Tuesday, March 8
*Cyber Security Guest Speaker: Jeff Lanza,
2 p.m.: Grades 3-6
7 p.m.: Parents ONLY

Thursday, March 10
*6th Grade Configuration Discussion, Indian Hills MS, 6 p.m.

Friday, March 11
Upcoming Events
Italics = Added this week
Monday, March 14 - Friday, March 18
Monday, March 21
*School Resumes (note calendar change)
*6th Grade Configuration Discussion, Indian Woods MS, 6 p.m.

Wednesday, March 23
*Spring Running Club begins
*Restaurant Night at Panera

Friday, March 25
*Early Dismissal, 12:30


Thursday, March 31
*School Photos
* Super Chat with Dr. Hinson , 10 a.m. Indian Hills MS
The Dragon Digest

Your Corinth PTA Newsletter
Week of March 7 - 11, 2016
Hello Corinth Families!

We hope you will join us on Tuesday evening for an important presentation on Cyber Security.

Have a great week, and a safe and happy Spring Break!

Erin Herbst
PTA President
1. Attend the Cyber Security Presentation, Tuesday at 7 p.m.

The Corinth PTA is proud to present Jeff Lanza, former FBI agent, who will be speaking about cyber security to our 3rd-6th grade students during the day, and to the parents at night. If you cannot attend the parent-only event, you are welcome to attend the students' presentation at 2 p.m. on March 8. We request, however, that you do not bring students to the presentation at 7 p.m.
2. Register for Dragon Dash

The 13th Annual Corinth Dragon Dash is Saturday, April 30, 2016
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 30
  • 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 Aid and Spanish Language teacher, with plans to help fund the new Makersapce, as well.

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

Register Online today!
3. Train for Dragon Dash/Sign up for Spring Running Club

Is your child interested in running? Corinth will be kicking off the Spring Running Club for all grades after Spring Break! Join us each Wednesday from 3:20-4:00. We'll meet in the gym, get a few stretches in, and then head to the track to do some laps. The club will last for six weeks (March 23 - April 27). Each participating child must have a permission slip, which can be downloaded HERE, and must wear tennis shoes and bring a water bottle! Please bring the signed permission slip to the first meeting on March 23. We look forward to running with you!

4. Sign up for Spring Fling (Father/Daughter Dance)

4th Annual Corinth Spring Fling
A dance for the girls of Corinth and their father, relative or other special adult.
Friday, the 8th of April
Two Thousand and Sixteen
7-9 PM
Corinth Elementary School Cafeteria & Gymnasium
Desserts, Dancing, Photos
Please bring a camera or phone to take a special photo on the Red Carpet!
Plus a special dance tribute for the 6th grade girls!

Forms Due March 25.

Corinth PTA NEWS:

Makerspace Information

Your Dragons may be talking about a Makerspace because Mr. Lowe has proposed creating a Makerspace at Corinth, and has asked the PTA to fund it.

Over the coming months, he will be creating a team to visit some other Makerspaces around the area. Mr. Lowe has challenged interested Dragons to write an essay if they want to be on the committee. If you are interested in helping, or know a member of the community who might be able to help, please contact Mr. Lowe .

In the mean time, if you are looking for something to do over the break, why not visit a new MakerSpace at the Johnson County Central Resource Library to see what it's all about!

Volunteer Opportunities

***Recycling in the Cafeteria - until Spring Break Corinth is excited to be bringing back our Recycling and Composting program. Mrs. Molteni's 4th grade class has been covering the lunchroom dismissal/ tray clearing/ sorting task this week. And now we need parents to take over. Don’t worry! It really is not difficult, and mostly involves pointing/ directing more than touching any food or getting dirty.

If you are coming to Corinth to have lunch with your Dragon, we would love a little extra help, to help our Dragons help the Earth! SIGN UP HERE.

***Corinth Garden - Summer Watering
The Corinth Garden will need water this summer! SIGN UP HERE to help out.
Box Tops News

Thank you Corinth for a huge contribution of box tops! We raised over $400 for Tall Oaks. Congrats to Mrs. Molteni’s room for collecting the most, for the second time! They have earned another doughnut party.
Thank You to our Volunteers!
  • Dental Screenings: Gretchen Selberg, Stacy Bean, and Ann Pecaut
  • First Friday Coffee: Margaret Chaffee
  • Science Night:

    Science Night Committee:
    Kelly Cannova, Camella Bailey, Margaret Chaffee, Brea Noblit, Janice Norton (retired teacher)

    Parent Volunteers who created and manned their own experiments: Jennifer Gerton, Will Healy, Amanda Bruce, Kristen Albert, RN, Corinth Robotics Club, Steve Stechshelte, Mrs. Penland & The 6th Grade Inventions

    Volunteers Manning Science Night Committee stations: Laura Moore, Emily Watts, Margi Wilson, David Naylor, Melissa Bagley, Stephanie Cherra, Tracy Breford, Emma Cannova (SME Student), Caroline Heitmann (SME Student), Will Bledsoe (SME Student), Ms. Sine (retired teacher), Fielding Norton (Janice’s husband), Linda Beatty(retired teacher), Jim Beatty (Linda’s husband)

    Community Partners:

    KS Deptartment of Wildlife

    SME Environmental Science- Mr. James Lockard

    SME Robotics Club- Mr. Vincent Miller

    Astronomical Society of KC

    The Museum at Prairiefire- Donation of a 1 year Family Membership

Fifth Grade City

The 5th grade will begin a very special economics unit in 4th quarter. We will be a creating our very own city. One of the businesses in our city is a bank. On behalf of the students and staff, we would like to sincerely thank Country Club Bank for being an amazingly generous sponsor, and for making our learning hands-on and providing this real world experience. They are making this unit possible by donating check books for our banking unit.

In our city we would also like to have:
  • Arts and Craft studio
  • Cafe
  • Engineering Firm
  • Bakery
  • Radio station
  • Health center
  • Spa
  • Sports center
  • Photo-booth
  • Ad- agency
  • Supply center
  • Delivery
  • Utilities
We invite all parents to consider sponsoring one of these businesses.
If your company or business would like to get involved contact Mary Jo Holler.

Community Invited to Forums to Discuss Sixth-Grade Configuration

A task force is reviewing grade configuration, specifically related to sixth-grade students in the Shawnee Mission School District. Superintendent Jim Hinson has engaged the task force to discuss this topic as a result of feedback and questions he received from stakeholders. To inform the review process, the task force will hold community forums in each of the five geographic high school feeder areas. Task force members are charged with researching the issue, gathering input from the community, and sharing resulting recommendations with the superintendent. No decisions or recommendations for change have been made at this time. All discussion would center on potential implementation during the 2018-2019 school year at the earliest. Task force members will research and share information at community forums regarding the many aspects to be considered. Each forum is open to all community members. The schedule of meetings, all of which are scheduled from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the cafeteria at each location, is as follows:

  • March 10: Indian Hills Middle School
  • March 21: Indian Woods Middle School
  • March 24: Westridge Middle School

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