MAPLE GROVE SCHOOL BAND
Congratulations to the Maple Grove School Band who played so well at the Night of Bands at Templeton Secondary School last night. They have really worked hard this year and I was very proud of their performances.
The Age of Digital Parenting
Cyber Bullying Watch: Warning about the site Ask.fm
The advent of the internet presents parents and their children with unlimited opportunities, both good and bad. One of the main challenges that you face as a parent is keeping your child safe online. That makes knowledgeable digital parenting one of the most important components of being a responsible parent these days.
Cyber bullying is a very real threat to today’s youth, and it has drawn a lot of attention in the media recently for the grave lengths it can go to. The anonymity of the internet allows bullying to run rampant, with kids feeling free to say unbelievably nasty and hurtful things without fear of reprisal.
Why Knowing What Your Child is Up To Online is So Important
The popular social networking and Q&A site, Ask.fm is one example of why digital parenting is so important. Unlike other social media sites frequented by teens and tweens, it lacks many of the parental control features that can help shield your child from the harmful elements that are online. Cyber bullying can be a huge problem on this site.
Open dialogue with your child is always the best method to keep them safe online or anywhere else. Today using the internet is imperative to everything from schoolwork to getting a future job; however your role as a parent is to help your child navigate the internet successfully and safely!
VIRTUES OF THE MONTH ARE PRIDE AND FRIENDLINESS
Please encourage your children to take pride in who they are, to value their family, environment, school, country etc.
Friendliness keeps everyone from feeling lonely or left out. It helps people to feel that they belong. Encourage your child to greet classmates as well as relatives or visitors to your home. Teach them how to greet others politely, to shake hands or wave. Most importantly encourage them to smile. Ways to be friendly include offering a helping hand, showing an interest in another person, or trying to cheer someone who feels sad.
We will be audition for the talent show very soon. Students can pick up an application form in the office. There will be a selection process and we encourage parents to help their children make good choices about material, and practice before the audition. We do not like to tell a child that they cannot participate. However respect for the audience requires that we expect a certain level of committment to practice and present their best effort.
Any music must be provided a week before the show in a format that is easily transferred to an IPOD without having to do file conversions. Please provide any music on a CD.
Students will be expected to dress for the perfomance.
May 10 Professional Development Day – No School for Students
May 13 Panoramic Photo (weather permitting) and grade 7 grad photos
May 20 Victoria Day – No School for Students
May 22 to 24 Grade 6 camp
May 24 Welcome to new grade 1 to 7 students for September 2013
May 27 to June 7 Tennis
May 28 Hot Lunch orders due for June
May 31 Welcome to kindergarten for September 2013
June 11 Primary Talent Show
June 12 Intermediate Talent Show
June 21 Sports Day
June 24 Grade 7 Grad
June 25 Grade 7 Field Trip and Primary Picnic
June 26 Service and Sports Recognition Assembly
June 27 Awards Assembly and Farewell
Reports go home
Last day of school for students
September 3 First day back to school for 2013 2014 – half day only
June 28 Administration Day