Aviator Air Newsletter
Maple Dale Elementary's Parent Communication
January 25, 2019
Our Flight Plan
Attendance Line: (513) 686-1726
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
January 31: GEAR Board Meeting 10am - 12pm @ Maple Dale
February 1: Third Grade Wax Museum
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
What is PBIS???
PBIS stands for Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports; it is a state initiative that all of Sycamore implements within the seven buildings. If you click here, it will take you to the PBIS section on the Ohio Department of Education website where you can learn even more!
PBIS is a process for creating safer and more effective schools. It is a systems approach to enhancing the capacity of schools to educate all children by developing research-based, school-wide, and classroom behavior support systems. The process focuses on improving a school’s ability to teach and support positive behavior for all students. Rather than a prescribed program, PBIS provides systems for schools to design, implement, and evaluate effective school-wide, classroom, non-classroom, and student specific plans. PBIS includes school-wide procedures and processes intended for all students and all staff in all settings. PBIS is not a program or a curriculum. It is a team-based process for systemic problem solving, planning, and evaluation. It is an approach to creating a safe and productive learning environment where teachers can teach and all students can learn.
We have adopted a unified set of expectations here at Maple Dale. You can see these expectations posted throughout the school and your child has been learning them since his or her first days at school. Our unified Maple Dale expectations, found in every classroom and non-classroom setting in the school, are as follows:
- Be respectful
- Be responsible
- Be safe
- Be a problem-solver
- Be a PeaceBuilder
- We are Aviators!
Can your child explain what each of these universal expectations may look like or sound like at Maple Dale? Look for more information about PBIS next week!
Preschool Lottery-Due February 1
(Current Sycamore Preschool students do not have to enter the lottery.)
If you have friends or younger children who will be three by September 30, 2019 that would be interested in being part of our lottery for next school year, please share this information with them. The Preschool lottery entry for the 2019-20 school year will run from January 7, 2019, to February 1, 2019. Please go to the sycamore website to obtain a copy of the form and return the completed document to Maple Dale Elementary with your $20 non-refundable deposit to be placed in the lottery. The lottery will take place by the end of February and you will be notified of registration dates that will take place in March 2019. You should not complete Final Forms until you have been notified that you have been accepted into the program. *Families must be currently living in the district at the time of lottery application.*
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
TIME TO TURN IN YOUR BOX TOPS
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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GEAR meeting - 2/11
Help Us Guide our Schools Towards the Future!
New Lunch Menus App Available
Sycamore Community Schools Child Nutrition Services is excited to introduce My School Menus interactive online menus. My School Menus allows easy access to complete nutrition information for the school meal programs 24-7-365.
My School Menus has great new features to better serve our students and families:
- Nutrient Data by Menu item - hovering over a menu item will show nutrient data
- Build-a-Meal Nutrient Data - choose build-a-meal to get totals of individual nutrients for all items chosen by a student
- Ingredient information for certain menu items
- Complete list of all food choices available to students
- Allergen identification - allergen filter to strike-through foods containing the following allergens: wheat, soy, eggs, fish, peanuts, tree nuts, milk
- Attribute identification - symbols identifying foods as GMO-free, kosher, gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian, locally grown, made from scratch
- Translation to 180 languages using Google Translate
- Ability to link to Child Nutrition sites like prepayments, applications, and policies
- Information about Child Nutrition
You can access our online, interactive menus by visiting www.sycamoreschools.org/cns and clicking on Menus or by clicking here. My School Menus is also available inside the Sycamore Community Schools app. You will be asked to download My School Menus the first time you click on the icon inside the Sycamore Schools app. Once you have installed it on your device, you won't be asked to do this again.
For more information on how to access all of these exciting features, watch this video.
DON’T MISS A CHANCE TO DANCE - PERFORM WITH THE FLYERETTES!
The Sycamore High School Dance Team is hosting their annual dance clinic for grades K-8 on Thursday, January 24.
All dancers will perform with the team during the halftime of the Boy’s Varsity Basketball Game on Friday, January 25.
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)