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.

Supreme Court Decision in Plain Language

The Council of Canadians with Disabilities published this article in plain language about the Moore case.

http://www.ccdonline.ca/en/humanrights/litigation/Moore-Case-Key-Findings-9Nov2012

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First day after Spring Break - March 27th

The first day back after Spring Break is Monday, March 27th.

Progress Reports home - March 29th

Progress Reports will be sent home on Wednesday, March 29th.

Parent Conferences - March 31st

Parent/Teacher/Tutor Conferences take place on Friday, March 31st.

There will be no school for students. Students may accompany their parents if they are being observed in tutoring.

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Pro-D Day - April 13th

Students will not attend on Thursday, April 13th as this is a Pro-D day.

Good Friday 2017

The school will be closed on Friday, April 14th for the Good Friday holiday.

Easter Monday - April 17th

The school will be closed on Monday, April 17th for the Easter Monday holiday.

Pro-D Day - May 19th

Students will not attend on Friday, May 19th as this is a Pro-D Day.

Victoria Day 2017

The school will be closed on Monday, May 22nd for the Victoria Day holiday.

Report Writing Day - June 2nd

Students will not attend on Friday, June 2nd as this is Report Card Writing Day.

Sports Day 2017

Students will participate in our annual Sports Day activities on Thursday, June 8th which includes a hot dog lunch.

KGMS has talent show 2017

Our annual KGMS Has Talent Show will be on Thursday, June 15th. 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 / Report Cards home 2017

Our last 1/2 day for classroom cleanup and class parties is on Friday, June 17th. Report cards will be sent home also.

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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

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

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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.

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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 2016-17 Rev 4

 

 

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