May 11th Update

principals-message

PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE

 Dear parents,

The school district is gathering feedback from parents on their experience so far with the district’s “Communicating Student Learning” reporting pilot (report card and communication from the school and teachers).  If you were unable to attend one of the evening parent feedback sessions held in February, we hope you will take a few minutes to complete this anonymous on-line survey which uses a similar format and set of questions.  (One survey per family, please.)

https://survey.vsb.bc.ca/TakeSurvey.aspx?SurveyID=m442np6

Thank you for your participation.

ARTelicious Invitation

Artelicious invitation

Cover design by Florence Leung, Gr 2

Please join  us  for  ARTelicious,  the  first  Maple  Grove  Art  Show

Extravaganza!

         ARTelicious  is  an  art  making  initiative  that  has  involved  everyone  in  the

school  over  the  months  of  April  and  May.  Every  student  will  have  a  piece

of  art  on  display.  Come  and  celebrate  our  students’  success.

When: Thursday,  31  May 4 – 6 pm

Where:  Maple  Grove  Gym

Dress  funky  or  formal !

Opening  remarks  and  “opening act”  at   4 : 10 pm

Artelicious Continues. . .

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 food bank

The Global Citizenship Club will be collecting non-perishable food items for the Greater Vancouver Food Bank. Students and staff are encouraged to bring donations to help hungry families in Greater Vancouver. Donations should be delivered to your child’s classroom. Please check the expiry dates on the items you intend to donate before bringing them to school. The Food Bank suggests items such as bags of rice, beans, canned fruit and vegetables, whole wheat pasta, canned meats and fish, powdered milk, baby formula and low-sugar cereals. We appreciate any help that you can give.

 

Division 14:  Salmon Release at Beaver Lake in Stanley Park

Stanley Pk 3
Stanley Pk 2
Stanley Pk 1

In January, Ms Hales’ Kindergarten class received 55 Coho Salmon eggs and cared for them for the next 4 months. On May 7 the salmon fry were removed from the fish tank in the classroom and driven to Beaver Lake in Stanley Park.  At the park, the class was assisted by the Stanley Park Ecological Society and each child released a few salmon fry into the lake.  It was a great morning for the field trip and in addition to releasing the salmon fry, the class also participated in a study of what lives in the water in Beaver Lake.  This is Ms Hales’ 5th year participating in the Department of Fisheries and Oceans “Salmon in the Classroom” program and the programs 30th year of providing this educational learning opportunity for students living in the Metro Vancouver region.

Maple Grove Gardeners Beautify Their School

Gardening Club

After winning close to one hundred plants in an art contest, Maple Grove students planted vegetable and flower seedlings around their school.  At recess, inspired gardeners tended to flower boxes weeding and watering and will in months to come gather veggies as summer approaches .  The children are not only learning about how to prepare, plant, and maintain gardens, but they are  voluntarily engaged in “beautifying” their school so that they feel a sense of ownership and pride when they come to Maple Grove each day.

Badminton Jamboree

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From the BC Table Tennis Association, Congratulations Sidney!

To: Mr. Peter Evans,
Principal
May 2, 2018
Dear Peter Evans,

We would like to congratulate Sidney Che for his performance at the 2018 BC Elementary
Schools Table Tennis Championships, which were held at Templeton Secondary School in
Vancouver on Sunday April 8th, 2018.
For Div. I – Grade 6&7, Sidney won his 3rd place in the Boys’ Singles. He had performed very well in the tournament. He is now selected at U13 BC Junior Team in 2018 Canadian
National Championships.
We wish him a bright future in his academics and in Table Tennis.
Yours respectfully,


Dr, Chandra Madhosingh
Coaching Education Director-BCTTA
Mailing address:
Suite #208
5760 Minoru Blvd.
Richmond, B.C.
V6X 2A9
British Columbia
Table Tennis Association
Phone: (604) 270-3393, Email: bctta@lightspeed.ca

Division 8 visits London Drugs for Recycling Workshop

 

 

 

 

PAC loves your big ideas!

We love them even more if you agree to lead them.  We are asking for any last call budget input as we prepare the final draft of our 2018-2019 budget for this year’s AGM on June 13th at 7pm. We hope you will join us and help build the community you would like to belong to.

Below you’ll find an editable/ printable nominee form. The intent is for you to fill it  out with your name, or you and your partner in crime and submit it via the PAC mailbox in the office. Some of the boxes will be filled with people who have already offered their names for nomination. But that doesn’t mean the position is filled. The elections happen at the AGM and only then are the positions confirmed. That means your secret dreams of PAC domination can still be realized!!!

Nominations can come from the floor at the AGM, but it’s always great to hear from potential nominees beforehand and make sure they are aware of the opportunities and job description that lies before them. Volunteering in your school community is a meaningful way to build change, support learners and invest in the place where your kids are shaped into the future citizens of the world. Come join the party. Chocolate guaranteed.

Here’s an editable version of the nomination form which you can print and submit PAC Nomination letter 2018

pac-nomination-letter-2018.doc

 

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Pump up your tires and get out your locks!  Bike to school/work week is coming up.

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Maple Grove Pac Website (Click to enter)

 

upcoming event

 

May 18th – School Closure

May 21 – Victoria Day Holiday

May 25 – Volunteer Tea

May 28 to June 1 – Bike to School/Work week

May 29 – District Track and Field Meet

May 31 – Art Show and Gala – 4pm to 6pm

June 1 – Welcome to Kindergarten

June 6 to 8 – Grade 6 camp

June 20 – Grade 7 Trip

June 22 – Sports Day – Students arrive at 8:30 and are dismissed at 1:30

June 25 – Grade 7 Grad

June 26 – Primary Picnic

June 27 – Service Assembly

June 28 – Awards Assembly – Last Day of School for Students

June 29 – Admin Day

 

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Final Day to purchase flowers for Fundraiser

Dear Maple Grove Families,

 

Spring Flower Fundraiser Deadline 

Extended to Friday May 4 – 3pm

 

You still have time to place your order for premium quality and colourful PATIO PLANTERS, HANGING BASKETS and a VARIETY OF GERANIUM and PETUNIA BEDDING PLANTS

 

In response to parent requests and with the approval of our wholesaler, Growing Smiles-DeVry Greenhouses, Maple Groves’ Spring Flower Fundraiser has been extended.  Print and Fill Out the Customer Order Form below or, pick one up from the front counter. 

Note  DeVry will not be able to process any further orders past this deadline date and time.

 

 

Single Plants and Colours Now Available – $5.00/each

A Purr. . . fect Present for Mothers, Grandmothers, Aunts . . .

 

Several parents have expressed interested in purchasing single bedding plants and/or a variety of different colours.  To fulfill this request the ‘Computers  For Classrooms Fund’will be ordering  10 packs of Geraniums and Petunias in each color available – a total of 50 plants.

 

 

Pre-Order Single Plants –  First Come, First Serve 

E-Mail Your Order to Paula Temrick:  fundraising@perspectiveshr.com

Pre-Order E-Mail Instructions

  • specify the color and number of plants you wish to order.

  • I will e-reply with a e-confirmation

  • Please bring your e-confirmation with payment cash and/or cheque to the PAC OFFICE MAILBOX by no later than Friday May 4, 3PM

 

All remaining single plants will be for sale, cash only, on Friday May 11th 2:30 – 4:30 at the back of the school in the outside, undercover area.

 

Thank-You For Supporting PAC’s ‘Computers For Classrooms’ Fundraising Campaign

 

With Growing Smiles,

Paula Temrick

PAC Exec – Campaign Coordinator

Flower sale

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April 26th Update

Pro D Day on Friday April 27 – no school for students.

principals-message

PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE

 Dear Maple Grove Families,

I’ve deferred my usual Principal’s message/ reminders to next weeks blog.  Today I will be writing about an incident that took place in our surrounding school community.

Update: Hold & Secure at Magee and Maple Grove schools – Thursday, April 26, 2018

You may be aware that this morning, Magee Secondary and Maple Grove Elementary temporarily went into hold and secure status after the Vancouver Police Department advised of a police incident.  Student and staff safety is our top priority.  The exterior school doors were locked to prevent anyone entering the building in accordance with established Vancouver School Board emergency procedures.  Regular school activities continued within the school without interruption.  The hold and secure status was lifted at approximately 10:00 a.m.

Students and staff reacted calmly and continued with their school activities.  However, we understand such incidents may cause concern.  If you have any questions about the school response to this incident, please feel free to contact me.

Principal Evans

Extended Stay Release Drill.

Last year Maple Grove tried their first ever extended stay release.  I was away from school on leave and Ms. Thompson ran the event.  Essentially, it’s an opportunity to drill our student release system in the event of an emergency where students could potentially be on the grounds for extended periods of time- such as after a major earthquake.

On Thursday, May 3rd at 2:00 pm, all schools in Vancouver will be practicing their earthquake drills.  Schools have been encouraged to implement their extended stay release system so that students, staff and parents gain some familiarity with the process.  To that effect, we will practice our extended student release on May 3rd at 2:00 pm, and we will early release students to parents, or identified emergency contacts, so that students may leave school early that day.  If parents are not able to participate, we completely understand.   Students will be supervised as normal until 3:00 pm.  Thursday is a regular day, we are just giving parents a chance to experience our extended release system and a chance for students and staff to walk through the drill.  There is no obligation to pick your child up early if its inconvenient for you.

Please refer to the attached site map and know that entrance to the Greeter and Gate 1 will be off of Cypress St.  We will be keeping the south area (47th Ave) of the school free for emergency vehicles.

Parents are requested to arrive at 2:00 pm off Cypress St – at the south end of the school.  Receive instructions from the greeter and proceed to 1 Check-in Gate and then 2 Release Gate.  (For those of you who remember the drill from last year, we are actually going in the opposite direction this year as it makes more sense for traffic flow and parent/student containment.

Please click the link to see the MAP of the School Site

Site Map Extended Stay

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Thursday April 26, 2018

Dear Parents/Guardians of Grade 6 Students,

We would like to invite you to an information session regarding Grade 6 Camp. The meeting will be held on Wednesday May 2nd at 3:15 in the Library and should last no longer than 45 minutes. It will be an opportunity to learn more about the educational program, the camp site, schedule of the three days, behavioural expectations of the students and responsibilities of chaperones. It will also be a chance to address any questions or concerns you might have.

Here is a few items of note:

  • Camp will be held from June 6 – 8
  • Next week your child will receive a package of forms that need to be filled out for both Maple Grove and the camp, Sea-to-Sky. Please return these by Friday May 4th.
  • The cost of camp is yet to be determined, as fund raising is still happening. In the past it has been approximately $350 – 375. Please provide a deposit of $200.00 by Friday May 4th. Cheques should be made out to Maple Grove Elementary. The balance, once determined, will be due on Friday June 1st.
  • We do require parent volunteers to accompany us to camp. If you are interested, please forward your contact information to your child’s teacher. All costs for volunteers are covered.
  • Further information about the camp can be found at http://www.seatosky.bc.ca

Regards,

Mr. Naipaul, Mrs. Humeniuk, Ms. Plavan, Ms. Karakanta, Ms Griffiths

and Ms Bartlett

Spring fundraiser continues!

Our spring flowers fundraiser is going well!
Don’t forget, 1 May is deadline for placing your order.

Spring flower fundraiser

 Artelicious continues. . .

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Congratulations Cassidy!

Cassidy Tran places 3rd in the Regional Vancouver Science Fair held at UBC.  She won the Bronze Medal.

Cassidy Tran

Secretary’s Day – a big thank you to everyone from Ms Peters and Ms Lincoln!

We had a lovely day with flowers and greetings and cards AND Division 12 sang a beautiful song in the office!

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After school robotics

 

 

Dear Maple Grove Families,

Support PAC’s ‘Computers For Classrooms’ Fundraising Campaign

Purchase Premium Quality, Colourful Hanging Baskets, Patio Planters, Petunia and Geranium Bedding Plants

Deadline To Order –  Tuesday May 1st 3pm

A Great Cause for a Reasonable Cost:  Bedding plants $25 for 10 = $2.50 plant, 12” hanging baskets and patio planters = $30

Click on the POSTER BELOW:

  • see and read more about our plants, prices and colours

  • learn about PAC’s ‘Computers For Classrooms’ fundraising campaign

CUSTOMER ORDER FORM – Pick-up at the Office, Print from file below, fill out the Form your child brought home

SUBMIT your payment and order form into the M no later than Tuesday May 1st 5pm

 

PICK-UP plants on Friday MAY 11 3:30 – 7:30 at The Landing 

Just in time for Mother’s Day – Gift Your Mom

 

Purchase for Friends, Family.  Bring Beauty To Your Garden, Patio, Workplace

Flower sale

 

 

Maple Grove Pac Website (Click to enter)

 

upcoming event

April 27 – Professional Development Day – No school for students

May 2 – 3:15 in the Library – meeting for Grade six parents re camp

May 3 – Big One at Two (Earthquake Drill)

May 7 – Grad and Panoramic Photo

May 18th – School Closure

May 21 – Victoria Day Holiday

May 25 – Volunteer Tea

May 29 – District Track and Field Meet

May 31 – Art Show and Gala – 4pm to 6pm

June 1 – Welcome to Kindergarten

June 6 to 8 – Grade 6 camp

June 20 – Grade 7 Trip

June 22 – Sports Day

June 25 – Grade 7 Grad

June 26 – Primary Picnic

June 27 – Service Assembly

June 28 – Awards Assembly – Last Day of School for Students

June 29 – Admin Day

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April 20th Update

principals-message

PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE

 Dear Maple Grove Families,

It’s been a busy week for the Maple Grove Wildcats as we’re rounding the corner and heading for the home stretch.  Hopefully sunny weather is just around the corner.

We were fortunate to have iMatter visit the school (Thank you PAC) for supporting this wonderful program that works with senior students on digital literacy and awareness as well as cyberbullying.

The School Planning process has changed this year.  Vancouver schools are now working off a Year 1-2-3 format.  The school staff have met to discuss our school goals and all schools in Vancouver will be having their documents published shortly.  That being said, there is a server and webpage upgrade taking place in the district as we move to a new software for school communication and webpages.  More information will follow… but for the time being our school goals will be as follows:

  1.  Curriculum Goal:  To use the framework of the Core Competencies as an organizational reference for our teaching and learning while referencing our curricular activities to the competencies to assess student engagement and improvement.  Measured through report card data and Self Reflection “I” statements.
  2. Indigenous Goal (all schools in Vancouver are required to have a First Nations Culture Goal):  To continue to develop an awareness of indigenous culture in Canada across the curriculum using the First Nations Principles of Learning and/ or the Seven Sacred Teachings (known as the Grandfathers) as frameworks.

 

Artelicious!

 

 

Our school-wide art project to celebrate Maple Grove, who we are as a community of learners is progressing nicely.  It’s a K-7 project that works on celebrating Maple Grove and who we are.  It’s about enculturation and exposing all of our students to the joy of art and celebration.  We are thrilled that Ms. Smith has agreed to be our Artist in Residence.  Ms. Smith, apart from being our Vice Principal, has been Canadian Art Teacher of the Year, Canadian Secondary Teacher of the Year, had a film made about her, taught at Emily Carr University and is a Art Therapist in Vancouver.  The focus of this project is on the children and enriching their art experiences.  We’re planning for a Gala Art Show on May 31st 4:00-6:00 pm.  Please plan on joining us for all the fun and festivities with a mini Art Show featuring all the students of Maple Grove.

Planning for 2018 2019 School Year

This week HR is locking all school projections and working on entitlements for next year.  Based on our preliminary work, Maple Grove will be full next year.  All schools in Vancouver are planning for September.  We’re working with numbers (graduating students, Kindergarten intakes, transfer ins and transfer outs).  We are also working with staff to determine what their plans are for next year.  Once we have more information from HR as to whether or not they agree with our projections and organization we will provide that information to you.  We are just letting the dust settle and will be publishing a DRAFT school organization in the coming weeks.

  1. Class Placement Requests:  We do not accept teacher requests.  We have criteria that we publish annually.  Class placement requests must be made in writing and are sent directly to the Principal and must adhere to the criteria.  A written request does not guarantee that your request will be granted:

    CRITERIA FOR CLASS PLACEMENT

    A. Objectives of Class placement:

    1. To organize classes so that each student is in a positive learning situation
    2. To ensure that each teacher has a manageable teaching assignment that conforms to MOE + the collective agreement.

     B. Instructional Criteria:

    1. Ability Distribution: there should be a range
    2. Work Habits: there should be a range
    3. Teaching/Learning Styles: should be considered.

    C. Positive Social Grouping:

    1. Friendships
    2. Peer conflict
    3. Boy/ Girl ratio
    4. Positive leaders

    D.  Criteria:

    1. Previous Experience: Previous class assignment of teachers & students is considered.
    2. Teacher Recommendations
    3. Parental Input
    4. Resource Team Input

     

    E.  Attention to Each Child:

    1. Each child’s academic needs
    2. Each child’s social needs
    3. Class group dynamics
    4. Gender balance
    5. Equitable distribution of students

Parent requests must be delivered to the office and addressed to Mr. Evans and are due by May 11th

DESTINATION IMAGINATION

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“D.I.-MAZE-ing Idea”, a Destination Imagination team at Maple Grove Elementary School, has earned an invitation to compete at the Global tournament in Knoxville, Tennessee, May 23rd – May 26th, 2018.  They participated in the Regional Tournament, finishing in 2nd place, and also winning the prestigious ‘Renaissance Award’ for demonstrating talent in all areas from music and art, to designing and building technical props from virtually cardboard and trash.  The team returned to school and continued to improve on their solution for the Provincial Tournament where they achieved 1st place, securing the invitation to Global Finals!  The team will be holding a series of fundraising sales in the coming weeks.  If you have any questions about how to support the team on this incredible endeavour, please contact Ms. Chan, at elsiechan@telus.net, or Mrs. Humeniuk at mhumeniuk@vsb.bc.ca.

rafiki

Rafiki means “friend” in Swahili. The Global Citizenship Club is selling beautiful handmade rafiki beaded bracelets to fundraise for the ME to WE organization. All proceeds of the bracelet sales will go to providing opportunities for women in Kenya. The bracelets are made by female entrepreneurs in Africa  so they can financially support their families. To pre-order a bracelet, come see the Global Citizenship Club members before school and at lunch outside the office next week.

Note:  Late orders will be accepted on Monday only.

Bracelets are $10 each and will be delivered to your classroom before Mother’s Day.

 Flower sale

Dear Maple Grove Parents,

Spring has sprung and the beauty and bounty of Maple Grove PAC’s SPRING FLOWER FUNDRAISER is underway.  Just in time for Mother’s Day.

Please view the poster to learn about our campaign and the DeVry premium quality plants being sold – hanging baskets, patio planters, petunia and geranium bedding plants in a variety of vivid colours.

Your purchase is ‘good money’ spent to support Maple Grove PAC’s $10,000 ‘Computers For Classrooms’ Campaign. To date we have raised almost $2,000.00. THANK-YOU to all who have participated in supporting our other 2 fundraisers in 2017.

The target for this year’s Spring Flower fundraiser is $1500.00 – the sale of 200+ plants.  Prizes will be given out the top individual and top classroom sales in both the K-3 and 4-7 grade levels.

How To Purchase Plants 

  • fill out the Order Form that classroom teachers have given all students to take home.  You can also print the attached Order Form or, pick one up in the Office.

  • place your order form and payment in the Office PAC Mailbox

How to Sell Plants

  • we encourage parents and Maple Grove students to e-mail and to ask your friends, family, businesses you work with to buy our plants in support of our campaign and our cause.

  • attached is a Customer Order Form that you can e-mail or hand-out along with the Poster.  Both are printable.

Mark Your Calendars:   Orders Due Tuesday May 1st 3pm and Pick-up Back of School, Friday May 11 2:30 – 4:30pm

How To Direct Donate to ‘Computers For Classrooms’

  • All money and cheques will be gratefully received!  To date PAC has received 2 direct donations from school parents – Thank-you!

  • Write on your envelope and cheque to apply your donation directly to ‘Computers For Classrooms’.

  • A tax receipt will be issued upon request.

Questions? – Please e-mail myself, Paula Temrick, PAC Campaign Lead:  fundraising@perspectiveshr.com.

Customer Order Form

18-04 MGrove SFF Order Form-SPF

 

Maple Grove Pac Website (Click to enter)

 

upcoming event

April 27 – Professional Development Day – No school for students

May 3 – Big One at Two (Earthquake Drill)

May 7 – Grad and Panoramic Photo

May 18th – School Closure

May 21 – Victoria Day Holiday

May 25 – Volunteer Tea

May 29 – District Track and Field Meet

May 31 – Art Show and Gala – 4pm to 6pm

June 1 – Welcome to Kindergarten

June 6 to 8 – Grade 6 camp

June 20 – Grade 7 Trip

June 22 – Sports Day

June 25 – Grade 7 Grad

June 26 – Primary Picnic

June 27 – Service Assembly

June 28 – Awards Assembly – Last Day of School for Students

June 29 – Admin Day

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April 13th Update

principals-message

PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE

 Dear Maple Grove Families,

Maple Grove Wildcats have been waiting for spring to arrive.  Hopefully sunny weather is just around the corner.  There are a number of things going on around the school these days.  Here’s a brief rundown:

  1. School Plan:  The staff have been looking into school plans and are getting close to publishing our Year 1-2-3 plan.  It looks like we will be looking at the re-designed BC curriculum core competencies and how the work staff presently do relates to the competencies.  Additionally, it looks as if we will be looking at reporting data and student self assessments as a means for measuring student engagement and success.
  2. Artelicious: This is a school-wide culture building project that is based on visual arts.  It’s a K-7 project that works on celebrating Maple Grove and who we are.  It’s about enculturation and exposing all of our students to the joy of art and celebration.  We are thrilled that Ms. Smith has agreed to be our Artist in Residence.  Ms. Smith, apart from being our Vice Principal, has been Canadian Art Teacher of the Year, Canadian Secondary Teacher of the Year, had a film made about her, taught at Emily Carr University and is a Art Therapist in Vancouver.  The focus of this project is on the children and enriching their art experiences.  We’re planning for a Gala Art Show on May 31st 4:00-6:00 pm.  Please plan on joining us for all the fun and festivities with a mini Art Show featuring all the students of Maple Grove.
  3. School Organization:  Maple Grove will be full next year.  All schools in Vancouver are planning for September.  We’re working with numbers (graduating students, Kindergarten intakes, transfer ins and transfer outs).  We are also working with staff to determine what their plans are for next year.  Once we have more information from HR as to whether or not they agree with our projections and organization we will provide that information to you.  We are just letting the dust settle and will be publishing a DRAFT school organization in the coming weeks.
  4. Class Placement Requests:  We do not accept teacher requests.  We have a strict set of criteria that we publish annually.  Class placement requests must be made in writing and are sent directly to the Principal and must adhere to the criteria.  A written request does not guarantee that your request will be granted:

    CRITERIA FOR CASTING

    A. Objectives of Class placement:

    1. To organize classes so that each student is in a positive learning situation
    2. To ensure that each teacher has a manageable teaching assignment that conforms to MOE + the collective agreement.

     B. Instructional Criteria:

    1. Ability Distribution: there should be a range
    2. Work Habits: there should be a range
    3. Teaching/Learning Styles: should be considered.

    C. Positive Social Grouping:

    1. Friendships
    2. Peer conflict
    3. Boy/ Girl ratio
    4. Positive leaders

    D.  Criteria:

    1. Previous Experience: Previous class assignment of teachers & students is considered.
    2. Teacher Recommendations
    3. Parental Input
    4. Resource Team Input

     

    E.  Attention to Each Child:

    1. Each child’s academic needs
    2. Each child’s social needs
    3. Class group dynamics
    4. Gender balance
    5. Equitable distribution of students

Parent requests must be delivered to the office and addressed to Mr. Evans and are due by May 11th.

rafiki

Rafiki means “friend” in Swahili. The Global Citizenship Club is selling beautiful handmade rafiki beaded bracelets to fundraise for the ME to WE organization. All proceeds of the bracelet sales will go to providing opportunities for women in Kenya. The bracelets are made by female entrepreneurs in Africa  so they can financially support their families. To pre-order a bracelet, come see the Global Citizenship Club members before school and at lunch outside the office next week.

Bracelets are $10 each and will be delivered to your classroom before Mother’s Day.

Congratulations to Maple Grove Gardeners!

See their winning entry below and email announcing their prize.

From: Tried and True

Subject: FW: Growing Gardeners Contest – Maple Grove Elementary

Date: April 12, 2018 at 5:11:30 PM PDT

To: Michelle Griffiths

Hi Michelle,

Congratulations to Maple Grove Elementary on being chosen as a winner in our Growing Gardeners Contest!!! Great work!

I will be in touch late next week to set up prize pick up. In the meantime you and your school can celebrate on job well done.

Thank you so much.

Cheers,

Melody Lam

Meadowlands Horticultural Inc.

Telephone:  604-430-4601

melody@meadowlandsinc.com

www.meadowlandsinc.com

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Exceptional Group Meets on Tuesdays.

Come join us

For a meeting of the Exceptional Group

Parents and Caregivers of Exceptional Kids

& Their Allies welcome

This Open Drop in Group meets weekly, at the school and the timing is flexible to respond to the group.

Email themaplegrovepac@gmail.com if you would like to attend and we will try for a date and time that works for you!

Meet parents sharing similar challenges, find resources, skill build and connect

Next weeks topic: Anxiety.

 

 

Artelicious is happening in Maple Grove

Congratulations to Amazing Swimmer, Ridley Jenkins from Div 18.

Ridley J.

Langara

Host an International Student – Join Langara Homestay

Langara College invites you and your family to join our highly regarded Homestay Program by hosting a VSB international student this year. Our students come from Europe, Asia and South America – usually stay for five to 10 months, and are keen to experience life with a Vancouver family.  Generous reimbursement is provided. Please call 604.323.5696 or email homestay@langara.ca for more information.

Maple Grove ES-Spring Term Chess Program

Maple Grove Pac Website (Click to enter)

 

upcoming event

 

April 19th – Immunization  – Predominantly grade 6 and K students.

April 27 – Professional Development Day – No school for students

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April 6th Update

principals-message

PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE

 Dear Maple Grove Families,

Welcome back!  We hope each of you had a wonderful and relaxing Spring Break and were able to rest and enjoy family time. Term 3 promises to be very busy.  Here are some things Maple Grove is currently working on:

  1. School Plan:  The staff have been looking into school plans and are getting close to publishing our Year 1-2-3 plan.  We will be reporting out as more information becomes available.
  2. Artelicious: This is a school-wide culture building project that is based on visual arts.  It’s a K-7 project that works on celebrating Maple Grove and who we are.  It’s about enculturation and exposing all of our students to the joy of art and celebration.  We are thrilled that Ms. Smith has agreed to be our Artist in Residence.  Ms. Smith, apart from being our Vice Principal, has been Canadian Art Teacher of the Year, Canadian Secondary Teacher of the Year, had a film made about her, taught at Emily Carr University and is a Art Therapist in Vancouver.  The focus of this project is on the children and enriching their art experiences.  We’re planning for a Gala Art Show on May 31st 4:00-6:00 pm.  Please plan on joining us for all the fun and festivities as have a mini Art Show featuring all the students of Maple Grove.
  3. School Organization:  All schools in Vancouver are planning for September.  We’re working with numbers (graduating students, Kindergarten intakes, transfer ins and transfer outs).  We are also working with staff to determine what their plans are for next year.  Once we have more information from HR as to whether or not they agree with our projections and organization we will provide that information to you.
  4. Class Placement Requests:  Maple Grove does accept placement requests.  We do not accept teacher requests.  We have a strict set of criteria that we publish annually.  This set of criteria will appear in this blog in the next couple of weeks.  Class placement requests must be made in writing and are sent directly to the Principal and must adhere to the criteria.  A written request does not guarantee that your request will be granted.There’s lots more to write about, we’ll leave it there for now.

 

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FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT- Friday April 13th

We will finally be hosting our movie night at Maple Grove on Friday April 13 at 6:30 pm in the gym.

The movie will be the much celebrated Oscar winner, Coco.

Here are the details:

  • doors open at 6. Come early to grab a good spot!
  • the price is a suggested donation of $10 per family (you can always give more, profits will go to the PAC)
  • popcorn will be for sale for $2-$2.50 a bag
  • we are trying to be green so please bring your water bottles, no water will be sold
  • you can bring friends and family, it is not restricted to students and their families

 

LETTER FROM THE CHAIRPERSON OF THE BOARD AND THE NEW SUPERINTENDENT
Dear Parents, please click on the link to read an update from Janet Fraser, Board Chairperson and Suzanne Hoffman, Superintendent of Schools.

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YMCA BEFORE/ AFTER SCHOOL CARE AT MAPLE GROVE

A message from the YMCA – Coming September 2018….

We are thrilled to announce that the YMCA will be extending its Kids Club, licensed before-and-after-school care program, to the Maple Grove community.  At the YMCA we understand that time gaps before and after school can be a challenge for busy parents, which is why our Kids Club program offers school-aged children with a positive and inviting environment where they can spend their time outside of school hours participating in productive and enjoyable activities. We couldn’t be happier to be able to serve more families and work with more children with the opening of the new program. For additional information or to join our wait-list, please contact us at  ymcakidsclub@gv.ymca.ca or  604-939-9622

We will be sending home more information as it becomes available.  However, as we anticipate that this will be a high-demand program, we encourage parents to contact the above emails/phone numbers to discuss registration, etc.

 

SUMMER SCHOOL EXPERIENCE

Summer school 2018

Registration opens on April 27th for summer school and all summer school program information can be found at: https://summer.vsb.bc.ca/Pages/default.aspx

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MAD SCIENCE EIGHT-WEEK SCIENCE CLUB

Eight weeks of exciting hands-on science based activities. Watch fascinating demonstrations, join in enquiry-based discussions, participate in individual and group
experiments, and make amazing take-homes. Mad Science will spark the curiosity and imagination of children with fun science activities that will help them understand the world around them.
TO REGISTER, GO TO OUR ONLINE REGISTRATION AT:
https://register.madscience.org/vancouver
FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK: MAD SCIENCE OF GREATER VANCOUVER
School: MAPLE GROVE | Sessions: FRIDAY, 3:10 – 4:10 P.M. (GRADES K-7)
Dates: APRIL 13, 20 & 27TH; May 4, 11 & 25TH ; June 1 & 8, 2018
No Session: MAY 18 (PRO-D DAY)
Space is limited so register early – $130 (includes tax) for 8 weeks
*** MONITOR FOR OUR eMAIL ONCE YOU REGISTER *** DEADLINE: MONDAY, APRIL 9, 2018
Sparking Imaginative Learning
Telephone: 604-591-9115
Email: vancouver@madsciencebc.com
vancouver@madscience.org
ROCKET SCIENCE
This is your chance to be a rocket scientist! Investigate the four
forces of flight with the help of a Unique Flying Object! Explore
the science involved in rocket construction!
SPACE TRAVEL
Learn what it takes to be a true globetrotter! Race a balloon
rocket and design your own car engine as you learn about
thrust. See the principles of propulsion at work in a real rocket
launch!
SPACE TECHNOLOGY
Discover technology designed for outer space! Steer a laser
beam through a laser maze and find hidden mountains using
the principles of radar technology!
LIVING IN SPACE
Experience the life of an astronaut as you suit up for a space
flight! Use teamwork to complete an important space mission!
PLANET AND MOONS
Explore the farthest reaches of our solar system in this “mad”
planetary tour! Learn how the planets stack up!
ATMOSPHERE AND BEYOND
We’re on a mission to explore the atmosphere on Earth, and beyond!
Travel to the end of a rainbow and make a sunset! Discover how stars
would look in space !
SPACE PHENOMENA
Probe the mysteries of meteors and bounce around satellite light in
this phenomenal program on space events! See comets up close as one
is formed before your eyes!
SUN & STARS
This stellar program is your ticket to the stars! Watch star dust burn,
and journey through a soapy galaxy as you investigate the life cycle of
stars!

 

MAGEE INFORMATION

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Moresports Mini Soccer Spring 2018

No experience necessary! Come play in a fun, low pressure, skill building experience for boys and girls who want to play with friends and school mates in a supportive soccer environment. Includes a Marpole-Oakridge Soccer Jam T-shirt. Soccer shoes and shin guards are not provided but are recommended. Each session includes practice time and game play. Rain or Shine! Mini soccer runs every Saturday starting April 14th to June 9th. No practice on May 19, 2018. Location: Oak Park Field at Marpole-Oakridge CC***Soccer Jam: June 9, 2018 @ Trilium Turf Field. Cost: $40/program.

Mini Soccer gr. K-1 program #: 164506

Mini Soccer gr. 2-3 program #: 164507

Mini Soccer gr. 4-7 Girls program #: 164508

Mini Soccer gr. 4-7 Boys program #: 164509

You can register online: moresports.org/programs

 …through the phone: (604) 257-8180 ext. 1

 …or in person: at Marpole-Oakridge Community Centre

 

Maple Grove Pac Website (Click to enter)

 

upcoming event

 

April 19th – Immunization  – Predominantly grade 6 and K students.

April 27 – Professional Development Day – No school for students

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March 16th Update

 

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March 19th to April 2 – Enjoy your holiday!

 

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PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE

 Dear Maple Grove Families,

We made it to Spring Break.  Please rest, relax, rejuvenate and revitalize with those you love as we prepare for what promises to be a busy, exciting and spectacular Term 3.  From all of us at Maple Grove, have a happy break.  Please watch for our Communicating Student Learning Parent survey when we return in April.  It will be an online survey response.  Please also watch for our information on School organization and class placements.  That information will come out right after spring break.

Enjoy,
Principal Evans and Vice Principal Smith

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Dear Maple Grove Families,

Spring is Popping with Color

Maple Grove’s Student Spring Flower Student Team

Has a Head Start!

Beginning April 3 with the help of our Vice-Principal, Ms. Smith and Paula Temrick, Parent Fundraiser Lead, our Student Council members will actively be promoting, selling and spreading flower power fundraising throughout our school hallways and classrooms.

Between April 9 –  27 Everyone – staff, parents, students will have the opportunity to purchase and to sell colorful Hanging Planters, Patio Planters and gorgeous Orchids – just in time for Mother’s Day.

PARENT VOLUNTEERS

We invite you to come on board too!

Join us for a whole school fun, flower fundraising experience.

Bring your skills to school and help us with publicity, bookkeeping and distribution.

E-Mail:  fundraising@perspectiveshr.com

As a Thank-you Volunteers will receive 1 plant at wholesale price for every 2 hours worked.

A savings of at least $8.70.

Support ‘Cloud Books for Classrooms’

PAC’s $10,000, 3 year Fundraising Project.

Our Spring Flower Fundraiser is targeted to sell 172 plants and raise $1500

reaching our year one goal of $3500.00.

 

Maple Grove students at the B.C. Winter Games in Kamloops

Brady competed at the B.C. Winter Games in Kamloops for Karate which for this sport is only open to 12/13 year olds and is held once every 2 years.  Brady competed in the Advanced Division and won Gold for Team Kata, Gold for Team Kumite and Silver for Advanced Boys Individual Kata.

His sister, Bryana who is currently at Magee but also went to and graduated from Maple Grove was one of 16 recipients for the Coast Capital Savings Athlete Bursary Award for $500 presented at the Closing Ceremony of the B.C. Winter Games.

Both Bryana and Brady went to Halifax for Karate Nationals Competition.
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Maple Grove Pac Website (Click to enter)

upcoming event

March 19 to April 2 – Spring Break and Easter

April 3 – Students return to school

April 5 – Class Group, Grad and Panoramic Photophotographer

April 27 – Professional Development Day – No school for students

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