As we wind down the school year with a flurry of culminating classroom projects and school wide activities, we continue to reflect on the fun traditions that make our school so very unique. As promised, I asked a wide range of students in various grade levels to name some of their favorite Park Maitland School traditions.
Here are some 5th grade responses:
“My favorite Park Maitland tradition is Sports Fest. I can run fast, I can jump high, and I can be competitive. It’s fun to compete and put your skills to the test!” –Andrew F.
“My favorite Park Maitland School tradition is Camp Wewa and here’s why. It is a chance to truly bond with your classmates. You swim, roast marshmallows, run, play and have fun. You get to spend the night there, which lets you learn even more about your friends.” –Lila A.
“My favorite Park Maitland School tradition is the Williamsburg trip in 5th grade. I had a great time on the trip. We visited a ton of historical reenactments. Also, I had a wonderful time hanging out with my roommate!” –Emily S.
“I liked the Williamsburg trip because it is a fun and amazing learning experience for 5th grade.” –Trevor M.
“My favorite Park Maitland tradition is Jelly Fudge Friends because it was really great to have a role model and friend who were older and helpful. Being the role model will be even better!” –Kara W.
Many, many students school wide talked about the Sports Fest as being one of their favorite traditions (not only because it is fresh in their minds) but, also, they all like it for the various competitive activities that give everyone a chance to shine and compete, cheer for their friends, demonstrate sportsmanship, and hang out with their amazing, dedicated, and creative PE teachers!
Our final two weeks of school will be highlighted by our renowned 6th grade show! 5th and 6th grade students are very excited to be the “inaugural” performers at the Dr. Phillips Center for Performing Arts in our very first performance of “Shrek the Musical” this Thursday night!
Another exciting event will be our 6th grade graduation where each and every Super Senior is highlighted for their gifts, talents, and Park Maitland accomplishments! It’s another favorite yet “bittersweet” tradition at Park Maitland School! We will enjoy every moment left with your precious children as we end the 2014-2015 school year!
Warm wishes for an amazing summer of “Sharpening the Saw!”
Head of School