ChildRun is coming up June 1, 2014
JOIN THE MAPLE GROVE TEAM!
LET’S RAISE AT LEAST $500 TO SUPPORT RESEARCH TO CURE CHILDREN’S CANCER
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.
TALENTED ARTISTS AT MAPLE GROVE
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.
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!
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.
PAC PRESENTS AN EVENING ON CRITICAL THINKING
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.
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.
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