Maple Dale Aviator News!

March 10, 2017

Attendance line: 686-1726

Mark Your Calendars!

March 13-17th: MAP Testing

March 15th: 2nd Grade Performance

March 17th: Last Day of 3rd Quarter

March 20-24th: Spring Break!

Attention 4th Grade Parents!

A reminder to our rising 5th graders, the Student Information Form is due to the Greene School next Friday, March 17. We will use this information as we determine team placements for next school year. Please send forms directly to the Greene School.
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Yearbook Orders

The date to order yearbooks has been extended to March 13th!. You can place your order by following the instructions on the Lifetouch flyer below.
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All Pro Dad Breakfast - March 15th

Maple Dale Elementary All Pro Dad breakfast will be held on Wed, Mar 15 from 8-9 am in our school cafeteria. All dads and children are invited to join us for this monthly program sponsored by our partner Chick-fil-A who will be providing chicken biscuits and drinks.

Trust, this month’s topic, teaches us how it is the foundation of family and other relationships. Breakfast is free to attend and we hope we will have another great turnout! Please RSVP at https://allprodadsday.com/chapters/5004 if attending.

Student Information Sheet for 2017-2018 School Year

The staff at Maple Dale Elementary makes every attempt to place all children in a classroom that meets their learning needs. This form is optional for parents and supplements the information given to us from your child’s teacher. You may fill out any or all parts of this form. Please return to the office in an envelope via “kid mail” by 4/7/17. In an effort to maintain balanced classrooms, requests for specific teachers are not considered. Thank you!


Student Information Sheet

Lost and Found

Parents,

We have a good amount of items in our lost and found. You may want to have a look through the items before Spring Break, at which time, if things are still left in the lost and found, they will be donated to Matthew 25.


We recommend you put your student's name on the following items to avoid them being put in the lost and found:

  • coats
  • hats
  • gloves/mittens
  • snow pants/snowsuits
  • boots
  • shoes
  • water bottles
  • lunch boxes
  • anything of importance or value

We try really hard to return items back to their owners, however, a name on the item would make it so much easier.

Carnival Info

The Maple Dale SPRING CARNIVAL will be on April 28th from 5:30-8:00. The carnival promises to be a fun night for the whole family. Proceeds from this event will help maple Dale enhance the technology, student services, and programs needed to deliver excellent education to our children.


Your support is needed to make the carnival a successful and fun event!


Please click the link below to get more information and to find out how you can get involved.


Carnival Info

Camp Invention is coming to Sycamore Community School District!

Since 1990, Camp Invention has taken summer fun and transformed it from ordinary to extraordinary!

In partnership with the National Inventors Hall of Fame, Edwin H. Greene Intermediate School is pleased to offer the nationally-acclaimed Camp Invention program to children entering grades 1st-6th. It’s an exciting, weeklong summer adventure with lessons that explore connections between science, technology, engineering and innovation. Children will work together to seek solutions to real-world problems and sharpen critical 21st century learning skills while rotating through several fascinating modules. The week begins on June 5, 2017 with Chris Gutermuth serving as Director of the Launch program!

Here is how young innovators will be spending their time:


  • Engaging creative thinking to design and build their own duct tape creations

  • Experiencing the power of rocket science by building and launching rubber band rockets

  • Exploring aerodynamics to blast water rockets made from plastic bottles more than 50 feet in the air

  • Taking apart nonworking machines and devices to investigate their inner operations


All activities give participants the opportunity to explore, discover and achieve while having fun!


Local educators will facilitate program modules and enthusiastic high school students will serve as Leadership Interns ensuring that one program team member is in place for every eight children.


Register on or before March 20, 2017 using promo code Discover25 to receive $25 OFF the
base price of $225. Every registration includes a complimentary Camp Invention t-shirt. Availability is limited, so visit www.campinvention.org or call 800.968.4332 to secure your child’s spot today!

Sycamore Band & Orchestra Boosters -Mattress Sale Fundraiser!!

The Sycamore Band & Orchestra Boosters will be sponsoring our Second Annual mattress sale on Saturday, April 29. This has been a very successful fundraiser in local school districts for the past 10 years. We are very excited to be able to sponsor this event here at Sycamore High School once again this year.

Brand new, name brand, top quality mattress sets with full manufacturer warranties. Much higher quality for price than a retail store! All sizes, price ranges, delivery and free layaway will be available. Floor models will be on display at Sycamore High School from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 29. If you, or anyone you know is in the market for a new mattress… check out this fundraiser!! If you need a new mattress before this sale or have any questions, please contact Ultimate Fundraising Solutions at dharbin65@yahoo.com.

Proceeds from every sale will benefit SBOB

PeaceBuilder Principle for March

As PeaceBuilders develop empathy and compassion, they learn to notice when they have hurt someone, whether intentionally or not. PeaceBuilders restore cooperation and trust by making amends. At Maple Dale, Students need to do more than say “I’m sorry” when they hurt someone. They are coached by wise adults how to make amends through the creation of PeacePlans™ to ensure they will exhibit different behaviors the next time they are in a compromising situation.


Noticing hurts means dealing with suffering or pain. The act of noticing may mean simply that you acknowledge that other people are hurting. So, please start noticing hurts that you have caused or some that need attention at your site or in your community, especially ones that young people can begin to do something about in small ways. Noticing hurts is the beginning of making a better world. Apologizing or noticing hurts can be very difficult to do. It is more likely to happen, however, if you create a climate for peace, rather than dealing with issues on a case-bycase basis. Creating such a climate (where adults and children make apologies and notice the hurts that they cause) reduces the perceived threat and feelings of anxiousness often associated with apologies. It also helps to alleviate children’s fear of exposing themselves. There is considerable evidence that many children avoid speaking up about hurts they have witnessed, in order to avoid retaliation.

Help Our School Win

Our school has the opportunity to win $2,500, and we need your help! Our school is participating in an energy conservation program from Duke Energy, and through this program, our families and staff can request a FREE Energy Kit to be delivered to their homes. For every 100 kit requests from our school, we’ll automatically win $250, and the school that requests the most kits will win $2,500! Please help us out and request your FREE kit! Go to MyEnergyKit.org or call 1-855-386-9548.

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.