Maple Grove Branch

A Note From Principal Tierney

Dear Families,

Today we had the privilege of hosting 60 guests from schools all over Iowa as we hosted our 2nd Annual Leadership Day!  It was an absolute success!  “Leadership Day” events are held by elementary schools, such as ours, successfully implementing The Leader in Me process.  It was an honor for staff and students alike for us to open our doors to the community for one day and let others see the amazing transformation that has taken place within our building.  We had many students showcase their leadership skills, staff shared their successes, and the leadership philosophy driving the culture of our school was tangibly “seen and felt.”   We are so proud of our wonderful school!

My Best!

Notes From the Nurse

Just some reminders from the nurse as the year comes to an end.


All treats must be commercially prepared and packaged with intact ingredient labels. Food brought into the school may not contain peanuts or be manufactured in a plant that utilizes peanuts.  Check with your child’s teacher in the fall depending on the allergies in your child’s classroom, there may be additional requirements.


1. Temp of 100 or above (must be fever free without medication for 24 hours)

2. Vomit or Diarrhea (must be free of vomit or diarrhea for 24 hours)

3. Severe cold or cough

4. Swelling, redness, tenderness or discharge from the eyes

5. Unexplained abdominal pain or rash

PTO News

MAPLE GROVE MOVIE NIGHT!!  We’re excited to announce our 2017 Movie Night will take place at Waukee Stadium on Friday, May 19th 5:30-8:00 PM.  Join us for a fun evening with clowns, games, bounce houses and a movie on the big screen!  All activities are free.  Concessions will be available for purchase (cash only).

SCHOOL SUPPLIES: School supply packs can be ordered online starting today.  The online site will close at the end of the day July 14.  Orders placed by June 26 will bring in more funds to Maple Grove.   If you would like to order supplies, use the link below. Please be sure to use the Maple Grove code (MAP025) and be sure to order the correct grade level pack for the grade your child will be in next fall.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR! On Thursday, May11th Sheltered Reality will bring their dynamic and motivating program to Maple Grove! This will be an evening show and all Maple Grove families are invited to attend this free performance!

 HELP WANTED!! The PTO is beginning to plan for the 2017-18 school year.  Grab a friend and join our fun, productive team!  Some of the committees that will     Check out our website for more information about our committees and to see where you might be able to help.  Please contact Abby Smull if you have questions or would like more information.

GIRLS ON THE RUN AND STRIDE:  In the past, Maple Grove has offered an after-school program, Girls on the Run.  We would like to start the program again next fall and would like to expand it and include the STRIDE program for boys.  Girls on the Run and STRIDE are non-profit, after-school development programs that encourage boys and girls to develop self-respect and healthy lifestyles through running.  These programs are offered by the Walnut Creek YMCA in coordination with Maple Grove parents and staff. We have several parents who are willing to take on a leadership role but will need several additional parents to help implement this program.  This is a 10-week program and meetings will take place at Maple Grove from 3:45-5:00 pm. To learn more about these programs, please contact Abby Smull or click on the links below.

MAY PTO MEETING: Our next PTO meeting is Monday, May 15th from 6:00-7:00 PM in the Maple Grove library. We will be working on plans for next year. Pizza and drinks will be served and free childcare will be available. If you will be joining us for the meal or will be using childcare, please RSVP with this link:

Field Day Info


This week your student brought home lunch forms for Field Day.  Please fill the form out and send it back with your child.  Field Day will be on Friday, May 26th at Maple Grove Elementary.  There will not be a rain date this year.  If it does rain, Field Day will be held inside.  

If you have questions you may email me at

Thank you!

Kacie Whipps

National School Lunch Hero Day

National School Lunch Hero Day is May 5th. Help us Honor your School Lunch Heroes who help serve Healthy Meals to your students each day!

Between preparing healthy food, adhering to strict nutrition standards, navigating student food allergies, and offering service with a smile, Our  nutrition professionals have a lot on their plate.    School Lunch Hero Day provides the opportunity for you as parents or as a community to Thank these hardworking heroes.

To get more details about School Lunch Hero Day go to

Has Your Address Changed?

All change of addresses needs to be handled through Waukee Community Schools’ District office. Please take your proof of address change to the District Administrative Office at 560 S.E. University, Waukee, Iowa.

Please note: When a currently enrolled student has a change of address residency MUST be verified at the District Administrative Office. 

Transfer and Withdrawl

If your child will NOT be attending the Waukee School District this coming fall, please call Carla Lane at 987-3363 with that information for school records and enrollment planning.

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.

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