August 28th, 2016
Calendar & News
Newsletter #2
Dear Parents,

Students and teachers have catapulted into the new school year.  The resounding energy and enthusiasm for learning, discovering, and "kindness" is felt everywhere! 

The overarching goal of Park Maitland is to foster a positive, caring, and supportive community with shared values of mutual respect and kindness in which all students can thrive and grow!   We give countless opportunities to allow our students to practice acts of kindness within our school community, in the greater community of Central Florida, and across the globe!  It is our hope to teach our students to experience the reward, the power, the respect, and the truth of the simple principal:  
Kindness is contagious!  
Kindness in Action!
Already, in only the first week of school, brothers Chase and Jack exhibited genuine kindness and leadership.   After hearing about the great loss and devastation felt by the flood victims in Louisiana, the boys stepped up to help out!  They had a meeting with administrators to discuss their "great idea" which will influence our entire student body and inevitably help thousands of people in need!

" Ideas shape the course of history, " John Maynard Keyes.

Chase and Jack's Great Idea:  $2.00 Kindness T-Shirt Day -- Thursday, September 1st!  
Chase and Jack are asking that each student and teacher bring a $2.00 donation to benefit the flood victims on our first "Kindness T-Shirt Day" of the school year.  The brothers felt that our entire school should join together to demonstrate kindness for people who need it in a big way on this very first Kindness t-shirt day! (See instructions and details for Kindness T-shirt day in the newsletter below.)*   
Congratulations to Chase and Jack for "catching the kindness wave!"

Warm wishes to all,

Cindy Moon
* If your child does not have their Kindness shirt for this first Kindness T-Shirt Day, they can wear any Park Maitland t-shirt with Friday casual attire bottoms -- denim jeans, skirts, or shorts.   

Now that school is underway and everyone has become more comfortable with their drop-off routine, teachers will begin marking tardies for students who are late to class starting Monday, August 29th.  Please check the linked  student handbook   for more information on our school tardy policy.  Thank you for your cooperation and for helping us get the school year off to a great start!
  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.
Don't Forget Your Textbooks! 
If you have not received your child's textbooks, please contact Ms. Belle Warren by email at to make arrangements as soon as possible! 
Volleyball Team!
We are thrilled to announce the 2016-2017 competitive girls' volleyball team!
Congratulations to: 
Lilly Freedman - 6th
Paige Fairchild- 6th
Olivia Mantecon- 6th
Sophia Cote- 6th
Sophia Lamar - 6th
Kindell Welker - 6th
Tegan Larrimore - 5th
Grace Brady - 5th
Eva Chong - 5th 
Makayla Colombo - 5th 
Melody Behzadi - 5th 
We know you will join us in cheering on all of these young ladies this season!  Families and friends are WELCOME to come and cheer for our team!

66 students dove into action this week as the Park Maitland Swim Team held its first week of practice!  If you have not registered and would like to join the team, please fill out the linked form below and return to Coach Meisel or Coach Kretz.
Team Information

Crow's Nest Winners

Congratulations to the following 6th grade students who truly "Rose to the Top" in  unsolicited helpfulness and kindness while at the Beach Bonding trip in New Smyrna.  The winning students climbed to the highest part of the house to view the coast and estuary and were recognized by their teachers and peers.  
Sophia C., Sofie G., Alexis L.,
Abbie K., and Alex D.

Nineteen 6th grade  students have taken over the Twitter account of Park Maitland School! These students, who meet during their elective wheel period on Thursdays with Mrs. McCulloch, have been traveling around campus photographing, teaching, and learning about different grade levels  and then tweeting out to our local and global community these exciting moments on the school's Twitter account! 

The students have even created a new school hashtag:  #eaglesatwork.
Please follow us @parkmaitland. 



Great Links
Calendar Events
- Week of 8.29 - 
Mon. 8.29 -- Parents' Night Out ( Grade 6) at 4:30 p.m
Tues. 8.30  --  Parents' Night Out ( Grade 1) at 4:30p.m
Wed. 8.31  -- Parents' Night Out ( Grade 4 )at 4:30 p.m.
Thur. 9.1  -- Parents' Night Out ( Grade 3) at 4:30 p.m.
Thur. 9.1 -- Kindness t-shirt day -- $2 donation to LA flood victims
Mon. 9.5 -- NO SCHOOL - Labor Day Holiday

Calendar Looking Ahead
Tues. 9.6  --  Parents' Night Out (K-5) at 4:30 p.m.
Wed. 9.7  --  Parents' Night Out (Grade 5) at 4:30 p.m.
Thur. 9.8  -- Parents' Night Out (K-4) at 4:30 p.m.
Thur. 9.8 -- Partnering with Parents, 8:15 a.m., RSVP  
Mon. 9.12  -- Parents' Night Out (Grade 2) at 4:30 p.m.


Mark your calendars for "Parents' Night!"   We cannot wait to see all of you!   This fun, informative event will start promptly at 4:30 p.m. in your child's first period classroom!  The  presenters have so much great  information to share with you about  your  child's "home away from home."
" Club Eagle AfterCare" will provide special child care for Park  Maitland students who  need a place to "hang out" (so that you can enjoy the "Parents' Night" events).  Childcare is available  for only $15 per child.  Simply contact Club Eagle by email at or by calling 407.647.3038, ext. #159.   Children who attend AfterCare regularly  can follow their usual after school protocol and can be picked up after the "Parent's Night" event. 

Our students inspire us every day! Drawing by Alexa (Grade 2) for Mrs. Moon.
On the first school day of each month, the entire school will participate in "Kindness Day!"  Students that wear their "KINDNESS" tee on those days are permitted to wear their Friday casual day bottoms -- denim shorts, jeans, or skirts.  Please keep in mind that this is not required. Your child may always wear their uniform or participate in regular casual days on the last school day of each week.  
If you would like to purchase a "Kindness" tee, the light blue "Scatter Kindness" (pictured right) is still available.  Simply contact the front desk to make arrangements.  
We will be placing one more order for the "Catch the Kindness Wave" t-shirt next week.  If you would like to order the "Kindness Wave" tee and haven't done so already, please fill out the linked form below

Partnering with Parents 
"Smart Social Media Usage"
Thursday, Sept. 8th at 8:15 a.m.

We are excited to offer many opportunities for our parents to connect this year!  Through occasional "Partnering with Parents" and "Parent Chat" sessions we can develop a closer connection between you and the school, gain better understanding of the issues you as parents are currently facing, and bring our diverse school family together to learn from one another.  
This first chat will focus on "Smart Social Media Usage."  All of our parents are invited to attend this important session, but this chat is specifically designed for those with students in grades 5 and 6.  We encourage at least one parent from each 5th and 6th grade family to join us on Sept 8th! 
Please park at the Enzian for this event.  Name tags will be given upon entering campus.  
Grade 5 Yard Sale
"10 Months of Smiles"  
Grade 5 students are having a yard sale on Saturday, Sept. 24th!  Proceeds  from the sale will benefit various charitable projects taken on by our  ambassadors!  Last year's yard sale was used to package 35,000 meals for the homeless here in Orlando and in Africa.

This year the money will be used to package 40,000 meals through Feeding Children Everywhere for those in need as well as help fund our major Ambassador program needs. 
Take a look at the linked "Yard Sale" flyer    for details and a list of ways  in which you can help this incredible effort!


The Park Maitland fundraisers  are "wrapping up" soon. Students are excited about the fun prizes they can earn by collecting orders for gifts, yummy holiday treats, wrapping paper, and keepsakes!  

Please note that all orders are due on September 7th!  

Another great way to support Park Maitland School while you shop is by purchasing the Park Maitland Savings Pass ($20). The Savings Pass has replaced cumbersome "school coupon books" of the past.  Savings opportunities include: Jeremiah's, Francesco's, Mellow Mushroom, Yogurtland, and name a few!

If you have lost your fundraiser packet or order form, please email Ms. Belle Warren at

Super Seniors at their Beach Retreat
Grade 1 students taking a break from 4-square

K-4 students enjoying Jelly Fudge park

To see more school photos, follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!
Cheryl Tight
Communications Manager
Park Maitland School
407-647-3038, ext. 122

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