Aviator Air Newsletter

Maple Dale Elementary's Parent Communication

January 18, 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


January 21: MLK Jr. Day - NO SCHOOL

January 31: GEAR Board Meeting 10am - 12pm @ Maple Dale

February 1: Third Grade Wax Museum

February 10: Family Fun Night

February 11 - 15: Book Fair/Love Your Library Week

February 13: All Pro Dad Breakfast

February 14: PTO Meeting 9:30am @ Maple Dale

February 18: President's Day - NO SCHOOL

February 21: Spring Pictures/Class Photos

School Happenings

“Day” Dads Lunch January 22

Are you a full-time, part-time, or occasional stay-at-home during the day dad? Have you ever been asked what you do all day? Are you tired of eating bonbons by yourself? Come join other men in similar situations for lunch.

Tuesday, January 22, 11:30 am at Mio’s in Blue Ash (7900 Kenwood Road). RSVP to Brian Gath (bdgath@me.com, 614-301-5064) by noon 1/21 so we can be sure to have enough room.

Preschool Lottery-Due February 1

(Current Sycamore Preschool students do not have to enter the lottery.)

If you have friends or younger children who will be three by September 30, 2019 that would be interested in being part of our lottery for next school year, please share this information with them. The Preschool lottery entry for the 2019-20 school year will run from January 7, 2019, to February 1, 2019. Please go to the sycamore website to obtain a copy of the form and return the completed document to Maple Dale Elementary with your $20 non-refundable deposit to be placed in the lottery. The lottery will take place by the end of February and you will be notified of registration dates that will take place in March 2019. You should not complete Final Forms until you have been notified that you have been accepted into the program. *Families must be currently living in the district at the time of lottery application.*

Green Team Tip of the Week

The district wide textile recycling contest is back! Gather up all of your unwanted textiles and start dropping them off in the Simple Recycling bin located in the Maple Dale parking lot starting on February 1. Last year Maple Dale came in a close second, just behind Blue Ash Elementary. Let's clean out those closets and see if we can come out on top this year! For more detail as to what can be placed in the bin, please see » Supplies & FAQ’s

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Don't Miss Out - Order Your Yearbook Today!

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Like Us on Facebook!

Parents, please click here to take you to our Maple Dale Facebook page and "like" it! We will utilize FB more often to share community events, such as Junior High's Aviator Flightfest 5K, as well as to share pictures and news of Maple Dale happenings. So please "like" us on Facebook!


Help Us Guide our Schools Towards the Future!

Families and community members are welcome to attend any one of the Concept Testing sessions. (Click the link below to find out more information.) Each session typically lasts 1.5 hours. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and participate in a brief survey with a smartphone or wifi device. Sessions held at our schools will include an optional tour of the facility following the survey.

New Lunch Menus App Available

Sycamore Community Schools Child Nutrition Services is excited to introduce My School Menus interactive online menus. My School Menus allows easy access to complete nutrition information for the school meal programs 24-7-365.

My School Menus has great new features to better serve our students and families:

  • Nutrient Data by Menu item - hovering over a menu item will show nutrient data
  • Build-a-Meal Nutrient Data - choose build-a-meal to get totals of individual nutrients for all items chosen by a student
  • Ingredient information for certain menu items
  • Complete list of all food choices available to students
  • Allergen identification - allergen filter to strike-through foods containing the following allergens: wheat, soy, eggs, fish, peanuts, tree nuts, milk
  • Attribute identification - symbols identifying foods as GMO-free, kosher, gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian, locally grown, made from scratch
  • Translation to 180 languages using Google Translate
  • Ability to link to Child Nutrition sites like prepayments, applications, and policies
  • Information about Child Nutrition

You can access our online, interactive menus by visiting www.sycamoreschools.org/cns and clicking on Menus or by clicking here. My School Menus is also available inside the Sycamore Community Schools app. You will be asked to download My School Menus the first time you click on the icon inside the Sycamore Schools app. Once you have installed it on your device, you won't be asked to do this again.

For more information on how to access all of these exciting features, watch this video.

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The Sycamore High School Dance Team is hosting their annual dance clinic for grades K-8 on Thursday, January 24.

All dancers will perform with the team during the halftime of the Boy’s Varsity Basketball Game on Friday, January 25.


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Communicable Disease Alert


** Remember your children should remain at home until they are fever/vomiting/diarrhea free for a full 24 hours without fever-reducing medication before coming back to school.

Hamilton County Public Health Department keeps schools updated on current illnesses happening throughout the county. The Health Department is currently seeing cases of hand, foot and mouth disease and pertussis throughout the county. Flu season is also right around the corner so it is important to be aware of signs and symptoms to protect your child and others. As always, Sycamore Community Schools likes to keep families aware of precautions to take to keep our students and families healthy this time of year.

  • Frequent handwashing for at least 20 seconds

  • Covering the mouth and nose with the inner elbow when sneezing and coughing

  • Staying home from school or work when ill until you are fever/vomiting/diarrhea free for 24 hours without fever reducing medication.

  • Avoiding close contact with sick people

  • The health departments strongly recommends up-to-date Tdap vaccination and Flu shots - which are still available

The following are resource links for each illnesses mentioned. Please take the time to review signs and symptoms and consult your School Nurse or physician if you have any questions.

Pertussis= https://odh.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/odh/know-our-programs/immunization/media/pertussis-whooping-cough

Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease= https://www.cdc.gov/hand-foot-mouth/about/index.html

Influenza (Flu)= https://odh.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/odh/know-our-programs/seasonal-influenza/welcome/

Know! To Give and Receive the Gift of Kindness

Tis the season for giving; and among the greatest gifts one can give to another is kindness. Read this great article about ways to get your child to be more kind and generous.

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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.