February 14th Update

principals-message-1

PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE

Dear Maple Grove Families,
Another busy week has drawn to a close.  Lots of things happening around the school.  Our Senior Boys and Senior Girls basketball teams are in mid-season and doing very well.  We are hopeful that as the season draws to a close they will continue with basketball in high school.

Snow days (school closures) are rare in Vancouver.  Thank you to everyone for being diligent and listening to the radio and watching social media for information regarding schools and weather.  This year we had only three phone calls about whether school would be open.

Our Lockdown drill went very well.  Thank you to everyone for accommodating our practice as we work through various emergency procedures throughout the school year to ensure the safety and security of all students.

Special Thank you’s to our PAC Exec for hosting a lovely Lunar New Year Tea in the library last Friday.  It was a nice casual way to end the week and celebrate a special time of the year.

HIP HOP Dance lessons are in full swing.  This is part of student’ Physical Education Program and a special treat for all students.  Thank you to our awesome parents for making this event possible for our students.  We could not do this without your support!

ONLINE School Fees in Vancouver.  Vancouver is moving to an online system for parents to pay fees.  This will apply to all schools in Vancouver.  This is applicable for school fees, supply fees, field trips, etc.  More information to follow… but to date 3/4 of Maple Grove families have registered!!!!!   Bravo!!!!   This really helps parents track fees paid AND it helps Mrs. Peters in the office!

Schools are beginning the process of starting to plan for September, 2019.  This is a crucial time when having a magic crystal ball would be lovely.  That being said, knowing about Maple Grove family plans for next year is important in the projection and planning process.  Please know that we are actively trying to garner a sense of how many students we will have throughout the school in both Montessori and Traditional programs.  Any assistance you can provide regarding new families in the neighbourhood, or transfer outs would be appreciated.

Please be reminded:
1. Friday, February 15 – School Closed- Curriculum Implementation Day
2. Monday, February 18- School Closed- Family Day
3. First day back at school is Tuesday, February 19

happylong weekend

 

Enjoy the LONG weekend!
Friday, February 15th is a Curriculum Implementation Day
Monday, February 18th is Family Day- No School

If you have young children (3-4 year old) or know of any in our neighbourhood, please let them know about our Ready Set Learn event on February 22nd.

RSL Poster

Moments from Snow Day

The beautiful scene on Tuesday at Maple Grove.  A good day to cancel school!

 

Happy Lunar New Year!

download (1)

Maple Grove Pac Website (Click to enter)

 

upcoming event

February 15 – Pro D Day – No school for students

February 18 – Family Day Holiday

February 22 – Ready Set Learn

March 10 – Spring Forward

March 18 to 29 – Spring Break

Posted in Uncategorized

February 8th Update

Parent Parking Patrol- Expression of interest.

Dear Parents… the school continues to have concerns over the fascinating and often dangerous driving habits we witness on a daily basis in front of the school.  It’s clear that we need adults out there on a daily basis to remind drivers of safe driving habits and to ensure the safety and security of our children as they come and go in the morning and after school.

If you are interested in being a member of the school parent parking patrol, please send an email to Principal Evans pevans@vsb.bc.ca and he will add your name to a list of parents who are interested in having a meeting to devise a schedule so that parents can assist in observing the safety and security of children at the beginning and end of the day.

You may reach Principal Evans at      pevans@vsb.bc.ca

 

ALL PARENTS…  Please Register.

Maple Grove is moving to an online Payment system.  This will allow you to easily track and document payments for school materials, field trips, and activities. 

Have you read the yellow and oranges notices that were sent home this week?

Register and shop for Hip Hop Program.  

Dear Maple Grove families,

We are delighted to share with you that from February 11th to 25th, as part of the PE program, all students from Kindergarten to Grade 7 will be taking hip-hop lessons with a professional instructor, Jheric Hizon from Boogaloo Academy.  During these high energy and super fun workshops, students will work on a routine to present to the whole school at a Final Showcase Performance.

This fun-filled dance program was very successful at Maple Grove last year. Our staff is excited about this opportunity and we view bringing in an expert dance instructor as a valuable way to enhance our Fine Arts and PE program.

To showcase what students have learned, there will be a performance on Monday,

February 25 at 1:30 pm in our gym. Parents are invited! There will be limited seating available on the stage. We are excited to be hosting a program in which students of all ages can participate.

The cost for the four workshops and performance is $15 per child. Lessons will take place during PE times, with classroom teachers present.   We are delighted to have this item available for online payment.  Please see attached orange sheet with further details on how to register for online payment.  The deadline for payment is February 15, 2019.

The link to register for online payment is https://vsb.schoolcashonline.com.   For this activity, there are limited circumstances when Maple Grove will accept payment by cheque (payable to Maple Grove Elementary).  Please submit any cheque payments to your child’s teacher.

To register – a simple process that takes only a few minutes – by visiting https://vsb.schoolcashonline.com or visiting our website athttp://www.vsb.bc.ca/online-payment and following directions to the School Cash Online page. You will need your child’s usual first name, last name and birth date to register.

Should you encounter any difficulties, you can use the parent help desk at 1(866) 961-1803 or by visiting schoolcashonline.com/Home/Support.

More info on how to register here:

Step-by-Step Registration

Robotics 2019

 

 

Maple Grove Pac Website (Click to enter)

 

upcoming event

February 15 – Pro D Day – No school for students

February 18 – Family Day Holiday

 

Posted in Uncategorized

February 1, 2019 Update

principals-message-1

PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE

Dear Maple Grove Families,
After being sick with the flu for the past week, it’s nice to be back in the building seeing all the busy happy smiling faces.   There are lots of events taking place.  The first one being our gr 7 Camp-In.  This was an experience Ms. Smith and I thought about while working at a recent conference.  We’ve made no secret that one of our goals at Maple Grove is to create a culture of success and belonging for all persons (students, staff, parents).  To that end, we want teachers to feel passionate and appreciated for the tremendously difficult job they have under challenging circumstances.  And we want them to feel acknowledged and appreciated for their great work.  We want our students to have an engaging, robust, fun-filled and relevant education that provides them opportunities to acquire skill sets they can use to be productive contributing members of society.  As well, we want our parents to feel that their children are safe and secure at Maple Grove and receiving a quality education from passionate, caring educators who are working to create a culture of successful teaching and learning at the school.  We want our parents to feel involved and be engaged in knowing about their child’s education.

ARTelicious was a program/event we planned last year to bring the community together.  We are working on something similar for this year.  But we also wanted to reach our student leadership core and build bonds with those leaders who have a crucial role in this, their last year, at Maple Grove.  So Ms. Smith and I felt we needed to pony up and “go the distance” for our gr 7 leaders.  Hence… gr. 7 Camp-In.

Huge thanks to all the grade 7 teachers who do so much for the students on a daily basis.  This was our little way of acknowledging them and giving them some time where they didn’t have to always be “on” for the kids.  We appreciated the opportunity to work with their kids and build strong relations.  Also, we’d like to thank our awesome student planners.  These students worked with each division and helped to shape, organize and deliver on many of the activities we worked on at the camp.  Special thanks our Extra Clerical Office staff, Ms. Lincoln who gave up her family time to spend the over night with us!  Also, one of our awesome gr 3/ 4 teachers Ms. MacNiel who didn’t even hesitate to volunteer.  She jumped right in and didn’t miss a beat.  We’d also like to thank Mr. McDonough.  He was on board from the beginning and never waivered.  We appreciate his calm, thoughtful leadership style and his commitment to the MG students.  Finally, none of this would have even happened if it weren’t for the determination, dedication, and silent power of Ms. Smith.  She truly has the interests of all learners at heart and strives everyday to create fabulous opportunities for students to grow and learn more about themselves and one another.  Bravo Team!

LOCKDOWN DRILL- TUESDAY, FEB 05 at 10AM

From time to time, all schools practice LOCKDOWN drills in the event of an emergency occurring at the school.  Maple Grove is no exception.  Tuesday morning at 10 am, we will be working with our policing partners to ensure that our emergency drills at Maple Grove are up-to date and effective.  At 10 am we will be locking all interior doors and staff and students will go into Lockdown mode.  We really don’t want parents and visitors in the building while were conducting these drills.  While we will have signage around the school, we would kindly  request that folks give us from 10:00 to 10:20 to work through our drill.  Thank you.

On Line Payments available for Maple Grove Parents!

We’ll go live on Monday, February 4th.

The Vancouver School Board will now be offering School Cash Online at Maple Grove Elementary as its preferred method of payment for all school fees, including everything from field trips to yearbooks. This secure system helps parents/guardians and community members pay school-related fees safely, quickly and easily online.

The new system puts all of the school fees available to your student online for purchase, keeping you informed of your child’s activities and needs. We will post items through the system and assign the relevant fees to your child. You can then purchase these fees online with one of three different methods, including credit cards. You can also stay informed and keep track of which school fees require your attention. The system strictly adheres to Canada’s privacy and anti-spam legislation and meets the latest industry standards for payment security.

You are now able to register – a simple process that takes only a few minutes – by visiting https://vsb.schoolcashonline.com or visiting our website at http://www.vsb.bc.ca/online-payment and following directions to the School Cash Online page. You will need your child’s usual first name, last name and birth date to register.

Should you encounter any difficulties, you can use the parent help desk at 1(866) 961-1803 or by visiting schoolcashonline.com/Home/Support.

More info on how to register here:

Step-by-Step Registration

 

Please don’t send your kids to school if they are not well!  Please read this letter from Vancouver Coastal Health.whentosendchildtoschool

candygram

Candygram Sale

There will be a Valentine’s candygram sale from Monday, February 4th to Wednesday, February 13th. Representatives from the Global Citizenship Club will be selling in the main hallway every day at recess. Candygrams will be $1. There will be a card for you to write your friend’s name, division and who the treat is from. All proceeds will go to a clean water project in Haiti.

Special thanks to Maple Grove PAC!

Thank you to the PAC for decorating the library and main hallway for Lunar New Year!  Please join us for Friday , February 8 morning coffee and goodies in the library 9:00 to 10:00 am.

Want to Play Badminton?

The VSSAA (Secondary Schools association) is offering badminton skills sessions for students on the Jan 25 + 28 pro d days.  Follow the link if interested.

jan 25 28 flyer

 

Maple Grove Pac Website (Click to enter)

upcoming event

 

February 15 – Pro D Day – No school for students

February 18 – Family Day Holiday

 

 

Posted in Uncategorized

January 11 Update

happy 2019

principals-message-1

PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE

Dear Maple Grove Families,
Welcome back!  We look forward to a wonderful term and remainder of the school year!  This week has been busy with SPED meetings, two Physical Health Education Parent information sessions (one on Tuesday and one this morning) as well as an Choice Program Montessori “K” and Gr 4 meeting for new families planning to attend in September.

Regarding seismic news, we have been told to anticipate fencing to be erected at the beginning of February.   The electrical transformer work with BC Hydro is now complete.

Please read the notice below… it will affect everyone on Tuesday morning.  We are asking that you have your children at school on time that day otherwise you may be profoundly inconvenienced due to a safety drill taking place at Magee and Maple Grove.

 

All Parents… please read this…

WHAT
Maple Grove will be having a Secure + Hold drill

WHEN
Tuesday, January 15 at 9:05 am.  It effects the whole school

WHERE
The school exterior doors will be locked and nobody will be allowed in or out

WHO
This applies to ALL students, ALL parents, ALL staff, ALL visitors

WHY
From time to time, all schools practice drills for a variety of emergency situations.  Lockdowns (where there is an active threat) and Hold + Secures (where there may be a threat in the nearby community) are scenarios schools practice to ensure that if there was to be a situation outside our control, we will have some idea how to respond in a safe and secure manner.

HOW
A Secure + Hold Drill is when the school receives information that a potentially serious incident is taking place in our nearby community… and the police ask the school to lock our exterior doors only as a precaution.  Students may move within the building, but nobody is allowed in or out during the drill.  We anticipate the drill lasting approximately 20 minutes.

If you are in the school when the drill starts, we will be insisting that you remain in the school for the duration of the drill.

If you arrive late to drop your child off… and the drill has already started, you will be asked to remain outside for the duration of the drill and to seek shelter in your vehicle.

We do not expect parents to be knocking on the school doors during this drill as we will be busy with the police and communicating with our staff.

SITUATION
Two years ago, Maple Grove and Magee Admin Team with the VPD decided to utilize a communication app to communicate with one another when situations were taking place at either school.  This has been tested and used in several real situations at both schools.  The VPD and VSB want to observe the two schools using this process.  Rather than do it when nobody is around… in an effort to make this as real as possible… they’ve asked to conduct the drill at one of the busiest times of the day.  They would like to see how this works and what the two schools do.

On Tuesday morning at 9:05 am, Magee will Lockdown and Maple Grove will go into Hold + Secure.  We anticipate this drill lasting about 20 minutes.  It”s important for us to practice this drill so that in the event of a real situation, we can keep students as safe as possible.

Please don’t arrive after 9:00 am Tuesday.  Please don’t hang around on Tuesday morning unless you want to be locked in the school with us for 20 minutes.  Please don’t arrive late and stand at the doors knocking to come in.  Please don’t line up and wait outside the school until 9:30 (go back to your car and wait patiently)  Please don’t call the office or email the school as we will be busy with the police and communicating to our staff.  Please be on time Tuesday and let us practice the drill on our own.

–   –    –    –    –    –    –    –    –    –    –    –    –    –    –    –    –    –    –

Maple Grove’s Exceptional Group.

For families with special needs (physically and neuro diverse) kids, navigating the school system can be complicated, stressful and lonely. Connections and information can help. Come join your community in this warm and friendly FREE 6-week parent led group for adults supporting special needs/physically and neuro diverse learners.

MAPLE GROVE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL’S EXCEPTIONAL GROUP RUNS TUESDAY 6-7:30PM FROM JAN 15- FEB 19 IN THE SCHOOL LIBRARY.

Join in parent-led conversation, advocacy, resource sharing, relationship building and more. To register or for more information email: inclusionandadvocacy@gmail.com

exceptional group

 

Looking for after school programs???????

MapleGrove-YRFlyer-Winter2019

 

comics lego

 

Maple Grove Pac Website (Click to enter)

upcoming event

January 25 – Pro D Day – No school for students

February 15 – Pro D Day – No school for students

February 18 – Family Day Holiday

 

 

Posted in Uncategorized

December 21st Update

principals-message-1

PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE

Dear Maple Grove Families,
From us, to you, may the joys and delights of this holiday season shine upon you and your loved ones.  May you find peace in the holiday, warmth in the spirit of the season, and joy in our family and friends!.

This was a very busy week at school.  We were graced with the presence of the Magee Chamber Choir.  They were amazing!   As one of the top choirs in Canada, under the direction of Mr. Greg Quan, it was an honour to listen to such talented Magee students.  These talented students inspired many of our Maple Grove kids to want to join choir.  It was awesome!!!

Thank you to all the staff, students and parents who worked tirelessly to make the Winter Concert such a success.

IMG_2925 IMG_2927 IMG_2932

Christmas brings family and friends together; it helps us appreciate the love in our lives we can often take for granted.  May the true meaning of the holiday season fill your heart and home with many joy and happiness.
Merry Christmas,
Principal Evans and Vice Principal Smith

MERRY CHRISTMAS

This is a lovely time of the year to spend with family.  A time to emphasize joy and peace in the world.  While we may be concerned about the secularization and commercialization of this season, it does not take away from the good feelings we all have towards each other and our community.  We remember the good spirit of the season.  The love and care we have for our children, and our desire for joy and peace in the world.

Finally a huge thanks to Ms. Peters for keeping all of us sorted during this insanely busy time of the year and with so many projects on the go.  Thank you Ms. Peters!

happy holidays

 

FABULOUS WINTER CONCERT

Our students put on wonderful and enjoyable performances at our Winter Concert. Thank you so much to all the teachers who generously gave their time to make this happen.  I was truly proud both of the commitment of the teachers to do something so beneficial for the students, and their ability to encourage students to such high levels of fine behavior and performance.  I was also very proud of our students who performed beautifully, took on various important responsibilities and did all this work with good cheer.  Thank you to the students who decorated the gym and to our engineer, Mr. Malimban, who put the lights around the stage.  Thank you to Ms Hales who created our lovely program.  There are many others who went the extra mile to make this happen.

PHYSICAL HEALTH EDUCATION (PHE) INFO SESSIONS

Dear Parents,
As promised earlier in the Fall, Ms. Smith and I are getting back to you with two planned parent information sessions on PHE.  These sessions are designed to introduce you to our public health nurse, Ms. Johal, and to share the graduated curriculum materials for each grade.  We will be sending home curriculum overviews in January, and are happy to enclose the curriculum link.  Also, we will discuss with you “Alternative Delivery” and what that means.  There will be time to ask questions.

PHE translated letter (English and Chinese)

Curriculum Link:

 

Thankyou

A very big thank you to everyone who helped with and contributed to this year’s Holiday Hamper Drive.  There are twelve families at our sister school, Nightingale, who will have a very happy holiday season with food and gifts and Buy-Low grocery gift cards.

This year we raised a record amount to purchase grocery store gift cards.  Our bake and rummage sales were very successful. Thank you so much to Division 18 for their hard work that made it all happen. We also would like to send a very big thank you to  Jackson Lee of COBS Bread Tsawwassen Commons
1812 – 4949 Canoe Pass Way
Tsawwassen, BC  V4M 0B2
(604) 382 – 5018
www.cobsbread.com

and all the parents who donated such beautiful cookies and cupcakes.

Mr Rod Van Dorn at Buy Low Foods gave us some extra help by donating $200 in gift cards – Thank you!

PAC members worked very hard to help organize the donations and wrap the gifts, Division 2 gave us a hand to carry all the heavy boxes to the Nightingale van.

PAC helping with hampers.jpg

 

All the best from the Holiday Hamper Committee,


Debbie Lam, Sarah Adams, Amber Garrod, Natalie Vermaas, Kiara Yeung, Denise Watkins, Lisa Mullan, Jeannie Chau, and Jane Peters

 

PAC Food_School Blog_Dec 21 2018

WORLD’S FAIR

Divisions 16, 17 and 18 brought the culture and history of many countries to Maple Grove with their World’s Fair on Tuesday. This Celebration of Learning was one of several ways our district will be communicating student learning besides report cards. Like student-led conferences, these events allow students to articulate and make connections between the Big Ideas in the core content areas.

Clara   Jeremy   Nicholas

 

ADST


Div. 15 has done fantastic work in A.D.S.T. (Applied Design, Skills, and Technology) this term.
They practiced sewing four different stitches by hand and then designed and made their very own creations. The final products include stuffed animals, pillows, computer game items, a tissue box cover, and a purse. What an excellent display of sewing skills and creativity!

Div 15 2018.JPG

Hamburger

Gerardo’s Hamburger sewing project from Div. 15

 

 

Maple Grove - ASP - 2019 Winter - Registration Form 000 - System 7 - Online

Maple Grove Pac Website (Click to enter)

upcoming event
December 21st – Last of school before the winter break

January 7th – First day of school after the winter break

January 11 – Montessori K-7 Open House

January 25 – Pro D Day – no school for students

Posted in Uncategorized

December 14th Update

principals-message
Dear Maple Grove School Community,

Another busy week at Maple Grove is drawing to a close, and so too is our year and term.  As many of you know, Maple Grove is part of the district pilot project on reporting “Communicating Student Learning” (CSL) and as such, you will be receiving your child’s report card in January.

A special acknowledgement to our PAC Co-Chairs, our PAC Executive, and the ADHOC PAC Seismic Cohort Committee (Mr. Guest and Ms. Kong) for their hard work in advocating for our school community and for further study of the Magee/Maple Grove Swing site option.  There will be more to come on this issue over the coming months, but for now we have avoided having a difficult situation for Sept, 2019.

Special thanks to Mr. Cliff Saito, Ms. Wong, and the students in Div 12.  They worked very hard in creating an amazing GINGERBREAD SCHOOL

gingerbread house

Parents/Guardians,
Please read the following letter from Mr. Robert Schindel, Associate Superintendent of Vancouver Schools regarding the widely reported incident that occurred at a Vancouver school last week.  Maple Grove staff have met and reinforced our commitment to before school supervision (starts at 8:40 am) and our after school supervision (ends at 3:20 pm).  We reminded staff about questioning adults in the building who they may not recognize.  We also reminded staff to speak to students about being aware of their surroundings, going to the washroom in pairs, being aware of stranger danger,  and speaking to adults in a timely manner.

VBE Parent Letter Dec 14

On another note

While the school tries to remain neutral on issues in the community, we recognize many of our parents like to be aware of what’s going on in the surrounding community.  When we were recently contacted by a neighbour to the school, we felt it necessary to share the information with you:

From a Concerned Neighbour…

To Maple Grove Parents,
I have just been forwarded this information about a request to change usage of a retail store in Kerrisdale near 41/Larch to a cannabis retail.

Comments to the city must be made by Monday Dec. 17.  Attached are the details.  Note that the city would have to grant a variance as they are too close to the Kerrisdale Community Centre.

Feel free to forward this to others who may wish to comment.

Regards,

https://development.vancouver.ca/pc2431w41st/index.htm

Maple Grove’s Winter Concert is on Thursday, December 20th.

holiday concert

There are two shows:    1:15 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Your child will bring home your tickets. Don’t lose them! They are your entry into the concert.  They are being sent home on Monday.

The evening show will begin at 6:30 p.m. and students are asked to be in their classrooms at 6:00 p.m.  Once your child has been dropped off at their classroom, please head to the gym by using the entrance near the parking lot.

Parents and guardians are reminded to enjoy the entire show.  Out of consideration for all of the hard work that classes have been putting in practicing for the event, the audience is expected to stay for the entire concert.  PLEASE DON’T LEAVE AFTER YOUR CHILD PERFORMS- ITS DISRESPECTFUL TO ALL THE PARTICIPANTS

If you would like extra tickets, please come to the office to see if we can provide them to you.  Note:  Afternoon tickets are in good supply, however, tickets for the evening performance are very limited.

Care Boxes for the Homeless from Div’s 16, 17 & 18

 

 

On Thursday, December 13, Ms. Adams and three Maple Grove students delivered “care boxes” filled with essential items for homeless clients at the Lookout Society’s Powell Street Getaway on the Downtown Eastside.

Maple Grove Pac Website (Click to enter)

upcoming event
December 19th – Winter Concert Dress Rehearsal (1:15 pm)
December 20th – Winter Concert  (Afternoon performance 1:15 pm, Evening 6:30 pm)
December 21st – Last of school before the winter break
January 7th – First day of school after the winter break

Posted in Uncategorized

December 7th Update

 

WE Day, 2018

15 students from the Global Citizenship Club represented Maple Grove at WE Day 2018. Each of these students earned their place at WE Day due to their volunteer work serving our local and global communities. It was a day of inspiration, empathy and a call for action. All of the WE Day representatives will be leading service projects in our school this year. We can’t wait to see what they do next! Keep reading to find out what inspired them from the many guest speakers at WE Day.

WE Day 2018

WE Day Reflections 2018

WE Day was amazing. The music was so much fun. I was really inspired by Spencer West climbing a mountain with just his hands, but not being his biggest problem or fear. His biggest fear was coming out as gay, but he did it.

It was also pretty inspired by Shilpa Narayan who turned a struggle into a “journey”. There were so many more inspiring ideas and singers and poets and speakers! My time at WE Day was sooooo fun. I hope to go back next year, so until then I’ll volunteer as much as possible to earn my way back to the fun, amazing and inspiring, awesome WE Day!

Ridley

WE Day is about believing in yourself no matter what. When I went to WE Day, it was the best experience in my life. No matter if you are big or small you are you. When I went I felt something. We can make a difference in the world. If you get a chance that would be great. I think we should help poor people in Kenya. We can raise money and donate it. That money can be used for food, clothes and education.

Zoie and Priya

 WE Day was a lot of fun. One of my favourite parts was a when former NFL player Esera Tuaolo told his story about pretending he was straight for 9 years while in the NFL, because stereotypically, NFL players can’t be gay. I support people who are LGBTQ+, because they aren’t afraid to be themselves.

One of my favourite parts about WE Day was the music. Seeing all those performers live was amazing.

Overall, I think anyone who has a chance to go totally should go. They’ll probably regret it if they don’t.

Aleksandra

WE Day is a celebration of young people wanting to make a difference. The purpose of WE Day is to try to help those in need by the people who are committed to make a difference. I think that this is a great way to make an impact of how we live and to get inspired to make changes by other people.

I really got inspired by Nasir Andrew saying “I know it gets hard sometimes and you feel like giving up. The pushing and the shoving, the teasing and the taunting. Enough is enough, but don’t let them steal your light. Rise above and beyond, because you’ve got a hero inside and your journey’s just begun!”. She is telling you to stay strong and to not let anybody’s teasing or taunting get to you.

Christina Div. 2

holiday wreath

Holiday Hamper Drive

Have you sent in your donation yet?

Please be generous.

Collection Period:  December 3rd to December 14th.

We will be sponsoring families from our sister school, Nightingale Elementary, during our Holiday Hamper Drive. Each family will be given a hamper of non-perishable food, household items, small gifts and a gift card to purchase groceries. We need your help to make this annual tradition a huge success. This year there will be a sign up sheet with suggested donations in each classroom. Please ask your child what they have offered to donate. We are also asking for a $4.00 donation from each student to be put towards the grocery store gift cards.  Class parents will be helping and will be available to help if you have any questions.  Thank you to everyone – you will give some very deserving people a wonderful, happy holiday season that would otherwise be very challenging.

 

Div 15 Creations

Div 15 carving

Division 15 worked with an artist from Studiostone Creative to make their own soapstone carvings of west coast animals. They used files and sandpaper to transform rough stone into beautiful orcas, eagles, bears, wolves, and bison. 

rummage sale

Are toys and books taking over your home?  Maybe it’s time to de-clutter!  We are asking for donations of gently used books, games, puzzles and toys for our Rummage Sale that will be held on December 10th.  Please no stuffed animals or broken toys.  Look for the box outside the office.  We will also accept adult books and SMALL household items that are in good condition and easy to sell.  No clothing please.  All profits will go to the Holiday Hampers for our sister school.

The rummage sale will be held in the library on Monday, December 10th from 10:30am-3:30pm.  All items will be under $5!

Maple Grove ES-Winter Term Chess Program

Maple Grove Pac Website (Click to enter)

upcoming event

December 13th – Craft Day for Primary students
December 14th – Open house for Interested Montessori Kindergarten Parents  11:00 am
December 19th – Winter Concert Dress Rehearsal (1:15 pm)
December 20th – Winter Concert  (Afternoon performance 1:15 pm, Evening 6:30 pm)
December 21st – Last of school before the winter break
January 7th – First day of school after the winter break

Posted in Uncategorized