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Maple Dale Family Newsletter

June 3, 2022

Coming Up...

6/3 : Last day of school

6/6: "Nati Ninja" on American Ninja Warrior

8/29: 1st day for students in Grades 1-4 last names beginning A-K

8/30 : 1st day for students in Grades 1-4 last names L-Z

8/31: All students attend Grades 1-4/ Kindergarten Transition Day

9/1: Kindergarten Transition Day

9/5: Labor Day- No School

A note from Mrs. Zellner and Mr. West

Dear Maple Dale families,


Wow! The last day of school sure did come quickly! Keena and I have reflected on this school year and, while it has been an unique year, we have thoroughly enjoyed working with the students and staff each and every day. The original Maple Dale song goes, "Maple Dale, Maple Dale, greatest school around!" - this is absolutely true because of our students, families, staff, and community!


We would be remiss if we didn't take this opportunity to say "Thank you!" We would like to thank our amazing PTO and parent community for helping end this memorable year on such a positive note with the engaging Cincinnati Children's Museum visits, the fun Nati Ninja obstacle course in PE, the hopping Spring Fling, the great Field Day, and so much more! Our PTO and our families really do help make Maple Dale the great place it is, so thank you, thank you, thank you for everything!


We wish Mrs. Johnson, Mrs. Pappas, and Mrs. Stephens a special farewell as they enter the new chapter of their life - retirement! Each of these staff members will be greatly missed but we know this is not good bye, it is "see you later." To our fourth graders, best wishes as you head to the new Greene School for 5th grade! You have all contributed so much to our school and will always be a "Male Dalian!" To our families who are moving on from Maple Dale to other schools and other states, we will miss you and your smiling faces too. Please keep in touch and best of luck to you, as well!


Families, please be sure to check your email throughout the year for occasional updates and reminders. As the next school year gets closer, our main mode of communication for information including class placement will be via email. I am available most of the summer to meet with families, take phone calls, return emails, etc. so please do not hesitate to reach out at any time with questions or concerns. We hope everyone has a safe and fantastic summer break and we can't wait to see everyone in August!


Thank you again for an amazing year,

Mindy and Keena

School Lunch Update for'22-'23

Free Meal Waivers Expire June 3, 2022


Sycamore Child Nutrition will return to pre-pandemic operations, which include charging for student meals, at the start of the 2022-23 school year.


For the past two years, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has offered waivers to Child Nutrition (CN) Programs across the United States, allowing these programs to offer all students breakfast and lunch, at no charge. These waivers will expire on June 3 and will not be renewed for CN programs nationally.


Families who qualify for free and reduced meals based on the income of all family members will once again be asked to complete and submit a current school year Free and Reduced Meal Application. Please look for more information after July 1 when the application period opens.


Kelsey Warren RD, LD

Child Nutrition & Wellness Director

Sycamore Community Schools

(513) 686-1796

twitter: @SycamoreCNS

School Supplies

It's time to order your school supplies for next year. Click here for directions on how to order '22-'23 school supplies.

PTO Needs your Input

Please help the PTO Board make sure we have the programs and activities that best meet the needs of our school. The survey will take you about 3 minutes or less. It would be greatly appreciated to hear from you! We will be planning for the '22-'23 school year soon and would love to have this information. Please complete the survey by June 3rd by clicking the link below.

PTO Programs survey - Help us plan for the future

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Change in Dismissal or Transportation Plans?

Is your student arriving late to school or leaving early? Any upcoming travel or vacation-related absence? Please email Heather Voellmecke at voellmeckeh@sycamoreschools.org with any dismissal, attendance, or transportation changes.

Reporting any Covid related illnesses

Please report any Covid related illnesses to (513) 686-1707 and press option 1

Covid -19 Daily Checklist

Healthy Aves starts with being healthy at home. You can help us at school by doing a daily health assessment. Please refer to the checklist below to assess illness symptoms.

More helpful information can be found in the link below.

Healthy Aves

Looking for a new career path?

Bus drivers wanted! The Sycamore Transportation Department has been working hard to keep the busses running and now they are seeking your help to find safe drivers who are interested in working with our Sycamore students. Did you know it takes approximately 40 hours to train a bus driver? We need you! For more information please contact our transportation department at 513-686-1785. Drivers must pass a background check and have a valid drivers’ license. They must be over the age of 21.

No previous bus driving training is required!

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.

Email: zellnerm@sycamoreschools.org
Website: http://www.sycamoreschools.org/Domain/12
Location: 6100 Hagewa Drive, Cincinnati, OH, United States
Phone: (513)686-1720
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mapledaleaviators/
Twitter: @MapleDaleElem