May 22nd Update

spring festival


See you there!

 Bike to School Week May 25 to 29

Don’t forget to bring your bike locks.  Come and see Mrs. Peters in the office before 9:00 am to register your ride.

Student Council

For the past few months Maple Grove’s Student Council has been raising money to put towards the purchase of a storage unit and gym equipment. The PAC also provided funds towards this purchase. This equipment will be lent out at lunch times to any students who would like to borrow a ball or a skipping rope to play with. The Student Council is very excited about the purchase and will begin lending out gym equipment on Monday at lunchtime.

BC Children’s Hospital ChildRun

The Annual BC Children’s Hospital Foundation ChildRun is Sunday, May 31, 2015.     Join the fight against childhood cancer by joining the Maple Grove Elementary School ChildRun Team. The run takes place on Sunday, May 31, 2015 and it’s the largest family fun run in Vancouver! The Maple Grove team currently has 57 participants and so far has raised $3,427.00. There is still time to register on-line at

Please see Sue Belliveau in room 106 if you have any questions or email her at

Changes to Band Program Option September 2015

The district has been providing additional staffing to Maple Grove for a band program option to students in grades 6-7. As part of the budget planning process for 2015-16 the Board of Education approved the following changes in order to reduce the additional operating costs, while maintaining this valued program option for students.

As of September 2015 students in grades 6-7 at Maple Grove will have the option of participating in the band program. The monthly participation fee will be $5.00 monthly for an annual fee of $50.00. We are pleased to be able to maintain this program option for students.


Have you heard about this? When people have a growth mindset they believe that they can develop their abilities through dedication and hard work. Come to the PAC Meeting on Thurssday at 7:00 pm to learn how you can help your child develop a growth mindset. Our own Lori Prodan will be presenting.growth Mindset

Trip to Seattle

Students in Diuvision 13 and Division 1 joined with students from Tyee to go to Seattle for the Pompeii exhibition. It was a wonderful trip.

Our Trip to Seattle

By Areeb Meher

On May 12th, students from Mr. Munk’s and Ms. Burghall’s classes went on a trip to Seattle to see the Pompeii Exhibit, a display of Roman artifacts from 79 A.D. It was amazing to see how life and society were so different back then. There was also an amazing eruption theater simulator. The fog machine created realistic smoke effects and made you feel like you were there. The classes then saw an Imax film on a volcanic eruption in Ancient Greece similar to the one in Pompeii. The film was a good way to explain many secrets, legends, and mysteries that were unexplained and how archeologists piece things together. We were then given the chance to explore around the Pacific Science Center and see the permanent exhibits. After eating dinner, we headed back to Vancouver. Everyone seemed tired but happy. I would like to thank all the staff and parent volunteers who came on the trip. Before I finish, I would like to repeat something Mr. Munk says, “You could read from a textbook all you want, but to truly understand, you have to get out there and explore.”

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We will be having our annual talent show on June 11 and 12.  Please sign up in the office if you are interested. We are looking for variety. Just a reminder that while you can sing popular songs you may not have recorded music with a singer and it may not be too long. You are encouraged to get together with a friend and maybe have a piano accompaniment.

IMG_1390 Division 10 and 12 sing the school song to welcome new students coming in September.

Upcoming Events

May 22 – Spring Festival

May 22 – Welcome to New Students 10:00 am

May 26 – District Track Meet

May 28 – PAC meeting. Presentation by Lori Prodan, Learning Resource Teacher has prepared a presentation about How to Develop a Growth Mind Set in Children. This will be a very interesting presentation.

May 29 – Welcome to Kindergarten – 10:00 am

June 1 – Professional Development Day – No School for Students

June 3, 4, & 5 – Grade 6 Camp

June 11 – Primary Talent Show

June 12 – Intermediate Talent Show

June 15 – Art Gala

June 19 – Sports Day – Students come to school at 8:30 am. Dismissal at 1:30 pm

June 21 – Father’s Day

June 22 – Grade 7 Celebration and Farewell

June 23 – Primary Picnic

June 25 – Grade 7 Field Trip

June 25 – Last Day of Classes

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