Newsletter 21 - Week of Jan. 15
Calendar of Events
WEEK OF JAN. 15-19
Mon. 1.15 - MLK Holiday, No School
Fri. 1.19 - Re-Enrollment Begins
Wed. 1.24 - Early Dismissal Day for Students
Thur. 1.25 - Admissions Open House
Fri. 1.26 - Girl Scout Dance
Tues. 1.30 - DC Chaperone Meeting, 6:00 p.m.
T-R 1.30 - 2.1 - KoPIXmo Portraits
Wed 1.31 - Congo Golf Fundraising Event
Fri. 2.2 - K4 & K5 100th Day
Mon. 2.5 - Grades 1-6 100th Day
M-F 2.5-2.9 - DC Trip
Fri. 2.9 - Grade 4 St. Augustine Trip
Wed 2.14 - Valentine's Day Class Parties, Early Dismissal Day for Students
Thurs 2.15 - Student Holiday, No School
Fri 2.16 - Student Holiday, No School
Mon 2.19 - Presidents' Day, No School
Yearbook Ad Deadline Tomorrow!
Jan. 15th!

The deadline to order and submit yearbook dedications is January 15, 2018 . Follow the directions on the flyer below to purchase your ad!*

Full page -- (6th grade only) $365
1/2 page -- $265
1/4 page -- $190

(*Yearbook ads will not be accepted after January 15th, 2018.)

Judges Needed!

In order to make our annual "Dr. Alan Saffran Science Expo" a success, we need help from our parents! We need approx. 45 judges! If you are interested in volunteering as a judge, please contact Ms. Belle Warren at  to add your name to the list!  
Due to inclement weather, the Grade 4 field trip to St. Augustine was rescheduled to Friday, February 9th.
Enjoy the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday! 
Winter/Spring Club offerings are now available. Please follow the links below to find club descriptions, dates, and our easy online enrollment form! 

Student Safety Initiative

Our proactive students (and sisters) Nicole C. and Reagan C., in an effort to help Mr. Johnson, decided to create artistic and fun signs to help remind parents of ways to make carpool drop-off as speedy, safe, and efficient as possible.
"Jammies and Joy" Newborn Pajama Drive
Now collecting through the month of 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.

The money raised will help Park Maitland package 25,000 meals on February 14 th through FEEDING CHILDREN EVERYWHERE. The meals will be sent to people in need in Puerto Rico.

Thursday, January 31st
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Congo River Golf in Altamonte Springs

Each ticket provides 32 meals for people in need.

TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW. But supplies are limited.

$10.00 per ticket.
(Tickets can be ordered through January 31st.)
Magazine Fundraising Sale
It's time for our magazine fundraiser! This program returns 40% of every dollar back to our school. The money we raise will be used to meet important school goals that benefit our students.

This is the perfect time to renew your current subscriptions! Look for information in your child's folder soon.
This month's habit is "Begin with the End in Mind," a perfect habit to kick off the new year! We love the goals our thoughtful grade 5 students created for 2018!

Come out to support our Park Maitland Eagles basketball teams!

Sat 1/20 – 12:00 vs TCS (home)
    1:00 vs. Park Maitland 6 th  (away)

Sat 1/27 – 1:00 vs. Legends Academy (away)

Sat. 2/3 –  12:00 vs. TCS (away)

Sat 2/10 –  1:00 vs. Legends Academy (home)
                    2:00 vs BTI (away)
Sat. 2/24 – 12:00 vs Park Maitland 6 th (home)

Sat 1/20 – 1:00 vs. Park Maitland 5 th Grade

Sat 1/27 – 2:00 vs. Legends Academy

Sat. 2/3 -   1:00 vs. BTI

Sat 2/17 -  12:00 vs. TCS

Sat – 2/24 – 12:00 vs Park Maitland 5 th Grade   
                      2:00 vs BTI
Don't forget, January 24th and February 14th are early dismissal days 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 12:13 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.

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. Simply contact Club Eagle by email at   or by calling   407.647.3038  , ext. #159. Children who attend AfterCare regularly can follow their usual after school protocol.
Grade 3 students celebrated Ms. Farley's return from maternity leave by showering her with baby gifts and baby books. Welcome back Ms. Farley!
K-4 students celebrated the letter V with Vegetable Day!
In anticipation of MLK Day, K-5 students in Ms. Nepple's class performed an experiment to show that the inside of every egg is the same, despite how it looks on the outside.
KoPIXmo will be taking large, black and white photos of students at school from Tuesday, Jan. 30 - Thursday, Feb 1. There is nothing special that parents need to do for these engaging, casual photos but look forward to receiving something special!
Winter Break Camps!

Krafty Kids Camp
Friday, February 16th
K-4 - Grade 2
8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Park Maitland School
Cost $65

Wear a red or pink top with casual day bottoms or Kindness T-shirt!   

Valentine's Day parties are around the corner! Students are encouraged to bring a card for each classmate. One "small treat" or non-food item may be attached to each card
Send us your best pics for the yearbook!

Email photos (or share your photo album) to .
Park Maitland Annual Spelling Bee

We had 26 participants in grades 4-6 in this year's Spelling Bee on Thursday, Jan 11th. Each class had a winner and a runner up participate.  After six rounds we did not have a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winner but instead were left with the 4 finalists listed below:
Madeline Kramer
Lindsay Yared
Maryam Shiekh
Sophia Hesh

Some of the words these students spelled to advance to the playoff round included: connubial, formaldehyde, vicissitudes, putrefaction, and unpropitious.  

In order to determine a winner, the four finalists completed a written test on Friday, Jan 12th with the following results:

1st place - Madeline Kramer
2nd place Maryam Shiekh
3rd place - Sophia Hesh 

(Please note: Teacher pages are not updated for
the following week until Sunday at 4:00 p.m.)