Maple Dale Aviator News!
Friday, November 11, 2016
Dance for Kindness!
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 and location 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.
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.
All Pro Dad's Day Breakfast
Wednesday, Nov. 16th, 8-9am
6100 Hagewa Drive
Please RSVP here
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Can't make it this time?
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High School Variety Show!
Saturday, Nov. 19th, 7pm
7400 Cornell Road
CogAT Testing Information
All 2nd graders will take the Cognitive Ability Test (CogAT) the week of December 5, 2016, during the school day. For those students in the other grades, you may request that your child participate in this round of testing. This is in accordance with HB 282, which requires that school districts provide two opportunities for testing to identify students as gifted. PLEASE NOTE THAT SCORES ON KINDERGARTEN and FIRST GRADE TESTS WILL NOT BE TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION FOR PULL-OUT GIFTED SERVICES.
Parents of 2nd graders do NOT need to request testing since it is an automatic process. However, if your child is not in 2nd grade and you would like to have your child participate in the December administration of the CogAT, use the below link to request testing. The deadline to submit your request is November 30. In order to decrease disruption to your child's instruction, this testing opportunity will take place on Saturday, December 10, at Maple Dale Elementary from 9:00 until 12:00. Please note that it is the parents' responsibility to provide transportation to and from Maple Dale.
All testing requests must be submitted using the below link. Email requests cannot be accepted. If you have any questions, please email Mindy Zellner, District Gifted Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here to request CogAT Testing for December 2016
Notes from the Nurse
The nurse's office stock of clothes is running low and will gladly accept donations of lightly used items. We are especially in need of boys' and girls' pants in sizes 6-8, preferably with an elastic waist, as well as long sleeve shirts. Donations of lightly used or new kids' shoes, socks, underwear, and/or coats will also be much appreciated!
Sycamore Art and Craft Show
Saturday, Nov. 19th, 9am-4pm
7400 Cornell Road
Fun for the whole family!
- 200+ Craft Vendors with lots of unique gifts
- Football on TV
- Bake Shop and Food Court
- Fabulous Raffles
- Performances by all Sycamore bands, Grades 7-12, the JH Advanced Orchestra and the Sycamore Community Band.
Find lists of vendors, menus, concert schedule, and parking tips at sbobartandcraftshow.weebly.com
Sponsored by the Sycamore Band and Orchestra Boosters (SBOB)
Brass Band Trio
Yearbook Cover Contest Winner
If you haven't bought a yearbook yet, you still have time.
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Veterans Day Celebration
Girls On The Run
Maple Dale wishes all of our Girls on the Run runners the best of luck as they prepare to run a 5k on Saturday, November 19th! The girls and their running buddies rocked the practice 5k so we know they will make Maple Dale proud next weekend!
Girls on the Run® is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to creating a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams.
Meeting twice a week in small teams of 8-15 girls, we teach life skills through dynamic, conversation-based lessons and running games. The 20-lesson curriculum is taught by certified Girls on the Run coaches and includes three parts: understanding ourselves, valuing relationships and teamwork and understanding how we connect with and shape the world at large.
Running is used to inspire and motivate girls, encourage lifelong health and fitness, and build confidence through accomplishment. At each season's conclusion, the girls and their running buddies complete a 5k running event. Completing a 5k gives the girls a tangible sense of achievement as well as a framework for setting and achieving life goals. The result—making the seemingly impossible, possible and teaching girls that they can.