February 21st Update


 Welcome Snowdrops – One of the first signs of Spring.


Congratulations to all the students who participated in the Personal Passion Projects presentations. I really appreciated all the work you had done to learn about a topic and then inform us. The displays were creative, thoughtful and interesting. You were able to speak clearly and answer questions about your projects. Very well done. Thank you to Mrs. Roopra who organized this very special event.




At the PAC meeting last night it was decided that we would have a Movie Night on March 7th. We will ask Student Council to help choose a movie.

Thank you to all who have donated to the PAC donation drive. You will be getting your tax receipts and a thank you letter from PAC and the Montessori Committee next week. We really appreciate all that this money provided for our students such as the wonderful Artist in Residence activities that have been happening at our school.

At this point there are no plans to have a Spring Fair.

PAC meetings have been planned for the rest of the year: March 4; April 24; May 22 and June 19 (AGM). PAC is also planning another parent education evening possibly on the topic of Critical Thinking which supports the school goal and is an essential part of the new directions in education.

Maple Grove Heritage Fair 2014 March 6th

Projects will be on display: 9:30am – 12:00 noon

1:15 – 3:00 pm

5:30 – 7:00 pm

Come and visit and see what our students have learned and their enthusiasm for Canadian History.

We Need Your Help:

Parent volunteers are needed to help with the Maple Grove Heritage Fair to be held on Thursday, March 6th. We require 25-30 adjudicators who will spend the morning or afternoon interviewing students about their heritage projects. It is an opportunity to be involved in a school wide celebration and help us identify students whose projects will be picked for the Regional Fair at Killarney High School in early May. A brief training session will be given to adjudicators before they start. Please contact Ms. Sellars or Mr. Munk if you are able to help us. Come into the office or email: ssellars@vsb.bc.ca.   The main purpose of the adjudicators is to make sure that every students has three or more adults who would encourage them to talk about their projects and who would give them positive feedback. Thank you very much for your help.

Information and Updates for our Membership
What have we been up to? BCCPAC has had a busy 2014!
BCCPAC is working with the Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education (DLC) to gain parent input through a province wide online Thoughstream survey to assist in the planning and delivery of programming that supports parents in their efforts to foster their children’s heart-mind well-being.  THE DLC Thoughstream Survey is now LIVE until February 23rd!  CLICK HERE TO PARTICIPATE
Partner and Other Ed Meetings: Upcoming: Feb 20, Provincial Education Partners Meeting Feb 21, Teacher Regulation Branch Meeting March 24, K-12 Aborginal Education Partners Meeting
Recent: Feb 17, ERASE Bullying Level 1 Training Nanaimo Feb 6, CBC radio interview Feb 4, MoE: Physical Restraint and Seclusion Meeting (more on Restraint and Seclusion) Feb 3, MoE   – MyEducation BC (formerly BCeSiS)                     – Discover Your School (website)                     – BC Data discussion                     – Update on Curriculum and Competencies                     – Update on Graduation                     – Meeting with Dep Min Rob Wood Feb 2, BCCPAC Board Meeting Victoria Feb 1, Vancouver Island Parent Conference Jan 30, Meeting with BCPVPA re. Sec 177   Jan 30, Meeting with MLA Jane Thornthwaite    Jan 20, ERASE Meeting
Questions about any of these meetings?  Please contact info@bccpac.bc.cafor more information.


Please remind any friends and neighbours with pre-school children of our special Ready Set Learn Event on Friday at 10:00 am.

RSL Poster 2014-page-2

Upcoming Events:

February 26 – Pink Shirt Day

February 28 – Ready Set Learn

March 6 – Heritage Fair. Students present their projects

March 7 – Reports Home

March 11 – Night of Bands at Magee

March 12 and 13 – Parent Conferences

March 17 to March 28 – Spring Break

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