Maple Dale Aviator News!

Friday, March 3, 2017

Attendance line: 686-1726

Mark Your Calendars!

March 7th: Candace Fleming Author Visit

March 13-17th: MAP Testing

March 15th: 2nd Grade Performance

March 17th: Last Day of 3rd Quarter

March 20-24th: Spring Break!

Help Our School Win

Our school has the opportunity to win $2,500, and we need your help! Our school is participating in an 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 will win $2,500! Please help us out and request your FREE kit! Go to or call 1-855-386-9548.
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Mrs. Johnson's class with their Candace Fleming books!

PeaceBuilder Principle for March

As PeaceBuilders develop empathy and compassion, they learn to notice when they have hurt someone, whether intentionally or not. PeaceBuilders restore cooperation and trust by making amends. At Maple Dale, Students need to do more than say “I’m sorry” when they hurt someone. They are coached by wise adults how to make amends through the creation of PeacePlans™ to ensure they will exhibit different behaviors the next time they are in a compromising situation.

Noticing hurts means dealing with suffering or pain. The act of noticing may mean simply that you acknowledge that other people are hurting. So, please start noticing hurts that you have caused or some that need attention at your site or in your community, especially ones that young people can begin to do something about in small ways. Noticing hurts is the beginning of making a better world. Apologizing or noticing hurts can be very difficult to do. It is more likely to happen, however, if you create a climate for peace, rather than dealing with issues on a case-bycase basis. Creating such a climate (where adults and children make apologies and notice the hurts that they cause) reduces the perceived threat and feelings of anxiousness often associated with apologies. It also helps to alleviate children’s fear of exposing themselves. There is considerable evidence that many children avoid speaking up about hurts they have witnessed, in order to avoid retaliation.

Lost and 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
  • hats
  • gloves/mittens
  • snow pants/snowsuits
  • boots
  • 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.

District Art Show

Sycamore students, grades K - 12 artwork

Location: Sycamore High School Gymnasium

7400 Cornell Rd, Montgomery OH, 45242

When: Saturday, March 4th

8:00 am to 3:30 pm

Featured works include: Painting, drawing, sculpting, Ceramics, Graphic Design, Photography, Mixed Media, Fashion, Architecture

We hope to see you there!


Maple Dale believes that community service plays an essential role in the eudcation of our children. In combination with PeaceBuilders and our upcoming Candace Fleming visit, we are asking our students and families to work together to support our sister school, Winton Hills Academy. Just like Rosie sent food and notes to Katje, our students will send food and notes in a Buddy Bag to our sister school. There are 500 students at Winton Hills Academy so we are asking for all grade levels to be involved with this meaningful service activity. Please see the below list that is organized by grade level.

Preschool: Trailmix (individual packs), raisins, cereal, granola bars

K: fruit snacks, ​fruit leather, individual pretzels​,​ goldfish crackers

1st: prepacked cheese crackers, peanut butter crackers, individual pudding, ​fruit cups

2nd: easy open soup, spaghetti o's, ravioli, ramen

3rd: cereal to go, instant oatmeal, instant cream of wheat, cereal ​bars

4th: ​macaroni and cheese (boxes or single serving​)​, Ramen noodles​, fruit cups​, ​pudding

Carnival News

The planning for the 2017 Carnival is beginning. This year’s carnival will be the evening of April 28th, 2017.

We are asking for volunteers to fill the following Committee Leader roles:


    • Central point of contact for carnival donations
    • Organize and solicit community all carnival donations (i.e. bid & buy, food and other operational needs)
    • Organize and oversee the monetary sponsorship program
    • Ensure Great Gatherings program is coordinated
    • Develop and execute recognition program for sponsors


    • Central point of contact for carnival communications to ensure consistent messaging
    • Develop and executive carnival communication plan
      • Collaborate with committee chairs to determine communication needs
      • Draft and review communications
      • Establish communication timeline
    • Ensure adequate signage
    • Collaborate with Donations coordinate to communicate to donors and provide recognition

Please contact Shane Davis at (513) 706-8008 or if you are interested in either role or would like more information.

Sycamore Band & Orchestra Boosters -Mattress Sale Fundraiser!!

The Sycamore Band & Orchestra Boosters will be sponsoring our Second Annual mattress sale on Saturday, April 29. This has been a very successful fundraiser in local school districts for the past 10 years. We are very excited to be able to sponsor this event here at Sycamore High School once again this year.

Brand new, name brand, top quality mattress sets with full manufacturer warranties. Much higher quality for price than a retail store! All sizes, price ranges, delivery and free layaway will be available. Floor models will be on display at Sycamore High School from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 29. If you, or anyone you know is in the market for a new mattress… check out this fundraiser!! If you need a new mattress before this sale or have any questions, please contact Ultimate Fundraising Solutions at

Proceeds from every sale will benefit SBOB

Camp Invention is coming to Sycamore Community School District!

Since 1990, Camp Invention has taken summer fun and transformed it from ordinary to extraordinary!

In partnership with the National Inventors Hall of Fame, Edwin H. Greene Intermediate School is pleased to offer the nationally-acclaimed Camp Invention program to children entering grades 1st-6th. It’s an exciting, weeklong summer adventure with lessons that explore connections between science, technology, engineering and innovation. Children will work together to seek solutions to real-world problems and sharpen critical 21st century learning skills while rotating through several fascinating modules. The week begins on June 5, 2017 with Chris Gutermuth serving as Director of the Launch program!

Here is how young innovators will be spending their time:

  • Engaging creative thinking to design and build their own duct tape creations

  • Experiencing the power of rocket science by building and launching rubber band rockets

  • Exploring aerodynamics to blast water rockets made from plastic bottles more than 50 feet in the air

  • Taking apart nonworking machines and devices to investigate their inner operations

All activities give participants the opportunity to explore, discover and achieve while having fun!

Local educators will facilitate program modules and enthusiastic high school students will serve as Leadership Interns ensuring that one program team member is in place for every eight children.

Register on or before March 20, 2017 using promo code Discover25 to receive $25 OFF the
base price of $225. Every registration includes a complimentary Camp Invention t-shirt. Availability is limited, so visit or call 800.968.4332 to secure your child’s spot today!

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