Lunch Program

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Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School is happy to offer a hot lunch program for students. The program is organized through Munch a Lunch. We would like to welcome our new lunch provider Wellfed, a North Vancouver company. To sign up, simply fill out the registration, add your child or children and select from the menu. Registration and login link provided under the Hot Lunch Program tab.

Tuesday will be hot lunch day until further notice.

Ordering Instructions

Step 1: Register Family Account (Click Here)

First time users must Register a family account. After registering, you will be taken to the My Children page to add children to your family account. You can also indicate any food allergies here.

Step 2: Order Lunch

Click Order Lunch!, select your child’s name, and click the “next” button, to be shown the available Menus. Select lunch items from the menu options for each lunch day (note: if you wish to skip a day, just click “next menu” without adding any food items). At the end of ordering, you can “select another child” and repeat the steps for each of your children. If you require assistance please click the blue Contact Us button.

Step 3: Payment

Payment can be made by cheque or credit card online.

Returning Customers

Step 1: Login to Your Account (Click Here)

You can login to your account at any time by using the login link above. Simply click Account Balance to view your child’s orders, reprint your receipt or pay an outstanding balance.

Dynamic Environment

Dynamic Environment

At KGMS, we teach the way your child learns. We believe that every child is unique, and rather than requiring him or her to fit within a rigid, pre-determined program we create a learning environment that’s adaptive, producing the best possible circumstances for success.

Our students work in a dynamic classroom setting that includes whole class, small group and one-on-one tutoring. Instruction and activities are conducted with a student-teacher ratio of 5:1. Ministry of Education prescribed curriculum is addressed in all instructional areas from grades 1 – 7.

Educational Excellence

Educational Excellence

With over 40 years of experience, KGMS has a long tradition of educational excellence. We use the world-renowned Orton-Gillingham Method which teaches students visually, auditorily and kinesthetically, allowing them to engage in their learning and retain skills and concepts that would have previously been forgotten.

Children receive daily individualized one-on-one tutoring. Depending upon their needs, the tutoring sessions may develop reading using the Orton-Gillingham method, mathematics using critical thinking and problem-solving strategies or social emotional skills through direct instruction and supervised play.

Empowering through Learning

Empowering through Learning

Every student receives an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) which is developed by the classroom teacher with input from the student’s tutor, and in collaboration with the parents. The IEP customizes instructional strategies and resources to address the child’s strengths and needs.

Our program empowers students and restores confidence in their abilities. We prove to our students that they are intelligent and they are entitled to learn joyously, to succeed and to reach their potential. We equip them with an understanding of their learning style and a vision for their future, enabling them to become successful self-advocates in the real world.

Our Story

At KGMS, we believe that a safe, nurturing environment is key to academic success. We believe that every child is unique and that their differences should be celebrated. We believe in an innovative approach to education that’s forward-thinking yet rooted in history. We believe that every child deserves to fit in, to feel like they’re on the inside. Above all, we believe in the potential of our students.

We are committed to whole-child development, and our educational approach adapts to the individual needs and learning styles of each student. We empower our students to move past their learning obstacles so they may experience success and a sense of pride in their abilities. At KGMS, you will see dynamic and capable children who are thriving and finding joy in learning.

Watch this beautiful video celebrating the 40th anniversary of KGMS which was started by Anne Rushforth. Sadly, Anne passed away several months after the making of this video.

https://vimeo.com/87748502

Who Should Apply?

Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School occupies a unique position among independent schools that specialize in teaching children with learning disabilities, being the first of its kind in Western Canada. With over 40 years of experience, we’ve determined that the following attributes are required of a potential student:

  • Complete a current psycho-educational assessment which indicates a language-based learning disability;
  • Meet the Ministry of Education guidelines for designation of a learning disability;
  • Have average to superior intelligence;
  • Demonstrate that the primary impediments to the student’s learning process are learning differences. Any behavioral, physical or emotional issues must be of secondary concern.

KGMS is a “school of second choice”. If your first choice of school, public or private, has not met the needs of your child we invite you to consider an alternative. If your child meets the above criteria, please contact us today for a tour with the Head of School.

Parent Education Meeting

Click here to view video of our recent Parent Education session about IEPs.

IEP Presentation

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Annual Purdy's Fundraiser

It’s time for our annual Purdy’s fundraiser. Order forms and catalogues will be sent home by class teachers by Friday. Please check your child’s backpack. If you prefer to order online, click the link for your child’s class on the attached PDF. We receive 25% back from all sales so keep your Christmas needs in mind! Order deadline:  Monday, November 13th Order pickup: Friday, November 24th (Parent Conference day) If you have any questions, please email pac@kgms.ca. 2017 Purdy’s Fundraiser

Photos for Remembrance Day

Students & staff are asked to bring photos of family member who fought in any World Wars or conflicts. These will be displayed during our Remembrance Day ceremony on November 9th at 10:45am.

Copies of photos only please.

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MAHS Cookie Dough Fundraiser

The holiday season is approaching, and with it, the need for sweet treats at social gatherings, class parties, and throughout the season in general. The Maplewood Alternative High School is selling cookie dough to help which will support their trip to Bamfield Marine Science Centre and Victoria in May!

Purchase cookie dough for $10.00 per pail, which makes approximately 48 cookies. Order deadline is Friday, November 10th. Pickup will be arranged for Friday, November 24th which is Parent/Teacher/Tutor Conference day.

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Stong's Market Fundraiser

We’re excited to be part of Stong’s Market online rebate program! Purchase groceries through their website & 4% of the total goes to KGMS.

Stong’s Market delivers all over Vancouver, the North Shore and Bowen Island so friends and family can utilize it as well. Once you are finished your online order and are at the checkout, you have the option to choose a school to support.

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The Card Project

Some KGMS students and teachers participated in The Card Project this year! The Card Project uses the children’s masterpieces to make professionally printed greeting cards and notebooks. The children made amazing art for this exciting fundraiser.

Every child will get a copy of their unique greeting card in mid-November. You can take a sneak peek of your child’s art and place an order online here! Click on ‘TO ORDER’ and ‘USE MY SCHOOL ACCESS CODE’ which is KG30.

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Hotdog fundraiser

The high school students will be selling hotdogs, juice boxes and chips at lunch every Wednesday.

Hotdogs are $1 each, juice boxes & chips are 75 cents each.

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Toddler to Teen Parenting Course

Sharon Selby, is a Registered Clinical Counsellor has worked with KGMS on many occasions. She is offering her Toddler to Teen Parenting Course with 50% of the proceeds to the KGMS PAC!

This offer closes at 11:59 pm on Thursday, October 19th. 

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Book Fair

Our annual Book Fair will take place in the Library.

Parent / Teacher / Tutor Conferences

Students will not attend on Parent/Teacher/Tutor Conference day.

Christmas Sing-a-long

Spring Break - March 17th to April 2nd

The school will be closed from Saturday, March 17th to Monday, April 2nd.

First day back after Spring Break - April 3rd

The first day back after Spring Break is Monday, April 3rd.

Pro-D Day and Q3 Report Writing - April 20th

Students will not attend on Friday, April 20th as this is a Professional Development and Q3 Report Writing Day.

Casual Day - April 27th

Pro-D Day - May 18th

Students will not attend on Friday, May 18th as this is a Professional Development Day.

Victoria Day - May 21st

The school will be closed on Monday, May 21st for the Victoria Day holiday.

Casual Day - May 25th

Report Writing Day - June 1st

Students will not attend on Friday, June 1st as this is a Report Writing Day.

Sports Day - June 7th

Sports day is on Thursday, June 7th. A hog dog lunch will be provided to students.

Casual Day - June 8th

The last casual day of the year is Friday, June 8th.

KGMS Has Talent Show

Our annual KGMS Has Talent Show will be on Thursday, June 14th. 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 for students

The last day for students is Friday, June 15th and this will be a 1/2 day. Report cards will be sent home.

Gala

Growing Hearts and Minds Gala 2017
to benefit the
Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School Bursary Fund

Saturday, February 25, 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

                     2017 Gala Video

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

Support Us

KGMS 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.

Visit or Contact Us

If you’re considering KGMS for your child, we invite you to come take a tour with our Head of School, Dr James Christopher. For all other inquiries, please fill out the contact form below or give us a call!

Dr James Christopher - Head of School

Dr James Christopher – Head of School

Mailing Address:
420 Seymour River Place
North Vancouver, BC
V7H 1S8

Tel: 604 985-5224
Fax: 604 985-4562

Email: Dr. James Christopher, Head of School

Records Requests:  sbartnik@kgms.ca

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Outside School Hours Tutoring: KGMS Tutor List 2017-18

ADMISSIONS: admissions@kgms.ca

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Careers

Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School is seeking applicants for the following:

Please email resume and cover letter to:

Kirsten White, Deputy Head of Schooljobs@kgms.ca

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On-Call Tutor – September 27th 2017

Teachers-Teaching-On-Call – September 27 2017

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