THIS WEEK
Monday, October, 19
*Donate $1 for United Way = Dragon can bring a stuffed animal to class

Tuesday, October 20
*School Picture Retakes, Candids & Group Photos
*Donate $1 for United Way = Dragon can wear a hat to school

Wednesday, October 21
*Super Chat w/ Dr. Hinson
*Donate $1 for United Way = Dragon has chance to be a teacher helper

Thursday, October 22
*NO SCHOOL/Conferences

Friday, October 23
*NO SCHOOL/Conferences


Upcoming Events
Italics = Added this week
Monday, October 26
*BOX TOPS DUE
*Veteran's Day Form and Project due

*Restaurant Night @ Papa Keno's

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

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

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Friday, November 6
*Veterans Day Assembly


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Monday, November 9
*Book Fair 8-3:45

Tuesday, November 10
*Book Fair 8-3:45

Wednesday, November 11
*Book Fair 8-3:45
*Student Council

Thursday, November 12
*Book Fair 8-6
*PTA Coffee 8:15
*Super Chat w/ Dr. Hinson


Friday, November 13
*NO SCHOOL
*Skate City 12-2


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Tuesday, November 17
*Legislative Affairs Forum

Wednesday, November 18
*Curriculum Night, Grades 3-5

Thursday, November 19
*Restaurant Night @ Five Guys


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Tuesday, November 24
*Grandparents Lunch, Grades 1, 3, 6

Wednesday - Friday, November 25-27
*NO SCHOOL, Thanksgiving Break

The Dragon Digest

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

Anyone else feeling a little blue this week? It's hard not to feel the Royal spirit! And I have a feeling there will be a lot of Royals blue in the halls of Corinth all week.

It's a short week for the students, and one in which they can easily participate in helping the greater community, by donating spare change and bills to the United Way. So, while you're watching the games, check under your couch cushions and see what you find!

Have a great week!

Erin Herbst
PTA President
TO DO THIS WEEK:
1. Consider Giving to the United Way

Student Council is collecting money for United Way. The money raised will go to benefit over 140 agencies that help people who with education, income and health needs. We have made some big changes to United Way this year so please listen carefully to all the new events you can participate in!

Here is what we need you to do:

1. There will be ONE collection tub in the office. Tomorrow bring any coins or bills you have to donate and put them in the office in the collection tub. Please try to drop your money in before going to class each day.

2. On Monday-Wednesday, donate a dollar to participate in a special activity:
  • Monday you can donate a dollar to bring a stuffed animal to school. It needs to be a reasonable size that can fit on your desk and in your backpack.
  • Tuesday you can donate a dollar to wear a hat to school.
  • Wednesday you can donate a dollar at a chance to be a teacher helper. 3 lucky names will be drawn from this raffle and will get to choose a teacher that they would like to help.
3. We are trying to meet our goal of $1,200. If we meet this goal as a building then Mr. Lowe will do something extremely exciting! Don’t you want to see just what crazy thing he will do?! Then donate to United Way!!!
2. Be Ready for School Picture Retakes on Tuesday

ALL DRAGONS WILL BE PHOTOGRAPHED!

Here's what you need to know:

a) Students who missed the first picture day on September 11 will have portraits taken.

b) If your student needs a re-take, please bring the original picture packet back to school. This will be handed directly to the photographer.

c) All clubs and activities will have group photos: Courtesy Crew, STUCO, Choir, Band, Strings, etc.

d) Photographers will be taking candid and whole-class shots.

3. TURN IN YOUR BOXTOPS - NEW DUE DATE: OCTOBER 26

This is our final push for our fall box top collection! Collected box tops benefit Tall Oaks and help to send Corinth's sixth graders to two days of this awesome program. The fall deadline is Monday 10/26. Please send your box tops in a baggie or envelope with your teacher's name. The winning class will have a Krispy Kreme donut party!

4. Return your Veterans Day form and posters by 10/26.

Help Corinth honor our American Heroes! If you know someone who has served or is currently in the military, your Dragon can make a poster to honor this person. More information is found on the blue VETERANS DAY FORM sent home last week.
THERE'S STILL TIME TO:
Become a Member of the Corinth PTA

Help us reach our goal of 100% Parent Participation!

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.

DONATE TO THE PTA

Even if you didn't attend a Parent Party. Even if you enjoyed the Parent Party, but didn't make your donation yet.

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 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.

PTA NEWS:
The Scholastic Book Fair is just around the corner!

NOVEMBER 9-12

Remember, books make greats gifts for the holidays!

Monday, November 9 ~ 8-3:45
Tuesday, November 10 ~ 8-3:45
Wednesday, November 11 ~ 8-3:45
Thursday, November 12 ~ 8-6

Typically Monday and Tuesday are preview days during which the kids will look at the selection and choose which books they would like to have.
Wednesday and Thursday are the purchasing days during which the kids buy their book selections, but anyone can buy books at any time during the week.

Thursday Shopping:
  • The usual First Friday PTA Coffee will be on the Second Thursday this November to allow parents the opportunity to mingle and shop.
  • We are open Thursday evening. Come shop after work!

Walking Wednesday Winners:

Congratulations to our October 14 winners:

Mely's gift card:Grayson Kerwin, Conor St. Denis, Santiago Herrera, Amelia Radick

Spirit wear hats: Ben Bradley, Mae Trotter

Class with most participants: Boeschen

We had 338 walkers/bikers!


CONGRATULATIONS, DRAGONS! This was a record-breaking Wedensday! We met Mr. Lowe's challenge to have 300! He is so proud of you all!

And just because the official fall Walking Wednesday season is over, doesn't mean your students can't take advantage of the great weather we're having and continue to walk or bike to school. Here are some great safety tips for you and your Dragons to read:

CHECK OUT THE STORY ON SMSD.ORG WITH PHOTOS FROM OCTOBER 7

CHECK OUT THE VIDEO IN THE ARTICLE:
Will the anti-Common Core bill return to our statehouse in January 2016? What is block-grant funding and how does it affect Johnson County? How does the state budget look for education funding for the immediate future?

For answers to these questions and more, please join the Corinth PTA at its Legislative Affairs Forum! Please save the date for Tuesday, November 17th, 7:00 p.m., in the Corinth cafeteria. We will welcome Rep. Stephanie Clayton (KS House of Representatives, 19th District) 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!

For questions or further information, please contact Jessica Marien.
PTA Reflections Contest

REFLECT on the theme. CREATE art. BE RECOGNIZED!

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!
  • Walking Wednesdays: Thank you to Nurse Albert and our chairs, Katherine Reeves and Kelly Cannova for making this Fall's four Wednesdays such a success! And thank you to Miss Mahaffie, Ms. Chastain and Mr. Rider for all your help! We also could not have walked and biked without the help of all our volunteers: Dave Benditt, Kathleen Dehan, Shannon DeSalvo, Mandi Trotter, Sally Rowan Baratta, Kris Whitaker, Margaret Chaffee, Tracy Kelting, Katherine Reeves, Bretta Watkins, Nicole Harris, Tracy Kelting. And also to all the parents who walked or biked with their Dragons.
  • October Staff Appreciation: The Corinth staff enjoyed "a Day at the Ballpark" luncheon on Friday, 16 October. Thanks to our amazing parents - the staff enjoying everything you'd find at the ballpark this Blue October! Special thanks to Tiffany Aldridge, Betsy Ballard, Liz Dani Beaver, Benditt, Kelly Brende, Valorie Coffland, Jennie Cronin, Megan Grossman, Holly Hagman, Kathi Hardin, Nicole Harris, Tracy Kelting, Jessica Klocke, Ann Lilak, Stacey Stinson and Amy Thurston.
  • 2nd & 3rd Grade Parent Party Hosts: Jen & Kevin Daniels, Amy & Casey McCarthy, Maggie & Berk Wasserman
  • Parent Party Chair: Thanks to Michelle Schmidt for coordinating all the Parent Parties. We are on track to break our fundraising goal this year!
THANK YOU for the Donations!
  • Mely's Yogurt & Ice Cream in Corinth Square donated gift cards for Walking Wednesday. Please support this local business who supports Corinth!
  • Corinth Spirtwear Committee donated hats for Walking Wednesday.
SMSD NEWS:
SUPER CHAT WITH DR. HINSON

Wednesday, October 21st
9am-10am
Trailridge Middle School Library

Drop in with Superintendent, Dr. Jim Hinson....join the conversation, get informed, ask your questions!

For more information, Click Here.

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