Maplehurst Message for October 26, 2018

Paul Davis: Social Networking and Online Safety

Please join us Thursday, November 8 at 6:45pm at Aldershot School for a presentation by Paul Davis. Paul is a Social Networking Safety Expert with over 25 years of IT experience. He has been on CTV News, Breakfast Television, TEDx and most recently in the Huffington Post. Join us for an interesting discussion on Accountability and Responsibility in a Digital World. Presentation topics include: Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook, Smartphones and Digital Trails, Cyberbullying-Sexting-Texting, Online Gaming and Online Security.

*FREE Pizza dinner served at 5:45pm in the cafeteria.

*FREE Child minding available upon request.

** Families are asked to REGISTER ONLINE for this event  **


Next Wednesday, October 31 students are welcome to wear costumes to school if they choose to do so. Please ensure that costumes are appropriate (e.g., culturally sensitive, no masks covering faces, no weapons) and that students are able to move about safely at school in their costume (e.g., stairs and doorways). We will be having our annual “parade” through the school and out onto the field if the weather cooperates! Parents are welcome to join us outside at 9:30am and students will be out shortly after that after making their way through the school. There will be enough candy collected that night by children so please do not send any “treats for the class” :-) Thank you!


Grade 5 and 6 Volleyball intramurals start next week! They will take place in the gym each Tuesday and Wednesday during first break and will run until the end of November.

Very Merry Market

Less than a month to go until our annual Very Merry Market on Saturday, November 24! The market is a wonderful chance to come out and support Maplehurst PS and socialize with neighbours, families and friends from our community. There will be food, vendors, games, and more! Mark it on your calendar. More details will follow in the next few weeks.

Upcoming Notable Dates:

October 31 - Morning Costume Parade 9:30 am

November 5 - School Council 7:00 pm

November 8 - Picture Retake Day

November 8 - Speaker Series: Paul Davis re Online Safety. Aldershot School.

November 16 - Twin Day

November 19 - Progress Reports go home

November 22-23 - Parent/Student/Teacher conferences

November 24 - Very Merry Market

December 3 - School Council 7:00 pm

December 11 - Primary Holiday Concert 2:00 pm and 6:30 pm

Have a great weekend!

Brent Phillips

Principal, Maplehurst PS

Twitter: @MaplehurstPS