Newsletter 36 - Week of April 30
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Calendar of Events
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 / Hawaiian Dress Down Day
Thurs. 5.3: Grade 3 Sports Fest
Fri. 5.4: Grade 2 Sports Fest / Ambassadors: Hungry to Help
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 / Parent Chat @ 8:15 a.m.
Thurs. 5.10: Grade 6 Sports Fest
Fri. 5.11: K5 Mother's Day Tea

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!

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!.
(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, 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)
The Park Maitland Eagles soccer season is off to a great start! Our team is currently undefeated, and we couldn't be more proud! Coach Bovell and the entire team thank you for your support!
Maitland Public Library 
Poetry Contest Winners!

Congratulations to Park Maitland's poetry contest winners! The reception was held on Friday, and winners were invited to collect their prize and read their poem aloud.

Elementary School

First Place: 
Madden Matthias, "Stargazing"
Second Place
Sara Collins, "Space Wonders"
Third Place
Samuel Farber, "Inspirations"

Honorable Mentions
Zach Kleinman, "The Dictionary"
Sallee Rosen, "Untitled"

Middle School

First Place: 
Lindsey Cantwell, "Stars"
Second Place
Ava Savino, "Look Up and See the Stars"
By: Madden Matthias

The world, a glimpse, of wonders above,
Basking in each starlit cove.
A meteor strikes across the sky,
I wonder where my secret lies.
Gazing up, up and away,
Upon the boardwalk my thoughts will stray.
Peeking down the palm abyss,
Wallowing in guilt, I reminisce.
I see the waves and air unite as one,
And realize my victory is already won.
The specks of light always come up,
The abyss of anxiety I rise above.
I choose the light, and the dark I outrun,
My fate as sure as the rising sun.

Follow THIS link to read all of the winning poems!
Students celebrated Poem In Your Pocket Day on April 26th!
Our 6th graders worked very hard on their personal poetry collections.
All were on display to see ...
WOW Worthy Highlights...
Lily T. received a WOW note from Ms. Moon after writing a very heartfelt letter recommending a dress down day to benefit those that have been effected by the devastating flooding in Kaua'i.

This Wednesday, May 2nd, will be a $2.00 Hawaiian Dress Down Day. Students can wear Hawaiian or tropical tops/dresses with jeans or dress down shorts. Please be sure that students still dress in appropriate sneakers for recess and PE classes. Aloha!
Harrison T. was so proud to receive a WOW note from Ms. Moon and Ms. Spillmann after going above and beyond in the research and planning phase of his Food Truck project. After settling on a main product for his project - salmon burgers - Harrison reached out directly to the manufacturer of the brand he settled on in hope of receiving recipe ideas for his unique idea...

Well no surprise - following Harrison's detailed and heartfelt letter, Icicle Seafood, Inc. wrote back! After letting them know exactly what he needed, they sent Harrison cans of salmon, recipes, a guide on salmon, and stress balls shaped like their cans.

All of our hardworking 5th graders will get the chance to show off their Food Truck ideas during our Food Truck Challenge on Thursday, May 17th.
We are excited to share the winning designs of this year's
Sports Fest t-shirts!
3rd grade design winners:
Diva B. & Emma R.
6th grade design winner:
Jaiden R.
Former Park Maitland students Connor and Jake came for a visit on their day off to read to younger brother Owen's class!
2nd grade students are continuing to have a great time exploring and learning about different career choices in Ms. Dick's social studies classes. Thank you so much to the presenting parents!
6th Grade 3D Printing Hospital Partnership
6th grade Maker Space students selected to work on either a neonatal 3D printing design team for Winnie Palmer Hospital or a 3D printing design team to create an ENT Model for Nemours Children's Hospital. 

Dr. Alexander of Winnie Palmer tasked student design teams to develop a 3D printed laryngoscope tool, used for opening the airway for a premature baby. These students presented their projects to Dr. Alexander at Winnie Palmer Hospital on April 24th for his critique and feedback. 

Also on April 24th, 6th grade design teams headed to Nemours Children's Hospital in Lake Nona to receive critique of their 3D Printed ENT Models. Students took real patient's DICOM images and turned them into 3D Printed models for Dr. Wei to provide peace and understanding to child patients facing ENT surgeries.

What an authentic and experiential project for our students to partner in the meaningful work of local doctors for life saving impacts! We wish to thank all the parents who joined the trip and both Winnie Palmer Hospital, Dr. Gregor Alexander and Nemours Children's Hospital, Dr. Julie Wei, for their learning collaboration with our students!

Enjoy THIS video made by our own Ms. Martinez highlighting the memorable experience at Nemours Children's Hospital.
4th graders took us on a cross country tour with their State Travel Fair projects. From the plains of Texas to the rolling hills of California... We are so proud of the level of detail put into each presentation.
"Q" and "U" Got Married...Again!

Every spring, Mr. "Q" and Ms. "U" have a very fancy wedding with all of their K-4 friends and their parents in attendance. Following the ceremony, the newly weds (with the help of their friends) donate all of their wedding gifts to Florida Hospital!
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.

In last weeks newsletter, we published a typo in the business name of honored Park Maitland Alumni, Ms. Mindy Kobrin. Ms. Kobrin's company is Heels on Wheels. Follow THIS link to learn more about Ms. Kobrin and her company's mission to teach the foundation of mindful eating and how to use seasonal ingredients to create nutritious, delicious and satisfying meals. Again, we are so grateful for Ms. Kobrin and her contribution to our Earth Day assembly!
** All New **

Top 10 Facts Every Parent Should Know About Their Gifted Child

Wednesday, May 9th
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 Wednesday, May 9th 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!

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!

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:
Thurs. 5.17: 5th Grade Food Truck Challenge
Fri. 5.18: 6th Grade Pool Party / Open House
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
Wed. 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.)

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