Maple Dale Aviator News

Tuesday, August 23, 2017

Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year!

Each Tuesday, you will receive an electronic newsletter that will share news, events, pictures, and other updates for our Maple Dale community! We look forward to this new communication tool and believe that it will be more efficient in communicating with our families! Mrs. Reinke, Mrs. Zellner, and the rest of the Maple Dale staff are looking forward to working with all of you this year. Please do not hesistate to stop by or contact us with any questions!
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Mark your calendars!

August 25th - Maple Dale Welcome Back Coffee/PTO Meeting from 9:30 to 11:00

August 29th -September 1st - MAP Testing for all students in grades 1-4

August 31st - Maple Dale Curriculum Preview for all grades from 6:00 to 7:30

September 5th - Labor Day/School closed

Maple Dale PTO

Maple Dale Elementary School offers many fun-filled and enriching opportunities and events in collaboration with the PTO! The PTO would like to involve everyone in the Maple Dale family and invite all parents and staff to participate through the Maple Dale Parent Teacher Organization (PTO).

The Maple Dale PTO is a vibrant and committed group of volunteers composed of parents, school staff, and administrators who share time and talent for the welfare of all children. Through fundraisers, the PTO helps provide equipment, resource material, entertainment, and learning opportunities.

To join the PTO, return the membership form to Maple Dale with a $5 membership fee that helps support programming and creation of the student directory. Each member will receive a free student directory. Members do not have to attend meetings to be involved.

The Maple Dale Elementary PTO runs many fantastic programs that provide services and enrichment for students. All parents and friends of Maple Dale Elementary are invited to attend and volunteer for events. Individuals interested in helping with one of the opportunities or if you have a general question about the PTO, email us at mdpto@sycamoreschools.org.

Monday Mailers

Each Monday, your child will bring home a folder that contains school and community information. Rather than looking through your child's backpack each day, this system will be more efficient so families know to look for this information each Monday. Please go through this folder each Monday and send it back to school on Tuesday so that the folder is available for the following week. Thank you for your support in this matter!
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Girls on the Run!

Girls on the Run online registration kicks off this week and will be open for all third and fourth grade girls until August 31st at 11:59 p.m. Because many parents and teachers volunteered their time for coaching, Maple Dale is excited to offer TWO teams this year! Yes, 30 girls from the third and fourth grade will be randomly selected lottery style. One team will be led Diane VanderBrink and will practice on Mondays and Wednesdays. Another team will be led by Julie Wolf, the nurse at Greene School, and will practice on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The season begins the week of September 12th and will conclude with a 5K at Sawyer Point on November 19th! Check out the picture of last year's young ladies!
Girls on the Run Registration

Click on this button to register your 3rd or 4th grade daughter for Maple Dale's GOTR!

Homework? Exams? Hectic Schedules? Life in General?

Thursday, Sep. 15th 2016 at 6:30pm

Indian Hill High School Theater

Join parents for an evening with Dr. Paul Foxman and learn how to help reduce stress and anxiety in our children. This presentation will take place at the Indian Hill High School Theater located at 6865 Drake Rd.


RSVP here: https://goo.gl/forms/5aABO2ragplEhgzD3


Maple Dale will also be hosting an evening presentation on a similar topic in November! More information to come soon!

Housekeeping Information

Please remember to return all school paperwork, as needed.


If you have not yet done so, please ensure that all information is updated in Final Forms. Additionally, please remember to pay your child's school fees. This can be done through Parent Portal. http://www.sycamoreschools.org/

Art Room Donations Needed!

Our students are making amazing art, everyday at Maple Dale, and the art room could always use more supplies. Any donation would be greatly appreciated and will be put to great use. Some ideas include …


  • Any type of paper: scrapbook paper, notebook paper, origami paper, printer paper, wallpaper, construction paper, posterboard, cardboard and more.

  • Old (appropriate) magazines

  • Writing/drawing utensils: Pencils, sharpies, pens, crayons, markers, colored pencils, pastels and others.

  • Storage containers: Any storage container, cups, or bins would be helpful for keeping supplies organized.

  • Any type of fabric or yarn

  • Paint or paint brushes

  • Craft supplies: Beads, sequins, glitter, pom poms, pipe cleaners, buttons, dowel rods, tissue paper, tooling foil, cotton swabs, q-tips, wire, felt, ect ect...

  • Adhesives: Duct tape, masking tape, white glue, glue sticks, sticky-tack, pushpins/thumbtacks, magnets.

  • Legos: (One of the centers will include a lego table for students to create wonderful 3d artwork that will be photographed.)

  • Sponges

  • Anything you think would be fun to use in the art room!



Any donations are greatly appreciated. Thank you for everything and I hope you love the artwork your child brings home.


Mr. Conklin


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.