On Monday, October 31st, students kicked off Red Ribbon Week, and Halloween, by having a school-wide parade through the school in their costumes. The theme for Red Ribbon Week was to "Say BOO to BAD HABITS." Throughout the day, most classrooms celebrated Halloween with parties and Halloween related activities.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
The Maple Ridge PTA instituted a new program this year here at Maple Ridge. The Watch D.O.G.S. program, (Dads of Great Students) Who are WatchDOGS? Fathers, grandfathers, step-fathers, uncles, and other father figures who volunteer to serve at least one day a year in a variety of school activities as assigned by the school principal or other administrator. This last week, Mr. Bowen and Mr. Hancok volunteered at Maple Ridge.