February 28th Update

20140226-132946.jpgPink Day.

This week we celebrated Pink Day. This is a day when we all stand together to support the idea of valuing every individual for who they are. When we celebrate being kind and reject bullying and unkindness. Almost all of our students wore pink. We had a wonderful assembly organized by Ms Zeitz. Poems, a play and a description of how PINK Day came to be were followed by everyone in the school dancing together under the direction of our Grade 4 teacher Ms Gomm. The gym was decorated as was the whole school with cutouts of pink shirts bearing messages about the theme. Thank you to all who took part and made it a great celebration of a line in our school song – “We are all different and different is OK.”


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Plan to arrive at 6:45 pm Friday March 7th to watch our student-chosen movie Despicable Me. Thank you to PAC for organizing this.


There will be a meeting for all those interested in helping organize Grade 7 Grad  in the library at 6:00 pm on Wednesday, March 5th.


We are still looking for volunteers to be adjudicators. There are three sessions you can sign up for. Morning 9:00 – 12:00, Afternoon 1:15 – 2:45, Evening 5:30 – 7:00

No qualifications are needed except a desire to ask questions and initiate conversations with the students about their projects. Thank you for your help.


Bryana competed in the BC Winter Sports in martial arts. She won a gold medal for Kata, a gold medal for Kumite and a silver medal for Team KumiteDSC01504SNOWY DAYS

We always enjoy snowy days. It is great to see the children having so much fun outside. I am so pleased that they all come well equipped with suitable clothes and footwear for being outside at this very important part of their day.


Digital Citizenship

Are you and your family safe digital citizens?

In this ever changing digital world it is sometimes hard to keep up! While we all recognize the learning potential of using digital media and the Internet we also need to be aware of its challenges. Many people often feel they are anonymous behind the screen but nothing can be further from the truth. A rule of thumb that we often tell our students is… “do not post anything online that you wouldn’t be comfortable with being posted on a public billboard!”

Parents have many responsibilities. Now a new one has been added to your list! Here is one tip to help your child be a safer digital citizen.

Explain That Nothing is Really Private Online. It’s crucial for students to guard their own online privacy by not posting and sharing things they don’t want to become public. Here are some important things to remind your child: never share passwords; keep personal details – name, address, phone number, etc. — to yourself. *Think before you post – is this really something you want to share? Only communicate with people you know – never chat with or send photos to strangers. Be a SAFE Digital Citizen!



March 1  – Maple Grove teams compete in Destination Imagination at North Burnaby Secondary School.

March 6 – Heritage Fair. Students present their projects. Volunteers needed to adjudicate.

March 7 – Reports Home

March 11 – Night of Bands at Magee

March 12 and 13 – Parent Conferences Early  Dismissal at 2:00 pm

March 17 to March 28 – Spring Break

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