NEWS & VIEWS

~~~~~~MAPLE GROVE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL~~~~~

~~~~~MAPLE GROVE VISION/MISSION STATEMENT~~~~~

Vision: All students receive an exceptional educational experience.

Mission: We develop knowledgeable confident and responsible citizens through inspirational and innovative opportunities.

Maple Grove had a special guest this week: Author Julia Cook

Our students were very excited for our Author visit this week. Author Julia Cook and her 2 small companions spent several days here at our school. We appreciate everything she did with the children and we had a special night with MG parents also.
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Congratulations to Maple Groves Teacher of the Year Mrs. Brandy Johnson. Mrs. Johnson is our English as a New Language Teacher. Her dedication to our children is amazing. Our school is very lucky to have her!

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MAY:


05/24-W-Day 5
  • NO EARLY RELEASE
  • Talent Show 9:00A-11:00A
  • 3rd Gr. Picnic 12:30P-2:30P
  • 4th Gr. Egg Drop 2:15P-3:15P
05/25-Th-Day 1
  • 3rd Gr. Awards Ceremony 9:15A-9:45A
  • 3rd Gr. Young Author 9:45A-10:15A
  • 4th Gr. Awards Ceremony 10:00A-10:30A
05/26-F-Day 2
  • 5TH GR. CEREMONY STARTS AT 12:30P
  • LAST DAY OF SCHOOL! HAVE A GREAT SUMMER!!



**CHECK OUT THE COMMUNITY RESOURCES OUTSIDE MGES AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS NEWSLETTER!!

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Friday, May 26, we say farewell to the Class of 2030 here at Maple Grove Elementary. This is an exciting and full day for students and families. We invite you to participate by attending the Celebration Ceremony.


In order to make the check-in process go as smoothly as possible, we have an RSVP form that we ask for you to fill out. You can find that HERE. Deadline to RSVP is 12:00pm Wednesday, May 24th.


Please note some important things regarding this check-in process:


This RSVP form simply helps us prepare for seating and helps us check ahead of time who has already signed in to our Raptor Safety System. This form is NOT your security check in to the building.


Those who have previously signed in to Raptor, using your driver's license/ID, will have a badge waiting for you at Door 4. You will not need to check in through the office on this day. You will go straight to Door 4, find your badge and be seated in the Gym.


However, if you have never checked in to the Raptor system, you will need to come to the office, using Door 1, and have your drivers license/ID on you. WE CANNOT ALLOW VISITORS WHO DO NOT HAVE AN ID WITH THEM INTO THE BUILDING. Please communicate this to anyone who will be attending with you. Once you have checked in, you will proceed to the GYM to be seated. This can be a much longer wait and process than having your badge pre-printed.


We are excited to celebrate with you. Please let us know if you have any questions.

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PARENTS: PLEASE READ THIS MESSAGE FROM THE MG CLINIC REGARDING MEDICATIONS.

If your child has medication in the MGES Clinic, please plan on picking those up by the end of the day on May, 26th 2023. All medications left after the last day of school will be properly destroyed.


Thank you,

Jennifer Harmon, BSN, RN

MGES Clinic Nurse

LOST AND FOUND. FINAL CHANCE TO CLAIM YOUR ITEMS!!

******DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS JUNE 1ST 2023******

Click on this link to sign up: https://www.centergrove.k12.in.us/FastTrack
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ABSENCES

All absences should be entered into our Pick Up Patrol. We no longer have an attendance line. Open PUP> Click on your child's name>click on the drop down menu>under "Plan" choose "Absent"> Under "more info." add reason for absence> Click Submit. If you have more than one child absent, you will do the same thing for the next one. If you have any questions, click on the link below for Pick Up Patrol tutorials.



If your child is coming in late due to an appointment, you can put them in "Early Dismissal/appointments at 9:00am and in the notes put "coming in late due to appt."


*Please do NOT click on the "sign your student out" box. The student is not checked out.



https://www.centergrove.k12.in.us/Page/12506

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PARENTS PLEASE READ:

Reminder: If you DO NOT have a car tag #, you cannot choose to make your student a car rider in Pick Up Patrol. You must have a Car Tag # to get in the Car Line. The car tag needs to be in your car every day. If you do not have your car tag, you will need to have your ID ready.


Please be sure that all cars participating in carline are using all three lanes. By using all three lanes we prevent Whiteland Road from backing up. We appreciate your cooperation and help!

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WANT TO BECOME A MGES VOLUNTEER? SEE INFORMATION BELOW

Want to volunteer in your child's classroom, go on the field trip or participate in class parties/events? Background checks are required to volunteer at MGES. Click HERE to get to the district background check page on the website.


Need to check to see if your background check is still good? Call our district office at 317-881-9326 and speak with Krista Mennel, ESC receptionist.


*Please note: background checks are for classroom volunteers; visitors are still not permitted in the building during the school day. Volunteers need to check in at the window in the foyer with your driver's license/identification card in order to receive a badge and enter the school building.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~CGCSC Student Handbook~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


Click HERE for the 2022-23 student handbook.

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Water Bottles and Snacks

Please remember to have your student bring a water bottle (with their name on it) and a snack to school every day. If you would like to make a snack donation to your child's classroom, that would be great. Make sure it is a healthy snack. We appreciate your help.
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REMINDER FOR PICKING UP YOUR STUDENT EARLY OR FOR AN APPOINTMENT DURING THE DAY

Enter appointment information into Pick Up Patrol under "Early Release". (Even if you will be bringing them back to school from an appointment), you must enter the information into Pick Up Patrol. (This does NOT go into "Plan Changes". Plan changes are for how your child is going home if there is a change.)


After entering the pick up information, you will be asked for the time, reason, and the FULL NAME of the person picking up your child. You can add any other information you feel is necessary, including what they will do at dismissal.


***Please DO NOT click on the "Parent sign out" when entering your child for early dismissals.

Pick Up Patrol Cut Off Times

Cut-off times for PUP

M, T, Th, F - 3:00pm

Wed. - 2:15pm



Pick-up time reminder

In order to avoid traffic and congestion at dismissal, early pick ups also have a cut-off time.


M, Tu, Th, F - 3:30pm

W - 2:45pm


Pup Tutorials:


https://www.centergrove.k12.in.us/Page/12506

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SECURITY AT MGES

  • Exterior doors remain locked throughout the school day. Please ring the doorbell if you need assistance.
  • The vestibule (entryway) is secured. Visitors/Parents will not be permitted in the building beyond the vestibule. If you are dropping off a child or picking up a child from the clinic, you will check in with Mrs. Schneider and your child will meet you in the vestibule. If you are picking up your child/children for an early dismissal, PUP must be updated with the students early dismissal plans in order for us to allow a parent into the building.
  • If you need to drop off/pick up items from school, there is a pass-through door located next to Mrs. Schneider. Make sure your child's name/room # or teacher name is on the item(s).
  • Be sure to have your ID on you at all times when entering the building. We will still be checking ID's before any student can be checked out of the building.
  • All students being picked up at the end of the school day will be a part of our car rider line.
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We have many wonderful before and after Daycares around MGES. Below is a list of Daycares and their phone numbers.


Primrose Day Care--317-883-7151

Honey Grove at MG and other CG schools--- 317-887-5500

CG Kindercare on St. Rd. 135--- 317-882-7775

Mt. Auburn at United Methodist Church--- 317-535-8555

And

Adventures Day Care--- 317-888-9200

COMMUNITY RESOURCES OUTSIDE OF MG ELEMENTARY

Happening in the Community:

Parents, check out this list of free and low-cost events happening in our community this month!


No WIFI? No problem!


Call any of the following branches directly to rent WIFI hotspot and Chromebook. Only requirement is, you must have a library card.


Clark Pleasant Branch

350 Clearwater Blvd.

Whiteland, IN 46184

Phone: (317) 535-6206

Franklin Branch

401 State Street

Franklin, IN 46131

Phone: (317) 738-2833

Trafalgar Branch

424 S. Tower Street

Trafalgar, IN 46181

Phone: (317) 878-9560

White River Branch

1664 Library Blvd.

Greenwood, IN 46142

Phone: (317) 885-1330

Adult Learning Center

350 Clearwater Blvd.

Whiteland, IN 46184

Phone: (317) 738-4677

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