Week of September 10 (04)
Celebrating 50 years of tradition!
SCHOOL CALENDAR
September 10/11: Rosh Hashana
September 12: Parent Night - Grade K4 / Parent Chat: Ages & Stages (5th & 6th Grade)
September 13: Parent Night - Grade 1
September 20: Grade 2 Field Trip: Rep Theater
September 20/21: School Photos / Parent Chat: Smart Social Media Usage
September 24: Student Holiday - No School / Faculty Professional Development Day
September 26: Ambassadors - Honored Elders / Parent Chat: Ages & Stages (K4 & K5)
September 28: Admissions Open House/ K-5 Johnny Appleseed Day / Read to Lead Due
This month at Park Maitland we will be focusing on Habit #1:
"Be Proactive"

To "be proactive" means to take responsibility for your choices and behaviors.

Share  THIS  video with your children to help them remember what it means to
"Be Proactive!"
Save the Date!
Tickets go on sale October 1st
This is just a friendly reminder that all aftercare clubs will start next week (the week of Monday, September 17th)! All club registrations will be billed through the online payment portal.
Park Maitland Swim Team News!

The Park Maitland School swim team will resume in the Spring. Construction and renovation of facilities at WPRC is near completion and should allow your swimmer to spring back into action in 2019!
WEAR YOUR POLKA DOTS
ON 9.17!
On Monday, September 17th, students at Park Maitland School will be celebrating our second annual Dot Day! Dot Day is based on the book   The Dot  by Peter H. Reynolds. It's "a story about a caring teacher who dares a doubting student to trust in her own abilities by being brave enough to 'make her mark'”. What begins with a small dot on a piece of paper becomes a breakthrough in confidence and courage, igniting a journey of self-discovery, and sharing". 

Students will participate in a variety of activities to celebrate their own confidence and courage around our school campus.  To continue the excitement, students may wear polka dot clothing to school on September 17th!   We cannot wait to see how the children will make their mark on the world!
We have had wonderful participation in our parent night so far! Thank you for your wonderful support and ongoing involvement. 

Wednesday, September 12th:
K-4 @ 4:30pm
Thursday, September 13th:
Grade 1 @ 4:30pm

If you didn't get your Tradition 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

*This event has been updated to include 4th grade students. We ask that at least one parent of each 4th grade student attend this session*

Thursday, September 20th
8:15 a.m
(Parent Meeting)
9:15 a.m
(4th, 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 4th, 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.

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!
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
lgodoy-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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