Mapleview Heights Elementary

Every Child. Every Chance. Every Day.

Oct
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Click on the link below to find out when our Character Education Assemblies and Spirit Days are scheduled!  Please remember that sometimes, due to unforeseen problems, dates may change – so check back often!

Character Ed. and Spirit Day Schedule 2014-2015

 

Click here for the PDF file of the following letter from our Director of Education

Dear Simcoe County District School Board Staff & Families,

We are all shocked and saddened by the tragic events that have transpired in Ottawa. Our thoughts are with all those affected, and we acknowledge the bravery of emergency personnel who reacted immediately to protect the community.

Although events like this are extremely rare, we recognize the impact they can have on each of us—our children, staff, families and friends. Individuals react to situations like this in various ways. We may feel sadness, grief, helplessness, anxiety and anger. Whatever you feel is okay.

Our mental health team has prepared some tips to help you support children at this time:

• Be honest about information you share with your child, but focus on the basics and avoid sharing unnecessary details. If your child is not focused on the tragedy, do not dwell on it. Be available to answer questions to the best of your ability. Young children may not be able to express themselves verbally. Pay attention to changes in their behaviour or social interactions.

• Try to avoid having detailed adult conversations regarding the tragedy in front of children. Recognize though that your child may hear about this event from friends, the media or through social media and avoiding the topic could cause your child to feel it’s too horrible to discuss, which can increase fear levels.

• Limit their exposure to media coverage. Images of a crisis can become overwhelming, especially if watched repetitively. Young children in particular may not be able to distinguish between images on television and their personal reality. Older children may choose to watch the news—be available to discuss what they see and to help put it into perspective.

• Recognize that children may become concerned that something bad will happen to themselves, family or friends. Explain that safety measures are in place and reassure them that you and other adults will take care of them and each other.

• Maintain normal family routines as much as possible. Routine family activities, classes and friends can help children feel more secure.

• Be aware of your own needs. Don’t ignore your own feelings of anxiety, grief and anger. Talking to friends, family members, faith leaders and mental health counsellors can help. Let your children know you are sad. You will be better able to support them if you can express your own emotions in a productive manner.

As always, our priority is the safety and well-being of each of our students—your children. This is a responsibility we take very seriously. It’s important for you to know help is available through our schools and community agencies. If you are concerned about your child or feel he or she needs additional support, please contact your principal or vice-principal.

Thank you for supporting our students and each other.

Sincerely,

Director of Education

Oct
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Oct
16

pebblego-logo-headerPebble Go is an award-winning database for preK-5 students offered in two modules: Animals, Earth and Space, and New Social Studies.  Each module features expertly-leveled text and navigation specifically designed for your beginning researchers. Enriched with spoken-word audio, text highlighting and audio and video clips, PebbleGo builds a foundation of research skills for every learner. Click on the PebbleGo picture to get to the site!

Username: simcoe

Password: pebblego

Valid until October 31st, 2014

Oct
16
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TumblebooksTumble Book Library is an online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach young children the joys of reading in a  format they’ll love!

www.tumblebooklibrary.com

Username: scdsb

Password: books

 

 Take Me Outside DayOctober 29 is Take Me Outside Day!

Rain or shine, go outside and enjoy the day.

A connection to nature and time spent outside is invaluable to building optimal mental, emotional, social and physical health for every child and youth.  Research supports the links between a child’s connection with nature and their health.  Increased outdoor time can be directly connected to improved physical activity levels, higher academic achievement, decreased child injury rates, increased attention spans, positive social interaction and increased engagement at school, home and in the community.

Oct
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A message from the Kid President.

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06
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Wear your CRAZIEST SOCKS this Friday to show your support of Socktober. We will be collecting socks and other items for the David Busby Centre this month! Please put any donations in the bins at the front of the school.
Below is a list of items for families who wish to donate more than socks.

Toiletry Items Such As:

Male and Female Razors, Deodorant
Shampoo/Shampoo Samples
Toothbrushes & Toothpaste & Floss
Feminine Hygiene Products
Gently Used Towels & Face Cloths
Toilet Paper, Paper Towels
Shaving Cream for men and women
Infant Items Such As:

Infant Formula
Baby Food
Baby Diapers
Breakfast Items:

Powdered Milk, Creamer
Coffee
Sugar
Peanut Butter
Canned fruit
Clothing Items Such As:

Work Boots
Jeans
Seasonal Clothing
Socks
Underwear
Other Items Such As:

Tarps, Tents
Blankets, Sleeping Bags, Sheets
Bottled Water

 Throughout the past few years, the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) and Kinark’s School Support Program (SSP) have collaboratively offered information sessions on various topics related to Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA). This year, the Centre for Behaviour Health Sciences at Mackenzie Health is partnering with SCDSB Special Education Staff to offer eight after school workshops for parents/guardians and educators focusing on  Incorporating Methods of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) Into Programs for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and the application of ABA strategies within programming. While ABA strategies are necessary for students with ASD, they are good strategies for all students.

Staff and parents are invited to attend the after school workshops at the Education Centre.

 

All are welcome to attend. Teachers and administrators planning to attend can register for any of the above after school presentations on the staff website using the registration utility at http://staff.scdsb.on.ca . Parents wishing to attend are asked to contact Sue McNabb in the Special Education Department at (705) 734-6363 ext. 11246 or [email protected] to register. Since a limited number of spaces will be reserved for parents, registration will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.

 

DATE TOPIC LOCATION TIME
October 2, 2014 Option #1: Understanding Why Children Do What They Do Education Centre 4:30 – 6:30
November 6, 2014 Option #1: Social Skills: Making and Keeping Friends. How to Teach Social Skills to Children with ASD

Option #2: Rewards, Reinforcement and Special Interests

Education Centre 4:30 – 6:30
December 4, 2014 Option #1: Self-Regulation: Developing Self-Monitoring Skills and Strategies

Option #2: Communication is Key! Different Ways of Teaching Communication Skills

Education Centre 4:30 – 6:30
January 8, 2015 Option #1: Going from Here to There: Tough Transitions Within the Day and Over Time

Option #2: Sexuality Education

Education Centre 4:30 – 6:30

 

February 5, 2015  Option #1: Social Skills: Making and Keeping Friends. How to Teach Social Skills to Children with ASD

Option #2: Rewards, Reinforcement and Special Interests 

Education Centre  4:30 – 6:30 
March 5, 2015  Option #1: Self-Regulation: Developing Self-Monitoring Skills and Strategies

Option #2: Communication is Key! Different Ways of Teaching Communication Skills 

Education Centre  4:30 – 6:30 
April 9, 2015  Option #1: Going from Here to There: Tough Transitions Within the Day and Over Time

Option #2: Sexuality Education 

Education Centre  4:30 – 6:30 
May 7, 2015  Option #1: We Are All in It Together! Your Community Partners  Education Centre  4:30 – 6:30 

 

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    Barrie, ON, L4N 9S9
    705-725-7980 (School)
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  • School Schedule Sept 2013-14

    8:55 AM Yard Supervision

    9:05 Am Entry Bell
    - Period 1 - 9:05am
    - Period 2 - 9:55am

    10:45 - 11:25 First Nutrition Break
    - Period 3 - 11:25am
    - Period 4 - 12:15pm

    1:05 - 1:55 Second Nutrition Break
    - Period 5 - 1:55pm
    - Period 6 - 2:45pm

    3:35 PM Dismissal

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