August 21st, 2016
Calendar & News
Newsletter #1
Calendar Events
- Week of 8.22 -

Monday, August 22 -- Tuesday, August 23 - Glee Auditions for Grades 4-6
Thursday, August 25 -- Friday, August 26 - Overnight Beach Party for Grade 6
Friday, August 26 -- No School for Grade 6

Looking Ahead
PARENTS' NIGHT -- (formerly "Open House") 
Mon. August 29 -- Grade 6 
Tues. August 30 -- Grade 1 
Wed. August 31 -- Grade 4 
Thur. September 1 -- Grade 3
Tues. September 6 -- K-5 
Wed. September 7 -- Grade 5 
Thur. September 8 -- K-4 
Wed. September 12 -- Grade 2
Monday, 9.5 - NO SCHOOL, Labor Day
If you haven't done so already, please fill out the linked dismissal/carpool form. Even if your child does not participate in a carpool, we still need to have on file adults who have permission to pick up him/her from school.  Thank you in advance for this important information!
*If you don't participate in carpool simply skip to the last question on the form.*


After School Enrichment classes/clubs will begin in mid-September.  Detailed dates can be found HERE.
If you have not registered there is still time!  Classes are filling up quickly and some are already act fast!  F ollow this LINK for details and registration.  


K-5 - Grade 3 
7:10 and 7:45 am. 
Class starts at 7:50 am.
  Grades 4-6 
7:45 and 8:00 am. 
Class starts at 8:05 am.
8:15 and 8:30 am.  
Class starts at 8:35 am.

K-4 and K-5 
1:50 and 2:10 pm.
  Grades 1-3  
2:38 and 3:10 pm.
  Grades 4-6  
begins at 3:26 pm. 

The gate remains open for AfterCare pick up until 5:45 pm.
Bookmark these
links or find them on 
our homepage.



Wedding bells were ringing over the summer!  On June 11th Ms. Valerie Kennedy's daughter and new son-in-law, Hannah and Jason Sellers, were married!  Ms. Kennedy is the Director of Upper School at Park Maitland and also the very proud mother of the bride!



Great Links
Message from 
Mr. Jesse Johnson
I want to take this opportunity to welcome the new families to Park Maitland. I also want to thank all of the returning families for working together last year to ensure the safety of our Park Maitland family. I hope everyone experienced a fun and productive summer.  As we start the new school year there are a couple of things I want to remind everyone about.
  • Please refrain from using cell phones while in the carpool lines.
  • Have your child or children ready to exit your vehicle as you arrive at the station during drop off.
  • Ensure that your name placard remains visible until your child is safely in your vehicle during dismissal.
  • Please be patient and respectful to other drivers and our neighbors in the surrounding community.
  • Remember we must all work together to ensure the safety of our students, parents, faculty, and staff at Park Maitland.
  • Please do not arrive early for pick-up and DO NOT wait/park on Magnolia Avenue.
If you have any questions please feel free to email me at: or call (407) 647-3038 x248.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation,
Jesse Johnson
Please note:  An error was found on our days off calenda r.  Oct. 18th is a day off for students.  The updated calendar can be viewed here .
Birthday Party Guidelines
We love birthdays at Park Maitland and use them as a special way to recognize each child.  We conduct parties during "Morning Meeting" times and ask parents to bring a healthy breakfast item if they choose.  Please let your teacher know one week in advance to coordinate.
Please ensure treats are mini servings and low sugar foods. Great examples are fruit kebabs, granola bars, yogurt, mini muffins, or doughnut holes.  

Don't let your child be left out in the rain!  
Please make sure each child brings a rain poncho in their bag every day!

School Fundraisers
You may have noticed a few fundraising opportunities in your child's Meet & Greet packet last week.  Please know that 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 budget).  Fundraisers help to provide "extras" that will benefit the school and your children.  Our school was founded in 1968 as a family-owned and operated business, and it still operates that way today.  It is not a large, "for profit" business that cares only about making money.  It is, instead, a work of "love" and a source of great pride. We work very hard to make Park Maitland the best school possible!


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Cheryl Tight
Communications Manager
Park Maitland School
407-647-3038, ext. 122