April 4th Update


ChildRun is coming up June 1, 2014



As the largest family fun run in Vancouver, ChildRun inspires participants to raise funds for childhood cancer research and treatment at BC Children’s Hospital.  On Sunday June 1st, 2014, the 29th Annual ChildRun presented by the Wilson Family will host runners and walkers of all ages and abilities on an exciting run, where participants can choose between a scenic 5 km route or the Thrifty Foods 1 km Fun Run, followed by a carnival celebration.

Fundraising for ChildRun – Where the Money Goes (if you donate, registration fee is not considered a donation) Funds raised at the 2013 ChildRun supported the Oncology Program at BC Children’s Hospital in two distinct ways. 1.   Research – A portion of the funds will go toward research to find better ways to treat and cure children with cancer. 2.  The Future of Oncology Treatment – The remaining funds will go toward the future cancer treatment centre in the new BC Children’s Hospital.

To register for the ChildRun:  Here is the link:  http://www.bcchf.ca/events/event-calendar/childrun/event-information/

Interested Maple Grove Community members should click on  Registration Information then click REGISTER NOW!  

click on  Yes or No depending on your situation

Then click on – Join and Existing Team – Our team name is Maple Grove Elementary

Early Bird Registration is coming very quickly – April 15th

Register before May 7 and you get a Custom (with Maple Grove printed on it)  ChildRun T-shirt

Register after May 7 and you’ll get a generic ChildRun T-shirt

We’d love to have EVERY Maple Grove  student and ALL staff participate.  Are YOU in?  Come on, Join us!

Summer School Registration is starting

A Personal Education Number (PEN) is necessary in order to register for summer school.  Labels have been prepared with your child’s name, BCESIS No. and PEN.  We have asked the students to put the labels in their agendas/planners.  Please look there for the number if you wish to sign your child up for Summer School.


Our kindergarten students from Division 20 have done some wonderful paintings on wood of horses. Their work was inspired by Franz Marc’s “Blue Horse”. Thank you to Kerrisdale Lumber for donating the wood.

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Grade 6 Camp

Attention Parents and Guardians of Grade 6 students:  You are cordially invited to this year’s Grade 6 Camp Parent Information Session on Thursday, April 10th at 3:15pm to 4:00 pm in the Maple Grove Library.

Right to Play Leadership Training-April 2nd 2014

Right To Play is a global organization that uses the transformative power of play to educate and empower children facing adversity in many developing countries. It was founded in 2000 by Johann Olav Koss, a four-time Olympic gold medalist and social entrepreneur. Through sports and games, they help children build essential life-skills and better futures, while driving social change in their communities with lasting impact.

On this Wednesday, April 2nd, 11 of our grade 6 students attended the Right to Play Leadership workshop where they learned how to teach games to other students. Shortly, these student leaders will be sharing their skills and knowledge, coaching Maple Grove students how to play cooperative games.

It was an educational, active and fun morning for all our students!

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Montessori Parent Education Evening Postponed

The parent education evening that was scheduled for April 15th has been postponed. Watch the blog for the new date to be determined.


In support of our school goal to improve critical thinking, PAC has invited a guest speaker, Cynthia Nichols, through the critical thinking consortium. Come and learn what is is we are trying to teach your children in the area of critical thinking. April 30th is the date. Please mark it in your calendars.

lego class


After School Classes with Motorized LEGO® Models!

(For Ages 5-9)

Hands-on, project based classes that introduce students in grades K-4, to S.T.E.M (science, technology, engineering and math) concepts through the fun of building and creating unique motorized models with special LEGO® pieces such as gears, axles and pulleys. Fine motor skill development, student collaboration and problem solving are also a focus in these engaging classes. The theme for this session will be Famous Inventions as students build moving windmills, cars and more!

When: Thursdays from 3:05-4:05pm

Where: Maple Grove Elementary 

Dates: April 17th to May 29th (7 classes)   Cost: $95 including tax.

Register Online at www.bricks4kidz.com/vancouver and click View Classes at the top of the page.

Upcoming Events:

April 10th – Class Group and Panorama Photo (afternoon)photographer

April 10th – Grade 6 camp parent information meeting 3:15pm in the Library

April 12th – Destination Imagination Regional Competition in Richmond

April 15th – Montessori Parent Evening POSTPONED

April 17th – Bricks 4 KIDZ  starts. Motorized Lego models – primary program (See above)

April 18th – Good Friday Holiday

April 21st – Easter Monday Holiday

April 24th – PAC Meeting

April 28th – Pro D Day – No School for Students

April 30th – PAC EVENING on CRITICAL THINKING with Cynthia Nichols

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