Greetings parents. Did you see the new signage posted by the City of Vancouver around our school? The signage is in response to trying to positively frame good parking, stopping and driving habits. Parents are now able to stop up to 3 minutes to help load/ unload their children in the morning or after school. There is still no stopping or parking directly in front of the school, but North, South and along 47th are available for stopping. Please exercise good road sense and driving habits.
At the forefront of everyone’s mind is registration and enrollment for September 2017. Due to the recent Supreme Court decision regarding restorative language in the teacher’s collective agreement, there are some structural changes in class size and composition allowances. Therefore all schools in BC will be revisiting their organization and number of classes for September. This process is taking place now as we plan for September with our enrollment projections. As schools accommodate new class limits and compositions, it is creating delays in responding to new Kindergarten enrollments as schools struggle to get their projections right. Please make sure you contact us if you are planning on leaving Maple Grove. We have wait lists in most grades and both programs. We appreciate your help with this. Thanks.
Thank you to all the parents, visitors, guests, students and staff for their work with our annual Heritage Fair! It was a lovely event. There were tons of wonderful displays and informative presentations from many of our classes. Ms. Thompson and Mr. Evans visited a number of classes and spoke to many students about their presentations. Great Job Maple Grove.
In February, Divisions 13, 14, 15 and 16 enjoyed a beautiful day of outdoor education beginning with an interpretive snowshoeing program and ending with tobogganning fun.
CALLING ALL RUNNERS
Walking to school I’m sure you’ve noticed some flowers poking up through the dirt and new buds on tree branches… so yes, Spring is coming! It’s the perfect time to lace up your running shoes and get moving! KM Club runs every Tue, Wed and Fri morning at 8:30
If you didn’t join back in September, it’s not too late, you can still do so. There are sign-up sheets available at the KM Club table. (Note: all students do need a parent’s permission to join.)
PLEASE REMEMBER to sign in each time you attend so we can track your mileage! We encourage everyone to do at least 1km per day, but you are more than welcome to do 2 or 3 km if there is time. NOTE: We do stop the sign-ins at 8:45 as we need to give our Student Volunteers time to get organized for class after the last runners have completed the course.
If you run 15km or more by June you will be invited to an excellent end-of-year KM Club Pizza Party.
**RBC RACE FOR THE KIDS FUNDRAISER**
Please help a great cause and join the Maple Grove Runners to raise money for BC Children’s Hospital Foundation.
All Maple Grove students, parents and staff are welcome to join the school team for this year’s “RBC Race for the Kids” happening
SUNDAY, JUNE 4th, 2017 AT 9:00 AM
Start Line: Midlothian Ave & Clancy Loranger Way (by Hillcrest Community Ctr.)
Please use this link to join our School team “MAPLE GROVE RUNNERS”
or just visit the BC Children’s Hospital’s Events page for “RBC Run for the Kids” and click “Register” and follow the prompts.
When you get to “Registration Options” Click on “Join an Existing Team”
There will be an A-Z drop-down menu so you can select “Maple Grove Runners“
You can choose to do a 2km Fun Run/Walk or 5km distance.
All Maple Grove Team runners will receive a team T-shirt and if you are a KM Club member, your race km will be added to your individual KM Club tally.
And if that wasn’t enough… there is a carnival celebration at the finish line.
If you can’t come out to run please consider making a donation.
Click here for the:
March 8th – Early Dismissal at 2:00 pm – Parent Teacher Conferences
March 9th – Early Dismissal at 2:00 pm – Parent Teacher Conferences
Spring Break – March 13th to the 24th
Link to Maple Grove District calendar or click the following pdf link to see our monthly school calendar