January 3rd 2012 Update

Welcome Back.

After two weeks of relaxation and family time, when routines have been allowed to slip and we have maybe indulged ourselves and each other with gifts and good food, it is good to get back to our proper routines re-energized for what we see as our purpose in life. For us at Maple Grove that purpose is the care and education of the next generation. We are all very proud of our students and look forward to working with them in the new year. We wish everyone a very happy healthy and prosperous new year and that each of us can contribute to making the world a better place.


Orders due in this Thursday. No late orders accepted. Thank you.

LATE FRENCH IMMERSION REGISTRATION AND INFO NIGHT:   If you have a child in Grade 5 and are interested in a Late Immersion Program, General Gordon School will be hosting an information meeting on Wednesday, January 11th from 7:00-8:00pm in the gym.  This is a great learning opportunity that promises intellectual challenge and fun learning a new language.  You can go to the VSB website www.vsb.bc.ca to get more information. Registration started in November and will go until the end of January.  It is not a first come, first serve basis but all registrations will be collected along with a written letter by the student which includes their reasons for wanting to participate in a Late Immersion program and a copy of their last report card.  At General Gordon we have 60 spaces for Grade 6 students.  If we have more applications there will be a draw in the beginning of February.


Free Family Science Days


Meet the Scientists at AAAS Family Science Days!

Visit Family Science Days during the Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Browse interactive tabletop exhibits, learn about cool science jobs, and have your questions answered by experts convened by AAAS! This FREE event is open to all, but organized especially for students in grade levels 6 to 12.

All Family Science Days events will take place on Saturday and Sunday, 18-19 February at the Vancouver Convention Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

This community science showcase—featuring hands-on demonstrations and other family and kid-friendly activities—shines a spotlight on a broad range of educators working to promote an interest in science among the general public.

At Family Science Days, you will be able to:

  • Try space food
  • Create an earthquake
  • Touch live sea creatures
  • Learn about alien planets and distant stars
  • See the invisible – from the weather to electricity to DNA
  • Launch your own rockets
  • Meet cool scientists
  • And much, much more!

Free Mental Health Education Events

Family, friends and youth welcome!

Pinwheel Series
Parenting Teens with Behavioral Challenges
Internet Addiction & Excessive Gaming
Mental Health of Immigrant Youth
Autism Spectrum Disorders
24 MAY 
Self Advocacy Skills for Parents and Youth
28 JUNE 
Psychiatric Conditions and Metabolic Syndrome
Time: Thursdays, 12-1pm (PST)
PHONE: 604-875-2084 or 1-800-665-1822
EMAIL: keltycentre@bcmhs.bc.ca
 WEB: keltymentalhealth.ca
Cannabis: What Parents & Youth Shared with Us
Bullying: Effects on Mental Health
‘Involving Dads’: Dads Talking about Mental Health
ADHD: ‘Coping with ADHD’
9 MAY 
Self Harm in Young People
14 JUNE 
Laughter in Challenging Times
Time: 2nd Wednesday of the month, 7-8pm (PST)
PHONE: 604-873-3400
 EMAIL: forceintheknow@gmail.com
 WEB: forcesociety.com
* Please note that dates and topics are subject to change. Please confirm details before attending. 
Presented by:
The F.O.R.C.E.
Society for Kids’ Mental Health
‘in the know’
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