Nov 6 Update


Principal’s Remarks

Dear Parents,  In an effort to be helpful, we’re trying to focus on positive messaging regarding traffic and dropping off your children.  We’ve clearly outlined the parking rules and drop off spots in previous blog messages.  Now we’re trying to convey positive messages regarding where you can stop on Cypress St.  Please see the attached images that represent the sign boards that we’ve placed out on Cypress St to help drivers recognize where they can stop and drop off versus where there is no stopping.

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Remembrance Day Assembly

Our annual Remembrance Day Assembly will be held on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 10:40 am in the g2015-11-04 09.09.32ym.  Parents are welcome to attend this event.  We anticipate that the assembly will take approximately 45-60 minutes.  There will be a number of class presentations.  IT IS NOT APPROPRIATE TO TAKE PICTURES DURING THIS ASSEMBLY.  This assembly is a solemn event were we ask students and parents to give thanks and remember veterans.  We also ask that you provide a twoonie to the veteran’s association in support of their programs that support veterans of  military and peace-keeping efforts.  There will be many opportunities throughout the school year to take pictures and video of your child performing.  We also ask that there be no applause during this assembly.  Thank you in advance for your consideration.

Also, thank you to Ms. Tornroos for setting up the display case.

Kindergarten Registration

kindgarten Registration imageThis is going on Right Now!!  If you have a Kindergarten aged child (born in 2011) we want you to come and register now for September.  Remember, you must  register at your home school- even if you’re planning to apply to a choice program, and even if there is a sibling in the choice program. For more information, please refer to previous blogs, or visit the VSB Website Click here and follow the links to Kindergarten Registration.

Ready Set Learn

RSL invite

Letter from Coastal Health re: EPIPEN

EPI Pen Coastal letter

What’s Going on Around the School

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Spooky Ghosts and Halloween Decorations from Div 11

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Thank You to our amazing PAC and parents for supporting special programs, materials and projects around the school.  We are partners in educating our children, and we recognize that it is our collective goal to provide a stimulating, robust and comprehensive education for children so that each child is engaged with their learning experience at Maple Grove.

Colourful Artwork from some of the K classes (main hallway)

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Kinders at the Pumpkin Patch and early primary patterns + relations

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Positive Messaging and Social Responsibility

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Hiding in the North Stairwell, you will find beautiful examples of intermediate writing.

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Ever wondered about Fossils?  Check out Div 1’s, “What do Fossils Tell Us?” 2015-11-04 07.39.13  2015-11-04 07.39.19  2015-11-04 07.39.24  2015-11-04 07.39.38

Artwork & lines from Div 13

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Upper Intermediate Hallway

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Interesting art and writing in the open area

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Div 3 colour wheels… sorry to have missed their amazing newspaper front pages.  These were truly works of art.  They were on display during the goal setting conferences.

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Writing, “All About Me” and art in the Montessori primary wing and print making for fall.

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A little bit of recycling information/reminders/ examples from Ms. Chester’s class last year (outside the library)

PAC News

I just wanted to acknowledge and thank all the parents and the PAC for their amazing Halloween Bingo.  While the event was not super crowded, there was a constant crowd throughout the evening.  I was particularly pleased to see so many students winning prizes.  I think everyone won at least one prize.  Our amazing PAC and Executive deserve props for being so supportive and wonderful in building community and culture in the school.  Thank You.

Check Your Calendars


Upcoming Events:

November 11th – Remembrance Day Holiday Remembrance Day
November 13th – Montessori Information Session – Kindergarten focus
November 19th – Ready Set Learn  3:30-4:30
November 27th – Professional Development Day (no school for students)

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