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Maple Dale Elementary's Parent Communication
February 8, 2019
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MARK YOUR CALENDAR
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
Spring Picture Order Forms (see below)
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 email@example.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.
TIME TO TURN IN YOUR BOX TOPS
MILERS is returning March 6th!
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.
EVERYONE GETS TO 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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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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
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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)