THIS WEEK
Tuesday October 18
Five Guys Restaurant Night, 5-8

new Reflections contest entry due date

Wednesday October 19
Box Tops due to office

Preschool Fun Day 6-7
Cafeteria

Thursday October 20
No School - Conferences

Friday October 21
No School - Conferences
Upcoming Events
Italics = added this week
Thursday October 27
SuperChat 12-1 Indian Woods

Monday October 31
2:00 Parade
2:15 classroom parties

Monday November 7
Scholastic Book Fair

Tuesday November 8

Scholastic Book Fair

Wednesday November 9
Scholastic Book Fair (open late - until 6 pm)

Thursday November 10
Veteran's Day Assembly 1:00

Scholastic Book Fair

Friday November 11
No School - Professional Learning/Teacher Workday

Skate City Party 12-2

Monday November 14
Picture Retake Day

Corinth Legislative Affairs forum 7:00 pm

Wednesday November 23-Friday November 25
No School/Offices Closed
Thanksgiving Break

Saturday March 4
Corinth Benefit Auction

Saturday Apri
l 29
Dragon Dash
The Dragon Digest

Your Corinth PTA Newsletter
Week of October 17-21, 2016
Hello Corinth Families!

Another short week this week, Dragons! I know I am looking forward to meeting with my kiddos's teachers this week to hear more about how their years are going.

Your to-do list for this week:

*5 Guys (Ward Parkway) Restaurant Night Tuesday 5-8
*Remember no school on Thursday or Friday for parent teacher conferences.
*Reflections contest entries now accepted through Tuesday October 18.
*Clip those box tops. They are due to the office on Wednesday. Every little bit helps!

Thanks!

Amy McCarthy
PTA President
PTA NEWS

WALKING SCHOOL BUS

Thank you for getting your kids out and walking/biking. The fall Walking School Bus program was a great success with 257 walkers/riders this past week even on a wet cool day!
This past week's winners were:

Class winners:

Alt, Monteil, and Mier

Student winners:

Maggie Reeves, Lila Elwood, Cooper Ford, Bryson Langford, Michael Muller, and Noelle Anas

Students who participated in all 4 Wednesdays were entered into a separate drawing, and the winners were: Adrian Gonzalez, Rory Capstack, Charlie Duske, Dylan Dehan, Will Reardon, and Cole Richardson.

For questions about walking school bus, contact
Nicole Harris.

PTA Reflections Contest
What Is Your Story?
The national PTA sponsors an annual arts contest for students -- Reflections. Do you like to dance, produce a film, write a poem or story, compose a song, take a picture or create a piece of visual art? This year's Reflections theme is "What Is Your Story?" Tell us your story through one of the following: dance choreography, film production, literature, music composition, photography, visual arts.

Once you pick your category, please let your teacher know and they will provide you with the guidelines and rules for your submission. With the shortened week last week, pieces will now be due on or before Tuesday, October 18. Judging will take place for our school and top entries will move on to local, state, and possibly the national level. Please submit all digital files and/or questions to Stephanie Gazonas. Any type of art or sculptures can be dropped off at the front office.
Box Tops!
It's time to send in your Box Tops again!!
Deadline for submission is October 19. The top 2 classes with the most Box Tops submitted will win a class party to celebrate a job well done!

Collecting Box Tops is an easy way to help your school and your child(ren) win a class party. Encourage grandparents and other family members to help!
Send collected Box Tops to school with your child anytime on or before October 19. Please be sure to group your box tops together in an envelope or baggie and label it with your child's teacher and grade.
Thank you so much for all of your help!
Questions? Contact Debra Rettenmaier

CORINTH BENEFIT AUCTION

Grow Your Business – Become an Auction Sponsor

With 350 event guests, 550 Corinth families and hundreds of social media followers, the Corinth Benefit Auction is an ideal marketing strategy to share your business services or products. Starting at $250, you can become a corporate sponsor and receive signage at the event and school, on the school’s website and social media pages, advertisement in the event book and on the online bidding site. Many sponsorship levels are available and advertising options vary by level. Contact Erin Herbst to learn more.

5 GUYS RESTAURANT NIGHT
Restaurant Night at 5 Guys Burgers and Fries at Ward Parkway Mall is this week!
Come have some great food and help support Corinth!
Tuesday, October 18
5-8 pm
20% of proceeds will be donated to Corinth Elementary PTA
The Five Guys Burgers and Fries at Ward Parkway Mall is a Corinth family owned and operated restaurant
Click here for flyer.
LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

Parents, Election Day is Nov. 8! Our PTA is non-partisan, and we do encourage you to vote! Want to find out your registration status? Click here.

Not registered? You can still register to vote until October 18th!! Here's how:

Step 1. Complete the application online (online requires a drivers license number or non-driver ID card number)
or Print and Complete paper copy of application (can use last 4 social security digits or driver license number on paper form)
(If you are registered, but have moved since last voted - repeat Step 1 only.)
Step 2. Send proof of citizenship to Johnson County Election Office via mail, in person or email:
JoCo Election Office (text photo of birth certificate, passport or other proof to 913-953-9539 or email
(If you used paper copy for Step 1, include a photo or scan of the application along with proof of citizenship.)
Questions? Call JoCo Election Office at (913) 782-3441.

**And, to learn more about the candidates who are running to represent you locally (House District 19, Senate District 7),and where they stand on the issues, please see here.

**Follow-up to October 1, 2016 SMAC East-area Legislative Candidates' Forum: A video-recording of the entire 90-minute forum, which featured questions from the moderator and the audience, is posted on SMAC's Youtube channel. See it here .

**Please mark your calendars: November 14, 2016, at 7:00 p.m., we'll be hosting a Legislative Affairs discussion here at Corinth! Both our state representative and senate seats are up for election, so we'll be joined by the winners, as well as Ms. Mary Fox Sinclair, our SMAC Legislative Affairs Chair. This is a terrific chance to meet your representative and senator up close and learn more about education policy, how our state legislature really works, or anything else you've been wanting to learn!

**Please contact me with any questions, comments or ideas! Jessica Marien, PTA Legislative Chair (202-210-7398 or email)


SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR

Mark your calendars! The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to Corinth November 7-10. The fair is open late (until 6:00) on Wednesday November 9th. Also, sign up to volunteer here. We need people to help set up, preview, assist the kids with the orders, and tear down.
OTHER SCHOOL NEWS
PRESCHOOL FUN DAYS

Have an incoming Corinth kindergartener? Come join Corinth for Preschool Fun days!
Dates: Wednesday, October 19th, 6-7:00pm
Friday, February 3rd, 9-10:00am

At: Corinth Elementary Cafeteria

8301 Mission Road, PV, KS 66206

913-993-2900

The CES Music, Art, PE and Library Teachers will meet with your child for a fun introduction to the Kindergarten experience.

Click here for the flyer
Thank you!
PARENT PARTIES

Thank you to 2nd Grade Parents Jamie & Sean Elwood, Stacey & Brent Grecian, Gretchen & Jeff Stewart, Amy &, Curtis Thurston, Andrea & Jon Whitefield. I hear the dance floor was packed for the 2nd grade parent party.

Thank you to all who have donated already. There still is time to donate if you forgot to bring your check to the party! Contact Michelle Schmidt for any questions.

Let's TACO 'Bout How Much We Appreciate Corinth Staff
The Staff Appreciation Committee put together a yummy TACO BAR for the Corinth staff to enjoy last week. The spread was quite amazing and the staff thoroughly enjoyed the fiesta! Thank you to all of the parents that made it possible - Megan Barbre, Krisanne Bradley, Valorie Coffland, Andrea Deschane, Jennifer Dierks, Cortney Dougherty, Kristin Fink, Natalie Frank, Megan Grossman, Tracy Kelting, Jessica Klocke, Sarah Mackay, Laura Moore, Lindsay Peattie, Brooke Rogers, Trisha Sims, Mandy Starr, Stacey Stinson, and Rachel Warner - and to Salty Iguana for donating the chips and salsa!
DID YOU KNOW?
LOST and FOUND

The school has a lot of items accumulating in the Lost and Found, which is located in the hallway on your way to the Gym across from the Music room. Parents and/or children please check for any missing items you may have. These items will be located in our main hallway during Parent/Teacher Conferences. Any items remaining after conferences will be donated.
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