January 2024

Penny Wars Winners

Submitted by becky.manning on Wed, 01/24/2024 - 22:43

Congratulations to Mrs. Kruse’s class for winning our student council sponsored “Penny Wars” this year! They were rewarded with a hot cocoa party.

Michelle Kruse

Penny Wars Donation

Submitted by becky.manning on Wed, 01/17/2024 - 20:47

Maple Ridge Elementary students raised just over $4500 during Penny Wars the week before Christmas. The Student Council was able to present a check to The House of Hope located in Provo, Utah over the holiday break. We would like to thank all the students and parents who participated and donated so generously to help families in need! 

Angie Paynter

First Graders Write Animal Paragraphs

Submitted by becky.manning on Wed, 01/17/2024 - 12:48

Mrs. Williams first grader’s spent the week after Christmas Break reading and learning about different animal groups. At the end of the week they got into groups and practiced writing a paragraph about their animal group. They worked together to take turns writing different sentences and they all helped to illustrate their writing. This is a such a fun time of year as their confidence grows and they begin working more independently.

Kelli Williams

Maple Ridge Food Drive

Submitted by becky.manning on Wed, 01/10/2024 - 22:36

Maple Ridge and East Meadows collected food to honor Nate Carr and help those in need this Christmas. Thank you to all who sent in food, we were able to fill 4 bins and provide food to those in our community. Nate loved serving those around him and this was a wonderful way to remember him and serve those in need.

DeAnn Sanders

5th Graders Visit with Local Author

Submitted by becky.manning on Tue, 01/09/2024 - 21:28

Mrs. Steen's 5th grade class enjoyed talking with a local author, Celesta Rimington, shortly after reading one of her novels. They were able to ask her questions about how she wrote the book and why some characters did what they did.  They received some great tips to become writers and are excited to read more of her books.

Classified Employee Award

Submitted by becky.manning on Tue, 01/09/2024 - 21:04

Mrs. Dawnean Allen was recently recognized as our 2023-24 Maple Ridge Classified Employee by Craig Harvey from Horace Mann Insurance. Mrs. Allen is a technician in Mrs. Schmidt's resource room. She has worked at Maple Ridge for several years and is well-loved. Dawnean is reliable, hard-working, kind, and willing to help out with whatever we need. Since most of Mrs. Allen's day is spent in the resource room helping teach students, she is not seen a lot in the hallways at Maple Ridge, but we want her to know that her efforts do not go unnoticed! We love Mrs.

December Fun at Maple Ridge

Submitted by becky.manning on Tue, 01/02/2024 - 21:30

December was a great month at our school! We are grateful for all the wonderful parents who volunteered with parties and treats and helped us have a great Christmas season. We are especially thankful for our fabulous students and can't wait to see everyone back on January 8th.