March 3rd Update

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Dear Parents,
Greetings parents.  Did you see the new signage posted by the City of Vancouver around our school?  The signage is in response to trying to positively frame good parking, stopping and driving habits.   parking-signParents are now able to stop up to 3 minutes to help load/ unload their children in the morning or after school. There is still no stopping or parking directly in front of the school, but North, South and along 47th are available for stopping.  Please exercise good road sense and driving habits.

At the forefront of everyone’s mind is registration and enrollment for September 2017.  Due to the recent Supreme Court decision regarding restorative language in the teacher’s collective agreement, there are some structural changes in class size and composition allowances. Therefore all schools in BC will be revisiting their organization and number of  classes for September.  This process is taking place now as we plan for September with our enrollment projections.  As schools accommodate new class limits and compositions, it is creating delays in responding to new Kindergarten enrollments as schools struggle to get their projections right.  Please make sure you contact us if you are planning on leaving Maple Grove.  We have wait lists in most grades and both programs. We appreciate your help with this.  Thanks.

Heritage Fair!

Thank you to all the parents, visitors, guests, students and staff for their work with our annual Heritage Fair!  It was a lovely event.  There were tons of wonderful displays and informative presentations from many of our classes.  Ms. Thompson and Mr. Evans visited a number of classes and spoke to many students about their presentations.  Great Job Maple Grove.

 In February, Divisions 13, 14, 15 and 16 enjoyed a beautiful day of outdoor education beginning with an interpretive snowshoeing program and ending with tobogganning fun.

 

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CALLING ALL RUNNERS

Walking to school I’m sure you’ve noticed some flowers poking up through the dirt and new buds on tree branches… so yes, Spring is coming! It’s the perfect time to lace up your running shoes and get moving! KM Club runs every Tue, Wed and Fri morning at 8:30 

If you didn’t join back in September, it’s not too late, you can still do so. There are sign-up sheets available at the KM Club table. (Note: all students do need a parent’s permission to join.)

PLEASE REMEMBER to sign in each time you attend so we can track your mileage! We encourage everyone to do at least 1km per day, but you are more than welcome to do 2 or 3 km if there is time. NOTE: We do stop the sign-ins at 8:45 as we need to give our Student Volunteers time to get organized for class after the last runners have completed the course.

If you run 15km or more by June you will be invited to an excellent end-of-year KM Club Pizza Party.

**RBC RACE FOR THE KIDS FUNDRAISER**

Please help a great cause and join the Maple Grove Runners to raise money for BC Children’s Hospital Foundation.

All Maple Grove students, parents and staff are welcome to join the school team for this year’s “RBC Race for the Kids” happening

SUNDAY, JUNE 4th, 2017 AT 9:00 AM

Start Line: Midlothian Ave & Clancy Loranger Way (by Hillcrest Community Ctr.)

Please use this link to join our School team “MAPLE GROVE RUNNERS”

https://secure.bcchf.ca/SuperheroPages/team.cfm?Event=RFTK&Team=11502

or just visit the BC Children’s Hospital’s Events page for “RBC Run for the Kids” and click “Register” and follow the prompts.

When you get to “Registration Options” Click  on “Join an Existing Team”

There will be an A-Z drop-down menu so you can select “Maple Grove Runners

You can choose to do a 2km Fun Run/Walk or 5km distance.

All Maple Grove Team runners will receive a team T-shirt and if you are a KM Club member, your race km will be added to your individual KM Club tally. 

And if that wasn’t enough… there is a carnival celebration at the finish line.

If you can’t come out to run please consider making a donation.

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Maple Grove Pac Website

upcoming event

March 8th – Early Dismissal at 2:00 pm – Parent Teacher Conferences

March 9th – Early Dismissal at 2:00 pm – Parent Teacher Conferences

Spring Break – March 13th to the 24th

Link to Maple Grove District calendar    or click the following pdf link to see our monthly school calendar

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February 10th Update

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Monday February 13th is a Holiday!  Enjoy the long weekend!

LAST CALL FOR 50/50 WINNING TICKET

from the Lunar New Year Celebration!

 

The winning number is 2335543

You will need the winning ticket to claim your prize but it is in the office with Mrs. Peters when you (hopefully) find your ticket!

Volunteers needed ….just 2, little ones.

  1. We are looking for a Laminator extraordinaire! We have the technology we just need some one with a few hours to laminate like no body’s watching. Except we’ll get you a tutorial on how to do it before nobody is watching! Email Galen or Karrie with a yes please 🙂
  2. We need a second volunteer to take the lead on the next round of the Fresh to You Veggie Fundraiser. If this is you (and how could it not be?!?!) please let us know ASAP

Galen@telus.net

Ckbogart@shaw.ca

 

Some Snowy Fun at Maple Grove

(Thanks Ms Chester for the photos)

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Maple Grove Pac Website

upcoming event

 

February 13 – Family Day Holiday

February 24 – Professional Development Day – No School for Students

Link to Maple Grove District calendar    or click the following pdf link to see our monthly school calendar

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Snow Today

Dear Parents,
In an effort to be helpful, we remind you to listen to local media outlets (TV or radio) for updates. CBC 690; News 1130 or City TV or Global.

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February 3 Update

A short blog today!

Please be careful on the roads this weekend.

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Update on Proposed Amended Dates for Winter Break

At last night’s Committee 1 meeting, the proposed non-instructional days for 2017-18 were presented, as was an amendment to the Winter Break dates for next school year. These recommended dates will be officially voted on at the Board Meeting on February 27th. It is anticipated that the Board will approve the dates as proposed, so families and staff can plan accordingly.

The draft calendar for 2017-18 is attached here, and the link to the full report is below.

http://www.vsb.bc.ca/sites/default/files/17Feb01_op_commIII_item%201.pdf

For Winter Break, the proposed amended dates are:

Last day of school before the break: December 22

First day back to school after the break: January 8

We would like to pass this information on to our school community, and let parents know that feedback on the proposed non-instructional dates and the amendment to the Winter Break can be sent to calendar@vsb.bc.ca until February 24th.

Staff can continue to provide feedback through their Calendar Committee stakeholder representative.

Click here for the:

Maple Grove Pac Website

upcoming event

 

February 13 – Family Day Holiday

February 24 – Professional Development Day – No School for Students

Link to Maple Grove District calendar    or click the following pdf link to see our monthly school calendar

maple-grove-monthly-calendar

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January 27th Update

Professional Development Day on Monday, January 30th – No school for students – Enjoy the extra-long weekend!

 

principals-messagePRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE  

Dear Parents,
I just wanted to take a moment to acknowledge and recognize the wonderful support and participation in the Lunar New Year Celebration that PAC hosted last Friday.  It was so nice to see so many parents and students at the event.  It’s that type of community spirit that helps make Maple Grove such a lovely place to go to school.  Thank you to all the parents, the committee members, organizers and hosts and chairs.  Thank you also to Paula and Wayne for being wonderful M.C.’s.  Also thank you to the PAC and Executive as well as our Co-chairs, Karrie and Galen for their leadership.  It was a great team effort.  Finally, thank you to all the community groups and organizations who donated services, products and time.

On an unrelated matter, parents – if your child has an appointment during the day, and you’re planning to pull them from school early, it’s helpful to (a) send a note to the classroom teacher and (b) sign them out at the office before removing them from school grounds.

Camp Read

Sitting on blankets with no shoes, reading books, making hot cocoa and having fun! This is what students at Maple Grove did to celebrate Camp Read on Friday.

–by Lyla, Justine and Siena from Division 16

 

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Lunar New Year Celebration Photos

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January 30th – Professional Development Day – No school for students

February 13th – Family Day Holiday.

February 22nd – Pink Day!

February 24 – Professional Development Day

Link to Maple Grove District calendar    or click the following pdf link to see our monthly school calendar

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January 13th Update

Maple Grove Elementary PAC Invites You To:

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LUNAR NEW YEAR 2017 Fire Rooster CELEBRATION

Friday January 20th   5:45pm – 8:45pm

TICKETS $8 pre-order or, $10 at door (includes a food ticket)

ENJOY AMAZING ENTERTAINMENT, ASIAN FOOD and GAMES

Lion Dance!  Beijing Opera!  Martial Arts!  Vietnamese Dance!

Our Awesome School Band!

Please Bring Your Family And Your Friends

Enjoy an Evening of Fun and Festivities

  • Experience Our Community’s Rich, Cultural Diversity
    • Welcome the Lunar New Year Jan. 28, 2017
    • Learn About Your Red Fire Rooster Fortune

All Proceeds Benefit PAC and our Kids!

MAPLE GROVE!

Our last major fundraising initiative is nearly here!  Next Friday, January 20th, we will host our first annual Lunar New Year celebration!  Please join your friends and neighbours in an evening of education and entertainment!  There will be fun for the whole family!

Please see our flyers and posters for all the information.  They also have printable order forms so please print off, fill in and bring to the office!

Please feel free to help out at the event as well by signing up to volunteer!  With your help, this can be a great success!

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1zRkqRHsSzfcBqfbfceljh_x5TPkrG224Rgh0bbR5t_w/edit

We are looking for anyone who has any spare 18L water bottles that we can borrow for the event.  Please label it with your name and phone number and bring to the office.  It will be returned after the event.

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Narcissus Order Form:  narcissus-fundraiser-and-order-form

Pizza Order Form:  pizza-order-form

Ticket Order Form:  admission-ticket

Kilometer Club Celebration Lunch was held on Jan 12th.

 

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Winter Break dates for 2017 2018 – possible change

We have been advised by the District that there is a possibility that the Winter Break dates for 2017-18 mightl be changed from December 18-January 1st to December 25th to January 5th – to align with all other neighbouring distircts. We expect to know for certain on January 24th, after a decision at the Board Meeting. We would recommend that you plan accordingly. Thank you for your understanding about this matter.

 

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Maple Grove Pac Website

upcoming event

January 20th – 11:00 am Montessori Information

January 20th – Lunar New Year Festival 6:00 to 8:30 pm

January 27th – Family Literacy Day – Camp Read

January 30th – Professional Development Day – No school for students

Link to Maple Grove District calendar    or click the following pdf link to see our monthly school calendar

maple-grove-monthly-calendar

 

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January 6, 2017 Update

Happy New Year!

Welcome back everyone.  We have a few changes to our staff for 2017:

Division 8:  Jas Gill is back from her maternity leave.  She and teaching partner, Jessica Chelak, are taking over from Heidi Kimmick. Some of you may remember Jessica from Kiara Yeung’s class from October of last year.   Welcome Jessica!

Division 12:  Debbie Lam has begun her maternity leave and Heidi Kimmick has taken over for her.  We are happy to have Heidi remain at Maple Grove!

Resource:  Ruth Ann Ginther has added Monday to her schedule at Maple Grove – for Sonya Serbic.

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ATTENTION ALL MAPLE GROVE FAMILIES!

We are getting all the details in place for our First Lunar New Year Festival on Friday, Jan 20th from 6 – 8:30pm and we are looking for your help and expertise!  We need volunteers for the usual jobs…. Set up, food, admissions, games and clean up!  We need YOU!!  :)  

Please follow the link and fill in where you can!

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1zRkqRHsSzfcBqfbfceljh_x5TPkrG224Rgh0bbR5t_w/edit

There will soon be a form coming home to purchase tickets for this new and exciting event!  Please return as soon as possible so we know how many Maple Grove families to expect!  It is going to be AMAZING!  We have some very exciting surprises for all!  We have a maximum capacity for the gym so please don’t delay because we may SELL OUT!!!

Questions?  Comments?  Suggestions?

Karrie Bogart (ckbogart@shaw.ca)

Flower Fundraiser

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BEAUTIFUL START TO THE LUNAR NEW YEAR

This is a beautiful Chinese tradition that will fill your house with beauty and fragrance, and support your PAC at the same time!

PAC will be sending home orders forms early next week for our new Lunar New Year flower fundraiser!

There are a limited numbers so please get your order in quickly.

The kit will contain 3 bulbs, a decorative glass container, ribbon, detailed instructions and our gratitude.

Division 11

A few weeks ago, some of the girls in Ms Hales’ class began playing “hair salon”.  The other day, one of the girls found an efficient way to do more than one hairstyle at a time.  Ms Hales is planning on visiting their salon once they perfect cutting and colouring.  Enjoy!

 

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upcoming event

January 13 – Ready Set Learn

January 20th – 11:00 am Montessori Information

January 20th – Lunar New Year Festival 6:00 to 8:30 pm

January 27th – Family Literacy Day – Camp Read

January 30th – Professional Development Day – No school for students

Link to Maple Grove District calendar    or click the following pdf link to see our monthly school calendar

maple-grove-monthly-calendar

 

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