The Grizzly News

Maple Grove Elementary February 2020 Newsletter

Free Immunization Clinics for Students

5th and 6th Grade Boys Basketball Schedule

PTA Update!

Our annual Doughnuts with Dudes was a success! We loved seeing all the smiles on the kids as they enjoyed breakfast with their dudes. Thank you to everyone who came! Our next event is on Thursday, January 30th from 7-8pm. We are having our first Parent Education Night. An officer from the Boise Police Department is coming to share information with us about internet and social media safety. This is a parent-only event.


In recent months, we were also able to complete some improvements to the playground with PTA funds. The volleyball pits were filled with sand, gravel was placed under the picnic tables, and turf was added to a play area.


The 6th grade PTA is currently working on adding school spirit to the new gym with permanent "Grizz Nation" banners. They are working on grant writing and planning the banner design. Watch for the new banners in the next few months! They also enjoyed a Ramen noodle lunch in January. These kids love Ramen!


Mark your calendars for our February events:

Monday, February 10th 5-9pm - Chipotle Dine Around Night

Tuesday, February 11th 7pm - PTA meeting

Monster Quad Orchestra Concert at West Jr High!

This concert is on February 4th in the West Jr High gym and open to the public. Students will have the opportunity to perform with other 6th graders feeding into West Jr High and meet Mrs. Perala, the West Orchestra Director.


6:45 arrival time

7:00 rehearsal

7:30 combined concert


Please dress as nice as possible! This is a special event!

Band Solo and Ensemble Festival at Boise High!

Maple Grove Bands (5th and 6th)


When: Saturday, February 22nd between 8 AM and 2 PM (performance times TBD)


Where: Boise High School, 1010 W. Washington St., Boise, ID 83702


Note: 6th Grade Band Students - Plan to attend the West JHS Bands and Combined 6th Grade Band Concert on Thursday, March 12th at West JHS. Please arrive by 6:15 PM for the rehearsal...concert starts at 7 PM.

Jump Rope For Heart - Feb 13th

The Jump Rope for Heart event will be held at school on Thursday February 13, 2020 from

3:15-5:00 in the gym. This is an event to raise money for the American Heart Association to

help fight heart disease. This is not a mandatory school event but a community fundraiser option.


Packets will be sent home in the next few days for students who are interested. Your child will

need a minimum of $15.00 in pledges to participate. Please have the checks made out to the

American Heart Association. You can also donate on line. Go to www.heart.org/jump. Type

Maple Grove and click on Idaho, click submit, join the team and set up your page. Please turn

in all money Jump Day, February 13th, to the gym before school.


If you are able to provide snacks or help at the event that would be appreciated. All snacks can be brought to school in the morning of jump day. Examples of snacks are string cheese, crackers, bananas, oranges, apples, bagels, grapes or anything that is easily cut up.


Thanks for your help,

Ms. Schaffeld


Roaring Springs Roaring Readers is in full swing! If by chance you haven’t seen this chart come home, and your student wants to participate, please have your student stop by the library and get a new chart. By participating in this program, your child can earn a FREE day pass to Roaring Springs Waterpark! This program is designed to encourage children in elementary school to read for fun outside of a school setting. Every student who completes the required minutes of recreational reading and turns in their student chart of logged minutes by the school’s deadline of March 13, 2020, is eligible for a free admission to Roaring Springs Water Park. Please keep encouraging your child to reach this goal!

Change Of Date For The Book Fair!

Maple Grove Book Fair is now in April!

This year the book fair will take place April 20-24. Watch the newsletter for more information as the date gets closer and get your gear ready for a wild jungle adventure!


Open Enrollment Reminder

We recognize the desire of some parents/guardians to enroll their children in a school other than their neighborhood Home School. If you would like to Open Enroll your student for the 2020/2021 school year or to continue their current Open Enrollment status at Maple Grove Elementary for the 2020/2021 school year, please refer to the following:


Students Currently Open Enrolled at Maple Grove

Deadline February 1st, 2020

If you currently have children who are Open Enrolled at Maple Grove and you would like your children to continue at Maple Grove for the 2020/2021 school year, you will need to reapply for Open Enrollment BEFORE February 1st, 2020.

(Form: Open Enrollment Continuation)


New Open Enrollment Applications

Deadline February 1st, 2020

If you have children who are not currently enrolled at Maple Grove but would like to apply for Open Enrollment for the 2020/2021 school year, you will also need to apply by February 1st, 2020.

(Form: Open Enrollment Application & Contract)


New Open Enrollment Applications for Kindergarten

If you would like to Open Enroll your Kindergartner, you may apply for Open Enrollment after you have enrolled at your neighborhood Home School first. You may submit your forms early or bring them to Kindergarten Registration on March 5th, 2020.


Current Open Enrolled 5th Grade Students/Future 2021/2022 7th Graders

Deadline May 15th, 2020

If you would like your child to attend a Junior High School that is not your home school, the Open Enrollment deadline to apply for seventh grade is May 15th of their fifth grade year.

(Form: Open Enrollment Application)


Click on the link below to find access to the Boise School District Enrollment/Open Enrollment forms and more information about the process.

Kindergarten Registration is coming up!

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Dates To Remember

  • February 4 - Monster Quad Orchestra Concert at West Jr High 7:30 pm
  • February 10 - Chipotle Dine Around Night 5:00-9:00 pm
  • February 11 - PTA Meeting 7:00 pm
  • February 13 - Jump Rope For Heart 3:30 pm
  • February 17 - Presidents' Day - NO SCHOOL
  • February 18 - 21 - Kindness Week
  • February 22 - Band Solo & Ensemble Festival - Between 8 am & 2 pm - Boise High School
  • March 5 - Kindergarten Registration 3:30-5:30 pm
  • March 12 - West Junior High School Bands and Combined 6th Grade Band Concert 7:00 pm