Maple Dale Aviator News
Friday, September 2, 2017
Thank you for attending Maple Dale's Curriculum Preview on Wednesday evening!
Mark Your Calendars!
September 7th - Preschool Curriculum Preview from 6:00-7:00
September 13th - Picture Day! Get those smiles ready!
News from the Principal, Ann Marie Reinke
What a wonderful opening to the school year! Although it poured rain the first day, we had a lot of smiling (albeit wet) faces the first day of school.
Thank you for all your efforts in preparing your children for the start of school! They arrived rested, with a bounty of school supplies and ready to learn.
There have been many changes this year to the life of our school. First, your children are learning all about how to be “PeaceBuilders” at school, at home and in the community. Ask about how they have learned to be PeaceBuilders in the cafeteria. Mrs. Zellner and I, along with our fabulous lunch supervision team of Mrs. Rasnik, Mrs. Waite, and Mr. Lawson, have observed the students at lunch. They are showing respect each day as they pick up their trash and recycle it. They are using quiet conversational voices. Most importantly, they are using excellent manners! Once again, thank you parents for reinforcing these manners at home. You would be so proud of your kids!
Another big change has been our move to “houses” for specials. Our fine arts team of Mrs. Smith, Mr. Chaney, Mr. Conklin and Mr. Schneider report that all is going smoothly with this new plan. I hope your children are excited too!
I look forward to speaking with parents at any time. Please call or email me with any news you might have, or any concerns you have.
Here’s to a great year!Ann Marie
The Maple Dale Staff would like to thank our wonderful PTO for providing a delicious dinner on the evening of Curriculum Preview! Thank you!
Student of the Week!
Students of the Week (previously known as Stars of the Week) will be starting Monday, September 12th. We are looking for 4-6 volunteers Mondays from 9:15am-10am and 1 volunteer for the one PM Kindergarten class. We won't be meeting during weeks with a Monday holiday or shortened weeks due to holidays. Younger siblings are welcome to join us.
We need help from volunteers to congratulate and interview the selected students, send them to the main office to meet with Mrs. Ann Marie Reinke or Mrs. Mindy Zellner, give them a Student of the Week spirit stick and help put up the completed interview sheets in the display case. This year we are tying Student of the Week to the PeaceBuilders program the school has recently implemented, so each student will be chosen for a specific reason. Come help us celebrate these deserving students!
If you are able to help volunteer, please contact Jen Phoenix at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can sign up at:
Parent Communication Forms
Reading Buddy/Mentor Opportunity
WHAT WE NEED: Reading Buddy/Mentor - You will be paired with one student (more if you wish) to read and work on school work each week
WHEN: When YOU are free - We will work out a scheduled time based on your availability
HOW OFTEN: 30 minutes each week (per student) throughout the school year
We want to build positive relationships between our buddy and student so consistency is key. Please fill out the following form if you are interested and we will pair you up as soon as we can!
Thanks for your consideration in joining this incredibly beneficial program!
Please click here to sign up for this opportunity!
G.E.A.R.'s Coffee and Conversation with Mr. Henry
Wednesday, Sep. 21st, 9:30-11am
UC Wing of Blue Ash Elementary School
The GEAR (Gifted Education, Advocacy and Resources) program is off to a strong start with Coffee with Mr. Henry. Mr. Henry is the K-2 Gifted Intervention Specialist for all four elementary schools at Sycamore. During the school year, he will observe and challenge your child. Come meet Mr. Henry and learn about his special role he plays in our K-2 classrooms. This program is ideal for ALL parents of kindergarten through 2nd grade students!
Click here for Sycamore GEAR's website and membership information.
Tuesday, Oct. 4th, 5:30-7:30pm
9541 Plainfield Road
Are you interested in building skills to help your child become more successful in school and resist negative influences? Learning more about family literacy activities, how to create a strong home learning environment and positive ways to communicate with teachers and staff in your child’s school? If so, Parenting Partners may be for you!
Parenting Partners workshops bring parents the best practices in youth development. Each week you will gain more manageable, effective parenting skills, including effective discipline. Classes will be taught by Sycamore teachers and parents and will cover several topics:
Positive Parenting: Building on Strengths and Practical Tools
Creating Confident Kids: Building Grit, Curiosity and Resilience
Communication that Works: Listening and Setting Expectations
Deflecting Arguments and Setting Boundaries: Avoiding Power Struggles
The Discipline Difference: Effective Consequences and Consistency
What Kids Need to Succeed: Helping Our Students Maximize School Opportunities
Parenting Partners believes that every parent is a leader and can make a profound contribution in the life of their child. We look forward to working with you and hope you can join us for this interactive and fun class!
Childcare will be available, free of charge, for all participants.
Dinner will be served in the cafeteria at Blue Ash Elementary between 5:00-5:30 p.m.
Parenting Partners will meet, in the University of Cincinnati wing of Blue Ash Elementary School, from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Our class will meet on a series of four Tuesday nights:
October 4, 2016
October 11, 2016
October 18, 2016
October 25, 2016
Space is limited. We ask that participants commit to attend each of the four classes.
Click HERE to register!
For questions please contact
Monya Jones, Assistant Principal at Blue Ash Elementary,
at 686-1710 ext. 1151
or by email at: email@example.com
Emily Williams, ESOL Coordinator
at 686-1700 ext. 5022
or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org