April 26th Update

Pro D Day on Friday April 27 – no school for students.



 Dear Maple Grove Families,

I’ve deferred my usual Principal’s message/ reminders to next weeks blog.  Today I will be writing about an incident that took place in our surrounding school community.

Update: Hold & Secure at Magee and Maple Grove schools – Thursday, April 26, 2018

You may be aware that this morning, Magee Secondary and Maple Grove Elementary temporarily went into hold and secure status after the Vancouver Police Department advised of a police incident.  Student and staff safety is our top priority.  The exterior school doors were locked to prevent anyone entering the building in accordance with established Vancouver School Board emergency procedures.  Regular school activities continued within the school without interruption.  The hold and secure status was lifted at approximately 10:00 a.m.

Students and staff reacted calmly and continued with their school activities.  However, we understand such incidents may cause concern.  If you have any questions about the school response to this incident, please feel free to contact me.

Principal Evans

Extended Stay Release Drill.

Last year Maple Grove tried their first ever extended stay release.  I was away from school on leave and Ms. Thompson ran the event.  Essentially, it’s an opportunity to drill our student release system in the event of an emergency where students could potentially be on the grounds for extended periods of time- such as after a major earthquake.

On Thursday, May 3rd at 2:00 pm, all schools in Vancouver will be practicing their earthquake drills.  Schools have been encouraged to implement their extended stay release system so that students, staff and parents gain some familiarity with the process.  To that effect, we will practice our extended student release on May 3rd at 2:00 pm, and we will early release students to parents, or identified emergency contacts, so that students may leave school early that day.  If parents are not able to participate, we completely understand.   Students will be supervised as normal until 3:00 pm.  Thursday is a regular day, we are just giving parents a chance to experience our extended release system and a chance for students and staff to walk through the drill.  There is no obligation to pick your child up early if its inconvenient for you.

Please refer to the attached site map and know that entrance to the Greeter and Gate 1 will be off of Cypress St.  We will be keeping the south area (47th Ave) of the school free for emergency vehicles.

Parents are requested to arrive at 2:00 pm off Cypress St – at the south end of the school.  Receive instructions from the greeter and proceed to 1 Check-in Gate and then 2 Release Gate.  (For those of you who remember the drill from last year, we are actually going in the opposite direction this year as it makes more sense for traffic flow and parent/student containment.

Please click the link to see the MAP of the School Site

Site Map Extended Stay

Grade Six Campcamp 3

Thursday April 26, 2018

Dear Parents/Guardians of Grade 6 Students,

We would like to invite you to an information session regarding Grade 6 Camp. The meeting will be held on Wednesday May 2nd at 3:15 in the Library and should last no longer than 45 minutes. It will be an opportunity to learn more about the educational program, the camp site, schedule of the three days, behavioural expectations of the students and responsibilities of chaperones. It will also be a chance to address any questions or concerns you might have.

Here is a few items of note:

  • Camp will be held from June 6 – 8
  • Next week your child will receive a package of forms that need to be filled out for both Maple Grove and the camp, Sea-to-Sky. Please return these by Friday May 4th.
  • The cost of camp is yet to be determined, as fund raising is still happening. In the past it has been approximately $350 – 375. Please provide a deposit of $200.00 by Friday May 4th. Cheques should be made out to Maple Grove Elementary. The balance, once determined, will be due on Friday June 1st.
  • We do require parent volunteers to accompany us to camp. If you are interested, please forward your contact information to your child’s teacher. All costs for volunteers are covered.
  • Further information about the camp can be found at http://www.seatosky.bc.ca


Mr. Naipaul, Mrs. Humeniuk, Ms. Plavan, Ms. Karakanta, Ms Griffiths

and Ms Bartlett

Spring fundraiser continues!

Our spring flowers fundraiser is going well!
Don’t forget, 1 May is deadline for placing your order.

Spring flower fundraiser

 Artelicious continues. . .

Artelicious 6

Congratulations Cassidy!

Cassidy Tran places 3rd in the Regional Vancouver Science Fair held at UBC.  She won the Bronze Medal.

Cassidy Tran

Secretary’s Day – a big thank you to everyone from Ms Peters and Ms Lincoln!

We had a lovely day with flowers and greetings and cards AND Division 12 sang a beautiful song in the office!

Secretary's day

After school robotics



Dear Maple Grove Families,

Support PAC’s ‘Computers For Classrooms’ Fundraising Campaign

Purchase Premium Quality, Colourful Hanging Baskets, Patio Planters, Petunia and Geranium Bedding Plants

Deadline To Order –  Tuesday May 1st 3pm

A Great Cause for a Reasonable Cost:  Bedding plants $25 for 10 = $2.50 plant, 12” hanging baskets and patio planters = $30

Click on the POSTER BELOW:

  • see and read more about our plants, prices and colours

  • learn about PAC’s ‘Computers For Classrooms’ fundraising campaign

CUSTOMER ORDER FORM – Pick-up at the Office, Print from file below, fill out the Form your child brought home

SUBMIT your payment and order form into the M no later than Tuesday May 1st 5pm


PICK-UP plants on Friday MAY 11 3:30 – 7:30 at The Landing 

Just in time for Mother’s Day – Gift Your Mom


Purchase for Friends, Family.  Bring Beauty To Your Garden, Patio, Workplace

Flower sale



Maple Grove Pac Website (Click to enter)


upcoming event

April 27 – Professional Development Day – No school for students

May 2 – 3:15 in the Library – meeting for Grade six parents re camp

May 3 – Big One at Two (Earthquake Drill)

May 7 – Grad and Panoramic Photo

May 18th – School Closure

May 21 – Victoria Day Holiday

May 25 – Volunteer Tea

May 29 – District Track and Field Meet

May 31 – Art Show and Gala – 4pm to 6pm

June 1 – Welcome to Kindergarten

June 6 to 8 – Grade 6 camp

June 20 – Grade 7 Trip

June 22 – Sports Day

June 25 – Grade 7 Grad

June 26 – Primary Picnic

June 27 – Service Assembly

June 28 – Awards Assembly – Last Day of School for Students

June 29 – Admin Day

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