September 23, 2022
7th Grade Springfield Trip Registration ends TODAY
Deadline is Friday, September 23
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. 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.
UPCOMING EVENTS THIS WEEK
Monday, September 26
- No School - District Holiday
Tuesday, September 27
Wednesday, September 28
Thursday, September 29
- PTO Blizzard Day
Friday, September 30
World Language Field Trip, October 12
On Wednesday, October 12, the World Language Department will be taking the 8th grade class on full day educational trips.
- 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.
- French classes will take a French-immersion cooking class and attend a French cinema at the Alliance Française.
- 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!
IAR Test Results Arriving
Results from the Spring 2022 Illinois Assessment for Readiness (IAR) testing should be arriving in your mailboxes. 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.
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!"
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 to All District Families and Employees
Northbrook/Glenview School District 30 will partner 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. For questions, please contact the district’s buildings and 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 now circulate nominating petitions for signatures. 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.
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.
Maple PTO Updates
6th Grade Social Dance Program
Maple School PTO invites all 6th graders to become a member of Vera Schmidt’s 6th Grade Dance Program. Yesterday our 6th grade students had the pleasure of viewing a presentation by dance teacher Ms. Vera Schmidt. Ms. Schmidt has taught the social dance class at Maple for over 15 years and we are excited for the opportunity to have Ms. Schmidt back this school year. She will be teaching a 5 session dance class for all 6th grade Maple students who are interested in participating.
Dance classes provide an opportunity for young people to learn new dance techniques while having fun and enjoying the company of their friends. The course also provides a social education, with guidance in behavior and etiquette
Class Dates: Wednesday, 9/28, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, and 11/2 from 7:15 to 8:30pm. Drop-off no earlier than 7:05 p.m.
Parent Watch Night: Wednesday, November 2nd from 7:15 to 8:30pm
Attire: Dressy clothing such as dresses, skirts, dress pants, shirts and ties. No jeans,
t-shirts, or hoodies. Comfortable shoes should be worn.
Volunteers Needed! Click HERE to learn more and sign up!
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 see the flyer below with all the details. We look forward to meeting all of you then!
News from Quest Lunch Service
In the month of September, we will be enjoying "Try it Tuesdays." So far it has been a big hit.
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