Aviator Air Newsletter

Maple Dale Elementary's Parent Communication

September 13, 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


September 27: Professional Development Day - no school!

September 30 - October 4: Vision & Hearing Screening Week

October 11: Fun Run

October 23: All Pro Dad Breakfast

October 24: Evening Parent/Teacher Conferences

October 25: All day Conferences - no school!

October 30: Evening Parent/Teacher Conferences

October 31: Harvest Parade

School Happenings

Students of the Week (Week of 9/9)

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The art room is looking to collect egg cartons for an upcoming project with our 3rd graders, for their musical performance in November. We will be needing a lot of egg cartons so we are starting the collection process early in order to have enough time to complete our projects. If anyone has any empty egg cartons laying around we would love to use them. I will have a large cardboard box outside of the art room for donations.

-Thanks everyone!

Mr. Conklin

Maple Dale Art

Notes from the Office

Label Your Child's Belongings!

Please remember to label your child’s belongings…most importantly their jackets, lunch boxes, backpacks, and water bottles with his/her first and last name. These items tend to go missing from time to time and even though we encourage responsibility, having these items clearly labeled allows us to return them, when found.

Lost items are placed in the Lost and Found area located by door #8, to the left of the stage. Parents can check the lost and found anytime.


Maple Dale Media Center “Birthday Book” participation Form

Thank you to all the families that have donated to the Birthday Book Club!

The response has been overwhelming and I'm excited to get those new

books in our student's hands! I will be pulling the September Birthdays at the end

of the month to be sure we have enough great books to choose from the carts.

The support of our Special's Team and our programs enrich us all!

Mrs. Smith

Media Specialist

Birthday Book Club Link: https://www.titlewish.com/1092685

Please support the “Birthday Book” program at Maple Dale by allowing your child to donate a new library book in celebration of his or her special day! With your $10-$20 donation, your child or children may select a brand new book during their birthday month (summer birthdays will choose on their ½ birthday) from newly purchased titles. A personalized bookplate will be placed in the book and a picture of your student with their book selection will be posted and sent home. Your child will also be the first to check-out his or her choice! Feel free to email Mrs. Smith, smithni@sycamoreschools.org with any questions.


This is the QR code to go directly to the site:

Tip: Help Your Child w/Separation Anxiety at School.

From Miss Seiler - School Counselor

PTO Corner

All Pro Dad's Breakfast - September 18th

You are invited to the Maple Dale Elementary All Pro Dads breakfast on Wednesday September 18th 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 self-control. Self-control is about learning to pause before you react to something or someone. We can make choices sometimes when we are sad or angry, but those choices are not always the best. People who have self-control have learned to think about their behavior and the impact their reactions have on themselves and others.

If attending please RSVP by noon on Monday September 16th 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 please be aware that a school delay or closure cancels the breakfast.

Help our school grow!

Shop locally at Pipkin's and they will give our PTO 4% back on your receipt. It's simple....

  1. Shop at Pipkin's.
  2. Don't leave without your receipt.
  3. Bring your receipt to Maple Dale.
  4. Put your receipt in our yellow watering can.
  5. Then watch our school grow!

Language Program - Registration due 9/17!

The morning Language Program is back for students in grades K-4. Foreign language skills are truly a passport to the world. Students develop skills for their future, enhance their test scores, and improve their self-esteem. Sign up TODAY!


The Maple Dale Elementary PTO invites you to get involved this school year! Our school's programs are ONLY possible with parent volunteers! Please go to https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0D44A9A728A20-help1 to see which programs interest you.

Kroger Community Rewards

Did you know you can earn money for Maple Dale by shopping at Kroger, at no cost to you? Sign up for Kroger Community Rewards today! Click on the following link for instructions on how to link your card to Maple Dale:



Keep Clipping!! Box Tops has made a transition to an easier way to earn money for Maple Dale, but there are still plenty of paper box tops that are waiting to be clipped. In the meantime, you can download the Box Top App from your App Store, connect to Maple Dale Elementary School, and start scanning away. You only need to scan your receipt. SUPER EASY! Watch this 40-second video to see how the process works. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hh94b2BvFK4&feature=youtu.be

Thank you for your continued support!

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Sycamore Child Nutrition

Free and Reduced lunch/breakfast applications

The date for the roll-over cut off for free and reduced-price meals benefits is quickly approaching. On September 25th, if you have not filled out a new free and reduced-price meal application your student(s) will lose their benefits. Apply online today: https://sycamore.payschools.com or fill out a paper application and turn it into the office. Contact the Child Nutrition Office with questions - (513) 686-1796.

Please turn it into the school or you can mail to child nutrition office. 5959 Hagewa Drive, cincinnati, OH 45242

Monthly Lunch Menu

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Around Sycamore


Mark your calendars for the 9th Annual Sycamore Junior High Aviator Flight Fest 2k/5k/10k Race on Saturday, October 19, 2019! Please visit our website at www.aviatorflightfest.com to Register for the Race, Sign Up to Volunteer or learn more about Family Sponsorships.

The first 100 people to register for the race will be entered in a raffle to win one of two fun gift cards!


Check your mail next week for your very own Flight Plan to be delivered to your home! The Flight Plan will provide you with the information for you and your child to participate in and enjoy all the great activities taking place with Flight Fest this year!


The online auction is open! Be sure to check in weekly for new items as they are added. Items will continue to be added up to October 9th! The online auction closes on October 19th at 10am. The link to view the auction is below.


Please contact Michelle Ciotola at avesflightfest@gmail.com to learn about business and family sponsorships, volunteer opportunities, or any questions regarding Aviator Flight Fest.

#speakupAVES Mental Health Awareness Month

Sycamore Community Schools has made mental health, fighting its stigma, and advocating for its awareness, a priority among all buildings and within all grade levels. For the entire month of September, we will be engaging students, staff, and families in important conversations through our #speakupAVES campaign.

Unfortunately, mental health issues are a drastically rising problem among adolescents. According to research performed by the Child Mind Institute, one in five teens and adults suffer from mental illness and 20% of children ages 13-18 live with a mental disorder. It impacts people of all ages, demographics, and income levels. That is why Sycamore is committed to caring for the whole child and providing support for students, families, and staff.

#speakupAVES and Warrior Run

Sycamore Community Schools continues to collaborate with 1N5, a local nonprofit organization committed to stopping the stigma and starting the conversation by increasing awareness and education about mental health.

#speakupAVES Month is focused on raising awareness and will culminate with Sycamore High School’s participation in the 1N5 Warrior Run on October 5. As a part of the high school challenge, every dollar raised by the team will be reinvested back into Sycamore High School for mental health, mindfulness, and suicide prevention programming. Click here to sponsor the “Sycamore sAVES” team and select “donate.” You can also join the team by registering to be a part of the race by clicking here and select “join the team.”

School-Based Therapy Services

Meanwhile, Sycamore Schools continue to provide better access to mental health services for students. All seven Sycamore schools are now staffed with school-based therapists for the 2019-2020 school year. Children’s Hospital provides on-site independently licensed therapists at all seven schools at no cost to the district to confidentially serve students with significant mental health challenges.

Medication Management Services

Beginning in September, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital will also begin offering medication management services to families engaged in school-based therapy. These services include the evaluation, prescription, and management of medication for clients. Medication management services are delivered by an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN). The APRN will be at our District Office at 5959 Hagewa Drive two half-days per month. If parents are interested in engaging with medication management services, parents can schedule appointments directly through their building therapist. To receive these services, students must be active clients of the school-based therapist.

Help Us Start the Conversation, Stop the Stigma

But it doesn’t end with therapy and medication. It’s about providing a safe environment for students so that they can come to school feeling comfortable and ready to learn. District administrators have initiated the process of developing a comprehensive, three-year strategic plan based on feedback from a voluntary survey on mental health. Simply put, mental health awareness is not limited to the month of September in Sycamore Community Schools.

As a superintendent, I am proud of the work our school counselors, teachers, and staff are doing to increase their own awareness while supporting the whole child. As a parent, I am continually reassured by the commitment our educators have to student social and emotional wellness.

So for the month of September, let’s engage in tough and important conversations with one another around mental health. But let’s not let it end there. This is a year-long, lifetime battle, and Sycamore Community Schools is committed every day.

To discuss any of our mental health services available or with questions regarding services, Lisa Zelvy, Pupil Services Supervisor, is available to assist you. She can be reached at (513) 686-1700 or zelvyl@sycamoreschools.org.

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