Newsletter 18 | Week of Dec. 18-20
Calendar of Events
WEEK OF DEC. 18-20
Mon. 12.18 - Holiday Strings Concert
Tu.12.19  - K4 Holiday Parties
Wed. 12.20  - Toys for Tots Assembly /  K5-Grade 6 Holiday Parties  / Early Dismissal Day - No Aftercare
Dec. 20 - Jan. 5 - Winter Break
Mon. 1.8 - Students and Teachers Return / Newborn Pajama Drive Begins
Thu. 1.11 - Grades 4-6 Spelling Bee
Fri. 1.12 - Grades 5-6 Winter Ball
Sat. 1.13 - K-4 Screening Day
Mon. 1.15 - MLK Holiday, No School
Fri. 1.19 - Re-Enrollment Begins
Tue. 1.23 - DC Chaperone Meeting
Wed. 1.24 - Early Dismissal Day for Students
Thur. 1.25 - Admissions Open House
Fri. 1.26 - Girl Scout Dance
Wed. 1.31 - K4 & K5 100th Day
Thu. 2.1 - Grades 1-6 100th Day
M-F 2.5-2.9 - DC Trip
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!
Polar Express Pajama Day
Our 2nd grade students hopped on the Polar Express on Tuesday as they experienced the true magic of the imagination!
The Strings Program will be hosting a Winter Concert on Monday, December 18th at 5 p.m. for their students and families.
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!
Winter/Spring Club offerings are now available. Please follow the links below to find club descriptions, dates, and our easy online enrollment form! 

Congratulations to our Singing Eagles for their spectacular performance in Thursday's Glee Holiday Concert! Their angelic voices captivated the entire audience.
"Jammies and Joy" Newborn Pajama Drive
(Collection will take place in January)
Ainsley G, a caring and compassionate Grade 5 student, heard about an urgent need for newborn pajamas while volunteering at the Foundation for Foster Children in Winter Park. Ainsley approached Ms. Moon with her idea for a newborn pajama clothing drive, "Jammies and Joy." The pajamas collected will be donated to foster babies born into drug-dependent families. These little ones need new pajamas to wear from the hospital to the DCF office to their new foster homes. 

For those who wish to donate, please bring in brand new pajamas to fit newborns and babies up to 6 month-olds. Collection will occur in January, when students return from Winter Break. Donation bins will be located at the front desk.

K-4 Umbrella Parade
K-4 cuties went on parade again this week to celebrate the letter "U" on Umbrella Day!
Congratulations to our Spelling Bee finalists. These students will have the honor of representing their grade during the school Spelling Bee on January 11, 2018.
4th Grade
Joshua Whitney
Maya Gerstein

Sophia Hesh
Ashton Paul

Jack Aaron
Chase Weyrauch

Maryam Sheikh
Madeline Kramer
Nicholas Seferlis
Liam Szubinski
5th Grade
5- Blue
Reid Sorrell and Aksel Williams

Rianna Patel
Zara Kalmanson

Lindsey Yared
Ethan Nguyen

Ella Mitchell
Alexandra Seferlis
6th Grade
Bella Garner
Molly Greer
Tegan Larrimore
Lily Larson
Eva Manolov
Jaiden Rivera
Gabriel Reyes
Julian Sealy
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.
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 Ad Deadline Coming Soon!
 (Deadline to order is 1/15/18)
The deadline to order and submit yearbook dedications is January 15, 2018 . 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 will not be accepted
after January 15th, 2018.)
(Please note: Teacher pages are not updated for
the following week until Sunday at 4:00 p.m.)