September 10, 2021
Park Maitland School Newsletter
This week's Park Maitland School Community case number is 1

Through contact tracing, to date we have had no cases of on campus transmission of COVID-19. This reflects the safety measures that our school has put in place and the cooperation of our school community.
Second grade students Charlotte H. and Jordan B., "We have been BFF's since K4!"
Happy Friday, everyone!
Hello families,

If you or anyone you know is a Nurse and would be interested in a substitute nurse position for our clinic, please contact Davina Spillmann.
The position would be occasional hours on an as-needed basis. I would be the one contacting substitutes in advance regarding dates, times, etc., and will provide training and any and all information you need.

Thank you!
Tania Chouljian 
School Nurse
Upcoming Events
Monday 9/13: K5 Parent Night @ 5pm
Tuesday 9/14: 2nd Grade Parent Night @ 5pm
Tuesday 9/14: First JFF Event
Wednesday 9/15: Dot Day
Thursday 9/23: 4th Grade Roald Dahl Day
Friday 9/24: K5 Johnny Appleseed Day
Tuesday 9/28: 4th - 6th Grade Math Night for Parents
Thursday 9/30: Skate Party
Thursday 10/7: Hispanic Heritage Month Assembly
Friday 10/8: Early Dismissal Day
Monday 10/11: No School
Tuesday-Friday 10/12-10/15: 5th and 6th Grade Williamsburg Field Trip
Tuesday 10/19: K5 Santa's Farm Field Trip
We encourage every family to check their ALMA account on a weekly basis.

Checking your account regularly will allow you to view any incidental charges and/or updates to your account and more importantly allow time if there are any adjustments that need to be made prior to the billing due date.

As we are coming to the end of the month, please check now for any unpaid fees. 

Please be reminded that monthly tuition billing will load to your account on the 1st of each month. All charges are due by the 5th of the month. 

If your family is signed up for ACH, all monthly charges will draft on the 3rd. Late payments will incur a 1.5% late fee charge. We appreciate your efforts and partnership to meet these expectations.  

Please do not hesitate to contact the Business Office with any questions and/or concerns.
After School Activities
Beginning next week, check out the available after school programs!


Advanced Acting,
Irish Dance,
Budding Artists,
Guitar and
Glee (begins on Thursday)

What is Parker's Pals?

Parker's Pals is for students in grades 1-4, who will be waiting for their older siblings to be dismissed at the 5th-6th grade carpool. We offer a supervised and monitored program in the lunch area outside the upper grade science rooms. This is a great time to get a jump start on homework or take some time to socialize with peers!

Students can also attend Parker's Pals if they are waiting on an after school activity that starts after 3 pm or a tutoring session after 3 pm.

Please contact Joy Sonntag, if you have any questions.
Hispanic Heritage Month
Estimadas familias de Park Maitland!

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, we are asking any interested students and parents to share about their heritage. In 30 seconds or less, please share:

1) what Spanish-speaking country you are from and
2) what do you love about your culture? Include attire, food, or music from your country.

Please submit your short clip to Marilina Richardson (
no later than September 19th (Sunday).
We will be compiling the clips that Monday the 20th. 

Liz Johnson, Ashley Diaz, and Marilina Richardson
Schoolwide Event
Dot Day!

We are excited to announce that Park Maitland School will be participating in DOT DAY again this year! 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.

We will celebrate by wearing "dots" on
Wednesday, September 15th.

Art Program
Dear Park Maitland School Parents,

The Young Masters Art program is about to begin! Soon, your children will be completing their Young Masters original artwork in their art classes at school. We look forward to 100% participation in this annual program. 

Young Masters is an annual program put on by the Park Maitland School Art Department. Your child will begin by creating a personal drawing of his/her choice on paper that’s provided, following some artistic guidelines.
The artwork is then scanned and a personalized brochure is created. The brochure will be sent home to you as soon as they are printed and returned to us. You will then have the opportunity to order a variety of fun products with your child’s artwork printed on them. They make great gifts for the holidays! 

The Young Masters program encourages children to be enthusiastic about their own creativity. Your child will find great satisfaction in the keepsakes that you may order. They will be pleased to see them on display and in use, time and time again. This is a fun and enriching program for your children, and it is a “WIN-WIN” situation for all!

*Ordering will be 100% ONLINE, and products are directly shipped to your home or address of your choosing. More info to come! 

We thank you in advance for participating in this wonderful program and creative art endeavor. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at 407-647-3038 ext. 210.

Have a great school year!


The Park Maitland School Art Department
Maggie Flavhan
Brittany Leider
Darcy Rios
Sandy Bonus

4th and 6th Grade Math Night
Please join the administration with Mr. John Driscoll and Ms. Ann Dennis to find out more about our 4th-6th grade math program, philosophy, structure, and expectations. The session will include a presentation from our math teachers and Q&A session.

Please reply to Ms. Davina Spillmann at to RSVP.
K5 Event Only - Get your Apple Picking outfits ready! K5's will enjoy a morning full of apple tasting, graphing, crafts, and fun!

When: Friday, September 24, 2021
Who: All K5 Students
4th Grade Event Only - In celebration of Author Roald Dahl's birthday (September 13), we will be hosting a "Dress Like Your Favorite Roald Dahl Book Character Day". Look for more information to come home soon.

When: Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Who: All Fourth Grade Students
Skate Party
Thursday, September 30th
Where: Semoran Skateway
2670 Cassel Creek Blvd.,
Casselberry, FL
Time: 6:30 to 8:15 pm
Cost: $7.00

The class with the most attendance at Thursday's Skate Party will win the coveted "Golden Skate" trophy! Money raised from our skating parties goes to our student ambassador programs.

Virtual Parent Night Reminders
Mark your calendars for "Virtual Parent Nights"!

We continue grade level Parent Night events next week. After carefully reviewing our options, we decided that moving to a virtual Parent Night format is best. As you know health and safety are extremely important to us at Park Maitland. Due to the current sensitive circumstance, we feel this is best at the present time.
This will be an informative evening where you will hear from your child’s teachers regarding the curriculum and learning experiences you can expect for your child(ren) this year. Homeroom teachers will be providing information for you including the zoom links needed to participate and the Curriculum Guide that contains valuable information regarding each of your child’s classes.
Thank you for your continued partnership, and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Monday, September 13th @ 5:00: K5
Tuesday, September 14th @ 5:00: Grade 2

3N2 Sports Shirts
Order your Senior Polo Shirts or Dri Fit Shirts
Senior Polo shirts and Dri Fit shirts can be purchased here:

Yearbook Ads Available
6th Grade Only
Purchase By: 11/21/21
for 10% discounted price

PreK-5th Grades
Interested in seeing what's happening on campus? School event photos will be posted to our SmugMug page.
The password to access is: empathy2021.
Morning Drop-offs and
Pick-up times

k5-4th 7:10-7:50
5-6th 7:10-8:00
K4 8:10-8:20

Dismissal/Gate Times:
K4/K5 Dismissal 1:50-2:10
1st- 4th Dismissal 2:37-3:07
5th-6th Dismissal 3:25-3:45
If you are unsure of what Read to Lead is, or if you would like more information, here are the Read to Lead FAQ's. Read to Lead will be posted in Seesaw (as soon as Seesaw is loaded and ready) for grades K4-2nd grade, and Google Classroom for grades 4-6. It will also be posted in the Week at a Glance every week.

The front desk office hours are 

If you need to call after 3:30 regarding dismissal or pick up, please call After Care at 407-647-3038, extension 159