February 19th Update

Video of the New Maple Grove

We know that parents would love to see inside our beautiful new school. We were fortunate to have a videographer from Vancouver School Board come to the school and film teachers and show you the inside of the new building. We are absolutely thrilled to be here and finally unpacked! Click the link below to take a tour with us:

Message from Mr. Richard Zerbe

As you know, there have been some admin changes. Please read the letter below from Mr. Zerbe, Director of Instruction, that explains the changes at Maple Grove.

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Dear Maple Grove families,

This letter is to inform you of some upcoming administrative staffing changes.

Our Principal, Mr. Peter Evans, has recently experienced some medical issues that require him to be away from his duties for longer than expected.  Mr. Kevin Land will continue on as acting Principal in his stead until further notice.

As you know, our Vice Principal, Ms Lia Cuccurullo, is expecting a child with Friday of this week being her last day at Maple Grove.  We are happy that retired elementary administrator, Ms. Natalie Morissette, has agreed to serve as acting Vice Principal from February 22 to March 12.  Our school will receive a permanent Vice Principal following Spring Break with an announcement coming next week.

Please join us in welcoming Ms. Morissette and in thanking Ms. Cuccurullo for her wonderful support to the staff, students and families of Maple Grove.  You will be missed, Ms. Cuccurullo.  We wish you and your new family all the very best.

We know also that you join us in wishing Mr. Evans the very best for a speedy recovery.  We will be sharing the news appropriately with students and inviting them to share any get-well wishes to him through classroom activities.

Sincerely,

Richard Zerbe Director of Instruction – Education Services Office of the Superintendent Vancouver School Board
1580 West Broadway  Vancouver BC V6J 5K8 phone: 604-713-5097   I acknowledge that I live, work and play on the unceded and traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples – sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) nations.

Goodbye from Ms. Cuccurullo

Maple Grove Families,

It has been an absolute joy being at the school for the past 6 months. Maple Grove is a true gem – a place where staff, students and parents work collaboratively to foster excellence each day. I am very sad to be leaving but I have an exciting new adventure that is waiting for me. My baby boy is due on March 12th and I am looking forward to becoming a Mom for the first time. I am nervous, excited, anxious – all the emotions! Thank you for supporting me and I hope to be back again one day

Click the link below to see my goodbye video to students:

Congratulations, Ms. New!

Ms. New was selected as 1 of 50 educators from across North America to go on an expedition to an incredible destination on planet earth! Once it is safe to do so, she will be sent on board a ship with experts, naturalists, photographers and fellow adventurers. And most excitingly, she will be bringing back her amazing learning here to Maple Grove to inspire the students! We are very proud of Ms. New – way to go!

See the NatGeo announcement here:

https://blog.education.nationalgeographic.org/2021/02/09/national-geographic-society-and-lindblad-expeditions-announce-the-14th-annual-cohort-of-grosvenor-teacher-fellows/

Option 4 Return to in-school learning

We are welcoming back many Option 4 students on Monday, March 1. For those remaining “Learning from Home” re-entry to in-school learning can happen on future Mondays. Parents must inform the school on the Thursday before the Monday that they wish to return to allow for teachers to prepare for them.

Return to Play – Stage 2 for Physical Activity

The Vancouver Board of Education is pleased to be reopening elementary school sports programs effective Feb. 18, 2021. We are now in the VSB Return to Play Stage 2. By offering school sports activities, we will be adhering to the standards, guidelines, and protocols from the Provincial Health Officer B.C.C. Communicable Disease Control, Vancouver Coastal Health, Ministry of Education, Vancouver School District and B.C. School Sports. 


We at Maple Grove will be focusing on skills and drills, starting with basketball for any grade in 4,5,6 & 7 who is interested and returns a signed consent form. No games are permitted in Stage 2, you can visit BCSS Return to School Sport Plan to learn about policies for stage 1 – 4.

Depending on the number of students who are interested and who return the signed consent form, each grade (4-7) will start with one morning per week in the gym from 8:15 – 8:55. Students will need proper gymnasium footwear. Basketballs will be provided. There would be a maximum of 50 students participating in each session. We hope to start with Grade 7s on Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 8:15 am.

Mr. Kevin Land, Acting Principal

Maple Grove Pac Website (Click to enter)

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February 24th – Pink Day!

March 15th to 26th – Spring Break

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February 5th Update

February 12th is a Pro D Day at Maple Grove – No school for Students

Parents: Please do not send any goodies or treats. The school will have a small, COVID safe treat for all the students.

LOST AND FOUND

Anything look familiar? Please check lost and found located in a box outside the east entrance (library entrance) of the new building.

TRAFFIC

To help facilitate both the safe pick up and drop off of students at Maple Grove, as well as the busing of students from Cavell to the school grounds for temporary accommodation. Please see diagram showing the approximate changes here.

  • Maple Grove parents will need to use more of Maple Street and less of 45th Ave. for pick up and drop off.
  • The no stopping zone will allow for easier passing along 45th Ave. Compliance with posted signage is an expectation for the safety of students, staff and parents.
  • The extended bus zone along Cypress will allow buses to sage on Cypress prior the rush of pick up and drop off for Maple Grove.
  • The signage installation is with the City crews and would expect it in the coming weeks.
Traffic Signage Change for Maple Grove/Cavell/Magee Schools

Kerrisdale Little League

Check out the information attached. Wonderful to get our kids out playing baseball, having fun and getting some fresh air this spring.

Maple Grove Pac Website (Click to enter)

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February 12 – Pro D Day – no school for students

February 15 – Family Day – Stat Holiday

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January 29th Update

Thank you PAC!

Maple Grove Community would like to give a big thank you to our amazing and wonderful PAC who do so much for our students and staff.

Reminder: Kindergarten Choice Programs – Deadline is February 3 to apply.

Application Process

Parents must register at their neighbourhood English catchment school between November and the end of January before applying for choice program(s).Apply for Kindergarten
Choice Programs

Beginning January 11, 2021  you can apply for up to three choice programs through our online application process.  To apply you must have completed your child’s Registration at their English Catchment School by the end of January.  The application period for Kindergarten Choice Programs closes on February 3, 2021 at 4pm.

If the choice program you wish to attend is very popular, there may be a draw for student placement. By late February you will hear back whether you have a space in the school or program. You will be given a formal offer of a space in a kindergarten choice program or an indication of where you sit on the waitlist.

Maple Grove Pac Website (Click to enter)

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February 12 – Pro D Day – no school for students

February 15 – Family Day – Stat Holiday

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January 22 Update

Looking ahead at the weather report, there may be some snow in the forecast.  

In the event of poor weather/snow closure:

By 6:00 am, the VSB will post information about snow closure on the website www.vsb.bc.ca and will inform local media stations, including: 

  • CKNW (980 AM) 
  • CBC (690 AM, 105.7 FM) 
  • CJVB (1470 AM) 
  • CFHG (96.1 FM) 
  • CKWX (1130 AM) 
  • BCTV/Global (Cable channel 11) 
  • CITY TV (Cable channel 13) 

Please check the VSB website or listen to the radio/TV stations listed above to learn about school closures (poor weather situations).  Please do not call media stations to inquire about school closures/snow days. 

January 18th Pro D

Outdoor Education

TRAFFIC CONCERNS

Maple Grove has been hearing many concerns lately about serious and dangerous traffic issues in the area.

Parents/Guardians:

See attached safety tips and please consider:

If you must drive, please park a couple of blocks away from the school and walk your child to school.

Do not let your child out of the car where they have to run across the street to access the school grounds.

Do not “double park” or park where neighbours are prevented from accessing their properties.

Please use common sense!

Maple Grove Pac Website (Click to enter)

upcoming event

January 27 – Family Literacy Day

January 29 – Reports go home

February 12 – Pro D Day – no school for students

February 15 – Family Day – Stat Holiday

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January 15th Update

Principal Remarks

principals-message

Dear Maple Grove Parents,

Thanks to our new Cavell Neighbours:
I just wanted to take a moment to acknowledge our new Cavell neighbours! The past two weeks have been seamless between the two schools and considering the packing; move; unpacking; then repacking and going back to Cavell in August; unpacking there and then teaching; and packing again in December; moving over Christmas; unpacking and getting started teaching in a new old school… I think they deserve a big round of applause. Ms. Smith, our previous VP, is their Principal, and she has been very considerate and cognizant of the two schools working so closely together. Thank you Maple Grove for being thoughtful and welcoming to our guests.

Foundation Skills Assessment:
FSA testing dates has been pushed back into February by the MoE. This is the second delay. Information for parents will be coming out shortly. It applies only to grades 4 and 7 students.

Mr. Evans Absence:
I will be on leave for 3-4 weeks. The timing is not great, but I have to get some old injuries taken care of while I have the chance. Retired Principal, Mr. Kevin Land, will be here in my absence. Mr. Land filled in for me before Christmas, when my father was ill and I had to take some time to care for him. My last day will be Wednesday. Welcome Mr. Land.

Ms. Cuccurullo:
Upon my return, I am hopeful that Ms. Cuccurullo and I will have 2 weeks together before she goes off on a Mat leave. Ms. Cuccurullo has been a wonderful addition to the school-based admin team and she will be greatly missed. We wish her, and her family well.

Professional Learning Communities at Maple Grove:
Maple Grove is doing a lot of great work with learning communities presently and deeper learning. We will be building on that throughout the year. The staff have made the move and transition from the old building to the new building quite seamlessly. Its a testament to their professionalism and adaptability.

Monday, January 18th is a Professional Development Day – No School for Students!

Kindergarten Registration for 2021 2022!

kindergarten

Do you have a child born in 2016?  Registration for Kindergarten for 2021 2022 has already started!

Registration Process

Step 1:   Complete the online registration process at vsbapplynow.vsb.bc.ca  Print out the completed registration form.

Step 2:   Call Maple Grove to make an appointment to bring the completed registration form along with the required documents.

Step 3: Bring in the required documents including proof of Canadian citizenship, or PR card for at least one parent.

Notes:

This is not a “first come, first served” registration process.  However, you should have your child’s registration completed by January 31, 2020.

Visit the  Student Registration Page on the Vancouver School Board website for more information.

In order to secure a spot in Maple Grove for 2021 2022 you should register before January 31, 2020.  And if you are interested in a Choice Program, you registration must be completed by January 31, 2021 so that you can participate in the lottery.

All the info is on the VSB website – or click on the Registration/Admissions tab on this website.

Maple Grove Pac Website (Click to enter)

upcoming event

January 18 – Professional Development Day – No school for students

January 19th – Reentry to in-class learning for Option 4 students

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January 08, 2021 Update

Happy New Year!

Dear Parents,

You are invited to a Montessori parent information session on January 15th from 11:00 – 12:00. The meeting will take place online (via Zoom) – see link below.

The topics will include:

Information about Maple Grove school from our Principal, Mr. Evans

Information about Montessori education from Vice Principal, Ms. Cuccurullo

About our Kindergarten program from our Kindergarten teacher, Ms. Kao

About our 1/2/3 program from our 1/2/3 Teacher, Ms. Hart

Time for parent questions

We hope you can make it on the 15th, we look forward to ‘seeing’ you then.

Sincerely, 

Lia Cuccurullo, Vice Principal

Peter Evans, Principal

Lize Hart, 1/2/3 Teacher

Chloe Kao, Kindergarten Teacher

Maple Grove is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

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Time: Jan 15, 2021 11:00 AM Vancouver

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KERRISDALE COMMUNITY CENTRE HAS A NEW BROCHURE:

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January 15 – Montessori Information Session – 11:00 am

January 18 – Professional Development Day – No school for students

January 19th – Reentry to in-class learning for Option 4 students

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Happy Holidays Everyone!

We had a wonderful last day of school – Santa came to Maple Grove to say hello to students and staff. A big thank-you to Dave (Ms. Cuccurullo’s fiancé) for being our Santa, and to Ms Vermaas for organizing. Seeing the students’ excitement and smiles made it all worth it. We hope everyone has a wonderful holiday break and we look forward to seeing you in 2021 🙂

Maple Grove Pac Website (Click to enter)

upcoming event

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

January 4th -First day back from the winter holidays

January 18 – Professional Development Day – No school for students

January 19th – Reentry to in-class learning for Option 4 students

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Happy Holidays from Maple Grove !

All the best for 2021

Dear Maple Grove Families, 

You might have already heard, but in case you haven’t I wanted to share some news with you – Mr. Evans has been on leave since December 9th and is planning on returning on January 4th. His Dad is ill, and he has taken the time to be with his family. Filling in for Mr. Evans is Mr. Kevin Land. Mr. Land is a retired Principal, with over 37 years with the VSB. He has been a Principal at many schools, both elementary and secondary – most recently at Churchill Secondary. He started as an Elementary teacher and loves being back at schools. We are very fortunate to have Mr. Land join us at Maple Grove. 

As always, thank you for your incredible support at Maple Grove. We hope everyone has a restful holiday and we look forward to seeing you in the New Year.

-Ms. Cuccurullo, Vice Principal

-Mr. Land, Acting Principal

-Mr. Evans, Principal

Sincerely,

Lia Cuccurullo

Holiday Hampers

It may not look like much, – especially compared to previous years – but these ten gift bags contain greeting cards, chocolates, crayons and gift cards for the BuyLow store in the Kingsgate Mall. Many thanks to BuyLow for adding 10% to the funds that we raised. These ten families, from our sister school, Nightingale, are made up of 40 individuals and vary greatly in number and age, but they will now have a much more festive holiday thanks to your support.

Thank you to all the generous families who donated to purchase the gift cards.

Thank you to Student Council (Ms Kao) for crafting some lovely greeting cards. Thank you to Ms Yeung, Ms Garrod, Ms Vermaas, Ms Peters for shopping and organizing and to Ms Nancy and Ms Julie for delivering to Nightingale.

Kindergarten Registration for 2021 2022!

kindergarten

Do you have a child born in 2016?  Registration for Kindergarten for 2021 2022 has already started!

Registration Process

Step 1:   Complete the online registration process at vsbapplynow.vsb.bc.ca  Print out the completed registration form.

Step 2:   Call Maple Grove to make an appointment to bring the completed registration form along with the required documents.

Step 3: Bring in the required documents including proof of Canadian citizenship, or PR card for at least one parent.

Notes:

This is not a “first come, first served” registration process.  However, you should have your child’s registration completed by January 31, 2020.

Visit the  Student Registration Page on the Vancouver School Board website for more information.

In order to secure a spot in Maple Grove for 2021 2022 you should register before January 31, 2020.  And if you are interested in a Choice Program, you registration must be completed by January 31, 2021 so that you can participate in the lottery.

All the info is on the VSB website – or click on the Registration/Admissions tab on this website.

Siblings have priority placement – only if registered before January 31 – Please complete the survey titled: Important – Do you have a child born in 2016? Emailed to all families this week. This will help with planning and ensure that your child will secure placement as an eligible sibling.

Here is the link https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=WC6KCzB7CEq6t9dVWeDjpf7TBhqOECVKtFMlo1NQbR1UOFpWWjNQSVQxTVVFNkFJRE5NOEkxOVA5VC4u

A special THANK YOU TO THE MAGEE CHAMBER CHOIR AND STRING ORCHESTRA.

Maple Grove usually enjoys a live performance from Mr Quan and his choir and orchestra. This year they created a concert video to share with our classes to continue this wonderful musical tradition.

Maple Grove Pac Website (Click to enter)

upcoming event

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

January 4th -First day back from the winter holidays

January 18 – Professional Development Day – No school for students

January 19th – Reentry to in-class learning for Option 4 students

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November 26th Update

A word of thanks and recognition

principals-message

Dear Maple Grove Parents,

I would like to pause for a moment and recognize the legacy of Maple Grove school; its staff (past and present); its students from 1924 to present; and the parents who’ve brought their children to school for almost 100 years.

There is a profound sense of being a part of a multigenerational community story.  Families, children, parents, teachers, administrators- some no longer with us- taught and learned in this great building for the past century.  Children and young adults were mentored as they “earned their way” into, and up, through the grades and life to adulthood.  Each generation being more successful than the previous. Succeeding generations were also very intentional about passing on a sense of community, purpose and values.  The students at Maple Grove go on to a variety of careers and professions- each with a unique and profound sense of purpose.  We have been blessed and privileged to experience this time together in this building that has survived so long.  It is indeed a building that has done much, for many.  But we can’t forget it’s the people who make the school great.  As libraries are the heart of a school; schools are the heart of the community.

Generations of staff, students and parents have experienced the mission, vision and values of our school.  And while they’ve changed and morphed over time, we have time to thank, for being a constant companion on this journey and legacy.  While we are a new school, or school community for many, we are a multigenerational legacy for many more.  Globalization and the mobilized economy tend to scatter family members all over the world. Even in cities with an abundance of career opportunities, it’s hard for families to stay together.  Multi-generational legacies are the result of a family story trickling down through several generations.  When families break up, the “story of us” can come to an abrupt end.  Often, however, it can gain much momentum. If families can stay together, they can be powerful fortresses of support and community for family members.  Our hope is, that however much time you’ve had att Maple Grove, you have come through our community as a kind, caring, intelligent, thoughtful productive member of society with a desire to make the world a better place through courage, conviction and compassion. 

Our Maple Grove community is a community that spans generations.  Where, as individuals, in time and place, our collective presence through the decades connects us.  I must admit, we don’t think about our past enough.  Our past shapes us- despite best intentions.  We are products of, not only heredity and environment, but also our schooling.  And an even less commonly asked question is: “What is the purpose and mission of my education?”  Certainly a question worth thinking about from time to time.

And so, on the eve of our last day in this school, that has done so much, for so many, for so long, I implore you to “give”.  Give.  Give of yourself.  Give, of your time.  Give in service to others. Give friendship.  Reach out to others and be the best you can be.  The power to change the world simply begs for a declaration of purpose for giving. 

We Look forward to being in the new Maple Grove with you.

As always,

Mr. Evans


Moving Day

Moving has already begun. Students first day in the NEW Maple Grove is Monday, November 30, 2020.

Here are the entrance points for each divison

What’s Happening with Option 4?

Dear Parents,

As the VSB is contemplating what’s going to happen with Option 4 in the future; and as Covid numbers seem to be spiking or in a 2nd wave; we want to ensure that you have a clear understanding of what will happen after winter break if you move your child(ren) FROM  Option 1   TO    Option 4.

Currently, we anticipate that Option 1 will continue.  We are also anticipating an extension of Option 4 in some format lasting to Spring Break or beyond.  We will announce details when they become available.

Recently we have been getting a number of families asking about moving their child(ren) from Option 1 to Option 4.  It is important to know the following

Presently:
We have about 400 students in Option 1 (attending school daily)
We have about 100 students  in Option 4.

In the past few weeks as Covid numbers are increasing we are getting families asking to move to Option 4.  Please know Option 4 is a At Home Transition to Schooling option, it is NOT a online learning program. 


Students who signed up for the program in September have received 90 minutes of social/emotional/academic check-ins from Ms. Wee.  Students who roll into Option 4 in Oct and Nov have total access to class videos, projects and assignments BUT not to the check-ins.  We simply do NOT have the staffing to add to the check-in teacher’s workload.

In summary, you can roll into Option 4 at any time, and you can have TEAMS access to assignments and class work, but you can NOT have 90 minute weekly check-ins with Ms. Wee.  At this point we are not able to definitively say if Check-ins will continue in January.  It’s extremely taxing on the staffing.  When we receive notice, we will let you know as well.

MG Admin Team

No School

November 27th is a Professional Development Day – No School for Students

Holiday Hampers

Im-not-ready-for-Christmas

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. 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.

The collection period is short and has already started! November 25th to December 9th. Some families have already donated and we’d like to give a big THANK YOU to them. Please watch for an email from SchoolCashOnline and give generously.

Maple Grove PAC Holiday Gift Cards!!

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With the many restrictions due to COVID-19, fundraising for our kids’ school is severely impacted. Will you please consider supporting Maple Grove by doing some of your shopping and holiday gifting via the wide array of gift cards available in our fundraiser? The Maple Grove PAC campaign can be found here:

https://group.fundscrip.com/en/B4X75B/fundraiser

To honour COVID safety guidelines, all payment is online and gift cards are shipped directly to the address of your choice. Free lettermail shipping is available for a limited time for orders with no more than 4 gift cards and total value between $200-500 (you can make unlimited 4-card orders to fill your gift card needs). Electronic gift cards also ship free to your email box. In order for cards to arrive in time for the holidays, please order by December 10th.  If you have any questions, please email melo.li@gmail.com with subject line – “MG Fundraiser”. Thank you!

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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
Im-not-ready-for-Christmas

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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