Maple Grove Branch

Notes From the Nurse

We have had a number of students ill.  Below is the district’s policy regarding illness just as a reminder.  We want all students to stay healthy and your families too!

ILLNESS: Students with the following symptoms will be sent home:

1) Temperature of 100 or above (oral) or equivalent (normal temperature for 24 hours before returning to school)

2) Vomiting (free from vomiting for 24 hours before returning to school)

3) Diarrhea (free from diarrhea for 24 hours before returning to school)

4) Unexplained abdominal pain

5) Severe cold and/or cough

6) Unexplained skin eruptions or rash

7) Swelling, redness, tenderness, discharge of eyes (requires a doctor’s diagnosis and treatment, if needed, or until symptoms are gone)

8) Communicable disease (requires a doctor’s diagnosis and treatment, if needed, or until symptoms are gone)

9) Any health condition that in the nurse’s judgment is of concern for the child’s or other’s health

PTO News

CONFERENCE MEALS:  Can you believe it’s time for spring conferences??  The PTO will be organizing an evening meal on Tuesday March 7th and snacks on Wednesday, March 8th for teachers during that busy week. Please use this link to sign up: Thanks in advance for your help making this a success!!

Z’MARIKS RESTAURANT NIGHTS!!: We will hold two restaurant nights at Z’Mariks in Clive Tuesday, February 21st – 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Grades Pre K – 2 and 

Tuesday, February 28th – 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  Grades 3 – 5

This is an exciting opportunity to partner with Z’Mariks Noodle Café.  50% of our total sales will go the Maple Grove PTO to help purchase books for the Literacy Library!  Please share the date with your family and friends.  A flyer will be sent home with your student on February 20th.  You can bring the flyer with you or just mention Maple Grove.

The classroom with the most participation will win a free Pizza Party!  We hope to see you there!

BOX TOPS: Thank you for sending in your Box Tops.  We are currently counting and sorting!  Once we know classrooms winners we will get the word out!

FEBRUARY PTO MEETING: Our next PTO meeting is Monday, February 20th from 6:00-7:00 PM in the Maple Grove library.  We will be serving pizza and drinks and free childcare will be available.  Our Learning Highlight will be presented by our amazing Student Lighthouse Leaders.  If you will be joining us for the meal, please RSVP with this link:​​​​​​

2017-2018 Kindergarten Enrollment

2017-2018 Kindergarten Enrollment is Happening NOW

Visit our district webpage,, and click on the Kindergarten Enrollment graphic on the front page to learn more.  You may also click HERE  and it will take you directly to the site.  Please note that our “Kindergarten Camp” will be held on Tuesday, April 25th at Maple Grove Elementary.

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Scheduling for our Spring Parent/Teacher Conferences will be available online between Feb. 7-21. You will have the opportunity to access our calendar and pick an available time that best fits your schedule.

Conferences will take place March 4-10.  All teachers will hold conferences from 4:00-8:00 on Tuesday, March 7 and from 2:00-4:00 on Wednesday, March 8.  Each teacher will also schedule four additional hours outside of the school day during the week for conferences to occur.

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