October 2016

Dads and Donuts

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On Thursday, October 27th, Dads were invited to come and eat donuts with their children at the school.  This activity coincides with the book fair that has been going on throughout the week and will end on Friday.

Student Council Sells Ghostie Grams

Throughout the week of October 24th through October 28th, Maple Ridge student council members will be selling Ghostie Grams to students who want to send a special spooky message to their friends around the school.  You can send a Ghostie Gram for 25 cents each, or send 5 for $1.00.

Maple Ridge has PRIDE!

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On Friday, October 14th, an assembly was held to celebrate Maple Ridge PRIDE, and to reward students through a raffle drawing for prizes.  Since the beginning of the school year, Teresa Jordan, a facilitator at Maple Ridge, has met with students in the school to determine what constitutes pride, and how we can show it.  After meeting with students, teachers and faculty, it was determined that the acronym PRIDE would represent PERSEVERANCE, RESPECT, INITIATIVE, DETERMINATION, and being ENGAGED in learning.  Representatives from the student council also spoke about each of these attributes, and shared examples from their own lives.  Students also were taught a dance to coincide with a song that emphasizes the importance of hard work.  Mrs. Koriane Maughan choreographed this dance, and taught it to all of the classes.  

Fourth Grade Visits the State Capitol

Our fourth grade students at Maple Ridge recently had the opportunity to travel to the Utah State Capitol for a tour as part of the Capitol's 100th years celebration.  Students were privileged to hear from Utah Congressman Chris Stewart.  

Fourth Grade Attends Symphony

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Recently the fourth grade students were able to attend the symphony.  Most students chose to wear more formal attire for the special occasion.

Shadow Mountain Visit

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Last week, our fifth grade students at Maple Ridge Elementary, had the opportunity to go to Shadow Mountain for the day.

SEPs/Parent Teacher Conferences

Welcome to our first parent-teacher conferences for this school year.  We look forward to meeting with you.  Conferences will be held on Thursday, October 13 for the majority of our school.  Kindergarten and third grade will be scheduling on Tuesday, October 11 for the bulk of their conferences.  Teachers, however, will be working throughout the week to accomodate schedules and meet with parents before and after school as well.  If you are unable to sign up for one of the available times, please contact your child's teacher(s) to schedule another appointment.

To sign up, click on the grade level link.

Kinder--Gleave (email directly christine.gleave@nebo.edu) Olsen https://docs.google.com/document/d/1yT8fl7ZXOAJeK97NmdGaovwj1KMxqc5C24Aa...

1st Grade http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F4AA5A729A0FB6-1stgrade

2nd Grade Kerr http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0d44a5a62ea2f85-sepsign

2nd Grade Spencer http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c48aca92ba6f94-fall1

2nd Grade Youd http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0d44a5a72dabfe3-fall

Third Grade http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c48a4a722abf94-third

Fourth Grade http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f4aa5a729a0fb6-4thgrade

Fifth Grade http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F4AA5A729A0FB6-5thgrade

Sixth Grade http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f4aa5a729a0fb6-6thgrade

Carnival a GREAT SUCCESS!

The annual Maple Ridge Carnival, to raise funds for the PTA, took place on Thursday, September 29th.  Students and their families were able to enjoy a variety of food and games, and had the opportunity to bid on movie baskets to help raise money.  These baskets were all comprised of donations from families centered around a movie theme.  Parents, teachers, and volunteers generously gave of their time to help.