On June 6th the Scholastic Book Fair began. The palpable feeding frenzy of the freshly bound books, journals and smelly erasers was a cerebral explosion for the student’s and their families.
Thank You, to Ms Tornroos & Ms Adams for facilitating the event and the parent volunteers – Mr Cliff Seito and Ms Jeannie Chau, who have been given their time diligently.
Way to go to the enthusiastic young readers and writer’s at Maple Grove!
REMINDER NOTICE – please return all borrowed library books by Monday June 13th.
Ponderosa Pine POD – Metamorphosis
For the past month, our Kindergarten classes in the Ponderosa Pine Pod have been raising butterflies. They raised them from larva, which then grew into caterpillars, which then formed into a chrysalis, and out emerged butterflies! On Monday afternoon our three kindergarten classes accompanied by their teachers Ms Hales, Ms Kao, and Mrs. Phelps along with Mr. Land, walked up the Arbutus Greenway and released their butterflies into their new home.
A culinary delight brought to you by Ms Pearson and her students – Cultural Component of the French Curriculum
Important Message from your PAC.
IMPORTANT PARENT SURVEY BELOW. PLEASE READ THROUGH THE INFORMATION THAT FOLLOWS BEFORE COMPLETING THE SURVEY.
Access to music in schools has been dropping off and the Vancouver School Board is working on a plan to revitalize K-7 music. They recently released their K-7 Music program’s Mission Statement to provide all students with:
A consistent, robust, inclusive, experiential music program based on active music-making
including Indigenous musical opportunities which respect cultural protocols and nurture the
unique and diverse culture of each school community.
However, this is a 10-year process and is subject to funding issues. As a result, the DPAC Music Working Group (MWG) will be implementing a parent-funded district-wide extra-curricular choral program that supports the VSB’s mission.
Music is the universal language of humanity. It transcends cultural, ethnic, and socio-economic divisions and allows us to communicate across those divisions without words. The practice of music teaches discipline, teamwork, focus, and empathy. Bringing music back into our schools is so important for our children.
Maple Grove is on board to bring this program to our school starting in September but before we can do that we need to gauge numbers and decide on the most appropriate time for the program to take place. If you are interested in enrolling your child in the Maple Grove Choral Music Program please take a moment to fill in our short survey. Please note this survey is NOT a registration form for the program. This is purely for us to see if there is enough support for the program and the parent community’s preference for the time the program would take place i.e before school or after school.
A reminder that this program, like all extra mural activities, will be fee-based. The approximate cost will be $12 per student per session. We anticipate the first term consisting of 11 sessions running from September 26th to December 5th culminating in a concert/performance before the winter break.
Survey submissions are due Monday, June 13th. Please complete the survey here – https://forms.gle/5q9Y5JiDwQXa7PD16
UBC Research Based Project
For the past 10 years, Dr. Ann Cameron from UBC has worked with families at Maple Grove on a variety of research-based projects. Ann has reached out to our school community for help with her most recent, ongoing research project. If your child is between the ages of 5-11 and you would like them participate in this research, please click on the link provided in the PDF or click on this link for more information: https://ubc.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0Vzf3CqNb2uURh4
LOST & FOUND
Do your children miss their jackets, sweaters, water bottles? Parents come in and have a look.
All items not collected by Friday June 17th, will be donated to a local charity.
IMPORTANT JUNE DATES
Please be advised of the following events
June 17 – Friday Morning Coffee with families hosted by Ms Tornroos
June 21 – Indigenous Peoples Day
June 27 – Grade 7 Leaving Ceremony at 3:30 PM (Grade 7 families only)
June 28 – Year End Assembly
June 29 – Last day with our lovely students – reports go home!