September 15th Update


principals-messagePRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE

Greetings everyone!  As students settle back into school routines, we are still working through Provincial challenges regarding staffing.  We are actively trying to recruit qualified teachers who will be able to provide a comprehensive and robust educational program for students in some classes.

Presently we are very fortunate that we’ve filled several of the positions that were vacant, but we continue to have surprises popping up regarding leaves, absences and the like.  Please be assured that we will endeavour to fill all of our vacancies as quickly as we can.

Thank you to all the parents who were able to attend our first PAC meeting.  It was wonderful to see so many new, and returning faces.  I know how challenging it can be to work all day, rush home, and then out the door to a school meeting.  So, thank you to all who were able to attend.  If you weren’t there, please know that you are welcome to attend any PAC meeting at anytime.  As a parent of a child at this school, you are automatically a member of our PAC and therefore welcome!!!!!  A big thanks to the executive members for all their work and to our amazing co-chairs for hosting such a nice event.  Also- thanks to Mrs. Tornroos for preparing the library and having it looking so sharp.

I want to acknowledge the staff for doing such an amazing job welcoming all our new and returning students- as well as our youngest learners (our new K’s).  School life can be difficult and an adjustment for some… and our staff have really helped to make the transition smooth and seamless.  I also want to acknowledge Ms Hales.  She has interviewed with me for all positions and organized three K classes until we had staff. This was a huge undertaking.  Thank you!  And, while we have very capable staff in place for now, she continues to mentor and assist where possible.  I also would like to acknowledge the work of many staff who are working diligently behind the scenes to provide extra programming to students (e.g., Cross Country- Ms. Shoemaker and Mrs. Humeniuk, Library and bookfair- Mrs. Tornroos, Safety Patrol- Mr. Naipaul and Ms. Adams… and I’m sure there’s more who I’ll mention in next week’s blog).  Thank you also to the wonderful parent volunteers who’ve been busy around the school setting up programs and helping out to provide an engaging school experience for all students.  You bring an amazing skill set to our school- Thank You!




Special Notice 

Safe Arrival number has changed

(604)-713-5159 ext 48

The Vancouver School Board has a new number and a new system for Safe Arrival that all schools will now use.

Please call 604 713 5159 ext 48 if your child will be late or absent.  Follow the prompts and leave your child’s name and division, and the date(s) they will be late or absent.

We will continue to ensure your child is safe at school each morning via parent volunteers.  If you do not wish our parent volunteers to conduct a follow up if your child is unaccounted for, please let the school know as soon as possible.

downloadBook Fair!

September 18th to 21nd – All proceeds go to the school library.

Before school 8:30 to 9:00 and after school 3:00 to 3:30

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Maple Grove Pac Website

upcoming event

September 18 to 21 -Book Fair

September 21 – Meet the Teacher and BBQ (Note change from Sept 14)

September 22 – Pro D Day – No School for Students

September 27 and 28 – Early Dismissal at 2:00 pm – Goal Setting


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