Maple Dale Aviator News!

Friday, February 3, 2017

Attendance Line: 513-686-1726

Mark Your Calendars!

February 6th: Kindergarten Registration

February 12th: Family Skate Night at Castle Skateland

February 15th: All Pro Dad Breakfast

February 20th: No School - Presidents' Day

February 22nd: Maple Dale Spring Picture Day

Kindergarten and Preschool Tuition Payments

Just a friendly reminder: Tuition payments for Kindergarten and Preschool should be made by the 1st of each month. If you have questions or concerns please contact Karen Jones in the office at 513-686-1720.

Kindergarten Registration is February 6th

Hello Families,

Maple Dale's Kindergarten registration is fast approaching. If you plan to come to registration Monday, February 6th from 4:30-6:00 pm, you are required to bring the following materials:

Please bring the following Placement Information form. While this form is optional, the information will be helpful in placing your child in a classroom. Our goal is to match your child's individual needs to an appropriate classroom environment.

Full-Day Kindergarten

If you are interested in Full-Day Kindergarten, please fill out this form and turn in at the registration dates above to be entered into the lottery for Full-Day. Students are assigned to full-day classes and programs according to results of a random lottery drawing. Parents are notified by letter of lottery results in February. Full Day Kindergarten spots fill up quickly! Tuition for full-day kindergarten is $3,300 per year.

A $100 deposit is due at the time of application (make checks payable to Sycamore Community Schools). This deposit will be refunded in full if the district is unable to place your child in a full-day kindergarten class.

Kindergarten Tuition Waiver Application

Sycamore Community Schools offers tuition waivers for families that qualify based on household size and income based on the previous school year’s Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines. Please complete the application and submit at your school's registration date or to the District Office.

If you know of a new Kindergarten family for our school, please share this information with them.


SEEKING PARENT PTO NOMINEES for the 2017-2018 school year. It is that time of the school year when the PTO plans for next year's board members and committee chairs. If YOU have an interest, or know of someone who should be considered for a leadership role next year with the PTO, please reply to the email below and send in the name(s) along with the indicated position(s). This is a good way to get to know other parents and make new friends. We will be collecting names via this e-mail. You can also contact any current PTO board member. Please consider getting involved in the EHG PTO!

Angie Bryant

Deanna McKeown

Sycamore High School Cabaret

Join us at Cabaret on Saturday, February 11th at 7pm as The Hub at Sycamore High School is transformed into a jazz club serving drinks and gourmet desserts.

Hear the voices of choral students like you’ve never heard them before! Performers sing as soloists and in small ensembles accompanied by piano or guitar. You will enjoy original compositions, jazz tunes, folk music and musical theatre songs.

Tickets are $10 and are on-sale starting February 1st on and will be sold at lunch on Friday, February 10th and at the door.

Doors open at 6:30p. Come early for dessert!

The event is sponsored by the Sycamore Vocal Boosters

Author Visit Book Order

Candace Fleming is the author of over 20 picture books, chapter books, nonfiction, and biographies. She will host presentations for every grade level​ to bring understanding, interest, and enthusiasm to the process of writing. Her interactive demonstrations will inspire the youngest writers to think creatively and critically and the older writers to research thoughtfully and passionately. PRE-ORDER her books and have them autographed on the day of her visit. Click here for the order form. (Look for a flyer and order-form to come home on Monday.)

Orders are due no later than Tu​esday, February 7th. Cash or checks made out to Maple Dale PTO Return in an envelope clearly marked “Candace Fleming Book Order”

Need more information about her books?​ or

Thank you to Maple Dale PTO for funding this exciting author visit!

Save the Date for Maple Dale Family Fun Night at Castle Skateland

Make sure to mark your calendars for the Maple Dale Family Fun Night, Sunday, February, 12 2017, 4:30-6:30 pm at Castle Skateland in Loveland. Enjoy skating, food, and fun with lots of Maple Dale families!

Be on the lookout for a flyer giving you the opportunity to pre-order your tickets at a discounted price. This year, you can save the most by ordering your tickets ONLINE! More information will be going out in your child’s Aviator folder.

If you have any questions, please contact Amanda Hughes at 515-1787 or Greta Urbanek at 731-8116.

Hope to see you all there!

Sycamore Gear: Parent Book Club

ALL are invited to discuss the book, “How to Raise and Adult”, by Julie Lythcott-Haims, on Feb 15 (details below).

Free babysitting will be offered. Signs will be posted for direction to HS HUB (enter main entrance at circle drive in back).

Please RSVP if you need babysitting, to

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Celebrating Sycamore's Diversity

Sycamore Community Schools is proud to be the home of students from more than 54 countries around the world. Our students and families speak more than 40 languages. Different cultures coming together is a beautiful thing! Take a look at images from the Cultural Celebrations held at our elementary schools so far this year.
Sycamore Schools Celebrates Diversity

Peacebuilders Parent Training

Peacebuilders Parent Training

for Maple Dale and Symmes Families

Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 6:00-8:00

Symmes Elementary Multipurpose Room

Light Dinner Provided

See flyer here, for more details and to sign up!

Peacebuilder Parent Workshop is an interactive and engaging session designed to teach parents techniques to create a peaceful home and a positive learning experience for their child. This workshop will help to build a common language between school and home. A certified trainer from Peacebuilders, along with the administrative staff from Maple Dale and Symmes will lead the training. All materials will be provided. Please join us!

SEE1 Rock Concert

Friday, Feb. 24th, 7pm

7400 Cornell Road

Montgomery, OH

You are invited to a Rock Concert by:

Sycamore Electric Ensemble


Renowned Electric Violinist Joe Deninzon

Friday, February 24, 2017

7:00 pm (Doors Open at 6:15 pm)

Sycamore High School Auditorium

7400 Cornell Rd

Tickets (reserved seating) - $10

First come, first served

All purchases are non-refundable.

All tickets will be held at Will Call.

Ways to buy tickets:

1. Online

2. Mail the ticket form (Attention to: SEE 1 Concert) or drop off at HS front office

3. Pre-Sales on Thu, Feb 23 & Fri, Feb 24 (in the Commons 11 am - 12:30 pm)

4. At the Door (Cash or Credit Card only)

For more information call: SHS (513) 686-1770 ext. 3011 or Laura Lopez (513) 238-6345

Yearbook Orders

There is still time to order a yearbook, but time is running out! The final deadline to order is March 3rd. Don’t miss out on the memories and the fun and go online to order your yearbook today!

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Carnival News

The planning for the 2017 Carnival is beginning. This year’s carnival will be the evening of April 28th, 2017.

We are asking for volunteers to fill the following Committee Leader roles:


    • Central point of contact for carnival donations
    • Organize and solicit community all carnival donations (i.e. bid & buy, food and other operational needs)
    • Organize and oversee the monetary sponsorship program
    • Ensure Great Gatherings program is coordinated
    • Develop and execute recognition program for sponsors


    • Central point of contact for carnival communications to ensure consistent messaging
    • Develop and executive carnival communication plan
      • Collaborate with committee chairs to determine communication needs
      • Draft and review communications
      • Establish communication timeline
    • Ensure adequate signage
    • Collaborate with Donations coordinate to communicate to donors and provide recognition

Please contact Shane Davis at (513) 706-8008 or if you are interested in either role or would like more information.

Attention Fourth Grade Parents!

The annual fourth grade celebration will be held on Thursday, May 18th, immediately following the 4th Grade Musical (NOTE: The 4th Grade Celebration is listed in the Sycamore calendar on May 24th; please make this change to your calendar).

We are now preparing for this special evening where we will honor these outgoing students, and help them leave their legacy with a special gift from the class.


(1) The class of 2025 gift to Maple Dale will be a Welcoming, Spirited Entryway! Picture the Aves green & gold color scheme with welcoming words and atmosphere. Will you please consider making a contribution? Any amount is appreciated. Please visit for more details and to make your contribution.

(2) Each child will receive a Sycamore shirt at the celebration provided by the PTO. This is separate from the class gift. No contribution required! Please visit to provide your child’s shirt size.

THANK YOU! If any questions, please contact your 4th Grade Celebration co-chairs, Gina Daly and Katie Zink

UC Center for Economics Shirts

Would you like to show your support for both Sycamore and America, all while raising money for charity? Here is your chance! Students from Sycamore Jr. High are selling Patriotic Sycamore Shirts and would love your support. Profits from the 8th grade shirt will help fund programs at The Boys and Girls Club of Cincinnati. Profits from the 7th grade shirt will be donated to the Alzheimer's Association of Greater Cincinnati. The order form link is below. Please fill out the form entirely. A separate/new Google form needs to completed for each t-shirt ordered.

The order for the shirts will not be placed until the sale is final on February 10. Expected delivery is the end of the month. Payment should be given to front desk office staff at your respective building or the District Office starting on Feb 1st.

Only orders that are paid will be placed.

If you have any questions please contact Anne Morrow or Daniel Rodriguez at Sycamore Jr. High.

We thank you again for your willingness to support this endeavor.

Link to order and view shirts-

Lisa Zelvy

Assistant Principal

Sycamore Junior High School

(513) 686-1760

About Maple Dale

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.