NEWS & VIEWS

~~~~~~~MAPLE GROVE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL~~~~~~~

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 13th, 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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PTO FALL BOOK FAIR

Maple Grove Families,


It's that time of year! Time for the PTO Fall Scholastic Book Fair! Our book fair will be October 1 - 7, 2021. We need YOU to make this a success! Click HERE for the sign-up genius to see what dates/times are available to volunteer. Remember, you will need a completed background check on file with the school corporation in order to enter the school past the office. Click HERE to get that done. Thank you for your support of our Maple Grove PTO!

2021 BOOK FAIR TEAM SCHEDULE


NOTICE: Book Fair will be attended during Tech Lab this year

OCTOBER 1: GOLD TEAM

OCTOBER 4: PURPLE TEAM

OCTOBER 5: RED TEAM

OCTOBER 6: WHITE TEAM

OCTOBER 7: BLUE TEAM

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Upcoming Events:

9/17-F-Day 1-2nd Grd. Innovation Ctr Trip 9:10-11:40am

9/20-M-Day 2

9/21-Tu-Day 3

9/22-W-Day 4-Bible Club 8:00-8:45am

9/23-Th-Day 5

9/24-F-Day 1

9/27-M-Day 2

9/28-Tu-Day 3-PTO Ice Cream Social 6:00-7:30pm

9/29-W-Day 4-Bible Club 8:00-8:45am, CG 1 Mile Run

9/30-Th-Day 5-Dine to Donate (Arni's), ESS Field Trip 9:30-12:00pm, CG 1 Mile Run Rain Date

10/1-F-Day 1-Scholastic Book Fair Begins! 10-1 through 10-7. 3rd Grd Field Trip

10/4-M-Day 2-Book Fair

10/5-Tu-Day 3-BookFair

10/6-W-Day 4-Bible Club 8:00-8:45am, Book Fair, Parent/Teacher Conferences 3:00-7:30pm

10/7-Th-Day 5-Book Fair, Healthy Smiles Dental Visit, ESS Zoo Field Trip

10/8-F-Day 1-Book Fair

10/11 - 10/15- FALL BREAK!

**WATCH FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT SIGNING UP FOR PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES, COMING TO YOU ON MONDAY 9/20/21**

DINE TO DONATE - Help support the PTO and MGES

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ICE CREAM SOCIAL

You are invited to the PTO Public Meeting and Family Ice Cream Social at MGES on September 28, 2021 at 6:00pm-730pm. First PTO meeting this year!


Join us for a scoop of ice cream, games and hearing about volunteer opportunities! We hope to see you there.

Dress Code Reminder - According to the CG Handbook

Dress: Page 24 and 25


Student clothing and appearance should not draw undue attention from other students or faculty or disrupt the normal routine. If there is doubt about the appropriateness of a garment, it should not be worn. Attire typically worn at the beach is NOT appropriate for school. Clothing and/or any adornment displaying messages or images not appropriate for school, and examples would be messages containing profanity; sexual innuendo; references to drugs, alcoholic beverages, tobacco products, or violence; or messages that incite hate towards other students or student groups. Hats, hoods, and sweatbands are not to be worn during the school day. Bare midriff, backless halters, and mesh shirts are not to be worn. Attire that may damage school property (such as chains) or pose a danger to the safety of students and staff members (such as "Heelies") shall not be worn.



Other Examples of Inappropriate Dress Might Include:

1. Short shorts and athletic shorts (less than thumb length)

2. Spaghetti Strap Tanktops

3. Pants worn below the waistline

4. Any other attire which the administration determines to be unacceptable

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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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TEXTBOOK/SUPPLY FEES

Textbook fees are now overdue. It is now past September 15, 2021. You can pay your child(ren)s textbook/supply fees online via Skyward. To get to this section of Family Access, please log in to Skyward, select the student you wish to pay fees for (if you have more than one child).


There are a few places to find this payment option.


  1. Click on INFORMATION UPDATE and you will find the Make a Fee Payment option on the right hand side of the screen.
  2. There is also a FEE MANAGEMENT button on the left hand side of the screen. You may click here and make a payment. All credit cards payments need to be made via Skyward.
  3. You may send EXACT CASH or a CHECK with the EXACT AMOUNT in with your student to be turned into the office. A receipt will be sent home with your student.


Note: Please contact Jessica George with any questions: georgej@centergrove.k12.in.us

BIBLE CLUB

Contact person for Bible Club: Mrs. Teague via email at: Nickolteague@gmail.com. All volunteers need to have a background check on file with the school district in order to volunteer. You can fill out the background information on our MGES Website. On the far left side down towards the bottom of the home page, you will see "Side Shortcuts". Find "Volunteer Information" and click on it. Next you will see a link for "Background Checks". Click on it and fill out the form. To find out if you have a current background check on file, you may call the MGES office at 317-881-0561 or Michele Sheley at ESC at 317-881-9326.
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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.