Upcoming Events
Italics = added this week

December 19
- DARE 6th Grade Graduation

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

Dec 24-Jan 4
- Winter Break

January 7
- School Resumes

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

January 15
- SMSD Parent Information Night

January 21

- No school - MLK Day

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

January 28-Febuary 1
- Used Book Sale

February 1
- PTA Board Meeting
- Pre-school fun night 6-7 p.m.

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 20
- No school - professional learning

May 2
- Mother/Son Dance

The Dragon Digest
Your Corinth PTA Newsletter

Hello, Corinth Families!

I can't believe we only have one week left before the holiday break. This will be the last newsletter until after the new year. Have a wonderful holiday!

Last call to donate to the Holiday Gift Fund. Help support our wonderful Corinth staff!  Donations are due tomorrow....Monday, December 17. You can even pay online with PayPal or a credit card through the directory. More information below.

Here is what's coming up this week:

  • Dec 19 - DARE 6th Grade Graduation
  • Dec 21 - Holiday Sign-a-long, Class Holiday Parties and Early Dismissal
  • Dec 24 to Jan 4 - Holiday Break

Have a great holiday!

Leanne Beezley
PTA President

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.

Staff Holiday Gift Fund
During the holiday season, we want to show our appreciation to the Corinth staff who do so much for our kids!  If you would like to make a contribution to the PTA’s Holiday Gift Fund, we will purchase gift cards on behalf of the entire Corinth family. Any contribution, big or small, is much appreciated. This Fund is used for all staff other than classroom teachers (Mr. Lowe, Social Worker, Librarian, Food Service, Specials Teachers, Nurse, Office Secretaries, Aides, Reading Teachers, Custodians, Learning Staff, Crossing Guard). You room parents are in charge of classroom teachers.

Please deliver all donations to the office by Monday December 17th and mark them “Nicole Rolofson- Holiday Fund.” Please make all checks payable to the Corinth PTA.

OR pay online through the Corinth Directory using PayPal or a credit card. Various payment amounts have been provided as options for your donation but if you'd like to donate another amount, checks are also welcome. The directory functionality unfortunately does not include an option to write in the amount of your donation. Any donation amount is greatly appreciated!!

If you have any questions, please contact Nicole Rolofson at  rolofsonnicole@gmail.com.
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 end of 2018 is drawing near, which means the Corinth Auction is literally right around the corner. Save the Dates went out - please be sure to check your child’s backpack and save the date in your calendar. 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!  
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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