Maple Dale Aviator News

Friday, September 23, 2016

Mark Your Calendars!

Saturday, October 1 - Sycamore Junior High's Flight Fest and 5K!

Friday, October 7 - Sycamore High School Homecoming Football Game at 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, October 13 - Maple Dale PTO Meeting at 9:30 a.m.

Friday, October 14 - COSI for grades 1-4! Last day of 1st quarter

Monday, October 17 - Teacher Records Day/No school for students

Ohio State Tests Results

If you had a third grader or higher last school year, you should have received his/her Ohio State Tests results by now. Some of you have questions about what some of the scores may mean. Click here for the link to the state's interpretive guide for more information.

Thank you!

COSI on Wheels!

COSI On Wheels is coming to Maple Dale on Friday, October 14th and we need your help! This year’s theme is The Incredible Human Machine and should be a great time for all. Interested in volunteering? Please go to the Sign-Up Genius link below and contact Stephanie Rentschler with any questions (

Vision and Hearing Screen Sign-ups!

Vision and Hearing Screens for Kindergarten, First Grade, and Third Grade will take place the week of October 10th–October 14th. This is a fun, easy way to get involved at school and only requires a short time commitment. A short training will be provided prior to the screens. The vision and hearing screens allow us to detect vision and hearing problems early, and would not be possible without parent volunteers. Please consider volunteering and sign up by clicking on the link below.

Signups are at

Questions? Please contact Vanessa Shafer at

Box Tops!

Please turn in Box Tops to the school office or homeroom teachers for Maple

Dale’s Box Tops Fall Collection Drive between now and Friday October 14th.

This is a low-effort fundraiser that provides money to the Maple Dale PTO to

support its programs. The PTO appreciates the time you take to clip Box Tops for

the benefit of our children and the school.

Please contact Laura Scholles at with questions.


Heads up! WALK-A-THON packets will be coming home on Monday, September

26th. Look for some SILLY new rewards for top fundraisers and mark your calendars for WALK-A-THON day – Thursday October 20.

WALK-A-THON is Maple Dale PTO’s major fall fundraiser. It is a fun and healthy

opportunity for students, and families to work together to support our

school. Our goal this year is to raise $18,000, which will be used to create a

MAKER SPACE in the media center and to support ongoing PTO programs (like One Book One School, COSI on Wheels, and author visits).

Thank you for supporting our students and our school!

From the Media Center!

From Mrs. Smith:

I am having a great start to my 21st year in elementary media.

The students are working well together in their House placements and the

the longer class periods have added more depth to student lessons. Hopefully your child is coming home and sharing some of our learning!

For example, I didn't know baby seahorses were as big as an eyelash...did you?

Currently, I am working on our March author visit with Candace Fleming, new reading incentives, and coordinating Makerspace projects with Greene.

My website is in its infancy stage, but I hope to keep it current and

filled with educational fun for our students. To access the page please visit:

The website has a link to a Pinterest page for students. You must have a Pinterest account to view what I've pinned. We are going to attempt some of these hands on projects in class, but feel free to try them at home. It has been one of the most engaging things I've embarked on this year.

If anyone is interested in spending an hour shelving they may contact me at

Have a great weekend!

Mrs. Smith

All Pro Dads Breakfast!

Handwashing Assembly

Maple Dale nurse, Mrs. Muskal, talked with all of the students about the importance of proper handwashing techniques! Thank you to Mrs. Muskal for an engaging assembly!

Sycamore Flight Fest!

Saturday, Oct. 1st, 8am-1:30pm

5757 Cooper Road

Cincinnati, OH

Race is at 8:00 a.m. and there is a 5K run or walk and a 10K run only option. The cost is $30 for a student and $35 for an adult. The early registration with guaranteed shirt size has been extended through September 24th! After the race, there is a festival that will run from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. All this information and more is available on the website at, including the registration link. Hope to see you and your families at the starting line!

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.