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Maple Dale Elementary's Parent Communication
January 11, 2019
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Attendance Line: (513) 686-1726
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
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
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 513.785.9475
Sign up by following the link
Make a dish to serve 100 bite sized samples
(~10 single servings)
Share traditions such as hands-on activities, games, language, crafts, dance, pictures and artifacts.
Your child will be a star on stage in cultural attire.
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.
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.
PTO Meeting CHANGES
- February 14th NEW time is 9:30 AM
2019 Winter Maple Dale PTO Funding
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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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.
DON’T MISS A CHANCE TO DANCE - PERFORM WITH THE FLYERETTES!
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.
Communicable Disease Alert
IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN…..
** 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.
Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease= https://www.cdc.gov/hand-foot-mouth/about/index.html
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.