THIS WEEK
Monday, September 5
No School - Labor Day

Tuesday, September 6
SEPTA (Shawnee Mission Special Education PTA)
meeting 6:30 Indian Creek Tech Center

Friday, September 9
No School - Teacher Workday
Upcoming Events
Italics = added this week
Monday, September 12
Kindergarten and 6th grade lunch on the lawn

Tuesday, September 13
1st grade lunch on the lawn

Culver's Restaurant Night

Wednesday, September 14
2nd grade lunch on the lawn

Thursday, September 15
3rd grade lunch on the lawn

Friday, September 16
4th and 5th grade lunch on the lawn

Fall Fest meal/wristband orders due

Directory deadline to make print directory


Saturday, September 17
1st Grade Parent Party
Stacey & Adam Algren house

Monday, September 19
Vision Screening, Grades K, 1, 3, 5

Spirit Week - Wear your KC attire

Tuesday, September 20
Booster Seat Check by PV Police Dept. for Grades K-2

Spirit Week - Go for the craziest hair

Wednesday, September 21
Spirit Week - Relax in your PJs

Thursday, September 22
Spirit Week - Inside Out Day


Friday, September 23
Spirit Week - Corinth Spirit Wear
Fall Fest food donations due to office in morning

Fall Fest 5:30-8

Saturday, September 24
Kindergarten Parent Party
Jessica & Andy Clocke house

Tuesday, September 27
Picture Day (new date)

Thursday, September 29
Super Chat with Dr. Hinson
Trailridge Middle School
9:30-10:30 am

Friday September 30
Early Dismissal (12:30) - Professional Learning

Saturday October 1
4th Grade parent Party
Lauri & Steve Bledsoe house

Saturday October 8
5th Grade Parent Party
Ashly & Mike Hanson house

Saturday October 15
2nd Grade Parent Party
Stacey & Brent Grecian house

Saturday, April 29
Dragon Dash

Saturday, March 4
Corinth Benefit Auction
The Dragon Digest

Your Corinth PTA Newsletter
Week of September 6-9, 2016
Hello Corinth Families!

It was great to see you all at Back to School Night this past week. Hope everyone enjoyed the long weekend, and the kiddos enjoy this extra-short week!

Your to-do list for this week:

*Fall Fest - order your wrist bands and meal vouchers (due September 16), and volunteer.
*Deadline for updating the directory to make the print version is September 16th.

Thanks!

Amy McCarthy
PTA President
PTA NEWS
HELP WANTED
We are still looking for some volunteers on our PTA Committees. If you are interested in helping with the Yearbook, with an eye to succeed the role of Chair, or if you can be the Chair of the Reflections committee (a PTA-sponsored student competition. This year's theme is "What is your Story?" Click here for more information), email Amy McCarthy
DIRECTORY

Please update the directory! Remember you can choose what information to include, even if it is just your child's teacher and/or an email contact. We will be printing a hard copy of the directory this month, for those who ordered it. The deadline to update your information is Friday, September 16 to make the printed directory. Also, if you ordered the directory/joined PTA and chose to pay by check, please remember to send that in to the office. If you have any questions or problems, contact Scott William.
FALL FEST
2016 Corinth Fall Fest - Friday, September 23, 2016
~Check your children's backpacks for the flyer~
or here
New this year! Pay for your meal and wristband order online HERE!
Meal vouchers and wristbands will be sent home in your child’s backpack before Fall Fest.

Volunteers!
We NEED your help to make this a fabulous night for all our kids. The fall fest is a parent-run event. We'd like to see each family who has a child attending the fall fest volunteer for at least one shift. Sign up HERE.


Volunteers are needed for the 6:15-7:15 and 7:15-8:15 shifts.

In addition, there will be a drawing for a $50 Visa gift card for one lucky volunteer from the last shift and clean up crew!


PTA PROJECTS HIGHLIGHT
Spanish

The PTA is able to do a LOT because of your generous donations of both time and money. Among such things as classroom grants, purchasing yearbooks for all the children, subsidizing field trips, maintenance on our garden, new books for the library, and teacher appreciation events, we undertake the major funding projects of providing an additional aide in the classroom focused on math, a Spanish program, and new this year -- a Maker's Space. Look in this section weekly for highlights on some of these projects. This week, find information below about our Spanish Program.

La Señora Martha Martin is from El Tigre, Venezuela. After high school, she attended Centro De Estudios Universitarios in Monterrey Mexico and obtained her Bachelor’s degree of science in psychology. Shortly after graduation she worked as an instructor of interpersonal communication and philosophy at Colegio Labastida in Monterrey Mexico before returning to Venezuela. In Venezuela, she continued her career in education and taught elementary age curriculum at private and public schools. She moved to Kansas City in 2005 with her husband, and has worked at several non-profit organizations as a social worker and interventionist. Around the beginning of 2011, she realized how much she missed the classroom and decided to make a return to teaching and began working full time as a Spanish teacher at a Montessori school in Missouri before joining us here at Corinth elementary. She is now starting her 5th year as the Spanish teacher.

See here for more information on the Spanish curriculum from the Young Spanish August newsletter!

Treasurer FYI for the new school year
  • Deposits require a filled out CEF/PTA Deposit Request Form in order to be accepted. Deposits are usually left with Sheryl at the office to put in the safe for the Asst. Treasurer to pick up.
  • Reimbursements require a filled out CEF/PTA Reimbursement Request Form in order for reimbursements to be processed. Reimbursement requests go into the Treasurer's mail box in the Corinth office.
  • If you have any questions please let Kim or Sarah know.
SUPER CHATS
Join the Shawnee Mission Area Council PTA for Super Chats. Super Chats are informal Q & As with SMSD Superintendent, Dr. Jim Hinson. There will be several Super Chats throughout the school year at the SMSD middle schools. The first is September 29, 2016 9:30 am-10:30 am at Trailridge Middle School. Click here for more information.
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SEPTA - Shawnee Mission Special Education PTA

Shawnee Misson SEPTA serves as a community resource to educate, advocate, and connect families with similar needs.

SEPTA supports:
All Parents & Educators in Special Education
Students that are Gifted
Students in Special Education Classes
Students with IEPs & 504 plans

SEPTA provides a forum to:
Advocate for your child's needs
Meet SMSD Special Education leadership
Express your opinion
Network with other parents
Learn from community resource presenters

SEPTA meetings for the 2016-17 school year will be on the first Tuesday of every month beginning at 6:30 p.m. The meetings will be held at the Indian Creek Technology Center at 4401 W 103rd St.

The first meeting will be:
Sept 6 | 6:30pm | Indian Creek Tech Center
Understanding your Special Education Services
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For more information about SEPTA, see here
OTHER NEWS

From the ART room

Corinth is a member of Artsonia.com, an online student art museum. Artsonia manages school art galleries in a safe and educational manner, developing students’ pride and self-esteem and involving parents and relatives in students arts education. We need your permission to include your child’s artwork on our schools web gallery on Artsonia. Artsonia should have emailed you a permission link, if not, please go here.

Last year was Corinth's first year as a member, I received several compliments on Artsonia as a way to share your student’s work with family and friends. There is the option to purchase items with your child’s artwork on it (mugs, shirts, key chains . . .) but there is NO need to purchase anything, it is a free web site. Many fans; however, did purchase postcards to send to the artist and the kids were excited to tell me when they got a post card with their art work on it. Corinth art room does receive a portion of anything purchased thru Artsonia. Check out the site, there are parental controls that limit who can see posted artwork.

If you have questions, please feel free to email Kim Bogart, Corinth art teacher.

FOOD SERVICE

Click here for Food Service's September Nutrition Nuggets newsletter!

The school breakfast menus, lunch menus, and other nutrition information are available on the district’s website

LUNCH ON THE LAWN

Come bring a picnic blanket and join your kids during their normal lunch times for the annual lunches outside on the lawn!
September 12
Kindergarten 11:30-11:55
6th Grade 12:20-12:45
September 13
1st Grade 11:50-12:15
September 14
2nd Grade 11:20-11:45
September 15
3rd Grade 11:00-11:25
September 16
4th Grade 10:50-11:15
5th Grade 12:05-12:30

NURSE NOTES

Vision screening scheduled for Monday, Sept. 19

Lion’s Club will be visiting Corinth to check vision for students in grades K,1-3-5 on Mon., Sept. 19. We need (2) AM parent volunteers (8-11 am) and (2) PM parent volunteers (12-3 pm) that can assist with walking the kids from their classes and recording. Please let Nurse Albert know if you are available and willing to help, it is greatly appreciated! Thank you!

Instrument Beginning Band Classes
Kent Setty will be teaching instrument beginning band classes at Indian Hills. All classes will meet in the band room at Indian Hills and will be from 4-5pm.
Flute: Monday August 29 and Wednesday September 7
Clarinet: Tuesday August 30 and Friday Sept 9
Trumpet: Thursday September 1 and Tuesday September 6
Trombone: Wednesday August 31 and Thursday September 8

BOY SCOUTS
5th and 6th graders, build an adventure - join Scout Troop 381!


Boy Scouts is for all boys 11-18. Our Scouts play team sports, participate in music programs, love video games and are busy, active boys who crave adventure. This fall Troop 381 will be hiking, riding, camping- and more.
It's not too late to join a troop and have an adventure!

Visit a weekly meeting - Troop 381 meets Monday nights from 7:00 -8:30 p.m. for more information, contact Scout Master John Lilak, 913-208-4286
Thank you!

CORINTH FAMILIES

Thank you to you! Thank you for coming to Back to School Night. Thank you for joining PTA. Thank you for volunteering your time and talents to the school. Thank you for getting involved. Corinth is a very special community in large part because of the effort of our families!

DID YOU KNOW?
MATCHING DONATIONS

Keep in mind that many generous companies offer a matching gift/donation program that either match dollar for dollar or a % of the total if the donation is to a 501(c)(3) organization and that organization can provide a receipt. Our Corinth PTA qualifies, and we can provide a receipt for you! Please consider taking advantage of these programs and increase the impact of your donations to the Corinth PTA. To request a receipt or ask questions, contact Sarah Casey.
Peachjar
Ever wonder where those Peachjar flyers go? Did you know there is a repository, in which you can look at them again? Click here to find them!
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