September 14th Update

principals-message  Dear Maple Grove School Community,

Greetings everyone!  As students settle back into school routines, we are excited about the upcoming school year!  As reported at the PAC meeting earlier this week, although our numbers are slightly down in overall enrollment, Maple Grove has 22 divisions and a full complement of staff.  We are hiring the last position for prep (T, W, Th) and we hope to have that position filled in the next two weeks.

We have already had our first Staff Meeting (Sept 4) and will be having our first Staff Committee Meeting (SCM) on Sept 20.

Please remember that September 21 is a Professional Development Day… There will be no school for kids!  Please do not send your child to school that day.

Thank you to all the parents who were able to attend our first PAC meeting.  It was wonderful to see so many new, and returning faces.  I know how challenging it can be to work all day, rush home, and then out the door to a school meeting.  So, thank you to all who were able to attend.  If you weren’t there, please know that you are welcome to attend any PAC meeting at anytime.  As a parent of a child at this school, you are automatically a member of our PAC and therefore welcome!  A big thanks to the executive members for all their work and to our amazing co-chairs for hosting such a nice event.  Also- thanks to Mrs. Tornroos for preparing the library and having it looking so sharp.

I want to acknowledge the staff for doing such an amazing job welcoming all our new and returning students- as well as our youngest learners (our new K’s).  School life can be difficult and an adjustment for some… and our staff have really helped to make the transition smooth and seamless.  I also want to acknowledge Ms Hales.  She has interviewed with me for all positions.  She was a big help in getting the school up and running.  I also want to acknowledge Ms. Peters, Ms. Lincoln and Ms. Smith.  These ladies work tirelessly counting, tracking, re-counting, and following up with families regarding their registration and enrollment at Maple Grove.  It is a thankless job and takes a considerable amount of time.   Please make sure you acknowledge them for all of their hard work because the school would not be running as well as it is without their dedication, diligence and support.

I also would like to acknowledge the work of many staff who are working diligently behind the scenes to provide extra programming to students (e.g., Cross Country- Ms. Shoemaker and her team and Mr. McDonough( Soccer, Terry Fox and Cross County) as well as Mrs. Humeniuk (gr. 7 lunchtime volleyball) Library/bookfair- Mrs. Tornroos, Safety Patrol- Ms. Adams.  Thank you also to the wonderful parent volunteers who’ve been busy around the school setting up programs and helping out to provide an engaging school experience for all students.. and to our Km Club for getting up and running (no pun intended).  You bring an amazing skill set to our school- Thank You!

 

Class Parents Wanted

The following divisions are still looking for a class parent to facilitate the communication between PAC/teachers and parents:

Div 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15

If you are interested in volunteering as a class parent, please email our Class Parent Coordinator, Katherine, at kat_chak@hotmail.com.  Thank you!

 

 

Ryan Kong, a Grade 5 student at Maple Grove, competed with his dance crew, Freshh 2.0,  in the World Hip Hop Championships in August in Phoenix, Arizona! This was an international event where over 50 countries competed, and through the preliminaries and semifinals (in their division alone, there were over 50 dance crews), they were the last Canadian team standing to represent Canada in the World finals! They became BRONZE MEDALISTS in their Junior Division! Check out their routine on YouTube:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=EEhLgKKKAxQ

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Maple Grove Pac Website (Click to enter)

upcoming event

September 17 to 20 – Book Fair

September  21 – District Wide Pro Day – No school for students

September 27 – Meet the Teacher 3:15 pm in the Gym

September 28 – School-wide Orange Shirt Day

October 5 – Individual Photo Day photographer

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September 7th Update

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Greetings Maple Grove Families,

Good Morning!  We’re writing to advise you that we’re anticipating construction of the NEW Maple Grove Elementary School to start in January 2019.   What that looks like and what type of work will be taking place remains to be seen.  However, at a planning meeting this week, Ms. Smith and I were advised that it is the intent of the VPO (Vancouver Project Office) to begin work in January.  That may consist of site prep or other things.  Stay tuned for more details.

A new underground raceway has been installed over the summer from Maple St to the Stockroom inside Maple Grove.  This was necessary work as the existing lines for electrical and hydro run where the new school will be constructed.  In other words, contractors have changed new utility services between the two schools (near the grass field and our earthquake container and our adventure playground).  This phase of the project has been completed, but the reseeding and new grass needs to be completed.  The fencing that runs East-West will  stay up past the reseeding phase to allow the newly planted grass a chance to take.  This blocks westward access to Magee and its field.

IMG_2693In addition to the Magee envelope upgrade there has been  some site prep taking place in anticipation of the new Maple Grove Elementary School seismic project and the appropriate upgrades to city connections that are necessary under present day building code.

In summary, while much of the work has been completed over the summer there are some residual effects from the work- and some finishing work that needs to take place.

park and walkWe are defaulting to our historical recommendations to families… if you can walk to school, please do so.  We apologize to our families to the west as they will have to walk to Cypress street (about 100m past the opening in the fence they usually use) and access the north end of the school near our gym.  We further recommend to families that if you drive, park a block or two to the east of the school and walk along 45th or 47th to the the school.  Please use our south, north entrance or west entrance.  Please do not use the front entrance as there is NO WALKWAY for your child.  Delivery trucks use our “C” driveway all day and they are not expecting children to be walking on the driveway.

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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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We appreciate that this was a lot of information and not an ideal way to have our year start.  However, all of this is being done to ensure Magee and Maple Grove students have safe new schools in the coming years.  We view this as short pain, for long term gain!  We will all work together and come out the other side happy to be in a dry, safe amazing new school.  Please refer to this blog for regular updates.

Happy Schooling,
The Maple Grove Staff

Information re: Fees and Forms

We are gradually sending home envelopes containing information on fees and forms for parents to sign.  Hopefully all students will receive their packages by Friday, September 14th.  You will  notice that there is no Student Accident Insurance information in the package – although it is listed on the cover letter.  Due to a late change in policy – sign up is available on line only.

Insurance:

Thank you for your support of the Kids Plus™ Accident Insurance program. It has been a long and rewarding partnership and is truly appreciated. Over the years, Kids Plus™ has helped many families, providing much needed reimbursements for out-of-pocket costs. We appreciate your support and we are truly grateful for the part you have played.

We have big news: the Kids Plus™ Accident Insurance school distribution program is moving online!

All partner school boards can now access kidsplus.ca/resources for information about Kids Plus™ which they can use on their respective websites, e-newsletters and social media. The main website at kidsplus.ca will continue to be available for parents to purchase coverage, access claims forms and full plan information online. Additionally, for 2018 we’ve decided to take our mission to be green one step further by discontinuing distribution of all Kids Plus™ Notices (Brochures) to reduce our overall paper use. These changes are part of our ongoing commitment to continuously provide superior and meaningful service to our partners and clients while reducing our impact on the environment.”

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about our new promotional landing page, our Kids Plus™ Client Service Specialists would be happy to assist you. You may contact us toll-free at 1-800-556-7411 or email kidsplus@ia.ca.

Sincerely,

Ed Bender

National Vice-President, Special Market Solutions

 

Meet our Vancouver Police Officer

Ben Wong-Moon our School Liaison Officer (SLO) is riding in the Cops for Cancer ride for Children’s Hospital.  Ben has been a super supporter of Maple Grove and is an all round wonderful person.  If you’re interested in supporting Ben, please visit the Cops for Cancer website.

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Maple Grove Pac Website (Click to enter)

upcoming event

September 14th – Terry Fox walk to Maple Grove Park

September 17 to 20 – Book Fair

September  21 – District Wide Pro Day – No school for students

September 27 – Meet the Teacher 3:15 pm in the Gym

September 28 – School-wide Orange Shirt Day

 

 

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Welcome Back! What to expect

Welcome back 2Greetings Parents, families and students,

Happy New Year!!!!  The start of school always reminds me of New Years.  It’s a new school year and a chance for a fresh start for all.  I hope you had a restful and joyful break with family and friends.  I know many of us are excited to be back and starting a new school year.

Maple Grove has an excellent reputation and parents and children are happy to be here.  The staff are here to help support you and your child in having an engaging and successful school experience.

Our engineering staff have been super busy cleaning and have done a great job prepping the school for next week.  We have a significant mess out on the west side of the school.  New electrical/ hydro services have been pulled underground from Maple Street.  This is in anticipation of the footprint of the new school build taking place this spring.  We will have fencing up to separate certain sections of the playground… mainly the primary all weather field.  The two adventure playgrounds are open… and the north all weather field will be available for students.  We also have a tendency to spill onto Magee’s grass field when they are not using it.  So there’s still lots of play space before, during and after school.  Given the changes we’re in for over the next two years, I’m reminded of Pauline R Kezers’ words, “Continuity gives us roots; change gives us branches, letting us stretch and grow and reach new heights”.

Please read this information as it will give you an idea about First Day and Opening Week procedures.

FIRST WEEK OVERVIEW

Our numbers have been changing daily for the past 2 weeks.  Teachers cast classes in June, and due to enrollment changes, we may make some modifications to the school organization.  All of this is normal and happens in most schools in Vancouver.  Remember… the school organization technically isn’t final until September 30th.

This is what we anticipate the first week looking like… except for the K classes– they have their own gradual entry schedule AND NEW K’s don’t come until September 5th.

Tuesday  (Day 1)

There will be signage posted outside the main entrances to the school indicating where students should go.  The same information is contained in this blog and will be emailed to families who’ve registered their email with us.  (NB: We do not give out parent email addresses due to anti-spam legislation.  When you provide your email address to the school, you are only going to receive school-related email from the office)

RETURNING STUDENTS GO TO LAST YEAR’S CLASSROOM

9:00 am – Students arrive and go to last year’s classroom.  Teachers who moved classes over the summer will go to their last year’s classroom and greet their students.  Teachers who left the school will be replaced by one of our new teachers.

NEW STUDENTS (Registered) GO TO THE FOLLOWING…

NEW STUDENTS WHO ARE REGISTERED will go to a holding room and will be counted and confirmed there.  This will also allow us time to count returning students as well.

Ms. Chris Plavan                     receives last yr Div 1 and Div 2       Rm 303
Mrs. Marianna Humeniuk   receives NEW Gr 5, 6, 7                      Rm 301
Ms. Megan Burghall              receives NEW Mont 4, 5, 6, 7             Rm 305
Ms. Denise Watkins               receives NEW Trad  gr.3 + 4              Rm 306
Ms. Sonya Serbic                    receives NEW Trad  gr. 1 + 2             Rm 308

NEW STUDENTS (not yet registered) GO TO THE OFFICE

 

All students are dismissed on Tuesday at  10 am.

 

Our awesome PAC will be serving coffee in the library on Tuesday and then again on Wed (for new K parents).  Meet the Admin Team

Teachers will have a quick break from 10 to 10:30
Staff will be meeting with Admin from 10:30 to 12:00 and  1:55 to 3:00

Please note that these are TEMPORARY COVERAGE and ROOMS only for the first day or two.      

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Mrs. Marianna Humeniuk receives New Gr  5, 6, 7 – Traditional Program 301
Ms. Chris Plavan receives last yr Div 1 and Div 2 303
Ms. Christina Karakanta receives last year kids 302
Ms. Rachel Wong receives Mr. Naipaul’s last year kids 208
Mr. David McDonough receives last year kids 309
Ms. Vermaas (M,T) / Ms D Tsang (W-F) receives last year kids 311
Ms. Tiffany Chan/  Kiara Yeung Receives last year kids 206
Ms. Elizabeth Shew/ Alix MacNeil receives last year kids 304
Ms. Amber Garrod receives last year kids 213
Ms. Brittany Shoemaker receives last year kids 211
Ms. Krista Seebaran receives last year kids 104
Ms. Wendy Wong receives last year kids 207
Ms. Debbie Lam Receives last year kids 205
Ms. Sharon Hales Receives last year kids 203
Ms. Megan Burghall receives NEW Mont 4, 5, 6, 7 305
POSTING- Ms Caitlin Lucas receives last year kids 313
Ms. Gretchen Bartlett receives last year kids 307
Ms. Sarah Adams receives last year kids 310
Ms. Chantelle Boulanger receives last year kids 108
Ms. Eva Lin receives last year kids 109
Ms. Hart / Ms. Belliveau receives last year kids 106
Ms. Chloe Kao Receives last year kids 201
Ms. Denise Watkins receives NEW Trad gr.3 + 4 306
Ms. Sonya Serbic receives  gr. 1 + 2 308
Ms. Laura Brewster Help in 306 and 308 308A
Mr. Francois Richard SPARE- Help Where needed
POSTING- TBA  (T-Th) Help Rachel Wong room 208
Mrs Linda Tornroos General helping at main office/supervision
Ms. Emi Garzitto (M,W,F)- Spare- Help Where needed

Wednesday is a full day.  Please pack snacks and lunch for students.

 

WEDNESDAY – DAY 2

All students go to the classroom they were in on Tuesday morning

(604) 713-5159 ext. 48

Reporting Student Absences/Safe Arrival

Student safety is of paramount importance at the Vancouver School District.  Ensuring student safety is a shared responsibility.  In order to assist schools, we ask parents to notify schools of student absences. If your child will be absent from school,  report this absence as early as possible. Parents should leave a message on a dedicated answering service by calling (604 713-5159 ext. 48). Messages will be received before the office is open. School offices are busy places: consistently notifying the school in advance of your child’s absence will significantly improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the Safe Arrival Morning Routine.

Student Sign Out Procedure

When you pick up your child during the school day, please ensure that you sign them out at the school office. If you do not sign out your child, they will be unaccounted for, and the school will identify your child as a ‘missing’ student and will commence a search of school grounds. If the school staff do not locate the child, and are unable to reach a parent promptly, the school will call the Vancouver Police Department. Therefore, clear communication is essential for ensuring the safety of your child and to prevent unnecessary searches.

Thank you for helping us keep your children safe!

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FIRST DAY BACK – COFFEE IN THE LIBRARY

Welcome new families! And welcome back to all our returning families! We are very excited for this new school year.

PAC is hosting coffee in the library for the one hour your kids are in class on Tuesday Sept 4th. Please come and join us! Learn a bit more about your PAC, meet some of the PAC executives, catch up with old friends and hear from your Principal Mr. Evans and Vice Principal Ms Smith. We look forward to seeing you there!

For our new K parents… coffee will be available on Wednesday at 11 and 12:45 in the library.   Enjoy.  Meet the Admin Team.

 

Maple Grove Pac Website (Click to enter)

upcoming event

September 14th – Terry Fox walk to Maple Grove Park

September 17 to 20 – Book Fair

September  21 – District Wide Pro Day – No school for students

 

 

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June 28 Update

principals-message  Dear Maple Grove School Community,

We did it!  Congratulations on making it through another school year!  These past weeks have been productive, full of uncertainty and very busy.  The staff at Maple Grove would like to wish all of you a wonderful, restful and relaxing holiday.

There’s lots on the horizon for next year, including a new VSB digital strategy designed to provide new and improved ways to communicate with the public, employees and students, as well as to support  collaborative ways of working and learning.

I just want to take a moment to thank all the parents, staff and students for their dedication and hard work.  Maple Grove is only as good and the culture and engagement we create.  Thank you to all the hard working folks who make this school awesome!

Thank you to our amazing PAC Co-chairs for their wonderful, awesome and conscientious involvement for the past two years.  They’re moving on to other pastures and arenas where they can do good work for kids.  We acknowledged them at the Service Assembly last week… so the students could give them a big thank you and round of applause.

We are looking forward to working with Angela Barrington-Foote and Monica Antonio as the incoming PAC Co-Chairs.  This dynamic duo was in charge of our super successful lunch program and really made an entrance this year.  We’re looking forward to lots of positive vibes and awesome leadership from them.  More to come.

Enjoy your Summer!
Principal Evans, Vice-Principal Smith, Acting VP Rosberg (Ret), Ms. Peters, Ms. Lincoln and the whole Maple Grove Team

 

Primary Picnic

On Wednesday, all of the primary students walked to Maple Grove Park to celebrate the end of the school year with a picnic and an afternoon of enjoying the park.  The primary teachers would like to extend a heartfelt thank-you to Angela Barrington-Foote, Monica Antonio, Jeannie Chau, Lisa Mullen, Cliff Saito, and Akiko Takemitsu for organizing, preparing, and distributing a hot dog lunch for our 200+ primary students.  This is a HUGE undertaking and we appreciate that they volunteered to take this on.  It was a big success.  Ms. Rosberg and I had a wonderful time watching the kids play, catch insects, eat and enjoy the outdoors.  Thank you to all our parent volunteers and helpers!!

Congratulations to Ridley Jenkins in Division 18 for doing so well at the Provincial Championships for swimming last week.  She earned a gold, a silver and 2 bronzes!

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Maple Grove Pac Website (Click to enter)

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September 4th – First day of 2018 2019 school year.

Students attend for one hour only from 9:00 to 10:00 am.

September 5th – Regular school day 9:00 am to 3:00pm

 

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June 22nd Update

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Dear Parents,

Another busy week has flown by.   We are gearing up for Grad on Monday.  The Parent Grad Committee has been working diligently to prepare and organize for the big event!  Thank you to all the wonderful parents who’ve contributed time, energy and effort to ensure our Grads have a wonderful leaving ceremony.

Thank you to the Sports Day Committee for all their time, energy and effort in making our Sports Day effortless.  Also… huge thanks to the Magee gr 8’s who came back to help.   Staff are busy finishing report cards, casting classes and doing year-end file maintenance- as well as teaching for the last week.

Parents are invited to our Service Assembly- Wednesday 9:05am to 10:30am

Parents are invited to our Awards Assembly- Thursday 11:00am to 12:00pm

SPORTS DAY- June 22

The Man in the Middle.  Having fun doing what he’s always enjoyed, Mr. Naipaul referees the Tug-o-war between gr 7’s and staff (with the unsolicited help from some gr. 8 alumni).  Mr. Naipaul is moving onto greener pastures and will be missed at Good ol Maple Grove.

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National Aboriginal Day – June 21

Metis Sash designs made by Division 13

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KM Club Year-End

Thank you to all the student and parent volunteers who make KM Club possible at Maple Grove. And special thanks to Ms. Hart for being our teacher sponsor!

On Tue June 12th KM Club members who ran at least 15km and our faithful student volunteers were treated to a Pizza Party lunch in the gym.

The top runners received ribbons and prizes.

Below are the top runners who clocked the most kilometers from Jan to June 2018

PRIMARY

1st Place – Weiss Hsu, Div 20

2nd Place – Lorelai Lee, Div 20

3rd Place – Maya Otudero, Div 9

Top INTERMEDIATE runners were as follows:

1st Place – Lewis Wong, Div 1

2nd Place – Sofia Rocha Zandbergen, Div 2

3rd Place – Chloe Yuen, Div 5

Congratulations to all the 25km and 50 km ribbon winners!

Special congrats to Sofia and Lewis who both ran over 100km this year from Sept to June!!

Great work everyone and hope to see you back for another terrific year in September.

Please NOTE: KM Club is now closed for the year – Friday June 22nd is the last morning run.

Have a wonderful summer,

Kim Herter

KM Club Coordinator (Volunteer)

Maple Grove ES-Fall Term Chess Program

 

Maple Grove Pac Website (Click to enter)

upcoming event

 

June 25 – Grade 7 Grad

June 27 – Primary Picnic (Note – change from June 26th)

June 27 – Service Assembly

June 28 – Awards Assembly – Last Day of School for Students – Reports go home

June 29 – Admin Day

September 4th – First day of 2018 2019 school year.  Students attend for one hour only from 9:00 to 10:00 am.

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June 15 Update

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Dear Parents,

Another busy week has flown by.  Special thank you’s to all the parents who put their names forward to sit on the PAC Executive next year.  Congratulations to those individuals who were elected, and thank you to those who were courageous and accepted their names going forward.  I especially want to thank the current executive for running such a challenging and busy meeting.  Galen you are wonderful and very professional.  Karrie, thank you for taking us through the budget.  Thank you to all the parents who came out to participate in the process of an AGM meeting.  They are usually procedural and busy to say the least.

This morning Maple Grove had a seismic presentation to parents at the cookie time meeting… it was nice to see the update of the new school building.

We also welcomed and toured our New Gr 1-7 students. (We already did our Welcome to Kindergarten a few weeks ago).  Thank you to Ms. Tornroos for opening the library to our meetings and to our gr. 6 tour guides.  It was an informative session and we look forward to seeing our new Maple Grove students in the fall.

 

School Organization

Below is a TENTATIVE DRAFT organization of the school.  Our numbers or very unstable and we are prepared to reorganize in September, if need be.  However, at the moment, we are looking at staffing/organization such as this:

Staffing

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MAPLE GROVE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ORGANIZATION 2017-2018 2018-19 
NAME                                DIV.    GRADE     ROOM 
Mrs. Marianna Humeniuk              1       7         301 
Ms. Chris Plavan                    2      6/7        303 
Ms. Christina Karakanta             3       6         302 
POST                                4       5         309 
Mat Leave(M,T)/Ms. Dora Tsang(W-F)  5      4/5        311 
POST(M-T)/Ms Alix MacNiel(W-F)      6      3/4        304 
Ms. Kiara Yeung                     7      3/4        206 
POST                                8      2/3        208 
Ms. Amber Garrod                    9      1/2        213 
Ms. Brittany Shoemaker              10     1/2        211 
Ms. Seebaran(MTW)/Ms Tang(Th,F)     11      1         104 
Ms. Wendy Wong                      12      1         207 
Ms. Debbie Lam                      13      K         205 
Ms. Sharon Hales                    14      K         203 
Ms. Megan Burghall                  15      7 M       305 
Ms. Michelle Griffiths              16     4/5/6 M    313 
Ms. Gretchen Bartlett               17     4/5/6 M    307 
Ms. Sarah Adams                     18     4/5/6 M    310 
Ms. Chantelle Boulanger             19     1/2/3 M    108 
Ms. Eva Lin                         20     1/2/3 M    109 
Ms. Lize Hart(M-Th)/Ms Belliveau(F) 21     1/2/3 M    106 
Ms. Chloe Kao                       22        K  M    201 
Ms. Denise Watkins                  Resource 306 
Ms. Sonya Serbic                    Resource 308 
POST .5999 (T, W, Th)               Resource 
Mr. Francois Richard (M,F)          Resource 
Mr. Francois Richard(T-Th)          Prep 319 
Ms. Peggy Griesdale (T-Th)          Prep 319 
Mr Steve Collins (Wam;Thpm)         Prep B.Basement 
Mrs Linda Tornroos                  TL Library 
Ms. Celia Lyons (M,W,F)- 2438       Counsellor 212A 
Ms Meredith Land                    SLP 317 
Ms Harj Johal Nurse 
Ms Susanna Song MCLW (Chinese) 
Ms Elisabeth Chan Settlement Worker 
Ms. Anita Goddard Home Instructor 318 
Ms Gina Oleksiew SSA 
Mr. Allan Johnson (M,T,F) Ms Andrea Corbett (WTh) SSA 
Ms Lindsay Forsberg SSA 
Ms Jessica Blackler SSA 
Ms. Maria Fiskillis SSA 
Ms. Sophia Politis SSA 
Mrs Jane Peters Admin. Asst. 
Ms Dawn Lincoln (Th/Fri) Clerk Typist 
Mrs Nancy Emery Supervision Aide 
Mrs Julie Szeto Supervision Aide 
POST Supervision Aide 
Ms. Angela Liu Supervision Aide 
Mr Alfred Malimban Building Engineer 
Mr Zandro Mozambique Asst. Engineer 
Mr Domingo Guzman Night Engineer 
Mr Ben Wong-Moon S.L.O 
Ms. Mariette Smith Vice Principal 214E 
Mr. Peter Evans Principal 214D

Ultimate Team wins Pool F, but loses in Semi-Finals

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SPORTS DAY INFO

“Sports Day is a week away!  Sports Day is on Friday, June 22.  On June 22, students need to be in their classrooms at 8:30. Don’t be late! On June 22, students will be dismissed at 1:30.

Students are asked to dress in their team colours (your child’s teacher will tell them what team they are on) and to wear running shoes and appropriate clothing.  The long term forecast is calling for sun on Sports Day so please remember to put on sunscreen and to wear a hat. Parents and guardians are welcome to join us to cheer on the teams.

We would like to extend a special thank-you to all of the high school students from Magee and Point Grey who are coming to help us out.  At last count, 40 high school students have volunteered.  Thank-you, too, to the PAC for providing freezies to the students.”

 

 

 

Leaving school early for summer vacation?

The school will be happy to mail your child’s report card if you provide a self-addressed, stamped envelope.  Otherwise you may give your teacher a note to allow another person to collect the report card.  Any reports cards that are not collected on June 28th will be kept in the office until September.

Lost and Found

Please encourage your child to check the Lost and Found for missing items.  We’ll have to donate and/or dispose of all the items in the next couple of weeks.

Summer Camp at Kerrisdale Community Centre

See link below:

Kerrisdale CC Summer Camp

 

Maple Grove Pac Website (Click to enter)

upcoming event

June 20 – Grade 7 Trip

June 22 – Sports Day – Students arrive at 8:30 and are dismissed at 1:30

June 25 – Grade 7 Grad

June 27 – Primary Picnic (Note – change from June 26th)

June 27 – Service Assembly

June 28 – Awards Assembly – Last Day of School for Students – Reports go home

June 29 – Admin Day

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June 13th PAC AGM Reminder

亲爱的家长们,

Maple Grove小学家委会(PAC)年会将于6月13日晚上7点在学校图书馆召开。我们热诚欢迎您的参加。会议提供照顾小朋友的服务,您可以带孩子来。同时,我们也安排中文翻译,请您不要有语言障碍的顾虑。

家委会年会是一次很重要的会议。会上将要讨论并表决明年的预算案草案,同时选出下届家委会执行委员会成员。每一位家长都是家委会的成员,都有权参加会议并参与投票。期待您的参与,您的参与将会使我们的社区有所不同!

我们如何使用家长们捐赠的款项?我们如何支持学生们的课上及课外活动?怎样替学生们营造更好的学习环境?如何保证孩子们的健康快乐成长?我们家委会怎样帮助和支持老师和学校?这些问题的答案都藏在预算案无声的数字里。预算案的草案已经公布在家委会的网上,您可以上网先读一下预算(MG PAC Treasury 2018-2019_20180601)。参加会议的时候您也可以提出自己的意见和建议。

我们需要家长们积极加入家委会的义工队伍,也需要执行委员会来组织和领导家委会的各项活动。执行委员会成员的选举,同样需要您的支持和关注。请您一定抽时间来参加年会,贡献您的意见,投上您宝贵的一票。

Maple Grove小学家委会

2018年6月8日

 

Dear Parents,

Please come and join us Wednesday June 13 at 7 pm for the PAC AGM.

AGM is an important meeting, Our proposed budget will be presented & voted on, is available for your review here MG PAC Treasury 2018-2019_20180601

Also, we will vote for the executive officers for coming school year.

How can we best support our children? How can we make Maple Grove a wonderful school? What can PAC do to support our teachers and the school? (For example, money for art education, music and performances.)  Please come and discuss the budget to give your opinion.

We need parents to participate various volunteer activities, we also need executive officers to lead and organize activities. We need you come and vote on executive officers for next school year. You will make the difference!

The Maple Gove PAC

June 8, 2018

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