March 8th Update


Three Events to Make Maple Grove Proud; Destination Imagination, Band Performance at Magee and Bollywood Dance by our Kindergarten and Grade 4 students.

Destination Imagination

Last Saturday three teams from Maple Grove under the guidance of Mrs. Humeniuk competed at the district Destination Imagination competition. Our teams did really well and ended up placing in the top third of the competition. They showed really good team work and team spirit. We were very proud of them.

The competition involved preparing a response to a very complex challenge that could involve building a device or structure, performing, telling a story all within a specific time period with many opportunities to show creativity, group work and individual talent. Thank you very much to Mrs. Humeniuk for her guidance and sponsorship of our teams.

Massed Band Concert

It was lovely to hear our Junior and Senior Bands Play at Magee under the direction of Curtis Matthewson. I was very impressed with their playing. It is a fine tribute to their committment to practicing. Well done!


Bollywood Dance

As part of the Artist in Residence Program funded by the parents, all the kindergarten and Grade 4 students have been learning Bollywood dancing this week culminating in a performance on Friday.  Thank you very very much to all the parents who have contributed to this project. After Spring Break  the other grades in the school wll have the opportunity to have an Artist in Residence work with them.

Maple Grove in 1925

Mr. Johnson found these photos in the City archives.  Mrs. Peters was pretty excited to see all the bicycles parked along the side of the school.  The Maple Grove exterior is very different now!

Maple Grove 1925 2 Maple Grove 1925

 Lost and Found

Recognize anything?

lost and found 2


Hot Lunch for April

Our hot lunch order routine will be a bit different this month due to Spring Break going into the month of April.  Order forms and menus will go home with students on April 2.  The order forms and payments must be returned to the office by Friday, April 5.

parent teacher conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences next week.

Please remember that students will be dismissed at 2:00 on March 13 and 14 to accommodate parent teacher conferences. This is a lovely opportunity to celebrate your child’s work and talk with the teacher about his/her achievements.


Chinese Tea  

     Maple Grove Chinese Tea

Will take place on Tuesday 12th March, 2013 from 13:30 to 14:30 in the Lunchroom. Parents are warmly welcomed to this social event. Come to connect with friends and discuss any topic related to your child’s education or your settlement needs.

Maple Grove Elementary School Principal Ms. S. Sellars will answer parents’ questions.

Mr. Wu, ELL(ESL) teacher will speak on The Most Natural and Fastest Way of Learning English.

Elisabeth Chan, VSB Settlement Worker, together with parent volunteers, will support you if needed. Feel free to drop by and join us for tea.

Maple Grove Elementary School is a community that CARES deeply, SHARES generously, and HELPS willingly. 


2013年3月12日 (星期二),下午1:30至2:30 在學校餐廳擧行,誠意歡迎所有說華語(國、粵語)的家長出席這項聯誼活動。齊來與其他家長聯繫和一起討論關於您的孩子的教育和安居事情。




楓林小學是一個互相深切關懷 、慷慨分享和樂於助人的社區。

Up Coming Events

March 8                     Reports home

spring forward

March 10                   2:00 am Spring Forward  (Change Clocks)

March 12                   Chinese Tea 1:30 pm Lunch room

March 13 and 14       Parent Conferences.  Students are dismissed at 2:00 pm. 

March 18                    First day of Spring Break

April 1                         Easter Monday Holiday

April 2                         First day back after Spring Break and Easter

April 2                         Hot Lunch Order Forms and Menus go home

April 3                        Montessori Parent Education Evening at Tyee

April 5                        Deadline for Hot Lunch orders for April

April 11                       Class Group and Panorama Photo

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