Upcoming Events
Italics = added this week

January 7
- School Resumes

January 11
- PTA Board Meeting
- Teacher of the Year nominations due

January 14
- Great Harvest Bread Restaurant Day/Night

January 15
- SMSD Parent Information Nigh t

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

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

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

May 3
- No School - Professional Learning

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!

Welcome back! Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday break.

Don't forget to nominate your favority Corinth teacher for Teacher of the Year. Nominations are due this Friday, January 11. See information below.

Here is what's coming up:

  • Jan 11 - Teacher of the Year nominations due
  • Jan 14 - Great Harvest Bread Restaurant Day/Night
  • Jan 15 - SMSD Parent Information Night
  • Jan 21 - No school
  • Jan 24 - MVP Training at Corinth
  • Week of Jan 28 - Used Book Sale

Have a great week!

Leanne Beezley
PTA President

Great Harvest Break - Restaurant Day/Night
The next Restaurant Day & Night is coming up on Monday, January 14th from 11am-7pm at Great Harvest Bread Company in Corinth Square. There are lots of great healthy options for the new year and plenty of sweet and savory treats. Plus Great Harvest is owned by Corinth parents Sarah & Brian Berlin. So please grab lunch or dinner, make sure your receipt is put in the Corinth PTA donation container, and support the Berlins and Corinth PTA!  
A few other incentives and volunteer needs for this event - 
  • Everyone who buys a loaf of bread may enter to win FREE Bread for a Year!
  • The class with the most participation wins a FREE Rice Krispie Treat Party and the teacher wins FREE Bread for a Year!
  • In order to raise Great Harvest's donation to Corinth PTA from 10% to 15% we need just 3 parent volunteers to help package cookies and set out chairs and tables from 9-11am that day. Please consider signing up!  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0444aeac29a0ff2-great

Thank you to all of you who baked, bought and dropped off cookies for all the staff so they could have an awesome cookie exchange for the Holidays!  We know the holiday season was busy and we appreciate you taking time out of your schedules to think of the staff!

Lauren Stallbaumer, Becky McElduff, Heidi Atlas, Ali Bunten, Lindsay Peattie, Liz Bendig, Mandy Starr, Tracy Kelting, Jessica Klocke, Andrea Whitefield, Kimberly Levitan, Valerie Coffland, Gretchen Stewart, Natalie Frank, Katie Maupin & Jessica Felton

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.  

Kansas Teacher of the Year

As you know, we have some amazing teachers at Corinth! Please consider taking a moment to nominate a teacher you consider to be an outstanding and effective educator for the Shawnee Mission School District. This person must have at least three years with Shawnee Mission 512 and have completed at least five years in the profession. Colleagues, parents, students and community members are encouraged to nominate deserving teachers. The deadline to nominate a teacher is Friday, January 11, 2019.


SMSD Nomination Link


SMSD Parent Information Night
"Your Child's Mental Wellness and You"

SMSD is hosting a parent information night, on January 15 at 6:30 at North High School, with a panel of representatives from Pathways to Hope, Health Partnership Clinic, JCMH , NAMI, Jewish Family Services, and Children’s Mercy. This informational panel will be moderated by Ann Konz, board member of NAMI and local mental health advocate. The goal for this parent night is to not only have the presenters speak on mental health and wellness as it relates to students and families, but also expose parents/families to all the resources available in our community.

See the attached flyer for more details.

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!
Corinth Auction - March 2, 2019
The Corinth Auction is right around the corner! Be sure to save the date in your calendar - Saturday, March 2. We are also wrapping up all final donation and corporate sponsorships. If you have tickets, vacation homes, passes for experiences, a business you want to promote to the Corinth family - contact us today! All donations are tax deductible and all funds raised help us support our social worker, math aide, and many other activities the Corinth PTA helps organize!  
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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