Aviator Air Newsletter

Maple Dale Elementary's Parent Communication

April 26, 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


April 26: MD Carnival 5:30 - 8:00

April 30: Rising 5th Graders Instrument Evaluations @ Greene School

May 1: Growth & Development Parents Night 6:30 - 8:00 pm

May 2: 3rd Grade Field Trip to Cincinnati

May 3: Kindergarten Orientation 10 am or 1 pm

May 6: Becker Field Trip to Pipkins

May 7: 2nd Grade Field Trip to Symmes Elementary

May 7: Emrick Field Trip to Pipkins

May 8: Bates Field Trip to Pipkins

May 9: Campbell Field Trip to Pipkins

May 10: 4th Grade Field Trip to Symmes

May 15: 4th Grade Step Up Day @ Greene

May 16: 4th Grade Performance/Celebration 7 - 8:30 pm

May 17: 4th Grade Field Trip - Mathew 25

May 17: MD PTO Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon

May 23: 4th Grade Bowling 9:30 - 12:30

May 23: 4th Grade Lip Sync Battle 2 - 3:30 pm


School Happenings

Girls on the Run is SO much fun!

Hey Coach (insert your name here)!

We need YOU to lead our Girls on the Run program next fall as a head coach! (We also need more assistant coaches!!) Otherwise, Maple Dale will not be able to have a team. Please consider taking on this rewarding position. Below are some things to consider…

*The deadline to register a team for Maple Dale is June 1, 2019.

*The fall 2019 season runs from September 9th to November 16th. (5K on the 16th)

*Practice is twice a week for 10 weeks.

*Head coach takes care of registration paperwork. (See application by clicking this link: https://www.raceplanner.com/siteapplication/signup/PJEAUXX2UXU6YVV)

*Head coach needs to have current CPR training by September 1st.

*Coaches receive one day of training about Girls on the Run program and a brand new curriculum. Training is offered various dates in August – three weekends to choose from and one weekday; dates TBD.

*Program for third and fourth grade girls. (16 girls on all teams) If head (or assistant) coach is a parent, their child gets an automatic slot. Other slots are allotted via a random computerized lottery through the GOTR office.

*If you’re interested in volunteering, contact Jen Thiel at thielj@sycamoreschools.org ASAP.

End-of-Year All Pro Dads Breakfast - May 8th

Please join us at the last Maple Dale Elementary All Pro Dads breakfast of the school year on Wednesday May 8th 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 honesty. Honesty is a core value that we should teach our children. This quality will breed trustworthiness that will lead to later success as they grow. If your children want to be hired by future employers or build healthy relationships, they have to be trustworthy.

If attending, please RSVP by Sunday May 5th 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.

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Mother's Day Plant Sale Volunteers Needed

The Mothers Day Plant Sale will take place on Friday, May 10th! We need several volunteers throughout the day to help children choose their flowers. This is a very fun and special way to be involved at Maple Dale! Please visit this link to see our volunteer needs: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0D44A9A728A20-mothers4

Maple Dale Field Day Volunteers

Hope you’ll join us as a volunteer for one of Maple Dale’s favorite events of the year – Field Day!

Date: Monday, 5/20 (rain date Tuesday, 5/21)
Volunteer Times:
2nd & 4th grades’ session: 9:45-11:30
1st & 3rd grades’ session: 1:15 - 3:00

We need twenty volunteers for each session. As a volunteer, you will work one of the stations and interact with kids. Easy and fun!

Please use the following SignUpGenius link.


Green Team Tip of the Week

Waste Free Lunch

Thank you to all who packed a waste free lunch last week. The goal was to raise awareness and encourage the children who pack lunches to reduce the trash that gets sent to a landfill by bringing their food in reusable containers. If you currently pack with single use disposables, please consider purchasing some containers that can be used every day and buying snacks in bulk. The containers don’t have to be expensive and it only takes a few minutes to wash them at the end of the day- a task most kids can do themselves! The random winners of the reusable containers are Mary McCosham, Kina Peiris and Irina Oliynyk.

When your child buys lunch, please encourage them to reduce their waste by avoiding straws and only taking what they will eat. They can also be careful with only putting the food they couldn’t finish in the compost bin (when they throw trash in the compost, it becomes contaminated and it all ends up in the landfill).

Together, the students at Maple Dale can make a difference with their lunch choices.

Earth Day Festival

Saturday, April 27 at Summit Park

Try to walk or bike to this great event and post your pics on social media #SycamoreBIKES


Heart Shaped Seed Paper

In an effort to save paper and avoid packaging, here are the instructions for the seed paper your child might have brought home. Soak the paper in water overnight, tear it up, put it in some soil in a sunny spot and cover it up with about 1/4 inch of soil. Water lightly and keep it watered and you should be rewarded with some pretty wildflowers after a while. For the best chance of success, I'd recommend waiting until the 2nd week of May to plant.


No matter where or when you volunteered at Maple Dale this year we would love the opportunity to THANK YOU for the time, energy, and talent that you have given to Maple Dale students and staff this school year!

When : Friday, May 17th from 1:15-3:15 pm

Where: Envision Cinemas located at 4780 Cornell Road in Blue Ash

Please kindly respond to Betsy Schatz by May 13th at betsy_grigsby@hotmail.com

Babysitting will be provided at Maple Dale Elementary in the Teacher's Lounge during the luncheon.

We can't wait to see you at Envision!

Summer School Info

Elementary Summer School Enrichment Info

Is your third or fourth grade student ready for a challenge this summer? Sign up for one or both of these enrichment courses offered this summer at our Elementary Summer School Program.

Summer Solutions

It's time to start thinking about summer! Attached below, please find our 2019 Summer Solutions Parent Flyer. The flyer contains our school code and ordering instructions for parents. Our school code has been activated, so parents can begin ordering at any time.
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E.H. Greene Information

Greene 101 Brochure (For Rising 4th Grades)

Greene 101 Camp for students transitioning to Greene School.

Greene 101

Summer School registration is now open! One of the most valuable programs for Rising 5th Graders is Greene 101. This program is organized for students to come based on their 5th grade team. Students will find out their homeroom teacher and team at Move Up Day on May 15. Once you know your child's team you will be able to register for Greene 101.

Save the Date!

Grandparents Day will be on Friday, September 6, 2019! More information to come later.


Symmes Players Presents: James and the Giant Peach Jr.

Only TWO WEEKS until opening night of the Symmes Player production of James and the Giant Peach, JR. Promised to be a fun performance for all ages. Performances are at the Sycamore Junior High School. Buy your tickets today to reserve your spot!

April 26, 27, and 28


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Technology Safety Talk is BACK at Symmes Elementary - May 8, 2019

Are you questioning whether your child should have a phone, Ipod, Ipad, Chromebook or any other electronic device at home? What apps are appropriate and how can we keep our children safe while using electronics?

Keeping our children safe in this digital age is a concern we all face as parents, especially with the easy access to electronics that our children have.

Special Guest: Steve Smith

Stephen J Smith, President, A Wired Family LLC, is a former high school coach and teacher who also has over 25 years of experience in the world of film, video, and interactive media development. For the past 17 years he has worked exclusively in the telecommunications industry. He will provide and overview for parents and others on the consequences of student sexting, cyber-bullying and online privacy while examining the technologies that enable but can also reduce these practices.

This presentation will cover the basics concerning the evolution of the mobile and broadband world as it relates to student communication, including: inappropriate online behavior, bullying and its impact on mental health. He will cover the causes, the technology and how students can help control these trends.

Symmes Elementary School: Multipurpose room

11820 Enyart Road Loveland, OH 45140

R.S.V.P by May 6th (so we can accommodate everyone by clicking the link below.


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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.