Maple Ridge Elementary
Friday, March 3, 2023
STUDENT LED CONFERENCES
Remember to sign up for a student-led conference with your child and their teacher. Conferences are an opportunity to celebrate your child’s learning and check in on the goals set after Term One.
A reminder that due to the conference schedule, the last day for students before spring break will be Thursday, March 9th – Early dismissal at 11:30.
SPRING BREAK READING CHALLENGE
All students are invited to participate in the spring break reading challenge! See the attached intermediate and the primary challenges. Students can return their completed challenge form to the office by Friday March 31st to receive a prize.
Reminder: Health Awareness is for everyone entering our school – this includes staff, students, and visitors. Health awareness includes checking regularly for any symptoms of illness (including, but not limited to, COVID-19 symptoms) and staying home if ill.
March 31- Snack Day- Booster Juice Smoothies
ORDERS DUE March 23
Get excited! Spirit Wear sales are open online: https://www.promoplace.com/ablecrestinglimited/sr/1906824
Get your limited-edition spirit wear – orders open until March 10th. At check-out if you select “ship to default location” that option will send the items to the school at no cost.
FRENCH CULTURAL ACTIVITIES
Maple Ridge Elementary is excited to welcome two French cultural events next week. As a French Immersion school, it is important to us to learn about French culture from all over the world. Both French Immersion and English students will participate in these activities.
The first presentation is by a group called V’ni Dansi. V’ni Dansi means “come and dance” in Michif, a language spoken by some Métis peoples. The group will perform joyful traditional Metis songs and dances.
The second presentation will be from “The Maple Man” who will teach students about the history of maple syrup harvesting. Students will have the opportunity to taste a “tire de sucre” – a Quebecois winter tradition that involves pouring hot maple syrup over snow (ice) and rolling it into a candy to eat!
The proposed district school calendars for 2023/24, 2024/25 and 2025/26
(Regular, Distributed Learning, and Kanaka Creek Elementary) were presented to the Board of Education at the February 15, 2023, public meeting and are now out for public consultation.
To review the proposed calendars, visit https://www.sd42.ca/proposed-district-calendars/
To provide feedback on the proposed calendars, visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/proposed-calendars
The survey will be open from
February 16, 2023 to March 18, 2023 (4:00 p.m.).
All feedback will be reviewed by senior staff for possible revisions once public consultation concludes. The proposed calendars will then be submitted to the Board of Education for approval at the April 12, 2023, public board meeting.
LOST AND FOUND
Remaining Lost and Found items will be donated on the last day of spring break.
Monday, March 6
2:30 pm board game club (Mr. Mac)
6:00 pm BINGO planning meeting
7:00 pm PAC meeting
Tuesday, March 7
Lunchtime – Writing for fun club (Mme Noura / Mr. Mac)
1:00 pm V’ni Dansi performance
Wednesday, March 8
Maple Man Presentation
Thursday, March 9
Last day of class before spring break
11:30 Early Dismissal – Student Led Conferences
Friday, March 10
Classes not in session – Student Led Conferences
The next PAC meeting is on Monday, March 6 at 7:00 pm in the school library. All parents and guardians of MRE students are members of the PAC and are welcome to attend the meetings. We hope to see you there!
The Bingo planning meeting is right beforehand at 6:00 p.m.
All parents are invited to attend the second Bingo Night planning meeting on Monday March 6 at 6:00 pm (before the PAC meeting). Bingo!
Did you know that our PAC has a website? Don’t miss out on exciting upcoming dates and events happening at MRE. Register now!
- Go to mre.parentcouncil.net
- Click on “Click Here to Register”
- Enter Access Code MREPAC
- Complete the rest of the registration form.
*NOTE: By listing your email address when you register, you are giving permission to receive PAC notices by email. You may withdraw this consent at any time by responding to emails you receive with a request to unsubscribe from your PAC notice