Aviator Air Newsletter

Maple Dale Elementary's Parent Communication

October 5, 2018

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


October 15: Teacher Records Day - NO SCHOOL!

October 17: All Pro Dad Breakfast

October 19: Glow Run!

October 19: Report cards go home

October 23 & 24: 3rd Grade ELA AIR Testing

October 25: Evening Parent/Teacher Conferences

October 26: Conferences - NO SCHOOL!

October 31: Harvest Parade

November 1: Evening Conferences

School Happenings

Help Wanted:

We are looking for a chair for Family Fun Night! Responsibilities would include choosing and securing a venue (in the past we have used Castle Skateland) and organizing the event. There is already a group of volunteers ready to help out! Contact PTO Board Co-VP of Programs Jennifer Phoenix at jenford02@yahoo.com if you are interested or have any questions!

Needed: Student of the Week Helpers

Hi Maple Dale parents,

As you know, we have a wonderful Student of the Week program that recognizes your student for a week during the year, and allows them to feel confident and special. It is a great volunteer opportunity for parents, grandparents and others to get involved. On Mondays, from 9:15-10:15 we are looking for volunteers to come in and ask the students questions about themselves. It is such a fun job! Please use the link below and sign up when you can. Thank you so much!

Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0A44ACA92EABFB6-mdstudent

Anne Ruiz and Michelle Debevec

Student of the Week Co-Chairs

Art Shirts Needed for Art Class

Hello Maple Dale families,

If your child has not brought in an art shirt for themselves for Art Class with Mr. Conklin, they should do so. His class is getting into some messy projects and the majority of our 3rd and 4th graders never bring an art shirt. We'd hate to see those cute clothes they wear get messy.

Thank you!

Mr. Schneider leads the Preschool Teachers and Students in the PBIS Assembly

APE Baseball Day at Joe Nuxhall Miracle League Fields


The fall submission deadline is right around the corner! Please send your Box Tops to school by October 16th so we can get them counted and submitted. We'll receive 10¢ for every Box Top we submit, and our school can use that cash to buy anything it needs! Help us reach our goal by clipping Box Tops from hundreds of participating products: https://www.boxtops4education.com/earn/participating-products

Please consider helping our nurse:

Did you know the PTO contributes every year to the nurse's office to support the Growth & Development program and to help supply her office with items like Band-Aids, icepacks, hand soap and facial tissues. She also supplies clothing and shoes . The nurse’s office is in need of gently used boys shoes sizes 13-5. Please consider donating. (Please no holes in shoes) If you have questions please contact Vanessa Shafer at vdwilhelmus@yahoo.com.

Milers Volunteers Needed:

MAPLE DALE MILERS still has a few volunteer slots open, so if you are interested in seeing your child during lunch and cheering them on while they run during recess, please sign up at the signup genius link below:


NOTE: Some spots have opened up and there are new volunteer opportunities for 1st/2nd and 3rd/4th time slots.

1st & 2nd grades 11:30am-12:50pm
3rd & 4th grades 12:35am-1:35pm

Please email Jessica Allison at jessie0603@yahoo.com for additional information.

Veteran's Day Celebration

Thank You to the men and women that have served and currently serving our country. We wish to extend a special invitation to the veterans who are family members of our students. If you are a veteran, or are currently in the service, fill out this survey by October 31st. For the families and friends of other veterans that you wish to honor, please be prepared to share a copy of a photo or drawing of that veteran and send it with your child on the assigned paper that will be sent home.
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Don't Miss Out - Order Your Yearbook Today!

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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!

Green Team Tip of the Week

The Maple Dale Green Team is partnering with Crayola to recycle used markers through a new program called ColorCycle. All around school, students and teachers will be collecting used markers that are ready to be discarded. Please help our efforts by sending your kids in with any used markers you may have around the house – any brands.The markers will be sent to a facility where they will be converted into clean fuel. This fuel can be used to power vehicles, heat homes, cook meals and more! Drop-off boxes will be located in each classroom and by the front office. Got used markers? ColorCycle them!

Help Male Dale earn money at Kroger!

Did you know you can earn money for Maple Dale by shopping at Kroger, at no cost to you? Sign up for Kroger Community Rewards today by clicking here!



The 8th Annual Sycamore Junior High Aviator Flight Fest 5k/10k Race & Festival is Saturday, October 20, 2018! Let's see you at the starting line!
After the race, join the Festival Fun with games, inflatables, food, silent auction, entertainment, raffle and much more! Flight Fest is a family-friendly event!


Silent Auction (formerly Bid-n-Buy)

Auction Is Live, Bid Now! Go to www.aviatorfligtfest.com to see and bid on Flight Fest Silent Auction items. Keep checking back as we add new items. Bidding closes 10/20/18. Some Fantastic Auction Items:

  • Special Reserved Seating & Parking for SJH Choir & Band Concerts

  • Ultimate Family Fun Package with free & discount family passes for a Trampoline Park, the Newport Aquarium, & several Movie Theaters

  • FC Cincinnati 2019 Tickets, Signed Soccer Ball & Swag

Follow us on twitter @avesflightfest to get race updates and information on new items added to Silent Auction.


Everlasting Monsoon, Sycamore Schools' popular student band, will perform at the 2018 Flight Fest! Every year a teacher (Lisa Zelvy) has written a song for students to sing for Flight Fest. This year is so Special! The 7th Graders in Everlasting Monsoon volunteered to write the song. We can't wait to hear them play it!

Please contact Michelle Ciotola at avesflightfest@gmail.com with any questions regarding Aviator Flight Fest.


Reporting Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying Incidences

In an ongoing effort to provide a safe learning environment, Sycamore is requesting parents, students, and staff to inform administration (or whoever) of any perceived incidences of harassment, intimidation, or bullying.

Per the Sycamore Board of Education policy JFCF, harassment, intimidation, and bullying are defined as any provoked and intentional written, verbal, electronic or physical act that a student has exhibited toward another particular student more than once and the behavior both:

1. causes mental or physical harm to the other student; and

2. is sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive that it creates an intimidating, threatening, or abusive educational environment for the other student.

To view the complete policy, visit www.sycamoreschools.org, under the Board of Education tab, scroll down to “Policies”, search for policy “JFCF”.

Sycamore will do everything possible to address any complaints of harassment, intimidation, and bullying. We encourage students, staff, parents, and community members to report this type of behavior to the district if help is needed to solve a problem.

To report an incident of harassment, intimidation, and bullying,

1. Go to the website, www.sycamoreschools.org under Academics, General Education, Parent Resources, Anti-Bullying

2. Scroll down until you see the Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying Incident Reporting Form for the individual schools.

3. Fill the form on-line and submit it electronically.

4. Hard copies of this form are available in each of the schools.

Complete the hard copy of the report form and turn it into the building principal.

The building principal or designee will promptly investigate all reported incidences.

It is difficult to investigate reported incidences that are anonymously submitted. However, every effort will be made to maintain the confidentiality of the reporter. Deliberate false reporting of harassment, intimidation, and bullying is prohibited.

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K-2nd Bookworms Book Club Event

Read We’re Going on a Leaf Hunt by Steve Metzger with your child (or they can read independently—either is welcome) and then meet us at Sharon Woods for this cool event!

Click this link to sign up! https://tinyurl.com/bookwormleafthunt

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Show your Support for the Sycamore PTO Scholarship Fund!

City BBQ will donate 25% of any sales on 10/19, 10/20 and 10/21

(Flight Fest Weekend) with the attached flyer.

Feel free to share with friends and family!

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14th Annual iSPACE Day October 6, 2018

October 6, 2018 10:00 am – 2:00 pm


Soar in for a payload of hands-on family activities and demonstrations! iSPACE Day is an annual event that showcases the wonders of STEM education and careers. Booths and demonstrations are conducted by local businesses that work in STEM disciplines. Along with community partners, we are celebrating all things to do with space! Try on a Space Suit, Launch Rockets, Drive a Robot, Look through a Telescope, and so much more. Spend your Saturday exploring the latest in 3D Printing, Surgical Instrument Advancements, Aircraft Engines, GPS, Drone Technology, and other amazing advancements in STEM!

Interested in Being an iSPACE Day Exhibitor? Email us at info@iSPACEstem.org

Interested in Being an iSPACE Day Sponsor? Find information HERE or Contact our development director directly for details, Theresa Ciampone

at Scarlet Oaks
300 Scarlet Oaks Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45241

Need Directions? Find them HERE.

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.