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Maple Dale Elementary's Parent Communication

Friday, September 15, 2017

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) 686-1756

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, cooksc@sycamoreschools.org.


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

September 28th

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 (bernaka@gmail.com) 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:

  1. Browse the opportunities in this form.

  2. Indicate your interest on the Response Sheet form, attached.

  3. 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

Come and eat at City BBQ the weekend of September 22-24 and 25% of your receipt will benefit the PTO's Scholarship Fund! Families should bring a copy of the flyer with them.

City BBQ Fundraiser Flyer

Don’t throw away money! Save your Box Tops!

Each year Maple Dale receives almost $1000 from the Box Tops for Education program. To keep this stream of funding coming we need your participation. Please begin to collect Box Tops from the products you already buy then watch for word on when to send them in. Our first collection will be in October.

Aves Hanger Bookstore & Spirit Shop

Upcoming Bonus Shopping Hours for Homecoming Week!

Tuesday, Sept. 19, 6-8 pm

Thursday, Sept. 21, 6-8 pm

Click here for a complete schedule of store hours

See an online photo album of our current inventory

Where do I park at the high school when visiting the Aves Hangar?

Please visit our webpage for more information.

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Questions? Email: sycamorebookstore@gmail.com

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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.