Aviator Air Newsletter

Maple Dale Elementary's Parent Communication

Friday, October 27, 2017

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!

October 27 - Parent/Teacher Conferences (NO SCHOOL)

October 31 - Harvest Parade @ 2:30 pm

November 2 - Evening Parent/Teacher Conferences

November 6 - Curb-side Pickup Begins

November 8 - Picture retakes

November 9 - MD PTO Meeting

November 15 - All Pro Dad Breakfast

November 22 to 24 - Thanksgiving Break - NO SCHOOL

November 30 - 3rd Grade Performance

Help Our School Win

Thank you to Duke Energy for bringing a funny and educational performance, Kilowatt Kitchen, to Maple Dale! Ask your child about ways we can save energy! Our school has the opportunity to win $2,500, and do its part in saving the planet! We’re participating in a five-state energy conservation program from Duke Energy, and through this program, our families and staff can request a FREE Energy Kit to be delivered to their homes. For every 100 kit requests from our school, we’ll automatically win $250, and the school that requests the most kits by December 31st will win $2,500! Please help us out and request your FREE kit! Go to MyEnergyKit.org or call 1-855-386-9548.

Lego Donations Needed for the Aviation Station

If you and your child(ren) are willing to part with Legos, we will be happy to take them off your hands. Bring your donations to the office and we will make sure they get to the Aviation Station. Thank you!

Maple Dale Elementary Curbside Pick-Up

Parents, we will begin the curbside pickup of students on November 6th. Once you receive your placard, please take note of the following procedures to ensure that everyone is ready for this change.


  • Students participating will be dismissed to cafeteria at 3:40 p.m.

  • In the cafeteria, they will find their assigned table and wait until their car number is called. Siblings in families will be seated together.

  • School personnel will announce each child’s car number, and the children will be prompted to walk to the car line.

  • All children will enter vehicles on the passenger side nearest the curb.


  • Display placard in rearview mirror, so number is visible.

  • Car line will open at 3:25 pm. If you are early, please turn off your car while waiting.

  • Drive car into the main circle drive around the flagpole at the front of the school, using our typical traffic pattern.

  • Please do not use the lane nearest the flagpole (Lane 2) to remove yourself from your car line position.

  • Drive your vehicle up as far as possible, so other families can load at the same time.

  • Remain in car while you wait for your student to be brought to you. Please do not exit your car to come in to pick-up your child.

A few things to remember…….

  • Please be PATIENT! We anticipate the car line will get faster and more efficient as school personnel and students learn this new system.

  • Proceed with caution when picking up your child in the car-rider line.

  • Refrain from using a cell phone or any other electronic device for safety reasons...be alert!

  • We are a smoke free district and we ask you to refrain from smoking in car line.

  • Practice your student’s car line number with them!

Questions? Please direct these to Mrs. Reinke, reinkea@sycamoreschools.org

Thank you in advance for your cooperation!!!!!

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The Aviation Station is rolling....

With the help of our PTOs and local business sponsors, Sycamore Community Schools recently rolled out a “first-of-its kind” classroom on wheels aimed at getting kids excited about science and math! The Sycamore STEAM Aviation Station provides our K-6 students the opportunity to explore science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) opportunities at school under the guidance of our science leaders and the help of classroom volunteers. Equipped with high tech items such as touch screens, Raspberry Pi computers, and virtual reality equipment, as well as low tech materials such as Keva planks and Makedo tools, activities have been designed to explicitly teach design thinking and collaboration through grade-level, standards-based challenges.

Another exciting component to this new classroom on wheels is our Homework Assistance outreach. Four days a week (M-TH), we travel to local neighborhoods after school (4pm-6pm) to provide homework help on the Aviation Station after school.

Monday: Fields Ertel Townhomes

Tuesday: Hazelwood Community Center

Wednesday: The Villages at Symmes Crossing

Thursday: Blue Ash Kohl’s

Our students bring their homework assignments with them as they enjoy a light snack and assistance from an adult or student helper. Once they complete their homework, students are provided with the opportunity to participate in STEAM challenges of their choice on the Aviation Station in small groups. Helpers provide guidance and direction as needed.

We are looking for parent volunteers to assist us with this outreach endeavor. A certified Sycamore staff member will always be present to answer any specific questions. You can sign up here to assist at any location. SignUpGenius-Aviation Station Homework Assistance

Please go to our website to find out more about the AVIATION STATION.

If you have additional questions, please contact Chris Beech at beechc@sycamoreschools.org

Lynx Project will present their inaugural Autism Advocacy Project, a world premiere concert of newly commissioned art song with text by youth with autism who live in the Cincinnati area.

Concerts take place on Friday, October 27th at 7:30 pm and Saturday, October 28th at 9am at Mason Middle School and Cincinnati Art Museum, respectively. Friday’s concert is family-friendly, interactive, open to the public at large, and features a pre-concert art-making workshop with Visionaries+Voices as well as a post-concert dessert reception.

Pre-sale tickets are $20 for adults, $5 for children under twelve, and $5 for students and teachers with ID. Group rates are available. Tickets are available at lynxproject.org/tickets or by calling 513-235-0538. Saturday’s concert is in conjunction with Cincinnati Art Museum’s Autism Family Exploration, InspireCareEmpower

October​ ​Newsletter​ ​2017​ ​~​ ​Mason​ ​Middle​ ​School where the museum opens before-hours for a sensory-friendly experience. Entry is free and open to families with children with autism. A project of this type is completely unprecedented, occurring for the very first time right here in the Cincinnati area. This ground-breaking artistic collaboration magnifies voices which often go unheard, but whose messages resonate deeply. These four youths’ powerful words and the composers’ musical responses have inspired Lynx Project to ask communities, “how will you speak into the world today”?

Join the conversation. For More Information Contact: Megan Moore, Lynx Project Co-Executive Director Email: megan@lynxproject.org Website: lynxproject.org/aap

Don’t throw away money! Save your Box Tops!

Each year Maple Dale receives almost $1000 from the Box Tops for Education program. To keep this stream of funding coming we need your participation. Please begin to collect Box Tops from the products you already buy then watch for word on when to send them in. Our first collection will be in October.
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Sycamore High School Variety Show

Sycamore High School Hosts Variety Show November 18th @ 7p in the Auditorium. Tickets $10 available pre-sale at www.aveschoir.org starting November 1st, and at the door. Family ticketing available too! Nuclear families up to a family of 5 for $30. Family ticketing available at in-person sales only (11:36a - 12:36p in the HS Commons on November 16th and November 17th) and at the door.

Acts feature groups and soloists who are members of the student body including vocal and instrumental groups, cool human tricks, gymnastics, a performance by all choral ensembles and more! Proceeds benefit the Sycamore Vocal Boosters.

Board of Education Candidate Forum

If you missed the Sycamore School Board Candidates' Forum this week, you can watch it now. Thank you to the Association of Sycamore Schools Parent Organization for sponsoring this informative event.
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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.