Aviator Air Newsletter

Maple Dale Elementary's Parent Communication

February 22, 2019

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


MARK YOUR CALENDARS


March 7: Literacy Night 6pm - 8pm

March 11-15: MAP Testing (NOT 2nd Grade)

March 27-28: MAP Testing (ONLY 2nd Grade)

March 27: 4th Grade Field Trip - Music Hall

March 29: Report Cards Go Home

March 29: 3rd Grade Field Trip - UCBA

School Happenings

Student Information for Classroom Placement for Current Kindergartners through 3rd Graders!

The placement of students each year is a task that our staff takes very seriously. Please click here to complete this optional form. This form is optional for parents. While considering your child’s learning characteristics and social interaction style, your child’s current teachers are carefully placing your child in a friendly, collaborative group with other children with whom he/she works well. If you would like your child to be placed with a specific peer, please complete the form below. Every effort will be made to place your child with one of the students listed below. Please list six names to ensure a classroom placement with a peer. If fewer than six names are provided, the likelihood of your child being placed with a peer listed is decreased.


Please complete by April 19, 2019.

From Mr. Tudor to current 4th grade parents!

Welcome to Greene Intermediate School! We are looking forward to the arrival of your child in the fall. Below is a link to a letter that explains our placement process. Within the letter you will find the link to our Student Information Form. This form will be used to place students on teams. Please submit the form no later than Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 11:59 pm.


Rising 5th Grade Parent Letter - Current 4th Graders

A message for 4th Grade Parents!

Hello 4th grade parents,


Congratulations on successfully navigating your child through elementary school. It is hard to believe their graduation is just around the corner! We are in the early stages of planning the 4th grade celebration and there are a few beginning details we would like to share with you.


First, I would like to introduce myself. My name is Angelina Marriett, and I am the 4th grade celebration chair. For those of you who don’t know me, my daughter Makaylie is in Mrs. Campbell and Miss. Bates class this year. I am working on this with Rachel Wirth, whose daughter, Lauren, is also in the 4th grade. We are super excited to plan and organize the celebration for our children and yours!!!

A few details to keep in mind:

The date of the 4th grade celebration will be Thursday, May 16, 2019.

It will begin promptly at 6:30pm and last until about 8:30pm.

The celebration will include the 4th grade performance, presentation of gifts, as well as the distribution of student certificates.


We have two orders of business to discuss with you that are time sensitive. Traditionally, the 4th grade class presents the school with a gift, as well as a small token of appreciation for staff. The 4th grade class will also be receiving send-off gifts to recognize their achievements. We would like to invite you to contribute by donating to make this all possible; however participation is optional. If you choose to contribute, a $10 minimum donation per child is recommended. Please give any amount you feel comfortable in giving. Money can be sent through Venmo to Angelina Marriett, through PayPal to rachelrwirth@gmail.com, or cash can be sent in to your child’s teacher. We are asking that all money be sent in by Friday, March 1st. This early turn-in date will allow us to plan and budget appropriately.


The second request we have of parents is to share some photos of your children for the celebration that evening. We will create and share a slideshow that night that will introduce all of the 4th grade graduates. It is our goal to present a slideshow with two pictures of each child; ideally, the slideshow will have a birth photo (or early-life photo of your child) along with their 4th grade photo (or a current photo). Please have both digital photos sent to my email by March 1st.


If you have any questions regarding any of the above details, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me or Rachel via email or by phone. We can’t wait to celebrate!!!


Angelina Marriett 513.954.6663

Angelina.marriett@gmail.com

Rachel Wirth 513.235.5854

Rachelrwirth@gmail.com

A message from our nurse!

Dear parents,


We are well into the cold and Flu season. We only had a few cases of the Influenza (Flu) so far but we're trying very hard to limit the spread of all communicable diseases. We need your help in keeping your children and our entire school community healthy.

Please remind your children to be diligent with Hand washing, covering coughs and sneezes with the elbow/sleeve, not touching the nose/mouth/eyes, etc. Please, also refrain from sending children to school with a fever, excessive cough or runny nose. Our policy states to keep home for at least 24 hours after fever free. However, if your child was diagnosed with the Flu (Influenza) they may be contagions for up to 7-10 days from diagnosis. It would be best to keep them home for at least 5 more days from the diagnosis to allow complete recovery. Most students who return to school too soon not only risk other but they usually don't feel well and it may affect their learning. To learn more about the Flu click on the links below:


https://www.cdc.gov/flu/school/index.htm

https://keepkidshealthy.com/2018/01/28/how-long-are-you-contagious-when-you-have-the-flu/

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MILERS is returning March 6th!

MILERS IS BACK STARTING MARCH 6TH and we need volunteers!


MAPLE DALE MILERS is our walking/running program held Wednesdays at lunch recess. The program is optional and students can choose to walk or not walk each week. Students in Grades 1,2,3&4 enjoy walking supervised laps around the blacktop playground and get a chance to earn foot tokens as they rack up the miles throughout the year. Parent volunteers will oversee and supervise the students as they walk.


EVERYONE GETS TO WALK!

Our kickoff will be Wednesday March 6th

(wear your sneakers/ tennis shoes on Wednesdays)


*VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

This program can only exist with adult volunteers! We will need volunteers to help set up, monitor the kids, and complete minimal paperwork to record the miles. It’s a great way to see your child during the school day
CLICK on link if you’d like to volunteer for a day
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0448AEAE22A0FD0-wednesday


1st & 2nd grades 11:30am-12:50pm
3rd & 4th grades 12:35am-1:35pm


**If you DO NOT WANT YOUR CHILD TO PARTICIPATE in the program at ANY time this year, please email Jessica Allison at jessie0603@yahoo.com by February 25th.

Summer Solutions

It's time to start thinking about summer! Attached below, please find our 2019 Summer Solutions Parent Flyer. The flyer contains our school code and ordering instructions for parents. Our school code has been activated, so parents can begin ordering at any time.
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PBIS at Maple Dale

For the next couple weeks, we will share what PBIS looks like and sounds like at Maple Dale. As a committee, we created posters to clearly display our expectations for different areas in the building. Thank you to our PTO for purchasing new, sturdy posters to hang in our building, so please be on the lookout for these green and yellow Aviator-themed signs! You can click here to see different examples of behavior expectations at Maple Dale.

Green Team Tip of the Week

The district wide textile recycling contest is back! Gather up all of your unwanted textiles and start dropping them off in the Simple Recycling bin located in the Maple Dale parking lot starting on February 1. Last year Maple Dale came in a close second, just behind Blue Ash Elementary. Let's clean out those closets and see if we can come out on top this year! For more detail as to what can be placed in the bin, please see » Supplies & FAQ’s

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Don't Miss Out - Order Your Yearbook Today!

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AROUND SYCAMORE

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Master Facility Concept Testing - Update

There are only two more Master Facility Concept Testing sessions left! Please join us at one of the following dates:


Saturday, February 23 10:00 a.m. at Sycamore High School

Wednesday, February 27 6:30 p.m. at Terwilliger Lodge


Can't join us in person for one of our Master Facility Concept Testing sessions? Learn more about the district's options for renovating and replacing buildings from home or wherever you can connect to wifi! Watch our Concept Testing session below. You'll even have the opportunity to take an online survey at the end of the presentation. The survey will close on February 28, 2019.

Have a question about the options? Email mfp@sycamoreschools.org or check out our Frequently Asked Questions page.
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Please use this link to buy your tickets to the SAB Winter Social:

SYCAMOREATHLETICBOOSTERS.COM

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IN THE COMMUNITY

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.