November 25th Update

Tomorrow November 26 is a Pro D Day – No school For Students. Teachers will be doing In-Service with Indigenous Focus

Enjoy an extra long weekend!

* Important Information For Parents*

If your child has an appointment during the school day we kindly ask the following to avoid disruption to the teaching and learning environment…

  • Be respectful of your child’s teacher and classmates (come and go at 12:15).
  • Make sure your child’s teacher knows exactly when you are picking up your child. The teacher will send your child to the office at the time you indicate.
  • Any dismissals or admissions during the school day must be done from the office.
  • Parents must come to the Library entrance or the 45th Ave W entrance to pick up their child.
  • Parents must call the office once they arrive and the child will be released to them.

Due to the unavoidable disruption this causes the class, teacher and office it would be appreciated if students could try to come – and go – at 12:15.

If you have a morning appointment, keep your child at home, attend the appointment, and then return your child to school at 12:15.

If you have an afternoon appointment, pick your child up at 12:15 and keep them home for the rest of the day.

In every case, please leave a message on our Safe Arrival line, 604 713 5356 and choose option 1.

Volleyball!

Volleyball!

Congratulations to our Senior Boys and Girls Teams. It has been an excellent season. Both teams did extremely well. Many thanks to coaches, Lisa Rapoport, Manu Bhalla, Joel Reimer and Miss Kao. Thank you Mr. Evans for being Manager for all teams. Thank you Ms. Hales, Ms. Chan, Ms. Wong, Mr. McDonough for sponsoring and stepping in for supervision when necessary. Thanks to all the staff for popping by and offering support for the kids.

And a Special Thanks to our awesome Parent Coordinators for helping to supervise the Jr. Volleyball noon hour games: Ms. Angela Barrington-Foote, Ms. Monica Antonio, Ms. Lisa Mullan and Ms. Jeannie Chau. Many thanks to our sponsors for the noon hour games with our grade 4 and 5 students.

Earthquake Fundraiser Reminder:

We’ve had an amazing response from parents recognizing the necessity to donate to the redeveloping of our earthquake supplies. Tax receipts are issued immediately for donations above $25.00. Sincere thank you to those families who have already donated.

All donations can be made via your child’s SchoolCashOnline account, and tax receipts will be issued immediately. Here are the step-by-step instructions: Sign into your SchoolCashOnline account. You will see a dark button labelled “Make a Donation” at the top right. Click on that button then select the amount you would like to donate. Choose “E-Maple Grove” from the drop down menu labelled “Fund Destination”. Please indicate Earthquake Relief Fund in the notes section to ensure your donation goes to the correct fund. Finally “Add to Cart” and complete the payment section. Thank you!

Reminder! Art Club fundraiser is ongoing.

Hello Maple Grove Families!

The Maple Grove Art Club is holding its first fundraiser. It is our hope that we will raise enough money to fund our future Art Club projects. One of these projects is a mural for the whole school to enjoy. Our grade 6 and 7 artists have been busy creating handmade holiday greeting cards. Please make a donation using school cash online (minimum donation is $2.00) and you will receive one of these greeting cards made by our Art Club members in exchange for your generosity.  The deadline to donate and receive a card is Friday, December 10th. Cards will be sent home with your child before the winter break.  Watch your email for an invitation from CashonLine to donate.

Maple Grove Pac Website (Click to enter)

upcoming event

November 26 – Professional Development Day – No school for students.

Last day of classes before Winter Break – December 17, 2021.

First day back after Winter Break – January 4, 2022

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Nov 19

Earthquake hits Maple Grove! Fundraiser

Can you imagine? As awful as it is to think about these types of scenarios, staff at the school and students are required to plan and practice for such events. And while we hope they will never happen, it’s entirely possible you may be stuck in traffic; on clogged streets; downtown and unable to get to Maple Grove. We may have your child for a day or two on the grass field of Magee.

How awful is that? We have almost no supplies, and while we’re waiting for the VSB to supply our school with some essentials, we’re fundraising to purchase some much needed supplementary supplies to get us through and make life at the school more bearable. Because I can tell you know we have nothing; not even shelters to keep wind, rain or elements off your child.

We have a group of awesome parents who are helping to organize our new weather resistant container. We’ve ordered seismic -proof shelving to store necessities. We need donations from you!

All donations can be made via your child’s SchoolCashOnline account, and tax receipts will be issued immediately. Here are the step-by-step instructions: Sign into your SchoolCashOnline account. You will see a dark button labelled “Make a Donation” at the top right. Click on that button then select the amount you would like to donate. Choose “E-Maple Grove” from the drop down menu labelled “Fund Destination”. Please indicate Earthquake Relief Fund in the notes section to ensure your donation goes to the correct fund. Finally “Add to Cart” and complete the payment section. Thank you!

Hello Maple Grove Families!

The Maple Grove Art Club is holding its first fundraiser. It is our hope that we will raise enough money to fund our future Art Club projects. One of these projects is a mural for the whole school to enjoy. Our grade 6 and 7 artists have been busy creating handmade holiday greeting cards. Please make a donation using school cash online (minimum donation is $2.00) and you will receive one of these greeting cards made by our Art Club members in exchange for your generosity.  The deadline to donate and receive a card is Friday, December 10th. Cards will be sent home with your child before the winter break.  Watch your email for an invitation from CashonLine to donate.

Greeting Card made by Maple Grove Art Club Member

Kerrisdale Little League

Registration opened up on November 1!

Maple Grove Pac Website (Click to enter)

upcoming event

November 26 – Professional Development Day – No school for students.

Last day of classes before Winter Break – December 17, 2021.

First day back after Winter Break – January 4, 2022

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Nov 12th Update

Admin Message- Important… we need your help

Earthquake Bin Donations Accepted

Dear Parents,

With the fantastic help from Heidi Cestari and her husband as well as Travis Boehm, we now have access to our Earthquake container. Next Steps:

  1. We had to toss a lot of moldy things away as they’ve been in a rain-soaked cargo container in the Magee parking lot for 2 years.
  2. We need to fundraise to purchase many new items. This is the lifeline for your child. Until you can make it to Maple Grove after an earthquake, you can anticipate that your kids may be on the field with school staff for anywhere between 1 to 4 days. We are currently not set up to manage or handle this.
  3. We have been told by the VSB health and safety that more supplies will be coming; but we ordered water last spring and it still hasn’t arrived this year. I am reluctant to rely on the district for important supplies for our students in the immediate future.
  4. As much as we appreciate material donations, we don’t have the person-power to sort through a donation of discarded things from a garage. Please, for now, in order for us to provide continuity of supplies in a restricted new space, we ask that you only donate using CashOnline.
  5. Here is my ask: I would like each parent to reach deep into their pockets and use cash online (see the link below) to make a donation titled to the earthquake relief fund. A committee of parents and admin will determine how best to use these these funds to get the necessary materials to make life for your child easier in the event of an earthquake. We’re talking everything from food, water, home care packages; to tarps and tents for cover from the elements. These necessary supplies will be “in addition” to what we anticipate from the VSB… we’re just not certain when we’ll see their school seismic rollout.
  6. All donations can be made via your child’s SchoolCashOnline account, and tax receipts will be issued immediately. Here are the step-by-step instructions: Sign into your SchoolCashOnline account. You will see a dark button labelled “Make a Donation” at the top right. Click on that button then select the amount you would like to donate. Choose “E-Maple Grove” from the drop down menu labelled “Fund Destination”. Please indicate Earthquake Relief Fund in the notes section to ensure your donation goes to the correct fund. Finally “Add to Cart” and complete the payment section. Thank you!

Purdy’s Chocolate Christmas Campaign

Support the Maple Grove Grade 7 students as they fundraise for Grad with a Purdy’s Chocolate Christmas campaign!

Step 1: Click on the following link: https://fundraising.purdys.com/1419198-89712

Step 2: Follow the prompts to create an account using your own name, not your child’s name. If you already have an account, search for the Maple Grove Campaign using the following Campaign Customer Number: 61842

Step 3: Make sure you are ordering under Maple Grove Elementary and shop away

Step 4: Pay for your order

Step 5: Pick up your order at school between 2:30pm – 3:30pm on December 9th

*Please note that orders will not be delivered to your child’s class. Instead, they will be available for pick up outside one of the school entrances. Exact location to be confirmed.*

Important dates for Chocolate Fundraiser:

Order deadline is November 27th (no late orders accepted) 

Pick up at school on December 9th 

Get your all your chocolate Christmas shopping done at once without leaving the comfort of your home, and help out our Grads who get 25% of the profit! 

The 2022 Grad Committee thanks everyone for their support!

Remembrance Day

Thank you to Ms. Hales for organizing Remembrance Day at Maple Grove. Thank you also to Mr. McDonough for all his amazing tech resourcefulness. It was a lovely presentation and way to give thanks to those who have come before us; and to be thankful for the families and friends we have.

Thank you to all the staff who worked with students to complete poems, stories, artwork and presentation.

Over $1200 was raised for the Vancouver Poppy Fund. A sincere thank you to all who donated.

Maple Grove Pac Website (Click to enter)

upcoming event

November 26 – Professional Development Day – No school for students.

Last day of classes before Winter Break – December 17, 2021.

First day back after Winter Break – January 4, 2022

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November 5th Update

Remembrance Day Assembly and Poppy Fund

Maple Grove will have an online Remembrance Day assembly on November 10th, beginning at 11:00 a.m. A link will be sent to families so that they can attend virtually.

This is an important time of year when we remember our Veterans of past wars and those who are still serving. It is the time of year when poppies are widely distributed in our communities as a symbol of the peace that was won by our men and women in uniform. Each student at Maple Grove will be given one poppy on the day of our assembly.
We are asking your support in making a donation to assist with the care of our Veterans and their dependents. Minimum donation is $2.00, however, there are options to contribute more if you wish. Donations will be sent to the Vancouver Poppy Fund.
Due to COVID restrictions, we cannot accept cash. Sincere thank you for your contribution.

Kindness Club

During the week of October 25, Maple Grove held a food drive to support the Greater Vancouver Food Bank.  Our school community donated almost $600 in cash and almost 40 boxes of non-perishable food.  

Thank-you for supporting the food drive.  Special thanks goes to Ms Adams and the Kindness Club for organizing this initiative.

Volleyball at Maple Grove

Congratulations to our Senior Boys and Girls who are having an excellent season!

Meanwhile, the grade 4 and 5 volleyball players are enjoying intramural games.

Lost and Found

Our Lost and Found is overflowing! It seems that some of Cavell’s items are getting mixed with Maple Grove’s and vice versa. Please label your child’s items with their name and division and “Maple Grove”. It’s easy to reunite your child with their clothing/lunch box/water bottle etc, if we know who it belongs too and doesn’t make its way to Cavell’s Lost and Found.

Do you have a child born in 2017?

Kindergarten Registration started on November 1.

Please refer to last week’s blog for all the info.

Maple Grove Pac Website (Click to enter)

upcoming event

November 7 – Fall Back to Standard Tim

November 10 – Remembrance Day Assembly

November 11 – Remembrance Day – No school

November 26 – Professional Development Day – No school for students.

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October 29th Update

October 29th Update

Happy Halloween from the Maple Grove staff!

Our Ninja Staff scaling the main stairwell

Pajama Day!

Monday, November 1, is Pajama Day at Maple Grove.

Students and Staff are invited to get up on Monday morning, put on a fresh pair of pajamas, and head to school.

Call to Action- Traffic

Parents… we are seeking your help in ensuring that students are arriving safely to school. We would like to see if there is any interest in helping to have a Parent Parking Patrol.

This group of volunteer parents would insure that a parent is available on 45th ave each morning to talk with drivers who exhibit unsafe, or illegal parking/driving habits. Also, they may put flyers on parked cars indicating that we’ve noticed the vehicle illegally parked and that we are providing a friendly reminder where appropriate parking is located around the school.

This group is just starting up. If you’re interested in volunteering (perhaps one morning/week) from 8:45-9:10am, please email Mr. Evans. pevans@vsb.bc.ca

If you are interested in being a Parent Parking Patrol

Immunization Day is November 5 for Grade 6 and 7

Please remember to return your signed consent forms, if your child received one, to the office.

Remembrance Day Assembly and Poppy Fund

Maple Grove will have an online Remembrance Day assembly on November 10th, beginning at 11:00 a.m. A link will be sent to families so that they can attend virtually.

This is an important time of year when we remember our Veterans of past wars and those who are still serving. It is the time of year when poppies are widely distributed in our communities as a symbol of the peace that was won by our men and women in uniform. Each student at Maple Grove will be given one poppy on the day of our assembly.
We are asking your support in making a donation to assist with the care of our Veterans and their dependents. Minimum donation is $2.00, however, there are options to contribute more if you wish. Donations will be sent to the Vancouver Poppy Fund.
Due to COVID restrictions, we cannot accept cash. Sincere thank you for your contribution.

Photo Retakes

You can preview your child’s photo retake online 48 hours after the

https://artona.com/schools/MAGV

Each student access code is their student number followed by their day of birth.

Kindergarten Registration starts on November 1.

Kindergarten registration for children born in 2017 begins on November 1.

All kindergarten applicants are required to submit an application to their English catchment elementary school. This includes families who wish to apply for choice programs (Early French Immersion, Montessori, Indigenous Focus School, Early Mandarin Bilingual, Nootka Fine Arts) and/or a cross boundary placement.

The priority registration period for Kindergarten opens on November 1 and closes at 4 pm on January 31. Students who submit an application within this priority period will be accommodated before late applicants. 

Applying for kindergarten is a 2-step process:

Step 1: Completion of an online application form

Step 2: Verifying documentation

  • Contact your English catchment school office to set up an appointment to bring your supporting documentation
  • Bring supporting documentation to your English catchment school office during your scheduled appointment

Supporting documents needed:

  1. Proof of residence in Vancouver
  2. Child’s birth certificate
  3. Immigration documentation (if applicable)
  4. Immunization records
  5. Court orders/documents (if applicable)

If you want to apply for a District program or cross-boundary, you must first apply to your English catchment elementary school. Applications for District programs and cross boundary placements will begin to be accepted in early 2022.

In the event there are more in-catchment applicants than available space* at the school, the following process will be used to prioritize enrolment:

Kindergarten Applications Received Between November 1 and January 31

  1. In-catchment kindergarten applicants with siblings in attendance at the school (and who will be attending next year) will be placed first.
  2. The names of all other in-catchment registrants will be entered into a random draw for the remaining kindergarten spaces. 
  3. Students who cannot be accommodated will be placed on a waitlist in the order in which their name was drawn.
  4. Between January 31 and the second Friday in June students on the ordered waitlist will be accommodated as space becomes available. 

Kindergarten Registrations Received AFTER January 31st

In-catchment kindergarten students who apply after January 31 will be accommodated if there is space. If there is no space their names will be added to the bottom of the existing waitlist.

Note: There will be no priority given to registrants with siblings if they register after January 31.

For more information on kindergarten registration visit: http://www.vsb.bc.ca/kindergarten

* Available Space includes physical capacity, resources, staffing, or educational programs available or planned for a school as defined by the District (Administrative Procedure 300).

Maple Grove Pac Website (Click to enter)

upcoming event

November 5 – Immunization Clinic for Grades 6 and 7

November 7 – Fall Back to Standard Time

November 10 – Remembrance Day Assembly

November 11 – Remembrance Day – No school

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October 21 Update!

Tomorrow October 22 is a Pro D Day – No school For Students

October 25 and 27 are early dismissal days for Goal Setting Conferences

Please make sure you are at school by 2:00 pm to pick up your child.

Photo Retake Day is October 27th

Here is how it will work:

* Any students who MISSED photo day will come to the camera and be given a camera card that will match their name to the photo taken.

* If there are any new students since the ORIGINAL photo day, our photographer will create a camera card for them at the camera. 

* For any student wishing to have a retake, they will need to bring their Proof sheet which was sent home this week. There are instructions on this card, as well, communicating to your families that this will need to be returned in order to have a retake. 

* If there are any families who purchased an original day photo but would like a retake, we will gladly take another photo; however, the retake photo will need to be purchased and can not replace the original day package. All prints and digital images are not eligible for a refund or exchange. 

If the event a student has lost his proof sheet, we will photograph him or her at that time 

Also, if you could provide us with a list on retake day of students that have enrolled after you have sent us your student data file that would be greatly appreciated. 

Information needed  student # and date of birth.

Volleyball at Maple Grove

Maple Grove has Senior Boys and Senior Girls Volleyball teams. The coaches are: Ms. Rapoport, Mr. Bhalla, Ms. Kao and Mr. Reimer. Mr. Evans is the Manager for both teams. Also, MG has noon hour volleyball on Tues and Thurs

Kindness Club and Food Drive

During the week of October 25th, we will be doing a Food Drive in support of the Greater Vancouver Food Bank (GVFB)!  Donations will support children, individuals who have lost their jobs, single families, seniors, and anyone who just needs a little bit of help.  We want to “Scare Away Hunger!”

You can send in non-perishable food items starting Monday.  The Food Bank is really in need of dry pasta, canned fish and diapers (size 4-6).

You can also use this link https://vfd.foodbank.bc.ca/fundraiser/MapleGrove

to have a virtual shopping experience that lets you select healthy, nutritious foods for Food Bank clients.  You will receive a tax receipt with every online donation.

Thank you in advance for supporting our Virtual Food Drive!

From,

The Kindness Club of Maple Grove

Halloween Safety

Maple Grove Pac Website (Click to enter)

upcoming event

October 22 – Professional Day – No School for students

October 25 AND 27 – Goal Setting Conferences – Students Dismissed at 2:00 pm

October 27 – Photo Retake Day

November 5 – Immunization Clinic (Gr 6 & 7)

November 7 – Change to Standard Time

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October 15 Update

For Grade 7 Families

Please see flyers re Grade 7 Parent Info Night

PAC has kicked off a Direct Donation Campaign! Please see this link for more information: https://themaplegrovepac.wordpress.com/direct-donation-campaign/

Covid Update

The VSB is moving in a direction of including Covid Guidelines and information under the Communicable Disease Prevention Plan. I suppose it has to do with Covid dragging on and moving towards being more of an endemic in the future.

Let’s start with basic definitions:

  • AN EPIDEMIC is a disease that affects a large number of people within a community, population, or region.
  • A PANDEMIC is an epidemic that’s spread over multiple countries or continents.
  • ENDEMIC is something that belongs to a particular people or country.
  • AN OUTBREAK is a greater-than-anticipated increase in the number of endemic cases. It can also be a single case in a new area. If it’s not quickly controlled, an outbreak can become an epidemic.

cit: website

The latest VSB Covid guidelines are included here. You’ll have to look hard for them as they start on page 12. Basically it now includes the K-3 provincial mandate for schools and other related matters.

VSB Ed Plan 2026
LINK HERE

Maple Grove Pac Website (Click to enter)

upcoming event

October 22 – Professional Day – No School for students

October 25 AND 27 – Goal Setting Conferences – Students Dismissed at 2:00 pm

October 27 – Photo Retake Day

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October 01

Traffic

“Why get frustrated by parking in front of the school? Why not park a block away and spend 5 minutes walking and talking with your child?!”

Please be reminded, again, that with three schools using one site, traffic around the school during drop-off and pickup times can be very congested. Matters are not helped by the 6 buses needed to transport Cavell students to and from the old Maple Grove school daily. We remind all parents to please consider parking a block or two away from the school and enjoy a walk with your child to set the tone for the day or to set them up for success. It’s a great way to find out what’s been happening at school and to connect with your child.


Ed Plan 2026

The VSB is charting a course for district (school) improvement over the next 5 years. This is an engagement phase of the process. Please visit the VSB website for more information. Ed Plan 2026

Here you will find Links to:

Public + Parent Survey
Student Survey
The District’s Strategic Plan 2021
The Process
Next Steps
The Timeline

FSA

The Foundation Skills Assessment (FSA) testing for grades 4 and 7 students begins in the coming weeks. Notices have been sent home to parents of students in grades 4 and 7. The testing runs from Oct 4 through Nov 10. It can take up to 6 hours of school time to complete. It tests for literacy and numeracy skills. It provides a snapshot of where the student may be with their learning at a particular point in time. For more general information, please google 2021 FSA or have a look at the online parent brochure: Click here

Parents may excuse their child from writing the test by completing the following form:

Link to the Notice to be returned to the school

The school may choose to excuse your child from writing part or all of the test if the teacher feels that the testing may be onerous or cause undue stress on a student. If your child is being excused from writing, you will receive a letter from the school.


EARTHQUAKE DRILL- Oct 21

Usually in October BC practises the Big Shake Out. This is a chance for institutions to practice their earthquake procedures/ readiness. This year, due in part to timing and Covid, Maple Grove will only do a partial controlled. This means that we will select a class to participate in the release process which will involve parents coming to the school; lining up; and signing their child out of school for the day. This will give our staff a chance to practice these emergency procedures and reunification process. More information to come.


Goal Setting Conferences

Please know that there is EARLY DISMISSAL on Oct 25 and 27 at 2:00 pm for all students. No supervision provided.

Halloween

Oct 29 wear costume to school day

September 29 – Orange Shirt Day
September 30 – Truth and Reconciliation Day – No School
October 1 – Photo Day
October 11 – Thanksgiving Day Holiday – No School
October 22 – Professional Day – No School for students
October 25+27 – Goal Setting Conferences- Students dismissed at 2 pm
October 27 – Photo Retake Day

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September 23rd Update

Tomorrow, September 24th is a Pro D Day –

No school for students – Enjoy an extra long weekend!

Student Vote –

Recently, Maple Grove intermediate students participated in Student Vote, an election parallel to the federal election. Students researched the parties and candidates, explored the issues that were important to them, and voted.

The results may be found on the Student Vote website.

  1. Go to https://studentvote.ca/results/canada2021 From this page may scroll down to see how students voted in British Columbia, in the various ridings, and finally, at our school. Or,
  2. Click on Results by Province and select BC.
  3. Click on Results by Riding and select Vancouver Granville (or another riding)
  4. Click on Results by Schools and select Maple Grove (or another school)

It has been said that the parties pay attention to the results of Student Vote. After all, our students are future voters!

Forms and Fees – due September 27th

Thank you to all the families who have turned in their September package, paid their school fees and filled in the CASL and AUP survey. It’s a lot!

Terry Fox Run

We had a lovely day on Tuesday for the whole school to participate in the Terry Fox Run.

Thank you to our generous families who donated a total of $1462.00 to the Terry Fox Foundation.

A great success!

Virtual Book Fair at Maple Grove

September 24th – last day for online shopping.

https://virtualbookfairs.scholastic.ca/pages/5163054

September 29th – please wear an orange shirt.

September 30 – is Truth and Reconciliation Day – No School.

Photo Day is October 1 – Please don’t wear green.

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September 15

Principal Remarks

Welcome new, and returning families to the NEW Maple Grove. This will be our first full year in the new building. There’s lots going on and we are busy getting down to work. Our staff love to work collaboratively with parents. Please know that if you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to call.

It’s that time of the year when we all need to think about rain boots, raincoats, and umbrellas. Please send your children to school with weather appropriate clothing. All students go outside on rainy days to get fresh air and to maximize outdoor time.

Class Casting/ Student Placement and Parental Requests

Maple Grove likes to work with our parent community and as such, we like to confer about placements of students for September. Our staff works hard to decide on the perfect placement for every child- they consider a number of factors (please refer to the May 7, 2021 School Blog for details of criteria teachers consider).

Students are settling nicely into their new classes and we are happy with the distribution. Generally, after a couple of days/ weeks students settle nicely into the rhythm of the new school year/ grade/ teacher. The beginning of the school year can be emotionally difficult for some students due to the many changes: different classmates, different teachers, different school, different everything! Disappointments can be magnified. With your support, and ours, most students adapt to their new class and routines quickly. During this time, please reflect on, rather than react to, your child’s placement. It is extremely important to remain supportive and positive about your child’s placement and to trust last year’s teacher for making the recommendation. Teacher recommendations are made after hours of discussion and debate among teachers. Decisions are not made lightly. We trust your children to be able to adjust to new learning situations and to make new friends – these are normal life challenges.

We have found in the past that with your support, children are able to adapt to and benefit from a variety of experiences. Your help with this process is crucial. Please help your child by encouraging them and normalizing change, making new friends and meeting new challenges. As well, work to develop a positive relationship with your child’s teacher. Our goals are the same as yours – we are striving for your child, and all children, to be successful.

Please refer to our May 7, 2021 blog post for all the criteria and procedures around Class Placement. You can find the info here LINK.

Are You Doing Your Daily Health Check?

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Fair Notice

Student Threat Risk Assessment Protocol… Notice to our students/ parents and Caregivers that we are committed to having safe, caring and inclusive schools. In the event that a student makes a threat of violence or harm to other students, staff or the school community, the school will initiate the VSB student risk threat assessment process.

Here is more information: LINK

Virtual Book Fair at Maple Grove

September 20 to the 24. By Scholastic.

Online shopping here: https://virtualbookfairs.scholastic.ca/pages/5163054

More Info here:

Photo Day – October 1, 2021

October 1, 2021

Parent Reminders

Daily Health Check

Don’t send sick kids to school – anytime

Parent Access- Call the school (604)713-5356 for appointment

Hygiene Etiquette (coughing into elbow; handwashing)

Primaries should have a change of clothes kept in the classroom in case of accidents – or slipping and falling into puddles.

Please make sure your child has a water bottle, recess snack AND lunch in the morning. Deliveries during the day are not helpful.

Try to make appointments outside of school time, or in the am, so students don’t need to be withdrawn in the middle of the day.

Dress for the weather.

Use of student personal phones. Parents and students should not communicate during school hours using student phones. However, since we are a BYOD school, phones can be used for research/resource. Please call the office for any messages or dismissal requests. Students may also call parents from the office.

Thank you to 465 out of over 500 students who have signed up for online payments. If you haven’t signed up yet, please register here: vsb.schoolcashonline.com. We no longer accept cash or cheque payments, however, our cashonline system does accept echecks, credit cards, etc. and it is an easy and safe way to pay for fees, planners, contribute to Terry Fox Foundation, Grad hoodies and other items/events that come up throughout the school year.

Terry Fox Run at Maple Grove

Thank you Mr. Mullen for organizing the Terry Fox Run for our school. Donations are much appreciated and can be paid online via your account at vsb.schoolcashonline.com.

The run will be on Tuesday after lunch recess.
Mr Mullen made a 1 km course that your students can run or walk.
Div 2 will be course Marshals.
There is a map attached below. 
We will start by going south from MG.
Div 2 Marshals will be stationed at Cypress and 47th (the first cross), on 49th and Laburnum (the second cross), as well as other places along the route. This way students are on the sidewalk the entire time and are not in traffic, besides the two crosses.

We can start at 1:20, sending two classes from each pod at a time (see below). This will hopefully keep us spread out.

It should take about 40 minutes to watch the video, get to the start, around the loop, and back up to class.
A 11-min video that you can watch with your class before the run – Terry Fox, Anything’s Possible

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXAF7nrXTjA Maple Heat

Peter, Val, and Jane at 1:15

Cedar Heat

  • 1:20 (all three classes together?)

Cherry Blossom Heat:

  • Cao and Wong 1:30
  • Garrod and Shoemaker 1:35

Birch Heat:

  • Chan and Wong 1:45
  • Lee and Tsang 1:50

Douglas Fir Heat:

  • Archambault and Griffiths 2:00
  • Bartlett and Clarke 2:05

Willow Heat:

  • Karakanta and New: 2:15
  • Mullen & Plavan: 2:20  

Let me know if you have any questions, or suggestions! Thanks,  

Maple Grove Pac Website (Click to enter)

upcoming event

September 21 – Terry Fox Run

September 20 – 24 – Virtual Book Fair by Scholastic

September 24 – Professional Development Day – No school for Students

September 29 – Orange Shirt Day

September 30 – Truth and Reconciliation Day – No School

October 1 – Photo Day

October 11 – Thanksgiving Day Holiday – No School

October 22 – Professional Day – No School for students

October 27 – Photo Retake Day

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