|MAPLE GROVE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL|
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|FIRST NATIONS GREETING
We wish to acknowledge that we are on the shared traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples and acknowledge the Musqueam, Squamish, Sto:lo, and Tsleil-Wauthuth Nations… and for this we are thankful. We have all benefitted from the richness of their teachings.
SCHOOL CONTACT INFORMATION
Maple Grove fosters excellence, life-long learning, innovation and a positive sense of well-being in a community based on mutual respect. Maple Grove deeply cares, share generously and helps willingly.
Please do not send your child to school if they are unwell. Inevitably, the challenges of a school day make it difficult for them to focus and complete the day. As well, there are sometimes children who are also ill, and their illness may compromise or complicate your child’s recovery- thus prolonging your child’s illness.
Please call the school in the AM to report a student absence. We have a safe arrival line set up at: 604-713-5792
The Vancouver Police Department gave all Vancouver schools the following tips to share with parent in an effort to share these tips with your children:
MAPLE GROVE TIMETABLE
|START UP PROCEDURES
Please be reminded to check our school website/ blog: https://maplegroveschool.net/ as it contains all the relevant information and detail you require.TUESDAY DAY 1
1. ** NEW Kindergarten students are on a gradual entry schedule and therefore none of the following information applies to them.
2. Last years students go to last years class. A teacher will be there to greet the students. It may be a different teacher from last year given the turnover in staffing. There is signage posted in the North and south stairwells explaining this process in detail. There is also signage on a rolling board at the front of the school. In addition, there is signage outside the main office explaining this process.
3. School is ONLY in session for 1 hour on Tuesday. Students will be dismissed at 10. Between 9-10, we encourage parents to come to our library were Ms. Tornroos and our amazing PAC Exec are hosting coffee for parents while they wait for their children. Teachers will be with students, taking attendance, and checking registers so that we have an accurate accounting of families planning to attend Maple Grove.
4. There is limited supervision available at 10, please pick up your child promptly. Staff will enjoy a quick recess break and then be involved in staff, planning and team meetings all day.
WEDNESDAY DAY 2
THURSDAY DAY 3
This year we plan to build upon traditions that connect our students to one another and to nature by planning an Outdoor Day. On September 22 every Maple Grove student will be outside. We have planned activities by grade groups, rather than classes, so that children in both the Traditional and Montessori stream could connect with each other. We have planned the event in early September to build community within the school and to set the tone for the year. We are excited to begin the school year in this way. Below is a table of planned events for each grade. Permission forms and more information will be coming soon as September 22nd is fast approaching.
Here is an outline of what each grade level will be participating in.
PAC MEETING DATES
PAC SPONSORED BBQ
1. New BC Education Curriculum- Optional this year, it comes into effect next Sept.
2. Technology direction setting- Aligning our technology to enable us to meet the rigors and demands of the new BC Education Curriculum as well as provide readily accessible and usable information and technology to engage all our students with their teaching and learning. Maple Grove has a legacy as being an excellent school- we want to keep current and at the forefront of education.
3. Fresh Grade- A number of our teachers are piloting a new method of evaluation and student portfolio creating- while simultaneously maintaining a regular VSB report. This is a very exciting pilot- and we’re already planning to meet with other districts in the lower mainland to collaborate with them.
4. Outdoor education/ Outdoor Day- The staff are committed to enhancing our student’s educational experience through experiential learning. We value outdoor education. We believe that contact with the natural world is essential for a child’s healthy physical and emotional development. We also believe that each generation must connect deeply with nature in order to care about our planet. We have planned activities by grade groups, rather than classes, so that children in both the Traditional and Montessori stream can connect with each other.
5. Seismic Upgrading- Presently our school is on a list, like many Vancouver schools, to be studied for the possibility of some sort of seismic upgrade. This is an ongoing process that hasn’t yet reached a consultation stage. Presently, engineers are examining different aspects of the site and building. They have not yet made findings or determinations to present to the Ministry of Education. I will be attending meetings this fall- in fact I’ve already attended one- where we will find out what type of upgrading is needed, and which upgrade the Ministry of Education will fund. Expect to hear more information on this initiative over the course of the school year.
So, fasten your seatbelts everyone and let’s look forward to an amazing, productive and safe school year.
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