Upcoming events & News:
November 3 - Drake Durkee Foundation 4th Annual Poker Classic & Silent Auction
November 3-9 - Grizzly Reading Challenge Week
November 8 - Skate City Night
November 9 - Hats On For Cancer
November 9 - End of 1st Trimester
November 13 - Grizzly Reading Challenge Logs Due Back at School
November 16 - Report Cards Issued
November 16 - School Garden Cleanup
November 19-23 - Thanksgiving Break
December 3 - Grove Gallery
December 3 - Healthy Schools Meeting
December 5 - PTA General Meeting
Lunch menu for November
GRIZZLY READING CHALLENGE
The Grizzly Reading Challenge is here!
For those of you who are participating in the Grizzly Reading Challenge - Reading started Saturday and continues through Friday. Please make sure to complete your reading log as you go and READ READ READ!
There is no deadline for donations to support our readers - so make sure family and friends know they can still donate even after reading week is over.
Contact Lisa Denton with any questions. firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information, please refer to this FLYER.
AMENDMENT 73 & 5A/5B BOND AND MILL LEVY BALLOT INITIATIVES
For 2018, the last day to turn in ballots is November 6. If you have not already turned your ballot in, you must drop it off at a Jeffco Ballot Drop-Off Location. Be sure and take the time to fill out your ballot and make sure your vote is counted in this election!
Jeffco has two local measures on the ballot this year. Question 5A is a $33 million mill levy override, which would provide ongoing funding for things such as teacher and staff compensation, adding career-technical education programs, and supporting student mental health and counseling related to school safety. Question 5B is a $567 million bond that would provide funds for facilities construction. They are both property taxes.
At the state level, Amendment 73 is a proposed state Constitutional amendment which would provide $1.6 billion in funding for PreK-12 education in Colorado. For Jeffco, that would mean an estimated $1,609 per student. It is a progressive income tax on filers making more than $150,000 annually and a tax on corporations.
All elections are important and this one is especially so when it comes to funding education in Jeffco and across Colorado.
The Maple Grove PTA formally voted to endorse these measures at their last general meeting.
For more information about these 3 ballot initiatives please visit http://www.jeffcopublicschools.org/cms/one.aspx?pageId=4540440.
Please join the PTA for their 3rd general meeting of the year on Wednesday, December 5 at 6:30 in the school library.
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If you're a new dad (grandpa, uncle, guardian, etc.) to Maple Grove, or have never been a WatchDOG before, or you’ve been a WatchDOG and just want a place to be, please join to see how you can be a force for good at the school.
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As a dad it isn't easy or obvious how to be more involved in your child's school day. Being a WatchDOG gives you a chance to spend more time with your kids, serve the school and be a part of the Maple Grove community. And you get to wear a cool orange vest and walkie-talkie!