Maple Dale Aviator News!

Friday, December 16, 2016

Attendance Line: 513-686-1726

Happy Holidays from the Entire Maple Dale Staff!

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No Smore 12/23 or 12/30!

This will be the last Smore newsletter until January 6th. From the entire staff at Maple Dale we hope you all have a wonderful, safe, and fun winter break. We look forward to seeing all the students' smiling faces next year!

Cultural Heritage Night

Please join us to celebrate the cultural heritages and traditions represented at Maple Dale! Our school will be transformed for you to experience the tastes, sounds, arts, games, stories, dances etc. of the many cultures represented in our school community. This event will start with tastes of homemade food and cultural booths, and end with a high energy fashion show by our students and a variety of performances on stage!

For more information, please click on the link below.

Medication at School

Lately we had a couple incidents of students carrying and consuming medications on the bus. This is in violation with our school policy and the Ohio Revised Code. Please refer to our school's medication policy below and follow the guidelines for medication administration at school.

Sycamore Community Schools has a medication policy that is in compliance with the Ohio Revised Code.

The policy requires:

  • Medication should not be given at school unless it is absolutely necessary for the health and well-being of the student.
  • A Physician/Dentist Medication Orders Form must be on file at school, signed by a parent/guardian and a physician, before prescribed medication or over-the-counter medication may be administered. It is also needed for students to carry inhalers or Epi-Pens (epinephrine autoinjectors). Any changes in a medication order require a revised statement signed by the physician. If a student does not take a daily scheduled medication for more than 30 days, a new order is required.
  • A new Physician/Dentist Medication Orders Form is required each year for ongoing medication. All medication must be picked up by a parent/guardian at the end of the school year. If it is not picked up, it is discarded.
  • Medication must be in the original container.
  • Students may not transport medication to school.
  • The exception is inhalers or Epi-Pens which, with a completed Physician/Dentist Medication Orders Form, may be transported by a student. Parents are requested to provide a back-up inhaler and are required by law to provide a back-up dose of Epi-Pen.
  • Only the school nurse, a substitute nurse, the principal, or a person designated by the principal, are authorized to administer medication at school. If an Epi-Pen is administered, emergency services will be called.

Mark Your Calendars!

December 22nd - January 4th: Winter Break/No School!

January 16th: No School - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

January 18th: All Pro Dad Breakfast

January 20th: Male Dale Cultural Heritage Night

"Baby, It's Cold Outside!"

The cold weather has returned. Please make sure your children are dressed appropriately for these cold days. Hats, boots, warm jackets and gloves or mittens are essential for the students to be able to enjoy their time at play outside.

Anthony Munoz spoke to our Maple Dale "All Pro Dads" and their kids - what an exciting morning!

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The Sycamore High School Dance Team is hosting their annual dance clinic on

Saturday, January 28.

All dancers will perform with the team during the halftime of the Boy’s Varsity Basketball Game on

Tuesday, January 31.

Look for the informational flyer coming home with your child or click on the Flyer PDF below.


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Lost and Found


We have a good amount of items in our lost and found. You may want to have a look through the items before the New Year, at which time, if things are still left in the lost and found, they will be donated to Matthew 25.

We recommend you put your student's name on the following items to avoid them being put in the lost and found:

  • coats
  • hats
  • gloves/mittens
  • snow pants/snowsuits
  • boots
  • shoes
  • water bottles
  • lunch boxes
  • anything of importance or value

We try really hard to return items back to their owners, however, a name on the item would make it so much easier.

Box Tops

Parents, please keep sending in those box tops. Every box top is free money for Maple Dale. Don't wait.....send them in with your child. Help your child's class be the top collecting class. Next collection is in March.

Thank you, from the nurse!

Thank you to all the wonderful parents who donated clothes to our clinic stock. We have plenty now and we'll let you know when our stock will deplete again.

First Lego League Updates

We have more fabulous news to report regarding FLL teams from this past weekend's tournaments.

Two additional teams with Sycamore students--for a total of five teams--have advanced to districts. Look for more news from these five teams in January.

- Cre8ten, representing Edwin H. Greene, coached by Sarah Bingcang and Sarika Kapoor (see attached for photos, one from tournament receiving the advancement certificate and the other which is a general team image of better resolution)

- Brick Girls, a neighborhood team with students from E.H. Greene, Maple Dale Elementary and Mason schools, coached by Smitha Upadya, Vikram Mayya and Bhavna Mehta.

In addition, Brick Girls won the 2nd place Champion's Award and the 1st place Elimination Winner award at the Thunderhawks Lakota Regional Qualifier.

The following three teams also participated in tournaments this weekend.

- Cyber Hawks, representing Symmes and Montgomery Elementary Schools, coached by Gloria Lin, Yong Lin, and Leigh Jones (see link for photo,, one student missing)

- JT-A-Team, sponsored by the Junior Tech Academy with students from Greene and other school districts, coached by Philip and Milena Bierhoff

L-Zone with students from Greene, coached by Rachel and Rob Smith, competed at the Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy regional on Sunday, Dec. 11.

Please join us in congratulating these teams.

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.