May 19- Long weekend Edition

principals-message-1Principal’s Message

Good Afternoon,
I just wanted to thank all of the parents for the lovely get well gift.  I truly appreciated the kind thoughts and well-wishes.  It’s wonderful to be back with a clean bill-of-health.  I want to thank and acknowledge Mr. Brian Anderson for acting as Principal while I was away.  I was pleased to know that the school was under his experienced and watchful eye.  I would like to recognize our Vice Principal, Lindsay Thompson!  Ms. Thompson looked after much of the day-to-day operations of the school and many of the ongoing projects that required admin involvement.  Thank you!  I’d also like to acknowledge the staff for carrying on and doing what they do best- teaching.  It’s so nice to see that there are so many people who are willing and able to pick up extra bits and to go the distance! Thank you all.  Finally, I’d like to thank Ms. Peters and Ms. Lincoln for always working through tasks no matter how many interruptions, On this last day before the Victoria Day long weekend, it’s nice to take a moment to write to you with a couple of updates.  It’s been a busy year at MG and I’m happy to see that we’re progressing in many areas (FSA results, and seismic status) to name a few.

 

Regional Heritage Fair

Yesterday, a group of 11 students represented Maple Grove at the Regional Heritage Fair at Prince of Wales Secondary. They spent the day talking with judges and making new friends. Students also spent time working with City of Vancouver planners and engineers to help design the future of the Arbutus Greenway.

You will have the chance to talk to the students themselves and see their projects in person on Saturday, May 20 at 2:30pm at the Kerrisdale Community Centre.

Vijay from Div. 1 “Devil’s Brigade”

Kate from Div. 3 “How did Bill Reid’s Art Create a Deeper Understanding of Haida Culture”

Oscar & Adam from Div. 4 “Halifax Explosion”

Chloe & Kate from Div. 5 “Coast Salish Art”

Sasha from Div. 6 “John McCrae”

Jensen from Div. 13 “Canadian Military Technology in WWII”

Mio from Div. 14 “Franklin’s Lost Ship”

Eric from Div. 15 “Glen Brae (Canuck Place)”

Michelle from Div. 16 “How have the Douglas Treaties Affected First Nations Communities on Vancouver Island”

They worked hard on their projects and have so much to share.

Please join us on Saturday and support our students’ learning!

May 29 to June 4

Remember your locks and helmets, and come check in with Mrs. Peters when you ride your bike to work or school from May 29th to June 4th.  We have some stickers and nice treats for participants!

Mr. Evans will be a new participant this year!

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Hands on Cook Off

Check out the two videos in this contest done by students at Maple Grove.

Please go ahead and vote!

(http://www.bettertogetherbc.ca/contest/video/roasted-baby-potatoes-with-sesame-seeds)

and

http://www.bettertogetherbc.ca/contest/video/chef-evans-macaghetti1

You have until noon on the Victoria day, May 22nd to vote to win the People’s Choice Award for our teams and our school (the winners receive matching funds for their school. So if we win, Maple Grove wins!).

 

 

 

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Here is your chance to have your child enjoy one of the world’s greatest sports!

Registration for the 2017-2018 soccer season with Vancouver United FC is now open. VanU FC is the largest youth soccer club for boys and girls in Vancouver for ages 3 – 17.

What do we offer?

Our Active Start program (ages 3 – 7, or U4 – U8) is one of the best soccer development programs in Vancouver and highly acknowledged by past and present families.  It is focused on fun, physical literacy (learning fundamental movement skills), and soccer skill development.

The U9/U10 House program (ages 8 and 9) transitions the players to a new format from Active Start, playing 6-aside games on slightly larger fields.  There is one practice during the week and a game on the weekend.

The U11/U12 program (ages 10 and 11) has another transition to 8-aside games on half fields; and there is one practice during the week and a game on the weekend.

The Divisional U13-U18 program starts at age 12 and moves to full fields, weekly practices, and 11-aside games each weekend.

Visit our club website or contact us at 604-674-4109 for more information on these programs.

Register at: https://vancouverunitedfc.com/main-site  (see top of page “Register Here”).

Registration for Active Start opens Tuesday, May 23rd, with a $25 late registration fee in effect July 1st.

Registration for U9 and older ages is open so register NOW before teams are full and to avoid the $50 late registration fee in effect June 1st.

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Click here for the:

Maple Grove Pac Website

upcoming event

 

May 22 – Victoria Day Holiday

May 26 – Volunteer Tea

May 29 to June 4 – Bike to Work/School week

June 7 – 9 – Grade 6 Camp

June 23 – Sports Day

June 26 – Grade 7 Grad

June 27 – Primary Picnic and Grade 7 Grad trip

June 28 – Service Assembly

June 29 – Awards Assembly

June 29 – Last Day for Students

September 5 – First Day back for students for new school year 2017 2018

 

Link to Maple Grove District calendar   or click the following pdf link to see our monthly school calendar.  Please note the district calendar has been revised for next year.

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May 12th Update

Welcome Back Mr. Evans and Thank you Mr. Anderson

We’re happy to have Mr. Evans back at Maple Grove next week AND we’d like to thank Mr. Anderson who has has been extremely helpful and supportive as our Acting-Principal in Mr. Evans’ absence.

Brian Anderson

 

Destination Imagination Fundraiser

A reminder to do some Spring Cleaning and gather gently used items to donate to our Destination Imagination Garage Sale Fundraiser that will be held on Wednesday, May 17th in Room 301 from 9:00 to 3:30!

Please return donated items to Room 206 by Monday, May 15th!

Then all are welcome to visit the Garage Sale  because someone else’s “trash” may be another’s “treasure”!

Congratulations to all the participants in our EPG group.

This was a group of parents who worked closely with some of our volunteer parents (Galen, Karrie, Allison and Kat) to improve their English Language Proficiency specifically around school and education language and discourse.  The group met every Thursday am all year and celebrated with a potluck on Wednesday morning.  Congratulations to all!

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Thanks to all of you who were able to come to our year end EPG potluck celebration! To those of you who weren’t we missed you! Congrats to Sunny, Leticia, Keiko, Yukiiko, Bonnia, Willis, Serena, Jessica, Mandy, Li Na, Amy, Irma, Judy, Helen, Tiffany, Helen, Fang Fan, Akiko, Mabel, Allison, Kat, and all the gang. You made this such a lovely part of our school year. Looking forward to future adventures.

Galen and Karrie

Orchid Fundraiser

A big THANK YOU to all for a very successful campaign effort.  Almost $700 was raised. This gives PAC’s campaign to raise $10,000 for purchase of Cloud Books for classrooms a great start.  Watch the giant thermometer showing funds raised creep up towards our goal.  You’ll find it in the front hall by the main entrance.

Cupcake parties are awarded to Ms S. Wong’s class for intermediate and Ms Seebaran/Ms Tsang’s class and Ms Hart/Belliveau’s classes for primary (it was a tie)  for selling the most orchids.

The top sellers were Sasha Bogart and Oscar Singer.  They will receive one free orchid and a surprise coupon.  Honourable mention to Lyla Marlow, Nathan Ching and Charlotte Chang.

Paula Temrick – PAC Parent Organizer for the Orchid Fundraiser.

PAC FOOD DAYS

We are happy to announce that Tuesday May 23rd will be SPUD Day! The menu includes delicious smoothies, sandwiches, wraps and kettle popcorn, all supplied by SPUD (spud.ca) – a local company that provides organic, healthy and sustainable products. It’s easy to order.

  • Go to: http://munchalunch.com/schools/maplegrove/
  • If you already have an account, click “Login Here”
  • If this is your first time, click “Register Here” and the system will guide you though.
  • Click “Order Lunch!” from the menu banner at the top of the page.
  • Be sure to read any notes/messages that may be pertinant to you. Then scroll to the bottom and click “Next” to see the menus.

Order deadline is May 17, 2017.

Summer Camp Musical

Summer Camp Musical

Congratulations to the students of Div 1, 3 and 6.  Their musical, Summer Camp, was outstanding!  Mrs. Humeniuk, Ms Plavan and Ms Yeung have done a fantastic job bringing out so much talent for us to enjoy.  Vicky, Nicole, Michelle, Tina and Imo from Div 2 also deserve a big thank you for their excellent technical support.

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Watch for a sign up outside the office during bike bike to school/work.  Let’s see if we can beat our record from last year.

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Click here for the:

Maple Grove Pac Website

upcoming event

 

May 22 – Victoria Day Holiday

May 26 – Volunteer Tea

May 29 to June 4 – Bike to Work/School week

June 7 – 9 – Grade 6 Camp

June 23 – Sports Day

June 26 – Grade 7 Grad

June 27 – Primary Picnic and Grade 7 Grad trip

June 28 – Service Assembly

June 29 – Awards Assembly

June 29 – Last Day for Students

September 5 – First Day back for students for new school year 2017 2018

 

Link to Maple Grove District calendar   or click the following pdf link to see our monthly school calendar.  Please note the district calendar has been revised for next year.

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May 4 Update

Pro D Day

Friday, May 5th is a Professional Development Day – No School for Students

Enjoy the extra long weekend!

Kids Help Phone and Walk so Kids Can Talk on Sunday, May 7th.

Kids Help Phone

https://walksokidscantalk.ca/

Kids Help Phone is a Canadian and world leader known for our expertise and continuous innovation as Canada’s only 24/7 counselling and information service for young people. Since 1989, our trained, professional counsellors have been listening to kids, often when no one else can or will. We are always there – supporting young people wherever and whenever they need us most.

“I don’t know what’s going to happen in my life, but I wanted to call and thank you for listening. You were the only ones who did.”

– 14-year-old caller

Our free and anonymous service supports young people as they build the skills and abilities they’ll need to improve their emotional health and well-being. In addition to an array of counselling options, we offer young people a wide range of online resources and we work tirelessly to share young people’s perspectives on a societal level – locally, nationally, and globally.

We could not do this important, life-changing work without the generous support of our donors and sponsors. Kids Help Phone raises the majority of our revenue from foundational, corporate, and individual donations. Thanks to our generous donors we can always be there, proudly supporting the 6.5 million young people in Canada between the ages of five and 20 in both English and French.

Did You Know?

  • In our first 25 years, young people connected with Kids Help Phone’s professional counsellors more than 7.1 million times.
  • Research shows that Kids Help Phone significantly improves youth mental health.
  • Anything goes – young people contact us about a wide range of issues that include everything from struggles with relationships, to moving to a new school, to cyberbullying, abuse, and mental health concerns. Whatever their concerns, we’re always here to listen and help.

Whether by phone, mobile app or through our websites, we make sure kids can connect with us when they need us, the way they need us.

Visit How Kids Use Our Service to learn more.

Thank you for your continuous support and understanding.

Hands on Cook Off

Students/parents might be interested in entering the “Hands on Cook Off” cooking contest to win up to $1,000.  The contest is supported by Better Together BC and is aimed at getting families to cook and eat together.

Here is the website with more details about the contest: http://www.bettertogetherbc.ca/contest

(Suggested by Foodie Kids, the company that supplied the sushi for our Sushi Day.

Magee Construction Update

As part of the continuing work at Magee Secondary, portables will be placed on the tennis courts between Magee and Maple Grove. They are expected the week of May15th but may be delayed until the following week. There may also be disruption to the staff parking lot entering from 48th Avenue.

Please be aware that heavy equipment will be in use during the moving process and respect the directions of construction workers and VSB staff.  We must ensure student’s safety.

“LET’S BOOST READING”

The Kerrisdale Community Centre will be running a One to One Reading Mentoring program , for grades 1 and 2 students, starting in July & August. Students will read out loud for 30 minutes weekly, with an experienced  Literacy tutor, who will provide individual attention to help boost confidence in struggling or reluctant readers.

Look for the May brochure which will be out mid-May. Registration is on May 26th online or in person at the Kerrisdale Community Centre. (Spaces are limited, so it is first come first served!)

This program runs throughout the year and many Maple Grove students have benefited from this program.

May 9th – Provincial Election Day

Maple Grove’s gym is a polling station for the Provincial Election.  Please be aware that there may be additional traffic, especially pedestrian, throughout the  day this Tuesday.  This would be a good day to walk your child to school, or park a couple of blocks away and then walk to school.

 

Click here for the:

Maple Grove Pac Website

upcoming event

May 4 – District Wide Earthquake Drill at 2pm

May 5 – Pro D Day- No School for students
– Staff working with project team and architects

May 9 – Provincial Election – Polling station will be in Maple Grove’s Gym all day

Link to Maple Grove District calendar    or click the following pdf link to see our monthly school calendar.  Please note the district calendar has been revised for next year.

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April 28th Up Date

Important Information – Please Translate
   這是一份重要資訊 — 請找人為您翻譯      Mahalagang Impormasyon – Paki sali sa sariling wika
   这是一份重要信息 — 请找人为您翻译       Información importante – Por favor traducir
   Thông tin quan trọng – Xin phiên dịch

We have received the following message from our district staff about a program which is very popular with adolescents. The intent of the information is to give parents some resources they can use to discuss the program with their children. The materials are aimed at upper intermediate and secondary students. At Maple Grove some grade 7 students  told our Vice-Principal, Lindsay Thompson, that they are watching. If you have further questions or concerns please contact the school.”

              13 Reasons Why – Netflix series

Guidance for Parents/ Guardians/ Caregivers:
In light of the popularity of the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why and its depiction of
suicide, bullying, drunk driving we want to bring to your attention the following
information.
The B.C. Ministry of Education and many mental health organizations are highlighting
concerns and providing guidance to school communities and parents to be aware of the
dangers and risks associated with children and young people who have been exposed
to the series.
It is important for parents to know what children are watching and if necessary, engage
them in reflective conversations to make sense of what they are seeing on TV or social
media. The following article was created by the Suicide Awareness Voices for
Education Society (SAVE), http://www.save.org/blog/tips-watching-new-netflix-series-13-
reasons/ as a guideline for talking to children about the TV series. It explains much of
the shows content, and the reasons why some mental health associations are urging
caution in allowing children/teens to watch the show unsupported.
School counsellors can assist school staff and parents to engage in supportive
conversations with students as well as provide resources and offer expertise in
preventing harmful behaviors.
If you need help:
• HealthLink BC- Call 811 or visit http://www.healthlinkbc.ca
• BC Mental Health Support Line- 310-6789
• Kids Help Line 310-1234
• Kids Help Phone 1-800-668-6868
http://www.youthinbc.ca
• Call 9-1-1 if you believe that someone’s life is in danger.

Class Organization for 2017 2018

Dear Parents:

Soon it will be time to start the process of class casting.  We will cast in two groups: Montessori and Traditional.  The Casting Process usually takes place sometime in June.

We do not accept teacher requests!  We do, however, take educational requests that describe an educational environment or educational considerations you feel the school should be aware of.  Please submit your requests directly to Mr Evans, Principal,  by May 30th

To assist you, if you’re so inclined, I have enclosed a list of standard criteria and consideration:

  1. CRITERIA FOR CASTING:  The objectives of class casting and student placement is to:
    1. Organize classes so that each student is in a positive learning environment
    2. Ensure that each teacher has a manageable teaching and learning assignment that conforms to the Ministry of Education guidelines and the teacher’s Collective Agreement
  2. Ability Distribution + Academic Needs
    1. Work Habits- there should be a range
    2. Teaching and learning styles- are considered
  3. Positive Social/Emotional Groupings
    1. Friendships
    2. Peer Conflicts
    3. Gender balance- boy/girl ratios
    4. Positive leaders and role models in all classes
  4. General Criteria
    1. Previous Experience: class assignments of teachers and students is considered
    2. Teacher recommendations
    3. Parental input
    4. Resource Team input
    5. Attention to each child- all members of the school team meet to discuss each child at length to ensure that all known factors are taken into consideration before a decision about class placement is finalized (this may take until Sept in some cases).  The school team consists of the following personnel- School Principal, classroom teacher(s), support staff (LAC/ELL), Case Manager, and receiving teacher.

Destination Imagination

Here is team Synergy at the Provincial DI Tournament in Surrey.  They placed 2nd in their age category and challenge, but more importantly, 1st in the Instant Challenge!  They have been invited to Global Finals which takes place May 23 – 27th in Knoxville, Tennessee.  Congratulations to Mrs. Humeniuk and her team!

(Thanks to Massimo for the photo.)DI team

Bard on the Beach Workshop

On Friday, students from Divisions 14, 15 & 16 were treated to a drama workshop by Bard on the Beach actors, Geoff and John. In June, the classes will attend a production of “Much Ado About Nothing”. Thanks to Ms. Griffiths for organizing these activities.

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MAPLE GROVE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

ORCHID ORDER FORM

Order Deadline: Thursday, May 4th

Instructions:

  • Ensure all cheques are written out to Maple Grove PAC.
  • Complete this form and enclose it in an envelope along with all cash and cheques you have received.
  • Keep a copy of the form and bring it with you on the day of pick-up.
  • Deliver your envelope to the PAC box in the school office by Thursday May 4th, no later than 3:00 pm.
  • In respect for our florist, no exceptions can be permitted.
  • Orchid orders will be available for pick-up on Friday, May 12th from 3 pm – 4 pm only.
  • Students are responsible for delivering their plants to their customers.

Student’s Name: ____________________________________________  Division: _________________

Phone #: __________________________________  Email: ___________________________________

Number of Plants: _______ _x $25.00 each = $ ______________TOTAL AMOUNT ENCLOSED (CASH + CHEQUES)

Thank you for supporting Maple Grove Elementary School

Both myself, Lindsay Thompson, Vice-Principal and Peter Evans, Principal, would like to take this opportunity to say how much we appreciate and support the PAC in their Orchid Fundraiser.  Please support our PAC’s initiative of Cloud Books for Classrooms!  With each purchase of a beautiful orchid for $25.00, $10.44 will go back to the school for the purchase of valuable technology.  If you have any questions with regards to the fundraiser, please contact Paula Temrick,  fundraising@perspectiveshr.com.

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What is the PAC Food Days Fundraiser?
It is a fundraising initiative, whereby we sell healthy food items to the students. All food suppliers used comply to the BC Healthy Schools Food and Beverage Guidelines. The monies raised through this fundraiser will go towards the school. This initiative is not to be confused with the existing VSB hot lunch program.

How is the PAC Food Days Fundraiser different from the existing hot lunch program?

The existing hot lunch program does not raise funds for our school. It is a program offered by the VSB. For a monthly fee, they provide healthy hot lunches everyday of the month when school is in session. The average cost of a lunch is $4.95/day and it includes a hot entree, milk and a fruit or veggie side. This is a great choice if the parent is looking for the convenience of not having to worry about packing a healthy lunch every day for their child.

The PAC Food Days is not offered everyday and does not replace the VSB hot lunch program. The parent gets to choose what they want to order from a pre-determined menu offering. The food is sourced from various caterers and restaurants in the city. At times, the parent may only be ordering an entree. Therefore, a drink and snack may still need to be packed to round out the meal. This is a great choice for those students who are not participating in the existing hot lunch program and the parents want a “day off” from making and packing a lunch.
What if my child is part of the VSB hot lunch program but I want to order from the PAC Food Days Fundraiser?

You are more than welcome to order from the PAC Food Days Fundraiser – the PAC appreciates your support! But know that your PAC food order will be in addition to the food your child will already be receiving from the VSB hot lunch program.     NO REFUNDS will be given for the VSB hot lunch on the day that you order PAC Food.

 

Click here for the:

Maple Grove Pac Website

upcoming event

May 4 – District Wide Earthquake Drill at 2pm

May 5 – Pro D Day- No School for students
– Staff working with project team and architects

May 9 – Provincial Election – Polling station will be in Maple Grove’s Gym all day

Link to Maple Grove District calendar    or click the following pdf link to see our monthly school calendar.  Please note the district calendar has been revised for next year.

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April 21 Update

Seismic Open House

Maple Grove hosted a successful Open House on Thursday, April 13. Many VSB management and project staff were on hand, along with the design team from Shape Architecture. The event was well attended and kicked off the consultation process for the planning, design and development of the new Maple Grove.

While there’s lots of conversation to be had in the future, we thought we would share some poster board information for those parents who were not able to attend.

Track and Field

Track and field practices started early on Wednesday and Thursday this week. We are grateful for the guidance of our teacher-coaches, Ms. Wong, Ms. Humeniuk, Mr. Richard, Mr. Naipaul, and Ms. Shideler, and for the positive energy of our athletes.

Garden Club

The Maple Grove garden club has been busy designing and planning their vegetable gardens. They won all the plants from Tried and True see the announcement here:  http://tried-and-true.com/contest/

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The ice cream raining clouds impressed the judges.

Garden 2017

 

 

17-04 MG ORCHID FUNDRAISER POSTER v4

MAPLE GROVE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

ORCHID ORDER FORM

Order Deadline: Thursday, May 4th

Instructions:

  • Ensure all cheques are written out to Maple Grove PAC.
  • Complete this form and enclose it in an envelope along with all cash and cheques you have received.
  • Keep a copy of the form and bring it with you on the day of pick-up.
  • Deliver your envelope to the PAC box in the school office by Thursday May 4th, no later than 3:00 pm.
  • In respect for our florist, no exceptions can be permitted.
  • Orchid orders will be available for pick-up on Friday, May 12th from 3 pm – 4 pm only.
  • Students are responsible for delivering their plants to their customers.

Student’s Name: ____________________________________________  Division: _________________

Phone #: __________________________________  Email: ___________________________________

Number of Plants: _______ _x $25.00 each = $ ______________TOTAL AMOUNT ENCLOSED (CASH + CHEQUES)

Thank you for supporting Maple Grove Elementary School

Both myself, Lindsay Thompson, Vice-Principal and Peter Evans, Principal, would like to take this opportunity to say how much we appreciate and support the PAC in their Orchid Fundraiser.  Please support our PAC’s initiative of Cloud Books for Classrooms!  With each purchase of a beautiful orchid for $25.00, $10.44 will go back to the school for the purchase of valuable technology.  If you have any questions with regards to the fundraiser, please contact Paula Temrick,  fundraising@perspectiveshr.com.

 

Maple Grove – PAC Food Days Fundraiser

Hello Parents!

Want a day off from packing lunch? Give your child a special treat, while supporting your school at the same time! Between now and the end of this school year, the PAC will be hosting a SUSHI Day, a SPUD Day (smoothies and wraps) and a SUBWAY Day to help fundraise for our school.  All parents need to do is place their order online using MunchaLunch.com and pay for your order by credit card. It’s that easy!

Note: this is not to be confused with the existing hot lunch program

May 2 – SUSHI Day (order deadline April 27)  
May 12 – SUBWAY Day  
May 23 – SPUD Day (pending)  


HOW TO REGISTER:

  • Go to: munchalunch.com/schools/MapleGrove    
  • Click the “Register Here” button (as shown below). The system will guide you through.
  • After adding your children, click the green “Order Lunch!” button to order.
  • Next time, just click the “Login Here” button to access your account.

        ORDERING DETAILS:

  • Online ordering will be OPEN April 20th, 2017.
  • If you need assistance with ordering, or do not have access to the internet,
    please contact Angela (angbfoote@gmail.com).

Food will be delivered to your child’s classroom before lunch hour the day of. Please note, if your child is ill on a date you have ordered food, you are welcome to come and pick up their food by 11:45am in the boys basement; otherwise please consider it a donation for a child who does not have a lunch. There will be NO REFUNDS as this is a PAC fundraiser.  We appreciate your support which provides PAC with the funds to help create an enriched learning environment for our students and teachers.

Satisfaction Survey

Help us plan for the future – tell us about your education experience. Students in Grades 4, 7, 10 and 12, their parents and all staff in B.C. public schools are invited to participate in an annual online satisfaction survey about their school experience.

The survey takes about 10 minutes to complete. If your school district or school has added questions, it may take longer. All responses are anonymous and confidential.

Student and staff surveys are available in English and French. Parent surveys are available in 16 additional languages.

The survey is open from January to the end of April of each year. If it’s currently available and you have your logon information, please take the survey now:

Access the Online Survey

To take the survey, you can use any computer that has:

  • Access to the Internet with basic bandwidth (56K bandwidth)
  • A web browser (Internet Explorer, Netscape, Firefox or Safari)
  • Basic memory (a minimum of 32MB RAM – 64MB is recommended)
  • Hard drive space (at least 40MB)

For example, even if you have no personal computer at home many public libraries will have information about the survey, and can provide access.

Students and staff must obtain a logon number from the school to access the appropriate survey. Parents can access the survey with a logon number provided by the school (automatically selects the appropriate survey for the child’s school and grade level), or without a logon number (the parent must select the child’s school and grade level in order to access the appropriate survey).

The survey can be accessed on the main logon page.

Please contact the web survey providers (AWIS) if you have technical difficulties using or accessing the online survey. If you need a logon number, please contact your school The school can provide logon information, help you find access to a computer or obtain a paper copy of the survey.

Questions

The survey covers a range of topics, providing a comprehensive picture of the educational experience in B.C. public schools. Questions were developed with input from partner groups, teachers and experts in educational measurement and special education.

Check out the standard survey questions:

Results

Public reports of the survey data are available while the survey is in session and once the survey has closed. An interim report on parent participation by district is also available during survey administration. Reports of final results, including summaries of participation and responses by question, are posted at the end of each school year.

Schools, districts, government ministries and other external organizations such as the Representative for Children and Youth use the survey data for planning, research and advocacy work for youth. Feedback from participants provides valuable insight for addressing current needs and trends.

 

Destination Imagination

2nd place at the Destination Imagination BC, AB & YK Provincial Tournament!

2017 DI

Mya Hall, Aleksandra Samchuck, Eric Froese, Sophia Sullivan, Div. 15 & 16

 

 

Document Shredding Fundraiser

 

Magee Secondary School Mainstage presents the musical Cabaret

The Magee students have been working hard to put on the musical “Cabaret”. This musical takes place in 1930’s Germany and is full of well-known songs and wonderful dance numbers.

Tickets are available at https://www.vtixonline.com/event.php?event_id=885

The show runs April 27, 28 and May 4, 5 at 7:00 pm.

 

upcoming event

May 5th – Pro D Day- No School for students
– Staff working with project team and architects

Link to Maple Grove District calendar    or click the following pdf link to see our monthly school calendar.  Please note the district calendar has been revised for next year.

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April 13 Update

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principals-message-1Principal’s Message

Good Afternoon,
On this last day before the Easter long weekend, it’s nice to take a moment to write to you with a couple of updates.  It’s been a busy year at MG and I’m happy to see that we’re progressing in many areas (FSA results, and seismic status) to name a few.

I want to take a moment to apprise you that I will be away from work for a couple of weeks.  Mr. Brian Anderson (a retired Principal) will be filling in for me.  Mr. Anderson has been filling in at several Vancouver schools since retiring last year, and is a seasoned administrator.  Ms. Thompson, our VP, is highly capable and is involved in a number of projects as well as the day-to-day operation of the school.  I would encourage you to contact Ms. Thompson if you have any questions or concerns that need to be addressed in a timely manner.

At a glance:

  1. 2021
    VSB Strategic Plan- This was a new initiative that was surveyed and rolled out last year.  It is essentially a road map for Vancouver schools and the district as a whole.  Vancouver schools will be searching for ways to align ourselves more to the themes of the Strategic Plan over the coming years so that schools and the district as a whole are collectively working on the key emphasis of the Strategic Plan.  More information is available at: https://www.vsb.bc.ca/vsb2021
  2. 1 new curricNew Curriculum Planning- Teachers all over the province have been attending workshops on the re-designed curriculum.  Maple Grove staff started planning last year (March 4 and April 15) and continued this year with Curricular Implementation time on Nov 10, Dec 5, Jan 30, Feb 24 and May 5 has helped meet the needs of staff to feel comfortable with the core competencies and assessment/evaluation components of the new curriculum and how it relates to their programming.
  3. 1 satisfaction surveySatisfaction Surveys- Coming in the near future.
  4. IMG_0638 Maple Grove staff have been chatting and thought that it might be nice to bring back some of our history.  These 1950’s looking gym shirts are grey with “Maple Grove” embossed on the chest.  The letters are outlined in vintage black.  These shirts are perfect spirit wear and wonderful to have for sporting events or public events.  Maple Grove kids stand out in the crowd in these cool retro shirts.  This is a pilot project and may only be offered this year.  We’re testing student response to them.  T-shirts come in kid and Adult sizing.

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Grade 6 Camp Information Meeting for Parents

Wednesday, April 19 at 3:15 in the Library

There will be a brief meeting for parents of Grade 6 students who will be attending the Sea to Sky camp June 7 to 9th.

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PAC FUNDRAISER

Computers For Our Classrooms – An Orchid Flower Fundraiser 

To help support the purchase of computers for our classrooms, MG PAC will be launching an Orchid Flower Fundraiser next week.  For $25 you will receive a beautiful long-lasting potted orchid, just in time for Mother’s Day – Sunday May 14.  Look for posters in our school, flyers coming home and more news in our blog about how you can purchase, fundraise and help support the education of our children.   

Volunteers Needed:  Please contact Paula at fundraising@perspectiveshr.com if you are able to help out (minimum 2 hours between 11am-4:30pm) to sort orders and distributing orchids when they arrive on Friday May 12th.

Kerrisdale Community Centre

The Youth Leaders in Action program is putting on a Mother’s Day Tea at Kerrisdale Community Centre on Saturday May 13th.   It is a great way to show appreciation for all the work Mother’s/Grandmother’s do and to spend some time with family.  There will be tea, cookies, card making (for the little ones), and a little photo booth.  All ages welcome! Attached is the poster designed by our YLIA that has all the details about the event.

Mother’s Day Tea Poster

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upcoming event
April 14 – Good Friday Holiday
April 17 – Easter Monday Holiday
May 5th – Pro D Day- No School
– Staff working with project team and architects

Link to Maple Grove District calendar    or click the following pdf link to see our monthly school calendar.  Please note the district calendar has been revised for next year.

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April 7

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Maple Grove Public Traditional & Montessori School- No better Place to Learn

Embracing the New BC Curriculum’s Focus on Personalized and Student-Centred Learning

The most important innovation the new BC curriculum offers is its focus on personalization. Personalized learning strives to address each student’s needs, preferences, strengths, interests, and aspirations as part of a movement designed to promote greater student accountability and engagement in the classroom.   Undoubtedly, student-centred learning will have a profound impact on BC schools for years to come.

Maple Grove staff are a dedicated team of passionate and experienced teachers who are actively working to align our curriculum with the Ministry’s new guidelines.  We have made a concerted effort to protect the academic rigor of our program, while striving to adapt new and promising approaches to teaching and learning.  As we head into third term, I am particularly impressed by the impact that our implementation of personalized learning strategies have had on both the Traditional program and in our Montessori program.

Since September, all our intermediate and primary teachers have participated in regular meetings to review our curriculum planning and to share what is happening in our classrooms. Without exception, I have walked away from all of these meetings feeling inspired by the staff and by the stories that they share.

During the first and second term reporting period students considered the First Peoples Principle of Learning that states, “Learning ultimately supports the well-being of the self, the family, the community, the land, the spirits, and the ancestors.” They researched ancestors, who had overcome personal challenges, and presented their work at our heritage fair (just before spring break).  Many of the students I spoke with said that “Working on this project made me realize that determination runs through my family.  A lot of my ancestors never stopped until they did something great.”

Other students stated, “Although now I live in a safe country where there is little discrimination, I know that my ancestors had to work hard to make a better life for themselves and their families….”  These statements and reflections on our heritage served as timely reminders to give thanks for who we are an the diversity of our backgrounds.

Another personalized learning opportunity that is evident at MG this year, is the importance of reading as a means of developing stronger thinking and writing skills. Two yeas ago MG staff designed a framework for successful critical thinking. Throughout the year, students will be expected to select books to read stories that are aligned with their own interests, as long as the books that they choose to read possess literary merit. They will be expected to critically examine work and analyze content.

MG intends to build on these successes by extending our use of student-centred learning strategies to include discussion-based approaches to teaching and learning school-wide. Please stay tuned for more information.

 

 

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RBC RACE FOR THE KIDS

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

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.

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

https://www.bcchf.ca/events/

Click the “RBC Run for the Kids” icon on the right and click “Register” and follow the prompts.

NOTE: 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.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
upcoming event

April 13- Seismic Open House 3:00-6:00 in the library
April 14 – Good Friday Holiday
April 17 – Easter Monday Holiday
May 5th – Pro D Day- No School
– Staff working with project team and architects

Link to Maple Grove District calendar    or click the following pdf link to see our monthly school calendar.  Please note the district calendar has been revised for next year.

maple-grove-monthly-calendar

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