Newsletter 17 | Week of Dec. 11-15
49 Years and One to "Grow On!"

McQuillan says: "I made new friends and I love Park Maitland School!"

Skyler says: "Park Maitland helps me shine in Tinkering Lab."

Riley N. says: "I read better at Park Maitland."

Chloe says: "I am awesome at Math! I am also great at making friends!"

Dear Parents,

Our entire Park Maitland family gathered on December 4th to celebrate the birthday of our founder, Nell Cohen, and also the 49th birthday of Park Maitland School! Children from all grades shared thoughts on "how Park Maitland School has made their life brighter” as they lit a candle. After 49 candles were lit, and then one to grow on, “Happy Birthday” was sung, followed by the coveted Park Maitland Alma Mater. 

Mary Margaret Bowen, Liz Smith, and Carolyn Fritch (Nell Cohen’s daughters) were given gifts of crystal angels and beautiful plants as students thanked them for "giving us roots and giving us wings..." We all give our utmost appreciation, undying love, and gratitude to these incredible women for carrying on their mother's amazing legacy in the past and giving us the greatest gift of all -- the gift of Park Maitland School for now and for many years to come!

As we approach our 50th year anniversary, I anticipate many more wonderful things to come. I thank our incredible and talented administration, teachers, and staff for creating such a magical place to learn and grow! I thank Nobel Learning Communities for trusting in our school, and most importantly, for pledging to honor the unique and special qualities and rich traditions that make our school such a very special place in which to learn and grow! The legacy lives on, and I could not be more excited about the great things that lie ahead! 

Thank you for your support and love in our beautiful school!


Cindy Moon
Head of School
Calendar of Events
WEEK OF DEC. 11-15
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 / Eagles Flag Football Game, 7pm
Wed. 12.13 - Eagles Flag Football Game, 7pm
Th. 12.14  - Glee Concert at 5:30 p.m.
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
Don't miss the
Glee "Singing Eagles" Concert
Thursday, Dec. 14th
5:30 p.m. in the AAC.
Click the photo above to view the November edition of Eagles News!
Orders Due December 13th
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!
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.
Congratulations to our talented 1st grade students on their fantastic performance of "Interrupting Chicken." Thank you to the talented Ms. Ballard and Ms. Davis for all you do to make our little chickens shine!
Full Sail Labs
Filmmaking Workshop

The Full Sail Filmmakers Workshop for Monday, Dec. 10th is cancelled due to lack of enrollment. Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.  (Full Sail requires a minimum number of students in each class to conduct their workshops.)
Congratulations to Ben D. who earned 5th place at the Math League County competition, out of over 140 plus top 4th grade math students! Great job to our Math League team for their excellent work in their first competition of the year!
Beautiful holiday designs were on display at our Annual Holiday Art Show. We were all so impressed by the creative work of our budding artists!  
Ms. Roman and Ms. Kelly's K-4 classes celebrated the dynamite letter "D" at Friday's Dinosaur Day.
Eagles Flag Football Schedule
All games played at Trotter's Park, Field #1
5th Grade Games
Tue. Dec 12th 7:00pm vs. Ninjas

6th Grade Games
Wed. Dec 13th, 7:00pm vs. The Christ School
Winter/Spring Club offerings are now available. Please follow the links below to find club descriptions, dates, and our
easy online enrollment form! 

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 classroom
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 while parents attend a brief and Informative meeting. Teachers and administrators will be screening these applicants individually throughout the morning. Click here to register!

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 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.  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 on this day!

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 12:13 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!

Camp Tinker Fest with Ms. Blomquist
Thursday and/or Friday, December 21st & 22nd
8:30am - 3:00pm
Park Maitland School
$65 per day

PE Fun Camp with Mr. Larrimore
Thursday and/or Friday, December 21st & 22nd
8:00am – 1:00pm
$60 per child/day
Park Maitland School  
Grades 3-6      

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.
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."

December starts a new month for Club Read to Lead. Due to the holiday break, reading logs will be due on January 8, 2018.

Send us your best pics for the yearbook!

Email photos (or share your photo album) to .
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.)