Aviator Air Newsletter
Maple Dale Elementary's Parent Communication
September 27, 2019
Our Flight Plan
Attendance Line: (513) 686-1726
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
September 30 - October 4: Vision & Hearing Screening Week
October 11: Fun Run
October 23: All Pro Dad Breakfast
October 24: Evening Parent/Teacher Conferences
October 25: All day Conferences - no school!
October 30: Evening Parent/Teacher Conferences
October 31: Harvest Parade
Get ready to test your skills and strength on Friday October 11. Our kids will be running, climbing, and jumping to raise money for their school. Click this link to find out more information!
Students of the Week (Week of 9/23)
SAVE THE DATE...Dance for Kindness
SAVE THE DATE...Sunday, November 10th will be our Dance For Kindness this year.
The location and time TBA
I hope all of you had a fabulous year and are excited to be able to celebrate kindness with us again this year. Last year we danced with over 50 countries, 120 cities, and over 20,000 participants on 6 continents. It was an opportunity to show the world that Kindness can make a difference.
We invite everyone to bring a friend or neighbor this year. We would love to show the world how Cincinnati celebrates kindness.
Help us celebrate on Sunday, November 10th.
More information to come.
In Case You Missed It...
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!
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, email@example.com with any questions.
This is the QR code to go directly to the site:
Did You Know?
We know you may have questions about Maple Dale. Did you know that a great resource for school information is our website? It is accessible anytime! From the Sycamore Community Schools Homepage, click on "OUR SCHOOLS" and choose "MAPLE DALE ELEMENTARY" from the drop-down menu. The green bar at the top lists various topics of interest (Our School, Students, & Parents) Of particular help may be the Student-Parent Handbook for answers to many questions.
We hope this provides a quick way to get the information you need. If not, we welcome your call to our school! We are here to help!
We understand changes in transportation happen, however, making many last minute changes puts a large strain on our front office admins. If you need to make a change, please make sure to send in a note or an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) BEFORE 3 pm to the office AND your student's teacher.
Click here for the Parent Communication Form.
LOST & FOUND
Thanks to our wonderful EA, Miss Pat, the Lost and Found is organized and many items are returned to the students IF there is a name on the item. If your child has lost an item of clothing, a lunch box, water bottle or the like, have him or her check the lost and found near the cafeteria. Items of significant value are kept in the office.
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.
Reserve Your Maple Dale Elementary School Yearbook online!
How It Works
- Your yearbook team captures amazing images throughout the year.
- Your yearbook team creates a personalized yearbook for your school.
- Your yearbook will be delivered to you later in the year.
Help our school grow!
- Shop at Pipkin's.
- Don't leave without your receipt.
- Bring your receipt to Maple Dale.
- Put your receipt in our yellow watering can.
- Then watch our school grow!
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:
BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION
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!
Monthly Lunch Menu
Sycamore High School Variety Show...
With Special Guests Everlasting Monsoon and Education Breakdown! *2 UNIQUE SHOWS: October 4 and 5!*
Both nights feature groups and soloists who are members of the student body including vocal and instrumental groups, cool human tricks, dance, a performance by choral program ensembles and more! Proceeds benefit the Sycamore Vocal Boosters.
Tickets: $10 available pre-sale at www.aveschoir.org / $12 at the door. Reserved seating.
Reporting Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying Incidence
In an ongoing effort to provide a safe learning environment, Sycamore is requesting parents, students, and staff to inform administration (or whoever) of any perceived incidences of harassment, intimidation, or bullying.
Per the Sycamore Board of Education policy JFCF, harassment, intimidation, and bullying are defined as any provoked and intentional written, verbal, electronic or physical act that a student has exhibited toward another particular student more than once and the behavior both:
causes mental or physical harm to the other student; and
is sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive that it creates an intimidating, threatening, or abusive educational environment for the other student.
To view the complete policy, visit www.sycamoreschools.org, under the Board of Education tab, scroll down to “Policies”, search for policy “JFCF”.
Sycamore will do everything possible to address any complaints of harassment, intimidation, and bullying. We encourage students, staff, parents, and community members to report this type of behavior to the district if help is needed to solve a problem.
To report an incident of harassment, intimidation, and bullying,
Go to the website, www.sycamoreschools.org under Academics, General Education, Parent Resources, Anti-Bullying
Scroll down until you see the Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying Incident Reporting Form for the individual schools.
Fill the form on-line and submit it electronically.
Hard copies of this form are available in each of the schools.
Complete the hard copy of the report form and turn it into the building principal.
The building principal or designee will promptly investigate all reported incidences.
It is difficult to investigate reported incidences that are anonymously submitted. However, every effort will be made to maintain the confidentiality of the reporter. Deliberate false reporting of harassment, intimidation, and bullying is prohibited.
HIB Process/Form Revisions
View New state video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Y0h21zbcl0
Education and access to form-parents
Data collection and roll up
Alignment around consideration of what we determine to be bullying
Safety plan in writing for victim
Hazing and Bullying Policy http://z2.ctspublish.com/osba/Z2Browser2.html?showset=sycamore-osba
Review each of the items in the HIB Classroom to ensure compliance:
Review of Administrator Responsibilities
HIB Process Chart
Directions and Procedures
FLIGHT FEST - 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 Sponsorship's.
Help Promote Flight Fest!
We still have a lot of yard signs available for families to put in their yard to promote Flight Fest to the broader community. If you are interested in helping spread the word, please visit the SJH Office to get a sign!
SCAVENGER HUNT STARTS SEPTEMBER 27th!
Parents! Please encourage your child and their friends to create a team for the 2019 SJH Scavenger Hunt! The team will come together to complete missions between September 27th and October 17th. Winners will be announced at the SJH Pep Rally on October 18th! Visit www.aviatorflightfest.com or review your Flight Plan for more information.
ONLINE AUCTION IS LIVE!
The online auction is open! Be sure to check in weekly for new items as they are added. Items will continue to be added up to October 9th! The online auction closes on October 19th at 10am. The link to view the auction is below.
Please contact Michelle Ciotola at email@example.com to learn about business and family sponsorships, volunteer opportunities, or any questions regarding Aviator Flight Fest.
#speakupAVES Mental Health Awareness Month
Sycamore Community Schools has made mental health, fighting its stigma, and advocating for its awareness, a priority among all buildings and within all grade levels. For the entire month of September, we will be engaging students, staff, and families in important conversations through our #speakupAVES campaign.
Unfortunately, mental health issues are a drastically rising problem among adolescents. According to research performed by the Child Mind Institute, one in five teens and adults suffer from mental illness and 20% of children ages 13-18 live with a mental disorder. It impacts people of all ages, demographics, and income levels. That is why Sycamore is committed to caring for the whole child and providing support for students, families, and staff.
#speakupAVES and Warrior Run
Sycamore Community Schools continues to collaborate with 1N5, a local nonprofit organization committed to stopping the stigma and starting the conversation by increasing awareness and education about mental health.
#speakupAVES Month is focused on raising awareness and will culminate with Sycamore High School’s participation in the 1N5 Warrior Run on October 5. As a part of the high school challenge, every dollar raised by the team will be reinvested back into Sycamore High School for mental health, mindfulness, and suicide prevention programming. Click here to sponsor the “Sycamore sAVES” team and select “donate.” You can also join the team by registering to be a part of the race by clicking here and select “join the team.”
School-Based Therapy Services
Meanwhile, Sycamore Schools continue to provide better access to mental health services for students. All seven Sycamore schools are now staffed with school-based therapists for the 2019-2020 school year. Children’s Hospital provides on-site independently licensed therapists at all seven schools at no cost to the district to confidentially serve students with significant mental health challenges.
Medication Management Services
Beginning in September, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital will also begin offering medication management services to families engaged in school-based therapy. These services include the evaluation, prescription, and management of medication for clients. Medication management services are delivered by an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN). The APRN will be at our District Office at 5959 Hagewa Drive two half-days per month. If parents are interested in engaging with medication management services, parents can schedule appointments directly through their building therapist. To receive these services, students must be active clients of the school-based therapist.
Help Us Start the Conversation, Stop the Stigma
But it doesn’t end with therapy and medication. It’s about providing a safe environment for students so that they can come to school feeling comfortable and ready to learn. District administrators have initiated the process of developing a comprehensive, three-year strategic plan based on feedback from a voluntary survey on mental health. Simply put, mental health awareness is not limited to the month of September in Sycamore Community Schools.
As a superintendent, I am proud of the work our school counselors, teachers, and staff are doing to increase their own awareness while supporting the whole child. As a parent, I am continually reassured by the commitment our educators have to student social and emotional wellness.
So for the month of September, let’s engage in tough and important conversations with one another around mental health. But let’s not let it end there. This is a year-long, lifetime battle, and Sycamore Community Schools is committed every day.
To discuss any of our mental health services available or with questions regarding services, Lisa Zelvy, Pupil Services Supervisor, is available to assist you. She can be reached at (513) 686-1700 or firstname.lastname@example.org.