November already? How did that happen?! Well here we are in the month of gratitude and I am sure grateful for this community.
A special thanks to our room parent coordinator Megan Sornson and all the room parents that pulled off fantastic Halloween parties yesterday! What a festive afternoon for our kids! Days like that just wouldn’t be possible without amazing teamwork.
We have some really special events this month like our first T-Bird Serve event of the year and a long time favorite week around here; Book Fair! Let the holiday season fun begin!
If you’d like to hear Mr. Lawrence’s principal report, a budget update and the latest planning details of our auction, join us at our next PTA meeting on Tuesday, November 12th at 8:15am.
Jen Pontier, PTA President
Did you know that every year is an election year? This year, most Trailwood families will vote for two positions on our Board of Education. All Shawnee Mission families will vote for the at-large position currently held by Brad Stratton, who is running unopposed. Those families living in the South Area will vote for a new member, choosing between Brian Brown and Jessica Hembree. PTA does not endorse candidates but encourages everyone to to vote with PTA priorities in mind on Nov. 5.
The Shawnee Mission Post has published a series of questions and answers from school board candidates. Read up before you vote.
T-Birds Serve: Personal Care Bags for Foster Kids
Nov. 5, 6:30-7:30pm
Commons area at Trailwood
Join us as we serve the Kansas City community together... kids are never too little to serve! This event will start at 6:30 p.m. with a message from a representative from Cornerstones of Care. Then, we'll have our event which should take each family about 30 minutes. We are partnering with Cornerstones of Care to provide toiletries/supplies that will be handed out to foster youth and homeless teens who come to their new Homeroom Health center. You'll grab your ziplock bag and make your way through to collect an item from each section. Stop at the table to draw a sweet note for the recipient of your bag! Then, you'll be on your way.
To RSVP for the T-Birds Serve event on Nov. 5, please click here.
T-Birds Serve hopes to create a community of compassionate children through engagement and involvement in humanitarian service projects related to aiding, clothing and feeding those in need. We want to help children understand the importance of giving to others and we hope that they will continue to give as adults.
SPECIAL PERSON’S LUNCH
A-K Wednesday, November 20th
L-Z Thursday, November 21st
Please help us estimate how many additional cafeteria lunches we'll need
Join us for a fun Book Fair week tradition! This is an opportunity for your student to invite one special person to join them for a special festive lunch during their regular lunchtime and to do some book fair shopping. Guests are welcome to bring lunch or buy a school lunch. We split this event over two days to allow plenty of room for all of our guests. Students with the a last name A-K will host on Wednesday, November 20th and last names L-Z will host on Thursday, November 21st. Your student’s special person could be a grandparent, aunt, uncle, neighbor or even you!
The Fall Book Fair is coming!!
WHEN: November 20th-23rd!
Be on the lookout for more details to come including the
eWallet feature, pre-sale for the newest Dog-Man book,
volunteer opportunities and more!
Save the date for this year’s Book Fair Pancake Breakfast with pancakes from Chris Cakes. The pancake breakfast will be Saturday, November 23 from 8:30 to 10:30am. More details in the upcoming weeks.
Calling all fifth and sixth graders! It is time for the citizenship writing contest. This year‘s topic is “The Leader In Me”. You can enter an essay (200-1000 words) and/or a poem (50-500 words). The contest runs from November 4 through December 6 when all entry’s are due to the Trailwood office. An email will go out to all 5th and 6th grade parents in the coming week with contest rules and entry forms. Teachers will have the information as well. Good luck all you Trailwood writers!
Stacy Doyle and Heidi Erenberg
Citizenship Committee Co-Chairs
There are still a few Grade Level Parent Parties coming up! This fun fall tradition is a great way to hang out (kid free!) with fellow parents in your grade level. 100% of ticket proceeds go directly to PTA so you can support Trailwood all while partying with friends old and new. Grab your tickets now! Hosts will send locations details.
4th Grade: Friday, November 1st, 6:30pm
5th Grade: Saturday, November 9th, 6:00pm
6th Grade: Friday, November 15th, 6:30pm
TW Trivia: 90s registration is now open!
Registration will be open until November 8.
If you have a full team, make sure to enter your team name in the Special Requests field.
TW Trivia: 90s
9101 Nall Avenue, PV, KS
Friday, November 15
Doors open at 7 p.m., trivia at 7:30 p.m
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Thunderbirds! It got real cold, real fast....but not to despair, your orders are on their way! Due to the extended purchase period, delivery dates have been moved out to November 8th! Please remember that the orders will be delivered to your oldest child's classroom unless special arrangements have been made.
Did you miss the deadline to order spirit wear and feeling like you missed out? Not to worry....the PTA Store has been loaded with what is currently left in inventory for spirit wear on hand. These include all limited edition styles and sizes available now. These cannot be reordered so get them while the gettin' is good. (After the 8th we will have some additional items to add from the bulk order this year if you prefer to wait a bit.)
As always, your generosity makes an impact at Trailwood.
Feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns at firstname.lastname@example.org.
-TW SPIRIT WEAR COMMITEE
Ceramic Cafe will bring over 20 styles of fun, festive and easy to paint ceramic ornaments to Trailwood! Each ornament is $10 (cash or check) and all proceeds benefit Trailwood PTA.
5101 West 95th Street, Overland Park, KS 66207-3399 • Phone: (913) 993-5600 • Fax: (913) 993-5699 • Attendance: (913) 993-5688