Maple School NEWS BRIEFS: Annual Volley-Bash Fundraiser is February 1/Last Day to Sign-Up is January 17

Maple School NEWS BRIEFS:  Annual Volley-Bash Fundraiser is February 1/Last Day to Sign-Up is January 17

Summer School Registration Begins on February 18

Northbrook and Glenview Park Districts Offering Additional Programs to District 30 Families!

It’s not too early to start thinking about your summer plans! We would love to have your kids join us for our wonderful summer school program held at Willowbrook School from June 11 to July 12 (with no school on July 4 or 5).

Visit our District 30 Summer School website for updated course offerings and other important information at

Registration will begin for our District 30 families at 10:00 a.m., Monday, February 18. Classes are $175.00 each for District 30 residents. Please know, additional supply fees may apply for specific classes.

You may register your child for one to four classes, which run from 8:30 a.m. – 12:25 p.m., Monday – Friday. For more information, visit our website or email us at

The Northbrook and Glenview Park Districts are offering programs for students from the end of May through September 3. For more information go to (for Glenview programming), and (for Northbrook programming)

Maple Geography Bee Slated for January 23

All grade levels at Maple School will participate in the annual National Geographic Geography Bee on Wednesday, January 23. For more information, contact the office at 847-400-8900.

Tours of New Maple School are Underway!

Maple Principal Dr. Nate Carter and Assistant Principal Betty Holzkopf held the first faculty tour of the new Maple School with a dozen staff members on January 10. Tours are scheduled on Thursdays throughout the next few months.

At the Board of Education meeting, held on January 10, Dr. Carter reported that the teachers were collectively very impressed, amazed and extremely grateful to have a new school that will strongly support 21st-century learning. He thanked Superintendent Dr. Wegley and the Board for their ongoing support.

He added that "The facility truly will match today's instruction. There will be so much natural light, and it is a fun space too. I can't wait for the kids to experience their first walk into the building on September 3!"

View photos of new building and tour at

Maple’s PTO Hosting Annual Volley-Bash Fundraiser on February 1

Student Sign-Up for Maple's Volley-Bash Ends January 17!

Maple School’s PTO and athletic department will be hosting the annual Volley-Bash, which will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, February 1 at Maple School. This event provides all Maple students with the opportunity to participate in a fun, supervised, after-school volleyball competition.

No volleyball experience is necessary to compete in the games. The entry fee is $15, and kids can sign up to play or participate as a fan. Pizza, lemonade/water, and a pair of socks are included.

The last day to sign-up for the Volley-Bash event is January 17.

Over 140 students participate in this annual event each year. Parents are available during the lunch periods to assist students in signing up to form teams of five to six players. Once a student chooses to register, parents will receive an email asking them for participation consent, as well as to turn in the $15 fee.

To sign-up go to…/maple-pto-volleybash-2019/

Questions? Please contact Julie St. John at or Kim Fagin at

Maple Seventh Graders Visit Kindergarten Classes for Afternoon of Academia and Fun
On January 9, Willowbrook School kindergartners and seventh graders spent a special afternoon together, beginning in the classroom and ending with a show!

Each year, Family and Consumer Science teacher Peggy Martin and Showtime teacher Decima Panitch bring seventh graders in their respective classes to visit the kindergarten classes and to perform a popular fairy tale/musical.

First, the Maple students were divided up between the six kindergarten classes, introduced themselves, and helped the children with their assignments.

Teachers Sarah Lerman, Lisa Kauth, Amy Schutz, Amy Buzil, Caroline Drake, and Rachel Hawkins were welcoming and very supportive of the young people throughout the period.

Afterwards, all classes went to the multipurpose room, where the seventh graders reenacted a lively rendition of the "Princess and the Pea." Their voices were strong and sweet, and over 120 little heads looked up with rapt attention and admiration, throughout the performance.

In the audience with faculty, wearing big smiles and applauding were Principal Dr. Scott Carlson and Maple Assistant Principal Betty Holzkopf


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