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Maple Dale Elementary's Parent Communication

December 13, 2019

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


December 18: All Pro Dad Breakfast

December 19: 4th Grade Field Trip - M25

December 20 - January 3: NO School! Winter Break!

January 10: Report Cards go home!

January 10: Maple Dale Spirit Day! Please wear your green Maple Dale shirts! (This will happen on the first Friday of each month.)

January 13 - 17: CogAT Testing (2nd & 4th Grades)

January 15: All Pro Dad Breakfast

January 20: Martin Luther King Jr. - NO School!

January 24: Cultural Heritage Night 6-8 pm

School Happenings

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Student of the Week - 12/9/2019

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Thank you, amazing families!

Thank you for helping support us as we expand our beautiful Maple Dale community to include Bethany House. Allowing our children to be able to spread kindness through their words, time, and actions

Your donations were INCREDIBLE! We collected so many stuffed animals and books for Bethany House this year. All of the children at Bethany House were able to choose 1 stuffed animal and three books. The children were very happy and the mother's extremely grateful.

The connections made today were awesome. We made snowflakes, read books, and spent time just being with the families. Henry's mom shared a free reading app that allows children to access books electronically. Hamilton's mom helped set up the app for the correct reading level. She also shared the library's app for audio books. Hamilton's dad, Elliot's dad, Elltiott's mom, and Grace and Olivia's mom helped with making snowflakes and reading/ playing with the children. We helped one of the older boys to make a connection with a peer mentor. We truly enjoyed the time expanding our community and listening to the stories of our new friends.

We had wonderful timing today because this week on Wednesday several of the families are transitioning to their new homes and the children will have a good book and stuffed animal to cuddle up with and read in their new home. Also this week, new families will be joining Bethany House and now will be welcomed with a book and stuffed animal when they arrive. Miss Mary, the director, told me how sad and scared some of the children are when they arrive. She said being able to offer them a book and stuffed animal that they can keep and call their own will help to make that transition much easier on them.

The holidays can be a challenging time for many reasons. THANK YOU to all of you for making this holiday a joyous one for the children and families at Bethany House.


2020 January CogAT Testing Sign-Ups for Elementary Schools

An optional administration of the CogAT for gifted services will be offered on Saturday, January 11, 2020, at Maple Dale Elementary School from 9:00-12:00. Please note parents are responsible for transportation to and from testing. Thank you!

PTO Corner

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All Pro Dad + OGB are teaming up again!

Operation Give Back (OGB) Family Service Volunteering Opportunity – make cookies and/or arrange cookies to help OGB help our community – sign up here! Additional details below.

You are invited to the Maple Dale Elementary All Pro Dads breakfast on Wednesday December 18th from 8-9am in the school cafeteria. This free monthly breakfast is sponsored by fathers, the PTO, and local businesses.

When most people wake up in the morning, they first think of one thing: themselves. Where’s my breakfast? Mom didn’t lay out my clothes. These thoughts can lead to conflict in your family, at school, at work, and in the world. How would the world be different if we thought less about ourselves and more about serving others?

If attending please RSVP by noon on Monday December 16th via the link below so the correct amount of food is ordered.


Reminders- please do not walk your child to their classroom, please park down at the district offices to free parking spaces for staff members, and please be aware that a school delay or closure cancels the breakfast.

Please consider making a donation to support an upcoming meeting. Checks can be made out to “Maple Dale PTO” with “All Pro Dads” in the memo line and given to Greg or Doug.

Family Service Session Volunteers

Holiday Store Family Service Session

We are very excited to offer two opportunities for families to serve together as we prepare for the Holiday Store on December 13 & 14. One of our favorite traditions is to offer a plate of yummy holiday cookies to each of our shopping families, and we need lots of help to make this happen!

First, we invite you and your family to bake Christmas cookies to be delivered to OGB on Wednesday, December 11. All sweets are welcome...sprinkles! snowmen! chocolate dipped pretzels! Make your favorites and please share a plate with us.

As another option, we invite you and your family to join us as we package the cookie treats for our families. We will have the containers and cookies, but we'll need a lot of help to carefully box them up!

We hope that you and your family will be able to be a part of our Holiday Store preparations...Happy Holidays to all!!

After School Enrichment Program

It is almost time for the After School Enrichment program at Maple Dale. There are new classes being introduced as well as a gift often. Please see this link to view class offerings, registration information and extra details. Click the button below for more information.

Turn Markers Into Energy!

Dear Parents,

We are excited to tell you about a very special program at our school in

conjunction with Crayola. It’s called Crayola ColorCycle – an amazing program

devised to repurpose used markers rather than sending them to landfills!

The ColorCycle program has re-purposed more than 70 tons of expended

markers in the United States and Canada since 2013, and uses the most

advanced plastic conversion technologies available today to make wax

compounds for asphalt and roofing shingles as well as to generate electricity that

can be used to heat homes, cook food, and power vehicles.

All around Maple Dale, students and teachers will be collecting used markers

that are ready to be discarded. Please help support our efforts by sending your

kids in with any used markers you may have around the house- even non-

Crayola brands! Highlighters and dry erase markers can also be included. Drop-

off boxes will be located around the school for your child to deposit the markers.

Thank you in advance for participating! With the help of parents like you across

the country, the Crayola ColorCycle program can continue to keep tons of plastic

out of landfills each year.

Remember, don’t throw out that used marker—ColorCycle it!


The Maple Dale Green Team

Recycling Rangers!

Can you find one thing in your child's lunch box that could be changed to something more recycle/reusable friendly? Can you find a reusable container to put their sandwich in? Can you get a cardboard juice box instead of the Capri Sun like package that can't be recycled? What about a cloth napkin that stays in the lunch bag for the week? Could you have your child be in charge of reminding you at the grocery to check these items out?

In Case You Missed It...

Join the PTO today!

If you have been putting off joining the PTO, now is the time! Directories will be arriving NEXT WEEK - be sure to get yours! Membership is only $5! Join here: www.mdpto.org

Reserve Your Maple Dale Elementary School Yearbook online!

Yearbooks are now available to preorder! Click here to order now.

How It Works

  1. Your yearbook team captures amazing images throughout the year.
  2. Your yearbook team creates a personalized yearbook for your school.
  3. Your yearbook will be delivered to you later in the year.

Yearbook Photos Needed/Wanted

Help make this year's Maple Dale yearbook a fun-filled look at all that or students are doing! As you attend our school's events throughout the year (Warrior Run, class parties, Harvest Parade, Cultural Night, etc), please send your pictures to our yearbook chairs at japrior1967@yahoo.com or melissakindberg@gmail.com. We want to see ALL of the awesome things our students are doing at Maple Dale this year!

Monthly Lunch Menu

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Around Sycamore

Part Time Job Opportunity

The Sycamore HS PTO is looking for an individual to serve as the store manager and merchandise buyer for the Aves Hangar Bookstore and Spirit Shop, located on the school’s campus, anticipated to begin mid to late January 2020. This is a new position and will replace the role currently held by volunteer managers.

Retail experience and knowledge of sales and marketing principles are necessary. This is a contract position, with an average expected work-load of 20 hours/week. Schedule is somewhat flexible. Incentive opportunities are also available.

For more information on responsibilities, time commitment, requirements, etc, please visit: https://www.sycamoreschools.org/Page/3365

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In The Community - Flyers

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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.