2019 Apple Seed – Parent’s Night Out

2019 Apple Seed – Parent’s Night Out

AppleSeed

Don’t miss out on purchasing your Appleseed Tickets by Monday April 22!

That will be the last day to purchase your tickets at the lower price. They are available by check or credit card online. You may still purchase tickets the night of the event but the price will be $60.00 per ticket.

Please visit for more information:

https://thornappleelementarypto.wordpress.com/appleseed/
Need a gift for Father’s Day or Mother’s Day!! You don’t want to miss out on all the exciting items to bid on!

Our Grand Elegance Basket is a perfect gift for a hard working spouse! It includes gift cards to Design 1 and TLC Spa! The pampering doesn’t end there it has spectacular hair products from Palace of the Flop House and exfoliating masks from To and Fro!

If that doesn’t relax you try our Green with envy Spa Basket with candles, bath salts and a Douglas J Gift card!

We also have something for that guy in your life The Man Gadget Basket! He will be spoiled with the Vandermill Cider tour with a tasting for 4-6 people and a growler! Then he will get his fun on with whitecaps tickets, a drill, bike lock, otter box, and shopvac!

If you get your kicks from increasing your pulse we have that with our Fitness Guru Basket! This will have you trying Burn Bootcamp, Impact Fitness, Orangetheory and Fight House MMA!!!

If you would prefer not to cook our Taste of Ada is for you! You can let Cascade Road House, Euro Bistro, Bagger Dave’s, Mill Creek Tavern, Thornapple Brewing and the Salted Cupcake take care of dinner for your family!

Keep watching your email for more exciting things that will be at the auction to bid on!!!

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PTO Blast – Week of April 15th

2019 Apple Seed – Parent’s Night Out

AppleSeed

Apple Seed tickets are now available!

Want to purchase your ticket with cash or check? Ticket purchase forms will go home via your child’s backpack this week.

To pay online, send payment to taptotreasurer@gmail.com. If you can, select that you’re sending to a friend to avoid fees and also include a note that it is for the Apple Seed.

For more event details visit:

https://thornappleelementarypto.wordpress.com/appleseed


GRG Pre-Registration Information

**Registration is open at Grand Rapids Gymnastics for our Parent’s Night Out Fundraiser!**

To register your child(ren), call GRG at 616-975-2992 or stop by 1601 Galibraith Ave SE – mention Thornapple Parent’s Night Out Event

GRG will take payment at time of registration.

Pre-registration will allow for easier drop-off on the day of the event. They will also be able to staff the event accordingly!

Grand Rapids Gymnastics has made their gym available for Thornapple students (ages 4 years and up) on Friday, April 26th so that parents may attend the Apple Seed – Parent’s Night Out fundraiser. GRG will also donate 50% of the proceeds they receive that evening back to Thornapple Elementary.

 

April 26, 2019

6 – 10pm

Pricing for 4 hours

$20 for 1st child

$15 for 2nd child

$15 for 3rd child and family rate of 4+ children

 

Children should wear athletic type clothing: no buttons, snaps, zippers, no jeans. Long hair tied back. Leave valuables at home. If child brings money for snacks, check it in with front desk.


PAC Meeting Minutes

Want to know what is going on around the district?? Check out the monthly PAC meeting minutes for the inside scoop! Here are the meeting minutes from last March:

MARCH PAC MEETING MINUTES LINK


Upcoming Events

  • AppleSeed Parents Night Out – April 26th, 2019
  • MAP Testing Window (3rd and 4th Grade) – April 29, 2019 – May 24, 2019
  • Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week – May 6, 2019 – May 10, 2019
  • Spirit Day – Class Color Day – Friday, May 10, 2019
  • FHPS Half Day – AM Only (11:55 am Dismissal) – Friday, May 10, 2019
  • 4th Grade Send Off – Monday, May 20, 2019
  • Walk A Thon – Thursday, May 23, 2019
  • FHPS No School (Memorial Day) – Monday, May 27, 2019
  • STEAM workshop (4th grade only) – Thursday, May 30

PTO Blast – Week of April 8th

Welcome back from Spring Break!


Spirit Day – Ranger Pride!!!

Friday, April 12, 2019

Let’s celebrate returning back to school after break by wearing your Ranger Pride on Friday! No donation requested!


2019 Apple Seed – Parent’s Night Out

AppleSeed

Apple Seed tickets are now available!

Want to purchase your ticket with cash or check? Ticket purchase forms will go home via your child’s backpack this week.

To pay online, send payment to taptotreasurer@gmail.com. If you can, select that you’re sending to a friend to avoid fees and also include a note that it is for the Apple Seed.

For more event details visit:

https://thornappleelementarypto.wordpress.com/appleseed/


Upcoming Events

  • Spirit Day – Ranger Pride – Friday, April 12, 2019
  • AppleSeed Parents Night Out – April 26th, 2019
  • MAP Testing Window (3rd and 4th Grade) – April 29, 2019 – May 24, 2019
  • Teacher Appreciation Week – May 6, 2019 – May 10, 2019
  • Spirit Day – Class Color Day – Friday, May 10, 2019
  • FHPS Half Day – AM Only (11:55 am Dismissal) – Friday, May 10, 2019
  • 4th Grade Send Off – Monday, May 20, 2019
  • Walk A Thon – Thursday, May 23, 2019
  • FHPS No School (Memorial Day) – Monday, May 27, 2019
  • STEAM workshop (4th grade only) – Thursday, May 30

PTO Blast – Week of March 25th

2019 Apple Seed – Parent’s Night Out

AppleSeed

Apple Seed tickets are now available to purchase through PayPal!

Please send payment to taptotreasurer@gmail.com. If you can, select that you’re sending to a friend to avoid fees and also include a note that it is for the Apple Seed. Cash and Check purchase forms will be coming home via your child’s backpack in the coming weeks.

For more event details visit:

https://thornappleelementarypto.wordpress.com/appleseed/


Apple Seed Basket Donations

Thornapple’s PTO is busy preparing for our upcoming Apple Seed fundraising event that will be held at Fowling Warehouse on April 26th. We need your help!  Each grade level will be assigned a themed basket that will be part of our Silent Auction.  Money made from these baskets will be donated to enrich literacy for Thornapple students.

Please see the links below and THANK YOU!

Kindergarten Basket-SPAtacular

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0C45AFAB2DA3FF2-spatacular

1st Grade Basket-Let’s Get Physical

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0C45AFAB2DA3FF2-lets

2nd Grade Basket-A Rainy Day

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0C45AFAB2DA3FF2-arainy

3rd Grade Basket-Michigan

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0C45AFAB2DA3FF2-michigan

4th Grade Basket-Summer Fun

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0C45AFAB2DA3FF2-summer


Upcoming Events

  • FHPS – No School – Spring Break – March 28, 2019 – April 5, 2019
  • AppleSeed Parents Night Out – April 26th, 2019
  • MAP Testing Window (3rd and 4th Grade) – April 29, 2019 – May 24, 2019
  • Teacher Appreciation Week    – May 6, 2019 – May 10, 2019
  • FHPS Half Day – AM Only (11:55am Dismissal) – Friday, May 10, 2019
  • Walk A Thon – Thursday, May 23, 2019
  • FHPS No School (Memorial Day) – Monday, May 27, 2019
  • STEAM workshop (4th grade only) – Thursday, May 30

PTO Blast – Week of March 18th

General PTO Meeting – Tuesday, March 19!

Everyone is invited to our last PTO General Meeting of the school year which will occur March 19 at 7pm.

Our special guest, Jeremy Pierczynski, Homeland Security Investigations Resident Agent in Charge, will share safety and security tips related to social media, apps and cyber bullying.

We will also be voting on three open PTO Board positions.


Thornapple Celebrates March is Reading Month

Friday, March 22nd – Aloha Friday! Spring Arrives today! Wear your summer clothes and bring a beach towel to read today!


Cultural Arts – Leah Ivory

artist photo

March 18, we will be welcoming Leah Ivory to our school.  Along with Amy Forslund, she will be doing workshops on West African drum and dance.  K-2 will focus on dance, while 3-4 will focus on drumming.  Please see leahivory.com for more information on Leah, her experiences, and training.


Scholastic Book Fair Wrap Up & Thank You!!!!

Thank you to all our book fair volunteers for making this year’s book fair a huge success! And thank you to the entire community for supporting our fair by buying lots of books and donating loose change.  Because of the loose change donated through the coin challenge and prize wheel, each teacher received an additional $50 to shop at the book fair and Mrs. Clancy’s students each received a book of their choice.  Your generosity will continue to put many new books and support materials into our library and classrooms for our teachers and students to use and enjoy!


2019 Apple Seed – Parent’s Night Out

Apple Seed tickets are now available to purchase through PayPal!

Please send payment to taptotreasurer@gmail.com. If you can, select that you’re sending to a friend to avoid fees and also include a note that it is for the Apple Seed. Cash and Check purchase forms will be coming home via your child’s backpack in the coming weeks.

For more event details visit:

https://thornappleelementarypto.wordpress.com/appleseed/


Apple Seed Basket Donations

Thornapple’s PTO is busy preparing for our upcoming Apple Seed fundraising event that will be held at Fowling Warehouse on April 26th. We need your help!  Each grade level will be assigned a themed basket that will be part of our Silent Auction.  Money made from these baskets will be donated to enrich literacy for Thornapple students.

Please see the links below and THANK YOU!

Kindergarten Basket-SPAtacular

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0C45AFAB2DA3FF2-spatacular

1st Grade Basket-Let’s Get Physical

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0C45AFAB2DA3FF2-lets

2nd Grade Basket-A Rainy Day

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0C45AFAB2DA3FF2-arainy

3rd Grade Basket-Michigan

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0C45AFAB2DA3FF2-michigan

4th Grade Basket-Summer Fun

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0C45AFAB2DA3FF2-summer


Upcoming Events

  • Cultural Arts – Leah Ivory (All Grades) – March 18th, 2019
  • General PTO Board Meeting – March 19, 2019
  • Cultural Arts – Mackinac Players (3rd Grade) – March 21st, 2019
  • AppleSeed Parents Night Out – April 26th, 2019
  • FHPS – No School – Spring Break – March 28, 2019 – April 5, 2019

PTO Draft – Week of March 11th

Art Walk Volunteers

The week following the Art Show, the art teachers utilize our school as an art gallery during art classes!  To facilitate this process, it is helpful for the teachers to have another adult volunteer.  This is a fun way to watch the students interact with art.  We hope you can help! Please head down to art classroom when you arrive.

Volunteer Sign Up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0548ADA622A7FB6-artwalk


2019 Apple Seed – Parent’s Night Out

AppleSeed

Tickets are now available to purchase through PayPal!

If you’d like to send via PayPal, please send to taptotreasurer@gmail.com. If you can, select that you’re sending to a friend to avoid fees and also include a note that it’s for the Apple Seed.

Cash and Check purchases are still available and forms will be coming home via your child’s backpack in the coming weeks.

Where:

Fowling Warehouse™ Grand Rapids

6797 Cascade Rd. SE

Grand Rapids, MI 49546

When:

Friday, April 26, 2019

6pm – Cocktail Hour and auction items

7-9pm – Fowling

9pm – The Party Continues!

For more event details visit:

https://thornappleelementarypto.wordpress.com/appleseed/


Cultural Arts – Leah Ivory

artist photo

March 18, we will be welcoming Leah Ivory to our school.  Along with Amy Forslund, she will be doing workshops on West African drum and dance.  K-2 will focus on dance, while 3-4 will focus on drumming.  Please see leahivory.com for more information on Leah, her experiences, and training.


General PTO Meeting

Everyone is invited to our last PTO General Meeting of the school year which will occur March 19 at 7pm.

Our special guest, Jeremy Pierczynski, Homeland Security Investigations Resident Agent in Charge, will share safety and security tips related to social media, apps and cyber bullying.

We will also be voting on three open PTO Board positions.


Open PTO Board Positions, SCHOOL YEAR 2019-2020

The Thornapple PTO Board has three open board positions for next school year: vice president, co-treasurer (2yr term) and co-treasurer (1-yr term).

If you are interested, please fill out an application (see link below) and email to carolinetilton@yahoo.com by March 15, 2019.  Voting will take place at the Spring General PTO meeting on March 19 at 7pm.

Contact Caroline Tilton (carolinetilton@yahoo.com) with any questions!

Application: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1NcGqTlSzq-ryazFVzg31BpMDlTRG4lN7


Upcoming Events

  • Cultural Arts – Leah Ivory (All Grades) – March 18th, 2019
  • General PTO Board Meeting – March 19, 2019
  • Cultural Arts – Mackinac Players (3rd Grade) – March 21st, 2019
  • AppleSeed Parents Night Out – April 26th, 2019
  • FHPS – No School – Spring Break – March 28, 2019 – April 5, 2019

Art Walk Volunteers Needed

Art Walk Volunteers

The week following the Art Show, the art teachers utilize our school as an art gallery during art classes!  To facilitate this process, it is helpful for the teachers to have another adult volunteer.  This is a fun way to watch the students interact with art.  We hope you can help! Please head down to art classroom when you arrive.

Volunteer Sign Up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0548ADA622A7FB6-artwalk

PTO Blast – Week of March 4th

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Art Show “Night of” Volunteers Needed

Looking for volunteers for the night of the Art Show

Sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0548ada622a7fb6-artshow1


Dino Mite Book Fair

It’s Scholastic Book Fair week!  Shop online or stop by from 9-4 to pick up books to build your home library.  On Tuesday morning, we’ll have Books for Breakfast.  Starting at 8am, enjoy some breakfast bites while shopping the book fair to get your day started!

On Wednesday, we are open before and during the Art Show from 5:30 – 8.  As always, you’re welcome to shop with your child during their classroom library time.  Volunteer spots are still available: http://signup.com/go/fBpceFF

Want to shop from home? Shop online!  Visit our book fair website at www.scholastic.com/bf/thornapple.   Find an expanded lineup of books and view new release book trailers!


Spirit Day – Inside Out Day!

This week’s spirit day on Friday, March 8th, 2019 is Inside Out Day!

Wear things inside out, upside down, any which way!

No donation for this spirit day – just enjoy the fun!


2019 Apple Seed – Parent’s Night Out

Have you heard about Thornapple’s largest fundraiser of the year, The Apple Seed?

The 2019 Apple Seed will feature dinner from Slow’s BBQ, treats from Nothing Bundt Cake, 2 hours of Fowling, exciting auction items and FUN! All money raised will go back to our students, staff and school.

Where:

Fowling Warehouse™ Grand Rapids

6797 Cascade Rd. SE

Grand Rapids, MI 49546

When:

Friday, April 26, 2019

6pm – Cocktail Hour and auction items

7-9pm – Fowling

9pm – The Party Continues!

The Apple Seed committee will be hosting an information table at the Thornapple Art Show on March 6th.  Stop by to learn more about the event and purchase your tickets.  You can purchase your $50 ticket that evening and receive 5 free raffle tickets to be entered in the ultimate prize giveaway.  We accept cash, check and credit card.

For more event details visit:

https://thornappleelementarypto.wordpress.com/appleseed/

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Painless Fundraising – Paper Gator   

PaperGator

Be a Recycling Hero…..Please recycle your old newspapers, magazines, shredded paper and flyers in our Paper Gator bin located in the parking lot. This is a great way to recycle at no cost to you while helping to raise money for Thornapple’s PTO.


General PTO Meeting

GENERAL PTO MEETING

Everyone is invited to our last PTO General Meeting of the school year which will occur March 19 at 7pm.

Our special guest, Jeremy Pierczynski, Homeland Security Investigations Resident Agent in Charge, will share safety and security tips related to social media, apps and cyber bullying.

We will also be voting on three open PTO Board positions.


Open PTO Board Positions, SCHOOL YEAR 2019-2020

The Thornapple PTO Board has three open board positions for next school year: vice president, co-treasurer (2yr term) and co-treasurer (1-yr term).

If you are interested, please fill out an application (see link below) and email to carolinetilton@yahoo.com by March 15, 2019.  Voting will take place at the Spring General PTO meeting on March 19 at 7pm.

Contact Caroline Tilton (carolinetilton@yahoo.com) with any questions!

Application: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1NcGqTlSzq-ryazFVzg31BpMDlTRG4lN7


Upcoming Events

  • Book Fair – March 4-8th, 2019
  • Art Show – March 6th, 2019
  • Spirit Day – Inside Out Day (no donation) – March 8th, 2019
  • Cultural Arts – Leah Ivory (All Grades) – March 18th, 2019
  • General PTO Board Meeting – March 19, 2019
  • Cultural Arts – Mackinac Players (3rd Grade) – March 21st, 2019
  • AppleSeed Parents Night Out – April 26th, 2019

PTO Blast – Week of Feb 25th

General PTO Meeting

Everyone is invited to our last PTO General Meeting of the school year which will occur March 19 at 7pm.

Our special guest, Jeremy Pierczynski, Homeland Security Investigations Resident Agent in Charge, will share safety and security tips related to social media, apps and cyber bullying.

We will also be voting on three open PTO Board positions.


Open PTO Board Positions, SCHOOL YEAR 2019-2020

The Thornapple PTO Board has three open board positions for next school year: vice president, co-treasurer (2yr term) and co-treasurer (1-yr term).

If you are interested, please fill out an application (see link below) and email to carolinetilton@yahoo.com by March 15, 2019.  Voting will take place at the Spring General PTO meeting on March 19 at 7pm.

Contact Caroline Tilton (carolinetilton@yahoo.com) with any questions!

Application: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1NcGqTlSzq-ryazFVzg31BpMDlTRG4lN7


 

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Calling Thornapple parents who are artists:

This year for our all-school art show (March 6, 6:00-8:00), we would like to have a variety of local artists sharing their art and its process.  We would love to include 4 artist-parents in the artist demonstration line-up.  Please contact the Cultural Arts Committee if you would like to know more and help make our wonderful night even more special!

sbbarnes611@gmail.com or melissa.d.dodge@gmail.com


Art Show “Night of” Volunteers Needed

Looking for volunteers for the night of the Art Show

Sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0548ada622a7fb6-artshow1


Book Fair

Our Scholastic Book Fair is right around the corner! March 4th – 8th. Booklists will be sent home this week in your young reader’s backpack with details and hours.

Starting Monday (2/25) send in your coins for the Who Would Win? Stegosaurus vs. Triceratops Coin Challenge.  The classroom raising the most coins will win $100 for classroom supplies and each child can select a book from the book fair.

eWallet!  Scholastic is now offering parents and students a secure, cash-free way to shop the fair.  There is no charge to set up an eWallet account.  Parents simply create an account, authorize a spending limit on their credit card and can even include a note for us to see, such as “books only”.  Funds not spent are credited back to your credit card at the end of the fair.  eWallet details are included with the booklist coming home with your child.

Book Fair Volunteer Sign Up: http://signup.com/go/fBpceFF


2019 Apple Seed – Parent’s Night Out

Have you heard about Thornapple’s largest fundraiser of the year, The Apple Seed?

The 2019 Apple Seed will feature dinner from Slow’s BBQ, treats from Nothing Bundt Cake, 2 hours of Fowling, exciting auction items and FUN! All money raised will go back to our students, staff and school.

Where:

Fowlin

g Warehouse™ Grand Rapids

6797 Cascade Rd. SE

Grand Rapids, MI 49546

When:

Friday, April 26, 2019

6pm – Cocktail Hour and auction items

7-9pm – Fowling

9pm – The Party Continues!

The Apple Seed committee will be hosting an information table at the Thornapple Art Show on March 6th.  Stop by to learn more about the event and purchase your tickets.  You can purchase your $50 ticket that evening and receive 5 free raffle tickets to be entered in the ultimate prize giveaway.  We accept cash, check and credit card.

For more event details visit:

https://thornappleelementarypto.wordpress.com/appleseed/


Painless Fundraising – Shoparoo

Did you know we have an easy app to help our school raise money? Just take photos of receipts from stores – and earn money for our school!

https://www.shoparoo.com/


Upcoming Events

  • Book Fair – March 4-8th, 2019
  • Art Show – March 6th, 2019
  • Spirit Day – Inside Out Day (no donation) – March 8th, 2019
  • Cultural Arts – Leah Ivory (All Grades) – March 18th, 2019
  • General PTO Board Meeting – March 19, 2019
  • Cultural Arts – Mackinac Players (3rd Grade) – March 21st, 2019
  • AppleSeed Parents Night Out – April 26th, 2019