Maple School NEWS: Maple School Principals Welcome the Herd to a New School Year

Maple School NEWS: Maple School Principals Welcome the Herd to a New School Year

Maple School Principals Welcome the Herd to a New School Year

On the first day of school, during the opening assembly, Maple School Principals Dr. Nate Carter and Ms. Betty Holzkopf welcomed 401 students and all staff members to the west gymnasium for the last time. Next year all assemblies will be taking place at the new Maple School's cafetorium! 

There was a special welcome and applause for the new sixth grade students. This was followed by opening remarks from Dr. Carter
and Superintendent Dr. Brian Wegley. 

The principals' message to teachers included the following: "Nurturing and maintaining a 'happy herd of Maple Mustangs' (school motto) is an important aspect of our work as educators. Positive relationships evolve and grow as interactions occur among and between teachers and students. Take time to really get to know one another and your students- and keep our 'herd' healthy and happy!" #d30learns

Curriculum Night and High School Placement Meeting Slated for August 22

Maple School is having a Curriculum Night at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 22. An eighth-grade parent placement meeting takes place at 6:30 p.m. on the same evening. This evening is for parents only.

 

Maple School’s Parent/Teacher Advisory Council Seeks Members for the 2018-2019 School Year

The Maple School Parent/Teacher Advisory Council (PTAC) is looking for new members for the 2018-2019 school year. The PTAC was created and designed to engage the learning community in discussion and dialogue about the education of our students.  The PTAC focuses on topics regarding the school’s curriculum, programming, procedures, and any other areas that may impact students and their learning environment.  Additionally, the PTAC reivew and explores educational research and best practices relative to Maple School and the middle-leel child. Members of the PTAC will be a well-informed group in order to provide support andguidance for the learning community during the shcool year.
 
At this time, there are a number of openings for PTAC membership for sixth grade parents. This is a 15-20 member council, which is representative of the diversisty of the Maple School community,  Planned meeting dates will be held at 7:30 p.m. on October 15, December 3, February 11, 2019, and April 8, 2019 in the Maple Library Media Center.
 
Save the Date! The 19th Annual Lew Blond 5K Run/Walk, 1 Mile Run will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2019!
 

The 19th Annual Lew Blond Memorial 5K Run/Walk, 1 Mile Run will be held at 8:00 a.m., Saturday, May 18, 2019, at Maple School. It is an esteemed Cara Circuit Race and is USATF certified. The event is among the top running events in the north suburban area.

For 18 years, this fundraiser has been helping to support research for Lou Gehrig's Disease (ALS), in memory of Lew Blond, a Maple School teacher who passed away from this disease in February 2000. Proceeds benefit ALS research through the Les Turner ALS Foundation, and support scholarships for prospective teachers at the Glenbrook High Schools and special District 30 projects. The 2018 race drew over 1,000 participants and volunteers. Total funds raised over 18 years exceeds $450,000. For more information, go to lewblondrun.org