Aviator Air Newsletter

Maple Dale Elementary's Parent Communication

April 5, 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


April 11: KDG Field Trip - Symmes Nature Trail

April 11: PTO Meeting 9:30 - 11 am

April 12: KDG Field Trip - Symmes Nature Trail

April 15-18: Earth Week @ MD

April 17: All Pro Dad Day

April 17: 1st Grade Field Trip - Rowe Woods

April 18: 1st Grade Field Trip - Rowe Woods

April 18: Therapy Dog Visit

April 19: NO SCHOOL - Spring Vacation Day

April 22: NO SCHOOL - Professional Development Day

April 24: Rising 5th Graders Lunch Visit @ Greene School

April 26: 4th Grade Field Trip - Freedom Center

April 26: MD Carnival 5:30 - 8:00

April 30: Rising 5th Graders Instrument Evaluations @ Greene School

School Happenings

Maple Dale Spring Carnival Packet

Click on button to access the Carnival Packet.



Great Gatherings are fantastic get-togethers hosted by Maple Dale families. They give us a chance to socialize outside of our normal school schedule, and raise money for our school at the same time.

You can be involved by either hosting or attending a Great Gathering.

If you choose to host, you can decide when/where the gathering will be held. Gatherings can be open to families, just for adults, couples activities, or be gender or grade specific.

Who can host a GREAT GATHERING?

Anyone can host!

You can host by yourself or with a friend our group.

If you want to host but aren't quite sure what to do, email us at mapledalecarnival@gmail.com. We have lots of ideas from past Great Gatherings events.

How do I sign up to host a GREAT GATHERING?

To host a Great Gathering, email mapledalecarnival@gmail.com

How do I sign up to attend a GREAT GATHERING?

Come to the Maple Dale Carnival on April 26th from 5:30-8pm to sign up.

All Pro Dads - 4/17

Please join us at the Maple Dale Elementary All Pro Dads breakfast on Wednesday April 17th from 8-9 am in the school cafeteria. This free monthly breakfast is sponsored by fathers, Chick-fil-A, and the PTO.

The UC Bearcat mascot and several UC students will be our special guests!

The meeting theme is about being a courageous up-stander. Negative bullying behaviors are all around us. Many will ignore bullying and just go on with life if it doesn't have a personal direct impact but doing so sends a message that you're okay with someone's hurtful treatment of another person. It teaches children to ignore bullying and pretend nothing happened. This fuels bullying to continue and spread.

If attending, please RSVP by Sunday April 14th 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.

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Student Information for Classroom Placement for Current Kindergartners through 3rd Graders!

The placement of students each year is a task that our staff takes very seriously. Please click here to complete this optional form. This form is optional for parents. While considering your child’s learning characteristics and social interaction style, your child’s current teachers are carefully placing your child in a friendly, collaborative group with other children with whom he/she works well. If you would like your child to be placed with a specific peer, please complete the form below. Every effort will be made to place your child with one of the students listed below. Please list six names to ensure a classroom placement with a peer. If fewer than six names are provided, the likelihood of your child being placed with a peer listed is decreased.

Please complete by April 19, 2019.

PTO Meeting - April 11th

Mark your calendars for our April PTO Meeting at 9:30 am in the Maple Dale cafeteria! Members of the Greene administration will be visiting to share about the transition from 4th grade at Maple Dale to 5th grade at Greene for the upcoming school year. Don’t miss this opportunity to come and hear about what’s happening at Maple Dale, including the nominations slate for next year.

Babysitting will be provided for anyone with children. We look forward to seeing you at the meeting!

Your PTO Board

Greene 101 Brochure (For Rising 4th Grades)

Greene 101 Camp for students transitioning to Greene School.

Interested in Getting Involved at Maple Dale Next Year?

The Maple Dale PTO would love to welcome you aboard for the 2019-2020 school year! There are openings for next year on the PTO Board as well as opportunities for program chair positions. Come get involved and discover how YOU can be part of an amazing team of people! If you are interested in finding out more please contact a current member of the Board who can give you more information (Brian Gath, Jennifer Phoenix, Jamie Rosen, Jeff Stechschulte, Becky Gohr).

Brian Gath


Jamie Rosen


Jennifer Phoenix


Jeff Stechschulte


Becky Gohr


Betsy Schatz


Green Team Tip of the Week

The Maple Dale Green Team is partnering with Crayola to recycle used markers through a new program called ColorCycle. All around school, students and teachers will be collecting used markers that are ready to be discarded. Please help our efforts by sending your kids in with any used markers you may have around the house – any brands.The markers will be sent to a facility where they will be converted into clean fuel. This fuel can be used to power vehicles, heat homes, cook meals and more! Drop-off boxes will be located in each classroom and by the front office. Got used markers? ColorCycle them!

Summer Solutions

It's time to start thinking about summer! Attached below, please find our 2019 Summer Solutions Parent Flyer. The flyer contains our school code and ordering instructions for parents. Our school code has been activated, so parents can begin ordering at any time.
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Save the Date!

Grandparents Day will be on Friday, September 6, 2019! More information to come later.


Sycamore High School Theatre Presents, Fiddler on the Roof!

Sycamore High School Theatre Presents, Fiddler on the Roof. The perfect musical that promises to delight and educate an audience of all ages. Bring your children, parents, grandparents and ENJOY!

Tickets can be purchased online for April 11th-13th @ www.avestheatre.org. It is assigned seating and tickets are $10 online. They will also be sold at the door for $12. Show starts at 7:30pm!

Volunteers Needed - COPE

Sycamore Community Schools is seeking Adult Volunteers

April 22nd - Professional Development Day

The certified staff of Sycamore Community Schools will be participating in a professional learning activity called “Cost of Poverty Experience (COPE)” led by facilitators from Think Tank Inc. on April 22nd. The purpose of the activity is to engage our staff in authentic, empathy-building experiences to better understand the daily struggles some of our families may experience as a result of economic fatigue.

Each session will include 120 staff participants. We are in need of 20 volunteers (COPE Resource Leaders) for each session to “role play” various community and business members. As a COPE Resource Leader, you will be given your role by the COPE facilitator during training. Training will be provided in the first hour of the volunteer shift. The time commitment will be approximately 3-1/2 hours. Unfortunately, we will not be able to provide babysitting services on this day, therefore volunteers are asked not to bring their children along.

Volunteer Times and Locations

Morning Session: 7:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., Junior High Gym and High School Gym

Afternoon Session: 11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Greene Gym and Maple Dale Gym

Sign-up on Eventbrite

For the morning session at Sycamore High School, click here.

For the morning session at the Sycamore Junior High School, click here.

For the afternoon session at Maple Dale Elementary, click here.

For the afternoon session at Greene Elementary, click here.

Additional Information

Contact Chris Beech, Associate to Assistant Superintendent

e-mail address: beechc@sycamoreschools.org,

phone number: 513.686.1700, ext.#5003

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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.