Maitland Montessori School

April 2016


Notes from the Directors:

Thank you for a great school year! The confidence you have placed in Maitland Montessori School, Inc. is evident in your re-enrolling for the 2016/2017 school year. 

 We are sad to say goodbye to our 8th grade graduates.  We extend our congratulations to all of you and ask that you please keep in touch with us as you move onto other things. 

 Adele Fondo, M.Ed.          Muriel Owens



April 2:  PTA Spring Fest at Lake Lily, Maitland, 12:00-3:00 P.M.

April 7:  Bee Lady, Preschool/Kindergarten & Elementary/Middle School

 April 8:  Elementary/Middle School Progress Reports Distributed

 April 12:  Elective Vision Screening at Preschool/Kindergarten (Consent forms are due April 5.)

April 13:  Elementary/Middle School April 20 Sub Wednesday Orders Due

 April 25-29:  Standardized Testing at Elementary/Middle School

April 29:  Parents’ Night Out, Preschool-3d Grade

 May 2 and May 9:  “Disney’s Alice in Wonderland, Jr.” Cast Rehearsals, 3:00-5:30 P.M., Maitland Civic Center

 May 13:  End-of-the-School-Year Performance of “Disney’s Alice in Wonderland, Jr.”

at Maitland Civic Center, 7:00 P.M.

 May 19:  End-of-the-School-Year Elementary/Middle School Concert,

Maitland Civic Center

May 20:  Parents’ Night Out, Preschool-3rd Grade

May 26:  Kindergarten Graduation at Maitland Civic Center

& Middle School “Leavers’” Lunch

May 27:  Middle School Talent Show

May 30:  Schools Closed for Memorial Day

 May 31:  Last Day of School & Russ Willi, Magician at

Preschool/Kindergarten & Elementary/Middle School

June 1, 2, and 3:  Pre-Camp Care for Preschool-6th Grade

 June 6:  First Day of Summer School, Preschool-6th Grade


Thanks to all our devoted "snippers" of General Mills Box Tops for Education.  Those little pieces of paper really add up!  Keep up the snipping!  The collection box is in the main office on the front counter.  Just drop your box tops in the slot.  We collect box tops year-round.

Thank you for supporting the 2016 Scholastic Book Fair!  As always, it was a success!  We are grateful for all the books you purchased and donated!

Tuition Note:  If you paid your July and August 2015 installments, then your last installment for the annual 2015/2016 tuition will be April 2016.

Mrs. Talbert and her family thank everyone for the kindness bestowed upon them from all who are involved in the school community.  The Talberts are very grateful for your kind thoughts and prayers.  Mr. Talbert is still recovering from his surgery but hopes to bear weight on his right leg soon, thus beginning the process of walking.   His next surgery, which will be on his other leg, is scheduled for June.


Parents’ Night Out

Thank you very much for coming to our Parents’ Night Out events.  Some of the teachers went to Chicago for the American Montessori Society (AMS) Annual Conference in March.  There were fabulous guest speakers to hear and informative seminars to attend.  Thank you again for making this possible! 


First-Eighth Grade Standardized Testing

Standardized tests will be administered daily for the week of April 25 through April 29. There will be no P.E. that week because of the testing.  If at all possible, please refrain from having your child miss a day during this important week, and punctuality is a must!  Also, please be sure that your child gets plenty of sleep and a nutritious breakfast.

 Students will beprepared by taking practice tests and should not feel stressed about the process.  If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Mrs. Fondo, Director, at (407) 628-0019 or

Thank you, parents, for your continued support and time!

Remember to use caution when exiting the drive-thru area.  Be sure to have your cell phone turned off and put away.  Come to a complete stop at the exit gate, then roll forward slowly, looking both ways, before exiting the drive-thru area.

Please remember that all streets and parking areas surrounding the school property are two-way; please do not treat them as one-way streets.  At all times, be aware of the posted speed limit; the speed limits around the school vary from 15 to 20 miles per hour.  However, it would be wise to drive below the speed limit to avoid possible collisions with other vehicles or people.

 Our ultimate concern is for the safety of our students, and we are sure you join us in that concern.  Careful, sensible driving will be greatly appreciated by all!

We congratulate our 2016 kindergarten and middle school graduates!


“The more the capacity to concentrate is developed, the more often the profound tranquility in work is achieved, then the clearer will be the manifestation of discipline within the child.”

--Dr. Maria Montessori