Mapleview Heights Elementary

Every Child. Every Chance. Every Day.

Filed Under (Uncategorized) by on November 21, 2014

Christmas cheer

It’s that time again!  Time to share what we can to make everyone’s holidays the best they can be!  Starting on Monday, November the 24th, 2014 until December the 12th, 2014 – we will be collecting non-perishable food items and unwrapped new toys. 

Last year the Huskies brought in

4373 items! 

This year we want to donate 4500 items!

Christmas Cheer is a non-profit organization that has been active in the Barrie area for 30 years.  They currently provide over 2500 families in the Barrie area with a hamper filled with a week’s supply of food and a large bag of toys for their children.  Most of the toys are provided through donations by schools and caring people. 

Please help bring Christmas Cheer to a family this year by donating a non-perishable food item, an unwrapped new toy, or Canadian Tire Money!

Need ideas?  Here are some of the most needed items:

  •  Canned Fish & Meat
  • Canned Juices
  • Canned Fruits
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Canned Stew
  • Canned Pasta Sauce
  • Rice
  • Pasta & Pasta Dinners
  • Peanut Butter
  • Cookies
  • Candies
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Cereal
  • Mashed Potato Mix
  • Pancake Mix & Syrup


Filed Under (Uncategorized) by on November 21, 2014

Today we had special visitors from Achutupu Panama. They talked about life in a very rural community on one of the San Blas Islands. The students enjoyed learning about a different way of life and the different traditions of the Kuna People.IMG_2948 (1)

special educationThe purpose of this session is to increase understanding of Special Education in SCDSB to support parents in taking an active and informed role in their child’s education.  The workshop will focus on a variety of areas including: what is special education; understanding special education processes in SCDSB; the role of the Special Education Advisory Committee; how to access available resources; communication, assessment and data collection; Individual Education Plans (IEPs); and also provide information on why and when Strengths and Needs Committees (SNCs) and Identification Placement and Review Committees (IPRCs) occur.  

When:  November 26th, 2014   6:00 P.M.— 7:30 P.M.

Where:   Allandale Heights Public School 124 Bayview Drive, Barrie, ON

Click here to view the PDF flyer for this workshop.



Filed Under (Uncategorized) by on November 16, 2014

Welcome to Math Homework Help

Homework Help is Ontario’s free, online math tutoring website for students in Grades 7-10. It provides free, live one on one tutoring with Ontario certified teachers five days a week, Sunday to Thursday from 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm ET. Tutors work together with students on a shared screen until students understand their math homework. Online math resources are also available on the site, including videos, online tutorials, and digital lockers to help students overcome math challenges.

“Amazing. That is all I can say. I love it so much. They explain everything perfectly for you”

– grade 8 student

All students with an Ontario Education Number (OEN) who attend a publicly funded English-language school have access to the program and can get free online math help. Students are helped to understand math concepts they may be struggling with while building their math skills and confidence.

Register today and access free tutoring by visiting Click through to and create a free account. Educators and guardians are welcome to use the site. Students can register quickly and easily with their Ontario Education Number (OEN – found on the latest report card) and Date of Birth.

Homework Help is a program funded by the Ontario government and administered through TVO’s Independent Learning Centre (ILC).

Click here for ASD PDF flyer.

Tuesday, November 18 – 2:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m. – Painswick -Massie Family Program Room

Barrie Publautism puzzle piecesic Library Painswick Branch welcomes a panel discussion on coping with autism.

Panelists Suzanne Day, a neurotherapist and Jamie Read, a family support coordinator will talk about resources and services that facilitate specialized programming like social skills and social learning opportunities.

They will be discussing Autism and how to cope with it in two ways – the neurodevelpmental and social challenges (including lack of quality friendships, parallel play, conversation skills) as well as the restrictive and repetitive behaviours (ie. stereotypical behaviours such as rocking or flapping, sensory issues, strong interests, etc) often associated with a diagnosis of ASD.

Diagnostic criteria will be used as basis for talking about the challenges that may be present in an individual with ASD.

Join us as Suzanne and Jamie share strategies and supports available to families.

mental healthThe Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) is committed to supporting the mental health and well-being of all students. Consistent with that goal, the SCDSB provides consultation and counselling services on-site by both SCDSB employed registered social workers as well as approved community service agencies for students in both elementary and secondary schools.

These support services are governed under the guidelines of the Education Act, Child and Family Services Act (CFSA), Personal Health Information Act (PHIPA), SCDSB’s APM A8550, Protocol for Collaborative Agreements with External Agencies or Individual Practitioners in the Areas of Regulated Health Professionals and Paraprofessionals and Regulated Social Service Professional and Paraprofessionals, as well as the Ontario Ministry of Education’s PPM 149, Protocol for Partnerships and External Agencies for Provision of Services by Regulated Health Professionals.

Consistent with age-of-consent guidelines as laid out in the CFSA, a student 12 years-of-age and older can provide informed consent as to whether he/she wishes parent/guardian/caregiver be informed and involved in the process however, the student’s wishes will prevail. As a best-practice, SCDSB social workers and community partners are expected to encourage students to involve their parent/guardian/caregiver in the process. For students 11 years-of-age and under, parent/guardian/caregiver informed consent is required prior to any service being provided to a student, regardless of provider.

Personal health information (subject to limitations as set out on the consent form), may only be shared with SCDSB staff who are working directly with the student (i.e. classroom teacher, principal, guidance counsellor, etc.) on a limited ‘need to know’ basis. The SCDSB collects and uses personal health information only as is reasonably necessary for the purpose of planning and delivery of educational programs and services.

Please contact the school principal if you would like additional information about the services available to support your child. A copy of the SCDSB’s PHIPA Statement is available on request through the school as well as posted on the SCDSB’s website (

Filed Under (Uncategorized) by on November 7, 2014

Check out our new Newscast on our new YouTube channel! Our students have been working hard learning about iMovie and green screen. We hope you enjoy watching the News and finding out about all of the cool things happening here at Mapleview.

Do you like organizing?Help-Wanted-Sign

Do you have a few free hours each week?

Want to help out?

Mrs. Mildon is looking for some parent volunteers to assist in keeping our school library organized.  Volunteers will be putting books away on shelves, organizing our collection, and helping students to locate the books they need.  Hours are flexible – so volunteers can work around their schedule.  If you are interested, please contact Mrs. Mildon at the school or through email [email protected] .

Thanks in advance for helping to keep our library running smoothly!

All volunteers must be on file with the Simcoe County District School Board and have a valid police check.

remembrancedayNovember 11th, 2014, we will be having our annual Remembrance Day Ceremony.  The assembly will begin at 11:30.  Students will be presenting poems and laying wreaths to show our respect and pride in the men and women who have fought for our freedom.  We will also be having a minute of silence. Parents are welcome to join us for the assembly – please be sure to sign in in the front foyer.