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A Message From Principal Tierney

During this season of peace and goodwill, it is with great pleasure that we pause and express our best holiday wishes and deep appreciation of your support, partnership and continued engagement.  May the warmth and love of the season (and the weather forecast) fill your hearts and home.

Please take a moment, prior to January 13th, to help us analyze our growth in the area of our Family Engagement goal by filling out the following survey.  In the fall, we had 175 participants, and we are hoping to expand upon the response this winter.  We will survey one more time in early May.

I look forward to seeing everyone in 2017!

My Very Best,

Mrs. Kim Tierney


Notes From the Nurse



BE CONSCIENTIOUS.  PLEASE respect district policy in regards to candy and treats and all classroom allergies when bringing in goodies:

  • Please avoid bringing treats that contain peanuts or any nut product or processed in a facility with nuts/tree nuts.
  • Homemade items are NOT allowed in the school.
  • We are not able to prepare food in the classroom.
  • ALL TREATS/SNACKS need to be commercially prepared and packaged for distribution with intact ingredient labels.
  • Products change all the time, please read labels.  Krispy Kreme is NOT a nut free facility anymore.
  • Utilize our nutrition department, order through RevTrak
  • If you have questions please call Lisa 987-2754.

PTO News

EXTITING NEWS!!  MAPLE GROVE PTO VISITS APEX AT THE WAUKEE LEARNING AND INNOVATION CENTER!  Yes, you read that right. We will hold our next PTO meeting on Monday, January 23rd from 6:00-7:00 PM at the Waukee Innovation and Learning Center (WILC, 295 Ashworth Dr.).  We will be serving a light meal and free childcare will be available. Michelle Hill, Director of Waukee APEX, will be sharing about our amazing APEX program and will take us on a tour of the building.  If you will be joining us for the meal, please RSVP with this link:

APPAREL SALES: Apparel items were delivered today!!

WINTER PARTIES: Thank you to all who helped plan and contributed to the Winter Party!!

RESTAURANT NIGHT: Exciting news… Chilis’s is sponsoring a benefit for Maple Grove Elementary starting on January 1st and running throughout the month. We will be sending home a flyer with this information. Please present the flyer and our school will receive 15% of the total purchase.  Be sure to let your family and friends know to mention Maple Grove if they dine at Chili’s.  Chili’s will still honor the 15% if they don’t have a flyer.


2nd Grade Citizenship project

From January 17-27th, second grade will be leading Maple Grove on a school-wide citizenship project.  Students will be collecting pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald House of Des Moines. There is no need to count your tabs, just have your child bring their pop tabs  to their classroom for collection any time during the two weeks.  The grade level that collects the most pop tabs will earn a pop party!

Dates to Remember

  • December 23 – January 2 – Winter Break
  • January 13 – No School
  • January 16 – No School
  • January 31 – Second Grade Fine Arts Night (6:00pm Sheetz and Weatherall, 7:00pm Hakes, Stahn, Van Meter)

Waukee Backpack

WaukeeBackpack is Waukee Community School District’s “green” approach to distributing information from school sponsored activities and non-profit organizations during the school year.

Where to Find Information

560 Southeast University Avenue
Waukee, Iowa 50263
Phone 515.987.5161
Fax 515.987.2701