Maplehurst Message for December 8, 2017

Principal for the Day

Hello parents. My name is Emily Ladd and I was the Principal for the Day today at Maplehurst.  I checked on the classes and all the students were awesome. I also checked on the construction upstairs and it looked very good. Everyone enjoyed the extra 10 minutes of recess I gave them and I ordered lots of colourful modelling clay for my classroom. It was fun playing in the office with my friends. Go Mavericks!


Yearbook design contest!

Would you like your artwork featured on the cover of this year’s Maplehurst yearbook? Design a cover and hand it in to Mme Phillips by Monday, December 11. You could be the designer of the 2017-2018 yearbook! *The winning designer will win their copy of the yearbook for free*


  • Use a regular 8 ½ x 11 piece of white paper.

  • Include “Maplehurst Public School” and “2017-2018” somewhere on your design.

  • Use bright colours - markers will work best.

  • Be creative!

Primary Holiday Concert

Our Primary students will perform Maplehurst’s Holiday Celebration Concert on Thursday, December 21. There will be two shows: 12:00pm and 6:30pm.

Early Dismissal December 22

The last day before the holiday break will be a shortened day. Students are dismissed at 2:10pm.

Grade 5 and 6 Volleyball Fun

Grade 5 and 6 students are invited to come to the gym on Fridays at second break for recreational volleyball.

Construction Equipment On Site

We are having the windows on the interior of the school replaced over the next few weeks. This will require the temporary housing of construction equipment on the school property. The area where the equipment will be parked will be fenced off for safety.

Optional Attendance for 2018-19

The Optional Attendance process for the 2018-19 school year will begin on December 1.  Please see the attached information from the Board.

Maplehurst is CLOSED to optional attendance for Kindergarten and Grade 1 and we are OPEN to optional attendance for Grades 2-6 for the 2018-19 school year.

Applications for Grade 2-6 optional attendance will be accepted from December 1 - January 31, 2018. You must submit your request to your designated home school, who will forward the application to the requested school. Decisions will be communicated in late February.

Upcoming Notable Dates:

December 21 - Primary Holiday Performance: 1st show @ 12:00pm, 2nd show @ 6:30pm

December 22 - Last Day of School before the Holiday Break (2 weeks)

January 8 - Back to School!

January 15 - Kindergarten Registration begins for September 2018

Brent Phillips

Principal, Maplehurst PS