May 25th Update

 Maple Grove PAC is funding some incredible workshops. Space is limited and the deadline is Wednesday May 30, 2012. If your child is interested please complete the application available in the office  and return it to the office by Wednesday May 30th. All workshops are at the school.  (A lottery will be used to determine which applications are successful if there are too many registrants).


Thursday May 31  – 3:10 – 5:10 pm

4 Cats will be teaching students about drawing and watercolours. Come and discover shading, dimension and colour. A 4Cats instructor who specializes in drawing and watercolours will be leading the workshop. This is open to Grades 4-6.

Maximum number of participants is 25


Monday June 4 and Thursday June 7         3:10 – 5:10

Pear Tree Education is offering Chemistry in the Kitchen. This is open to  Grades 3-6. Maximum number of participants per session is 16

Join this workshop to learn about :1.Chemical Change in Cakes; 2.Physical Change from a Liquid to a Solid in Making Butter; 3.Chemical Reactions: Balloon Blow Up and Dancing Raisins; 4.Surface Tension with Tie-Dyed Milk; 5.Emulsion by Making Mayonnaise


 Students will be showing their projects on Friday June 1st from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm with breaks at lunch time and recess. Students who are presenting projects should bring them to school on Friday morning at 8:30 am and go to the Open Area to set up. They will be practicing the oral part of their project presentation on Thursday. Parents are welcome to come and view the projects during the afternoon from 1:30 – 2:30 pm

ART at Maple Grove

Division 5, working with their teacher Ms Plavan, has created some beautiful works of art. Please view the samples below.

Art by Amy, Division 5

Art by Max, Division 5

Art by Jordan, Division 5

Virtues of the Month – Justice and Loyalty

Consider discussing the meaning of the following quotes with your child.  Ask them if they know of times when justice and loyalty are in conflict. When they vote for their student union representative,  do they vote for their friend because they are loyal or do they vote for the best candidate because that would be fair (just)? Is honesty sometimes in conflict with loyalty? Do you tell your friend the truth even if it might hurt their feelings?

“True peace is not merely the absene of tension, it is the presence of justice”                          Martin Luther King

“Hear one side and you will be in the dark; hear both sides and all will be clear” Haliburton

“A true friend loves you enough to support you and confront you.”  Anonymous

“Words are easy like the wind; Faithful friends are hard to find”.  Barnfield

 Upcoming Events

May 25, 2012                    Orders for Panoramic Photo and for Hot Lunch due
May 25, 2012                   Welcome to Kindergarten
May 25, 2012                    May 28 – June 8, 2012    Tennis
June 1, 2012                     Welcome  New students for September, 2012, Grades 1 to 7
                                             Personal Passion Project Presentations
June 11, 2012                    Professional Development Day – No school for students
June 15, 2012                   Sports Day
June 22, 2012                  Grade 7 Field Trip and Primary Picnic
June 25, 2012                  Grade 7 Grad
(Ceremony at 9:30 am, Lunch at 11:45 am, Dance at 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm)
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