Maple Messenger

April Edition

Principal's Corner

Happy Spring! Teachers and students alike are enjoying this beautiful weather and getting outside! I hope you all had a wonderful spring break!


I wanted to pass on a few reminder of upcoming events:


  • There will be no PreK class on Friday, April 16th; Wednesday, April 21st; and Thursday, April 22nd. Students will be very excited when they return to school on Friday, April 23rd! Their room will look completely different!
  • April 20th will be the videotaping for our Grandparents Day Program for Kindergarten students
  • April 21st will be the videotaping for our Grandparents Day Program for 1st and 2nd grade
  • April 28th, at 10:00, Maple will hold their Grandparents Day Drive Through. Please find the map below.
  • May 24th, will be a remote learning planning day for Maple. There will be NO student attendance this day.
  • May 26th there will be no students attendance as this is an Institute Day for staff.
  • The last day of student attendance is Thursday, May 27th. Students will be dismissed at 12:05 on this day.
  • Maple's Intensive Intervention Summer Program will be held from 8:30-11:30, June 1st through July 2nd.
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Maple's Illinois Principals Association Outstanding Student and School Citizen Award

Each year, the Illinois Principals Association awards two students from each building the Outstanding Student and School Citizen Award. Kennedi VanHyfte and Wade Eisenmann are Maple's honorees this year! We are extremely proud of them and all their efforts this year at Maple. Students will be honored with a certificate and a pin. They will also be treated to special breakfast with Mrs. Root, Maple principal.

Maple Golden Ruler Award for Excellence in Education

Maple would like to express our congratulations to Hannah Rattin (2021), special education teacher, and Jo Beauvois (2020), kindergarten/music paraprofessional, on being selected as Golden Ruler recipients in Vermilion County! Both of these ladies are true assets to Maple School and are always putting students first. We are very blessed to have them working at Maple School!

Maple's School Library

Last summer, the Maple staff worked on updating the Maple library. As you can see from the pictures, the Maple PTO assisted in purchasing new decorations and furniture for the room. Through grant money, new technology and books were also purchased. Mrs. Jane Long and Mrs. Tracy Zorns have worked extremely long hours and put in many hours making the Maple library an inviting place for students to come read and check out books.

Autism Awareness Month

April is national Autism Awareness Month. This month Maple has been focusing on ways to encourage students to celebrate one another's differences. Mrs. Havens held a class poster making contest in honor of Autism Awareness Month.

Kindergarten Korner

First Grade Fun

Second Grade Scene

Maple Professional Development

Many Maple teachers are participating in a fourteen week professional development opportunity. They are being instructed in Whole Brain Teaching. Last week, they learned about Alpha Hawks. Alpha Hawks are people in our lives that live for others. They are kind, thoughtful and always put others first.
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Maple Madness Fundraiser

Maple Madness Fundraiser

Maple PTO would like to thank students, families, friends and the community for their generous donations to the Maple Madness Fundraiser this year! It was a learning experience for all, as we navigated fundraising in a pandemic. Due to the efforts of many, Maple was able to raise nearly $8,900! Our top two fundraisers were Reeve Pilotte and Zaiden Tubbs They will each receive a tablet for their efforts!


  • Students who sold 5 tickets will receive a cookie to take home on April 23rd
  • Students who sold 25 tickets will eat pizza with Mrs. Root on April 26th
  • We are waiting on the arrival of cups (10 tickets) and tshirts (15 tickets)