Newsletter 4 | Week of September 18-22
Calendar of Events
WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 18-22
Mon. 9.18 - Grade 6 Parent Meeting, 8:15 am
Tu. 9.19 - Grade 2 Parents' Night
Th. 9.21 - Rosh Hashanah
Fri. 9.22 - Admissions Open House, 9 am / Rosh Hashanah
Sat. 9.23 - Eagles Volleyball Game, 9 am
LOOKING AHEAD
Mon. 9.25 - Grade 4 Parents' Night
Tu. 9.26 - Dress Down Day to support St. Jude
Wed. 9.27 - Student Portrait Day / Parent Chat, Stages and Phases at 8:15 am / Ambassadors Visit Honored Elders
Fri. 9.29 - K5 Johnny Appleseed Day
Tu. 10.3 - Grade 6 Sneak Peek
Wed. 10.4 - Parent Chat, Stages and Phases, 8:15 am
Fri. 10.13 - No School For Students, Teacher Work Day
Because of all of the days missed during the hurricane, the Ambassador Garage Sale has been cancelled. We are very sorry that this fun event can not be rescheduled. Please stay tuned for other new and exciting charity events and activities that the Ambassadors are busy planning for this year!
Due to Hurricane Irma, the Early Dismissal Day scheduled for Wednesday, September 20th will now be a full day of school.

We are happy to announce that we had four additional days worked into our school calendar. Providing we do not lose any more days, we will not have to make up any days due to Hurricane Irma.

Grade 4 Parents' Night
In observance of Rosh Hashanah the previously listed date for Grade 4 Parents' Night has been changed. The new (and final date) is Monday, September 25th.
Grade 2 Parents' Night
We're excited to welcome our Grade 2 parents to Parents' Night on Monday. Your special evening is a great opportunity to hear from your child's teachers and learn about their curriculum for the school year. We understand how busy week nights can be, so we have streamlined the format in order to make your time with us more productive and efficient.  We will email a packet the night before each grade level event.

Please arrive  at or before 4:25 p.m. ; the tour will begin promptly at 4:30 p.m.  To help you plan your evening, please keep in mind that these events will last approximately two hours.

CHILD CARE:    Because t hese informative sessions are not geared to children,  Club Eagle AfterCare has arranged for child care for parents who need a place to safely leave their child(ren) during "Parents' Night." If your child does not normally go to AfterCare, and you would enjoy this service for only $15 per child for the entire event, please contact Club Eagle by email at    aftercare@parkmaitland.org    or by phone at    407-647-3038   , ext. #159. This service is for Park Maitland children only -- no younger siblings, please. Children can either go straight to AfterCare at the end of their school day, or you can arrange to drop them off with the AfterCare staff when you arrive for "Parents' Night.” 

PARKING:     When you arrive for "Parents' Night," please park in any available space on campus. Our teachers and staff will park off campus for your convenience. 

We are looking forward to having each of you join us for a peek into your child's home away from home!
For Prospective Park Maitland Families
Friday, September 22nd
9:00 a.m.

Join us for an in-depth tour of the school and the outstanding curriculum we have to offer! 

Current Parents: Please invite your friends and family with
Park Maitland-aged children to
attend this Open House event!

Eagles Volleyball
Congratulations to our Eagle girls volleyball team on their first victory! The girls defeated FCA on Saturday, way to go girls!

Please come out to support and cheer on the team next week as they take on OCP!

All games played at 2008 N. Goldenrod Rd.

9.23
9 a.m. vs. OCP Blue

9.30
9 a.m. vs. Brush Arbor

10.7
9 a.m. vs. Conrad Academy

10.14
9 a.m. vs. OCP Gold

10.21
Playoffs/Championships

Click here to see a detailed schedule.
Students observing Rosh Hashanah will be excused from school on the following dates:

Thursday, Sept. 21
Friday, Sept. 22
Grade 4 and 5 parents are invited to join us for a fun, informative night where you will hear from alumni, teachers, parents, and administrators about what makes Park Maitland's 6th grade year so amazing!
 
Tuesday, October 3rd at 6:30 pm
Park Maitland School - Arts & Athletics Center 
 
S eptember is Leukemia Awareness Month and we are offering students a dress down day for a $2 donation (or a monetary donation of any kind)  on Tuesday, September 26 . Money raised will be donated to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

We also encourage Park Maitland friends and family to join "Team Friends of Zane" on Saturday, September 23rd at the St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer. Click below for registration details.


Students showed team spirit and raised over $1,877 for Texans affected by Hurricane Harvey.
Thank you for your donations!
Our first annual Dot Day was so fun it had us seeing spots...everywhere!
Our K-4 cuties had a very "Fun Friday" as they walked in the Funny Feet Parade, celebrating the letter F!
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!

"STAGES and PHASES"
Parent Chats with Carol Miller
and Matt Pearce

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. 

All chats will begin at 8:15 a.m. 
Please sign-in in front of the AAC/gym and pick up your name tag.

Grades 5-6 -- Wednesday, Sept. 27 
Grades 3-4 -- Wednesday, Oct. 4
Grades 1-2 -- Wednesday, Oct. 18

  • Learn what your child is up to in personal and social development in this phase of life. 
  • Identify play and its purpose in the life of your child. 
  • Walk away with useful tools for talking to and playing with your child during this phase of life. 
  • Understand the social needs of your child. 
  • Learn about setting and maintaining limits. 
  • Parent to support your child in today's world.

The "Smart Social Media Usage" Parent Chat has been postponed due to Hurricane Irma. We will let you know as soon as the date for this important chat is announced.

Parent Chat with Lori Smith
and special guest, Jim West

This important Parent Chat with Attorney, Lori Smith, will focus on the importance of smart social media usage. We also welcome special guest, Child Psychologist, Jim West, who will share the perils of technology addiction.

Tuesday, Sept. 12 – 8:15 a.m.
POSTPONED

Please sign-in in front of the AAC/gym
and pick up your name tag.

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

Full Sail Robotics Workshop - Grades 4-6
Monday, September 25, 3:30-5:30 pm                        
Cost:$50/ 2 hour session
Class size limit: 22, Minimum:15 students


What are robots? Can robots be creative? If your robot curiosity is as elevated as ours, then this program is designed for you! In this highly interactive program, students explore the Engineering Design Process through a series of exercises and activities that challenge and hone their creative thinking, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills. They will learn that robots rely on a sequence of commands, and they will understand how those commands are translated into code. Trial and error is the best way to learn robotics, so we provide plenty of opportunities for students to design, construct, and dismantle small robots, drag-and-drop visual code, and create robot movement. Science, technology, and engineering come together in this exciting program where robots do the heavy lifting!
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