May 20
Maple Ridge Weekly Update | May 20

School Update  

To the students and families of MRS,   

This week was filled with excitement as we hosted our first ever MRS Science Olympics. The day began with a virtual assembly where Piggy and Gerald reminded all the students that the goal for the day was focused on our Pillars of Care: 

  • Taking Care of this Place 
  • Taking Care of Self 
  • ​Taking Care of Each other 
This assembly was followed by a schoolwide parade where classes proudly showed off their created flags and represented their team by wearing either green, yellow, red, black, or blue representing the Olympic Rings.  

During the day, students from K-2 and Grade 3-4 were mixed and participated in three separate STEM challenges. The engagement levels in these tasks were unbelievable. 

For our closing ceremonies, we had our first ever in-person assembly in the gym. For some of our students, this was the first time they have experienced this. After watching a slideshow of pictures from throughout the day, students got to watch as science was put into action. 

What was this science in action you ask? Well, check out our Scientific Interest section below as you could also complete the elephant toothpaste demonstration with your children.  

Yours in science, 

David Laidlaw and Sandy McNeil  

Upcoming Important Dates  
May 20  Non-instruction Day (no school for students)  
May 23  Victoria Day (School Closed)  
May 26  School Council @ 6:30  
May 30  Healthy Hunger - Subway  
June 9  Kindergarten Orientation (New Date)  
June 10  Healthy Hunger - Just Around the Bend  
June 20  Healthy Hunger -Little Caesar  
June 24 Sports Day 
June 28  Grade 4 Farewell | Last Day of School  

Bus Registration 2022-2023 

If your child will be riding the bus to school for the 2022-2023 school year, you must pre-register by June 8 in order to ensure service starts on the first day of school. More information on how to pre-register, service levels and fees can be found here.  

Scientific Insert 

During our closing ceremony 5 students, representing each colour team, joined Ms.McNeil on stage to demonstrate the making of Elephant Toothpaste. Using household ingredients students watched a chemical reaction occur when a catalyst (yeast and warm water) reacted with 3% hydrogen peroxide and dish soap. Each student was responsible for adding the catalyst to each bottle and the only variable that was different was the colour of the food colouring added to the solution.  

How might you turn this demo into an experiment? 

What would happen if you used 6% hydrogen peroxide or different shaped containers? 

What variable could you change?  

Ms.McNeil and Mr.Laidlaw would love to hear about your experimental ideas!  

Indigenous Ways of Being 

Timelines in the Western way are linear and move between BCE & CE. In the Blackfoot way, timelines move circular with major events dictated by terms such as the Dog Days, Horse Days and would be maintained by the War Chief of each clan. A buffalo robe or large boulder would be used for the pictographs and referred to as a Winter Count. There is a book written about the Winter Count by Paul Raczka.

May 13
Maple Ridge Weekly Update | May 13

School Update  

To the students and families of MRS,   

Our first schoolwide Open House in over two years was a resounding success.  Many families were able to attend and join in our MRS Scavenger Hunt leaving us full of excitement and gratitude.  

From viewing the fish and 3D Printer in the iLab, to exploring other favorite parts of the school, it was noticeable that our students were filled with excitement.  

We also want to share a big thank you to our School Council for the tasty treat. If you have a question for school council members, or would like to join the mailing list, please send an email to mapleridgecouncil@gmail.com.  

Have a wonderful weekend.  

David Laidlaw and Sandy McNeil  

Upcoming Important Dates  

May 19  Science Olympics (all students)  
May 19  Healthy Hunger - Boston Pizza  
May 20  Non-instruction Day (no school for students)  
May 20  RT Alderman - Grade 5-9 | Virtual Questions and Answers Session (11am-12pm)  
May 23  Victoria Day (School Closed)  
May 26  School Council @ 6:30  
May 30  Healthy Hunger - Subway  
June 2  Kindergarten Orientation (more info still to come)  
June 10  Healthy Hunger - Just Around the Bend  
June 20  Healthy Hunger -Little Caesar  
June 28  Grade 4 Farewell | Last Day of School  

Volunteer Clearance - Process  

Without the support of our parent volunteers, these field studies, and in-class presentations, are not possible. As a friendly reminder, 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.  

Fire Drill  

The safety of all students and staff at Maple Ridge School is of great importance. To that end, we continue to practice appropriate safety measures for the various situations that may occur and affect our staff and students.   

As a school, we are required to have a minimum of six fire drills each school year and we completed our fifth one on Thursday. Our students and staff treat each drill as though it was the real thing, and we are very proud of their performance during those drills. Teachers keep class lists with them during all drills and attendance is taken.   

Grade 4 Students  

All current grade 4 students are designated to attend the Science Alternative Program at RT Alderman and are automatically enrolled for the start of the 2022-2023 school year. We ask any of our families whose students are attending a different school, and have not yet let us know, to please email us at mapleridge@cbe.ab.ca. This will ensure that we designate the change properly in our system to allow for a smooth transition.  

Transportation Registration  

Bus registrations begin on Wednesday, May 11. Families can begin registering using their MyCBE account.  

If families are considering transportation services for the next school year, they must register by the deadline to ensure yellow school bus service for the first day of classes. There is no financial obligation for registration; families have until the fall to cancel without a fee.  

The registration deadline for students to be included in route planning for the first day of school is Wednesday, June 8.  

May 06
Maple Ridge Weekly Update | May 6

School Update 

To the students and families of MRS,  

We will be hosting an Open House next Friday, May 13th for all current families. For many of you, this will be your first opportunity to step foot inside our building, and we cannot wait for you to see the spaces that allow our students to Imagine, Inquire, Innovate, and Inspire. 

This is not intended to be a parent-teacher interview, so we ask that you email teachers to set up an alternative time to meet if there is something you wish to discuss. 

We ask our families to enter the Main Entrance of our building at the following designated times: 

  • 1:30-2:00 (Families with a last name A-K) 
  • 2:00-2:30 (Families with a last name L-Z) 

    Best of luck with our riddle-based scavenger hunt.

    Wishing all mothers in our community a Happy Moter's Day this weekend. 

    David Laidlaw and Sandy McNeil 

    Upcoming Important Dates 
May 9 Bacon (& More) Fundraiser Pick Up  
May 13 

Open House for current students/families  

  • 1:30-2:00 (Last names A-K) 
  • 2:00-2:30 (Last names L-Z) 
May 13 Healthy Hunger - Snack 
May 19 Science Olympics (all students) 
May 19 Healthy Hunger - Boston Pizza 
May 20 Non-instruction Day (no school for students) 
May 20 RT Alderman - Grade 5-9 | Virtual Questions and Answers Session (11am-12pm) 
May 23 Victoria Day (School Closed) 
May 26 School Council @ 6:30 
May 30 Healthy Hunger - Subway 
June 2 Kindergarten Orientation (more info still to come) 

Bacon (& More) Fundraising Update 

Maple Ridge Families, 

Thank you for all your orders for our Bacon (& More) Fundraiser. Do not forget that the pickup is on MONDAY, MAY 9th from 3:30-5:30 at the front door of the school. 

Fun Math: We will be getting 2407 pounds of meat delivered.  

Do you know that 2407 pounds is the same as: 

  • 8 male gorillas  
  • 2407 blocks of butter 
  • 27 Emperor penguins 
  • 3209 Cans of Coke 
  • 273 big jugs(gallons) of milk  

How many of YOU would it take to make 2407 pounds??  

Next Year Planning 

As we prepare for the year ahead, we are entering the initial stages of planning for our classroom configurations. If there are specific learning considerations we should know about your child when planning class lists, we would appreciate your input. Requests for specific teachers should not be made, as honoring these requests is often difficult. Staffing changes can vary from year to year in terms of who is teaching at our school and what grades they are assigned to teach. 

Please put your requests in writing and email them to drlaidlaw@cbe.ab.ca no later than May 16th, 2022. While no guarantees can be made, we will make every effort to consider your request. Please be assured that we put many hours into ensuring classes have the best possible configurations to support the learning of all students. 

Grade 4 Students 

All current grade 4 students are designated to attend the Science Alternative Program at RT Alderman and are automatically enrolled for the start of the 2022-2023 school year. We ask any of our families who will have their child attend a different school, and have not let us know yet, to please email us at mapleridge@cbe.ab.ca. This will ensure that we designate the change properly in our system to allow for a smooth transition. 

Transportation Registration 

Bus registrations begin on Wednesday, May 11. Families can begin registering using their MyCBE account. 

If families are considering transportation services for the next school year, they must register by the deadline to ensure yellow school bus service for the first day of classes. There is no financial obligation for registration; families have until the fall to cancel without a fee. 

The registration deadline for students to be included in route planning for the first day of school is Wednesday, June 8. 

Apr 29
Maple Ridge Weekly Update | April 29

School Update 

To the students and families of MRS,  

Over the past couple of weeks, our grade 4 students have been hard at work designing and creating a product for a client of their choice. Many of our students chose their parent as the client, and yesterday was a chance to highlight this work. With our Design Thinking Process Showcase open to parents, we were thrilled to see families back in our building and engaged with the learning that occurs at Maple Ridge. Our students did an excellent job of displaying this work and should be proud of what they accomplished. 

With better weather this last week, we were able to have our fourth fire drill for the year on Monday. Students and staff did an excellent job of vacating the premise and were all accounted for at our Muster Point (West Field). This leaves us with 2 more fire drills to complete before the end of the school year. 

See you in May 

David Laidlaw and Sandy McNeil 

Upcoming Important Dates 

May 4 Hats On for Mental Health 
May 6 Open House (RT Alderman) (1:30-2:30) 
May 9 Bacon (& More) Fundraiser Pick Up  
May 13 

Open House for current students/families  

  • 1:30-2:00 (Last names A-K) 
  • 2:00-2:30 (Last names L-Z) 
May 13 Healthy Hunger - Snack 
May 19 Science Olympics (all students) 
May 19 Healthy Hunger - Boston Pizza 
May 20 Non-instruction Day (no school for students) 
May 20 RT Alderman - Grade 5-9 | Virtual Questions and Answers Session (11am-12pm) 
May 23 Victoria Day (School Closed) 
May 26 School Council @ 6:30 
May 30 Healthy Hunger - Subway 
June 2 Kindergarten Orientation (more info still to come) 

Open House 

On May 13th we are excited to open our doors to our current families. In recognition of the past 2 years and an inability for families to join us in our building, we are busy at work creating a scavenger hunt for families to take part in. Bring your riddle solving skills and willingness to have a fun time. 

Based on the large turnout we had at the Design Thinking Showcase this week, we have decided the following: 

  • 1:30-2:00 (Families with a last name A-K) 
  • 2:00-2:30 (Families with a last name L-Z)
Next Year Planning 
As we prepare for the year ahead, we are entering the initial stages of planning for our classroom configurations. If there are specific learning considerations we should know about your child when planning class lists, we would appreciate your input. Requests for specific teachers should not be made, as honoring these requests is often difficult. Staffing changes can vary from year to year in terms of who is teaching at our school and what grades they are assigned to teach. 

Please put your requests in writing and email them to drlaidlaw@cbe.ab.ca no later than May 16th, 2022. While no guarantees can be made, we will make every effort to consider your request. Please be assured that we put many hours into ensuring classes have the best possible configurations to support the learning of all students. 

Hats On for Mental Health  

On the first Wednesday in May, Albertans are invited to wear a hat to raise awareness of the importance of good mental health. Students and teachers at Maple Ridge are encouraged to build understanding by wearing hats to school. Students will also participate in a coordinated lesson on understanding mental health and the importance of removing the stigma associated with mental illnesses. 

Telescope Donation - Thank You

A big thank you to one of our families for donating a telescope for our iLab. It is kind gestures such as this that help build upon our foundational tools to bring science alive at Maple Ridge. ​

Apr 22
Maple Ridge Weekly Update | April 22

School Update 

To the students and families of MRS,  

Each year on April 22nd, Earth Day is celebrated to promote multiple ways we can help our environment. For us Calgarians, we had the pleasure of celebrating this day with a winter wonderland theme. On this occasion, many of our classes talked about ways they can appreciate and respect earth's environment. 

We also want to take this opportunity to draw your attention to an Open House we are hosting on May 13th from 1:30-2:30 for our current families. This date and time is intended to provide our families with an opportunity to come in and tour our building. We also want to share that this time is not intended to be a parent-teacher interview and that there will not be any performances. As we continue to work through a scavenger hunt format for the event, we are excited that our families can come view the beautiful spaces that make up Maple Ridge School. Stay tuned for more details. 

Wishing you a wonderful weekend, 

David Laidlaw and Sandy McNeil 

Upcoming Important Dates 

April 28 Grade 4 Science Fair (1:00-2:00) - Gymnasium 
May 6 Open House (RT Alderman) (1:30-2:30) 
May 9 Bacon (& More) Fundraiser Pick Up  
May 13 Open House for current students/families (1:30-2:30) 
May 13 Healthy Hunger - Snack 
May 19 Science Olympics (all students) 
May 19 Healthy Hunger - Boston Pizza 
May 20 Non-instruction Day (no school for students) 
May 20 RT Alderman - Grade 5-9 | Virtual Questions and Answers Session (11am-12pm) 
May 23 Victoria Day (School Closed) 
May 30 Healthy Hunger - Subway 

Opera at Maple Ridge 

The Calgary Opera has generously given Alberta schools access to a recording of the Brothers Grimm by Dean Burry. The video production has been provided to all Alberta schools so that students can experience the world of opera. Maple Ridge students in Grades 1-4 have been learning about what an opera is and listening to what an opera sounds like. Students are enjoying listening to familiar fairytales presented through song and drama. 

Alberta Music Curriculum connections: 

  • Follow a story told by music 
  • Recognize music of some composers of other times, places, and cultures. 
  • Identify different genres of music 

    RT Alderman Upcoming Events 

    We would like to extend a special welcome to our new RTA Ravens

    To help with next year's transitions, we are excited to offer the following: 
  • RTA Welcome Event | Scavenger Hunt, Amazing Race-style: May 6, 2022, at 1:30 – 2:30 PM; RTA is happy to offer an exciting, self-directed Scavenger Hunt, where students may explore the various learning options and environments at the school. All new families are invited to attend this event. 
  • Grade 5-9 | Virtual Questions and Answers Session: Friday, May 20, 2022, at 11:00 - 12:00 PM. 
  • Intake Meetings: Monday, June 13 - Thursday, June 23: Families may book an optional, 10-minute virtual intake meeting. (Stay tuned for more information regarding how to book an intake meeting) ​
Apr 14
Maple Ridge Weekly Update | April 14

School Update 

To the students and families of MRS,  

We were fortunate to inherit the iLab when we arrived at Maple Ridge School just two years ago.  At the beginning of the pandemic, we had to re-imagine how the iLab would continue to be a space of inspiration and design for our students amidst the many restrictions.  

Located in the heart of the school, the iLab was named to represent the four I’s in our school motto, “Imagine, Inquire, Innovate and Inspire”. This week our shared learning space was absolutely brimming with these ideals. In one day alone, a quiet observer could have witnessed students, re-telling the story of seed dispersal through code using ozobots, sketching and observing the resident trout fish, prototyping designs including components that have been 3D printed and, students experimenting with cubelets to determine the best combination for locomotion.  

The iLab serves as a space for wonder, creativity, and perseverance. It is a privilege to witness students becoming engineers, designers, and scientists in this incredible learning environment.  

Have a great weekend!  

David Laidlaw and Sandy McNeil 

Upcoming Important Dates 

April 15 

Good Friday (No School) 

April 18 

Non-Instructional Day  

  • (System Professional Learning) 

April 21 

School Council Meeting @ 6:30 (Virtual) 

April 22 

Healthy Hunger- Kernels 

April 22 

Earth Day 

May 9 

Bacon (& More) Fundraiser Pick Up  

Book Fair Update 

Our most recent Scholastic Book Fair was met with tremendous success. Thank you to our families as our school has earned a credit of $4373.76 to be used to supplement our library collection. 

Rugby Opportunity – Grade 4 

We are excited to announce a weeklong partnership with Rugby Alberta in the beginning of May. This experience will provide a physical education experience that places an emphasis on teamwork, ball control and fair play. By working with Breanne Morgan, a Rugby Development Officer, we are confident this experience will provide a rich learning opportunity for our Grade 4 students. 

Grade 4 Design Thinking Process – Open House 

Dear Parents and Guardians, 

The Grade 4 Students of Maple Ridge School will be highlighting their Design Thinking Process projects on April 28th. 

Parents are invited to view their displays from 1:00-2:00pm on that day in our gym.  

Please join us to see all the students’ hard work. You are encouraged to look at all the displays and ask questions about the projects.  

The Grade 4 Team,  

Ms. Giffen, Ms. Watts and Ms. Pittman 

Apr 08
Maple Ridge Weekly Update | April 8

School Update 

To the students and families of MRS,  

Science is alive at Maple Ridge! 

With five classes away on field studies today, we feel confident in our statement above.  

We are also excited to announce that we are in the initial planning phase for Maple Ridge School's inaugural Science Olympics. Through participation in a series of STEM challenges, all students at Maple Ridge will be able to engage in critical thinking, problem solving, and collaboration.  

Stay tuned for more information. 

Yours in science, 

David Laidlaw and Sandy McNeil 

Upcoming Important Dates 

April 11 Healthy Hunger- Mucho Burrito 
April 14 Class Photos 
April 15 Good Friday (No School) 
April 18 

Non-Instructional Day  

  • (System Professional Learning) 
April 21 School Council Meeting @ 6:30 (Virtual) 
April 22 Healthy Hunger- Kernels 
April 22 Earth Day 

Scientific Interest 

Kindergarten students ventured to Weaselhead today, a park that many of them had never visited before. One highlight for some of the students included observing a chickadee building a nest in an Aspen tree stump. There was an echo of voices from the students sharing how much they wanted to return to Weaselhead with their families.  

Class Photos  

As a friendly reminder, next Thursday, April 14th, Lifetouch will be at our school to take classroom photos for each grade. See these 5 Tips for a Great Picture Day to help your child prepare. 

Parent Association – Fundraising Update 

Thank you to all families who were able to contribute to our cheque writing campaign. We are pleased to announce that we have raised over $3800, which will go directly to the school. 

Keep your eyes open for our Bacon (& More) Fundraiser forms coming home on Monday. Stock your freezer with quality meat products and support our school at the same time. 

Thanks, 

Katherine- Fundraising Coordinator  

Apr 01
Maple Ridge Weekly Update | April 1

School Update 

To the students and families of MRS,  

We are extremely thankful that we can have parent volunteers support the Science Alternative Program at MRS again. With this support, excitement was noticeable in the eyes of our Kindergarten students today as they embarked on a field study to Weaselhead. 

Without the support of our parent volunteers, these field studies, and in-class presentations, are not possible. As a friendly reminder, 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

With thanks, 

David Laidlaw and Sandy McNeil 

Upcoming Important Dates 

April 5 Lockdown Practice w/ CPS 
April 11 Healthy Hunger- Mucho Burrito 
April 14 Class Photos 
April 15 Good Friday (No School) 
April 18 

Non-Instructional Day  

  • (System Professional Learning) 
April 21 School Council Meeting @ 6:30 (Virtual) 
April 22 Healthy Hunger- Kernels 
April 22 Earth Day 


PTA Announcement 

1.  Thanks to all the families who have contributed to our Cheque Writing/Online Campaign through Education Matters. We are going to leave the fundraiser open until Monday if there are any last-minute donations. 

2. MAKE ROOM IN THE FREEZER! Our bacon & meat fundraiser is coming later this month, and pickup will be in June. Make room in the freezer to stock up for summer with these high-quality products. Forms will be going home later this month. 

Thanks, 
Katherine 

Fundraising Coordinator

Mar 18
Maple Ridge Weekly Update | Mar 18

School Update 

To the students and families of MRS,  

This afternoon was an opportunity for our staff to continue our important work with Truth and Reconciliation. As a staff, we began to watch the documentary series Elder in the Making as we remain committed to acknowledging and supporting the implementation of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action for a better Canada for all of us. As a school, and a member of the larger Calgary Board of Education community, we are committed to fostering a safe, caring and welcoming learning environment for all students. 

In the spirit of remaining connected with the land, we are reminded when we go outside that the arrival of spring is upon us. We wish all the families of MRS a week full of family time in the outdoors as you observe and embrace the signs of spring. 

With appreciation,  

David Laidlaw and Sandy McNeil 

Upcoming Important Dates 

March 18 Last Day of Classes before Spring Break 
March 20 Spring Equinox 
March 21-25 Spring Break  
March 28 Classes Resume 
March 29 Healthy Hunger- Edo 
April 5 Lockdown Practice w/ CPS 
April 11 Healthy Hunger- Mucho Burrito 
April 15 Good Friday (No School) 
April 18 

Non-Instructional Day  

  • (System Professional Learning) 
April 22 Healthy Hunger- Kernels 

Healthy Hunger 

For those that would like to know what is coming, we have included the remaining dates for Healthy Hunger.  

  • March 29- Edo  
  • April 11- Mucho Burrito  
  • April 22- Kernels 
  • May 13- Snack TBD  
  • May 19- Boston Pizza 
  • May 30- Subway  
  • June 10- Just Around the Bend  
  • June 20- Little Caesar 

    Maple Ridge Parent Association 

    Greetings Maple Ridge Families! 

    We hope this message finds you well and ready for Spring Break. Whether you are leaving town or staying home, the Maple Ridge Parents Association and Council wants to wish you a safe and relaxing break. 

    Thank you to our outgoing and new parent volunteers for their important work this fall and winter. We are very excited for what is to come for the remainder of the year. 

    If you have a moment, please check out the school website under the Get Involved tab. There you will find all our information and remember to follow our Facebook page @MapleRidgeSchoolPTA where you will get updates and reminders on all our events. 

Thank you again for your support! 
 
Your Maple Ridge Parents Executive Team 

Mar 11
Maple Ridge Weekly Update | March 11

School Update 

To the students and families of MRS,  

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our parents that were able to virtually connect for parent / teacher conferences. If you were unable to connect, we encourage you to reach out to the classroom teacher to arrange an alternative time to discuss the ongoing learning of your child. These conversations are an excellent opportunity for parents and students to better understand areas of celebration and areas of growth. 

Daylight Savings begins on March 13th at 2:00am and we “spring forward" to longer hours of sunlight. Check out this graph, that illustrates Calgary's daylight hours through the year, to spark a conversation with the students about what they notice and wonder as sunrise and sunset times change incrementally day by day.  

Springing forward,  

David Laidlaw and Sandy McNeil 

Upcoming Important Dates 

March 13 “Spring Forward" one hour 
March 14 Pi Day  
March 18 Last Day of Classes before Spring Break 
March 20 Spring Equinox 
March 21-25 Spring Break  
March 28 Classes Resume 
April 15 Good Friday (No School) 
April 18 

Non-Instructional Day  

  • (System Professional Learning) 

iLab Donations -Update 

We would like to extend a thank you to our families for the abundance of iLab materials we have received over the past couple of weeks. At this point, we have plenty of materials to work with in the iLab and we kindly ask our families to hold off on any donations until further notice. 

Volunteer Clearance Process  

As a Science Alternative Program, volunteers are a crucial part of our program. As a CBE (Calgary Board of Education) volunteer, you are placed in a position of trust with students, staff, or property. All adult volunteers require a valid security clearance – no exceptions. We ask our families to email mapleridge@cbe.ab.ca to begin the CBE Volunteer Clearance Process to ensure they can participate.  

Book Fair 

Our school's Scholastic Book Fair was this week, and you could certainly feel the buzz in our building as students have had to wait almost 2 years since the last time this event was hosted. We want to share a big thank you to all families who have participated as your investment in your readers also helps our school library collection. All purchases from the book fair earn rewards that can be redeemed for books and Education Resources for our library.  

For anyone who was unable to attend this event, please visit the Virtual Book Fair Extension. Any online order will be shipped to our school for free and these will be delivered to your child in their class.  

The link will remain open until Sunday, March 13th. 

Happy Reading! 

Cereal Box Collection- Update 

Back in December, students at MRS were committed to helping their community through their STEM mindset in our school-wide cereal drive. In addition to the domino designs that were created with the 450 boxes of cereal collected, we want to share that the Calgary Food Bank just confirmed with us that we brought in 790 pounds of food. Thank you for your generous support as this has helped many find their way through these trying times. 

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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