Maitland Montessori School PTA

Building Community and Making Connections

Please check back often for up-to-date information.

PTA Directors 2015-2016

  • Dan Chancellor - President
  • - Vice President / President in Training
  •  - Vice President
  • Ken Barre - Treasurer
  • Kim Carr - Member at Large
  • Jen Boffey - Member at Large
  • Nylda Aldarondo-Jeffries - Graphics
  • Mrs. Flanagan - Teacher Liaison & Secretary

Contact the PTA

maitlandmontessoriPTA@gmail.com

Room Parents

Room - Room Parent

Blue Room - Jennifer Lampl

Red Room - Varsha Patel

Yellow Room - Heather Schmitt

Babinchak - Ileana Pearson

Flanagan/Mathis - Position Available

Owens/Prado - Position Available

Peña/Serbia - Kim Carr/Kemp Miller

Shivji -

Talbert - Ann Rank

PTA-Sponsored Calendar of Events

2016-2017

Friday, August 26
Times:  6:15 P.M.-8:00 P.M.
Back-to-School Night

The Maitland Montessori PTA invites you and your family to the annual "Back-to-School Night"! The children will watch a movie while the adults review plans for the year. Come meet your PTA and room parents, and bring your ideas and questions. There will be free pizza for all, and school spirit magnets will be on sale--$3 each or two for $5.

Sunday, September 25
Times: 2:00 P.M.-4:00 P.M. (Arrive at 1:45 P.M. for check-in)
Cost:  $15 per person
Family Bowling

Join your fellow Maitland Montessori families at AMF Bowling Lanes (280 Douglas Avenue, Altamonte Springs) for an afternoon of bowling fun.  The cost is $15 PER PERSON, which will include shoe rental, unlimited bowling, pizza, snacks, and refreshments.  Please RSVP in advance to daniel.chancellor@gmail.com or by text to 407-350-1070.  Payment will be due at the door at the time of check-in.

Friday, October 28
Times 6:15 P.M.-8:00 P.M.
Chili Cook-Off and Halloween Party

Please save this date for the annual PTA-sponsored Chili Cook-Off, Halloween Party, and Potluck Dinner.

CHILI COOK-OFF
Do you make the best chili? The PTA will once again host its annual Chili Cook-Off! Chefs will compete for the titles of “People’s Choice” (voted on by the community) and “Chili Master" (voted on by fellow chef entrants).

Please bring your chili to the event with a serving spoon. NOTE: You will not be able to plug in a crock pot this year. We will provide heated serving trays. Please put your name on ALL non-disposable dishes that you would like returned to you. Please let Dan Chancellor know if you will be bringing chili for the contest by e-mailing him at daniel.chancellor@gmail.com or texting him at 407-350-1070.

POTLUCK DINNER
Those not bringing chili are welcome to bring a savory side dish, dip, or dessert to share with a serving dish and spoon. Again, please put your name on ALL non-disposable dishes that you would like returned to you. Bottled water will be provided, and there is no need to sign up for the potluck dinner in advance.

COSTUME PARADE and TRICK OR TREATING
The children will have a chance to wear their costumes in a grand parade and collect candy from the classrooms! PLEASE NOTE: No swords, guns, or masks, but DO bring treat bags!

CANDY/TREATS DONATIONS ARE NEEDED!
Please drop off your candy and treats donations at the main office to the attention of the PTA before Tuesday, October 25.

QUESTIONS?  Please contact Dan Chancellor at 407-350-1070 or daniel.chancellor@gmail.com.

Thursday, November 17
6:30 P.M.
School Spirit Night at Jimmy John's

Meet with fellow Maitland Montessori families at Jimmy John's (400 S. Orlando Avenue, #103, Maitland) and tell your server that you are ordering for Maitland Montessori Spirit Night.  A portion of your order will benefit the PTA.  If you can't make the meet-up at 6:30 p.m., you can order lunch or dinner at any time throughout the day at the restaurant or for delivery and it will still benefit the PTA (just don't forget to let them know you are ordering for Maitland Montessori Spirit Night).  Questions?  Contact Dan Chancellor at daniel.chancellor@gmail.com.

Tuesday, December 6
6:30 P.M.
School Spirit Night at Olea Mezze Grill

Meet with fellow Maitland Montessori families at Olea Mezze Grill (400 S. Orlando Avenue, #101, Maitland) and tell your server that you are ordering for Maitland Montessori Spirit Night.  A portion of your order will benefit the PTA.  If you can't make the meet-up at 6:30 p.m., you can order lunch or dinner at any time throughout the day at the restaurant and it will still benefit the PTA (just don't forget to let them know you are ordering for Maitland Montessori Spirit Night).  Questions?  Contact Dan Chancellor at daniel.chancellor@gmail.com.

Friday, December 9
Times TBA
Winter Fest

'Tis the season for our annual Winter Fest!  Join us at the school at 6:15 p.m.  Enjoy a cup of hot chocolate or coffee while your children sing holiday songs and the band plays seasonal tunes.  Participate in the "famous" Cookie Walk.  After free sandwiches and snacks, fill up an entire container of the best treats that our school families have to offer.  Questions?  Contact Dan Chancellor, PTA President, at daniel.chancellor@gmail.com.

Thursday, January 12
Times TBA
Open PTA Meeting

Details forthcoming

Sunday, January 15
Times TBA
Highland Games Meet-Up

Ms. Leslie, Maitland Montessori School's office administrator, is on the board of this great event and has gotten us a fabulous discounted rate. This is a truly amazing event for everyone of all ages. You will see top athletes compete in events that date back centuries! You can experience bagpipe band, traditional dancing, border collie herding competitions, a children's hands-on area, a catapul, and much more! There will be traditional food (including haggis, yum!) and shopping, and bands playing all day long. When your feet get tired, come to our designated hangout area by the music stage to relax with your Montessori "clan."  Tickets must be bought in advance, and they can be purchased from Ms. Leslie in the main office between 7:45 a.m. and 3:45 p.m. every day until Monday, January 9 (keeping in mind that the schools and the main office will be closed December 21, 2016 through January 3, 2017). Please bring cash or a check made payable to Maitland Montessori PTA (we are unable to accept credit cards). In addition to your tickets (which will be sent home with your students on January 11), you will get Maitland Montessori stickers to wear on the day of the meet-up so you can recognize your Montessori clan. Ticket Prices:  under 6, FREE; ages 6-11, $5; over 12 years old, $15.  Ticket Purchase Deadline:  January 9, 2017. A detailed information brochure is available in the main office.

Saturday, February 11
Monte-Soirée

Please save the date of February 11, 2017 for the PTA Monte-Soirée (an event just for Maitland Montessori parents) at the University Club in Winter Park. The evening includes live music; food from 4 Rivers; beer, wine, and cocktails; live and silent auctions; a raffle; and door prizes.

Our goal this year is to raise $20,000 through this event. All proceeds from this event go directly to the enhancement of student programs and resources, such as classroom materials, funding an ongoing hands-on gardening initiative, and enhancing the physical environments for the students. We can only reach this goal with the continued support of and belief in the power of Montessori education at Maitland Montessori School.

The silent auction is the key fundraising activity for this event. The support of local businesses and community members are what make the Monte-Soirée such a success. We will greatly appreciate any gift certificate, item, or service that you would be willing to contribute.

Not sure what you can donate? We will start something new this year called "Gifts from the Heart." These donations can be as simple as addressing someone’s holiday cards, providing an ice cream or pizza party for the donee’s child’s class, offering to pick up groceries, providing a baked dish for a family, etc.

Tickets go on sale after Winter Break. If you are interested in donating something or have a suggestion for a business we should contact, e-mail PTA President Dan Chancellor at daniel.chancellor@gmail.com.

Friday, March 10
All Day

LEGOLAND

March 10 is a teacher workday and student holiday--a perfect day to go to LEGOLAND.  Purchase your tickets by Friday, February 24.  Tickets are $15 for children ages 3-12 and $25 for adults (13-59).  There is no ticket purchase limit when you purchase your tickets through the Maitland Montessori PTA.  Remember, tickets are ONLY good for Friday, March 10 and must be purchased in advance by February 24.  The ticket order form is located under "Resource Documents" when you log into your family account on www.renweb.com.  Please make checks payable to Maitland Montessori PTA. Questions?  Contact Dan Chancellor at daniel.chancellor@gmail.com.

Saturday, April 8
Times:  12:00 P.M.-3:00 P.M.

Springfest

Meet us at Lake Lily in Maitland (over by the gazebo) from noon to 3:00 p.m. for a day of FREE, old-fashioned family fun. Bring a blanket or chairs and enjoy:  music with a DJ, games and prizes for the children, food and refreshments (for purchase), ice-cold popsicles, face painting, and, of course, children running around like crazy! Park at the Maitland Civic Center or at the designated Lake Lily parking area (Do NOT park at The Village at Lake Lily apartments, as they are likely to tow.).  Questions?  Contact Dan Chancellor at (407) 350-1010 or daniel.chancellor@gmail.com.

Wednesday, April 19
Times TBA
Open PTA Meeting and Elections

Details forthcoming

Monday, May 8
Times TBA
Teacher Appreciation Lunch

Details forthcoming