Winter Break!
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Newsletter #17

Holidays Around The World

We thoroughly enjoyed your children during the Holidays Around The World celebration.  They were curious and eager, bright-eyed, and sweet.  We all hope that you and your family will have a lovely winter holiday matter what holiday you celebrate at your house!   

These amazing players and sportsmen are both third grade students....

Dylan Daviduke is Champion of Chess 1, and Ari Laxner is Champion of Chess 2!

These boys join the esteemed ranks of last year's champions Magnus Reed, grade 5, and Evan Huang!

And remember...once a champion, ALWAYS a champion! CONGRATULATIONS!
Mrs. Finwall's Snowball Fight
  Our 6th Graders obviously have no fun!
If you are traveling over the holiday break be on the lookout for 2nd grade student, Tank C.

The handsome (and smart) Tank is the model in a Florida Hospital ad which is located at the MCO Airport in baggage claim A, #13.  
Photo Day 
KoPIXmo will be taking large, black and white photos of students at school from Jan. 24-26.  There is nothing special that parents need to do for these engaging, casual photos but look forward to receiving something special!


We Schools in Action is offering the chance for students to show awareness for the problems facing our world by being leaders and "wearing the change" as an outward expression of their commitment to helping those in need.

Get your handmade bracelet and show your support! See the attached   flyer  for the order form!

Congratulations to Noah Kelly!
Noah was invited by Master Erik to try out for the  Taekwondo  Demo team.  
He will be traveling around Florida performing.  Way to go Noah!
Emma Bean has been such a success. Beginning after the holiday break, students will be able to order Emma Bean catered lunch five days a week!  Simply  use this link to view the menu and place your order.  Order by 8am for same day delivery!  Bon Appetit!  
Finding tons of great information about our after school programs is easier than ever!  Simply follow the links below to find club descriptions, dates, and our easy online enrollment form! 



Great Links
Calendar Looking Ahead
19     Mon. --  Winter Holiday Break Begins

 3       Tues. -- Teachers Return After Holiday Break
 4       Wed. --  Students Return from Holiday Break
                        Kindness T-Shirt Day
 7       Sat.  --   K-4 Screening Day
11      Wed. --  Grades 4-6 Spelling Bee
13      Fri.  --    Grade 6 Winter Ball


Interrupting Chicken, performed by our talented first grade students, was a huge hit!  Thank you to Ms. Ballard for bringing out the inner "star" in each precious child!

The Co ngo River Golf Event has moved to
Thursday, Jan. 26th from 5:00-8:00 pm
December is a busy month, and due to all of the holiday festivities, Congo Golf is being moved to Thursday,  January 26th
See the attached
flyer for details!

Ways You Can Help:

1. Buy tickets for friends & family for only $10 each.
2. Sponsor a hole at the event for only $30.

Last year's event was a ton of family fun! We hope to see you there!   
Please watch this short video to see the power of giving in action.  We are so grateful for our amazing students and families.  Our bucket is full...

"The heart that gives, gathers."  - Tao Te Ching

 "Super Seniors" Pop-Up Art Gallery, a visit from the Grinch, and holiday parties galore...  Enjoy this video of a very festive and jubilant week
at Park Maitland School!
Author and Park Maitland family alum, Ms. Yvonne David entranced our third grade students last Friday as she shared her wonderful book,  Out of the Apple Orchard, and answered questions about her journey as a writer.  
Out of the Apple Orchard is inspired by Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol and explores similar themes of hunger, forgiveness, healing, and new beginnings.  
"In the fall of 1910, a Jewish family, who recently immigrated from the Old Country, moves from the Lower East Side of New York City to the hamlet of Mountaindale in the Catskills for the fresh country air. Papa is too sick to work and food is scarce. On his way to school, twelve-year-old Adam Bieman is hungry and sees the apples in the Friedland orchard. He cannot resist the ripe red fruit.  Soon his troubles begin..."
Don't miss this amazing opportunity! 
Ms. Davis has extended a generous offer to Park Maitland families -- 40% of book sales purchased by Park Maitland families will be given to our school. Please go to  and click on the  Shop Online  icon on the left-hand side. When purchasing a book from this  website, please mention PMS after the purchaser's name.  
Additionally, Park Maitland School families are invited to see the debut of Out of the Apple Orchard live at Orlando Rep!

The Orlando premiere of  Out of the Apple Orchard , involving a triple award-winning team, author Yvonne David, playwright Ellen W. Kaplan, and director Kenny Howard, a Tony Award-winning producer, will be held at the Orlando Repertory Theatre.
Monday, December 19 to Thursday, December 22, 2016

This is a wonderful opportunity for students to see how a work of literature is adapted to and performed on the stage, and a special treat for the whole family to enjoy during the break.

The discount code for four tickets is BUY2GET2.
The net proceeds of the Orlando premiere will benefit Jewish Family Services Orlando and St. Vincent de Paul Society.
You can purchase tickets by calling  407-437-4909 or at the links below:
Congratulations to all of our Spelling Bee finalists. These students will have the honor of representing their grade at the school
Spelling Bee on January 11, 2017.
4 Red
Hudson Hurst
Lindsey Yared
5 Red
Leo Raden
Claire Pankros
6th grade:
Ramy Asfoor
Lukas Blomquist
4 Blue
Reid Sorrell
Caden Liu
5 Blue
Stella Myers
Ava Palceski
Paige Fairchild
Lilly Freedman
Sophie Grygiel 
4 Yellow
Axsel Williams
Nathan Lacy
5 Yellow
Cole Joseph
Jaiden Rivera
Alexis Lipkin
Anushka Raviprasad
Tennison Seybold
4 Green
Ella Mitchell
Ender Pollack
5 Green
Tavish Ward
Juliana Tu
Reese Taylor 
4 Orange
Sahil Jain
Eliza Larson
5 Orange
Grayson Lee
Benjamin McNeill
Yearbook Ads!
Reserve your space and submit payment by January 15th
Art due by February 15th
We are "re-inventing" our school yearbook this year and have moved to a new eco-friendly yearbook provider, TreeRing!  With the move to TreeRing our ad submission process has also changed.  If you are interested in submitting an ad for your student, you may reserve your space by completing the linked form below.  Because our yearbook will be smaller this year,
only our 6th grade students will be able to purchase full-page ads. 
K-4 to Grade 5 will be able to choose ¼ or ½ page ads.  
For art guidelines and design tips, please click the link below.
*  Quarter page is $190 -- 3.5 in wide X 5 in. high
*  Half page is $265 -- 7 in wide X 5 in high
*  Full page is $365 -- 7 in. wide X 9.75 in high
If you would like to outsource your ad design to a professional,
Amber Scott is available for hire!  Amber is an expert designer with
years of photography and yearbook design experience. 
Email her at for more information.  

Sibling Admissions
Current families planning to apply for a sibling's admission to Park Maitland School are given acceptance priority. Please fill out the online application by visiting the
"Admissions" section of the school's website.  
K-4 Fun Day Admissions Screening
  Saturday, January 7th
If you have a rising K-4 for the 2016-17 school year, please mark your calendars for the "K-4 Fun Day."  
Information Tour & Curriculum Fair
  Wednesday, January 25th
  9:00 - 11:00 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/relatives with Park Maitland-aged children to attend this informational tour and curriculum fair to learn about the school! 
Contact Ms. Kirsten Telan, Admission Director at 407-647-3038 , ext.110 or by email at for more information regarding
any of the above admissions events!


K-5 enjoyed their guest teacher as they learned about Persian holidays

  K-5 purple learned all about Irish traditions.

  JFF's spread the holiday cheer during their Winter Holiday Celebration!

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