Week of December 3 (16)
Celebrating 50 years of tradition!
December 3: Tradition T-Shirt Day
December 4: Early Dismissal Day / Founder's Day - All Staff and Students Wear White Tops
December 5: Ambassadors: Honored Elders
December 6: Let's MEET (Tinkering Lab @ 8am)
December 7: Grade 1 Show / Glee Performance at Winter Park Holiday Tree Lighting @ 5pm
December 8: Winter Park Christmas Parade
Dec 10-14: Book Fair and Holiday Shoppe / Grade 2 Polar Express
Dec 11: Grade 2 Polar Express Pajama Day
Dec 12: Glee Concert / Grade 2 Polar Express Movie @ Enzian Theater
Dec 14: Grade 4 @ St. Augustine / Grade 6 @ Shakespeare Theater: A Christmas Carol
December 17: K-4/K-5 Piano Recital
December 18: Grades 1-6 Piano Recital
Dec 19: K-4 Holiday Parties / Strings Holiday Performance
Dec 20: Early Dismissal Day / K-5 - Grade 6 Holiday Parties
Dec 21 - Jan 4: Winter Break
In honor of Founder's Day, we are requiring all students to wear their white uniform shirts and uniform bottoms on Tuesday to take part in a very special once in a lifetime 50th Anniversary photo! If you do not have a white uniform shirt, please contact dpollack@parkmaitland.org.

Calling all Park Maitland Alumni who are current Park Maitland parents!   

If you are an Alumni, 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. Please wear a white shirt and join us for this memorable occasion.
Don't forget, Tuesday, December 4th is an early dismissal day for students!

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

K-4, Grades 1, 3, and 5 -- 11:35 a.m. - 12:00 p.m
Gate opens at 11:35 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 12:15 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.

AfterCare Options
You will have the option of picking up your child at the assigned early dismissal time, or they could go to our "Club Eagle AfterCare" program. "Club Eagle" will provide special child care for students who are not actively enrolled for only $15 per child. Pick up must take place during regularly scheduled carpool time.

Simply contact Club Eagle by email at   aftercare@parkmaitland.org  or by calling 407.647.3038, ext. #159. Children who attend AfterCare regularly can follow their usual after school protocol.

*All after school clubs and activities are cancelled on Tuesday as well*

Holiday Parties

K-4 parties will be on Wednesday, Dec. 19th.
K-5 - Grade 6 parties will be on Thursday, 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!
Don't miss the
Glee "Singing Eagles" Concert
Wednesday, Dec. 12th
5:30 p.m. in the AAC.
Grade 2 Polar Express Pajama Day
Tuesday, Dec.11th

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.

Huge congratulations to our talented 2nd grade students on their magnificent performance of "TV Holidayland!" Thank you to Mr. Nelson and Ms. Ballard for inspiring our 2nd grade stars in their shining performances!
6th graders celebrated the history of eastern thought and philosophy at Greek Fest! Students were toga-ed and wreathed for their oral presentations to parents, teachers, and fellow students.
Our wonderful 3rd graders made to-go bags for the less fortunate during their winter holiday craft and treat day!
We had so much fun celebrating our outstanding soccer and volleyball teams at this week's pep rally. Great work, teams!
Congratulations to Sophia S. and Griffin G. for having their holiday art chosen by Winter Park Chamber of Commerce’s holiday card competition!
A special THANK YOU to Gabriel C. for getting our library copy of Trapped! signed by James Ponti at the Winter Park public library!

We are happy to announce that registration for basketball is now open and will close on December 3rd.  The registration portal will close at exactly 12:00am on December 4th and we will not accept any more registrants after that time.  Please follow the designated link below for basketball to register your student.

Basketball season will run from January 8th - March 10th. Practice/game schedules will not be finalized until registration is complete and teams are all formed and set. Basketball games are typically Saturday mornings and will be held at Maitland Middle School. 

A Message from the Security Manager

It has been a great first half of the year and we want to enter the holiday season on a high note. Recently we have received several complaints from residents in the area. Here is a quick review of some of the things we can do to be good neighbors as we head into the holiday season.

  • Please be courteous to other drivers.
  • Please be respectful of our neighbors as we drive on the streets adjacent to our school.
  • If you are north bound on 17-92 DO NOT make the right turn on red at Magnolia Avenue.
  • Please allow parents with Left Turn Hangers to turn left off of Magnolia into the school.
  • As always, please refrain from texting or using cell phones while in the carpool lines.

New Gate Code: In the next couple of weeks we will be sending out the new gate code for January in an email blast from the school.

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

Jesse Johnson
Security Manager
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 .
Book Fair & Holiday Store 
Coming Soon!
December 10th - 14th

The Book Fair and Penguin Patch Holiday Shop are coming to Park Maitland the week of December 10th! 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 3rd.
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  ctalbert@parkmaitland.org  if you have questions.

Go cash-free and set up a Student e-wallet OR place orders online HERE .

The Holiday Shop will be open Mon. - Thur. from 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. and Friday from 7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Contact Ms. Pollack by email at  dpollack@parkmaitland.org   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. If you are coming to shop with your child, credit cards will be accepted at both the book fair and the holiday shop.
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.
Winter/Spring Clubs offerings are now available. Please follow the links below to find club descriptions, dates, and our easy online enrollment form! 

The Hour of Code is Back! 

The Innovation Team is excited to announce that we are hosting our fourth 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 session will take place Wednesday, December 5th, 2018. The session will be an hour long from 3:30pm-4:30pm after school. Students in 3rd grade will be offered complimentary child care in Parker's Gang until the 3:30pm event begins.The students will use MacBookAir laptops and iPads in the Maker Space and Library of the iHub building. We have included a Google Form sign-up sheet below for you to register your child. 

Calling all siblings entering
K-4 & K-5!

Registration is now underway for the K-4 & K-5 Screening Fun Day on Saturday, January 12th. If you have not done so already,  please click here to register your child.  This is a fun Moana themed event where K-4 & K-5 applicants are invited on campus for art, story time, and tinkering activities. While here, teachers will be meeting one-on-one with students to assess their readiness for Park Maitland's program next school year. We will be capping this event so please be sure to sign up soon in order to reserve a spot. Families who are unable to attend this day will be asked to schedule an individual screening at a later date. Please feel free to pass this email along to other families who have expressed interest in our K-4 & K-5 program to ensure they can reserve their spot.

Questions? Contact Director of Admissions, Kelsey Scott, at  kscott@parkmaitland.org
Yearbook Ads are now on sale to ALL GRADES! Place your order now and receive 5% off until December 31st.

The BEST night of the year is... The New Year’s Eve Lock-In!
Open to all current Park Maitland Students. Come join Ms. Ballard & Ms. Rios and celebrate
New Year’s Eve --- kid style!

CLICK HERE to register for Winter Holiday Fun Day with Mrs. Warren and Mrs. Roman!
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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