Week of February 25th (27)
Celebrating 50 years of tradition!
This Week:
Feb 26: Grade 2 Across Generations (9:15 am: Blue, Red, Purple) (12:15 pm: Yellow, Orange, Green) / 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 4 - 8: Read Across America Week
March 4: C razy socks and/or hat in honor of Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat.
Looking Ahead:
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
March 11: JFF: St. Paddy's Scavenger Hunt
March 13: Science Expo
March 14: Glee Concert @ 5:30 p.m.
March 15: Grade 3: Author's Tea
March 18 - 22: Spring Break
Enrollment for our Summer of Discovery Camp will open this Friday, March 1st! Look out for an email with the link to register on that day. We look forward to a fun and rewarding summer camp experience for all!
Our 3rd graders SHINED in their performance of Tall Tales and Heroes!
Book worm fifth graders, Paige O. and Jensen C., met author Margaret Mincks at Writer’s Block bookstore!
Students in 1 red skyped with the British author Jane Clarke, who has written 45 books. She is well known for the Dr. Kitty Cat series, Gilbert the Great, and Stuck in the Mud. The students were in awe by her lovely presence and enjoyed asking her questions. 
Our student ambassadors shared a fun and memorable visit with their friends at the Mayflower.
Our first grade students continue to work hard on clay animals for their science fair BIOME project.
We are so proud of 4th grader Taylor D. for taking the High Score Award for Interview in the recent Dance Masters of Florida competition. This is a highly coveted award. Congratulations, Taylor!
A Dress Code Reminder from Ms. Spillmann
Dear Parents,

With any luck, the worst of our winter weather has passed, and we will be back to Florida warmth soon.  Please pack away any coats, jackets, and/or sweatshirts that are not Park Maitland approved for school use.  It appears we can get back to the school approved fleece. In all grades, we have noticed that many students have become lax in the school dress code. Especially in the Spring, our campus is full of visitors and it is a Park Maitland tradition to always put our best foot forward; this includes following the dress code and looking our best. Please think about the details such as:

  • Socks: please remember "crazier" socks are for Fridays!
  • Belts: Please refer to dresscode in the Handbook for guidelines, but any pant or short with loops requires a belt in grades 3-6.
  • This is the time of year that students are often outgrowing clothes with pants and shorts becoming too short or tight and shirttails constantly coming untucked. Please consider purchasing any needed wardrobe items. 

Anything parents can do to help set up their child for school success is always welcome and appreciated, and this is no different. Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Very Warmly,
Davina Spillmann
Dean of Students and Faculty
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.
If you come upon a Williamsburg costume taking up space in your closet, please consider donating it to Park Maitland for future classes to use!
We currently have collected over 30+ costumes and are hoping to increase this number before next year's trip with the eventual goal of having plenty of costumes for each year from which to borrow!  Both adult and child costumes are being collected. If you would like to donate your costume, please drop it off at the front desk!
You are invited to a special day of school tours designed just for alumni to celebrate Park Maitland's Golden 50th anniversary. Come be part of our student-led tours and visit with administration and teachers.

Date: Friday, March 8, 2019
Time: 9:00 am-10:30 am followed by a light brunch

Please click THIS LINK to RSVP by March 4th, 2019.
We look forward to seeing you!
Grade 2 - Across Generations
Tuesday, February 26th

9:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Blue, Red, Purple

12:15 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Yellow, Orange, Green
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.

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*
Come to the Florida Destination Imagination (DI) tournament and witness creativity, engineering,
acting, and problem solving by students from across the state. Teams of students will present their creative solutions to a number of mind-bending Challenges in the fields of STEM, fine arts, and service learning. Parents, educators, and students are encouraged to attend our tournament to discover everything Destination Imagination has to offer.

CLICK HERE for more information
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 . All 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.
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.
All girls (K-6th grade) are invited to attend a FREE lacrosse clinic with Sol Blazers Lacrosse
Where : Lake Highland Athletic Complex (500 Brookhaven Drive)
When : Saturday February 2nd 9am-11am
Skill Level:  Beginner-Advanced
For questions & to register e-mail:  Melissa.Villanti@SolBlazers.org
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: Professional Development Day for faculty, Student Holiday
February 14 - 17: Student/Teacher Holiday (President's Day)
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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