Aviator Air Newsletter

Maple Dale Elementary's Parent Communication

August 3, 2020

School Happenings

A letter from Ann Marie and Mindy

Dear Maple Dale Family,

We hope this edition of the Maple Dale Aviator News finds you well and enjoying this beautiful weather!

As you can imagine, both of us have been hard at work making plans for our two learning options for our Healthy Back to School 2020. We want to thank all of you for your kindness and your patience as we work through each detail of our planning. We have established a planning team with teachers and our nurse to ensure that each Maple Dale student has a happy and safe start of school, regardless of coming face to face or in our virtual program.

We have both been at Sycamore a long time...going back at least 30 years. In that time, we have often heard Maple Dale referred to in the community as "Happy Dale!" We still believe this phrase fits! We are a happy school and we pride ourselves in promoting and nurturing an inclusive and friendly culture. Now, more than ever, we will work to ensure that our culture stays strong and that we include children from both environments in our programming. Thank you to our wonderful Maple Dale PTO for helping us do this.

We will be sending out communication to all of you in the next few weeks so that you may plan for the start of school and prepare your child for the changes. Thank you for what you will do as you partner with us in educating your child. It sounds simple...but we can't do it without you.

Please reach out to us if you have questions or concerns in the next few weeks. We are here for you.

Warm regards,

Ann Marie Reinke, Principal

Mindy Zellner, Assistant Principal

Optional Summer Testing - Please note the registration deadline is Thursday, August 6, 2020.

An optional administration of the InView ability test and MAP tests for gifted services will be offered for 2020-2021 third through sixth graders on Monday, August 10th and Tuesday, August 11th. (All other grades will have an opportunity during the school year.) The InView test takes approximately 2.5-3 hours to administer while the MAP test takes approximately 45-60 minutes per subject - reading and math.

We will adhere to the district's safety protocols and also require that any student who signs up for testing wears a mask. Once we receive all the registrations, groups will be created and staggered times will be assigned to avoid crowds congregating. You will receive an email on Friday with the time, location, and further instructions for testing.

Summer 2020 Optional InView/MAP Testing Sign-Up link

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UPDATED Supply Lists

Dear Maple Dale families,

If you have already purchased your school supplies, GREAT! We only made a few adjustments to the lists due to limited space the children will have in their desks. Do not send them with ALL supplies from the old lists, please refer to the updated lists. Thank you!


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Second Grade

Third Grade

Fourth Grade

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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.