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Math Night 23 - Octoberhttp://hol.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/85Math Night 23 - October<p><img alt="mathnightsm.jpg" src="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/mathnightsm.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:800px;" /><br></p>
Holly-Day Bazaar 2019http://hol.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/84Holly-Day Bazaar 2019<p><img alt="hollydaybazzar.jpg" src="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/hollydaybazzar.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:800px;" /><br></p><div style="text-align:center;"></div><p style="text-align:center;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-5">​Vendors!  <a href="https://simcoecounty.schoolcashonline.com/Fee/Details/50637/50/False/True">Use this link</a> to book a table</span></p><p style="text-align:center;"><a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/Bazaar%20Vendor%20and%20Donation%20Forms.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />Bazaar Vendor and Donation Forms.pdf</a><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><a href="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/Bazaar%20Donation%20Form.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />Bazaar Donation Form.pdf</a><br></p>
Holly Students Conduct a Walk-Withhttp://hol.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/83Holly Students Conduct a Walk-With<p><img alt="walkwith.jpg" src="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/walkwith.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:900px;height:423px;" />While students all over the world took place in a<strong> walk out</strong>, Holly students participated in a <strong>walk with</strong> their teachers to share their voices with those of other young people concerned about the environment.<br></p><p>Several student worked with Holly Staff to plan an event that demonstrated their concerns and took part in a global movement while remaining under the supervision and care of their teachers.  Our students learned about the issues of climate change as well as importance of responsible and safe demonstrations.  The kids were excited to hear the support of many community members who were passing the school at the time.  </p><p>We are so proud of our kids for their commitment to a better planet and their courage to plan an event that had their voices heard safely and respectfully!​</p>
Afterschool Art Workshophttp://hol.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/82Afterschool Art Workshop<p>​<img alt="amberart.JPG" src="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/amberart.JPG" style="margin:5px;" /><br></p>
Open Househttp://hol.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/81Open House<p>​<img alt="hmesopenhouse.jpg" src="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/hmesopenhouse.jpg" style="margin:5px;" />We invite families to join us on the 3rd of October for our Holly Meadows Open House!  This is a great opportunitiy for students to show their parents their classes and introduce them to the staff who work with them.</p><p>Join us on the 3rd from 6PM to 7PM at Holly!<br></p>
Welcome Backhttp://hol.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/80Welcome Back<p><strong class="ms-rteFontSize-3">Welcome back for another great year at Holly Meadows!</strong><br></p><p><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">Schedule</strong><br></p><p>Our schedule for the year remains the same.  Supervision in the yard starts at 8:50 and the bell is at 9:05 for entry.  <br></p><p><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">First Morning</strong><br></p><p>Last year we did out best to give all of our students a tentative class placement.  While there were not many changes over the Summer, we did have to make a few.  We will be posting class lists on the library windows at 8:50 so that students can confirm their classes.  <br></p><p>This year, our classes will be lined up along the walls by grade number, NOT the class entry door.  Having all of the grade one to four classes between the parking lot and the library and the grade five to eight classes from the library to the end of the building will make it easier for students to find their teachers.  <br></p><p><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">Pickup and Drop Off</strong><br></p><p>One of the first things you will notice coming in this year is out brand new parking lot!  While it is a BIG improvement over last year, there are some changes in layout that will impact our drop off and pick up at least for the first while.   The large gate is now at the end of the lot.  As you drive through our kiss and ride, we ask that you drop your kids off at the large gate with the hashmarkings on the pavement.  We will have staff there to help kids get safely into the yard.  Pick up will be in the same place.<br></p><p><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">Class Changes</strong><br></p><p>As you know, every year at the end of September, schools look at the actual numbers of kids and often have to reorganize by adding or removing classes.  We will not be making any class changes until that time.  <br></p><p><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">School Cash</strong><br></p><p>Everything is going to be online this year.  This will save kids from having to bring cash to school and allow you to purchase items from home.  Please ensure you have an account early in the year.<br></p><p><strong style="text-decoration:underline;">Volunteers</strong><br></p><p>We are going to need some volunteers this year for a number of projects including things like milk, pizza and a number of activities.  If you are interested in volunteerting, please ensure you use the process outlined on this website to register as a volunteer and let us know how you would like to be a part of the team!<br></p><p>We will have a newsletter coming out in the next few days with lots of more information.  Make sure you have registered your email so that you recieve our newsletters.  You can also sign up for the TWITTER feed for up to date information on the great things happening at Holly Meadows!<br></p>
Graduationhttp://hol.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/79Graduation<h1>June 24th at Bear Creek Secondary School.<br></h1><p>Students are to be at the school by 6PM.  Ceremony starts at 6:30PM sharp.<br></p><p>This year, to allow students to bring more than two guests each, we have arranged to hold our graduation at Bear Creek.  </p><p>We encourage all parents to be seated well before the 6:30 start to avoid disrupting the processional.  Following the graduation, we invite families to join us for a reception.  Cake and punch will be provided by the school and an Ice Cream truck will be on site for cash purchases.</p><p style="text-decoration:underline;"><b>Programmes:</b> <b class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-9-0" style="text-decoration:underline;">UPDATED:</b></p><p style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong><a href="/Documents/Holly%20Grad%20colour.pdf"><img class="ms-rteImage-1" alt="gradprogram.JPG" src="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/gradprogram.JPG" style="margin:5px;width:264px;height:409px;" /></a></strong></p><p><a href="/Documents/Holly%20Grad%20colour.pdf">Download the colour version of the programme with award winner names.</a><strong><br></strong></p><p style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Grad Shirts:</strong><strong><br></strong></p><p>Our students chose to order individual shirts this year.  There are lots of options, colours and styles at our online shop.  <a href="https://hmesschool.entripyshops.com/">https://hmesschool.entripyshops.com</a><img alt="gradshirt.JPG" src="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/gradshirt.JPG" style="margin:5px;" /><br></p>
STRATEGIES TO SUPPORT TEACHING PLAY SKILLS TO CHILDREN WITH AUTISM http://hol.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/78STRATEGIES TO SUPPORT TEACHING PLAY SKILLS TO CHILDREN WITH AUTISM <p>​</p><p style="margin:0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="margin:0px;color:black;font-family:"arial",sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">Date:                 May 22, 2019<span style="margin:0px;">    </span></span></p><p style="margin:0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="margin:0px;color:black;font-family:"arial",sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">Location:           Roy Edwards Room, Simcoe County District School Board Education Centre (1170 Hwy 26, Midhurst)</span></p><p style="margin:0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="margin:0px;color:black;font-family:"arial",sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">Time:                12-3 pm <span style="margin:0px;">                                    </span></span></p><p style="margin:0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="margin:0px;color:black;font-family:"arial",sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">Refreshments: Light lunch and snacks provided</span></p><p style="margin:0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="margin:0px;color:black;font-family:"arial",sans-serif;font-size:11pt;"> </span></p><p style="margin:0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="margin:0px;color:black;font-family:"arial",sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">Parents please register at </span><a href="https://forms.gle/ry3tztRbAJuFchMP9"><span style="margin:0px;color:#1155cc;font-family:"arial",sans-serif;font-size:11pt;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">https://forms.gle/ry3tztRbAJuFchMP9</span></span></a><span style="margin:0px;color:black;font-family:"arial",sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">.</span></p><p style="margin:0px;"><font color="#000000" face="Calibri" size="3"> </font></p><p style="margin:0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="margin:0px;color:black;font-family:"arial",sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">Paula Aquilla loves the practice of Occupational Therapy and Osteopathy! She is a graduate of the University of Toronto and has practiced in a variety of clinical, home, and community settings since 1986. Paula is also an Osteopathic Manual Practitioner, specializing in paediatrics. She is the director of Aquilla Occupational Therapy; a family-oriented practice that is full of fun and learning! </span></p><p style="margin:0px;"><font color="#000000" face="Calibri" size="3"> </font></p><p style="margin:0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="margin:0px;color:black;font-family:"arial",sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">Paula's practice encompasses all types of children and young adults; her specialty is sensory integration therapy. Paula has been a guest lecturer for the University of Toronto, McMaster University, and Humber College. She is published in the field as a co-author of Building Bridges through Sensory Integration (1998) and The Sensory Detective (2016) and is a contributor to Children, Youth, and Adults with Asperger’s Syndrome. Paula has also contributed to other magazines and special interest newsletters around the world. She is the technical editor for the SI Focus Magazine. Paula brings warmth and enthusiasm in her work with children and their families. </span></p><p style="margin:0in 0in 0pt;"><strong><span style="margin:0px;color:black;font-family:"arial",sans-serif;font-size:11pt;"> </span></strong></p><p style="margin:0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="margin:0px;color:black;font-family:"arial",sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">Participants will gain: </span></p><ul style="margin-top:0in;"><li style="margin:0px;color:black;font-family:"times new roman",serif;font-size:12pt;font-style:normal;font-weight:400;vertical-align:baseline;"><span style="margin:0px;font-family:"arial",sans-serif;">knowledge of sensory processing as a function of the nervous system </span></li><li style="margin:0px;color:black;font-family:"times new roman",serif;font-size:12pt;font-style:normal;font-weight:400;vertical-align:baseline;"><span style="margin:0px;font-family:"arial",sans-serif;">an understanding of the impact of inefficient sensory processing on function </span></li><li style="margin:0px;color:black;font-family:"times new roman",serif;font-size:12pt;font-style:normal;font-weight:400;vertical-align:baseline;"><span style="margin:0px;font-family:"arial",sans-serif;">an understanding of the complex interplay between the physical, emotional and cognitive functions </span></li><li style="margin:0px;color:black;font-family:"times new roman",serif;font-size:12pt;font-style:normal;font-weight:400;vertical-align:baseline;"><span style="margin:0px;font-family:"arial",sans-serif;">an understanding of the role of sensory processing in regulation </span></li><li style="margin:0px;color:black;font-family:"times new roman",serif;font-size:12pt;font-style:normal;font-weight:400;vertical-align:baseline;"><span style="margin:0px;font-family:"arial",sans-serif;">strategies to create an environment, approach and activities to support sensory processing in individuals we support </span></li><li style="margin:0px;color:black;font-family:"times new roman",serif;font-size:12pt;font-style:normal;font-weight:400;vertical-align:baseline;"><span style="margin:0px;font-family:"arial",sans-serif;">how to use visual supports in promoting functional play (pictures, social stories, video stories)</span></li></ul> <span style="margin:0px;color:black;font-family:"arial",sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">using a playful approach to interact; keeping it fun!</span><p><br></p>
Math Night Resourceshttp://hol.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/77Math Night Resources<p style="text-align:center;">​<img alt="mathnightsmall.jpg" src="/PublishingImages/Lists/LocalNews/AllItems/mathnightsmall.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /></p><p style="text-align:center;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-4">Thanks to everyone who took part in our Math Night!  Here is a link to our resources.</span></p><p style="text-align:center;"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-5"></span><a href="http://bit.ly/Hollymath"><span class="ms-rteFontSize-5">bit.ly/Hollymath</span></a><br></p><p><br></p>
After School Social Skills Development Programshttp://hol.scdsb.on.ca/about-us/news/school-news/75After School Social Skills Development Programs<p><span style="margin:0px;color:#212121;font-family:"arial",sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">In Spring 2019, the SCDSB is offering After School Social Skills Development Programs to support students with ASD at locations in Barrie, Orillia and Angus. The programs will focus on using recreation, music themes and friendship training to support social skills development.  </span></p><p style="text-decoration:underline;"><span style="margin:0px;color:#212121;font-family:"arial",sans-serif;font-size:11pt;"><strong>PLAYBALL</strong></span></p><p><span style="margin:0px;color:#212121;font-family:"arial",sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">In partnership with Shawn Delaire and Playball, the SCDSB will host two 10-week sessions at the following locations:</span></p><ul style="margin-top:0in;"><li style="margin:0px;color:#212121;font-family:"times new roman",serif;font-size:12pt;font-style:normal;font-weight:400;"><span style="margin:0px;font-family:"arial",sans-serif;">Oakley Park Public School, Barrie on Wednesdays, April 10 – June 12, 2019 from 4 – 5 p.m.</span></li><li style="margin:0px;color:#212121;font-family:"times new roman",serif;font-size:12pt;font-style:normal;font-weight:400;"><span style="margin:0px;font-family:"arial",sans-serif;">Angus Morrison Elementary School, Angus on Thursdays, April 11 – June 13, 2019 from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. </span></li><li style="margin:0px;color:#212121;font-family:"times new roman",serif;font-size:12pt;font-style:normal;font-weight:400;"><span style="margin:0px;font-family:"arial",sans-serif;"><a href="/Documents/Flyer%20-%20Play%20Ball%20Kidz%20Simcoe%20Spring%202019%20-%20Final.doc">CLICK HERE FOR THE FLYER</a><br></span></li></ul><p style="text-decoration:underline;"><span style="margin:0px;color:#212121;font-family:"arial",sans-serif;font-size:11pt;"><strong>MUSIC PROGRAM</strong></span></p><p><span style="margin:0px;color:#212121;font-family:"arial",sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">In partnership with Heidi Flynn, Accredited Music Therapist, the SCDSB will host one 10-week session at the following location from 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.:</span></p><ul style="margin-top:0in;"><li style="margin:0px;color:#212121;font-family:"times new roman",serif;font-size:12pt;font-style:normal;font-weight:400;"><span style="margin:0px;font-family:"arial",sans-serif;">Couchiching Heights Public School, Orillia on Thursdays, April 11 – June 13, 2019</span></li><li style="margin:0px;color:#212121;font-family:"times new roman",serif;font-size:12pt;font-style:normal;font-weight:400;"><span style="margin:0px;font-family:"arial",sans-serif;"><span style="text-align:left;color:#212121;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:"arial",sans-serif;font-size:16px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;display:inline;white-space:normal;orphans:2;float:none;background-color:transparent;"></span><a href="/Documents/Flyer%20-%20Music%20Program%20Simcoe%20Spring%202019%20-%20Final.docx"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0"><span style="text-align:left;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:"arial",sans-serif;font-size:16px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;display:inline;white-space:normal;orphans:2;float:none;background-color:transparent;">CLICK HERE FOR THE </span><span style="text-align:left;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:"arial",sans-serif;font-size:16px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;display:inline !important;white-space:normal;orphans:2;float:none;background-color:transparent;">FLY</span><span style="text-align:left;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:"arial",sans-serif;font-size:16px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;display:inline;white-space:normal;orphans:2;float:none;background-color:transparent;">ER</span></span></a><br></span></li></ul><p style="text-decoration:underline;"><span style="margin:0px;color:#212121;font-family:"arial",sans-serif;font-size:11pt;"><strong>FRIENDSHIP TRAINING</strong></span></p><p><span style="margin:0px;color:#212121;font-family:"arial",sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">In partnership with Autism Ontario, the SCDSB will host two 10-week sessions at the following location from 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. and 7:15 p.m.:</span></p><ul style="margin-top:0in;"><li style="margin:0px;color:#212121;font-family:"times new roman",serif;font-size:12pt;font-style:normal;font-weight:400;"><span style="margin:0px;font-family:"arial",sans-serif;">Maple Grove Public School, Barrie on Wednesdays, April 10 – June 12, 2019.</span></li><li style="margin:0px;color:#212121;font-family:"times new roman",serif;font-size:12pt;font-style:normal;font-weight:400;"><span style="margin:0px;font-family:"arial",sans-serif;"><span style="text-align:left;color:#212121;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:"arial",sans-serif;font-size:16px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;display:inline;white-space:normal;orphans:2;float:none;background-color:transparent;"></span><a href="/Documents/Flyer%20-%20Childrens%20Friendship%20Training%20Spring%202019%20-%20Final.docx"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0"><span style="text-align:left;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:"arial",sans-serif;font-size:16px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;display:inline;white-space:normal;orphans:2;float:none;background-color:transparent;">CLICK HERE FOR THE </span><span style="text-align:left;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:"arial",sans-serif;font-size:16px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;display:inline !important;white-space:normal;orphans:2;float:none;background-color:transparent;">FLY</span><span style="text-align:left;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-family:"arial",sans-serif;font-size:16px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;display:inline;white-space:normal;orphans:2;float:none;background-color:transparent;">ER</span></span></a><br></span></li></ul> <font size="3"></font><font color="#000000"></font><font face="Times New Roman"></font><p style="text-decoration:underline;"><span style="margin:0px;color:#212121;font-family:"arial",sans-serif;font-size:11pt;"><strong>FAQs:</strong></span></p><p><span style="margin:0px;color:#212121;font-family:"arial",sans-serif;font-size:11pt;"> 1.   Q. Are late submissions accepted?</span></p><p style="margin:0in 0in 10pt 0.5in;line-height:12.65pt;text-indent:-13.5pt;"><span lang="EN-CA" style="margin:0px;color:#212121;font-family:"arial",sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">A.  The groups will run with 8 – 10 children max, therefore spaces are limited. The application deadlines will allow time to review applications and give careful consideration to creating the groups of students.</span><span style="margin:0px;color:#212121;font-family:"arial",sans-serif;font-size:11pt;"></span></p><p><span style="margin:0px;color:#212121;font-family:"arial",sans-serif;font-size:11pt;"> 2.   Q. Is this program available for students with other diagnoses other than ASD?</span></p><p style="margin:0in 0in 10pt 0.5in;line-height:12.65pt;text-indent:-13.5pt;"><span lang="EN-CA" style="margin:0px;color:#212121;font-family:"arial",sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">A.  This program is intended for children with an ASD Diagnosis.</span><span style="margin:0px;color:#212121;font-family:"arial",sans-serif;font-size:11pt;"></span></p><p><span style="margin:0px;color:#212121;font-family:"arial",sans-serif;font-size:11pt;"> 3.   Q. What if my son/daughter does not get into a program?</span></p><p style="margin:0in 0in 10pt 0.5in;line-height:12.65pt;text-indent:-13.5pt;"><span lang="EN-CA" style="margin:0px;color:#212121;font-family:"arial",sans-serif;font-size:11pt;">A.  If your son or daughter is not selected for a program this Spring, community partners will attempt to make a referral to future community based programs.</span><span style="margin:0px;color:#212121;font-family:"arial",sans-serif;font-size:11pt;"></span></p> <font size="3"></font><font color="#000000"></font><font face="Times New Roman"></font><p><br></p>