Family Links and Community Outreach
Peel Assistive Technology
Assistive Technology (AT) is available to students to perform specific tasks, improve functional capabilities, and foster independence. AT is used in Trelawny classrooms and can also be used at home.
Some of the technologies used at school are: laptops and chromebooks with Google read and write software, and ipads with speech to text capability among other programs. Students can log into Google read and write from home and continue to access their documents and the AT features when working at home.
This is the public blog run by the Assistive Technology team at the Peel District School Board. We will share news, information, resources and videos related to Assistive Technology that students can use to support their learning. Click here for the entire site
Children's Programs In Our Community
Family Literacy Nights for Ages 3-6
To help all our young children learn to read, we are support the FREE Family Literacy Nights for children ages 3-6 on Thursday evenings at Maplewood Public School, 2650 Gananoque Dr. (Derry. W and Millcreek Dr) from 6:30 – 7:30 pm.
Family Literacy Nights are open to families with pre-school children, kindergarten, and grade one students (ages 3-6).
For more information, please see
Free registration at https://www.peelregion.ca/children/programs/family-literacy/register.htm
Parenting Workshop with FREE BABYSITTING and Light Meal
As a support for familes, we partner with the Region of Peel to host FREE workshops to refresh your parenting skills, learn new information and make connections with other parents in your community. Workshops are available for parenting in different age groups and on different topics. Please see https://www.peelregion.ca/children/programs/parenting-workshops/descriptions.htm for descriptions. Please register at https://eservice.peel.ca/cgi-bin/cscreg.pl?1a=1&city=Mississauga
A light meal for parents and children is provided. FREE child care is available with literacy and numeracy based activities.
Meadowvale Library Children's Services
The Mississauga Public Library offers on-line resources and programs for children 0-12. We encourage every family to have a public library card. http://www.mississauga.ca/portal/residents/meadowvalelibrary
Learning in our Neighbourhood (LION)
LION, Learning in Our Neighbourhood, is a mobile service that offers free programs for children from ages 0-6 to help with readiness for kindergarten and grade one. LION (Learning in our Neighbourhood) offers free early learning programs on a vehicle in underserviced areas. With a goal to help prepare children for school and provide information to families about community resources and services. LION offers a program every Monday from 9-12 at St. Albert of Jerusalem School 7185 Rosehurt (Near Lisgar and Derry) and on Tuesday at Churchill Meadows Library 3801 Thomas Street (Churchill Meadows and Thomas Street). For more information, please call 647-929-5466 or e-mail the LION at email@example.com *View our calendar online for more details www.mpcrc.ca/lion.php
Ontario Early Years at Brittney Glen Plaza
Ontario Early Years at l Brittney Glen Plaza (Tenth Line and Thomas Street) offers free programs for children from 0-6. See http://www.mpcrc.ca/cal-brit.php
PEPSTART - Screening for Students Entering Kindergarten
PEPSTART - The PEP-Start Clinic is a drop-in, no-fee clinic designed for families with children newborn to 5 years of age who live in Peel. PEP-Start offers parents the opportunity to consult with professionals from community agencies in any or all the following: Speech and Language, Parenting & Behaviour, Preschool Development, Infant/Toddler Development, and Health & Nutrition. For further information contact Pat Dyment, Coordinator of PEP-Start Clinics at 905-568-8897 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Safe Centre of Peel
The Safe Centre of Peel provides a range of services of services, in one location, for those who have experienced violence and abuse in relationships. The free and confidential conselling coordinate shleter placements, assist with government services, provide parent education, offer family court support, and family advice legal services. Free child minding service while accessing services. 905-450-4650 http://www.scopeel.org/
Curriculum And Literacy Resources
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EQAO – During Grade 3, our students write the Primary Division Provincial Assessment
Ontario Curriculum Documents: See the Curriculum Documents for each grade level
Simple Steps to Your Child's Success: Tips from the Ontario Ministry of Education
Parent Tip Sheets from Peel Parent Literacy Conferences
Family Health Support and Parent Groups
Peel Children's Centre
Peel Children's Centre– Helps Families find services to support their children's needs including mentoring, behavioural, mental health, attention, basic needs, etc.
FASD Connection Peel: FASD Caregiver Support Group
A parent-run group offering encouragement to those supporting individuals with FASD. Adoptive parents, foster parents, grandparents and birth parents are invited to share their experiences, strategies and knowledge in a safe, non-judgemental environment. Together, through support and understanding,we hope to achieve success for everyone affected by FASD. Click here for dates and information. See also http://fasdconnection.ca/
Tangerine Walk-In Counselling
Tangerine Walk-In Counselling: Tangerine supports children, youth and families when they need it most. They help our clients develop a clear plan of action that recognizes and builds on their own strengths and abilities. Sometimes clients are referred to other services but, in many cases, a single visit to Tangerine is all clients need in order to feel better about their situation and take the necessary steps toward positive change. Phone contact is 905-795-3530
Kerry's Pace Autism Services
Kerry's Place Autism Services: Kerry's Place Autism Services is committed to enhancing the quality of life of persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) since 1974 by being leaders in developing and providing evidence-based supports; and by building capacity by sharing our knowledge. Kerry's Place is Canada's largest service provider for children, youth and adults with ASD and serve more than 8,000 people with ASD and their families each year. Through collaborative efforts and a dedicated staff, assistance is provided to enable communities to increase their capacity which has resulted in the growth of services available to people with ASD and their families, Our closest location's phone number is 905-363-1111
Trillium Health Partners Children's Services (Credit Valley Hospital)
Trillium Health Partners Children's Services (Credit Valley Hospital) – Our local hospital offers a variety of children's services including paediatric anxiety and depression support
Dental Screening - More information to come
Telehealth Ontario 866-797-0000
Inurhead.ca: A resource to help Peel students and their families with mental health and substance abuse issues
ABC's of Mental Helath
Website is "helpful for teachers and other educational professionals who wish to recognize and understand behaviour that causes them concern. It provides prevention and early intervention strategies to promote learning and mental health, and tips on finding help for children with mental health problems". See http://www.hincksdellcrest.org/ABC/Welcome
Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning
Casel.org: Envisions "a world where families, schools, and communities work together to promote children's success in school and life and to support the healthy development of all children. In this vision, children and adults are engaged life-long learners who are self-aware, caring and connected to others, and responsible in their decision-making."
My Health Magazine
Yoomagazine.net: Online mental health magazine
We Welcome the World
We Welcome the World– Are you new to our school board, province or Canada? Are you looking for a place to register your child for school? Do you want to learn about the education system, and service and programs in your community? The welcome centre is the best place to start. Call 905-366-8791 to book an appointment at the location that is most convenient.for you. Each location is about a 20 minute drive from our school.
Nora Hachemi is the School Settlement Response Worker: 905-366-8791 x.6012.
The welcome centres are open Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., all year round. Families can get assistance from staff in many languages.
Peel Multicultural Council
PMC facilitates positive community relations through providing resources, programs and services to residents of the region. PMC provides Newcomer, Employment, Language Learning, Family services, and Senior Citizen Services,
Newcomers Guide to Education
Newcomers Guide to Education – Download in Different Languages Click http://settlement.org/sys/library_detail.asp?k=EASS_EDGUIDE&doc_id=1004937