Week of October 10-17
Calendar & News
Newsletter #8

Happy Sunday, all...
May we relish in the sunshine!  
We hope that our families and friends came through Hurricane Matthew unscathed!
Sometimes, it is the unexpected, unplanned times of "togetherness" that bring the most joy and comfort.  I have heard "Matthew" stories -- of grandparents joining their children and grandchildren, spending time together, playing games, enjoying each others' company, and "reconnecting!"  
The bad thing that happens today could be paving the way for the good things that happen tomorrow. Trust the process!  ~ Mandy Hale
We will all be glad to get back to our normal routines tomorrow.  We will continue with plans to observe our Fall Break, Friday, October 14th - Tuesday, October 18th.    We planned in advance for "hurricane/inclement weather days" and therefore have extra school days built into our calendar.   At this time, unless we have additional hurricane days, we will not need to make up days missed due to Hurricane Matthew.  
Have a wonderful week!
Cindy Moon
Head of School
Due to Hurricane Matthew, Camp Wewa for Grade 5
has been rescheduled. 
The new dates are: 
Thursday, Nov. 3rd - Friday Nov. 4th. 
Please come out to support, encourage, and cheer on our awesome Eagles this week!

Swim Meet
Monday, October 10th
Lake Highland Prep hosts 
at Lake Highland Prep
5:30 warm up/6:00 start
Volleyball Game
October 15th, 9:00am 
vs Orlando Christian Prep (blue)
Court 1

Students observing these upcoming religious holidays will be excused from school on the following dates: 

Yom Kippur 
Wednesday, 10.12

Come to the first "Skating Party" 
of the '16-'17 school year!
Thursday, October, 20th
6:30 - 8:15 p.m. 
Semoran Skateway
Tickets will be available for pre-sale, see attached flyer for details.
Sponsored by the Junior and
Student Ambassadors!

Picture retake day will be on Thurs. Nov 3rd.

Football Fun Day
Thursday, October 13th
Celebrate football season by wearing your favorite football team tee, jersey, or team colors with casual day bottoms!  
Please keep in mind that this is not required. Your child may always wear his/her regular school uniform.
*Due to the Brevard Zoo field trip, 1st Grade will have team jersey day on a later date.
Congratulations to 
Ms. Infantino and her husband, Stephen, on the arrival of their precious                  baby, Dylan Thomas.

Congratulations to Ms. Eichelberger on her STRONG Chicago Marathon finish!

Ms. Dick's classes completed a creative writing assignment on Florida, their first team project.  The children created maps and presented Florida facts in class! Dr. Lawton visited Ms. Nepple's K-5 class and spoke about the importance of dental hygiene.


Great Links
Calendar Events
- Week of Oct. 10th- 
10  Mon -- Grade 5 & 6 Parent Chat, Development & Phases 
10  Mon -- Eagles Swim Meet at Lake Highland Prep
12  Wed -- Yom Kippur
13  Thurs -- Grade 1 to Brevard Zoo
13  Thurs -- Wear your Favorite Team Jersey Day
14  Fri -- Fall Break - No School for Students
15  Sat -- Eagles Volleyball vs. Orlando Christian Prep

Calendar Looking Ahead
17   Mon
-- Fall Break - No School for Students
18   Tues -- Fall Break - No School for Students
20   Thurs -- Wear Pink Day for Breast Cancer Awareness
20   Thurs --  Skating Party to benefit Student Ambassadors
24   Mon -- Grade 1 & 2 Parent Chat, Development & Phases
26   Wed -- Honored Elders
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 NEEDED
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.

4th and 5th Grade Parents
Join us on Tuesday, November 1st to "Sneak Peek" Park Maitland's  SUPER 6th grade year!  This will be a fun-filled, informative night that you won't want to miss!   More details coming soon!
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.  The site is now password protected! The password is the same as our website's "Parent Access" page.  Follow this   link to visit the SmugMug page .

We love all the ways our students give back!
Our awesome Ambassadors visited the Christian Service Center with Hungry to Help, led by Ms. Martinez and Mr. Courson.
6th Grade students, Lilly and Sarah, led an outreach effort "Birthday Party Bash" for Ms. Martinez's class.  They created 225 birthday cards for the Foundation for Foster Children.
Cheryl Tight
Communications Manager
Park Maitland School
407-647-3038, ext. 122

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