PTO Blast – Week of October 15th

Halloween Parties  – TIME CHANGE

The FHC Marching Band will join Thornapple for our Halloween festivities.  Please mark/revise your calendars for the upcoming Halloween Parties!

Halloween Parties / Parade Schedule (Wednesday, October 31)

1:15 – Students dress for parade

1:30 – Parade starts

Classroom parties immediately following parade

2:30 – Parties ends and students head to recess

*Childcare will be offered in the multi purpose room for siblings who are potty trained.  Suggested donation of $5 is appreciated but not required!*


Thornappled!

Thank you everyone who participated in our annual Thornappled event!


 

Scoopie Night Fundraiser

Thornapple and Culver’s present Scoopie Night.  Wednesday, 10/24 5:00pm-8:00pm. Grab your family and friends and join us for a night of burgers, fries and custard.  Stop in and eat in the dining room or go through the drive-thru.  10% of ALL sales will be given to the Thornapple PTO!

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Square One Art

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Fall Book Fair

Mark your calendars Thornapple!

Our Scholastic Book Fair starts Oct 29th and runs through Nov 2nd. Volunteers make a difference and we will need your help to pull off the best bookfair ever!

Volunteer Sign Up:

http://signup.com/go/aaUdgNv


Diary of a Wimpy Kid:  The Meltdown

Reserve Your Copy Today!

Pre-order forms for the newest Diary of a Wimpy Kid:  The Meltdown went home this week.   This is the 13th and newest book of the super popular series.  Limited quantities will be available at the book fair later this month, so guarantee your copy today.  Orders are due October 22nd

AR Levels 5.2-5.8

Lexile® measure 910L-1060L

Click HERE for a copy of the order form


PTO GENERAL MEETING

OCTOBER 23, 7pm – 8:30pm at the Thornapple Media Center

Parents and Guardians!  Please join us for our Fall General PTO meeting.  The entire Thornapple Elementary community is invited.  This meeting is a great opportunity to get informed of events and activities happening that affect our school and our children.  It is also a great time to ask questions!

Our special guests of the evening will include:

  • Mr. Daniel Behm, Forest Hills Public Schools Superintendent
  • Mr. Lyon, Thornapple Elementary School Principal
  • Ms. Laura Kozminski, member of the VOTE YES citizens campaign for the Forest Hills Public School Bond.

Light refreshments will be served.  Hope to see you there!!!


Help Wanted:  

Looking for a co-chair and committee volunteers for our amazing Family Fun Night.  To make it a memorable event the committee coordinates the games, vendors, volunteers, prizes, decorations, cake contest, ticket sales, and event set up.

The event is on February 8th.  Please contact Sarah Johnson if you are interested:  sarahjohnson246@gmail.com


MLK King’s Feast

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Upcoming Events

  • PTO General Meeting – October 23, 2018 at 7pm
  • Scoopie Night Fundraiser – October 24, 2018 at 5:00 – 8:00pm
  • FHPS Half Day – AM Only (11:55am Dismissal) – October 26, 2018
  • Fall Book Fair – October 29th – November 2nd, 2018
  • Halloween Parties – October 31st
  • MLK King’s Feast – November 2nd, 2018 at 5:30pm
  • Parent-Teacher Conferences – November 7, 12 and 15th, 2018
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Thornappled Reminder

Thornapple families, please remember to put the plastic packet back on the Apple so we can keep the apples moving along:) thanks!

PTO Blast – Week of October 8th

Thornappled!

Harvest time is here!

Thornappled!, one of Thornapple Elementary’s greatest traditions and biggest fundraisers is coming to your neighborhood October 1 – 19.Reservation forms should have arrived home via backpack mail! If you need additional forms, those can be found by the apple mailbox at school or email carolinetilton@yahoo.com. 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/


Community Sponsors

Thank you to our Community Sponsors for helping us reach our $4500 fundraising goal for Thornappled! With their support, we are already 30% towards reaching our target!

Goldfish Swim School – Grand Rapids

Kingma Pediatric Dentistry

Miller Orthodontics

Forefront Dermatology

More info here: https://thornappleelementarypto.wordpress.com/community-sp…/


Tropical Smoothie Cafe Fundraiser

Tropical Smoothie Flyer

Leave breakfast, lunch or dinner, to Tropical Smoothie Cafe.  Stop in anytime on Tuesday, October 9 between 7:00AM – 9:00PM to enjoy a smoothie or toasted wrap, sandwich, flatbread or bowl.  20% of the event sales will be donated back to Thornapple.  Short on time?  You can also order via their app or visit https://www.TropicalSmoothie.com.

Just remember to mention Thornapple when at the register.


Spirit Day – Pajama Day

This month’s spirit day is Friday, October 12th!

Come to school dressed in pajamas and bring in a donation of kleenex and/or disinfecting wipes for our classrooms!


Square One Art

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Fall Book Fair

Mark your calendars Thornapple!

Our Scholastic Book Fair starts Oct 29th and runs through Nov 2nd. Volunteers make a difference and we will need your help to pull off the best bookfair ever!  We will have links for volunteer sign up posted in the coming weeks.


PTO GENERAL MEETING

OCTOBER 23, 7pm – 8:30pm at the Thornapple Media Center

Parents and Guardians!  Please join us for our Fall General PTO meeting.  The entire Thornapple Elementary community is invited.  This meeting is a great opportunity to get informed of events and activities happening that affect our school and our children.  It is also a great time to ask questions!

Our special guests of the evening will include:

  • Mr. Daniel Behm, Forest Hills Public Schools Superintendent
  • Mr. Lyon, Thornapple Elementary School Principal
  • Ms. Laura Kozminski, member of the VOTE YES citizens campaign for the Forest Hills Public School Bond.

Light refreshments will be served.  Hope to see you there!!!


Help Wanted:  

Looking for a co-chair and committee volunteers for our amazing Family Fun Night.  To make it a memorable event the committee coordinates the games, vendors, volunteers, prizes, decorations, cake contest, ticket sales, and event set up.

The event is on February 8th.  Please contact Sarah Johnson if you are interested:  sarahjohnson246@gmail.com


MLK King’s Feast

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Upcoming Events

  • Thornappled!    – October 1, 2018 – October 19, 2018
  • Tropical Smoothie Cafe Fundraiser – October 9th, 7am to 9pm
  • Spirit Day – PAJAMA DAY (Kleenex & Disinfecting Wipes) October 12th, 2018
  • PTO General Meeting – October 23, 2018 at 7pm
  • FHPS Half Day – AM Only (11:55am Dismissal) – October 26, 2018
  • Fall Book Fair – October 29th – November 2nd, 2018
  • MLK King’s Feast – November 2nd, 2018
  • Parent-Teacher Conferences – November 7, 12 and 15th, 2018

PTO Blast – Week of October 1

Thornappled!

Harvest time is here!

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

Reservation forms should have arrived home via backpack mail! If you need additional forms, those can be found by the apple mailbox at school or email carolinetilton@yahoo.com. 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/


Tropical Smoothie Cafe Fundraiser

 Tropical Smoothie Flyer

Leave breakfast, lunch or dinner, to Tropical Smoothie Cafe.  Stop in anytime on Tuesday, October 9 between 7:00AM – 9:00PM to enjoy a smoothie or toasted wrap, sandwich, flatbread or bowl.  20% of the event sales will be donated back to Thornapple.  Short on time?  You can also order via their app or visit https://www.TropicalSmoothie.com.

Just remember to mention Thornapple when at the register.


Fall Book Fair

Mark your calendars Thornapple!

Our Scholastic Book Fair starts Oct 29th and runs through Nov 2nd. Volunteers make a difference and we will need your help to pull off the best bookfair ever!  We will have links for volunteer sign up posted in the coming weeks.


PTO GENERAL MEETING

OCTOBER 23, 7pm – 8:30pm at the Thornapple Media Center

Parents and Guardians!  Please join us for our Fall General PTO meeting.  The entire Thornapple Elementary community is invited.  This meeting is a great opportunity to get informed of events and activities happening that affect our school and our children.  It is also a great time to ask questions!

Our special guests of the evening will include:

  • Mr. Daniel Behm, Forest Hills Public Schools Superintendent
  • Mr. Lyon, Thornapple Elementary School Principal
  • Ms. Laura Kozminski, member of the VOTE YES citizens campaign for the Forest Hills Public School Bond.

Light refreshments will be served.  Hope to see you there!!!


Box Tops

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tinyappleDid you know that Thornapple collects Box Tops for Education?

tinyappleDid you know that each Box Top collected is worth 10 cents?

tinyappleDid you know that Thornapple’s collection bin is located in the Media Center?

Collecting Box Tops is a painless way to help raise money for Thornapple.  You and/or your kids can cut them out, place them in a ziploc bag and bring them to school. Please help us collect and reach our goal of $1,500


Did You Know…

Martin Luther King Academy is our sister school

in Grand Rapids?

We support them with….

  • Winter Gear Donations
  • Holiday Giving Tree
  • King’s Feast Spaghetti Dinner

September PAC Meeting Minutes

Click HERE for the minutes from last month’s PAC meeting minutes:


Upcoming Events

  • Thornappled!    – October 1, 2018 – October 19, 2018
  • Tropical Smoothie Cafe Fundraiser – October 9th, 7am to 9pm
  • PTO General Meeting – October 23, 2018 at 7pm
  • FHPS Half Day – AM Only (11:55am Dismissal) – October 26, 2018
  • Fall Book Fair – October 29th – November 2nd, 2018
  • MLK King’s Feast – November 2nd, 2018
  • Parent-Teacher Conferences – November 7, 12 and 15th, 2018

 

PTO Blast – Week of Sept 24th

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


Class Party Planner Meeting

Parent Meeting for all party planners, Monday, September 24. Please attend one of these meetings for a brief overview of your responsibilities. Bring your questions! 9:00 AM at Thornapple Elementary in the Cafeteria OR 7 PM at Thornapple Elementary in the library.


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


Fall Book Fair

Mark your calendars Thornapple!

Our Scholastic Book Fair starts Oct 29th and runs through Nov 2nd. Volunteers make a difference and we will need your help to pull off the best bookfair ever!  We will have links for volunteer sign up posted in the coming weeks.


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 29th – November 2nd, 2018
  • MLK King’s Feast – November 2nd, 2018

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

 

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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