November has arrived and with it comes cooler, wetter, weather! With this change, we need to ensure that we pull out our warmer coats, mittens and boots and dress appropriately for the winter weather. As Maple Grove has an undercover area that provides shelter; and the fresh air is good for children; and students need a break from stuffy classrooms; and that exercise and movement stimulate thinking and learning; every day is an outside day at Maple Grove.(You may wish to send an extra pair of pants and socks to school with your child. Doing so ensures that they will have something dry to change into in the event they get wet from puddles, splashes or spills).
As the grey days of November fall around us, so too do our hearts as we remember those who gave up so much for us. This week classes have been thinking about peace, giving thanks and remembrance. We have been discussing the notion of honouring Canadian and Allied soldiers and peace-keepers whose lives were deeply affected by WWI, WWII and subsequent wars and peacekeeping missions. On Tuesday, November 1oth, we held our annual Remembrance Day Assembly. This was a very well-attended assembly and very successful. Thank you to all who were able to join us for the morning!
Over this weekend, I hope that everyone has an opportunity to give thanks and remembrance to those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for freedom, and to find time for peaceful moments filled with love, nature, friendship, family and joy.
Peace Always, Principal Evans
Ready, Set, Learn
Please make sure to RSVP if you are planning to attend to reserve a spot and a goodie bag of resources.
Holiday Hampers – The Global Citizenship Club will be collecting for this good cause.
Between November 23 and December 8th the Global Citizenship Club will be collecting non perishable food and other items for needy families at our sister school. Watch for a notice coming home next week. Please be generous.
Please take a moment to go to our PAC Blog. We have posted information about the winners of our Halloween Costume contest, our next PAC meeting, and our upcoming movie night showing Disney/Pixar’ s latest animated hit, Inside Out. Come and enjoy a great movie with popcorn and friends! $2/person.
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Have a great weekend!
Monica Tang, PAC Chair
November 18th – Junior and Senior bands and grades 8 & 9 band concert at Magee Secondary School at 7 pm
November 18th – PAC meeting 7:00 pm in the Library
November 19th – Ready Set Learn 3:30-4:30
November 20th – Movie Night
November 27th – Professional Development Day (no school for students)