Week of September 17 (05)
Celebrating 50 years of tradition!
September 17: Dot Day - Wear Polka Dots! / iHub Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
September 18/19: Yom Kippur
September 20: Grade 2 Field Trip: Rep Theater
September 20/21: School Photos / Parent Chat: Smart Social Media Usage
September 24: Student Holiday - No School / Faculty Professional Development Day
September 25: Dress Down Day for Leukemia Awareness
September 26: Ambassadors - Honored Elders / Parent Chat: Ages & Stages (K4 & K5)
September 28: Admissions Open House/ K-5 Johnny Appleseed Day / Read to Lead Due
This month at Park Maitland we will be focusing on Habit #1:
"Be Proactive"

To "be proactive" means to take responsibility for your choices and behaviors.

Share  THIS  video with your children to help them remember what it means to
"Be Proactive!"
LifeTouch will be on campus to photograph students this Thursday and Friday (September 20th & 21st). Students should wear neat, clean uniform tops and bottoms and a happy smile! These are the photos that will be used in the school yearbook. 
Portrait day order forms went home last week. If you did not receive a form you can also preorder photos online.
Orders can be placed online prior to picture day, and l ate orders will be accepted *online only* up to 48 hours after picture day. Place online orders at mylifetouch.com . You will need the picture day ID number below to place online orders:
Park Maitland School Picture Day ID: FT208212Q0
Please contact Stefanie Johnston (sjohnston@parkmaitland.org) if you are available to assist with picture day. Volunteers are needed from 7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. on both days. We appreciate your support!
Save the Date!
Tickets go on sale October 1st. For more event information CLICK HERE .
This is just a friendly reminder that all aftercare clubs will start next week (the week of Monday, September 17th)! All club registrations will be billed through the online payment portal.
S eptember is Leukemia Awareness Month and we are offering students a dress down day for a $2 donation (or a monetary donation of any kind)  on Tuesday, September 25th . Money raised will be donated to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

*On dress down days, students can wear “fun” or festive tops or tees. Students should wear uniform bottoms on these days unless otherwise announced.*

We also encourage Park Maitland friends and family to join "Team Friends of Zane" on Saturday, September 22nd at the St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer. Click below for registration details.

ON 9.17!
On Monday, September 17th, students at Park Maitland School will be celebrating our second annual Dot Day! Dot Day is based on the book   The Dot  by Peter H. Reynolds. It's "a story about a caring teacher who dares a doubting student to trust in her own abilities by being brave enough to 'make her mark'”. What begins with a small dot on a piece of paper becomes a breakthrough in confidence and courage, igniting a journey of self-discovery, and sharing". 

Students will participate in a variety of activities to celebrate their own confidence and courage around our school campus.  To continue the excitement, students may wear polka dot clothing to school on September 17th!   We cannot wait to see how the children will make their mark on the world!
Monday, September 24th, is a student holiday. Enjoy the day!
Park Maitland Swim Team News!

The Park Maitland School swim team will resume in the Spring. Construction and renovation of facilities at WPRC is near completion and should allow your swimmer to spring back into action in 2019!
If you didn't get your Tradition shirt at Meet & Greet it's not too late! We still have Tradition shirts, as well as car magnets, yard signs, and carpool placards available for purchase. Fill out the form below to place your order...

"Ages and Stages"
Parent Chat with Carol T. Miller

9/26 @ 8:15 am: K4 & K5
10/10 @ 8:15 am: 1st & 2nd grade
10/24 @ 8:15 am: 3rd & 4th grade

*Room Location TBD*

Mark your calendar for these very interesting parent chats.The coming sessions will be broken into four different events based on age groups so that you, as parents, get the most specific information relevant to your child or children.

We are so proud to welcome Ms. Carol T. Miller L.C.S.W. to Park Maitland School! Ms. Miller is the Founder and Director of Social Bridges ® . She holds a Master's Degree in Social Work, and a Bachelor's Degree in Education/Drama Therapy, Florida License #SW7648.

Ms. Miller has worked with children for over 30 years in a variety of therapeutic settings. Ms. Miller co-authored the curriculum for both the Social Bridges ® clinic and school-based programs. In addition, she provides professional development for educators and mental health professionals, social coaching and counseling throughout Florida.

"Smart Social Media Usage"
Parent Chat with Lori Smith

Thursday, September 20th
8:15 a.m
(Parent Meeting)
9:15 a.m
(5th and 6th grade student meeting)

*Located in the AAC*

Lori W. Smith of Zimmerman, Kiser, & Sutcliffe, P.A., will be here to discuss how youth can use social media in a smart way. She will highlight successes of young teens who have used social media in school, entertainment, and youth related businesses. Ms. Smith will also highlight common social media mistakes.

In today's world of fast-paced and varied technological communication, children and adults are often surprised at the ramifications of hitting that "send" or "post" button without careful consideration. As a result of Ms. Smith's previous presentations, many adolescents seem to be rethinking their social media and communication choices. 

We ask that at least one parent of our 4th, 5th and 6th grade students attend this timely and relevant chat. Mrs. Smith will also meet with grade 5 and 6 students following the parent session.

1st and 6th grade Jelly Fudge Friends met for the first time.
K5 students explored authentic art from Panama. Thank you Ms. Parkins for bringing this beautiful basket and her own Mola for us to see!
The 5th Grade "Best Part of Me" projects are still on display in the 5th grade hallway. We love learning what our students love most about themselves!
4th Graders had a blast dressing up as their favorite Roald Dahl characters!
We are so proud of our volleyball teams! Both played hard this weekend for their first games of the season. View their full season schedule HERE . We look forward to cheering on our girls for a GREAT season!
CONGRATULATIONS to our Crow's Nest Award winners!

The Crow's Nest Award goes to Super Seniors who exhibit outstanding leadership and citizenship during our annual Beach Bonding trip.

Elisa Larson
Zara Kalmanson
Ella Hellinger
Konor Nichols
Sam Farber
Mabon Hatchette
Trevin Curry-Davis
Tradition! Madison W. wore her mom's 25th Anniversary shirt this week.
In preparation of our 50th Celebration, we also ask our Alumni's to fill out THIS DEMOGRAPHICS SURVEY to assist in gathering Alumni information. Please complete by September 28th. Thank you for your participation!
Admissions Open House Event
Friday, September 28th
9:00 a.m.

Please invite your friends and family to attend our Open House event where they can see first-hand what makes Park Maitland School so magical!
It's that time of year again! Please send all photos that you would like to share with our Communications or Yearbook staff to:

*Please do not shrink photo/file size before sending
Club Read to Lead is underway! Don't forget to check Ms. Talbert's Read to Lead section on her Teacher Page to download the monthly calendar activities and reading log, and learn more about how your child can participate. You can find a direct link to the Club Read to Lead page below. Happy Reading!

In an effort to better support our photo release policy, our school SmugMug account is now password protected. The link to access school event photos is still on the main page of the parent portal. The password to access the photo account is tradition1819 . Enjoy!
Message from the Security Manager:

We have noticed an increase in the number of parents who are parking around the school and walking their children in during morning arrival.
Please DO NOT park in the businesses around the campus and walk into the school during morning arrival. It is dangerous, it slows down the carpool process, and it is not fair to the parents who are following the rules.

Please continue to be patient and respectful! If you have any questions please feel free to email me at: jjohnson@parkmaitland.org or call (407) 647-3038 x248.

Thanks you in advance for your cooperation, and let’s all work together to ensure the safety of the students, parents, faculty, and staff of the Park Maitland School.

Jesse Johnson
Send your summer travel photos to the yearbook staff! NYC, Sarasota, Lake Tahoe, Rome, Rio de Janeiro, Istanbul... Wherever you made memories this summer, email one or two of your photos with a tag of who, what, when, and where the photo was taken to
lgodoy-ramos@parkmaitland.org before September 30th.

We will be featuring these photos on a bulletin board in our front office. Some will be randomly selected for use in our 2018-2019 yearbook!
(Please note: Teacher pages are not updated for
the following week until Sunday at 4:00 p.m.)

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