Free Dyslexic Font

We have become aware of a free dyslexic font that parents might want to download and test for their children.

http://antijingoist.github.com/open-dyslexic/

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Gala FAQ

What is the KGMS Bursary Fund?

Who can attend the Growing Hearts & Minds Gala?

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Lynda.com at North and West Vancouver libraries

Did you know that the North and West Vancouver libraries now offer access to Lynda.com, an online tool to learn anything from Word, Excel, programming, photography, etc.

http://www.nsnews.com/community/local-libraries-launch-online-learning-tool-1.2188199

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Lice Treatment Information

A recommended method to break up the life cycle of life is the Wet-Combing Method. Head lice cannot become resistant to this method and all you need is a good comb and some hair conditioner to be successful. Olive oil, Vaseline, mayonnaise or tea tree oil will work just as well, but hair conditioner is a lot easier to wash out afterwards!

This method is most successful when working with a good quality comb. Look for a comb that has metal teeth at least 2″ long. The teeth are rigid, cannot be bent easily and the handle is sealed into the teeth of the comb. Good combs will save you hours of nitpicking. The LiceMeister comb will take them out even if you can’t see them.

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Passing of KGMS Founder Anne Rushforth

We are so sorry to inform you that the founder of our school has died.  Forty years ago, Anne Rushforth took the first step in establishing a school that met the needs of children like our own. A registered nurse by training, she immersed herself in what was then known about how children like ours learn.  From the start, she emphasized a phonics based reading program, the use of multi-sensory techniques, daily one-on-one tutoring and the development of self-confidence.  As you know, these are core to the school’s learning environment today.

Recently, Anne was the subject of a video in honour of our school’s fortieth year.  It was screened at our recent Gala and can be viewed below.

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Handheld Devices

  1. Students are discouraged from bringing their own electronic devices to school (cellphones, ipods, electronic games, etc.) for security reasons;
  2. If they bring them, they may only be used going to and from school and may not be accessed during the school day; and,
  3. If students do use them during the day, they will be held in the office until dismissal time when they will be returned.

Casual Day

Book Fair

Our annual Book Fair will take place in the Library.

Report Cards sent home

Book Fair

Our annual Book Fair will take place in the Library.

Book Fair

Our annual Book Fair will take place in the Library.

Parent / Teacher / Tutor Conference Day

Students will not attend on Parent/Teacher/Tutor Conference day.

Christmas Sing-a-long

Spring Break - March 17th to April 2nd

The school will be closed from Saturday, March 17th to Monday, April 2nd.

First day back after Spring Break - April 3rd

The first day back after Spring Break is Monday, April 3rd.

Pro-D Day and Q3 Report Writing - April 20th

Students will not attend on Friday, April 20th as this is a Professional Development and Q3 Report Writing Day.

Casual Day - April 27th

Pro-D Day - May 18th

Students will not attend on Friday, May 18th as this is a Professional Development Day.

Victoria Day - May 21st

The school will be closed on Monday, May 21st for the Victoria Day holiday.

Casual Day - May 25th

Report Writing Day - June 1st

Students will not attend on Friday, June 1st as this is a Report Writing Day.

Sports Day - June 7th

Sports day is on Thursday, June 7th. A hog dog lunch will be provided to students.

Casual Day - June 8th

The last casual day of the year is Friday, June 8th.

KGMS Has Talent Show

Our annual KGMS Has Talent Show will be on Thursday, June 14th. Please arrive early.

Family and friends are welcome to join us for what is always a fantastic show!

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Last 1/2 day for students

The last day for students is Friday, June 15th and this will be a 1/2 day. Report cards will be sent home.

Gala 2017

Growing Hearts and Minds Gala 2017
to benefit the
Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School Bursary Fund

Saturday, February 27, 2017
Pinnacle Hotel at The Pier
138 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver

THANK YOU!

A huge thank you to all of our sponsors, Ruby & Cruise for hosting the event, our auctioneer Jeff Schwarz, all of those who secured donations, made donations, bid of auction items. A special thank you to all of the volunteers who helped make this fantastic evening possible. And to our superb Co-Chairs, Tracey & Eva!

Dr. Christopher Gala Video

2017 Gala Video

For more information, please contact: gala@kgms.ca

Support Us

Maplewood Alternative High School is a non-profit organization, which relies heavily on the generosity of corporate sponsors, alumni, friends, family and community organizations to help finance the ever-increasing costs of providing specialized programming for students with learning difficulties. Your gift will help create a dynamic, supportive educational experience – one that will help each student achieve his or her unique potential.

Please contact us to learn more about the opportunities that your donation can create and to make a donation by cheque or credit card.

To donate by Paypal (no account required), please complete the form below.

Visit or Contact us

Prospective students and their parents are welcome to visit anytime.

Please contact Head of School, Dr James Christopher at jchristopher@kgms.ca to arrange for a personal tour and introduction to our programme.

Dr James Christopher - Head of School

Dr James Christopher – Head of School

Maplewood Alternative High School
420 Seymour River Place
North Vancouver V7J 1S8

Tel: 604 985-5224 / Fax: 604 985 4562

Email: Dr. James Christopher, Head of School

Records Requests:  sbartnik@kgms.ca

Staff Contact ListKGMS Staff Contacts 2017-18 Ver 3

Outside School Hours Tutoring:  KGMS Tutor List 2017-18

ADMISSIONS: admissions@kgms.ca

For all other inquiries, please complete the form below.

 

Careers

Maplewood Alternative High School are seeking applicants for the following:

Please email resume and cover letter to:

Kirsten White, Deputy Head of School – jobs@kgms.ca

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