Week of November 5 (12)
Celebrating 50 years of tradition!
November 6: Grade 2 @ 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 Festival
November 16: Grade 5 @ Shakespeare Theater: Elf
November 19-23: Thanksgiving Break
November 28: Admissions Open House
November 29: Grade 2 Show
November 30: Grade 6 Greek Fest
December 3: Tradition T-Shirt Day
December 4: Early Dismissal Day / Founder's Day / Holiday Art Show
December 5: Ambassadors: Honored Elders
December 7: Grade 1 Show / Glee Performance at Winter Park Holiday Tree Lighting
December 8: Winter Park Christmas Parade
This month at Park Maitland we will be focusing on Habit #3:
"Put First Things First"

to "Put First Things First" means to spend your time on the things that are most important.

Share THIS video with your children to help them remember what it means to "Put First Things First!"
Park Maitland School Strategic Journey 2018-2023
We are proud to present to you the Park Maitland School Strategic Journey 2018-2023, a result of many months of hard work and collaborative processes including the voices of our students, faculty, parents and community stakeholders. A school with a history as compelling as its future, we are poised to preserve and expand the legacy of our great institution to ensure future growth and prosperity.

Please take some time to read and reflect upon the Park Maitland School Trajectory. Please click  THIS LINK  and follow the prompts to download the Park Maitland School Strategic Journey 2018-2023 iBook. The iBook is inclusive and interactive with turnable pages, embedded video, hyperlinks and photo slideshows. This book is available for download with Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device. Apple Books on your Mac requires OS X 10.9 or later. 

Non macOS or iOS device users can view the Park Maitland School Strategic Journey 2018-2023 PDF through  THIS LINK .

On Friday, November 9th students are asked to wear patriotic (red, white, and blue) shirts or dresses with denim or uniform bottoms as we pay tribute to our Veterans!
Don't forget to explore our Yankee Candle holiday fundraiser! Follow THIS LINK for more information. All proceeds from this fundraiser will go directly towards enhancements for your child's classroom.
The 2018 Orlando Maker Faire is next weekend! 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 have been released by their 3rd-6th grade Design Thinking teachers; do not forget to secure your time slot! K4-2nd grade students are encouraged to attend the Maker Faire, come by the Park Maitland booths, and enjoy the Faire too!

Discount Code
The following is the discount code for Park Maitland School families: park-maitland-1450. Use the following link to apply a 20% discount to the ONLINE PRESALE tickets which end FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9TH: https://makerfaireorlando.eventbrite.com?discount=park-maitland-1450 . The discount does not apply at the gate or to online tickets purchased the day of the event.

More information can be found at:  https://www.makerfaireorlando.com/
Check out our Park Maitland Maker Faire Booths: https://www.makerfaireorlando.com/maker/park-maitland-school/
Exciting 50th Celebration Update!

You won't want to miss out on our silent auction, so be sure to purchase your tickets now as tables are limited. For more event information CLICK HERE .
Calling all Park Maitland Alumni who are current Park Maitland parents!   

Mark your calendars... We will have a special 50th celebration on Founders Day, December 4th, 2018, beginning at 9:00am. We would love for you to be part of it. More details to follow!
Victoria S. is proud to share her 3rd grade math project!
Our admin team, school nurse, front office staff, and more really got into the Halloween spirit with their Cat in the Hat costumes!
6th grade students worked hard in Math Lab this week on their Integer Board Game Projects.
Girl Scout Troop 1606 enjoyed their visit to the Maitland Police Department. Thanks, Officer Ford!
2nd Graders had a great time meeting our Eagle Mascot!
Our Jelly Fudge Friends event this week was a spooky success! 1st Graders had a blast being turned into mummies by their 6th grade friends.
4th grade students enjoyed swimming on boogie boards with Ms. McAtee!
Our 4th graders were so grateful for Ms. McCulloch's help setting up their new iPads.
Club Eagle Aftercare also got into the Halloween spirit!
We were so impressed by our fantastic Spanish Team on Dia De Los Muertos!
Congratulations to our 4th graders for their outstanding performances in La Florida!
Enjoy this precious video created by Ms. Martinez highlighting our 3rd grade Kindness Rock Garden. Be sure to stop in front of the main office and check it out the next time you are on campus!
A message from our Security Manager

Safety Drills: On Tuesday, October 30th we conducted our first lockdown drill of the new year. (We have had various other practice safety drills this school year.) The rooms were secured and the students moved quickly and quietly away from the doors and windows and out of sight. As in all of our school safety drills, our teachers help the students remain calm, relaxed and secure. Our entire faculty and staff participated in school safety and security re-training workshops this summer conducted by school safety experts. They are an important part of our school safety and security team.

Important reminders and updates: Please do not arrive early to the afternoon dismissals. This creates several problems with our business neighbors. Do not stage at the Enzian or in the Dominoes’ lot.

This year’s arrivals and dismissals have been going extremely well. However, we still ask that parents traveling north on 17-92 not to turn right on the red light at Magnolia. This prevents the parents in the southbound turn lane from being able to turn when they get the green arrow as traffic on Magnolia backs up.

If you have any questions please feel free to email me at: jjohnson@parkmaitland.org or call (407) 647-3038 x248. Thank you in advance for your cooperation, and lets all work together to ensure the safety of the students, parents, faculty, and staff of the Park Maitland School!

Jesse Johnson
Security Manager
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 16th!

Please note: Ads will go on sale to all other grades on November 17th, and will be 5% off until December 31st!

We had over 40 costumes donated last year and every single one of these was used by 5th grade students or parents this year! If we could get those costumes returned, and if anyone else would like to donated their costume so that we can continue to grow the collection, that would be greatly appreciated! Costumes can be returned to the front office. It is helpful if they are in a bag with Adult or Child and a size labeled on the bag somewhere. Ms. Pollack will be collecting them from the front office and continuing the process we started this year with next years 5th graders.
If your child was absent on photo day, or you are not satisfied with their first photo, there will be a retake day on  Tuesday, November 6th . Please have students bring their proof packet to the photographer for a retake.
We are excited to share that we have seven soccer teams this year. View their schedules below and come cheer them on!

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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