June 14th Update

Invitation for Coffee and Treats in the Library Tuesday June 25th

This year we have been enjoying meeting each other in the library on Friday mornings for coffee and conversation from 8:30 – 9:30 am. There are no Fridays left and so our last coffee and conversation morning will be on Tuesday June 25th . Please join us.

Budding Filmmakers at Maple Grove!

As part of the Artist in Residence program at Maple Grove, and very generously supported by PAC and an ArtStart grant, please follow the link to three animations films!

These videos were created by students in Divs 1, 2 and 13. Working in teams, students researched, storyboarded, filmed, edited and added sound to stories about their local history and environment. The artist mentors were Chad Sorensen and Weronika Stepien.

Thank-you to Maple Grove PAC, ArtStarts and Reel 2 Real (International Film Festival for Youth) for the wonderful opportunity to work with artists in our community!



Penny Drive

Next week the Global Citizenship Club will be collecting pennies for Free the Children’s national penny drive.  Money collected will provide people in developing countries with clean water.  As an added incentive, students will be competing for extra points for their Sports Day teams.  Each Sports Day team will have a bucket in the main hall.  The team who collects the most pennies by Thursday will receive extra points for their team.  This is a good chance to get rid of your pennies and help a great cause.  Good luck! 


Thank-you to everyone who has emailed some pictures for our year-end slide show.  It’s not too late to share your pictures!  Send them to maplegrovephoto@gmail.com

End of Year Assemblies

We have two assemblies at the end of the year when students and staff come together to celebrate the year, acknowledge achievements in sports and academics, say goodbye to those leaving and have a last time all together. Unfortunately, we do not have enough room to extend an invitation to parents to join these assemblies.


The Summer School organization, Principal Manjit Torrance, is proud to offer a large variety of courses for K-7 for students this summer. From Science, Math, Language Arts, Computer Courses, Career Planning, Study Skills, Art, Kick Starting Healthy Kids, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre, Tennis, Art, Design, Painting and Drawing.  We have it all at Maple Grove Summer School! Check out the Summer School Website:   http://summer.vsb.bc.ca Courses are filling up quickly, so don`t wait too long! This summer they are running longer sessions, but only two of them. You can register on line, by fax, phone (604-713-4550) or walk in at the VSB Education Centre. Students are limited to one Ministry Funded course and must register in their current grade level as of June 27, 2013.   The Summer School Program will offer supervision by student workers during lunch if your child is signing up for two courses.  Please inform us in the summer school office on the first day of Summer School.  Students will need to bring their lunch and recess snacks.  Numerous Courses are almost at max!

Please do not phone Maple Grove School number for information but use the contact information available on-line at: http://summer.vsb.bc.ca

New Courses this summer!     

Doctor at Heart, Lawyer in the Court! – Meeting the Professionals

Digital Masters – Computers

Young Innovators – Computers;  Move On Into Kindergarten (Pre-K); Mixed Media Drawing and Painting; Fantabulous Fabric Art Design; Getting Ready For French Immersion – (Pre K-2); Calling all Engineers By Popular Demand:

Young Geologists, Biologists, Chemists & Physicists                Speak Up                               

Super Science Creations and Concepts                                         Summer Athletes                                                              

Master of Math                                                                                         Kick Starting Healthy Kids

Write On and Active                                                                               Study Smart

Lights, Camera, Action!                                                                    Language Arts & Math Remedial  

Hip Hop In to Good Mind, Body and Fitness – BY MR.Wu 

It`s never too late to improve your skills as a student! Whether you struggle at school or you just want to learn some neat ways to learn more effectively, this course is for you! In the mind fitness portion of this course, we will learn how to organize yourself, take effective and interactive notes, and study for tests without anxiety! Of course, we need to take a break from our studies and get active to keep our brain healthy! The body fitness part of this course will focus on stretching, nutrition, hip hop dance, exercises and games. It’s the perfect combination to boost confidence as a student this summer!

Taught by Mr. Wu

Mr. Wu has outstanding qualifications. He is an intermediate grade teacher as well as a Harbour Dance Center Hip Hop Instructor. Also a former University of British Columbia peer tutor and holds a BCRPA fitness theory certification and a National Lifeguard Service award.  He also is involved in basketball, football, baseball, swimming and Martial Arts.

July 8th– July 26th   9:00am-11:55am  (Gr. 4-7)

To register: go to http://summer.vsb.bc.ca.

                               ESL courses

One Week Camps Include:                  

Hip Hop into Good Mind, Body and Fitness

The Fun of Fitness!  Kids Boot Camp and Healthy Lifestyles – July 22-26  

Musical Theatre:  Act, Sing and Dance – July 15-19

Yoga and Mindfulness – July 22-26 

Tennis Camp – July 8th –July 12th   ML60205 – July 8-12th

Upcoming Events

June 18                    Art Gala      1:00 – 4:00 pm, 6:00 – 7:00 pm

June 20                  Montessori Drama Productions

                                  Chinese Tea. Ms Zeitz will talk about using Ipads

June 21                    Sports Day – Dismissal at 1:00 pm

June 24                    Grade 7 Grad – Ceremony at 1:30 pm – Dinner Dance starts at 5:30pm.

June 25                     Grade 7 Field Trip and Primary Picnic (cancelled if raining)

                                    Coffee and Conversation in the Library 8:30 – 9:30 am

June 26                     Service and Sports Recognition Assembly

June 27                      Awards Assembly and Farewell

                                  Reports go home

                                   Last day of school for students

June 28                      Administration Day

September 3             First day back to school for 2013 2014 – 10:00 am dismissal

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