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  • Principal's Newsletter June 03. 2019

    Jill Bailey
    Principal
    Office: 503/916-6308 E-mail: jbailey2@pps.net
                                                                                                                                                             June 3, 2019
    Dear Maplewood Families,
     
    We are down to our last full week of school! It always seems to arrive so quickly. It has been a
    great year. As we bring this year to a close, I again want to express how fortunate I feel to
    be working in the Maplewood community. Even though we will have one more newsletter,
    I wanted to make sure I shared with you how much our teachers and staff mean to us at
    Maplewood.
    The end of this year brings some mixed feelings as we say goodbye to some
    very important staff in our building. As you know, we are saying goodbye to Kim Able,
    Beth Hawes, Cass Lang and Linda McIntyre.
    I do not have the words to express how
    fortunate I am to have arrived at Maplewood while these amazing teachers were still
    working with your children. Each of them truly will be missed by all. We are so excited
    for them as they begin a new chapter in their lives. As we are saying goodbye to these
    wonderful teachers who have been an important part of our instructional team, we wish
    them the best!
    All of these Maplewood teachers kept students at the center of their work and that makes
    them exceptional in most places but at Maplewood it makes them part of the team! You
    All Will Be Missed!!!
     
    It has been a fast paced year. It seems we were just celebrating the new school year,
    welcoming our students and planning our Back to School Night. As we bring a close to
    year five for me at Maplewood, I continue to enjoy seeing so many parents and community
    members in our building this year.
     
    To our volunteers, Thank you!
    You were here and present in so many ways, Reading
    Friends, helping with traffic at arrival, supporting lunches and recess, in our classrooms
    doing anything a teacher asked of you, serving on committees. I could go on with the list
    of ways you have supported our students throughout the year.
     
    All of us would like to extend a special thank you to our PTA and the Maplewood
    Foundation. Our students and teachers benefit so much from all of your hard work and
    commitment to the students and school community! I want to especially thank the officers
    of both groups for their dedication.
     
    Finally, I want to say that I continue feel so fortunate to be part of the Maplewood Community! I am looking forward to time with my family this summer but looking forward to returning to Maplewood in August and seeing all of our students again!
     
    Reading Friends:
    To all of you who came every week to read with our students-Thank you! This program is not just about reading. You make a difference because you care, you build important relationships with students…you make a difference!
     
    I especially want to recognize Claire Holland who has coordinated the reading program this past year. Claire-we are so grateful for your commitment to All of our students!
     
    5th Grade Promotion:
    The fifth-grade promotion will be on Thursday, June 6th from 1:00 - 2:00 pm in the Gym.
     
    MEDICATIONS:Urgent! 
    Please be sure and pick up your child’s medications on the last week of school. If medications are not picked up by 6/20, they will be discarded. Those Epi Pen’s are expensive, please be sure to come by and pick them up. Medications cannot be sent home with your child.
     
    LIBRARY NEWS:
    All Library books were due May 31.
    Lost books? You can pay via SchoolPay (www.schoolpay.com).
    Library/Tech Resources
     
    As summer looms, did you know we have three online resources your child can access?
     
    For grades K-5:
    MobyMax: https://www.mobymax.com/or704
    Great way to keep skills alive through the summer!
     
    For grades 3-5:
    Type to Learn: https://www.typetolearn.com (code 151854)
     
    Students (*should*, grades 1-5) know their usernames and passwords, and it is okay to email me for that information throughout the summer! (kordahl@pps.net)
     
    Portaportal.com (guest name: Elin)
    Lists of the educational web sites students use, grades K-5, at Maplewood!
     
    BOX TOPS UPDATE:
    Going forward, instead of clipping from packages, all Box Tops will be earned digitally by scanning your store receipt and adding to Maplewood's earnings online.
    The Box Tops for Education team is building an updated Box Tops mobile app that will be ready this summer.
    Some brands have already started to update their packaging in advance.
    Until the new app launches, if you see the new Box Tops label on packages, you can use the current Box Tops Bonus App to earn Box Tops for that product.
    Simply download the app, select the bonus offer for the product you've purchased and scan your receipt to earn.
     
    If you still have traditional Box Tops clips, be sure to send them to school. We will still earn cash for all clipped Box Tops until they expire.
    Better yet, once the new app launches, you can “double dip” during the packaging transition by clipping the traditional Box Tops AND scanning your store receipt containing participating products.
    There will be more information at the start of the school year on how to download the app and how the new process will work. Thanks for helping our school!
     
    Upcoming Events/Dates
    June 05: Talent Show
    June 06: 5th Grade Promotion 1:00 pm – clap out 12:55 pm
    June 07: 5th Grade BBQ
    June 12: Last day of School

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