Maple Ridge Elementary
Friday, May 26, 2023
ADULT NIGHT OUT – MRE BINGO NIGHT!
Join us for the first MRE Adult Bingo Night TONIGHT 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 $$$$
Tickets can be purchased at the door, or online:
Click on “Students” to add each adult attending.
Select the “Parent” class
Click on “Orders” to order your Bingo Night items.
*email email@example.com for help with ordering
PRIMARY CROSS COUNTRY – NEW DATE
The Primary Cross-Country races have been re-scheduled for May 31. They will take place at the Albion Fair Grounds after school. All permission forms submitted for the postponed event will be honoured for these new dates and times. If you did not submit a permission form, but would like to participate, please ask your child to check in with Mrs. MacKinnon at the office.
Friday June 2 – Snack (TCBY – frozen yogurt)
Friday June 16 – Hot Lunch/Carnival (Pizza Pizza)
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.
USED BOOK FAIR – June 8th & 9th
MRE PAC is having its 1st used Book-Fair on June 8th and 9th. Classes will sign up for a time and each student will pick a book. Donations of $2.00 per book are suggested. We’ve collected over 1000 books from preschool books up to novels! We will also be open after school both days to purchase additional books. See you there!
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 Kindy’s on this day.
BIKE TO SCHOOL WEEK
Students are encouraged to use active transportation (walking, bikes, scooters, inline skates, etc.) to travel to/from school any day next week. BC’s Bike to School Week has been a huge success in previous years.
- Bikes must be locked if they are left at school during the day.
- Helmets are mandatory
- Once on school grounds, students must walk their bikes/scooters.
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!
SCHOOL SUPPLIES – CREATIVE PACKS
Supplies for students in grade K-3 are provided for a flat fee that can be paid in September. ($55 for kindergarten and $50-$60 for grades 1-3, depending on whether a planner is used.)
For Intermediate Students Grade 4-7
Get ahead on your to-do list by purchasing your child’s school supplies for September now! See below for information on how to order a Creative Pack filled with all the teacher-approved school supplies your child will need. If you don’t want to purchase a Creative Pack, supplies lists are also attached to this edition of the Friday Blast
CANDY & FREEZIE SALE
On Monday June 5th there will be a candy AND freezie sale after school. French Immersion students will be fundraising for a Grade 7 trip to Quebec next year.
The sale will take place at the front entrance of the school and on the basketball court behind Mrs. Span and Mme Alliette’s classrooms.
Freezies will cost $1 and bags of candy will cost $2. Hope to see you there!
CURIOUS MINDS PRESCHOOL
Located in the portable behind Maple Ridge Elementary
Our Morning Preschool Class 9am – 1pm
2 days/week (Tues & Thurs) = $200/month
3 days/week (M-W-F) =$275/month
5 Days/week =$375/ month
+ $50 registration fee
******SUBSIDY WELCOME *******
Phone: Ms Sarah 604-315-3240
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
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 29- June 2
Monday, May 29
Bike to School Week Begins!
Tuesday, May 30
Dress Up Your Head Spirit Day
Fruit and Veggie delivery
6:00 pm – Zoom Meeting for parents of
Gr. 6 French Immersion Students (link sent out via email / parent portal)
Wednesday, May 31
9:15 am Fire Drill
2:45 pm Primary Cross Country – Albion Fair Grounds
Thursday, June 1
Friday, June 2
PAC Snack Day – Frozen Yogurt
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