Aviator Air Newsletter

Maple Dale Elementary's Parent Communication

Friday, February 23, 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) 686-1756

Mark your calendars!

March 15 - Second Grade Performance

March 16 - Last day of 3rd quarter

Week of March 19 - MAP Testing

March 21 - All Pro Dad Breakfast

March 23 - Report cards sent home

March 26-30 - Spring Break


Although your child may or may not have taken the CogAT in December, you may request that your child be tested on the Otis-Lennon School Ability Test (OLSAT). If you wish to have your child participate in this round of testing, all requests must be made through the below online link by March 21, 2018. In order to decrease disruption to your child's instruction, this testing opportunity will take place prior to the start of the school day. We have scheduled this 45-50 minute testing session to be administered from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. on Friday, April 6, 2018, at Maple Dale.

Please note it is the parents' responsibility to provide transportation the morning of testing to your child’s building. Additionally, know that Sycamore cannot use kindergarten or first grade scores for gifted placement.



  • February 23 – Last day to apply for the full-day kindergarten lottery drawing ($100. deposit or tuition waiver is required)

  • Week of February 26 – Parent notification letters sent for full-day lottery results

  • March 16 - Remainder of tuition due to your building to secure full day spot ($300.)

  • May 4 – Kindergarten Orientation at your school – 10:00-11:00 – Parents AND students attend!

  • August - notification by mail of half day placement (AM/PM), staggered start day, and teacher assignment

**Tuition is $375 monthly from October through May.

Yearbook Photos Needed!

Do you have pictures from this years Maple Dale events? The yearbook committee needs your help. We are in need of pictures for the following:

  • Milers
  • Girls On The Run
  • 100th Day
  • 2nd Grade Pumpkin Math
  • iSpace

Please email pictures to Gina at ginamahoney@yahoo.com or Julie at japrior1967@yahoo.com

Green Team Request of the Week

Bring in those textiles! Now through spring break the schools throughout the Sycamore District are having a friendly competition to see who can collect the most textiles. Clean out the closets and bring in those old clothes, shoes, blankets, etc. and place them in the bins in the Maple Dale parking lot. Keep these materials out of the landfill and help our school earn some money! See the “Shed the Excess Threads” flyer for more details.

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Send in Box Tops Now

It’s time to clean out your drawers, send in your box tops. Collections starting now. Turn them in by putting them in an envelope marked "Kid Mail - Box Tops" and send them to school with your student.


We are looking for parent volunteers to help with our Students of the Week program. Each Monday we interview one student from each classroom who has made positive contributions in an effort to be Maple Dale PeaceBuilder by putting the programs principles in to action. The volunteers meet in the Maple Dale cafeteria from 9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m each Monday morning. Please sign up using the link below if you are interested in this volunteer opportunity to celebrate Maple Dale's PeaceBuilders.

If you have any questions about the program please feel free to contact:

Mandy Friend

Students of the Week Program Chair


(513) 659-4211


2018 Winter Olympic Photos

Sycamore District Art Show - Opening Night

Friday, March 2nd, 5:30-7:30pm

7400 Cornell Road

Montgomery, OH

Come to the District Art Show Preview & Artists' Reception. Open to the whole Sycamore community and for the Sycamore student artists to celebrate their achievements with their loved ones.

RECEPTION: Enjoy Refreshments & music by DJ Courtside

LIVE ART DEMOS: Witness students at work.

STUDIO TOURS: A Closer Look Behind the Scenes

COMMUNITY: Learn about Local Arts Organizations

SEEKING PARENT PTO NOMINEES for the 2018-2019 school year!

It is that time of the school year when the PTO plans for next year's board members and committee chairs. If YOU have an interest, or know of someone who should be considered for a leadership role next year with the PTO, please reply to the email below and send in the name(s) along with the indicated position(s). This is a good way to get to know other parents and make new friends. We will be collecting names via this e-mail. You can also contact any current PTO board member. Please consider getting involved in the EHG PTO!

Jason Dimaculangan jasond928@gmail.com

Kay Gray kalena01@gmail.com

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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.