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As we prepare for 2014 - 2015:
Friday May 9th is the day all schools have agreed to do their School Transition Visits.   Our Gr. 8's will be going to YCMHS and Gr. 6 students will be coming to Maple Grove.     MGEC Gr. 7's will be having a regular school day.  

In preparation for this meeting, Maple Grove will be having a Parent Information Session for Gr. 6 Parents, on Wednesday May 7th from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm.   We will be sending home information packages and registration forms for Art/Music selection, prior to May 7th, as this will help us with our planning.


If there are any questions please feel free to contact us.  
Sincerely Yours,
Grant Dunn.


    
PARENTS AS CAREER COACHES
Parents want their children to find happiness and success in life. One factor which influences happiness and success is career choice. Parents as Career Coaches emphasizes the importance of helping your children discover what their passions/interests are.  It will assist your children to identify occupations which might help them pursue their passions. Parents as Career Coaches also encourages parents and their children to consider the many practical factors that will impact career decisions, including, for example, skills, the labour market, and education and training opportunities.
Parents as Career Coaches provides you with
·         Information about what the career journey looks like, to help you deal with the many twists and turns that can occur.
·         course selection information.
·         details of what employers are looking for in this new world of work to identify the skills and personal qualities students need to develop to be competitive in the work force. 
·         information on where to find details on specific jobs, qualifications, opportunities, training, and financing.
·         a parent guide designed to help you work with your children throughout their career journey.
·         a student workbook, which provides your daughter or son with information and activities to:
·         Identify interests and skills
·         Research occupations
Here is what other parents are saying about the program:
"Very informative and helpful – made things more clear in terms of what the role is as a parent and coach.." 
"Enjoyed the program.  Thank you.  I am now more aware of different careers so I can help my children find the right one for them" 
"I didn’t know what to expect, but I found the program informative & helpful – a very positive approach to the “big unknown” of career choices. Very much enjoyed this session." 
"This was awesome, thanks so much.  Had no idea of all the options" 
"Very straight forward, very informative, with practical information.  Great presentation" 
"Thoroughly enjoyed the presentation and am looking forward to working with my child in career planning" 
The Middle/Junior High program takes one evening to complete. 
Date:  Monday, May 5, 2014
Time:  6:30pm to 9:00 pm
Location:  Maple Grove Education Centre
You can register for an upcoming session at www.parentsascareercoaches.ca  If you do not have internet access or do not wish to register on the website, please contact the school office to add your name to the session list.
  
NEW! Online Guidance Self-Referral Form
Students can now refer themselves to the guidance office by completing a secure and confidential online form. Follow the link at the top of this page called Counselling Referral​ and also on the Counsellor's Corner page. Referrals to the guidance office can be made from any internet-enabled device by completing all of the information on the form and then clicking 'submit'.
 
 
School Dances
Just a reminder that we need 5 parent and 5 staff volunteers to chaperone for the dances to be successful.
The following is a list of school dances for the rest of the year:
April 24th - 7:00-9:30
June 23rd - 7:00-10:00

Dress Code
 
The following dress code was implemented in September 2003 by the Tri-County School Board with descriptors added by MGEC 2012:
1.  Students are expected to wear clothes appropriate for the time, place and occasion (an elementary/junior high 7 and 8 school setting).
2.  A student's dress and appearance shall:
a.  be safe, appropriate and not disrupt or interfere with the educational process;
b.  recognize that extremely brief garments such as tube tops, crop tops, net tops, halter tops, spaghetti straps, plunging necklines (front and/or back), skirts or shorts shorter than mid-thigh (approximately three inches above the knee), and see-through garments are NOT appropriate at any time - including school dances;
c.  ensure that underwear is completely covered with outer clothing;
d.  not include the wearing of hats in the classroom except for a medical or religious purpose or for special promotions within the school such as "hat day".
3.  Any student who refuses to adhere to the dress code shall be subject to discipline up to and including an in-school suspension for the day.  Any student who repeatedly fails to comply with the dress code shall be subject to further discipline.
 

 Request to Leave Early

If a student is not feeling well, they are to contact a parent/guardian via the phone at the Main Office.  They will then be given a note to put in the home room's day book so the teachers receiving that class are aware that the student has left early.

Also, students leaving before the end of the day, or arriving after the day has started, need to check in at the main office to either sign out or sign in.  This allows us to keep track of where the students are.

 

Homework

If your son/daughter is home due to an illness and you would like their homework, please call the school before 9am and it will be put on the announcements in the morning.  That way all teachers will be notified and any work missed can be brought to the office for someone to pick up by the end of the day. 

 

Bus Notes

Bus notes to travel on another bus will not be permited.

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

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 Cafeteria

 

Week 1 will start on March 17th
 

 Contact Us

 

Grant Dunn 
Principal

Janice Griffin
Vice Principal

Stephanie Wallace
Guidance Counsellor

Meredith Nickerson
Karen Churchill
Admin. Assistants


By Telephone:
(902) 749 - 5160

By Fax:
(902) 749 - 5170

By E-mail:
mgec@tcrsb.ca

Mailing Address:
52 Grove Memorial Drive
Hebron, NS
B5A 5Z6