The Grizzly News

Maple Grove Elementary Newsletter May 2021

Teacher Appreciation Week May 3-7

We are so grateful to have the most amazing families in our PTA!! We feel so loved and appreciated! Thank you for decorating our doors and donating such wonderful food and gifts to our teachers! It's great to be a Maple Grove Grizzly! A special shout out to Kathy Johnson, Judyann Balukoff, Kelley Flint and Katy Colbert for endless hours of support this week!

The teachers and staff have had the most fun finding and earning tickets for the basket auction in hopes of winning their favorite basket. Thank you to everyone that donated time, money and gifts for Teacher Appreciation Week. It has been a blast!!

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No End of Year Celebrations

Due to Covid, we will not be having any end of year graduations or celebrations. The teachers may choose to celebrate with their class but we won't be having outside visitors coming in.

Sixth grade is starting a new tradition! In lieu of a formal celebration with parents, Mrs. Quistberg and Mr. Luthy will surprise the kids with a "FUN DAY" on the last day of school. Due to numbers and social distancing, this will be for 6th grade students only. More information will be shared with the students at a later date.

Medication Pick Up for End of School Year

****If your child has medication in the Health Office****

Please come get your child’s medication before the last day of school, by May 27th. They will not have backpacks on the last day.

Medication may not be left at the school over the summer.

Any unclaimed medication left at the school will be disposed of properly.

Thank you for your cooperation.


Nurse Dawn and Sara

Dawn Hughes, RN


Sara Wudarcki, LPN


Bike Rodeo

This year's bike rodeo was a success! The kids had a lot of fun with their bikes and scooters! Students learned how to ride bikes, how to use hand signals and received helmets if they needed one. Thank you to our sponsors Valley Regional Transit and Safe Routes to School, and Ms. Schaffeld for putting on the bike rodeo!

End of the Year Library Book Check Out

Here is the schedule for student book checkout for the remainder of the year:

  • May 3-7 Final week of book checkout (No Kinder check out)


Starting on Monday, May 10 all books will be due when students come to the library. There will be no checkout for the remainder of the school year. This time allows approximately 3 weeks for collection of books and preparation for the library remodel that will take place over the summer. Please help your students locate their books. Emails will be coming home for books that have been lost. Please contact the library if you have any questions.

Thank you,

Mrs. Gray

May 3-7 - 2 books


Roaring Readers Read Below!

As a reminder, tickets WILL NOT be distributed to the school. Students and teachers can pick up their ticket from Will Call at the Roaring Springs Ticket Booth starting on May 8, 2021 (scheduled opening day). As an acknowledgement, your student will be bringing a certificate home from Roaring Springs congratulating them on their reading achievement!

**Free ticket is valid from May 8, 2021-July 4, 2021 for one(1) FREE Full Day Admission only, no exceptions. From July 5 - September 6, 2021 an unused Roaring Reader ticket is valid for one(1) 'Buy One General or Junior Full Day Ticket, Get One FREE’ offer. The BOGO offer is not valid on Saturdays or with any other coupon, promotion, daily special, or discount. General or Junior ticket must be purchased at the Roaring Springs Ticket Office to receive the BOGO offer.


Mrs. Wickstrom will be putting together a Virtual Music Program in May. There will be different themes for different grades. She will be recording each class performing their songs and putting them together in a compilation video. Please watch for the video to be sent out by your teachers.

Rusty Dog Food Truck "back" at Maple Grove!

The Rusty Dog Food Truck will be parked at Maple Grove on May 27th from 5-7 pm. Come get delicious corn dogs and curly fries for dinner and help support the Maple Grove PTA!

2021 Track Season

Our Track Season was short this year with only one Track Meet but it was fun. Here are some action shots. Great job Grizzlies!

Office Hours

The office will be closing on June 4th for the summer and will reopen on August 2nd. Have a great summer!

Is it Covid or is it Allergies? See the chart below

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Just For Kids Child Care

Maple Grove JFK will be open for their summer program - they offer plans for 2, 3, 4, and 5 days a week. Tuition includes morning and afternoon snack and a weekly field trip. The summer program includes fun, interactive weekly themes with art, music and lots more. Parents can find information at:

Just For Kids is hiring part-time childcare providers for our summer program - information can be found at: Now Hiring!

School Year registration will begin in July for before and after school care - families who have not previously attended can pre-register at: For any questions or more information call: 208-854-6720.

Lost and Found

Please encourage your students to walk by the Lost and Found to see if anything there belongs to them. Lots of jackets and water bottles get left behind.

Dates To Remember

  • May 3-7 - Teacher Appreciation Week
  • May 7 - School Lunch Hero Day
  • May 20 - Rusty Dog Food Truck at Maple Grove 5-7 pm
  • May 21 - Early Release K-6, No School Pre K
  • May 27 - Last Day of School - Early Release K-6, No School Pre K
  • May 27 - Rusty Dog Food Truck at Maple Grove 5-7 pm
Calendar for School Year 2021-2022

Click this link for important dates for the 2021-22 school year.

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Imagine Language & Literacy - Learning Opportunities

Tuesday, May 25th 8:00AM Mountain Time: Come and learn about how to engage parents and students in summer learning with Imagine Learning! Ideas, tips and resources available in Imagine Learning.

Join Zoom Meeting

Friday, May 28th 8:00AM Mountain Time: Come learn about how to combat learning loss with Imagine learning.

Angelica Manthei is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Join Zoom Meeting

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Borah High Boys Basketball Camp

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