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Maple Ridge Weekly Update | Sept 10

​School Update 
To the students and families of MRS,  
With our second week of school complete, we have noticed that our students have developed a strong understanding of school routines and expectations, and that they are adjusting well in their return to learning. 
As a school, we unfortunately still are not able to gather in our gym for what would be a typical start of year assembly. To continue our focus on building a sense of community and belonging, we will be having a virtual welcome assembly on Tuesday morning, September 14th. We have heard rumors that Piggie and Gerald might be making a return to Maple Ridge... 
Stay tuned, 
David Laidlaw and Sandy McNeil 
Upcoming Important Dates 
Sept 16 
Virtual School Council Meeting (6:30pm) 
Sept 23 – 24 
Virtual Parent/Teacher Conference 
Sept 30 
National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (No School) 
Oct 11 
Thanksgiving Day (No School) 
Opening Package 
The opening package for all students has been sent home and we are asking for these forms to please be returned no later than next Friday, September 17th.  As a friendly reminder, the Demographic Form must be signed and returned by a Parent/Guardian regardless of whether changes are required. Once completed, please have the students return the forms to their classroom teacher. 
Exterior Doors 
After a couple of conversations with families, it has come to our attention that we have not shared an update regarding some of the work that is being done at our school. The exciting news is that our school is in the process of receiving new exterior doors and it is anticipated that this work will be completed by winter break.  As this work will cause some disruptions to our entrances at different points of the project, we commit to providing clear and timely communication with our families to ensure there is a minimal impact on our students, staff and families. 
Bussing 
If your child rides the bus and you decide they are not to take the bus home on a particular day, we ask that you do the following: 
Same day notice - please call the school for confirmation so that we can update our attendance records 403-777-6280 
 
At least one day's notice - please email classroom teacher and mapleridge@cbe.ab.ca  
 
School Council Meeting 
You are invited to attend our first School Council Meeting on Thursday, September 16 at 6:30pm. 
Click here to join the meeting 
We look forward to connecting with our parent community. 
Parent/Teacher Conferences 
We would like to invite all parents to join us for upcoming virtual conferences.  
Thursday, September 23 (4:00pm – 8:00pm)  
Regular day of instruction for students 
 
Friday, September 24 (8:00am – 12:00pm)  
No School for Students  
 
Online registration for meeting times is available through MyCBE/PowerSchool as of Thursday, September 16 at 4:00pm.  
To join the online conference, open the conference confirmation email or the calendar invitation. Scroll to the connection link and click the link Join Microsoft Teams Meeting. If the conference confirmation email has been misplaced, parents can obtain all conference details by logging into School Conferences via their MyCBE/PowerSchool account.  
Note: The “Start Meeting” link for joining the conference will only appear 5 minutes before the conference scheduled start time. 
Scientific Interest 
Science is alive and well in all classrooms this week. One class in particular conducted the “walking water” experiments. This afternoon grade 1 students were excitedly remarking on what happened and how “cool” it was.  
Check out the experiment here!  

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Maple Ridge Students and Families - we miss you! Have a safe and relaxing summer. See you in the fall. https://t.co/3BcyLlMUzs

If you are planning on coming to the school on Wednesday to pick up personal belongings, here are some things you should know. Assigned pick up times, are by last name: A-F 8:30-10:30 G-M 10:30-12:30 N-S 12:30-2:30 T-Z 2:30-4:30 https://t.co/KlcRUBqHKC

Thank you to those families who came out to the grade 1 celebration of learning today. They have been learning all about cause and effect by designing Rube Goldberg machines. They are then transferring their learning to what cause and effect looks like in an ecosystem.

Learning the science of wetlands and ecosystems today through drama. Thanks to @Evergreen_Th for inspiring our thinking and your creative story telling. https://t.co/vIasS9Wo8I

It was a #pinkshirt kind of day. Many of our students were engaged in fantastic conversations about the power of collective kindness. Way to go Maple Ridge! https://t.co/beX1EgXCyV

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Maple Ridge School

10203 Maplemont Rd SE Calgary, AB, T2J 1W3
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School Contacts

Principal
David Laidlaw
Assistant Principal
Sandra McNeil
Education Director
Ann Ard
Trustee
Julie Hrdlicka

School Information

Grades
K-04
Enrolment
387
Programs
Science
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School Hours

Morning Start
8:53 AM
Dismissal
3:35 PM
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