Aviator Air Newsletter

Maple Dale Elementary's Parent Communication

March 29, 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 1-2: 3rd Grade ELA AIR Testing from 9:30-11:30

April 3-4: 4th Grade ELA AIR Testing from 9:30-11:30

April 4: Therapy Dog Visit

April 11: KDG Field Trip - Symmes Nature Trail

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.

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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.

Save the Date!

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

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


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.

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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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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Nutrition Nuggets

Check out this month's Nutrition Newsletter (below) provided by the Sycamore District Wellness Committee! Visit the District Wellness Committee Tab to view previous newsletters.

Check us out on our new twitter account for daily nutrition tips! @AvesWellness

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.