Please help the PTA thank our non-classroom teachers and staff by contributing to the non-classroom staff holiday fund to purchase gift cards. A suggested donation of $5 per family, or more if you wish, would be greatly appreciated! You may leave your donation in the office by Friday, December 7th.
Each year, the PTA wishes our Trailwood staff happy holidays by providing them with a box of delicious HOME BAKED cookies. Please help us make the staff feel special by baking 3 DOZEN of your favorite cookie. Cookies will be collected, packaged, and delivered to each staff member the morning of Thursday, December 13.
Volunteers will be out in the carpool lane on that morning to collect your baked goods.
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Happy holidays everyone!
Please join us for a fun-filled wintery Pre-school hour! We'll sing some fun holiday songs, read a wintery book, enjoy a wintery treat and we'll make some "snow-doh" and even go ice skating! Also, If you don't see a future thunderbirds name/email on my guest list...please let me know and be sure to invite them to RSVP!
-Mrs.Victoria Savich and Mrs. Lindsey Guillen
FYI...Just a friendly heads up that we do play and explore lots of items and materials that can be a possible chocking hazard for children younger than 3.
Thank you to all who came and supported the pancake breakfast this year. Thank you to the volunteers who helped collect money, serve food, set up and clean up. We could not do it without the help of our Trailwood community.
Legislative Update - January 8, 6:30 p.m.
Our legislative update from our state senators was a success so we are doing it again with our state House members, Rep. Stephanie Clayton and Rep. Jan Kessinger, on January 8 from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. A new session will be starting in Topeka the following week so there will be a lot to discuss when it comes to funding schools, taking care of our awesome teachers, school safety and more. You'll want to hear how our new governor and changes in the legislature, including the loss of a number of moderates in Johnson County, will affect the agenda. Mark your calendars and plan to come out! Child care is provided (as always). See you there!
This year's election is over and we saw extremely high turnout in area. Well done! Here are some of the most education-relevant results for the Trailwood area.
US Representative - Sharice Davids
KS Governor - Laura Kelly
State Representative - Stephanie Clayton (generally north of 99th St) and Jan Kessinger (generally south of 99th St)
Johnson County Chair - Ed Eilert
Johnson County Commission - Janee Hanzlick (Overland Park families) and Becky Fast (Prairie Village families)
Here are two articles that show how the election results could impact our school in the coming months and years:
Please fill out the form and drop it at my house (3517 West 97th Place) or email me your order. The t-shirts are at my house. Thanks for supporting Indian Woods PTA!
Jennifer Burns Jboresow@gmail.com
Through T-Birds Serve, Trailwood Elementary PTA hopes to create a community of compassionate children who understand the importance of giving to others. On the heels of a successful room party event with our Sock Kit donation, we wanted to share some ways that you and your family could give back this holiday season. It doesn't take much to keep on giving!
Here are some ways that you and your family can get involved around KC to help serve others! Holiday Heroes Program at KVC: Make the holidays brighter for children and teens involved in the child welfare system by providing gifts. https://kansas.kvc.org/get-involved/holiday-giving/holiday-giving/
Watch the calendar for our school-wide T-Bird Serve events next semester. Want to help plan some of our T-Birds Serve events? Contact Karen Badgett at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Did you know all students will receive a full breakfast and a full lunch regardless
of the money they have in their account effective November 1, 2018?
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
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Fall is here and so is the Book Fair! Make sure you come by between November 14th and 17th to check out this year’s selections. The Fair will also be open during the Special Person’s Lunch and the Pancake Breakfast. This a great way to get more books into our homes and into our library!
Check out the new schedule for the Special Person’s Lunch this year – we have so many special visitors attending that we need to split it up over two days to accommodate everyone! November 14th will be for students with last names A-M, November 15th will be for students with last names N-Z. Thanks for rolling with us on this. We appreciate the flexibility and support of our parents and staff.
Heather McClure, PTA president
Your PTA Trailwood Auction committee needs your help. We are in need of gift cards and/or monetary donations to help offset the money we spend creating these amazing and one-of-a-kind class art projects for you to bid on at our annual school
auction.We would love to get gift cards from:
Thank you all for your help!
Your PTA Auction Committee
Victoria Savich, Laura Maybaum, Paula Wheeler, and MacKenzie Harvison
The District Open House will be held at the Center for Academic Achievement on Monday, January 30th from 6:30-8:30pm where all local school Award of Excellence winners will be on display and the District winners will be announced. These winners will also be recognized on Monday, January 28th in a Board of Education meeting.
Award of Excellence:
Brecklyn Harrison - 2nd grade, Literature
Remy Hamilton - 2nd grade, Visual Arts
Nicholas Miller - 3rd grade, Visual Arts
Gianna Harrison - 5th grade, Photography
Eden Wagner - 5th grade, Visual Arts
Blake Sebastian - 6th grade, Visual Arts
Award of Merit:
Cora Hathaway - 2nd grade, Visual Arts
Marissa Harrell - 5th grade, Visual Arts
Eden Wagner - 5th grade, Visual Arts
Our legislative update from our state senators was a success! Thank you to those who came out to hear about the work of the legislature (and how important this election is!). We will do it again on January 8 at 6:30 p.m. with our state House members. Mark your calendars and plan to come out to hear what will be happening in Topeka next year. Child care is provided (as always). See you there!
This year’s Citizenship poetry and essay writing contest will run from November 1 to November 30.
The theme is “My Motivation” and it is open to all 5th and 6th graders. Some classes may be writing in class as part of a class project but it is open to everyone. A seperate email will be coming to all 5th and 6th grade parents. Please encourage your child to participate!
Also if any parents from any grade are willing to judge, we are looking for a few more. Please email me at email@example.com if you are interested.
Thanks- Stacy Doyle, Citizenship Chair
November 14th - November 16th, 7:30am-4:00pm
November 17th, 8:00am-11:00am
Please consider volunteering as set up & take down support or cashiers.
Thank you for supporting this wonderful event!
We will be hosting our Special Persons Lunch November 14 & 15th. This is an opportunity for your student to invite one special person to join them for lunch and some book fair shopping.
This year we will split this event over two days to allow plenty of room for all of our guests.
Your students special person could be a grandparent, aunt, uncle, neighbor or even you!
Save the date for this year’s Book Fair Pancake Breakfast with pancakes from Chris Cakes. The pancake breakfast will be Saturday, November 17. More details in the upcoming days.
Please join us again for another hour of fun, food and friends! We will have a Thanksgiving theme and talk about things to be thankful for! We will also take a tour of the Trailwood book fair and have our Librarian, Mrs. Fritz read us a story! So, practice your turkey gobble and we will see you all real soon!
If you don't see a future thunderbirds name/email on my guest list...please let me know and be sure to invite them!
Thanks for your help!
-Mrs. Victoria Savich and Mrs. Lindsey Guillen
FYI...Just a friendly heads up that we do play and explore lots of items and materials that can be a chocking or safety hazard for children younger than 3.The activities are more geared towards children 3 years+ but feel free to bring younger siblings if needed.
Thunderbirds, you ROCK! You donated more than enough supplies for every student (kindergarten through 5th grade) to pack a sock kit for the homeless! We delivered 375 sock kits to ScrapsKC. They were speechless!
THANK YOU from ScrapsKC:
ScrapsKC's mission is to care for Kansas City's environment, to educate about homelessness and to serve the hungry. We are very grateful for the support we have had from the Trailwood community. ScrapsKC distributes the socks to homeless in three different ways. First, socks are given to any homeless person that volunteers in our store. Second, we serve breakfast on the streets every Saturday morning. If it has been raining, socks are brought to that location and handed out. Finally, the sock kits are available for our customers to take and give to the homeless they see on the streets.
Thank you for your generosity and support as we work together to care for Kansas City.
Brenda Mott, founder
Due to a scheduling conflict we will not be partnering with Duck Donuts this Saturday, November 10th. We hope to bring this dining partnership to our families sometime in December-so stay tuned!
Dear Parent, Shawnee Mission School District is once again working in cooperation with ATS HeartCheck to provide heart screenings for youths ages 8 to 25.
Date: Tuesday November 6th and Wednesday November 7th
Time: 5pm - 8:30pm
Location: Center for Academic Achievement, Board Room 8200 West 71St St.
There are a limited number of appointments available for kids ages 8 and older so don't delay Pre-registration is required.
This low-priced offer is only $129 with additional discounts available for families that qualify. You may also schedule your child 's appointment at: www.ATSHeartCheck.com. Click "Make an Appointment" to access both the scheduling and the discount form
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