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Maple Dale Elementary's Parent Communication

January 31, 2020

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


February 7: Wear your GREEN Maple Dale shirt!

February 7: Family Dance Night 6 - 8:30 pm

February 13: PTO Meeting 9:30 - 11 am (E.H. Greene Transition topic)

February 19: All Pro Dad's Breakfast 8 - 9 am

February 20: Spring Picture Day

School Happenings

Student of the Week - 1/27/2020

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Pennies for Australia was a success!

$547.98 raised!

Including 2908 pennies and coins from Mexico, China, Canada, the Bahamas, Korea, three rocks, LazrKraze, Singapore, Norway, ezwash car wash, The United Kingdom, Europe, South Africa, and three smashed souvenir pennies.

Thanks to Brian Gath, Bill Markley and the kind folks at Huntington Bank - Montgomery for their assistance in counting ALL of those coins! A donation will be made next week to the Bindi Irwin Animal Welfare Fund.

Way to go, Maple Dale!!

Cultural Heritage Night - 2020!

A Note from our Nurse!

Is It a Cold or the Flu?

Your child has a sore throat, cough, and high fever. Could it be the flu? Or just a cold?

The flu usually makes kids feel worse than if they have a cold. But it's not always easy to tell the difference between the two. Here are tips on what to look for — and what to do.

Colds or Flu: Symptoms Guide

Answer these questions to see if your child has the flu or a cold:


  • Did the illness come on suddenly?
  • Does your child have a high fever?
  • Is your child's energy level very low?
  • Is your child's head achy?
  • Is your child's appetite less than normal?
  • Are your child's muscles achy?
  • Does your child have chills?

If most of your answers are "yes," chances are your child has the flu. If your answers are mostly "no," it's probably a cold.

When Should I Call the Doctor?

If you have any doubts, it's best to call the doctor. An illness that seems like a cold can turn out to be the flu. And other illnesses, like strep throat or pneumonia, can seem like the flu. Even doctors sometimes need to do a test to know for sure if a child has the flu or a cold.

It's important to get medical care right away if your child:

What Can Parents Do?

Reviewed by: Michelle M. Karten, MD Kidshealth.org

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My Energy Kit Challenge

Our school is taking the My Energy Kit Challenge and has a goal to save at least 20,000 kilowatt-hours of energy. We’ll reach this goal when at least 100 families sign up for a FREE Energy Kit from Duke Energy and use it to make their homes energy efficient. These FREE kits contain LED bulbs, faucet aerators and other useful items that can make a big difference toward saving energy at home. When we meet the challenge our school will automatically win $250. Let’s get a head-start! You can take the My Energy Kit Challenge and sign up for your FREE kit now at MyEnergyKit.org or call 1-855-386-9548.

Got plastic bags?

Guess what? Plastic shopping bags are recyclable. But if you think you can toss them in with the bottles, cans or cartons in your recycling bin, we have some bad news. Bags require special sorting and processing machines ― and not every recycling plant has those. In most areas of the country, people should not mix plastic bags in with other recyclables. But people do, and on a massive scale, which causes severe technical problems at general recycling facilities.

A group of Maple Dale 4th graders decided to initiate a plastic film recycling collection here at Maple Dale in our continued efforts to be more environmentally friendly. Working with the administration, the students decided to set up a station near the cafeteria to collect not just plastic grocery bags but other types of plastic film such as clean zip-lock bags, dry cleaning bags, bread bags, etc. Click here to see what types of plastic film is recyclable. These bags will then be delivered to an appropriate recycling facility.

Our 4th graders were inspired to start this important efforts due to reasons like the information shared in this article. We are so proud of our 4th graders for their passion and initiative to help save our planet!

Now Hiring!!!

Interested in being part of an amazing school district as a substitute Educational Assistant? This is a great opportunity to help support the needs of our students and buildings. The hourly rate of pay is $12/hr. Applicants must have a satisfactory FBI/BCI background check. Physical ability and appropriate interaction with students, school staff, and administrators are required for this position. Please click here to complete an online application to begin the process.

Parent Communication Form

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PTO Corner

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Come “Party Hearty” at our 1st ever Maple Dale Elementary Family Dance!!!!

When: February 7, 2020 from 6:oo-8:30pm (doors open at 5:45pm)

The transaction center will close Sunday evening and Monday is the very last day to bring in flyers/money and no tickets can be bought at the door.


Ticket sales end February 2nd. No tickets will be sold at the door.

An email confirmation will be sent out to each family next week who has purchased tickets to the family dance.

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Recycling Rangers

Fact: Recycling any aluminium can help to save a great deal of energy, in fact, enough to run your home television for about three hours!

Toilet tissue accounts for 15 percent of deforestation. We throw away enough paper to make toilet paper for a lifetime. Can you spend an extra minute teaching your Kindergartner or other to use less toilet paper?

In Case You Missed It...

A Special Announcement from Mrs. Smith

On March 2, Maple Dale is welcoming author, Kate Klise

and her sister and illustrator, Sarah Klise! We are very excited to have them

come and share their talents with all our students. Thank you PTO!

Your family will be receiving an order form if you are interested in

buying a book(s) to have signed that day at school for your student(s).

You are under no obligation to buy. Only Blue Manatee purchased books

will be signed, due to author time constraints and volume.

If you haven't seen the form, enclosed is the online link

for Blue Manatee. All book orders need to be placed by Feb. 3.


*As a special note, every family will receive one copy of Hollywood, Dead Ahead

for our One Book One School Program purchased by the PTO. More information

to follow in the next few weeks and thank you for your continued support of reading here at Maple Dale. Questions may be sent to Mrs. Smith at smithni@sycamoreschools.org.

Join the PTO today!

If you have been putting off joining the PTO, now is the time! Directories will be arriving NEXT WEEK - be sure to get yours! Membership is only $5! Join here: www.mdpto.org

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.

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!

Monthly Lunch Menu

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Around Sycamore

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Fashion for the Cure

Come support one of the biggest fundraisers for The Dragonfly Foundation. This event is put on by a talented team at Sycamore High School and features fashion designed and modeled by SHS students.
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In The Community - Flyers

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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.