Principal's Message

Principal's Message

A Message from the Principal - Mrs. Jean Rizi

Picture of Jean Rizi Principal of Maple Leaf

November 2017

To Maple Leaf Elementary families -

The first quarter at Maple Leaf Elementary School has gotten off to a fantastic start, and I applaud the students for their hard work and emerging discipline in officially getting back into the swing of things. A shout goes out to the staff members at Maple Leaf, as well as the parents, who go out of their way to ensure that students can find avenues for academic and co-curricular success. Thank you to everyone! 
At Maple Leaf, we’re asking parents to read “out loud” with students every night so that they can continue to formulate sound routines and practice vocabulary and reading fluency. Also, spend a few minutes reviewing math facts with your sons and daughters as well. Simple addition, subtraction, multiplication and division flashcards, or other math work on a routine basis, goes a long way. The ‘Zones’ approach has been incorporated at Maple Leaf as well, so making deliberate time to inquire about how your students are feeling and asking them specifically what color zone they are in, will help them be cognizant of their true emotions. Please be sure to also ask your students about their school supplies and do your best to restock these items when their pens, pencils and paper supplies are running low. 


Please keep in mind a few important dates: 

  • November 7, 2017- NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS, staff professional development
  • Now until November 10, 2017 - Canned Food Drive
  • November 17, 2017- All Pro Dads
  • November 22- 24- Thanksgiving Break
  • November 27, 2017- STAR ELA Testing, grades K thru 5. Please get a good night’s sleep and eat well!


 Jean Rizi


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