Week of February 11th (25)
Celebrating 50 years of tradition!
This Week:
Feb 13: Early Dismissal Day / Valentine's Day Parties / Food Packaging Event / Wear Pink or Red T-shirts
Feb 14: Student Holiday / Staff Professional Development Day
Feb 15-18: Staff/Student Holiday - President's Day
Looking Ahead:
Feb 20: Grade 6 @ Lockheed Martin / Ambassadors: Honored Elders
Feb 22: Grade 3 Show
Feb 26: Grade 2 Across Generations / Skating Party
Feb 27: Black History Assembly
Feb 28: K5 @ Orlando Rep Theater: Beat Bugs / Read to Lead Due
Don't forget, February 13th 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  aftercare@parkmaitland.org  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 14th, 15th, and 18th.
Enjoy the long weekend!
Valentine's Day parties are taking place on Wednesday, February 13th!

Students may wear pink/red or valentine themed shirts with jeans as they celebrate the festivities! Please do not send individual “Goodie Bags” for friends. It is fine to bring cards with one small food or nonfood item attached. We are looking forward to this special day as students focus on the joy of giving to others as they celebrate Valentine’s Day and participate in the Feeding Children Everywhere service project.
Follow these steps to access the Read to Page page on our new website layout:

1. Select "For Parents"
2. Select "Grade Level Pages"
3. Select "Classroom Pages" in the Grade Level box 
4. Select "Resources"
5. Scroll to the bottom for "Read to Lead" 

Read to Lead logs are due by the last school day of each month.
After winning our school Spelling Bee, Madden M. went on to tie for 2nd place at the Private School Spelling Bee, and will be moving on to the Orange County level bee. We are so proud of Madden and her hard work to make it this far!
Mrs. J visited with 3rd graders this week to teach them about champs, a behavior management system which spells out the expectations for classroom activities.
2nd grade students were presented with awards for their recent project making food packages for families in need!
We were honored to host the Atlantic Coast Theater for their performance of City Mouse & Country Mouse!
2nd graders are working hard on self portraits for our upcoming "Across Generations" event.
Our sweet students worked hard on Valentine's cards for our friends at the Mayflower!
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. Danae Pollack, by Wednesday, March 22nd. 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*
Judges Needed!

In order to make our annual "Dr. Alan Saffran Science Expo" a success, we need help from our parents! We need approximately 45 judges! If you are interested in volunteering as a judge, please contact Ms. Kitty Williams at kwilliams@parkmaitland.org to add your name to the list!
Registration is opening March 1st for Summer Camp at Park Maitland School! In addition to our summer camp program, we are so thrilled to offer exciting enrichment camps such as: Brave Girl, Art Camp, Lemonade Wars, Math, Reading, and Camp Laugh-A-Lot. Get ready for a summer like no other! Look out for more registration information in the coming weeks.
This month at Park Maitland we are focusing on Habit #5:
"Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood"

"We have two ears for listening and one mouth for speaking, so we should be listening twice as much as we speak."

We found  this catchy tune  that can be shared with your children as a fun way to remember habit #5.
Due to our 50th weekend celebrations, we will not be hosting a school picnic this year. We hope to see you all at the 50th Gala on Saturday, March 9th!
Dates are subject to change

August 12: Grades 1, 2, 3, 4 - Meet & Greet
August 13: Grades K-4, K-5, 5, 6 - Meet & Greet
August 14:  K-4 and K-5 first day of school
August 15:  Grades 1 - 6 first day of school
September 2:  Student/Teacher Holiday (Labor Day)
September 30:  Professional Development Day for faculty, Student Holiday
October 11:  Teacher Workday, Student Holiday
November 8: Professional Development Day for faculty, Student Holiday
November 25 - 29:  Thanksgiving Holiday
December 19: Early Dismissal Day
December 20 - January 6:  Holiday break
January 6: Teacher Workday, Student Holiday
January 7:  Students Return
January 15:  Early Dismissal Day
January 20:  Student/Teacher Holiday (MLK Jr. Day)
February 13 - 14:  Student/Teacher Holiday (President's Day)
February 17: Professional Development Day for faculty, Student Holiday
March 13: Teacher Workday, Student Holiday
March 16 - 20:  Spring Break
April 10: Student/Teacher Holiday (Good Friday)
April 13: Professional Development Day for faculty, Student Holiday
May 22:  Student/Teacher Holiday
May 25:  Student/Teacher Holiday (Memorial Day)
May 26:  Final Day K-4 & K-5
May 27:  K-5 Bridging Ceremony
May 28:  Final Day Grades 1-6 (Early Dismissal Day), 6th Grade Graduation
CLICK HERE to view and download the Park Maitland Eagles Basketball Schedule

Come out to support our Park Maitland Eagles basketball teams!
Park Maitland School Presents:
Mark your calendars for Thursday, May 23rd, and plan to join us at the 
Bob Carr Theater for this magical event!
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the following week until Sunday at 4:00 p.m.)

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