Information for Parents

 
 
 

General Information

School Hours

7:50 – 8:00   Teachers on Duty
Bell – 8:00   Children Enter
8:05   Classes Begin
10:05 - 10:20   Recess
11:20   Classes End
11:20 - 12:20   Lunch (office closed)
12:15-12:20   Teachers on Duty  
Bell - 12:20   Children Enter  
12:25   Classes Begin  
2:25   Classes End  

 

Children should not arrive at the school before 7:50 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. (returning from lunch at home) as there are no teachers on duty before that time.

Children who walk to school or arrive by car should be dropped off at their appropriate entry door and remain in their designated area on the playground until the entry bell rings. When departing school, children who walk or are being picked up by parents are to leave by the appropriate door. They are not permitted to leave by the front door.

 

 

Communication with the School

The Maple Grove telephone number is 514 798 8747.

Ms. Rosanne Pagani, our administrative assistant, will usually be the voice that you will hear answering the telephone in the office.

The Daycare/Lunch Program number is 514 634 0269.

Ms. Peggy Scott is responsible for our Daycare and Lunch Program. Please contact Ms. Scott for information about the Daycare/Lunch Program.

Mrs. M. Wilkinson is the Principal. She can be reached by calling the main office.

Parents and other visitors to the school must enter by the front door and must report to the office upon arrival.  You are asked to wait for your child in the office and not to interrupt classes in progress.

PLEASE CALL THE SCHOOL, BEFORE THE BEGINNING OF THE SCHOOL DAY, TO INFORM US OF YOUR CHILD’S ABSENCE. MESSAGES MAY BE LEFT ON THE ANSWERING MACHINE

 

 

Lateness

Please be respectful to your child’s classmates and teachers by ensuring that your child arrives at school on time. Children who arrive late are required to report to the office. After 3 late arrivals, students will have to serve a detention.

 

 

 

Early Departure

If it is necessary for you to take your child out of school during school hours, please send a note to your child’s teacher indicating the time that your child will be picked up. Please sign your child out at the office before leaving the school.

 

 

 

Emergency School Closure

Please pay close attention to the following information regarding storm warnings and the closing of schools. Notice of a shutdown in the Lester B. Pearson School Board's schools or cancelation of bussing because of snow storms will be communicated to you via the school board’s Contact Ed Messaging system.  It is important that you maintain up to date contact information with the school in order for the message to reach you.  Closures are also broadcast by major radio stations beginning at 6:30 in the morning. If a shutdown announcement is not heard by 7:00 a.m., parents may assume that the school will remain open. Announcements will only be made to indicate closings.

If schools are open but weather conditions force an early closing, the shutdown will be timed around the lunch hour. Information to this effect will be broadcast beginning around 10:00 a.m.  

Power failures, etc. may force the closure of the school during the school day.  Parents are urged to plan for emergencies by arranging for a neighbour to receive their child if they are at work. Your child must understand these plans. In the case that the school must be evacuated, the children will be taken to the Lakeside Academy Auditorium or to the Pearson Electro-technology Centre.

It is the responsibility of each family to pre-arrange with their child the procedure that should be followed if dismissed early.  It is important that your child understand where to go if there is no one at home.

 

 

 

Inquiries and Appointments

Parents and other visitors to the school must enter by the front door and report to the office upon arrival. In order to ensure the safety of the children and to respect the educational process, parents are requested not to disturb classes during teaching time. Please make appointments by sending a note to the teacher or phoning the school office. If you would like to meet with the Principal, please call the office for an appointment. If you need to leave a message for your child, please call the school before 1:30 p.m.

 

 

 

Absences

Government regulations require parents to provide the school with a written note verifying a student’s absence. This note is in addition to phoning the school to notify of the absence.

IT IS THE PARENT/GUARDIAN'S RESPONSIBILITY TO ENSURE THAT THE SCHOOL HAS THE CORRECT ADDRESS AND CURRENT PHONE NUMBERS (HOME, BUSINESS, CELL AND EMERGENCY) AT ALL TIMES. IF DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR THESE CHANGE, PLEASE INFORM THE SCHOOL IMMEDIATELY.

 

 

Lost & Found

Any unclaimed items will be emptied from the lost & found twice a year in the months of December and June.

 

 

 

Kiddie Mail

Mail will normally be sent home with students on Wednesday or Friday. Please make sure to check your child’s backpack for important information and news about upcoming events at Maple Grove. Information is also available on our website.

 

 

 

Homework Policy

Homework is an essential part of our School Program. It is used to reinforce work done during class time, as well as practise new skills acquired. Parents and teachers must work together to help children develop good study habits and a responsible attitude towards homework.

Your child should have a quiet place in which to work and a regular timetable which allows adequate time to complete all homework assignments.

Teachers assign work to be done at home, both as a matter of learning and as training for later years. If questions or difficulties arise, the teacher is the first person to contact.

 

 

 

Electronic Devices

I-Pods, MP3players, Walkmans, CD players, cell phones and other electronic devices are not permitted at school. These valuable items should be left at home. Please remember that the school is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

 

 

 

Toys

Personal toys from home are not to be brought to school except by specific request/permission of the teacher. Outside equipment (skipping ropes, balls) may be brought.

Collectable cards are not permitted at school. 

Confiscated items will be held for safekeeping and parent pickup if found.

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