Maple Ridge Elementary
Friday, May 19th, 2023
You may have heard that Mrs. MacKinnon will be retiring at the end of the school year. We are very happy to announce that Mme Lendvoy will move into the role of principal in September. Our new Vice Principal will be Mme Rachael Perry who comes to us from PME.
ADULT NIGHT OUT – MRE BINGO NIGHT!
Join us for the first MRE Adult Bingo Night on May 26 from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. at the school gym! This is a great chance to relax, socialize with other parent/families and enjoy some tasty snacks and drinks. You may even win some $$$
Purchase your BINGO Night tickets at https://mre.parentcouncil.net
Click on “Students” to add each adult attending.
Select the “Parent” class
Click on “Orders” to order your Bingo Night items.
*email firstname.lastname@example.org for help with ordering
IT’S ALMOST CARNIVAL TIME – June 16th
The MRE Carnival, organized by PAC members, is a highlight of the year. Many volunteers are needed.
Please join us during the school day on June 16th and sign up to help make this an amazing and memorable day for the kids!! If you are a Kindy parent please check with your classroom teacher prior to signing up as they may need extra assistance with the kindys on this day.
YEARBOOK SALES OPEN
MRE 2022-23 Yearbooks are now for sale – purchase using the following link: https://plicbooks.ca/go/3HVWCV
Each yearbook is $17 and will be delivered to the school and distributed directly to the students. Please note, yearbooks for grade 7s will be provided free of charge as part of the grade 7 leaving package.
DRESS UP YOUR HEAD DAY
On May 31st, we will be having a “Dress up Your Head Day” at MRE! Students can wear special hats, style their hair in cool ways or dress up their head however they choose. We look forward to seeing all the interesting and special ways students dress up their head!
PUBLIC HEALTH SURVEY
Have your say in B.C.’s largest population health survey! Public Health has launched the third round of the SPEAK population health survey.
The survey is open to adults aged 18 years and older and asks about physical and mental health, as well as social and economic well-being. The results will help support programs and initiatives to improve the health of your community. Participate now
Regional health authorities, First Nations Health Authorities and the BC Centre for Disease Control are hoping people living in every part of British Columbia participate. This year, they are particularly interested in hearing from racialized communities, people living in rural parts of the province, people with children or young adults in their lives, men aged under the age of 35, people aged 75 and older, and people with lower incomes and education.
Please consider participating to help public health understand your community’s health and well-being needs. Once you participate, please share with your friends, loved ones, and network so their experiences are also captured. Please help support those who may need help with completing the survey. The SPEAK survey is available in English, French, Simplified and Traditional Chinese, Punjabi, Farsi, Arabic, Spanish, Vietnamese, and Korean. Learn more about the survey bccdc.ca/SpeakSurvey
SCIENCE ROCKS! SUMMER CAMPS
The University of the Fraser Valley Faculty of Science is offering Science Rocks! Summer camps at Abbotsford and Chilliwack campuses July 4-Aug 18 for students going into grades 4, 5, 6 and 7. Fun and exciting science activities exploring physics, biology, chemistry, math and computer science. Learn more: https://ufv.ca/science/science-in-the-community/science-rocks/
WESTVIEW SECONDARY ~ ELEMENTARY BAND PROGRAM
Will your child be in Grade 5, 6 or 7 next year? Are they interested in learning an instrument and making new friends? Consider joining the Westview Secondary Elementary Band next year. Information attached below.
SCHOOL PARKING LOTS
Our school is a very busy place during morning drop off and after-school pick up times. Please remember to be cautious when walking from your car to the school – always use sidewalks and avoid walking through the parking lots as much as possible. If you are dropping off on River Road, please ensure you are not blocking the entrance or exit to the school parking lots or drive-thru area as traffic can back up along the road when entrances/exits are blocked.
Thank you for helping us keep our school a safe place!
Friday June 2 – Snack (TCBY – frozen yogurt)
Friday June 16 – Hot Lunch/Carnival (Pizza Pizza)
CLASS PLACEMENTS FOR SEPTEMBER 2023
We will soon be beginning to create preliminary class lists for next year. Please be assured that staff devote considerable time, care, and attention to this process. This very complex and lengthy responsibility occurs over several weeks and continues into September when class placements are finalized.
Throughout the year, there have been many opportunities for parents and teachers to observe, discuss, and get to know the students. Staff work together to consider social emotional skills and relationships, as well as learning styles, strengths and needs as placements are made. Our goal is to create safe, engaging, and inclusive classrooms that balance these factors as equitably as possible.
If you feel there is further information to consider about your child, you may submit input to the principal by email (Barbara_mackinnon@sd42.ca) by May 31st, 2023. Please refrain from requesting specific teachers or peers by name.
LOST AND FOUND
This week the Lost and Found was out in front of the school entrance and many lost items were reunited with owners. Please continue to check-in regularly as all remaining clothing will be donated at the end of the year.
WEEK OF May 15-19
Monday, May 22 ~ Victoria Day (No School)
Tuesday, May 23
Wednesday, May 24
Gr. 8 Day ~ All Gr. 7s visit their future secondary school
Thursday, May 25
Friday, May 26
1:15 school wide assembly
PAC Parent Bingo Night
Please visit the PAC website so you don’t miss out on exciting upcoming 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