Maple Grove Newsletter

November 12, 2015

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Principal's Message

Thanksgiving is fast approaching and we have much to be thankful for at Maple Grove. We have a dedicated and professional staff committed to educating each student. We have curious and engaged students who enjoy coming to school and showing their Hawk Pride. We have parents committed to helping our school through their time and talent. Together we have a wonderful school community committed. I am truly blessed and thankful to spend my days in such a wonderful community.


In 1863, in the middle of our Civil War, one of the darkest periods in our nation's history, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed our first official Thanksgiving holiday. President Lincoln understood that no matter how difficult our present may appear, we still need to take the time to thank those who have made a difference in our lives. Please take some time this November to thank those who have made a difference in your life.


Please know, that I am thankful to you for the support you have given me and the support you provide for Maple Grove. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.


Ken McCormick

Principal

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Box Tops Competition - Winners Announced & New Competition Started!

Great job to all those who brought in Box Tops! Ms. Peterson's class came in 1st place with a total of 735 Box Tops collected and have earned a class pizza party. Mr. Alms' class came in 2nd place with a total of 565 collected and earned a Popsicle treat. Mrs. Roessler's class brought in 462 and earned an extra recess! Congrats to all of our classroom winners!


Every month we will be having a competition that will end at the end of the month. This month we will end the competition on Nov. 24th due to the Thanksgiving Break. So, remember to clip and send in those box tops from Pillsbury, Green Giant, Totinos, Progresso, Old El Paso, and Gold Medal products; as well as all General Mills cereals and other products. Each "Box Top for Education" is worth $.10 for the school. Please have your children turn in eligible "Box Tops" to their teacher.

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Marcus Theatre Ticket Fundraiser

Reminder this is an ongoing fundraiser throughout the year! Maple Grove receives a portion of each ticket sale and you get cheaper tickets to the movies! It's a win-win! If you want to purchase and receive the tickets prior to Winter Break, please have your order in by Nov. 24th!
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Wisconsin Christmas Carnival of Lights

Saturday, Nov. 28th, 5-9pm

8425 Wisconsin 38

Caledonia, WI

Please come and support Maple Grove School and help raise funds for a new playground AND celebrate the season at the same time!

Office Notes

  • Parent drop off in the morning is in the BACK of the building. Students shouldn't be dropped off until 8:30 as there is no supervision outside. They are immediately let in the building at that time. If it is after 8:40, please drop them off in the front as there is no one in the back to let them in! The school day officially begins at 8:45.
  • When dropping off students before school, please do not park in front of the gates. This area is reserved for parents who are dropping off students and leaving. If you are parking and walking your child into school or waiting for them to enter the building before you leave, please park farther up the street.
  • At dismissal, please park in the parking lot. Please do not wait in the service drive in front of school. We have several day care buses that arrive after dismissal and must pull up to our front doors.
  • If you received a "bill" for registration fees, please pay them as soon as possible. If you have a bill that is more than you can pay at this time, you do not have to pay it off all at once. Paying some of it each month is fine too! Please contact the office if you have questions. Thank you for your attention to this matter!
  • If your student has free or reduced lunch and brings a cold lunch and takes a milk, they will be charged $0.40. There has been confusion regarding this!
  • Medications at school must be accompanied with the proper paperwork.. Parents/guardians should bring medication to the office in their original packaging. Authorization forms for non-prescription and prescription medications, can be found on the School District of Greenfield website. Please do not have your student bring medication to the office.
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STP Meeting

Tuesday, Nov. 17th, 6pm

Maple Grove Elementary School, Greenfield, WI, United States

Greenfield, WI

Please note the November STP meeting is now on Tuesday, November 17.
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Kids to Kids Toy Drive

Again this year, Maple Grove will be collecting toys for the Kids to Kids Toy Drive sponsored by Kapco and WTMJ. More information will be coming, but toys will be collected from Nov. 30 to Dec. 10. Please consider helping kids during this holiday season.
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Mark your Calendar!

11/17 - 2nd grade Field Trip to Marcus Center for the Performing Arts

11/17 - Fundraiser pickup in the Rotunda (after school) 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.

11/17 - STP Meeting (6:00 p.m.)

11/24 - Popcorn sale in the Rotunda ($1)

11/24 - Marcus tickets due (to receive by Winter Break)

11/25-11/27 - No School (Happy Thanksgiving)

11/30 - Toy Drive begins

12/4 - Deck the Halls (6-8 p.m.)

12/10 - Last day to bring in toys for the Toy Drive

12/11 - Penguin Patch Holiday Shopping at Maple Grove

12/16 - Chorus field trip to Mitchell Domes (Performance at 10:30)

12/18 - Last Mad Science class

12/23-1/1 - No School (Winter Break)

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