Maple Dale Aviator News!

Friday, January 27, 2017

Attendance Line: 513-686-1726

Kindergarten and Preschool Tuition Payments

Just a friendly reminder: Tuition payments for Kindergarten and Preschool should be made by the 1st of each month. If you have questions or concerns please contact Karen Jones in the office at 513-686-1720.

Kindergarten Registration is February 6th

Hello Families,

Maple Dale's Kindergarten registration is fast approaching. If you plan to come to registration Monday, February 6th from 4:30-6:00 pm, you are required to bring the following materials:

Please bring the following Placement Information form. While this form is optional, the information will be helpful in placing your child in a classroom. Our goal is to match your child's individual needs to an appropriate classroom environment.

Full-Day Kindergarten

If you are interested in Full-Day Kindergarten, please fill out this form and turn in at the registration dates above to be entered into the lottery for Full-Day. Students are assigned to full-day classes and programs according to results of a random lottery drawing. Parents are notified by letter of lottery results in February. Full Day Kindergarten spots fill up quickly! Tuition for full-day kindergarten is $3,300 per year.

A $100 deposit is due at the time of application (make checks payable to Sycamore Community Schools). This deposit will be refunded in full if the district is unable to place your child in a full-day kindergarten class.

Kindergarten Tuition Waiver Application

Sycamore Community Schools offers tuition waivers for families that qualify based on household size and income based on the previous school year’s Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines. Please complete the application and submit at your school's registration date or to the District Office.

If you know of a new Kindergarten family for our school, please share this information with them.

Pokemon Cards

Unfortunately, we have had problems with students bringing Pokemon cards to school. Pokemon cards are beginning to interfere with learning time and taking up teacher time as they try to sort out issues involving these cards. Therefore, we kindly request that Pokemon cards no longer be brought to school. Thank you for your support in this matter.

Mark Your Calendars!

February 6th: Kindergarten Registration

February 12th: Family Skate Night at Castle Skateland

February 15th: All Pro Dad Breakfast

February 20th: No School - Presidents' Day

February 22nd: Maple Dale Spring Picture Day

A Cultural Heritage Night Success!

Maple Dale would like to extend a special thank you to Shaun and Jie Chan, Wendy Anthony, Pam McCallen, Amy Jiang, Beth Gaines, and Ann Marie Reinke, along with the many parent volunteers and families who attended, that helped make our first annual Cultural Heritage Night a resounding success!

Author Visit Book Order

Candace Fleming is the author of over 20 picture books, chapter books, nonfiction, and biographies. She will host presentations for every grade level​ to bring understanding, interest, and enthusiasm to the process of writing. Her interactive demonstrations will inspire the youngest writers to think creatively and critically and the older writers to research thoughtfully and passionately. PRE-ORDER her books and have them autographed on the day of her visit. Click here for the order form. (Look for a flyer and order-form to come home on Monday.)

Orders are due no later than Tu​esday, February 7th. Cash or checks made out to Maple Dale PTO Return in an envelope clearly marked “Candace Fleming Book Order”

Need more information about her books?​ or

Thank you to Maple Dale PTO for funding this exciting author visit!

Save the Date for Maple Dale Family Fun Night at Castle Skateland

Make sure to mark your calendars for the Maple Dale Family Fun Night, Sunday, February, 12 2017, 4:30-6:30 pm at Castle Skateland in Loveland. Enjoy skating, food, and fun with lots of Maple Dale families!

Be on the lookout for a flyer giving you the opportunity to pre-order your tickets at a discounted price. This year, you can save the most by ordering your tickets ONLINE! More information will be going out in your child’s Aviator folder.

If you have any questions, please contact Amanda Hughes at 515-1787 or Greta Urbanek at 731-8116.

Hope to see you all there!

Sycamore Gear: Parent Book Club

ALL are invited to discuss the book, “How to Raise and Adult”, by Julie Lythcott-Haims, on Feb 15 (details below).

Free babysitting will be offered. Signs will be posted for direction to HS HUB (enter main entrance at circle drive in back).

Please RSVP if you need babysitting, to

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Peacebuilders Parent Training

Peacebuilders Parent Training

for Maple Dale and Symmes Families

Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 6:00-8:00

Symmes Elementary Multipurpose Room

Light Dinner Provided

See flyer here, for more details and to sign up!

Peacebuilder Parent Workshop is an interactive and engaging session designed to teach parents techniques to create a peaceful home and a positive learning experience for their child. This workshop will help to build a common language between school and home. A certified trainer from Peacebuilders, along with the administrative staff from Maple Dale and Symmes will lead the training. All materials will be provided. Please join us!

SEE1 Rock Concert

Friday, Feb. 24th, 7pm

7400 Cornell Road

Montgomery, OH

You are invited to a Rock Concert by:

Sycamore Electric Ensemble


Renowned Electric Violinist Joe Deninzon

Friday, February 24, 2017

7:00 pm (Doors Open at 6:15 pm)

Sycamore High School Auditorium

7400 Cornell Rd

Tickets (reserved seating) - $10

First come, first served

All purchases are non-refundable.

All tickets will be held at Will Call.

Ways to buy tickets:

1. Online

2. Mail the ticket form (Attention to: SEE 1 Concert) or drop off at HS front office

3. Pre-Sales on Thu, Feb 23 & Fri, Feb 24 (in the Commons 11 am - 12:30 pm)

4. At the Door (Cash or Credit Card only)

For more information call: SHS (513) 686-1770 ext. 3011 or Laura Lopez (513) 238-6345

Yearbook Orders

There is still time to order a yearbook, but time is running out! The final deadline to order is March 3rd. Don’t miss out on the memories and the fun and go online to order your yearbook today!

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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.

Box Tops

Parents, please keep sending in those box tops. Every box top is free money for Maple Dale. Don't wait.....send them in with your child. Help your child's class be the top collecting class. Next collection is in March.

About Maple Dale

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.