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Maple Ridge Weekly Update | Sept 23

School Update 
To the students and families of MRS, 
As some of you may have heard, Maple Ridge School was the recipient of a new principal this past Thursday morning. What we can tell you about this wonderful grade 2 student is that her leadership was met with admiration from the students and staff at Maple Ridge. 
For those who are wondering, this 'Principal of the Day' opportunity stems from participation in our monthly School/Parent Council Meetings. By attending a meeting online, parents can enter their children into a draw to become the Principal of the Day. It is our hope that this initiative will increase parent involvement in meetings, while providing a memorable moment for our students. 
We also want to take this opportunity to thank our families for taking the time to meet with the teachers this week at our conferences. Please know that your investment of time in your child's educational development has a positive impact. Additionally, we thank you for your patience during this process as we know that CBE schools experienced many technical difficulties with the booking system that we use. 
With appreciation,  
David Laidlaw and Sandy McNeil 
Upcoming Important Dates 
Sept 27 Terry Fox Run  Sept 27 Healthy Hunger (Extreme Pita) Sept 29 MRS Orange Shirt Day Sept 30 No School (National Day for Truth and Reconciliation) Oct 3-6 & 11-12 Wymbin Comprehensive Wellness Residency Oct 7 No School for Students (Non-Instruction Day) Oct 10 No School for Students (Thanksgiving) Oct 11 Healthy Hunger (Coco Brooks) Terry Fox 
On Tuesday, September 27th, students at Maple Ridge School will run to continue Terry's fight. Terry was an example of courage, humility, determination and perseverance. These attributes are what made him an inspiration for not only Canada, but the entire world. Please click here if you are interested in donating to this cause.  
Volunteering – We Need You 
Without the support of our parent volunteers, field studies, and in-class presentations, are not possible. As teachers are beginning to book these fields studies, this is a friendly reminder that all parent volunteers require a valid police clearance. To start the process of getting a valid police clearance, or to confirm the status of your clearance, we ask you to please email us at mapleridge@cbe.ab.ca. 
In order to ensure the security and safety of our staff and students, all volunteers in our schools need to be registered. The Annual Volunteer Registration Form must be completed annually. The information collected on this form will be held in strict confidence. 
Our Connection to the Land 
Maple Ridge School staff recently reflected on their experiences and feelings when they were most connected to the land. The result of this reflection is shared through photographs and statements displayed on the bulletin boards near the main entrance.  
How might you finish the sentence “I feel connected to the land..." ?  
We invite the students to share their own photographs and stories with our school community. Bring a printed photograph of you on the land and we will add it to the bulletin board.  
National Day for Truth and Reconciliation – Sept 30 
Are you interested in learning more about Orange Shirt Day? On September 30th, the City of Calgary is hosting an Orange Shirt Day Walking Tour Event in partnership with C.B.E. (Calgary Board of Education) and CSSD @ Fort Calgary (9:30-12:30).  
Student Health Plan 
We ask that our families please complete a Student Health Plan for our students identified with significant health issues. Please do not hesitate to email us if you have any questions. 
School Forms 
There are a variety of forms that parents / legal guardians are required to complete or review and update. The following forms are available in an online format through School Engage: 
Demographic Verification – This from includes your child's personal information as well as parent / legal guardian contact information. 
Annual Authorization – This form provides consent for school and district use of personal information. 
Citizenship Information Update – This form becomes available if you change your child's citizenship information on the Demographic Verification form. 
School Engage is one of the applications found in your MyCBE account. This is the same account that you use to pay fees, view academic information, book school conferences, etc. 

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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
Nancy Close

School Information

Grades
K-04
Enrolment
363
Programs
Science
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Morning Start
8:53 AM
Dismissal
3:35 PM
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