Newsletter 9 | Week of October 16-20
Calendar of Events
Mon. 10.16 - Gift Wrap Fundraiser begins /Dress Down Day for Down Syndrome Awareness
T-F 10.17-10.20 - Grade 5 to Williamsburg
Sat. 10.21 - Eagles Volleyball Championship
M-Th. 10.23-10.26 - Jack o'Lantern Contest
Wed. 10.25 - Parent Chat with Lori Smith, Smart Social Media Usage, 8:15 a.m.
Th. 10.26 - Admissions Open House
Fri. 10.27 - Gr. 6 Gothic Fiction
Tu. 10.31 - Halloween Fun Day
We d. 11.1 - Confidence T-shirt Day/ Grades 1-2 Parent Chat, Stages and Phases
Th. 11.2 - Picture Retake Day
Fri. 11.3 - No School - Faculty Professional Growth Day
Wed. 11.8 - Grade 4 Shows
Th. 11.9 - Grade 3 Field Trip
Fri. 11.10 - Veteran's Day Assembly
Step Up For Down Syndrome
Dress Down Day, Mon., Oct. 16!
October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month, and we are offering students a dress down day tomorrow, Monday, October 16, to show our support! Students will be allowed to wear their favorite blue and/or yellow attire for a $2 donation (or a monetary donation of any kind). 

We also encourage Park Maitland friends and family to join Team Mae's Minions at the 19th Annual Step Up for Down Syndrome Buddy Walk™.

Learn more about Team Mae's Minions and Step Up For Down Syndrome by following the links below.

K4 and K5 students are looking forward to a fantastic "Halloween Fun Day" on Tuesday, Oct. 31st. The children will wear costumes and participate in a parade around campus. 

Students in grades 1-6 may participate by wearing a festive Fall shirt with casual day bottoms and fun accessories -- such as a Halloween headband or spooky socks!
Example of festive attire for Grades 1-6.
Last year's overall contest winner!
Over 60 pumpkin contest entries are in, and it's almost time to start designing! Please note pumpkin drop-off dates and times below:

Mon. Oct. 23 between 7:30 - 10:00 a.m. 
Tues. Oct. 24 between 7:30 - 10:00 a.m. 
Wed. Oct. 25th between 7:30 - 10:00 a.m.

( Absolutely NO entries are to be set up
after 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday.)

Please see the linked  entry form  for important labeling information before you submit your entry.  

Volunteers Still Needed!
We are still in need of parent volunteers to help collect contest entries at carpool on the dates and times listed above. Please contact Ms. Belle Warren at  if you are able to lend a hand.
Eagles Volleyball
Next week is the Playoffs/Championship Game! Our amazing Eagles have had an UNDEFEATED season and they need your support. Please come cheer them on as they play for the winning title!

Game location: 2008 N. Goldenrod Rd.


Click here to see a detailed schedule.
Send us your best snapshots for the yearbook!
Yearbook photographers can’t be everywhere, so if you have taken great photos of school events, Eagle sports, field trips, or just friends having fun, please share them with us! The more photos you share, the better our yearbook will be!

Email photos (or share your photo album) to .
Please keep in mind the importance of regular attendance and timely arrival to school. Students who regularly miss part or all of Homeroom are missing important interactions and bonding time with their classmates and homeroom teacher. 

Only three tardies are allowed per semester and any absences over three days should be discussed with the school.  Please make every effort to get your child(ren) to school on time.  Thank you!
We would like to honor our veterans by inviting them to attend a special "Veteran's Day" assembly on Friday, Nov. 10th! If you or your family members that are veterans would like to attend this special event, please fill out the below form by Wednesday, Oct. 25th so that formal invitations may be sent by mail.
We wish that we had the space to invite all of our families, but space is very limited during assemblies, and we must limit attendance to veterans and their families only.
Gift Wrap and Fun Goodies!
(Begins Monday, October 16)

Be on the lookout for information about the Charleston Wrap school fundraiser in your child's folder on Monday! Beautiful gift wrap and other goodies will be available for all occasions! (Our magazine sale fundraiser will take place after the new year.)

Participation in any school fundraiser is by your choice only. Tuition payments cover expenses at Park Maitland School (teacher salaries, plant maintenance, educational materials, etc. as per our annual budget). Fundraisers help to provide “extras” that will benefit the school and your children. We love children, and we love being able to provide the very best environment, materials, and teachers that we can find. In the rare instances that we plan a fundraiser expressly for the school, you have our assurance that we will always attempt to offer quality products for family and friends in return for your kind donations.
Yearbook Ads On Sale NOW!
*Sample Ad*
Celebrate your special student by purchasing a yearbook dedication! Ads can be purchased and designed directly through Balfour's yearbook ad maker.

The yearbook ad builder will close on January 15, 2018 , so don't delay. Follow the directions on the flyer and purchase your ad today!* (Ads are sold on a first-come-first served basis, until all allotted pages are sold.)

Full page - (6th grade only) $365
1/2 page - $265
1/4 page- $190

1. Visit & find our school
2. Select ad size
3. Create an account (name, email & password)
4. Enter student’s first & last name, click Create New Ad
5. Choose an ad design
6. Upload photos & design ad
7. Click Add to Cart & Checkout – Ad delivered to yearbook staff

(Yearbook ads can not be accepted
after January 15th.)
Cady Studios portraits will be sent home in approximately 4-6 weeks. If your child was absent on photo day there will be a retake day on Thursday, November 2 . Also, if you are not happy with the first portrait, students only need to return their package to the photographer on retake day and have their photo retaken.
Full Sail Gaming Workshop
Monday, October 23rd
2:35-5:35 pm
Cost: $75/3hrs.
Class size limit: 22 students
Grades 1-3

Does your child play video games and tell you they are going to make their own games some day? If yes, then this is the perfect workshop to get your child started.
In the workshop, students will learn the principles of game design and experience the industry-standard development process through guided play and exploratory builds. By completing a number of hands-on game design activities, students will better understand how games are made and the collaboration required to make it happen.

October is Underway for Club Read to Lead. Any students can participate in Read to Lead at any time! Check 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!

Parent Chat with Lori Smith
and special guest, Jim West

This important Parent Chat with Attorney, Lori Smith, will focus on the importance of smart social media usage. We also welcome special guest, Child Psychologist, Jim West, who will share the perils of technology addiction.

Wednesday, October 25th

Please sign in in front of the AAC/gym
and pick up your name tag.

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 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

Parent Chats with Carol Miller
and Matt Pearce


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. 

All chats will begin at 8:15 a.m. 
Please sign-in in front of the AAC/gym and pick up your name tag.

Grades 1-2 -- Wednesday, Nov. 1

  • Learn what your child is up to in personal and social development in this phase of life. 
  • Identify play and its purpose in the life of your child. 
  • Walk away with useful tools for talking to and playing with your child during this phase of life. 
  • Understand the social needs of your child. 
  • Learn about setting and maintaining limits. 
  • Parent to support your child in today's world.

K-4 students had a picture perfect week as they celebrated the letter "P" with pajama day on Wednesday and Pirate Day on Thursday!
The field trip to the Brevard Zoo is always a special day for our 1st grade students, and Thursday's trip to the zoo did not disappoint!
Student Ambassadors are starting a collection to help the people in Puerto Rico who are suffering after the hurricanes devastated their country. There is a great need for the items listed. Any donations are greatly appreciated!

(Please place donations in clear plastic bins which will be located in various locations around campus.)
Water filters
Manual can openers
Canned food
Diapers all sizes
Adult diapers all sizes
Baby wipes
Hand sanitizer
Cleaning supplies
Toilet paper
Shop towels for cleaning
Battery operated Lanterns
Pet food can and dry (grain free preferred)
First aid supplies
Toiletries (toothpaste, feminine hygiene products, deodorant, etc.)
(Please note: Teacher pages are not updated for
the following week until Sunday at 4:00 p.m.)