January Edition

Maple Messenger

Principal's Corner

Happy New Year! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday break and were able to enjoy the company of family and friends. I think teachers and students were both anxious and ready to get back into a routine and get back to school!


Hoopeston Area is currently looking into a K-8 program for students who need a little extra time to grow due to the current pandemic and academic gaps. With the mandated closures of schools in March, academic gaps in curriculum have been experienced by some students. This program would be aimed at attempting to close those achievement gaps that those students are experiencing. The program details are still being worked out. Our goal is to get our students back on track and prepared for the next grade level.


The Maple PTO will be rolling out a virtual fundraising event for Maple Grade School in the next month or two. Typically, we host a schoolwide fundraiser in September/October. However, due to the pandemic, we weren't able to host our usual fundraiser. This fundraising effort is critical to the betterment of our programs and school at Maple. In the past we have been fortunate to purchase alternative classroom seating, revamp the Maple library, purchase new stage curtains, and the list goes on. Once the fundraiser is finalized, Maple will get the information sent home. We thank you in advance for supporting the Maple PTO efforts.


I hope you have a wonderful new year!


Kind Regards,


Mrs. Root

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Upcoming Events At Maple

January 25th-29th students in Tier 2 and Tier 3 interventions will be progress monitored with STAR Math and Reading Assessments to measure their progress.


January 29th Maple students will be taking part in the PBIS January mini celebration. Students will be making Valentines for Autumn Fields and Heritage Health residents. They will also be treated to a popcorn snack courtesy of the Lorraine Theater!


During the month of February, Maple students will be working towards a reading goal that will be set for their grade levels. As a grade level, students will be earning Beanstack minutes towards their grade level's reading goal.


February 15th there will be no school due to President's Day.