Aviator Air Newsletter

Maple Dale Elementary's Parent Communication

December 7, 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


December 12: All Pro Dad Breakfast

Week of December 10: MAP Testing for Grades 1-4

December 21: Teacher Records Day - NO SCHOOL

December 24 - January 4: Winter Break - NO SCHOOL

January 10: PTO Meeting 9:30 - 11 am

January 11: Report Cards Go Home

January 16: All Pro Dad Breakfast

January 18: Cultural Heritage Night 6 - 8 pm

January 21: MLK Jr. Day - NO SCHOOL

School Happenings

PBIS Shirts


If you would like to pay $5.00 to cover the cost of your child(ren) shirts you can do so by clicking on this link: http://mdpto.3dcartstores.com/PBIS-T-Shirt-2019_p_119.html

If you would like to "pay it forward" and contribute an additional $5.00 to help cover the cost of a child's shirt who may otherwise not be able to afford it, you may do so as well at the link above.

Thank you!

Reminder to Volunteer for Maple Dale Cultural Heritage Night by December 20th !

Come celebrate the cultures represented in our school on

Friday, January 18, 2018 from 6-8 PM.

Log in to SignUp Genius by December 20, 2018 to participate in one or more of the areas listed below.

For questions and details, contact Alisha Kalb, alisha.v.kalb@gmail.com, 513.785.9475

Sign up by following the link


Food Booth

Make a dish to serve 100 bite sized samples

(~10 single servings)

Cultural Booth

Share traditions such as hands-on activities, games, language, crafts, dance, pictures and artifacts.

Fashion Show

Your child will be a star on stage in cultural attire.

Cultural Performance

Organize a group, or go solo with a song, dance, poem, or impersonation

Looking for the perfect gift?

We are discounting the price of our Maple Dale 2018 Cookbook to $5.00!! All proceeds are still going to the United Pet Fund! (While supplies last!)

After School Enrichment Program Info - 2019

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.

Click here for important facts that you need to know for the 2019 program.

“Day” Dads Lunch December 11

Are you a full-time, part-time, or occasional stay-at-home during the day dad? Have you ever been asked what you do all day? Are you tired of eating bonbons by yourself? Come join other men in similar situations for lunch.

Tuesday, December 11, 11:30 am at Sammy’s Craft Burgers, 4767 Creek Road. RSVP to Brian Gath (bdgath@me.com, 614-301-5064) by noon 12/10 so we can be sure to have enough room.

RSVP for the All Pro Dad Breakfast - December 12th

Please join us at the Maple Dale Elementary All Pro Dads breakfast on Wednesday December 12th from 8-9am in the school cafeteria. This free monthly breakfast is sponsored by fathers, Chick-fil-A, and the PTO.

The meeting theme is generosity. Most people live life looking to take rather than give. Being generous is an important attribute to teach and model for our children. Giving can fuel the general happiness and well-being in not only the person that we help, but also in us when we give. Generosity demonstrates that we truly value others and are willing to reach out and meet their needs.

If attending please RSVP by Sunday December 9th via the link below so the correct amount of food is ordered.


Reminders- please do not walk your child to their classroom, please park down at the district offices to free parking spaces for staff members, and be aware that a school delay or closure cancels the breakfast.


Mark your calendars with these changes:

  • January 10th NEW time is 6:30 PM
  • February 14th NEW time is 9:30 AM

2019 Winter Maple Dale PTO Funding

The PTO is planning to approve proposals for School Grants at the January 10, 2019 General Meeting. Students, parents, teachers, and staff are invited to submit proposals for expenditures. Proposals acceptable to the school administration will be evaluated by the PTO Executive board based on the number of students who will benefit and by the impact of the proposal on the educational achievement of students.

At the General Meeting, some of the surplus funds raised from the Glow Walk above the will be appropriated. Other proposals submitted may be included in subsequent grant periods in the spring of this school year.

Guidelines for expenditures:
- proposals may be submitted by any member of the PTO or the children of any member of the PTO
- proposals must include all requested information
- requests are due by January 3, 2019
- innovative or experimental proposals that would directly affect a smaller subset of the school but might be expanded if successful are encouraged.


My Energy Kit Challenge Continues!

If you signed up for your FREE Energy Kit through the My Energy Kit Challenge, thank you! We reached the 100 sign-up challenge and won $250. We want to keep going! For every additional 100 sign-ups we get, we’ll win another $250. And by December 31, the three schools with the most kit sign-ups will win grand prizes of $1,000 - $2,500! Please help us out by signing up for your FREE Energy Kit and crediting our school. Go to 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.

OGB Holiday Store - All Pro Dad Shopping Guide

We are excited to announce a joint service project between Operation Give Back and Maple Dale Elementary this holiday season. Our goal is to engage our children in collecting, packaging and providing needed items for local families right here in our community.

Operation Give Back (OGB) is a non-profit organization that provides after-school support for the growing number of economically disadvantaged children in the Sycamore Schools. They also host a Holiday Store in their Blue Ash facility which serves our local families by providing needed items during this season of giving.

Maple Dale Elementary, in conjunction with their PTO and All Pro Dad fatherhood program, is partnering with OGB this school year. We are demonstrating for our children what it means to care for others while taking action on behalf of those in need.

Please reference the shopping guide below in consideration of what you may wish to contribute towards this worthwhile initiative.

If anyone would like to make a donation you can drop it in the barrel in the office by the end of the month.


  • Packaged Socks

  • Packaged Underwear

  • Winter Coats (gently used is great)

  • Hats and Gloves


  • Art supplies

  • Baby toys

  • Barbies/Dolls (all ethnic groups)

  • Legos

  • Puzzles and Games

  • Trucks and cars


  • Bar Soap

  • Deodorant

  • Toilet Paper

  • Tissues

  • Diapers

  • Paper Towels


  • Peanut Butter/Jelly

  • Cereal

  • Canned fruits

  • Pancake Mix/Syrup

  • Boxed potatoes

  • Canned Pasta Sauce

  • Canned Ravioli

  • Rice or Dry Pasta

  • Canned chicken or tuna

  • Soup

  • Paper Towels

  • Lysol Wipes

  • Toothbrush/Toothpaste

  • Bar Soap

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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

Green Team Tip of the Week: Did you know? Maple Dale students can recycle and compost lunch waste in the lunchroom. This Sycamore Community Schools green initiative diverts 400 bags of trash from the landfill EACH WEEK. If you would like to learn more, here is a short video about the sorting tables and their district-wide impact: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcGoXc85GUE


KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION for the 2019-2020 School Year

Class of 2032


January 22, 2019 through February 15, 2019

District Office

5959 Hagewa Drive

Cincinnati, OH 45242


Daytime and evening appointments will be available

Beginning January 7th, families must complete all online forms.

The 2019-20 school year will not open in Final Forms until January 7th, 2019. Any forms completed prior to January 7th will result in registration for the 2018-19 school year.

Instructions for completing these forms can be found on our website under the registration tab at www.sycamoreschools.org/kg

Once all forms are complete, follow the instructions to make an appointment online.

*All appointments are made electronically.

*If Final Forms is not complete, your appointment will not be accepted.

Lottery deadline for full day kindergarten is February 15th, 2019.

*Full day selection is NOT based on your appointment date.

*All students registered by the deadline will be entered in to the lottery if you choose.

A $100 deposit is required at your registration appointment

to be included in the full day lottery.

If you have questions about kindergarten curriculum, whether or not your child is ready for kindergarten or any other academic concerns,

please contact your child’s school:

Blue Ash Elementary


Maple Dale Elementary


Montgomery Elementary


Symmes Elementary


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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.