Newsletter #9 2020-2021
Peace • Love • Park Maitland
#Empathy
October 26-30: Jack O'Lantern Celebration
October 29: 6th Grade Sneak Peek Event
October 30: K-4 & K-5 Halloween Fun Day
October 31: Read to Lead Logs Due
November 1: Empathy T-Shirt Day
November 7: Admissions Open House
November 9-10: K-4 Conferences
November 10-11: Picture Day
November 11: Veteran's Day Assembly
November 16-17: K-5 Conferences
November 19: Harvest Festival
November 20: Native American
November 23-27: Thanksgiving Break
Park Maitland Preschool is in full swing and off to an amazing start at our brand new campus on Howell Market Lane in Winter Park. I am honored and elated to serve as the principal of Park Maitland Preschool! The staff, students, and parents already feel like family and the sounds of joy are echoing through hallways! I am so grateful for the support of the Administrative Team and staff at Park Maitland School as we worked together to launch the exciting facility!

The same wonder-filled learning that Park Maitland has provided for the past 52 years at our main campus is now inspiring preschoolers’ natural curiosity and building a firm foundation for academic success because learning is fun! 

Carrying on Park Maitland’s long held philosophy of whole child education, even our youngest students are enjoying imaginative STEAM play through games and exploration with individual attention and one-on-one assistance. Early math, literacy, and fine motor development is integrated throughout the curriculum. Singing, dancing, dramatic play, and movement to music enhance learning and allow opportunities to explore feelings and experience joy. The artist of the month is Henri Matisse and the students created their very own modern art masterpieces. 

The entire Park Maitland Preschool staff is passionate about making the ideal environment for your children!

Have a wonderful weekend!
With Warmest Regards,
Jane Hicks

IMPORTANT REMINDER:

Please be sure to check your ALMA account weekly. We encourage every family to make this part of your routine. Checking your account regularly will allow you to view any incidental charges or updates to your account and more importantly allow time if there are any adjustments that need to be made prior to the billing due date. As we are coming to the end of the month, please check now for any unpaid October fees. Monthly tuition billing, will show on the 1st of each month.

All balances are due at the beginning of the month. Due to COVID, we have allowed for a generous transition period into this school year, but beginning the month of November, a 1.5% late fee will be assessed for outstanding balances after the 10th. We appreciate your efforts to meet these expectations.  Please do not hesitate to contact the Business Office with any questions and/or concerns.
This week's feature from our wonderful School Counselor, Mrs. "J" Jaworski is about focusing on our strengths and struggles in our students.

Hola a todas las familias de Park Maitland! We are happy to share our Hispanic Heritage Month Virtual Assembly with all of you! The U.S. takes part in celebrating the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. Enjoy the video provided by Señora Johnson, Señora Richardson, and Mrs. McCulloch. We are thrilled to share this collaboration between students and parents in learning about food, art, dance, and how knowing Spanish can benefit our own lives both professionally and on a personal level. Por favor, join us in honoring this event by watching our assembly video. 

¡Gracias!
Sra. Johnson, Sra. Richardson, and Mrs. McCulloch
Celebrate your Super Senior by purchasing a yearbook dedication! Ads can be purchased and designed directly through Balfour's yearbook ad maker.

We are partnering with Balfour to offer an exclusive 10% discount on Full Page ads for Super Seniors! This special deal is available now until November 20th!

Please note: Ads will go on sale to all other grades on November 20th, and will be 5% off until December 31st!

To learn more about our COVID Health & Safety Plan, please click here or visit our school website.
Tuesday, Nov. 10th & Wednesday, Nov. 11th


Order before Picture Day on mylifetouch.com with your Picture Day ID: EVTBW6HTM
Click here to learn more.
REMINDERS
Don't forget to register! Click Here to get to our official entry form! It's almost that time of year when friendly or fiendish demeanor will lineup our driveway. All families are welcome to participate in the fun and creative display.
We are recruiting parent volunteers for an upcoming Park Maitland project. If you have a background in marketing and/or PR and are willing to devote a few hours of your time, we’d love to hear from you! As well, if you just are passionate about Park Maitland, we’d love your help too! 

Please contact Davina Spillmann at dspillmann@parkmaitland.com.
On Thursday, October 29th, we will be hosting our annual "Get the Scoop on 6th Grade" event for our 5th grade students and families. This is an opportunity for our 5th grade families to learn more about our unforgettable 6th grade year by getting to know our teachers, curriculums, and traditions. 

To RSVP to the Virtual Parent Zoom session, please click here:


If you are unable to attend the live Zoom, we will record the event and share it with you. 
Artists will have an opportunity to learn and create crafts inspired by Master Artists both legendary and contemporary in fun and innovative ways! Monday and Wednesday classes will offer the same lesson each week. Click here to learn more.
VETERAN'S DAY ASSEMBLY
We are excited to celebrate Veteran’s Day this year with a virtual assembly on Wednesday, November 11th. As is our tradition, we want to decorate our school with stars dedicated to the Veterans in your life and in our community. If you would like to decorate a star, please click here. Stars should be returned to school by Monday, November 2nd. Please contact Angela Scarlato at 
ascarlato@parkmaitland.com with any questions. We look forward to sharing the recording of our wonderful assembly with the school community in our newsletter on Friday, November 13th.
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: 
Nabiha Shakil


1. # of Years at Park Maitland: 
  • 6 (started in 1st grade)
2. Favorite Activity: 
  • Basketball
3. Favorite Subject: 
  • English and Arts
4. Favorite Thing About Park Maitland: 
  • "Extremely friendly atmosphere."
Getting To Know Your 
Super Senior: 
Hunter "Huntman" Lewis


1. # of Years at Park Maitland: 
  • 8 (started in K-4)
2. Favorite Activity: 
  • Baseball/Tennis
3. Favorite Movie: 
  • Avengers Endgame
4. Favorite Subject: 
  • Math
5. Favorite Thing About Park Maitland: 
  • "The events, the trips, the plays, and the teachers who organize it all!"
K-4 students were psyched when Ms. P took the kids on a pirate adventure. They also partied with pajamas and ate popcorn for the week.
ONLINE ACADEMY
3rd grade students for Drama class created a Character through a Costume. Ms. Spider the Flight Attendant invited her passengers onto Zoom Airlines.
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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