Maple Dale Aviator News!

Friday, November 11, 2016

Sycamore Community Schools Thanks You For Your Support

Mark Your Calendars!

November 16th - All Pro Dad Day Breakfast

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!

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

Cincinnati, OH

Dads and kids join us for a quick, before-school breakfast in the cafeteria and 45-minute program of fatherhood and family topics. Our sponsoring partner, Chick-Fil-A will be catering chicken biscuits with Maple Dale providing drinks for all families in attendance. We will also be raffling a prize pack of cool items. It's both fun and FREE! Hope you can join us...

Please RSVP here

For more information

Can't make it this time?

Join us next time on

December 14th

High School Variety Show!

Saturday, Nov. 19th, 7pm

7400 Cornell Road

Montgomery, OH

Sycamore High School Hosts Variety Show November 19th @ 7 p.m. in the Auditorium. Tickets are $10 and are available pre-sale at as well as at the door. Acts feature members of the student body including vocal and instrumental groups, juggling, the Flyerettes, SEE1 and a performance by all choral ensembles. Proceeds benefit the Sycamore Vocal Boosters.

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

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

Montgomery, OH

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

Sponsored by the Sycamore Band and Orchestra Boosters (SBOB)

Brass Band Trio

Thank you to the Montgomery Women's Club for sponsoring the Brass Band Trio from Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Our Kindergartners and 1st Graders LOVED the experience and sounds.

Yearbook Cover Contest Winner

This year the yearbook theme is PeaceBuilders. There were 15 submissions by the 4th graders and on Election Day, the entire school voted. Congratulations, Libby Wolper, our 1st Place winner! Her design will be featured on the front cover and our second, third, fourth and fifth place winners will be displayed on the back. Congratulations, Daniel Kim (2nd), Sophie Daly (3rd), Garrett Brenkert (4th) and Simon Huth (5th)! Thank you to ALL the 4th graders who worked hard and had fun creating beautiful and inspiring PeaceBuilder covers. Your love for your school shows!

If you haven't bought a yearbook yet, you still have time.

Order your yearbook online at

Include School ID#1833817

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Box Tops

Parents, please keep sending in those box tops. Every box top is free money for Maple Dale. Don't wait.....send them in with your child. Help your child's class be the top collecting class. Next collection is in March.

Veterans Day Celebration

Maple Dale students came together today to celebrate and honor our veterans. Thank you to Sargeant First Class Severson, Dixon, and Dixon for sharing their stories and experiences with our Maple Dale students. Thank you to our families that donated for our troops, as well. The reason for observing this day is to show our gratitude to the brave men and women who sacrifice everything to make this world a safer place for the rest of us.

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.

After-School Hours Classroom Access

Due to Maple Dale being open in the evening for activities such as basketball, boy scouts, etc., we are working to keep the academic wings secure due to confidential information and valuable equipment. Our classrooms will be locked after school hours, as a result. Please help reinforce the importance of remembering to bring home the needed materials each day with your child. Thank you for your support in this matter.

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.