Week of September 3 (03)
Celebrating 50 years of tradition!
SCHOOL CALENDAR
September 3: Labor Day holiday for students and faculty. Enjoy the long weekend!
September 4: Parent Night - Grade 3 / Tradition T-Shirt Day
September 5: Parent Night - Grade K5
September 6: Parent Night - Grade 5
September 7: 6th Grade Movie Night
September 12: Parent Night - Grade K4
September 13: Parent Night - Grade 1
September 20: Grade 2 Field Trip: Rep Theater
September 20/21: School Photos
September 24: Student Holiday - No School / Faculty Professional Development Day
September 26: Ambassadors - Honored Elders
September 28: Admissions Open House/ K-5 Johnny Appleseed Day / Read to Lead Due
Mark your calendars for "Parent Night!" We cannot wait to see all of you!  This fun, informative event will start promptly at 4:30 p.m. in your child's homeroom classroom. The teachers and administrators have great information to share with you about your child's "home away from home."

"Club Eagle AfterCare" will provide special childcare for Park Maitland students who need a place to "hang out" (so that you can enjoy the "Parent Night" events). Childcare is available for only $15 per child. Parents must contact Club Eagle by email at    aftercare@parkmaitland.org    or by calling 407.647.3038, ext. #159 to reserve their spot and ensure appropriate staffing. Childcare is available to Park Maitland students only and pre-registration is a must. Children who attend AfterCare regularly can follow their usual after school protocol and can be picked up after the "Parent Night" event. 

Tuesday, September 4th: Grade 3 @ 4:30pm
Wednesday, September 5th: K-5 @ 4:30pm
Thursday, September 6th: Grade 5 @ 4:30pm
Wednesday, September 12th: K-4 @ 4:30pm
Thursday, September 13th: Grade 1 @ 4:30pm
NEW SCHOOL "TRADITION" TEE
 
Don't forget to wear your new Tradition
t-shirts on the first school day of each month. Our first Tradition t-shirt day will be Tuesday, September 4th!
If you didn't get your shirt at Meet & Greet it's not too late! We still have Tradition shirts, as well as car magnets, yard signs, and carpool placards available for purchase. Fill out the form below to place your order...

UPCOMING PARENT CHAT EVENTS
"Ages and Stages"
Parent Chat with Carol T. Miller

9/12 @ 8:15 am: 5th & 6th grade
9/26 @ 8:15 am: K4 & K5
10/10 @ 8:15 am: 1st & 2nd grade
10/24 @ 8:15 am: 3rd & 4th grade

*Room Location TBD*

Mark your calendar for these very interesting parent chats.The coming sessions will be broken into four different events based on age groups so that you, as parents, get the most specific information relevant to your child or children.

We are so proud to welcome Ms. Carol T. Miller L.C.S.W. to Park Maitland School! Ms. Miller is the Founder and Director of Social Bridges ® . She holds a Master's Degree in Social Work, and a Bachelor's Degree in Education/Drama Therapy, Florida License #SW7648.

Ms. Miller has worked with children for over 30 years in a variety of therapeutic settings. Ms. Miller co-authored the curriculum for both the Social Bridges ® clinic and school-based programs. In addition, she provides professional development for educators and mental health professionals, social coaching and counseling throughout Florida.

"Smart Social Media Usage"
Parent Chat with Lori Smith

Thursday, September 20th
8:15 a.m
(Parent Meeting)
9:15 a.m
(5th and 6th grade student meeting)

*Room Location TBD*

Lori W. Smith of Zimmerman, Kiser, & Sutcliffe, P.A., will be here to discuss how youth can use social media in a smart way. She will highlight successes of young teens who have used social media in school, entertainment, and youth related businesses. Ms. Smith will also highlight common social media mistakes.

In today's world of fast-paced and varied technological communication, children and adults are often surprised at the ramifications of hitting that "send" or "post" button without careful consideration. As a result of Ms. Smith's previous presentations, many adolescents seem to be rethinking their social media and communication choices. 

We ask that at least one parent of our 5th and 6th grade students attend this timely and relevant chat. Mrs. Smith will also meet with grade 5 and 6 students following the parent session.

Our annual 6th grade Beach Bonding trip was a big success! From riding the waves to sand sculpting, crafting bracelets, watching Jaws, egg toss on the beach, sea turtle lesson/hatchlings and releasing and simply enjoying the company of friends and teachers - it was a magnificent memory maker for our Super Seniors!
Admissions Open House Event
Friday, September 28th
9:00 a.m.

Please invite your friends and family to attend our Open House event where they can see first-hand what makes Park Maitland School so magical!
It's that time of year again! Please send all photos that you would like to share with our Communications or Yearbook staff to:
lgodoy-ramos@parkmaitland.org

*Please do not shrink photo/file size before sending
Club Read to Lead is underway! Don't forget to check Ms. Talbert's Read to Lead section on her Teacher Page to download the monthly calendar activities and reading log, and learn more about how your child can participate. You can find a direct link to the Club Read to Lead page below. Happy Reading!

In an effort to better support our photo release policy, our school SmugMug account is now password protected. The link to access school event photos is still on the main page of the parent portal. The password to access the photo account is tradition1819 . Enjoy!
Message from the Security Manager:

I wanted to take this time to thank all of our parents for making an effort to arrive on campus 5 to 10 minutes earlier for morning drop-off. We are working to make sure that we have adequate staff to fill all of the stations to reduce your wait time. Please continue to have your children, their bags and lunches ready to exit your vehicle as you arrive at the station. Being prepared to exit can help us speed up the process.

Local police even commented on how well our morning drop-off was going. They see
the problems created by other schools in the area and commended us for our efficiency. Two
days this week I counted the cars during our morning arrival. We were able to unload and move
an average of 354 cars through our drop-off in less than 45 minutes each morning. That’s
incredible and is a tribute to every one of our parents for making sure that your students are
ready to exit your cars as you arrive at a station.

Parents please do not arrive early for the afternoon dismissals. By arriving early it creates a host
of problems with the surrounding businesses and our other neighbors.

Please continue to be patient and KIND. If you have any questions please feel free to email me
at: jjohnson@parkmaitland.org or call (407) 647-3038 x248.

Thanks you in advance for your cooperation,

Jesse Johnson
We are so proud and excited to share that Tank C. (4 Green) is participating in a Baseball Tournament at ESPN this weekend with his travel team. Following this Tournament, the Championship will be televised on ESPN, and we certainly hope that Tank and his team get the opportunity to participate.

Good luck, Tank!
Send your summer travel photos to the yearbook staff! NYC, Sarasota, Lake Tahoe, Rome, Rio de Janeiro, Istanbul... Wherever you made memories this summer, email one or two of your photos with a tag of who, what, when, and where the photo was taken to godoy-ramos@parkmaitland.org before September 30th.

We will be featuring these photos on a bulletin board in our front office. Some will be randomly selected for use in our 2018-2019 yearbook!
GRADE LEVEL LINKS
(Please note: Teacher pages are not updated for
the following week until Sunday at 4:00 p.m.)
K-4
K-5

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