THIS WEEK
Monday January 16
No School - MLK Day

Thursday January 19
Kendra Scott Shopping Fundraiser
6-8
Upcoming Events
Italics = added this week
Wednesday January 25
Shoeboxes for Soldiers donations due

Friday January 27

No School

Tuesday January 31
SuperChat
Hocker Grove 9:30-10:30

Friday February 3
No School - Conferences

PreSchool Fun Day 9-10

Tuesday February 7
Indian Hills Open House 5:30-8

Monday February 6-Friday February 10
Used Book Sale

Tuesday February 14
Valentine's Party 2:15

Thursday February 16
PTA general meeting 11:40-12:30 Library


Friday February
17

No School

Monday February 20
No School

Wednesday March 1
Box Tops for Education due to office

Saturday March 4
Corinth Benefit Auction

Thursday March 30
Body Venture

Tuesday April 18
1st grade Roundup 11:50-1:30

Kindergarten Roundup 6:30-8

Saturday Apri
l 29
Dragon Dash
The Dragon Digest

Your Corinth PTA Newsletter
Week of January 17 - January 20, 2017
Hello Corinth Families!

Hope everyone had a good long weekend and stayed safe.

Your to-do list for this week:
  • Kendra Scott fundraiser Thursday evening 6-8. Come enjoy a fun GNO and some great shopping.
  • New year resolution to clean house? Donate books to the used book sale; or old electronics, legos, or monitors to the Maker Space; or to the STUCO's collection for Shoeboxes for Soldiers.
  • Keep an eye on backpack mail for the auction invitation!
"Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."
-Martin Luther King, Jr.

Amy McCarthy
PTA President
PTA NEWS
USED BOOK SALE
We are about a month away from the Used Book Sale!
The sale will be the week of February 6. Please take some time and clean out your kids books, chapter books and adult books. You can drop them off at the school. We will be partnering up again with Hooked on Books. After the sale, all of the books that are left will be donated to kids in the greater KC area.

CORINTH BENEFIT AUCTION,
presented by Country Club Bank

Backpack Mail Alert

Be sure to check your youngest Dragons backpack this week for your invitation to the Corinth Benefit Auction. All parents and teachers are invited to the March 4th event at Milburn Country Club. Details are included about the event, how to R.S.V.P. and purchase tickets.

Online Auction

Once again we will use BidPal, a mobile auction service, which allows attendees to purchase event tickets online, register credit card payment and participate in the silent auction the night of the event….all from your smartphone!

The registration process is easy. Simply visit here and click on the “Register Your Credit Card” link to get started. Once you register your card, you will be able to purchase your auction tickets and preview silent auction items {items coming soon – check back later!} all in preparation to bid on auction items at the event on March 4th. Stay tuned for more details each week in the Corinth PTA eBlast and on the auction Facebook page.

Become a Friend of Corinth for early auction party bidding!

Friends of Corinth donors help underwrite the event so that every dollar raised from the auction will go straight back to the school. With your tax-deductible donation of $100 or more, you will be granted early access to bid on parent and kid parties offered through the auction.

This year, we are excited to feature sure-to-have good time parent parties {Havana Nights, Nell Hills, Red Solo Cup} and grade parties for boys and girls K-6th {SME flag football/cheer, last day of school, and more}!

These and other unique, limited attendee parties always sell out, so be sure to become a Friend of Corinth for VIP access to parties. Contact Erin Herbst to become a donor. Then, a week prior to the auction, you will be notified of special access to the online bidding system to begin buying parties before everyone else!

Kendra Scott Fundraising Event
Invitation here.

The Kendra Scott fundraiser shopping event is this Thursday, Jan. 19th, from 6-8 p.m. on the Plaza. Enjoy sips, sweets and jewels. 20% of purchases that night will benefit Corinth. Grab your girlfriends and make it a GNO!

GENERAL PTA MEETING
Mark your calendars to join us for a general PTA meeting on February 16 from 11:40-12:30 in the school library. The PTA is planning to formally recognize our school winners of the Reflections and Citizenship contests.

STUCO needs your help!

The Overland Park Host Lions Club is continuing its annual project of packing shoeboxes for soldiers. This year, boxes will go to service men and women serving at Bagram Airforce Base in Afghanistan.

Collection bins will be in the front hall and we would appreciate donation(s) of the following, dropped off by January 25. Questions, contact the school nurse. Thank you!

FOOD/SNACKS
Hard Candy (no chocolate)
Gum Such as Chiclets (no stick)
Tic tacs - mints

Beef Jerky
Canned Fruit (pop-top cans)
Tuna Kits
Honey Roasted Peanuts
Home Made Cookies
Trail Mix

Toiletries/Hygiene
Baby Wipes – wash cloths

Deodorant (Liquid Roll-on)
Hand Lotion (travel size)
Hand Sanitizers (travel size)
Q-Tips
Disposable Razors
Shampoo (Travel size)
Tissues (Travel Pack)
Tylenol

Miscellaneous Items
Crossword Puzzle Books

Sudoku Books
CDs
DVDs (new and used)
Magazines (Fairly Recent)
Socks (cushioned, white, calf-high)

BOX TOPS
Dragons - Don't forget to continue collecting those Box Tops for Corinth! Our next collection deadline is
March 1st. Place your box tops in a plastic baggie or envelope with your student's name as well as the teacher's name and send to the office via backpack mail. The top two classes submitting the most Box Tops will earn an extra recess!! Thanks for you support!
KINDERGARTEN AND 1ST GRADE ROUNDUPS

Kindergarten roundup will take place on April 18th from 6:30-8pm. Please take note if you will have an incoming kindergartner (or let any neighbors know, who might have an incoming kindergartner) for the 2017-18 school year.

In addition, first grade roundup will take place on April 18th from 11:50-1:30. Incoming first grade students for the 2017-2018 school year will have the opportunity to eat lunch with the first graders from 11:50-12:15. Beginning at 12:20, these students will visit each first grade classroom for an informational 10-minute activity. These rotations will conclude around 12:50 and there will then be a time for a question/answer session with Mr. Lowe.
BODY VENTURE IS COMING

An exciting exhibit is coming to our school on Thursday, March 30, 2017. Body Venture is a unique educational program designed to involve students in learning the skills and choices for a healthy lifestyle. Children learn about the importance of good nutrition choices by walking through a 45-foot by 50-foot exhibit representing the human body. The exhibit was designed and created by the Kansas State Department of Education, Child Nutrition & Wellness.
See here for more information.


The school will need lots of parent volunteers to make this exhibit work. Be watching for a sign-up genius about a month away from the event. In the meanwhile, please contact Nurse Albert or Amy McCarthy with questions.

MAKERSPACE ITEMS NEEDED

The school is currently accepting items for our new “Tinker” area of the Maker Space. This space will allow students to take apart, build, and explore old or unwanted technology. Donations can include old VCR’s, DVD players, small electronics, home phones… Anything that doesn’t work and would be safe for students to take apart. It is also looking for legos and 2 19-30 inch monitors or TV's that must have the HDMI port for Nano computer stations. Please call the office if you have any questions.

SMAC PTA Legislative Update, January 6, 2017
The public education community has been rising to action in preparation for the January 11 confirmation hearings of nominee of Betsy DeVos to serve as Secretary of Education. While the PTA does not advocate for or against nominees, please be aware of the policy position statement recently released by the National PTA - here
If you join other advocacy groups, like the Network for Public Education, in voicing your concerns for the stated policy initiatives of the nominee, PTA members are urged to share our policy positions:
  • The PTA opposes any private school choice system—vouchers, tax credits or deductions—that would divert public school resources.
  • The PTA remains steadfast in our approach of putting the needs of all children first by advocating for high-quality public education.
  • The PTA supports public education as the major vehicle for preserving the basic values of a democratic system of government.
  • The public education system must be strengthened with the support of adequate funding, and continue to be governed by public officials.
  • The PTA supports high academic standards for all students and advocates to maintain, strengthen and implement state-designed college and career ready standards. These standards should have aligned curriculum and assessments to support academic achievement and college and workplace readiness.
  • The PTA seeks to expand access to high-quality early education, improve child nutrition programs, provide access to technology in schools, ensure safe environments in and outside of school, and increase federal investments in education.
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