Good Morning Maple Grove (M G) families! Happy Friday!
It’s hard to believe that the month of September has come and gone and we’re already wrapping up the first week of October.
Earlier this week we celebrated Orange Shirt Day! Orange Shirt Day is a time for reconciliation, reflecting and recognizing the events from 1867-1994 that affected, and continue to affect, so many of our Indigenous Canadians, who were forced into “cultural assimilation” by the Canadian government and sent to residential schools. Now is a time for acknowledgement and healing as we come together and try to move towards a brighter future.
Maple Grove had a special assembly where we recognized the events of the past 100+ years and where we reflected on a presentation by Phyllis Webstad, and a video about residential schools. Thank you to Div 17 for their written reflective responses.
FSA testing starts in October and runs until November 8th parents of gr 4 and 7 students have already received notices about the testing.
The Maple Grove Cross country Team was in action last week. Our runners are so well trained and were top finishers in their age groupings. Thank you to the coaches (Ms. Shoemaker and Mr. McDonough as well as the parents for all their support).
Goal Setting Conferences this coming week!
Early dismissal at 2:00 pm on both days:
Wednesday, Oct 9th
Cold + Flu Season
Parents, please do NOT send your child to school if they’re sick. They spread their germs to others. Then, when your child is feeling better, their original sickness can come back to them when their immune system is already compromised. Keep sick kids at home! Children are more than able to catch up on any missed work… and no child will have missing or late work held against them if they were absent due to illness. Thank you for your understanding.
Dough Raiser Program
Do you shop at the COBS Bread in Kerrisdale? PAC has started a new fundraiser partnership with our local neighbourhood COBS Bread called the Dough Raiser Program. Just mention “Maple Grove Elementary” the next time you shop there, and COBS will generously donate 5% of your purchase to the Maple Grove PAC. Easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy…nothing extra is needed from you except uttering the magic phrase: Maple Grove Elementary!!!
Maple Grove Spirit Wear – Ignite the Wildcat within you!
Order your Maple Grove Limited Edition Spirit Wear now! Go to the PAC Website (https://themaplegrovepac.wordpress.com/) and click the “Click Here To Order Your Spirit Wear!” button. Great to wear at school events, sporting events, team events, field trips, or simply just because. All funds raised will go towards outfitting the New School. Order deadline to purchase is today, Friday, October 4th. All spirit wear is made-to-order and will be distributed to your child’s classroom in late October. You can check out sizing charts on the Spirit Wear Page on the PAC Website (https://themaplegrovepac.wordpress.com/spirit-wear/).
Board Game Club: “Maple Grove has a NEW CLUB!
The PAC is excited to announce the Board Game Club will be every Friday during lunch, starting October 11th. Students of all ages are encouraged to join! This will be held rain or shine and will be held in room 309 – Mr. McDonough’s classroom. Come learn a new game or play an old favourite. A special Thank You to Elisabeth Chan for leading this club.”