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The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit has one confirmed case of measles in an adult in Simcoe County. Anyone who visited the following two locations in Alcona on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 during the times listed may have been exposed to measles:
• Sobeys, 2080 Jans Blvd. Innisfil, between 12:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
• Wild Wing, 1070 Innisfil Beach Road, between 12:30 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Anyone who visited the following location in Collingwood during the dates and times listed may have been exposed to measles:
On April 2, 2014:
• The Collingwood General and Marine Hospital’s Emergency Department waiting room, main Emergency Department and Diagnostic Imaging, between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.
On April 4, 2014:
• The Collingwood General and Marine Hospital’s Central Registration and Diagnostic Imaging, between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
If you were at the locations, but outside of the times listed you were not exposed, as the virus can only live on surfaces outside the body for up to two hours. If you believe you visited any of those locations during the times mentioned check your immunization records to ensure you and your children have had two doses of the measles vaccine (MMR or MMRV). This information can be found on your yellow immunization card, or can be provided by your health care provider. People who have not had two doses of the measles vaccine, and who have not had measles in the past are at risk of infection. Most people born before 1970 are assumed to be immune because of previous measles infection. People should watch for symptoms after possible exposure until April 25, 2014.
Symptoms are cold-like and include cough and fever, sore eyes that may be sensitive to light, a red rash that lasts for up to five days and sometimes small white spots on the inside of the mouth. Anyone with symptoms should call their health care provider and tell them that they have been exposed to measles. DO NOT go to your health care provider’s office/medical clinic/hospital without letting them know you think you may have measles so that they can take precautions to stop spreading it to others.
For more information call Health Connection at 705-721-7520 or 1-877-721-7520, hours are extended to 8 p.m. tonight or www.simcoemuskokahealth.org.
Mapleview is having another “Raise the Dough” night on Wednesday April 23rd through Domino’s Pizza (south end). The money raised for this night will go to the Mapleview Heights Hockey team to purchase ice time and pay for tournament entry fees. Similar to our previous “Raise the Dough” night, all you will have to do is call Domino’s Pizza and order the “Mapleview Heights Special”. More information and pricing will be sent out closer to the date, but please book Wednesday April 23rd as a family pizza night!
The International Day of Pink is a day of action, which started in Nova Scotia when two straight high school students saw that a gay student wearing a pink shirt was bullied. The two students intervened, but wanted to do more to prevent homophobic and transphobic bullying. They decided to purchase pink shirts, and a few days later got everyone at school to arrive wearing pink, standing in solidarity for diversity and to make a stand against discrimination, gender-based bullying and homophobia.
To recognize International Day of Pink, SCDSB secondary school students have partnered with downtown business to design their store windows, art students from across the county contributed to a collaborative art mural and over 1500 elementary school children participating in scavenger hunts throughout downtown Barrie during the week of April 7-11. Click here for details.
The cries of “Pachi” were heard loud and clear from the delight of our students at Mapleview Heights E.S. as “Pachi” the Pan- American mascot came into the school promoting the Pan-American games here in Toronto, in 2015. The Pan-Am Team made several presentations to students from K to 8 describing what the Pan-Am games were and the some of the sports that they would see at the games. Pachi the porcupine, mascot to the games sported 41, individually colored quills to represent the 41 countries, and over 10,000 athletes and coaches that are to participate in the 2015 games. Pachi presented the school with a certificate of his visit and a plush replica of himself which will be shown in the school library.
The Yearbook is Coming! The Yearbook is Coming! Our 2013 – 2014 Yearbook will be on sale throughout the month of April. Orders will be due no later than April 30, 2014.
Every classroom teacher will have sent, or be sending an order form for your child’s Mapleview Heights 2013-2014 Yearbook. Each book is only $20.00 each. The yearbook will be in full color and will be delivered to your child in late June before summer vacation.
When sending your order form please print legibly your child’s name, his/her grade, teacher’s name, quantity of books and the total enclosed. Please make all cheques payable to: Mapleview Heights E.S. It would be advisable to enclose your payment and order form in a sealed envelope with your child’s and teacher’s name on it.
SCDSB is encouraging all of its schools and facilities to take action on climate change by celebrating Earth Hour and turning off all non-essential lighting for one hour starting at 1:30 p.m. on Friday (start times may vary by school depending on the day’s schedule). “Earth Hour is an opportunity for our students and staff to demonstrate that we can reduce our impact on the environment through conservation,” says Kayla Kalalian, Environmental Systems Coordinator, SCDSB. “Earth Hour is about more than turning off the lights for one hour, it’s about modeling energy conservation opportunities we can take advantage of everyday.”
This year’s official Earth Hour takes place on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 8:30 p.m. Kalalian adds: “Schools are celebrating Earth Hour by hosting assemblies dedicated to the cause. Many of these events will feature environmental videos and guest speakers to highlight the importance of energy conservation.”
The Prime Minister’s Awards for Teaching Excellence honour outstanding and innovative elementary and secondary school teachers in all disciplines who instill in their students a love of learning and who utilize information and communication technologies to better equip their students with the knowledge and skills needed to excel in a 21st century society and economy.
Up to 10 Certificates of Excellence (national level) are awarded and include a financial award of $5,000. Up to 25 Certificates of Achievement (regional level) are awarded and include a financial award of $1,000.
The deadline for nominations is April 15, 2014.
Follow the hyperlink below to view the nomination guidelines and nomination form.