Aviator Air Newsletter
Maple Dale Elementary's Parent Communication
Friday, February 2, 2018
ATTENTION - Please read about Lobby Guard!
Our Flight Plan
Attendance Line: (513) 686-1756
Mark your calendars!
February 5 - iSpace make-up date (day 2)
February 11 - Family Fun Night at Castle Skateland from 4:30-6:30
Week of February 12th - Book Fair and Love Your Library Week
February 14 - All Pro Dad Breakfast
February 16 - Winter Olympics for grades 1 - 4
February 22 - Spring Pictures Day!
Health Alert: Elevated Influenza in Schools
Maple Dale Elementary requests your assistance to help protect the health of children and staff this influenza season. Because influenza or “flu” can be easily spread from person to person, we are asking your help to reduce the spread of flu in our facility. We want to work with families to keep Maple Dale open to children and functioning in a normal manner during this flu season.
Here is what you can do to help:
Teach your children to wash their hands often with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand rub. Adults can set a good example by doing this too.
Teach your children not to share personal items like drinks, food or unwashed utensils, and to cover their coughs and sneezes with tissues. If tissues are not available, coughs and sneezes can be covered with the elbow, arm or sleeve instead of hands.
Know the signs and symptoms of the flu. Symptoms of the flu include fever (100 degrees Fahrenheit or 37.8 degrees Celsius or higher), cough, sore throat, a runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, and feeling very tired. Some people may also vomit or have diarrhea. Symptoms usually start suddenly.
Keep sick children at home for at least 24 hours after the fever is gone without using fever-reducing drugs. By keeping children home when they have a fever, we can reduce the number of new people who may get infected.
Do not send children to Maple Dale if they are sick. Children who are determined to be sick while at school will be sent home.
Check with your doctor about getting yourself and your children vaccinated for seasonal influenza.
For more information, please go to www.cdc.gov/flu or call either
[For schools within Cincinnati:
Ruby Bond or Margaret Sheldon of the Cincinnati Health Department’s Communicable Disease and Prevention Unit at 513-357-7462; OR
For schools in Hamilton County, outside of the Cincinnati city limits:
Alexis Grimes Trotter at Hamilton County Public Health’s Epidemiology and Assessment Division at 513-946-7924.]
We will keep you updated with new information as it becomes available.
Ann Marie Reinke
Thank you, for the cardboard!
Veteran's Day 2018
iSpace: February 5 (Take 2)
JOIN US for Maple Dale Family Fun Night at Castle Skateland
Make sure to mark your calendars for the Maple Dale Family Fun Night, Sunday, February 11, 2018, 4:30-6:30 pm at Castle Skateland in Loveland. Enjoy skating, food, and fun with lots of Maple Dale families! Pre-purchase your tickets through kidmail or online through our transaction center to save $1 off per ticket. To purchase tickets online, please go to our transaction center at http://mdpto.3dcartstores.com.
We are also in need of volunteers to serve pizza during the second half of the event! To volunteer, please click on the following link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c054aa8ae2ca75-maple
If you have any questions, please contact Courtney Herrera at 832-385-9456.
Hope to see you all there!
One effortless way you can help Sycamore Community Schools gain $4,000.
Hi! My name is Bennett Heyn and I am a Senior at The Sycamore High School. I really enjoy the field of marketing and also I am a big advocate for helping the environment. According to a Live Science article, “Western lowland gorillas and Cross River gorillas are critically endangered, with a population reduction of more than 80 percent over three generations. Only 100,000 lowland gorillas still in existence.” Gorillas are dying and are going extinct and so I would like to call upon the strong Sycamore community to help save this endangered species. Cell phones help save Gorilla habitats because most cell phones contain a mineral called coltan and recycling our cell phones would decrease the demand for this precious mineral. When there is less demand, cell phone companies do not mine as many habitats because of the recycled supply of coltan.
Now there is a very easy opportunity for parents and students inside the Sycamore community to help the world and help us attain a lot of needed funds. From the start of the 2017 school year through the end of March 2018, Sycamore High School and other participating schools will be collecting cell phones to raise money.
I have created a Sycamore wide Cell Phone Recycling Campaign to compete in the Cincinnati Zoo’s Saving Species Project. This competition gives a total of $4,000 to the school or organization that collects the most cell phones. It is very easy to get involved with this project. All you have to do is find any cell phones that you would be willing to donate and drop them off at the bin inside the main entrance of Sycamore High School. Sycamore also has other convenient locations such as the Junior High, Maple Dale Elementary, Blue Ash Elementary and Greene School.
It is not certain that Sycamore will win the grand prize but if everyone helps by donating cell phones, there is a high probability of winning. Everyone who donates a cell phone is a winner because recycling cell phones saves gorilla habitats and helps the earth. Most cell phones contain precious minerals that companies extract from gorilla habitats. By recycling cell phones, demand for these minerals decreases significantly. So, please round up any unused cell phones you have and donate them at the Sycamore High School or other participating locations. Thanks for your help!
MARK YOUR CALENDAR !
February 23 – Last day to apply for the full-day kindergarten lottery drawing ($100. deposit or tuition waiver is required)
Week of February 26 – Parent notification letters sent for full-day lottery results
March 16 - Remainder of tuition due to your building to secure full day spot ($300.)
May 4 – Kindergarten Orientation at your school – 10:00-11:00 – Parents AND students attend!
August - notification by mail of half day placement (AM/PM), staggered start day, and teacher assignment
**Tuition is $375 monthly from October through May.
Will Hillenbrand is coming to Deer Park Library
My name is Sarah Howison, and I’m the children’s librarian at the Deer Park Branch Library. The Deer Park School District, with the library’s support, is hosting author and illustrator Will Hillenbrand on Tuesday, February 13th at 6pm, and we would like to invite your students and their families to join us.
The event is being held at Holmes Elementary School, and I’m attaching a PDF of a poster to the email if you’re interested in displaying it in your school.
If you have any questions about the event, please feel free to send me an email or call the Deer Park Branch Library at 513-369-4450.
Maple Dale Parent Survey
We value your opinions and feedback. In a continuing effort to provide the best possible educational experience for your child, we would appreciate your input to this survey if you have not yet had a chance to complete this.