May 11th Update



 Dear parents,

The school district is gathering feedback from parents on their experience so far with the district’s “Communicating Student Learning” reporting pilot (report card and communication from the school and teachers).  If you were unable to attend one of the evening parent feedback sessions held in February, we hope you will take a few minutes to complete this anonymous on-line survey which uses a similar format and set of questions.  (One survey per family, please.)

Thank you for your participation.

ARTelicious Invitation

Artelicious invitation

Cover design by Florence Leung, Gr 2

Please join  us  for  ARTelicious,  the  first  Maple  Grove  Art  Show


         ARTelicious  is  an  art  making  initiative  that  has  involved  everyone  in  the

school  over  the  months  of  April  and  May.  Every  student  will  have  a  piece

of  art  on  display.  Come  and  celebrate  our  students’  success.

When: Thursday,  31  May 4 – 6 pm

Where:  Maple  Grove  Gym

Dress  funky  or  formal !

Opening  remarks  and  “opening act”  at   4 : 10 pm

Artelicious Continues. . .

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 food bank

The Global Citizenship Club will be collecting non-perishable food items for the Greater Vancouver Food Bank. Students and staff are encouraged to bring donations to help hungry families in Greater Vancouver. Donations should be delivered to your child’s classroom. Please check the expiry dates on the items you intend to donate before bringing them to school. The Food Bank suggests items such as bags of rice, beans, canned fruit and vegetables, whole wheat pasta, canned meats and fish, powdered milk, baby formula and low-sugar cereals. We appreciate any help that you can give.


Division 14:  Salmon Release at Beaver Lake in Stanley Park

Stanley Pk 3
Stanley Pk 2
Stanley Pk 1

In January, Ms Hales’ Kindergarten class received 55 Coho Salmon eggs and cared for them for the next 4 months. On May 7 the salmon fry were removed from the fish tank in the classroom and driven to Beaver Lake in Stanley Park.  At the park, the class was assisted by the Stanley Park Ecological Society and each child released a few salmon fry into the lake.  It was a great morning for the field trip and in addition to releasing the salmon fry, the class also participated in a study of what lives in the water in Beaver Lake.  This is Ms Hales’ 5th year participating in the Department of Fisheries and Oceans “Salmon in the Classroom” program and the programs 30th year of providing this educational learning opportunity for students living in the Metro Vancouver region.

Maple Grove Gardeners Beautify Their School

Gardening Club

After winning close to one hundred plants in an art contest, Maple Grove students planted vegetable and flower seedlings around their school.  At recess, inspired gardeners tended to flower boxes weeding and watering and will in months to come gather veggies as summer approaches .  The children are not only learning about how to prepare, plant, and maintain gardens, but they are  voluntarily engaged in “beautifying” their school so that they feel a sense of ownership and pride when they come to Maple Grove each day.

Badminton Jamboree

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From the BC Table Tennis Association, Congratulations Sidney!

To: Mr. Peter Evans,
May 2, 2018
Dear Peter Evans,

We would like to congratulate Sidney Che for his performance at the 2018 BC Elementary
Schools Table Tennis Championships, which were held at Templeton Secondary School in
Vancouver on Sunday April 8th, 2018.
For Div. I – Grade 6&7, Sidney won his 3rd place in the Boys’ Singles. He had performed very well in the tournament. He is now selected at U13 BC Junior Team in 2018 Canadian
National Championships.
We wish him a bright future in his academics and in Table Tennis.
Yours respectfully,

Dr, Chandra Madhosingh
Coaching Education Director-BCTTA
Mailing address:
Suite #208
5760 Minoru Blvd.
Richmond, B.C.
V6X 2A9
British Columbia
Table Tennis Association
Phone: (604) 270-3393, Email:

Division 8 visits London Drugs for Recycling Workshop





PAC loves your big ideas!

We love them even more if you agree to lead them.  We are asking for any last call budget input as we prepare the final draft of our 2018-2019 budget for this year’s AGM on June 13th at 7pm. We hope you will join us and help build the community you would like to belong to.

Below you’ll find an editable/ printable nominee form. The intent is for you to fill it  out with your name, or you and your partner in crime and submit it via the PAC mailbox in the office. Some of the boxes will be filled with people who have already offered their names for nomination. But that doesn’t mean the position is filled. The elections happen at the AGM and only then are the positions confirmed. That means your secret dreams of PAC domination can still be realized!!!

Nominations can come from the floor at the AGM, but it’s always great to hear from potential nominees beforehand and make sure they are aware of the opportunities and job description that lies before them. Volunteering in your school community is a meaningful way to build change, support learners and invest in the place where your kids are shaped into the future citizens of the world. Come join the party. Chocolate guaranteed.

Here’s an editable version of the nomination form which you can print and submit PAC Nomination letter 2018





Pump up your tires and get out your locks!  Bike to school/work week is coming up.

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Maple Grove Pac Website (Click to enter)


upcoming event


May 18th – School Closure

May 21 – Victoria Day Holiday

May 25 – Volunteer Tea

May 28 to June 1 – Bike to School/Work week

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 – Students arrive at 8:30 and are dismissed at 1:30

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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