Dear Maple Grove Families,
From us, to you, may the joys and delights of this holiday season shine upon you and your loved ones. May you find peace in the holiday, warmth in the spirit of the season, and joy in our family and friends!.
This was a very busy week at school. We were graced with the presence of the Magee Chamber Choir. They were amazing! As one of the top choirs in Canada, under the direction of Mr. Greg Quan, it was an honour to listen to such talented Magee students. These talented students inspired many of our Maple Grove kids to want to join choir. It was awesome!!!
Thank you to all the staff, students and parents who worked tirelessly to make the Winter Concert such a success.
Christmas brings family and friends together; it helps us appreciate the love in our lives we can often take for granted. May the true meaning of the holiday season fill your heart and home with many joy and happiness.
Principal Evans and Vice Principal Smith
This is a lovely time of the year to spend with family. A time to emphasize joy and peace in the world. While we may be concerned about the secularization and commercialization of this season, it does not take away from the good feelings we all have towards each other and our community. We remember the good spirit of the season. The love and care we have for our children, and our desire for joy and peace in the world.
Finally a huge thanks to Ms. Peters for keeping all of us sorted during this insanely busy time of the year and with so many projects on the go. Thank you Ms. Peters!
FABULOUS WINTER CONCERT
Our students put on wonderful and enjoyable performances at our Winter Concert. Thank you so much to all the teachers who generously gave their time to make this happen. I was truly proud both of the commitment of the teachers to do something so beneficial for the students, and their ability to encourage students to such high levels of fine behavior and performance. I was also very proud of our students who performed beautifully, took on various important responsibilities and did all this work with good cheer. Thank you to the students who decorated the gym and to our engineer, Mr. Malimban, who put the lights around the stage. Thank you to Ms Hales who created our lovely program. There are many others who went the extra mile to make this happen.
PHYSICAL HEALTH EDUCATION (PHE) INFO SESSIONS
As promised earlier in the Fall, Ms. Smith and I are getting back to you with two planned parent information sessions on PHE. These sessions are designed to introduce you to our public health nurse, Ms. Johal, and to share the graduated curriculum materials for each grade. We will be sending home curriculum overviews in January, and are happy to enclose the curriculum link. Also, we will discuss with you “Alternative Delivery” and what that means. There will be time to ask questions.
PHE translated letter (English and Chinese)
A very big thank you to everyone who helped with and contributed to this year’s Holiday Hamper Drive. There are twelve families at our sister school, Nightingale, who will have a very happy holiday season with food and gifts and Buy-Low grocery gift cards.
This year we raised a record amount to purchase grocery store gift cards. Our bake and rummage sales were very successful. Thank you so much to Division 18 for their hard work that made it all happen. We also would like to send a very big thank you to Jackson Lee of COBS Bread Tsawwassen Commons
1812 – 4949 Canoe Pass Way
Tsawwassen, BC V4M 0B2
(604) 382 – 5018
and all the parents who donated such beautiful cookies and cupcakes.
Mr Rod Van Dorn at Buy Low Foods gave us some extra help by donating $200 in gift cards – Thank you!
PAC members worked very hard to help organize the donations and wrap the gifts, Division 2 gave us a hand to carry all the heavy boxes to the Nightingale van.
All the best from the Holiday Hamper Committee,
Debbie Lam, Sarah Adams, Amber Garrod, Natalie Vermaas, Kiara Yeung, Denise Watkins, Lisa Mullan, Jeannie Chau, and Jane Peters
Divisions 16, 17 and 18 brought the culture and history of many countries to Maple Grove with their World’s Fair on Tuesday. This Celebration of Learning was one of several ways our district will be communicating student learning besides report cards. Like student-led conferences, these events allow students to articulate and make connections between the Big Ideas in the core content areas.
Div. 15 has done fantastic work in A.D.S.T. (Applied Design, Skills, and Technology) this term. They practiced sewing four different stitches by hand and then designed and made their very own creations. The final products include stuffed animals, pillows, computer game items, a tissue box cover, and a purse. What an excellent display of sewing skills and creativity!
Maple Grove Pac Website (Click to enter)
December 21st – Last of school before the winter break
January 7th – First day of school after the winter break
January 11 – Montessori K-7 Open House
January 25 – Pro D Day – no school for students