin Patch

 

Planting a Promise Project – Division 7 & 13

 

YOUNG REMBRANDTS Program

Maple Grove YR Flyer COLOUR-Fall2019

ROBOTICS Progam

Robotics MP NOV

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October 24th Update

Professional Development Day on October 25th.

No School for students.  Please be sure you have made arrangements for your children.

Enjoy the weekend!

 

Kindergarten Registration for 2020 2021!

kindergarten

Do you have a child born in 2015?  Registration for Kindergarten for 2020 2021 starts on November 1!

Registration Process

With the opening of school registration for the 2020-21 school year on November 1st, the VSB has implemented online registration service for parents.  The registration process has two steps:

Step 1:   Complete the online registration process at vsbapplynow.vsb.bc.ca  Print out the completed registration form. (Note, this link won’t be active until November 1)

Step 2:   Bring the completed registration form along with the required documents to your catchment school.

Notes:

The registration process is not complete until you have competed both steps in the process.

This is not a “first come, first served” registration process.  However, you should have your child’s registration completed by January 31, 2020.

Visit the  Student Registration Page on the Vancouver School Board website for more information.

In order to secure a spot in Maple Grove for 2020 2021 you should register before January 31, 2020.  And if you are interested in a Choice Program, you registration must be completed by January 31, 2020 so that you can participate in the lottery.

All the info is on the VSB website – or click on the Registration/Admissions tab on this website.

We are wondering about Montessori numbers – do you have a child born in 2015 who has a sibling in Grades K to 6 Montessori at Maple Grove?  Please call the school at 604 713 5356 to let Mrs. Peters, or Mrs Thow know.  Remember you have to register at your child’s catchment school even if there is a sibling at Maple Grove.

 

Maple Grove Pac Website (Click to enter)

upcoming event

October 29th – deadline to order photos

November 1 – Photo retake day

** November 8th – Pro D Day – No school for Students **

** November 11th – Remembrance Day – No school for Students**

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Oct 18

principals-message

PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE

Good afternoon Maple Grove!  Another wonderful week has come to an end.  Thank you to those parents who were able to attend this morning’s PAC meeting.  We appreciate your attendance, interest and support what’s going on at school.  There was quite a crowd of parents at today’s meeting due to the seismic update.  The school district is looking at ways to try to keep the integrity and vision of the original design for students while managing project costs.  There will be more information to come over the coming weeks.  For now, I encourage you to refer to the parent blog for further information and for ways to make your voice heard.  The project is running on time… and there is no question the new Maple Grove will be a beautiful building.

I want to encourage all parents to consider parking a block away from the school and walking the remaining distance.  This cuts down on traffic around the school AND provides nice bonding time with your child as you walk to school together.  There will be a lot of construction on the street front over the coming weeks and we want parents to be aware that foot traffic is better than car traffic.  Please be reminded that we have volunteer parents and students who supervise and participate in our school Safety Patrol.  We ask that all parents adhere to their commands at the crosswalk and 47th Ave.

FSA testing is ongoing for our gr 4 and 7 students and we would like to acknowledge that we appreciate how data is collected and used by third party agencies when it comes to results.  That being said, the FSA is a snapshot in time of how students are performing and it does provide interesting data for schools and districts to reference.

Next week is a short week… enjoy!

NO SCHOOL ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25 – PRO D DAY

BACK TO SCHOOL IS ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 28

 

Maple Grove Pac Website (Click to enter)

upcoming event

October 24  – PAC Halloween Event

** November 8th – Pro D Day – No school for Students **

** November 11th – Remembrance Day – No school for Students**

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Oct. 11

NO SCHOOL ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 14 FOR THANKSGIVING WEEKEND

FIRST DAY BACK TO SCHOOL IS ON TUESDAY,

OCTOBER 15

 

PARENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

At drop offs or pickups, you may have noticed students in safety vests with stop signs at the intersection of Cypress and 47th. These students are members of our dedicated Safety Patrol team. Their role is to ensure pedestrians cross safely and help cars remember to respect the crosswalk. Over 50 students share this responsibility at 8:40-9:00 am and 3:00-3:20 pm every single school day.

We are looking for parent volunteers to supervise and support our students in this important role by standing near them and giving guidance when needed. How often you will need to participate depends on how many volunteers come forward. Training will be provided before your first day. If you are available to fill this role in supporting our young protectors,  please contact Flavia at mgsafetypatrol@gmail.com

Safety patrols

 

FRESH TO YOU FUNDRAISER

Our annual Fresh To You Fall produce fundraiser is here! The aim of the fundraiser is to promote healthy food choices with fresh high quality seasonal produce that’s locally grown in BC, while helping fundraise for the school.

There will be 2 different bundles to choose from:

  • Veggie Bundle for $20: 5 lb bag of Pacific Sunrise Potatoes, 3 lb bag of Carrots, 3 lb bag of Red Beets, 3 lb bag of Yellow Onions
  • Fruit Bundles for $18: 5 lb bag of Gala Apples, 3 lb bag of Pears

Please consider selling bundles to family members, friends and neighbours. The Maple Grove PAC receives 40% profit on all bundles sold. The top seller will receive a youth medium spirit wear t- shirt!! Order deadline is Friday October 18th at 3 pm.

Order Form, along with payment – cash or cheque made payable to Maple Grove School PAC – can be handed to your child’s teacher or in the PAC mailbox in the office.

Expected delivery of the bundles will be between November 12th – 22nd. When a delivery date is confirmed, you will be notified via an email by your class parent with pick up information.

Maple Grove Pac Website (Click to enter)

upcoming event

October 24  – PAC Halloween Event

** October 25th – Pro D Day – No school for Students **

Cross Country Team

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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