May 6th Update

principals-message-1Principal’s Message

Good Afternoon Maple Grove Parents!  Things are rolling along at school.  With 8 weeks to go we’re a bee hive of activity.  We’re in for a warm weekend- and I know families are already looking into summer plans for their children.  We encourage you to read through the blog and pay particular attention to the list of dates at the end (this will be your guide to get through the remainder of the year).

As many of you know, the Board of Trustees voted not to accept proposals that would cut approximately 24 million dollars in services, resources, programs and support to the VSB operating budget.  The result is a fair degree of uncertainty as the district tried to plan for the staffing, budgeting, and organization of next school year.  This will all get worked out over the coming weeks, so we ask for your patience and indulgence while we await further direction from the district.   I will write more shortly.

Thank you, Mr. Evans



LRFP (School Closure information)

Track and Field

The Maple Grove girls did especially well at their first track and field event on May 3rd.

FRESH IS BEST – Veggie Fundraiser 


If your family purchased a Veggie Basket from our recent fundraiser, your child will be coming home with it on Tuesday, May 10th.  Please keep refrigeration in mind as the baskets contain bean sprouts.  These baskets cannot be stored at school so must be distributed and taken home on this day!

Thanks for your support!

We need a small number of willing volunteers to come and help us sort the veggies for our Fresh is Best Veggie fundraiser on Tuesday, May 10th between 9:30-11:30am.  The truck will drop off our veggies and we just need to sort them into baskets for pick up after school.  Shouldn’t take long!  Alternatively, you could help hand the baskets out after school on Thursday if the morning doesn’t work!

Please let Estelle or Karrie know if you can help. OR 

Thanks in advance!

Estelle and Karrie


traffic issues

Traffic Alert!  Please be extra cautious!

Now that SW Marine drive is closed to all but local traffic from May – September 2016, the local roads are picking up the extra traffic. The 49 bus is being re-routed south on East Boulevard.

There are also 2 construction projects nearby (49th and West Boulevard (Cressey) and 47th and East Boulevard (Trassolini / Chetner) which means that there are dumps trucks and cement trucks going up and down the boulevards.

To add to this there is an on-going movie set at the corner of 45th and East Boulevard that has begun and will continue over the next 4 months.

Please be extra careful crossing East and West Boulevards.  Parents  might even consider sending a letter to Cressey, Trasolini + Chetner, the community policing office and the City advising them of this horrific traffic congestion so nearby to schools with a population of about 1700 students.


Maple Grove is registered for Bike to School/Work Week

May 30th to June 3rd – get ready to join the Maple Grove Team.  More info will be shared once we get our registration package. Bike to School Week

Magee Secondary Mainstage Musical – Legally Blonde

 Thursday, May 5+ Friday, May 6 + May 12 + 13 at 7 pm
A fabulously fun award-winning musical based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde. Equal parts hilarious and heart-warming, this musical is so much fun it should be illegal!


Upcoming Eventsupcoming event

May 10- Night of the Bands (Sr Bands)
May 11- Spring Concert dress rehearsal
May 11 – Grad Committee Meeting at 7:00 pm
May 12- Matinee Performance
May 12- Evening Performance
May 18- PAC Meeting at 7:00 pm
May 19- Volunteer Tea
May 20 – School not in session (for Good Friday Stat Holiday that fell during March break)
May 23 – Victoria Day
May 27- Welcome to K
May 27- Spring Fair
May 30 to June 2 – Spring Bookfair
June 3- New students welcome
June 6- Pro D day (no school for students)
June 8-10- Grade 6 Camp
June 14- Kilometre Club Celebration
June 16-17- Talent Show (Ms Hales is organizing)
June 24- Sports Day and year end BBQ(???)
June 27- Grad
June 28 – Primary Picnic
June 29- Last day of school


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