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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Updating Information

If you have any change of information for a student at Maple Grove - this could be a change of address, moved out of our boundaries, change of family dynamic, change of custody situation, etc - we need those updates as soon as possible. We need to have the most current and updated details for our students in Skyward. If you have any questions or need help with updates, contact Mrs. George in the school office, georgej@centergrove.k12.in.us or 317-881-0561.
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Pick Up Patrol

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".


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.


When entering information, you will be asked for the time, reason, and the FULL NAME of the person picking up your child. When the person gets to the office, we will be asking to see their driver's license every time, regardless of the situation. Thank you for understanding.


The school corporation has recently updated our website. You can go onto our website and click on the link for PUP at the bottom of the main page under "Site shortcuts". There is also a link for "how to" videos for PUP under "Site shortcuts". If you have any questions about dismissal, please call 317-881-0561.

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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Upcoming Events:

08/26 Day 1 - Picture Day! Keep in mind that by purchasing pictures you help us provide free yearbooks to all MG students! ***DO NOT WEAR GREEN***

To order: Visit inter-state.com/order, use code: 61068GB

08/16-20 - NWEA testing for 3rd-5th. Be sure to eat a good breakfast!!

08/31 Day 4 - 3rd Grade to the Innovation Center. PTO Fundraiser begins.

PTO

If you need to contact someone with our Maple Grove PTO, you can send an email to: ptomaplegrove@gmail.com. Or visit the Maple Grove PTO page on our website.
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BUS INFORMATION

If you have questions about our buses at MGES, please call our Transportation Office at: 317-881-0555.


You can also download the bus app called "Here Comes the Bus" onto your mobile device. You will need your child's school ID #. It is located in Skyward and it usually starts with 100- - - -. You will also need the Code for our school: 74644.

TEXTBOOK/SUPPLY FEES

Textbook and Supply fees are due by 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 make your payment in full by September 15. If you need payment arrangements, contact Jessica George, georgej@centergrove.k12.in.us before September 15.


BACK GROUND INFORMATION

If you are thinking about volunteering in the school this year, or would like to know if you have a current back ground check on file, please call Michele Sheley, ESC Receptionist at: 317-881-9326.


  • Volunteers are welcomed back with either proof of a vaccination or masked. We've missed you all so much! Background checks are required for all volunteers. You can access the form and information about it on our district web page.
  • Visitors are still not permitted in the building during the school day.

LIBRARY HELPERS NEEDED!

Do you like to put things in order and keep things straight? Mrs. Hunt is looking for 2-3 volunteers that can come in once a week from 9:30-11AM to help shelve books. If you are interested, please email Mrs. Hunt at hunte@centergrove.k12.in.us.
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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.