Wednesday, April 20
*Walking School Bus

Thursday, April 21
*5th Grade Musical, 6 p.m.
Upcoming Events
Italics = Added this week
Monday, April 25
*Pajama Day

Tuesday, April 26
*Sports Team/Athlete Day

Wednesday, April 27
*Inside-Out/Crazy Hair Day
*Walking School Bus
*Dragon Dash Online Registration Closes at Midnight

Thursday, April 28
*Super Hero Day
*1st Grade Round Up, 10:15-10:45 a.m.
*Dragon Dash Packet Pickup 1-4 p.m.
*Kindergarten Round Up, 6:30-8 p.m.

Friday, April 29
*Corinth Spirit Wear Day
*Dragon Dash Pledge Forms Due

*Variety Show Registration Deadline
*Dragon Dash Packet Pickup 7:30-9:00 a.m.
2:30-4:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 30
*Dragon Dash


Thursday, May 5
*Early Dismissal (12:30)

Friday, May 6
*No School


Thursday, May 12
*Field Day

Friday, May 13
*Mother/Son Dance, 7-9 p.m.


Friday, May 20
*8:30 Awards Assembly
*1:30 6th Grade Graduation


M onday, May 23
* 8 a.m. PTA Meeting
*8:30 a.m. Variety Show
*Early Dismissal (12:30)
The Dragon Digest

Your Corinth PTA Newsletter
Week of April 18-22, 2016
Hello Corinth Families!

This week is a great time to tick off all those to-do items - register for Dragon Dash, sign up to help at the various events, get your Dragon's Pledge Forms and Variety Show applications turned in.

Have a great week!

Erin Herbst
PTA President

1. Get Ready for Dragon Dash!

The 13th Annual Corinth Elementary School Dragon Dash presented by Larson Building Company will be held Saturday, April 30, 2016.

Dragon Dash Details: Prairie Village, KS: Dragon Dash, a family friendly 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run to benefit Corinth PTA, will be held at 7:45 am on Saturday, April 30, 2016.

Runners and walkers of all ages and skill levels are welcome to join the run. The 5K chip-timed course begins and ends at Corinth Elementary School at 8301 Mission Road, and winds through beautiful Leawood and Prairie Village.

Breakfast and snacks will be served after the race, as well as water stations along the course.

Not running? See "Volunteer Opportunities" section below for information on how you can help!

For questions, contact Margaret Chaffee.

We sent a special Dragon Dash email last week with all you need to know!


2. Walk or Bike To School on Wednesday

The Walking and Biking Wednesdays program encourages all students to walk or ride their bike to school at least four times per semester. The program promotes healthy habits, reduces traffic congestion, boosts our sense of community and encourages our cities to provide safe routes to school. Our Spring walking dates are April 6, 13, 20, 27, and May 4.

One responsibility of the program is to provide a Walking School Bus for students who may not live within walking distance of the school. Our walking school bus provides two bus stop locations, one at Leawood Presbyterian Church and the other at 3508 West 89th Street. We rely on volunteers to lead the walking school bus and ensure our students have a safe route to school.

We still need many volunteers to make this safe and successful for all our Dragons. Volunteering is easy - especially if you are already planning on walking with your student.


We have so many opportunities to help the Corinth community: Weekdays, weekends, before, during and after school. Please take a look!

1. This Wednesday Morning (and every Wednesday until May 4): WALKING SCHOOL BUS

2. Saturday, April 30: Dragon Dash
Please Volunteer for Dragon Dash! It takes many hands to make this a safe and fun experience for all. Please consider volunteering. Why not ask Grandma and Grandpa or Aunts and Uncles to come join the fun! Visit the volunteer tab on the race website. We need lots of course monitors. Grab a cup of coffee and a camp chair and cheer our Dragons along the way. VOLUNTEER FOR DRAGO N DASH (click on "Volunteer" tab on left hand side of the page).

3. Monday, May 2: We need four volunteers to work at the Shawnee Mission Clothing Center ( 4401 W 103rd St) on May 2 from 8:30 - 11 a.m.. We have coffee/water/snacks. Volunteers can be families, grandparents, aunts, uncles and neighbors. Contact Erin Herbst.

4. Thursday, May 12: Field Day (Rainout will be Friday, May 13)
4th and 5th Grades 9:00-11:15, Kindergarten – 12:30–2:00; 1st – 3rd Grades 12:45-2:45. As with previous years, 6th graders will help coordinate the event. However, we will still need lots of parent volunteers to prep and manage stations at the event. Please sign up to assist with either a morning or afternoon session, or both! VOLUNTEER FOR FIELD DAY

Any questions, please contact MAUREEN SCHWARTZ


Corinth PTA NEWS:


1st Annual Mom/Son Party
Neon Nights
Friday, May 13th
Corinth Elementary Gym
$20.00 a couple ($25 max per family)
Casual party attire – get creative if you like.
Dessert will be served!

Registration info and Volunteer opportunities to come!

Get Your Act Together!!

It’s time for the 20th Annual Corinth Dragons Variety Show

Student Auditions for the Variety Show will be: Wednesday, May 4th, 3:20-5:00 pm, Music Room

This will be the ONLY time for auditions!!!

As your Dragons plan their acts, please keep the following in mind:

  • All performances are limited to 2 minutes!
  • If you plan to sing, there can be NO LIP-SYNC or sing-a-longs! Only background music can be used.
  • Each student can only be in ONE act (absolutely NO exceptions!)
  • You cannot change your act after your audition is accepted.

If you are interested in signing up for an audition, please fill out the attached registration form and return it to the office by Friday, April 29th.

Late registrations will not be accepted. You will be notified of your exact audition time prior to May 4th. We are asking for one parent from each group to act as the agent. Parent contact information is required on the form.

The Variety Show will be on the last day of school,

Monday, May 23rd at 8:30 a.m.

Calling all Golfers

We need golfers to represent Corinth at the annual "Big 9” Golf Scramble Tournament! The tournament is being held at Oakwood Country Club on Monday, May 2nd with an 8 am shotgun start, and it includes teams from other East area elementary schools. Your participation directly benefits Corinth. There are lots of fun contests planned so sign up before all the spots are full!
Please see the link for more details and player sign up, and contact PAUL BARBRE with any questions or to inquire about sponsorship opportunities - mobile/text or email. An additional sign up for volunteers will be coming soon.
2016-17 Fall Fest and Auction Committees are Forming!

While Fall Fest is still a while away (September 23), we want to make sure that it continues to be one the most fun and anticipated events at Corinth. If you are interested in chairing or volunteering on the committee, please contact Amy McCarthy.

And the bi-annual Corinth Auction (March 4, 2017) will be here before we know it! Contact Jenn Miller or Trisha Sims if you would like to be involved or have items to donate!
Congratulations to 1st grader, Leo Vicuna!

Leo's film production won at the state level PTA Reflections Program contest! His video now heads off to compete at the national level!
Thank You To Our Volunteers!

  • Walking School Bus 4/6: Katherine Reeves, Kristen Albert, Kelly Cannova, Jennie & Shaun Cronin, Amy Henson, Phil and Tiffany Kear, Bretta Watkins, Margaret Chaffee, Tracy Kelting, Nicole Harris ... and all the Dragons and parents who walked or biked to school!
  • Culver's Restaurant Night: Lauri Bledsoe
  • April - Staff Appreciation
    Spring has sprung and we celebrated the Corinth staff with some fun sweet and salty snacks in April! Special thanks to the following people who made it happen: Heidi Atlas, Betsy Ballard, Megan Barbre, Dani Beaver, Valorie Coffland, Becky Croker, Jessica Klocke, Kimberly Levitan, Ann, Lilak, Laura Moore, Wendy Oviatt, Debra Rettenmaier, Trisha Sims, Lauren Stallbaumer, Mandy Starr, Amy Thurston, Emily Tomilnson, Rachel Warner

Shawnee Mission East Area News

Looking for something “good” to do in April? Join our Shawnee Mission East High School friends for the upcoming benefits…

April 23: Shawnee Mission East Student Council is hosting its second annual Love Fund Color Run. The cost per runner is $10 for students and $20 for adults, and all proceeds benefit the SME Love Fund, an organization that provides funds for East students in need. We would love if you could promote our event at your schools by spreading the word to families through your phone call system and by email. We would also love it if your schools gym teachers could promote the event. Our goal is to have 350 runners, and we would love to see future Lancers participating! Visit this website to

May 13/14: Prairie School 150th Anniversary. Prairie is the first school in the district to commemorate this milestone and we invite you, your families and your staff to come help us celebrate. Open House - Friday, 5/13 - 5:00-8:00 pm. 150th Fair - Saturday, 5/14 - 3:00-8:00 pm. CLICK HERE for more information.

Shawnee Mission South's National Art Honors Society Invites All K-6 to the Annual Kids Day, April 23, 9-11 a.m.

CLICK HERE for more information.
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