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Recipes Needed!!

Dear Families,

Our school is creating a custom cookbook featuring favorite recipes from our families. This goes hand in hand with our One Book/One School reading of Pie, by Sarah Weeks. These cookbooks will be professionally published and are sure to be a treasured keepsake. Money raised will be used to help rescued animals through the United Pet Fund, right here in Blue Ash.

Please submit 2-5 of your favorite recipes so you can be represented in our cookbook. Many recipes from all members will ensure that our cookbook is a success. We are using Morris Press Cookbook’s website to easily submit recipes online. If you do not have Internet access, our committee can enter them for you. Submit hard copies of your recipes to Allison Campbell via “kidmail.”

We anticipate a great demand for our cookbooks, and we want to be certain to order enough. To reserve your copies, email Amy Johnson at johnsona@sycamoreschools.org with the number of cookbooks you will be purchasing. Cookbooks will be available for $13.50. With each paper copy, you will also get an ebook. Ebooks are not available alone.

Please submit your recipes online by April 11, 2018 so we can have the books printed and delivered before school ends in May. Thank you!

Yours in Reading and Recipes,

The Maple Dale Cookbook Committee

To Submit Recipes Online:

  • Go to http://www.typensave.com/ and click ‘Login.’
  • Enter the User Name: Maple Dale.
  • Enter the password: pudding000 and click ‘Submit.’
  • Enter your name and click ‘Continue.’
  • Click ‘Add Recipes’ to begin adding your recipes.

Recipe Writing Tips:

  • When adding recipes, review the “Tips” and use standard abbreviations (see back).
  • Only enter 1 ingredient per ingredient line.
  • List ingredients in order of use in the ingredients list and directions.
  • Include container sizes, e.g., (16-oz.) pkg., (24-oz.) can.
  • Write directions in paragraph form, not in steps.
  • Use names of ingredients in the directions, e.g., “Combine flour and sugar.” DO NOT use statements like, “Combine first three ingredients.”
  • Include temperatures and cooking, chilling, baking, and/or freezing times.
  • Additional comments about the recipe (history, nutritional data, suggested uses, etc.) are not allowed.


The safety and security of our students and staff are one of our highest priorities.

Beginning April 9, we will begin using LobbyGuard in our building. The visitor management system runs a background check on each individual that enters the building, looking for individuals who are legally banned from visiting schools (ie. sex offenders, restraining orders) This pilot program will be used regularly for the remainder of the school year and will be fully implemented for the 2018-19 school year.

All visitors will be asked for a state-issued license or identification. If you do not have a license or state ID, you will not be permitted to enter the building unless you are there to attend a meeting/supervised function.

All visitors will be asked to sign in and out using the program. You will be required to wear the photo badge that is printed at the time of check-in during the entirety of your visit.

We understand that there certain circumstances where our families may not have proper identification. Our administrators will work through those unique situations on a case by case basis.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to the district.

Friday, April 6, 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) 686-1726

Mark your calendars!

April 9 -19 - 3rd and 4th Grade AIR Testing (please see below section for more details)

April 12 - PTO Meeting from 9:30 am - 11:00 am

April 16 - NO SCHOOL (Professional Development Day)

April 18 - All Pro Day Breakfast 8:00 am - 9:00 am

April 27 - Maple Dale CARNIVAL 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Dear Sycamore Families,

As we move through the 2017-2018 school year, our students will once again be presented with the opportunity to demonstrate their progress as part of the schedule for federally and state-mandated standardized testing.

The state’s annual assessments provide a snapshot of your child’s progress in their understanding and application of curriculum standards. From a district perspective, these results allow us to benchmark ourselves against similar districts and to identify trends in data that will guide our work with teachers and students. Our teachers work diligently to fully prepare your child to be successful on these assessments and in other aspects of their growth and development.

The testing schedule is as follows:

3rd Grade English Language Arts, Part 1, is on Monday, April 9 and Part 2 is on Tuesday, April 10.

3rd Grade Math, Part 1, is on Tuesday, April 17 and Part 2 is on Wednesday, April 18.

Fourth Grade English Language Arts, Part 1, is on Wednesday, April 11 and Part 2 is on Thursday, April 12.

Fourth Grade Math, Part 1, is on Thursday, April 19 and Part 2 is on Friday, April 20.

Students have 90 minutes for each English Language Arts test and 75 minutes for each Math test.

Please help your child feel their best with a good night's sleep and a healthy breakfast before testing.

We are so appreciative of the support you provide your children in our partnership together toward academic excellence. If you have any questions regarding testing, please contact your building administrator.


Karen. B. Naber

Assistant Superintendent

Earth Week

Monday 4/16 No School Get outside and enjoy nature! Visit a park if you can and appreciate the signs of spring wherever you go.

Tuesday 4/17 To kick off Earth Week at Maple Dale wear something green or nature inspired.

Wednesday 4/18 Read a book or use your screen time to learn something new about protecting the environment. PBS may also have some good programs.

Some ideas: https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/explore/science/green-tips/#green-tips-tree.jpg



Thursday 4/19 Waste free lunch day- use reusable containers if you pack and make sure you eat everything if you buy.

Friday 4/20 Make a seed bracelet during lunch time recess. A few parent volunteers are needed to assist with this. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4aa4a922a0f85-earth

Saturday 4/21 Walk or bike to Summit Park and enjoy the Cincinnati Earth Day event starting at noon Greater Cincinnati Earth Day Home

Maple Dale Spring Carnival - FRIDAY, APRIL 27th

Maple Dale Book Swap- May 14 & 15, 2018

Maple Dale Elementary students are invited to participate in a Book Swap on May 14 and 15, 2018. Bring in your gently used books and trade them in for “new to you” books to read! Here’s how the Book Swap will work:

From April 30, 2018 to May 11, 2018 students may bring in any ‘gently used’ books to their classroom for donation. We will be collecting (Kindergarten through 4th grade appropriate) books brought in by each student.

May 14th/15th students will be invited to visit the Book Swap tables and select a book(s) of their choice. The number of books students will be allowed to select will be based on the number of books that are donated in total. The more books we get, the more books students will be allowed to take home! However, if a student is unable to donate a book they will still be able to choose a book(s) on the day of the Book Swap.

Please consider volunteering for the Book Swap-


Questions- Amie Leigh Reece amieleighreece@gmail.com

Summer Bridge Program Info Kit


Each summer, several parents ask me about what to use when working with their child to sharpen skills over the summer months.

There are online tools available to our Maple Dale students such as Raz Kids and Compass Learning throughout the summer.

Another more "portable" option is a workbook. One I recommend is Summer Bridge. I know we get one each summer and my daughter Caroline has a "school" time each day. She is motivated to finish her bridge book before school begins and we reward her efforts with a special outing of her choice at the end of the summer.

The order form below offers the books to you at a reduced cost. The online ordering form will allow you to order online and have the book shipped directly to your home. Maple Dale is not making a profit on these materials, simply offering them to you as an affordable option.

Summer will be here before we know it!


Ann Marie Reinke

Parents will visit our dedicated ordering website for this option and order online ( www.SummerBridgeDirect.com ). They will need to use the school code: “MAPLE”

We then ship the books directly to their homes.

Most orders ship within 24 hours and they will receive a confirmation email from us with post office tracking #’s.

Attention Football Players and Parents!

This is Scott Dattilo, Head Football Coach at Sycamore High School, and I am excited to announce the Inaugural Aviator Football Open House. The Open House is scheduled for Wednesday, April 11th from 6:30-8:00 pm at Sycamore High School. It is my hope that ALL current players and their parents are in attendance, in addition, any families who my be interested in joining our program.

The purpose of the Open House is to provide the Sycamore Community, GRADES K through 12, an opportunity to gather important information about Sycamore Football and an opportunity to get involved in the program The evening will include:


"The State of Sycamore Football" - Head Coach - Scott Dattilo

Facility Tours and Break out Sessions

1. Injury prevention, recovery, and concussion related information - Sycamore Athletic Trainers, Darren Howard and Chris Bonnell

2. Athletic Development - Strength and Conditioning Coach, Matt Johnson

3. Parental Involvement - Parents Club Member TBA

4. College Recruiting Information - Incoming Grades 10-12 Only - Scott Dattilo

Registration Opportunities

1. Register with Sycamore Youth Football for the upcoming season (grades K-6)

2. Sign up for Junior High Football (grades 7, 8)

3. Register for the Aves Football ProCamp

Go Aves!

Scott Dattilo

Mathematics Teacher

Head Football Coach

Sycamore High School

Twitter: @shsdattilo

Green Team Tip of the Week

What is your carbon footprint? For a quick, rough estimate go to https://www3.epa.gov/carbon-footprint-calculator/ and complete the brief survey. Our lifestyle choices and daily actions do impact the environment. Become aware of your own contribution to climate change and consider what you can do to reduce your carbon footprint.

Message for Current 2nd and 3rd Grade Parents

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iSpace to Provide STEM

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/
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Sycamore Tennis 2018

Hello Aviator Parents!

Are you interested in having your son or daughter participate in a summer tennis camp?

Sycamore Coach Mike Teets and some of his players will conduct four evening sessions during the summer at the high school tennis courts.

For more info or to register, contact Coach Teets at teetsm@sycamoreschools.org

Or click this link and fill out the registration form.


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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.