Aviator Air Newsletter

Maple Dale Elementary's Parent Communication

November 16, 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 CALENDAR


November 21-23: NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break

November 28: 3rd Grade Performance at 7:00 pm (rescheduled from the ice day)

December 12: All Pro Dad Breakfast

December 21: Teacher Records Day - NO SCHOOL

December 24 - January 4: Winter Break - NO SCHOOL

January 10: PTO Meeting 9:30 - 11 am

January 11: Report Cards Go Home

January 16: All Pro Dad Breakfast

January 18: Cultural Heritage Night 6 - 8 pm

January 21: MLK Jr. Day - NO SCHOOL

Happy Thanksgiving from Maple Dale!

Today and every day, we are thankful all of you are part of the Maple Dale family. Warmest wishes to you and your family on Thanksgiving!


Ann Marie, Mindy, and the Maple Dale staff

School Happenings

Volunteers Needed for Recycling Rangers Program

Are you passionate about recycling and have some free time on Fridays? Then we need you! We are looking for some parent volunteers to to help our 4th graders while they collect recycling bins around the school and dispose of the materials. Please follow the signup genius links for dates and times needed.

Thanks!


https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0C4EADAC23A46-recycling


https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0C4EADAC23A46-recycling1


https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0C4EADAC23A46-recycling2

My Energy Kit Challenge has started!

Our school is taking the My Energy Kit Challenge and has a goal to save at least 20,000 kilowatt-hours of energy. That’s like taking 40 cars off the road for a whole year! We’ll reach this goal when at least 100 families sign up for a FREE Energy Kit from Duke Energy and use it to make their homes energy efficient. These FREE kits contain items like LED bulbs, faucet aerators and other useful gadgets that can make a big difference toward saving energy at home. When we meet the challenge, our school will automatically win $250. Let’s get a head-start! You can take the My Energy Kit Challenge and sign up for your FREE kit now at MyEnergyKit.org or call 1-855-386-9548.


Have you already received a My Energy Kit? Do you still want to help your school receive free money? Great! Even if you have requested and received a kit before, you can request again and your request will count towards your schools goal of 100 energy efficiency kits. If they get to 100 kits they receive 250 dollars! So help your school out and request your kit today, even if you have already received one.

ANNOUNCEMENT OF OPTIONAL TESTING FOR IDENTIFICATION OF GIFTED STUDENTS

You may request that your child be tested on the Cognitive Ability Test (CogAT). If you wish to have your child participate in this round of testing, all requests must be made through the below online link by December 6th. If you have a child in 2nd and/or 4th grade, they will take the test during school with their class. For other grade levels, we are offering an optional testing opportunity. In order to decrease disruption to your child's instruction, this testing opportunity will take place on Saturday, December 8, at Maple Dale from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm for all four elementary buildings. To sign up your child for this opportunity, please click here.


Please note it is the parents' responsibility to provide transportation to and from Maple Dale on morning of testing. Also please note Sycamore cannot use kindergarten or first grade scores for gifted placement.

Check out this article about our Therapy Dogs!

Thank you for the Dance Party!

We wanted to send each of you a thank you for everything you did to make our dance a huge success. Whether you were dancing with us on Sunday, waving a flag, taking pictures, making posters, collecting canned goods, making a donation, or helping to spread the world...THANK YOU! We could not have had our amazing 'dance party' without each one of you.


I hope to see all of you next year on Sunday, November 10, 2019 to represent Ohio in the Dance for Kindness.

OGB Holiday Store - All Pro Dad Shopping Guide

We are excited to announce a joint service project between Operation Give Back and Maple Dale Elementary this holiday season. Our goal is to engage our children in collecting, packaging and providing needed items for local families right here in our community.


Operation Give Back (OGB) is a non-profit organization that provides after-school support for the growing number of economically disadvantaged children in the Sycamore Schools. They also host a Holiday Store in their Blue Ash facility which serves our local families by providing needed items during this season of giving.


Maple Dale Elementary, in conjunction with their PTO and All Pro Dad fatherhood program, is partnering with OGB this school year. We are demonstrating for our children what it means to care for others while taking action on behalf of those in need.


Please reference the shopping guide below in consideration of what you may wish to contribute towards this worthwhile initiative.


If anyone would like to make a donation you can drop it in the barrel in the office by the end of the month.


CHILDREN’S CLOTHING (NEW)

  • Packaged Socks

  • Packaged Underwear

  • Winter Coats (gently used is great)

  • Hats and Gloves


TOYS (NEW)

  • Art supplies

  • Baby toys

  • Barbies/Dolls (all ethnic groups)

  • Legos

  • Puzzles and Games

  • Trucks and cars


TOILETRY ITEMS

  • Bar Soap

  • Deodorant

  • Toilet Paper

  • Tissues

  • Diapers

  • Paper Towels

  • Toothpaste/Toothbrush

  • Lysol Wipes


FOOD

  • Peanut Butter/Jelly

  • Cereal

  • Canned fruits

  • Pancake Mix/Syrup

  • Boxed potatoes

  • Canned Pasta Sauce

  • Canned Ravioli

  • Rice or Dry Pasta

  • Canned chicken or tuna

  • Soup

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Don't Miss Out - Order Your Yearbook Today!

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Like Us on Facebook!

Parents, please click here to take you to our Maple Dale Facebook page and "like" it! We will utilize FB more often to share community events, such as Junior High's Aviator Flightfest 5K, as well as to share pictures and news of Maple Dale happenings. So please "like" us on Facebook!

Green Team Tip of the Week

Green Team Tip of the Week: Did you know? Maple Dale students can recycle and compost lunch waste in the lunchroom. This Sycamore Community Schools green initiative diverts 400 bags of trash from the landfill EACH WEEK. If you would like to learn more, here is a short video about the sorting tables and their district-wide impact: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcGoXc85GUE

AROUND SYCAMORE

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IN THE COMMUNITY

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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.