September 2, 2022
7th Grade Springfield Trip - Registration by September 23
Dear Maple 7th Grade Families,
This year Maple School 7th grade students are invited to attend a day trip to Springfield, Illinois on Friday, November 4, 2022. We are excited to be able to offer this opportunity in partnership with WorldStrides. Please click the link for more information about registering (use TRIP ID Code: TFZ6ML3) for this opportunity. Expectations for the trip are included below.
Updated Springfield Trip Expectations
Please reach out to the Maple office with any questions, and we are glad that we can once again offer these enriching opportunities for our students.
UPCOMING EVENTS THIS WEEK
Monday, September 5
- District Holiday - No school
Tuesday, September 6
Wednesday, September 7
Thursday, September 8
- PTO Ice cream day
Friday, September 9
- Today is the last day to order Maple Spiritwear
Reporting Absences and Appointments
If your child will be absent for an appointment, please call or email the health office no later than the morning of the planned appointment. The health office number is 847-400-8908, email email@example.com. Voicemail is available outside of school hours to receive notices of absent students.
For safety, students are not permitted to leave the Maple building during school hours without being picked up in the front office by a parent or designated adult. It is also helpful for parents to arrange medical and dental appointments before or after school hours. An authorized adult must come into the school to sign out a student. No children are allowed to leave the building unescorted.
Parents calling to report an absence due to illness should call or email the health office prior to the start of school on that day.
Maple Students Must Be Supervised at GBN and GBS Events
To help support the safety and security of athletic events held at Glenbrook North and Glenbrook South High Schools, middle school students must be accompanied by a parent who will be responsible for their supervision. Beginning on September 9, students will not be allowed to enter the event unless a parent or guardian is with them. District 225 appreciates your cooperation in maintaining a safe environment for all of its guests.
Maple School Gets Gritty!
As you may have heard at Curriculum Night, Maple School is working to foster resilience and perseverance in our students. We are calling it "Grit," and it is a skill that we believe will impact your students’ success both academically and socially. We are asking parents/guardians to complete the included grit survey and score submission by September 15. Your input will help us better understand how we can support your students and promote this skill development. Thank you for your partnership!
Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) Tests Now through Sept. 19
Students in grades 1 through 8 started taking NWEA (Northwest Evaluation Association) Fall MAP assessment this week.
- Students in grades 2-8 will take two assessments: Reading and Mathematics.
- Students in grade 1 will just take Mathematics.
The testing window will occur on various days through September 19. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s building principal or the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction, Dr. Melissa Hirsch.
Wishing you a wonderful school year!
Make Sure Your Health Forms are Up-To-Date
Sixth-graders and students new to Maple are required to provide the school with a health exam, which was completed within one year prior to the first day of school. Students new to Illinois will also need to hand in a completed eye exam. Sixth-graders must also provide the school with a dental exam form or waiver. All forms are available on the Maple website at District 30 Health Forms. If your child will be participating in Maple athletics, it is required that your student have a health exam that was completed within one year prior to the last game of the season on file in the health office.
Please contact the Health Office at 847-400-8908 if you have questions.
Band, Orchestra and Choir Info for 2022-23
Band has begun. Students should bring their instruments and meet in the band room (163) on their assigned days. The band program will follow this schedule through October 7:
- Monday morning 7:45-8:25 a.m. - 8th grade only
- Tuesday and Thursday morning 7:45-8:25 a.m. - Concert band (All band students 6th, 7th and 8th grade)
- Wednesday morning 7:45-8:25 a.m. - 7th and 6th grade only
- Friday morning 7:45-8:25 am - Jazz band (sign-up TBA)
Drop off between 7:30-7:40 a.m. at ACTIVITY DOOR ENTRANCE
Please bring: black 1-inch music binder and a pencil to all rehearsals, lessons, and concert!
Students with NO BAND EXPERIENCE may still join the band! Please contact Mr. Pittman for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Orchestra has begun. Students should bring their instruments and meet in the orchestra room (164) at 7:45 a.m. The orchestras will follow this schedule:
String orchestra: Mondays and Wednesdays 7:45-8:25 a.m. in Room 164 (ALL orchestra students)
Chamber orchestra: Tuesdays and Thursdays 7:45-8:25 a.m. in Room 164 (Students selected for chamber orchestra will be in both orchestras and have rehearsals Monday - Thursday.)
Drop off between 7:30-7:40 a.m. at ACTIVITY DOOR ENTRANCE
Please bring: instrument, black 1-inch music binder, and a pencil to all rehearsals, lessons, and concert!
Cellos and Basses ONLY - There are school-owned instruments for you to use at Maple. Please keep the rental instruments at home for practice.
If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Yoo at email@example.com.
Choir has begun for this year and is held on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 7:45 - 8:25 a.m. Students who are interested in joining the choir should come to a rehearsal in the music room (165) on any of those days to get started. All students are welcome to join the choir!
Students who are in band or orchestra may also join the choir. The directors will work out a schedule to share students.
Tuesdays - sopranos
Thursdays - altos and tenors
Fridays - everyone
Students will receive their voice placement when they attend their first rehearsal. Students have through the month of September to join. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Panitch at firstname.lastname@example.org
Join Our Maple Parent/Teacher Advisory Council
Our Maple Parent/Teacher Advisory Council (PTAC) is seeking parent members for the 2022-23 school year. PTAC has been created and designed to engage our learning community in discussion and dialogue about the education of our students. PTAC focuses on topics regarding the school’s curriculum, programming, procedures and any other areas that may impact our students and their learning environment.
Additionally, the Parent/Teacher Advisory Council will review and explore educational research and best practices relative to Maple School and the middle-level child. We intend to maintain a 15- to 20-member council, which is representative of the diversity of our Maple School community. Members of the Maple PTAC will be a well-informed group in order to provide support and guidance for our learning community during the school year.
Planned meeting dates are: October 3, November 28, February 27, 2023, and May 8, 2023 from 7 to 8 p.m. in Maple School’s LMC.
If you are interested in serving on the Maple Parent/Teacher Advisory Council, please complete the PTAC Google Form by Friday, September 16.
District 30 continues to track COVID-19 cases.
Maple PTO Updates
6th Grade Parent Meet and Greet Event
Thursday, September 29, at the Willow Hill Golf Course. Please click here for flyer with all the details. We look forward to meeting all of you then!
Special Lunch 2022/2023
Maple’s Special Lunch is back! Once a month, Special Lunch is offered from a local restaurant. Maple’s program is coordinated by Marlas Lunch, and ordering is now open. Full details are included in the Special Lunch flyer. Order now at marlaslunch.boonli.com
Car magnet sale
Maple car magnets are available for $10 each. Click here to place your order here for quick delivery from the PTO. Thanks!
Quest Hot Lunch Volunteers
Volunteering to serve lunch at school is a unique opportunity to get a peek into the school day and meet other parents. Parents and guardians are invited to volunteer once or multiple times. Lunch shifts are 11:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Click here to sign up!
Spirit Wear Sale ends TODAY
Show your school pride with brand-new Maple spirit wear! Sales end TODAY 9/2! Proceeds benefit the Maple PTO. click here to order. If you have any questions, please reach out to Frannie Goldwin at email@example.com or Kelly Zima at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Important changes for student pickup at Maple School!
This school year, this is now a new student pick-up procedure in effect. These changes will remedy the high traffic levels forming on Sherman Drive that cause backups and potential safety hazards. To address the traffic problems, a thorough study by a third party traffic engineer, Kimley Horn, was conducted, and a new traffic drop-off pattern was recommended. The only vehicle entrance into Maple School after 3:00 p.m. is now off of Shermer Road. Please click here to watch a video a that details the new traffic pattern so that we can all be prepared for a smooth pick-up each day.
Quest Lunch Service
Thank you to all that are participating in the Quest Lunch Program. We are off to a great start!
If you have not funded your students account yet, and would like to get lunch with us, please go to www.mymealtime.com to register.
If you do not have funds to pay for lunch, the daily featured meal with 8oz water or milk will be provided and a charge will be placed on your account. Chips, snacks, cookies and other beverages besides water or milk will NOT be allowed to be charged.
Please reach out to Aracely Rojas, Food Service Director at Quest with any questions. email@example.com.
Maple School Utilizes MealTime Point of Sale System.
- Go to mymealtime.com and create an account
- Parents along with their students can deposit money on their Maple student IDs to pay for food and beverages in the cafetorium serving line
- Cash will also be accepted
- For information on the lunch Volunteer Program, please contact your school’s PTO by visiting the following link: Maple School PTO
- PTO Special Lunch, Ice Cream Days, and Blizzards are NOT part of the Quest lunch program
Quest Job Opportunities Available in District 30
Would you like to be more connected to the community and work with great people? We have an opportunity for you! Quest Food Service has openings now.
Work hours are full time, generally from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Monday through Friday when school is in session, nights/weekends are not required. 401k, health, vision are available. Rate of pay depends on the position.
Should you know someone, perhaps in another town, Quest has additional opportunities. Click below to see job descriptions:
From our Quest Food Service Director Aracely Rojas, RDN LDN