May 1st Update

Ice cream truck.

We have seen an ice-cream truck around the school recently. There is a by-law that says that these trucks may not sell in the vicinity of a school. If you see the truck during school hours including the time when students are still playing on the playground before and after school, you can phone the office and we will come and ask them to move on if either Carrie or I are available. Please do not encourage them by buying their products. Having trucks selling ice-cream creates a dangerous situation for our children.


A very big thank you to Carrie Bogart and Allison Arato who did an amazing job cleaning, sorting and organizing for storage all the PAC materials that were in the gym boys shower area. I am very grateful for this.


Sex talk. No sweat. May 4th.  6:30PM

A Workshop for Parents – Organized by PAC

Not all parents are comfortable talking to their children about sex, but all parents can learn to be comfortable. During this open and informational session, parents will come to terms with sexual health, and understand how it fits into the lives of their children at this stage of life. Attendees will discover how to easily overcome embarrassment when talking about sexual health, learn words and concepts that are easy to use, and leave well equipped to clearly answer the questions children ask. The workshop is light hearted, but delivers straight and current facts on how parents and children can work together to promote good sexual decisions for a lifetime.

Where: Maple Grove Elementary School Library. 6:30 pm





Summer School

Registration for Summer School 2015 begins on Monday, May 4th.  You will need your child’s PEN (Personal Education Number) to register.  Please look in your child’s planner/agenda where you will find a sticker with the information that you need. (Kindergarten students received a letter with this information.) Please do not call the school for this number.

Follow this link for more information:

HEALTHY EATERS AND LEADERS SUMMER CAMP – The Vancouver School Board’s West 1 Community Schools Team is pleased to offer our 7th Healthy Eaters and Leaders (HEAL) Summer Camp at Maple Grove Elementary (Cypress and 46th). Register weekly for up to 8 weeks of summer day camp fun! HEAL promotes food literacy, environmental stewardship, physical activity, creativity and leadership among children. Designed for Grade 1 to 7 students, HEAL activities include preparing healthy lunches daily, gardening, games, science, art and fantastic day trips such as Vancouver Aquarium and Playland. Registration forms are attached here. Forms will also be available outside the Main Office. For more information, please contact Chelan Wallace, Programmer with the West 1 Community Schools Team, at or 778-229-9794. HEAL2015_Brochure HEAL2015_Poster


bricks4kidsBricks 4 Kidz After School Robotics Classes

(For Ages 8-13)

Take LEGO® building to the next level with B4K Robotics classes using Mindstorms NXT 2.0. Combining the versatility of the LEGO® building system with a microcomputer brick and intuitive programming software, students will build robots and learn to program them to complete exciting projects and challenges.

When: Thursdays from 3:15-4:45pm

Where: Maple Grove Elementary Lunch Room

Dates: May 14th to June 18th (5 classes)

Cost: $99 including tax.

Register Online at and click View Classes at the top of the page.


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:

Hope to see you there,

Monica Tang


Upcoming Events

May 4 – Parent education evening at 6:30 pm. Sex Talk – No Sweat with Saleema Noon

May 7 – Big One at 2  Earthquake Practice Drill

May 8 – Montessori Parent Education Evening with Betsy Coe. Maple Grove Library

May 15 – Volunteer Tea

May 18 – Victoria Day Holiday

May 22 – Welcome to New Students (Gr 1 to 7) for Sept 2015

May 26 – District Track Meet at Churchill

May 29 – Welcome to Kindergarten for Sept 2015

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