September 16, 2022
Help Kids Breathe Clean - No Idling Please!
Did you know that most people waste 1-2 entire tankfuls of gas every year by idling? This school year, District 30 asks parents and guardians waiting in pickup lines at Maple (and our elementary schools) to turn off their vehicle engines. This simple change will reduce our students’ exposure to air toxins emitted from idling vehicles, improving the air they breathe and the air quality in our neighborhoods.
Children are more susceptible to air pollution because of their developing lungs and higher breathing rates. If many vehicles idle at once, it can create “hot spot” of exhaust pollution. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, school monitoring shows elevated levels of air toxins during afternoon pickup, and inhalation of vehicle exhaust chemicals is linked to asthma and other serious health effects. So, please don’t forget to "Turn your key and be idle-free!"
World Language Field Trip
On Wednesday, October 12th, the World Language Department will be taking the 8th grade class on full day educational trips. The Spanish classes will visit the National Museum of Mexican Art Day of the Dead art exhibits, eat at an authentic Mexican restaurant, and tour the Pilsen neighborhood exploring muralism and local shops. The French classes will take a French-immersion cooking class and attend a French cinema at the Alliance Française. The Mandarin Chinese classes will explore a Chinese-American Museum, Buddhist Temple, murals, eat at a local restaurant and explore the Chinatown neighborhood.
Field trip permission slips will go out at the end of September. They will be handed out in the World Language, Guided Studies, ELL, and Study Strategies classes. Please contact a member of the WL department with any questions. Thanks!
UPCOMING EVENTS THIS WEEK
Monday, September 19
Tuesday, September 20
Wednesday, September 21
- PTO Special Lunch
- REMINDER: Quest lunch is not served on this day, please remember to provide your students lunch if they did not place an order.
Thursday, September 22
Friday, September 23
- Half Day School Improvement - Dismissal 11:35 am
Monday, September 26
- No School - District Holiday
From the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment
Illinois Assessment for Readiness (IAR) testing
Results from the Spring 2022 IAR Assessment should be arriving in your mailboxes next week. Tests were administered to Students in grades 3rd through 8th.
Should you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact your child’s building principal or the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, Dr. Melissa E. Hirsch.
Have you turned in your child's health form?
Sixth-graders and students new to Maple are required to provide the school with a State of Illinois Certificate of Child Health Examination, which was completed within one year prior to the first day of school. This form, which includes a completed immunization record, must be on file in the health office by October 15th, 2022, or your child may be excluded from school attendance until the health record is received.
Students new to Illinois will also need to hand in a completed eye exam.
Sixth-graders must also provide the school with a dental exam form or waiver.
All forms are available on the Maple website at District 30 Health Forms.
If your child will be participating in Maple athletics, it is required that your student have a health exam that was completed within one year prior to the last game of the season on file in the health office.
Please contact the Health Office at 847-400-8908 if you have questions.
NOTICE All District Families and Employees
Northbrook/Glenview School District 30 will be partnering with Brightview
Landscape Services to treat the grounds on and around the Maple School soccer
field. On September 26, 2022, we will be applying 33-0-3 with 33% CRN and 2%
Iron to enhance turf growth and health.
In the event all applications cannot be applied on this date, the alternate date of
application will be September 30, 2022. For questions, please contact the district’s
buildings & grounds coordinator, Jason Borst, at (847) 400-8964.
2023 School Board Elections
Northbrook/Glenview School District 30 will have four school board seats to be filled at the Consolidated Election on April 4, 2023. Candidates who are elected will fill four-year terms expiring in April 2027.
Candidates for the office of the school board can circulate nominating petitions for signatures beginning September 20, 2022. The period for filing nominating petitions runs from December 12 through December 19, 2022.
A candidate for the school board is required to file the nominating petitions, Statement of Candidacy, and receipt for filing their Statement of Economic Interests with the applicable county election clerk and not with the school board secretary or the administrative offices of the school district. The county clerk may have petition forms available, or blank petitions may be downloaded from the State Board of Elections website: elections.il.gov.
Candidates may also want to consult the “2023 Candidate’s Guide” (https://www.elections.il.gov//Downloads/ElectionOperations/PDF/2023CanGuide.pdf), which can be downloaded from the Illinois State Board of Elections website, or contact the county clerk or board of election commissioners regarding the requirements of filing. Candidates and voters can get information about District 30 from our website and learn about being a school board member from the Illinois Association of School Boards at: iasb.com/elections.
7th Grade Springfield Trip - Register by Sept. 23
Deadline is approaching
Dear Maple 7th Grade Families,
This year Maple School 7th grade students are invited to attend a day trip to Springfield, Illinois on Friday, November 4, 2022. We are excited to be able to offer this opportunity in partnership with WorldStrides. Please click the link for more information about registering (use TRIP ID Code: TFZ6ML3) for this opportunity. Expectations for the trip are included below.
Updated Springfield Trip Expectations
Please reach out to the Maple office with any questions, and we are glad that we can once again offer these enriching opportunities for our students.
Last Chance to Let Your Voice Be Heard
Our District 30 strategic plan is focused on effective communication with parents and families, and we want to understand how we can improve our efforts to communicate with you.
Please click here or on the blue button to participate in this brief, anonymous survey that closes on Tuesday, if you have not already. Your answers will help us better understand your preferred methods of communication for school and district correspondence.
Your feedback will help improve how we deliver information that is essential to help you to succeed professionally and personally, and to support your students’ success. Thank you for taking a few minutes to share your valuable insights with us!
SHIELD Testing on Tuesdays
SHIELD tests must be turned in before 9:30 a.m. on Tuesdays.
Throughout the year, packs with multiple testing kits will be sent home with your child
Use one each week and save the remaining for future use
Only return samples in the bag with the QR code and your child’s name
Future supplies will be provided only to students who have participated in testing, therefore, hold onto your supplies if you think you may use them at some point
Please reach out to your school’s Health Office should you need additional supplies
Opt-Out of SHIELD Testing
Contact Lauren Schulman firstname.lastname@example.org
Return testing supplies to your child’s school
Please alert us for an appointment or absence
If your child will be absent for an appointment, please call or email the health office no later than the morning of the planned appointment. The health office number is 847-400-8908, email email@example.com. Voicemail is available outside of school hours to receive notices of absent students.
For safety, students are not permitted to leave the Maple building during school hours without being picked up in the front office by a parent or designated adult. It is also helpful for parents to arrange medical and dental appointments before or after school hours. An authorized adult must come into the school to sign out a student. No children are allowed to leave the building unescorted.
Parents calling to report an absence due to illness should call or email the health office prior to the start of school on that day.
Join Our Parent/Teacher Advisory Council
Our Maple Parent/Teacher Advisory Council (PTAC) is seeking parent members for the 2022-23 school year. PTAC has been created and designed to engage our learning community in discussion and dialogue about the education of our students. PTAC focuses on topics regarding the school’s curriculum, programming, procedures and any other areas that may impact our students and their learning environment.
Additionally, the Parent/Teacher Advisory Council will review and explore educational research and best practices relative to Maple School and the middle-level child. We intend to maintain a 15- to 20-member council, which is representative of the diversity of our Maple School community. Members of the Maple PTAC will be a well-informed group in order to provide support and guidance for our learning community during the school year.
Planned meeting dates are: October 3, November 28, February 27, 2023, and May 8, 2023 from 7 to 8 p.m. in Maple School’s LMC.
If you are interested in serving on the Maple Parent/Teacher Advisory Council, please complete the PTAC Google Form by Friday, September 16.
Maple PTO Updates
6th Grade Dance Program is Back!
Maple School PTO invites all 6th graders to become a member of Vera Schmidt’s 6th Grade Dance Program! It is an opportunity for young people to learn new dances and at the same time have fun and enjoy the company of their friends! Dances taught may include Traditional Fox Trot, Swing, ChaCha, line dances and freestyle. More details and registration info to come soon!
- Orientation (students only): September 22 during second half of lunch period
- Classes: Wednesday, September 28, October 12, 19, 26, and November 2nd from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. in the Maple Gym
- Parent's Night: November 2 from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m.
- Cost: $90
Mape PTO Dine out Day, Thursday, October 6
Please join us on Thursday, October 6 at Viccino's Pizza Company and help support the Maple PTO.
Viccino's Pizza Company
10:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Plaza del Prado, 2773 Pfingsten Road, Glenview
Please make sure to mention Maple School when you order (either via phone or online) and 20 percent of your bill will be donated to Maple! No coupons or other discounts can be applied to your order. You can dine-in or carry out; delivery is not available.
It's a great opportunity to support a small business, help us raise funds for our school and enjoy a delicious meal!
6th Grade Parent Meet and Greet Event
Thursday, September 29, at the Willow Hill Golf Course. Please click here for flyer with all the details. We look forward to meeting all of you then!
Special Lunch 2022/2023
Please be aware Maple WILL NOT be serving hot lunch next Wednesday, September 21. Special lunch ordering for September is now closed. Please make sure and send your child a bag lunch if you did not order special lunch. Thank you for supporting the PTO!
News from Quest Lunch Service
In the month of September, we will be enjoying "Try it Tuesdays." So far it has been a bit hit.
Some other fun things we are doing this month include Guacamole & Chips on Friday September 16. This will be sold a la carte for $3.
Thursday September 29, we will be featuring a Carnival Cookie for $2. It’s loaded with flavored chips and whole grains.
Not sure how to put money on your account? Go to MyMealTime to fund your account. You can also pay with cash or bring a check to place on your account at the register at Maple.
Not sure what your Lunch Pin is? Your advisory teacher has a list, ask them before you come to lunch and practice, practice, practice!
If you have any questions about the lunch program please reach out to Aracely Rojas, Food Service Director at Quest. firstname.lastname@example.org.Thank you to all that are participating in the Quest Lunch Program. We are off to a great start!
If you have not funded your students account yet, and would like to get lunch with us, please go to www.mymealtime.com to register.
If you do not have funds to pay for lunch, the daily featured meal with 8oz water or milk will be provided and a charge will be placed on your account. Chips, snacks, cookies and other beverages besides water or milk will NOT be allowed to be charged.
Please reach out to Aracely Rojas, Food Service Director at Quest with any questions: email@example.com.
Maple School Utilizes MealTime Point of Sale System.
- Go to mymealtime.com and create an account
- Parents along with their students can deposit money on their Maple student IDs to pay for food and beverages in the cafetorium serving line
- Cash will also be accepted
- For information on the lunch Volunteer Program, please contact your school’s PTO by visiting the following link: Maple School PTO
- PTO Special Lunch, Ice Cream Days, and Blizzards are NOT part of the Quest lunch program