Greetings Parents, families and students,
Happy New Year!!!! The start of school always reminds me of New Years. It’s a new school year and a chance for a fresh start for all. I hope you had a restful and relaxing break with family and friends. I know many of us are excited to be back and starting a new school year.
Maple Grove has an excellent reputation and parents and children are happy to be here. The staff are here to help support you and your child in having an engaging and successful school experience.
Our engineering staff have been busy cleaning and have done a great job prepping the school for next week. Please make sure you find Zandro and Alfred and say, “Thank You”. Construction is progressing and it’s exciting to see the south end of the new school starting to take shape. Thank you to the contractors and VPO staff for their tireless work over the summer.
We anticipate fencing to be up all school year. The new building is expected to be open in September 2020. As a result, the Maple Grove staff will be “culling” and prepping to move this year- it will be a busy year. Students will continue to have access to the south end of the Magee north field at recess and lunch.
Please read this information as it will give you an idea about First Day and Opening Week procedures.
FIRST WEEK OVERVIEW
Our numbers have been changing daily for the past 2 weeks. Teachers cast classes in June, and due to enrollment changes, we may make some modifications to the school organization. All of this is normal and happens in most schools in Vancouver. Remember… the school organization technically isn’t final until September 30th.
This is what we anticipate the first week looking like… except for the Kindergarten– they have their own gradual entry schedule AND new Kindergartens have their own schedule as well (Kindergarten teachers contact K families individually).
Tuesday (Day 1)
There will be signage posted outside the main entrances to the school indicating where students should go. The same information is contained in this blog and will be emailed to families who’ve registered their email with us. (NB: We do not give out parent email addresses due to anti-spam legislation. When you provide your email address to the school, you are only going to receive school-related email from the office)
RETURNING STUDENTS GO TO LAST YEAR’S CLASSROOM
9:00 am – Students arrive and go to last year’s classroom. Teachers who moved classes over the summer will go to their last year’s classroom and greet their students. Teachers who left the school will be replaced by another teacher.
NEW STUDENTS (Registered) GO TO THE FOLLOWING…
NEW STUDENTS WHO ARE REGISTERED will go to a holding room and will be counted and confirmed there. This will also allow us time to count returning students as well.
Ms. Chris Plavan receives last yr Div 1 and Div 2 Rm 303
Mrs. Marianna Humeniuk receives NEW Gr 5, 6, 7 Rm 301
Ms. Megan Burghall receives NEW Mont (all grades) Rm 305
Ms. Denise Watkins receives NEW Trad gr.3 + 4 Rm 306
Ms. Sonya Serbic receives NEW Trad gr. 1 + 2 Rm 308
NEW STUDENTS (not yet registered) GO TO THE OFFICE
All students are dismissed on Tuesday at 10 am.
Our awesome PAC will be serving coffee in the library on Tuesday and then again on Wed (for new K parents). Meet the Admin Team
Teachers will have a quick break from 10 to 10:30
Staff will be meeting with Admin from 10:30 to 12:00 and 1:00 to 3:00
Wednesday (Day 2)
School starts at 9:00 am. All students go to the classroom they were in on Tuesday morning. We historically move into new classes on day 2, 3 or 4. We will endeavour to get students into their new year classes as quickly as we can- without rushing things- so that students can settle and get started with curriculum.
Students will need a recess snack AND a lunch. Dismissal at 3:00 pm. Parents are expected to be at school at 3:00 pm to pick up their child.
Thursday (Day 3)
School starts at 9:00 am. All students go to the classroom they were in on Wednesday morning. This will likely be our target day to roll into new classes before recess.
Students will need a recess snack AND a lunch. Dismissal at 3:00 pm. Parents are expected to be at school at 3:00 pm to pick up their child. New class lists will be posted in the main hallway and south entrance so parents will be able to find their child’s new class.
Friday (Day 4)
School starts at 9:00 am. All students go to their NEW classroom for the remainder of the school year. Students will need a recess snack AND a lunch. Dismissal at 3:00 pm. Parents are expected to be at school at 3:00 pm to pick up their child. New class lists will be posted in the main hallway and south entrance so parents will be able to find their child’s new class.