Aviator Air Newsletter
Maple Dale Elementary's Parent Communication
Friday, December 15, 2017
Our Flight Plan
Attendance Line: (513) 686-1756
Mark your calendars!
December 22 - January 5 Winter Break (NO SCHOOL)
January 11 & 12 - iSpace Visit - Living and Working in Space
January 15 - Martin Luther King Day (NO SCHOOL)
January 17 - All Pro Dad Breakfast
January 19 - Cultural Heritage Night
January 22 thru 26 - Staff Appreciation Week
January 25 - Preschool Open House
Only 10 Days Left to Volunteer for Maple Dale Cultural Heritage Night!
Don’t miss the chance to help celebrate the cultures represented in our school! The 2018 Maple Dale Cultural Heritge Night will take place Friday, January 19, 2018 from 6-8 PM.
Please log in to SignUp Genius by Dec 20, 2017 in order to participate in one or more of the areas listed below. SignUp Genius is our preferred method of signing up, but if you prefer, you can contact Alisha Kalb, firstname.lastname@example.org, 513-785-9475.
SignUp Genius Link:
Make a dish with serving size of 8-10.
Create a booth to share your culture. Share traditions such as activities, games, language, art, dance, pictures and artifacts
Your child will be a star on the stage, showing off cultural attire.
Organize a group, or go solo with a brief 4 minute song, dance, impersonation, etc.
After School Enrichment Program 2018 January 29 – March 12, 2018
The After School Enrichment (ASE) Committee of the MD/PTO is pleased to offer a variety of after school classes to provide fun, enriching experiences for our children. We encourage your child’s participation.
Important facts that you need to know for the 2018 program –
REGISTRATION will be ONLINE on the Maple Dale PTO Transaction Center
Online Payment will be REQUIRED at the time of registration Accepted Payments are Visa, MasterCard, Discover and PayPal
NEW in 2018
Class Registration will now open in waves.
Wave #1 December 12th at 9pm
Wave #2 December 13th at 9pm
Wave #3 December 14th at 9pm
Registration wave numbers on the class description pages.
All registration closes on December 20th, 2017
If you are experiencing financial difficulty that would prohibit your child from attending this program and you would still like to participate, please contact; the Maple Dale Elementary School Principle, Mrs. Reinke at 513-686-1720 for further information. THIS MUST BE DONE BY Wednesday December 6, 2017.
iSpace is coming to Maple Dale!
Cincinnati's own iSpace is bringing their program "Living and Working in Space" to our school on January 11 & 12. All students K-4 will have the opportunity to participate. Parent/grandparent helpers are needed to make the event run smoothly. Please sign up to help students while they experience the different stations: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0d44a9a728a20-ispace
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:
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.
Thank you for your cooperation.
The Hour of Code
We live in a world surrounded by technology and we know that whatever field our students choose to go into as adults, their ability to succeed will increasingly hinge on understanding how technology works. Here is some statistical information about Computer Science and its importance to our children’s future:
Jobs in computing are growing at twice the national rate of other types of work.
By 2020, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts there will be one million more computer science jobs than graduating students qualified for them
Computer science jobs are becoming the highest-paying jobs for new graduates.
Coding is a great way for students to learn and understand computational thinking
Computer science improves students ability to think critically and logically
Learning the principles of coding helps students become producers versus consumers of the games and apps they love to use
Research shows children’s ideas/attitudes about science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (S.T.E.A.M.) are generally determined by 6th grade. In Sycamore Community Schools we are committed to increasing opportunities for all of our students to engage in activities that provide awareness and exploration in each of the STEAM areas throughout their twelve grades of development.
During the final weeks of first semester (December 4th-December 21st) our students in grades 2-8 will be amongst over two million worldwide spending time learning the basics of coding during one of the largest education events in history: The Hour of Code. Students will be given opportunities to participate in the Hour of Code through their Math classes as another method to improve their mathematical thinking and to introduce students to coding, which increasingly permeates our modern world. Our hope is by participating in the Hour of Code, our Sycamore students will begin to develop foundational coding skills and heightened interest in participating in Sycamore High School’s nationally recognized computer science program and other related courses in their future.
Mental Health Matters
We are so fortunate to have a Psychologist Intern, Cat Waltemire, working with our School Psychologist, Mr. Brian Osborn this school year. Cat has put together a fantastic resource for our teachers entitled, “Mental Health Matters.” We thought it was so meaningful that we wanted to share it with you as well. We will be sharing these monthly in the Aviator News. We hope you find the information useful.
Ann Marie and Mindy
Green Team Tip of the Week
We’re all familiar with the term “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” and while most of us are great at recycling, we should focus on reducing and reusing whenever possible since recycling requires the use of a lot of energy. A great place to start reducing is with plastics. Some ideas include refusing to buy single use water bottles and always keeping a reusable one with you. Skip the snack and sandwich bags and opt for reusable containers for lunches and snacks on the go. Bring your own bags and containers when shopping for produce and bulk items (ideally from the farmers market!) Eat less meat and processed food. Cheap plastic toys- just say no! These are just a few simple ideas. For many more and some inspiration check out the Zero Waste Movement and always question whether there is something you can do to reduce.
Don't Miss a Chance to Dance!
PERFORM WITH THE FLYERETTES!
The Sycamore High School Dance Team is hosting their annual dance clinic for grades K-4
Saturday, January 20.
All dancers will perform with the team during the halftime of the
Boy’s Varsity Basketball Game on
Tuesday, January 23.
Click on the Flyer PDF for details and also: