Upcoming Events
Italics = added this week

January 21
- No school - MLK Day

January 24
- MVP Training at Corinth 5:30 p.m.

Week of January 28
- Used Book Sale

February 1
- PTA Board Meeting
- Pre-school fun night 6-7 pm

February 7
- Parent conferences

February 14
- Valentine's Day Parties 2:15

February 18-19

- No school - President's Day and Professional Learning

February 21
- Site Council Meeting
- 1st Grade Musical and Open House

February 25
- Dewey's Pizza Restaurant Night 4-10 pm

March 1
- PTA Board Meeting

March 2
- Corinth Auction at Milburn Country Club

March 8

- No school - Teacher Workday

March 11-15
- No school - Spring Break

March 22
- Father Daughter Dance 7-9 pm

March 29
- No school - professional learning

April 2
- Skate City Party 4-6 pm

April 4
- Steam Night 6-7 pm
- Open House for K, 2nd, 3rd and 4th grades 6-7 pm

April 6
- PTA Board Meeting

April 12
- PBIS Assembly

April 16
- Culver's Restaurant Night 5-8 pm

April 19
- No School

April 25
- 5th Grade Musical and Open House 

April 27
- Dragon Dash

May 2
- Early Dismissal - Professional Learning 
- PTA Board Meeting
- Mother/Son Dance 7-9 pm

May 3
- No School - Professional Learning

May 7
- Chipotle Prairie Village Restaurant Night 4-8 pm

May 10
- Field Day

May 13
- Field Day Rain Out 

May 17

- PBIS Assembly

May 22

- 6th Grade Graduation

May 23
- Last Day - Early Dismissal
- Variety Show

The Dragon Digest
Your Corinth PTA Newsletter

Hello, Corinth Families!

Do you still need to get your MVP certification to volunteer at school? A MVP training sessions is being conducted at Corinth on Thursday, January 24. See details below. 

Be sure to save-the-date for Dragon Dash this spring....Saturday, April 27th. More information to come in the months ahead.

Interested in volunteering next year? We are currently looking for co-chairs to coordinate the Fall Fundraising Campaign. The co-chairs are responsible for soliciting donations from parents as well as coordinating the Parent Parties in the Fall. Please let me know if you are interested and I can provide more details.

Here is what's coming up:

  • Jan 21 - No school
  • Jan 24 - MVP Training at Corinth
  • Week of Jan 28 - Used Book Sale

Did you know there is a CES Benefit Auction Facebook page? Visit the  event page  so you don't miss upcoming details about the March 2nd event! When tickets go on sale, items in the silent and live auctions and much more important details for Corinth's largest fundraiser.

Have a great week!

Leanne Beezley
PTA President

Corinth Auction - Meals on Wheels
Trying out new recipes for the new year?!  Take note of your favorites and save them for the Meals on Wheels auction item!! This coveted live auction item provides meals each week of the 2019-2020 school year for the lucky recipient. But, we need your help to make this work! Simply pick a date and plan to double your favorite recipe for that evening!  Not into cooking? Gift cards or meal delivery are happily accepted.  Sign up soon so we can ensure this is a solid item for folks to bid on the evening of March 2!
Used Book Sale

The used book sale is scheduled for the week of January 28th and we are starting to collect used books at Corinth. We need children's books for all ages as well as books for adults. You can drop any book donation you have off at the school. After the sale, all of the remaining books will be donated to kids in the greater Kansas City area through Corinth's partnership with  Hooked on Books.  

SALE TIMES - Please note that there are no sales before the school day begins. There will be designated shopping times for each class room during these times but parents are welcome to come shop during these times as well.

1/28 - 8:15-12:15

1/29 - 8:15-12:15

1/30 - 8:15-12:15

1/31 - 2:45-3:30

2/1 - 2:45-3:30


We are in need of volunteers to work at the Used book sale. Please consider volunteering your time:
Save-the-Date: MVP Training
Haven't attended a MVP Training yet? Do you want to volunteer at Corinth this year or attend your child's field trip? You are in luck! Mr. Lowe and Ms. Yarnevich will be conducting a MVP Training at Corinth on Thursday, January 24 at 5:30 p.m.

Once trained, all you need to do is go online using this link and fill out your information for a background check. The new background check process only takes 24-48 hours to complete and then you will be ready to volunteer!
SMSD Digital Learning Task Force

SMSD is seeking volunteers to serve on the Digital Learning Task Force. The Task Force – composed of volunteer parents, students, patrons, experts, and educators – will support and advise the continued development of digital learning across the Shawnee Mission School District. We will be selecting Task Force members with an eye toward ensuring a balanced committee with a diversity of viewpoints, including representation from Pre-K/elementary, middle, and high schools.

Timeline: Follow-up communication will come in late January, 2019 with a convening in mid-February. The progress of the task force will be communicated and maintained on the District’s website including meeting agendas and information documenting the work.

If interested in volunteering to serve on the Task Force, please complete the form provided via the following link:

Thanks to our Corinth Auction Sponsors

Auction Lindsay Peattie, Betsy Ballard
Auditor Pete Reeves
Book Fair Christie Walton, Stacia Wiklund,
Debra Rettenmaier, Katie Saylor
Book Fair Event Cortney Dougherty
Chat N Chew Amber Lutes
Citizenship Margaret Chaffee
Directory Emily Watts
Dragon Dash Holly Hagman
Dragon Dash Step Up Stacey Grecian
Facebook Trisha Sims
Fall Fest Tracy Kelting, Sally Baratta
Father Daughter Dance Monica Simoneau
Field Day Maureen Schwartz
Garden Melissa Greenstein
Golf Tournament Paul Barbre
Health and Science Night (STEAM) Paige Geiger
Hospitality Jessica Felton, Christina Zahid
Ice Cream Social Becky Croker
Junior Master Gardeners Bud Smith
Mother/Son Dance Nicole Rolofson
New Families Mandy Starr
Parent Engagement/Education Jill Jolicoeur, Katie Glasier
Parent Parties Shannon DeSalvo, Natalie Frank
Reflections Cortney Dougherty
Restaurant Night Megan Barbre
Running Club Maureen Schwartz, Jill Schumer
Room Parent Coordinator Katherine Reeves, Jen Anast
School Pictures Brohan Surma
Sign/Marquee Dragon Dads
Sixth Grade Coordinators Trisha Sims,Jenn Miller, Emily Watts, Maureen Vogel
Skating Parties Leanne Beezley
SME Senior Lunch Stacey Grecian
Spirit Wear Brooke Schnurr, Elizabeth Chilcote
Staff Appreciation Jessica Felton, Natalie Frank
Timber Ridge (formally Tall Oaks) Jill Fraley, Stephanie Cherra, Colby Ritter,Trisha Sims, Racheal Rider, Stephanie Tegtmeier, Angie Lucas
Used Book Sale Jill Jolicoeur, Katie Glasier
Veteran's Day Lindsay Peattie
Walking School Bus Elizabeth Chilcote
Yearbook Molly Brammer Flynn
Youth in Action Kimberly Levitan, Stephanie Cherra
Variety/Talent Show Kristi Ecton
Volunteer Coordinator Sarah Mackay
2018-19 PTA BOARD
President: Leanne Beezley
President-Elect: Dave Benditt
Treasurer: Shelby Krumm
Assistant Treasurer: Annie Oliveri
Corresponding Secretary: Nicole Rolofson
Recording Secretary: Gretchen Selberg
VP - Ways and Means: Betsy Ballard and Lindsay Peattie
VP Legislation: Mandi Hunter
VP Membership: Emily Watts
VP Academic Enrichment: Bridget Hoffman
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