April 20th Update

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PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE

 Dear Maple Grove Families,

It’s been a busy week for the Maple Grove Wildcats as we’re rounding the corner and heading for the home stretch.  Hopefully sunny weather is just around the corner.

We were fortunate to have iMatter visit the school (Thank you PAC) for supporting this wonderful program that works with senior students on digital literacy and awareness as well as cyberbullying.

The School Planning process has changed this year.  Vancouver schools are now working off a Year 1-2-3 format.  The school staff have met to discuss our school goals and all schools in Vancouver will be having their documents published shortly.  That being said, there is a server and webpage upgrade taking place in the district as we move to a new software for school communication and webpages.  More information will follow… but for the time being our school goals will be as follows:

  1.  Curriculum Goal:  To use the framework of the Core Competencies as an organizational reference for our teaching and learning while referencing our curricular activities to the competencies to assess student engagement and improvement.  Measured through report card data and Self Reflection “I” statements.
  2. Indigenous Goal (all schools in Vancouver are required to have a First Nations Culture Goal):  To continue to develop an awareness of indigenous culture in Canada across the curriculum using the First Nations Principles of Learning and/ or the Seven Sacred Teachings (known as the Grandfathers) as frameworks.

 

Artelicious!

 

 

Our school-wide art project to celebrate Maple Grove, who we are as a community of learners is progressing nicely.  It’s a K-7 project that works on celebrating Maple Grove and who we are.  It’s about enculturation and exposing all of our students to the joy of art and celebration.  We are thrilled that Ms. Smith has agreed to be our Artist in Residence.  Ms. Smith, apart from being our Vice Principal, has been Canadian Art Teacher of the Year, Canadian Secondary Teacher of the Year, had a film made about her, taught at Emily Carr University and is a Art Therapist in Vancouver.  The focus of this project is on the children and enriching their art experiences.  We’re planning for a Gala Art Show on May 31st 4:00-6:00 pm.  Please plan on joining us for all the fun and festivities with a mini Art Show featuring all the students of Maple Grove.

Planning for 2018 2019 School Year

This week HR is locking all school projections and working on entitlements for next year.  Based on our preliminary work, Maple Grove will be full next year.  All schools in Vancouver are planning for September.  We’re working with numbers (graduating students, Kindergarten intakes, transfer ins and transfer outs).  We are also working with staff to determine what their plans are for next year.  Once we have more information from HR as to whether or not they agree with our projections and organization we will provide that information to you.  We are just letting the dust settle and will be publishing a DRAFT school organization in the coming weeks.

  1. Class Placement Requests:  We do not accept teacher requests.  We have criteria that we publish annually.  Class placement requests must be made in writing and are sent directly to the Principal and must adhere to the criteria.  A written request does not guarantee that your request will be granted:

    CRITERIA FOR CLASS PLACEMENT

    A. Objectives of Class placement:

    1. To organize classes so that each student is in a positive learning situation
    2. To ensure that each teacher has a manageable teaching assignment that conforms to MOE + the collective agreement.

     B. Instructional Criteria:

    1. Ability Distribution: there should be a range
    2. Work Habits: there should be a range
    3. Teaching/Learning Styles: should be considered.

    C. Positive Social Grouping:

    1. Friendships
    2. Peer conflict
    3. Boy/ Girl ratio
    4. Positive leaders

    D.  Criteria:

    1. Previous Experience: Previous class assignment of teachers & students is considered.
    2. Teacher Recommendations
    3. Parental Input
    4. Resource Team Input

     

    E.  Attention to Each Child:

    1. Each child’s academic needs
    2. Each child’s social needs
    3. Class group dynamics
    4. Gender balance
    5. Equitable distribution of students

Parent requests must be delivered to the office and addressed to Mr. Evans and are due by May 11th

DESTINATION IMAGINATION

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“D.I.-MAZE-ing Idea”, a Destination Imagination team at Maple Grove Elementary School, has earned an invitation to compete at the Global tournament in Knoxville, Tennessee, May 23rd – May 26th, 2018.  They participated in the Regional Tournament, finishing in 2nd place, and also winning the prestigious ‘Renaissance Award’ for demonstrating talent in all areas from music and art, to designing and building technical props from virtually cardboard and trash.  The team returned to school and continued to improve on their solution for the Provincial Tournament where they achieved 1st place, securing the invitation to Global Finals!  The team will be holding a series of fundraising sales in the coming weeks.  If you have any questions about how to support the team on this incredible endeavour, please contact Ms. Chan, at elsiechan@telus.net, or Mrs. Humeniuk at mhumeniuk@vsb.bc.ca.

rafiki

Rafiki means “friend” in Swahili. The Global Citizenship Club is selling beautiful handmade rafiki beaded bracelets to fundraise for the ME to WE organization. All proceeds of the bracelet sales will go to providing opportunities for women in Kenya. The bracelets are made by female entrepreneurs in Africa  so they can financially support their families. To pre-order a bracelet, come see the Global Citizenship Club members before school and at lunch outside the office next week.

Note:  Late orders will be accepted on Monday only.

Bracelets are $10 each and will be delivered to your classroom before Mother’s Day.

 Flower sale

Dear Maple Grove Parents,

Spring has sprung and the beauty and bounty of Maple Grove PAC’s SPRING FLOWER FUNDRAISER is underway.  Just in time for Mother’s Day.

Please view the poster to learn about our campaign and the DeVry premium quality plants being sold – hanging baskets, patio planters, petunia and geranium bedding plants in a variety of vivid colours.

Your purchase is ‘good money’ spent to support Maple Grove PAC’s $10,000 ‘Computers For Classrooms’ Campaign. To date we have raised almost $2,000.00. THANK-YOU to all who have participated in supporting our other 2 fundraisers in 2017.

The target for this year’s Spring Flower fundraiser is $1500.00 – the sale of 200+ plants.  Prizes will be given out the top individual and top classroom sales in both the K-3 and 4-7 grade levels.

How To Purchase Plants 

  • fill out the Order Form that classroom teachers have given all students to take home.  You can also print the attached Order Form or, pick one up in the Office.

  • place your order form and payment in the Office PAC Mailbox

How to Sell Plants

  • we encourage parents and Maple Grove students to e-mail and to ask your friends, family, businesses you work with to buy our plants in support of our campaign and our cause.

  • attached is a Customer Order Form that you can e-mail or hand-out along with the Poster.  Both are printable.

Mark Your Calendars:   Orders Due Tuesday May 1st 3pm and Pick-up Back of School, Friday May 11 2:30 – 4:30pm

How To Direct Donate to ‘Computers For Classrooms’

  • All money and cheques will be gratefully received!  To date PAC has received 2 direct donations from school parents – Thank-you!

  • Write on your envelope and cheque to apply your donation directly to ‘Computers For Classrooms’.

  • A tax receipt will be issued upon request.

Questions? – Please e-mail myself, Paula Temrick, PAC Campaign Lead:  fundraising@perspectiveshr.com.

Customer Order Form

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Maple Grove Pac Website (Click to enter)

 

upcoming event

April 27 – Professional Development Day – No school for students

May 3 – Big One at Two (Earthquake Drill)

May 7 – Grad and Panoramic Photo

May 18th – School Closure

May 21 – Victoria Day Holiday

May 25 – Volunteer Tea

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

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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April 13th Update

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PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE

 Dear Maple Grove Families,

Maple Grove Wildcats have been waiting for spring to arrive.  Hopefully sunny weather is just around the corner.  There are a number of things going on around the school these days.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  1. School Plan:  The staff have been looking into school plans and are getting close to publishing our Year 1-2-3 plan.  It looks like we will be looking at the re-designed BC curriculum core competencies and how the work staff presently do relates to the competencies.  Additionally, it looks as if we will be looking at reporting data and student self assessments as a means for measuring student engagement and success.
  2. Artelicious: This is a school-wide culture building project that is based on visual arts.  It’s a K-7 project that works on celebrating Maple Grove and who we are.  It’s about enculturation and exposing all of our students to the joy of art and celebration.  We are thrilled that Ms. Smith has agreed to be our Artist in Residence.  Ms. Smith, apart from being our Vice Principal, has been Canadian Art Teacher of the Year, Canadian Secondary Teacher of the Year, had a film made about her, taught at Emily Carr University and is a Art Therapist in Vancouver.  The focus of this project is on the children and enriching their art experiences.  We’re planning for a Gala Art Show on May 31st 4:00-6:00 pm.  Please plan on joining us for all the fun and festivities with a mini Art Show featuring all the students of Maple Grove.
  3. School Organization:  Maple Grove will be full next year.  All schools in Vancouver are planning for September.  We’re working with numbers (graduating students, Kindergarten intakes, transfer ins and transfer outs).  We are also working with staff to determine what their plans are for next year.  Once we have more information from HR as to whether or not they agree with our projections and organization we will provide that information to you.  We are just letting the dust settle and will be publishing a DRAFT school organization in the coming weeks.
  4. Class Placement Requests:  We do not accept teacher requests.  We have a strict set of criteria that we publish annually.  Class placement requests must be made in writing and are sent directly to the Principal and must adhere to the criteria.  A written request does not guarantee that your request will be granted:

    CRITERIA FOR CASTING

    A. Objectives of Class placement:

    1. To organize classes so that each student is in a positive learning situation
    2. To ensure that each teacher has a manageable teaching assignment that conforms to MOE + the collective agreement.

     B. Instructional Criteria:

    1. Ability Distribution: there should be a range
    2. Work Habits: there should be a range
    3. Teaching/Learning Styles: should be considered.

    C. Positive Social Grouping:

    1. Friendships
    2. Peer conflict
    3. Boy/ Girl ratio
    4. Positive leaders

    D.  Criteria:

    1. Previous Experience: Previous class assignment of teachers & students is considered.
    2. Teacher Recommendations
    3. Parental Input
    4. Resource Team Input

     

    E.  Attention to Each Child:

    1. Each child’s academic needs
    2. Each child’s social needs
    3. Class group dynamics
    4. Gender balance
    5. Equitable distribution of students

Parent requests must be delivered to the office and addressed to Mr. Evans and are due by May 11th.

rafiki

Rafiki means “friend” in Swahili. The Global Citizenship Club is selling beautiful handmade rafiki beaded bracelets to fundraise for the ME to WE organization. All proceeds of the bracelet sales will go to providing opportunities for women in Kenya. The bracelets are made by female entrepreneurs in Africa  so they can financially support their families. To pre-order a bracelet, come see the Global Citizenship Club members before school and at lunch outside the office next week.

Bracelets are $10 each and will be delivered to your classroom before Mother’s Day.

Congratulations to Maple Grove Gardeners!

See their winning entry below and email announcing their prize.

From: Tried and True

Subject: FW: Growing Gardeners Contest – Maple Grove Elementary

Date: April 12, 2018 at 5:11:30 PM PDT

To: Michelle Griffiths

Hi Michelle,

Congratulations to Maple Grove Elementary on being chosen as a winner in our Growing Gardeners Contest!!! Great work!

I will be in touch late next week to set up prize pick up. In the meantime you and your school can celebrate on job well done.

Thank you so much.

Cheers,

Melody Lam

Meadowlands Horticultural Inc.

Telephone:  604-430-4601

melody@meadowlandsinc.com

www.meadowlandsinc.com

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Exceptional Group Meets on Tuesdays.

Come join us

For a meeting of the Exceptional Group

Parents and Caregivers of Exceptional Kids

& Their Allies welcome

This Open Drop in Group meets weekly, at the school and the timing is flexible to respond to the group.

Email themaplegrovepac@gmail.com if you would like to attend and we will try for a date and time that works for you!

Meet parents sharing similar challenges, find resources, skill build and connect

Next weeks topic: Anxiety.

 

 

Artelicious is happening in Maple Grove

Congratulations to Amazing Swimmer, Ridley Jenkins from Div 18.

Ridley J.

Langara

Host an International Student – Join Langara Homestay

Langara College invites you and your family to join our highly regarded Homestay Program by hosting a VSB international student this year. Our students come from Europe, Asia and South America – usually stay for five to 10 months, and are keen to experience life with a Vancouver family.  Generous reimbursement is provided. Please call 604.323.5696 or email homestay@langara.ca for more information.

Maple Grove ES-Spring Term Chess Program

Maple Grove Pac Website (Click to enter)

 

upcoming event

 

April 19th – Immunization  – Predominantly grade 6 and K students.

April 27 – Professional Development Day – No school for students

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April 6th Update

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PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE

 Dear Maple Grove Families,

Welcome back!  We hope each of you had a wonderful and relaxing Spring Break and were able to rest and enjoy family time. Term 3 promises to be very busy.  Here are some things Maple Grove is currently working on:

  1. School Plan:  The staff have been looking into school plans and are getting close to publishing our Year 1-2-3 plan.  We will be reporting out as more information becomes available.
  2. Artelicious: This is a school-wide culture building project that is based on visual arts.  It’s a K-7 project that works on celebrating Maple Grove and who we are.  It’s about enculturation and exposing all of our students to the joy of art and celebration.  We are thrilled that Ms. Smith has agreed to be our Artist in Residence.  Ms. Smith, apart from being our Vice Principal, has been Canadian Art Teacher of the Year, Canadian Secondary Teacher of the Year, had a film made about her, taught at Emily Carr University and is a Art Therapist in Vancouver.  The focus of this project is on the children and enriching their art experiences.  We’re planning for a Gala Art Show on May 31st 4:00-6:00 pm.  Please plan on joining us for all the fun and festivities as have a mini Art Show featuring all the students of Maple Grove.
  3. School Organization:  All schools in Vancouver are planning for September.  We’re working with numbers (graduating students, Kindergarten intakes, transfer ins and transfer outs).  We are also working with staff to determine what their plans are for next year.  Once we have more information from HR as to whether or not they agree with our projections and organization we will provide that information to you.
  4. Class Placement Requests:  Maple Grove does accept placement requests.  We do not accept teacher requests.  We have a strict set of criteria that we publish annually.  This set of criteria will appear in this blog in the next couple of weeks.  Class placement requests must be made in writing and are sent directly to the Principal and must adhere to the criteria.  A written request does not guarantee that your request will be granted.There’s lots more to write about, we’ll leave it there for now.

 

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FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT- Friday April 13th

We will finally be hosting our movie night at Maple Grove on Friday April 13 at 6:30 pm in the gym.

The movie will be the much celebrated Oscar winner, Coco.

Here are the details:

  • doors open at 6. Come early to grab a good spot!
  • the price is a suggested donation of $10 per family (you can always give more, profits will go to the PAC)
  • popcorn will be for sale for $2-$2.50 a bag
  • we are trying to be green so please bring your water bottles, no water will be sold
  • you can bring friends and family, it is not restricted to students and their families

 

LETTER FROM THE CHAIRPERSON OF THE BOARD AND THE NEW SUPERINTENDENT
Dear Parents, please click on the link to read an update from Janet Fraser, Board Chairperson and Suzanne Hoffman, Superintendent of Schools.

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YMCA BEFORE/ AFTER SCHOOL CARE AT MAPLE GROVE

A message from the YMCA – Coming September 2018….

We are thrilled to announce that the YMCA will be extending its Kids Club, licensed before-and-after-school care program, to the Maple Grove community.  At the YMCA we understand that time gaps before and after school can be a challenge for busy parents, which is why our Kids Club program offers school-aged children with a positive and inviting environment where they can spend their time outside of school hours participating in productive and enjoyable activities. We couldn’t be happier to be able to serve more families and work with more children with the opening of the new program. For additional information or to join our wait-list, please contact us at  ymcakidsclub@gv.ymca.ca or  604-939-9622

We will be sending home more information as it becomes available.  However, as we anticipate that this will be a high-demand program, we encourage parents to contact the above emails/phone numbers to discuss registration, etc.

 

SUMMER SCHOOL EXPERIENCE

Summer school 2018

Registration opens on April 27th for summer school and all summer school program information can be found at: https://summer.vsb.bc.ca/Pages/default.aspx

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MAD SCIENCE EIGHT-WEEK SCIENCE CLUB

Eight weeks of exciting hands-on science based activities. Watch fascinating demonstrations, join in enquiry-based discussions, participate in individual and group
experiments, and make amazing take-homes. Mad Science will spark the curiosity and imagination of children with fun science activities that will help them understand the world around them.
TO REGISTER, GO TO OUR ONLINE REGISTRATION AT:
https://register.madscience.org/vancouver
FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK: MAD SCIENCE OF GREATER VANCOUVER
School: MAPLE GROVE | Sessions: FRIDAY, 3:10 – 4:10 P.M. (GRADES K-7)
Dates: APRIL 13, 20 & 27TH; May 4, 11 & 25TH ; June 1 & 8, 2018
No Session: MAY 18 (PRO-D DAY)
Space is limited so register early – $130 (includes tax) for 8 weeks
*** MONITOR FOR OUR eMAIL ONCE YOU REGISTER *** DEADLINE: MONDAY, APRIL 9, 2018
Sparking Imaginative Learning
Telephone: 604-591-9115
Email: vancouver@madsciencebc.com
vancouver@madscience.org
ROCKET SCIENCE
This is your chance to be a rocket scientist! Investigate the four
forces of flight with the help of a Unique Flying Object! Explore
the science involved in rocket construction!
SPACE TRAVEL
Learn what it takes to be a true globetrotter! Race a balloon
rocket and design your own car engine as you learn about
thrust. See the principles of propulsion at work in a real rocket
launch!
SPACE TECHNOLOGY
Discover technology designed for outer space! Steer a laser
beam through a laser maze and find hidden mountains using
the principles of radar technology!
LIVING IN SPACE
Experience the life of an astronaut as you suit up for a space
flight! Use teamwork to complete an important space mission!
PLANET AND MOONS
Explore the farthest reaches of our solar system in this “mad”
planetary tour! Learn how the planets stack up!
ATMOSPHERE AND BEYOND
We’re on a mission to explore the atmosphere on Earth, and beyond!
Travel to the end of a rainbow and make a sunset! Discover how stars
would look in space !
SPACE PHENOMENA
Probe the mysteries of meteors and bounce around satellite light in
this phenomenal program on space events! See comets up close as one
is formed before your eyes!
SUN & STARS
This stellar program is your ticket to the stars! Watch star dust burn,
and journey through a soapy galaxy as you investigate the life cycle of
stars!

 

MAGEE INFORMATION

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Moresports Mini Soccer Spring 2018

No experience necessary! Come play in a fun, low pressure, skill building experience for boys and girls who want to play with friends and school mates in a supportive soccer environment. Includes a Marpole-Oakridge Soccer Jam T-shirt. Soccer shoes and shin guards are not provided but are recommended. Each session includes practice time and game play. Rain or Shine! Mini soccer runs every Saturday starting April 14th to June 9th. No practice on May 19, 2018. Location: Oak Park Field at Marpole-Oakridge CC***Soccer Jam: June 9, 2018 @ Trilium Turf Field. Cost: $40/program.

Mini Soccer gr. K-1 program #: 164506

Mini Soccer gr. 2-3 program #: 164507

Mini Soccer gr. 4-7 Girls program #: 164508

Mini Soccer gr. 4-7 Boys program #: 164509

You can register online: moresports.org/programs

 …through the phone: (604) 257-8180 ext. 1

 …or in person: at Marpole-Oakridge Community Centre

 

Maple Grove Pac Website (Click to enter)

 

upcoming event

 

April 19th – Immunization  – Predominantly grade 6 and K students.

April 27 – Professional Development Day – No school for students

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March 16th Update

 

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March 19th to April 2 – Enjoy your holiday!

 

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PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE

 Dear Maple Grove Families,

We made it to Spring Break.  Please rest, relax, rejuvenate and revitalize with those you love as we prepare for what promises to be a busy, exciting and spectacular Term 3.  From all of us at Maple Grove, have a happy break.  Please watch for our Communicating Student Learning Parent survey when we return in April.  It will be an online survey response.  Please also watch for our information on School organization and class placements.  That information will come out right after spring break.

Enjoy,
Principal Evans and Vice Principal Smith

Flowers

Dear Maple Grove Families,

Spring is Popping with Color

Maple Grove’s Student Spring Flower Student Team

Has a Head Start!

Beginning April 3 with the help of our Vice-Principal, Ms. Smith and Paula Temrick, Parent Fundraiser Lead, our Student Council members will actively be promoting, selling and spreading flower power fundraising throughout our school hallways and classrooms.

Between April 9 –  27 Everyone – staff, parents, students will have the opportunity to purchase and to sell colorful Hanging Planters, Patio Planters and gorgeous Orchids – just in time for Mother’s Day.

PARENT VOLUNTEERS

We invite you to come on board too!

Join us for a whole school fun, flower fundraising experience.

Bring your skills to school and help us with publicity, bookkeeping and distribution.

E-Mail:  fundraising@perspectiveshr.com

As a Thank-you Volunteers will receive 1 plant at wholesale price for every 2 hours worked.

A savings of at least $8.70.

Support ‘Cloud Books for Classrooms’

PAC’s $10,000, 3 year Fundraising Project.

Our Spring Flower Fundraiser is targeted to sell 172 plants and raise $1500

reaching our year one goal of $3500.00.

 

Maple Grove students at the B.C. Winter Games in Kamloops

Brady competed at the B.C. Winter Games in Kamloops for Karate which for this sport is only open to 12/13 year olds and is held once every 2 years.  Brady competed in the Advanced Division and won Gold for Team Kata, Gold for Team Kumite and Silver for Advanced Boys Individual Kata.

His sister, Bryana who is currently at Magee but also went to and graduated from Maple Grove was one of 16 recipients for the Coast Capital Savings Athlete Bursary Award for $500 presented at the Closing Ceremony of the B.C. Winter Games.

Both Bryana and Brady went to Halifax for Karate Nationals Competition.
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Maple Grove Pac Website (Click to enter)

upcoming event

March 19 to April 2 – Spring Break and Easter

April 3 – Students return to school

April 5 – Class Group, Grad and Panoramic Photophotographer

April 27 – Professional Development Day – No school for students

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March 9th Update!

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PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE

 Dear Maple Grove Families,

It’s been another busy week at Maple Grove.  It started last weekend with Ms. Smith and I being appraisers for the regional DI tournament in North Vancouver.  Our Maple Grove teams did very well… one even won the Renaissance Award.  Now we look forward to the Provincials to be held on April 6th.  Tuesday we completed our Lockdown drill with the VPD and have devised a strategy to work closely with our Secondary School partners so that our schools work in tandem regarding safely and security.

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday were busy with team meetings and various visitors to the school including the City of Vancouver Recycling program and Beading for Div 4.  Thank you to so many parents for attending today’s PAC meeting.  It was great to see so many parents present and interested in their child’s schooling.  Thanks to Galen and Karrie for organizing.

We are moving into what promises to be a busy spring.  As part of some team-building and staff dynamics we asked one of our amazing parents, Cliff, if he would host a sushi lunch for staff…. IT WAS AMAZING! and YUMMY!   Thank you Cliff for all of your support and involvement in the school (pics below).
Sincerely,
Principal Evans

Thank you Cliff for the delicious sushi lunch!

The staff enjoyed a wonderful lunch created and prepared by very accomplished chef, Cliff Saito.

 

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Science Fair at Maple Grove.

 

 

Congratulations Grade 4 DI Team!

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Our Grade 4 Team which is named “The Egg Tarts” and comprises 5 members, namely, Ali Hall, Owen Lee, Samantha Mullan, Kaitlyn Shiu and Anthony Wong, placed first in their category, the Engineering Drop Zone at the Elementary Level, and is the winner of the Instant Challenge in their category, at the Regional Tournament held last Saturday, 3 March.  They will move on to the Provincials to be held on 7 April. 

We would like to thank Ms Lin and Ms Griffiths for supporting this team in various ways.  Though they are not the official sponsors of this team, their generous support is essential to their final delivery of presentation at the tournament.

Lost and Found

Parents:  Please ask your children to check for lost items – the lost and found area is overflowing.  We will be donating unclaimed items to charity after March break.

Lost and Found

Oscar Winning Coco PAC Movie Night: Postponed to April 13th

There were pieces of gymnastics equipment that surprisingly demanded the front row on Friday and can not be moved. We are thus postponing to April 13th.

 

Young Rembrandts Flyer.MG-Spring2018

 

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Maple Grove Pac Website (Click to enter)

upcoming event

March 14 and 15 – Early dismissal at 2:00 pm for Parent Conferences

March 19 to April 2 – Spring Break and Easter

April 3 – Students return to school

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March 2, 2018

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PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE

 Dear Maple Grove Families,

It’s been another fun-filled week at Maple Grove.  last Friday we welcomed young pre-schoolers to our Ready Set Learn event.  RSL is a pre-existing program for preschoolers that develops awareness for early learning and literacy with adults.  It’s a chance for schools to connect with their target audience for subsequent years.  Friday’s event ran from 10:45-12:20.  I wanted to thank Ms. Hales, Ms. Kao and Ms. Batsoulas for all of their time, energy and effort in making today possible.  I also wanted to thank the teacher who supported our K team, and looked after our present K’s so that the preschoolers could work with our K teachers.  Thank you also to all the staff, students and parents who supported the program.

bbeeeeeAnother event that took place was our Spelling Bee.  Thank you Ms. Humeniuk for organizing and running this event.  It’s a schoolwide favourite.  Let me introduce you to the winners.

Thank you to all the staff, students and parents who came out to cheer on the participants.
pink day 2016 4This week we had our annual PINK Day Assembly.  Several classes made presentations to the whole school.  We showed some motivational and inspirational clips on kindness and creating a positive culture at the school.

 

 

Robinson Crusoe + Friday Performance

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      Mr Naipaul on stage

 

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Help from Student Council

On Thursday we had a visit from Axis Theatre Co, and a presentation of Robinson Crusoe + Friday.  It was a delightful presentation for the whole school.

Lockdown Drill and Hold + Secure Drill

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Earlier this year the school had scheduled a Hold + Secure Drill and a Lockdown Drill with our School Liaison Officer.  Due to the timing of some other events at the school, we postponed practicing these drills until March.

We wanted to share with our school community that all VSB schools are required to practice drills and we regularly invite our policing partners to attend and provide feedback and suggestions so that we can work towards improving our drills.  We are currently planning to have drills on:

Lockdown Drill –  Tuesday, March 6 at 11:00 am

Hold + Secure Drill –  Tuesday, April 17 at 11:00 am

It is our practice to provide staff, students and parents ample notice about these drills.  These are drills.  We walk through them slowly and with compassion so that they are teaching experiences for everyone.  We do not want to traumatize or cause anxiety for our students, staff or parents.  But, we do want everyone to know that we take these drills seriously and that we practice them so that we are prepared.

We ask that parents avoid being in the school at those times as they may get inadvertently caught in the drill.  We anticipate each drill lasting 15-20 minutes.

Lockdown is used to protect school occupants from a dangerous person within the school, for example a person armed with a knife, firearm or other weapon and who is threatening or in the process of seriously harming people.  Examples include armed person harming or threatening to harm others in the school.

Hold + Secure is when the exterior doors of the school are secured while normal activities continue inside the school.  Hold and secure is used to protect the school occupants from a danger in the neighbourhood or community outside the school. Examples: police incident in the neighbourhood, suspicious strangers on school grounds, protests/civil disturbances outdoors near schools etc.

 

Maple Grove Chess Team

I am very pleased to tell you that Maple Grove School Chess Team has participated in 2018 VCS Elementary School Team Championship on Feb 18th with great results!

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Please find the Final Standings here: https://vanchess.ca/tournaments/view/id/1204

Event video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9IfX9TSoI-k&feature=youtu.be

spring break

 

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Maple Grove Pac Website (Click to enter)

upcoming event

March 8 – Science Fair

March 14 and 15 – Early dismissal at 2:00 pm for Parent Conferences

March 19 to April 2 – Spring Break and Easter

April 3 – Students return to school

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Feb 22

Special Announcement

The Digital Literacy Parent session planned for this evening has been cancelled due to illness.  It will be rescheduled.

Sorry for the inconvenience.
MG School PAC

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