Maplehurst Message for February 2, 2018



We are fortunate to have so many outstanding students at Maplehurst. Each year, every school in the system is asked to select a “Student of Excellence” for the current school year. Needless to say, this is a challenging task as we have many exemplary students who demonstrate academic excellence, athletic participation, student leadership, kindness and honesty. This year, I would like to congratulate Beth Dieroff in Grade 6 for being selected by Maplehurst staff to represent our school with this recognition. Well done, Beth!


Congratulations to our Volleyball Teams

The girls came in second place at the Alexander’s tournament on Wednesday and the boys showed heart and determination but did not make the finals. Both teams represented Maplehurst amazingly! Way to go!


Intramurals

Grade 2 Gym Games on Thursdays during second part of morning break (until Feb.15)

Grade 3 Gym Games on Thursdays during second part of morning break (Feb.22-Mar.8)

Grade 4 Basketball Fun on Mondays, 1st Break

Grade 5 Basketball Fun on Tuesdays, 1st Break


Recorder Club

Monday, Wednesday, Friday in the gym second part of afternoon break


Board Games Club

Grade 1 Board Games on Tuesdays during second part of afternoon break (until Mar.6)

Grade 2 Board Games on Mondays during second part of afternoon break (until Mar.5)


Library Cafe for Grades 3-6

Mrs. Fraser will have the library open for activities including reading, finish up work, literacy games and puzzles.

Grades 5-6: Thursdays during the second half of morning break.

Grades 3-4: Tuesdays during the second half of afternoon break.


Winter Play Day

Our students will spend some outdoor activity time in their community groups on Friday as they have fun during our Winter Play Day event. Please ensure your child comes dressed appropriately (boots, gloves, hat, etc…) for the weather! Thank you to School Council for providing hot chocolate for the students.


Pita, Milk, and Pizza Forms

.... are due next Friday, February 9. Milk and Pizza forms are only due if you did not pay for the whole year back in October. The Pita Pit form is attached to this email.


Movie Night: SING

Parents and students are invited to a FREE showing of “Sing” in the Maplehurst gym on Thursday, February 15. Doors open at 6:30pm. Movie starts at 7:00pm. There will be small snacks available for purchase. Please - no drinks other than water are allowed in the gym. We are looking forward to seeing you there!


Have Your Say Survey

In our effort to increase school effectiveness, the Halton District School Board is inviting you to participate in our online Have Your Say survey. As our partner in education, your input is valued and appreciated. We recognize your involvement is critical to student success which is why we’re inviting you to complete this online survey to tell us what you think about Maplehurst.


We are inviting parents to respond to questions related to their child’s school, such as: learning opportunities, communication, involvement in the school, technology use, equitable and inclusive learning environments, and transportation.


Please see the attached pdf for all of the details! www.haveyoursayhdsb.ca


Dental Screening for FDK and Grade 2

This has been postponed and will be rescheduled.


Kindergarten Registration Information

Registration packages for new JK students (and SK students registering for the first time) are available in the office. More information can be found at hdsb.ca.


Upcoming Notable Dates:

February 13 - Pancake Day

February 14 - Glen Eden Ski Trip (Grade 5 and 6)

February 15 - Movie Night 7:00pm “Sing”

February 16 - PA Day

February 19 - Family Day Holiday

February 26 - Report Cards Distributed



Brent Phillips

Principal, Maplehurst PS

phillipsb@hdsb.ca