Aviator Air Newsletter

Maple Dale Elementary's Parent Communication

February 8, 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


February 10: Family Fun Night

February 11 - 15: Book Fair/Love Your Library Week

February 13: All Pro Dad Breakfast

February 14: PTO Meeting 9:30am @ Maple Dale

February 18: President's Day - NO SCHOOL

February 21: Spring Pictures/Class Photos

School Happenings

Spring Picture Volunteers Needed!

We're looking for 2 parent volunteers.

  • 1 - AM
  • 1 - PM

Each volunteer will receive a $35.00 gift certificate. The certificate can be redeemed for spring pictures.

Spring Picture Order Forms (see below)

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

Make sure to mark your calendars for the Maple Dale Family Fun Night, Sunday, February 10, 2019, 4:30-6:30 pm at Castle Skateland in Loveland. Enjoy skating, food, and fun with lots of Maple Dale families! Pre-purchase your tickets through kid-mail or online through our transaction center to save $1 off per ticket. To purchase tickets online, please go to our transaction center at http://mdpto.3dcartstores.com. If you have any questions, please contact Amanda Brauch at brauch.amanda@gmail.com.

We also need many volunteers to make this skate night a success. To volunteer for a shift, please sign-up at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0C4CAFA72AA4FD0-2019. Thank you in advance for your support!

Hope to see you all there!

All Pro Dad's Breakfast - 2/13

Please join us at the Maple Dale Elementary All Pro Dads breakfast on Wednesday February 13th from 8-9 am in the school cafeteria. This free monthly breakfast is sponsored by fathers, Chick-fil-A, and the PTO.

The meeting theme is kindness. How do we change the world? One act of kindness at a time. The key to life is found in relationships. Good relationships are begun and maintained through the kindness we show one another. Our children need to learn kindness and be shown kindness.

If attending please RSVP by Sunday February 10th 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 be aware that a school delay or closure cancels the breakfast.


The fall submission deadline is right around the corner! Please send your Box Tops to school by February 15th so we can get them counted and submitted. We'll receive 10¢ for every Box Top we submit, and our school can use that cash to buy anything it needs! Help us reach our goal by clipping Box Tops from hundreds of participating products: https://www.boxtops4education.com/earn/participating-products

MILERS is returning March 6th!

MILERS IS BACK STARTING MARCH 6TH and we need volunteers!

MAPLE DALE MILERS is our walking/running program held Wednesdays at lunch recess. The program is optional and students can choose to walk or not walk each week. Students in Grades 1,2,3&4 enjoy walking supervised laps around the blacktop playground and get a chance to earn foot tokens as they rack up the miles throughout the year. Parent volunteers will oversee and supervise the students as they walk.


Our kickoff will be Wednesday March 6th

(wear your sneakers/ tennis shoes on Wednesdays)


This program can only exist with adult volunteers! We will need volunteers to help set up, monitor the kids, and complete minimal paperwork to record the miles. It’s a great way to see your child during the school day
CLICK on link if you’d like to volunteer for a day

1st & 2nd grades 11:30am-12:50pm
3rd & 4th grades 12:35am-1:35pm

**If you DO NOT WANT YOUR CHILD TO PARTICIPATE in the program at ANY time this year, please email Jessica Allison at jessie0603@yahoo.com by February 25th.

Foundations of PBIS

The foundations of PBIS includes:

1. Identifying and teaching expected behaviors

2. Reinforcing and rewarding expected behaviors

3. Enforcing consistent meaningful consequences when violations of

the expected behaviors occur

1. Identifying and Teaching Expected Behavior

In a school-wide system of behavioral support, we identified a

minimum of three to five expectations across the school environment. Part of teaching the expectations involves posting the expectations throughout the building including, hallways, classrooms, cafeteria, the main office, gyms, auditoriums, and media rooms. Basically everywhere students go, expectations are posted. Teaching the expectations involves identifying what the expectations look like in various locations and situations across the school day.

To do this, the school PBIS team developed a teaching matrix, which includes the

expectations and what it looks like to follow those expectations across the day.

The teaching matrix includes details on what respect looks like in the hall, classroom, bus, cafeteria, etc. For example, for cafeteria expectations, the entire staff including the lunchroom and recess staff would teach the students these expectations through lessons, role-playing, and practice. Rather than punishing students for not following the expectations, staff would acknowledge expected behaviors through a positive reinforcement system.

2. Positively Reinforcing and Rewarding Expected Behaviors

When students engage in the school-wide expectations, they are praised and can even receive a praise note! Many classrooms have their own system of rewards including Dojo points, working to earn a classroom reward, etc.

3. Enforcing Consequences for Violations

In addition, Maple Dale engages in ongoing work to identify consistent meaningful ways to

respond to problem behavior when it occurs. Procedures for responding to

challenging behavior are and will be designed to communicate to and teach students,

staff, and parents what specific behaviors violate the school-wide expectations.

Typically these violations fall under minor or major problems. To develop these

procedures, the PBIS team worked with the administration and staff to

develop clear distinctions between behaviors that fall under each category. One

of the main distinctions between these types of behaviors is that minor behaviors

are dealt with by building staff or the classroom teacher and major violations are

managed by administrative staff.

PBIS is about making positive changes to the culture of a school and requires commitment and involvement from staff, administration, students, and parents!

Green Team Tip of the Week

The district wide textile recycling contest is back! Gather up all of your unwanted textiles and start dropping them off in the Simple Recycling bin located in the Maple Dale parking lot starting on February 1. Last year Maple Dale came in a close second, just behind Blue Ash Elementary. Let's clean out those closets and see if we can come out on top this year! For more detail as to what can be placed in the bin, please see » Supplies & FAQ’s

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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!


Sycamore HS Annual Cabaret Feb. 9!

The Sycamore Vocal Boosters proudly present the 2019 Cabaret @ Sycamore High School in The Hub starting at 7p on Saturday, February 9th. The Cabaret features members of the HS Choral Program as soloists and in small ensembles in a coffeehouse atmosphere, singing jazz standards, musical theatre, folk, classical and foreign language pieces. Tickets $10 Advance | $12 Door.

Tickets available starting February 1 @ http://www.aveschoir.org/Cabaret-Tickets. Limited seating. Proceeds benefit the Sycamore High School Choral Program and Sycamore Vocal Boosters.

Best Wishes to FIRST LEGO League Jr. Teams

Head out to support four Sycamore FIRST LEGO League Jr. teams with 2nd and 3rd graders from the various elementary schools at an expo at iSpace in Sharonville on Sat., Feb. 9 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The event is free to the public. This year's theme is Mission Moon. Find out more information at http://wpafbstem.com/pages/k12_FLLjr_ispace.html.

GEAR meeting - 2/11

Have you heard the buzz about PBL? Do you want to know more? How does it work? What does it look like in a classroom setting? Kelly Wegener, Director of Curriculum and Instruction for Sycamore School District, will lead parents through an explanation and demonstration of Problem Based Learning. For more information about this and other events, visit sycamoregear.org.
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Help Us Guide our Schools Towards the Future!

Families and community members are welcome to attend any one of the Concept Testing sessions. (Click the link below to find out more information.) Each session typically lasts 1.5 hours. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and participate in a brief survey with a smartphone or wifi device. Sessions held at our schools will include an optional tour of the facility following the survey.
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GEAR - Build Challenge 2/18/2019

This Mission Possible: Build Challenge activity on President’s Day is open to all students grades 2-6. For more details and registration go to http://www.sycamoregear.org/build-it-challenge-info.html. Please make plans to join us! (Registration closes Feb 15)

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Please use this link to buy your tickets to the SAB Winter Social:



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.