Week of October 1 (07)
Celebrating 50 years of tradition!
October 1: Tradition T-shirt Day
October 2: Grade 5 Sneak Peek
October 4: Grade 1 @ Brevard Zoo
October 7-9: FCIS 5 Year Reaccreditation Visit
October 10: Grade 3 @ The Orlando Philharmonic / Parent Chat: Ages & Stages (Grades 1&2)
October 11: Early Dismissal Day / Skating Party
October 16-19: Grade 5 @ Williamsburg
October 17: Grade 4 @ Park Maitland: Florida Treasures
October 19: Grade 3 @ Orlando Shakespeare Theater: Jungle Book
This month at Park Maitland we will be focusing on Habit #2:
"Begin with the End in Mind"

To "begin with the end in mind" means to set goals, make plans, and follow through all the way to the end to reach those goals.

Share  THIS  video with your children to help them remember what it means to
"Begin with the End in Mind!"
Save the Date!
Tickets go on sale October 1st. For more event information CLICK HERE .
5th Grade parents are invited to join us for a fun, informative night where you will hear from alumni, teachers, parents, and administrators about what makes Park Maitland's sixth grade year so amazing!
Tuesday, October 2nd at 6:30 pm
Park Maitland School - Arts & Athletics Center 
Tomorrow is 50th Anniversary t-shirt day. Don't forget to wear your Tradition shirts!
Park Maitland Yearbook Ad Super Senior SPECIAL!
Celebrate your Super Senior by purchasing a yearbook dedication! Ads can be purchased and designed directly through Balfour's yearbook ad maker.

We are partnering with Balfour to offer an exclusive 10% discount on Full Page ads for Super Seniors! This special deal is available tomorrow, October 1st until November 16th!

Please note: Ads will go on sale to all other grades on November 17th, and will be 5% off until December 31st!

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

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

*Located in Room 23*

Mark your calendar for these very interesting parent chats.The coming sessions will be broken into 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.

Our first skate party of the year will be held on October 11th from 6:30 - pm 8:15 pm at Semoran Skateway in Casselberry. Tickets can be purchased for $6 in advance, OR $7 at the event.

All information can be viewed HERE . We hope to see you there!
The City of Maitland is celebrating the grand opening of Independence Lane – a new destination for downtown restaurants and activities – with a big night of live music, food and family fun!

The Get Down Downtown event is from 6:00 pm until 10:00 pm on Friday, Oct. 5, and it kicks off a monthly series of events the first Friday of each month along the newly rebuilt Independence Lane (next to Maitland City Hall between Horatio and Packwood avenues). An official ribbon cutting with city officials and guests will be at 7:15 p.m.

Come and enjoy this wonderful event and be sure to stop by the Park Maitland booth to say hello!
Our girls volleyball teams are off to a great start! Check out their game schedule and help us cheer them on for a fun and successful season!
Park Maitland Volleyball (Green)

Oct. 6 @ FCA
vs Faith Christian Academy
Court 2

Oct. 13 @ FCA
vs Brush Arbor
Court 2
Park Maitland Volleyball (Gold)

Oct. 6 @ FCA
vs Brush Arbor
Court 2

Oct. 13 @ FCA
vs The Christ School
Court 2
Oct. 20th @ FCA Playoffs and Championship
1 seed vs 4 seed—11am—2 seed vs 3 seed Playoffs
Winners of those 2 play immediately after for the championship

(you will pull in and drive to the gymnasium located at the back of the property)
We are excited to share that we have seven soccer teams this year. View their schedules below and come cheer them on!

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!
We loved seeing how many of our amazing students participated in our dress down day to benefit St. Jude Children's Hospital. We raised over $1040 for this wonderful cause, and team Friends of Zane took first place at the St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer.
Our annual Johnny Appleseed Day was great fun for K-5 students, and jammed packed with hands-on learning experiences! From apple graphing and taste testing, to things as American as apple pie, it was a sweet and memorable day for parents, students, and staff!
Last week, 3rd Grade students dressed up as their favorite characters from The Lemonade Wars. We loved seeing their creativity shine!
Last week, 2nd Graders enjoyed A Year with Frog and Toad at the Orlando Rep Theater.
We love seeing new friendships unfold between Jelly Fudge Friends!
A very special THANK YOU to Ms. Dawson and the 3rd Grade class for our beautiful new kindness rock garden!
More photos from these events can be viewed on our Smug Mug account. The password to access is tradition1819. Enjoy!
The Congressional App Challenge

Calling all K4-6th Grade Students! The Congressional App Challenge (CAC) is a public effort to encourage kids to learn how to code, through annual district-wide competitions hosted by Members of Congress! This opportunity was presented to Park Maitland Students on behalf of Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy's office!

Think, design, create, and submit your apps today!

Check out this flyer  for more information. It notes that this is for middle and high school students, but our students have been encouraged to apply as well. Any questions can be directed to Andres Joubert  ajoubert@parkmaitland.org  , Coordinator of Innovation and Technology or Evelyn McCulloch  emcculloch@parkmaitland.org  , Director of Teaching and Learning. Check out the flyer for all the exciting details! 
It's almost that time of year when festive fruits will line our driveway welcoming each of you with their friendly or fiendish demeanor. 

The contest will be held the week of
October 22nd. The official entry form will be sent home this week!
HELP WANTED:    Ms. Belle Warren is looking for parent volunteers to help organize this wonderful event! Please contact her by email at  bwarren@parkmaitland.org  to volunteer.
This event is SUPER FUN for our sweet
parent volunteers!
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!

(Please note: Teacher pages are not updated for
the following week until Sunday at 4:00 p.m.)

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