Newsletter 25 - Week of Feb. 12
Calendar of Events
WEEK OF FEB. 12 - FEB. 16
Mon. 2.12 - Vow of Silence Event Grades 3-6
Tues. 2.13 - Parent Mid-Year Chat, Glee sings at Mayflower
Wed 2.14 - Valentine's Day Class Parties (Jeans day attire w/ pink or red shirt), Early Dismissal Day for Students
Th-F 2.15 - 2.16 - Student Holiday, No School
Mon. 2.19 - Presidents' Day, No School
Tues. 2.20 - Cub Scouts Arrow of Light Ceremony
Wed. 2.21 - Black History Assembly
Fri. 2.23 - Summer Camp Wonder Kick-Off
Tues. 2.27 - Skating Party CANCELLED
Wed. 2.28 - Science Expo / Read to Lead Due
Thurs. 3.1 - Confidence T-shirt Day
Sun. 3.4 - School Picnic
This week our K-4, K-5 and 1st grade teachers made learning about math fun in "hundreds" of ways! The students were engaged in fun and challenging activities all centered around the number 100 as we celebrated 100 days of school!
It's a Boy!
Congratulations to our Communications Manager, Mrs. Tight, and the whole Tight family on the birth of their precious baby boy. Luke Tight was born on February 6th at 8:21 p.m. weighing 6 lbs 2 oz. His parents and older siblings are delighted at his arrival. Welcome, baby Luke!
New Communications Team Help

We are excited to announce that, while Mrs. Tight is celebrating baby Luke, Stefanie Johnston will be filling in temporarily to assist all Park Maitland Marketing and Communication efforts. Ms. Johnston started at PM as a substitute teacher last year, and accepted a part-time position as a classroom assistant in August 2017. She also teaches our aftercare Yoga program. Ms. Johnston has a degree in corporate management as well as years of marketing/communications experience. She is so excited to join our team until Mrs. Tight's return.
Send us your best pics for the yearbook!

Email photos (or share your photo album) to .
February 13th
8:15am - 9:15am
Join us for a "mid-year" state of the school chat. It has been over a month since Park Maitland School has transferred ownership to Nobel Learning Communities and we are bursting at the seams to share the good news on this venture!  This will be an informal discussion with our school administrators to share exciting things in the works that will enable us to maintain and enhance our unique school program. We look forward to seeing you there .

Judges Still Needed!

As our students work hard to prepare for our annual "Dr. Alan Saffran Science Expo" we are still in need of a few more judges. If you are interested in volunteering as a judge, please contact Ms. Belle Warren at  to add your name to the list!  
The Orlando Science Center is graciously offering Park Maitland families a 20% membership discount. (This can also be used for renewal memberships). Just fill out the attached form and return to the front desk c/o Ms. Belle Warren, by Wednesday, March 7th. Don't miss this amazing benefit!

* Participants also receive reduced rates for summer programs as well as fun advanced tickets for events year round. This offer is available for renewals and new memberships*
On February 12th 3rd through 6th grade students at Park Maitland are taking a vow of silence because our silence makes a statement. Our silence represents the millions of children around the world who have lost their voice due to warfare, poverty, child labor, hunger, and disasters. The money pledged will be used to help the people of Puerto Rico rebuild their lives and their island after the major storms from this year!

Please keep in mind, academic work and focus will not be effected by this fundraising event.

Tall Tales and Heroes
Students sang, danced, and acted with confidence and enthusiasm while putting their audience in a state of awe. CONGRATULATIONS to our 3rd grade class for their outstanding show performances.

Click on the link below to 
view the latest newscast!

4th Grade Florida
History Museum
The very first 4th Grade Florida History Museum was a huge success! Students went above and beyond with this project. Their dioramas were well-organized, detailed, and very creative. Students spoke about their events with confidence and poise. We could not be any more proud of the hard work and time they put into these projects!
To culminate their studies, our 4th grade students enjoyed a memorable trip to Florida's oldest city, St. Augustine!
Calling all Park Maitland Enthusiasts!

We are looking for parents to help plan our 50th year festivities. If you are interested in any aspect of possible involvement in planning our 50th anniversary, we would love to hear from you. Please take a moment to fill out the attached Google Form indicating your interests. There will be a variety of events throughout the next school year and we need your help to make each one is a memorable and special event.


Come out to support our Park Maitland Eagles basketball teams!


Sat 2/17 -  12:00 vs. TCS

Sat – 2/24 – 12:00 vs Park Maitland 5 th Grade
2:00 vs BTI

Sat. 2/24 – 12:00 vs Park Maitland 6 th (home)

We are so proud of the outstanding season both teams have had so far! Go Eagles!
Park Maitland Annual School Picnic
12:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 4th
Mead Garden
We hope you can join us for this annual celebration of friends and family!
Please RSVP if your family will be able to attend. 
We hope to see you there!

Don't forget, February 14th is an early dismissal day 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.

Reminder: There will be no school on February 15th, 16th, and 19th.
Enjoy the long weekend!
Krafty Kids Winter Break
Camp is Cancelled
Enjoy the winter break!

Valentine's Day parties are taking place on Wednesday, February 14th!

Students are encouraged to bring a card for each classmate. One "small treat" or non-food item may be attached to each card Wear a red or pink top with casual day bottoms or Kindness T-shirt!   
Be on the lookout for 2018 summer camp registration!

Week 1 Imaginarium
June 4 - 8  

Week 2  •  More Than Meets the Eye
June 11 - 15

Week 3  •  Adventure Seekers
June 18 - 22

Week 4  •  Wonder Emporium
June 25 - 29

Entering Pre-K/K-4 - Grade 6
TUITION - $325/week
Camp Hours - 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m

Park Maitland School offers extended care from 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. at no additional cost. A fee of $1.00 per minute is charged per camper/per minute after 5:00 p.m.
If you have friends of family members that are not currently affiliated with Park Maitland School, we are excited to invite them to join our Camp Wonder experience. Please share this information and bring a friend to join in on the fun!
Park Maitland School presents,
Beauty and the Beast !
M ark your calendars for Thursday, May 24th, and plan to join us at the 
Bob Carr Theater for this magical event!
Read to Lead reading logs will be due on Wednesday, Feb 28th.

Check out Ms. Talbert's Read to Lead info on her Teacher Page to download this month's calendar activities and reading log, and to learn more about how your child can participate. You can find a direct link to the Club Read to Lead page below. Happy reading!

Webelos II Den of Cub Scouts
Arrow of Light Ceremony

The Arrow Of Light is the highest and last rank in Cub Scouting, and is the only badge of Cub Scouting rank that may be worn on the Boy Scout uniform. It is an achievement many of the boys aspire to after becoming a Tiger scout.
The Webelos II den of Cub Scouts is completing their Cub Scout journey this month. They will receive their Arrow of Light award, the highest in Cub Scouting. Achieving the Arrow of Light, these boys feel they are living up to the motto: “Do Your Best!” 

The Arrow of Light ceremony will take place at 6:00 p.m. on February 20th in the A&A Center. The ceremony will be conducted by Jim Sawgrass. All Park Maitland families are welcome.
Peggy Kirk Bell Girls Golf Tournament
The Peggy Kirk Bell Golf Tour (PKBGT) is a girls-only, junior golf tour for ages 9-18 years old. We are pleased to share the tour is expanding to Central Florida this spring with a 5-single day event tournament
series with 3 different divisions based on playing ability instead of just age. The tour strives to make each event more than just a tournament. We aim for a positive environment to grow and sustain girl golfers by offering a tournament setting that is just for girls.

If you are interested in attending or participating in this event, follow the link below for more information.

With recent cold weather changes, more items are finding their way to our lost and found every day. Please help our students be proactive in keeping track of their personal items throughout the day. All outer wear should be labeled for easy identification. If you are currently missing any items, please encourage your child to stop by our lost and found.
Sunday, February 25th
The Roth Family JCC
*Free babysitting for ages 2-12 with RSVP

Trips and special event dates are
subject to change

August 15: K4 and K5 first day of school
August 16: Grades 1-6 first day of school
September 3: Labor Day holiday for students and faculty
September 24: Professional Development Day for faculty, Student Holiday
October 16-19: Grade 5 Williamsburg trip
October 22: Teacher work day, Student holiday
November 19-23: Thanksgiving Holiday
December 20: Toys for Tots Assembly, Holiday parties, early dismissal
December 21-January 4: Holiday break
January 7: Students and teachers return
January 21: Martin Luther King Jr. holiday for students and faculty
January 22: Teacher work day, Student holiday
February 4-8: Washington DC trip
February 14: Professional Development Day, student holiday
February 15-18: President’s Day holiday for students and faculty
March 18-22: Spring Break
March 25: Teacher Work Day, student holiday
April 19-22: Easter holiday
May 23: Big Show
May 24: Student and teacher holiday
May 27: Memorial Day student and teacher holiday
May 28: Final day K4
May 29: Final day K5
May 30: Final day grades 1-6
May 30: 6th grade Graduation
(Please note: Teacher pages are not updated for
the following week until Sunday at 4:00 p.m.)