Maple Grove Newsletter
November 30, 2017
Student Council working hard to collect and count the food drive items from all of the classrooms!
Thank you for all of your generous donations! As of Thursday afternoon, we have had over 700 items donated!
Stay tuned to see who the class prize winners are for the most items donated!
STP presents...Deck the Halls!
Games, Cake Walk, Crafts, Dancing, Raffles, Story Time and a Special Guest Appearance by Santa! Tickets can be purchased in advance for $3 each. Volunteers are needed! Click below for the ticket order form/volunteer form which are due tomorrow, December 1st. You will still be able to buy tickets at the door!
Winter Weather on the Playground
School Closing Decision in Winter
First Priority: Student and staff safety is our number one priority in deciding to close school, delay the start time or announce an early release.
Making the Call: Whenever practical, the District will make the decision about closing school the night before, however when the weather conditions change (or are predicted to change) overnight it may be necessary to cancel school in the morning. School district superintendents in the Milwaukee area hold a conference call in the very early morning hours (around 4:00 am) and come to consensus about what each district is planning and what is best for the students, staff and district families. Typically a decision of this nature is made by 4:30 AM and communication to families would begin by 5:30 AM.
Criteria Used: The superintendents in the region use the NOAA’s (National Weather Service) WARNING level to determine any need to close schools for snow or cold. Clearly, there can be exceptions, but rarely have we considered closing if the forecast does not hit the actual WARNING level. For COLD weather, the WARNING level is a sustained -35 degree wind chill or lower.
The School District of Greenfield DOES NOT necessarily close its schools when Milwaukee Public Schools are closed.
Communication: Families will receive a phone call and email about any schedule adjustments, and the District website homepage posts the same information. If families DO NOT hear from us, school and activities operate as regularly scheduled.
Parent Decision: If families find conditions unsafe to send their children to school, they may keep their children home. Absences will be considered excused, BUT FAMILIES MUST CALL IN FOR THE ABSENCE TO BE EXCUSED. Please call 414-541-0600 (option 1 for the attendance line).
Make-Up Days: The district has enough additional minutes built into the calendar where make-up days would be required after two inclement weather days. Make up days would be added on to the end of the school calendar in June.
Listings of Closings: The following stations will provide listings of area closing:
Holiday Treasures Gift Shop - December 15th
Reminder - NO Parking in the yellow zone!
Dates to Remember!
12/7 - Report cards come home
12/8 - Deck the Hall, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
12/13 - Chorus Performance, 11:00, Greenfield Community Center
12/15 - Holiday Shoppe
12/25-1/1 - Winter Break - NO SCHOOL
1/12 - Movie Night (K4-2nd grades), 6:00, Hawk House
1/15 - Portillo's Dining Out fundraiser
1/18 - STP meeting, 6:46, Learning Commons
1/26 - Movie Night (3rd - 5th grades), 6:00, Hawk House