Monday April 24
Spirit Week - Dress like a track star

Tuesday April 25
Spirit Week -
Wear red/white/blue like an American Olympian

Wednesday April 26
Spirit Week - dress like your favorite teacher/principal

Walking School Bus

Online Dragon Dash registration closes

Thursday April 27
Spirit Week - be a super hero

Friday April 28
Spirit Week - Corinth Spirit Wear

Dragon Dash Pledge Forms due

Registrations for Variety Show due

Saturday April 29

Dragon Dash
6:30-8 Registration and Race
8:00 Breakfast, music, games and fun
9:00 Awards ceremony
Upcoming Events
Italics = added this week
Monday May 1-May 5
Staff Appreciation Week

Monday May 1

Golf Tournament 1:00
Oakwood CC

Papa Keno's Restaurant Night

Wednesday May 3
Variety show tryouts
3:20-5 auditorium

Thursday May 4
Early Dismissal 12:30

Friday May 5
No School - Professional Learning

Friday May 12

Field Day

Thursday May 18
6th grade graduation 1:00

Friday May 19
Spring General PTA meeting 8:15 cafeteria

Variety Show 8:30

Last Day of School - Early Dismissal (12:30)
The Dragon Digest

Your Corinth PTA Newsletter
Week of April 24-28, 2017
Hello Corinth Families!

It's Dragon Dash week! Please come out to run/walk/volunteer this Saturday for this fun community event! Also, see the spirit week themes for each day this week to help build the excitement.

Your to-do list for this week:
  • Monday spirit week - dress like a track star!
  • Tuesday spirit week - dress in red/white/blue like an American Olympian
  • Wednesday spirit week - dress like your favorite teacher/principal
  • The final spring Walking School Bus is this Wednesday.
  • Thursday spirit week - be a super hero.
  • Friday spirit week - Corinth spirit wear!
  • The Variety Show registrations are due on Friday.
  • Dragon Dash pledge forms also due Friday.
  • Don't forget the golf tournament is right around the corner on Monday!
  • The Field Day volunteeer signup is now live. See below to see if you can help.


Amy McCarthy
PTA President


The 14th Annual Corinth Dragon Dash presented by Larson Building Company is right around the corner! This is a family favorite community activity at Corinth and one of our biggest fundraisers.

Dragon Dash link here

**Registration Link**

Registration will close on-line at midnight, Wednesday, April 26. After that, you may register in person at Packet Pickup (only cash or check payments will be accepted at that time).

page1image3504**Packet Pickup**

Packet Pickup is at Corinth Elementary School in the main lobby during the following dates and times:

Thursday, April 27, 2:00-6:00pm
Friday, April 28, 7:30am-9:00am and 2:30-4:00pm Saturday, April 29 (Race Day), 6:30am-7:30am

**Sponsor your Dragon in the Pledge Drive!**

Your students should have brought home a pledge form for our Dragon Dash Pledge Drive. (You can also make donations online). Please support our fundraising efforts by participating in the pledge drive. Students earn prizes for money collected.


If you aren’t running or walking in the Dragon Dash, please consider being a course monitor. You will be assigned a spot along the route, where you will be responsible for making sure that runners are safe and stay on the course, and cars and pedestrians stay off it. Click on the volunteer tab on the left hand side of the race website. Grab a cup of coffee and a camp chair, and cheer our Dragons along the way.

page1image13536See here for schedule and more information.

Get Your Act Together!!

It’s time for the 21st Annual Corinth Dragons Variety Show

Auditions for the Variety Show will be:

Wednesday, May 3rd

3:20-5:00 pm

Music Room

This will be the ONLY time for auditions!!!

As you plan your 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 registration form return it to the office by Friday, April 28th. Late registrations will not be accepted. You will be notified of your exact audition time prior to May 3rd. 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,

Friday, May 19th at 8:30 a.m.

See flyer here for more information and registration form.
Questions, contact Jayme Paben.

Spring Walking School Bus is here!

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.

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

Take the afternoon off and play golf! Make a foursome with your friends and relatives and support Corinth. Shotgun start at 1 o'clock May 1st. Sign up or questions contact Paul Barbre.


FIELD DAY will be held on Friday, May 12th (Rainout will be Monday, May 15th)

4th – 5th Graders 9:00-11:15

Kindergarten 12:30 – 2:00

1st – 3rd Graders 12:45 – 2:45

As with previous years, 6th Graders will help coordinate the activities, however we will still need parent volunteers to prep and oversee stations at the event. Please sign up for either a morning and/or afternoon shift as your schedule allows. Thank you so much for your help in making this year's Field Day a success!

Please use this link to the Sign Up Genius: Field Day Volunteers

Any questions please contact Maureen Schwartz.


The spring general PTA meeting will be held Friday, May 19 at 8:15 in the cafeteria. Planned agenda items include voting on the slate of new officers (See list here), and appropriations to be made for the Maker Space. Please contact Amy McCarthy with any questions or concerns.


Hello Corinth parents and students,

It is with a heavy heart I am announcing that I will be leaving as Corinth’s school nurse at the end of this school year. For seven years, I have enjoyed my role taking care of the kiddos-- but also have enjoyed meeting and developing relationships with the amazing families who attend here. Corinth has been my second home, and I will miss the everyday encounters I have had with your kids, and discussions with parents that help me understand your child’s condition. I will be taking a job with Children’s Mercy pulmonology and sleep disorders clinic this summer. Just maybe I will run into you and/or your child if you have an appointment! Thank you all for being supportive of me-- I would be so grateful to be remembered for making your child feel better, both physically and mentally! Each student here will be remembered for their uniqueness and kindness. My Corinth experience will always have a place in my heart!

Kristen Albert, RN, BSN Corinth School Nurse


Shawnee Mission School District Superintendent Jim Hinson Announces Retirement

After 34 years in public education, with 28 of those serving as an administrator, Dr. Jim Hinson announces his retirement effective June 30, 2017. This decision will allow him to spend more time with his family, and pursue other lifelong goals.

"The board, administrators and employees of this fine district have provided me with terrific support over my tenure," said Hinson. "I am extremely thankful for the opportunity to have worked with each member of the team. I am proud of the district and what it is today; and feel confident that the dedicated board members and talented leadership team will continue to ensure that Shawnee Mission remains one of the very best school districts."

Sara Goodburn, president of the Board of Education, said, "On behalf of the board, we thank Dr. Hinson for introducing our district to relevant, innovative, state-of-the-art methods to deliver high quality education to all our students. He was instrumental in developing the district’s 10-year strategic plan which enhanced academics, technology, safety and security, and communications." Goodburn added, "The district benefitted greatly from his impressive leadership and expertise in developing the 2015 no-mill-increase bond issue, allowing us to build new facilities. We wish him well as he begins this new chapter of his life."

The board will officially consider this issue at the board meeting at 7 p.m., Monday, April 24 at the McEachen Center. It will begin to develop a leadership transition plan, which will include appointing an interim superintendent.



Not to sound cheesy, but our staff is SUPREME
The Staff Appreciation committee showed our staff just how supreme we think they are by hosting a good old fashioned pizza party this past week. Staff enjoyed pizza from Waldo along with lots of treats and drinks brought in from the committee. Special thanks to Julie Baker, Betsy Ballard, Sally Baratta, Megan Barbre, Kelly Brende, Elizabeth Chilcote, Valorie Coffland, Andrea Deschaine, Cortney Dougherty, Tracy Kelting, Jessica Klocke, Lindsay Peattie, Debra Rettenmaier, Mandy Starr, Stacey Stinson, and Amy Thurston for making it all happen.
Thank you!

Thank you to Angie Lucas, Katie Saylor and Lindsay Hargens for helping us welcome our newest little Dragons!


On behalf of the Neon Nights Mom/Son dance committee we'd like to thank the following people without which we could not have organized and hosted this dance.....

A huge thanks for their time, energy and creativity:
Brendan O'Neill
Todd Cribb
Jenn Miller
Farrah Felkner
Allison Coffman
Katie Saylor
Shelly Murphy
Erin Slicker
Susie Grow
Whitney Duske
Megan Wilkens
Gretchen Selberg
Victoria Flower
Kathleen Dehan
Cortney Dougherty
Maria Hedrick
Mike Hanson

A big thank you to all who donated water and/or cupcakes. Your generosity is appreciated!

Finally, a special thanks to our office staff, Sheryl and Ashley, for their help in corralling the donations and fielding questions, the custodial staff, Terry, Lukas and Bea, for their help in setting up and cleaning up and, of course, principal Lowe for his help the evening of the dance!
Our heartfelt thanks-
Bridget Hoffman
Amy Neusel
Debra Rettenmaier
Tracey O'Neill

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