THIS WEEK
Tuesday, November 17
*Legislative Affairs Forum

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


Thursday, November 19
*3rd Grade Musical

Friday, November 20
*Preschool Fun Day



Upcoming Events
Italics = Added this week

Tuesday, November 24
*Grandparents Lunch, Grades K, 1, 3, 6
*Chat-n-Chew forms due
*Last day of can drive

Wednesday - Friday, November 25-27
*NO SCHOOL, Thanksgiving Break
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Wednesday, December 2
*Student Council

Friday, December 4
*PTA Coffee

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Thursday, December 10
*Choir Concert

Friday, December 11
*Reflections Contest entries due
*Preschool Fun Day


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Thursday, December 17
*Grandparents Lunch: 2, 4, 5

Friday, December 18
*Early Dismissal
*Sing-a-long
*Holiday Parties

Monday, December 21 - Monday January 4

*Winter Break

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Tuesday, January 5
*School Resumes



The Dragon Digest

Your Corinth PTA Newsletter
Week of November 16-20, 2015
Hello Corinth Families!


The most important thing to remember this week is that SCHOOL IS IN SESSION on Tuesday.

There are lots of great events this week, our final full week of school before Thanksgiving (yes, it's true!). There are a couple of opportunities to help our greater community, thanks to efforts from Girls on the Run and Youth In Action. More details are below.

And our Royals celebration continues tomorrow (Monday) with an all-school photo.

Have a great week!


Erin Herbst
PTA President


TO DO THIS WEEK:
1. MONDAY: Wear Royal Blue (White if you are a 6th Grader]

Even better if it's a Royals shirt, because ...

We're creating a Royals logo out of students and teachers.

The photo will be taken on Monday at 2:30. Please bring extra shirts if you have them in case your classmates forget theirs.

CLICK HERE for more information.
2. TUESDAY: Meet Your State Representative at our Legislative Forum

The Corinth PTA cordially invites all Corinth parents to our 2015 Legislative Affairs Forum!

Please bring your questions about current KS education-related topics as we welcome Representative Stephanie Clayton (KS House of Representatives, 19th District- this includes Corinth area) and Mary Fox Sinclair (KS PTA, Legis. Affairs Chair). Please feel free to bring guests!

Light refreshments and valuable information served!

We hope to see you there!


CLICK HERE
for the evite. We ask you to RSVP so that we know how many chairs to set up.

Contact Jessica Marien for more information.
3. WEDNESDAY: Bring your 3rd - 5th Grader to Curriculum Night, 6-7 p.m.
See what great things your Dragon has been doing at school! Look for the Skyward email from Mr. Lowe with more details.
4. THURSDAY: Watch the 3rd Grade Musical "Joust" @ 6 p.m.

5. FRIDAY: Preschool Fun Day

Don't miss out on a fun way to get acquainted with the school! Click here for more information.

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

FUTURE DAYS:
Friday, 12/11 from 8:20-9:00am
Friday, 2/12 from 8:20-9:00am


Do you know someone coming to Corinth next year? Please forward this information to them!

**Kindergarten Round up will be on Thursday, April 21, 6:30-8:00 p.m.

6. ALL WEEK: Donate Clothing

This month YIA has decided to help support the Shawnee Mission Area Council PTA Clothing Exchange. The Clothing Exchange is staffed entirely by volunteers and offers gently used clothing, shoes, and other items to those in need living within the SMSD boundaries.

Here is a list of what you can donate:
COATS, GLOVES, BOOTS, SOCKS, DRESSES, SKIRTS, PANTS, SHIRTS, JEANS, FORMALS, UNDERWEAR, ACCESSORIES, BLOUSES, JACKETS, SWEATERS, COSTUMES, WORK-OUT BELTS, PURSES, JEWELRY, HATS, SHEETS, TOWELS &
PILLOWS. MEN, WOMAN, TEEN, CHILDREN & INFANT SIZES

There is currently a special need for items for youth boys sizes 8-20.

There will be a bin in the front hallway Monday, November 16 through Friday, November 20.

Thanks so much,
The Corinth Youth in Action Team
7. Sign up to Volunteer for the First Grandparents Lunch

On Tuesday, November 24th, we invite grandparents of K, 1st, 3rd and 6th graders to join their Dragons for lunch. (2nd, 4th, 5th will be on 12/17). CLICK HERE for more information.

We need some parents to help out as we expect a big crowd. If you are able, PLEASE SIGN UP HERE.

8. BEFORE THANKSGIVING: BRING IN CANS FOR A GOOD CAUSE

It is time again for the “We Care I Can” Canned Food Drive!

This year, Girls on the Run’s (GOTR) Corinth Chapter is partnering with the Shawnee Mission School District to lead the drive at Corinth! As part of the GOTR Mission, each chapter participates in a Community Service Project during their program session. From November 1 – 24th the Corinth Community can donate canned foods to help those Johnson County families in need this holiday season.

Items needed include: Canned tomatoes, fruit, corn, peas, cereal, macaroni & cheese, Jello, peanut butter, dry baby food, canned meat, canned dinners and soups. For more information you can visit the JCCB Website.

GOTR will have grade level boxes set up in the hallway outside of the office throughout the month of November. The grade that donates the most during the donation drive will get an extra recess/outdoor activity after the Thanksgiving holiday! All donations will be picked up by the 24th so make sure you donate early and often.

Good Luck Dragons! Let’s show the community how Corinth gives back!

Thanks for your assistance!

9. BEEFORE THANKSGIVING: Sign up for Chat-n-Chew

Does your 3rd, 4th, 5th, or 6th grader love to read? Chat-n-Chew is a fun "book club" where the students and parent volunteers read four books in the spring semester, and meet at lunchtime to discuss each one.

CLICK HERE for the Sign-Up form and more information. Contact Margi Wilson or Kelly Cannova.


Form due November 24.

UPDATE: If you are ordering books on Amazon, please consider using Amazon Smile (Link under Calendar), so that Corinth can benefit. Thanks!
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.

Printed directories will be delivered soon to families who ordered them before the deadline. The online directory is available with the link at the bottom of this email.

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:
Box Tops News

Thank you Corinth for your tremendous support of Tall Oaks. Your box top donations totaled $302 towards next year’s trip. Please keep collecting those box tops for our spring drive. Congratulations to Mrs. Dodge and Mrs. Molteni for collecting the most box tops. Both classes are getting a donut party!
PTA Reflections Contest

REFLECT on the theme. CREATE art. BE RECOGNIZED!

Theme: “Let Your Imagination Fly”
Submission Deadline:December 11

Kindergarten through 6
th 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

START GATHERING OLD BOOKS

It is that time again. Time to clean out your bookshelves. Corinth Used Book Sale needs your used books. You can drop off your books at the school office or you can leave them on the porch at Julie Crabb's house 2512 W 84th St, 66206. Thank you for your help.

The Used Book Sale will be in February.

CONTACT: Julie Crabb or Stephanie Cherra
THANK YOU to our Volunteers!
  • Book Fair: Huge thanks to Christie Walton, Stacia Wiklund, Katie Saylor and Debra Rettenmeier for organizing! It was a record-breaking year. And we could not have done it without all the volunteers who helped the students find books, worked the register, set up and broke down the fair. And to our great librarian, Jerri Black, for letting us set up shop in the library and for helping keep the students in order. Thank you all!
  • Parent Coffee: Margaret Chaffee, Tracy Kelting, Jessica Marien.
  • Box Tops: Thanks to Whitney Duske for counting!
  • Staff Appreciation: Corinth Coffeehouse was once again a success! The Staff Appreciation Committee hosted an espresso coffee bar for staff to enjoy during their work day on Friday, 13 November. A special thanks to Jennifer Gerton, Kimberly Levitan, Laura Moore, Debra Rettenmaier, Richard Shrock, Trisha Sims, Erin Slicker, Lauren Stallbaumer, Rachel Warner for bringing in extra yummy treats for the staff to enjoy with their coffee!

THANK YOU to our SUPPORTERS!

Thanks to all who came out for burgers and fries at Five Guys on Wednesday. And special thanks to Five Guys for supporting Corinth!


OTHER OPPORTUNITIES:
Get a discount on your Christmas Tree, and support Boy Scout Troop 282. Sale starts 11/27 at Leawood United Methodist Church (2915 West 95th St).

CLICK HERE for details and a 10% off coupon.
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