Aviator Air Newsletter

Maple Dale Elementary's Parent Communication

September 14, 2018

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


September 18 - Champions National Open House from 5:00-7:00 pm

September 19 - All Pro Dad Breakfast at 8:00 am

September 28 - Professional Development Day - NO SCHOOL!

Help Male Dale earn money at Kroger!

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Looking for Educational Assistants

Dear Maple Dale Parents,

Have you ever thought about working at Maple Dale as an Educational Assistant? We are looking for interested individuals who have a passion for helping kids! We will be interviewing for substitute educational assistants in the next few weeks. Please let Ann Marie or Mindy know if you are interested and we will contact you for an interview.

Wanted: Paper Towel and Toilet Paper Tubes

Mr. Conklin, the Art Teacher, is in need of paper towel and toilet paper tubes for our 3rd grade class to make sculptures for their upcoming performance. Mr. Conklin will leave a box outside of his room for the collection. If everyone can bring in at least 2 each, we should be able to reach our goal!

Media Center News

If you are interested in spending an hour or so helping in the Media Center shelving books please use the link below. Mrs. Smith would like to thank Bethanie VanCamp for organizing the troops!


For more information about the Media Center please see the link



All Pro Dad Breakfast - September 19th

Please join us at the Maple Dale Elementary All Pro Dads breakfast on Wednesday September 19th from 8-9am in the school cafeteria. All fathers and children are invited for this free monthly program sponsored by fathers, Chick-fil-A, and the PTO.

This month’s topic is Positivity. Positive attitudes affect our health, how we get along with others, and can determine our success at home, school, and work.

Mr. Redlegs will be attending our meeting!

If attending please RSVP

by Sunday September 16th via the link below so the correct amount of food is ordered https://allprodadsday.com/chapters/5004

Free and reduced benefits ending soon!

The roll off date for Free and Reduced benefits from the 2017-2018 school year is Septemeber 26th. On Sept. 27th if you have not reapplied for the Free and Reduced Price Meal Program for the 2018-2019 school year your benefits will revert to full pay. The district will not cover any negative funds accrued after this cut off date, so it is imperative the form is turned in before Sept 26th. Please contact the Child Nutrition Department with any questions - (513) 686-1796.

Click here to apply online.

Language Program Registration

The before-school morning Language Program is back again this year at Maple Dale for students in grades K-4. Foreign language skills are truly a passport to the world. Students develop skills for their future, enhance their test scores, and improve their self-esteem. On top of that, learning a new language is FUN.

To register online with credit card, go to http://mdpto.3dcartstores.com and select the Language Program. Or, complete and return the registration form, in an envelope marked “Language Program”, along with a check payable to “Maple Dale PTO”. Pricing details can be found on the registration forms. Registration, whether online or by paper, must be completed by September 18th.

Champions Open House - September 18, 2018

I’d like to remind you about our before and after school partnership with Champions. The Champions program provides children a place to participate in fun, educational activities right here onsite, including:

• Daily options for learning adventures according to children’s interests

• Physical activities and games that get children moving

• Exercises that support development of science, technology, engineering, arts and math skills

• Opportunities to make new friends

• Healthy snacks provided

• Homework help available at parents’ request

We’re proud of this partnership, and I encourage you to consider it if you’re in need of before or after school care. A perfect time to check out the Champions program is during the Champions Open House on Tuesday September 18th from 5:00pm to 7:00pm in the cafeteria.

To learn more or enroll, visit DiscoverChampions.com, call 800-246-2154, or speak to James Robertson at (513) 680-7327 or e-mail at ch004626@klcorp.com

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Maple Dale School Grants Available - What would you like to see the PTO invest in?

The PTO is planning to approve additional proposals for School Grants at the October 11th General Meeting. Students, parents, teachers, and staff are invited to submit proposals for expenditures. Proposals acceptable to the school administration will be evaluated by the PTO Executive board based on the number of students who will benefit and by the impact of the proposal on the educational achievement of students.

This round of funding will award up to $10,000. Requests not approved this fall may be carried over until the spring grant period.
Guidlines for expenditures:
- proposals may be submitted by any member of the PTO or the children of any member of the PTO (It’s not too late to join! mdpto.org)
- proposals must include all requested information
- requests are due by September 28, 2018.

Fill out the application at: https://goo.gl/forms/BVxV6tx23E55rYW43

Don't Miss Out - Order Your Yearbook Today!

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Cookbooks for Sale!

Get yourself a one-of-a-kind Maple Dale Cookbook and make Mr. Schneider's "Award-winning" chili. The cookbooks are $13.50 and ALL the proceeds go to the United Pet Fund. So, grab yourself (and maybe a few friends) a cookbook AND help our furry friends out as well! (Fun fact: the illustrations inside are drawn by our last year's 2nd grade class.)

Green Team Tip of the Week

The Children's Nature Playscape at Summit Park is now open, and it's a great way to encourage kids to connect with the great outdoors! Children can immerse themselves in nature as they play in forts, explore an underground hobbit hole, climb the log jam, race down child-sized zip lines, and jump into shallow water play. Outdoor play has so many benefits, including helping to establish a care for our environment. You can find the Playscape just south of the Observation Tower at Summit Park.

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8th Annual Sycamore Junior High Aviator Flight Fest

Mark your calendars for the 8th Annual Sycamore Junior High Aviator Flight Fest 5k/10k Race & Festival on Saturday, October 20, 2018! Please visit our website at www.aviatorflightfest.com to Register for the Race and get more Flight Fest 2018 information.

Bring paid receipt showing you registered for Flight Fest 2018 race to Kenwood Athleta on 9/29/18 to receive 20% discount off one item!

Silent Auction is live for bidding on items. Bidding will close on 10/20/18. Don’t miss Instant Buy Opportunity for 2 tickets to Chris Stapleton concert on Oct.4th at Riverbend. Check out some of the new items added: Blue Jackets tickets, Main Event game passes, tickets for SJH choir concerts, reserved parking for SJH choir and band concerts, and more! Go to www.aviatorflightfest.com to see Flight Fest Silent Auction.

Follow us on twitter @avesflightfest to get race updates and information on new items added to Silent Auction.

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

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Quality Profile Report

Sycamore Schools is proud to present the seventh edition of our Quality Profile, which provides a comprehensive look at the high-quality education and services offered during the 2017-2018 school year.

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!
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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.