Aviator Air Newsletter

Maple Dale Elementary's Parent Communication

Friday, January 26, 2018

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) 686-1756

Mark your calendars!

January 29th - First day of After School Enrichment

Week of January 29th - Aviation Station at Maple Dale!

February 5 - iSpace make-up date (day 2)

February 11 - Family Fun Night at Castle Skateland from 4:30-6:30

Week of February 12th - Book Fair and Love Your Library Week

February 14 - All Pro Dad Breakfast

February 16 - Winter Olympics for grades 1 - 4

February 22 - Spring Pictures Day!

Thank you, for the cardboard!

Thank you to all the families who donated cardboard for our STEAM challenge. We no longer have a need, so please recycle your cardboard at home. We are looking forward to the creations that will be produced by the students.

iSpace: February 5 (Take 2)

Our second day of iSpace has been rescheduled for Monday, February 5th. The program, "Living and Working in Space" will return for our 1st graders, 3rd graders, and Mrs. Carey's, Mrs. Howard's and Mrs. Roell's (afternoon) kindergarteners. We need five volunteers for the morning session (3rd grade & Mrs. Carey's class) and five for the afternoon (1st grade, Mrs. Howard's and Mrs. Roell's classes). Volunteers will assist iSpace staff at one of four stations for the students. Those of us who volunteered at the January 11th iSpace day can attest - this is an incredibly fun volunteer experience! Si


up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0d44a9a728a20-ispace1

Save the Date: Maple Dale Family Fun Night at Castle Skateland

Make sure to mark your calendars for the Maple Dale Family Fun Night, Sunday, February 11, 2018, 4:30-6:30 pm at Castle Skateland in Loveland. Enjoy skating, food, and fun with lots of Maple Dale families! Pre-purchase your tickets through kidmail or online through our transaction center to save $1 off per ticket (the flyer sent home incorrectly said the online price was $2 less, we are sorry for any confusion). To purchase tickets online, please go to our transaction center at http://mdpto.3dcartstores.com. If you have any questions, please contact Courtney Herrera at 832-385-9456.

We also need many volunteers to make this skate night a success. To volunteer for a shift, please sign-up at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c054aa8ae2ca75-maple. Thank you in advance for your support!

Hope to see you all there!


  • February 23 – Last day to apply for the full-day kindergarten lottery drawing ($100. deposit or tuition waiver is required)

  • Week of February 26 – Parent notification letters sent for full-day lottery results

  • March 16 - Remainder of tuition due to your building to secure full day spot ($300.)

  • May 4 – Kindergarten Orientation at your school – 10:00-11:00 – Parents AND students attend!

  • August - notification by mail of half day placement (AM/PM), staggered start day, and teacher assignment

**Tuition is $375 monthly from October through May.

Maple Dale Parent Survey

Thank you to the many parents who have completed the Maple Dale Parent Survey!

We value your opinions and feedback. In a continuing effort to provide the best possible educational experience for your child, we would appreciate your input to this survey if you have not yet had a chance to complete this.

2nd Annual Cultural Heritage Night at Maple Dale

Check out these photos from our successful Cultural Heritage Night. 32 booths, fashion shows, and performances representing 20+ cultures! Thank you to everyone who made this event fun, entertaining and educational!
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Robotics, Tech Challenges and FIRST LEGO League Info

Dear Sycamore families,

The Sycamore High School Aves Ablaze robotics team hosted its inaugural FIRST Tech Challenge scrimmage this past Sunday, Jan. 14, with eight teams. Thank you to everyone at the district level and at the high school for their support of the event and the team.

In addition to Aves Ablaze, three additional teams had Sycamore students.

These three teams are:

- Extreme Robotics with students from Greene and Sycamore JH

- Innov8 with students from Sycamore JH

- Powerstackers with students from Sycamore HS

The teams will be competing in official qualifying tournaments the next two Saturdays at Van Wert and Walnut Hills. Check out the schedule at http://ispacestem.org/first-tech-challenge-qualifying-tournaments/ and go check them out.

The remaining teams at the scrimmage represented schools from throughout Cincinnati including St. Xavier and Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy.

Here is a link to the Dropbox folder where I've put the photos I took.


Also coming up is the FIRST LEGO League district qualifier on Sat., Jan. 20 where four teams (Brick Girls, Cyb3rstorms, Legion of Legos, and Lego Legends) with Sycamore students will be competing at iSpace in Sharonville for the opportunity to advance to states. You can watch them compete anytime between 1:00 and 4:30 p.m.

Sycamore HS Annual Cabaret Feb. 10!

The Sycamore Vocal Boosters proudly present the 2018 Cabaret @ Sycamore High School in The Hub starting at 7p on Saturday, February 10th. The Cabaret features members of the HS Choral Program as soloists and in small ensembles in a coffeehouse atmosphere, singing jazz standards, musical theatre, folk, classical and foreign language pieces. Tickets $10. Tickets available starting February 1 @ http://www.aveschoir.org/Cabaret-Tickets. Limited seating. Proceeds benefit the Sycamore High School Choral Program and Sycamore Vocal Boosters.

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.