Week of February 18th (26)
Celebrating 50 years of tradition!
This Week:

Feb 18: Staff/Student Holiday - President's Day
Feb 20: Grade 6 @ Lockheed Martin / Ambassadors: Honored Elders
Feb 21: Let's Meet @ 8:00 a.m.
Feb 22: Grade 3 Show
Looking Ahead:

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 / Alumni Author's Visit
March 1: Grade 6 @ Medieval Times / Summer Camp Kick-Off
March 6: Ambassadors: Honored Elders
March 7: K-4 Show
March 8: 50th Weekend: Alumni Tours
March 9: 50th Weekend: An Evening on Our Lawn
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. We have just a few tables remaining. Reserve yours today!
Look for more information about our Summer of Discovery Camp going home this week!
We had a fun-filled week here at Park Maitland School
leading up to our winter break.
Check out the highlights...
In less than three hours, Park Maitland students packaged over 25,000 meals for Feeding Children Everywhere and the fight against hunger. (Student Ambassadors chose to have these meals delivered to local families in need this year). We are so proud of our students and staff for their hard work, and huge gesture of love and empathy!

CLICK HERE to watch a video by Channel 2 News highlighting this outstanding event.
Brownie Troop 2098 worked hard to make "blessing bags" for those in need.
Fourth grade students did a truly fantastic job on their Florida History Dioramas.
Our third grade Girl Scout Troop sold cookies at the local Maitland Publix!
Our first grade students worked hard on creating clay animals for their BIOME project for the Science fair!
K-4 students had a blast in swim class this week!
Super Senior Zane R. participated in a news interview about St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Zane continues to inspire and make a difference by sharing his story of hope and survival with the world.
Our sixth grade students really WOW'd us with their persuasive essays. Click HERE and HERE to read some examples of their hard work!
Recycle your ink, toner, and other
small electronics!

Currently accepting: laser cartridges, inkjet cartridges, iPads®/Tablets/eReaders, laptops, iPods®/MP3s, and cell phones. Electronics do not have to be working to be recycled. This is an ongoing effort to help us keep items out of the landfill, and contribute to various children’s charities. Drop off your items anytime to Ms. Pollack in the business office.
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*
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.
Our next skate party will take place on February 26th at Semoran Skateway in Casselberry!

Skating for a Cause

All money raised will go towards our student ambassador program. Tickets are being pre-sold at school through the day of the event.

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!
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.

Packets have gone home in student folders. Orders and money will be due on  Tuesday, Feb 26th . A ll payments can be made online. This is a great time to renew your current subscriptions!

Order can be placed online at Store.gwrcfundraising.com. You will find the Order ID number needed on your child's fundraiser packet.
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.
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!
(Please note: Teacher pages are not updated for
the following week until Sunday at 4:00 p.m.)

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