It is sad to say goodbye, and this last week has been full of events that emphasize that we have again come to the end of another wonderful year at Maple Grove. At our last assembly we were able to reflect on all the memories of the year as we watched the slide show prepared by Ms Hales. We said a fond farewell to many students including our Grade 7 classes whom we will truly miss. At Wednesday’s service and sports recognition assembly we were able to see how much they contribute to the school. We also celebrated achievement, hard work and citizenship. Saying goodbye to some staff members was also sad. Leaving us are Ms Lan, Ms Grant, Ms Griffiths, Ms Mulhall, Ms Watkins, Mr. Costello, Mr. Malin, and Mr. Johnson.
We will be welcoming back Ms Greyhurst and Mrs. Bryngelson. We also will welcome a new Vice Principal, Mrs. Zeitz. Mr. Naipaul will be returning to teaching. He has done a wonderful job this year as the acting Vice Principal, but did not choose to continue at this time.
We wish everyone a safe and happy summer and look forward to seeing all your bright faces in September.
Thank you to the following intermediate students whose hard work and effort are recognized as being an example of what we expect from our Maple Grove Students.
Adriane Fong, Adrienne Li, Alexander Bolzner, Alisha Mahi, Amanda Kuo, Andrew Hwang, Aneesha Gill, Anna Li, Anna Lian, Armaan Kahlon, Audrey Wong, Ava Lee, Beata Si, Brendan Chia, Brian Wu, Bryan Seung, Bryana Spur, Calum MacKenzie, Catlin Mak, Chantal Yang, Chloe Pang, Christine Wang, Cindy Rose Heller, Corey Scott, Crystal Yang, Danica Aldave, Daniela Neira Correal, David Lowe, David Xu, Derek Gee, Desiree Fung, Dhara Wright, Dominic Denofrio, Dorothy Lin, Elizabeth Chen, Elva Chu, Emma Bolzner, Emma Everson, Eric Kuo, Eric Lai, Eric Tsai, Errol Xu, Ethan Hansen, Evan Stuart, Faryal Shuja, Flora Wu, Fumi Akagami, Genevieve Wright-Smith, Grace Lin, Hannah Jeong, Hao Shi, Helen Kim, Helena Kim, Ho Lee, Imogen Gay, Iris Zhuang, Isabella Chen, James Li, Jason Kim, Jenni Huang, Jennifer Le, Jennifer Liu, Jeremy Chao, Jessie Wu, Joey Woo , Jordan Sam, Jordan Sue, Julian Goh, Justin Chia, Justin, Ho, Kailan Tang, Kantaro Horino, Katelyn Seto, Kevin Kong, Kevin Luo, Laurel Aveline, Lauren Lee, Leo Hung, Lucas Simoncioni, Lulu Wang, Mack Lee, Madeline Weih-Wadman, Marcus Wright-Smith, Matthew Mong, Max Yang, Melissa Zheng, Mercedes Sanoja Suarez, Michelle Wang, Mila Bury, Nadine Mclaren, Naomi Law, Nathan Ng, Nathaniel Leung, Noah Stuart, Peggy Xu, Peter Wei, Ping Chi Ching, Rachel Constant, Rebecca Eastman, Ronnie Tsao, Ryan Ma, Sabrina Cao, Sanja Katic, Sarah Korn, Seung Keyck Lee, Shugo Kai, Simon Ding, Sophia Clarkson, Steven Shi, Syed Haq, Tae Ho Kim, Thomas Ford, Tia Baxter, Tiffany Li, Tom Marco, Tyler Pawliuk, Vivian Chen, William Chen, Yeh Yeh, Yvonne Chen.
A Poem for Teachers and Parents
I dreamed I stood in a studio and watched two sculptors there,
The clay they used was a young child’s mind and they fashioned it with care.
One was a teacher; the tools she used were books and music and art;
One was a parent with a guiding hand and a gentle loving heart.
And when at last their work was done they were proud of what they had wrought
For the things they had worked into the child could never be sold or bought.
And each agreed she would have failed if she had worked alone
For behind the parent stood the school, and behind the teacher stood the home.