Today we had our Remembrance Day Ceremony. On November 11th across Canada and in many parts of the world we observe a minute of silence to honour the men and women who fought and may have lost their lives in wars to preserve our freedom as a nation. We have our ceremony at school and I hope that many students will also go to the local ceremonies on November 11th. If you cannot make it to the ceremony, it is nice to stand still and observe one minute of silence wherever you are.
Some special coins commemorating the unveiling of the statue in New Westminster of the iconic photograph, “Wait for Me Daddy” were donated to our school. These were given to 7 of our students and we hope that they will treasure them. The recipients were Ben M. and Armaan K. (the two MCs for our assembly) and Olivia K., Steven Q., Maria K., Sama A., and Meher M.
WE Scare Hunger Update
The Global Citizenship Club has been campaigning for the Food Bank for the past two weeks. We are happy to report that 19 boxes of food have been donated to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank on behalf of the students and families from Maple Grove. That’s a whopping 650 pounds of food! Our total will be added to the national WE Scare Hunger campaign that is organized by Free the Children.
Thank you for your generousity and community spirit in making this food drive a huge success!
Choice Program Orientation Evening
Please use the link for more information: VSB-poster-ChoiceOrientation
Our student council is a very important part of our school. They do fundraising to support activities for the students, promote spirit days and also provide opinions and input into the running of the school. Each class from Grade 3 up has two elected representatives. The executive are elected from the older intermediate students.
Grade 7 Grad Committee Meeting
Join us for this planning meeting! We hope to establish some project leaders within the committee such as treasurer, communications, field trip, decor and fundraisers. Please RSVP to Sonja at 778.903.5767 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you can’t make it to the meeting and would like to take on a project leader role, please contact Winnie with your interest before the meeting at 604.710.7340 or email@example.com.
Grad Committee Meeting for any parents interested in organizing Grad 2015
Date & Time: Wednesday, November 12, at 7pm-8:30pm
Location: (Main & E.49th area) Pls RSVP to Sonja for exact address 778.903.5767. *********************************************
Thank you so much to all the families that attended Halloween Bingo–it was really terrific to see such great costumes, and hear all the enthusiastic “BINGO!” shouts from the children, not to mention the excitement at the prize table!
A very special thank you to all our parent volunteers–this event would not be possible without your time and energy. Your efforts are truly appreciated!
The next PAC Meeting (Traditional and Montessori) is scheduled for November 25th at 7pm in the school library. This meeting is open to all parents in the school–hope to see you there!
Allison Arato and Monica Tang
Here are some of the wonderful costumes from Halloween Bingo.
November 10 – Closure Day
November 11 – Remembrance Day Holiday
November 13 – Photo Orders due to the office
November 20th – Photo Retake Day
November 25th – PAC Meeting (Traditional and Montessori) 7pm in the library.
November 26th – Hot Lunch orders for December are due to the office.
November 28th – Professional Development Day – No School for students.
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