Last Attendance for Students-May 28, 2014-Noon Dismissal

Author: Donna Rushing  //  Category: Early Dismissals

Report Card Day Schedule-May 28, 2014

Buses will run at normal times for the morning on this day. Students who owe any past due balances will not be given report cards.  Attendance will be from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Both Breakfast and Lunch will be served at Maple Grove.   Afternoon buses will leave the school at approximately 12:00.  Please make arrangements for someone to be there to get children off of the bus. Anyone with questions may call for more information.

Collecting for Education

Author: Donna Rushing  //  Category: Collecting for Education

Collecting for Education

Please collect the following for PTO over the summer:  Box Tops, Prairie Farms Milk Caps, Sunny D Labels, and Best Choice UPC codes.


We will also be collecting Big John receipts again beginning Sept. 1, 2015.  Big John receipts must be dated from Sept. 1, 2015-March 30, 2016. Receipts not within this time frame cannot be redeemed.

Maple Grove Elementary School Supply List 2015-2016 School Year

Author: Donna Rushing  //  Category: Announcements

Maple Grove Elementary School Supply List

2015-2016 School Year

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.


  • Pencil box
  • At least 5 Pencils
  • box of crayons (16-24)
  • Blunt scissors
  • 2 pink erasers
  • 4 pocket folders
  • 2 large glue sticks
  • Backpack
  • Washable markers

Third Grade

  • One Pkg. Wooden Pencils-No Mechanical Pencils
  • 1 regular size pink rectangle shaped eraser
  • 1 Yellow highlighter
  • 2 Black Dry erase markers (Expo brand preferred)
  • 24 pack crayons (Not Colored pencils or markers)
  • Child size scissors
  • 1 folder with pockets-recommend plastic folder
  • 1 Glue Stick
  • 1 pkg. loose leaf paper
  • Multiplication flashcards(For use at home)

Sixth Grade

  • 4 spiral notebooks
  • loose leaf paper
  • 3 pocket folders pencils
  • erasers
  • markers or crayons
  • pencils
  • red pen
  • hi-liter
  • scissors
  • glue
  • Kleenex




First Grade

  • 2 – pocket folders
  • Pencils
  • Pencil box
  • Pencil tip erasers
  • Scissors
  • Crayons
  • Glue stick
  • Kleenex


Fourth Grade

  • Pencil Box and Pencils
  • Loose leaf paper
  • Lined index cards
  • Big pink erasers (2)
  • 3 spiral notebooks
  • 3 folders with pockets
  • 1 composition notebook
  • 2 Dry erase markers
  • Scissors
  • Colored pencils or crayons
  • Glue sticks



  • Pencil box
  • pencils
  • crayons
  • glue (Squeeze glue) Not Glue sticks
  • scissors
  • markers
  • pencil sharpener
  • 1 regular size pink rectangle shaped eraser


Second Grade

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


Fifth Grade

  • 4 Spiral Notebooks
  • 1 Pocket Folder (with Fasteners)
  • 2 Pocket Folders
  • Loose Leaf Paper
  • Pencils
  • Erasers
  • Grading Pen
  • Hi-Liter
  • Markers or Crayons
  • Scissors
  • Glue





  • Tennis Shoes



  • Ear buds



Christmas DVD’s and Year Book’s from Past Year’s Available in Office

Author: Donna Rushing  //  Category: Announcements

There are Year Book’s available from past year for sale in the office at Maple Grove.

The following are the years available and the cost:

2000-01-$10.00, 2002-03-$10.00, 2009-2010-$10.00, 2010-2011-$10.00 and 2013-14-$15.00.  Supplies are limited on the older years.

Christmas DVD’s available are for the Christmas Program’s from both Christmas 2010 and 2011, the cost of either year would be $5.00.  Please contact the office or send your checks made out to Maple Grove Elementary with the year or years needed in the memo.

Dates May 20-May 28

Author: Donna Rushing  //  Category: Dates

This Week:

May 20: Last Full Day for Pre K

May 21: Pre K Home Visits-No Pre K

May 22: Pre K Home Visits-No Pre K

May 22: All Library books must be turned in to the library.

May 22: Cut off to earn AR Points for recognition at the End of the Year Awards

May 22: 2:26 Early Dismissal

May 22: 7:00 High School Graduation

Upcoming Dates:

May 25- Memorial Day – No School

May 26: 7:00 8th Grade Graduation

May 26: 9:00 Kindergarten Graduation and Three Piggy Opera and 10:00 Pre K Graduation-Make arrangements to take your Pre K and Kindergarten children home after graduation

May 26 : 2:26 Dismissal

May 27 & 28: No Pre K or Kindergarten in attendance

May 27 : End of the Year Blast-Schedule will come out when final plans are made.

May 27 : Last Full Day of School 2:26 Dismissal

May 28: Report Cards go Home with Students**** (12:00 Dismissal )

May 28: End of the Year’s awards: 1-3rd                     8:30-9:30

                                               4th-6th                                9:30-10:30

                                               Principal’s Pals 10:30-11:00

May 29: Teacher In-Service – No School*****

Students will be dismissed at 2:26 pm on the first Friday of each month during the school year for staff meetings, the day prior to all legal holidays, and the day prior to the Thanksgiving, Winter, and Spring Breaks.

Year Books Available for Order

Author: Donna Rushing  //  Category: Announcements

Year Books Available

for Order

Year Books are available for order through May 27, 2015.  The price is $15.00.  Order forms were sent home with students.  Extra forms are available in the office. Checks should be made out to

Maple Grove Elementary.  Students will receive their books on the first day of school in August.


Author: Donna Rushing  //  Category: Announcements


The last day for Tutoring at Joppa Missionary Baptist Church is May 20.

The End of Year Bash: Volunteers Needed

Author: Donna Rushing  //  Category: Volunteer Opportunity



PTO is still looking for volunteers to help with the End of the Year Fun Days.

Interested parties may contact the Donna Rushing at 618-543-7434,

Ext. 1201 to be added to the list.

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

Author: Donna Rushing  //  Category: Announcements

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 and Wednesdays, $1.00 Admission

June 2-3                                                       The Croods

June 9-10                                                     The Lego Movie

June 16-17                                                   Dolphin Tale 2

June 23-24                                                  Mr. Peabody and Sherman

June 30-July 1                                            Penguins

July 7-8                                                        Night at the Museum: Secret Stone

July 14-15                                                    How to Train Your Dragon 2

July 21-22                                                     Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked

July 28-29                                                    Dog Days: Diary of a Wimpy Kid

August 4-5                                                    The Nut Job


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 22-Dolphin Tale 2

June 5-Big Hero 6

June 10-The Lego Movie

July 24-Cinderella

August 7-Earth to Echo

August 21-Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

September 4-When the Game Stands Tall

September 18-Wreck It Ralph

October 9-The Good Lie

October 23-Planes: Fire and Rescue

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.