Week of April 15th (34)
Celebrating 50 years of tradition!
This Week:
April 15 - 17: Grades 4-6 ITBS
April 16: 3rd Grade @ Marine Science Center
April 17: Grade 4 Speech Contest Finals
April 18: Early Dismissal Day / Poem In Your Pocket Day
April 19 & 22: Student/Teacher Holiday
Looking Ahead:
April 23: K-4 Sports Fest
April 24: K-5 Sports Fest / JFF Event / Grade 6 Car Wash
April 25: $2 Dress Down Day
April 26: Annual Art Faire & Variety Show: Park Maitland's Got Talent (Wear 50's Attire)
April 29: Grade 1 Sports Fest
April 30: Grade 2 Sports Fest
Save the Dates: May 2019
The end of our school year is fast approaching! Make note of these very important upcoming events taking place during the month of May:
May 1: Grade 6 India Fest
May 2: Grade 3 Sports Fest
May 3: K-4 QU Wedding
May 6: Grade 4 State Travel Fair
May 7: Grade 4 Sports Fest / Skating Party
May 8: Grade 5 Sports Fest
May 9: Grade 6 Sports Fest
May 10: K-5 Mother's Day Tea / JFF Event
May 17: Grade 6 Pool Party
May 23: Mary Poppins @ The Bob Carr Theater / K-4/K-5 End of Year Parties
May 24-27: Student/Teacher Holiday: Memorial Day
May 28: Grade 5 Food Truck Challenge / Last Day for K-4/K-5
May 29: K-5 Bridging Ceremony
May 30: Early Dismissal Day / Last Day for Grades 1-6 / End of Year Parties
On Thursday, April 18th, we will be celebrating and honoring this amazing planet we call home by hosting an Earth Maker Day. This will be a school-wide event with the goal of planting seeds and setting off a ripple effect across our student body and local community! Students will take part in designing and making activities throughout the day to both create awareness, and also develop better practices and solutions that can be applied at school and beyond!

Our mission is to unite the importance of sustaining our planet, while being conscientious and innovative creators. Types of activities include a student-led assembly that will launch the 5th Grade “Green-ovations” Legacy Project in partnership with Ikea Orlando, cross-grade level activities with leadership coming from upper elementary facilitating projects for lower elementary, capped off with an upper elementary maker challenge to develop a plan of action that can better reuse and upcycle materials and resources.

As we prepare for this amazing day, and a greener future, we need your help! To support many of the activities taking place around campus on Earth Maker Day, we are in need of supplies for students to use during their design and makes. Please take some time and see if you have any of these materials you could donate:

  • Old/Used Crayons
  • Plastic Bottles
  • Plastic Bags
  • Old clothes, fabrics, and textiles
  • Odd-end materials and left-over parts (zippers, brackets, washers, handles, packaging, and anything else that can be up-cycled and repurposed)

Collection bins are placed at drop off!
Early Dismissal Day Times

All students will be dismissed after they have had lunch
according to the following schedule:

K-4, K-5, Grades 1 & 2: 11:35 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Gate opens at 11:35 a.m. - closes at 12:00 p.m.

Grades 3 - 6: 12:13 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Gate opens at 12:13 p.m. - closes at 12:45 p.m.

* Please note that this half-day schedule is altered, and students in certain grades may be dismissed at an earlier or later time than usual

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 April 19th & 22nd.
Enjoy the long weekend!
Come with me and you'll be in a world of pure imagination...

It was such a sweet treat to see our confident and talented 5th grade students take the stage in Willy Wonka Jr.! Huge thanks to all parents and staff who worked so hard behind the scenes, helping to make these shows such a success.
Fresh Pixel Media is now providing high definition USB flash drives for all show videos. Follow THIS LINK to purchase your own copy of this sweet production!
Enjoy this video sneak peek into our 5th graders recent field trip to IKEA!
The Sea Life Aquarium was a fun and educational experience for our K-5 students!
Students in 1 Yellow did a little happy dance following the completion of their ITBS testing this week. We are so proud of all of our 1-3 grade students for their hard work!
CONGRATULATIONS to all of our students that participated in the 2018-2019 Florida Mathematics League Competition! Park Maitland School placed 5th in the state and 1st in the *region... A huge accomplishment!

Vishal S. placed 6th in the state and 1st in the *region, and Layla M. placed 23rd in the state and 4th in the *region.

* Our region includes Brevard, Hillsborough, Marion, Orange, Pinellas, and Seminole counties.

Thank you to Mr. Rassa for leading this talented group of students to victory!
Our student ambassadors had a wonderful visit with their friends at the Mayflower.
Festival of Nations was a phenomenal multi-cultural event for our 1st grade class. Thank you to all of the parents that helped bring to life these beautiful countries and their unique cultures!
Congratulations to our talented 6th grade artists on their successful art show installation: Perspectives , at Swoope Gallery. And thank you to Ms. Sandy Bonus for guiding these young talents, and hosting such a memorable event!
Friday, April 26th
Art Show from 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
"Park Maitland's Got Talent"
Show at 4:30 p.m. 
Park Maitland’s AAC

Annual Art Faire

Our annual Art Faire will be held during the school day on Friday, April 26th. Be sure to join us for a talented display of art created by your own children! We invite you to dress in your favorite 1950's style for this 50's themed event! Students are also invited to participate in a special 50's dress down day (poodle skirts, white t-shirts, leather jackets, high ponytails, greased hair, etc).Grade level schedule is below. Formal invites are coming soon.

Art Faire Schedule

8:00 - 8:30: 1st Grade
9:00 - 9:30: 2nd Grade
10:00 - 10:30: 3rd Grade
11:00 - 11:30: 4th Grade
12:09 - 12:39: K-5
1:15 - 1:45: K-4
2:00 - 2:30: 5th Grade

"Park Maitland's Got Talent"

Come enjoy some of Park Maitland’s finest talent, and cheer for your children, and their friends and classmates! Our 50's themed Variety Show will be a blast of a bash!

Children can register their act online by clicking    HERE  .
Online entries must be submitted no later than  Monday, April 22nd.
(Music must be given to Ms. Danae Polla ck on April 24th)
You will be given a performance time and all instructions closer to the performance day. Children are limited to   ONE ACT ONLY   (not including Glee, Martial Arts, Cheerleading, or Strings) so they should choose their very best one! 

This event is ALWAYS lots of fun for moms and dads as well as children. Please join us!


We are happy to announce the kick off of our annual Park Maitland School art auction, which has just gone live, online! As we prepare for our annual school Art Faire on April 26th, we wanted to give you a sneak peek at these beautiful masterpieces that each class created!

These collaborative, one-of-a-kind, works of art are currently on display at the Maitland Public Library for you to view up close, in person! We would like to invite you to view all of our auction items online and place your bids early, if you wish! All group projects will also be on display at the school Art Faire, as well.

You can easily bid on any item by logging on to www.32auctions.com/PMSArtauction2019 , and following the directions. A printed copy of the directions will be sent home soon, with the invitation.

The auction will close promptly on April 26th, at 5:45 PM (sharp!), so don’t delay, place your bids today! All proceeds go to further the arts at Park Maitland School. We look forward to seeing you at the Art Faire on 4/26!
Our 6th-grade charity car wash event is taking place on:

Wednesday, April 24th
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
(Gates will close at 5:30 p.m.)

This year our charity car wash winner is  Alexandra Seferlis , who spoke on behalf of Camp Kesem . Kesem is a nationwide community, driven by passionate college student leaders, that supports children through and beyond their parent's cancer. Kesem's flagship program, Camp Kesem, operates free summer camps for children who have been impacted by a parent's cancer. 
Upcoming ITBS Testing
National Standardized Test

Grades 4 - 6: April 15-17

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.
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!
Books are being collected
until April 19th

 Book Swap will take place
during class library time
April 29th - May 3rd
On Thursday, April 18th, we will be observing National Poem in Your Pocket Day! This day was created to share the joy that poems bring by carrying one in your pocket and sharing it throughout the day with others!

We would love for all students to wear a poem in their pocket on Thursday to share with students and teachers throughout the day.
Engraved bricks are still available for purchase through  THIS LINK for $150 each. These bricks will serve as a permanent reminder of your dedication to Park Maitland School!
These bricks will be prominently displayed on campus, and installed over the summer.
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!

Tickets are currently on sale. CLICK HERE to purchase!
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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