Congratulations to our basketball teams for their skill, sportsmanship and determination.
Movie Night Tonight!
Tonight’s movie is:
Gym doors open at 5:30 pm (movie starts at 6:00 pm). Admission is $2 donation at the door. Food tickets are $1.00 each.
Maple Grove Elementary – Pink Shirt Day
February 27th is Pink Shirt Day at Maple Grove, and at most other schools across Canada. This day highlights anti-bullying in our schools and acceptance of all students. This ideal ties in with our Maple Grove Virtues Project for the month of February where we will focus on Tolerance, Kindness and Love. One way we show our commitment to these ideals is by wearing pink on February 27th.
In order for students to be a part of this initiative we have arranged for the purchase of a Pink T-Shirt with a black Maple Grove logo on the left chest.
We would ask you to consider purchasing one of these t-shirts for $10.00 for your child to wear on February 27. You can check out the sizes in the front hall for 4 days only, before school from 8:30 to 9:00 am and after school from 3:00 to 3:15 pm next week.
Register for the Sun Run
Reminder that it is time to register for the Sun Run to get the early bird price. Go to: www.sunrun.com.1) Click on “Register Now” near the top left of the webpage 2) Click on “Teams and Members: Schools” 3) Click on “School Team Registration” 4) Click on “JOIN TEAM – team members ONLY” and then click “continue” 5)Fill in personal information 6) Choose team: “Maple Grove Elementary School”: Password wildcats 7) Pay fee
Congratulations to the students in Division 1 who worked on their challenges for Destination Imagination and presented them to the school on Thursday. They showed both critical thinking skills and creativity in addressing the problems posed. Two or three teams will go forward in the competition.
Late or Absent
Teachers know how important it is for students to arrive on time and to come to school regularly. Students who do not come regularly, or who are often late, develop an attitude to school and to learning which often undermines their motivation to work. All people need a little time to meet and greet when they get together. Students need those few minutes in the morning to settle down and be ready for work.
Being late is disrespectful to the teacher and to classmates. Being late must necessarily interrupt the flow of the morning, especially when the teacher needs to stop and help the student adjust to what is going on.
Some parents will be getting letters this week to let them know of our concern about tardiness or absenteeism. I feel it is important that parents are aware of the number of days their children miss, and/or the number of times they are late for school.
Do you have any old eye glasses you don’t need?
For one week, until next Friday, February 1, we have a donation box in the school office. Glasses will be donated to The Third World Eye Care Society of Canada, http://twecs.ca/newsandevents.php. Your name will be entered in a draw for a Shadow of the Unicorn T-shirt for every pair of glasses you donate. Thank you to our visiting author, Suzanne de Montigny.
This is the Youtube link for the dance club performance from the Winter Concert. Enjoy!
January 25 PAC Movie Night
January 25 Camp Read-a-Lot and Family Literacy Day
January 28 Hot Lunch Orders for February are due to the office – No late orders will be accepted.
January 31 Spelling Bee
January 31 Deadline of submission for Movie Competition (extended)