The Grizzly News
Maple Grove Elementary Newsletter- February 2018
Kindergarten Registration is coming soon!
If you have a child turning five years old before September 1, 2018, it is time to start thinking about Kindergarten! Kindergarten Registration is held on March 8th, from 3:30 to 5:30. This is the first day we will accept registrations for our Kindergarten. This year we have one morning class, one afternoon class, and one full day tuition based class.
Morning K is 8:40 to 11:30
Afternoon K is 12:30 to 3:15
Full Day K is 8:40 to 3:15, and tuition is currently $250 per month of attendance.
We will take both in area registrations and Open Enrollment request starting at Kindergarten Registration. Paperwork is available both online and in the office if you would like to get started on it early. You will also need to bring in your child's Birth Certificate, Immunization Records, and proof of address. Please call the office with any questions, 208 854 5540. We are so looking forward to meeting our newest Grizzlies!
Girls on the Run
Girls on the Run (GOTR) is a transformational physical activity based youth development program for girls in 3rd-5th grade. Spring registration will open on February 5th. The season will run from February 26th through May 11th
. Practices will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30-4:45.
The mission of GOTR is to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.
Participants will learn life skills through dynamic, interactive lessons and running games. The program culminates with the girls being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5K event. The goal of the program is to unleash confidence through accomplishment while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness.
To register, please go to http://gotrtv.org/register/.
If you have any questions about GOTR, please contact Heather Efaw at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donuts with Dudes- February 12
The money from our last Grizzly Run has all been spent! The library received a new bookshelf over break,and Mrs. Gray purchased 144 new books! We are so thankful we are able to support the school in these wonderful ways thanks to your donations! We are continuing to collect Box Tops to help the school in even more ways. Please send in your Box Tops so that each grade reaches their goal of 3,000 Box Tops by the end of May! Thank you for supporting the school in this easy way. Our next PTA is on February 6th at 7pm at Awakenings Coffeehouse. Our next Dine Around night is February 12th from 5-9pm at Cafe Rio.
A Thank You from the Stockings for Veterans project...
Story 1: At the Idaho Veterans Home, we were going door to door to hand deliver most of the stockings. We found one veteran in his room writing Christmas cards to the other residents on his floor instead of attending the party. When we told him we had a stocking for him from Santa, he paused and said, "I haven't thought about Santa in over 70 years."
I replied that Santa had never stopped thinking about him and wanted him to know he cared. The gentleman broke out into a huge smile, got tears in his eyes, and gave us hugs as a Thank You.
Story 2: Another veteran was clearly going through a rough time. He had a hard time comprehending what we were doing. Later when he saw me again, he showed me the card from the stocking and asked if I was the one that gave him the stocking. I said that I was. He replied with, "You have no idea how special this is to me, the stocking and especially the card! It brought tears to my eyes. I came home in the mid-60's and was treated terribly. This card shows that I am appreciated and not forgotten. I apologize if I seemed a bit confused and wacky earlier. I was in an explosion and lost part of my brain over there. I can't always keep things straight. This card is so special to me that I am putting it on my wall to brighten my days." I told him that this community cares about him and are thankful for him.
These stories illustrate what these stockings mean to our veterans. We would not have been able to do this without your students, parents, and faculty's support. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for making this the most special year yet.
Stockings for Veterans Nonprofit Association
Maple Grove Library Book Fair is coming soon...
Come, Stay, Read a Great Tale while you Paws for Books at our Scholastic Book Fair February 26-March 2! Our Paws for Books Family Night is Tuesday, Feb. 27th from 6:00pm-8:00pm. This is a fun night for the entire family to the visit the library and share your love of reading! Food trucks will be outside for dinner and beverage purchases. We are raffling off one ‘Great Tales’ basket the week of the book fair. Make a purchase during the week and your student receives one raffle ticket. Attend the Paws for Books Family Night and your student receives 2 raffle tickets. Raffle will be drawn @ 3pm March 2.
If you would like a sneak peak of our book fair, go to our online page where you can find titles for purchase starting Feb. 18. http://www.scholastic.com/bf/readon
Monday, Feb. 26 classroom previews
Tuesday, Feb. 27 classroom previews
Paws for Books Family Night 6:00pm-8:00pm Food Trucks will be here (and donating a percentage of their earnings to 6th grade MOSS)
Scotty's Dogs, Kono Pizza and Snake River Coffee are scheduled
Wednesday, Feb. 28 8:00 am-4:00 pm open for shopping
Thursday, Mar. 1 8:00 am-4:00 pm open for shopping
Friday, Mar. 2 8:00-12:00 pm open for shopping
Looking forward to seeing everyone at Maple Grove Library’s only fundraiser for the school year!
Jump Rope for Heart
Dates to Remember
February 6- 7:00 pm PTA meeting at Awakenings Coffee HouseFebruary 12- 7:30 am to 8:30 am Donuts with Dudes
February 19- President's Day -NO SCHOOL
February 26 through March 2- Library Book Fair
February 27- 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm- Family Night at the Book Fair
March 6-3:30 pm PTA Meeting in the school Library
March 8- 3:30 to 5:30- Kindergarten Registration
March 8- 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm- STEM Night at Maple Grove
March 16- Roaring Reader Entries Due
March 23- Last day of 3rd Quarter - Early Release at 1:15 pm
March 26 through March 30- Spring Break -NO SCHOOL