YAY, IT'S MAY! Calling all Thunderbirds to get moving this month!
WHAT’S THE MOVE IN MAY CHALLENGE?
Please contact Deborah Mower if you have any questions or concerns.
Sponsored by the 'Let's Move' committee.
Staff Appreciation Week (May 6th – 10th) will be here before we know it! We have a lot of fun things planned but we need your help. Please check out the schedule below to see where you can help. You don’t need to do everything so pick your favorite things and show your love and support. Let’s show our Trailwood Staff how much we LOVE them!
Monday, May 6th: Something Pretty
Bring a flower from the PTA Flower sale, store or from your garden
Tuesday, May 7th: Something from Sonic:
Sonic day for Teachers and Staff! Sonic will be providing favorite beverages for our Staff. Thank you Sonic for your support! We still need two volunteers to be “school hops” to deliver the drinks in the afternoon. If you are available and interested, please reach out to Julie at email@example.com for more details.
Wednesday, May 8th: Something Sweet
Ideas: Candy bar, homemade treat, soda, piece of fruit, popcorn, gum/mints, etc. We also encourage you to bring a “sweet” thank you note from home.
Thursday, May 9th: Something She’ll Love
Ideas: Nail Polish, pens, a hand drawn picture, candle, lotion, gift card, supplies for the next school year, etc.
Friday, May 10th :
Everyone deserves a break on this day. The PTA will be showering our staff with cookies. “Thank you for helping our kiddos to be such smart cookies this year!”
At the April PTA meeting, the general membership approved the purchase of 2 elm trees to help shade the playground! Thanks to the generous support of our parents we had sufficient operating capital from the auction to fund such a fantastic purchase. The District is expecting to have the trees planted soon and both trees will be located at the south edges of the playground. In addition, Joan Leavens from the District will be attending our May 7 PTA meeting to discuss grounds questions.
We would love for you to consider joining one of the following committees to make the 2019-2020 school year the best yet! Please let Jen Pontier know if you have interest or questions about the following openings:
-Welcome Back Coffee
-Family Science Night
-Room Parent Coordinator
Thank you for your consideration!
School Funding Plan Passes
After much delay, the Kansas legislature passed a school funding bill, which was signed by Governor Laura Kelly. The bill adds new funding to account for inflation and when combined with the funding that was approved last year, SMSD is expected to receive an additional $9.8 million. The state supreme court must still rule on whether the new funding plan is constitutional. All our Trailwood area legislators voted in favor of the bill - please thank them!
This is an election year for SMSD. Our South-area seat and one At-Large seat are both on the ballot this year. Our current South-area representative, Deb Zila, is not running again. Brian Brown is the only individual who has announced for that seat; Brad Stratton has filed for re-election to the at-large seat. Additional candidates can file until June 1.
Trailwood is partnering with Bright SchoolKitz® to provide supply kits customized to your teacher’s supply list. Order now at schoolkitz.com and eliminate the back-to-school shopping hassle. Free up your summer and enjoy it! Kits are filled with brand names (Crayola, Elmer's, etc.) and quality products that are competitively priced with local and large retailers. Bright SchoolKitz® offers a discount of $5 for each kit purchased by the last day of school. Enter Trailwood at www.schoolkitz.com.
Raider Wrestling Club
2019 Summer Camp Registration Form
Every Tuesday Night in June & July – SMS Wrestling Room
6-7PM – K – 4th Grade
7-8:30PM – 5th – 8th Grade
Get ready for the middle school and up-coming club seasons. Recommended attire is tee shirt and shorts. Wrestlers provide wrestling shoes & headgear (mouth guard required for athletes with braces). We will have some wrestling shoes to lend for camp. Ages 4-14. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. Checks payable to Raider Wrestling Club.
$20.00 Per Wrestler/Per Month
5101 West 95th Street, Overland Park, KS 66207-3399 • Phone: (913) 993-5600 • Fax: (913) 993-5699 • Attendance: (913) 993-5688