December 21st Update

seasons greeting

Seasons Greetings from All Our Staff at Maple Grove


David                           group

Snowy Day

Div 11 art

Art from Division 11

L.R. photo LR photo 2

A letter from the Living Room Drop-In to Division 1, 2 and 16

Dear Wonderful Division 1, 2 and 16-ers:

I am so sorry I was not here yesterday to meet you and to give you a personal Thank you for your beautiful gift boxes.  ALL the staff are overwhelmed with your generosity and kindness of spirit.  For those of you who may not know, our members suffer mental and physical illnesses, many are homeless and most have no family contact.  For you to rmember them means so much.  The staff admit to reading some of your notes and we are so proud of you; you are wonderful members of your community and will be community leaders one day.

Please let us wish you the best in life along with a special holiday season.

Vicki, Senior Mental Health Worker, Living Room

From the iPad of the Vice Principal                                   Ms. Zeitz

Andrea Zeitz

Hello wonderful families of Maple Grove.

Can it already be December? Three and a half months of getting to know you and your children-it has been my honour AND pleasure.

I want to introduce to you 5 sites I ‘curate’ on the Internet. If you use Pinterest ( know about curating!

If not, curating is basically a ‘scrapbook’ of interesting websites you collect online, all in one place! I use a site called ( to collect or curate a wide range of articles on education, including technology, iPads, Montessori, art and popular culture.

Please be sure to have a look and do check back as I update several times a week with the latest news and trends. Have a scoop? Would love to hear from you!

I would like to take this opportunity to thank-you for the very warm welcome to the Maple Grove. What a thriving and inspiring place this is. We are all very fortunate to be part of this special learning community.

Wishing you all a very happy holiday & a prosperous and healthy new year!


A child’s potential ends just beyond infinity

Ken Obolaky 

Ms. Zeitz’s Curated Sites On Scoop.It


Eclectic learning and leading through technology and the arts

Everything iPads

iPad resources for engaging educators, students and artists

Just Apps

Educational app reviews from various sources to help make informed decisions

Montessori & 21st Century Learning

Articles, resources and apps for the 21st century Montessori learner, educator & parent

The Creative Commons

For the love of art, nature and everything creative


Hot Lunch for January

Please note that we plan to send home menus for January on the first day back from the holidays, January 7.  The orders will be due to the office by January 10. 

Upcoming Events:

December 21                  Last Day of Classes before the Winter Break

January 7                        School re-opens after Winter Break

January 10                      Orders for January Hot Lunch are due

January 11                       9:15 – 10:30 am Open House with Montessori Kindergarten focus.

January 16                       PAC meeting 7:00 pm, in the Library,  Guest Speaker, Dr. Shelley Hymel with regard to internet safety

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