Aviator Air Newsletter

Maple Dale Elementary's Parent Communication

Friday, March 23, 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) 686-1726

Mark your calendars!

March 23 - Report cards sent home

March 26-30 - Spring Break

April 2 - iSpace make-up date

April 6 - Parent form for 2018-2019 placement in the Aviator Air Newsletter

Volunteers STILL Needed for Milers!

Maple Dale Milers Spring session has begun. We are still in need of volunteers on Wednesdays to help run this wonderful program! The Milers program helps students stay healthy and have fun at the same time by participating in this recess walking program. We will need four volunteers during 1st shift (1st & 2nd grade) and three volunteers 2nd shift( 4th & 3rd) to help set up, monitor the kids, and complete minimal paperwork to record the miles. It is a great way to see your children during the school day. Please click link to sign up. Maple Dale Milers Volunteer Sign Up Spring 2018

Summer Bridge Program Info Kit


Each summer, several parents ask me about what to use when working with their child to sharpen skills over the summer months.

There are online tools available to our Maple Dale students such as Raz Kids and Compass Learning throughout the summer.

Another more "portable" option is a workbook. One I recommend is Summer Bridge. I know we get one each summer and my daughter Caroline has a "school" time each day. She is motivated to finish her bridge book before school begins and we reward her efforts with a special outing of her choice at the end of the summer.

The order form below offers the books to you at a reduced cost. The online ordering form will allow you to order online and have the book shipped directly to your home. Maple Dale is not making a profit on these materials, simply offering them to you as an affordable option.

Summer will be here before we know it!


Ann Marie Reinke

Parents will visit our dedicated ordering website for this option and order online ( www.SummerBridgeDirect.com ). They will need to use the school code: “MAPLE”

We then ship the books directly to their homes.

Most orders ship within 24 hours and they will receive a confirmation email from us with post office tracking #’s.

Get Ready to R...E...A...D!!!

One Book, One School is back, and book lovers at Maple Dale have selected PIE by acclaimed author, Sarah Weeks! With a pinch of mystery and one heaping tablespoon of humor, this novel has all the ingredients that will make your family want to keep turning the pages!

In PIE, the plot is baked to perfection. You’ll meet Alice’s Aunt Polly who has a talent for pie making. The entire city is in love with her famous pies. When Aunt Polly dies, her own family is surprised when she leaves her prize-winning pie crust recipe to her remarkably disagreeable cat, Lardo. Everyone in town is eager to win the next pie making contest. Will they go too far to find out Aunt Polly’s secret recipe? Sarah Weeks has definitely baked up a sweet and satisfying delight. You’ll surely enjoy every last bite!

Thanks to support from our PTO, each family will be receiving a copy of this book to keep forever. Please see the pacing guide so that you know what pages to read at home as a family throughout the months of March and April. Each week at school starting this Friday, students will have the opportunity to earn prizes by answering trivia questions based on the previous week’s reading.

You probably can’t wait to get started! Maple Dale’s One Book, One School Kick off assembly was Wednesday, March 14th, and your family’s book was sent home with your oldest Maple Dale child. Be ready...your child/children will be eager to share this reading experience with friends and family! Carve out some time in your evening each night to join us in promoting the love of reading!

One Book One School Kickoff Presentation

PIE Pacing Guide

Cookbook Kickoff Letter

“Thank you very much!”

Maple Dale Spring Carnival - FRIDAY, APRIL 27th

Our Board of Education Rocks!

Thank you to Sycamore BOE Member Diana Adamec for being the Mystery Reader in Mrs. Johnson's Second Grade Classroom!

Maple Dale Book Swap- May 14,2018


Save a little of your volunteer spirit for the last month of the school year. May 14th is going to be the Annual Maple Dale Book Swap. This is a wonderful Maple Dale tradition!! Last year we had a record number of donated books, each student took home 2-3 books! We also were able to give several hundred leftover books to the Maple Dale and Winton Woods Academy teachers! Please see below for more details and consider helping us this year!!

Maple Dale Elementary students are invited to participate in a Book Swap on May 14, 2018. Bring in your gently used books and trade them in for “new to you” books to read!

Here’s how the Book Swap will work:

From April 30 to May 11 Students may bring in any ‘gently used’ books to their classroom for donation. We will be collecting (Kindergarten through 4th grade appropriate) books brought in by each student.

May 14th Students will be invited to visit the Book Swap tables and select a book of their choice. The number of books students will be allowed to select will be based on the number of books that are donated in total. The more books we get, the more books students will be allowed to take home! However, if a student is unable to donate a book they will still be able to choose a book on the day of the Book Swap.

Please consider volunteering for the Book Swap-


If you have any questions contact: Amie Leigh Reece- amieleighreece@gmail.com

iSpace - TAKE 2

Our second day of iSpace has been rescheduled for Monday, April 2nd. 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) kindergarten classes. We need five volunteers for the morning session (10:15-12:30) and five for the afternoon (12:50-3:00). 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! The morning session will include the 3rd grade & Mrs. Carey's class. The afternoon session will include the 1st grade, Mrs. Howard's class, & Mrs. Roell's PM class.


Thank you so much! Fingers crossed for a normal school day on April 2nd! :)


iSpace Summer Camps

iSPACE, a local nonprofit, will host 41 week-long summer STEM day camps for kids from kindergarten through high school age. After-care is available. iSPACE camps are engaging, hands-on summer camps that make learning exciting while building skills for success. Kids have so much fun, they don’t even mind they are learning. Visit their website for more information. http://ispacestem.org/summer-camps/

Attention Football Players and Parents!

This is Scott Dattilo, Head Football Coach at Sycamore High School, and I am excited to announce the Inaugural Aviator Football Open House. The Open House is scheduled for Wednesday, April 11th from 6:30-8:00 pm at Sycamore High School. It is my hope that ALL current players and their parents are in attendance, in addition, any families who my be interested in joining our program.

The purpose of the Open House is to provide the Sycamore Community, GRADES K through 12, an opportunity to gather important information about Sycamore Football and an opportunity to get involved in the program The evening will include:


"The State of Sycamore Football" - Head Coach - Scott Dattilo

Facility Tours and Break out Sessions

1. Injury prevention, recovery, and concussion related information - Sycamore Athletic Trainers, Darren Howard and Chris Bonnell

2. Athletic Development - Strength and Conditioning Coach, Matt Johnson

3. Parental Involvement - Parents Club Member TBA

4. College Recruiting Information - Incoming Grades 10-12 Only - Scott Dattilo

Registration Opportunities

1. Register with Sycamore Youth Football for the upcoming season (grades K-6)

2. Sign up for Junior High Football (grades 7, 8)

3. Register for the Aves Football ProCamp

Go Aves!

Scott Dattilo

Mathematics Teacher

Head Football Coach

Sycamore High School

Twitter: @shsdattilo

Green Team Tip of the Week

What is your carbon footprint? For a quick, rough estimate go to https://www3.epa.gov/carbon-footprint-calculator/ and complete the brief survey. Our lifestyle choices and daily actions do impact the environment. Become aware of your own contribution to climate change and consider what you can do to reduce your carbon footprint.

Message for Current 2nd and 3rd Grade Parents

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Lost & Found


We have a good amount of items in our lost and found. You may want to have a look through the items before spring break, at which time, if things are still left in the lost and found, they will be donated to Matthew 25.

We recommend you put your student's name on the following items to avoid them being put in the lost and found:

  • coats

  • shoes

  • water bottles

  • lunch boxes

  • anything of importance or value

We try really hard to return items back to their owners, however, a name on the item would make it so much easier.

Thank you for your cooperation.

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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.