Week of April 1st (32)
Celebrating 50 years of tradition!
This Week:
April 1 - 5: Spring Book Fair
April 2: Women's History Assembly / Mary Poppins Kick Off
April 4: Grade 5 @ IKEA / Grade 4 Speech Finals
April 5: Grade 3 Read-In
Looking Ahead:
April 8 - 11: Grades 1-3 ITBS
April 9: K-5 @ Sea Life Aquarium
April 9 - 10: Grade 5 Shows @ 6:30 p.m.
April 10: Ambassadors: Honored Elders
April 11: Grade 6 Art Show
April 12: Grade 1 Festival of Nations / Mary Poppins Tickets On Sale
4th grade students had a blast at Kennedy Space Center!
Our 6th-grade students practiced "pre-med" this week while they dissected frogs!
Our 1st graders became doctors and performed “contraction surgery” on their word patients.
THANK YOU to our 6th grade parents for hosting a teacher appreciation luncheon on Monday's teacher work day. We felt truly loved and pampered!
A very spirited group of 6th grade students (and their parents) participated in an EPIC experience at the UDL-IRN International Summit's Learning Space Design Challenge at the Double Tree Hilton Sea World this week! These students participated in a challenge against one teacher team and one student team to plan, gather, design, and set up spaces that best support learning! 

Our 6th grade students earned two awards from the judges, Most Creative Furniture Arrangement, and Best Representation of Spaces that Support Universal Design Learning Strategies.
Thank you to Valet Cleaners for their generous beverage donation to our recent 50th Anniversary gala event. We appreciate your generosity and neighborhood partnership.
Congratulations to our beloved 5th grade Reading/ESW teacher, Ms. Carrier, now a Semi-Finalist for Nobel Learning Communities Teacher of the Year - A National Award. Ms. Carrier is one of 8 Semi-finalists out of over 200 K-12 schools across the nation!

Our annual Art Faire & Variety Show will take place on Friday, April 26th. Parents will be invited to attend the Art Faire during the school day at their child's designated class time. The Variety Show: Park Maitland's Got Talent, will take place later in the day.

This special day of celebrating art will have a 50's Theme as we are continuing to celebrate our Big 50th year! All students and guests can wear "50's attire" (poodle skirts, slicked hear/jeans and white t-shirts, etc.) to school this day! Stay tuned for more information over the next few weeks. We look forward to seeing you there!
Upcoming ITBS Testing
National Standardized Test

Grades 1 - 3: April 8-11
(During 1st and 2nd Period)

Grades 4 - 6: April 15-17
(During 1st and 2nd Period)

We work very hard to teach your child well. They do not need to focus on preparing for this test. No particular "prep" at home or school is necessary. We do, however, encourage your child to relax, eat a healthy breakfast, and arrive to school on time during their ITBS testing week.
Don't miss our 5th grade production of Willy Wonka Junior!

April 9th @ 6:30 p.m.:
Yellow & Orange

April 10th @ 6:30 p.m.:
Red, Blue & Green
Follow these steps to access the Read to Lead 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.
Mrs. Talbert would like to invite
1 st  - 3 rd  grade library students to participate in our Summer Reading Book Swap!
Mark your calendars! 
Books will be collected starting April 8th until April 19th. (Spring Break is a great time to clean out your bookshelves).

 Book Swap will take place
during class library time
April 29th - May 3rd
Summer is the time for campers to jump into new experiences while also delving deeper into their current interests. Our camp provides many opportunities for campers to explore and have fun.

Summer Camp Dates:
June 3rd - 28th • July 8th - 26th

Before care/Aftercare:
7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. • 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
*Available each day

Summer Camp at Park Maitland is comprised of 3 different camp experiences - based on the camper's grade for the 2019-2020 school year. Click on each graphic below for more information:

In addition, we are excited to offer full and half-day specialty camps to current Park Maitland students!

Full-Day Specialty Camp Options:
K-5 - 6th Grade: Camp Laugh-A-Lot
K-5 - 4th Grade: Dooby Dooby Moo Improv & Theater Camp
K-5 - 6th Grade: Art Camps
K-5 - 6th Grade: Brave Girls Camp

Half-Day Specialty Camp Options:
3rd - 6th Grade Reading Enrichment Camps
3rd - 6th Grade Math Enrichment Camps
K-4 - 4th Grade Bubbles Basics & Beyond: Swimming Camp

* More information can be found in the above linked camp brochures

Follow  THIS LINK  to register today!
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!
Be sure to place an ad in this year's playbill!

This is a great opportunity to showcase your family, friends, child, or even your business! See  this attached flyer   for more details. The deadline to submit your ad is FRIDAY, APRIL 26th!
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
(Please note: Teacher pages are not updated for
the following week until Sunday at 4:00 p.m.)

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