THIS WEEK
Monday, September 14
*School Picture Orders Due
*Girls on the Run begins


Tuesday, September 15
*After-School Spanish begins for K-2nd
*Restaurant Night @ Culver's

Wednesday, September 16
*1st Grade Lunch on the Lawn
*After-School Spanish begins for 3rd-6th

*After-School Running Club

Thursday, September 17
*3rd Grade Lunch on the Lawn


Friday, September 18
*2nd Grade Lunch on the Lawn


Saturday, September 19
*1st Grade Parent Party
Upcoming Events
Italics = Added this week
Monday, September 21
*Western Wear Day

Tuesday, September 22
*Crazy Hair Day
*4th Grade Lunch on the Lawn

*Youth in Action Sign Up @ Lunch
*Super Chat w/ Dr. Hinson

Wednesday, September 23
*Pajama Day
*Walking School Bus


Thursday, September 24
*Crazy Sock Day

Friday, September 25
*Corinth Spirit Wear Day
*Fall Fest


Saturday, September 26
*5th Grade Parent Party


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Tuesday, September 29
*5th Grade Lunch on the Lawn


Wednesday, September 30
*6th Grade Lunch on the Lawn


Friday, October 1
*First Friday Coffee

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Wednesday, October 7
*Walking School Bus

Thursday, October 8
*Early Dismissal

Friday, October 9
*No School
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Wednesday, October 14

*Walking School Bus
*Stuco


Saturday, October 17
*2nd & 3rd Grade Parent Party

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Tuesday, October 20
*School Picture Retakes

Wednesday, October 21
*Walking School Bus
*Super Chat w/ Dr. Hinson


Thursday, October 22
*No School/Conferences

Thursday, October 23
*No School/Conferences


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Friday, October 30
*Halloween Parade



The Dragon Digest

Your Corinth PTA Newsletter
Week of September 14-18, 2015
Hello Corinth Families!

Just one week after Labor Day weekend, and the temperatures are dropping and the leaves are already falling! We're half-way through the first quarter, Parent Parties are underway, and Lunches on the Lawn commence this week.

Our old favorites are coming up: Culver's Night, Walking School Bus and Fall Fest.

And we have some new activities this year: Girls on the Run, Running Club, First Friday Coffees.

Also new this year is our Math Aide, Amy Bayles. Read below for some of the great things our teachers say about her.

Thanks to all who have joined the PTA this year, and to those who have made donations. We could not do all these great things without your support.

Have a great week, and don't forget to charge the iPads!

Erin Herbst
PTA President
TO DO THIS WEEK:
1. ORDER SCHOOL PICTURES

Forms came home with your children last week. You can also place your order online: www.inter-state.com/order. Use order code: 01594XA

Orders must be received by Monday, September 14.

Make up photos will be taken on: Tuesday, October 20.
2. Meet us for Dinner at CULVER'S on Tuesday: 5-8 p.m.

Join us for a fun way to connect with other Corinth families and support our school. And if you're lucky, Mr. Lowe might be the one to serve your ice cream.

Each month, the Corinth PTA hosts a Restaurant Night at a local eatery that will give back a portion of the night's proceeds to our school.

The first Restaurant Night will be at Culver's on State Line. The class with the most attendees will win free ice cream!

CLICK HERE for details.

3. Parents of 1st, 2nd & 3rd Graders: Attend Lunch on the Lawn

Corinth Community,

I am very excited to participate in my first lunch on the lawn on September 16th with 1st grade. In the event of rain or wet ground conditions, we will move the event into the gym. Don’t forget to bring a blanket! For lunch on the lawn, we will have both the north and south entrances open for visitors and family. A sign in sheet will be located in the lobby with visitor stickers (checking into the office will not be required for lunch on the lawn).

Thank you and please call the office with any questions!

Chris Lowe

THIS WEEK:
1st Grade: Wednesday 9/16 @ 10:50 - 11:15
2nd Grade: Friday 9/18 @ 11:00 - 11:25
3rd Grade: Thursday 9/17 @ 11:30 - 11:55

4. Start Running with the Corinth Fall Running Club

Is your child interested in running? Corinth will be kicking off a fall running club for all grades starting Wednesday. Join us each Wednesday from 3:20-4:00. We'll meet in the gym, get a few stretches in, and then head to the track to do some laps. The club will last for six weeks (September 16 - October 21). Each participating child must bring the permission slip, which can be downloaded here, and must wear tennis shoes and bring a water bottle!

Please print and bring the signed permission slip to the first meeting on Sept. 16. We look forward to running with you!

5. PARENTS of 1st Graders: Attend Annual Parent Party on Saturday
These fun, casual, adult-only events, are a great way to connect with parents in your child's grade, and are held in conjunction with our annual fundraising.

We are raising funds for the PTA's major financial initiatives (Spanish Program and Math Aide). The suggested donation is $125/child. Of course, donations of all sizes are sincerely appreciated and anonymous. We are grateful for what ever amount your budget allows. Don't forget that this is a tax-deductible donation, and to find out if your employer will match your donation.

If you prefer to pay by check, please place your check in the envelope included with your Parent Party invitation, and bring to the party, or deliver it to the school office.

*Please consider adding 3% to your donation to help us cover the costs associated with accepting credit card payments. Suggested donation would be $128.75/child.
6. Get your Fall Fest Wrist Bands and Volunteer for a Shift

Fall Fest will be here before you know it cowboys! Have you ordered your wristbands yet?! Copy of Flyer/Order Form.

Fall Fest is also in dire need of volunteers. This awesome event is run solely by our amazing Corinth volunteer community. Please help fill volunteer spots or we are in jeopardy of losing certain games…you wouldn’t want that for your little cowboy or cowgirl would you?!


Please SIGN UP HERE to volunteer for a shift.

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Corinth Corral is Friday Sept. 25th. We will get excited the entire week leading up to the event with spirit days M-F. Show your Dragon passion by dressing up each day!!

Monday 9/21: Western Wear to KICK-off Spirit Week!
Tuesday 9/22: crazy hair day
Wednesday 9/23: pajama day
Thursday 9/24: crazy socks
Friday 9/25: Corinth spirit wear!!!
There's Still Time to:
1. JOIN THE PTA

We are encouraging all parents to join the PTA. With your dues, you will help fund grants for our teachers, and the great events at our school. As a member of the Corinth PTA, you will also be part of the national and Kansas PTAs.

We also encourage you to use the online directory, which is free to all parents. If you have not tried to access it from your smart phone, CLICK HERE for instructions on how to install it.

To pay for your PTA Dues online, simply choose which option you would like and click the appropriate button just below.

If you prefer to pay by check, CLICK HERE. For questions about Membership, contact: Mandi Hunter.
2. Volunteer for PTA events at Corinth.

Complete your Volunteer Form online HERE.
PTA NEWS:
What the Teachers are saying about the PTA-funded full time Math Aide, Amy Bayles:

"While we are still working out the kinks of our scheduling, Amy has been such a wonderful addition to my room. It’s so nice to send kids to her that need some one-on-one with a particular concept or send a couple to work in a group. I have also sent my high kiddos to expand on what we were learning about and play a higher level game, the others couldn’t quite do yet. I have also been happy to use her as a resource to help kids make corrections on assignments they did the day before, but missed a certain skill. I’ve also used her in the class, walking around helping me figure out who is catching the concept and who needs some extra help. THANK YOU for the extra help. Our kids will definitely benefit."

"We have a schedule worked out so that she can meet with small groups of kids consistently each week: kids who need more practice with the concepts, kids who need more challenge, and kids who are working on level."

"We are very appreciative of this extra help in math! It will be great for all the kids in our classes."

WALKING WEDNESDAYS ARE COMING SOON!

The Walking 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 fall walking dates are September 23, October 7, 14 and 21.

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.

Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to seeing on the way to school!

Contact: Katherine Reeves,The Walking School Bus Committee

CLICK HERE TO VOLUNTEER

BOX TOPS

Hey Dragons...It is time to start cutting and collecting your Box Tops for Education! These can be found on many grocery items that you are already buying (General Mills cereals and granola bars, Progresso Soups, Betty Crocker baking items…) This easy fundraiser helps to send our 6th graders to Tall Oaks. We collect in the fall and the spring. Please send them through backpack mail c/o Tall Oaks or leave them in the box in the office. Be sure to mark your baggie or envelope with class name.

The class with most Box Tops by November 2 will win a class prize!
THANK YOU to our Volunteers!
  • Picture Day Helpers: Brynn Burns, Tracy Kelting, Mandi Trotter, Rich Shrock, Gretchen Selberg
  • 4th Grade Parent Party Hosts: Jo Ellen & Dave Dyer, Laura & Todd Cribb, Victoria & Andy Flower, Susan & Spencer Brown
CORINTH NEWS:
NOTES FROM NURSE ALBERT

CLICK HERE for everything you need to know about:
  • Hearing and Vision Screening
  • Hand Washing
  • Lice
  • Food Allergies
  • Sleep
  • Flu Shots
Before you throw it away ... the Art Room may need it!

The art room is looking for:

paper towel tubes/ toliet paper tubes, Brown paper bags, empty kleenex boxes

The art room can always use:
fabric scraps, old calendars (pets, animals, artists), magazines (sports illustrated, architectural, home decor - check content for appropriateness)

Have other goodies that the art room might be able to use, let Mrs. Bogart know!

REMODELING or doing construction - the art room could always use house paint and insulation boards (this is for scenery for musicals)

and last - the art room could always use legos, preferably the duplo size for free art activities.
SMSD NEWS:
Renovation Sensation is September 16, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Take the Renovation Sensation House Tour to benefit the SHARE program at Shawnee Mission East. SHARE is the largest student-led, school-based, not-for-profit, youth volunteer organization in the country!

For more information and to see which homes are on tour, see the Renovation Sensation Brochure.

Send in the attached Ticket Form or purchase tickets online.
Stay Connected to Corinth:
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