September 30, 2022
Process for picking up students from Maple
During the beginning of the year, the Maple office has offered significant flexibility with processes for picking up students during the school day in an effort to be as accommodating as possible. Please note that moving forward we will be enforcing our standard protocols as listed in our Parent/Student Handbook for picking up students early from school (noted below).
"A child is not permitted to leave school during school hours without being picked up in the office by their parent/guardian or a designated adult."
Students will be expected to wait for their rides in the office, and they will not be allowed to leave the office without being signed out by their guardian. Please understand that these are safety measures that have been in place at Maple and District 30 for many years, and we need to ensure they are being followed with fidelity.
Thank you for your understanding, and please reach out if you have any questions regarding this change in practice.
UPCOMING EVENTS THIS WEEK
Monday, October 3
Tuesday, October 4
Wednesday, October 5
- No School, District Holiday
Thursday, October 6
- PTO Dine out Day - Viccino's Pizza
Friday, October 7
Parent-Teacher Conferences Signup Starts Oct. 4
This fall, Maple School will again offer parents live, online interactions with our teachers during Parent-Teacher Conferences on October 18 (4:30-8:00 p.m.) and October 20 (12:00-8:00 p.m.). Conferences are one of the most valuable tools we have to foster our strong partnerships between home and school. This fall’s conferences will use an online video conferencing tool, built right into Meet The Teacher, our scheduling program. This will be a simpler and more efficient process for everyone.
Conference registration will open on Tuesday, October 4, at 6:00 a.m. and will continue through Thursday, October 13, at 3:00 p.m.
Conference scheduler login information will be sent to the primary contact email for your student, along with step-by-step instructions for registering. Please keep an eye open for this information. Registration codes and directions will be available to you in the Parent Portal (on the form marked 2022-23 School Year Information), starting on the weekend before registration opens.
During conferences, your classroom teacher will discuss academic and social-emotional goals, discuss how the learning experience is progressing at school and at home, and share details about the classroom community with you. This is a collaborative meeting between families and teachers when we can answer your questions. We are so proud of our students and their strong start. Thank you so much for your ongoing support and partnership.
Class arrangements for conferences:
- Spanish: Students in 6th and 8th grade
- Social Studies: Students with last name starting with A-L
- Science: Students with last name starting with M-Z
District 30 FY 2022-23 Budget Approved
Maple will be hosting the Mathematical Association of America AMC8 test on Thursday, January 19th after school from 3:45-4:45pm. All mathematicians are welcome to test! To register your student for the AMC8 test, please fill out the following form by 8:00am on Tuesday, October 11th. More information to follow. For practice and additional information visit the AMC8 website or contact Ms. Byrne. AMC8 Registration Form.
Math Competition Team
ALL MATHEMATICIANS WELCOME! The Maple Math Competition Team will be participating in the MathCounts 2022-2023 competition series, which includes both individual and team contests. This is a fun opportunity for students to improve their problem-solving skills and apply them to non-routine problems! Practices will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:45pm – 4:45pm in room 302 and will begin on Monday, November 14th. The Math Competition Team is open to all Maple students, however only twelve will be selected to compete in the MathCounts series. Please contact Cora Byrne (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.
Maple School Yearbook
Calling ALL Maple Athletes
Interested in Basketball or Poms?
Maple will hold tryouts for all 6th-, 7th-, 8th-grade girls & boys basketball beginning at the end of October. Tryouts will be held over two days, beginning at 3:35 pm and ending at 5:00 pm sharp.
- All 6th-, 7th-, and 8th-grade girls who are interested in trying out for basketball should meet in the West Gym directly after school on October 24 and October 26.
- All 6th-, 7th-, and 8th-grade boys who are interested in trying out for basketball should meet in the West Gym directly after school on October 25 and October 27.
Students who do not come in athletic attire to school will be allowed to change and participate in the tryout. Athletes are expected to attend both days of tryouts.
- Poms will hold their first informational meeting on Thursday, October 13, 3:35-4:00 p.m in the cafetorium.
Please complete the google form if interested in participating in basketball or poms: Basketball/Poms Participation form
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 15, 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.
News from the PTO
Still Time to Join 6th Grade Social Dance Program
It's not too late! The Maple School PTO invites all 6th-graders to become a member of Vera Schmidt’s 6th Grade Dance Program. Classes are being held Wednesday evenings in the Maple Gym from 7:15-8:30 p.m. The remaining dates are: October 12, 19, 26 and November 2. The cost is $90. Register Now!
Attire: Dressy clothing such as dresses, skirts, dress pants, shirts and ties. No jeans, T-shirts, or hoodies. Comfortable shoes should be worn.
Mapel PTO Dine out Day Next Week
Please join us 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!
Fall Book Fair coming October 10-14
All students will tour the fair with their ELA class, and can purchase books before, during, and after school. For more information, please visit our website at https://www.scholastic.com/bf/maple21 or contact a book fair committee member:
Directory Spot is Now Updated
Family and classroom data has been set up in Directory Spot for the 2022-23 school year, and the directory is available to all registered PTO members. If you had a previous login for Directory Spot, that should work for the new year. If you are a new account or if you have difficulty with an old login, simply click "reset password" and enter your email address. The system will send you a link to set a new password. Directory Spot is available at directoryspot.net or though the Directory Spot app.
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
News from Quest Lunch Service
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.
If you have any questions about the lunch program please reach out to Aracely Rojas, Food Service Director at Quest. email@example.com.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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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