Spring Festival at Maple Grove
Tonight! 5:30 to 8:30 pm. $2.00 admission. So much fun to be had!!
May 20, 2014
Dear Parents and Guardians,
RE: Teacher Job Action
As you are aware, the BC Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) and the BC Public School Employers’ Association (BCPSEA) are negotiating a new contract and, stemming from these negotiations, the BCTF began job action at the end of April.
We have been informed that the BCTF plans to escalate the strike action to a second phase. This includes full-scale walkouts rotated on a district-by-district basis. According to the BCTF announcement this morning, all Vancouver public schools will be behind picket lines for one day on Monday, May 26.
The full withdrawal of service will have a significant impact on the school district’s ability to offer educational services. While schools will remain open on Monday and staffed by our administrators, we will not be able to offer our regular instruction on May 26 as we do not anticipate that unionized staff will cross the picket lines. As a result, we are encouraging parents to not send their children to school on Monday, May 26 and to seek alternate childcare arrangements as needed. We anticipate that schools will be back in session on Tuesday, May 27.
The safety and security of our students is our highest priority. Should any students arrive at school while picket lines are in place, our school administrators will ensure that they are cared for until they can be safely returned to their homes under the supervision of a parent or guardian.
At this point, we are not aware of other days when Vancouver public schools will be placed behind picket lines. However, we understand that this rotating strike action might occur again. We will continue to keep you informed as additional information becomes available.
We encourage parents to keep up to date by checking our website at http://www.vsb.bc.ca. You might also wish to follow information posted on the BCTF website at http://www.bctf.ca/ and the BCPSEA website at http://www.bcpsea.bc.ca/.
If you need more specific information about school-related matters during the job action, please contact your school principal directly.
I am proud of the hard work and support provided by all staff in this complex school district. It is my hope that the labour dispute is resolved quickly at the bargaining table and that our school district can soon return to normal operations. Thank you for your understanding during this difficult time.
Dr. Steve Cardwell
Superintendent of Schools
c. Vancouver Board of Education.
One Day Day Camp at Kerrisdale Community Centre on May 26th
Please use this link for more information: http://www.kerrisdalecc.com/
Global Citizenship Club says THANKS!
Thank you Maple Grove School! The Global Citizenship Club was able to raise almost $600 last week from our Bake and Garage Sale.
Thank you to all families who donated used items for the garage sale and baked goods.
Next week we will be selling paper shoes for a minimum $1 donation that will be displayed in the front hall.
All money raised from last week’s sales and the paper shoe sale will be donated to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. The Global Citizenship Club is supporting Reilen Millar from Division 14, in his goal of raising $3500 for this important cause.
Maple Grove Garden Club
Needed: Garden Club Volunteers
Garden Club needs your help! The Garden Club needs parents to keep the garden growing.
We need parents for lunch on Fridays (12:15pm – 1pm) for weeding and watering. Then beginning in June, we will also need parents after school on Tuesdays while the Magee Environment Club leads garden activities.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have the time to volunteer.
Maple Grove Green Garden Club
2014 Panoramic Photo
A 10″ x 13″ Panoramic School Photo is now available for $13.00. Please pick up an order form from the office, or ask your child to collect the order form. The orders are due Monday June 3.
TODAY! Come to the Spring Festival 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Admission is only $2.00!
May 26 – There will be no instruction for students. Enjoy your extra long weekend.
May 28 – District Track Meet
May 30 – Welcome to Kindergarten 10:00 to 10:30
June 26 – Last day for students