Hawk Talk

November Edition

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Fall Festivities

We had a lot of Big Top Fun with the kids!

The Maple Hill Team enjoyed dressing up in Circus themed outfits, too.

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"Brainfuse"-Online Homework Support from LA County LIbrary

Brainfuse, an on-demand, anytime, anywhere, eLearning module, is the latest addition to LA County Library's online learning services. Brainfuse offers cardholders of all ages and levels free access to live, online tutoring, job help, and career and other skill-building resources. On Monday, July 1, this brand-new service replaces the former Tutor.com, which is no longer available with an LA County Library card.

From 1 – 10 pm daily, Brainfuse offers real-time help from 2,600 tutors across the country. Its HelpNow feature provides students live tutoring in various subjects such as math, science, reading/writing, and social studies, all based on California state standards. Real-time help is also available for adults via the Adult Learning Center, which offers live guidance on various subjects at basic, intermediate, and advanced levels, tips on using software like Microsoft Office, and even citizenship test preparation and guidance. JobNow connects users with powerful tools for career building and professional growth such as live job coaching and real-time interview practice.

And learners of all ages can get 24/7 help. Brainfuse’s Skill Server offers self-study resources including practice tests (PSAT/SAT, ACT, AP, and state standardized tests), articles, practice sheets, and videos. The Career Prep and Job Resources section includes practice tests for various careers, including Nursing, Police, and ASVAB. Its Writing Lab provides feedback on writing style and structure, and a similar Resume Lab that helps job seekers prepare for their job search. Foreign Language Lab helps teach Spanish and Mandarin and includes a live-help option.

Brainfuse provides many ways to learn, including electronic flashcards that can be turned into different games, the option to set up virtual study groups, and resources for ELL and ESL learners.

Now, you can get all the tools and resources Brainfuse has to offer. All you need is your LA County Library card, pin number, and an internet connection. You can use Brainfuse from home, school, and even the Library.

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November Hawk Trait-Empathy

This month, we are teaching our students about empathy. Empathy is the ability to understand and share the feelings of another. Ever wonder what's the difference between empathy and sympathy? Here is a short video from world renown author, Brene Brown, that highlights the differences, so that we can best guide our children. It's a great video!

Brené Brown on Empathy

Talent Show

Are you a 2nd-5th grader that has what it takes to try out for Maple Hill's Talent Show?? Attached is the permission slip to try out on December 4th.

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Habit Fundraiser and Family Night Out

Thank you to all of the Maple Hill Families that made it out to the Habit for dinner!

We raised $569.07

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Recycling Wednesdays

Don't forget to bring your plastic bottles and aluminum cans to school every Wednesday, before school, to be recycled. We want to encourage our students to be recycling wise! Bring in a bag and you will get your name in our two Disneyland Ticket drawing in December.

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November Food Drive

November is National Youth Homeless Awareness Month. For our school-wide community service project we are encouraging all Maple Hill students to bring in can food or any other non-perishable food items. All donations will be delivered to a Food Bank that services families and the youth. Our drive has already started and will end on November 22nd.

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Tree Ring Yearbook

Yearbooks are on sale! Order before November 30th and receive a 5% discount off of the $35 price. See flyer below.

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November Calendar of Events

November 4th

  • Booster Club 2:30-3:45 pm (select students)


November 5th

  • Last Day of After School Cooking Class


November 6th

  • Student Council 2:30-3:30 pm


November 7th

  • After School Choir for 4th/5th


November 11th

  • No School-Veteran's Day


November 12th

  • 4th/5th Principal Awards


November 13th

  • Makeup Picture Day at 8:00 a.m.
  • Booster Club 2:30-3:45 pm (select students)


November 14th

  • Kindergarten Bread Baking Day. Dismissal at 11:30 a.m.
  • TK Johnny Cakes Baking Day. Dismissal at 11:30 a.m.


November 15th

  • Report Cards sent home with students


November 18th

  • 1st-3rd Principal Awards
  • Fire Drill at 12:45 p.m.
  • Booster Club 2:30-3:45 pm (select students)


November 19th

  • World Kindness Day Celebration and Assembly. Wear yellow. Our assembly is our school-wide incentive from the Fall Fundraiser.


November 20th

  • Maple Hill Community Club Meeting at 8:00 a.m. in MPR. All are welcome to attend!
  • Student Council 2:30-3:30 pm
  • Booster Club 2:30-3:45 (select students)


November 21st

  • After School Choir 4th/5th


Thanksgiving Break November 25th-29th

Home of the Hawks

"Kind Heart, Strong Mind, Brave Spirit, Hawk Pride"

Principal: Ms. Kelly Morris