Originally delivered on 10/7/2022 2:54 pm

SUBJECT: October 2022 PTA Newsletter

October 7, 2022

Happy fall, Thunderbird families! It’s hard to believe that we’re nearing the end of our 1st quarter already! As always, the school year is flying by!


October looks to be another busy month with the PTA! We are hosting our 1st annual family Bowl-O-Rama on October 28th at Ward Parkway Lanes! This should be a fun night for both kids and adults, and we’re raising money to provide all our students with book credits at the spring book fair. And, Halloween is always a great time here at Trailwood! We’re excited to celebrate the day on October 28th with classroom parties, a costume parade, and more! Be on the look-out for more details on all the festivities in the coming weeks!


Our next PTA meeting is coming up on Tuesday, October 11th, at 7:00 pm in the library. If you’ve never been to a PTA meeting or event before, please consider joining us! Our PTA is a place for everyone! And, keep checking the PTA website and Facebook page for the latest on all the happenings here at Trailwood. Please don’t hesitate to reach out at any time with questions!


Be sure to check out the many activities happening during the month of October here at Trailwood! I hope to see you soon!


Cara Peterson


Important Dates

October Events:

Custodian’s Day: October 2, 2022

Anti-Bullying Week: October 3, 2022 – October 7, 2022

Walk To School Day: October 5, 2022

Flight Time: October 6, 2022

October PTA Meeting: October 11, 2022

Mathletics at Brookwood: October 12, 2022

PTA Movie Night: October 13, 2022

PTA Reflections Contest Entries Due: October 14, 2022 

No School, Teacher Workday: October 14, 2022

3rd Grade Parent/Guardian Party: October 15, 2022

Parent-Teacher Evening Conferences: October 20, 2022

Parent-Teacher Conferences/No School: October 21, 2022

Kindergarten Parent/Guardian Party: October 22, 2022

1st Grade Parent/Guardian Party: October 22, 2022

Fall Musical Preview: October 26, 2022

Flight Time: October 27, 2022

Halloween Parade and Parties: October 28, 2022

Trailwood Thunderbird Bowl-O-Rama: October 28, 2022

4th Grade Parent/Guardian Party: October 29, 2022

October Legislative Update PTA Newsletter

November 8th is an important election for public education.Governor and Kansas state representative, both up for re-election, have a significant impact on K-12 education policy and funding in Kansas and in our district.  Register to vote by Oct. 18th! 

What’s on my ballot?

There’s a lot!  Vote411.org shows your sample ballot, and candidates’ answers to questionnaires. (Enter your address and click “my races”).

There are also two constitutional amendments on the ballot; one that has potential impact on education policy. Amendment Number 1 if passed, could increase power of the Kansas Legislature to overturn decisions or policies from any administrative agency, such as the Kansas Dept of Education. 

Who supports public education?  Below are local organizations that endorse candidates based on support of public education. To find out their recommendations, see:

More info about registering and advance voting at The Voter Network:

Fall Parent/Guardian Happy Hours

Our fabulous fall grade level parent/guardian parties will soon be underway! We hope you’ll be able to enjoy some time connecting with friends, old and new! To find out all the details on your grade level party and to purchase tickets, please click hereRemember, all funds go back to the PTA to support programs, such as mini-grants, field trips, assemblies, special events and so much more!


These parties could not happen without the generosity of our wonderful hosts. Please thank these families for their contributions to our PTA!


Kindergarten: Foster, House and Peterson families

1st grade: Ebert and Nguyen families

2nd grade: Weiss, Tritsch, Hoover, Simonsen, Busch and McCabe families

3rd grade: Lamb, Stewart and Law families

4th grade: Brownback, Crabb, Richards, Shields and Reed families

5th grade: Jack, Bhakta and Buckley families

6th grade: Herring, Allen, Badgett, Dietz and Pontier families

1st Annual Bowl-O-Rama Coming Up on October 28th

We hope you’ll join us as we go “bowling for BOOks” and raise funds to ensure that EVERY student receives some special books at the spring book fair!


Register as a spectator or a bowler today. We have a variety of ticket options, add-on features to make your bowling experience extra amazing, and sponsorship opportunities that will give your business recognition amongst our awesome Trailwood community! Sign up today here!


We’ll have food, music, prizes, a costume contest and plenty of family fun! Plus, some of our fabulous Trailwood staff members will be there showcasing their bowling skills! You won’t want to miss it. Even if you’re not a bowler, come as a spectator, and cheer on your Thunderbird friends!

Download the flyer here.

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