February 16 Update

Snowshoeing at Mount Seymour.

Divisions 1, 2, 3 and 13 had a fantastic day on February 2nd.

Spring Break Open House

 The Vancouver Thunderbirds Track Club is pleased to offer three free 90 minute workouts to grade 4 to 7 students.

Athletes will have the opportunity to try a variety of events; throws, jumps, sprints and hurdles as well as strength and speed training.

 The three sessions will take place at Lord Byng School at 10:00am on Monday, March 12th, Wednesday, March 14th, Thursday, March 15th

Coaches: Graeme Fell – Olympic Steeplechase and Canadian Record holder.  Graeme is an elementary school teacher in Vancouver.                                        

Byron Jack – Canadian triple jump champion and a secondary school teacher in Vancouver.

 To sign up contact Graeme via email at:  runner@intergate.bc.ca


Would you like to share the task of driving your children to school with others?  Or perhaps you need rides for your child(ren) and can offer some compensation for gas and time?  Or maybe you would be happy to fit one or two more in your car on the way to school?  This is a great way to cut down on the number of cars driving to Maple Grove, which is great for the environment, reduces congestion around the school, and can make things easier too!

If you are interested, please email Debbie at yestoyou2@gmail.com.  I will try to hook up parents who are in the same area, so please include your address, and a phone number would be helpful too.  Also, let me know any relevant info, how many children you have, or can take in your vehicle; days you need a ride; or can offer rides, whether your child needs a booster seat etc.

This is a private arrangement between parents and is not sponsored by the school. Therefore drivers need to ensure that they have enough insurance coverage.

Movie Night 

Last Friday we had a wonderful turnout for our annual movie night. The students really enjoyed the event as did the parents. Thank you very much to the team that put this on under the leadership of Joel Korn and Tim Luu. The students made a big contribution to the success of the event.  Beforehand, by conducting polls to determine which movie, during, by setting up and collecting money, and afterwards, by helping with the clean up. Student Council will be very pleased to hear about how much money will now go into their account as the result of  Movie Night.

Valentine’s Day

Student Council sold more than 500 candy grams.  Each Student Council member took responsibility for selling and delivering the candy grams to their own classes. They all took their responsibilities as school leaders very seriously.

* Vancouver DPAC – Town Hall Meetings *

February 22, 2012 – 7:00 PM
at Vancouver Technical School Auditorium
2600 East Broadway

February 23, 2012 – 7:00 PM
at Magee Secondary School Auditorium
6360 Maple St

These meetings are your opportunity to provide input, learn more and have your views shared with our District Parents, Trustees and Senior Management of the Vancouver School Board.

The format of the meetings will include an overview of the budget process and provide an opportunity to hear what our District is faced with for next years budget.  You will have an opportunity to ask your questions and have your views shared with representatives of the VSB as well as our DPAC Executive.

Following the meeting there will be light refreshments served.
This is an opportunity to network with other parents and representatives from the VSB.

Child minding will be available for those that register.

For more information go to:


Please note we will be taking photos at these events.

Upcoming Events

Feb 17th                Professional Development Day – No school for students
February 29th     Pink Shirt Day
March 30              Ready, Set, Learn
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.