Newsletter #12 2020-2021
Peace • Love • Park Maitland
#Empathy
November 11- 23: Virtual Book Fair & Holiday Shoppe
November 16-17: K-5 Conferences
November 19: Harvest Festival
November 20: Native American Festival
November 23-27: Thanksgiving Break
December 1: Empathy T-Shirt Day
December 2: Greek Festival
December 4: Founder's Day
December 9: 2nd Grade Polar Express
VETERAN'S DAY ASSEMBLY
If you missed our video on Wednesday, Park Maitland would like to thank and pay tribute to all Veterans. Please enjoy our virtual video assembly celebrating Veterans Day 2020.

John Driscoll, 6th Grade Math Teacher

This is my third year at Park Maitland.

Some of my favorite memories are things like my Treasure Hunt Bee, where students have to decipher things that initially look indecipherable and work together to achieve a common goal.

I teach 4 different levels of 6th grade math and love the challenge of meeting each student where they are and hopefully building their skill set at least a little bit each day.

I am a rabid Buffalo Bills fan- which means I am enjoying this football season far more than most, and my family is very understanding of the fact that Sundays are always built around watching the Bills.
WELCOME
Dianna Ramsuer is excited about her new position as the homeroom teacher for the sweet 1 red class and the reading and ESW teacher for both 1 red and 1 blue. She is looking forward to forming a strong connection with both the students and their parents. 

Mrs. Ramsuer is a native to Central Floida who graduated from University of Central Florida with a BS in Elementary Education/Early Childhood. She completed her Master’s Degree in Counseling and Human development from Troy State University. She continued her education by becoming a specialized reading tutor using the Barton Reading Program. 

Mrs. Ramsuer has many years of experience as a Kindergarten through fourth grade teacher and Elementary Guidance Counselor in Seminole County Schools. Mrs. Ramsuer has a heart for the primary grade level population. Many families may recognize her from the extensive tutoring she has done with many of our students.

Mrs. Ramsuer enjoys immensely meeting and teaching children from all backgrounds and cultures. She has a heart for both the social and academic well being of her students. Her teaching philosophy is building self-efficacy in students so they can succeed!

She resides in Longwood, Florida with her husband Frank and enjoys reading, gardening and interior design.
REMINDERS
Bring in Non-perishable food items and hygiene items
Item Needs: small jars of peanut butter, pack of small shelf stable milk, small containers of fruit/applesauce, healthy snacks, small and large cans of chicken, ham and tuna, Mac n cheese, and soup. Hygiene items such as toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, shampoo, and deodorant.

We have collected 1,397 food drive items! Click here to learn more about the food drive.
We are so excited to be working with The Writer's Block Bookstore this year for our Virtual Book Fair!

The Book Fair will take place November 11-November 23. Parents can set up an account with The Writer's Block by going to https://www.writersblockbookstore.com/ go to Login, and then Create New Account. 

Once your account has been made, click https://www.writersblockbookstore.com/your-
school-book-fair-recommendations to start shopping! To learn more, click here.

Click here to learn more! If you have any questions, contact Christine Talbert ctalbert@parkmaitland.com for the Virtual Book Fair or Joy Sonntag jsonntag@parkmaitland.com for the Online Penguin Patch Holiday Shop.
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!

Please call 1-800-BALFOUR if anyone is needing any help with their ads or having any ordering issues.


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: 
Shay Collette


1. # of Years at Park Maitland: 
  • 8 (started in K-4)
2. Favorite Activity: 
  • Animation
3. Favorite Movie: 
  • Scooby-Doo Movie
4. Favorite Subject: 
  • Art
5. Favorite Thing About Park Maitland: 
  • "The teachers are very nice."
Getting To Know Your 
Super Senior: 
Jack Lawton


1. # of Years at Park Maitland: 
  • 8 (started in K-4)
2. Favorite Activity: 
  • Being with friends socially or in sports.
3. Favorite Movie: 
  • Napoleon Dynamite
4. Favorite Subject: 
  • Math
5. Favorite Thing About Park Maitland: 
  • "I love how close our grade is-even the teachers are close with us."
6th graders Hannah, Julianna, and Daniel's reenacting Demeter and Persephone (with Hades online).


Davis, Broc, and Tank present "Pandora".
Scenes from Perseus, with 6th graders Nabiha in front of picture, with Luke and Ashwin taking on their roles from home.
4th grade students in Ms. Higgs class presented their human body inquiry project this week.
Lifetouch came this week to capture our many students for Picture Day. If you missed us, Picture Retake will be on Thursday, January 21, 2021. More information to come in the near future.
1st graders in ESW are reviewing common and proper nouns by having an exciting interactive challenge on Long O Kahoot! Students also celebrated learning the long O patterns, OA and OW, by making wrist brands!

ONLINE ACADEMY
After learning about the importance of Vereran’s Day, 2nd graders online created a bumper sticker to honor Veterans. 
GRADE LEVEL LINKS
(Please note: Teacher uppages are not updated for
the following week until Sunday at 4:00 p.m.)
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