Maple Grove Branch Newsletter

Notes From the Nurse

WEATHER CHANGES:

Fall is upon us and the weather changes hourly.  Please make sure to send your child with the appropriate clothing and dress in layers.  Also, keep in mind sometimes the grass and equipment can have dew and students may get wet, you may want to put a spare pair of clothes in their backpack in case they get wet.


PTO News

BOXTOPS FOR EDUCATION: Thank you so much for turning in your Box Tops! We had a total of 7109 unexpired Box Tops turned in, so that means $710 for Maple Grove! Mrs. Hahn’s class earns an extra recess for turning in the most Box Tops, 879! Please continue to turn in your Box Tops to your teacher. We will collect them again in February.

BINGO FOR BOOKS TONIGHT!!! Friday, November 4th 6:30-8:00 PM.  Grab a blanket and join us in the gym for an evening of FREE fun with friends and family!  Feel free to bring a new or gently used book to contribute.  Snacks and drinks will be provided.

PIZZA RANCH NIGHT: Thank you to all the kindergarten, first and second grade families who attended Maple Grove Night at Pizza Ranch.  Our next Pizza Ranch Night is Thursday, November 10th all 3rd through 5th students are invited to join us.  Maple Grove teachers will be lending a hand greeting families and bussing tables.  You’ll also want to mark your calendars: Sunday, December 4th will be Maple Grove night at Rube’s Steakhouse!  More details soon!

SCHOLASTIC BOOKFAIR:

The Maple Grove Book Fair will be held November 12th through November 17th.  The fair will be open during the following dates/times:

Saturday, November 12th 8:00 am – Noon

Monday, November 14th 8:35 am – 9:05 am and 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Tuesday, November 15th 8:35 am – 9:05 am and 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Wednesday November 16th 8:35 am – 9:05 am and 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Thursday November 17th 8:35 am – 9:05 am and 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Our Book Fair would not be possible without our volunteers.  This is a great opportunity to interact with teachers, staff, students and their families.

Please sign up for Book Fair Volunteer Sign-Up 2016! 
Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:
1. Click this link to go to our invitation page: http://signup.com/go/T7cXYK
2. Enter your email address
3. Sign up! Choose your spots – You will receive an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!

CONFERENCE MEALS: The PTO loves to support our teachers by providing snacks and a meal during conference weeks.  The snacks will be served on Wednesday, November 16th and the meal will be served on Thursday, November 17th.  If you would like to contribute, please use this link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090f4aada72ca2fb6-maple

PTO MEETING: Please join us on Monday, November 21st from 6-7:00 PM for our November PTO meeting.  We will serve a light meal and free childcare will be available.  Our Learning Highlight for November will be presented by Cindi McDonald, incoming Superintendent of Waukee Schools.  If you will be joining us for the meal, please RSVP on the link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0d4facae2ba75-october


Waukee Foundations Scholarships Food Drive

Good afternoon families!

Please help the Fourth Graders at Maple Grove IMPACT OUR WORLD! We are getting ready for the annual WAUKEE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS FOOD DRIVE to benefit the Waukee Area Christian Food Pantry!  This drive brings in the largest amount of food that the pantry receives all year. Our food pantry feeds over 100 families every month (and growing)! Maple Grove Elementary’s focus is to collect items to meet baby needs this year:  diapers (size 4 and up), baby food (all stages), formula, and baby wipes. We would also accept canned or boxed food to help those in need. We are currently collecting items now through November 17th. We would love your assistance in Impacting our World by helping serve the needs of our community. Cash or check donations can also be turned in to the front office (payable to Waukee Area Christian Food Pantry). You can also donate via Revtrak for your convenience! All funds will be contributed to the pantry to purchase food at reduced rates.

Thank you!

Fourth Grade Students and Teachers


Waukee Nutrition Department News

As the season changes and the leaves turn colors, we look forward to classroom parties.  When it comes to the lists of things to get done to have a great party, think of the Waukee Nutrition Department to help you out.  With a good list of heathy treats, as well as cookies and cupcakes, they can be the one stop shop for your classroom treats. To order, visit RevTrak on the Waukee Schools website and look for the classsroom treats icon.


2016-2017 Giving Tree

Starting on November 14, Maple Grove will begin a new annual tradition – the Giving Tree.  This will help offer support to deserving families in our community.  Paper ornaments will be hung around the windows of the office and on a tree inside the office.  Written on the ornaments are items that some of our deserving Maple Grove families would either enjoy or are in need of this holiday season.  Parents and staff are encouraged to take an ornament with a specific gift listed that you are willing to purchase for that family.  After the gift is purchased, place the gift-wrapped present under the tree with the ornament attached.  The Giving Tree will end on December 16.  Thank you for helping us make the holidays a little brighter for our families

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Waukee, Iowa 50263
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