MGP Family Newsletter

March 2022

Classified Appreciation Week March 7-11

MGP has the MOST AMAZING classified staff in BGPS! Our classified staff members hold many jobs with various responsibilities! They supervise students at recesses, serve our lunches, restock library shelves, support small groups of students, run our office, keep our building looking amazing, support our most vulnerable learners, keep our students healthy and safe, and so on and so on and so on! This group is SOOOOOOO wonderful, we want to recognize ALL that they do for our students, staff, and school community!


Please join me in thanking each and every one for their service to our school community!

BE A WILDCAT ONLINE!

MGP cares about your child’s privacy and safety on the internet. Common Sense Media is a website that offers “the latest research, tips, and tools on what really keeps kids safe.” (https://www.commonsensemedia.org/privacy-and-internet-safety)

Click on the link below for great articles and videos!

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/privacy-and-internet-safety



Kindergarten enrollment in Battle Ground schools is open now!

Calling next year's kindergartners!

Online enrollment is open for 2022-23 kindergartners (can you believe the Class of 2035 is already starting school?). Any child who will be five years old by Aug. 31, 2022 is eligible to enter kindergarten in the fall. To enroll, parents will need proof of their child's birth date (such as a birth certificate) and a signed and completed Washington state Certificate of Immunization Status form. Please note that the State of Washington requires that immunization records be medically verified.


Have your documents ready and enroll online now so that you and your child can attend kindergarten orientation in the spring.


Enroll online at www.battlegroundps.org/enroll

Now enrolling the Class of 2035!

Kid's Heart Challenge was a HUGE SUCCESS!

Top Fundraiser: Talon T = $1,002.54

Top Class for Dollars Raised: Simko = $1,539

Top Class for Registered Students: Anderson and Romine = 11 students each

Maple Grove Goal: $12,000 we raised $12,704.21

Student Registration Goal: 150 we had 154


All of the thank you gifts have been ordered and we are hoping to distribute them by April 1st.


We want to sincerely thank EVERYONE who participated in this important, life-giving event!

PTA News

Maple Grove's PTA helped our students celebrate 2.22.22 with "Tuesday Blues Day!" Students and staff dressed all in blue and decorated 2s that were posted all over our hallways! Ironically, it was also a 2-HR late start that day!


The next general meeting for our MGP PTA will be on Thursday, March 24th at 7:00 PM.


Zoom link to attend.

Right At School enrolling now for before/after school care

Right At School, a nationally recognized child enrichment provider partnering with Battle Ground Public Schools to provide before and after school care in nearly all of our primary schools, currently has space available. Visit the Right At School website to learn more about the program including costs, discounts and financial assistance available for many families.


Our RAS program classroom is located in one of our MGP classrooms!

Inclement Weather Information

With winter weather here, we want to remind everyone about late-start and school closure information. MGP is a SOUTH school, when schools are closed.


Click HERE to access the most up-to-date school closure information. Stay safe, everyone!

Upcoming Events

Snow Make-Up Day: March 18 (school in session 9:10-3:40)

Parent-Teacher Conferences: March 23, 24 (3-HR Early Release) Student Hours 9:10-12:40

Spring Break: April 4-8

Be a Wildcat Night: April 28

PTA Spring Event: Luau May 20

MGP 22-23 Kindergarten Orientation: May 25 from 5:00-6:00 PM

From 4th Grade

We have been learning about Native Americans in North America pre-European explorers. Students in Mr. Christel and Mr. Anderson's classes presented their research about the highest populated tribes in identified regions to other 4th grade classes. Next we will start looking at how explorers and European countries started claiming the land in North America and how this affects the Native Americans.

Art On!

We are working on some AMAZING projects all over the school! In Kindergarten, artists are creating urban landscape collages. In 1st grade, artists are using texture to create monsters inspired by the book "Love Monster"! In 2nd grade, artists have been weaving rainbows on sky looms they painted. 3rd grade has been working on 3-D animal portraits using egg cartons! And 4th graders are working on a BIG project with help from our PTA; they are painting fabrics using the Batik technique, and will be sewing them into a final project like a pillow, bag, or banner! Thank you to our AWESOME PTA for helping get supplies and for offering sewing help!


Check out these photos of some of the amazing art we have in MGP! I am so proud of these artists and their creativity. ART ON!