THIS WEEK

STAFF APPRECIATION WEEK

Monday, May 2
*Variety Show Emcee Auditions (6th grade only): 3:15-4:00

Tuesday, May 3
*Bring a flower to your teacher

Wednesday, May 4
*Variety Show Auditions: 3:15-5:00

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

*Early Dismissal (12:30)

Friday, May 6
*No School

Upcoming Events
Italics = Added this week
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Thursday, May 12
*Field Day

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

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

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Monday, May 23
LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
*8 a.m. PTA Meeting
*8:30 a.m. Variety Show
*Early Dismissal (12:30)
THANK YOU TO OUR DRAGON DASH SPONSORS!
PRESENTING SPONSOR
Larson Building Company
PLATINUM SPONSOR
Hoffman Orthodontics
GOLD SPONSORS
Foo's Fabulous Frozen Custard
Hunter Family Vision
First Watch
SILVER SPONSORS
Dancerz Unlimited
Great Day Chiropractic
Granite Garage Floors
Orangetheory Fitness
Papa Keno's Pizzeria
Fleet Feet Sports
Prairie Fire Apparel
BRONZE SPONSORS
Active Health Solutions
Kanukuk Kampout
Leawood Presbyterian Church
Salty Iguana
SouveNEAR
FRIENDS OF CORINTH:
BRGR/Urban Table Cosentino’s Price Chopper
Spin Pizza
Wild Bird Center
Children’s Mercy Hospital
Sopra Salon
The Dragon Digest

Your Corinth PTA Newsletter
Week of May 2-6, 2016
Hello Corinth Families!

What luck our Dragons have! It seems that no matter how gloomy the forecast, the skies always clear just in time for Dragon Dash! And fortunately, they did again this year.

There are so many people to thank (see below!). And we really could not have done any of this without the hundreds who ran, walked, and donated.

And speaking of thanks, this week is Teacher Appreciation Week. See below for some things you and your Dragons can do to make their week even more special!

Don't forget that Thursday is a half-day, and there is no school on Friday.

Have a great week!

Erin Herbst
PTA President
TO DO THIS WEEK:
1. Tuesday: Bring a Flower to Your Teacher

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!
2. Wednesday: Walk or Bike 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. CLICK HERE TO VOLUNTEER

Congratulations to our past Winners!

Wk 1: Ellen Greenstein, Maci Garwood, Porter Konold, Anna Whalen, and Elijah Hense

Wk 2: Kate Coffland, Parker Pierce, Ella Croker, Grey Robinson, and Morgan Turpin

Wk 3: Harper Urban, Matthew Yarlagadda, Ryann Ketcherside, Lucy Cattano, and Calvin Barbre


These classes won a kickball game with Mr. Lowe:

Wk 1: Molteni, Dodge, and Terlouw (3 way tie)

Wk 2: Molteni and Leaders

Wk 3: Boeschen and Leaders

3. Thursday, May 5: Bring a Special Note to your Teacher

Use
THIS FORM!

4. Friday: Turn in Registration for the Mom/Son Party


Click HERE for the Form and Invitation.

1st Annual Mom/Son Party
Neon Nights
Friday, May 13th
7:00-9:00
Corinth Elementary Gym
$20.00 a couple ($25 max per family)
Casual party attire – get creative if you like.
Dessert will be served!

5. All Week: Make Teachers' Wishes Come True!

Now that Dragon Dash is over, we are rounding our last leg of the school year and sprinting toward summer! Soon our kiddos will be able to stay up late, sleep in and play outside in the warm sunshine. But what got us to this point? Our Dragon-a-rific staff, of course!
The “Dragons Give Back” Program is a program to reward these hardworking creatures. We asked the Corinth Staff for two “wishes,” or items they would find useful in their future work next year. If you would like, please review the list and sign up to purchase an item. After you have made the purchase, you and your child can bring it directly to the specified staff member. Granted wishes need to be provided by the last day of school.
Each teacher has up to two wishes. They have kept their requests $50 or under. Parents can sign up to grant one or multiple wishes. Please also consider supporting all staff. If your child’s teacher has had their wish already granted, consider making a purchase for another staff member. Our Dragon staff ALL work hard! Not all staff has had a chance to provide their wishes yet, so please check back during the week. More wishes will be available.
Please sign up now! Contact Ann Lilak, with any questions.

CLICK HERE to grant a wish!
6. Volunteer for Field Day - May 12

We have just a few slots open! VOLUNTEER FOR FIELD DAY

Any questions, please contact MAUREEN SCHWARTZ

Corinth PTA NEWS:

VOLUNTEER!

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: WALKING SCHOOL BUS

2. Thursday, May 12: Field Day VOLUNTEER FOR FIELD DAY

3.Ongoing: The Corinth Garden needs weeding! Contact Carole Lechevin if you can help.

4.This Summer:
WATER THE CORINTH GARDEN

Fall Fest Chair Needed!

Does your family enjoy the Corinth Fall Fest? We are so grateful for their work in the past years, but our chairs are stepping down. They will continue to provide support and guidance, and all the details are in place; we just need a leader (or two) in order to keep this event alive! We must fill this role before the end of this school year!

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.
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.
THANK YOU TO ALL WHO HELPED WITH DRAGON DASH!

Thanks so much to Mr, Lowe, Mrs. Huerter and Mrs. Maguire for putting up with all the chaos in the office last week. And, again thanks to Mr. Lowe, Mr. Ryder and all the teachers and staff for supporting the Dragon Dash by volunteering and participating. More than anything else, thanks to our families for coming out and supporting a great fundraiser and community event.

Dragon Dash Committee:

Chair: Margaret Chaffee
Step-Up Chairs: Amy Henson, Stacey Gilman, Mandi Trotter
Entertainment: Amy Henson
Marketing: Sara Buck
Operations: Kathleen Dehan, Erica Wren
Sponsors: Tiffany King, Abby Kramer
Packet Pickup: Nicole Trembly
Pledge Drive: Katherine Reeves, Maria Benavides
Registration: Dani Beaver, Debra Rettenmeier
Volunteers: Mandi Trotter
Teacher Rep: Mr. Ryder

Volunteers:

Course Monitors:
Bobby Bagley
Megan Barbre
Stacy Bean
Joanie Beaulieu
Brett Beezley
Maria Benavides
Steve Bledsoe
Barbara Bollier
Amy Boren
Susan Brown
Amanda Bruce
Dave Burket
Laura Cribb
Jennie Cronin
Kelly Green
Sarah Hamilton
Kirk Hardinger
Janet Ingram
Matt Martinek
Molly Molzer
Tracey ONeill
Wendy Oviatt
Katie Schmidt
Jon Ternus
MeMe Ternus
Maureen Vogel
Rachel Warner
Andrea Whitefield

Food Distribution/Floater:
Kimberly Levitan
Phil Kear
Tiffany Kear
Brandi Schudy


Follow Vehicle:
Kristina Whitaker

Kids’ Tent:
Brooke Latas
Lancer Dancers

Packet Pickup:
Katherine Reeves
Katie Saylor

Clean Up:
Stacey Grecian
Sarah Mackay
Music on the Course:
Kate & Jon Whitefield
The Sun Family

Music at/after the Race:
Tally Hobbs

Additional Thanks:
Leawood Police Department
Prairie Village Police Department
Terry Walker, Corinth Custodian

SMSD NEWS:

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.

FOOD SERVICE….Did you know…………

Did you know that money on a student’s meal account will roll over to next year? Whatever money is on their account the last day of school will transfer to next year even if your student changes schools within the district. Negative balances will also transfer so it’s important to clear those up before the end of school.

Seniors – Any money left on a senior’s account will be refunded. After the senior’s account has been reconciled, the refunds are automatically sent by mail in late June.

Free and Reduced meal applications will be available for the 2016-2017 school year on July 11. You will be able to apply for the program online and it will be available at on July 11. We encourage you to use the online application process as it will speed up the approval process. If you don’t have access to a computer, you can visit the food service office and apply online there. Paper applications will still be available in our Food Service office at 4401 W. 103rd St. in the Indian Creek Technology Center or at the school. A new application (per family) must be submitted each year. If you receive state assistance, call the food service office at 913-993-9710 before completing an application. Please apply before school starts so you can begin receiving your benefits the first day of school. It can take up to 10 days to process your application and you will be responsible for any meals your student buys before your application is processed.

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

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