Parent Pick-Up Procedure

Author: Donna Rushing  //  Category: Helpful Information, Important Reminders

Pick up diagram

Maple Grove Elementary School Supply List 2016-2017 School Year

Author: Donna Rushing  //  Category: Announcements, Helpful Information

Maple Grove Elementary School Supply List 2016-2017 School Year



  1. Pencil box
  2. Atleast 5 Pencils
  3. box of crayons (16-24)
  4. Blunt scissors
  5. 2 pink erasers
  6. 4 pocket folders
  7. 2 large glue sticks
  8. Backpack
  9. Washable markers














Third Grade

  1. One package (minimum 12 count) regular yellow barrel pencils.  Please do not send mechanical pencils or pencils with designs.  All pencils will be kept in a classroom supply and distributed as needed.
  2. 2 regular size pink rectangle-shaped erasers
  3. 1 yellow highlighter
  4. 24 pack of crayons (not markers or colored pencils)
  5. Child size scissors
  6. 2 wide ruled composition notebooks
  7. 2 folders with pockets.  May need to replace if it tears up.  I would recommend purchasing a plastic folder.  They last much longer.
  8. Multiplication flashcards for use at home. Students will be required to master their multiplication and division facts in third grade.  Practicing regularly helps in this process.




Sixth Grade

  1. 4 spiral notebooks
  2. loose leaf paper
  3. 3 pocket folders pencils
  4. erasers
  5. markers or crayons
  6. pencils
  7. red pen
  8. hi-liter
  9. scissors
  10. glue
  11. Kleenex













First Grade

  1. 2 – pocket folders
  2. Pencils
  3. Pencil box
  4. Pencil tip erasers
  5. Scissors
  6. Crayons
  7. Glue stick
  8. Kleenex


















Fourth Grade

  1. Pencils
  2. Loose leaf paper
  3. Lined index cards
  4. Big pink erasers (at least 2)
  5. Pencil box
  6. A couple spiral notebooks (may need to replenish later in the year)
  7. 3 folders with pockets (to be used as homework folders)
  8. 1 composition notebook for journal writing
  9. Scissors
  10. Ruler
  11. Colored pencils or crayons
  12. Glue sticks
  13. Gym shoes (if student doesn’t normally wear these to school)
  14. 55 cm anti-burst stability ball for seating (maybe purchased at Wal-Mart or at item number 553061301









  1. Pencil box
  2. pencils
  3. crayons
  4. glue (Squeeze glue) Not Glue sticks
  5. scissors
  6. markers
  7. pencil sharpener
  8. 1 regular size pink rectangle shaped eraser

















Second Grade

  1. Crayons
  2. Pencils
  3. 2 Big Erasers
  4. Large Glue Stick (preferably clear)
  5. Spiral Notebook (wide ruled)
  6. 3 Folders with Pockets
  7. Scissors (Fiscars are best)
  8. Pencil Box (small, plastic)
  9. Crayola Markers
  10. Backpack
  11. Please send a baby picture of your child the first week of school which will be returned












Fifth Grade

  1. 4 Spiral Notebooks
  2. 3 Pocket Folder ( 1 with prong fasteners)
  3. Loose Leaf Paper
  4. Pencils
  5. Erasers
  6. Grading Pen
  7. Hi-Liter
  8. Markers, colored pencils or Crayons
  9. Scissors
  10. Glue stick
  11. Tissues
  12. Hand sanitizer

















·         Tennis Shoes


·         Ear buds


As always donations of items such as Germ X, Kleenex, Paper Towels, Zip-loc Bags, Clorox wipes, Loose Leaf Paper,

Note Books, Band-aids, Pencil Cap erasers, and Glue Sticks are appreciated but not mandatory.















Accelerated Reader News

Author: Donna Rushing  //  Category: AR

Accelerated Reader News

Our Maple Grove Readers can reach 5 levels of achievement/recognition:

In addition to a certificate, each level includes a special prize.

Level 1:  Star Reader:  85% comprehension average & 10 pts (Reader Pencil and Bookmark)

Level 2:  Rising Reader:  85% comprehension average & 25 pts (Free Scholastic Book)

Level 3:  Ready Reader:  85% comprehension average & 50 pts (Reader Frisbee)

Level 4:  Super Reader 85% comprehension average & 75 pts (Reader Football)

Level 5: Honors Reader 85% comprehension average & 100 pts or more (Reader Booklight)

Students will be recognized on Awards Days for their achievements,

receiving their prizes and certificates!!

To find AR Books:
There is a website that parents, students, teachers, and librarians can visit to find books they may be interested in reading.  The website’s address is :
If, for example, one wanted to search books by a certain author, he could enter that author’s name in the search bar.  Searches can also be done by topic or specific title.
Whenever specific books look interesting, the user can click on an icon that says, “Add to AR BookBag,” and the title(s) will be accessible at the end of their search session.  They can then print out a list of the titles.  If they don’t have a copy of the titles, they can contact the school or the classroom teacher to see if we have it or if we are needing it as well.
Also, the AR BookFind uses various codes to explain the types of quizzes that are available with a specific book, as well as what book level it is.  Users simply need to click on the “?” box for an explanation of these codes.
Because we have Renaissance Place, we do have access to all of the AR quizzes.
Parents can also contact me via email with a question they might have as a result of a search.
Jennifer Barrett

Checking AR Progress

Author: Donna Rushing  //  Category: AR

Parents and Guardians can keep up throughout the year with their students AR progress by logging onto  When you log on, follow the ques and it will allow you to send a request for access.  This request is sent to Mrs. Barrett, our reading teacher to approve.  You will need your students username and password.  All of this information goes home in the beginning of the year in paper work that the teacher sends.  Each student can also tell you their username and password though.

A Special Note From Mrs. Reichert

Author: Donna Rushing  //  Category: Scholastic Book Fair

A Special Note From Mrs. Reichert

Mrs. Reichert would like to thank everyone that helped out with the Scholastic Book Fair.  Successful book fairs are only possible with help from all of the special volunteers.



May 16-20 students will only go to Library to return books.

All books need to be turned in before May 23.


Cheap or Free for Summer

Author: Donna Rushing  //  Category: Announcements, Events

Check out the following cheap or free items your family can enjoy this summer in our local area!



Cinemark Summer Movie Club House Shows at 9:30am and 10:00am, Tuesday Wednesdays and Thursday, $1.00 Admission or $5.00 for ten movies

June 7-9                      Paddington                              June 14-16                  Alvin & the Chipmunks-Road Trip

June 21-23                  Dream Big                               June 28-30                  Pan

July 5-7                       Home                                      July 12-14                   The Box Trolls

July 19-21                   The Sandlot                             July 26-28                   Norm of the North

August 2-4                   Shaun the Sheep Movie         August 9-11                 Max

All films Rated G or PG



Kids Bowl Free

Register your child to bowl two free games each day of the summer at  Super Bowl in Metropolis will be participating in this program.  This does not include the cost of shoe rental.  Family packages can also be purchased at a great value over paying for each game.



Metropolis and McCracken County Libraries


Summer activity schedules will be available on the following websites for the local libraries.

Metropolis Library –

McCracken County Library –



Movies in the Park – Fort Massac


May 13-The Good Dinosaur                                      May 27-Pan

June 10-Minions                                                         July 8-Max

July 22-The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

August 5-Tommorrowland                               August 19-Inside Out

September 2– Goosebumps                                      September 30-The Force Awakens


All movies are free to the public and concessions will be available for purchase.  Movies will start at dusk.  If weather does not seem favorable, the movie will be shown in the visitor center.  For more information , contact Fort Massac State Park @ 524-4712.

Fort Massac Movies in the Park

Author: Donna Rushing  //  Category: Events

Movies in the park

Students Owing Fees

Author: Donna Rushing  //  Category: Helpful Information, Important Reminders

Students owing fees such as book rent or Lifetouch portraits will not receive their report cards until the fees are paid in full.  Statements have been sent home for both items.  If you are not certain if your child owes fees, please call Mrs. Rushing at 618-543-7434 Ext. 1201 for more information.


Author: Donna Rushing  //  Category: Maple Grove Shout Out

The Maple Grove Administration, Staff and PTO would like to thank all of our wonderful volunteers that have put in countless hours to make sure all of the special events held this year were a success.  The donations of your time, efforts, supplies and so much more are so greatly appreciated.  Without your efforts we would not be able to have these special events.  0000176034_w

Southern Seven Health Department Walk in Immunization Days

Author: Donna Rushing  //  Category: Health

Date: July 11     Time: 9:oo a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Date: July 26     Time: 1:oo p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Date: Aug. 1       Time: 9:oo a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Date: Aug. 4    Time: 9:oo a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Date: Aug. 22    Time: 1:oo p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Date: Aug. 30    Time: 1:oo p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Southern Seven Health Department accepts Illinois Medicaid and MOST insurance plans. Please call 618-524-8657 to see if they can file your insurance.  Child MUST be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.