Mrs. Samide
    Is your child struggling with mental health needs? Click here: Help is Available!
    Hi! I am Laura Samide, the counselor at Maple Elementary. I am pleased to share with you the many wonderful programs available to our students. As your school counselor, I am dedicated to ensuring that your child has every opportunity to succeed in a safe, nurturing environment. Our goal is that your child will be enriched intellectually, emotionally, and socially so that they will become productive citizens and life-long learners. We understand that every child is unique, which is why we offer a variety of services to meet every child's needs. I serve our entire student body by presenting guidance lessons in every classroom on a regular basis. Throughout the year, I present lessons on many different topics, such as friendship skills, study skills, bullying, healthy choices and problem-solving, to name just a few. In addition, the counseling department offers many programs and resources to meet the needs of all our parents and students. I am here to serve you.


  • Have Fun this Summer!!
       There are lots of fun local activities to keep your family busy. Explore all of our amazing state parks at http://www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/
    Here are just a few other ideas:

    ·         Washington Township Librarywww.avonlibrary.net
    M-Th 9:00am-8:00pm, Friday 9:00am-6:00pm, Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm, closed Sunday

    ·         Children’s Museum of Indianapolis- www.childrensmuseum.org
    Monday-Sunday- 10:00am-5:00pm
    Youth admission- $18.50, Adult admission- $21.50
    FREE Admission- 1st Thursday of every month from 4-8pm

    ·         Indianapolis Zoo - http://www.indianapoliszoo.com
    Monday-Thursday- 9:00am-5:00pm, Friday-Sunday & holidays 9:00am-7:00pm

    Open until 7pm July 9, 16, 23, 30; Aug. 6 for Animals & All That Jazz 
    Closed June 12 for Zoobilation setup
    Youth admission- $13.45, Adult admission- $18.95, $6.00 parking

    ·         Trader’s Point Indoor Park – http://www.tpcc.org/im-new/visit-us/the-park-indoor-playground/

    FREE indoor park including play structures, indoor basketball, climbing wall, and special needs area

    Monday-Friday 8am-8pm, Saturday 8am-12pm, Sunday 2pm-8pm (closed Memorial Day)
    6590 S. Indianapolis Rd., Whitestown (317)769-5997

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  • Summer Food is Available

    The Mary Lee Maier Community Pantry will be open throughout the summer on Thursday afternoons. In addition, the following churches offer help as needed:


    710 East Buchanan Street, Plainfield, IN 46168

    (317) 839-6730



    7754 Cobblesprings Drive, Avon, IN 46123

    (317) 272-1022



    7981 East County Road 100N, Avon, IN 46123

    (317) 272-2222



    8264 East County Road 100 South, Avon, IN 46123

    (317) 839-5151



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