Week of October 17-21
Calendar & News
Newsletter #9

Dear Park Maitland Parents,

At Park Maitland, we strive to address a rapidly changing world filled with fantastic, challenging new problems as well as exciting new possibilities.  Yet at the same time we remain steadfast to our values and traditions.  We are a school community that embraces a challenge, welcomes innovation, charts a responsible course, and diligently moves forward as we continue to set sail toward continued success.  We are constantly pondering ways to remain a great school for the future leaders of tomorrow.  With each new school year, we grow and improve. We analyze, critique, and develop. Great schools are always looking forward!

In keeping with our goal of providing the best possible education for your child, we continue to seek out ways to enhance and improve our program.  As we begin the ongoing process of revisiting our goals and visions in our school's Strategic Plan, we invite your input.  To assure that all of our constituents feel that we are in alignment with our school's mission and core values, we are providing a survey to families which you will receive via email this evening.   Your input is highly valuable as we partner with you on educating your most prized possession!

I remained honored to have the opportunity to lead the plan's charge as we continue on with thoughtful, deliberate, and exciting plans for our school.  


Cindy Moon
Head of School
Park Maitland School

  Important date and venue change for our 6th Grade Play!

The 2 017 6th Grade Play will be held at the  Bob Carr Theatre on  May 25th
(School will be closed on Friday, 
May 26th instead of May 19th.)

We are so excited that we are going back to our much loved Bob Carr, and we know that our student stars will shine brightly on show night!

Come out to support our undefeated Eagles Volleyball Team as they begin Tournament play this week!  
Don't miss the first skate 
night of the 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 has been rescheduled to Tuesday, Nov. 8th due to the 5th Grade trip to Camp Wewa and FCIS.  

Thursday, October 20th 
Students and staff are encouraged to wear pink tops and accessories with casual day bottoms for Breast Cancer Awareness.  


Kid's Halloween Party featuring

Sunday, Oct. 23rd
Lunch/Games: 11:30 am - 12:45pm
Film starts at 1:00pm
Visit  http://enzian.org/film/hotel-transylvania/  to purchase tickets.

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.


A K-5 Orange Scientist at work!
Dr. Herera visits K-5 Blue.

Guest Scientist, Mr. Hack, experiments in K-5 Red.

Students love the Little Free Libraries that have been placed around campus.

Mr. Johnson received "Superhero" status from 4th grade students at Wednesday's assembly.



Great Links
Calendar Events
- Week of Oct. 17th- 
17  Mon 
-- Fall Break - No School for Students
18  Tues -- Fall Break - No School for Students
19  Wed -- Flag Football Tryouts (Grades 5 & 6, 3:30-5 p.m.)
20  Thurs -- Wear Pink Day for Breast Cancer Awareness
20  Thurs -- Skating Party to benefit Student Ambassadors
21  Fri -- Grade 6 Gothic Fiction

Calendar Looking Ahead
24  Mon -- Grade 1 & 2 Parent Chat, Development & Phases
25 - 28 (Tues - Fri) -- Pumpkin Contest
26  Wed -- Honored Elders visit a local Retirement Community
26  Wed -- 
Grade 3 & 4 Parent Chat, Development & Phases
27  Thurs -- Admissions Open House (9:30 a.m.)
31  Mon -- K4-K5 Fun Day / JFF Halloween Celebration

 1  Tues -- Grade 6 Preview Night for Parents (See below)
 1  Tues -- Kindness T-shirt Day
 3 - 4 (Thur - Fri) -- Camp Wewa
 8  Tues -- Picture Retake Day
11  Fri -- Veteran's Day Assembly / Early Dismissal Day

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!  

Park Maitland's Veteran's Day Celebration

We would like to honor our veterans by inviting them to attend a special "Veteran's Day" assembly on Friday, Nov. 11th!  If you or your family members that are veterans would like to attend this special event, please contact Ms. Lauren Kuharske by email at  lkuharske@parkmaitland.org  or by calling 407.647.3038, ext.160 by Wednesday, Oct. 26th so that we may send them a formal invitation by mail.

We wish that we had the space to invite all of our families, but  space is very limited during assemblies, and we must limit attendance to veterans and their families only.

Maker Faire Orlando is a community-organized, family-friendly celebration featuring local do-it-yourself science, art, rockets, robots, crafts, technology, music, hands-on-activities, and more. It's an event where people show what they are making and share what they are learning.

T ickets can be purchased online at  www.makerfaireorlando.com . Maker Faire Orlando will be held at the Central Florida Fairground this year, as it has out grown its previous location of the Orlando Science Center. We hope to see you there!

Saturday, Oct. 22nd 10am - 7pm
Sunday, Oct. 23rd 10am - 5pm

P U M P K I N   C O N T E S T

Pumpkin contest entries are in and it's almost time to start designing! Please note pumpkin drop-off dates and times below:

Tues., Oct. 25th between 7:30 and 10:00 a.m.
Wed., Oct. 26th between 7:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. 
 Wed., Oct. 26th between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.
(Absolutely NO entries are to be set up after 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday.)

Please see the linked  entry form for important labeling information before you submit your entry.   

Volunteers Still Needed!
We are in need of parents volunteers to help collect contest entries at carpool on the dates and times listed above.  Please contact Ms. Belle Warren at bwarren@parkmaitland.org if you are able to lend a hand.

Session II registration for the following clubs is underway. 
Follow this  link to register now!.  

GOLF:   GRADES 1 - 6
Dates:  Nov. 7, 14, 21, 28 / Dec. 5, 12 
Mondays:  4:30 - 5:30 p.m. 
Cost:  $175
Dates:  Nov. 7, 14, 21, 28 / Dec. 5, 12       
Mondays:  3:35 - 4:35 p.m.               
Cost:  $150

My name is Joan ie Forbes and I am teaching the art classes for 3rd through 5th grades.  During these first three months, we have been enjoying looking and learning about the land and animals in Africa. The fifth graders were able to see what an actual hut in Ethiopia looks like by watching my personal video where my grand daughter was born.  They were then able to recreate their own miniature huts showing the surrounding living conditions using red air dry clay and various natural resources.  The fifth graders also learned about Serengeti sunsets and painted them on burlap.  Our fourth graders took a look at the wide variety of birds found in the tropical rainforest in Africa.  They completed their own bird drawings using water soluble oil pastels.  The third graders were able to choose either a giraffe or a zebra to recreate on water color paper and then fill them in using the oil pastels.  Next, they painted a landscape and their animals were then mounted in the middle as part of their "African Grassland Scenes". We hope you will take a minute and visit the hall way outside the art room to view the "African Huts" as well as the "Birds of Africa".  You can also view the  burlap paintings and the 3rd grade landscapes in the front office.  I have enjoyed filling in for Mrs. Unell while she has been on her maternity leave.  Even more, I have loved the opportunity to work with these very talented artists here at Park Maitland.


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

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