PTO Blast – Week of June 3rd

Fun and Fitness Day

Monday, June 3rd, 2019

A celebration of Fun & Fitness. Outdoor games, water games, inflatables, climbing wall and movies. So much fun! Join us as a volunteer or walk with your child’s class. All visitors need a volunteer form turned into the office.

https://signup.com/go/AJCkMrb

Here are the schedules:

2019 Upper F&F Schedule2019 Lower F&F Schedule


Class T-Shirts (Fun & Fitness)

During several of the upcoming events, we will refer to “class t-shirt colors”. In order for our parents and staff to identify their child/students, we are asking that each classroom try to dress in identifying t-shirt colors.  The following list is a recommendation, not a requirement.

4th Grade

  • Visser – Blue
  • Ebels – Pink
  • Gustafson – Green
  • Thornton – Orange

3rd Grade

  • Verberkmoes – Yellow
  • Clancy – Red
  • Williams – Hot Pink

2nd Grade

  • Meyer – Blue/Meyers Monkeys
  • Olson – White
  • Beverly – Orange
  • Neumaier – Lime Green

1st Grade

  • Hayhurst – Blue
  • Feutz – Gray
  • Green – Green

Kindergarten

  • Fowler – Painted
  • Vinton – Yellow
  • Strange – Grey Class Shirts
  • Moffat – White/Painted

volunteer luncheon

To all of our Wonderful Thornapple Volunteers!


SchoolKidz

The SchoolKidz school supply program is back for the 2019-20 school year!

You can order next year’s school supplies and they will be delivered directly to your child’s classroom before the beginning of the school year.

Visit www.shopttkits.com and use account 31020 to start your order.  Orders due by June 21.

This is also a great fundraiser as 10% of SchoolKidz sales will go back to Thornapple!


Upcoming Events

  • Fun and Fitness Day – Monday, June 3, 2019
  • Book Swap (Choose Books) – Tuesday, June 4th and Wednesday, June 5th, 2019
  • Thornapple’s Got Talent / FHPS Half Day – AM Only (11:55 am Dismissal) – Thursday, June 6, 2019
  • FHPS Last Day / Half Day – AM Only (11:55 am Dismissal) – Friday, June 7, 2019
  • SchoolKids Orders Due – June 21, 2019
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Fun and Fitness – Help Needed!

Fun and Fitness Day Needs Your Help!

Monday, June 3rd, 2019

We still need volunteers to help make this fun day a success!

Can’t commit a full day? No worries, you can sign up for just a half day!

AND to make life easier, our volunteer luncheon is happening the same day, so lunch is covered!

All visitors need a volunteer form turned into the office.

Sign Up here: https://signup.com/go/AJCkMrb

Can’t come that day? You can still help out! We need 14 more watermelons! Look for watermelon sign up in the link above!

watermelons

Reminder! Book Swap THIS WEEK

Book Swap

May 28th – 31st!  <– THIS WEEK!

Bring in gently used books to exchange on May 28th – 31st, then pick new-to-you books to keep on June 4th and 5th!

Please note:

  • Up to 5 books can be swapped.
  • No Pre-K, Board Books or Religious Books, please.
  • Books should be at student’s current reading level.

 

PTO Blast – Week of May 28th

Book Swap

Starting May 28th – 31st!

Bring in gently used books to exchange on May 28th – 31st, then pick new-to-you books to keep on June 4th and 5th!

Please note:

  • Up to 5 books can be swapped.
  • No Pre-K, Board Books or Religious Books, please.
  • Books should be at student’s current reading level.
  • Please bring in books in reasonably good condition.

Fun and Fitness Day

Monday, June 3rd, 2019

A celebration of Fun & Fitness. Outdoor games, water games, inflatables, climbing wall and movies. So much fun! Join us as a volunteer or walk with your child’s class. All visitors need a volunteer form turned into the office.

https://signup.com/go/AJCkMrb

Here are the schedules:

2019 Upper F&amp;F Schedule2019 Lower F&amp;F Schedule


Class T-Shirts (Fun & Fitness)

During several of the upcoming events, we will refer to “class t-shirt colors”. In order for our parents and staff to identify their child/students, we are asking that each classroom try to dress in identifying t-shirt colors.  The following list is a recommendation, not a requirement.

4th Grade

  • Visser – Blue
  • Ebels – Pink
  • Gustafson – Green
  • Thornton – Orange

3rd Grade

  • Verberkmoes – Yellow
  • Clancy – Red
  • Williams – Hot Pink

2nd Grade

  • Meyer – Blue/Meyers Monkeys
  • Olson – White
  • Beverly – Orange
  • Neumaier – Lime Green

1st Grade

  • Hayhurst – Blue
  • Feutz – Gray
  • Green – Green

Kindergarten

  • Fowler – Painted
  • Vinton – Yellow
  • Strange – Grey Class Shirts
  • Moffat – White/Painted

Volunteer Luncheon

To all of our Wonderful Thornapple Volunteers!

volunteer luncheon


SchoolKidz

The SchoolKidz school supply program is back for the 2019-20 school year!

You can order next year’s school supplies and they will be delivered directly to your child’s classroom before the beginning of the school year.

Visit www.shopttkits.com and use account 31020 to start your order.  Orders due by June 21.

This is also a great fundraiser as 10% of SchoolKidz sales will go back to Thornapple!


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Upcoming Events

  • FHPS No School (Memorial Day) – Monday, May 27, 2019
  • STEAM workshop (4th grade only) – Thursday, May 30
  • FHPS No School – Monday, May 27, 2019
  • Book Swap (Turn in Books) – Tuesday, May 28th – Wednesday, May 31st, 2019
  • Fun and Fitness Day – Monday, June 3, 2019
  • Book Swap (Choose Books) – Tuesday, June 4th and Wednesday, June 5th, 2019
  • Thornapple’s Got Talent / FHPS Half Day – AM Only (11:55 am Dismissal) – Thursday, June 6, 2019
  • FHPS Last Day / Half Day – AM Only (11:55 am Dismissal) – Friday, June 7, 2019
  • SchoolKids Orders DueJune 21, 2019

PTO Blast – Week of May 20th

4th Grade Send Off – Monday!

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The 4th Grade Send-Off Party is on Monday, May 20th. We are excited for all of the 4th Grade Students to celebrate with a day of FUN at YMCA Camp Manitou-Lin! After the camp activities, the celebration will continue back at school with a special treat from Culver’s on the playground. Congratulations to Thornapple’s Class of 2027!


Walk-A-Thon – THIS WEEK!!! – Thursday, May 23

(Rain date: Friday, May 24)

  • Turn in your PERSONALIZED or JOKE SIGN Requests!!
  • General donations can be sent via check (payable to Thornapple PTO) or thru PayPal: taptotreasurer@tmail.com
  • There are still some volunteer spots open.

Please visit: https://signup.com/go/xWMwgEH to sign up.

  • Walk starts at 1:30 (come and walk with your kids!!*)

*You must turn in a volunteer form to the office

PRIOR TO THE WALK in order to participate*

Thank You For Your Support!!!

Questions: Emily Holtgreive @ emschelde@yahoo.com or 550.2303


Class T-Shirts (Fun & Fitness/Walk-A-Thon)

During several of the upcoming events, we will refer to “class t-shirt colors”. In order for our parents and staff to identify their child/students, we are asking that each classroom try to dress in identifying t-shirt colors.  The following list is a recommendation, not a requirement.

4th Grade

  • Visser – Blue
  • Ebels – Pink
  • Gustafson – Green
  • Thornton – Orange

3rd Grade

  • Verberkmoes – Yellow
  • Clancy – Red
  • Williams – Hot Pink

2nd Grade

  • Meyer – Blue/Meyers Monkeys
  • Olson – White
  • Beverly – Orange
  • Neumaier – Lime Green

1st Grade

  • Hayhurst – Blue
  • Feutz – Gray
  • Green – Green

Kindergarten

  • Fowler – Painted
  • Vinton – Yellow
  • Strange – Grey Class Shirts
  • Moffat – White/Painted

Fun and Fitness Day – Monday, June 3rd, 2019

A celebration of Fun & Fitness. Outdoor games, water games, inflatables, climbing wall and movies. So much fun! Join us as a volunteer or walk with your child’s class. All visitors need a volunteer form turned into the office.

https://signup.com/go/AJCkMrb

Here are the schedules:

2019 Lower F&amp;F Schedule

2019 Upper F&amp;F Schedule


Book Swap

Starting May 28th – 31st!

Bring in gently used books to exhange on May 28th – 31st, then pick new-to-you books to keep on June 4th and 5th!

Please note:

  • Up to 5 books can be swapped.
  • No Pre-K, Board Books or Religious Books, please.
  • Books should be at student’s current reading level.
  • Please bring in books in reasonably good condition.

Upcoming Events

  • MAP Testing Window (3rd and 4th Grade) – April 29, 2019 – May 24, 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
  • FHPS No School – Monday, May 27, 2019
  • Book Swap (Turn in Books) – Tuesday, May 28th – Wednesday, May 31st, 2019
  • Fun and Fitness Day – Monday, June 3, 2019
  • Book Swap (Choose Books) – Tuesday, June 4th and Wednesday, June 5th, 2019
  • Thornapple’s Got Talent / FHPS Half Day – AM Only (11:55 am Dismissal) – Thursday, June 6, 2019
  • FHPS Last Day / Half Day – AM Only (11:55 am Dismissal) – Friday, June 7, 2019

PTO Blast – Week of May 13th

Class T-Shirts (Fun & Fitness/Spirit Day/Walk-A-Thon)

 

During several of the upcoming events, we will refer to “class t-shirt colors”. In order for our parents and staff to identify their child/students, we are asking that each classroom try to dress in identifying t-shirt colors.  The following list is a recommendation, not a requirement.

4th Grade

  • Visser – Blue
  • Ebels – Pink
  • Gustafson – Green
  • Thornton – Orange

3rd Grade

  • Verberkmoes – Yellow
  • Clancy – Red
  • Williams – Hot Pink

2nd Grade

  • Meyer – Blue/Meyers Monkeys
  • Olson – White
  • Beverly – Orange
  • Neumaier – Lime Green

1st Grade

  • Hayurst – Blue
  • Feutz – Gray
  • Green – Green

Kindergarten

  • Fowler – Painted
  • Vinton – Yellow
  • Strange – Grey Class Shirts
  • Moffat – White/Painted

Walk-A-Thon – Thursday, May 23

  • (Rain date: Friday, May 24)
  • Walk starts at 1:30 (come and walk with your kids!!**)
  • Each class walks together. Up Hillsboro, loops Tammarron and back down to school (1.8 miles)
  • Kindergarten classes only walk a portion of this distance
  • Every student should wear comfortable walking shoes (no flip flops)
  • Each class wears their class color
  • Please leave your pets home ~ kids only

Look for details on the walk and how you can support our final fundraiser of the year and to sign up to volunteer!! Info packets coming home with your kiddo this week.

Volunteers Needed: https://signup.com/go/xWMwgEH

    • Easy & fun
    • Day of event – couple hours is all it takes

**You must turn in a volunteer form to the office

PRIOR TO THE WALK in order to participate**

Thank You For Your Support!!!

Questions: Emily Holtgreive @ emschelde@yahoo.com or 550.2303


Buy One, Get One Free Book Fair!

It’s BOGO time May 14th – 16th!  Stock up on books for the summer or let the kids finally buy those journals, pens or posters we say no to each book fair!  Everything is BOGO, no exclusions!

Our E-Wallet tool will be available for the BOGO.  Get started here:  http://www.scholastic.com/bf/thornapple

Please consider volunteering!  Sign up here: https://signup.com/login/entry/104969712085

Tuesday, May 14th, 9-4pm

Wednesday, May 15th, 8-4pm

Thursday, May 16th, 9-4th


Upcoming Events

  • MAP Testing Window (3rd and 4th Grade) – April 29, 2019 – May 24, 2019
  • BOGO Book Fair – May 14-16, 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
  • FHPS No School – Monday, May 27, 2019
  • Fun and Fitness Day – Monday, June 3, 2019
  • Thornapple’s Got Talent / FHPS Half Day – AM Only (11:55 am Dismissal) – Thursday, June 6, 2019
  • FHPS Last Day / Half Day – AM Only (11:55 am Dismissal) – Friday, June 7, 2019

PTO Blast – Week of May 6th

Thank you to our 2019 Apple Seed Sponsors!

Many of these generous businesses are part of our Thornapple community!


Teacher Appreciation Week

Teacher appreciation week is May 6th-10th this year. Watch your child’s backpack for a sheet to write out messages of appreciation to teachers and staff which will be posted for all to see. The PTO will be providing meals, snacks, and other surprises for the teachers throughout the week. If you are interested in more opportunities to show teachers and staff your appreciation, see their favorite things sheets HERE.


Spirit Day Friday – Class Color Day

This week, wear your class t-shirt colors (see below) to celebrate Spirit Day. No donation requested!


Class T-Shirts (Fun & Fitness/Spirit Day/Walk-A-Thon)

During several of the upcoming events, we will refer to “class t-shirt colors”. In order for our parents and staff to identify their child/students, we are asking that each classroom try to dress in identifying t-shirt colors.  The following list is a recommendation, not a requirement.

4th Grade

  • Visser – Blue
  • Ebels – Pink
  • Gustafson – Green
  • Thornton – Orange

3rd Grade

  • Verberkmoes – Yellow
  • Clancy – Red
  • Williams – Hot Pink

2nd Grade

  • Meyer – Blue/Meyers Monkeys
  • Olson – White
  • Beverly – Orange
  • Neumaier – Lime Green

1st Grade

  • Hayurst – Blue
  • Feutz – Gray
  • Green – Green

Kindergarten

  • Fowler – Painted
  • Vinton – Yellow
  • Strange – Grey Class Shirts
  • Moffat – White/Painted

BOGO Book Fair

Save the date!

Upcoming BOGO Book Fair is coming May 14-16th, 2019


State of the District Luncheon

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Please join us in supporting the Forest Hills Public Schools Foundation at their upcoming State of the District Luncheon. We are hosting a Thornapple table this year!

At this event, you will hear about the “state of the district” from Superintendent Behm and will also hear from a few teachers and/or administrators about how the grants awarded by the Foundation are making an impact in the classroom.

There is no cost to attend, however we hope after hearing about the impact the Forest Hills Public Schools Foundation makes on the schools, teachers, and students, you will be compelled to make a contribution to support their vital work.

Message me if you are interested in joining us!

Thanks for your support!!!!

 

Upcoming Events

  • 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
  • BOGO Book Fair – May 14-16, 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 Apr 29th

State of the District Luncheon

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Please join us in supporting the Forest Hills Public Schools Foundation at their upcoming State of the District Luncheon. We are hosting a Thornapple table this year!

At this event, you will hear about the “state of the district” from Superintendent Behm and will also hear from a few teachers and/or administrators about how the grants awarded by the Foundation are making an impact in the classroom.

There is no cost to attend, however we hope after hearing about the impact the Forest Hills Public Schools Foundation makes on the schools, teachers, and students, you will be compelled to make a contribution to support their vital work.

Message me if you are interested in joining us!

Thanks for your support!!!!


Teacher Appreciation Week

Teacher appreciation week is May 6th-10th this year. Watch your child’s backpack for a sheet to write out messages of appreciation to teachers and staff which will be posted for all to see. The PTO will be providing meals, snacks, and other surprises for the teachers throughout the week. If you are interested in more opportunities to show teachers and staff your appreciation, see their favorite things sheets HERE.


Class T-Shirts (Fun & Fitness/Spirit Day/Walk-A-Thon)

During several of the upcoming events, we will refer to “class t-shirt colors”. In order for our parents and staff to identify their child/students, we are asking that each classroom try to dress in identifying t-shirt colors.  The following list is a recommendation, not a requirement.

4th Grade

  • Visser – Blue
  • Ebels – Pink
  • Gustafson – Green
  • Thornton – Orange

3rd Grade

  • Verberkmoes – Yellow
  • Clancy – Red
  • Williams – Hot Pink

2nd Grade

  • Meyer – Blue/Meyers Monkeys
  • Olson – White
  • Beverly – Orange
  • Neumaier – Lime Green

1st Grade

  • Hayurst – Blue
  • Feutz – Gray
  • Green – Green

Kindergarten

  • Fowler – Painted
  • Vinton – Yellow
  • Strange – Grey Class Shirts
  • Moffat – White/Painted

BOGO Book Fair

Save the date!

Upcoming BOGO Book Fair is coming May 14-16th, 2019


CA Culture Corner May 2019-page-001


Upcoming Events

  • 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
  • BOGO Book Fair – May 14-16, 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

Grand Rapids Gymnastics Parents Night Out event is tomorrow!

Grand Rapids Gymnastics Parents Night Out event is tomorrow!

To register online, follow this link: https://app.iclasspro.com/parentportal/grandrapidsgym/camps?camptype=6

Or call GRG at 616-975-2992!

If you plan on registering tomorrow evening at GRG, please fill out the survey monkey so GRG can schedule enough coaches! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WTGGLY6

Not attending the Appleseed Parent’s Night Out Fundraiser?! Your kids can still enjoy Friday night with their friends at Grand Rapids Gymnastics! 50% of all proceeds goes 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
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.

PTO Blast – Week of April 22nd

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.

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!

Link for Teacher Experience Silent Auction Items HERE

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.


State of the District Luncheon

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Please join us in supporting the Forest Hills Public Schools Foundation at their upcoming State of the District Luncheon. We are hosting a Thornapple table this year!

At this event, you will hear about the “state of the district” from Superintendent Behm and will also hear from a few teachers and/or administrators about how the grants awarded by the Foundation are making an impact in the classroom.

There is no cost to attend, however we hope after hearing about the impact the Forest Hills Public Schools Foundation makes on the schools, teachers, and students, you will be compelled to make a contribution to support their vital work.

Message me if you are interested in joining us!

Thanks for your support!!!!


Class T-Shirts (Fun & Fitness/Spirit Day/Walk-A-Thon)

During several of the upcoming events, we will refer to “class t-shirt colors”. In order for our parents and staff to identify their child/students, we are asking that each classroom try to dress in identifying t-shirt colors.  The following list is a recommendation, not a requirement.

4th Grade

  • Visser – Blue
  • Ebels – Pink
  • Gustafson – Green
  • Thornton – Orange

3rd Grade

  • Verberkmoes    Yellow
  • Clancy        Red
  • Williams        Hot Pink

2nd Grade

  • Meyer – Blue/Meyers Monkeys
  • Olson – White
  • Beverly – Orange
  • Neumaier – Lime Green

1st Grade

  • Hayurst – Blue
  • Feutz – Gray
  • Green – Green

Kindergarten               

  • Fowler – Painted
  • Vinton – Yellow
  • Strange – Grey class shirts
  • Moffatt – White/Painted 

BOGO Book Fair

Save the date!

Upcoming BOGO Book Fair is coming May 14-16th, 2019


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
  • BOGO Book Fair – May 14-16, 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