September 5th Update

Today our teachers are meeting with others in the district for a study session. We do not know what will come of this but almost certainly school will not be starting on Monday, although I am always hopeful. As always, listen to the news, and check the VSB websites for updates. Our teachers have been very appreciative of parents who have dropped by to give them kind words and express their understanding and/or support. I know the teachers are eager to be back at school.
Some parents have asked me what they can do regarding the present situation in our schools. While parents and children may feel caught in the middle of this, I do believe that in a democratic country we are all responsible for what our government does. Whatever your view on this matter, you can choose to contact your MLA to either support the government position, support the teachers position or  express your point of view.  The MLA for Vancouver-Quilchena is Hon. Andrew Wilkinson. Details can be found at:
Below our new Vice Principal’s letter you will find a list of possible activities for your children. Please use a search engine on your computer to find out more.
Dear Maple Grove Families:
Hello and welcome back to a new school year!   My name is Carrie Sleep and I am the new Vice-Principal of Maple Grove Elementary.  Prior to Maple Grove, I was VP of Champlain Annex Elementary in the SE corner of Vancouver.  I have worked as a teacher and administrator with the VSB for over 20 years.  I continue to find my work as an educator engaging and rewarding.  When I heard news of my new assignment, I immediately began to hear many positive comments and kind words about the school and community of Maple Grove. It is a pleasure to be part of the community and I look forward to working in this busy, vibrant and welcoming school.
I continue to be hopeful that we will be back to school soon and look forward to meeting students, parents and staff.
Enjoy the beautiful days of early fall,
Ms. Sleep



  • Kerrisdale Community Centre has information around one day camps for 6 to 12 year old
  • Vancouver Aquarium have day camps, aqua camps organized
  • The West End Community Centre Association have 16 pages of activities listed, from movies to “Rocking the Park”
  • Badminton Vancouver have events planned
  • Little Mountain Neighbourhood House has Child and Youth Programs planned, literacy program
  • Canadian Parents For French, listed are resources and day camp, exchange information
  • Grouse Mountain have activities planned
  • Jericho Sailing Centre has information listed, much of it is form the summer, but sailing and paddling clubs do have events planned such as waver chaser SUP events, to yoga
  • Beyond DL School is offering courses
  • BC is offering extended summer camps and fall camps
  • The YMCA is offering Strike Camps
  • The Vancouver Courier listed in an article by Cheryl Rossi on Aug 28th, information on art galleries, community centres, museums, all star baseball and skills4kids
  • Cowboys and Angels, is a store on 4th Ave, they are doing some math work and some arts and craft event
  •  Glee Camp Vancouver is organising day camps at the Beaumont Studios Black Box Theatre
  • Not in Vancouver but Fall Day Camps are being offered in other locations such as Whonnock Lake and Rocky Point in Port Moody
  •  Zen Maker Lab is offering Fall Programs in 3D design work, electronics and robotics, coding and web design
  • The Province Blogs published an extensive list of activities planned for children and youth all over the lower mainland form the valley to Vancouver, 7 pages of information is included
  • Global News, on Aug 31 listed similar lists of planned activates all over the lower mainland including Vancouver some of which were not added or included in other lists such as Arts Umbrella activities, Fall Science camps to Duello Camps for those with Knightly interests
  • Vancouver Circus School Blog details information around Strike Camps as well


Please see below information about the Chinese School. We cannot confirm yet if it will be able to start on September 11th.

      Pui Ying Maple Grove Chinese School        

PuiYing Christian Services Society T: 604-821-1262  

 2014 – 2015 Classes   School Hours:   3:30p.m.-5:30p.m. Every Thursday

Fall Semester: 11 September 2014 – 22 January 2015

Spring Semester: 29 January 2015 – 4 June 2015

Registration place:  

Lunchroom, Maple Grove Elementary School    

6199 Cypress Street, Vancouver, B.C.V6M 3S3

Tuition Fee: $ 175.00 (Primary) & $ 185.00 (Secondary)

v Classes:

  1.  Fun with Mandarin (Dinosaur 1&2
  2. Mandarin (MK1.Mk2.) – (M.
  3. Mandarin Secondary (MS7 – MS12)

ENQUIRY:   Please call Ms. Isabel Chou, Principal

                  604-263-4592(h); 778-998-4592(c)


     培英   Maple Grove 中文學校

                       Pui Ying Maple Grove Chinese School  

        PuiYing Christian Services Society T: 604-821-1262  


                       2014- 2015 招生簡章

  • 秋季班:
    • 上學期:11 September 2014 – 22 January 2015
  • 春季班:

下學期: 29 January 2015 – 4 June 2015

             星期四下午上課: 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

上課地點:温哥華西區Maple Grove小學

                      6199 Cypress. St. Vancouver. B. C. W.45th.Ave


  • 開辦課程:   1.   恐龍國語學前班
  1. 幼低/幼高班
  2. 兒童國語班(一年级至六年级
  3. 中學生班 (七年級十二年級)

教學:使用簡體字 /繁(正體字)及漢語拼音

學費:   幼稚園生&小學生每學期 $175.00 & 中學生 $185.00

查詢:歡迎致電 周廣 校長  



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