Aviator Air Newsletter

Maple Dale Elementary's Parent Communication

October 11, 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


October 23: All Pro Dad Breakfast

October 24: Evening Parent/Teacher Conferences

October 25: All day Conferences - no school!

October 30: Evening Parent/Teacher Conferences

October 31: Harvest Parade

Parent Communication Form

Click this button to access a Parent Communication Form.

School Happenings

Students of the Week (Week of 10/7)

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Global Kindness Flash Mob!

Hello wonderful Dancers,

Please join us as we represent Cincinnati in the 8th Annual Dance For Kindness. Join us with individuals from over 50 countries in 120 cities on 6 continents to show the world that Kindness is the common thread that unites us all.

One Day.

One Dance.

One World.

It's time to start dancing. We are starting to get ready for our big day. We hope you can join us. Even if you are not a big dancer please come and celebrate with us! Come as a family or invite a friend.

Here are the specifics:

DATE: Sunday November 10th

LOCATION: Summit Park in Blue Ash on the stage in front of the tall tower

TIME: 1-2 pm Please arrive at 1 pm to sign in. We will begin our practice at 1:10 pm. The dance and go live at 1:30 pm.

REGISTRATION: The dance is free!

Registration is now open. THE DANCE IS FREE FOR EVERYONE! You can register one of two ways. You can email me directly nicholsj@sycamoreschools.org and I can register you for free. Or you can click on the link below and register on the website. There is a $5 donation that will go directly to the non profit Life Vest Inside and The Autism Society of Cincinnati.

Register at nicholsj@sycamoreschools.org for free

Register at https://www.danceforkindness.com/register-to-dance/ for a $5 donation

START PRACTICING... Practice (click on the blue practice) and start practicing your dance moves! On the Learn the Dance page you will find, the dance tutorial, this year’s FlashMob and FreezeMob song, and contact info for our AWESOME choreographer, Becky Epstein! To access the page you will need to enter the code: #DFK2019 (case sensitive)


We also have a Classy fundraising page.

This year a portion of our proceeds goes to LifeVest Inside a nonprofit organization spreading kindness throughout the world through advocacy, empowerment, and education .

Locally, a portion of our donations will go to The Autism Society if Cincinnati. If you would like to donate here is the link. https://www.classy.org/team/256321

In Case You Missed It...

Did You Know?


We know you may have questions about Maple Dale. Did you know that a great resource for school information is our website? It is accessible anytime! From the Sycamore Community Schools Homepage, click on "OUR SCHOOLS" and choose "MAPLE DALE ELEMENTARY" from the drop-down menu. The green bar at the top lists various topics of interest (Our School, Students, & Parents) Of particular help may be the Student-Parent Handbook for answers to many questions.

We hope this provides a quick way to get the information you need. If not, we welcome your call to our school! We are here to help!


We understand changes in transportation happen, however, making many last minute changes puts a large strain on our front office admins. If you need to make a change, please make sure to send in a note or an email (lakek@sycamoreschools.org) BEFORE 3 pm to the office AND your student's teacher.

Click here for the Parent Communication Form.


Thanks to our wonderful EA, Miss Pat, the Lost and Found is organized and many items are returned to the students IF there is a name on the item. If your child has lost an item of clothing, a lunch box, water bottle or the like, have him or her check the lost and found near the cafeteria. Items of significant value are kept in the office.

Please remember to label your child’s belongings…most importantly their jackets, lunch boxes, backpacks, and water bottles with his/her first and last name. These items tend to go missing from time to time and even though we encourage responsibility, having these items clearly labeled allows us to return them, when found.

PTO Corner

Creativity - All Pro Dad Breakfast Maple Dale Elementary - Wed October 23rd

You are invited to the Maple Dale Elementary All Pro Dads breakfast on Wednesday October 23rd from 8-9am in the school cafeteria. This free monthly breakfast is sponsored by fathers, Chick-fil-A, and the PTO.

The meeting theme is creativity. Creativity is how we express ourselves and use our minds, gifts, and abilities to better our lives and our community. It allows us to address challenges and provide solutions. It’s important to nurture creativity in our children.

If attending please RSVP by noon on Monday October 21st via the link below so the correct amount of food is ordered.


Reminders- please do not walk your child to their classroom, please park down at the district offices to free parking spaces for staff members, and please be aware that a school delay or closure cancels the breakfast.

Chick-fil-A is continuing their sponsorship this year and it is at a reduced level as we are an established club entering our fourth year. The PTO has increased their sponsorship (thank you PTO!) and please consider making a donation to support an upcoming meeting. Checks can be made out to “Maple Dale PTO” with “All Pro Dads” in the memo line and given to Greg or Doug.

Yearbook Photos Needed/Wanted

Help make this year's Maple Dale yearbook a fun-filled look at all that or students are doing! As you attend our school's events throughout the year (Warrior Run, class parties, Harvest Parade, Cultural Night, etc), please send your pictures to our yearbook chairs at japrior1967@yahoo.com or melissakindberg@gmail.com. We want to see ALL of the awesome things our students are doing at Maple Dale this year!

Vision and Hearing Screening Parent Volunteers Needed

Did you know that according to the National Commission on Vision and Health, 25% of children aged 5-17 have a vision problem? Please help out our nurse Carolyn Adee during the last week of October by donating a few hours of your time to help out with Vision and Hearing Screenings for our Kindergartners, 1st and 3rd graders. No prior experience is needed. A quick 15 min training session is included in the time slot. Sign ups are for 2-3 hours depending on number of parent volunteers for each session. We know how precious your time is and we are incredibly appreciative of your support (feel free to sign up for more than one session)!


Reserve Your Maple Dale Elementary School Yearbook online!

Yearbooks are now available to preorder! Click here to order now.

How It Works

  1. Your yearbook team captures amazing images throughout the year.
  2. Your yearbook team creates a personalized yearbook for your school.
  3. Your yearbook will be delivered to you later in the year.

Help our school grow!

Shop locally at Pipkin's and they will give our PTO 4% back on your receipt. It's simple....

  1. Shop at Pipkin's.
  2. Don't leave without your receipt.
  3. Bring your receipt to Maple Dale.
  4. Put your receipt in our yellow watering can.
  5. Then watch our school grow!

Kroger Community Rewards

Did you know you can earn money for Maple Dale by shopping at Kroger, at no cost to you? Sign up for Kroger Community Rewards today! Click on the following link for instructions on how to link your card to Maple Dale:



Keep Clipping!! Box Tops has made a transition to an easier way to earn money for Maple Dale, but there are still plenty of paper box tops that are waiting to be clipped. In the meantime, you can download the Box Top App from your App Store, connect to Maple Dale Elementary School, and start scanning away. You only need to scan your receipt. SUPER EASY! Watch this 40-second video to see how the process works. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hh94b2BvFK4&feature=youtu.be

Thank you for your continued support!

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Monthly Lunch Menu

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Around Sycamore

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Reporting Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying Incidence

In an ongoing effort to provide a safe learning environment, Sycamore is requesting parents, students, and staff to inform administration (or whoever) of any perceived incidences of harassment, intimidation, or bullying.

Per the Sycamore Board of Education policy JFCF, harassment, intimidation, and bullying are defined as any provoked and intentional written, verbal, electronic or physical act that a student has exhibited toward another particular student more than once and the behavior both:

  1. causes mental or physical harm to the other student; and

  2. is sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive that it creates an intimidating, threatening, or abusive educational environment for the other student.

To view the complete policy, visit www.sycamoreschools.org, under the Board of Education tab, scroll down to “Policies”, search for policy “JFCF”.

Sycamore will do everything possible to address any complaints of harassment, intimidation, and bullying. We encourage students, staff, parents, and community members to report this type of behavior to the district if help is needed to solve a problem.

To report an incident of harassment, intimidation, and bullying,

  1. Go to the website, www.sycamoreschools.org under Academics, General Education, Parent Resources, Anti-Bullying

  2. Scroll down until you see the Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying Incident Reporting Form for the individual schools.

  3. Fill the form on-line and submit it electronically.

  4. Hard copies of this form are available in each of the schools.

Complete the hard copy of the report form and turn it into the building principal.

The building principal or designee will promptly investigate all reported incidences.

It is difficult to investigate reported incidences that are anonymously submitted. However, every effort will be made to maintain the confidentiality of the reporter. Deliberate false reporting of harassment, intimidation, and bullying is prohibited.

HIB Process/Form Revisions

View New state video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Y0h21zbcl0

  • Education and access to form-parents

  • Data collection and roll up

  • Alignment around consideration of what we determine to be bullying

  • Safety plan in writing for victim

Hazing and Bullying Policy http://z2.ctspublish.com/osba/Z2Browser2.html?showset=sycamore-osba

Review each of the items in the HIB Classroom to ensure compliance:

  1. HIB Info/Timeline

  2. Review of Administrator Responsibilities

  3. HIB Process Chart

  4. Directions and Procedures

  5. Reporting Form

  6. Hazing/Bullying Statement

  7. Survey Language

  8. Website information


Just one more week till Flight Fest! Please visit our website at www.aviatorflightfest.com to Register for the Race, Sign Up to Volunteer or learn more about Family Sponsorships.


This Monday, while the kids are off school, have them join us at Main Event from 11 am to 3 pm! 20% of the proceeds will support Flight Fest. There is bowling, arcade games and so much more!


Please consider supporting Flight Fest as a volunteer. To learn more or sign up, please visit the following webpage! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c044daaa622a3f94-aviator4


Parents! Please encourage your child and their friends to create a team for the 2019 SJH Scavenger Hunt! The team will come together to complete missions between September 27th and October 17th. Winners will be announced at the SJH Pep Rally on October 18th! Visit www.aviatorflightfest.com or review your Flight Plan for more information.


Only one more week before the auction closes! Go online and see what great items there are to bid on! The online auction closes on October 19th at 10am. The link to view the auction is below.


Please contact Michelle Ciotola at avesflightfest@gmail.com to learn about business and family sponsorships, volunteer opportunities, or any questions regarding Aviator Flight Fest.

#speakupAVES Mental Health Awareness Month

September launched our #speakupAVES campaign. Our commitment to supporting student, staff, and community mental health is strong. Our Sycamore High School students will honor their commitment to start the conversation and break down the stigma surrounding mental health on Saturday, October 5. Their team participation in the 1N5 Warrior Run as team SycamoresAVES has raised over $1000 to support mental health education in Sycamore Schools. There is still time to show your support by joining our team by registering HERE, or to sponsor the team HERE. As we said, our conversation is just getting started. We encourage you to follow us on twitter @speakupAVES to remain connected to our initiatives, activities, and information about mental health in our community.

The commitment to mental health and wellness is a national topic of conversation. Our city is engaged in that conversation and is bringing an event designed to support mental health and wellness to Cincinnati. On October 11-13 Kroger will sponsor the Wellness Your Way festival at the Duke Energy Center. For more information about this event, designed to kick-start your journey to a healthy lifestyle, click HERE.

In The Community - Flyers


Click this button to view the Sycamore Wrestling Club flyer.

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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.