Today was a special day at Maple Grove. This morning we recognized our amazing volunteer parents and community volunteers. Here is the recognition speech. . .
Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedules to come and celebrate with us our amazing volunteers. One of my favorite quotes is, “To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.”
The Maple Grove Magic is everywhere, and what better place to share and acknowledge the magic than in our beautiful library. I’d like to take a moment to thank the Volunteer Tea committee (named individually).
You may never know the profound effect that you have made on a person’s life. A kind word, a gentle nudge, a listening ear, an act of kindness, can mean so much to some of our students. You generously give the gift of time to provide support and encouragement and compassion to a school community in need of special materials and resources. Without your time, and commitment, much of what we do at the school wouldn’t be possible.
You give of yourself and bring with you your life experiences, skills, abilities, compassion, intellect and humor and ask for nothing in return yet you receive friendship from many or our staff, appreciation from all of our students, and satisfaction hopefully from within you.
You volunteer for many different reasons but for whatever reason you provide support, skills, talents, abilities and opportunities to all of our learners here at the school.
We celebrate the selfless individuals in and around our school community who channel their civic virtues through volunteerism… devoted to a cause bigger than themselves… their child’s schooling. Volunteers help drive our schools progress and day in and day out they make extraordinary sacrifices to expand promise and possibility of making Maple Grove a better place to learn.
You do not ask for accolades. You give your time generously without any expectation of reward. Yet you receive the reward of knowing that your volunteerism is making a profound and significant difference to our school community.
Please know that we genuinely appreciate and value your commitment of time to volunteering with our organization and for this we are truly and sincerely thankful.
Thank you for a wonderful week at Maple Grove we have an exciting 5 weeks left.
We are nearing the end of 2016 2017 School Year – A couple of reminders. . .
LEAVING EARLY – If you are leaving before June 29th, please supply the office with a self-addressed, stamped envelope and we will mail the report card to you. You may also leave a note at the office allowing someone else to pick up the report card – otherwise we will keep it here for you to pick up in September.
RETURNING LATE – You should have received a notice for you to complete if you are returning to school after September 6th (first day is September 5th – one hour only) – If we cannot verify your child’s attendance at school by noon on September 6th, your child’s space will be given to another student on the school’s waitlist.
Julia had an amazing experience at National Championship in Edmonton! She took home a bronze medal managing to finish 3rd overall in the championship!
Bike to School/Work Week – May 29 to June 2
Staff vs Students – Parent Challenge (proportionally calculated, of course):
We’ll have two sign-up sheets outside the office next week. One for Staff and one for Students – Parents. Each time that you ride, please come in and place a sticker beside your name – under the day that you rode.
You’ll have to show us your helmet to get a sticker AND don’t forget your bike lock!
Any parents who bike to work can let us know, and we’ll put a sticker on the Student Parent Team.
If you live far from Maple Grove, why not bring your bikes in your car, look for a spot to park along the Arbutus Greenway, then ride as a family to school? We’ll give you stickers for each member of your family.
Everyday next week we’ll give out some treats – we have granola bars, chick pea snacks and coupons for Whitespot.
We’re pleased to have gift certificates from West Point Grey Cycles. When the week is done, we’ll have a draw including all participants of the winning team for one certificate, and another draw including all participants who rode each day for the second certificate
The weather looks great! Let’s beat our record from last year!
June 4 – Blue Dot Event at VanDusen Gardens
The David Suzuki Foundation is hosting a Blue Dot event on June 4th to celebrate World Environment Day and everyone is invited! It will be a family-friendly event featuring a food truck lunch, interactive community mural painting, a scavenger hunt (with draw prizes), an opportunity to write a letter to your MP and a special offer for reduced price entry into the botanical gardens!
When: Sunday June 4th, 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Where: Floral Hall – VanDusen Gardens, 5251 Oak St, Vancouver, BC
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May 29 to June 4 – Bike to Work/School week
June 7 – 9 – Grade 6 Camp
June 23 – Sports Day
June 26 – Grade 7 Grad
June 27 – Primary Picnic and Grade 7 Grad trip
June 28 – Service Assembly
June 29 – Awards Assembly
June 29 – Last Day for Students
September 5 – First Day back for students for new school year 2017 2018
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.