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Maple Dale Elementary's Parent Communication
October 26, 2018
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MARK YOUR CALENDAR
October 31: Harvest Parade
November 1: Evening Conferences
November 1: Murphy the Therapy Dog Visits Maple Dale
November 7: Picture Re-take Day
November 9: Veteran's Day Celebration
November 14: All Pro Day Breakfast
November 15: Murphy the Therapy Dog Visits Maple Dale
November 15: 3rd Grade Performance
November 21-23: NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break
You are Invited! Maple Dale Harvest Parade
Parents and Grandparents, Please join us next Wednesday, October 31st for the Harvest Parade. The parade will commence at 2:30, with the route stretching around the entire exterior of our school. Guests should feel free to take a viewing spot along the route. We will make two complete “loops” so that everyone can see their student twice, beginning on the playground, around the front sidewalk of the school, around the back of the school and around again. Look for the Maple Dale staff’s costumes honoring their favorite characters from books!
As parking is always an issue, consider parking at the Presbyterian Church on ZigZag and make the short walk to Maple Dale. Or, the field in front of the District Offices will be open for you to park on. Once the parade is over, parents may choose to take students home. Please make sure you sign them out in the office as you leave.
In the case of inclement weather, the parade will take place inside the gym.
We can’t wait to see the kids and their costumes!
Lost & Found
We have a good amount of items in our lost and found. Please have a look through the items during conferences, at which time, if things are still left in the lost and found, they will be donated to Matthew 25.
We recommend you put your student's name on the following items to avoid them being put in the lost and found:
anything of importance or value
We try really hard to return items back to their owners, however, a name on the item would make it so much easier.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Glow Run Success - Thank you!!
My Energy Kit Challenge has started!
Have you already received a My Energy Kit? Do you still want to help your school receive free money? Great! Even if you have requested and received a kit before, you can request again and your request will count towards your schools goal of 100 energy efficiency kits. If they get to 100 kits they receive 250 dollars! So help your school out and request your kit today, even if you have already received one.
Veteran's Day Celebration
Dance For Kindness - November 11th
IT'S TIME TO DANCE! Please join us as we dance with people from all over the world in celebration of World Kindness Day!
Here's the information:
1. The dance is free but if you would like to register online it is a $5 donation. A portion goes to our local St. Joseph's Orphanage and the rest of the $5 will go to LifeVest Inside which is a nonprofit organization promoting kindness worldwide through education.
Please register one of two ways: online or emailing me
Registrations online please click the link below.
email me firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Please wear ORANGE to our event. You can order this year's shirts from Deanna ReGruth. The link to order is Dance for Kindness
3. The dance will be at Summit Park on the stage in front of the tower.
4. Practice for the dance is from 1-1:30 pm with Julie Swart and The Queen City Dance Academy
5. The dance will go live at 1:30 pm.
6. We will conclude no later than 2 pm.
Even if you are not a dancer PLEASE come with your family and celebrate kindness with us on World Kindness Day.
We ALWAYS need flag wavers!
Let's start dancing... code #DFK2018
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Green Team Tip of the Week
Green Team Tip of the Week: This week, Maple Dale students learned the why, what and how of composting and recycling at the sorting table in the lunchroom. This Sycamore Community Schools green initiative diverts 400 bags of trash from the landfill EACH WEEK. If you would like to learn more, here is a short video about the sorting tables and their district-wide impact: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcGoXc85GUE
Mind Stretch Tutoring
Recently, Academic Tutor Jan Filitti began offering her services to students at Maple Dale. Her private tutoring sessions use the Orton Gillingham method to increase skills in reading decoding and comprehension using a multisensory approach. Jan also specializes in spelling, phonics, writing and math skills at grades 2 and 3.
BLUE ASH ELEMENTARY HAUNTED FESTIVAL: NOVEMBER 2, 2018, 5:00-9:00pm
Please join us November 2nd for Blue Ash Elementary's Haunted Festival, our annual family-friendly night of fun for the entire community. There will be food, games, baked goods, prizes, class baskets, Bid 'n Buy, Blue Ash Bashes, and much more. Come in your favorite family-appropriate (non-spooky) costume. Haunted Fest is Blue Ash Elementary PTO's biggest fundraiser of the year. We are so excited to have you join us! Invite your friends! The flyer and all details can be found online at: https://tinyurl.com/HauntedFest2018
Need some volunteer hours…Volunteer for the Blue Ash Elementary Haunted Festival! This is a fun volunteer opportunity for everyone 5th grade and above. There are 3 shifts 1st Shift 4:50-6:30pm, 2nd Shift 6:20-8:00pm, and 3rd Shift/Clean Up 7:50-9:30pm (games volunteers will be done by 9:10). Volunteers may choose the shift and assignment. We can provide a certificate for all hours worked. Find additional information and sign up at: https://tinyurl.com/HFvol18
IN THE COMMUNITY
University of Findley's Mazza Museum Conference
2018 Two-day Weekend Conference
Mazza’s Weekend Conference is a two-day conference where teachers, librarians, and book lovers delight in educational and engaging presentations from some of the top authors and illustrators in the picture book industry.
Friday and Saturday, November 9 and 10, 2018
Mazza Museum is located in the Virginia B. Gardner Fine Arts Pavillion