THIS WEEK
Monday February 27
Spirit Week - Cowboy/Western Dress

Preorder deadline for raffle tickets for teacher treats

Tuesday February 28
Spirit Week - Greek/Togas

Box Tops for Education due to office (new date)

Wednesday March 1
Spirit Week - Island Attire

Thursday March 2
Spirit Week - SME colors (blue/black/gray)

Friday March 3
Spirit Week - CES Spirit Wear

Saturday March 4
Corinth Benefit Auction
6:30-11 Milburn Country Club
Upcoming Events
Italics = added this week
Tuesday March 7
Chick-fil-A Restaurant Night
3:30-9:30

Wednesday March 8
Vinyard Vines Shopping Night
5-8

Friday March 10
No School - End of 3rd quarter

Monday March 13-Friday March 17
No School - Spring Break

Thursday March 23
Health and Science Night 6-7:30

Thursday March 30
Body Venture

Wednesday April 5
Walking School Bus


Friday, Apri
l 7
Father-Daughter Dance

Wednesday April 12
Walking School Bus

Tuesday April 18
1st grade Roundup 11:50-1:30
Kindergarten Roundup 6:30-8

Wednesday April 19
Walking School Bus

Friday April 21
Mother-Son Dance

Wednesday April 26
Walking School Bus

Saturday Apri
l 29
Dragon Dash

Monday May 1
Golf Tournament
Oakwood CC
The Dragon Digest

Your Corinth PTA Newsletter
Week of February 27 - March 3, 2017
Hello Corinth Families!

It is here, it is here! The biennial auction is finally here! Check the details below to make sure you are ready to go on Saturday. I know I am looking forward to great night!

Your to-do list for this week:
  • It is spirit week. Remember "dressing" your Dragons to participate in the fun!
    • Monday - Ranch - Cowboy/Western wear
    • Tuesday - Caesar - Greek/Togas
    • Wednesday - Thousand Island - Island attire
    • Thursday - Blue Cheese - SME colors (blue/black/gray)
    • Friday - House - Corinth spirit wear
  • Deadline for preordering tickets for teacher treats is Monday, February 27.
  • Get your box tops for education in by the end of the month (Tuesday, February 28).
  • Mark your calendar for the Dragon Dash April 29th and register through the site below.
  • We need help with Body Venture on March 30. The signup genius link is below.
  • The auction is finally here on Saturday!
I look forward to seeing everyone Saturday night at Milburn! Thanks!

Amy McCarthy
PTA President
PTA NEWS

CORINTH BENEFIT AUCTION,
presented by Country Club Bank

The auction is Saturday, please take a moment to review these important details!

Tickets remain available to attend Saturday’s event. You may still purchase this week, and at the door, for $60 each. Go to the bidpal site, then click on purchase tickets.

Watch this video to answer any questions you may have and provide you with a tutorial for the night of the event - how to bidpal

Remote Bidding: Can't make it to the Corinth Auction on Saturday, March 4th? The good news is that you can still win some of our amazing silent auction items when you purchase a remote bidding ticket. Click on Purchase Tickets and select the Remote Bidding option. You will be able to bid on silent auction items only, Teacher Treats and live auction items are excluded to remote bidders.

Go online today to peruse our auction catalog, place your bids on March 4th remotely and be sure to set your maximum bids so you don’t miss out. You may participate from a computer, Apple or Android smartphone or tablet.

A $25 convenience fee in lieu of the event ticket price will apply if you are unable to attend the event. You must purchase this ticket option in order to receive a bid number to participate remotely. Go to the bidpal site, then click on Purchase Tickets. The morning of the auction, you will receive a text message to join the auction. Log into the BidPal site and begin bidding on silent auction items until 15 minutes after the live auction ends, about 9:45 p.m. You will pay online for any items won, and the committee will be in touch after the event to allocate items.

Remote bidding view from a PC:

Remote bidding view from a smartphone or tablet:

Auction Spirit Week is Feb. 27 – March 3, and we have a fun lineup planned to get our Dragons “dressing up” for spirit week!

  • Monday: Ranch Dressing – Dress like a Cowboy/Western
  • Tuesday: Caesar Dressing– Dress Greek/Toga Tuesday
  • Wednesday: Thousand Island Dressing– Dress in Island Attire
  • Thursday: Blue Cheese Dressing – Dress in Blue/Black/Gray for SME
  • Friday: House Dressing – Wear Corinth spirit wear

BidPal App
You do NOT need to go to the app store to download the BidPal app. The silent auction is web-based and not within an application. You will receive a text inviting you to join the auction the day of. Or, you can pull up your browser and go here. No download necessary. Here’s a simple video to show you how.


Where’s my bid number?
Gone are the days when you bid on a piece of paper with your number. BidPal will know your bid number based on your login. You do not need to enter a bid number to bid on items. The system will know you based on your registration and login. If you had not registered yet and want to buy, BidPal will require you to register at that time which will give you a bid number and collect payment information.

The night of the event, you will receive an event booklet with your bid number on the back to participate in the live auction. Your bid number will also display on your mobile device, but you will not need to enter it anywhere to bid on silent auction items.

Ready, set, charge!

You will access and bid on all silent auction items via your iPhone or Android devices through BidPal, so be sure to have your phone fully charged! If you don’t have a device, there will be some on hand for you to bid from.

Items
Items purchased at the auction must be taken home the night of the auction. Some larger items may require a delivery or pick up. Plans for those items will be discussed on a case by case basis. Corinth Elementary and its affiliated groups and volunteer organizations are not liable for items not taken home after the event.

Teacher Treats
Pre-order yours now through February 27th to win a chance at enjoying one-on-one time with your favorite Corinth teacher or staff. The raffle-style drawing is $5/ticket or $25 for six tickets. Winners will be chosen through a random drawing before the live auction. You do not need to be present to win. Items available and order form are attached.

We are looking forward to a fun evening. See you Saturday night! Contact Trisha Sims or Jenn Miller with any questions.

BODY VENTURE

BODY VENTURE IS COMING TO CORINTH!

We will need your help to make this a fun and educational experience for our students! Body Venture, a traveling exhibit from the Kansas State Department of Education, Child Nutrition and Wellness, will visit Corinth Elementary on Thursday, March 30, 2017. This is a unique educational program designed to involve Kindergarten through 5th grade students in learning the skills and choices for a healthy lifestyle. Body Venture consists of a 45-foot by 50-foot walk through exhibit representing the human body. Please consider volunteering!
The signup genius link is here.

HEALTH AND SCIENCE NIGHT

Health and Science Night is coming March 23 from 6-7:30. We are looking for assistance in helping with or hosting booths! Contact Nicole O'Laughlin if you can help or have questions. See flyer here for more information.
DRAGON DASH

The 14th Annual Corinth Dragon Dash is Saturday, April 29, 2017

It will soon be time for one of our favorite Corinth events -- Dragon Dash. Everyone can join in the fun, no matter what your fitness level.

  • Saturday, April 29
  • 5K race starts at 7:45 a.m. with the 1 mile walk to follow
  • Race starts and finishes at Corinth
  • USATF certified 5K course with chip timing

The Dragon Dash will be followed by a great breakfast and snacks for all participants as well as water stations along the course. Dragon Dash is a benefit for the Corinth PTA which helps pay for the Math Aide and Spanish Program.


For more information, or if you are interested in being a Dragon Dash sponsor, contact Tiffany King.

Click here to register today!

CHICK-FIL-A RESTAURANT NIGHT

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 • 3:30 - 9:30 PM

Come out and support Corinth and Chick-fil-A Ward Parkway will give 20% of the net sales back to the school! Just mention the school when you order: Dine-In, Carry-Out or Drive-Thru --- it all counts! See flyer here.

Vineyard Vines - Corinth Shopping Night

Get your Spring Break shopping done and support Corinth at the same time....and where better to do it than Vineyard Vines! Join us on the Plaza, Thursday, March 8th from 5pm - 8pm and get 10% off your entire purchase while Vineyard Vines gives 10% back to Corinth’s PTA’s Auction Proceeds. It's a win/win!
See here for more information.

Spring Walking School Bus coming soon!

Corinth Elementary Walking Wednesday campaign encourages students and parents to walk or bike to school. Our program promotes healthy habits, reduces traffic congestion, boosts our sense of community, and encourages our cities to provide safe routes to school.

Please plan on walking or biking with your student(s) on Wednesday April 5, 12, 19, and 26. Our program also provides Walking School Bus drop-off sites for parents who would like their child to participate, but may live too far for them to walk, or are not able to join them.

Are you a parent who would like to assist with Walking Wednesdays? If so, look for the sign up genius posted soon.

Need more information? Please contact Nicole Harris, this year’s PTA Walking School Bus Chair at (816) 665-3095 or by email.

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE
Parents, the KS Legislature is in the middle of its 2017 session, and I hope you will reach out to our representatives! As you probably are aware, there is again a state budget shortfall that the legislature is trying to reconcile before June 30th. Two weeks ago, a Senate bill proposed significant cuts in the education budget, but as of now, it appears that a tax bill may solve the shortfall problem without (terribly) affecting education dollars. Contact Rep. Stephanie Clayton; Sen. Barbara Bollier. To keep abreast of the latest, please see the non-partisan sites for Game On for Kansas Schools or the Kansas PTA.
FOOD SERVICE….Did you know…………

Did you know that March 6-10, 2017 is National School Breakfast Week?

A great breakfast program is offered in the cafeteria every day. When students take achievement tests, schools strongly urge them to eat breakfast first on testing days. Why? Because we know that when students eat balanced meal, they perform better academically and are better able to concentrate. Yet on “normal” days, many students fail to eat breakfast: they’re too busy, they’re too tired, or they don’t know what to eat. This is a great time to try School Breakfast. Let’s help students to perform better every day, not just on testing days, by making sure they eat a healthy breakfast at home or at school.

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.

Nutrition Nuggets attached here.

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