Aviator Air Newsletter

Maple Dale Elementary's Parent Communication

Friday, May 18, 2018

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!

May 21 - Field Day

May 22 - Field Day RAIN DAY

May 24 - LAST DAY of School!!

Field Day is May 21st!

It is one of the students' favorite days of the year and you can be part of it. Field Day is a fun finale to the school year and we need volunteers. There is a morning session (2nd and 4th graders) and an afternoon session (1st and 3rd graders). We need 20 volunteers for each ~1.5 hr session. Mr. Chaney and other teachers have everything planned. As a volunteer, you will work one of the stations and help the kids with that given event. Easy and fun! http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090b44abaa2ca1f58-maple

School Supply Kits - Order Deadline is JUNE 1ST - ONLINE ONLY!!

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4th Grade Recognition Slide Show and Pictures!

2018 4th Graders - Slide Show

2018 Performance - Pictures

Staff Appreciation Luncheon for Winton Hills Academy – Our Sister School

Join us as we spoil the staff at our sister school, Winton Hills Academy, with a luncheon and small gift of appreciation on Tuesday, May 22nd!

Please click on this sign up genius link, www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0D4AAEA96-winton3 , to sign up to provide a food item donation for the luncheon. You can also email Deanna DeBrosse (deannadebrosse@gmail.com).

Items are to be dropped off at Deanna DeBrosse’s home at 7419 Baywind Drive. If it does not need fridge, drop off any time during the week of May 15th. If it needs refrigeration, then please drop off on Tuesday, May 22nd in the morning by 8:00 am. If you need to drop refrigerated items off on Sunday, please text Deanna Debrosse 513-652-2227

If you would like to help deliver the lunch, clean up, or stay for the whole event, please let Deanna DeBrosse know (deannadebrosse@gmail.com).

Did you know that Maple Dale & WHA have been sister schools for 10+ years?

A few facts about Winton Hills Academy:

Current enrollment is 400 students, preschool – 6th grade

99.2% of their students qualify for free/reduced lunch

The school does not have any support from a PTO of their own

4th-6th grades received an “A” rating in math and reading in 2014/2015.

Their building was built in 2005. It is beautiful, clean and bright, with fun paintings on the walls, smiles on children’s faces, and passionate teachers.

“We are giving the children the experience of a middle class school education in a lower class world. Then they can choose what they want for their lives.” Dr. Tina Russo, Principal 1998 -2015

To learn more about our sister school and ways you can help with planned events to support the students and staff, please contact: Deanna DeBrosse (babcoc24@hotmail.com)

Lost and Found


We have a good amount of items in our lost and found. You may want to have a look through the items before the end of the school year, at which time, if things are still left in the lost and found, they will be donated to Matthew 25.

Thank you! Have a wonderful summer!

Maple Dale After School Enrichment Needs You!

Maple Dale ASE is looking for new chair members for the 2018 – 2019 program and beyond. We have several parents who are entering their last year at Maple Dale. We need new members to start so they take over ASE after the 2018 – 2019 school year.

2018 – 2019 ASE will take place for 6 Mondays starting January 28th, 2019

Below are the roles and what they entail:

ASE - Chair

  • Coordinate ASE class offerings
  • Create flyers with class descriptions and pricing
  • Coordinate with Sycamore Nutrition to plan for snacks
  • Work with Maple Dale Office Staff to get rooms approved for upcoming classes
  • Coordinate the ASE team before and during registration to make sure everything is going smoothly
  • Work with the PTO Treasurer to coordinate payments through the Transaction Center
  • Attend all ASE sessions to help manage snack time, make sure there are no issues with classes, and ensure that all children are picked up

The commitment is from October through March, and most of the work can be done remotely, with the exception of the 6 Mondays during ASE.

ASE - Snack Time and Classroom Volunteers

  • Set up the SignUpGenius for volunteers for snack time help and classroom volunteers

The commitment is from January through March. Most of the work can be done remotely, but it is ideal if this volunteer could attend all ASE sessions to help with snack time.

ASE - Online Portal Management – Role Filled

ASE – Scholarships – Role Filled

The ideal volunteer will be someone who can commit to the program for a minimum of 2 years.

If you have interest in getting more involved and would like to hear more about each role please feel free to contact Belinda Busemeyer via email (belindabusemeyer@gmail.com) or by phone 513-373-2240.

Thank you for your consideration.

E.H. Greene Orientation Slideshow

Thank you to everyone who was able to make it to the Greene school for orientation. We know, however, that some families may have been unable to attend, so here is their presentation in a slideshow: EHG Orientation Slideshow.

Summer MAP Testing Opportunity

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

Summer 2018 MAP Testing Sign-Ups

Green Team Tip of the Week

The cities of Montgomery and Blue Ash both offer curbside recycling through Rumpke. The following can be placed in your bin to be recycled. If you don’t have a container, contact Rumpke at (513) 745-8538 to obtain one for free.

· Plastic bottles and jugs

· Glass bottles and jars

· Aluminum cans

· Steel cans and lids

· Paperboard (like cereal boxes)

· Cardboard

· Office paper

· Envelopes and junk mail

· Newspapers, magazines and inserts

· Telephone books and catalogs

· Cartons

For other items that you need to get rid of, please check your city’s website as well as Hamilton County Recycling http://www.hamiltoncountyrecycles.org/residents/recycling_and_reuse_outlets

Apply Now for Sycamore FIRST Robotics Teams for the 2018-2019 School Year

Online applications are now available for the following FIRST Robotics programs at the Sycamore Community School District.

  • FIRST LEGO League Jr. (for rising 3rd graders)
  • FIRST LEGO League (for rising 4th through 8th graders)
  • FIRST Tech Challenge (for rising 7th through 9th graders)

Visit the Sycamore Robotics website at http://sycamorerobotics.weebly.com/ to get started.

The applications include parent and student portions as well as instructions to submit a participation fee.

Apply by May 19 for on-time submission.

Note that junior high students will have the ability to choose between FIRST LEGO League and FIRST Tech Challenge. Be sure to select the program you desire. Note also that applicants who are rising high schoolers will receive additional details following the application submission deadline for joining the high school team.

For information about all of these programs, visit www.firstinspires.org.

Want to see more Sycamore Robotics teams in action? Visit our booth at the district-wide STEAM Showcase on Sat., May 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at E.H. Greene Intermediate.

Questions? Contact the Sycamore Robotics Boosters Board at SycamoreRoboticsBooster@googlegroups.com.

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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.