Monday, October 12

Tuesday, October 13
*Last day to order Print Directories

Wednesday, October 14

*Walking School Bus
*SMAC General PTA Meeting

Thursday, October 15
*5th/6th Band Concert @IHMS, 6 p.m.

Friday, October 16
*Citizenship Contest entries due

Saturday, October 17
*2nd & 3rd Grade Parent Party

Upcoming Events
Italics = Added this week
Tuesday, October 20
*School Picture Retakes

Wednesday, October 21
*Super Chat w/ Dr. Hinson

Thursday, October 22
*NO SCHOOL/Conferences

Friday, October 23
*NO SCHOOL/Conferences


Monday, October 26
*Restaurant Night @ Papa Keno's

Tuesday, October 27
*Choral Festival at SME, 7 p.m.

Friday, October 30
*Halloween Parade 2 p.m.


Monday, November 2
*Box Tops Due

Friday, November 6
*Veterans Day Assembly


Monday, November 9
*Book Fair

Tuesday, November 10
*Book Fair

Wednesday, November 11
*Book Fair
*Student Council

Thursday, November 12
*Book Fair
*Super Chat w/ Dr. Hinson

Friday, November 13
*Skate City 12-2
The Dragon Digest

Your Corinth PTA Newsletter
Week of October 12-16, 2015
Hello Corinth Families!

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Thank you to all who have already joined the Corinth PTA by paying your Annual Dues.

Thank you to all who have attended the Parent Parties and donated to the Corinth PTA.

Thank you to all who have already donated minutes, hours or days of your time to help the Corinth Community.

We are grateful for every dollar and every minute that you are able to spend on our school, and you should feel good about that donation. Your children will know that you support their school and they will ultimately benefit from it.

Thank you to all who participate in the Corinth PTA and Corinth community. Have a great week! Go Royals!

Erin Herbst
PTA President

1 . Order your Printed Directories
This Tuesday (October 13) is the LAST Day to order printed directories. To do so, you must join the PTA by clicking on one of the options below, or submitting a check with your form.

If you don't need a printed directory, you may still join the PTA by paying your Annual Dues at any time during the year, but we prefer you do it sooner! We are aiming for 100% participate of ALL parents and teachers!

To pay for your PTA Dues online, simply choose which option you would like and click the appropriate button just below.

If you prefer to pay by check, CLICK HERE. For questions about Membership, contact: Mandi Hunter.


This is our final Walking Wednesday of 2015. The first week, Mr. Lowe challenged us to have 100 walkers and bikers, and we exceeded his goal (191)! The second week, he challenged us to 200, and we had 267. Last week, he challenged us to 300, and we almost made it (292)! He's challenging us again to have 300 walkers or bikers on Wednesday.

If we reach his goal again, the class with the highest number of walkers/bikers will get an extra recess and kickball game with Mr. Lowe! Also, every student who walks or bikes to school on Wednesdays will get a sticker and be entered in a drawing for a cool prize! See below for winners from the last two weeks.

Contact: Katherine Reeves, or Kelly Cannova



3. Submit your child's entry for The Corinth PTA 2015 Citizenship Contest by Friday 10/16

This year’s theme is “I Can Be a Hero in My Community by…”.

We look forward to receiving the essay and poetry entries from our 5th and 6th graders as the quality and effort put into past entries has been excellent!

Entries are due in the school office by Friday, October 16th, and students can participate by submitting a poem and/or an essay related to the theme. (They are not limited to choosing a category if they would like to do both).

Please look out for the entry forms in your child’s backpack so they can get started on this annual fun project!

We look forward to reading the inspirational messages from our talented Dragons! Winning entries will be announced in late October/early November and have the chance to compete at the District and State Levels.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me by email, or phone: 816-694-0543(cell) or 913-385-0391(home).

Grace DiFranco
PTA Citizenship Chair ‘15

4. Parents of 2nd and 3rd Graders: Attend the Parent Party on Saturday Night

In conjunction with the grade-level Parent Parties, we are raising funds for the PTA's major financial initiatives (Spanish Program and Math Aide). The suggested donation is $125/child. Of course, donations of all sizes are sincerely appreciated and anonymous. We are grateful for what ever amount your budget allows. Don't forget that this is a tax-deductible donation, and to find out if your employer will match your donation.

If you prefer to pay by check, please place your check in the envelope included with your Parent Party invitation, and bring to the party, or deliver it to the school office.

*Please consider adding 3% to your donation to help us cover the costs associated with accepting credit card payments. Suggested donation would be $128.75/child.

5. Support the Corinith Elementary School Library
What a great way to honor your child! Join the Birthday Book Club.
Download the Form Here.

Walking Wednesday Winners:

Congratulations to our September 30 winners:

Mely's gift card: Abby Jackson, Edward Nubile, Jack Muller, Mackenzie Acree

Spirit wear hats: Sophia Drummond-Heathcoat,
Will Ballard

Class with most participants: Dodge, Leaders

We had 267 walkers/bikers!

Congratulations to our October 7 winners:

Mely's gift card: Hudson O'Neill, Vivian Fraley, Stella Beaver, Cameron Oviatt

Spirit wear hats: Kate Kounkel, Trip Hagman

Class with most participants: Molteni, Terlouw

We had 292 walkers/bikers!

Don't Forget about Box Tops - Due November 2.

The fall deadline is approaching to turn in your box tops! This easy fundraiser supports Corinth students attending Tall Oaks. Please send your box tops in a ziplock baggie or envelope marked with your teacher’s name. You may also drop them in the office. The top class will earn a prize!!
Legislative Affairs Forum - Save the Date!

Tuesday, November 17th, 7:00 p.m., Corinth cafeteria.

Please join the Corinth PTA in welcoming Rep. Stephanie Clayton (KS House of Representatives) and Mary Fox Sinclair (KS PTA Legislative Affairs Chair), for a discussion on issues around public education in our state, including a Q and A session! We hope to see you there!

Questions? Contact Jessica Marien.
Save the Dates for Lunch with Grandparents

This year, we will invite grandparents to join the students for lunch on two different days. Please note these dates:

K,1,3,6 are day before Thanksgiving Break (Tuesday, November 24)
2,4,5 are last full day before Winter Break (Thursday, December 17)
PTA Reflections Contest


Theme: “Let Your Imagination Fly”

Submission Deadline:December 11

Kindergarten through 6th grade students are encouraged to submit original works of art in one or more of the following categories:

• Dance Choreography • Film Production• Literature •

Musical Composition • Photography • Visual Arts

For more information please contact: Betsy Ballard

THANK YOU to our Volunteers!

The Corinth PTA is as successful as it is because of the hundreds of volunteers. We have 13 parents on the Board, and 38 Committees, many with more than one chair. Each week we use this space to show our appreciation for the people who just finished an event. But so many of these people work tirelessly throughout the year, and we cannot thank them enough.

If you are interested in helping with a committee, please reach out to the chair. From now on, you can access the list with contacts for the PTA Board and Committee Chairs in the link at the bottom of these weekly emails.

We could not do all we do for Corinth without the time and dedication these volunteers give:


President: Erin Herbst
President Elect: Amy McCarthy
Treasurer: Jay Klumpp
Assistant Treasurer: Kim Katz
Recording Secretary: Leanne Beezley
Corresponding Secretary: Bridget Hoffman
VP Ways & Means: Jenn Miller
Membership: Mandi Hunter
Legislation: Jessica Marien
Dragon Dash: Margaret Chaffee
Math Aid Liaison: Dani Beaver
Parent Parties: Michelle Schmidt
Spanish Liaison: Starlin Jewell
Teacher Rep: Amy Kamps
Principal: Chris Lowe


Auditor: Liz Noland
Birthday Books: Emily Watts
Book Fair: Christie Walton, Stacia Wiklund
Chat N Chew: Kelly Canova, Margi Wilson
Citizenship: Grace DiFranco
Directory: Scott William
Facebook: Trisha Sims
Fall Fest: Christie Walton, Angie Tucker
Father/Daughter Dance: Katie Chaplin
Field Day: Maureen Schwartz
Garden: Carole Levechin
Girls on the Run: Jenn Miller
Health & Science Night: Kelly Canova
Hospitality: Margaret Chaffee
Ice Cream Social: Becky Croker
Junior Master Gardeners: Bud Smith
Kindergarten Round Up: Angie Lucas, Katie Saylor
Mother/Son Event: Tracey O’Neill
New Families: Jessica Marien, Mandy Starr
Parliamentarian: Amy McCarthy
Pancake Breakfast: Jennifer Dierks, Brea Noblit
Reflections: Betsy Ballard
Restaurant Night: Lauri Bledsoe
Room Parent Coordinator: Emily Watts
Running Club: Betsy Ballard, Lindsay Peattie, Mandi Trotter
School Pictures: Brynn Burns
Sign: Tiffany King
Spirit Wear: Sally Hardinger, Amy Neusal
SME Senior Lunch: TBD
Sixth Grade Coordinators: Katie Demetriou, Nicole Muller, Mandi Trotter
Talent Show: Mel Wolf
Tall Oaks (5th Grade): Elizabeth Black, Krisanne Bradley, Whitney Duske, Amy Turpin
Staff Appreciation: Lindsay Peattie
Veterans Day: Jennifer Dierks, Brea Noblit
Volunteers: Emily Watts
Walking School Bus: Katherine Reeves, Kelly Canova
Yearbook: Laura Cribb
Youth In Action: Kelly Green, Dave Chaffee
Web Site: Todd Cribb

SMAC PTA General Meeting

Wednesday, October 14, 2015
McEachon Board Room

Guest Speaker:
Dr. Ed Streich
SMSD Chief Academic Officer

Take your lunch break with us...join in the opportunity to meet and greet with Dr. Streich, as he shares updates of the new role of the Instructional Coaches, as well as curriculum updates.
This is a 'won't want to miss'!
National PTA School of Excellence recipients in our district will also be recognized and congratulated.

Join in for this very informative time
Cake and veggies provided
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