Week of October 3-7
Calendar & News
Newsletter #7

The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience."  Eleanor Roosevelt 
Motivated to learn! This week, students in K-4-6th grade worked together to design and build a "kindness" creation during our Global Cardboard Challenge. The facilitators were the 6th grade students who crafted their plans to share with the younger students as they created their "masterpieces!"
Upgrading autonomy -- engaging students, taking risks, collaborating, problem solving -- 21st Century Learning!
"Rigor and playfulness pair much more smoothly than we think they do, and that pairing can have some pretty spectacular results" -- Daniel Pink, author of five top-selling books on motivation, learning, and preparing our students for the "real" world.
Enthusiasm, excitement for learning, and "working hard" permeated the campus!  Pure joy!
Cindy Moon
Head of School 

Please come out to support, encourage, and cheer on our awesome Eagles this week!

Swim Meet
Monday, October 3rd
The Christ School hosts 
at Lake Highland Prep
5:30 warm up/6:00 start
Volleyball Game
Saturday, October 8th, 9:00am 
vs Conrad Academy (black)
Court 1  

Students observing these upcoming religious holidays will be excused from school on the following dates: 
Rosh Hashanah
Monday, 10.3 & Tuesday 10.4

Yom Kippur 
Wednesday, 10.12

Picture retake day will be on Thurs. Nov 3rd.
A special four week camp in October for  K-4 and K-5 students.  
Our littlest princes and princesses will learn table manners and polite social skills that will give them a fantastic foundation on which to build their 
Contact Ms. Joy Sonntag to enroll.
Wednesdays, 1:50 - 2:35 p.m.
Dates: October 5,12,19, 26
Cost: $150.00 

Don't forget!  Club Read  to Lead reading  logs are due  at the end of each month!
The October calendar is posted on HomeworkNow!
Special Fall Break 
-Friday, October 14th Only-
"Krafty Kids" Club will be offering a special SPOOKY camp for students in K-4 to grade 3 on Friday, Oct. 14th from 9:00 am - 1:30 pm while school is closed for fall break.  $60  
Please see the attached flyer for more information or c ontact Ms. Belle Warren  at bwarren@parkmaitland.org with questions.
We're sorry, Fall Break
Camp  Tinkerfest
is currently full.  
There are a few spots available in the Krafty Kids camp so don't delay!

Our "Super Senior" 6th grade girls of our undefeated volleyball team!  Way to go Eagles!

6th Graders enjoying their new lounge!
K-4 parents introduce new fruits and veggies that begin with the letter "A".



Great Links
Calendar Events
- Week of Oct. 3rd- 
Mon. 10.3 -- Kindness T-Shirt Day
Mon. 10.3 -- Eagles Swim Meet at Lake Highland Prep
Mon. 10.3 - 10.4 -- Rosh Hashanah
Wed. 10.5 -- Grade 3 to "Young People's Concert"
Thurs. 10.6 -- Speech and Hearing Evaluations
Thurs. 10.6 - Fri. 10.7 -- Grade 5 trip to Camp Wewa
Sat. 10.8 -- Eagles Volleyball vs. Conrad Academy (9:00 a.m.)
Calendar Looking Ahead
Mon. 10.10 -- 5th & 6th Grade Parent Chat 
Mon. 10.10 -- Eagles Swim Meet at Lake Highland Prep
Wed. 10.12 -- Yom Kippur
Thur. 10.13 -- Grade 1 to Brevard Zoo
Fri. 10.14 - Tues. 10.18 - Fall Break - No School for Students
Sat. 10.15 -- Eagles Volleyball vs. Orlando Christian Prep
AfterSchool Enrichment classes are underway! 
- A friendly reminder -
Please remember to submit your final payment for after school clubs this week.
J a ck o 'L a nt e rn C on t es t

Get ready for the annual Jack o'Lantern contest!  This family competition is one of our favorite events of the year.   Follow this link to download the entry form.  Forms are due by Thursday, Oct. 13th!

            HELP WANTED
Ms. Belle Warren is looking for parent volunteers to help organize this wonderful event! Contact her by email at  bwarren@parkmaitland.org
if you are interested in lending a hand.

The fifth grade yard sale raised  $2,242 last weekend!  The proceeds will go to the "Christian Service Center" in Orlando, "Feeding Children Everywhere," and other local and global projects chosen by our "We Schools"  ambassadors.        

We'd like to thank all of the parents who helped manage the event and everyone who donated items to be sold at the sale!  

Thank you for your continued support of this and all of our philanthropic efforts!   

4th and 5th Grade Parents

Be on the lookout!  This week we are extending an invitation to "Sneak Peek" our SUPER sixth grade year!  More details on this fun and informative event are coming soon!  All 4th and 5th grade parents are invited to attend.

Partnering with Parents
Mark your calendar for some very interesting chats on the horizon.  The coming sessions will be broken into four different events based on age groups so that you, as parents, get the most specific information relevant to your child or children.   All chats will begin at 8:15 a.m. 

Grades 5-6 -- Monday, Oct. 10
Grades 1-2 -- Monday, Oct. 24 
Grades 3-4 -- Wednesday, Oct. 26
  • Learn what your child is up to in personal and social development in this phase of life. 
  • Identify play and its purpose in the life of your child. 
  • Walk away with useful tools for talking to and playing with your child during this phase of life.  
  • Understand the social needs of your child. 
  • Learn about setting and maintaining limits. 
  • Parent to support your child in today's world.
K-4 & K-5 Admissions Screening
If you have a rising K-4 or K-5 child for the 2017-18 school year you can get them screened NOW!  As long as they are 3 1/2 years old there is no need to wait until our official screening day on
Saturday, January 7th.  Classes fill quickly, so don't delay!
Please contact Kirsten Telan at 407.647.3038,  ext. 110 or email ktelan@parkmaitland.org, for more information.

Don't forget to check Park Maitland's SmugMug photo site for school-wide event photos.  

For security purposes, moving forward the Park Maitland SmugMug site will be password protected.  The password will the same as our website's "Parent Access" password. SmugMug photos can be accessed at Parkmaitland.org or by following this link.

Our Honored Elders Ambassador Group visited their friends at the Mayflower Senior Living Home.

Ms. Kretz's 6th grade Elective class worked with friends from  OCA's  AVT program.  

We love all the ways our student's give back!

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

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