April 21 Update

Seismic Open House

Maple Grove hosted a successful Open House on Thursday, April 13. Many VSB management and project staff were on hand, along with the design team from Shape Architecture. The event was well attended and kicked off the consultation process for the planning, design and development of the new Maple Grove.

While there’s lots of conversation to be had in the future, we thought we would share some poster board information for those parents who were not able to attend.

Track and Field

Track and field practices started early on Wednesday and Thursday this week. We are grateful for the guidance of our teacher-coaches, Ms. Wong, Ms. Humeniuk, Mr. Richard, Mr. Naipaul, and Ms. Shideler, and for the positive energy of our athletes.

Garden Club

The Maple Grove garden club has been busy designing and planning their vegetable gardens. They won all the plants from Tried and True see the announcement here:  http://tried-and-true.com/contest/


The ice cream raining clouds impressed the judges.

Garden 2017






Order Deadline: Thursday, May 4th


  • Ensure all cheques are written out to Maple Grove PAC.
  • Complete this form and enclose it in an envelope along with all cash and cheques you have received.
  • Keep a copy of the form and bring it with you on the day of pick-up.
  • Deliver your envelope to the PAC box in the school office by Thursday May 4th, no later than 3:00 pm.
  • In respect for our florist, no exceptions can be permitted.
  • Orchid orders will be available for pick-up on Friday, May 12th from 3 pm – 4 pm only.
  • Students are responsible for delivering their plants to their customers.

Student’s Name: ____________________________________________  Division: _________________

Phone #: __________________________________  Email: ___________________________________

Number of Plants: _______ _x $25.00 each = $ ______________TOTAL AMOUNT ENCLOSED (CASH + CHEQUES)

Thank you for supporting Maple Grove Elementary School

Both myself, Lindsay Thompson, Vice-Principal and Peter Evans, Principal, would like to take this opportunity to say how much we appreciate and support the PAC in their Orchid Fundraiser.  Please support our PAC’s initiative of Cloud Books for Classrooms!  With each purchase of a beautiful orchid for $25.00, $10.44 will go back to the school for the purchase of valuable technology.  If you have any questions with regards to the fundraiser, please contact Paula Temrick,  fundraising@perspectiveshr.com.


Maple Grove – PAC Food Days Fundraiser

Hello Parents!

Want a day off from packing lunch? Give your child a special treat, while supporting your school at the same time! Between now and the end of this school year, the PAC will be hosting a SUSHI Day, a SPUD Day (smoothies and wraps) and a SUBWAY Day to help fundraise for our school.  All parents need to do is place their order online using MunchaLunch.com and pay for your order by credit card. It’s that easy!

Note: this is not to be confused with the existing hot lunch program

May 2 – SUSHI Day (order deadline April 27)  
May 12 – SUBWAY Day  
May 23 – SPUD Day (pending)  


  • Go to: munchalunch.com/schools/MapleGrove    
  • Click the “Register Here” button (as shown below). The system will guide you through.
  • After adding your children, click the green “Order Lunch!” button to order.
  • Next time, just click the “Login Here” button to access your account.


  • Online ordering will be OPEN April 20th, 2017.
  • If you need assistance with ordering, or do not have access to the internet,
    please contact Angela (angbfoote@gmail.com).

Food will be delivered to your child’s classroom before lunch hour the day of. Please note, if your child is ill on a date you have ordered food, you are welcome to come and pick up their food by 11:45am in the boys basement; otherwise please consider it a donation for a child who does not have a lunch. There will be NO REFUNDS as this is a PAC fundraiser.  We appreciate your support which provides PAC with the funds to help create an enriched learning environment for our students and teachers.

Satisfaction Survey

Help us plan for the future – tell us about your education experience. Students in Grades 4, 7, 10 and 12, their parents and all staff in B.C. public schools are invited to participate in an annual online satisfaction survey about their school experience.

The survey takes about 10 minutes to complete. If your school district or school has added questions, it may take longer. All responses are anonymous and confidential.

Student and staff surveys are available in English and French. Parent surveys are available in 16 additional languages.

The survey is open from January to the end of April of each year. If it’s currently available and you have your logon information, please take the survey now:

Access the Online Survey

To take the survey, you can use any computer that has:

  • Access to the Internet with basic bandwidth (56K bandwidth)
  • A web browser (Internet Explorer, Netscape, Firefox or Safari)
  • Basic memory (a minimum of 32MB RAM – 64MB is recommended)
  • Hard drive space (at least 40MB)

For example, even if you have no personal computer at home many public libraries will have information about the survey, and can provide access.

Students and staff must obtain a logon number from the school to access the appropriate survey. Parents can access the survey with a logon number provided by the school (automatically selects the appropriate survey for the child’s school and grade level), or without a logon number (the parent must select the child’s school and grade level in order to access the appropriate survey).

The survey can be accessed on the main logon page.

Please contact the web survey providers (AWIS) if you have technical difficulties using or accessing the online survey. If you need a logon number, please contact your school The school can provide logon information, help you find access to a computer or obtain a paper copy of the survey.


The survey covers a range of topics, providing a comprehensive picture of the educational experience in B.C. public schools. Questions were developed with input from partner groups, teachers and experts in educational measurement and special education.

Check out the standard survey questions:


Public reports of the survey data are available while the survey is in session and once the survey has closed. An interim report on parent participation by district is also available during survey administration. Reports of final results, including summaries of participation and responses by question, are posted at the end of each school year.

Schools, districts, government ministries and other external organizations such as the Representative for Children and Youth use the survey data for planning, research and advocacy work for youth. Feedback from participants provides valuable insight for addressing current needs and trends.


Destination Imagination

2nd place at the Destination Imagination BC, AB & YK Provincial Tournament!

2017 DI

Mya Hall, Aleksandra Samchuck, Eric Froese, Sophia Sullivan, Div. 15 & 16



Document Shredding Fundraiser


Magee Secondary School Mainstage presents the musical Cabaret

The Magee students have been working hard to put on the musical “Cabaret”. This musical takes place in 1930’s Germany and is full of well-known songs and wonderful dance numbers.

Tickets are available at https://www.vtixonline.com/event.php?event_id=885

The show runs April 27, 28 and May 4, 5 at 7:00 pm.


upcoming event

May 5th – Pro D Day- No School for students
– Staff working with project team and architects

Link to Maple Grove District calendar    or click the following pdf link to see our monthly school calendar.  Please note the district calendar has been revised for next year.


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