Aviator Air Newsletter

Maple Dale Elementary's Parent Communication

October 12, 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 14: Maple Dale Beautification Day

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

Maple Dale Glow Run!

Our annual Glow Run will be held on Friday, October 19th! We need your help to make it a success! If you are able to help count donations next Tuesday the 16th, please sign up at the following link:


Volunteers Needed for the GLOW RUN

We are in need of volunteers for the Glow Run next Friday:

  • October 16th - during the day counting money
  • October 18th - Pre-K fun run - 11:30-11:45 & 1:30-1:45
  • October 18th - after school gym set up
  • October 19th - am session - set up 2nd Grade, 4th Grade
  • October 19th - pm session - p.m. KDG, 1st Grade. 3rd Grade clean up

Click here to sign up:


Vision Screening Volunteers Needed

Vision screens for will take place on October 23, 24 and 25th for Kindergarten, First and Third Grades . Please consider volunteering for the annual Vision Screens. This is a fun and easy way to get involved. The vision screens are important to catch visual problems early and would not be possible without parent volunteers. No experience necessary. The school nurse will provide a short training during your volunteer time. Please signup using following link. If you have any questions please email Vanessa Shafer at vdwilhelmus@yahoo.com


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!

My Energy Kit Challenge has started!

Our school is taking the My Energy Kit Challenge and has a goal to save at least 20,000 kilowatt-hours of energy. That’s like taking 40 cars off the road for a whole year! We’ll reach this goal when at least 100 families sign up for a FREE Energy Kit from Duke Energy and use it to make their homes energy efficient. These FREE kits contain items like LED bulbs, faucet aerators and other useful gadgets that can make a big difference toward saving energy at home. When we meet the challenge, our school will automatically win $250. Let’s get a head-start! You can take the My Energy Kit Challenge and sign up for your FREE kit now at 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.

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!


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

All Pro Dad Breakfast - October 17th

Please join us at the Maple Dale Elementary All Pro Dads breakfast on Wednesday October 17th 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.

October’s topic is Reading. An easy way for dads and kids to spend time together is by picking a book and reading together. Reading with your child will broaden their imagination and encourage creativity, while strengthening your relationship.

If attending please RSVP by Sunday October 14th via the link below so the correct amount of food is ordered.


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.

Recycling Rangers

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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!

Photo credit: Susan Clancy

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Join us for a wonderful community event ! Starting with a Race promoting health & wellness and a Festival immediately afterwards. An entertaining social event for Sycamore students and families to enjoy with food, games, prizes, a raffle, and a Silent Auction! Meet and mingle with current Sycamore Junior High students, their families, and teachers. Visit the the Junior High, whether it is a first time or your first time back since you graduated.


It's Not Too Late To:

Race registrations will be taken at Flight Fest right up until the Start of the Race!

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. Auction Items will be displayed at Flight Fest. Bidding closes 1:30pm 10/20/18.

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

Pick Up Your Registration Packet At:

Fleet Feet on Thursday, Oct 18 from 4-8pm

The Crossings Of Blue Ash, 9525 Kenwood Rd., Cincinnati, Oh 45242

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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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.