Originally delivered on 10/1/2021 3:03 pm

SUBJECT: October 2021 PTA Newsletter

October 1, 2021

Happy October! Last month was filled with many exciting events and this month looks to be just as fun.

Thank you to everyone who attended our first general PTA meeting. It was so great to see so many of you safely in person and virtually. 

Lots of exciting things on the calendar this month and opportunities to get involved. The first of which is the book fair and pancake breakfast! If you are available and able, the book fair could use you during a cashier shift. Work up an appetite for some flapjacks! Be sure to read the rest of the newsletter for much more information regarding upcoming events, PTA memberships and updating directory information.

Halloween will be here before you know it! Room Parents are working hard to find ways to support your teachers in making it a fun-filled day! Be on the lookout for more party information from them.

Please reach out anytime with any questions or concerns.

Go Thunderbirds!

Tracy Hugunin, PTA President


Important Dates:

10/1 SMS Homecoming

10/1-10/14 Online Book Fair

10/2 In-person Book Fair 8:30am-11:30am

10/2 Pancake Breakfast 8:30am-10:30am

10/6 Walk to School Day

10/12 Summersalt Ice Cream Night 5pm-8pm

10/15 No School - end of 1st quarter

10/15 Reflections Contest entries due

10/19 General PTA meeting 7pm in library (masks required)

10/22 No School

10/26 Papa John's Night

10/29 Halloween parties

2/26 Auction

Pancakes with Chris Cakes

October 2nd, 8:30am-10:30am

Outside door #16, south side of Trailwood

*in case of bad weather, breakfast will be served in the cafeteria*

$6 per person, cash or check at the door

Contact Tracy Hugunin with any questions tjhugunin@gmail.com

Hybrid Book Fair

The online Book Fair runs October 1-October 14 (this is a date change).  All book-only purchases over $25 ship free to your home.


The in-person Book Fair is Saturday, October 2nd from 8:30-11:30. It will be set up outside of door #1 (let's all hope for good weather). If the weather is bad, the Book Fair will be set up in the gym and masks will be required. The Pancake Breakfast will also be going on, so come for some books and breakfast!

We could still use some volunteers.  Sign up for a time slot if you can!


Let's Move

It’s finally fall and the weather is primed for our annual Walk to School Day! This year Walk to School Day is Wednesday, October 6. We will have the mascot Rocky from Shawnee Mission South on the playground greeting students as they arrive. Mrs. Zink would like the traditional picture of all student walkers to be taken at 8am! There will also be an assortment of granola bars and bananas. Hope everyone can take advantage of the nice fall morning!

Yearbook Photos Needed

Please use the following link to upload photos you would like to have in this year's school Yearbook! If possible, please do title the uploads with specific info (ie grade, name, activity, event.) 


Looking forward to seeing all the fun photos from this 2021-2022 school year!!

-TW Yearbook Committee

Have you checked out the newly redesigned PTA website lately? Be sure to visit http://www.trailwoodpta.com for up-to-date information on all things PTA, including

- volunteer opportunities

- upcoming events

- tickets to Trailwood activities

- current and upcoming sales

- helpful resources

- PTA memberships

- past and current newsletters

- legislative updates

- and so much more!

And, remember, you can peruse the website, access the directory and make purchases directly from the app! To download, just visit the app store or google play store and search for Membership Toolkit. Download the app, and then log in with the same username and password you use online. It's a super easy way to ensure that you won't miss a thing!

Trailwood Spirit Wear is Coming!

Spirit Wear orders begin next week! Here is a small preview of the styles to choose from!

Join the Wingman Program!

As we kick off another school year at Trailwood, we're looking to refresh our roster of dads to be part of our Wingman program. The group has completed numerous projects over the last few years including the Ga-Ga Ball pit and picnic tables and a few others. In years past, we've been able to spend time in the building helping out for the day, but that isn't feasible in the current environment. Hopefully we can add this aspect of the program back in the future. However, there are other opportunities to get involved and we need your help! Feel free to contact me with any questions. I look forward to another great year with the Trailwood Community! 

Eric Foreman- foremane@gmail.com or text at 303-668-9159 

Dining Partners at Summer Salt Ice Cream

Summer Salt Ice Cream in Corinth Square (83rd & Mission) is holding a dining partners night for Trailwood PTA on October 12th from 5:00-8:00. Staff volunteers will be on site to serve up the cool treats! Please come join the fun, have some delicious ice cream, and support our wonderful PTA!

Reflections Contest
Reflections Contest

Does your student enjoy art, music and dance or have an interest in writing, producing films and taking photos? Then join us and have fun unleashing their inner artist with PTA Reflections! This year’s theme, “I Will Change the World By...,” calls for your own unique interpretation through the arts. Submit your child's entry by using this Google form by October 15, 2021. For inspiration, visit the Reflections virtual art gallery and learn more about prizes and scholarships at https://www.pta.org/home/programs/reflections/awards.  

Contact Tracy Hugunin with any questions. Thank you!

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