Aviator Air Newsletter

Maple Dale Elementary's Parent Communication

October 4, 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


October 11: Fun Run

October 23: All Pro Dad Breakfast

October 24: Evening Parent/Teacher Conferences

October 25: All day Conferences - no school!

October 30: Evening Parent/Teacher Conferences

October 31: Harvest Parade

School Happenings

PTO Meeting - October 10th

When we were kids we did fire and tornado drills, but lockdown?

Schools today do a lot more as it relates to the safety and security of our children. Do you want to know more about the school district’s efforts in this area? Please join us at the PTO meeting on Thursday, October 10 from 6:30 – 8:00 pm where a member of the Safe and Secure Schools Committee will make a presentation on their recent and ongoing efforts within the district. The meeting will take place in the Media Center.

Babysitters will be available in the teacher’s lounge. Due to the nature of the material being discussed during the presentation and following Q&A, we ask that all children go to the teacher’s lounge.

Maple Dale Warrior Run - 2019!

Get ready to test your skills and strength on Friday October 11. Our kids will be running, climbing, and jumping to raise money for their school. Click this link to find out more information!

Students of the Week (Week of 9/30)

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SAVE THE DATE...Dance for Kindness

Hello Cincinnati!

SAVE THE DATE...Sunday, November 10th will be our Dance For Kindness this year.

The location and time TBA

I hope all of you had a fabulous year and are excited to be able to celebrate kindness with us again this year. Last year we danced with over 50 countries, 120 cities, and over 20,000 participants on 6 continents. It was an opportunity to show the world that Kindness can make a difference.

We invite everyone to bring a friend or neighbor this year. We would love to show the world how Cincinnati celebrates kindness.

Help us celebrate on Sunday, November 10th.

More information to come.

A Message from Mrs. Smith

Saturday, October 5 at 12:00 pm at the School for the Creative and Performing Arts

Join Joseph-Beth Booksellers at the School for the Creative and Performing Arts for a fantastic evening with bestselling and award-winning author, Raina Telegemeier! Her books "Smile," "Sisters", "Drama", and "Ghosts" have become modern classics for kids. In her new graphic novel memoir "Guts", Raina Telgemeier once again brings us a thoughtful, charming, and funny true story about growing up and gathering the courage to face—and conquer—her fears. This event is sure to sell out – visit https://bpt.me/4323672 or call the bookstore at 513-396-8960 for tickets!

Target age group: 8-12

In Case You Missed It...

Did You Know?


We know you may have questions about Maple Dale. Did you know that a great resource for school information is our website? It is accessible anytime! From the Sycamore Community Schools Homepage, click on "OUR SCHOOLS" and choose "MAPLE DALE ELEMENTARY" from the drop-down menu. The green bar at the top lists various topics of interest (Our School, Students, & Parents) Of particular help may be the Student-Parent Handbook for answers to many questions.

We hope this provides a quick way to get the information you need. If not, we welcome your call to our school! We are here to help!


We understand changes in transportation happen, however, making many last minute changes puts a large strain on our front office admins. If you need to make a change, please make sure to send in a note or an email (lakek@sycamoreschools.org) BEFORE 3 pm to the office AND your student's teacher.

Click here for the Parent Communication Form.


Thanks to our wonderful EA, Miss Pat, the Lost and Found is organized and many items are returned to the students IF there is a name on the item. If your child has lost an item of clothing, a lunch box, water bottle or the like, have him or her check the lost and found near the cafeteria. Items of significant value are kept in the office.

Please remember to label your child’s belongings…most importantly their jackets, lunch boxes, backpacks, and water bottles with his/her first and last name. These items tend to go missing from time to time and even though we encourage responsibility, having these items clearly labeled allows us to return them, when found.

PTO Corner

Creativity - All Pro Dad Breakfast Maple Dale Elementary - Wed October 23rd

You are invited to the Maple Dale Elementary All Pro Dads breakfast on Wednesday October 23rd from 8-9am in the school cafeteria. This free monthly breakfast is sponsored by fathers, Chick-fil-A, and the PTO.

The meeting theme is creativity. Creativity is how we express ourselves and use our minds, gifts, and abilities to better our lives and our community. It allows us to address challenges and provide solutions. It’s important to nurture creativity in our children.

If attending please RSVP by noon on Monday October 21st 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.

Chick-fil-A is continuing their sponsorship this year and it is at a reduced level as we are an established club entering our fourth year. The PTO has increased their sponsorship (thank you PTO!) and 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.

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!

Vision and Hearing Screening Parent Volunteers Needed

Did you know that according to the National Commission on Vision and Health, 25% of children aged 5-17 have a vision problem? Please help out our nurse Carolyn Adee during the last week of October by donating a few hours of your time to help out with Vision and Hearing Screenings for our Kindergartners, 1st and 3rd graders. No prior experience is needed. A quick 15 min training session is included in the time slot. Sign ups are for 2-3 hours depending on number of parent volunteers for each session. We know how precious your time is and we are incredibly appreciative of your support (feel free to sign up for more than one session)!


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.

Help our school grow!

Shop locally at Pipkin's and they will give our PTO 4% back on your receipt. It's simple....

  1. Shop at Pipkin's.
  2. Don't leave without your receipt.
  3. Bring your receipt to Maple Dale.
  4. Put your receipt in our yellow watering can.
  5. Then watch our school grow!

Kroger Community Rewards

Did you know you can earn money for Maple Dale by shopping at Kroger, at no cost to you? Sign up for Kroger Community Rewards today! Click on the following link for instructions on how to link your card to Maple Dale:



Keep Clipping!! Box Tops has made a transition to an easier way to earn money for Maple Dale, but there are still plenty of paper box tops that are waiting to be clipped. In the meantime, you can download the Box Top App from your App Store, connect to Maple Dale Elementary School, and start scanning away. You only need to scan your receipt. SUPER EASY! Watch this 40-second video to see how the process works. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hh94b2BvFK4&feature=youtu.be

Thank you for your continued support!

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Monthly Lunch Menu

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Around Sycamore

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Sycamore High School Variety Show...

With Special Guests Everlasting Monsoon and Education Breakdown! *2 UNIQUE SHOWS: October 4 and 5!*

Both nights feature groups and soloists who are members of the student body including vocal and instrumental groups, cool human tricks, dance, a performance by choral program ensembles and more! Proceeds benefit the Sycamore Vocal Boosters.

Tickets: $10 available pre-sale at www.aveschoir.org / $12 at the door. Reserved seating.

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Reporting Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying Incidence

In an ongoing effort to provide a safe learning environment, Sycamore is requesting parents, students, and staff to inform administration (or whoever) of any perceived incidences of harassment, intimidation, or bullying.

Per the Sycamore Board of Education policy JFCF, harassment, intimidation, and bullying are defined as any provoked and intentional written, verbal, electronic or physical act that a student has exhibited toward another particular student more than once and the behavior both:

  1. causes mental or physical harm to the other student; and

  2. is sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive that it creates an intimidating, threatening, or abusive educational environment for the other student.

To view the complete policy, visit www.sycamoreschools.org, under the Board of Education tab, scroll down to “Policies”, search for policy “JFCF”.

Sycamore will do everything possible to address any complaints of harassment, intimidation, and bullying. We encourage students, staff, parents, and community members to report this type of behavior to the district if help is needed to solve a problem.

To report an incident of harassment, intimidation, and bullying,

  1. Go to the website, www.sycamoreschools.org under Academics, General Education, Parent Resources, Anti-Bullying

  2. Scroll down until you see the Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying Incident Reporting Form for the individual schools.

  3. Fill the form on-line and submit it electronically.

  4. Hard copies of this form are available in each of the schools.

Complete the hard copy of the report form and turn it into the building principal.

The building principal or designee will promptly investigate all reported incidences.

It is difficult to investigate reported incidences that are anonymously submitted. However, every effort will be made to maintain the confidentiality of the reporter. Deliberate false reporting of harassment, intimidation, and bullying is prohibited.

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HIB Process/Form Revisions

View New state video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Y0h21zbcl0

  • Education and access to form-parents

  • Data collection and roll up

  • Alignment around consideration of what we determine to be bullying

  • Safety plan in writing for victim

Hazing and Bullying Policy http://z2.ctspublish.com/osba/Z2Browser2.html?showset=sycamore-osba

Review each of the items in the HIB Classroom to ensure compliance:

  1. HIB Info/Timeline

  2. Review of Administrator Responsibilities

  3. HIB Process Chart

  4. Directions and Procedures

  5. Reporting Form

  6. Hazing/Bullying Statement

  7. Survey Language

  8. Website information


Please visit our website at www.aviatorflightfest.com to Register for the Race, Sign Up to Volunteer or learn more about Family Sponsorships.


It takes a village to make Flight Fest happen each year and we could really use more help! Please consider supporting this great event by volunteering your time the day of the race or at activities leading up to it! To see how you can help out, please visit the following webpage! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c044daaa622a3f94-aviator4


Parents! Please encourage your child and their friends to create a team for the 2019 SJH Scavenger Hunt! The team will come together to complete missions between September 27th and October 17th. Winners will be announced at the SJH Pep Rally on October 18th! Visit www.aviatorflightfest.com or review your Flight Plan for more information.


The online auction is open! Be sure to check in weekly for new items as they are added. Items will continue to be added up to October 9th! The online auction closes on October 19th at 10am. The link to view the auction is below.


Please contact Michelle Ciotola at avesflightfest@gmail.com to learn about business and family sponsorships, volunteer opportunities, or any questions regarding Aviator Flight Fest.

#speakupAVES Mental Health Awareness Month

September launched our #speakupAVES campaign. Our commitment to supporting student, staff, and community mental health is strong. Our Sycamore High School students will honor their commitment to start the conversation and break down the stigma surrounding mental health on Saturday, October 5. Their team participation in the 1N5 Warrior Run as team SycamoresAVES has raised over $1000 to support mental health education in Sycamore Schools. There is still time to show your support by joining our team by registering HERE, or to sponsor the team HERE. As we said, our conversation is just getting started. We encourage you to follow us on twitter @speakupAVES to remain connected to our initiatives, activities, and information about mental health in our community.

The commitment to mental health and wellness is a national topic of conversation. Our city is engaged in that conversation and is bringing an event designed to support mental health and wellness to Cincinnati. On October 11-13 Kroger will sponsor the Wellness Your Way festival at the Duke Energy Center. For more information about this event, designed to kick-start your journey to a healthy lifestyle, click HERE.

In The Community - Flyers


Click this button to view the Sycamore Wrestling Club flyer.

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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.