PTO Blast – Week of September 17th

Thornappled!

Harvest time is around the corner!

Thornappled!, one of Thornapple Elementary’s greatest traditions and biggest fundraisers is coming to your neighborhood October 1 – 19.

Apple reservation forms will be arriving this week via your child’s backpack.  Order your red apple ($25) or gold apple ($50) and support Thornapple Elementary, as 100% of the proceeds will benefit our school.

Don’t forget you can send an apple to your own home, a friend and even your child’s classroom!

Need more information?  Visit https://thornappleelementarypto.wordpress.com/thornappled/

We could use a couple more “harvesters”!  If you are interested in being part of this wonderful community fundraising event please email Angela Chopp at ang_c50@yahoo.com


Party Planners Needed!!!!

Please visit the link: http://signup.com/go/XLmmYwA

To sign up for party planning!  We need you to make these parties happen, the kids absolutely love them!

Please include:

  1. Your Name
  2. Your child’s teacher’s name
  3. Party you are planning:  Halloween, Winter, Valentines or all three!

Thank you!!!

You can contact me, Ann Offer, if you have any questions, offerann@gmail.com or 616.821.1120


Kindergarten Lunchroom Helpers

Kindergarten Lunchroom Helpers are parents/family members who come help with the many lunchtime needs. Opening items, encouraging eating, and working on general lunchroom manners will keep you busy from 12:20-12:40. We welcome any help after volunteer consent forms have been received by the school. If you would like to participate with recess, plan to arrive at 12:00.

**You can do this once, once a week or once a month! No repeating committment required! **

Sign Up for Helpers: http://signup.com/go/wvguPGW


Upcoming Events

  • FHPS Half Day – AM Only (11:55am Dismissal) –     September 28, 2018
  • Thornappled!    – October 1, 2018 – October 19, 2018
  • PTO General Board Meeting – October 23, 2018
  • FHPS Half Day – AM Only (11:55am Dismissal) – October 26, 2018
  • Fall Book Fair – October 19th – November 2nd, 2018
  • MLK King’s Feast – November 2nd, 2018

 

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PTO Blast – Week of September 10th

PTO Blast – Week of September 10th


Volunteer Sign Up

Calling all volunteers!  There are many opportunities for parents who want to get involved at Thornapple.  Click on the link below to view all available openings.

http://signup.com/go/XLmmYwA

Thank you for your support!


Volunteer Consent Form

All volunteers must have a consent form on file with the school.

You can find the form here:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzX9xXD1FUajekpPZXRwbkNLWmN3OUI0SlZtWGtDWDc4RWM4

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Party Planners Needed!!!!

Please visit the link: http://signup.com/go/XLmmYwA

To sign up for party planning!  We need you to make these parties happen, the kids absolutely love them!

Please include:

  1. Your Name
  2. Your child’s teacher’s name
  3. Party you are planning:  Halloween, Winter, Valentines or all three!

Thank you!!!

You can contact me, Ann Offer, if you have any questions, offerann@gmail.com or 616.821.1120


Kindergarten Lunchroom Helpers

Kindergarten Lunchroom Helpers are parents/family members who come help with the many lunchtime needs. Opening items, encouraging eating, and working on general lunchroom manners will keep you busy from 12:20-12:40. We welcome any help after volunteer consent forms have been received by the school. If you would like to participate with recess, plan to arrive at 12:00.

Sign Up for Helpers: http://signup.com/go/wvguPGW


Back-to-School Family Day Picnic!

The Thornapple PTO would like to invite you to our first Back-to-School Family Day Picnic at Cascade Township Park Pavilion on Saturday, September 15 at 4:30pm.

This event will be a great opportunity to welcome new families to school and catch up with old friends.  This event is completely free! The PTO Board will provide hotdogs, chips and lemonade.   Feel free to bring any outdoor games (i.e. cornhole, horseshoe, etc.).  Please RSVP using the link below to plan quantities accordingly.  IT WILL BE FUN!

https://goo.gl/forms/st403o3T4OpjOUaE2


Spirit Day – Wear Green for Ranger Pride!

Friday, September 14th, 2018

Wear your FHC green to show your school spirit!

Typically, Spirit Days are associated with a related “suggested donation” to support our school or special cause. This month, there will be no donation for spirit day.


Upcoming Events

  • Spirit Day  – Wear green for Ranger Pride – September 14, 2018
  • Back To School Family Picnic – September 15, 2018 at 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
    • Kesler Pavillion, Cascade Township Park
  • FHPS Half Day – AM Only (11:55am Dismissal) –     September 28, 2018
  • Thornappled!    – October 1, 2018 – October 19, 2018
  • PTO General Board Meeting – October 23, 2018
  • FHPS Half Day – AM Only (11:55am Dismissal) – October 26, 2018

 

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PTO Blast – Week of September 3rd

PTO Blast – Week of September 3rd


Volunteer Sign Up

Calling all volunteers!  There are many opportunities for parents who want to get involved at Thornapple.  Click on the link below to view all available openings.

http://signup.com/go/XLmmYwA

Thank you for your support!


Volunteer Consent Form

All volunteers must have a concent form on file with the school. You can find the form here:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzX9xXD1FUajekpPZXRwbkNLWmN3OUI0SlZtWGtDWDc4RWM4


Kindergarten Lunchroom Helpers

Kindergarten Lunchroom Helpers are parents/family members who come help with the many lunchtime needs. Opening items, encouraging eating, and working on general lunchroom manners will keep you busy from 12:20-12:40. We welcome any help after volunteer consent forms have been received by the school. If you would like to participate with recess, plan to arrive at 12:00.

Sign Up: http://signup.com/go/wvguPGW


Back-to-School Family Day Picnic!

The Thornapple PTO would like to invite you to our first Back-to-School Family Day Picnic at Cascade Township Park Pavilion on Saturday, September 15 at 4:30pm.

This event will be a great opportunity to welcome new families to school and catch up with old friends.  This event is completely free! The PTO Board will provide hotdogs, chips and lemonade.   Feel free to bring any outdoor games (i.e. cornhole, horseshoe, etc.).  Please RSVP using the link below to plan quantities accordingly.  IT WILL BE FUN!

https://goo.gl/forms/st403o3T4OpjOUaE2


AppleSeed – Parent’s Night Out Date Survey

Dear Thornapple Elementary community,

Over the last few years, our AppleSeed fundraiser has been a golf scramble. This year, we will be organizing a different parent-focused event for our Parent’s Night Out fundraiser.

The Parent’s Night Out will be our main fundraiser for 2018-19 school year and we would like to be thoughtful about the date. Please click here to fill out our survey.

https://goo.gl/forms/prROitHPjvwg3LZp2

Thank you!


Spirit Day – Wear Green for Ranger Pride!

Friday, September 14th, 2018

Wear your FHC green to show your school spirit!

Typically, Spirit Days are associated with a related “suggested donation” to support our school or special cause. This month, there will be no donation for spirit day.


Upcoming Events

  • FHPS – No School – Monday September 3, 2018
  • Spirit Day  – Wear green for Ranger Pride – September 14, 2018
  • Back To School Family Picnic – September 15, 2018 at 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
    • Kesler Pavillion, Cascade Township Park
  • FHPS Half Day – AM Only (11:55am Dismissal) –     September 28, 2018
  • Thornappled!    – October 1, 2018 – October 19, 2018

 

PTO Blast – Week of August 27th

SchoolKidz Update!

Thank you to all of the families who participated in the SchoolKidz, pre-ordered school supply boxes! Our school received $250 dollars from SchoolKidz!

For those new to our school, SchoolKidz supply boxes were ordered at the end of last school year for the upcoming year. They included all of the suggested school supplies for each specific grade. The PTO delivered boxes to the classrooms the day of the Open Houses.


Back-to-School Family Day Picnic!

The Thornapple PTO would like to invite you to our first Back-to-School Family Day Picnic at Cascade Township Park Pavilion on Saturday, September 15 at 4:30pm.

This event will be a great opportunity to welcome new families to school and catch up with old friends.  This event is completely free! The PTO Board will provide hotdogs, chips and lemonade.   Feel free to bring any outdoor games (i.e. cornhole, horseshoe, etc.).  Please RSVP using the link below to plan quantities accordingly.  IT WILL BE FUN!

https://goo.gl/forms/st403o3T4OpjOUaE2


AppleSeed – Parent’s Night Out Date Survey

Dear Thornapple Elementary community,

Over the last few years, our AppleSeed fundraiser has been a golf scramble. This year, we will be organizing a different parent focused event for our Parent’s Night Out fundraiser.

The Parent’s Night Out will be our main fundraiser for 2018-19 school year and we would like to be thoughtful about the date. Please click here to fill out our survey.

https://goo.gl/forms/prROitHPjvwg3LZp2

Thank you!


Spirit Day – Wear Green for Ranger Pride!

Friday, September 14th, 2018

Wear your FHC green to show your school spirit!

Typically, Spirit Days are associated with a related “suggested donation” so support our school or special cause. This month, there will be no donation for spirit day.


Upcoming Events

  • FHPS – First Day of School – August 27, 2018
  • FHPS – No School – Friday, August 31, 2018 and Monday September 3, 2018
  • Spirit Day  – Wear green for Ranger Pride – September 14, 2018
  • Back To School Family Picnic – September 15, 2018 at 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
    • Kesler Pavillion, Cascade Township Park
  • FHPS Half Day – AM Only (11:55am Dismissal) –     September 28, 2018

 

PTO Blast – August 20th, 2018

Welcome Back Jr. Rangers!

Welcome back everyone! We are looking forward to an exciting year ahead!

The PTO has some amazing events planned for Thornapple Elementary this school year.

Want to get more involved?  We always welcome any parent support.  Visit our website at thornappleelementarypto.com for upcoming events and latest news.  We are also on Facebook (Thornapple Elementary PTO).

Thank you for your support from the 2018-2019 PTO Board!

Caroline Tilton, President

Olivia Asarch, Vice President

Teri Cumming, Co-Treasurer

Katey Pell, Co-Treasurer

Rebecca Spratke, Secretary


Upcoming Events

  • Open House – Grade 1st – 4th – August 22, 2018 at 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
  • Kindergarten Parent Night – August 22, 2018 at 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
    • Parent Only Event
  • Kindergarten Ready! Set! Go! – August 23, 2018 at 9:30 am – 10:45 am
    • Student and family event.
  • Kindergarten Popsicles – August 23, 2018 at 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • FHPS – First Day of School – August 27, 2018
  • FHPS – No School – August 31, 2018