Aviator Air Newsletter

Maple Dale Elementary's Parent Communication

February 21, 2020

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


February 24 - 28: STEAM Bus Visits MD!

February 27: Art Expo 2020 Spirit Day!

March 2: Author Visit!

March 6: MD Spirit Day! Wear your GREEN shirt!

March 6: 3rd Grade Field Trip - UC BA Chem Lab

March 6: Greene Band & Orchestra Demo for 4th Grade

March 11: All Pro Dad Breakfast!

March 12: 4th Grade Field Trip - Mathew 25

March 13: End of the 3rd Quarter

March 16 - 20: NO SCHOOL! Spring Break!

March 23 - 27: MAP Testing Week @ MD

March 26 & 27: 1st Grade Field Trip - Rowe Woods

March 26: 2nd Grade Performance @ 7pm

Parent Communication Form

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School Happenings

Sycamore is in the news!!

Click the link above to see the news segment about how Sycamore students got the chance to speak with ISS astronauts!

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 March 23, 2020.

Nurse Needs....

Dear Maple Dale families,

I am very low on pants for boys and girls. I prefer leggins in any size for 2-4,4-6,6-10,10-12 for girls and elastic pants for boys. Almost empty on underwear for both as well. It has been a busy wet month. Any donations is appreciated.

Thank you!


Carolyn Adee,RN,BSN,MSM,LSN

Look at what our favorite dog, Bode is up to!

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Art Spirit Day - Thursday, February 27th!

In honor of the 2020 District art show opening February 28th - March 1st at Sycamore High School, we are having an Art spirit day here at Maple Dale Elementary. Thursday February 27th will be Art Spirit Day. The theme is Art Gallery Opening. Students may dress as a famous artist (exp. Andy Warhol, Frida Kahlo, Vincent Van Gogh, Jean Michel Basquiat) or a famous artwork (exp. Mona Lisa, Starry Night, American Gothic, The Great Wave, The Scream.) Or dress as a security guard or museum worker in the gallery. Be creative, and we hope to see you and your family opening night, Friday, February 28th 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at Sycamore High School for the Art Expo located in the gymnasium.

One Book, One School Celebrity Sightings!

Gifted Policy Changes Letter

Click here to read the letter regarding changes to the gifted policy.

Got plastic bags?

Guess what? Plastic shopping bags are recyclable. But if you think you can toss them in with the bottles, cans or cartons in your recycling bin, we have some bad news. Bags require special sorting and processing machines ― and not every recycling plant has those. In most areas of the country, people should not mix plastic bags in with other recyclables. But people do, and on a massive scale, which causes severe technical problems at general recycling facilities.

A group of Maple Dale 4th graders decided to initiate a plastic film recycling collection here at Maple Dale in our continued efforts to be more environmentally friendly. Working with the administration, the students decided to set up a station near the cafeteria to collect not just plastic grocery bags but other types of plastic film such as clean zip-lock bags, dry cleaning bags, bread bags, etc. Click here to see what types of plastic film is recyclable. These bags will then be delivered to an appropriate recycling facility.

Our 4th graders were inspired to start this important efforts due to reasons like the information shared in this article. We are so proud of our 4th graders for their passion and initiative to help save our planet!

Every Kid Outdoors

Did you know that you own millions of acres of national parks, historic structures, cultural artifacts, ancient forests, snow-capped mountains, and clear blue lakes? Our federal public lands and waters belong to all Americans and are waiting for you to explore them! You can get your Every Kid Outdoors pass at www.everykidoutdoors.gov, the official website where parents, educators, and kids can learn more.

To help engage and create our next generation of park visitors, supporters and advocates, Federal Land Management agencies, launched the Every Kid Outdoors initiative. The immediate goal is to provide an opportunity for each and every 4th grade student across the country to experience their federal public lands and waters in person throughout the school year.

Every year, beginning September 1, all kids in the fourth grade have access to their own Every Kid Outdoors pass at www.everykidoutdoors.gov. This pass provides free access to national parks across the country.

The Every Kid Outdoors pass is good for the 4th grade school year, until August 31. Information on obtaining the pass is available by visiting www.everykidoutdoors.gov.

PTO Corner

Box Tops are due - February 24th!

It's that time again! Please bring your box tops to school. The deadline is Monday, February 24th! Thank you!

Milers is Back for Spring!!

Can you believe that Spring is almost here? Maple Dale students will once again be able to enjoy the Milers program.

You're invited!

We do need volunteers during lunch hours to ensure the program keeps going well. Come on out and enjoy the outdoors at the same time!

Who: Parents of Maple Dale Aviators

What: 1st - 4th graders running laps around the blacktop playground during recess. Volunteers required to monitor children, hand out foot tokens to children achieving milestones, and help enter data into a spreadsheet

Where: Maple Dale Elementary playground

When: 3/4/2020 - 5/6/2020. 1st & 3rd graders: 11:30 - 12:50. 2nd & 4th graders: 12:35 - 1:35. Please sign up for shifts on specific dates you are able to volunteer.

Why: Wonderful opportunity to interact with your child during lunchtime recess! Promote health and wellness from an early age

Please email Jessica Allison at jessie0603@yahoo.com with any additional questions.

Click here to sign-up!

Maple Dale Spring Book Drive (March 9-13)

Clean off your bookshelves to help new teachers get their classroom libraries started. Donate gently used books to Maple Dale March 9th-13th and we will distribute these books to local college graduates starting their own classroom libraries. Have your students bring the books to school and drop them in the boxes located in the carpeted area on the way to the first grade classrooms.

Openings for a few good volunteer leaders for 2020-21 PTO

The Maple Dale PTO is in the process of filling a few board and committee chairperson positions for the 2020-21 school year. If you are interested in serving as a committee chair or on our great executive board, please contact Jeff Stechschulte at mdpto@sycamoreschools.org.
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In Case You Missed It...

Join the PTO today!

It's not too late to join the Maple Dale PTO! Our PTO member dues help us provide the incredible programs we have available here for our students. Members also receive the student directory! Membership is just $5 and can be purchased through this link: www.mdpto.org

Reserve Your Maple Dale Elementary School Yearbook online!

Yearbooks are now available to preorder! Click here to order now.

How It Works

  1. Your yearbook team captures amazing images throughout the year.
  2. Your yearbook team creates a personalized yearbook for your school.
  3. Your yearbook will be delivered to you later in the year.

Yearbook Photos Needed/Wanted

Help make this year's Maple Dale yearbook a fun-filled look at all that or students are doing! As you attend our school's events throughout the year (Warrior Run, class parties, Harvest Parade, Cultural Night, etc), please send your pictures to our yearbook chairs at japrior1967@yahoo.com or melissakindberg@gmail.com. We want to see ALL of the awesome things our students are doing at Maple Dale this year!

Monthly Lunch Menu

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Around Sycamore

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Fashion for the Cure

Come support one of the biggest fundraisers for The Dragonfly Foundation. This event is put on by a talented team at Sycamore High School and features fashion designed and modeled by SHS students.
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Sycamore Wellness Festival Featuring Sycamore Ninja Warrior
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In The Community - Flyers

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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.