There’s not too much to say this week except: we have mentioned in our school blog on Sept 6, 18 Oct 2 and 16 about traffic/ parking. We cautioned folks that by-law enforcement officers may be making their rounds and handing out tickets to drivers who do not follow parking rules. Twenty-six traffic violation tickets were mailed to violators homes this week. We want to make sure that all of our students arrive and depart school in a safe and secure manner. We have parking warnings in our Maple Grove Handbook which is a tab on our website (see page 6). We have tried cones; purchased friendly walking turtles and now we’re trying a diagram.
Really, the traffic/ parking rules are designed and enforced by the City of Vancouver to ensure all students are safe and driver’s sight lines are not impeded. That’s why cars are not allowed to stop- even for a moment- in front of the school. Dropping off children is permitted north of the school (near 45th) and south of the school (near 47th). You must keep the area directly in front of the school clear. The only thing that should be on the road in front of the school are the cones. For example, in the picture (at left) you will see that on one side of the post, drivers are allowed to stop- but not park (this means you can drop your child off for up to 5 minutes only. On the other side of the pole, you can not even stop your car- not even for a second. Please refer to the diagram in this blog if you’re unsure about what I’ve just written. We are happy to clarify. At the end of the day, our concern is with student safety and security. Thank you in advance for working with us to ensure that your children remain safe and secure while travelling to and from school.
Here is the diagram in pdf (easier to read) and jpg. Traffic Safety Do’s and Do Not’s
Global Citizenship club is collecting non perishable food for the Vancouver Food Bank
You’ll see some great posters like the ones above around the school. Maple Grove Global Citizenship Club is holding a food drive for the Vancouver Food Bank during the week of October 26th to October 30th. You can drop off your non perishable food items outside the office, or in the boxes located in the “undercover area” at the back of the school. Thank you for whatever you can contribute.
Please take a moment to go to our PAC Blog. We have posted information about yesterday’s PAC meeting and our upcoming Halloween Bingo.
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Have a great weekend!
Monica Tang, PAC Chair
Upcoming Events: Mark your calendars….
October 23 – Professional Development Day – No School for Students
October 26 – Drop Everything And Read
October 26th to October 30th – Global Citizenship Club Food Drive for Vancouver Food Bank
October 30- Halloween Bingo
November 5th – Photo Retakes