Newsletter 15 | Week of Nov. 27 - Dec. 1
Calendar of Events
WEEK OF NOV. 27 - DEC. 1
Tu. 11.28  - Grade 5 Monument Avenue
Wed. 11.29  - K5 to Green Meadows / Free Dress Down Day
Th. 11.30  - Grade 2 Shows
Fri. 12.1  - Admissions Open House / Confidence T-shirt Day / Greek Fest / Winter Park Tree Lighting / K4 Superhero Day / Toys for Tots Collection Begins
Mon. 12.4 -  Founder's Day
Tu. 12.5  - Holiday Art Show - Cocina 214
Th. 12.7  - Grade 1 Shows
Fri. 12.8  -  Grade 4 to St. Augustine
M-F 12.11-12.15  - Grade 2 Polar Express Week /  Holiday Book Fair and Holiday Shop
Tu. 12.12  - Grade 2 Polar Express Pajama Day
Th. 12.14  - Glee Concert
Fri. 12.15  - K4 Umbrella Day / Grade 6 to Shakespeare Theater for evening performance
Tu.12.19  - K4 Holiday Parties
Wed. 12.20  - Toys for Tots Assembly /  K5-Grade 6 Holiday Parties  / Early Dismissal Day
Winter/Spring Clubs offerings are now available. Please follow the links below to find club descriptions, dates, and our easy online enrollment form! 

Mark your calendars for these upcoming shows!

Grade 2 Shows - TV Holidayland
Thursday, Nov 30
8:25 am -- 2 Orange and Red
10:00 am -- 2 Blue and Green
12:15 pm -- 2 Purple and Yellow

Grade 1 Shows - Interrupting Chicken
Thursday, Dec 7
8:25 am -- 1 Orange and Purple
10:00 am -- 1 Blue and Green
12:15 pm -- 1 Red and Yellow
Grade 2 Polar Express Pajama Day
Tuesday, Dec.12th

To kick off Polar Express week, 2nd grade students and teachers will be allowed to wear pajamas all day! Please remember that pajamas need to be appropriate and have your child wear regular school shoes, please -- no slippers.
Wednesday, November 29th

Park Maitland students brought in over 5,000 food items, a record-breaking number, to give to local families during this holiday season!  Because of the amazing generosity from our Park Maitland School family, students have earned a free dress down day on Wednesday, November 29th!

(Due to the K-5 Green Meadows field trip, K-5 students should wear field trip attire on this date. K-5 will have a dress down day on another date.)

DATE:  Tuesday,  Dec 5th, 2017
TIME:    K4 - Grade 2 from 4:00- 5:00 p.m. / Grades 3 - 5 from 5:00- 6:30 p.m.
WHERE:   Cocina 214,
WHO:  Select artists will be notified of participation the week after Thanksgiving.


Reservations may be made online or by phone: 
ONLINE: www.   
PHONE: Cocina 214 at:  407-790-7997
Your child's YOUNG MASTERS personalized brochure has been sent home. You are now able to order a variety of products with your child's artwork printed on them. They make great gifts for the upcoming holiday season... as well as cherished keepsakes for years to come! 
Please place your orders before DEC. 13th in order to receive them directly to your door before the holiday break. Thank you in advance for considering ordering and supporting the ARTS at PARK MAITLAND SCHOOL! order!
Park Maitland Annual Toy Drive
School-wide Collection
December 1 - 20

Toys collected will go to the Toys For Tots organization which distributes to local children in Central Florida.

December 1st through December 20th
Bring in new, unwrapped, unopened toys for Orlando area children. Look for the collection bins during morning carpool.

The homeroom that collects the most toys will receive the Blitzen Wall Mount to display in their class and a munchkin party!

If we collect over 1,500 items, the whole school gets a dress down day on January 10th!
Book Fair & Holiday Shop
December 11th - 15th

The Book Fair and Penguin Patch Holiday Shop are coming to Park Maitland the week of December 11th! Students will have an opportunity to visit at scheduled times during the week so as to not interrupt their academic classes. Envelopes will go home the week of December 4th.
The book fair will be will be open Mon. - Thur. from 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. and Friday 7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Parents are welcome to visit the store at any time during the open hours. Contact Ms. Talbert at  if you have questions.

The Holiday Shop will be open Mon. - Thur. from 7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. and Friday from 7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Contact Ms. Sonntag by email at  for Holiday Shop volunteer opportunities.
We ask that parents send money for the Book Fair and Holiday Shop in the provided envelopes and clearly mark your child's name, grade, and class. This is MOST important! Envelopes can be returned to your child's homeroom class.
Because students will visit the Holiday Shop and Book Fair during the same period, we are asking that you indicate if leftover money can be spent or should be returned home.
Calling all siblings of Park Maitland students!

If you have a child going into K-4 next school year : Our K-4 Screening Fun Day will take place on January 13 th , 2018 from 9:30 to 11:15 am. Students will spend the morning doing fun activities on campus, from art to story time to hands-on tinkering, while parents attend a brief and Information session. Teachers and administrators will be screening these applicants individually throughout the morning. 

If you have a child entering K-5 - Grade 6 Students applying to K-5 to Grade 6 are required to attend a shadow day. Your child will be paired with a current Park Maitland student who will act as their buddy throughout the whole day. Shadowing students will also meet with an administrator during their shadow day in order to complete their admissions   screening.

Please contact Kelsey Scott, Director of Admissions ,
to schedule your child’s shadow/screening.
She can be reached at  or by phone at  407-647-3038 ext. 110 .
Last Day of School --
Winter Break Information

Wednesday, Dec. 20th is an early dismissal day for students and is the last school day of 2017! 
Regular lunch arrangements should be made for this day, but the dismissal schedule has been adjusted to accommodate an early dismissal.
*Please note: There is no "Club Eagle" AfterCare today!

All students will be dismissed after they have had lunch according to the following schedule:

K-4, Grades 1, 3, and 5 -- 11:25 a.m. - 12:00 p.m
Gate opens at 11:25 a.m. -- closes at 12:00 p.m.

K-5, Grades 2, 4, and 6 -- 12:13 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Gate opens at 12:13 p.m. -- closes at 12:45 p.m.

If you have a lunch "A" child that needs to go home after lunch "B," please send in a note
to that effect. We will have supervision in the gym for those children.

Holiday Parties
K-4 parties will be on Tuesday, Dec. 19th.
K-5 - Grade 6 parties will be on Wednesday, Dec. 20th.

Parties will be held prior to lunch. Those parents who have signed up to volunteer will receive instructions for parking and to pick-up their preprinted name tags for the event. If you wear your pre-printed
name tag, you will not need to check in at the front office but may go directly to the party room!
Parking will be limited so please try to carpool!

Be the Change...Wear the Change
"Wear the Change" is a fundraising campaign to help raise money for Puerto Rico. Even one month after hurricane Maria there are still about one million Americans there without water. We want to give the whole school a chance to get involved and “Be the Change.” Use the order form linked below to order your necklace and help us reach our goal. Fill out the order form and send in $7.00 for each necklace you wish to purchase. You can turn in your order form to your homeroom teacher or to the front office.

*Each necklace is hand stamped "united."

Come join Ms. Ballard, Ms. Rios, and some other surprise guests and celebrate New Year's Eve -- - kid style!
Open to all students, K-4 - grade 6.
Party from 6pm Saturday, December 31st to 10am Sunday, January 1, 2018.

It's the best night of the year!!!
Food, dancing, games, fun, and more fun!

Follow this  LINK   for more details and registration form.
Send us your best pics for the yearbook!

Email photos (or share your photo album) to .
The Hour of Code is Back! 

The Tech Team is excited to announce that we are hosting our third annual Hour of Code event here at Park Maitland School! 

The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics. The Hour of Code has become a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries.

This coding experience is offered to our 3rd-6th graders. The voluntary and FREE sessions will take place on either:

Monday, December 4th or 
Tuesday, December 5th
3:30 - 4:30pm

Students in 3rd grade will be offered complimentary child care in Parker's Gang until the 3:30pm event begins.

Any questions can be directed to Evelyn McCulloch, 5th-6th grade Design Thinking Teacher: .  
Full Sail Labs
Filmmaking Workshop
Cartoons are fun to watch,   but have   you ever wanted to make your own? Have you ever wanted to bring your toys to life?   You   ca with the magic of film!Stop-Motion Animation lets you be   in control of every frame of your movie without ever  having to draw a thing. In this workshop, you’ll be animating posable figures on a green screen background into fun scenes. You will edit   your movie to perfection by keying in the backdrop of our choice and adding   titles, credits, transitions, and music in iMovie.
Monday, December 4th
2:35-5:35 p.m.
Cost: $75/3 hours        

Monday, December 11th
3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Cost: $50/2 hours

The Bagel King December/January menu is up and running online. Please follow this link to order your child's catered lunch.

November is wrapping up for Club Read to Lead. Read to Lead reading logs will be due on Thursday, Nov. 30th.

Check Ms. Talbert's Read To Lead info on her Teacher Page to download this month's calendar activities and reading log, and to learn more about how your child can participate. You can find a direct link to the Club Read to Lead page below. Happy Reading!

Yearbook Ads On Sale! (Deadline to order is 1/15/18)
Celebrate your special student by purchasing a yearbook dedication! Ads can be purchased and designed directly through Balfour's yearbook ad maker.

The yearbook ad builder will close on January 15, 2018 , so don't delay. Follow the directions on the flyer and purchase your ad today!*

Full page -- (6th grade only) $365
1/2 page -- $265
1/4 page -- $190

(*Yearbook ads can not be accepted
after January 15th.)
(Please note: Teacher pages are not updated for
the following week until Sunday at 4:00 p.m.)