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, 6 p.m. NOTE NEW TIME

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

Upcoming Events
Italics = Added this week
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

Friday, November 20
*Preschool Fun Day


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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 25-30, 2015
Hello Corinth Families!

We know it's the end of October because the leaves are crunching underfoot, our kids are eager to wear their Halloween costumes, and it's time for the World Series!

We have a few things going on this Monday, so please take a minute to look at the items below.

I hope to see you at Papa Keno's for Restaurant night. And why not take home a pie to have on hand for Tuesday's game?

Have a great week! Have a safe and happy Halloween! And have fun watching the Royals!

Erin Herbst
PTA President

P.S. Did you know that the official Royals MLB site has 4 stencils, including the one on the left, you can download? Happy carving!

P.P.S. Don't forget that daylight savings time ends on Sunday morning. After you set the clocks back, enjoy the extra hour of sleep!
TO DO THIS WEEK:

1. TURN IN YOUR BOXTOPS MONDAY

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!

2. Return your Veterans Day form and posters on Monday

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.

Our Veterans Day celebration is on Friday, November 6th at 1:00.

For more information, contact Brea Noblit.
3. Have Pizza with Corinth Families on Monday Night

It's time again for Corinth Restaurant Night. Papa Keno's in Downtown Overland Park will donate to Corinth 20% of all sales on Monday, October 26, from 5-9.

Papa Keno's is owned by a Corinth family and we are grateful for their ongoing support of our community.

CLICK HERE for more details.
4. Vote for Corinth at Great Harvest Bread this Week

Stop by Great Harvest Bread (in Corinth Square, next to The Learning Tree), and vote for the Corinth Elementary Walking School Bus. We have been chosen as a Great Harvest Mission of the Month, and are in the running to receive $150 to benefit our Walking School Bus program.

Voting ends 10/31.
5. Have your Dragon bring his or her Costume on Friday

It's a Corinth tradition! Dragons will parade around the track on Friday at 2 p.m. Class parties will follow. More information will come from your teacher or class parent.
6. Volunteer at the Book Fair

SIGN UP FOR A SHIFT HERE.

Book Fair Hours:
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 book 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!
IT'S NOT TOO LATE:
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:
Do You Have a Rising Kindergartener?

Mark your calendars for Corinth's Preschool Fun Days.

Friday, 11/20 from 8:20-9:00am

Friday, 12/11 from 8:20-9:00am

Friday, 2/12 from 8:20-9:00am

More details to come.
Thanks for participating: Corinth Running Club
Thank you to all the students that participated in the Corinth Running Club this fall. Over the six weeks, we had an average of 30 students join us each week to stretch, run, relay, and just have fun while moving! We look forward to having everyone join again in the spring!
We Have New Mats!
We recently got new wall mats installed on both sides of the gym. Mr. Rider is grateful to the 2015 6th grade class and the PTA for their generous donation. The new wall mats provide improved safety for our students and the students really like the new look it brings to the gym.
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!
  • Picture Day, Part 2: Brynn Burns, Laura Cribb, Mandi Trotter, Gretchen Selberg
  • Running Club: Lindsay Peattie, Mandi Trotter, Betsy Ballard, Andrea Whitefield, Stacey Grecian
CORINTH NEWS:
Notes from the Nurse:

Hello Parents!

I just wanted to send out a quick reminder of our SMSD health room/ medications guidelines:

Permission: Written permission from the parent or guardian must be on file for all medications given at school, including over-the-counter (OTC) medications. Authorization must be renewed every school year.

Medication: Only FDA approved prescription and OTC medications are allowed to be administered by school personnel. OTC medications will be given per package label dosing instructions, unless prescribed by a physician.

Container: Prescription medication brought to school must be in the original container with a current prescription label on the bottle including the child's name, doctor's name, date, medication name, dosage, and time to be given. Controlled substances must be submitted with a Medication Count Form. OTC medications provided by parent must be in the original container and labeled with the student’s name. If specific instructions are needed for the administration, please include those with your signature. Cough drops (and any other meds) brought in by your student cannot be kept in your child’s backpack. They must be stored in the nurse’s office and can be administered by the nurse to your child when needed. Thank you!

Call or email me with questions!

Nurse Albert

SMSD NEWS:

FOOD SERVICE….Did you know…………

Did you know some ways you can help encourage healthy meals for your student?

  • Explore – Encourage your child to try new foods at home and school.
  • Encourage breakfast – Breakfast fuels learning. School Breakfast is available at all schools.
  • Know the options – Schools offer a variety of selections at meals. Talk with your child about healthy choices.
  • Encourage good nutrition – Encourage your child to take and eat the fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and low-fat milk offered in school meals.
  • Taste for yourself – Take time to visit your child at school and enjoy a nutritious school meal.
  • Be a healthy role model – Eat a wide variety of healthy foods with your children.

Don’t forget – if your child receives free or reduced meals, they are eligible for one breakfast and one lunch per day as part of this benefit. All breakfast and lunch meal choices are available for all students regardless of eligibility status.

The school breakfast menus, lunch menus, and other nutrition information are available on the district’s website.

Read more information in NUTRITION NUGGETS, or NUTRITION NUGGETS EN ESPANOL.

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