October 01


“Why get frustrated by parking in front of the school? Why not park a block away and spend 5 minutes walking and talking with your child?!”

Please be reminded, again, that with three schools using one site, traffic around the school during drop-off and pickup times can be very congested. Matters are not helped by the 6 buses needed to transport Cavell students to and from the old Maple Grove school daily. We remind all parents to please consider parking a block or two away from the school and enjoy a walk with your child to set the tone for the day or to set them up for success. It’s a great way to find out what’s been happening at school and to connect with your child.

Ed Plan 2026

The VSB is charting a course for district (school) improvement over the next 5 years. This is an engagement phase of the process. Please visit the VSB website for more information. Ed Plan 2026

Here you will find Links to:

Public + Parent Survey
Student Survey
The District’s Strategic Plan 2021
The Process
Next Steps
The Timeline


The Foundation Skills Assessment (FSA) testing for grades 4 and 7 students begins in the coming weeks. Notices have been sent home to parents of students in grades 4 and 7. The testing runs from Oct 4 through Nov 10. It can take up to 6 hours of school time to complete. It tests for literacy and numeracy skills. It provides a snapshot of where the student may be with their learning at a particular point in time. For more general information, please google 2021 FSA or have a look at the online parent brochure: Click here

Parents may excuse their child from writing the test by completing the following form:

Link to the Notice to be returned to the school

The school may choose to excuse your child from writing part or all of the test if the teacher feels that the testing may be onerous or cause undue stress on a student. If your child is being excused from writing, you will receive a letter from the school.


Usually in October BC practises the Big Shake Out. This is a chance for institutions to practice their earthquake procedures/ readiness. This year, due in part to timing and Covid, Maple Grove will only do a partial controlled. This means that we will select a class to participate in the release process which will involve parents coming to the school; lining up; and signing their child out of school for the day. This will give our staff a chance to practice these emergency procedures and reunification process. More information to come.

Goal Setting Conferences

Please know that there is EARLY DISMISSAL on Oct 25 and 27 at 2:00 pm for all students. No supervision provided.


Oct 29 wear costume to school day

September 29 – Orange Shirt Day
September 30 – Truth and Reconciliation Day – No School
October 1 – Photo Day
October 11 – Thanksgiving Day Holiday – No School
October 22 – Professional Day – No School for students
October 25+27 – Goal Setting Conferences- Students dismissed at 2 pm
October 27 – Photo Retake Day

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