Aviator Air Newsletter

Maple Dale Elementary's Parent Communication

November 2, 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 CALENDAR


November 7: Picture Re-take Day

November 8: PTO Meeting @ MD 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

November 9: Veteran's Day Celebration

November 14: All Pro Day Breakfast

November 15: Murphy the Therapy Dog Visits Maple Dale

November 15: 3rd Grade Performance

November 21-23: NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break

School Happenings

You're invited: PTO Meeting

Please join the PTO for their upcoming general meeting at Maple Dale from 6:30 pm - 8 pm.

All Pro Dad and Operation Give Back are Coming Together - November 14th

Please join us at the Maple Dale Elementary All Pro Dads breakfast on Wednesday November 14th from 8-9am in the school cafeteria. All fathers and children are invited for this free monthly program sponsored by fathers, Chick-fil-A, & the PTO.


This month’s topic is Thankfulness. Often we focus on what we don't have and forget to take to stock of what we do have. If you focus on what you don't have, something will always be missing. It's important to be thankful for what you have and not take those things for granted. Some of the most successful people are generally the most thankful.


The Chick-fil-A cow will be attending our meeting and guests from Operation Give Back will be attending. Learn how you can help others!


If attending, please RSVP by Sunday November 11th via the link below so the correct amount of food is ordered


https://allprodadsday.com/chapters/5004

Harvest Parade 2018

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My Energy Kit Challenge has started!

Our school is taking the My Energy Kit Challenge and has a goal to save at least 20,000 kilowatt-hours of energy. That’s like taking 40 cars off the road for a whole year! We’ll reach this goal when at least 100 families sign up for a FREE Energy Kit from Duke Energy and use it to make their homes energy efficient. These FREE kits contain items like LED bulbs, faucet aerators and other useful gadgets that can make a big difference toward saving energy at home. When we meet the challenge, our school will automatically win $250. Let’s get a head-start! You can take the My Energy Kit Challenge and sign up for your FREE kit now at MyEnergyKit.org or call 1-855-386-9548.


Have you already received a My Energy Kit? Do you still want to help your school receive free money? Great! Even if you have requested and received a kit before, you can request again and your request will count towards your schools goal of 100 energy efficiency kits. If they get to 100 kits they receive 250 dollars! So help your school out and request your kit today, even if you have already received one.

Dance For Kindness - November 11th

IT'S TIME TO DANCE! Please join us as we dance with people from all over the world in celebration of World Kindness Day!


Here's the information:


1. The dance is free but if you would like to register online it is a $5 donation. A portion goes to our local St. Joseph's Orphanage and the rest of the $5 will go to LifeVest Inside which is a nonprofit organization promoting kindness worldwide through education.


Please register one of two ways: online or emailing me


Registrations online please click the link below.


https://www.danceforkindness.com/register-to-dance/


email me nicholsj@sycamoreschools.org


2. Please wear ORANGE to our event. You can order this year's shirts from Deanna ReGruth. The link to order is Dance for Kindness


3. The dance will be at Summit Park on the stage in front of the tower.

4. Practice for the dance is from 1-1:30 pm with Julie Swart and The Queen City Dance Academy

5. The dance will go live at 1:30 pm.

6. We will conclude no later than 2 pm.


Even if you are not a dancer PLEASE come with your family and celebrate kindness with us on World Kindness Day.

We ALWAYS need flag wavers!


Let's start dancing... code #DFK2018


(Click below):

https://www.danceforkindness.com/learn-the-dance/?mc_cid=ee8a0041a7&mc_eid=0f4af5997f

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Don't Miss Out - Order Your Yearbook Today!

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Like Us on Facebook!

Parents, please click here to take you to our Maple Dale Facebook page and "like" it! We will utilize FB more often to share community events, such as Junior High's Aviator Flightfest 5K, as well as to share pictures and news of Maple Dale happenings. So please "like" us on Facebook!

Green Team Tip of the Week

Green Team Tip of the Week: Did you know? Maple Dale students can recycle and compost lunch waste in the lunchroom. This Sycamore Community Schools green initiative diverts 400 bags of trash from the landfill EACH WEEK. If you would like to learn more, here is a short video about the sorting tables and their district-wide impact: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcGoXc85GUE

Mind Stretch Tutoring

Recently, Academic Tutor Jan Filitti began offering her services to students at Maple Dale. Her private tutoring sessions use the Orton Gillingham method to increase skills in reading decoding and comprehension using a multisensory approach. Jan also specializes in spelling, phonics, writing and math skills at grades 2 and 3.

Jan is willing to meet your child at Maple Dale before or after school for sessions. Her contact information is: 828-333-3973 or jantutors@gmail.com or www.MindStretchTutoring.com

AROUND SYCAMORE

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BLUE ASH ELEMENTARY HAUNTED FESTIVAL: NOVEMBER 2, 2018, 5:00-9:00pm

Please join us November 2nd for Blue Ash Elementary's Haunted Festival, our annual family-friendly night of fun for the entire community. There will be food, games, baked goods, prizes, class baskets, Bid 'n Buy, Blue Ash Bashes, and much more. Come in your favorite family-appropriate (non-spooky) costume. Haunted Fest is Blue Ash Elementary PTO's biggest fundraiser of the year. We are so excited to have you join us! Invite your friends! The flyer and all details can be found online at: https://tinyurl.com/HauntedFest2018


Need some volunteer hours…Volunteer for the Blue Ash Elementary Haunted Festival! This is a fun volunteer opportunity for everyone 5th grade and above. There are 3 shifts 1st Shift 4:50-6:30pm, 2nd Shift 6:20-8:00pm, and 3rd Shift/Clean Up 7:50-9:30pm (games volunteers will be done by 9:10). Volunteers may choose the shift and assignment. We can provide a certificate for all hours worked. Find additional information and sign up at: https://tinyurl.com/HFvol18

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IN THE COMMUNITY

2018 Ohio Kentucky Indiana Children's Literature Conference

#ReadLocal - Discovering Treasures in Your Own Backyard

Saturday, November 3rd, 2018

8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Thomas More College - Crestview Hills, KY


For more information, check out their website:

https://swonlibraries.org/mpage/oki

University of Findley's Mazza Museum Conference

2018 Two-day Weekend Conference


Mazza’s Weekend Conference is a two-day conference where teachers, librarians, and book lovers delight in educational and engaging presentations from some of the top authors and illustrators in the picture book industry.


Friday and Saturday, November 9 and 10, 2018

Mazza Museum is located in the Virginia B. Gardner Fine Arts Pavillion


Welcome to our keynote speakers Phil Bildner, David Carter, Lauren Castillo, Scott Magoon, Ethan Long and Jane Yolen.

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.