January 20th Update


Lunar New Year

Monday is the first day of  the Lunar New Year.  Student Council is asking all students to wear as much red and gold as possible. If you have traditional dress, you can wear that too.

It is also the first day of Turn Off The Screen week. This fits in with the whole idea of spending time with family and celebrating the New Year.


There are several legends about how the animals were chosen for the Chinese zodiac.    Click on this link : Chinese Zodiac  to read one of the legends.


This coming week we ask everyone to turn off the screen. You can sign up on the form that went home last week. Participants have the opportunity of winning prizes. Next week is Family Literacy Day on Friday. To also highlight Family Literacy week, many primary classes are having reading sessions on Friday afternoon with parents or guests visiting and participating.  Most Intermediate classes will have a Camp Read in their classrooms on Friday afternoon from 1:15 – 3:00 where reading activities will be taking place.  Some things that you might see:         

              – tents, sleeping bags, pillows to make for comfy seating

             – students can read silently

             – teacher or guest can read to students

             – discussions around books

             – small groups talking and reading or readers theatre

             – dress up as your favourite book character ( and have others guess)


Ukulele Club

 Members:  Desiree, Sabrina C, Rebecca,  Bryana, Daisy, Berlant, Alvina, Maiya

Ukulele Club Facts:

– we meet every Wednesday at lunch
– we had three new members join after our performance at the winter concert
– we have learned over a dozen songs – ranging from ones written in 1925 (Five Foot Two)  to 2011 (Taylor Swift’s “Love Story”)
– we are looking forward to playing again at an assembly


Our basketball teams played their first games this week and did very well. They are improving their skills and playing really well as a team, supporting each other. Parents and students are encouraged to come out and support them.



Magee students come over to work with our students in different ways. This week Grade 12 students came here, or our students went to Magee, and they read together. The Maple Grove students  involved are in grade 2 from Divisions 8 and 17 . A group of Grade 10 students came to work with our Student Council on leadership. We have also had students from Magee working with Grade 7 students on drama. Others have come over to be playground buddies at lunch time. We are working to find other ways to build connections between the two schools.

My Tween and Me Parenting program @ UBC Jan 31- Mar 5

MTM Poster

Free Family Science Days

Meet the Scientists at AAAS Family Science Days, February 18 and 19 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.  www.aaas.org/meetings/fsd/

Upcoming Events

January 20th       Last day for  Mad Science Series
January 20th       Deadline for handing in Dragon Art Competition Entries
January 20th       Movie Night POSTPONED to Feb 10th
January 23rd      Lunar New Year – Wear red, gold or traditional costume
January 23rd      Family Literacy Week TURN OFF THE SCREEN
January 27th      Family Literacy Day
January 31st       Deadline for Montessori Kindergarten Applicants
Feb. 2nd               Montessori Kindergarten Draw
Feb 10th              Movie Night 5:30pm doors open, 6:00 pm movie starts
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