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Maple Dale Elementary's Parent Communication
Friday, September 15, 2017
Our Flight Plan
Attendance Line: (513) 686-1756
Mark your calendars!
September 20 - All Pro Dad Breakfast
September 28 - Maple Dale Family Math Night 6:00-7:30 PM
September 29 - No school
Family Math Night Invitation
On Thursday evening, September 28, 2017, from 6:00 –7:30 p.m., Maple Dale Elementary will hold an exciting event called Family Math Night! Students, parents, siblings, and other relatives are invited to attend a fun-filled evening of mathematical pleasure. The intent of Family Math Night is to participate in math standards in action as we strengthen the mathematical application, problem solving, and communication skills of students through the power of family interaction. We encourage you to continue to support your child’s mathematical growth through your participation in Family Math Night.
Light refreshments will be served as well as the opportunity to win two math games, Equate and Money Bags. A special reader will be reading two engaging books during the evening that will be raffled off.
Within the next couple of weeks, be on the lookout for more correspondence about Math Night, Math Spirit Week, and the agenda for this awesome venture!
If you have any questions email Mrs. Cooks, email@example.com.
Math Spirit Week: September 25 - 28
We’ll be counting down to our special event!
Monday: Wear 3 of something to school (bracelets, pins, headbands…).
Tuesday: Wear 2 of something to school.
Wednesday: Wear 1 of something to school.
Thursday: Wear your favorite number to school
And then to……..
Family Math Night
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Be there or be square (or a trapezoid, rhombus, parallelogram…)!
All Pro Dad Breakfast - Wednesday, September 20
Maple Dale Elementary All Pro Dad breakfast will be held on Wed, Sep 20 from 8-9 am in our school cafeteria. All Fathers and Children are invited to join us for this monthly program sponsored by our partner Chick-fil-A who will be catering chicken biscuits. The cow mascot will also be making a special appearance for kids!
This month’s topic of Responsibility emphasizes that we need responsible people to take action, follow through, and be role models who people can trust. It is free for all families and looking forward to seeing everyone! Please RSVP by Sep 16 at https://allprodadsday.com/chapters/5004 so we have enough food for everyone!
Sharing our goals for the year: Spotlight on Goal Four - Writing Across the Curriculum
Nonfiction writing in all content areas is a strategy that has significant and positive effects in nearly every other area of the curriculum. As Douglas Reeves stated, "Nonfiction writing is the backbone of a successful literacy and student achievement strategy." Description, persuasion, and analysis help students at every level improve thinking, reasoning, and analytical skills in all subjects. We want our Maple Dale students to continue to practice this kind of writing as well as receive feedback on their writing.
Literacy, which includes writing, is an every-century skill. It can be common to believe reading and writing is solely taking place in English Language Arts class, but, this is not the case. Content is what we teach, but there is also the how, and this is where literacy/writing instruction plays an integral role. There are an endless number of engaging, effective strategies to get students to think about, write about, read about, and talk about the content they are learning. The ultimate goal of literacy instruction and writing across the curriculum is to build a student's comprehension, writing skills, and overall skills in communicating clearly and effectively.
Language Program Registration is Closing
The before-school morning Language Program is back again this year at Maple Dale for students in grades K-4. Multiple levels of Spanish and Chinese Mandarin will be offered for a 20-week session beginning the week of October 1st and running till Spring Break, end of March.
Registration is due September 18th. Please reach out to Berna Akalin (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more info.
Maple Dale Elementary PTO Volunteer Sign-up
This is your chance to get involved at Maple Dale! Here’s how it works:
Browse the opportunities in this form.
Indicate your interest on the Response Sheet form, attached.
Return the Response Sheet ONLY to school with your child by
Monday, SEPTEMBER 18, 2017
Please note: slots fill up fast for many of the programs and are first come, first served.
The activity chair will contact you regarding your interest. Thank you for volunteering!
Sycamore High School's City BBQ Fundraiser
Don’t throw away money! Save your Box Tops!
Aves Hanger Bookstore & Spirit Shop
Upcoming Bonus Shopping Hours for Homecoming Week!
Tuesday, Sept. 19, 6-8 pm
Thursday, Sept. 21, 6-8 pm
Please visit our webpage for more information.
Questions? Email: email@example.com