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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
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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It's not too late to sign up for this super fun walk/run! Sunday, Nov. 4. Walk off that Halloween candy and raise money for South-area band programs, including Trailwood's! It's a great way to spend a Sunday morning.
Election Day is November 6 and this is a huge election for public education. You'll be voting for Kansas Governor and your representative in the Kansas State House, which allocates state funds to public schools like Trailwood. You'll also be voting for Member of Congress, County Commission and more! The PTA as a nonprofit organization does not endorse candidates, although we encourage you to be as informed as possible. There are several education-focused groups, including Education First Shawnee Mission, Stand Up Blue Valley and the Kansas National Education Association (KNEA), who do endorse candidates that they believe will support public education in Kansas.
You can vote early at Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center on Friday (10 am-7pm) or Saturday (9am-3pm) or at your polling place on Tuesday. Visit jocoelection.org to find your polling place. Vote, vote, vote!
The Rompin' Stompin' Raider Run is a super fun 5k on Nov. 4. And it benefits Trailwood's band program!
The 5k is the Shawnee Mission South band’s largest fundraiser and a portion of the proceeds get returned to the South-area elementary and middle schools to buy music and instruments!
Runners will be greeted by the SMS band on the course -- and the drum line plays at the finish line.
Spread the word! This is a 5k not to be missed!
To register, scan the QR code on this picture or go to smsraiderband.org
Trailwood Legislative Forum - Oct. 9 @ 7pm
We are pleased that Trailwood's four state legislators have all agreed to join us for our October 9 evening PTA meeting. Come out to Trailwood to meet state Reps. Stephanie Clayton and Jan Kessinger and state Sens. Barbara Bollier and John Skubal. Our legislators will be prepared to discuss school funding and will take questions about other issues of concern to you and our community. This is a real treat to have them so please mark your calendars and plan to attend.
Primary Election Complete - General Election November 6
The primary election was held on August 7. The winners of the primary election advance to the general election, which will be held on November 6. Many decisions about our schools are decided by election outcomes, including funding levels, school safety, investments in early education and much more. Please make a plan to vote! You can register to vote, or update your registration if you've moved, online at https://ksvotes.org/.
If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Cheatham, Legislative Chair, at email@example.com
5101 West 95th Street, Overland Park, KS 66207-3399 • Phone: (913) 993-5600 • Fax: (913) 993-5699 • Attendance: (913) 993-5688