Aviator Air Newsletter

Maple Dale Elementary's Parent Communication

May 23, 2019

Our Flight Plan

Welcome to the Maple Dale Elementary Newsletter! We will share important information and highlight the great things our students and teachers are doing at our school. You can expect this in your inbox each week on Friday afternoons.


Attendance Line: (513) 686-1726


MARK YOUR CALENDARS


August 9: New Family Orientation 9 a.m.

August 9: Kindergarten Meet-n-Greet 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

August 12: Get to Know You at Pogo Play 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

August 13: Open House K-4 Grade 5 p.m. - 6 p.m.

August 13: AM Preschool Open House 2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

August 13: PM Preschool Open House 3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

August 21: All Pro Dad 8 a.m. - 9 a.m.

August 22: Welcome Back Coffee/PTO Meeting 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.

August 27: Curriculum Preview 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

August 27: Preschool Curriculum Preview 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.

School Happenings

Join the Summer Reading Program! June 1 - July 31

Sign up for Summer Reading and win “super” prizes! If you complete the program by June 30, you will be entered into a grand prize drawing for two tickets to a Cincinnati Reds game, courtesy of the Cincinnati Reds! If you complete the program by July 31, you will be entered into grand prize drawings for $25 Gold Star gift cards courtesy of Gold Star Chili, LeapFrog LeapPad1 Explorer tablets courtesy of PNC Bank, Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0s courtesy of Newman’s Own Foundation, or $100 Kroger gift cards! You can also win books and other great prizes! Visit https://www.cincinnatilibrary.org/news/2013/summerreadingprizes.html to see all of the prizes and register for Summer Reading!

Check Lunch Accounts!

A friendly reminder to check your student's lunch accounts and pay any debt currently owed. Click here to check via parent portal. This will follow your student from building to building. Contact the Child Nutrition Department with any questions (513) 686-1796.

4th Grade Performance/Celebration Program

Click this button for a copy of the 4th Grade Performance/Celebration Program.

Need school supplies for the 2019/2020 School Year? Order them today!

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School Supplies

Maple Dale will provide school supplies lists beginning in July. You can download the Sycamore Community Schools mobile app to check the supply list on your phone or visit www.sycamoreschools.org and click on "School Supplies".
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Summer School Info

Summer School Dates

Camp Invention: June 3-7 9:00 am-3:30 pm

Grades K-4: June 10-July 3 8:15 am - 12:15 pm

ESOL Classes for all Grades: June 3rd to July 3rd

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Summer MAP

Sycamore Schools is offering an optional summer MAP administration for grades 2-8. Please click on the here for more information and to register your child for this opportunity. If you have any questions, you can email Mindy Zellner, District Gifted Coordinator, at zellnerm@sycamoreschools.org.
Elementary Summer School Enrichment Info

Is your third or fourth grade student ready for a challenge this summer? Sign up for one or both of these enrichment courses offered this summer at our Elementary Summer School Program.

Priority Registration

Do you have a new neighbor or a friend who is moving to Sycamore Schools this summer? Help us spread the word: Priority Registration for the 2019-20202 school year is happening now!
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Summer School Therapy

Sycamore Community Schools is proud to partner with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital to provide access to mental health services for students in grades K-12 during the summer months.
Limited services will be available for families who are interested in receiving care through the summer. While many of our school-based therapists are off during the summer, Nicole Snyder, E.H. Greene School therapist, will be available to see students through a modified schedule. The summer schedule will be prioritized for students who are currently participating in our school-based therapy program. New students may be accepted depending on need and availability.
We recognize that needs can arise at any time for a child. Nicole will be available to assist in evaluating possible options for support or treatment through the summer, as well as answer questions about connecting to care in the fall in each of our school buildings. Families can reach Nicole at (513) 686-1750 extension 2050 or snydern@sycamoreschools.org.
Our partnership with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital continues to grow as we increase access to care for our students and families. In the Fall, we will have a fully staffed school-based team, serving all seven of our schools.
As always, should you have any questions, concerns, or needs, you can reach out to Lisa Zelvy, Pupil Services Supervisor, at (513) 686-1700 or zelvyl@sycamoreschools.org.

Summer Solutions

It's time to start thinking about summer! Attached below, please find our 2019 Summer Solutions Parent Flyer. The flyer contains our school code and ordering instructions for parents. Our school code has been activated, so parents can begin ordering at any time.
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E.H. Greene Information

Greene 101

Summer School registration is now open! One of the most valuable programs for Rising 5th Graders is Greene 101. This program is organized for students to come based on their 5th grade team. Students will find out their homeroom teacher and team at Move Up Day on May 15. Once you know your child's team you will be able to register for Greene 101.
Greene 101 Brochure (For Rising 4th Grades)

Greene 101 Camp for students transitioning to Greene School.

Around Sycamore

Aviation Station

The Aviation Station will be back in mid-July! Come visit us at one of our four neighborhood locations. Look for upcoming scheduling information on Sycamore's Facebook and Twitter pages.

School Calendars

Sycamore Community Schools will mail out a printed calendar for the 2019-2020 school year this summer. Event dates for the 2019-2020 school year will be available online in June. Click here to see important dates, like the first day of school.

Sycamore Bridges Information

Sycamore Community Schools has launched a new effort to connects people who need help with those who can pitch in.

The district has connected with Neighborhood Bridges to start Sycamore Bridges, which will bridge the gap between students and families in need and local advocates and donors.

“Our community has a history of being incredibly generous,” said Karen Naber, Assistant Superintendent. “Sycamore Bridges will be a fantastic way to spread kindness, linking those in need with those who want to help.”

Counselors, teachers, administrators, and clergy who learn about needs can post them on the Sycamore Bridges website. Requests can be for anything from financial assistance to clothing, food, and furniture needs. Those who want to help can sign up to fill the needs. It's all anonymous and helping is as simple as clicking a button.

Donors can drop off items at the Blue Ash Fire Station 13 on Kenwood Road or the Montgomery Fire Station on Montgomery Road.

“We want to remove barriers so kids can come to school every day ready to learn,” said Lori Drasnin, Sycamore Bridges Director.

Anyone can sign up to be a donor. Click here to learn more information. Be sure to follow Sycamore Bridges on Facebook and Twitter.

Aves Cross Country Camp Proudly sponsored by Fleet Feet Sports

I would like to invite your son/daughter to our Sycamore Aves Cross Country Camp. The camp will introduce key concepts and training associated with our junior high and high school programs. We also want the runners to come away with positive experiences and benefits associated with cross country. - Coach Rick Shomo


GRADES: 2019-20 incoming 4th - 8th graders.


CAMP DATES: Choose one of the following sessions. Will accept up to 50 runners for each session. Runners are welcome to run in both sessions.

  • June 3rd – June 13th (Fridays off) with 1-2 mile Race on June 13th (Please arrive 15 minutes early on Monday, June 3rd)

  • July 1st – July 11th (Fridays off) with 1-2 mile Race on July 11th (Please arrive 15 minutes early on Monday,July 2nd)


CAMP TIMES: 9 - 10:15 AM


CAMP LOCATION: Sycamore High School (will meet on track)


CAMP COST: $60 Please pay through Sycamore Parent Portal prior to first day.Walk up registrations may be accepted the first day. Checks would be made out to Sycamore Community Schools.


Campers will receive

  • Discounted and fitted footwear from Fleet Feet 9525 Kenwood Rd #42, Blue Ash, OH 45242

  • Instructions on how to warm-up and cool down properly

  • Instructions on strengthening exercises

  • Instructions on running form and gait

  • Instructions on how to train for distance running

  • An introduction to injury prevention and nutrition

  • A camp t-shirt

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Sycamore Wellness Committee

Smart Summer Snacking

Check out this snippet from the final issue of the Nutrition Nuggets provided by the Sycamore Wellness Committee. You can find all the issues on the District Wellness Committee page - here.

In The Community

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About us

At Maple Dale Elementary, staff, parents, and students work as a team to promote success and provide a welcoming, safe, and positive learning environment for all.