Dear Maple Grove School Community,
Greetings everyone! As students settle back into school routines, we are excited about the upcoming school year! As reported at the PAC meeting earlier this week, although our numbers are slightly down in overall enrollment, Maple Grove has 22 divisions and a full complement of staff. We are hiring the last position for prep (T, W, Th) and we hope to have that position filled in the next two weeks.
We have already had our first Staff Meeting (Sept 4) and will be having our first Staff Committee Meeting (SCM) on Sept 20.
Please remember that September 21 is a Professional Development Day… There will be no school for kids! Please do not send your child to school that day.
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. She was a big help in getting the school up and running. I also want to acknowledge Ms. Peters, Ms. Lincoln and Ms. Smith. These ladies work tirelessly counting, tracking, re-counting, and following up with families regarding their registration and enrollment at Maple Grove. It is a thankless job and takes a considerable amount of time. Please make sure you acknowledge them for all of their hard work because the school would not be running as well as it is without their dedication, diligence and support.
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 her team and Mr. McDonough( Soccer, Terry Fox and Cross County) as well as Mrs. Humeniuk (gr. 7 lunchtime volleyball) Library/bookfair- Mrs. Tornroos, Safety Patrol- Ms. Adams. 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.. and to our Km Club for getting up and running (no pun intended). You bring an amazing skill set to our school- Thank You!
Class Parents Wanted
The following divisions are still looking for a class parent to facilitate the communication between PAC/teachers and parents:
Div 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15
If you are interested in volunteering as a class parent, please email our Class Parent Coordinator, Katherine, at email@example.com. Thank you!
Ryan Kong, a Grade 5 student at Maple Grove, competed with his dance crew, Freshh 2.0, in the World Hip Hop Championships in August in Phoenix, Arizona! This was an international event where over 50 countries competed, and through the preliminaries and semifinals (in their division alone, there were over 50 dance crews), they were the last Canadian team standing to represent Canada in the World finals! They became BRONZE MEDALISTS in their Junior Division! Check out their routine on YouTube:
Maple Grove Pac Website (Click to enter)
September 17 to 20 – Book Fair
September 21 – District Wide Pro Day – No school for students
September 27 – Meet the Teacher 3:15 pm in the Gym
September 28 – School-wide Orange Shirt Day
October 5 – Individual Photo Day