Newsletter 7 | Week of October 2-6
Dear Parents,

Student leadership was alive and well all over campus this past week beginning with our Prospective Parent Open House, where students helped to lead tours throughout campus as they articulately shared their pride in Park Maitland School.  On Tuesday our student led assembly highlighted K-5 students who performed the "7 Habits Rap." We also recognized students who led efforts to raise funds for hurricane victims and spotlighted our very own friend, Zane, who bravely and confidently shared his personal experience with leukemia. The sixth grade students participated in their very first JFF activity of the year where they officially met with their new "Jelly Fudge Friends" from first grade and began an exciting adventure and amazing bond that will be remembered for years to come!  

I am thrilled to share with you our very first Eagle News Today newscast! Each newscast is created by our sixth grade Super Seniors and provides a glimpse of exciting happenings around campus! The first newscast of the year was just released a few days ago and was enjoyed by our entire student body! It is always a joy to see our students lead by example and gain confidence each and every day! Enjoy the newscast! 

Warmly,

Cindy Moon
Head of School


Calendar of Events
WEEK OF OCTOBER 2-6
Mon. 10.2 - Confidence T-shirt Day
Tu. 10.3 - Grade 6 Sneak Peek at 6:30 pm
Wed. 10.4 - Parent Chat, Stages and Phases, 8:15 am
Sat. 10.7 - Eagles Volleyball at 9:00 am
LOOKING AHEAD
Tu. 10.10 - Williamsburg Chaperone Meeting
Th. 10.12 - Skate Night for a Cause 6:30-8:15 pm/ Grade 1 to Brevard Zoo /K4 Pirate Day
Fri. 10.13 - No School For Students, Teacher Work Day
Mon. 10.16 - Gift Wrap Fundraiser begins
10.17-10.20 - Grade 5 to Williamsburg
10.23-10.26 - Jack o'Lantern Contest
Wed. 10.25 - Parent Chat with Lori Smith, Smart Social Media Usage, 8:15 a.m.
Th. 10.26 - Admissions Open House
Fri. 10.27 - Gr. 6 Gothic Fiction
Tu. 10.31 - Halloween Fun Day
Letter from our Security Manager:

I want to begin by congratulating all of you for getting off to such a great start this year. The morning arrivals and the afternoon dismissals have been running smoothly and without incident.

Recently, however, we have received several complaints from our neighbors. Residents have voiced their concerns about our parents speeding through their neighborhood in the mornings after dropping off their students. This behavior is made worse by the debris left in the roadway by the recent hurricane. Please remember, our neighbors and their children are also walking or waiting at bus stops east of Park Maitland.  Please... let’s work to be better neighbors.

We have also noticed an increase in the number of parents utilizing their cellphones.  Please refrain from using cell phones during our carpools.  We want to make sure that we avoid any awful incidents from occurring here at Park Maitland. 

If you have any questions please feel free to email me at: jjohnson@parkmaitland.org or call (407) 647-3038 x248. Thank you in advance for your cooperation. Let’s all work together to ensure the safety of the students, parents, faculty, and staff of Park Maitland School!

Jesse Johnson
6th Grade Sneak Peek -- TUESDAY!
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
sixth grade year so amazing!
 
Tuesday, October 3rd at 6:30 pm
Park Maitland School - Arts & Athletics Center 
 
SCHOOL FUNDRAISER
Gift wrap and Fun Goodies!
(Begins 10.16)

Be on the lookout for information about our school fundraiser in your child's folder soon! Beautiful gift wrap and other goodies will be available for all occasions! (Our magazine sale fundraiser will take place after the new year.)

Participation in any school fundraiser is by your choice only. Tuition payments cover expenses at Park Maitland School (teacher salaries, plant maintenance, educational materials, etc. as per our annual budget). Fundraisers help to provide “extras” that will benefit the school and your children. We love children, and we love being able to provide the very best environment, materials, and teachers that we can find. In the rare instances that we plan a fundraiser expressly for the school, you have our assurance that we will always attempt to offer quality products for family and friends in return for your kind donations.
Park Maitland Yearbook Ads On Sale NOW!
Celebrate your special student by purchasing a yearbook dedication! Ads can be purchased and designed directly through Balfour's yearbook ad maker.

The yearbook ad builder will close on January 15, 2018 , so don't delay. Follow the directions on the flyer and purchase your ad today!*

Full page - (6th grade only) $365
1/2 page - $265
1/4 page- $190

Please note: There will be no class ads this year.


(Yearbook ads can not be accepted
after January 15th.)
PICTURE RETAKE DAY - THURSDAY NOV. 7TH
Cady Studios portraits will be sent home in approximately 4-6 weeks. If your child was absent on photo day there will be a retake day on Thursday, November 7 . Also, if you are not happy with the first portrait, students only need to return their package to the photographer on retake day and have their photo retaken.
SKATE FOR A CAUSE, Oct. 12th
Please plan to join us for the first "Skate for a Cause". This is the first skating party of the school year and sure to be lots of fun! Skate for a Cause is hosted by the Student Ambassadors, and part of the proceeds will go toward helping the people in Puerto Rico rebuild after two major storms
caused so much devastation.
 
Thursday, October 12th
from 6:30-8:15 pm 
at Semoran Skateway, 
2670 Cassel Creek Blvd.,
Casselberry, FL
 
Purchase your tickets now and SAVE!
Advance tickets are $7.00.
Tickets can also be purchased
at the door for $8.00.

Return this linked form to the front desk to get your tickets NOW! Please make checks payable to Park Maitland School.
Eagles Volleyball
Please come out to support and cheer on our Eagles volleyball team as they take on
Conrad Academy on Saturday!

All games played at 2008 N. Goldenrod Rd.

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.
Club Read to Lead is due to Ms. Talbert on Monday, October 2nd. Any students can participate in Read to Lead at any time! Check Ms. Talbert's Read To Lead info 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

PLEASE NOTE: GRADES 1-2 PARENT CHAT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2017.

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 3-4 -- Wednesday, Oct. 4
Grades 1-2 -- Wednesday, Nov. 1

  • 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.

NEW DATE!
"SMART SOCIAL MEDIA USAGE"
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.

Wednesday, October 25th

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


WEEKLY REWIND!
The annual Johnny Appleseed Day was great fun for all and jammed packed with hands-on learning experiences! From apple graphing and taste testing, to things as American as apple pie, it was a sweet and memorable day for parents, students, and staff!
K-4 students had a blast learning about the letter "H" while sporting their favorite hat on "Happy Hat Day!"
PLEASE HELP PUERTO RICO!
Student Ambassadors are starting a collection to help the people in Puerto Rico who are suffering after the hurricanes devastated their country. There is a great need for the items listed. Any donations are greatly appreciated!

(Please place donations in clear plastic bins which will be located in various locations around campus.)
Water
Water filters
Manual can openers
Canned food
Diapers all sizes
Adult diapers all sizes
Baby wipes
Hand sanitizer
Cleaning supplies
Batteries
Toilet paper
Shop towels for cleaning
Gloves
Battery operated Lanterns
Pet food can and dry (grain free preferred).
First aid supplies
Toiletries (toothpaste, feminine hygiene products, deodorant ect).
Tarps
Full Sail Gaming Workshop
Monday, October 9th
3:25-5:25 pm
Cost: $50/2 hr.                                       
Class size limit: 22 students 
Grades 4-6

Anybody can play a game, but it takes special knowledge and drive to create your own games in this workshop, we will explore the basics of the GameMaker Studio software and how it helps to streamline the development process. Students will design a new theme for an existing arcade-style game, and the create every aspect required to make it work. They will select pre-made game assets then use powerful tools to turn their still pictures into animations that enhance their games they love were made, and a much clearer picture of the design and development process.

Monday, October 23rd
2:35-5:35 pm
Cost: $75/3 hr.                                    
Class size limit: 22 students
Grades 1-3

Does your child play video games and tell you they are going to make their own games some day? If yes, then this is the perfect workshop to get your child started in the workshop, students will learn the principles of game design and experience the industry-standard development process through guided play and exploratory builds. By completing a number of hands-on games design activities, students will better understand how games are made and the collaboration required to make it happen.

ANNUAL JACK O'LANTERN CONTEST
It's almost that time of year when festive fruits will line our driveway welcoming each of you with their friendly or fiendish demeanor. 

The contest will be held the week of
October 23rd. The official entry form will be sent this week!
 
HELP WANTED:   Ms. Belle Warren is looking for parent volunteers to help organize this wonderful event! Please contact her by email at  bwarren@parkmaitland.org to volunteer.
This event is SUPER FUN for our sweet
parent volunteers!


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