Aviator Air Newsletter

Maple Dale Elementary's Parent Communication

April 19, 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


April 22: NO SCHOOL - Professional Development Day

April 24: Rising 5th Graders Lunch Visit @ Greene School

April 26: 4th Grade Field Trip - Freedom Center

April 26: MD Carnival 5:30 - 8:00

April 30: Rising 5th Graders Instrument Evaluations @ Greene School

School Happenings

Maple Dale Field Day Volunteers

Hope you’ll join us as a volunteer for one of Maple Dale’s favorite events of the year – Field Day!

Date: Monday, 5/20 (rain date Tuesday, 5/21)
Volunteer Times:
2nd & 4th grades’ session: 9:45-11:30
1st & 3rd grades’ session: 1:15 - 3:00

We need twenty volunteers for each session. As a volunteer, you will work one of the stations and interact with kids. Easy and fun!

Please use the following SignUpGenius link.


Green Team Tip of the Week

Earth Week Seed Paper

In an effort to save paper and avoid packaging, here are the instructions for the seed paper your child might bring home next week. Soak the paper in water overnight, tear it up, put it in some soil in a sunny spot and cover it up with about 1/4 inch of soil. Water lightly and keep it watered and you should be rewarded with some pretty wildflowers after a while. For the best chance of success, I'd recommend waiting until the 2nd week of May to plant.

Carnival Spirit Week

Monday: No School

Tuesday: Mismatched Day

Wednesday: Favorite Sports Team

Thursday: Crazy Hair Day

Friday: Sycamore/ Maple Dale Spirit Day

Maple Dale Spring Carnival Packet

Click on button to access the Carnival Packet.


We need over 200 parents, grandparents, and older siblings to staff the carnival. There are a variety of shifts and positions, so there is time to volunteer AND enjoy the carnival. Please use the signup genius page https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0A49AAAA23A0FF2-maple7 to volunteer.

For volunteer questions please contact Emily Stapleton stapletonemily@hotmail.com or (304) 841-5653


No matter where or when you volunteered at Maple Dale this year we would love the opportunity to THANK YOU for the time, energy, and talent that you have given to Maple Dale students and staff this school year!

When : Friday, May 17th from 1:15-3:15 pm

Where: Envision Cinemas located at 4780 Cornell Road in Blue Ash

Please kindly respond to Betsy Schatz by May 13th at betsy_grigsby@hotmail.com

Babysitting will be provided at Maple Dale Elementary in the Teacher's Lounge during the luncheon.

We can't wait to see you at Envision!

Thank You!

A big thank you to Miss Amber, Miss Sarah, Miss Adrienne, and Mrs. Waite for the new beautiful bulletin board near the cafeteria!
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Elementary Summer School Enrichment Info

Is your third or fourth grade student ready for a challenge this summer? Sign up for one or both of these enrichment courses offered this summer at our Elementary Summer School Program.



Great Gatherings are fantastic get-togethers hosted by Maple Dale families. They give us a chance to socialize outside of our normal school schedule, and raise money for our school at the same time.

You can be involved by either hosting or attending a Great Gathering.

If you choose to host, you can decide when/where the gathering will be held. Gatherings can be open to families, just for adults, couples activities, or be gender or grade specific.

Who can host a GREAT GATHERING?

Anyone can host!

You can host by yourself or with a friend our group.

If you want to host but aren't quite sure what to do, email us at mapledalecarnival@gmail.com. We have lots of ideas from past Great Gatherings events.

How do I sign up to host a GREAT GATHERING?

To host a Great Gathering, email mapledalecarnival@gmail.com

How do I sign up to attend a GREAT GATHERING?

Come to the Maple Dale Carnival on April 26th from 5:30-8pm to sign up.

Greene 101 Brochure (For Rising 4th Grades)

Greene 101 Camp for students transitioning to Greene School.

Greene 101

Summer School registration is now open! One of the most valuable programs for Rising 5th Graders is Greene 101. This program is organized for students to come based on their 5th grade team. Students will find out their homeroom teacher and team at Move Up Day on May 15. Once you know your child's team you will be able to register for Greene 101.

Summer Solutions

It's time to start thinking about summer! Attached below, please find our 2019 Summer Solutions Parent Flyer. The flyer contains our school code and ordering instructions for parents. Our school code has been activated, so parents can begin ordering at any time.
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Save the Date!

Grandparents Day will be on Friday, September 6, 2019! More information to come later.


Symmes Players Presents: James and the Giant Peach Jr.

Only TWO WEEKS until opening night of the Symmes Player production of James and the Giant Peach, JR. Promised to be a fun performance for all ages. Performances are at the Sycamore Junior High School. Buy your tickets today to reserve your spot!

April 26, 27, and 28


Volunteers Needed - COPE

Sycamore Community Schools is seeking Adult Volunteers

April 22nd - Professional Development Day

The certified staff of Sycamore Community Schools will be participating in a professional learning activity called “Cost of Poverty Experience (COPE)” led by facilitators from Think Tank Inc. on April 22nd. The purpose of the activity is to engage our staff in authentic, empathy-building experiences to better understand the daily struggles some of our families may experience as a result of economic fatigue.

Each session will include 120 staff participants. We are in need of 20 volunteers (COPE Resource Leaders) for each session to “role play” various community and business members. As a COPE Resource Leader, you will be given your role by the COPE facilitator during training. Training will be provided in the first hour of the volunteer shift. The time commitment will be approximately 3-1/2 hours. Unfortunately, we will not be able to provide babysitting services on this day, therefore volunteers are asked not to bring their children along.

Volunteer Times and Locations

Morning Session: 7:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., Junior High Gym and High School Gym

Afternoon Session: 11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Greene Gym and Maple Dale Gym

Sign-up on Eventbrite

For the morning session at Sycamore High School, click here.

For the morning session at the Sycamore Junior High School, click here.

For the afternoon session at Maple Dale Elementary, click here.

For the afternoon session at Greene Elementary, click here.

Additional Information

Contact Chris Beech, Associate to Assistant Superintendent

e-mail address: beechc@sycamoreschools.org,

phone number: 513.686.1700, ext.#5003

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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.