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Bits & Pieces

  • Students that had been reported with zero or close to zero attendance have now been withdrawn from classes after three contact attempts plus two letters. Thank you for keeping records in Maplewood so that we can act in good faith!   
  • Monday Morning assembly at 9:15 AM to catch latecomers; purpose is to review our standards for main doors, hall passes outside during class time, bathrooms limited to 2 people each, no lockers during class, no phones in class, and anything else people add before that time.
  • The Google form for parents to choose PTI time slots has been shared with teachers, with KJ, and with CB—not many have registered, so please plan on making some positive phone calls.
  • We would like your phone log by email, but paper will do if it’s more convenient for you.
  • Our next regular bi-weekly team meeting will be on April 19th.
  • School photos (including staff photos) will be on April 23rd.
  • Grad photos all through the last week of April.
  • EV and TR will participate in a CRM Symposium over the last week of April.
  • Core subject teachers will meet up with PRS teachers at 2:00 PM on April 30th.
  • Chosen date for Grad is June 19th, in our school’s football field (with rodeo grounds for Plan B).

Events this Week

  • Monday, April 12th: Back to school for staff and students.
  • Monday, April 12th: Six students on in-school suspension (spread throughout school)
  • Monday, April 12th: Virtual Assembly at 9:15 AM (Google Classroom)
  • Monday, April 12th: Hot Lunch is TBA
  • Tuesday, April 13th: Six students on in-school suspension (spread throughout school)
  • Tuesday, April 13th: Focus Group in Art Room with CB (lunch)
  • Tuesday, April 13th: Hot Lunch is TBA
  • Tuesday, April 13th: PTI from 4pm – 6pm
  • Wednesday, April 14th: Jewelry Making in Art Room at noon
  • Wednesday, April 14th: Hot Lunch is TBA
  • Wednesday, April 14th: PTI from 5pm – 7pm
  • Thursday, April 15th: Focus Group in Art Room with CB (lunch)
  • Thursday, April 15th: Hot Lunch is TBA
  • Thursday, April 15th: Admin in meeting at 3:30 PM
  • Friday, April 16th: EV in curriculum meeting at 10:00 AM
  • Friday, April 16th: Hot Lunch is TBA

Great Things Seen & Heard

  • We heard many good reports about success stemming from the squeeze for assignments, but the best I heard was that the class average in ELA 30-1 went from 29% to 63% in one day! Wow!
  • Land-Based Learning was a great success overall, although we’ll need to have extra mitts and boots on hand so that our organizer doesn’t freeze next time he gives his things away.
  • Student caught with a stash of masks in his hoodie pocket after asking for them all day.
  • Our noisy plumber fixed the washer: by closing its door!
  •  An EA was assaulted in the Science Lab: someone threw NaCl in his face! (Wasn’t that a salt?)
  • Call 911! There are four suspicious looking individuals dressed in camo headed towards the school after the alarm went off! (It turned out that they were deer…)
  • Unexpected delight: three little potties were delivered to the school. (Who ordered those?)
  • Our secretary was assaulted in the parking lot by the fire chief! (Of course, he didn’t know she was behind that door when he kicked it…)
  • Our newest teacher found a back way into attendance when Maplewouldn’t for anyone else! (Way to go, FS!)
  • Our division psychologist was called the EA’s dad by the student in her charge (both are AC). (Masks really don’t help, do they?)

Clips & Tips

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Bits & Pieces

  • New term begins on April 12th.
  • PTI by Google Phone, April 13th from 4-6 PM (Google form for parents to choose time slots).
  • PTI by Google Phone, April 14th from 5-7 PM (Google form for parents to choose time slots).
  • CB’s Focus Group lunch on April 15th.
  • Our next regular bi-weekly team meeting will be on April 19th.
  • School photos (including staff photos) will be on April 23rd.
  • Grad photos all through the last week of April.
  • EV and TR will participate in a CRM Symposium over the last week of April.
  • Core subject teachers will meet up with PRS teachers at 2:00 PM on April 30th.
  • Chosen date for Grad is June 19th, in our school’s football field (with rodeo grounds for Plan B).

Events This Week

  • Monday, March 29th: Principals’ meeting at 9:00 AM.
  • Monday, March 29th: Evaluation in classroom, Block 2 (EV).
  • Monday, March 29th: Hot Lunch is Sloppy Joes.
  • Tuesday, March 30th: Administrators’ PD in morning.
  • Tuesday, March 30th: OCA in Block 2.
  • Tuesday, March 30th: Grad students meet in Foods Lab at 11:30 for meeting.
  • Tuesday, March 30th: Hot Lunch is Chicken Caesar.
  • Tuesday, March 30th: Evaluation in classroom, Block 3 (EV).
  • Tuesday, March 30th: PowerPoint for Grade 9 Parents at 4:45 PM (EV, TR & KJ).
  • Wednesday, March 31st: Marks for report cards into office by 8:30 AM.
  • Wednesday, March 31st: Meeting to discuss Community Classroom, 10:30 AM.
  • Wednesday, March 31st: Grad student meeting 11:30-12:30, 2 classrooms TBD.
  • Wednesday, March 31st: Hot Lunch is Donair and Wedgies.
  • Wednesday, March 31st: PowerPoint for Grades 10-12 parents at 4:45 PM (EV, TR & KJ).
  • Thursday, April 1st: A Day to Remember!
  • Thursday, April 1st: Hot Breakfast from A & W for all students and staff (8:15-8:45).
  • Thursday, April 1st: Hot Lunch is Taco in a Bag for all students and staff (11:00 -11:30).
  • Thursday, April 1st: Block 3 candy jar guessing (CB going door to door).
  • Thursday, April 1st: Block 4 Wellness Competition to win a pizza lunch (virtual; details TBA).
  • Thursday, April 1st: Report Cards emailed home from a remote location at 3:30 PM.
  • Friday, April 2nd: Good Friday (No School)
  • Friday, April 2nd to Sunday, April 11th: Spring Break