Dear Maple Grove Families,
Well folks, it’s been another busy week at Maple Grove. The week started on Monday with the curriculum implementation day where staff were working with the new curriculum and how it fits into reporting and assessment/communicating student learning. Things went straight up from there as Project Chef was in the building. Special congratulations to division 16 and 17 for cooking up some fantabulous dishes. I particularly liked the minestrone soup on Thursday. There were lots of tasty dishes being made upstairs on the third floor – be sure to check it out!
Things went a little sideways on Thursday with crazy hair day. There were lots of fun hairstyles and wonderful hats to be seen throughout the school. On a more serious note, Destination Imagination projects were presented to the intermediates in the gymnasium earlier this week. All of the students displayed excellent creativity, imagination, and problem-solving skills as they completed tasks that challenged their memory, problem-solving, and creativity. The collaboration and sportmanship amongst our students was wonderful to see.
This week is being capped off with a wonderful parent fundraiser for Lunar New Year Festival. We are so lucky to have involved and knowledgeable parents who are resourceful and committed to providing the best learning experience for children at Maple Grove! Thank you to all of our wonderful parents for making this event such a fantastic fundraiser and way to celebrate the lunar new year. (There will be more to come on this in the next blog)
Hip Hop dancing has arrived at Maple Grove as you can see from some of the photos below. Please make sure you ask your children how they’re enjoying the dance. We have a fantabulous dance instructor who really works well with all of the students.
Please note that Monday, February 19 is a professional development Day at Maple Grove
There are number of performances that are coming to Maple Grove over the next couple weeks; starting with Infinitus on Tuesday, February 20.
Digital Literacy Parent information night is Thursday, February 22 from 6:30 to 8:00pm
Ready, Set, Learn is our pre-schooler literacy program for parents scheduled for Friday, February 23
And finally, Digital literacy presentations to students are on Monday, February 26 and Tuesday, February 27th
Busy times at MG. We’re looking forward to sharing more information with you shortly.
Hip Hop Lessons
It’s time to spread love in the classroom and across the world with
Create Change’s Valentine’s Day Cards!
Create Change is a Vancouver based non-profit organization, which has a marketing program educating high school students of global issues. Magee has a team of female students who are passionate about helping girls their own age attend high school in Ghana. Each girl sponsored, will not only get financial support, but meals, boarding, as well as, career and emotional support. Our goal this year is to send at least 10 girls towards a path of higher education and success. To spread the love, we are selling adorable Valentine’s Day Cards! With every card sold, Ghanaian girls are being provided the same opportunities as us. This is a chance for you to pass on the gift of education that your children have.
Valentine’s Day Cards:
Be a Sponsor: 12 cards for $10
25 cards for $20
$300/ one time
_ desired amount
We will be selling them at a booth by the office on February 7th, 8th, and 9th, see you there!
MONTESSORI MATH – PARENT EDUCATION SESSION
TUESDAY FEBRUARY 13 6:30 – 8:15pm
Dear Maple Grove Parents,
The Parent Education Session – ‘Montessori Math’, originally scheduled for this upcoming Tuesday Feb. 6, has been postponed to the following week, Tuesday February 13th. Sincere apologies for the inconvenience this may have caused.
Montessori Math is an interactive workshop. Parents will have the opportunity to see and experience how Montessori children from K-7 learn and develop their math skills.
Ms. Hart, who presented Montessori Fundamentals in the fall and is one of primary level Montessori teachers, will lead this workshop along with assistance from Montessori students in our intermediate program. Come prepared to play, ask a lot of questions and to learn – Montessori Math.
Child Care by donation, will be available on site from 6:00 – 8:30pm.
Look for the Montessori Math Flyer and Registration Form posted at school and e-mailed to all parents early next week.
Questions – please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
PAC Coordinator – Montessori Parent Education
Crazy Hat Crazy Hair Day
Maple Grove Pac Website (Click to enter)
February 12 – Family Day Holiday
February 19 – Professional Development Day – No school for students
February 23 – Ready, Set Learn