April 24th Update

 Pro D Day

Enjoy the extra long weekend!

Monday, April 27 is a professional development day.  No School for Students.

Staff will be discussing our school goals for next year. Here is a link to our current school plan which has Critical Thinking, Oral Language Development and Aboriginal Education Awareness as three goals for 2014-2015.

School Plan Maple Grove 2014- 2015 May 26 2014a for uploading

“Stupid” is not an acceptable word.

It has come to my attention that there is a U tube video clip being viewed which makes fun of a kindergarten child getting a math question wrong and the observers calling him “stupid”. The humour in this is questionable. I hope that if we hear our children use this word in relation to another individual or about themselves we can discourage them both from using the word and from the kind of thinking it indicates.


The 11th Annual Spring Festival is coming. Whoopee!!!! Iy is always so much fun. Help us spread the word by designing a poster. There are prizes for intermediate and primary winners and the best one will be used to promote our festival in our community.

Artwork should be on 8.5″x 11″ or 11″x 17″ plain paper. You must include the date (Friday May 22nd) the time, (3:00 pm) and the admission price ($2).

Bring your entries to the office by 3:00 pm on Tuesday, May 5th with an entry form attached showing full name and Division plus the other information. You can get an entry form from the office.  Your poster might include some of the fun events, food etc which we will be enjoying.


 Previous winners!!!

SPRING FESTIVALSpring festival 2013 4

Students will be bringing an information package home about the Spring Festival. Don’t miss the opportunity to join the fun as a volunteer.



Congratulations to the Grade 6/7 Maple Grove Badminton team on a successful season. Maple Grove enjoyed their last game hosting Quilchena Elementary at Maple Grove on April 17th. The team sent 9 participants to the Badminton Mini-Festival on April 20th. Several of our students received 2nd and 3rd place ribbons. It was a fast paced and exiting afternoon competing against players from all over the city.

Team Members: Lauren Tang, Eric Fang, Jason Su, Chloe Yung, Bakhsind Khangara, Gurraj Bhander, Natalie Yee, Nathan Yee, Nahira Gerster-Sim, David Lee, Andy Dang,Tyler Pawliuk, Nicholas Palibroda, Shinzo Shiratori

Coach: Ms. Sleep


Orchid Fundraiser for Grade 7 Grad

Orchid delivery will be April 30th.

The orchids will be delivered to your child’s classroom unless you ordered more than 3 plants, these orders will be available for pick up in the boys basement.

Thank you for supporting the Grade 7 Grad Class!

Global Citizenship Club Bake Sale

Our two-day bake sale was a great success with $565 raised.  The money  will be donated to help the families in the Amazon region of Ecuador through the Free the Children – Adopt a Village campaign.

Thank you to families who baked such wonderful goodies. 

Garden Club Earth Day Event:  Garden With a Friend

Members of the Garden Club went out to the playground and found a friend to join us in planting seeds for future flowers! We planted sunflowers, chamomile, beets, carrots, rhubarb, lupines and more!

garden club 1 garden club 2  garden club 4

  Track Meet Participation

We have a great turnout for track this year with a team of close to 60 students. Unfortunately, we do not have enough drivers to bring all members of our Junior and Senior team to all the track meets.

If students wish to attend the track meets they must arrange their own rides to and from the track meet locations. Students who provide volunteer drivers are automatically included in all the track meets.

If you can volunteer to drive please send a note to Ms. S. Wong (via your child or drop off in her mailbox in the office) that includes:

  • Your child’s name, grade, division
  • Your phone number

Thank you!

You are invited to The Magee Mainstage musical:


Young Rembrandts-Spring2 2015


The Maple Grove Montessori Parent Committee is presenting a parent education night with the lovely, talented and brilliant Dr. Betsy Coe on May 8th.

This event is directed toward parents but is certainly open to the entire community so please feel free to bring a friend or two!

Further details and ticket information can be found at: https://eventbrite.ca/event/16438282345/

Hope to see you there,

Monica Tang


Upcoming Events

April 27 – Professional Development Day – No school for students

May 4 – Saleema Noon presentation for parent on sexual health in the library 7:00 pm

May 8 – Presentation on Montessori by guest speaker Dr. Betsy Coe.

May 9 – Betsy Coe at Tyee

May 12 and 13 – Saleema Noon presentations on Sexual Health to students.

May 15 – Volunteer Tea 10:am Library





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