Week of October 31 - November 4
Calendar & News
Newsletter #11
We teach children how to read books but not how to read their own writing...
Unless we show children how to read their own writing, their work will not improve."
                                       -- Donald Graves, Author of "A Fresh Look at Writing"

Dear Parents,
We are so very proud to share with you The Park Maitland Press, our students' first online magazine -- a publication written by the students for the students. This year, students in 6th grade can choose their favorite elective classes offered each quarter such as Fantasy Football Math, Personal Finance, iMovie Documentaries, Shakespeare Through Performance, Twitter Takeover, Study Hall, Coding, and more!  
The students in Journalism are excited to debut the first edition of their magazine.  Publishing written work allows students to get motivated and excited about writing when they know it's for an authentic purpose. In addition, in this week's news you will read other writing samples from various grades. Teaching students how to read, proof, and edit their own writing so that they are proud to share the final product is an important process that starts in K-5! Congratulations to Brett Carrier, 5th grade ESW teacher and journalism elective teacher for helping students to launch The Park Maitland Press!  Please share the first edition of this magazine with your child! Read The Park Maitland Press here!
Happy reading!
Mrs. Moon
Head of School
"One Halloween Night" by
Dylan Daviduke, Grade 3
"The Tombstone"  by
Anushka Raviprasad, Grade 6
   "One Peculiar Night" b y
Charlotte Lightman, Grade 3

K4 and K5 students are looking forward to a fantastic "Halloween Fun Day" on Monday, Oct. 31st.  The children will wear costumes and participate in a parade around campus. 

Students in grades 1-6 may participate by wearing a festive Fall shirt with casual day bottoms and fun accessories -- such as a Halloween headband or spooky socks!
Picture Retake Day & Cady Kids Photos
Student photos went home this week. If you ordered photos and did not receive them, or if there was a problem with your order, please call Cady Studios at 800.547.6237.

Bad hair day?  Don't worry, email ctight@parkmaitland.org for your child's name to be placed on the retake day list. Simply return the original package of photos on picture day, and Cady Studios will retake them for free.    If your child was absent on the original picture day, his/her name is already on the retake list.  

Note from the Front  Desk
Unless it is an absolute emergency, please call the front office with information about any NEW carpool formations before school begins!   It is very helpful to call in advance due to the busy afternoon rush.  
If your child would like another star to decorate for our Veteran's Day Assembly, you can find it here!

Click here to see this month's Eagle News episode!
Due to our sc hool closing during Hurricane Matthew, the Speech  and Hearing Screenings have been moved to November 15th.
Thanksgiving Break Camp
Join Ms. Blomquist for 
"Friendsgiving Fun Day"

K-4 - Grade 6
Wed. Nov. 23rd
8am - 3pm

Follow the link for camp registration! Space is limited, sign up by Nov. 21 st.
2016 Jack o'Lantern Contest
We were amazed at the ingenuity and creativity that our parents and students brought to the Jack o'Lantern contest this year.  Thank you to everyone who participated. Students, faculty, and parents in carpool thoroughly enjoyed this year's unforgettable pumpkin exhibition!   
Now Through November 20th 

Bring in non-perishable food items (cans, boxed foods, etc.) from now until Nov. 20th to help support school-wide efforts to feed the hungry right here in Central Florida! 

If we reach our school-wide goal of 1,500 cans, students will earn a "dress down day" where they can wear casual, nonuniform clothes to school on December 1st! 

All donations will go to "A Grateful Mind," a local organization that packages and cooks meals weekly to bring to impoverished families throughout the Maitland and Orlando area. See their website for more information at www.agratefulmind.org.

Green Ambassadors Project
(Sponsored by the Keep Brevard Beautiful Adopt-a-Shore project)
Green  Ambassadors are hoping to have an immediate impact on our local environment by helping with beach and park clean-up projects. Anyone who is interested, please join them for a beach clean-up at Coconut Point Park, Sat., Nov. 5th at 8 am.  

They will also be meeting at Weikiva Springs State Park on Sat., Nov. 12th  for a "Nature Walk and Talk" as well as a trash clean-up event.
Please join them and help save the wildlife.   For any questions about the beach cleanup, call 321.676.1701.  



Great Links
 Park Maitland's Veteran's Day Celebration

We would like to honor our veterans by inviting them to attend a special "Veteran's Day" assembly on Friday, Nov. 11th!  

If you or your family member(s) who are veterans would like to attend this special event, please email Ms. Lauren Kuharske by  Friday, Nov. 4th  with a name and address so that we can mail a personal invitation. 
We wish that we had the space to invite  all of our families, but 
space is very limited during assemblies, and we must limit attendance to veterans and their families only.

4th and 5th grade parents are invited to join us for a fun, informative night where you will hear from alumni, teachers, and administrators about what makes Park Maitland's
6th grade year 
Tuesday, November 1st at 6:30 p.m.
Park Maitland School
Arts & Athletics Center 
Partnering with Parents
Success Without Stress 
Tuesday, November 8th 
For Parents of Students in All Grades
J oin us for a very important Parent Chat on Tuesday, November 8th. Professionals will discuss how parents can achieve balance in our over-scheduled society -- 

1.  Successful strategies to minimize stress
2.  EQ vs IQ (Emotional Intelligence)
3.  Successful parenting techniques to allow your child to be happy and healthy
Space is limited -- please RSVP today!

Calendar Events
- Week of Oct. 31st-
31  Mon -- K4-K5 Fun Day / JFF Halloween Celebration
1  Tues -- Grade 6 Preview Night for Parents (See below) 
1  Tues -- Kindness T-shirt Day / Grade 4 Shows
1  Tues -- Official Trinity Prep Visitation Day (Grade 6 only) 
2  Wed -- Grade 1 to see "Stuart Little"
3  Thurs -- Grade 3 to see "Stuart Little"
3 - 4 (Thur - Fri) -- Grade 5 to Camp Wewa

Calendar Looking Ahead
8   Tues -- Picture Retake Day / Parent Chat, "Success without Stress"
9   Wed -- Williamsburg Chaperone Meeting
9   Wed -- K-5 Shows / JFF "I am Thankful For" Book  
11  Fri -- Veteran's Day Assembly / Early Dismissal Day
Congratulations to our
2016 Jack o'Lantern  
Contest Winners! 

Animated Movie
1.  Stefan Reyos
2.  Emily & Joey Sacco
3.  Lila & Emory Klaproah
Most Tech
1.  Graham Vosburgh
2.  Brady & Jax Kohn
3.  Alexia & Luke Walker
Best Use of Recyclables
1.  Amanda Bates & Madison White
2.  Zoe Chapman
3.  Carolyn Rogers
Most Traditional
1.  Chong Family
2.  Ella Mitchell
3.  Sara Collins
Most Park Maitland
1.  Randolph & Placer Families
2.  Lily & Maddie Tight
3. (TIE)  Club Eagle Aftercare and
Hunter Lewis & Presley Haas
Amazing Animals
1.  Sallee Rosen
2.  Alice Wenrich
3.  Sophia Hesh

Grade 5 students created replicas of national  monuments  and placed them on display
for all students (and many visitors) to observe and enjoy!
The second grade Brownie Troop 1320 went to the Girl Scout Citrus Council headquarters
today to celebrate the birthday of Juliette Low,
the founder of Girl Scouts. 
3 green had a party to celebrate Mrs. Forbes' last day as their homeroom teacher.  Mrs. Forbes has been an amazing substitute while Ms. Unell has been on maternity leave.

Grade 1 students had a fun-filled field trip to the Brevard Zoo!

Thank you to all who came out for our first Skate Night which benefited the Ambassadors.  There were games, prizes, and, of course, lots of skating!  Be on the lookout for
our next Skate Night in February!
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