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Maple Dale Elementary's Parent Communication
November 16, 2018
Our Flight Plan
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
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.
My Energy Kit Challenge has started!
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!
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)
Winter Coats (gently used is great)
Hats and Gloves
Barbies/Dolls (all ethnic groups)
Puzzles and Games
Trucks and cars
Canned Pasta Sauce
Rice or Dry Pasta
Canned chicken or tuna
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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