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 2:30-6 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
Upcoming Events
Italics = Added this week

Tuesday, May 3
* Bring a flower to your teacher

Wednesday, May 4
*Variety Show Auditions: 3:20-5:00

Thursday, May 5
* Bring in a NOTE for your teacher
*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 DASH Digest

Your Corinth PTA Newsletter
Week of April 25-29, 2016
Hello Corinth Families!

It's time again for the Dragon Dash! For the 13th year in a row, Corinth is holding this 5k/1-mile fun run, for walkers and runners of all levels. We encourage everyone to come out on Saturday morning to support the Corinth PTA.

In the mean time, you can start warming up, by walking or biking to school on Wednesday. Last week we had 186 Dragons participating (pretty good considering the weather!). Let's top that number this week! If Mission Road is under construction, the 89th Street Walking School Bus will not run, but you can start at 83rd (Leawood Presbyterian).

And don't forget: this is also Spirit Week. Dragons are encouraged to dress up in different themes each day:
-Monday: Pajamas
-Tuesday: Favorite Sports Team/Athlete
-Wednesday: Inside-Out Clothes/Crazy Hair
-Thursday: Super Hero
-Friday: Corinth Spirit Wear or Dragon Dash shirt

Have a great week! I look forward to seeing you all on Saturday morning!

Erin Herbst
PTA President

1. Before Wednesday at Midnight: Register Online for Dragon Dash

The 13th Annual Corinth Dragon Dash Presented by Larson Building Company is a huge (and fun!) event for the Corinth community. Walkers and runners of all levels are welcome to participate in the 5K or 1-mile fun run.

Join us on Saturday, April 30
Race Starts at 7:45 a.m.
Corinth Parking Lot (South Side)

After Wednesday at Midnight, you may register in-person at packet pickup, but prices go up:

Thursday April 28

Friday April 29

April 30

2. ASAP: Volunteer for Dragon Dash

If you are not running or walking, we could use your help! It takes many hands to make this a safe and fun experience for all.
We still need:
-7 course monitors - cheer people on while enjoying a cup of coffee!!
-8 food distribution - help at the food tents after the race
-3 kids tent
-5 clean up

For questions, contact Margaret Chaffee.
3. Wednesday: Walk or Bike To School

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.

4. Thursday: Roundup New Students

Do you have (or know) an incoming Kindergartener? Come to Corinth at 6:30 p.m. for registration, tours, information, and more!

Do you have (or know) a child who will be entering Corinth for the first time in 1st Grade? Come to Corinth on Thursday at 10:15 a.m. for registration, tours, information, and more!

Contact: Sheryl Huerter
5. Friday: Turn in all Dragon Dash Pledges and Pledge Form
(You can also make donations online where you register).

Please help support our fundraising efforts by participating in the pledge drive. Just $15 will enable your child to participate in the sought after Foo’s Ice Cream Party at school. Raise just $25 and get the all new Dragon Dash water bottle.

6. Friday: Turn in your Variety Show Registration Forms

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.

7. Monday, May 2: Play Golf

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.
Corinth PTA NEWS:
Staff Appreciation Week is May 2-6

We can never thank our wonderful staff enough for all they do! The Teacher Appreciation Committee will be treating all Corinth Staff all week. CLICK HERE to see what they have in store!

And the Dragons can participate, too:
Tuesday May 3: Bring a flower to your teacher
Thursday, May 5: Fill out THIS FORM with a note to your teacher.


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!

Notice of General PTA Meeting

Please join us on Monday, May 23, at 8 a.m. in the Cafeteria (before the Talent Show), for a brief General Meeting, so that we may:

1. Vote in the PTA Board for 2016-17;
2. Approve the use of PTA funds for the Corinth Maker Space; and
3. Approve the amendment of the Corinth PTA Standing Rules to a) define the formula for collecting PTA dues, and b) refine the structure of the Board to reflect the current needs of the PTA.


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. 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


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!
Thank You To Our Volunteers!

  • Walking School Bus 4/20: Katherine Reeves, Kristen Albert, Kelly Cannova, Tiffany Kear, Bretta Watkins, Margaret Chaffee, Tracy Kelting, Nicole Harris ... and all the Dragons and parents who walked or biked to school!

Shawnee Mission East Area News

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.

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