Aviator Air Newsletter

Maple Dale Elementary's Parent Communication

Friday, March 9, 2018

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!

March 15 - Second Grade Performance

March 16 - Last day of 3rd quarter

Week of March 19 - MAP Testing

March 21 - All Pro Dad Breakfast

March 23 - Report cards sent home

March 26-30 - Spring Break

Head Lice Notice

​Dear parents,

Head Lice is common among school age children and its incidence varies. Lately we have noticed a slight increase in cases of head lice among our students. Head lice is a nuisance that causes no illness but may cause anxiety among parents. I would encourage all parents to check their children for head lice and treat as needed. The key to a successful treatment is being diligent in removing ALL nits from the hair to prevent recurrence. This may take up to two weeks of daily combing with a fine-tooth metal comb. (Efforts should concentrate on the head and less on the environment in the attempt to eliminate Lice and nits). There is no need to miss school due to head lice. Once Lice shampoo was applied students should return to school, however parents should continue the process of nit- removal daily.

​Students should also be encouraged to avoid head to head contact and keep hair pulled up at school.

Please refer to the following links or call the school nurse for more information on the treatment of head lice.




Thank you for your cooperation!

Julie Muskal RN, BSN, MEd

Maple Dale Elementary School Nurse

Volunteers STILL Needed for Milers!

Maple Dale Milers Spring session has begun. We are still in need of volunteers on Wednesdays to help run this wonderful program! The Milers program helps students stay healthy and have fun at the same time by participating in this recess walking program. We will need four volunteers during 1st shift (1st & 2nd grade) and three volunteers 2nd shift( 4th & 3rd) to help set up, monitor the kids, and complete minimal paperwork to record the miles. It is a great way to see your children during the school day. Please click link to sign up. Maple Dale Milers Volunteer Sign Up Spring 2018


Pipkins Market located at 5035 Cooper Road carries a variety of fresh produce and currated garden center items. Keep your receipt and turn them into the "Pipkins Box" in the school office and Pikpkins will contribute 4% of your total to support Maple Dale.

iSpace - TAKE 2

Our second day of iSpace has been rescheduled for Monday, April 2nd. The program, "Living and Working in Space" will return for our 1st graders, 3rd graders, and Mrs. Carey's, Mrs. Howard's and Mrs. Roell's (afternoon) kindergarten classes. We need five volunteers for the morning session (10:15-12:30) and five for the afternoon (12:50-3:00). Volunteers will assist iSpace staff at one of four stations for the students. Those of us who volunteered at the January 11th iSpace day can attest - this is an incredibly fun volunteer experience! The morning session will include the 3rd grade & Mrs. Carey's class. The afternoon session will include the 1st grade, Mrs. Howard's class, & Mrs. Roell's PM class.


Thank you so much! Fingers crossed for a normal school day on April 2nd! :)


iSpace Summer Camps

iSPACE, a local nonprofit, will host 41 week-long summer STEM day camps for kids from kindergarten through high school age. After-care is available. iSPACE camps are engaging, hands-on summer camps that make learning exciting while building skills for success. Kids have so much fun, they don’t even mind they are learning. Visit their website for more information. http://ispacestem.org/summer-camps/


Although your child may or may not have taken the CogAT in December, you may request that your child be tested on the Otis-Lennon School Ability Test (OLSAT). If you wish to have your child participate in this round of testing, all requests must be made through the below online link by March 21, 2018. In order to decrease disruption to your child's instruction, this testing opportunity will take place prior to the start of the school day. We have scheduled this 45-50 minute testing session to be administered from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. on Friday, April 6, 2018, at Maple Dale.

Please note it is the parents' responsibility to provide transportation the morning of testing to your child’s building. Additionally, know that Sycamore cannot use kindergarten or first grade scores for gifted placement.


One Book One School Returns!

We are pleased to announce that the “One Book One School” program will return this March and April. The big reveal of this year’s title will happen on March 14th at a special assembly! Why March 14th….hmmmm...the date itself is a clue about the book! Can you figure it out? Our deep thanks to the Maple Dale PTO for sponsoring this annual fun event! Families...get ready to read!

All Pro Dads Breakfast - March 21

Maple Dale Elementary All Pro Dad breakfast will be held on Wed, Mar 21 from 8-9am in our school cafeteria. All Fathers and Children are invited to join us for this free monthly program sponsored by our partner Chick-fil-A who will be catering chicken biscuits along with drinks from the PTO.

Mr. Redlegs will make a special appearance for the kids as we welcome spring. This month’s topic on Excellence reminds us of the value practice and preparation bring to giving our best effort. Please RSVP at https://allprodadsday.com/chapters/5004 if you will be attending.

Mental Health Matters

This month in Mental Health Matters we examine GRIT! Grit is the power to persevere and aligns with PBIS, Peacebuilders, AND Growth Mindset!

If you haven't listened to the Angela Duckworth TedTalk before, give it a listen. It really sheds light on Grit and how Grit can make a huge difference for our kids.


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Lost & Found


We have a good amount of items in our lost and found. You may want to have a look through the items before spring break, at which time, if things are still left in the lost and found, they will be donated to Matthew 25.

We recommend you put your student's name on the following items to avoid them being put in the lost and found:

  • coats

  • shoes

  • water bottles

  • lunch boxes

  • anything of importance or value

We try really hard to return items back to their owners, however, a name on the item would make it so much easier.

Thank you for your cooperation.

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The Cincinnati Flying Pig Kids’ Marathon 26th Mile and Fly-up to 5K Events!

Once again the Maple Dale community can participate in the Flying Pig Kids’ Marathon on Saturday May 5, 2018. It is a great opportunity for students and their adult fitness buddies. Each student MUST have an adult with them during race. Register by March 20th for a custom shirt! There are 2 options.

1. The Kids 26th Mile: The students log their miles up to the race and will cover their final mile on the actual Flying Pig Marathon course and cross the real “Finish Swine.” They get a finishers shirt, a marathon medal and all the goodies of the finish celebration ($15 through APRIL 22, 2018. $20 after April 22, 2018).

2. Tri-State Running Flying Pig 5k: There is a special student- only rate ($25) for the kids who are “flying up” to the 5k distance as their final event. Select youth (14 & under), discount code 20FPMFLYUP5K

*See attached flyer for more info.

Register online at www.flyingpigmarathon.com and include Maple Dale Elementary as team/ group.


Green Team Request of the Week

Keep bringing in those textiles! As of the end of February, Maple Dale was in 2nd place, just behind Symmes. If you've got socks with holes, shirts with stains, and beat up old shoes, put them in a bag and add them to the bin! Keep bringing in those old cell phones too. Bennett Heyn, a high school senior, will continue to collect these through April.

Not sure about where to recycle certain household items or how to reduce household waste? Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District has a ton of great information on their website. Check it out! Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District Homepage...

Notes from the Nurse

The Maple Dale clinic is in need of the following items: Girls and boys comfortable pants sizes 6-14 and lightly worn shoes for ages 5-10 years (Sizes: 12-13, 1-6). Please save those items and forward to the clinic before putting your donations in the Green Bin.
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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.