October 2021 Hawk Talk

October Principal Message

Hello Maple Hill Hawk Families! I can't believe it is already October. The students have done a wonderful job of adjusting back to in-person instruction on our campus. The teachers and I are pleased with the growth they are making each and every day. Below you will find information about what is coming up in the month of October.

Important Dates in the Month of October

October 4th - 8th Parent Conference Week on Zoom

October 4th-17th Virtual Book Fair

October 4th Minimum Day 11:30 am dismissal

October 5th Minimum Day 11:30 am dismissal

October 5th Chick-fil-a Fundraiser (see the flyer below)

October 8th Minimum Day 11:30 am dismissal

October 13th Student Council 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

October 14th Math Olympiad 1:15 pm - 2:30 pm

October 14th 4th/5th Grade After School Choir Practice 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm

October 21st Math Olympiad 1:15 pm - 2:30 pm

October 21st 4th/5th Grade After School Choir Practice 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm

October 22nd Unity Day- Wear Orange

October 25th Primary Principal Awards on Zoom

October 25th - 29th Red Ribbon Week (more information coming soon)

October 27th Student Council 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

October 27th School Site Council Meeting 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm on Zoom

October 28th Math Olympiad 1:15 pm - 2:30 pm

October 28th 4th/5th Grade After School Choir Practice 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm

October 29th Fall Celebration

Maple Hill Information

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PBIS Post-it Note Rainbow

Maple Hill students have been working hard to show their PBIS behavior both on the playground and in the classrooms. Students earn a colorful Post-it note when they are showing positive behavior choices. All Post-it notes are added to our Maple Hill rainbow and when the rainbow is full we have a school-wide reward. Our amazing Maple Hill students filled up the rainbow already!! Friday, October 1st, all students enjoyed a popsicle reward for all their hard work!!

Parent Conference Week

All Parent Conference meetings will be held virtually via Zoom. Therefore, your child's teacher should have contacted you to schedule an appointment to meet with you. If you have any questions about the date or time of your conference, or if you have questions about the zoom information, please reach out to your child's teacher.

TK and Kindergarten will have 11:30 dismissal all week, October 4th - 8th.

1st-5th Grade will follow this schedule:

Monday 10/4 11:30 am dismissal

Tuesday 10/5 11:30 am dismissal

Wednesday 10/6 2:30 pm dismissal

Thursday 10/7 1:10 pm dismissal

Friday 10/8 11:30 am dismissal

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Virtual Book Fair

Our Fall Book Fair is just around the corner. This year our book fair will be held virtually from October 4th-17th. Our theme is “Books Bring Us Together.”

Below is a helpful video that explains how an online book fair works.

School Site Council Information

Our first School Site Council meeting of the school year will be on Wednesday, October 27th, starting at 3:00 pm on Zoom. The School Site Council reviews and develops the School Plan for Student Achievement and the comprehensive school safety plan. At our first meeting, we will be reviewing the bylaws and roles, and responsibilities of all the School Site Council members.

Everyone is welcome to join the meeting. If you would like to join, here is the zoom information:

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 960 348 4543

Passcode: MPH

Fall Celebration

As of now, we are planning to have some type of fall celebration on Friday, October 29th. Students may wear costumes if they would like to, but please make sure all costumes are school-appropriate. Costumes should not have any weapon-like items or fake blood and costumes should not impede the student's ability to learn and comply with school rules. Unfortunately, we will not be able to allow families to join us for the celebration as we have in years past due to safety concerns. More information will be coming out soon.

Our next Family Night is - Tuesday, October 5th (ALL DAY) 6:30 am - 10 pm!

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District Information

"Tell a Friend"

Dear Parents,

We are seeking your help to “Tell a Friend” about the opportunities to attend Walnut Valley Unified for the 2022-23 school year. Walnut Valley will be hosting enrollment information meetings beginning in October to share information with prospective parents on how to enroll based on District of Choice, Inter-district Transfers, Allen Bill, or Caregiver applications. Please share the attached flyer with the upcoming dates and locations of our meetings with any family interested in attending Walnut Valley. Current families enrolled in Walnut Valley do not need to attend these meetings.

Virtual Parent Symposium

The Walnut Valley Unified School District is excited to host this year’s Virtual Parent Symposium on Saturday, October 23, 2021, from 8:30 AM-10:00 AM. Dr. Marc Brackett, the founder and Director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and a Professor at Yale University will be joining us! You won’t want to miss this one!

More information to follow!

COVID Vaccination Clinic @ DBHS on October 2nd- Click on the link below for more information