Aviator Air Newsletter

Maple Dale Elementary's Parent Communication

January 11, 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


January 11: Report Cards and Winter MAP Results sent home

January 16: All Pro Dad Breakfast

January 18: Cultural Heritage Night 6 - 8 pm

January 21: MLK Jr. Day - NO SCHOOL

School Happenings

After School Enrichment Program Info - 2019

The After School Enrichment (ASE) Committee of the MD/PTO is pleased to offer a variety of after school classes to provide fun, enriching experiences for our children. We encourage your child’s participation.

Click here for important facts that you need to know for the 2019 program.

Reminder to Volunteer for Maple Dale Cultural Heritage Night by December 20th !

Come celebrate the cultures represented in our school on

Friday, January 18, 2018 from 6-8 PM.

Log in to SignUp Genius by December 20, 2018 to participate in one or more of the areas listed below.

For questions and details, contact Alisha Kalb, alisha.v.kalb@gmail.com, 513.785.9475

Sign up by following the link


Food Booth

Make a dish to serve 100 bite sized samples

(~10 single servings)

Cultural Booth

Share traditions such as hands-on activities, games, language, crafts, dance, pictures and artifacts.

Fashion Show

Your child will be a star on stage in cultural attire.

Cultural Performance

Organize a group, or go solo with a song, dance, poem, or impersonation

All Pro Dad Breakfast - January 16th

Please join us at the Maple Dale Elementary All Pro Dads breakfast on Wednesday January 16th 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 loyalty. Relationships are built on loyalty. It is the same with our family and our friends. Loyalty means standing with someone in the good and bad times. I've got your back, you've got mine. If you don't have loyalty, you stand alone.

If attending please RSVP by Sunday January 13th 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 be aware that a school delay or closure cancels the breakfast.

My Energy Kit Challenge Continues!

If you signed up for your FREE Energy Kit through the My Energy Kit Challenge, thank you! We reached the 100 sign-up challenge and won $250. We want to keep going! For every additional 100 sign-ups we get, we’ll win another $250. And by December 31, the three schools with the most kit sign-ups will win grand prizes of $1,000 - $2,500! Please help us out by signing up for your FREE Energy Kit and crediting our school. Go to MyEnergyKit.org or call 1-855-386-9548.

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.

PBIS Shirts


If you would like to pay $5.00 to cover the cost of your child(ren) shirts you can do so by clicking on this link: http://mdpto.3dcartstores.com/PBIS-T-Shirt-2019_p_119.html

If you would like to "pay it forward" and contribute an additional $5.00 to help cover the cost of a child's shirt who may otherwise not be able to afford it, you may do so as well at the link above.

Thank you!


Mark your calendars with these changes:

  • February 14th NEW time is 9:30 AM

2019 Winter Maple Dale PTO Funding

The PTO is planning to approve proposals for School Grants at the January 10, 2019 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.

At the General Meeting, some of the surplus funds raised from the Glow Walk above the will be appropriated. Other proposals submitted may be included in subsequent grant periods in the spring of this school year.

Guidelines for expenditures:
- proposals may be submitted by any member of the PTO or the children of any member of the PTO
- proposals must include all requested information
- requests are due by January 3, 2019
- innovative or experimental proposals that would directly affect a smaller subset of the school but might be expanded if successful are encouraged.


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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!


New Lunch Menus App Available

Sycamore Community Schools Child Nutrition Services is excited to introduce My School Menus interactive online menus. My School Menus allows easy access to complete nutrition information for the school meal programs 24-7-365.

My School Menus has great new features to better serve our students and families:

  • Nutrient Data by Menu item - hovering over a menu item will show nutrient data
  • Build-a-Meal Nutrient Data - choose build-a-meal to get totals of individual nutrients for all items chosen by a student
  • Ingredient information for certain menu items
  • Complete list of all food choices available to students
  • Allergen identification - allergen filter to strike-through foods containing the following allergens: wheat, soy, eggs, fish, peanuts, tree nuts, milk
  • Attribute identification - symbols identifying foods as GMO-free, kosher, gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian, locally grown, made from scratch
  • Translation to 180 languages using Google Translate
  • Ability to link to Child Nutrition sites like prepayments, applications, and policies
  • Information about Child Nutrition

You can access our online, interactive menus by visiting www.sycamoreschools.org/cns and clicking on Menus or by clicking here. My School Menus is also available inside the Sycamore Community Schools app. You will be asked to download My School Menus the first time you click on the icon inside the Sycamore Schools app. Once you have installed it on your device, you won't be asked to do this again.

For more information on how to access all of these exciting features, watch this video.

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The Sycamore High School Dance Team is hosting their annual dance clinic for grades K-8 on Thursday, January 24.

All dancers will perform with the team during the halftime of the Boy’s Varsity Basketball Game on Friday, January 25.


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Communicable Disease Alert


** Remember your children should remain at home until they are fever/vomiting/diarrhea free for a full 24 hours without fever-reducing medication before coming back to school.

Hamilton County Public Health Department keeps schools updated on current illnesses happening throughout the county. The Health Department is currently seeing cases of hand, foot and mouth disease and pertussis throughout the county. Flu season is also right around the corner so it is important to be aware of signs and symptoms to protect your child and others. As always, Sycamore Community Schools likes to keep families aware of precautions to take to keep our students and families healthy this time of year.

  • Frequent handwashing for at least 20 seconds

  • Covering the mouth and nose with the inner elbow when sneezing and coughing

  • Staying home from school or work when ill until you are fever/vomiting/diarrhea free for 24 hours without fever reducing medication.

  • Avoiding close contact with sick people

  • The health departments strongly recommends up-to-date Tdap vaccination and Flu shots - which are still available

The following are resource links for each illnesses mentioned. Please take the time to review signs and symptoms and consult your School Nurse or physician if you have any questions.

Pertussis= https://odh.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/odh/know-our-programs/immunization/media/pertussis-whooping-cough

Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease= https://www.cdc.gov/hand-foot-mouth/about/index.html

Influenza (Flu)= https://odh.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/odh/know-our-programs/seasonal-influenza/welcome/

Know! To Give and Receive the Gift of Kindness

Tis the season for giving; and among the greatest gifts one can give to another is kindness. Read this great article about ways to get your child to be more kind and generous.

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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.