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)

upcoming event

 

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

STAFFING
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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June 8th Update

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Dear Parents,

Wow!!!! What an amazing week at Maple Grove!  Families are invited to come view the plans for the new Maple Grove school!  Plans and renderings are mounted on the walls outside the office on the main floor.  Stop by the library to see the model before/ after school, or better yet, come join us for Friday morning coffee time for a viewing.

We are looking forward to receiving our amazing gr. 6 Campers back later today!  Special thank you to Mr. Naipaul, Mr. McDonough, Mr. Mann, Ms. Chester, Ms. Huang and Ms. Thompson for going as the adult supervisors.

Big props to our Gr 7 Ultimate Team, the team displayed excellent skill and sportsmanship as they won lots of games at the Friday Vancouver Ultimate Jamboree.

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.

Anything look familiar?

Lost and found 2018

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Congratulations to all the runners who participated in the 2018 RBC Race for the Kids.

Our Maple Grove Runners team raised over $4,300 to help BC Children’s Hospital!!
Despite a bit of early morning rain, many KM Club members and their parents came out and enjoyed a 2- or 5-km fun run around Queen Elizabeth Park followed by refreshments and entertainment. 
I’m very proud of all the Maple Grove Runners — well done!
Race for the Kids is a great event and a very worthy cause — we hope to see even more students, parents and staff join the team next year!

Kim Herter
KM Club Coordinator (Volunteer)

Artelicious

Such a great time!

 

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Please join us Wednesday June 13 at 7 pm for the PAC AGM. We would appreciate an RSVP to themaplegrovepac@gmail.com. Please let us know if you will be bringing your kids for free childminding. Thank you, Galen and Karrie

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 1 Update

** we apologize for not publishing our blog on Friday afternoon, we were experiencing periodic internet loss and unable to access our servers **

principals-messagePRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE

Dear Parents,

Wow!!!! What an amazing week at Maple Grove!  It’s been very busy and Thursday evening was a wonderful and engaging way to showcase and celebrate our awesome Maple Grove students!  Every child in the school had art work on large panels as part o four ARTelicious Extravaganza.  Big thanks to the students for all their hard work and attention to detail.  Special thanks to the staff for being flexible with schedules and accommodating interruptions.  Also thanks to the PAC and parents for supporting the initiative and helping to make the program successful.  Finally, a very special thanks to Ms. Smith for all of her leadership, organizational skills and expertise in making the show a huge success.

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Track & Field

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On Tuesday Maple Grove’s Track & Field Team competed in the Zone Finals at Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School. 

All of our athletes gave their best efforts and represented Maple Grove well, with many athletes taking home ribbons in their respective events.

A big thank you to all of our amazing parent volunteers who came out today!

Congratulations Maple Grove!”

Destination Imagination Update

June, 2018

Dear School Community,

We are very grateful for the opportunity to go to the Destination Imagination Global Finals Tournament 2018, in Knoxville, Tennessee.  We couldn’t have done it without your generous support!  We learned a great deal about ourselves and the world.  We participated in the Technical Challenge, “Maze Craze”, Middle Level.  We finished 26th out of 87 teams who qualified from all over the world.  As well as meeting kids our age from different parts of Canada and the US, we also met kids from South Korea, Turkey, Mexico, Brazil, Australia, Singapore, and China.  We especially enjoyed the pin trading, as it gave us the chance to meet and talk with kids from all around the world.  The food was healthy, but kid-friendly.  They served us everything from pizza and hamburgers, to local cuisine, including barbeque and grits!  One night, we had an International Dessert Party.  The desserts were delicious!  Once we were finished presenting our solution, we were free to explore The Expo and Innovations which was an exhibition of the latest science and technologies.  For example, we tested a pair of goggles which shifted our vision which in turn changed our muscle memory.  The opening and closing ceremonies included performances by professional entertainers, who were DI alumni!

We also spent time watching other teams’ solutions to the same challenge.  We learned that teams from different countries had different ways of thinking about world problems which we all share.  We have been inspired to become more open-minded, and this global experience has shown us that there are many ways to solve a problem.

Your generous sponsorship allowed our team to test our problem-solving skills and we are encouraged to try to take on the world again next year.  You can be sure that we will use these new skills and positive attitude and apply them to our daily lives and our future educational endeavours.

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Again, thank you for sponsoring “DI-MAZE-ing Idea”!

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We had perfect weather for bike to school week.  We helped the planet by reducing emissions,  and looked after ourselves by starting the day with healthy exercise.

A special thank you to Adam, Meher and Sofia for helping with the sign ins.

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Parent Workshop

June 5th Montessori meeting

Maple Grove Pac Website (Click to enter)

upcoming event

June 6 to 8 – Grade 6 camp

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

June 29 – Admin Day

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May 25th Update

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PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE

Dear parents,

It’s almost inexplicable how busy it gets after spring break in schools- Definitely lots going on!  This was one of those special days that the whole school community looks forward to… Recognizing our amazing army of volunteers who work tirelessly to make Maple Grove an amazing and engaging place to learn!

One of my favorite quotes is, “To the world you may be one person,   but to one person you may be the world.”   The Maple Grove Magic is everywhere, and what better place to share and acknowledge the magic than in our beautiful library.  This morning we had our annual Volunteer Tea and it was a lovely celebration.

You may never know the profound effect that you have made on a person’s life. A kind word, a gentle nudge, a listening ear, an act of kindness, can mean so much to some of our students.  You generously give the gift of time to provide support and encouragement and compassion to a school community in need of special materials and resources.  Without your time, and commitment, much of what we do at the school wouldn’t be possible.

You give of yourself and bring with you your life experiences, skills, abilities, compassion, intellect and humor and ask for nothing in return, yet you receive friendship from many of our staff, appreciation from all of our students, and satisfaction hopefully from within you.

You volunteer for many different reasons but for whatever reason you provide support, skills, talents, abilities and opportunities to all of our learners here at the school.

We celebrate the selfless individuals in and around our school community who channel their civic virtues through volunteerism… devoted to a cause bigger than themselves… their child’s schooling.  Volunteers help drive our schools progress and day in and day out they make extraordinary sacrifices to expand promise and possibility of making Maple Grove a better place to learn.

You do not ask for accolades. You give your time generously without any expectation of reward. Yet you receive the reward of knowing that your volunteerism is making a profound and significant difference to our school community.

Please know that we genuinely appreciate and value your commitment of time to volunteering with our school and for this we are truly, and sincerely, thankful.  I would also like to acknowledge our wonderful and awesome staff for all of their contributions and artwork in setting up and organizing this event.  I would like to thank our wonderful Volunteer Tea Committee (Ms. Emery, Ms. Szeto, Ms. Tornroos, Ms. Garrod and Ms. Adams).  The committee was awesome and passionate about honouring our wonderful volunteers… THANK YOU Everyone!

 

 

 

 

Can you bike to school or work for 5 days next week?

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Make sure you have a helmet and a lock!  If you live too far to bike all the way, you can park somewhere along the Arbutus Greenway and have a fun and safe bike ride to Maple Grove.

We’ll have a sign-in sheet ready near the front door in the school.  This year there are a limited supply of cool tattoos for riders!

Let’s try to beat our record from last year!  The weather looks good and we have more staff riding than in the past, so students should do their best to keep ahead of staff for logged in trips.

Please click on this link for the Maple Grove calendar for 2018 2019

Maple Grove Elementary School Calendar 2018-19

Division 9 making decorative sushi!

Div 9 Sushi

Our final products from our decorative sushi creations!
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Maple Grove Pac Website (Click to enter)

 

upcoming event

 

May 28 to June 1 – Bike to School/Work week

May 29 – District Track and Field Meet

May 31 – Art Show and Gala – 4pm to 6pm

June 1 – Welcome to Kindergarten

June 6 to 8 – Grade 6 camp

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 26 – Primary Picnic

June 27 – Service Assembly

June 28 – Awards Assembly – Last Day of School for Students

June 29 – Admin Day

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