Originally delivered on 12/2/2022 4:40 pm

SUBJECT: December 2022 PTA Newsletter

December 2, 2022

Hello, Trailwood Community!

It’s hard to believe, but December is here already! We’ve had a busy and fun first half of the school year, and I hope that the upcoming winter break is an opportunity to relax and recharge before the new year!


Even with a week-long holiday break, November was a busy month here at Trailwood! We loved seeing so many family members and friends at the school for our annual Special Person’s Lunch. This is a long-standing Trailwood tradition that we were so excited to bring back this year! We also had a hugely successful Book Fair, and we thank everyone who offered their support as a volunteer or a customer! Thanks to your generosity, our library will be getting some amazing new books to fill the shelves! And, of course, we were thrilled to once again honor our veterans at our Veteran’s Day assembly. Thank you to our students, staff and volunteers for making this day special for those who served in our community!


Please join us at our December PTA meeting on December 13th at 8:15 am! We’d love to see you there! And, please don’t hesitate to reach out anytime with questions you might have.


Cara Peterson


December Events

Citizenship Contest Entries Due: December 5, 2022

Mathletics: December 7, 2022

PTA Meeting: December 13, 2022 at 8:15 am

6th Grade Skate Trip to Crown Center: December 15, 2022 at 9:00 am

Moira Aaron Castillo Honorary Blood Drive: December 182022 at 10:00 am

Classroom Winter Parties: December 19, 2022 at 2:00 pm

6th Grade Strings Concert at South: December 19, 2022 at 7:00 pm

End of Semester/Early Dismissal: December 20, 2022

Save The Date

Each February, Trailwood hosts its biggest fundraiser of the year, and this school year is no different! We can’t wait to enjoy a night out with everyone in-person again at our Happy Hour and Trivia Night on February 25th at 6:00 pm at the Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center! 

Be on the lookout for more details coming soon, and don’t forget to SAVE THE DATE!

Congrats, Reflections Winners!

We’d like to extend a big congratulations to our Trailwood PTA Reflections Contest winners! Way to go! First place winners have moved on to the district level and will have their artwork on display at the Reflections Open House at the Center for Academic Achievement on December 7th from 5:00 – 7:00 pm.

Piper Disalvo was an honorable mention in the Intermediate grade division for her Visual Arts watercolor submission titled name tag. 

Brecklyn Harrison was our Trailwood award winner in the Middle School grade division for her Dance Choreography titled Something Wild.

Maxwell Deane was our Trailwood award winner in the Intermediate grade division for his Dance Choreography titled I Feel Brand New.

Brynn Weiss was our Trailwood award winner in the Middle School grade division for her Literature submission titled One Song.

Kat Harvey was our Trailwood award winner in the Middle School grade division for her Photography submission titled Starting the Conversation.

Brielle Keunen was our Trailwood award winner in the Intermediate grade division for her Visual Arts submission titled Pumpkin Patch.

Lily King was our Trailwood award winner in the Intermediate grade division for her Literature Poetry submission titled The Little Bird.

Thank You, Committee Chairs

Our many Trailwood events could not happen without the support of our wonderful committee chairs and their teams of volunteers! Please thank these amazing committee chairs for sharing their time and talents with us during the month of November!

Veteran’s Day Assembly: Crystal Friend

Book Fair: Lori Tritsch and Cheyenna Starkovich

Special Person’s Lunch: Andrea Krasnow

Pancake Breakfast: Tracy Hugunin and Jeff Hamilton

Staff Luncheon: Jen Pontier and Holly Davidson

Blood Drive Coming Soon

Everyone is invited to sign-up for our blood drive on Sunday, December 18th, in honor of Trailwood parent, Moira Aaron-Castillo. Moira passed away on October 23rd after a three-year journey with Neuroendocrine cancer. Moira needed frequent blood transfusions during her treatment, and we hope to honor her memory by donating blood through the Community Blood Center to those in need. 

For more information, please see the attached flyer or click here. You may sign up for a time slot here.

Yearbook Photos Wanted

The Trailwood yearbook photo upload link is ready, and the committee needs your photos for this year's yearbook! 

Please upload your fun pics from the Special Person's Lunch, Pancake breakfast, classroom parties, extra-curricular activities and any other TW related events to this link.

The yearbook committee asks that all uploads have a description added to include your child's grade, teacher and/or short note about the event. Thank you!

PTA Citizenship Contest

The 2022-2023 Kansas PTA Citizenship Contest is now accepting entries! The theme is “Future Me Hopes To Be.”

5th and 6th grade students may submit an entry in poetry and/or essay format. For full contest rules and an entry form, please click here. The deadline to enter is December 5th, so don't delay!

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