Maplehurst Message for January 12, 2018


Happy New Year to our Maplehurst community! There is a lot happening in the next few months and we look forward to laughing and learning together in 2018.

Tree Update!

This is GREAT news!! I have been notified that the large maple tree that was removed from our blacktop in December has been saved and that we will be able to utilize some of the intact wood from it as we continue to plan new naturalized outdoor learning space.  We will also be receiving a large slice of the trunk that we will display within the school to remind us of our property’s history.

New Playground Survey

This just came across my desk :-) Please check out the following link to find out more information from the City of Burlington regarding a new playground for Maplehurst over the next 2 years!

Aldershot Cluster of Schools: Parent Presentation

Maplehurst, King’s Road, Glenview and Aldershot schools are pleased to welcome Mary Tabak from the Our Kids Network. She will talk about the importance of family relationships in helping children succeed. It takes place at Aldershot on February 1. Dinner is available (FREE) at 6:00pm and child care is available when you register in advance. Please see the attached flyer for more information about the event and how to register!

Staff Update

I would like to welcome Mrs. Matheson to Maplehurst. As our new ESL teacher, she will be with us on Thursday afternoons. Also, Mr. Nathan (EA) has been hired full time beginning next week.

Kindergarten Registration Information

Registration packages for new JK students (and SK students registering for the first time) will be available in the office next week. Please register before January 31st! More information can be found at

French Immersion Update

Parents of current Grade 1 students who plan on entering Grade 2 French Immersion in September 2018 must submit their Grade 2 French Immersion registration form to their home school’s office by January 31, 2018. Students whose forms are received after this date are not guaranteed admission to the programme. All students who submit their forms on time are guaranteed a spot in the French Immersion programme. Forms can be found on the Board’s website.

Fantastic Math Website is a great website for you to access at home with your child. There are grade-specific activities and games that you can do at home, online tools and supports all directly related to the Ontario math curriculum. Give it a go!

HDSB Math Video Series

The Halton District School is proud to announce the release of the third and final part of its video series examining math learning in schools. Recognizing the importance of the Ontario Ministry of Education’s Renewed Math Strategy, the Halton District School Board has embarked on the production of a three-part video series designed to show how elementary and secondary students are being taught and engaged in math instruction.


The first of three part series​ examined the Province’s Renewed Math Strategy and its implementation in Halton public schools.

The second part of the three part series showed math instruction in action in elementary and secondary​ classrooms and the innovative teaching taking place in our schools.

The latest video, Beyond The Numbers: Supporting Your Child’s Math Understanding Outside the Classroom, (link) is the final video in a series sharing supports, resources, practical ideas and activities for parents and guardians to help them assist their children with math teaching outside of the classroom.


Due to the winter weather and condition of the blacktop, mini-sticks will be not be allowed outside at recess. We will get the games going again in the spring.

Upcoming Notable Dates:

January 15 - Kindergarten Registration begins for September 2018

January 22 - School Council 7:00pm

January 30 - JK/SK/Gr.2 Dental Screening

January 31 - Bus Safety presentations

February 1 - Mary Tabak evening parenting presentation @ Aldershot School

February 2 - PA Day

February 13 - Pancake Day

February 14 - Glen Eden Ski Trip (Grade 5 and 6)

February 15 - Movie Night 7:00pm

February 16 - PA Day

February 19 - Family Day Holiday

February 26 - Report Cards Distributed

Brent Phillips

Principal, Maplehurst PS