Maple Dale Aviator News!
April 7, 2017
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Mark Your Calendars!
April 13: PTO Meeting 9:30 AM
April 14: No School! Spring Vacation Day
April 17: No School! Professional Development Day
April 19: All Pro Dad Breakfast
PTO Meeting Agenda
The April 13th PTO meeting will be at 9:30 am in the cafeteria. The meeting is a carnival prep meeting. Attendees can help prepare items for carnival and get information on what opportunities are still available for our April 28th carnival event! Also, the E.H. Greene Principal, Matt Tudor, and Assistant Superintendent, Karen Naber will be coming to speak very briefly to the PTO members. We hope to see you there!
Cincinnati Boychoir Auditions
Audition Night: Monday April 10, 2017 6:00 - 7:30pm, Aronoff Center for the Arts
Open to boys who will be in grades 1-12 in the 2017-2018 season.
Boys who are interested in joining the Cincinnati Boychoir in the fall of 2017 are invited to an evening which includes an info meeting for boys/families, a brief audition (singing Row Row Your Boat, some simple scales - no advance prep needed) and a chance to briefly jump in and experience a Cincinnati Boychoir rehearsal with the boys from the Concert Choir!
The Maple Dale SPRING CARNIVAL will be on April 28th from 5:30-8:00. The carnival promises to be a fun night for the whole family. Proceeds from this event will help maple Dale enhance the technology, student services, and programs needed to deliver excellent education to our children.
Your support is needed to make the carnival a successful and fun event!
Please click the link below to get more information and to find out how you can get involved.
Carnival Donations Reminders
There are several ways that families can support the carnival. We would like to highlight two this week:
Classroom Basket Raffle - Historically this is one of the kids favorite activities to participate in. We are asking families in grades 1- 4 to help out with Classroom Baskets to be raffled off at the carnival. You can either donate an unused themed gift (see list in attached packet) or make a monetary cash donation. Items may be brought in to the office. There is a form in the attached packet for you to complete along with your donation so that you can be recognized for your donation.
Bid and Buy - You can donate items for the Bid and Buy, or make a monetary donation to the carnival. A few suggestions for the Bid and Buy: unused gift cards / certificates, new and unused items that others might be interested in, sports memorabilia, tickets to concerts, sporting events or cultural events. When you donate to the Bid and Buy, please send in the form in the attached packet along with your donation.
For monetary donations please go to PTO Transaction Center http://mdpto.3dcartstores.com/ or send in cash /check along with the attached donation form via kidmail addressed to: Maple Dale Treasurer. Checks can be made payable to Maple Dale PTO.
All donations due by Monday April 15th
ANNOUNCEMENT OF SPRING OPTIONAL TESTING FOR IDENTIFICATION OF GIFTED STUDENTS
Although your child may or may not have taken the CogAT in December, you may request that your child be tested on the Otis-Lennon School Ability Test (OLSAT). If you wish to have your child participate in this round of testing, all requests must be made through the below online link by April 16, 2017. In order to decrease disruption to your child's instruction, this testing opportunity will take place prior to the start of the school day. We have scheduled this 45-50 minute testing session to be administered from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at Maple Dale.
Please note that it is the parents' responsibility to provide transportation the morning of testing to your child’s building. Additionally, know that Sycamore cannot use kindergarten or first grade scores for gifted placement.
Maple Dale Milers
The Maple Dale Milers team has linked up with the Cincinnati Flying Pig Kids’ Marathon! Any Miler who achieves 25 miles by the Flying Pig Marathon weekend will have the opportunity to run their 26th mile through the “Finish Swine” of the Flying Pig on Saturday, May 6, 2017. Another option is the Tri State Running Company 5K. Registration is required.
Walking/running miles to reach 25 miles for this event can be earned outside of Milers.
HOW: The Milers Team keeps track of how many miles each Miler achieves during Miler Wednesdays. Each student is responsible for making up any additional miles needed to reach the 25-mile goal. Hog Logs are available through the Flying Pig website. See Registration details below.
WHEN: 26th Mile Saturday, May 6 - 12:00pm
5K Saturday, May 6 - 10:00am
WHERE: Site of the Flying Pig Marathon – Cincinnati’s Riverfront
WHY: It will be so much fun! And…each registered participant will get a finishers’ shirt, a marathon medal and all the goodies of the finish celebration!
Registration is $15 for the 26th Mile and $40 youth for the 5K & should be completed by a parent/guardian online at http://flyingpigmarathon.com/events/26th-mile/ by April 23rd.
When given the option, select Maple Dale as your school/group.
Each child NEEDS an adult race buddy! 1:1 While the Flying Pig encourages guardians to register, if you do not, you can still walk/ run with your child but you will not receive a t-shirt.
RACE DAY: On race day, we will meet as a group on Joe Nuxal Way under a flag that will say “Maple Dale.” The group will be wearing our Maple Dale shirts so that we are easy to find.
Any questions contact Diane VanderBrink firstname.lastname@example.org
AVIATOR Summer Tennis Clinic!!!
1st thru 5th Grade Boys & Girls (grades for 2017-18)
Hosted by Mike Teets, Boys & Girls Varsity Tennis Coach
Assisted by varsity boys & girls players
Mondays - June 12 & 19, July 10 & 17
6:00 - 7:00 pm at the High School Courts
Cost is $35 (includes t-shirt & prizes!)
Questions & To Register: email@example.com
Sycamore Band & Orchestra Boosters -Mattress Sale Fundraiser!!
The Sycamore Band & Orchestra Boosters will be sponsoring our Second Annual mattress sale on Saturday, April 29. This has been a very successful fundraiser in local school districts for the past 10 years. We are very excited to be able to sponsor this event here at Sycamore High School once again this year.
Brand new, name brand, top quality mattress sets with full manufacturer warranties. Much higher quality for price than a retail store! All sizes, price ranges, delivery and free layaway will be available. Floor models will be on display at Sycamore High School from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 29. If you, or anyone you know is in the market for a new mattress… check out this fundraiser!! If you need a new mattress before this sale or have any questions, please contact Ultimate Fundraising Solutions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Proceeds from every sale will benefit SBOB