And Happy March Break ! and End of Term 2
(School Opens again on April 2nd)
Principal’s Recognition List:
These are the students that I would like to recognize for their hard work this term. All of these students were also meeting expectations in Social Responsibility. I am proud to have a school where so many students work hard in all areas of the curriculum. Congratulations to these students and to all our students who have done so well this term.
|Adam Mong||Jason Kim|
|Adrienne Li||Jenni Huang|
|Alex Dou||Jessie Wu|
|Alexander Franke||Justin Ho|
|Alexander Huang||Kailan Tang|
|Alvina Leung||Kaitlyn Gee|
|Amber Cornick||Katelyn Seto|
|Aneesha Gill||Kevin Gu|
|Anna Li||Kianna Lacasse-Watanabe|
|Areeb Meher||Lauren Tang|
|Armaan Kahlon||Mack Lee|
|Arman Schroff_Mehrabadi||Marco Tom|
|Arushan Varatharajah||Marcus Wright-Smith|
|Ben Marlow||Margaux Arboleda|
|Brendan Chia||Marypaz Pulford|
|Bryana Spur||Matthew Kong|
|Caitlin Mak||Max Yang|
|Calum Mackenzie||Medina Wardman|
|Chantal Yang||Melissa Zhang|
|Chloe Pang||Michelle Wang|
|Corey Scott||Mila Burry|
|Crystal Yang||Nahira Gerster-Sim|
|Dana Aldave||Natalie Yee|
|Derek Gee||Nathan Cai|
|Desiree Fung||Nathaniel Leung|
|Diya Haq||Nicholas Kuan|
|Dominic Denofrio||Otis Ashby|
|Elaine Zhang||Owen Hang|
|Emily Grabovac||Palas Scandolari|
|Emma Everson||Rachel Constant|
|Emma Gunn||Rachel Luo|
|Emma Young||Rachelle Arboleda|
|Enika McGowan||Rebecca Eastman|
|Errol Xu||Ryan Ma|
|Evan Stuart||Sabrina Cao|
|Faryal Shuja||Samuel Che|
|Felix Suen||Sanja Katic|
|Flora Wu||Sarvajan Gnaneswaran|
|Grace Lin||Shaolin Young|
|Hannah Jeong||Simon Ding|
|Hao Shi||Stephen Lin|
|Henry Wang||Thea McLaren|
|Imogen Randle||Valerie Wong|
|Isabella Chen||Vivian Chen|
|Isabelle Wolodko||Willow Amara|
|Jade Trimble||Yeh Yeh|
Spring Festival is Coming Up Friday April 26th 2013
Students can enter the poster competition to have their design used to promote our exciting event. Here are the details to put in the poster. There will be prizes for the best posters as well. Entry forms are available in the office. Details are below.
Junior Boys Basketball
Congratulations on a very successful season! And thanks to our wonderful coaches, Mr. Munk and Steve Cao. We are very appreciative of all your hard work.
Foundation Skills Assessment for Grades 4 and 7
Students will bring home their test booklets and results today. Please let me know if you would like help interpreting the results. Remember too, that this is just a snapshot of learning that is demonstrated in a particular way. It may not give a complete idea about how your child is doing.
On Saturday, March 2, 2013, the Annual Vancouver/Lower-Mainland Regional Destination Imagination Tournament was hosted at Lord Kitchener Elementary School. Every year, Destination Imagination puts out six new challenges, with each challenge focusing on a different area of interest: building, science, performing arts, mechanical, improvisational and community service.
This year, Maple Grove was represented by three teams from Division 1 – “RU4 Reel”, The Mysterious Mimes” and “The Twizzlers”.
“RU4 Reel”, which included Jenni Huang, Angelina Jordan, Adrienne Li and Chantal Yang, competed in the improvisational challenge entitled “A Change in Reali-Tee”. For their solution they were given 5 minutes to create a skit about a drastic change in reality, using only white tee shirts, washable markers and lots of imagination!
Maple Grove’s “Mysterious Mimes” performed a solution to the “In Disguise” challenge, where the group members, Daniel Chan, Calum Mackenzie, Emma Young and Michelle Zhang, had to create a story about a character who uses a disguise, build at least two masks (one decorative mask and one transforming mask), and perform the entire skit without talking, in less than 6 minutes.
Last but not least, Maple Grove’s third team, “The Twizzlers”, solved the structural challenge “Twit-O-Rama”. For this challenge, they needed to build a hollow structure that can withstand considerable weight and torque while performing an original skit.
Out school’s teams did very well, with “RU4 Reel” placing 3rd, “the Mysterious Mimes” placing 4th and “The Twizzlers” placing 5th in their respective challenge.
The entire Destination Imagination experience was very cool, but it would not be possible without the help and support of our amazing Teacher Sponsor and Team Manager, Mrs. Humeniuk, our fantastic Appraisers, Mrs. Sellars and Mrs. Zeitz and, of course, the constant and everlasting encouragement from our parents. Thank you all so much for this great opportunity to unleash our creativity and reach our Destination Imagination.
Parents were enthralled by the presentation and advice from our own English as a Second Language teacher, Mr. Johnny Wu. He provided some excellent ideas for how children can be supported at home to learn English in ways that are fun and family inclusive. Thank you to Elizabeth Chan, our SWIS worker, for organizing this and also to our parent helpers.
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 23 Montessori Parent Education Evening at Tyee 7:00 pm
April 5 Deadline for Hot Lunch orders for April
April 11 Class Group and Panorama Photo
April 26 Spring Festival