Dear Maple Grove School Community,
Another busy week at Maple Grove is drawing to a close, and so too is our year and term. As many of you know, Maple Grove is part of the district pilot project on reporting “Communicating Student Learning” (CSL) and as such, you will be receiving your child’s report card in January.
A special acknowledgement to our PAC Co-Chairs, our PAC Executive, and the ADHOC PAC Seismic Cohort Committee (Mr. Guest and Ms. Kong) for their hard work in advocating for our school community and for further study of the Magee/Maple Grove Swing site option. There will be more to come on this issue over the coming months, but for now we have avoided having a difficult situation for Sept, 2019.
Special thanks to Mr. Cliff Saito, Ms. Wong, and the students in Div 12. They worked very hard in creating an amazing GINGERBREAD SCHOOL
Please read the following letter from Mr. Robert Schindel, Associate Superintendent of Vancouver Schools regarding the widely reported incident that occurred at a Vancouver school last week. Maple Grove staff have met and reinforced our commitment to before school supervision (starts at 8:40 am) and our after school supervision (ends at 3:20 pm). We reminded staff about questioning adults in the building who they may not recognize. We also reminded staff to speak to students about being aware of their surroundings, going to the washroom in pairs, being aware of stranger danger, and speaking to adults in a timely manner.
On another note
While the school tries to remain neutral on issues in the community, we recognize many of our parents like to be aware of what’s going on in the surrounding community. When we were recently contacted by a neighbour to the school, we felt it necessary to share the information with you:
From a Concerned Neighbour…
To Maple Grove Parents,
I have just been forwarded this information about a request to change usage of a retail store in Kerrisdale near 41/Larch to a cannabis retail.
Comments to the city must be made by Monday Dec. 17. Attached are the details. Note that the city would have to grant a variance as they are too close to the Kerrisdale Community Centre.
Feel free to forward this to others who may wish to comment.
Maple Grove’s Winter Concert is on Thursday, December 20th.
There are two shows: 1:15 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Your child will bring home your tickets. Don’t lose them! They are your entry into the concert. They are being sent home on Monday.
The evening show will begin at 6:30 p.m. and students are asked to be in their classrooms at 6:00 p.m. Once your child has been dropped off at their classroom, please head to the gym by using the entrance near the parking lot.
Parents and guardians are reminded to enjoy the entire show. Out of consideration for all of the hard work that classes have been putting in practicing for the event, the audience is expected to stay for the entire concert. PLEASE DON’T LEAVE AFTER YOUR CHILD PERFORMS- ITS DISRESPECTFUL TO ALL THE PARTICIPANTS
If you would like extra tickets, please come to the office to see if we can provide them to you. Note: Afternoon tickets are in good supply, however, tickets for the evening performance are very limited.
Care Boxes for the Homeless from Div’s 16, 17 & 18
On Thursday, December 13, Ms. Adams and three Maple Grove students delivered “care boxes” filled with essential items for homeless clients at the Lookout Society’s Powell Street Getaway on the Downtown Eastside.
Maple Grove Pac Website (Click to enter)
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