Maple Dale Aviator News

Friday, October 21, 2016

Mark Your Calendars!

October 24th - Walk-A-Thon (Rescheduled from October 20th!)

October 27th - Evening Parent/Teacher Conferences

October 28th - Parent/Teacher Conferences (No school for students!)

October 31st - Maple Dale Fall Parade at 2:30

November 3rd - Evening Parent/Teacher Conferences

November 4th - GEAR Coffee and Conversation at Maple Dale from 9:30-11:00

November 9th - Picture Re-take Day

November 10th - Evening PTO Meeting from 7:00-8:30 pm in Maple Dale Cafeteria

November 16th - Board of Education Meeting at EH Greene at 7:00 p.m.

November 17th - 3rd Grade Performance at 7:00 p.m.

November 23rd-25th - Thanksgiving Break/No school!

Parent-Teacher Conferences!

Parent-Teacher Conferences are quickly approaching! If you have not yet signed up for a conference with your child's teacher, please contact them directly to schedule a conference time.

Here at Maple Dale, we pride ourselves on the partnerships with our parents. Please click here for some helpful tips as you meet and partner with your child's teacher. Our teachers are looking forward to meeting with you!

Mrs. Reinke and Mrs. Zellner present with colleagues from other buildings to the Sycamore Board of Education

On Monday, October 17, the Sycamore Board of Education held its annual meeting to hear presentations from each school and department in the district. We were honored to be able to present about the wonderful work we are engaged in with our students at Maple Dale. We presented some of our recent test data along with news about our PeaceBuilders initiative and our Reading Buddies program. Mrs. Zellner also presented on gifted identification and services. Thank you to the Board of Education and our District Office Team for being so supportive of each school!

PeaceBuilders at Home!

Mrs. Reinke and Mrs. Zellner are so excited that PeaceBuilders is even taking place at home! This picture of "Praise Notes"- shared by parents of a 1st grader - was created by of our students over the weekend to pass out to his family! Go PeaceBuilders!
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Veterans Day is on November 11th!

Dear Maple Dale families,

On Veterans Day, November 11th, we will give thanks to the men and women who have served or actively serving in the military.

Last year, Maple Dale sent 21 boxes filled with snacks and letters to soldiers in the 101th Airborne (Assault) division. Since then, many of those soldiers have deployed. The soldiers sent this picture as a thank you for all the encouraging letters and snacks. We were told, there wasn’t a dry eye after reading your letters.

This year, Maple Dale Elementary will participate in “Support the Troops” by writing letters and collecting snacks to send to Air Guard (Air Force), Airborne (Army) and

1st Cavalry (Army).

Some units are deployed over seas and others are in full training mode for the next several months as they get ready for deployment. Your letters and snacks will bring a smile to these soldiers, who are far away from their families, protecting all of us.

Here are some of the snacks the soldiers like:

Any kind of cookies

Beef Jerky

Slim Jims


Granola bars

protein bars

Candy - (This will be after Halloween so any left over candy is great!)

We would like to have all the snacks sent in by November 8th.

Thank you for your support!

Dance for Kindness!

Sunday, Nov. 13th, 12pm


We are excited to take our philosophy of PeaceBuilders outside of our school and into the community. World Kindness Day is coming on November 13th (the time will be confirmed soon!). We invite each one of you to come and dance with us to show that kindness can truly make a difference.

We are hosting a private event representing the state of Ohio. The dance will be open to Maple Dale staff, students, families,and friends. It will also be open to the Sycamore APE program and their High School support students.

If you are interested in participating with us, please email Joy Nichols at with the following information:

First and last name


email address

This is a free event!

T-shirts can be ordered for $8.50, but all you really need is to wear orange.

Once Mrs. Nichols receives your email, you will receive the video of the 3-minute dance so you can start practicing. Additionally, we will have one practice before the event and one the day of the event.

The event will be aired worldwide as it is happening and a portion of our video will be in of the worldwide Montage Video that will be created in December.

Make a difference...come and dance with us!

The purpose of World Kindness Day is to look beyond ourselves- beyond the boundaries of our country, beyond our culture, our race, our religion, and realize that we are citizens of the world and that kindness is the common thread that unites us all.

Recycling Rangers are back in action!

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About Maple Dale!

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.