Maplehurst Message for May 11, 2018

Bike to School Week Next Week!

We can’t wait to see how many students will ride their bikes to school next week! Each day, we will tally the number of riders and post it on our tracking poster. Last year we had a great response - let’s do it again!

Reduce Screen Time Week!

Today, all students received a goal setting and tracking sheet that they are invited to use next week to track their activities, with a goal of reducing the amount of leisure time they are in front of screens (e.g., TV, devices, computers). Students who RETURN their tracking sheets after next week are eligible to win some AMAZING PRIZES! We have TWO bicycles, lots of bike helmets, gift certificates, bells, lights and more to give away!

MP School Visit

The Honourable Karina Gould, MP for Burlington and Minister of Democratic Institutions was at Maplehurst Wednesday morning to speak about government and parliament to our Grade 5 students. It was an interactive and engaging opportunity for our kids!

From School Council: Staff Appreciation May 31

It's that time of year again! We are looking for volunteers to help out with our Teacher Appreciation lunch on Thursday May 31st.  Please consider helping us appreciate the Maplehurst teachers in this way! Please sign up using the following link:

Any questions or concerns? Please contact Allison at

EQAO Volunteers:

Thank you to those who have volunteered. We have enough now to work with students for the EQAO assessment.

Upcoming Notable Dates:

May 14-18 - Bike to School Week/Screen Time Reduction 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