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Maple Dale Elementary's Parent Communication
September 7, 2018
MILERS (PTO sponsored)
MAPLE DALE MILERS is our walking/running program held Wednesdays at lunch recess. The program is optional and students can choose to walk or not walk each week. Students in Grades 1,2,3&4 enjoy walking supervised laps around the blacktop playground and get a chance to earn foot tokens as they rack up the miles throughout the year. Parent volunteers will oversee and supervise the students as they walk.
EVERYONE GETS TO WALK!
Our kickoff will be Wednesday September 12th
(wear your sneakers/ tennis shoes on Wednesdays)
This program can only exist with adult volunteers! We will need volunteers to help set up, monitor the kids, and complete minimal paperwork to record the miles. It’s a great way to see your child during the school day
CLICK on link if you’d like to volunteer for a day
1st & 2nd grades 11:25am-12:50pm
3rd & 4th grades 12:35am-1:35pm
**If you DO NOT WANT YOUR CHILD TO PARTICIPATE in the program at ANY time this year, please email Jessica Allison at firstname.lastname@example.org by September 12th
Media Center News
If you are interested in spending an hour or so helping in the Media Center shelving books please use the link below. Mrs. Smith would like to thank Bethanie VanCamp for organizing the troops!
For more information about the Media Center please see the link
below. HAPPY READING!
Our Flight Plan
Attendance Line: (513) 686-1726
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
September 11 - Fall Picture Day & 4th Grade Group Picture
September 18 - Champions National Open House from 5:00-7:00 pm
September 19 - All Pro Dad Breakfast
September 28 - Professional Development Day - NO SCHOOL!
Maple Dale School Grants Available - What would you like to see the PTO invest in?
The PTO is planning to approve additional proposals for School Grants at the October 11th 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.
This round of funding will award up to $10,000. Requests not approved this fall may be carried over until the spring grant period.
Guidlines for expenditures:
- proposals may be submitted by any member of the PTO or the children of any member of the PTO (It’s not too late to join! mdpto.org)
- proposals must include all requested information
- requests are due by September 28, 2018.
Fill out the application at: https://goo.gl/forms/BVxV6tx23E55rYW43
Welcome Back Picnic
Language Program Registration
To register online with credit card, go to http://mdpto.3dcartstores.com and select the Language Program. Or, complete and return the registration form, in an envelope marked “Language Program”, along with a check payable to “Maple Dale PTO”. Pricing details can be found on the registration forms. Registration, whether online or by paper, must be completed by September 18th.
Important notice from Transportation - bus 71 is full and is not able to accommodate any additional riders. If your child rides bus 71 and has a friend coming home with them, they will need to be picked up since bus 71 is at capacity. Thank you for your understanding in this matter.
As always, our priority is the safety of our children so we appreciate your willingness to work with us.
Helpful Hints for Parents Who Walk Children to School
If you are walking or riding your bike to the front of the building for drop off, you need to stay in the front and send your child through the front doors. Walkers and bike riders need to go around to the front and not cut through bus drop off. There is a sidewalk around the back perimeter of the building that will take you directly to the front door.
Due to allergies, anxiety about animals, and general safety. If animals are brought to school grounds during drop off, please wait until all children have entered the building before walking your animals through high traffic areas
Please do not use the playground equipment during drop off times. It is distracting and hazardous to bus drivers, staff, and the students entering the building.
Thank you. We appreciate your help in keeping everyone safe!
Cookbooks for Sale!
Don't Miss Out - Order Your Yearbook Today!
GEAR - Coffee and Conversation
For more information about GEAR, how to join, and other upcoming activities and events, check out our website at http://www.sycamoregear.org/“
All Pro Dad Breakfast - September 19th
Please join us at the Maple Dale Elementary All Pro Dads breakfast on Wednesday September 19th from 8-9am in the school cafeteria. All fathers and children are invited for this free monthly program sponsored by fathers, Chick-fil-A, and the PTO.
This month’s topic is Positivity. Positive attitudes affect our health, how we get along with others, and can determine our success at home, school, and work.
Mr. Redlegs will be attending our meeting!
If attending please RSVP
by Sunday September 16th via the link below so the correct amount of food is ordered https://allprodadsday.com/chapters/5004
Green Team Tip
If you pack lunch(es), consider going waste-free on Wednesdays (or everyday). Much of the trash we generate comes from food waste and food packaging, and especially so for families with young kids. An average-size elementary school generates about 18,769 lbs of lunch waste per school year (source: wastefreelunches.org). For waste-free lunch inspiration, visit https://bit.ly/2NodHGo or watch https://youtu.be/CPkVQSSWmpQ.
Parents and Teachers Make Maple Dale Better - Join the PTO!
Maple Dale Elementary School offers students a rich learning environment and many compelling programs through collaboration with the PTO. In the past year and with the support of the PTO:
*every classroom teacher was given the opportunity to purchase $300 of books for their own classroom library to enrich student learning
*a gaga ball pit was installed on the playground for students to enjoy at recess
*we celebrated together the rich diversity of our school as Maple Dale families, representing nearly two dozen cultures, when we gathered for our Heritage night
*the Maple Dale Makerspace was expanded with programmable robots, structural blocks, and program supplies.
All parents, faculty, staff, and administrators are invited to be part of making Maple Dale a great place to learn and grow by participating in the PTO.
The first step is becoming a member! You can join online for just $5 through our transaction center. All members will receive a free student directory when they are published this fall.
Next, choose how you can best support our school! We encourage members to participate in one or more of the following ways:
*attend monthly membership meetings (some during the day, some in the evening)
*volunteer for a program or project! If every parent volunteered just once in an area of their interest or expertise our programs would be covered and no program or volunteer would be spread too thin.
*support our two major fundraisers, the Glow Run in October and the Carnival in April.
Will you join us? If you have any questions about the PTO, send us an email at email@example.com.
8th Annual Flight Fest - 10/20/2018
Mark your calendars for the 8th Annual Sycamore Junior High Aviator Flight Fest 5k/10k Race & Festival on Saturday, October 20, 2018! Please visit our website at www.aviatorflightfest.com to Register for the Race and get more Flight Fest 2018 information.
NEW THIS YEAR! All Race Registrants receive the First Official Aviator Flight Fest 2018 Finishers Medal in addition to a Flight Fest T-shirt and Swag Bag. Students registering for the race be sure to vote for your favorite SJH teacher to win a Prize and a “Surprise”. Stay posted for details on what that “Surprise” entails! Hint-teachers may not like it, but students definitely will!
Silent Auction is live for pre-view of items. Don’t miss Instant Buy Opportunity for 2 tickets to Chris Stapleton concert on Oct.4th at Riverbend. Bidding on all other items will begin October 20th. Check frequently to see what is being added to the Silent Auction website. Go to www.aviatorflightfest.com to see Flight Fest Silent Auction.
Follow us on twitter @avesflightfest to get race updates and information on new items added to Silent Auction.
Please contact Michelle Ciotola at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn about business and family sponsorships, volunteer opportunities, or any questions regarding Aviator Flight Fest.