December 7th Update


WE Day, 2018

15 students from the Global Citizenship Club represented Maple Grove at WE Day 2018. Each of these students earned their place at WE Day due to their volunteer work serving our local and global communities. It was a day of inspiration, empathy and a call for action. All of the WE Day representatives will be leading service projects in our school this year. We can’t wait to see what they do next! Keep reading to find out what inspired them from the many guest speakers at WE Day.

WE Day 2018

WE Day Reflections 2018

WE Day was amazing. The music was so much fun. I was really inspired by Spencer West climbing a mountain with just his hands, but not being his biggest problem or fear. His biggest fear was coming out as gay, but he did it.

It was also pretty inspired by Shilpa Narayan who turned a struggle into a “journey”. There were so many more inspiring ideas and singers and poets and speakers! My time at WE Day was sooooo fun. I hope to go back next year, so until then I’ll volunteer as much as possible to earn my way back to the fun, amazing and inspiring, awesome WE Day!


WE Day is about believing in yourself no matter what. When I went to WE Day, it was the best experience in my life. No matter if you are big or small you are you. When I went I felt something. We can make a difference in the world. If you get a chance that would be great. I think we should help poor people in Kenya. We can raise money and donate it. That money can be used for food, clothes and education.

Zoie and Priya

 WE Day was a lot of fun. One of my favourite parts was a when former NFL player Esera Tuaolo told his story about pretending he was straight for 9 years while in the NFL, because stereotypically, NFL players can’t be gay. I support people who are LGBTQ+, because they aren’t afraid to be themselves.

One of my favourite parts about WE Day was the music. Seeing all those performers live was amazing.

Overall, I think anyone who has a chance to go totally should go. They’ll probably regret it if they don’t.


WE Day is a celebration of young people wanting to make a difference. The purpose of WE Day is to try to help those in need by the people who are committed to make a difference. I think that this is a great way to make an impact of how we live and to get inspired to make changes by other people.

I really got inspired by Nasir Andrew saying “I know it gets hard sometimes and you feel like giving up. The pushing and the shoving, the teasing and the taunting. Enough is enough, but don’t let them steal your light. Rise above and beyond, because you’ve got a hero inside and your journey’s just begun!”. She is telling you to stay strong and to not let anybody’s teasing or taunting get to you.

Christina Div. 2

holiday wreath

Holiday Hamper Drive

Have you sent in your donation yet?

Please be generous.

Collection Period:  December 3rd to December 14th.

We will be sponsoring families from our sister school, Nightingale Elementary, during our Holiday Hamper Drive. Each family will be given a hamper of non-perishable food, household items, small gifts and a gift card to purchase groceries. We need your help to make this annual tradition a huge success. This year there will be a sign up sheet with suggested donations in each classroom. Please ask your child what they have offered to donate. We are also asking for a $4.00 donation from each student to be put towards the grocery store gift cards.  Class parents will be helping and will be available to help if you have any questions.  Thank you to everyone – you will give some very deserving people a wonderful, happy holiday season that would otherwise be very challenging.


Div 15 Creations

Div 15 carving

Division 15 worked with an artist from Studiostone Creative to make their own soapstone carvings of west coast animals. They used files and sandpaper to transform rough stone into beautiful orcas, eagles, bears, wolves, and bison. 

rummage sale

Are toys and books taking over your home?  Maybe it’s time to de-clutter!  We are asking for donations of gently used books, games, puzzles and toys for our Rummage Sale that will be held on December 10th.  Please no stuffed animals or broken toys.  Look for the box outside the office.  We will also accept adult books and SMALL household items that are in good condition and easy to sell.  No clothing please.  All profits will go to the Holiday Hampers for our sister school.

The rummage sale will be held in the library on Monday, December 10th from 10:30am-3:30pm.  All items will be under $5!

Maple Grove ES-Winter Term Chess Program

Maple Grove Pac Website (Click to enter)

upcoming event

December 13th – Craft Day for Primary students
December 14th – Open house for Interested Montessori Kindergarten Parents  11:00 am
December 19th – Winter Concert Dress Rehearsal (1:15 pm)
December 20th – Winter Concert  (Afternoon performance 1:15 pm, Evening 6:30 pm)
December 21st – Last of school before the winter break
January 7th – First day of school after the winter break

This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.