August 26, 2022
Maple School gets Gritty!
As you may have heard at Curriculum Night, Maple School is working to foster resilience and perseverance in our students. We are calling it "Grit," and it is a skill that we believe will impact your students’ success both academically and socially. We are asking parents/guardians to complete the included grit survey and score submission by September 15. Your input will help us better understand how we can support your students and promote this skill development. Thank you for your partnership!
UPCOMING EVENTS THIS WEEK
Saturday, August 27
- Test of the Emergency Broadcast System
Monday, August 29
- PTO Meeting 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 30
- Picture Day
Monday, September 5
- District holiday - no school
Thursday, September 8
- PTO Ice cream day
Notice to District 30 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 2, 2022, we will be applying Granular Gypsum, 0-0-50
Sulfate of Potash, Conserv Award 17-17-17 fertilizer with 60% slow release
nitrogen and equal parts of phosphorous and potassium, granular micronutrients G-
Plus, and Cascade 16G to amend the current soil 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 3, 2022. For questions, please contact the district’s
buildings & grounds coordinator, Jason Borst, at (847) 400-8964.
Test of the Emergency Notification System
On the afternoon of Saturday, August 27, District 30 will be running a test of our emergency notification system. As part of this test, you should receive an email, phone call, and text message to the contact numbers and email addresses that you have registered with the district.
If you would like to revise a telephone number or email address for notification, please contact your school’s office to update this information.
Thank you in advance for your time and cooperation with this important test.
Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) Tests Aug. 29-Sept. 19
Starting the week of August 29, students in grades 1 through 8 will take NWEA (Northwest Evaluation Association) Fall MAP assessment.
- Students in grades 2-8 will take two assessments: Reading and Mathematics.
- Students in grade 1 will just take Mathematics.
The testing window will occur on various days from August 29 through September 19. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s building principal or the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction, Dr. Melissa Hirsch.
Wishing you a wonderful school year!
Make Sure Your Health Forms are Up-To-Date
Sixth-graders and students new to Maple are required to provide the school with a health exam, which was completed within one year prior to the first day of school. 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.
Before any medication can be dispensed, the school must receive written instructions and a signed permission form from the student’s physician and parent. All medications must be properly labeled and kept in the Health Office. Parental permission must also be obtained for non-prescription medication. Please contact the Health Office at 847-400-8908 if you have questions.
Fall Picture Day is Tuesday, August 30
This year, District 30 has contracted Stuart Rodgers Photography for all student photos. Maple fall picture day will be Tuesday, August 30, and retakes will be scheduled on Tuesday, October 11. After the images are taken, parents will receive an email to the gallery for purchases.
Uniforms and Changing for P.E.
Students will not need P.E. uniforms or be asked to change for P.E. during the 2022-23 school year. We have not changed clothes for P.E. for the previous two years of schooling, and we have found that students feel more comfortable in class and more time is allotted for the activities and learning. If your student has concerns about this practice, please feel free to reach out to Maple School, and we will partner to ensure that they are cared for.
Band, Orchestra and Choir Info for 2022-23
The band program will begin the week of August 29. Students should bring their instruments and meet in the band room (163) on their assigned days. The band program will follow this schedule from August 29 to October 7:
- Monday morning 7:45-8:25 a.m. - 8th grade only
- Tuesday and Thursday morning 7:45-8:25 a.m. - Concert band (All band students 6th, 7th and 8th grade)
- Wednesday morning 7:45-8:25 a.m. - 7th and 6th grade only
- Friday morning 7:45-8:25 am - Jazz band (sign-up TBA)
Drop off between 7:30-7:40 a.m. at ACTIVITY DOOR ENTRANCE
Please bring: black 1-inch music binder and a pencil to all rehearsals, lessons, and concert!
Students with NO BAND EXPERIENCE may still join the band! Please contact Mr. Pittman for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ALL students in orchestra will begin on Monday, August 29. Students should bring their instruments and meet in the orchestra room (164) at 7:45 a.m. The orchestras will follow this schedule:
String orchestra: Mondays and Wednesdays 7:45-8:25 a.m. in Room 164 (ALL orchestra students)
Chamber orchestra: Tuesdays and Thursdays 7:45-8:25 a.m. in Room 164 (Students selected for chamber orchestra will be in both orchestras and have rehearsals Monday - Thursday.)
Drop off between 7:30-7:40 a.m. at ACTIVITY DOOR ENTRANCE
Please bring: instrument, black 1-inch music binder, and a pencil to all rehearsals, lessons, and concert!
Cellos and Basses ONLY - There are school-owned instruments for you to use at Maple. Please keep the rental instruments at home for practice.
If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Yoo at email@example.com.
Choir is held on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 7:45 - 8:25 A.M. and will begin on Tuesday, August 30. Students who are interested in joining the choir should come to a rehearsal in the music room (165) on any of those days to get started. All students are welcome to join the choir!
Students who are in band or orchestra may also join the choir. The directors will work out a schedule to share students.
Tuesdays - sopranos
Thursdays - altos and tenors
Fridays - everyone
Students will receive their voice placement when they attend their first rehearsal. Students have through the month of September to join. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Panitch at firstname.lastname@example.org
Calling All Maple Athletes!
All 6, 7, and 8 grade girls who are interested in trying out for volleyball should meet in the West Gym directly after school on August 29 and 30.
All 6, 7, and 8 grade students interested in trying out for our co-ed soccer team should meet in the East Gym on August 29 and 30.
Tryouts will be both Monday, August 29 and Tuesday, August 30 for both sports, beginning at
3:35 p.m. sharp and ending at 5:00 p.m. Students who do not come in athletic attire to school will be allowed to change to participate in the tryout. Athletes are encouraged to go to both days of tryouts.
If you are interested in Maple Fall Athletics, please click here to complete a Google form.
Join Our Maple 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.
District 30 continues to track COVID-19 cases.
Maple PTO Updates
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!
2022-2023 PTO Registration is OPEN! This is your opportunity to purchase ice cream and DQ Blizzards for your student, so don’t miss out! Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 31, at 11:59 p.m. (Late registration fee after midnight on September 1, 2022 - $20 late fee)
Click here to register for the Maple PTO, volunteer, and purchase items for your student(s). PTO donations and registration fees will help to fund school initiatives and provide resources for our students. The form combines volunteering and registration in one link, and is best viewed on a computer. You must register for the PTO to receive access to the district's online directory.
Note: The online PTO Registration is in addition to the district's PowerSchool Registration process. Thank you for your support!
Please join us for the first PTO meeting of the year on Monday, August 29 at 7 p.m. at Maple School. We’ll review plans for the year, including favorite activities and new events. We look forward to seeing you! - Janelle Duthie (email@example.com) and Anna Matuszewska (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Car magnet sale
Maple car magnets are available for $10 each. Click here to place your order here for quick delivery from the PTO. Thanks!
Quest Hot Lunch Volunteers
Volunteering to serve lunch at school is a unique opportunity to get a peek into the school day and meet other parents. Parents and guardians are invited to volunteer once or multiple times. Lunch shifts are 11:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Click here to sign up!
Coming Soon - Special Lunch
Special Lunch will be offered each month beginning in September. Families will be able to place orders through Marlas Lunch beginning August 30. More information will be sent next week via email and the Maple Marquee.
Spirit Wear Sale
Show your school pride with brand-new Maple spirit wear! The sale runs through Friday, September 2, and proceeds benefit the Maple PTO. The spirit wear store is only open August 19 through September 2, so click here to order soon! If you have any questions, please reach out to Frannie Goldwin at email@example.com or Kelly Zima at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Important changes for student pickup at Maple School!
This school year, this is now a new student pick-up procedure in effect. These changes will remedy the high traffic levels forming on Sherman Drive that cause backups and potential safety hazards. To address the traffic problems, a thorough study by a third party traffic engineer, Kimley Horn, was conducted, and a new traffic drop-off pattern was recommended. The only vehicle entrance into Maple School after 3:00 p.m. is now off of Shermer Road. Please click here to watch a video a that details the new traffic pattern so that we can all be prepared for a smooth pick-up each day.
Quest Lunch Service
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
Quest Job Opportunities Available in District 30
Would you like to be more connected to the community and work with great people? We have an opportunity for you! Quest Food Service has openings now.
Work hours are full time, generally from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Monday through Friday when school is in session, nights/weekends are not required. 401k, health, vision are available. Rate of pay depends on the position.
Should you know someone, perhaps in another town, Quest has additional opportunities. Click below to see job descriptions:
From our Quest Food Service Director Aracely Rojas, RDN LDN