THIS WEEK

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


Wednesday, September 30
*Walking School Bus

*6th Grade Lunch on the Lawn

Friday, October 2
*First Friday Coffee

Upcoming Events
Italics = Added this week


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
*Super Chat w/ Dr. Hinson

Thursday, October 22
*No School/Conferences

Friday, October 23
*No School/Conferences

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Monday, October 26
*Restaurant Night @ Papa Keno's

Friday, October 30
*Halloween Parade


The Dragon Digest

Your Corinth PTA Newsletter
Week of September 28 - October 2, 2015
Hello Corinth Families!

What a great night at Fall Fest! Special Thanks to Angie Tucker and Christie Walton and the entire Fall Fest Committee who worked tirelessly (and brought ponies!) on this fun event. And we could not have done it all without all the parents who volunteered at the rides and games, served food, decorated, cleaned up, sold tickets, bought cakes and candy, and attended!

We'll be wrapping up the grade-level Parent Parties soon. If you haven't made your donation, please consider doing it today. One of the PTA's major initiatives is to fund a full-time Math Aide. Read below for some of the great things our teachers say about her .

I hope to see you at our next First Friday Coffee this week after Friday dropoff.

Erin Herbst
PTA President
TO DO THIS WEEK:
1. WALK OR BIKE TO SCHOOL ON WEDNESDAY

This year, Mr. Lowe is challenging us to reach a goal of 100 200 walkers/bikers each Wednesday! If we reach this goal, the class with the highest # walkers/bikers will get an extra recess and kickball game with Mr. Lowe! Also, every student who walks or bikes to school on those Wednesdays will get a sticker and be entered in a drawing for a cool prize!

Contact: Katherine Reeves, or Kelly Cannova

CLICK HERE TO VOLUNTEER

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Congratulations to last week's winners:

Mely’s free ice cream: Baylor Ritter, Luke Kounkel, Soren Selberg, and Kate Blumenthal

Spirit wear knit hat: Anna Starr and August Bryant

Classroom winners: Chastain, Monteil, and Kriegshauser

We had 191 walkers and bikers!

Our goal for next Wednesday is 200 walkers/bikers!

Way to go Corinth!! Keep up the great work!

2. Parents of 5th & 6th Graders: Attend Lunch on the Lawn

Corinth Community,

I am very excited to participate in my first lunch on the lawn. 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:
5th Grade: Tuesday 9/29 @ 12:05 - 12:30
6th Grade: Wednesday 9/30 @ 12:20 - 12:45

3. Join the PTA for First Friday Coffee

Please join the PTA in the Cafeteria after drop-off on Friday, October 2. Connect with other parents.Stay for a sip, or a cup.
There's Still Time to:
Make your Donation to the PTA
In conjunction with the grade-level Parent Parties, 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.
JOIN THE PTA

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.
PTA NEWS:
Here is what some more teachers have said about Amy Bayles, our new Math Aide:

"I have utilized the Math aide to help with the Friday Computation and Concepts Assessments. I am also going to have a small group of Enrichment Students who will work with her and also a small group of students who struggle with Math facts. I love the extra pair of hands."


"In a busy day it is hard to find time to pull a student aside and review a concept that you know they haven’t mastered. The aides allow for more students to get the help they need on their level. A parent was grateful to see there was a math aide this year so that her student could get better help here at school on her assignments and it has resulted in less frustration and homework at home. It overall takes a weight off your shoulders knowing that there are more adult resources to target student needs. Our hopes in 5th grade is to get a small group working on math facts and a small group who are working on more challenging puzzles."

"I am so thankful to have the math aide! I am using her to work with my students who need some extra time learning concepts. I am also using her for enrichment of all of my students. She is able to work with small groups and individuals as needed! The individual attention makes all of my students feel special I know my students are benefitting from the extra attention."

THANK YOU to our Volunteers!

5th Grade Parent Party Hosts: Marci & Brett Knoff, Jay & Brad Klumpp, Maureen & Dave Vogel, Susan & Thad Langford
Thanks also to Farrah Felkner for making this great new Fall Fest Board.

Fall Fest:

In addition to the hundreds of parents and alumni, we couldn't have had such a great Corinth Corral witout the Fall Fest Committee:

Chairs: Angie Tucker, Christie Walton
Volunteers: Katie Saylor, Mel Wolf, Julie Baker
Wristbands: Nicole Muller
Food: Beth Stedry, Krisanne Bradley
Carnival Fun: Camella Bailey, Stacey Stinson
Sweet Shoppe: Mary Beth Mitchell, Joanie Beaulieu,
Laura Pollock

Carnival Games: Cindy Kerwin, Susan Langford
Decorations: Rachel Warner, Stacia Wiklund, Jenn Miller
Publicity: Whitney Duske



CORINTH NEWS:
NOTES FROM NURSE ALBERT

A local organization called Giving the Basics has donated a limited supply of personal care products available to families here at Corinth.

CLICK HERE for more information.
GIVE BACK TO CORINTH WHEN YOU ORDER FROM PAPA JOHN'S

From 9/26 to 10/2, 20% of your order can go right back to Corinth! CLICK HERE FOR SPECIFIC ORDERING DETAILS.
SMSD NEWS:

FOOD SERVICE….Did you know…………


Did you know that breakfast is available each day at your student’s school? Breakfast is a good indicator of doing well at school. Research shows that school breakfast:

  • decreases risk of food insecurity;
  • may protect against childhood obesity;
  • improves children’s academic performance, whereas skipping breakfast and experiencing hunger impair development and learning;
  • can decrease visits to the school nurse;
  • often improves behavior in school

If it is difficult to fit breakfast into your morning routine, breakfast is available in all schools. A student must choose a full portion of at least three different items to receive a reimbursable school breakfast. One of the three items must be ½ cup of fruit or juice. Breakfast items include: protein, grain, fruit/juice, and milk.

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 at http://foodservices.smsd.org

Read more in the NUTRITION NUGGETS NEWSLETTER or
NUTRITION NUGGETS EN ESPANOL.
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