The Grizzly News

Maple Grove Elementary School Newsletter May 2023

Happy Birthday Mrs. Bonds

We had fun surprising Mrs. Bonds for her birthday. The entire school sang to her while Mrs. Wickstrom accompanied on the ukulele!

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School Lunch Hero Day is May 5th!

We are so grateful to Mrs. Siegfried and Mrs. Ensley for all they do each day to keep our students fed! Thank you!

Last Day for Library Book Check Out!

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Grizzly Fun Day: Dress Like a Teacher Day

May 11th is Grizzly Fun Day - Dress Like a Teacher Day! Dress like your favorite teacher!

Early Release Days

Friday May 19th

Thursday May 25th (last day of school)

Early Release Schedule:


May 23rd is Field Day!

Volunteers are needed! Please reach out to your child's teacher if you would like to volunteer.

Field Day Schedule:

K-3 9:30-11:15
4-6 1:00-2:45

Medication Pick Up for End of School Year

****If your child has medication in the Health Office****

Please come get your child’s medication before the last day of school, or make arrangements to pick them up by 12:00pm on May 25th. They will not have backpacks on the last day.

Medication may not be left at the school over the summer.

Any unclaimed medication left at the school will be disposed of properly.

Thank you for your cooperation.


Nurse Chris and Nurse Heather


Health Office Needs

If you are spring cleaning and have the following, the Health Office would love donations!

We could use some gently used pants and shirts for boys and girls in sizes 4/5 and 6/7. Socks for girls in all sizes are needed as well.

Thank you!

Lost & Found

Please encourage your students to walk by the Lost and Found to see if anything there belongs to them. Lots of jackets and water bottles get left behind. We will have all items placed on tables for you to look through. Items remaining at the end of the year will be donated.

Just For Kids is Hiring!

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A Note from Mrs. Gandara

Have an amazing summer Maple Grove Grizzlies! Thank you for the privilege of being able to teach the tool box tools. Practice makes perfect so the saying goes. I hope all of you will use the tools over the summer. Parents here are the links to videos on youtube where I discuss the tools. This will help you to understand how they are used and can be a great reminder for your kids. Again enjoy the summer and I will see most of you in the fall!! Sincerely, Mrs. Gandara (breathing tool), (quiet/safe place tool), (listening tool), (empathy tool), (personal space tool), (using our words tool), (garbage can tool), (taking time tool), (pleases and thank you tool), (apology and forgiveness tool), (patience tool), (courage tool).

Congratulations to our Maple Grove Track Grizzlies!

Thank you to Coach Roe and Coach Quistberg for a great year!

Photos courtesy of Anna Burk, Bethany Bach, Jenny Stanley, Amanda Brooks & San Juana Nieto

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Congratulations to the following track students who qualified for City!

1600: Ally Edwards & Sydney Bach

70m: Vivian Brooks

90m: Thae Anderson

800m: Briseis Meierhoff

800m Medley: Lukasz Kozlowski, Abel Moyer, Levi Goold, Johathan Pwongo Bope

Soccer Throw: Brinly Hutton

Softball Throw: Kate Cavanaugh

Shot Put: Audrey Smith

Triple Jump: Lillian McManamen

Standing Long Jump: Lilly Reeves

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Office Hours

The office will be closing on June 2nd and will reopen on August 1st. Have a great summer!
A Guide to Parental Ratings For All Types of Media

This link explores the differences between television, video game, comic book, and movie ratings to help parents and guardians decide what content is appropriate for their children.

Be a part of Maple Grove history!

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Dates To Remember

  • May 9: Second Grade Field Trip - Boise Watershed
  • May 9: Band and Orchestra Concert 2:15
  • May 11: Grizzly Fun Day: Dress Like a Teacher Day
  • May 11: Last Day for Library Book Check Out
  • May 12: Fourth Grade Field Trip - Botanical Gardens & Old Penitentiary
  • May 12: Kindergarten Field Trip to Boise Watershed
  • May 15: PTO Meeting at Jalapenos (Franklin location) 6:30
  • May 16: First Grade Field Trip to the Zoo
  • May 18: Fifth Grade State Fair
  • May 19: Early Release K-6
  • May 22: Assembly
  • May 23: Field Day: K-3 9:30-11:15, 4-6 1:00-2:45
  • May 25: Kindergarten Celebration
  • May 25: Last Day of School - Early Release K-6

Thank you!

What a wonderful Teacher Appreciation week we had! Thank you so much to all the amazing families that donated food, drinks, gift cards and decorated our doors! We were spoiled and truly appreciate you all! We are so lucky to have such thoughtful families!

Thank you so much to our volunteers this year! Your willingness to give your time and service is greatly appreciated. Your support allows us to continue to fulfill our mission and serve our students the best way we can each year!

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Field Day Photos!

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Check back throughout the month for more summer opportunities added.

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