April 11th Update


 Orchids in time for Mother’s Day – Grade 7 Grad Fundraiser

On April 14, next Monday, you will receive a form to purchase orchids. This is a fundraiser to help raise money for this years grade 7 graduation celebrations. This will make a perfect gift for Mother’s Day, friends, family or birthday gifts. Your generous support is greatly appreciated!

Garage Sale by Global Citizenship Club

The Global Citizenship Club is asking for gently used children’s books and toys to be donated.  We will be having a garage sale later this month to raise money for the:

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.  

Look for boxes in the front hall next week.


In April, students in Grades 4 and 7 will be taking an on-line survey related to their school experience. A reminder that parents of students in Grade 4 and 7 can also complete a survey by completing a paper form available at the school. The school office staff enter the data. A better way would be to go on-line yourself to complete the survey. You will need a login number which is available from the school office. You can email Mrs. Peters, jpeters@vsb.bc.ca, to get your personal login number. The site for the survey is: http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/sat_survey/access.htm


Caring is giving tender attention to people. It is being compassionate, listening to others wholeheartedly, and without judgment. Help your child by giving them ideas of caring things to do and say. Ask them, “How will your Mum/Dad/ Grandma/Friends know that you care about them?”



Important Information from the Montessori Parent Committee:

Our next Parent Education Evening which was originally scheduled for April 15 has been postponed until Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 7 pm.  Please join us for an informative and interesting presentation led by Maple Grove teachers & students who will demonstrate work stations such as math, language, and culture studies for the Kindergarten to primary to intermediate classrooms.

There are still spots left to register for the St. John Ambulance Babysitting course at the school during the next Pro-D day on Monday, April 28, 2014.

The course is open to all Maple Grove students age 10 or older for a cost of $49/student.  The course will run at the school from 8:30 to 3:30 and participants will receive a certificate of completion.

What Every Babysitter Should Know

This course is designed to teach young people how to care for children and infants while babysitting. The course will enhance awareness and safety, responsible babysitting, and develop skills to cope with common emergencies. A Babysitter Handbook is included.

Topics include:

  • becoming a babysitter
  • caring for kids
  • kids and food
  • getting along with kids
  • kids and play
  • keeping kids safe
  • handling emergencies
  • first aid

Please contact Kelley Marlow, Montessori Parent Committee Chair, at kelleymarlow@gmail.com to register and arrange for payment.

 Upcoming Events:

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 previous post)

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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