Originally delivered on 3/9/2023 3:29 pm

SUBJECT: March 2023 PTA Newsletter

March 9, 2023

Happy March! Spring Break is right around the corner, which means that we only have one quarter left in this school year! The days are flying by, and our last few months will be jam-packed with activities and events here at Trailwood! Remember to check out the PTA website and Facebook page for updates on all the upcoming events.


We’d like to extend a big thank you to everyone who contributed to our Happy Hour and Trivia Night last month! Whether you bid on and/or purchased an item, attended our event in person, volunteered in some capacity, made a donation, or spread the word about our event, you helped to make the night a huge success! While final numbers are still coming in, we raised around $40,000 (gross income)! WOW! These funds will help us continue to provide our students and staff with amazing opportunities at Trailwood. Thank you for your incredible generosity! 


Have a wonderful and safe Spring Break! I look forward to a spring filled with fun here at Trailwood! Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions.


Cara Peterson


March Events

Last Winter Flight Time: March 2, 2023 at 3:15 pm

6th Grade Strings Concert at IWMS: March 2, 2023 at 7:00 pm

Preschoolers at Trailwood: March 3, 2023 at 2:00 pm

Social Worker’s Week: March 6 – 10, 2023

6th Grade Band Concert at IWMS: March 8, 2023 at 7:00 pm

End of 3rd Quarter: March 9, 2023

PTA Movie Night: March 9, 2023 at 6:30 pm

No School – Teacher Workday: March 10, 2023

No School – Spring Break: March 13 – 17, 2023

Beginning of 4th Quarter: March 20, 2023

PTA General Meeting: March 21, 2023 at 8:15 am

6th Grade Musical: March 22, 2023 at 2:15 pm and 6:00 pm

Skate Party at Skate City: March 24, 2023 at 4:00 pm

Chick-Fil-A Dining Partner Night: March 29, 2023 from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

First Spring Flight Time: March 30, 2023 at 3:15 pm

Open House: March 30, 2023 from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Happy Hour and Trivia Night Thank You

As mentioned above, our annual fundraiser was once again a huge success, and we are so grateful for the support of our amazing Trailwood community! Not only did we raise some very important funds for our students, families and staff, we had so much fun doing it! Hats off to our amazing Trivia Night teams who rocked our movie-themed trivia! And, a big congrats to our winning Trivia Team: Deanna Ferrante, Don Dittmar, Erika Haas, Ty Haas, Katie Buckley, Joel Buckley, Ashlee Jack and David Jack!


We have SO MANY people to thank, so let’s get to it!


First of all, a big thank you goes out to our Trivia Night Planning Committee! They began planning this event last summer and devoted a great deal of time and energy into making this event a big success! This year’s committee consisted of Jen Pontier, Karen Badgett, Holly Davidson, Lindsay Weiss and Cara Peterson. Thank you for making this event possible!


We also received lots of help along the way from volunteers who gave of their time and talents in a variety of ways, especially Cheyenna Starkovich (classroom artwork), Heidi Saunders (classroom artwork), Matt Weiss (photography), Sarah Filipovits (marketing) and Brett Emert (event donations). And, we’d like to thank our many volunteers who helped us with set-up before the event and helped to make things run smoothly throughout the evening; it takes a village!


Next, we’d like to recognize our amazing auction sponsors! Please familiarize yourself with these awesome Trailwood families and their businesses! And, give them a “thank you” next time you see them!


Kansas City Mom Collective

(Trailwood Parent – Sarah McGinnity)

Kansas City Property Experts

(Trailwood Parents – Adam and Jen Pontier)

NEXA Mortgage

(Trailwood Parent – Lisa LeGrande)

Schields Farm

(Trailwood Parents – Tennille and Nick Roppo)

Browne Amplification

(Trailwood Parent – Dave Brown)

Travel Magic by Leigh

(Trailwood Parent – Leigh McCabe)

Zack Group

(Trailwood Grandparent – Tony Pontier)


And, of course, thank you to everyone who contributed to this year’s event through generous financial contributions. Funds raised at this event support over 50 programs at Trailwood! We couldn’t do what we do without you! Thank you!

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