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Maple Grove Elementary Newsletter September 2022

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Welcome Back!

Welcome Back! We are so excited to have everyone back for a new school year! Please note that our school hours are 8:40-3:15. Please have your students to school on time and ready to learn. The playground and breakfast option open at 8:15 every morning. Please do not drop your child off earlier than 8:15 as there is no playground supervision until then. If your child will be absent, please call the office at 208-854-5540 or email If you email the teacher, please include me as sometimes teacher emails don't get passed on. Thank you!

New Faces at Maple Grove

We have some new staff members here at Maple Grove that we are very excited to welcome!

Mrs. Bonds - Principal

Mrs. Bishop - Learning Coach

Mrs. Goodman - 1st Grade

Mrs. Morss - Librarian (was previously playground supervisor)

Mrs. Bonds (Goebel) - Resource Room Grades K-3

Mrs. Bastian - Orchestra

Nurse Chris - Nurse

Nurse Heather - Nurse

Mr. Crofts - Custodian

Teaching Teams and Support Staff

Thank You!

We would like to thank everyone who came out and donated their time to help clean up Maple Grove before the school year started. Many Maple Grove families, members of the Just Serve volunteer organization, and employees from our local Mathnasium joined us to dust cobwebs, wash windows, pull weeds and pick up trash. We were so thankful to have help to start the year off right! We look forward to making this an annual event.

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School Meals

Beginning in August 2022 Boise School District students will be charged for meals based upon their benefit status.

** Your student automatically qualifies for free meals (without the need for a meal application) in the following situations:

  • Students who are directly certified (are members of a household receiving assistance under food stamps-SNAP, Temporary Assistance for Families in Idaho-TAFI, Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations-FDPIR, migrant, and foster programs) and students who are certified by the proper liaison as homeless or runaway will receive free breakfast and free lunch.
  • Students who are determined to qualify for meal benefits after completing a school year 2022-2023 household meal application will receive free or reduced priced breakfast and lunch.

Meal applications forms

Eligibility for free and reduced price meals is determined based on your household income and the number of household members (see Eligibility Guidelines). If you think your household qualifies for free or reduced priced meals you are encouraged to complete an online meal application.

Need More Information?

Visit our Food & Nutrition Services website for information on menus, meal prices and learn how to apply for free or reduced priced meals.

PTO Membership Information

If you would like to become a member of the PTO, you may scan the QR code on the flyer image or click on the link below!

PTO website link:

**The first 50 people to become a member will receive a $5 gift card!**

Personal Toys on Playground

Students may bring the following balls to school for use on the playground (soccer, football and basketball) as long as they are being responsible and understand that if something is stolen or lost, we are not responsible. Please encourage students to keep baseballs, bats and Pokemon cards at home.

Food Truck Friday! Windy's Whip & Drizzle Friday 9/16/22

Windy's Whip & Drizzle Food Truck will be at Maple Grove on Friday, September 16th from 4:30-6:30. Stop by for a delicious treat!

Birthday Treats

We will not be allowing Birthday Treats at school this year. Please celebrate your students' birthday outside of school time. If you are providing food/snack donations for the classroom at the teachers request, please make sure they are store bought and individually wrapped.

Ready for Kindergarten Workshops

Maple Grove Elementary is hosting another READY! for Kindergarten workshop series for parents of children ages 0-5! Attached is a flyer with the details. To register, use the link below. These workshops are not exclusive to Maple Grove families, and are open to any parents/caregivers of children ages 0-5! Please feel free to share! Thank you!

Maple Grove Elementary

Workshops for parents of children ages 0-5!

9/13 - Part 1: Language and Literacy

12/16 - Part 2: Math and Reasoning

3/7 - Part 3: Social and Emotional

Dinner and childcare provided!

Dinner @ 5pm | Workshops 5:30-7pm

Click HERE to register!

Young Rembrandts Art Classes

Young Rembrandts Art Classes are starting. The classes are held every Tuesday at Maple Grove from 3:20-4:20.

Classes go from 9/6/22-10/25/22

** Due to the flyers not getting out in time, this session will only be 7 weeks long and the price will be adjusted for that.

NOW HIRING! ´╗┐Come Serve With Us

Do you want to make a positive difference in a student's life? Currently, Boise School District has a number of open positions, including Special Education Paraprofessionals, Just for Kids Childcare Providers,Title I Tutors, IT Systems Analyst, School Support Assistants, Sign Language Interpreter, School Custodians, Grounds Technician/ Equipment Operator, HVAC Technician, Warehouse Delivery Driver and more. Review our current job postings and apply online.

In addition, are our outside contractors have job openings for crossing guards, bus drivers and bus monitors. Learn more....

Substitutes Wanted!

Maple Grove is in need of Substitutes! If you are interested or know anyone who is, please reach out to us. Click here for instructions on how to apply.

Fall Community Education - Now Enrolling

Do You Love to Learn?

Fall Community Education Now Enrolling!

This Fall, Boise School District is excited to once again offer in-person Community Education classes, as well as online courses. Select from more than two hundred personal enrichment classes, including Active Aging, Arts, Culinary Arts, Music, Leisure, Pets, Dance, Fitness, Health & Welfare, Computers & Technology, Culture & History, Garden & The Great Outdoors, and much more!

Enroll today at

Review our Fall 2022 Community Education course catalog.

Food Truck Friday! Thinking Tacos? & Sugar Wagon Friday 9/23/22

Thinking Tacos? and Sugar Wagon Food Trucks will be at Maple Grove on Friday, September 23rd from 4:30-6:30. Come by for dinner and dessert!
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The Book Fair is coming in October!

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Scotty's Dogs Food Truck at the Book Fair

Wednesday, October 19th from 4:00-7:00, the Scotty's Hot Dogs Food Truck will be parked at Maple Grove during the Book Fair! You can get some new books and get a delicious dinner after!

Gelato A'la Moad Food Truck at the Book Fair

Wednesday, October 19th from 4:00-7:00, the Gelato A'la Moad Food Truck will be parked at Maple Grove during the Book Fair! You can get some new books and get a delicious treat after!
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Dates To Remember

  • September 16: Food Truck Friday - Windy's Whip & Drizzle 4:30-6:30
  • September 19: PTO Meeting in Library 3:30
  • September 23: Food Truck Friday - Thinking Tacos? & Sugar Wagon 4:30-6:30
  • October 12: Fall Individual Picture Day
  • October 13, & 17-20: Book Fair in Library
  • October 14: End of First Quarter - No School K-6
  • October 17: PTO Meeting at Jalapenos 6:30
  • October 19: Scotty's Hot Dogs Food Truck at the Book Fair
  • October 20: Parent Conferences - No School K-6
  • October 21: No School K-12
  • November 21-25: Thanksgiving Holiday Break - No School K-12