February 2022


Submitted by becky.manning on Fri, 02/25/2022 - 17:03

Third graders in Mrs. Porter's class recently had the opportunity to use Ozobots (desk friendly coding robots). They are a unique way to learn about robotics, math, and programming and are fun and engaging! It's exciting to see students using technology skills during their school day!

Heather Nelson, Digital Coach

Outstanding Employee Recognition

Submitted by becky.manning on Fri, 02/25/2022 - 16:44

One of our instructional technicians, Mrs. Mammen, was recognized as our Horace Mann Classified Outstanding Employee of the Year this year! Laura is such an asset at Maple Ridge. She helps supervise in the lunchroom and does reading tutoring for students who need extra support. Laura is reliable, has a positive attitude, and is always willing to help wherever she is needed. Thank you Mrs. Mammen! We love you!

Wendy Simmons

Kindness Month

Submitted by becky.manning on Fri, 02/25/2022 - 16:30

Every Friday this month, 5th graders have welcomed students to school as they participated in Maple Ridge's Kindness Month. Our theme was "Kind is the New Cool." Students were encouraged to do kind things for others throughout the month. They also took around a refreshment cart to our teachers and staff to help them feel appreciated. Encouraging messages and posters of thanks for staff members were also hung around the school. This was an awesome month at Maple Ridge and we are grateful for Ms. Paynter and the 5th graders who helped plan and carryout all the activities!

Angie Paynter

January Students of the Month

Submitted by becky.manning on Tue, 02/22/2022 - 10:42

Congratulations to these students who were recognized recently for being our January Students of the Month. They were recognized for being engaged learners! We are so proud of each of them. (Not pictured: Clark Rohatinsky, Tate Styles, Ellie Centeno, Camden Neal, Eden Berrett, Katie Wilbur, Makyla Newbury)

Spring Pictures

Submitted by sara.matis on Tue, 02/15/2022 - 10:07

Spring Pictures will take place Wednesday, Feb. 16.  These pictures are only taken with an order in hand.  Students received packet information last week and online ordering information is available at lifetouch.com:

School Name: Maple Ridge Elementary

Picture Day Date: Wednesday, February 16

Picture Day ID: EVT3MNCSD

District Science Fair

Submitted by becky.manning on Tue, 02/15/2022 - 10:03

Twelve of our Maple Ridge 5th graders recently competed at the district science fair. Many of them moved on to the region competition. We are proud of them and all of their hard work to represent Maple Ridge well!

Melissa Anderson

Stand4Kind Assembly

Submitted by becky.manning on Mon, 02/07/2022 - 16:22

Last week our school counselor, Mrs. Brindley, helped us kick off Kindness Month by bringing in Stand4Kind to do an assembly. Mr. Youd told us a story, we played a game, and then we were able to hear from a live band. They reminded us all to be kind and good friends to one another!

100 Days Smarter!

Submitted by becky.manning on Sun, 02/06/2022 - 22:12

Maple Ridge first graders recently celebrated being in school for 100 days! They participated in a 100 things museum where students brought in 100 items from home to show their peers. Congratulations to our first graders for being 100 days smarter!

Morgan Stokes