Aviator Air Newsletter

Maple Dale Elementary's Parent Communication

Friday, October 13, 2017

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) 686-1756

Mark your calendars!

October 13 - End of 1st Quarter

October 16 - No school

October 18 - All Pro Dad Breakfast

October 19 - PTO Meeting 9:30 am - 11 am

October 19 - Glow Run

October 20 - Report Cards go home

October 26 - Evening Conferences

October 27 - Parent/Teacher Conferences (NO SCHOOL)

October 31 - Harvest Parade @ 2:30 pm

Maple Dale Glow Run

Are you ready for an awesome GLOW RUN?

Collect those pledges! Glow Run envelopes are due TUESDAY. Credit card donations can be made online at the Maple Dale PTO Transaction Center. We can reach our goal if every student raises $35.

Prepare to glow! On THURSDAY, wear comfortable shoes for walking and any clothing (white works great!) or accessories that will glow in the blacklight!

Parent volunteers are still needed! Please sign up here or contact Heather Parzynski (heatherparz@gmail.com) if you are able to help or are interested in participating in the Glow Run with your child. Thank you in advance for supporting Maple Dale PTO!

9:35-10:25 - 2nd grade

10:30-11:20 - 3rd grade

11:25-11:55 - a.m. Preschool & a.m. Kindergarten

12:40-1:30 - 1st grade

1:35-2:25 - 4th grade

2:30-3:00 - p.m. Preschool & full-day Kindergarten


We are still in need of several volunteers for Vision Screens on Tuesday October 17. Please consider volunteering. Questions? Contact Vanessa Shafer vdwilhelmus@yahoo.com

Please sign up using the link below. Questions: Contact Vanessa Shafer at vdwilhelmus@yahoo.com


Help Our School Win

Thank you to Duke Energy for bringing a funny and educational performance, Kilowatt Kitchen, to Maple Dale! Ask your child about ways we can save energy! Our school has the opportunity to win $2,500, and do its part in saving the planet! We’re participating in a five-state energy conservation program from Duke Energy, and through this program, our families and staff can request a FREE Energy Kit to be delivered to their homes. For every 100 kit requests from our school, we’ll automatically win $250, and the school that requests the most kits by December 31st will win $2,500! Please help us out and request your FREE kit! Go to MyEnergyKit.org or call 1-855-386-9548.

Lego Donations Needed for the Aviation Station

If you and your child(ren) are willing to part with Legos, we will be happy to take them off your hands. Bring your donations to the office and we will make sure they get to the Aviation Station. Thank you!

Exciting Change Coming to Maple Dale!

Dear Parents,

We would like to let you know of an exciting change coming to the end-of-the-day routine at Maple Dale! Beginning on November 6, we will begin curbside pickup of students who are normally picked up from the Media Center.

Parents and guardians will be permitted to pull into the circular driveway and we will bring your student to you!

Each parent will be issued two car placards that will identify students in their family. These should be placed on the car rearview mirror so the number is visible. No child will be released unless we can verify that a school-issued placard is in the window.

More specific information about this change will be coming home in Monday packets on October 23. Families will receive their car placards the week of October 30.

We are choosing to change our typical routine due to a lack of parking spaces at dismissal time and to help parents save time. It is our hope that we can dismiss all students being picked up in a more timely fashion as well.

Should you have questions about this change, please feel free to reach out to Mrs. Reinke or Mrs. Zellner.

We look forward to a smooth transition to this new system!

The Front Office Team,

Angie, Kathy, Jenny, Mindy and Ann Marie

Lazer Craze

Sycamore Society Bookclub invites all 3rd-6th graders who like to read to join us for an evening of fun at Lazer Craze. Read Among the Hidden by Margaret Paterson Haddix and then come to the event on October 17. See the image below for more information and to RSVP. We hope to see you there!
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Aviator Flight Fest - Sycamore Junior High - October 21, 2017

Please join us for a 5K walk/run, 10K run and festival (a.k.a. carnival)

Registration is now open!


New this year – take advantage of the early bird registration perk and receive a custom race bib with your name!

Immediately after the race, come join the festival fun!

There will be inflatables, games, bid-n-by, karaoke, food and more!

Aviator Flight Fest help support over 20 extra-curricular clubs and activities for our 800+ students in grades 7 and 8 at Sycamore Junior High School.

This is the only school fundraiser for the year so we need your support! Interested in volunteering – please email avesflightfest@gmail.com

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Join Dr. Richard Baum, president of Adolescent Substance Abuse Programs, for the discussion: “Why Good Kids Use Drugs.” Parents will leave with effective strategies to prevent issues before they start, identify warning signs of substance abuse, and steps to get teens help if a problem cannot be properly managed at home.

Lynx Project will present their inaugural Autism Advocacy Project, a world premiere concert of newly commissioned art song with text by youth with autism who live in the Cincinnati area.

Concerts take place on Friday, October 27th at 7:30 pm and Saturday, October 28th at 9am at Mason Middle School and Cincinnati Art Museum, respectively. Friday’s concert is family-friendly, interactive, open to the public at large, and features a pre-concert art-making workshop with Visionaries+Voices as well as a post-concert dessert reception.

Pre-sale tickets are $20 for adults, $5 for children under twelve, and $5 for students and teachers with ID. Group rates are available. Tickets are available at lynxproject.org/tickets or by calling 513-235-0538. Saturday’s concert is in conjunction with Cincinnati Art Museum’s Autism Family Exploration, InspireCareEmpower

October​ ​Newsletter​ ​2017​ ​~​ ​Mason​ ​Middle​ ​School where the museum opens before-hours for a sensory-friendly experience. Entry is free and open to families with children with autism. A project of this type is completely unprecedented, occurring for the very first time right here in the Cincinnati area. This ground-breaking artistic collaboration magnifies voices which often go unheard, but whose messages resonate deeply. These four youths’ powerful words and the composers’ musical responses have inspired Lynx Project to ask communities, “how will you speak into the world today”?

Join the conversation. For More Information Contact: Megan Moore, Lynx Project Co-Executive Director Email: megan@lynxproject.org Website: lynxproject.org/aap

Don’t throw away money! Save your Box Tops!

Each year Maple Dale receives almost $1000 from the Box Tops for Education program. To keep this stream of funding coming we need your participation. Please begin to collect Box Tops from the products you already buy then watch for word on when to send them in. Our first collection will be in October.

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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.