November 8 Update

Professional Development Day tomorrow – no school for students.

 

2018 Grad Legacy Gift Presentation

This week some of the folks from last year’s awesome Parent Grad Committee dropped by along with some our our 2018 grads to present the school with a legacy gift.  The beautiful plaque will hang in the school (somewhere near the office) for the next couple of years and then make the transition over to the new Maple Grove school building when we move in 2020-2021.  Thank you to the Committee for their wonderful support and efforts to make last year’s grad special.

2018 grad legacy gift

Maple Grove Website – School Blog

The Maple Grove School website is transitioning to the peoplesoft software that the VSB uses for remotely managing school information.
In an effort to help our school community adjust, we are running the two sites simultaneously for the remainder of this school year.  You may link to our old site from the VSB main page.  You may also know our old site as maplegroveschool.net     We will continue to use the WordPress school blog feature on the old site as our community is used to this presentation style.  The new website is www.vsb.bc.ca/schools/maple-grove

We will manage the two for the remainder of the year and eventually migrate to one once we’ve given our community time to adjust.

Maple Grove Pac Website (Click to enter)

upcoming event

Friday, November 9th – Professional Development Day – no school for students

Monday, November 12th – Remembrance Day Holiday.

Wednesday, November 21 – Immunization Day

December 14th – Open house for Interested Montessori Kindergarten Parents  11:00 am

December 21st – Last of school before the winter break

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

 

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November 2 Update

 

Hallowe’en Fun

 

Staff Halloween 2018

Congratulations Cross Country Team

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Message from the Superintendent of Schools regarding Natural Gas Consumption

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Maple Grove Pac Website (Click to enter)

upcoming event

Friday, November 9th – Professional Development Day – no school for students

Monday, November 12th – Remembrance Day Holiday.

 

 

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October 26th Update

 

Hallowe’en Dance Party Tonight!

6:00 to 8:00 pm

Toonie Admission at the door.

 

Please try not to be late for school!

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Dear Parent(s),

Being a responsible learner includes getting up in the morning with enough time to eat a healthy breakfast and get dressed for school.  At Maple Grove, we want all learners to take an active role in engaging in this process and being responsible for their learning.

Please help your children to be successful by ensuring that they arrive to school on time.

Getting to school at 9:00 am is too late.

Children should be arriving at Maple Grove BEFORE 8:55am

Supervision is provided from 8:40 am to 8:55 (first bell)

Classes start at 9:00 am.

Kindergarten Registration for 2019 2020!

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Do you have a child born in 2014?  Registration for Kindergarten for 2019 2020 starts on November 1!

New Registration Process

With the opening of school registration for the 2019-20 school year on November 1st, the VSB will be implementing a new online registration service for parents.  The registration process will have two steps:

Step 1:   Complete the online registration process at vsbapplynow.vsb.bc.ca  Print out the completed registration form. (Note, this link won’t be active until November 1)

Step 2:   Bring the completed registration form along with the required documents to your catchment school.

Note: the registration process is not complete until you have competed both steps in the process.

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

In order to secure a spot in Maple Grove for 2019 2020 you should register before January 31, 2019.

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

We are wondering about Montessori numbers – do you have a child born in 2014 who has a sibling in Grades K to 6 Montessori at Maple Grove?  Please call the school at 604 713 5356 to let Mrs. Peters know.  Remember you have to register at your child’s catchment school even if there is a sibling at Maple Grove.

Student Vote

On Thursday, October 19 Maple Grove students exercised their right to vote. Students from division 17 stayed late to tally the votes.

….These are the results of Maple Grove’s election:

Mayor:

Hector Bremner (YES Vancouver)

Councilors (10):

Melissa de Genova (NPA)

Christine Boyle (One City)

Adrianne Carr (Green Party)

Graham Cook (Independent)

Rebecca Bligh (NPA)

Adrian Crook (Independent)

Elizabeth Taylor (Independent)

Diego Cardona (Vision Vancouver)

Justin Caudwell (Independent)

Jason Galloway (Coalition Vancouver)

Parks Board (7):

Cameron Zubko (Vision Vancouver)

Jason Galloway (Coalition Vancouver)

Kathy McGarrigle (NPA)

Dave Demers (Green Party)

Tricia Barker (NPA)

John Coupar (NPA)

Chris Fuoco (Vancouver 1st)

School Board (9):

Oliver Hansen (NPA)

Janet Fraser (Green)

Stephanie Descoteaux (Vancouver 1st)

Tiffany Lee Kindred (ProVancouver)

Fairinia Farrokhi (Independent)

Diana Day (COPE)

Marco Lee (Vancovuer 1st)

Pratpal Kaur Gill (Vancouver 1st)

Julian Prieto (YES Vancovuer)

Mrs. Doubtfire (Independent)

Maple Grove Pac Website (Click to enter)

upcoming event

November 1 – Registration for 2019 2020 Kindergarten begins.

November 2 – Photo Retakes 9:00 am

Friday, November 9th – Professional Development Day – no school for students

Monday, November 12th – Remembrance Day Holiday.

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October 18th Update

Tomorrow, Friday October 19th is a Pro D Day – No School for Students.

Enjoy the long weekend!

Kindergarten Registration for 2019 2020!

kindergarten

Do you have a child born in 2014?  Registration for Kindergarten for 2019 2020 starts on November 1!

 

New Registration Process

With the opening of school registration for the 2019-20 school year on November 1st, the VSB will be implementing a new online registration service for parents.  The registration process will have two steps:

Step 1:   Complete the online registration process at vsbapplynow.vsb.bc.ca  Print out the completed registration form. (Note, this link won’t be active until November 1)

Step 2:   Bring the completed registration form along with the required documents to your catchment school.

Note: the registration process is not complete until you have competed both steps in the process.

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

In order to secure a spot in Maple Grove for 2019 2020 you should register before January 31, 2019.

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

We are wondering about Montessori numbers – do you have a child born in 2014 who has a sibling in Grades K to 6 Montessori at Maple Grove?  Please call the school at 604 713 5356 to let Mrs. Peters know.  Remember you have to register at your child’s catchment school even if there is a sibling at Maple Grove.

Become a One-to-One Volunteer

Become a ONE TO ONE volunteer tutor and open the world of reading to a child!
For nearly 30 years, ONE TO ONE Literacy Society has been helping struggling young readers in Vancouver-area public schools with the opportunity to practice reading with a caring, patient adult.  We know that this time spent with students directly impacts the student’s confidence and their chance of succeeding academically and in life.

Do you have 2 – 3 hours a week during school hours to work one-on-one with students?  Our volunteer tutors read once a week, either in the mornings or afternoons, at a specific school, from October to June. You will be developing a relationship with the students that will help them bloom into successful readers.

You must be 18 years old, be proficient in English and/or French and complete a criminal background check.  We will provide you with training and ongoing support. Training sessions for  new volunteers will be held in September 2018.  We are looking for volunteer tutors in Vancouver, North Vancouver, Burnaby, Richmond, New Westminster and Coquitlam. Register now in three easy steps by visiting www.one-to-one.ca/volunteer

PAC FOOD DAYS

A friendly reminder that PAC Food Day lunches are EVERY WEDNESDAY.

The feature lunches on FRIDAYS only occur ONCE A MONTH on the following dates:

  • October 26
  • November 16
  • December 14

Did you know that munchalunch can send you reminders of your orders for lunch and treat days? Make sure you are setup to receive email notifications the day before a PAC Food day! Just follow these simple steps:

1) Log into munchalunch.com/schools/maplegrove

2) Go to My Family > My Profile

3) Enter your email address where it says “Contact Email”.

4) Check off “Allow Lunch Reminders to be emailed”

5) Click Save

Munch Email Reminder

Fresh To You Fundraiser

Just a reminder that the last day to place an order for the Fresh To You fundraiser is Monday Oct 22nd.

Veggie Bundles are $25 and Apple Bundles are $18.

Sell some to your friends and family. The produce is great quality and our school gets 40% of the total order!

 

Magee Info night for Parents of Grade 7 Students

Date: Wednesday, October 24th 2018
Time: 6:00-7:00 pm
Venue: Magee Secondary Auditorium
Ground Floor

Magee Grade 7 Parents Evening Invitation Flyer Oct 2018

Preparing for potential lower temperatures at Maple Grove

Following a pipeline rupture near Prince George on Tuesday October 9, Fortis BC requested that all consumers conserve natural gas.  As a result, Vancouver School Board building engineers have reduced gas consumption by starting gas fueled heating systems later, turning them off earlier and adjusting system settings in all schools and buildings throughout the District.  Staff have also been advised to close windows and doors, where appropriate, to maintain heat. This has been underway for a few days.

Please be assured, we do not expect these measures to have major impacts on our school day.  However, during this time, please ensure your child has appropriate clothing to remain comfortable while at school.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me.

Peter Evans, Principal

 

Dear Maple Grove Parents & Caregivers,

The Montessori Community Committee invites you all to experience ‘Montessori Language’ a Hands-On Workshop, Monday October 22, 6-8pm in the school library.  Doors open at 5:30 for Snacks, Refreshments and viewing of the Montessori Materials that will be demonstrated.

Registration Deadline:  Monday Oct. 22 – NOON

To Register:

  • Print the flyer below, fill out the Reg. portion and insert into the PAC Mailbox in the Admin Office.
  • Pick-up a Registration Form in the Office and insert in to our PAC Mailbox
  • Register On-line using the Flyer document you received via email from your Classroom Parent

Thank-you in advance for supporting your children’s education and our school community.

THANK-YOU Ms. Lize Hart for your generous contribution and commitment to Parent Education.

Oct 22 Montessori

Maple Grove Pac Website (Click to enter)

upcoming event

October 19th – Professional Development Day – no school for students

November 1 – Registration for 2019 2020 Kindergarten begins.

Friday, November 9th – Professional Development Day – no school for students

Monday, November 12th – Remembrance Day Holiday.

 

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October 12th Update

 

 

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International Walk to School Week

Great job participating in International Walk to School week, Maple Grove! A number of classes reported an increase of students who walked at least two blocks, biked or rode the bus last week. It was a wonderful way to celebrate this important and healthy way to build community. A special thank you to the Walk to School Ambassadors and the Global Citizenship Club for encouraging teachers and families to walk to school. Just because Walk to School week is over, doesn’t mean you need to stop walking. Keep our air cleaner and the streets around our school clear by walking a few blocks whenever you can.

 

Kindergarten Registration for 2019 2020!

kindergarten

Do you have a child born in 2014?  Registration for Kindergarten for 2019 2020 starts on November 1!

In order to secure a spot in Maple Grove for 2019 2020 you should register before January 31, 2019.

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

We are wondering about Montessori numbers – do you have a child born in 2014 who has a sibling in Grades K to 6 Montessori at Maple Grove?  Please call the school at 604 713 5356 to let Mrs. Peters know.  Remember you have to register at your child’s catchment school even if there is a sibling at Maple Grove.

 

BAND

Maple Grove parents are looking to start up a school band.  Read on if you’re interested….. !
Band would practice on Tuesday and Thursdays at 7:45 to 8:45 am

Who?

Open to all students in gr 4-7.  Previous music experience highly recommended as this will enhance your child’s experience.  Otherwise, they may have a limited selection of instruments to play.

What?

Gr 4-7 Maple Grove Band

When?

Tuesday and Thursday mornings 7:45 – 8:45 am

Where?

Band will meet in the Boys Basement

Why?

To develop and interest and appreciation for playing in a band

How?

Under the direction of Ms. Tina Wang.

Cost?

approximately $400 for the year.

Contact

If interested… email Katherine_wang@yahoo.com
(underscore)

 

 

Maple Grove Pac Website (Click to enter)

upcoming event

October 16th and 17th – Early dismissal at 2:00 pm for Goal Setting Conferences with parents and teachers.

October 19th – Professional Development Day – no school for students

November 1 – Registration for 2019 2020 Kindergarten begins.

 

 

 

 

 

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September 28th Update

principals-message  Dear Maple Grove School Community,

Just a quick , “Hi” from me this week.  It’s been super busy!  We’re putting the finishing touches on hiring a prep teacher and we’ve completed our first Pro D day as a staff.  The staff has a really good feel this year and we’ve got big expectations for a productive and wonderful year.

Special thanks to our awesome PAC Exec for organizing yesterday’s Meet the Teacher event.  It was really a lot of fun… who knew Trivia games could spark soooooo much chatter amongst the students.

Please don’t forget that Goal-Setting Conferences are Tuesday and Wednesday October 16 & 17.  School will dismiss at 2:00 PM both days.

 

Walk to School Week

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International Walk to School Week is Coming to Maple Grove!

For the week of October 1st to 5th, we are encouraging all Maple Grove families to walk, roll, cycle or take the bus to school. Students traveling to and from school on transit can take the bus for free! Talk to your friends and plan a walking school bus or ask an adult to walk with you to school. We are asking all families to walk at least two blocks. If you have to drive, park your car a little further away and enjoy a nice walk with your family and friends. For safety reasons, once you are on school grounds, please walk your bike to the bike racks.

 

Pinwheels for Peace

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From our Counsellor, Emi Garzitto

Introduction

As the counselor-teacher here at Maple Grove Elementary, I will be writing monthly articles in the Newsletter to provide support to families in the community, and to let everyone know the lessons that are being provided in classrooms in support of social emotional learning. I describe my role as the “feelings teacher” and my job is to help students take care of their big uncomfortable feelings.

In October, I will be working with Kindergarten and Grade One students talking about what we should do when someone is being unkind. Using Kathryn Otoshi’s book One, we practice using our words and our bodies to stand up to unkind behavior. The sequences are listed below.

  1. FIRST STEP:
  • Say their NAME
  • Say “STOP”
  • Name the behavior: “YOU ARE…(hitting me, kicking me, making fun of me, excluding me, yelling at me, ect.)
  • Name how you feel about it: AND I DON’T LIKE IT
  • Repeat: YOU NEED TO STOP!

NAME, STOP!

YOU ARE (NAME BEHAVIOUR) AND I DON’T LIKE IT!!!

YOU NEED TO STOP!!!

  1. SECOND STEP

NAME, I HAVE ASKED YOU TO STOP (NAME BEHAVIOUR).

IF YOU CANNOT STOP, I WILL GET HELP

  1. THIRD STEP

Get Help!

HELPER, I HAVE ASKED NAME TO STOP (NAME BEHAVIOUR) AND THEY WILL NOT STOP.  CAN YOU HELP ME?

In every step, the idea is for children (and adults!) to get practice at naming their feelings. Students also have the experience of taking care of an unwanted behavior by clearly speaking and addressing the concern.

This unit also emphasizes that “we all take turns at being unkind”. When it is our turn to be unkind, we need to understand that even though we may be feeling angry, lonely, frustrated, sad or hurt, that it is still our job to take care of those feelings and resist the temptation to throw our pain onto someone else.

I am at Maple Grove Elementary all day Monday and Wednesday, and Friday mornings.  I look forward to learning more about the community, especially the students.

Dr. Emi Garzitto (Ms. G)

 

Maple Grove Pac Website (Click to enter)

upcoming event

October 5 – Individual Photo Day photographer

October 8 – Thanksgiving Day Holiday

October 16th and 17th – Early dismissal at 2:00 pm for Goal Setting Conferences with parents and teachers.

October 19th – Professional Development Day – no school for students

 

 

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Sept 20 Update

Pro D Day

No School for students tomorrow, September 21 – Professional Development for Staff.

Enjoy the extra long weekend.

chess

The Primary and Intermediate Chess Clubs are running again this year! The Primary Chess Club meets on Fridays at lunch and the Intermediate Chess Club meets on Thursdays at lunch.

We are looking for gently used Chess and Checkers sets.  If you have a gently used set that you would like to donate, please see Ms. Watkins in Room 306. 

 

 

Furture farmersGreen bin

Terry Fox Run

 

 

Fire Drill

fire drill Sept 2018

 

Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation

Marpole-Oakridge Community Centre

990 West 59th Avenue, Vancouver BC, V6P 1X9

  1. 604.257.8176

Marpole Fall Children Programs 2018

 

Maple Grove Pac Website (Click to enter)

upcoming event

September  21 – District Wide Pro Day – No school for students

September 27 – Meet the Teacher 3:15 pm in the Gym

September 28 – School-wide Orange Shirt Day

October 5 – Individual Photo Day photographer

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