Nov 16-20, 2020

Dear Parents,

We had hoped in these final days of being in the existing Maple Grove that we would be able to celebrate with you. We want to honour the years that the existing Maple Grove has been wonderful and served so many students and families. Further, we look forward to celebrating the opening of the new Maple Grove. We hope you checked out the email with the virtual link (thank you Mr. McDonough).

Thanks also to Ms. Bartlett for a wonderful intermediate exercise on writing about a memorable moment from a different perspective.

I would like to thank and acknowledge Moncia Antonio and Angela Barrington-Foote for continuing as PAC Chair and Treasurer. And I’d like to welcome Jenna Ma as the Secretary. Thank you in advance for your energy and enthusiasm towards making teaching and learning opportunities for students engaging and plentiful.

Revised Restart Plan – New Building

Schedule Change

In an effort to keep the two schools separate during recess and lunch, the district has adjusted both school’s schedules to enable each school to have alone time on all the playgrounds. In other words they each school gets their own recess and lunch

8:30-8:45 CE Buses Arrive
8:45-10:30 CE MorningSession
9:00-11:00 MG Morning Session
10:30-11:00 CE Playground Recess
11:00-11:30 MG Playground Recess
11:58-12:28 CE Playground Lunch
12:28-1:00 MG Playground Lunch
1:00-2:45 CE Afternoon Session
1:00-3:00 MG Afternoon Session

Essentially we have taken 15 minutes from the lunch and added it to recess; thus making recess 30 minutes. As most of our playground behavioural issues take place in the final 15 minutes of lunch we view shortening lunch as a positive step.
With the addition of the new North field and Adventure Playground; as well as the South climbing apparatus and swings; we see this as a welcome extension and increase to the MG play space. By separating the two schools and providing for their own playtimes, we will NOT mix the two schools and keep them separate. By keeping the two schools separate, it allows us to have each school on the playground at separate times.

As such, we have the following spaces for Primaries

  • Front grass of Existing MG
  • Primary Adventure Playground
  • South basketball court (tennis court)
  • Primary all-weather field
  • Courtyard Kindergarten West
  • Courtyard Primary West
  • Courtyard Primary East

And for Intermediates

  • North all-weather field
  • North basketball court
  • North Adventure Playground
  • South Swings + Climbing wall
  • Magee field

We are confident that while students tend to play in their learning groups, they are able to socialize with other students from other cohorts as long as they are outside and exercise increased distance. Our primaries have a designated schedule for playing on the Adventure Playground. They rotate and switch depending on the day.

The BC School guidelines are what we use and are part of our teaching for students to decrease physical touch, increase physical distance, and practice hand hygiene on a regular basis throughout the day.

Our intermediates and primaries play separately as the intermediates are excited about no longer being primary students and having the choice to play in 5 grown up areas of the playground. They usually don’t mix with primary students and like the mobility to move with around the playground while physically distancing. Our motto is increase physical distance; decrease physical touch.

We needed these changes to ensure supervision and coverage could be effectively used to ensure student safety. We were stretched and losing coverage each time an SSA was absent and not replaced with an EOC. We are confident this new process will ensure student safety.

Twitter

Twitter… with the move to the new building we are looking at our workflow and how we can be engaging with families. Sharing interesting activities around the school is fun and informative. We have activated our Maple Grove Twitter. maplegrove_ you can follow us there. We will NOT follow you back. We intend to use this as a one-way communication tool to share school events/info.

Holiday Hampers
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Maple Grove Elementary is continuing our school’s tradition with our Holiday Hamper Drive. This is to help families in need at our sister school, Nightingale Elementary. COVID means a very different version of the “Holiday Hamper”. We cannot accept any donations of food or other gift items, nor can we package up colourful and fun hampers for the families.

However, we can accept monetary donations through vsb.schoolcashonline.com. If every student at Maple Grove donated a minimum of $5.00, (of course donations above $5.00 would be most appreciated) we would be able to purchase a nice number of gift cards from Nightingale’s local grocery store to give to the families. We are all aware of the difficulties and hardships that many people are facing with the global pandemic. Some people are more harshly affected than others. Gift cards will be a safe way to provide some extra holiday cheer to these needy families.

Maple Grove’s Student Council will be making announcements to encourage our students and their families to be generous. The collection period will be November 25th to December 9th. Please watch for an email from SchoolCashOnline and give generously.

Maple Grove Pac Website (Click to enter)

upcoming event

November 27th – Pro D Day, no school for students

December 18th – Last day of school before the winter holidays

January 4th -First day back from the winter holidays

January 5th – reentry to in class learning for Option 4 students

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Remembrance Day Assembly

November 10th – 11:00 a

Maple Grove is having a Remembrance Day Assembly on November 10 early afternoon.

We are pleased to have everyone able to join virtually. Parents, Guardians, learning at home students can all participate virtually. Watch for an email with the link coming early next week. We have been working on virtual assemblies and completed one dry-run.

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. You can donate via your child’s CashOnLine account. Minimum donation is $2.00. If you would like to donate more, please purchase more than one $2.00 item. Due to COVID restrictions, we cannot accept cash. A sincere THANK YOU for your contribution.

Maple Grove Pac Website (Click to enter)

upcoming event

November 9 – First day for Learning from Home students to begin in-person learning after confirming the change.

November 10 – Remembrance Day Assembly – Families may join virtually – Watch for the link in an email

November 11 – Remembrance Day Holiday – No school.

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October 30th Update

Happy Halloween

Look who we found creeping around the school today. This motley crew were out and about supervising students so one of our Supervision Aides managed to snap a quick pic before they scattered into the early evening.

We would like to remind all our families to exercise good road sense tomorrow evening. Children should be in brightly coloured costumes, easily visible to drivers, travel with an adult, and always let a parent inspect candy before eating.

We want everyone to have a safe and enjoyable Halloween evening.

Re-Entry Date #2 November 9th

For our Option 4: Learning From Home Transition families we have sent home another survey to check-in to see if you will be returning for Re-Entry #2, or waiting until Re-Entry #3.

There is no rush or judgement from the school. We are merely trying to assess our numbers and ensure we have measures in place for student safety.

ONLY if you are on Option 4 should you complete the survey. Families presently on F2F instruction do NOT complete the survey.

New Building – 1924 45th Ave W.

The VSB asked Cavell and Maple Grove to send home letters to their parent communities. On Thursday, Oct 29th, Maple Grove sent home a letter stating that our LAST day in the EXISTING school will be NOVEMBER 20th.

Our FIRST day in the NEW SCHOOL will be November 23rd.

Once in the new school, we will NOT BE ALLOWED in the old school as it will be undergoing cleaning and Covid cleaning.

We have asked our VSB Communications Dept to come to the new school and shoot a video of it; create a link; so that we can share the experience of the new school with our parents as schools in BC remain closed to the public. We will have more to say on this shortly.

Remembrance Day

Maple Grove is having a Remembrance Day Assembly on November 10 at 11:00 am.

We are pleased to have everyone able to join virtually. Watch for an email with the link coming sometime next week. We have been working on virtual assemblies and completed one dry-run. We discussed Halloween safety and our Code of Conduct. We’re very excited to share our Remembrance Day Assembly (Nov 10th ) with you.

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. You can donate via your child’s CashOnLine account. Minimum donation is $2.00. If you would like to donate more, please purchase more than one $2.00 item. Due to COVID restrictions, we cannot accept cash. A sincere THANK YOU for your contribution.

Kindergarten Registration starts on November 1.

For children born in Canada in 2016.  For Kindergarten 2021-2022.  Traditional or Choice Programs. 

Parents: 

  1. Go to VSB Website (www.vsb.bc.ca) and look for Student registration under “Schools”  
  1. Fill in Online Application form  
  1. Call your catchment school for an appointment to bring in documents 

Documents needed for registration:

1.  Birth Certificate 

2.  Immunization Record 

3.  Proof of Address (Property tax assessment or property tax bill, or, copy of lease and one other proof of address such as a utility bill or credit card/bank statement. 

 4.  Proof of parent/guardian identity (picture ID such as passport, driver’s licence, citizenship card) 

(Note:  Driver’s license is NOT proof of address) 

Parents must call to make an appointment to come in with documents. 

No appointment without an application form already done online.  (We can print for the form if you don’t have a printer.) More info in the attached document from the VSB.

Maple Grove Pac Website (Click to enter)

upcoming event

October 30 – Primary Pumpkin Patch

November 3 – Deadline for Learning from Home students to confirm they are changing to in-person learning.

November 9 – First day for Learning from Home students to begin in-person learning after confirming the change.

November 10 – Remembrance Day Assembly – Families may join virtually – Watch for the link in a future email.

November 11 – Remembrance Day Holiday – No school.

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Halloween Notice to all

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We wanted to share some helpful tips and considerations for those parents seeking direction from the school regarding Halloween costumes, etc.

Halloween is a time of celebration for our students, families and community.  Each year, we look forward to seeing our students enjoy various Halloween activities.  As mentioned in last Friday’s blog post, Halloween may look a little different this year as we refrain from parents bringing treats and goodies to class and teachers will not be handing out prepackaged candies etc.  Classes may have parties with activities, games, dance and music.  We will not be able to do a Halloween parade as we are unable to ensure physical distancing, etc. We will, however, do a primary (K-3) pumpkin patch in the front grassy area near the flagpole of the school. Classes have been assigned times throughout the day to take a turn picking a pumpkin.

By provincial health orders, schools in BC continue to be closed to the public- that includes parents. We recognize this is really hard and we want to thank all the parents who’ve been so supportive of the staff as we work through these difficult times. With Covid cases spiking in BC and in triple digits, we want to remain vigilant in ensuring that we endeavour to follow the PHO guidelines for schools.

As always, Maple Grove values diversity and inclusion.  We want to ensure our learning environments are places where all students feel safe, respected and valued.  Therefore, we expect our students to be thoughtful and respectful at all times, and we ask for your support and assistance to help keep Halloween safe and fun for everyone.

In preparation for Halloween, please be aware of the following:

• Costumes are permitted at school; students should be easily recognizable and/or able to identify themselves to any staff members when asked. Some of our classes have a no mask rule… the key is students need to be easily identifiable.

• Costumes that are offensive in any way will not be allowed.  Please consider the rights maintained in the Canadian Human Rights Act when selecting costumes (e.g. race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family status, genetic characteristics, disability).

• It is inappropriate to wear costumes in poor taste (e.g., hypersexualized, culturally insensitive).

• Maple Grove’s School Codes of Conduct must always be followed, even when in costume.  This includes maintaining respectful and appropriate behaviour with others and with school property.  Vandalism is never acceptable and is a crime.

Replica weapons (guns, knives, etc.) are NOT allowed at school- even if they are part of a costume.

The use and possession of firecrackers or fireworks at schools is strictly prohibited at all times.  Please visit the City of Vancouver and District website for more information on fireworks regulations.

The BC CDC (Centre for Disease Control) has created a resource to help us all celebrate Halloween safely this year.  Google it and you will find some helpful links and info on their site.

Lastly, we want to wish all of our families a safe and enjoyable Halloween. We hope that trick or treating in the community provides satisfaction and fun times for you and your family. We are hopeful that we will be able to return to a more normalized Maple Grove Halloween next year. Thank you for ensuring Halloween continues to be a fun and safe celebration for our entire community.

Sincerely,

Your Maple Grove Admin Team

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October 22 Update

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Dear Maple Grove Parents,

A word of thanks

To me, Fall is one of the most beautiful seasons of the year. It’s a season of harvest and giving thanks. The leaves turn from green to gold, to yellow/ orange and red. It’s just a stellar time to admire mother nature at work. It foreshadows November, the season of remembrance perfectly. So, while we’re in the spirit of giving thanks, I want to stop, pause, and acknowledge all the parents/guardians in the school.

Thank you. Thank you for helping and supporting. Supporting takes on many forms. It’s not just about donating. Support has been given generously by parents/guardians in volunteering to coach a team, helping on a fieldtrip, being a class parent, participating in the PAC executive, volunteering around the school, simply offering to help out if needed. And, of course, we have many families who donate products, services, and goods to the school throughout the year. Some of these activities have been curtailed by COVID protocols, however we still appreciate all the lovely help and support we have been given.

I don’t want to embarrass anyone, but let me say that I continue to be grateful for such a supportive, caring, giving parent community. Thank you to each of you for all that you have given; done; offered; and for supporting the school in whatever way you can. Even if it’s emotional support; or support in theory; we appreciate knowing that you’ve got our backs, as we’ve got yours.

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Halloween at Maple Grove

Halloween is not cancelled at Maple Grove. However, it will look slightly different. Students and staff are invited to dress up in costumes. However, we are not entertaining the idea of goodies and treats. Classes may have parties- within their learning group or cohort, they may play games or activities, but we won’t be having parents bringing foods, treats and goodies. Sorry. There are also no plans for parades at the school. There is simply no way to include additional adult/parent participation .

However we do have a very fun activity for the primary classes on October 30th! A pumpkin patch! Watch for a notice coming home with details.

We are leaving the treats and festivities to the community and trick or treating in the neighbourhoods. We love Halloween, as evidenced by Maple Grove’s Halloween celebrations for the past 14 years, but, this year it has to look different. Thank you for understanding. We’re hopeful that we’ll be able to return to a more traditional Halloween next year.

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Traffic Concerns/ Change in zoning/ Tickets

Thank you to all the parents who’ve been WALKING the last block or two to school with their child. It’s really helped reduce the congestion on Cypress St in the mornings- and what a wonderful thing to do as a parent to help start your child’s day on the right foot. Bravo to all you wonderful parents!!!!!

There are fascinating driving habits on display daily, and I’m surprised we haven’t had an accident this year. Cars pulling into oncoming traffic- facing the wrong direction on the wrong side of the street; pulling “U” turns or 3-point turns in the middle of the street; and speeding down Cypress St; it’s all unacceptable and places the safety and security of students, pedestrians, and other drivers at risk. It would be so helpful if you STOP, THINK and be calm and kind to others. We all know family life can be rushed and busy- but, PLEASE, exercise some concern for others and drive defensively. Last week, the school contacted the district to ask for their assistance with our policing partners to enforce road safety. We have asked for ticketing and traffic enforcement to being asap.

Please be aware of the new COV traffic signs in front of the school. Effective last week, there is NO STOPPING in front of the school. It is now a bus zone.

As always, we encourage drivers to (a) follow the rules of the road and (b) park a block or two from the school and walk in with your child. We have been advocating this for years in an effort to help reduce morning and afterschool congestion on Cypress St. We would love to see parents parking a block away and walking to/from school with their child. It makes for a wonderful transition and start/ end to their day.

Thank you to all the families who have taken these words to heart… together we can ensure that our children and students have a safe experience entering and leaving school at the beginning and end of the day.

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NO SCHOOL- Friday, Oct 23

Friday, October 23rd is a Provincial Pro D Day for the Provincial Specialists Association (PSA). Students will resume school on Monday, October 26th.

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Goal Setting Conferences (early dismissal at 2 pm)

Please be advised that our school Goal Setting Conferences take place on:

Oct 26th AND Oct 28th starting at 2:00 pm both days.

Early dismissal on both days at 2:00 pm.

There is no supervision provided. You must be at the school early on both days to pick up your child.

There was a minor typo/ mis-print in our School Calendar which we apologize for. Please know that Goal Setting Conferences will be on Oct 26 + 28.

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Photo Day

No Photo Day this week… it was moved to January by the photography company due to Covid guidelines being approved.

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Safe, Caring, Orderly Schools– FYI item

The staff at the district and at the school always have the safety and security of all students at the forefront of our minds. With a commitment to ensuring schools are safe, caring and inclusive, the Vancouver School District has updated the Fair Notice document and asked all schools to share it with their school communities.vsb-e28093-student-threat-risk-assessment-protocol-fair-noticeDownload

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School Fees are due now.

Dear Parents/Guardians:

The school supply fee covers the cost of basic school supplies (e.g. paper, writing tools, rulers, scissors, erasers, paint and exercise books. Some of the advantages include convenience, cost savings, and standardization of materials used in classrooms.
Pro rated at $3.50 per Month. 10 months = $35.00.  8 months (Nov 2020– June 2021) x $3.50 = $28

Please check your account at vsb.schoolcashonline.com to access your invoice.

Please note: The VBE will not deny a child access to school supplies because of financial hardship. If you would like to request either to postpone payment of fees or the waiver of fees, please contact the school Principal, Peter Evans, directly, preferably in writing

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Maple Grove Pac Website
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upcoming event

October 23 – Professional Development Day – No school for students

October 26 AND October 28 – Early Dismissal at 2:00 pm – Goal Setting Conferences.

October 30 – Primary Pumpkin Patch

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October 16th Update

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Dear Maple Grove Parents,

Construction

Exciting times at Maple Grove! Construction is progressing nicely. Lots of concrete is being poured as the contractors turn their attention to the outside of the school. When we have details about moves/ timelines we will share with you.

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Traffic Concerns/ Change in zoning/ Tickets

I would like to CAUTION all parents. The City of Vancouver (CoV) just put NO STOPPING signs along Cypress St (in front of the school). You can NOT STOP in front of the school. It is reserved for school buses only. (It doesn’t matter if a bus is there, or not). Do NOT stop or park your car at the front of the school. There are stopping zones to the North of the school and to the South of the school on Cypress St.

DO NOT STOP in front of the school or you will be ticketed. The CoV has advised us they will be placing enforcement patrols on Cypress looking for people who stop in the bus zone.

As always, we encourage drivers to (a) follow the rules of the road and (b) park a block or two from the school and walk in with your child. We have been advocating this for years in an effort to help reduce morning and afterschool congestion on Cypress St. We would love to see parents parking a block away and walking to/from school with their child. It makes for a wonderful transition and start/ end to their day.

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NO SCHOOL- Friday, Oct 23

Friday, October 23rd is a Provincial Pro D Day for the Provincial Specialists Association (PSA). Students will resume school on Monday, October 26th.

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Goal Setting Conferences (early dismissal at 2 pm)

Please be advised that our school Goal Setting Conferences take place on:

Oct 26th AND Oct 28th starting at 2:00 pm both days.

Early dismissal on both days at 2:00 pm.

There is no supervision provided. You must be at the school early on both days to pick up your child.

There was a minor typo/ mis-print in our School Calendar which we apologize for. Please know that Goal Setting Conferences will be on Oct 26 + 28.

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Photo Day

No Photo Day this week… it was moved to January by the photography company due to Covid guidelines being approved.

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Safe, Caring, Orderly Schools– FYI item

The staff at the district and at the school always have the safety and security of all students at the forefront of our minds. With a commitment to ensuring schools are safe, caring and inclusive, the Vancouver School District has updated the Fair Notice document and asked all schools to share it with their school communities.

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School Fees are due now.

Dear Parents/Guardians:

The school supply fee covers the cost of basic school supplies (e.g. paper, writing tools, rulers, scissors, erasers, paint and exercise books. Some of the advantages include convenience, cost savings, and standardization of materials used in classrooms.
Pro rated at $3.50 per Month. 10 months = $35.00.  8 months (Nov 2020– June 2021) x $3.50 = $28

Please check your account at vsb.schoolcashonline.com to access your invoice.

Please note: The VBE will not deny a child access to school supplies because of financial hardship. If you would like to request either to postpone payment of fees or the waiver of fees, please contact the school Principal, Peter Evans, directly, preferably in writing

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Maple Grove Pac Website
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upcoming event

October 23 – Professional Development Day – No school for students

October 26 AND October 28 – Early Dismissal at 2:00 pm – Goal Setting Conferences.

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Oct 9, 2020

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Dear Maple Grove Parents,

This Fall has been full of CONSTRUCTION:

1) We are ready and packed to move into the NEW Maple Grove School AND are awaiting a green light. We are hopeful that it may be before Nov. At this point, as a lot of outside work has to be completed- it’s kind of a weather dependent thing.

2) Not only are we preparing to move into our beautiful new Maple Grove School, but our website/blog has been under CONSTRUCTION as we update it to reflect Covid-19 times. Please be patient with us as we update the site and share a revised Parent Handbook; Code of Conduct and other reference material for you.

NO SCHOOL- Monday, Oct 12

Monday October 12th is Thanksgiving. There is no school. Students first day back will be Tuesday October 13th.

Please know that there are 45 returning Option 4 students who will be meeting Ms. Cuccurullo and Mr. Evans in the gym for a Health + Safety Orientation before going to class.

Goal Setting Conferences (early dismissal at 2 pm)

Please be advised that our school Goal Setting Conferences take place on:

Oct 26th AND Oct 28th starting at 2:00 pm both days.

Early dismissal on both days at 2:00 pm. There is no supervision provided. You must be at the school early on both days to pick up your child.

There was a minor typo/ mis-print in our School Calendar which we apologize for. Please know that Goal Setting Conferences will be on Oct 26 + 28.

Photo Day

No Photo Day this week… it was moved to January by the photography company due to Covid guidelines being approved.

Class Reviews

In case you were wondering, it is very common for schools in Vancouver to have students in session for a number of weeks (usually 4-6) while the teacher and resource teachers do literacy and numeracy assessments. Teachers also spend this time reading student files and acquainting themselves with their new students.

After this initial “getting acquainted time”, the school staff sit down with your admin team and the resource staff and discuss success planning for all the students in the school. This year, the process was delayed due to the delayed school start; the Option 1-4 choices for parents and Covid-19 in general. The school will be doing our student success planning meetings during the week of October 19th.

In addition to student success planning, classroom teachers and resource teachers will be starting the IEP review process. Individualized Educational Plans (IEP’s) are a formalized, personalized plan with strategic goals to help students achieve a successful, positive, engaging, educational experience. Only students with Ministry of Education Designations receive an IEP.

Safe, Caring, Orderly Schools– FYI item

The staff at the district and at the school always have the safety and security of all students at the forefront of our minds. With a commitment to ensuring schools are safe, caring and inclusive, the Vancouver School District has updated the Student Threat Risk Assessment Protocol. This is information that all Vancouver Schools are familiar with and follow when necessary.


Maple Grove Pac Website
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upcoming event

October 12, 2020 – Thanksgiving Day Holiday

October 13, 2020 – First day for Option 4 students to change to Option 1 – In school attendance.

October 23 – Professional Development Day – No school for students

October 26 AND October 28 – Early Dismissal at 2:00 pm – Goal Setting Conferences.

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October 2, 2020

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Dear Maple Grove Parents,

We can’t believe September has come, and gone. What a whirlwind of activity, uncertainty and adjustment. I fully expect things to continue the same way for the next month as we look forward to potentially moving into the new building, re-entry of about 1/3 of our Option 4 students, and all the festivities associated with Fall.

As leaves start to turn from green to bright yellow, orange and gold, we know all too well that the flu season is not far behind. As a result, parents need to be aware of the following: Please do not send sick children to school. If your child is feeling unwell, sometimes the best thing you can do is give them a day at home, sleeping, resting, not watching TV, so that they feel energized and invigorated to come back to school the following day. Students who get sick at school will likely:

  • Tell their teacher
  • Gather their belongings (coat + backpack)
  • Put on a mask
  • Report to the office
  • Parents will be called
  • The student will self isolate (with supervision) in the gym lobby until parents can pick them up.

Extra Staffing: We have enjoyed having Ms. Janette Wee on staff as she helps with the Option 4 Check-Ins and we will continue to try and reach out to students to attempt to maintain engaging relationships and connections as a school community. Please make sure you are encouraging your child to check TEAMS and make sure they’re up-to-date with their school work.

We have several meetings next week to discuss timelines for moving into the new building. We will keep you posted as we learn details.

Option 4 Learning From Home Transition students: Parents please make sure, if you are on Option 4, regardless as to whether or not you intend to come back in October or later, to please complete the survey that was mailed to Option 4 parents. Complete a survey for each child at Maple Grove. Only one parent should complete the surveys.

DEADLINE is OCTOBER 6

Your MG Admin Team.

Terry Fox Run

“This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Terry Fox Foundation. Given our challenging circumstances, Maple Grove Elementary won’t be conducting a school wide run this year, however individual divisions and cohorts are showing their support for Terry in their own ways.

To show your support for our school’s dedication to the Marathon of Hope and cancer research, please consider donating through the following link: http://www.terryfox.ca/MapleGroveElementary


Maple Grove Pac Website
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upcoming event

October 12, 2020 – Thanksgiving Day Holiday

October 13, 2020 – First day for Option 4 students to change to Option 1 – In school attendance.

October 23 – Professional Development Day – No school for students

October 26 AND October 28 – Early Dismissal at 2:00 pm – Goal Setting Conferences.

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WEATHER ALERT

Good Morning Parents,

Please know that under normal circumstances we would try to have indoor rainy day activities for your child at recess and lunch. Unfortunately, with Covid guidelines AND limited space and supervision, we can not have student inside at this time.

Please know that parents are free to provide a raincoat, boots and umbrella for their child during these unprecedented times. We don’t have the staffing to accommodate inside activities at recess/ lunch, or space to do that and practice physical distancing.

All students will be expected to be outside on rainy days at Maple Grove.

Please send you child to school with the appropriate rain gear (e.g., umbrella, raincoat, hat, boots)

Thank you, we apologize for the inconvenience :)

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PHA updates Daily Health Assessment for Students

Dear Parents,

MG Staff would like to thank all of you for continuing to be vidulent completing the daily health checks of your child. More than ever, it’s important to continue to complete the daily assessment as we enter the flu season.

Late last week the provincial health authority changed the symptoms of the daily health assessment. This was done to “allow” for more students to attend school and has been the subject of media scrutiny this week.

We have posted the new daily health assessment form below. Please know that from a school perspective nothing has changed. We insist that parents do not send sick children to school regardless of Covid or not. Students who are displaying signs of illness or sickness will be sent home regardless of Covid. It is unhygienic to send students with runny noses, coughs, sore throats or headaches to school.

More than ever error on the side of caution and follow proper cough/cold etiquette as we approach flu season.

Thank you for your attention to this matter.

MG Admin Team.

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