Newsletter 35 - Week of April 23
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Calendar of Events
M - Th 4.23 - 4. 26: Grade 1-3 ITBS Testing
Tues. 4.24: 6th Grade 3D Printing Hospital Field Trips
Wed. 4.25: Ambassadors: Hungry to Help / Beauty and the Beast Kick Off Assembly
Thurs. 4.26: 4th Grade State Travel Fair / Grade 6 Art Show
Fri. 4.27: K4 QU Wedding / 3rd Grade Read In
Mon. 4.30: K5 Sports Fest / String's Concert / Read to Lead Reading Logs Due
Tues. 5.1: Grade 1 Sports Fest / Skating Party / Confidence Shirt Day
Wed. 5.2: Grade 6 India Fest
Thurs. 5.3: Grade 3 Sports Fest
Fri. 5.4: Grade 2 Sports Fest / Ambassadors: Honored Elders Visit / Parent Chat at 8:15 a.m.
National Standardized Test

Grades 1 - 3: April 23-26

We work very hard to teach your child well. They do not have 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 good breakfast, and arrive to school on time during their ITBS testing week. 
Beauty and the Beast tickets will be on sale TOMORROW (April 23rd) at 10:00 a.m.!
There are 3 ways to purchase your tickets:

  1. Online -- Click to visit the Dr. Phillips Center website! You will need to enter the promo code BEAUTY at the right of the screen and click the orange "verify" button in order to proceed. 
  2. By Phone -- Call the Dr. Phillips Center at 1-844-513-2014
  3. Box Office -- Visit the box office located at the front of the building at 445 S. Magnolia Ave, Orlando!.

Our Beauty and the Beast Kick Off Assembly will take place on Wednesday, April 25th at 1:30 p.m. Cast members will be providing a special sneak peek look at this phenomenal production!
This month at Park Maitland we will be focusing on Habit #7:
"Sharpen the Saw"

To "sharpen the saw" means that you are taking time to find balance in all areas of your life - physical, spiritual, mental, and emotional. This balance will help you feel well and be more successful in all that you do.

Share THIS video with your children to help them remember what it means to "Sharpen the Saw!"
Congratulations to Ashwin A., for placing as a state WINNER for the Zaner Bloser Handwriting Contest! Special recognition also goes to Ashwin's ESW teacher, Ms. McGuire!
We are excited to share that Olivia R. is the winner of the 4th-grade Speech Writing Contest. Congratulations, Olivia!
Our Art Faire & Variety Show: Park Maitland's got Talent was a fantastic event filled with elegance and delight for all who participated! We are so proud of our amazing art teachers, Ms. Flavhan, Ms. Leider, Ms. Forbes, and Ms. Bonus. Thank you for inspiring such creative talent and a love of art with our budding artists!

Ms. Pollack did an outstanding job of organizing our young talent for our afternoon talent show, Park Maitland's Got Talent! Thanks to all who attended and contributed to this event's success.
Our 6th-grade art teacher, Ms. Bonus, invites you all to a wonderful evening of celebrating our 6th-grade artists! 2018 Park Maitland Perspectives: NEST will be on display at Swoope Gallery on Thursday, April 26th from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
All of our 5th graders proved that It's a Big Bright Beautiful World (on stage and off) with their many lively songs, animated movements and dazzling acting in both performances of Shrek The Musical!

We were all very proud of the poise and talent displayed as they so confidently let their Freak Flag Fly for all!  
Our Going Green Ambassadors (with the help of special guest speaker Ms. Mindy Kobrin - Park Maitland Alumni and owner of Meals On Wheels) WOW'd us with their Earth Day Assembly!
Following the assembly, Ms. Kobrin spent some time with Ms. Higgs's class, where she did a cooking demonstration and talked more about sustainability and healthy eating!
We offer a very special THANK YOU to Ms. Talbert for coordinating another fun and exciting Scholastic Book Fair for our students.
Our 3rd-grade students designed Historical Fiction scenes in Tinkering Lab!
Ms. Dawson would like to congratulate our 2018 Park Maitland Chess Champions!

Taylor Dinklage, grade 3 (Hufflepuff)
Teagan Beggs, grade 2  (Ravenclaw)
Broc Williams, grade 3   (Gryffindor)
Ari Lanxner, grade 4 (Slytherin)
We could not be more proud of Park Maitland's own Guidance Counselor, Ms. Belani, for participating in the Boston Marathon. Ms. Belani is a true inspiration to us all!
Our 2nd-grade Brownie Troop 1561 toured the Winter Park Police Station and met the Chief of Police.
Our 3rd-grade students made a SPLASH on their field trip to the Marine Science Center.
(ALL MATCHES PLAYED AT WARD PARK –  Cady Way and Perth Ln. Winter Park, FL )

Come out to support our Park Maitland Eagles soccer team!

Friday, April 27th:
7:30 p.m. vs. Princeton (Field 3)
Friday, May 4th:
7:30 p.m. vs. Circle Christian (Field 1)
Friday, May 11th:
7:30 p.m. vs. Audubon (Field 1)
Friday, May 18th:
7:30 p.m. vs. Monarch (Field 1)
Message from the
Security Manager:

We are in the final stretch with five weeks left until the end of school. It has been a great year so far and we want to finish on a high note. Here is a quick review of some of the things we can do to ensure the safety of our students, parents, faculty and staff for the remainder of the school year:

• Please be courteous to other drivers.
• If you are north bound on 17-92 DO NOT make the right turn on red at Magnolia
• Please allow parents with Left Turn Hangers to turn left off of Magnolia into the school.
• Keep your children inside the windows and sunroofs of your vehicles.
• Have your name placards visible for the caller and the teachers at the loading stations
during dismissal.
• As always, please refrain from texting or using cell phones while in the carpool lines.

Please continue to be patient and respectful! If you have any questions please feel free to email
me at: or call
(407) 647-3038 x248.
Thanks you in advance for your cooperation, and lets all work together to ensure the safety of the
students, parents, faculty and staff of the Park Maitland School!

Jesse Johnson

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Our final skate party for the year will take place on May 1st 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.
** All New **

Top 10 Facts Every Parent Should Know About Their Gifted Child

Friday, May 4th
8:15 a.m.
Room TBD

Did you ever wish your gifted child came with a manual? Do you wonder why your gifted child has over-excitabilities? Would you like to learn how to support your gifted child academically, socially and emotionally? Please join us on Friday, May 4th at 8:15 A.M. to hear Dr. Denise Spirou , gifted specialist, share with you the unique needs of gifted children and how you as the parent can be your child's best advocate.

RSVP HERE if you wish to attend.
Read to Lead reading logs will be due on Monday, April 30th.

Check out Ms. Talbert's Read to Lead info on her Teacher Page to download this month's calendar activities and reading log, and to learn more about how your child can participate. You can find a direct link to the Club Read to Lead page below.
Happy reading!

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Week 1   Imaginarium
June 4 - 8  

Week 2  •  More Than Meets the Eye
June 11 - 15

Week 3  •  Adventure Seekers
June 18 - 22

Week 4  •  Wonder Emporium
June 25 - 29

Entering Pre-K/K-4 - Grade 6
TUITION - $325/week
Camp Hours - 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m

Now Registering children entering
Pre-K/K-4 - Grade 6
TUITION - $325/week
Camp Hours - 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m

Park Maitland School offers extended care from 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. at no additional cost. A fee of $1.00 per minute is charged per camper/per minute after 5:00 p.m.

If you have friends of family members that are not currently affiliated with Park Maitland School, we are excited to invite them to join our Camp Wonder experience. Please share this information and bring a friend to join in on the fun!
July Enrichment Camps at Park Maitland School

Our July Enrichment Camp schedule is complete! We are so excited to offer many fun camp options to all 2018-19 Park Maitland students.

Registration can be completed through the link below. Contact Stefanie Johnston ( ) with questions OR reach out to the indicated camp coordinator directly.

We look forward to sharing our summer with YOU!

 Park Maitland School presents,
Beauty and the Beast !

Mark your calendars for Thursday, May 24th @ 7:30pm
and plan to join us at the 
Bob Carr Theater for this magical event!

Act Now!
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. T  he deadline to submit your ad is FRIDAY, APRIL 27TH!

Save the Dates: May 2018

The end of our school year is fast approaching! Make note of these very important upcoming events taking place during the month of May:
Mon. 5.7: K4 Sports Fest
Tues. 5.8: Grade 4 Sports Fest / M.E.E.T: Diversity talk with parents
Wed. 5.9: Grade 5 Sports Fest
Thurs. 5.10: Grade 6 Sports Fest
Fri. 5.11: K5 Mother's Day Tea
Thurs. 5.17: 5th Grade Food Truck Challenge
Fri. 5.18: 6th Grade Pool Party
Wed. 5.23: K4 Class Parties / K5 Bridging Ceremony
Thurs. 5.24: K5 Carnival / Beauty and the Beast @ Bob Carr 7:30pm / Last Day of School for K4/K5
Fri. 5.25: Student/Teacher Holiday: No School
Mon. 5.28: Memorial Day: No School
Tues. 5.30: Last Day of School for Grades 1-6 (Early Dismissal - No Aftercare) / Grade 6 Graduation @ 4pm
Trips and special event dates are
subject to change
August 10: Meet and Greet (Grades 1-3)
August 13: Meet and Greet (Grades 4-6)
August 14: Meet and Greet (K4 and K5)
August 15: K4 and K5 first day of school
August 16: Grades 1-6 first day of school
September 3: Labor Day holiday for students and faculty
September 24: Professional Development Day for faculty, Student Holiday
October 16-19: Grade 5 Williamsburg trip
October 22: Teacher workday, Student holiday
November 19-23: Thanksgiving Holiday
December 20: Toys for Tots Assembly, Holiday parties, early dismissal
December 21-January 4: Holiday break
January 7: Students and teachers return
January 21: Martin Luther King Jr. holiday for students and faculty
January 22: Teacher workday, Student holiday
February 4-8: Washington DC trip
February 14: Professional Development Day, student holiday
February 15-18: President’s Day holiday for students and faculty
March 18-22: Spring Break
March 25: Teacher Work Day, student holiday
April 19-22: Easter holiday
May 23: Big Show
May 24: Student and teacher holiday
May 27: Memorial Day student and teacher holiday
May 28: Final day K4
May 29: Final day K5
May 30: Final day grades 1-6
May 30: 6th-grade Graduation
(Please note: Teacher pages are not updated for
the following week until Sunday at 4:00 p.m.)