I hope everyone has settled into the school year routine.
Thank you to all who attended the T-Bird Trot and Back to School Night. A special thanks to the Trot Committee; Megan Foreman, Vivian Hamilton and Albert Lee who pulled off quite an event! We surpassed our goal for our library fund all while having a great time!
We have a busy fall with so many fun opportunities to get together and support our community. Please take a look at the newsletter below and keep an eye on the calendar for all the upcoming events. Pastries with Parents, our first General PTA meeting, Park Place Wine Walk and Grade Level Parent Parties are all right around the corner. A great way to get reminders and information about upcoming events is to follow Trailwood PTA on Facebook.
I look forward to seeing everyone around at these events and remember to please reach out if you have any questions!
Jen Pontier, PTA President
Our mission is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.
The PTA is a national organization that strives to make public education the best it can be for each student. At Trailwood here are just a FEW specific ways our PTA does that:
Did you know that every year is an election year? In odd-numbered years we always have local government officials to elect, including members of our Shawnee Mission Board of Education.
This year, most Trailwood families will vote for two positions. 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 to replace outgoing member Deb Zila, who is retiring. There are two candidates running, both parents of students in the district: Brian Brown and Jessica Hembree.
Candidate forums featuring both candidates are scheduled to occur on:
PTA does not endorse candidates but encourages everyone to register to vote by Oct. 15 and to vote with PTA priorities in mind on Nov. 5.
On Sept 18th we’re planning an apple themed treat day. We’re going to be serving a savory spinach, apple, and walnut salad, but would love some help with other sweet treat. If interested in helping, then parents can sign up here:
Jules and Steph
Trailwood will be hosting an MVP 1 hour training event on Tuesday, September 17th from 5:30-6:30 in the commons. This is a great opportunity for anyone who would like to do the following at Trailwood:
All proceeds go directly to the Trailwood PTA!
Date: Saturday, September 14th (rain or shine!)
Cost: $10 (limited tickets available)
Click here to grab a ticket in advance:
On Saturday, September 14th, The Park Place shopping center will be hosting a Wine Walk throughout their shopping center with all ticket sales going directly to Trailwood. Attendees can sip wine at participating businesses including
Pink Antlers | Hand & Land | Pinot’s Palette | Geno’s | Alysa Rene | Bare Med Spa | Picasso | OrangeTheory | Etiquette | Gent’s Place
Restaurants will have food and wine specials, as well.
Visit the Park Place tent in Barkley Square (116th Place and Ash Street) any time between 3-4:30pm. Receive 10 drink tickets for your $10 donation to Trailwood PTA. Visit 10 participating stores and receive a tasting at each store, including four reds, four whites, a rosé and a sparkling wine - all hidden treasures that will become your new favorites.
Visit Park Place's Facebook Page for updated details!
Grade Level Parent Parties are 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. Mark your calendar and grab your ticket! Hosts will send locations details.
Kindergarten: Saturday, October 5th, 6:00pm
1st Grade: Saturday, September 28th, 6:00pm
2nd Grade: Saturday, October 5th, 7:00pm
3rd Grade: Friday, October 25th, 7:00pm
4th Grade: Friday, November 1st, 6:30pm
5th Grade: Saturday, November 9th, 6:00pm
6th Grade: Friday, November 15th , 6:30pm
Trailwood's Wingmen in the Classroom Program strives to grow a father presence in the Trailwood community. If you or your student's father figure is interested in volunteering a day to bond and invest in our students then sign up today. You will pick any day of the year that works best for you. On your chosen day, a schedule will be built for you with the majority of your time spent volunteering in your child's classroom working with students, supporting faculty, and having fun!
Be sure to complete SMSD's MVP program requirements to fully participate (https://www.smsd.org/families/volunteer-mvp).
If you’ve already been MVP trained last year, you’re all set! A MVP training opportunity will be offered at Trailwood on Tuesday September 17th for those new to Trailwood or those who didn’t complete the training last year.
Contact Eric Sornson or Robert Beltrame with any questions.
We have a dining partner with Foo’s on Thursday, September 12th after school. Please mention Trailwood at checkout. A portion of the sales will be donated to the Trailwood PTA.
Save the Date and gather a team for the return of Trivia. We’re going back to the 90s to revisit grunge, Game Boys and Gump.
Trailwood Trivia: 90s
Meadowbrook Country Club
Friday, November 15
Questions? Amber Hipp, firstname.lastname@example.org
Please join us for a totally awesome time!
Saturday, February 8, 2020, 6 PM – 10 PM
Johnson County KS Arts and Heritage Center
8788 Metcalf Ave, Overland Park, Kansas 66212
This is our schools biggest fundraiser and an event you don't want to miss!
So, save the date and be looking for more details in the coming months.
Want to help with the auction? Donations? Sponsorship?
All ideas and help is welcomed.
Please reach out to the auction committee chair, Victoria Savich at email@example.com
Shawnee Mission South Kidfest
Friday, October 4
At SM South outside the gym
Join us for a night of FREE family fun and celebrate with us before the South Homecoming football game.
Questions?Jennifer Burns at Jboresow@gmail.com