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Maple Dale Elementary's Parent Communication
January 18, 2019
Our Flight Plan
Attendance Line: (513) 686-1726
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
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
“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 (firstname.lastname@example.org, 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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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.
DON’T MISS A CHANCE TO DANCE - PERFORM WITH THE FLYERETTES!
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.
Communicable Disease Alert
IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN…..
** 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.
Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease= https://www.cdc.gov/hand-foot-mouth/about/index.html
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.