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!
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!
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!
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 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
This week is National School Counselor Week and we are celebrating our school counselor, Mrs. Brindley, AND our school psychologist, Mrs. Kurzinski. We love them both! They are instrumental in helping students at Maple Ridge be successful and make good choices. Thank you Mrs. Brindley and Mrs. Kurzinski for all you do for us!