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Maple Dale Elementary's Parent Communication
March 1, 2019
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Attendance Line: (513) 686-1726
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
March 7: Literacy Night 6pm - 7:30pm
March 11-15: MAP Testing (NOT 2nd Grade)
March 27-28: MAP Testing (ONLY 2nd Grade)
March 27: 4th Grade Field Trip - Music Hall
March 29: Report Cards Go Home
March 29: 3rd Grade Field Trip - UCBA
MILERS is returning March 6th!
MAPLE DALE MILERS is our walking/running program held Wednesdays at lunch recess. The program is optional and students can choose to walk or not walk each week. Students in Grades 1,2,3&4 enjoy walking supervised laps around the blacktop playground and get a chance to earn foot tokens as they rack up the miles throughout the year. Parent volunteers will oversee and supervise the students as they walk.
EVERYONE GETS TO WALK!
Our kickoff will be Wednesday March 6th
(wear your sneakers/ tennis shoes on Wednesdays)
This program can only exist with adult volunteers! We will need volunteers to help set up, monitor the kids, and complete minimal paperwork to record the miles. It’s a great way to see your child during the school day
CLICK on link if you’d like to volunteer for a day
1st & 2nd grades 11:30am-12:50pm
3rd & 4th grades 12:35am-1:35pm
**If you DO NOT WANT YOUR CHILD TO PARTICIPATE in the program at ANY time this year, please email Jessica Allison at firstname.lastname@example.org by February 25th.
All Pro Dad Breakfast - March 13th
Please join us at the Maple Dale Elementary All Pro Dads breakfast on Wednesday March 13th 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 perseverance. Everyone is going to face challenges in their life, even our kids. Perseverance is never giving up. It's not being stopped by a bad outcome or difficult task, but always moving forward. Teaching our children to be perseverant, even at a young age, will help them grow into being successful adults.
If attending, please RSVP by Sunday March 10th 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.
Student Information for Classroom Placement for Current Kindergartners through 3rd Graders!
Please complete by April 19, 2019.
From Mr. Tudor to current 4th grade parents!
Welcome to Greene Intermediate School! We are looking forward to the arrival of your child in the fall. Below is a link to a letter that explains our placement process. Within the letter you will find the link to our Student Information Form. This form will be used to place students on teams. Please submit the form no later than Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 11:59 pm.
Rising 5th Grade Parent Letter - Current 4th Graders
A message for 4th Grade Parents!
Hello 4th grade parents,
Congratulations on successfully navigating your child through elementary school. It is hard to believe their graduation is just around the corner! We are in the early stages of planning the 4th grade celebration and there are a few beginning details we would like to share with you.
First, I would like to introduce myself. My name is Angelina Marriett, and I am the 4th grade celebration chair. For those of you who don’t know me, my daughter Makaylie is in Mrs. Campbell and Miss. Bates class this year. I am working on this with Rachel Wirth, whose daughter, Lauren, is also in the 4th grade. We are super excited to plan and organize the celebration for our children and yours!!!
A few details to keep in mind:
The date of the 4th grade celebration will be Thursday, May 16, 2019.
It will begin promptly at 6:30pm and last until about 8:30pm.
The celebration will include the 4th grade performance, presentation of gifts, as well as the distribution of student certificates.
We have two orders of business to discuss with you that are time sensitive. Traditionally, the 4th grade class presents the school with a gift, as well as a small token of appreciation for staff. The 4th grade class will also be receiving send-off gifts to recognize their achievements. We would like to invite you to contribute by donating to make this all possible; however participation is optional. If you choose to contribute, a $10 minimum donation per child is recommended. Please give any amount you feel comfortable in giving. Money can be sent through Venmo to Angelina Marriett, through PayPal to email@example.com, or cash can be sent in to your child’s teacher. We are asking that all money be sent in by Friday, March 1st. This early turn-in date will allow us to plan and budget appropriately.
The second request we have of parents is to share some photos of your children for the celebration that evening. We will create and share a slideshow that night that will introduce all of the 4th grade graduates. It is our goal to present a slideshow with two pictures of each child; ideally, the slideshow will have a birth photo (or early-life photo of your child) along with their 4th grade photo (or a current photo). Please have both digital photos sent to my email by March 1st.
If you have any questions regarding any of the above details, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me or Rachel via email or by phone. We can’t wait to celebrate!!!
Angelina Marriett 513.954.6663
Rachel Wirth 513.235.5854
ANNOUNCEMENT OF SPRING OPTIONAL TESTING FOR IDENTIFICATION OF GIFTED STUDENTS
Although your child may or may not have taken the CogAT in December, you may request that your child be tested on the Otis-Lennon School Ability Test (OLSAT). If you wish to have your child participate in this round of testing, all requests must be made through the below online link by March 15, 2019. In order to decrease disruption to your child's instruction, this testing opportunity will take place prior to the start of the school day. We have scheduled this 45-50 minute testing session to be administered from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 28, 2019, at (School Name).
Please note it is the parents' responsibility to provide transportation the morning of testing to your child’s building. Additionally, know that Sycamore cannot use kindergarten or first grade scores for gifted placement.
PBIS and Social Emotional Learning
PBIS Is a framework to help address social-emotional learning in schools. In order to better understand the "why" of incorporating PBIS at Maple Dale as well as Sycamore Schools, there are two articles linked. The first article shares an overview of social-emotional learning and also links to other articles about social-emotional learning. The second article is longer but is equally important as it discusses the nine competencies for teaching empathy. As educators and parents ourselves, we are so appreciative of our partnerships with our Maple Dale parents and believe this article is powerful from both an educator's and a parent's perspective. Thank you for all you do to support your child and Maple Dale.
Ann Marie and Mindy
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SYCAMORE WELLNESS COMMITTEE
National School Breakfast Week
National School Breakfast Week is an annual national campaign designed to raise awareness of the National School Breakfast Program in school communities across the country.
Stop by the "Pit Stop" every day for breakfast this week. The "Pit Crew" will be serving up some delicious meals!
- Wednesday - There will a special guest in each cafeteria at breakfast time! Eat breakfast with us to see who it is!
- Collect a trading card each day at breakfast. Bring all 5 back on Friday and be entered to win a prize!
- Monday - Try the waffles and collect Waffle Wheelz
- Tuesday - Grab a milk with your breakfast and collect Milk Moover
- Wednesday - Choose cereal as your grain of the day and collect Cereal Cyclone
- Thursday - Choose the Egg Omelet and collect the Egg Scrambler
- Friday - End the week with something containing strawberries and collect the Scream' Strawberry