NEWS & VIEWS

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MAPLE GROVE VISION/MISSION STATEMENT

Vision: All students receive an exceptional educational experience.

Mission: We develop knowledgeable confident and responsible citizens through inspirational and innovative opportunities.

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FACE COVERINGS REQUIRED

A mask mandate was started September 13, 2021 district wide. Please make sure your child comes to school with a mask every day. They should have their name on their mask. Your cooperation is appreciated.

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Report Card Changes for 2021-2022 School Year!

Parents,


As we prepare for Parent-Teacher conferences and the end of the 1st nine weeks, the Teaching and Learning Department would like to make you aware of two report card changes at the elementary level.


First, you will notice that there is no longer a Spelling category on Grades 2-5 report cards. Research demonstrates that Spelling is part of a comprehensive Word Study approach that also includes phonics, phonological awareness, and vocabulary. Word Study is pivotal to both receptive (Reading and Listening) and productive (Speaking and Writing) language. This means that Word Study is both a natural and explicit component of both Reading and Writing instruction. Therefore, any Spelling activity completed in a classroom will be found under the “Language Arts” category.


Additionally, you will not find grades for Science and Social Studies in Grades K-3. These subjects will be integrated into Reading and Math. This is a result of the research on learning loss from COVID that shows a need for more time in core subjects to build strong foundations.


If you have any questions, please contact your child’s teacher or building principal.

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STEM Event Hosted by Girl Scout Troop 1750

Hello Maple Grove parents and students!

We are Girl Scout Troop 1750 and we are hosting a FREE event for Maple Grove Elementary kids in grades K-5 on Wednesday, October 20 from 6:30-8pm. Families will visit activity stations based on science and the methods behind it. Our goal is to show families that science isn’t just for adults in lab coats, but also simple do-at-home projects for families to share. So come as a family to enjoy these fun activities on science, technology, engineering, and math.

If you’d like to join us for this event, please register in advance at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0545aeaa23a7f94-maple Space is limited, so save your spots soon! We will be observing the school’s COVID safety protocols. If you have any questions, please contact Sandy Saha at 718-764-7825 or IndyGStroop1750@gmail.com.

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Upcoming Events:

10/19-Tu-Day 3

10/20-W-Day 4- Bible Club 8:00-8:45am, STEM Event 6:30p-8:00p at MGES

10/21-Th-Day 5- 4th Grd. Field Trip

10/22-F-Day 1- Intramurals 8:00a-8:45a, Singing Stars Rehearsal 8:00a-8:45am

10/25-M-Day 2- Dine to Donate (Hotbox), Start of Red Ribbon Week! 10/25-10/29

10/26-Tu-Day 3-

10/27-W-Day 4- Bible Club 8:00-8:45am,

10/28-Th-Day 5- ESS Field Trip-Orchard & Chicago's

10/29-F-Day 1- Intramurals 8:00-8:45am, Singing Stars Rehearsal 8:00-8:45am

11/01-M-Day 2- 5th Gd. Innovation Trip Rm's 35/36

11/02-Tu-Day 3- Picture Retake Day

11/03-W-Day 4- Bible Club 8:00-8:45am

11/04-Th-Day 5- 5th Gd. Innovation Trip Rm's 37, 38, 40, Student Council 8:00-8:45am

11/05-F-Day 1- Intramurals 8:00-8:45, Singing Stars Rehearsal 8:00-8:45am

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MGES Student Council is rolling out our first school wide initiative - Socktober!

Maple Grove is proud to participate in Socktober this month, which is a nationwide community outreach effort to make a difference in the lives of the homeless! Each night in the United States, an estimated 600,000 people live on the streets. A small act of love, such as donating a pair of socks, can make a big difference in the lives of our neighbors who are homeless.


We are challenging the students and staff of Maple Grove to help support this mission by bringing in NEW socks of any size, color, or pattern from October 1st - 29th! All socks will be donated to the Wheeler Mission Homeless Shelter.

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Dine to Donate

October 25th will be Dine to Donate at Hot Box Pizza. Save the date. More info to come.
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ABSENCES

We no longer have an "attendance line" for parents to call when your child is absent. All absences should be entered into our Pick Up Patrol. Open PUP. Click on your child's name, then click on the drop down menu under "Plan". Choose "Absent". Under "more info." add reason for absence. Then click "submit". If you have more than one child absent, you will do the same thing for the next one. If you have any questions, please call our office at 317-881-0561. Below there is a link to tutorial videos for Pick Up Patrol.


https://www.centergrove.k12.in.us/Page/12506

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REMINDER FOR PICKING UP YOUR STUDENT EARLY OR FOR AN APPOINTMENT DURING THE DAY

PLEASE NOTE: If you want to pick up your student during the day. You MUST put that in to Pick Up Patrol under "Early Release". Even if you will be bringing them back to school from an appointment, you must enter the information into Pick Up Patrol. If they are leaving for an appointment, make sure you are NOT putting that into "Plan Changes".

Pick Up Patrol Cut Off Times

If you are wanting to pick up your student early from school for a doctor appointment, dentist appointment, or any other appointment or activity, make sure you enter that information into Pick Up Patrol under "Early Dismissal". Below see PUP cut off times to put information in.


Cut-off times for PUP

M,T,Th,F - 3:00pm

Wed. - 2:15pm


The cutoff time to pick your child up from school to avoid traffic and the regular dismissal time is 3:30pm M,T,Th,F and 2:45pm W.


After entering the pick up information, you will be asked for the time, reason, and the FULL NAME of the person picking up your child. You can add any other information you feel is necessary.

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SECURITY AT MGES

  • Exterior doors remain locked throughout the school day. Please ring the doorbell if you need assistance.
  • The vestibule (entryway) is secured as well, and visitors will not be permitted in the building beyond the vestibule. If you are dropping off a child or picking up a child from the clinic or for an appointment, you will check in with Mrs. Schneider and your child will meet you in the vestibule.
  • If you need to drop off/pick up items from school, there is a pass-through door located next to Mrs. Schneider.
  • Be sure to have your ID on you at all times when entering the building. We will still be checking ID's before any student can be checked out of the building.
  • All students being picked up at the end of the school day will be a part of our car rider line.