PTO Blast – Week of Jan. 21st

Visser Class Party Helper Needed

We are in need of a Valentines Day Party Planner for Ms. Visser’s Class. Thursday, 2/14 2:15-3:15pm. Please email Ann at offerann@gmail.com

Thank you!


Parent-Teacher Conference Dinners

February 5th, 7th and 11th

Parent-teacher conferences are fast approaching and we need your help to make it a success!

This time, we’re trying something new! Working with area restaurants, our goal is to cater meals for the teachers and staff who are working the long days – but in order to make it a success, we need your contribution!

To purchase the dinners, we are asking each family to donate to help us reach our goal.

Please send cash or check to school (made payable to Thornapple PTO) no later than Wednesday, January 23rd

If you’d like to send via PayPal, please send to taptotreasurer@gmail.com. If you can, select that you are sending to a friend to avoid fees and also include a note that it is for Parent-Teacher conference dinners.

Thank you in advance!

**Any funds in excess of what is necessary to purchase the teacher meals will be used towards coffee and donuts during Teacher Appreciation Week, May 6th – 10th**


Family Fun Night

carnival

Saturday, February 9th , 2019

5-7:30 at Central Woodlands

Volunteer Sign Up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D49AAAF23A0FB6-thornapple3


Art Show Volunteers

If your schedule allows, please consider taking an hour out of your day for this special volunteer opportunity. Don’t miss out on connecting one-on-one with these talented kiddos while they proudly tell you about their Art Show selections. Please click on the following link to sign up to interview our young artists!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0548ada622a7fb6-artshow


2019 Apple Seed – Parent’s Night Out

AppleSeed

Save the date for Friday, April 26!  The Apple Seed is Thornapple Elementary’s largest fundraiser of the year.

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! Ticket information coming soon.

Where:

Fowling Warehouse Grand Rapids

6797 Cascade Rd. SE

Grand Rapids, MI 49546

When:

Friday, April 26, 2019

6pm – Cocktail Hour, Dinner and Auction

7-9pm – Fowling

9pm – The Party Continues!

*Do you have items or are looking to donate services to be included in the Apple Seed auction? Please contact the event co-chairs Susan or Kristina (sab991@juno.com or kristinaltanner@gmail.com)*

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


Special Event for Thornapple Students

Grand Rapids Gymnastics has made their gym available for Thornapple students 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.

Thank you Grand Rapids Gymnastics!

April 26, 2019

6 – 10pm

Pricing for 4 hours

$20/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.


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Substitutes Needed

Did you know that you do not need a teaching certificate to be a guest teacher in schools anymore?  If you have 90 or more semester credit hours from a four-year-accredited university you could guest teach in one of our Thornapple classrooms or in a classroom anywhere in West Michigan.  If you are interested or have questions you can contact Mr. Lyon for more information, if you’re ready to get started you can login to to www.EduStaff.org to start the application process.  Guest teachers are scarce across the state so this is one more way you could support our school and students.


Upcoming Events

  • FHPS No School – Monday, January 21st, 2019
  • Teacher Conferences – February 5th, 7th and 11th, 2019
  • Spirit Day – Mustache Day – February 8th, 2019
  • Family Fun Night – Saturday, February 9th, 2019 at 5-7:30pm
  • Cultural Arts – Leah Ivory (All Grades) – February 13th, 2019
  • Valentine’s Day Parties – February 14th, 2019
  • FHPS Half Day – AM Only (11:55am Dismissal) – February 15th , 2019
  • Cultural Arts – Bright Star Theater (All Grades) – February 19th, 2019
  • Cultural Arts – Mackinac Players (3rd Grade) – February 21st, 2019
  • AppleSeed Parents Night Out – April 26th, 2019
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PTO Blast – Week of Jan 14th

Save the Date – Family Fun Night

carnival

Family Fun Night  

Saturday, February 9th , 2019

5-7:30 at Central Woodlands

Volunteer Sign Up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D49AAAF23A0FB6-thornapple3  


2019 Apple Seed – Parent’s Night Out

Save the date for Friday, April 26!  The Apple Seed is Thornapple Elementary’s largest fundraiser of the year.

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! Ticket information coming soon.

Where:

Fowling Warehouse Grand Rapids

6797 Cascade Rd. SE

Grand Rapids, MI 49546

When:

Friday, April 26, 2019

6pm – Cocktail Hour, Dinner and Auction

7-9pm – Fowling

9pm – The Party Continues!

*Do you have items or are looking to donate services to be included in the Apple Seed auction? Please contact the event co-chairs Susan or Kristina (sab991@juno.com or kristinaltanner@gmail.com)*

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


Special Event for Thornapple Students

Grand Rapids Gymnastics has made their gym available for Thornapple students 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.

Thank you Grand Rapids Gymnastics!

April 26, 2019

6 – 10pm

Pricing for 4 hours

$20/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.


Upcoming Events

  • FHPS Half Day – AM Only (11:55am Dismissal) – January 17th & 18th, 2019
  • FHPS No School – Monday, January 21st, 2019
  • Teacher Conferences – February 5th, 7th and 11th, 2019
  • Spirit Day – Mustache Day – February 8th, 2019
  • Family Fun Night – Saturday, February 9th, 2019 at 5-7:30pm
  • Cultural Arts – Leah Ivory (All Grades) – February 13th, 2019
  • Valentine’s Day Parties – February 14th, 2019
  • FHPS Half Day – AM Only (11:55am Dismissal) – February 15th , 2019
  • Cultural Arts – Bright Star Theater (All Grades) – February 19th, 2019
  • Cultural Arts – Mackinac Players (3rd Grade) – February 21st, 2019
  • AppleSeed Parents Night Out – April 26th, 2019

 

PTO Blast – Week of January 7th

Welcome back from Winter Break!


Spirit Day – Workout Day!

  • Friday, January 11, 2019
  • Wear “workout clothes” for spirit day!
  • Donation gym and playground equipment (or $1.00)
  • Suggestions from Mr. Hurley: any balls, baseball mitts, footballs, “soft” volleyballs, pickleballs, nets, gaga balls.  Sidewalk chalk, trucks, sand type toys, rubber balls

Save the Date – Family Fun Night

carnival

Family Fun Night

Saturday, February 9th , 2019

5-7:30 at Central Woodlands


Upcoming Events

  • School Resumes – January 7, 2019
  • Spirit Day – Workout Day – January 11, 2019
  • FHPS Half Day – AM Only (11:55am Dismissal) – January 17th & 18th, 2019
  • FHPS No School – Monday, January 21st, 2019
  • Teacher Conferences – February 5th, 7th and 11th, 2019
  • Spirit Day – Mustache Day – February 8th, 2019
  • Family Fun Night – Saturday, February 9th, 2019 at 5-7:30pm

PTO Blast – Week of December 17th

General PTO Meeting Survey

Please take a moment to give us feedback about our General PTO Meeting. Feedback accepted even if you were not able to attend.

https://goo.gl/forms/BWCzvEPsTHfc2U4p1


Winter Parties!

Our winter parties are coming up this THURSDAY!

Thursday, December 20

  • Kindergarten & First Grade Parties from 9:00-10:00 AM
    • (Set up beginning at 8:30 AM)
  • Second, Third & Fourth Grade Parties from 2:15-3:15 PM
    • (Set up beginning at 1:45 PM)

Winter Party Childcare

  • $5 Per family
  • Provided during both morning and afternoon parties.
  • Families are encouraged to use childcare for all non-Thornapple siblings.

Upcoming Events

  • Winter Parties-  – December 20, 2018
  • FHPS – No School – Winter Break – December 24, 2018 – January 4, 2019
  • School Resumes – January 7, 2019
  • Spirit Day – Workout Day – January 11, 2019
  • FHPS Half Day – AM Only (11:55am Dismissal) – January 17th & 18th, 2019

PTO Blast – Week of December 10th

General PTO Meeting Survey

Please take a moment to give us feedback about our General PTO Meeting. Feedback accepted even if you were not able to attend.

https://goo.gl/forms/BWCzvEPsTHfc2U4p1


Spirit Day – Wacky Sock Day

  • Friday, December 14, 2018
  • Donation of New Socks (any size) for MLK or $1 for socks

CA Culture Corner December 2018-page-001


Winter Parties!

Our winter parties are coming up!

Thursday, December 20

  • Kindergarten & First Grade Parties from 9:00-10:00 AM
    • (Set up beginning at 8:30 AM)
  • Second, Third & Fourth Grade Parties from 2:15-3:15 PM
    • (Set up beginning at 1:45 PM)

More information to follow about sibling childcare!


Upcoming Events

  • Spirit Day – Wacky Sock Day –  December 14, 2018
  • Winter Parties-  – December 20, 2018
  • FHPS – No School – Winter Break – December 24, 2018 – January 4, 2019
  • School Resumes – January 7, 2019
  • Spirit Day – Workout Day – January 11, 2019
  • FHPS Half Day – AM Only (11:55am Dismissal)-January 17th & 18th, 2019

 

 

PTO Blast – Week of December 3rd

Tom Woodruff TACAC-page-001


Volunteers Needed – Junior Achievement

Parents! We are still looking for volunteers to teach the Junior Achievement (JA) program at these classrooms! It is approx. a 5 hour commitment spread in 5 days (or as arranged with the teacher). Please consider doing this fun activity in your child’s classroom. The curriculum is super easy to implement and comes with many fun props! Feel free to ask me any questions.

THANK YOU!!!!

1st:

  • Hayhurst

2nd:

  • Meyer
  • Neumaier

3rd:

  • Clancy

4th:

  • Ebels
  • Gustafson

General PTO Meeting Survey

Please take a moment to give us feedback about our General PTO Meeting. Feedback accepted even if you were not able to attend.

https://goo.gl/forms/BWCzvEPsTHfc2U4p1


November PAC Meeting Minutes

Click here for the November meeting minutes:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BzX9xXD1FUajeE9lVVFuV1I4dFNBTGlVVmhldElUVkRKU1VF


Spirit Day – Wacky Sock Day

  • Friday, December 14, 2018
  • Donation of New Socks (any size) for MLK or $1 for socks

CA Culture Corner December 2018-page-001


Upcoming Events

  • Cultural Arts – Tom Woodruff Visit – December 3, 2018
  • FHPS Half Day – AM Only (11:55am Dismissal) – December 7, 2018
  • Spirit Day – Wacky Sock Day –  December 14, 2018
  • Winter Parties-  – December 20, 2018
  • FHPS – No School – Winter Break – December 24, 2018 – January 4, 2019
  • School Resumes – January 7, 2019