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April 07, 2020
Dear Maplewood Families,
I hope families are finding some joy while following the Governor’s “Stay Home”
mandate. I can’t say how fun and heartwarming it was to see many of you last Friday at
the Teacher Parade! Know that we miss your children very much.
I know many of your
children have been connecting with teachers on-line. This is quite a change for all of us
so give yourself and your teachers some grace as we all journey through the virtual
Do not hesitate to contact me if you are having challenges connecting
or you are in need of technology and Wi-Fi.
I recognize that many in our Maplewood community are struggling with the economic
impact of the “Stay Home” directive. We are able to help you connect with supports you
may need. Do not hesitate to reach out to me or Kendall, our counselor for needs you
Finally, please also keep in mind that our teachers too have struggles. Some of our staff
have gone from two income households to one as the economic realities have caused layoffs. Let’s be sure to take care of each other as we proceed through these challenges as
we don’t know what each of us is facing.
Maplewood is a kind and generous community
and I am grateful for you all!
Update on Staffing for Next Year:
I just wanted to remind you of what our class
sections look like for next year and let you know that even in the midst of all of this
social distancing, we have filled our opening in first grade and second grade.
excited to welcome Patrick Mendonca to our staff as a first grade teacher! Patrick has
been in a temporary position for the 19-20 school year and he now he is no longer
Gabriela Pinder will be joining our second grade team. She has been teaching
kindergarten at Chief Joseph for the past six years. We are very excited to welcome
Gabriela to our team! I will have Gabriela share a little about herself in next week’s
At this point these are the only staffing changes we have. If and when others come up, I
will share those with you.
As a reminder here are the current plans for grade level sections-please be aware that
this is all contingent on numbers of students enrolled in each grade.
numbers shift, we may make changes:
First Grade-three sections
Second Grade-three sections
Third Grade-two sections
Fourth Grade-two sections
Fifth Grade-three sections
Again, all of this is preliminary based on the information we have now.
We have been addressing the technology needs of students by
providing chrome books for students who needed them.
If you are aware of any
Maplewood students in need, please contact me or Kendall Cunningham.
Email is best:
Many of you may have already seen pictures of the parade but here
are a few more along with a news story.
All events on hold until further notice