Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year!
Our PTA Committees have been working hard through the summer to bring our community some great events and programs. I am excited for what we have in store!
Make sure you scroll through the newsletter to catch upcoming dates, including the annual T-Bird Trot.
Heather McClure, PTA president
Useful tip: Did you know you can create an app-like icon on your phone's home page for super easy access to the Trailwood PTA website?
On an iPhone, go to trailwoodpta.com and hit the share button (the box with the upward arrow). It will offer you the option to 'save to home screen.'
On an Android: Open trailwoodpta.com in Chrome. At the top right, click the three little vertical dots. Toward the bottom is the option to 'Add to home screen.' Voila.
Our Trailwood teachers and staff are the apple of our children's eyes!
On behalf of the PTA and the Staff Appreciation committee, we are excited to welcome our amazing staff and teachers, back to school! A big thank you to the Cosentino's Price Chopper off 95th St. and Mission Road for donating these yummy cookies and apples for Trailwood's teachers and staff to enjoy on their first day of school.
Save the date for Papa John's Night, Tuesday August 28th.
Take care of dinner and donate to Trailwood at the same time!
5665 W 95th St.
Mention Trailwood Elementary when placing a phone order. Or, when ordering online use Promo Code: KST007
Hello Thunderbirds, Please mark your calendars for Tuesday, August 28th 6:00 p.m. to attend Trailwood's MVP training session with Dr. John McKinney. The program has changed over the years so please read the message below regarding who needs to be trained and the overall process. The training is open to all families, as well as community members so please share the news!
My Volunteer Pal (MVP)
In as little as thirty minutes per week, you can make a positive difference in the life of a student. The Shawnee Mission School District MVP Program connects adult volunteers with students ages four to 18. MVPs can assist in a wide range of school activities, including mentoring, volunteering in the classroom, joining classes and schools for field trips, tutoring in a variety of subjects, or simply being a positive, adult role model in the life of a student. No special skills are required; only a willingness to commit your time and energy and the ability to develop a good relationship with a young person. Volunteers enjoy flexible schedules, and most activities take place on school grounds, during school hours.
Examples of opportunities include, but are not limited to:
*Refer to SMSD BOE Policy IFCB for a definition of USD 512 Approved Field Trips and Non-Sanctioned Field Trips.
MVP training is required anytime a student is handed off to another adult before or after school who is not the parent, guardian, parent approved adult, or school employee (i.e. after-school activities).
Visit https://www.smsd.org/families/volunteer-mvp for more information.
The library is still in need of someone to help Mrs. Fritz on Monday mornings, alternating with another volunteer (so only twice a month). Volunteers typically spend 1-2 hours first thing in the morning, checking books in and shelving to get the library ready for the kids!
I am also maintaining a list of those interested in helping Mrs. Fritz with special projects that come up in the library, requiring helping hands. If you’d like to be placed on this list I’d be happy to add your name!
Any questions? Don’t hesitate to ask!
Trailwood Legislative Forum - Oct. 9 @ 7pm
We are pleased that Trailwood's four state legislators have all agreed to join us for our October 9 evening PTA meeting. Come out to Trailwood to meet state Reps. Stephanie Clayton and Jan Kessinger and state Sens. Barbara Bollier and John Skubal. Our legislators will be prepared to discuss school funding and will take questions about other issues of concern to you and our community. This is a real treat to have them so please mark your calendars and plan to attend.
Primary Election Complete - General Election November 6
The primary election was held on August 7. The winners of the primary election advance to the general election, which will be held on November 6. Many decisions about our schools are decided by election outcomes, including funding levels, school safety, investments in early education and much more. Please make a plan to vote! You can register to vote, or update your registration if you've moved, online at https://ksvotes.org/.
If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Cheatham, Legislative Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org