The Grizzly News

Maple Grove Elementary November 2020 Newsletter

It's Cold Outside!

With the weather getting colder in the mornings, please drop children off as close to 8:40 as you can if they aren't eating breakfast in the cafeteria so they don't have to stand in the cold for too long. Please remember to dress students warmly for when they are outside.
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Library Books and Kindergarten

Your student will begin checking out books the week of October 26th from our Maple Grove Library. What an exciting time for your kindergartener! Please sit down and read the library book several times with your student during the week. Below I have provided some information to ensure your student cares for their book and returns it every week to the library.

  • Kindergarten students check out one, paperback book a week. Every kindergarten book has a green “K” sticker on the book cover at the lower left hand corner.

  • Please find a place at home to keep the book safe from damage by food, liquids, pets and younger children.

  • Library books are due every week. For a student to check out another book, they must return their book.

  • Students who are virtual and not in person on their classroom library day, will have an opportunity to visit the library while they are at school.

  • Please contact the library if the book is damaged for payment options or book replacement.

  • Don’t forget to visit the Kindergarten page on the MG Library website for links to fun books and activities.

Thank you,

Mrs. Gray

Maple Grove Library


A Reminder from the Nurse - When to keep kids home

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Picture Days are This Week!

November 5th - Group A (Tues, Thurs kids) Picture Day

November 6th - Group B (Wed, Fri kids) Picture Day

If you did not receive a Picture Packet, they will be available at the school or you may order online up to 4 days after picture day using the link below. Search for your school name and then select your school's original picture day. This year all pictures will have the default blue background and will arrive at the school along with all the other picture day orders. Order envelopes cannot be accepted after picture day.

Idaho Lottery Scratch For Schools

The Maple Grove staff was a part of the 20th Anniversary of Scratch for Schools in Idaho with the Idaho Lottery and made almost $200. Wooh!

Lost & Found

Jackets and water bottles are starting to collect in our Lost & Found. Please check with your children to see if they are missing anything, if they are they can look for it in the Lost & Found.

The weather is getting cooler so we want to be sure all students are dressing appropriately for the weather and aren't leaving anything behind.

A Message from the PTA

There is still time to become a member of the PTA! Click the link below to join.

Sign up to receive regular updates regarding events and ways to be involved with the PTA at Maple Grove. Click the following link for more information.

PTA Dine Around Night is at Westside Pizza!

Enjoy some delicious pizza during the PTA Dine Around Night Fundraiser!

Mon 11/2 - Sun 11/8 Maple Grove PTA Fundraiser

30% of event sales will be donated for sales totaling $1,500 or more

WESTSIDE PIZZA 8489 W Overland Rd, Boise, ID 83714 (208)322-1000

Strong Families, Strong Students - provides resources to Idaho families to help with their child's learning

Schools and families have been hit hard by COVID-19, causing serious disruption to our students’ education. We want to get the word out about Idaho’s Strong Families, Strong Students grant initiative. Strong Families, Strong Students will provide resources to Idaho families to help with their child’s learning.

The program will launch October 21st, and families can apply at Strong Families, Strong Students is funded with $50 million in federal coronavirus relief funds. It enables eligible families to securely access $1,500 per child or up to $3,500 per family credit.

Students and families can be eligible regardless of whether the child attends an Idaho public school, public charter school, private school, parochial school or home school. Awards will be prioritized based on household income level. See below for more information.

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Tool Box 2020 - Apology and Forgiveness

Tool Box 2020 Apology and Forgivness

Thank you for all your Halloween donations for the kids' treat bags! We had so much fun!

Dates To Remember

  • November 3 - Virtual Learning Day - Pre K-12
  • November 5 - Picture Day Group A (Tues, Thurs kids)
  • November 6 - Picture Day Group B (Wed, Fri kids)
  • November 2-8 - Westside Pizza Dine Around Night Fundraiser

  • November 23-27 - Thanksgiving Holiday Break - No School Pre K-12
  • December 21 - Early Release K-6, No School Pre K
  • December 22 - End of First Semester - Early Release K-6, No School Pre K
  • December 23-January 8 - Winter Holiday Break - No School Pre K-12