Upcoming Events
Italics = added this week

October 9
- Chipotle Restaurant Night in PV, 4-8 p.m.

October 10
- Walk/Bike to School   

October 11

- Early Dismissal
- End of 1st Qtr

October 12
- No school - teacher workday

October 18
- Parent Conferences (4-8 pm)
- Preschool Fun Night (6-7 pm)

October 20

- 3rd Grade Parent Party

October 31
- Halloween Parade (2 pm)
- Classroom Parties (2:15 pm)

November 2
- PTA Board Meeting

November 6
- Picture Retakes

November 7
- Veteran's Day Celebration
* Please note new date

Nov 13-16
- Book Fair
* Please note date change


November 15
- 3rd Grade Musical and Open House

November 16
- Grandparents Lunch

November 19
- No School - Professional Learning

November 20-23
- No School - Thanksgiving Break

November 29
- Spin Restaurant Night (5-9 p.m.)

December 4

- Skating Party at Skate City 4-6 p.m.

December 7
- PTA Board Meeting

December 14
- PBIS Assembly

December 21
- Early Dismissal - Teacher Workday
- 9:30 a.m School Sing Along
- 10 a.m. Class Holiday Parties

Dec 24-Jan 4
- Winter Break

January 7
- School Resumes

The Dragon Digest
Your Corinth PTA Newsletter

Hello, Corinth Families!

It's a short week this week! Hope everyone enjoyed themselves at Fall Fest on Friday evening.

It's not too late to donate to the Fall Fundraising campaign to benefit the school! We'd like to encourage all parents to contribute whether or not you are attending/attended the parent parties. The suggested donation is $125 per student but any amount is very much appreciated. You can pay online through the school directory or send via backpack mail.

Have you paid your PTA dues? It's not too late. Help support the Parent Teacher Association and get access to the Corinth Directory. More details below.

 Here's what's going on this week:

  • Tuesday, Oct. 9: Chipotle Restaurant Night from 4-8 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 10: Walk/Bike to school
  • Thursdays, Oct. 11: Early Dismissal
  • Friday, Oct. 12: No school

Is your child an artist? Be sure to encourage them to submit an entry in the PTA Reflections Contest. Entries are due October 15. More details below.

Lancer Lacrosse is hosting a Youth Clinic for grades 2nd through 8th on October 20th, from 2 pm to 6 pm on the SME turf! This fun clinic will be coached by championship winning head coach Will Garrett and many of his All Metro players. The cost is $75 and the boys will receive a t-shirt.  Please come be a part of this fun afternoon, learn a LOT and help support Lancer Lacrosse!

Have a great week!
Leanne Beezley
PTA President

PTA NEWS

Fall Fest

 

We want to say a BIG THANK YOU to all of the parents who volunteered and helped us make Fall Fest a success Friday night. We hope your kids had a blast. A special thank you to our hard working committee for making it all come together: Christie Walton, Debra Rettenmaier, Krista Williams, Maureen Schwartz, Megan Wilkens, Jessica Felton, Ben McGovern, Dan Tyler, Joanie Beaulieu, Ryan McQueeny, Janelle McClaymont and Christina Zahid.

An extra thank you goes to Sally Baratta and Tracy Kelting for co-chairing the event and being strong under pressure during all of the weather concerns and changes!!

The dunk tank was a huge success and draw for the students. Who wouldn't want to dunk their teacher and Mr. Lowe in an effort to raise money for a local charity? Over $500 was raised on Friday night for Children’s Mercy! 

Restaurant Night

 

Please join us for the second Restaurant Night of the school year on Tuesday, October 8th at Chipotle in Prairie Village! 33% of sales (on-line excluded) from 4-8pm will be donated to the Corinth PTA - you MUST mention Corinth PTA and/or show the flyer to receive the donation. Hope you can make it!

PTA Reflections

 

Do you enjoy art, music or dance?  Do you have an interest in writing, producing films or taking photos? If so, join us and have fun unleashing your inner artist with PTA Reflections! This year’s theme, “Heroes Around Me,” calls for your own unique interpretation through the arts. Pick up submission guidelines and an entry form today from the office and return entries by Oct. 15th.  For inspiration, visit the Reflections virtual art gallery and learn more about prizes and scholarships at  PTA.org/Reflections. Please contact Cortney Dougherty at  sodoughe@smsd.org with any questions. 



2019 Corinth Auction

 

Grade Level Auction Baskets
As you have likely seen (and may have already contributed!) – during each fall parent party, we are soliciting donations for themed grade level baskets. We will take all of the donations from each class and combine them as great themed baskets to bid on during the auction this March. If your grade level has already held their party and you didn’t get a chance to donate – feel free to still do so by dropping your item off at the office with it labeled “auction – X grade basket.”  If you haven’t attended your party yet – be sure to pick up something that goes with your theme to contribute.  We so appreciate all donations and keep in mind – all the funds raised from the auction go back to support our kids at Corinth!

Kindergarten – Uncorked for Corinth
1st Grade – Game Night
2nd Grade – Culinary Chef
3rd Grade – Tailgate
4th Grade – Fiesta!
5th Grade – Made in KC
6th Grade – Spa Night

Skating Parties

Mark your calendars for the annual Skating Parties at Skate City. Proceeds to be donated to the Corinth Elementary PTA.

  • Tuesday, December 4 from 4-6 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 2 from 4-6 p.m.

Admission is $5.00 per person ($1.50 traditional skate rental). Please note that parents must accompany their children to this event as there is no adult supervision.

Fall Box Tops for Education Drive (Now-October 26th)

It’s time to start turning in those the Box Tops for Education!  This is a super easy way to help the Corinth Community. Simply look for the Box Tops for Education coupon on the products you use, clip it, and put it in a ziploc bag. Send the bag to the Corinth Office with the name of your child, grade, and teacher. The class with the highest participation by October 26th wins an extra recess from Mr. Lowe. Also, all students who bring in any number of Box Tops will be entered for a drawing for a $5 Target gift card. We will select one student per grade.

If clipping Box Tops is not your thing, they also have an app you can download to your phone and register to support Corinth. After you have the app, you scan your grocery receipts and the Box Top products should credit our account. https://www.boxtops4education.com/bonusapp

Box Tops is also a great way that grandparents and other family members can support our kids, so be sure to ask others if they can help, too. If you miss turning in your Box Tops by the October 26th deadline, do not worry! We will count any late arrivals toward the spring drive. If you have questions, feel free to contact Jill Fraley at jillfraley@gmail.com.

PTA Membership

JOIN THE PTA TODAY!

As we start off the new school year, please take a moment to pay your PTA dues for the year. Dues can be paid by check with the attached form or online with your credit card or PayPal through the Corinth directory under the PTA tab. Dues are $10 per adult.

By joining the Corinth PTA, you are also joining Kansas PTA and National PTA, and aligning yourself with the largest children’s advocacy group in the country.

PTA membership will provide you with full access to the Corinth directory.

Please remember to update your student’s teacher information when you pay your dues.

Thank you!

Corinth Dragons Online Directory

( directory.corinthdragons.com)

Remember to update your student’s listing in the online directory! Please do not make a duplicate entry. Your information from last year will be in there.

  • Login to the directory
  • From Account drop down menu on the right select Edit Listing
  • Edit your Profile
  • Enter teacher name for each student (don't forget this step)
  • Make any changes to address or contact information
  • Hit Update Directory Button at the bottom of the screen

If you have forgotten your username or password information, there is a new reset feature. Text RESET to 913.380.1465 and you will be able to reset your login credentials.

New Corinth families go to the directory website and choose Add Listing from the menu at the top of the screen. Enter all of your information and hit the Update Directory Button when you are finished.

To put the directory app on your phone - open the directory website on your phone and it will give you the option of putting the directory icon on your home screen. This is a very handy.

Once you have paid your PTA dues for the year you will have full access to the directory.

Fall Fundraising Parties

Donate to support our PTA including our Social Worker, Math Specialist, field trips, Maker’s Space and more!

A donation of $125 per child is suggested. Donations of all sizes are sincerely appreciated! Watch for an Invitation & Donation Envelope two weeks prior to the party. Checks should be made out to Corinth PTA or you can pay online through the directory. These are casual, adult only events to reconnect with old friends, and to meet new ones! Many thanks to this year’s party hosts! 

Third Grade 
Saturday, Oct 20 at the home of Jill and Dave Jolicoeur  

All parties are from 7:30 - 11p.m. unless otherwise noted.

New Families

Are you new to the Corinth Elementary community? Do you need help figuring out what a Dragon Dad is or how to navigate the car line? It isn't always easy learning the acronyms used at a new school or where you can turn to for information. We've tried to make it easier for our new families by giving you a contact. Mandy Starr will help answer your questions or point you in the right direction when she can't.

Want to stay connected? Follow the school and PTA on Social Media.

Please feel free to reach out with any Corinth Elementary question, big or small. Email  ALBinOz2003@yahoo.com or Phone 913-972-4360

2018-19 COMMITTEE CHAIRS
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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