Aviator Air Newsletter

Maple Dale Elementary's Parent Communication

September 6, 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


September 10: Fall Picture Day

September 27: Professional Development Day - no school!

September 30 - October 4: Vision & Hearing Screening Week

School Happenings


The art room is looking to collect egg cartons for an upcoming project with our 3rd graders, for their musical performance in November. We will be needing a lot of egg cartons so we are starting the collection process early in order to have enough time to complete our projects. If anyone has any empty egg cartons laying around we would love to use them. I will have a large cardboard box outside of the art room for donations.

-Thanks everyone!

Mr. Conklin

Maple Dale Art

Notes from the Office

Label Your Child's Belongings!

Please remember to label your child’s belongings…most importantly their jackets, lunch boxes, backpacks, and water bottles with his/her first and last name. These items tend to go missing from time to time and even though we encourage responsibility, having these items clearly labeled allows us to return them, when found.

Lost items are placed in the Lost and Found area located by door #8, to the left of the stage. Parents can check the lost and found anytime.


Join Cub Scouts - Second Chance - September 9th

You missed Join Scout night and your Son and/or Daughter continue to ask if they can join Cub Scouts. The answer is yes! Come join Pack 189 at its Welcome Back Bonfire @ Swaim Park!

Maple Dale Cub Scout Pack 189 is recruiting families for 2019-2020 school year. Boys and Girls ages 5-10 are welcome to join. The Pack supports a wide range of activities from Camping, Rock Climbing, Trampoline, Range Day, various Community Service Projects, Blue Ash Memorial Day Parade, and the ever-popular Pine Wood Derby. Along with Pack and Den activities, we work on preparing young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law.

Welcome Back Bonfire:

Monday September 9th


Swaim Park Montgomery Large Shelter

Still not sure, look at our Pack 189 Fact Sheet or contact John Chism

Introducing....Jamie Wiener - School-based Therapist

Maple Dale is excited to announce Jamie Wiener, school-based therapist, who will be providing students and families access to private mental health services full-time in the 2019-2020 school year.

Jamie has over 15 years of experience in early childhood therapy. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and then her Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology- Child Assessment and Intervention Specialization from Northwestern University in 2006. Wiener is licensed as a Clinical Professional Counselor and is a National Certified Counselor. Jamie spent the 2018-2019 school year serving students at Symmes, Montgomery, and Maple Dale Elementary.

The partnership with Cincinnati Children’s and their services does not require any financial support from the district. Students and families needing services can cover therapy visits through private insurance, Medicaid, or private pay options. Assistance may be available for families experiencing financial difficulty.

Parents, teachers and school counselors can make student referrals for service. Students can also self refer for services. Ultimately, the decision to move forward with therapeutic services is up to the family.

If you would like additional information about Jamie’s services, or the district mental health initiatives, contact Lisa Zelvy via email at zelvyl@sycamoreschools.org or via phone at (513) 686-1700.

Maple Dale Media Center “Birthday Book” participation Form

Thank you to all the families that have donated to the Birthday Book Club!

The response has been overwhelming and I'm excited to get those new

books in our student's hands! I will be pulling the September Birthdays at the end

of the month to be sure we have enough great books to choose from the carts.

The support of our Special's Team and our programs enrich us all!

Mrs. Smith

Media Specialist

Birthday Book Club Link: https://www.titlewish.com/1092685

Please support the “Birthday Book” program at Maple Dale by allowing your child to donate a new library book in celebration of his or her special day! With your $10-$20 donation, your child or children may select a brand new book during their birthday month (summer birthdays will choose on their ½ birthday) from newly purchased titles. A personalized bookplate will be placed in the book and a picture of your student with their book selection will be posted and sent home. Your child will also be the first to check-out his or her choice! Feel free to email Mrs. Smith, smithni@sycamoreschools.org with any questions.


This is the QR code to go directly to the site:

Tip: Help Your Child w/Separation Anxiety at School.

From Miss Seiler - School Counselor

PTO Corner

Student of the Week - Volunteers Needed

We are in need of volunteers to interview students for the Student of the Week program on Monday’s from 9:15-10:15. This a wonderful program and easy way to spend time getting to know all the great kids at Maple Dale. Younger siblings are welcome! Click the Signup Genius link below and volunteer today!

Please email Anne Ruiz annemitchellruiz@yahoo.com or Tab Dersham btdersh@yahoo.com with questions.

We appreciate your help and hope to see you there!

Language Program - Registration due 9/17!

The morning Language Program is back for students in grades K-4. Foreign language skills are truly a passport to the world. Students develop skills for their future, enhance their test scores, and improve their self-esteem. Sign up TODAY!


The Maple Dale Elementary PTO invites you to get involved this school year! Our school's programs are ONLY possible with parent volunteers! Please go to https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0D44A9A728A20-help1 to see which programs interest you.

Kroger Community Rewards

Did you know you can earn money for Maple Dale by shopping at Kroger, at no cost to you? Sign up for Kroger Community Rewards today! Click on the following link for instructions on how to link your card to Maple Dale:



Keep Clipping!! Box Tops has made a transition to an easier way to earn money for Maple Dale, but there are still plenty of paper box tops that are waiting to be clipped. In the meantime, you can download the Box Top App from your App Store, connect to Maple Dale Elementary School, and start scanning away. You only need to scan your receipt. SUPER EASY! Watch this 40-second video to see how the process works. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hh94b2BvFK4&feature=youtu.be

Thank you for your continued support!

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Sycamore Child Nutrition

Free and Reduced lunch/breakfast applications

The date for the roll-over cut off for free and reduced-price meals benefits is quickly approaching. On September 25th, if you have not filled out a new free and reduced-price meal application your student(s) will lose their benefits. Apply online today: https://sycamore.payschools.com or fill out a paper application and turn it into the office. Contact the Child Nutrition Office with questions - (513) 686-1796.

Please turn it into the school or you can mail to child nutrition office. 5959 Hagewa Drive, cincinnati, OH 45242


Every month in the kitchen this school year, the Child Nutrition Department will be featuring a locally grown fruit or vegetable. This produce was planted just for Sycamore Schools! This month will be fresh corn on the cob and cantaloupe. This was grown at Riehm Produce Farm in Tiffin, Ohio.
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Monthly Lunch Menu

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Around Sycamore


Mark your calendars for the 9th Annual Sycamore Junior High Aviator Flight Fest 2k/5k/10k Race on Saturday, October 19, 2019! Please visit our website at www.aviatorflightfest.com to Register for the Race, Sign Up to Volunteer or learn more about Family Sponsorships.

The first 100 people to register for the race will be entered in a raffle to win one of two fun gift cards!


We are looking for volunteers to help us distribute Flight Fest Yard Signs! You can Sign Up online at www.aviatorflightfest.com. All yard signs will be available for pick up at SJH on Wednesday, September 11 from 5-6 pm! If you are unable to pick up your signs, we can even deliver them to you that week!

Please contact Michelle Ciotola at avesflightfest@gmail.com to learn about business and family sponsorships, volunteer opportunities, or any questions regarding Aviator Flight Fest.

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2019/20 Sycamore Positive Parenting Workshops

Positive Parenting will take place again this fall and is open to any Sycamore family. See the flyer for more details.

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In The Community

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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.