Week of December 10 (17)
Celebrating 50 years of tradition!
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 13: Glee Club Performs @ Mayflower
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
Book Fair & Holiday Shoppe
December 10th - 14th


The Book Fair and Penguin Patch Holiday Shop are coming to Park Maitland THIS WEEK! Students will have an opportunity to visit at scheduled times during the week so as to not interrupt their academic classes.
 
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.
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.
A Year in Reflection: Our Strategic Journey
Parent Chat with Mrs. Moon and Administrators

January 16th, 8:15 a.m.
Location TBD

Join us for a very special chat, hosted by Mrs. Moon, as we reflect on 2018 - a banner year! We will discuss our success throughout this amazing 50th year, and share more about our Strategic Journey.

THANK YOU to our incredible Art and Facilities teams that came together to create our float for the Winter Park Christmas Parade, themed "Everything Park Maitland with a Holiday Touch!"

Our wonderful Glee singers, led by Mr. Eleazer rode on the float performing their holiday concert. Many of our faculty and staff walked along, while Ms. Kelly escorted her proud and adorable cheerleaders, cheering on the crowd and passing out candy canes. This was a wonderful way to celebrate the holidays and our 50th Anniversary. Thank you to all who attended. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!
Here's a great example of the positive power of social media! Levi L. (2 Yellow) participated in an ESW project where students wrote about if they had a magical dragon what would its super power be. Levi wrote about a dragon that breathes Mentos. After sharing his story on social media, Mentos responded. Great work, Levi!

"Dear Levi,

We just saw your letter about a dragon who could shoot Mentos, and we also think that is pretty cool. We have not come across one yet on our journeys, but we are always on the lookout. If you do end up finding the mythical Mentos dragon, please let us know!

For now, we will have to stick to making Mentos the old fashioned way. Please enjoy the care package we have sent, and feel free to share it with your friends!

Warm Regards,

Mentos Team"
Student in SPART (Spanish and Art) with Ms. Mayo and Ms. Forbes learned all about Frida Khalo!
Congratulations to our talented 1st grade students on their fantastic performance of "This Old Gingerbread House"! Thank you to the talented Ms. Ballard and Ms. Davis for all you do to make our little actors and actresses shine!
Honored Elders Student Ambassadors had another fantastic visit to the Mayflower, where they made seasonal gingerbread houses who visiting sweet friends!
K-4 students learned all about the letter "D" in their Dinosaur Day celebration. They even got to take turns riding on a baby dinosaur!
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 .
Orders Due December 14th

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. 14th  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!
Yearbook Ads are now on sale to ALL GRADES! Place your order now and receive 5% off until December 31st.

Winter/Spring Clubs offerings are now available. Please follow the links below to find club descriptions, dates, and our easy online enrollment form! 


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! The deadline to register is Wednesday, December 12th.
It's that time of year again! Please send all photos that you would like to share with our Communications or Yearbook staff to:
lgodoy-ramos@parkmaitland.org

*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!

GRADE LEVEL LINKS
(Please note: Teacher pages are not updated for
the following week until Sunday at 4:00 p.m.)
K-4
K-5

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