Maplehurst Message for April 20, 2018

Maplehurst Is:

At the beginning of the year, all students thought of a word to describe Maplehurst PS and we collected all of them to create a word cloud showing these words and their frequency. I love this activity as it gives a true snapshot of what our students think of their school. We had a large banner created thanks to the Cusson family and it now hangs in the front display case. Check it out next time you are in the school!

Student Information for 2018-19

When building classes for the upcoming school year, staff take into consideration learning levels, gender, peer relationships, and other factors in order to create balanced and effective student groupings. If there is input you would like to provide about your child that you feel is important for us to consider, please email me by next Thursday, April 26.

Earth Week

Next week, students will be celebrating Earth Week by cleaning up the school yard and surrounding area with their classmates. We are also have a BLUE and GREEN Day on Thursday.

PA Day Friday

There is no school for students on Friday as it is a PA Day.

EQAO Volunteers:

If you are interested in volunteering to assist during the EQAO assessment – for all or part! – May 22-25 (Grade 3) or May 28-31 (Grade 6), please contact the school. We require parent volunteers to help with students receiving accommodations such as a quiet setting or scribing. Please email our SERT, Ms. Naresh at


If you are moving and will not be attending Maplehurst in 2018-19, please let us know. This will assist us in organizing our classes for the school year. Thank you in advance!

Upcoming Notable Dates:

April 26 - Boys/Girls Basketball Tournament at Aldershot 4:00-8:30pm

April 26 - Green and Blue Day

April 27 - PA Day

April 30 - PITA Day

May 2 - Teams/Clubs Photo Day

May 2 - Girls’ Basketball Tournament @ Alexander’s after school

May 3 - Boys’ Basketball Tournament @ Alexander’s after school

May 7 - School Council 7:00pm

May 10 - Sibling Picture Day

May 14-18 - Bike to School Week

May 15 - Junior Relays

May 21 - Victoria Day Holiday

May 22-25 - Gr.3 EQAO

May 28-31 - Gr.6 EQAO

May 28 - Pita Day

May 29, June 5, June 12 - Grade 3 Swim to Survive Program

June 1 - PA Day

Have a great weekend everyone!

Brent Phillips

Principal, Maplehurst PS