Week of August 27 (02)
Celebrating 50 years of tradition!
August 28: Parent Night - Grade 6
August 29: Parent Night - Grade 2
August 30: Parent Night - Grade 4
September 3: Labor Day holiday for students and faculty
September 4: Parent Night - Grade 3 / Tradition T-Shirt Day
September 5: Parent Night - Grade K5
September 6: Parent Night - Grade 5
September 12: Parent Night - Grade K4
September 13: Parent Night - Grade 1
September 20: Grade 2 Field Trip: Rep Theater
September 20/21: School Photos
September 24: Student Holiday - No School / Faculty Professional Development Day
September 28: Admissions Open House/ K-5 Johnny Appleseed Day
Mark your calendars for "Parent Night!" We cannot wait to see all of you!  This fun, informative event will start promptly at 4:30 p.m. in your child's homeroom classroom. The teachers and administrators have great information to share with you about your child's "home away from home."

"Club Eagle AfterCare" will provide special childcare for Park Maitland students who need a place to "hang out" (so that you can enjoy the "Parent Night" events). Childcare is available for only $15 per child. Parents must contact Club Eagle by email at    aftercare@parkmaitland.org    or by calling 407.647.3038, ext. #159 to reserve their spot and ensure appropriate staffing. Childcare is available to Park Maitland students only and pre-registration is a must. Children who attend AfterCare regularly can follow their usual after school protocol and can be picked up after the "Parent Night" event. 

Tuesday, August 28th: Grade 6 @ 4:30pm
Wednesday, August 29th: Grade 2 @ 4:30pm
Thursday, August 30th: Grade 4 @ 4:30pm
Tuesday, September 4th: Grade 3 @ 4:30pm
Wednesday, September 5th: K-5 @ 4:30pm
Thursday, September 6th: Grade 5 @ 4:30pm
Wednesday, September 12th: K-4 @ 4:30pm
Thursday, September 13th: Grade 1 @ 4:30pm
Please enjoy these precious First Days of School moments captured on video!
Message from the Security Manager:

This was an exciting first full week of school. On Tuesday we had our first fire drill of the year and the students were wonderful. Students moved quickly and quietly to their designated locations. On Thursday, during the 2:38 dismissal we stopped carpool for approximately 10 minutes to allow the quick moving lightning storm located just south of our campus to clear the area. I wanted to thank all of our parents for being patient. As always the safety of our students is paramount.

Morning Arrival

Drop-off is getting better every day. You can expected the delays to decrease each day depending on when you arrive at school. Parents continue to comment about saving time by arriving 5 to 10 minutes earlier. Please have your children ready to exit the vehicle as you approach the drop off area. Please do not park in the businesses around the school and walk through carpool traffic on Orange Place.

Afternoon Dismissals

Please remember to leave the hanging name placards up until your child/children are in your vehicle during dismissal. As you pull up in front of the gym teachers are looking at your name placards to make sure your child is standing at their station. Starting on Monday, August 27 th if you do not have a name placard we will verify you are authorized to pick up the student and issue you a name placard. Your account will be charged $5 for the placard.

If you have a nanny, sitter or relative who comes on campus on a regular basis to pick up your students, (other than driving through during arrival or dismissals) please provide us with their full name and your family name and we will issue them an Identification card when we distribute the cards to the parents during the Open Houses.

Parents, keep up the good work. We are off to a great start. Please continue to be patient and “KIND” 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 lets all work together to ensure the safety of the students, parents, faculty and staff of the Park Maitland School.

Jesse Johnson
Security Manager
Park Maitland School
Sign-up for Club Eagle aftercare, Eaglette Morning care, Parker's Gang, and After school Clubs & Activities is underway!

Club Eagle

K4 Eaglettes Morning Care

Parker's Gang

After School Clubs & Activities

For your convenience, the links are also located on the school's website. Go to the " PARENT ACCESS " page, then click on the " FORMS " link at the top of the page. This page is password protected. The username remains " parkmaitland " but the new password is "tradition1819". Please make a note of it; you will need it during the year to access vital information!
Don't forget to wear your new Tradition
t-shirts on the first school day of each month. Our first Tradition t-shirt day will be September 4th! If you didn't get your shirt at Meet & Greet it's not too late. Look out for an order form in next week's newsletter!
This month's uniform sale item is the short sleeve crew neck dri-fit
t-shirt. Check out this item and more in our online shop through THIS LINK !

Please make note of these important date changes to our 2018-2019 School Calendar...

Grades 1-3 ITBS Testing: April 8-11
Grades 4-6 ITBS Testing: April 15-17
Grade 3 Show: February 22nd

* Calendar dates may change throughout the year, however be assured we will always share changes with plenty of notice in our weekly newsletter*
We are so proud to share that one of our own Park Maitland Parents, Dr. Rachel Allen (Director of the Peace and Justice Institute at Valencia College and mother of Connor and Mary Clare), has been invited by The Office of the President of the United Nations General Assembly to participate in the High-Level Forum on the Culture of Peace on September 5, 2018.

The High-level Forum, being held at United Nations Headquarters, aims to highlight the emerging trends that impact the realization of a culture of peace, and to enable Member States and other stakeholders to exchange ideas and suggestions to build and promote a culture of peace. This year the Forum will focus on the theme The Culture of Peace: A Credible Pathway to Sustaining Peace.

"Ages and Stages"

9/12 @ 8:15 am: 5th and 6th grade
9/26 @ 8:15 am: K4 and K5
10/10 @ 8:15 am: 1st and 2nd grade
10/24 @ 8:15 am: 3rd and 4th grade

*Room Location TBD*

Mark your calendar for these very interesting parent chats.The coming sessions will be broken into four different events based on age groups so that you, as parents, get the most specific information relevant to your child or children.

We are so proud to welcome Ms. Carol T. Miller L.C.S.W. to Park Maitland School! Ms. Miller is the Founder and Director of Social Bridges ® . She holds a Master's Degree in Social Work, and a Bachelor's Degree in Education/Drama Therapy, Florida License #SW7648.

Ms. Miller has worked with children for over 30 years in a variety of therapeutic settings. Ms. Miller co-authored the curriculum for both the Social Bridges ® clinic and school-based programs. In addition, she provides professional development for educators and mental health professionals, social coaching and counseling throughout Florida.

Admissions Open House Event
Friday, September 28th
9:00 a.m.

Please invite your friends and family to attend our Open House event where they can see first-hand what makes Park Maitland School so magical!
Our creative 4th graders had a BLAST wearing their custom made shirts based on summer reading selections!

We look forward to sharing many more fun and exciting photos of our amazing students in action! If you have any to share, please email them to sjohnston@parkmaitland.org. It's going to be a great year!
Backpack Basics for Healthier Kids
A Message from Nurse Chouljian

Used correctly, backpacks are a valuable back to school item for carrying supplies needed for a typical school day. They are designed to distribute the weight of the load among some of the body’s strongest muscles. However, backpacks that are too heavy or carried incorrectly can injure muscles or joints, and contribute to back pain and other problems.

Carrying too much weight or wearing a backpack wrong can lead to muscle fatigue, poor posture, pain in the shoulders, back, and neck, and potential injuries from tripping and falling.

Please share with your students the proper way to wear a backpack:

  • Facing the backpack, bend at your knees, hold the backpack with both hands, and straighten your knees to lift it to waist height.
  • Apply one shoulder strap at a time.
  • Be sure to always use both shoulder straps.
  • Snugly adjust it between your neck and the curve of your lower back using the shoulder straps (the closer the backpack is to your body, the less strain it will cause).

When loading the backpack:

  • Keep it light and pack only what you need for the day.
  • Place the heaviest objects so they will be closest to your back.
  • Use compartments to distribute the weight and keep things from sliding.
  • Hand-carry heavy books to avoid excessive weight on your back.

If the backpack forces the wearer to lean forward, it is overloaded and some items should be removed. If the backpack weighs more than 15 percent of the carrier’s weight, it is too heavy. To determine the proper weight for a backpack, you can multiply the user’s body weight by 0.15.
For heavier loads, a backpack with wheels is a good solution.
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