Newsletter #6 - 2020-2021
Peace • Love • Park Maitland
#Empathy
SCHOOL CALENDAR
October 9: Sports Jersey Day
October 12: Student Holiday, Teacher Workday
October 16: End of 1st Quarter
October 22: Spanish Heritage Virtual Assembly
October 23: 6th Grade Gothic Fiction Night
October 29: 6th Grade Sneak Peek Event
October 30: K-4 & K-5 Halloween Fun Day
November 2: Empathy T-Shirt Day
November 3: Election Day
Dear Parents,

This week I have often been hearing the word kindness around school. As an educator, this makes my heart sing! At the end of the day and 10 years from now, what our students will remember most is how Park Maitland made them feel, and knowing that kindness is in the fall air around school makes me feel hopeful.

From our third graders creating their own masterpieces to add to our “Kindness Rocks Garden” to many of our students receiving “Kindness Pals” in homeroom, we are focused on the true meaning of the word. This has sparked great conversations regarding kindness, friendship, empathy, and the differences between these concepts and the gifts of all three. The students are very excited to make new friends and deepen their already existing friendships. By being intentional about building these skills, we are helping our already amazing children to develop habits that will last a lifetime--not only personally but in all aspects of their lives. 

It is exciting to see our students grow everyday both academically and emotionally, whether on campus or online. I continue to be overjoyed to be back with our students and feel blessed to be surrounded by such kindness. Thank you for the warmth and kindness you continue to show to our students, faculty, and one another. We appreciate your support so much!

Warmly,
Mrs. Spillmann

Spreading Kindness Everywhere
Third grade students began creating and painting kindness rocks this week. They will be displayed soon in our rock garden.
CHARLESTON WRAP FUNDRAISER
There is one week left to participate in the Charleston Wrap Fundraiser!
The deadline to submit orders is Friday, October 9th.
Check out the details HERE for more information.


If you have any questions, please reach out to Ieleen Rundgren (irundgren@parkmaitland.org).

All proceeds will go towards further school-wide enhancements.
SAVE THE DATE!

Our 5th graders will have the opportunity to "get the scoop" on our 6th grade on Thursday, October 29th, during the school day. Parents will have the opportunity to learn more about our 6th grade that evening through an informational Zoom session with our teachers and administrators.

Stay tuned for more information!
Exciting New Addition!

Many of you already know Mrs. Angela Scarlato as she has a 2nd grader, AJ, and is a former K-4 assistant. Angela will be taking over the newsletter and yearbook so please send all photos and exciting news to her at ascarlato@parkmaitland.org. As a photographer/graphic designer by trade, Angela brings 10 years of experience in content creation, website design and photography to our department, and we are so excited for her to get started!
Click HERE to access the Read to Lead page. For your convenience, you can also access the Read to Lead page through the Grade Level Pages on our website.
Interested in seeing what's happening on campus? School event photos will be posted to our SmugMug page.
The password to access is: empathy2021.
SUPER SENIOR SPOTLIGHT
Each week Park Maitland School will be featuring two Super Seniors. We hope everyone enjoys this opportunity to get to know our awe-inspiring 6th grade students!
Getting To Know Your
Super Senior:
Sadie Grace Piccolo
Nickname: Lil' Burrito

1. # of Years at Park Maitland: 
  • 8 (started in K-4)
2. Favorite Activity: 
  • Swimming
3. Favorite Movie: 
  • Avengers - Infinity War
4. Favorite Subject: 
  • Math
5. Favorite Thing About Park Maitland: 
  • "Warm, loving environment."

Getting To Know Your
Super Senior:
Silas Dixon


1. # of Years at Park Maitland: 
  • 7 (started in K-5)
2. Favorite Activity: 
  • Video games and baseball
3. Favorite Movie: 
  • Spider-Man: Far From Home
4. Favorite Subject: 
  • PE
5. Favorite Thing About Park Maitland: 
  • "My favorite thing about Park Maitland is all of the special events we get to have, like Sports Fest and field trips."

We are so proud of our Super Seniors who are experiencing this unforgettable year online! Way to go kids - keep up the great work.
QUICK REMINDERS
Don't forget that Empathy Shirt Day is the first day of the month!
Still need to place an order?
Click here to order a new Empathy
T-Shirt and/or
Park Maitland Face Masks.
Mr. N and his Noisy Nose came into town, and our K-4 students made lots of noise to help celebrate his arrival.
K-5 students celebrated the folk legend, Johnny Appleseed, with all things apples!
1st graders this week were playing a game of TIC-TAC-READ, a great way to learn and have fun with friends.
Online Academy
One 2nd grader was lucky to find Frog at the bookstore! He found a way to connect with the story, Frog and Toad are Friends, that all the children in second grade read over the last two weeks. These students have been writing everyday on these wonderful stories.
In art class, students online were also finishing up their Young Master's Project this week. These artistic creations make great keepsakes and unique, heartfelt gifts for the holidays! More on this soon!
On-campus and online students are loving Mrs. J's 'Kindness Pals!' Students each week are paired up with someone new in their class. Through interviewing, games, and conversation starters, students are encouraged to get to know each other in a fun and personal way. We are so happy to see our kids expanding their friendships!
GRADE LEVEL LINKS
(Please note: Teacher pages are not updated for
the following week until Sunday at 4:00 p.m.)
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