Aviator Air Newsletter

Maple Dale Elementary's Parent Communication

Friday, April 27, 2018

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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!

April 27 - Maple Dale CARNIVAL 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

April 30 - 4th Grade Visit to Greene

Week of April 30 - 4th Grade Field Trips to Pipkins

May 1 - Maple Dale Art Show at District Offices from 5:00 to 5:45 pm

May 4 - Kindergarten Orientation at 10:00 am and 1:00 pm

Week of May 7 - Aviation Station and Earth Week

May 8 - 2nd Grade Field Trip to Symmes Elementary

May 9 - All Pro Dad Breakfast

May 9 - 2nd Grade Field Trip to Swaim Park

May 10 & 11 - 4th Grade Field Trip to Symmes Nature Trail

May 11 - 3rd Grade Field Trip to Bicentennial Commons & Yeatman's Cove

Help Wanted: Volunteers Needed

The PTO hosts a breakfast each year to celebrate the entire staff and faculty of our beloved school. PTO volunteers cook up delicious breakfast dishes, and bring prepared foods/drinks to be enjoyed in the morning before school starts. This year's celebration is on Monday, May 14. This sign-up will include 12 casseroles, muffins, bagels, fruit, milk, and orange juice. These dishes can be dropped off at Maple Dale the morning of the breakfast (between 7:30-7:45 am) or they can be dropped off at my house the day before. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0d44aeae28a1ff2-2018

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

Help Wanted!

Can you spare an hour of your lunch break to volunteer? Maple Dale Milers still needs parent volunteers for Wednesday April 28th and May 9th. No volunteers, then the program will be cancelled!

1st shift (1st & 2nd grade) from 11:30am -12:30pm

2nd shift( 4th & 3rd) from 12:45pm -1:45pm

Help set up, monitor the kids, and complete minimal paperwork to record the miles.

Please click link to sign up. Maple Dale Milers Volunteer Sign Up Spring 2018

Do you have a 4th Grader Going to Greene School Next Year?

Maple Dale School Grants Available - What would you like to see the PTO invest in?

The PTO is planning to approve additional proposals for School Grants at the May General Meeting. Students, parents, teachers, and staff are invited to submit proposals for expenditures. Proposals acceptable to the school administration will be evaluated by the PTO Executive board based on the number of students who will benefit and by the impact of the proposal on the educational achievement of students.

At the May General Meeting, funds remaining from the 2018-19 year will be appropriated. Other proposals submitted may be included in the 2018-19 budget for distribution in the fall or winter of next school year.

Guidlines for expenditures:
- proposals may be submitted by any member of the PTO or the children of any member of the PTO
- proposals must include all requested information
- requests are due by April 30, 2018.

Fill out the application at: https://goo.gl/forms/MzxEzPROKxf4G4c03

Maple Dale Book Swap- May 14 & 15, 2018

Maple Dale Elementary students are invited to participate in a Book Swap on May 14 and 15, 2018. Bring in your gently used books and trade them in for “new to you” books to read! Here’s how the Book Swap will work:

From April 30, 2018 to May 11, 2018 students may bring in any ‘gently used’ books to their classroom for donation. We will be collecting (Kindergarten through 4th grade appropriate) books brought in by each student.

May 14th/15th students will be invited to visit the Book Swap tables and select a book(s) of their choice. The number of books students will be allowed to select will be based on the number of books that are donated in total. The more books we get, the more books students will be allowed to take home! However, if a student is unable to donate a book they will still be able to choose a book(s) on the day of the Book Swap.

Please consider volunteering for the Book Swap-


Questions- Amie Leigh Reece amieleighreece@gmail.com

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.

Summer Bridge Program Info Kit


Each summer, several parents ask me about what to use when working with their child to sharpen skills over the summer months.

There are online tools available to our Maple Dale students such as Raz Kids and Compass Learning throughout the summer.

Another more "portable" option is a workbook. One I recommend is Summer Bridge. I know we get one each summer and my daughter Caroline has a "school" time each day. She is motivated to finish her bridge book before school begins and we reward her efforts with a special outing of her choice at the end of the summer.

The order form below offers the books to you at a reduced cost. The online ordering form will allow you to order online and have the book shipped directly to your home. Maple Dale is not making a profit on these materials, simply offering them to you as an affordable option.

Summer will be here before we know it!


Ann Marie Reinke

Parents will visit our dedicated ordering website for this option and order online ( www.SummerBridgeDirect.com ). They will need to use the school code: “MAPLE”

We then ship the books directly to their homes.

Most orders ship within 24 hours and they will receive a confirmation email from us with post office tracking #’s.

Preview Sycamore HS After Prom

This is a great chance to see the High School transformed into a “Tropical Paradise”. Plus, you will get to peek at some of the activities the students will be enjoying at this event in the middle of the night after the Prom.

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Maple Dale Art Show Reception

Tuesday, May 1st, 5-5:45pm

6100 Hagewa Drive

Blue Ash, OH

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You are invited to attend our final Master Facility Planning Community Engagement Session on May 1 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Learn more about the state of our facilities and provide input on what our schools should look like in the future! We will also live stream this session at goav.es/masterfacilityplanning

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You are invited to Sycamore Community Schools first-ever K-12 STEAM Showcase on Saturday, May 12 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at E.H. Greene Intermediate.

The purpose of the event is to spotlight district-wide STEAM learning and local businesses and organizations that utilize STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math) in their work. The showcase will consist of live demonstrations, presentations, competitions, giveaways, and hands-on activities for all ages.

Some of the local organizations who will be participating include UC Blue Ash, Kroger Technology, Apple, Gorilla Maker, and the city of Blue Ash and Montgomery.

We are also excited to show off some of the work that is happening in our classrooms, including live demos of the AVES electric car, Blue Ash GeoCity, Montgomery PBL Carnival, and FIRST LEGO League. There will be opportunities for families to work with robotics, Makedo, and virtual reality. Come make a Mother’s Day present on our 3D printers!

Local food trucks will be serving food and refreshments from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

We anticipate a large turnout for this indoor/outdoor event. A free shuttle service from Maple Dale Elementary to E.H. Greene will run between 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

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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.