Week of October 22 (10)
Celebrating 50 years of tradition!
October 22: Student Holiday / Teacher Work Day
October 23-26: Jack-O-Lantern Contest
October 24: Ambassadors: Honored Elders / Parent Chat: Ages & Stages (Grades 3 & 4)
October 25: Admissions Open House
October 26: K4/K5 Halloween Fun Day / 6th Grade Gothic Fiction
October 31: Read to Lead Due / Halloween Festive T-Shirt Day
November 1: Tradition T-Shirt Day
November 2: 4th Grade Show
November 4: Daylight Savings Ends (Fall back!)
November 6: 2nd Grade @ Gatorland / Photo Retake Day
November 7: K5 Show
November 9: Veteran's Day Assembly
November 13: Grade 1 Harvest Festival
November 14: Grade 3 Native American Day
This month at Park Maitland we will be focusing on Habit #2:
"Begin with the End in Mind"

To "begin with the end in mind" means to set goals, make plans, and follow through all the way to the end to reach those goals.

Share  THIS  video with your children to help them remember what it means to
"Begin with the End in Mind!"
TOMORROW, October 22nd is a student holiday. Enjoy the day!

It's almost that time of year when festive fruits will line our driveway welcoming each of you with their friendly or fiendish demeanor. 

The contest will be taking place THIS WEEK!

* in addition to the morning drop off times for pumpkins we will also offer a 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm drop off time on Tuesday the 23rd and Wednesday the 24th. Thank you to Ms. Ray who has volunteered to be here to assist with drop offs those two days.*
We would like to honor our veterans by inviting them to attend a special "Veteran's Day" assembly on Friday, Nov. 9th! If you or your family members that are veterans would like to attend this special event, please fill out the below form by Friday, Oct. 26th so that formal invitations may be sent 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.

6th graders worked hard in Design Thinking mapping out their passion projects together!
Our dress-down day fundraiser raised $811.00 for victims of Hurricane Michael in Florida. We are so proud of our students for coming together and participating for this very worthy cause.
K-5 students worked hard in the Tinkering Lab this week to finalize their "Three Piggies" house projects!
1st graders prepared Ms. Petree's garden for planting!
4th graders practiced their vocabulary words by creating custom definitions and writing them out with sidewalk chalk.
3rd grade students had a blast on their field trip to see The Jungle Book at The Orlando Shakespeare Theater.
Enjoy this fun and creative video that Ms. Martinez shared  at our Hispanic Heritage Assembly featuring our very talented students!
Our PE teachers really know how to have fun on a rainy day.

Tickets are on sale now, and tables are limited. For more event information CLICK HERE .
K4 and K5 students are looking forward to a fantastic "Halloween Fun Day" on Friday, Oct. 26th. The children will wear costumes and participate in a parade around campus. 

On Wednesday, October 31st, all students may celebrate by wearing a festive Fall shirt with casual day bottoms and fun accessories - such as a Halloween headband or spooky socks!
Example of festive attire for Grades 1-6
If your child was absent on photo day there will be a retake day on  Tuesday, November 6th   . Also, any students that brought in a photo order form after their photo was taken will need to retake for their order to be placed.
click on the photo below for more information on All Saints' Day!
"Ages and Stages"
Parent Chat with Carol T. Miller

10/24 @ 8:15 am: 3rd & 4th grade

*Located in Room 23*

Mark your calendar for these very interesting parent chats.The coming sessions will be broken into different events based on age groups so that you, as parents, get the most specific information relevant to your child or children.

We are so proud to welcome Ms. Carol T. Miller L.C.S.W. to Park Maitland School! Ms. Miller is the Founder and Director of Social Bridges ® . She holds a Master's Degree in Social Work, and a Bachelor's Degree in Education/Drama Therapy, Florida License #SW7648.

Ms. Miller has worked with children for over 30 years in a variety of therapeutic settings. Ms. Miller co-authored the curriculum for both the Social Bridges ® clinic and school-based programs. In addition, she provides professional development for educators and mental health professionals, social coaching and counseling throughout Florida.

Looking for a throne!
Do you have a seat fit for a king that you no longer have use for? The drama department is looking for a throne. If you have anything in the same style as any of the ones below, or know someone who does, we'd love to take it off your hands. It does not have to be exact. We might paint or add to it, so mostly we are just looking for a chair to start with. Thanks!
Congratulations to both of our volleyball teams on a fantastic season. Gold finished the championship in 2nd place, and Green finished in 3rd. We are so proud of our girls!
We are excited to share that we have seven soccer teams this year. View their schedules below and come cheer them on!

The 2018 Orlando Maker Faire is approaching! Come out on Saturday-Sunday, November 10th-11th 2018, at the Central Florida Fairgrounds! Maker Faire Orlando is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue for these makers to show hobbies, experiments, projects. It is coined the Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth – a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness.

For the first time ever, Park Maitland 3rd-6th graders are designing and hosting their own creative booths! Sign-ups for these students will be released soon from 3rd-6th grade Design Thinking teachers! K4-2nd grade students are encouraged to attend the Maker Faire, come by the Park Maitland booths, and enjoy the Faire too! 

More information can be found at:  https://www.makerfaireorlando.com/
In preparation of our 50th Celebration, we also ask our Alumni to fill out THIS DEMOGRAPHICS SURVEY to assist in gathering Alumni information. Please complete by September 28th. Thank you for your participation!

It's that time of year again! Please send all photos that you would like to share with our Communications or Yearbook staff to:

*Please do not shrink photo/file size before sending*
Club Read to Lead is underway! Don't forget to check Ms. Talbert's Read to Lead section on her Teacher Page to download the monthly calendar activities and reading log, and learn more about how your child can participate. You can find a direct link to the Club Read to Lead page below. Happy Reading!

(Please note: Teacher pages are not updated for
the following week until Sunday at 4:00 p.m.)

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