October 25th Update


October 25th is a Pro D Day.  No School for Students.  Enjoy the long weekend!

November 5                 Photo retake day

(for those who missed photo day)  Pick up an order form from the office.  Only those students with a prepaid order will have their pictures taken.

Student Council Plans Hallowe’en Haunted House

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Any parents who would like to help set up the Halloween Haunted House, or participate in the performance, are welcome to join us. Please email me at:  ssellars@vsb.bc.ca

For Grade 7 Students

Info on each secondary school’s specific program is up on the VSB’s website.  Go to www.vsb.bc.ca, and look down the column of options on the far left side of the page and click on Mini School Registration.  If you scroll down on that page, you’ll find links to all the various secondary school’s programs.   FAQ sections are in the individual secondary school sites as well as pdf’s of registration forms.  You should check these out to obtain the dates of the Information Nights which are starting soon.

Here is a link to the calendar which gives information about the mini-school programs information nights and application time-lines..


 PAC Halloween

Halloween Safety

Parents of werewolves, fairies and iron men are reminded to make this Halloween safe for all children and families. Halloween is fast-approaching and there are safety tips to share with trick-or-treaters along their ghoulish journey. Those driving on Halloween are asked to slow down and watch out for excited children who will be darting through neighbourhoods in search of candy.

Whether kids have two, three or five eyes, they should always look both ways before crossing the street.

Instruct children to keep on sidewalks, even princesses and vampires need to watch out for vehicles. If no sidewalk is available, walk facing traffic and as far off the road as possible.

One of the best parts to Halloween is choosing who or what to be. Cold and wet climates during Canadian Halloween can be harsh on children. Choose costumes that can be worn over warm clothing, but are not baggy enough to trip over. Dressing up in scary dark costumes is fun, but it’s recommended that parents help kids choose one that’s bright/reflective for motorists to see. Try getting creative with make-up or face paint instead of wearing masks that can interfere with vision.

A flashlight, a.k.a. protective light saber, makes nighttime travelling much safer.

Health Canada says coloured contact lenses should be avoided because they can cause injuries.

Volleyball Schedules are posted here:   http://maplegroveathletics.wordpress.com/

Right to Play Group with Intermediate Students at Maple Grove

Georgia Simmerling made an inspirational speech to our Intermediate Students.  She represented Canada in the Whistler 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Alpine Ski Racing. She has now become part of the Ski Cross team and will compete at the  next Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.

Right To Play is a global organization that uses the transformative power of play – playing sports, playing games – to educate and empower children facing adversity. They  reach one million children in regular weekly activities, and have a direct impact on the development of critical life skills that affect positive and sustainable change.



Upcoming Events:

October 25 – Professional Development Day – No school

October 31 – Hallowe’en

November 1 – Halloween Bingo

November 5 – Photo Retake Day

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