welcome, thunderbirds!


Our PTA is a dedicated group of parents, teachers, and administrators who work together to provide resources and programs to all families in our school community.


The PTA supports the quality of education at Trailwood Elementary with strategic investments in curriculum materials, enrichment and instructional programs, and general support of our community that directly enhance the school's mission of excellence for all Trailwood students.


Welcome to Trailwood PTA!


Thunderbird families, have a wonderful summer! We look forward to seeing you in August! Your PTA will be ready with some amazing events, activities and programs to support the Trailwood community. Stay tuned for more details!


Questions about the PTA? Please feel free to reach out to PTA President, Lori Tritsch


2024 - 2025 PTA Exec Board



During the May PTA meeting, PTA Exec Board officers for the 2024 - 2025 school year were sworn in by Mr. Lawrence. They look forward to serving the Trailwood community!


President: Lori Tritsch

President-Elect: Cher Brownback

Treasurer: Tobe Reed

Treasurer-Elect: Brian Bowen

Membership: Jennifer McDonald

Ways and Means: Katie Culbertson

Corresponding Secretary: Sarah McGinnity

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Sonal Bhakta

Recording Secretary: Brittany Nguyen

Parliamentarian: Jamie Reasons


And, let's give our outgoing PTA Exec Board members a big "thank you" for their service to Trailwood Elementary during the 2023 - 2024 school year.


President: Jamie Reasons

President-Elect: Lori Tritsch

Treasurer: Brian Bowen

Treasurer-Elect: Tobe Reed

Membership: Jennifer McDonald

Ways and Means: Lindsay Weiss

Corresponding Secretary: Cher Brownback

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Sonal Bhakta

Recording Secretary: Brittany Nguyen

Parliamentarian: Cara Peterson


mark your calendars!


Let's kick off the school year with a tasty treat! Mark your calendars for our annual Popsicle Pop-In on Monday, August 12th from 4:00 - 6:00 pm. This is a great time to meet your teacher, bring in your school supplies (or pick them up if you ordered from 1st Day School Supplies) and say hello to old and new friends!


We can't wait to see you there!


thank you, auction sponsors!


We'd like to give a big thank you to these amazing sponsors who helped to make our 2024 auction a huge success!


Gold Sponsor

 KC Mom Collective: Sarah McGinnity, Trailwood Parent



Silver Sponsors

 Browne Amplification: Dave Brown, Trailwood Parent

Travel Magic by Leigh: Leigh McCabe, Trailwood Parent

Schields Farm: Tennille Schields, Trailwood Parent





Bronze Sponsors 

KC Property Experts: Adam and Jen Pontier, Trailwood Parents

LeaderOne Financial: Lisa LeGrande, Trailwood Parent




 congrats, mr. lawrence!



Trailwood PTA is excited to announce that our principal, Greg Lawrence, has been named the KAHPERD Administrator of the year!


Each year KAHPERD honors teachers, administrators, program coordinators, and students for meritorious service and contributions to the profession in the educational disciplines of school health, physical education, recreation, adapted physical education and dance.


Thanks for all you do, Mr. Lawrence!


dining partners


Be on the lookout for updates on our upcoming dining partner events! These are amazing ways to support Trailwood while also enjoying some delicious food and supporting our community partners.


Click on the link below for details on other great ways to give back!



MEMBERSHIP and yearbook sales begin this fall


This fall, you'll be able to support the amazing work of our PTA by purchasing a membership! Becoming a member does not obligate you to attend meetings or volunteer (although, we’d love to have you!). Your support allows us to provide our students, staff and families with a variety of fun and educational opportunities here at Trailwood!


You can also purchase your child’s yearbook and pay their yearly activity fee here. Yearbooks are a fantastic way for kids to reminisce on all the fun they had at Trailwood Elementary and will be delivered in May.


More info to come when the school year begins in August!




Chair a committee




We still have a few committees in need of chairs for the 2024-2025 school year. Please reach out to Lori Tritsch if you have additional questions or are interested in being a volunteer.


donate to the pta



Want to further support the work of your Trailwood PTA? Follow the link below to make a donation of your choosing!


Thank you for your generosity!



Volunteer as a wingman


Calling all Trailwood dads and father figures!


This fall, please consider taking a half-day or full-day out of your busy schedules and spending some time in your child's classroom as a Wingman! This is a great opportunity to interact with the kids and see what they do every day! Your schedule will vary depending on the needs of the day, but you can plan on spending most of your day with your kiddo(s) in the classroom, on the playground or at specials.


Volunteers can choose the dates and times (half-days or full-days) and can float between classrooms (if more than one child is attending Trailwood). You can sign up beginning in August. Be on the lookout for a SignUp Genius.


Please contact Leif Peterson with any questions. 



    become an mvp and make a difference



We hope you'll consider becoming an MVP this year! This designation is given to adult volunteers in SMSD who would like the opportunity to work with/supervise kids on their own. These relationships are positively powerful for the child (and the adult), and we can always use people to serve in this role!


For more information on the MVP program and training dates, please use the link below. Please contact social worker Brenna Sandefur-Farrar if you have any additional questions.



2024 - 2025 PTA MEETINGs


Stay tuned for information on PTA meetings for the 2024 - 2025 school year!


Please come with your questions about everything Trailwood. Our monthly meetings are great opportunities to get to know each other and find out more about our fabulous community! Everyone is invited to attend! Children are always welcome!


We hope to see you there!





Now is the perfect time to make sure your contact information is up-to-date! Keeping your directory account updated ensures that you receive important PTA information throughout the year and helps you to connect with other Trailwood families during the school year and summer months. Not sure how to do this? Just click on the link below for instructions!