PTO Blast – Week of Oct. 29th

Halloween Parties

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

**Parents will not be allowed into the building until 1:15pm**

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**

Enchanted Forest Book Fair

Come discover an enchanting assortment of new books at our Enchanted Forest Book Fair! Monday morning, we are kicking off the fair with an author visit from Nick Seluk!  On Tuesday morning, please join our first Breakfast & Books.  Starting at 8am, enjoy some breakfast bites while shopping the book fair to get your day started!

On Wednesday, we are open before and after the Halloween parties, until 4:30 on Thursday and on Friday we’ll be open during the King’s Feast.  As always, you’re welcome to shop with your child during their classroom library time.

Volunteer spots are still available:

Want to shop from home? Shop online!  Visit our book fair website at   Find an expanded lineup of books and view new release book trailers!

MLK King’s Feast



Don’t miss our very first THORNAPPLE DANCE.  But have dinner first in the Royal Dining Hall ~ All to benefit the

Martin Luther King Leadership Academy.


5:30 & 6:30 seatings for dinner

Dance from 6-8pm



Thank you to our generous donors!

Crazy Bread (Little Caesars)

Breadsticks (JT’s Pizza)

Pasta (Noodles & Co.)

Homemade Sauce (Secret recipe made by our Thornapple Staff. YUM!!)

Salad (Forest Hills Foods)

Meatballs (Gordon Foods and Meijer)


To help make our dinner dance a success, we need volunteers!

Please consider picking up a shift!


Go to:

MLK notice for the PTO and Thornapple News-page-001

MLK notice for the PTO and Thornapple News-page-002

The Giving Tree

Help light up the night this holiday season for a child at Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Academy

  • Choosing a star tag off the bulletin board in our school lobby OR go to Sign-up Genius and choose a tag
  • Purchase the designated gifts listed on the tag.
  • Please return the gift, unwrapped with the tag # by Monday, November 26th
  • Any question contact: Sarah Johnson or Angela Mead at

Calling all Box Tops!  


Our first submission of the year is right around the corner.

Please send any and all box tops into school by 10/30.

Thank You!

PAC Meeting Minutes

Click here for the October PAC Meeting Minutes

Teacher Conference Meals

Help us keep the staff at Thornapple well fed during parent/teacher conferences!

We’re looking for volunteers to help us feed the staff during these long days.

Each night of conferences will feature a different food theme!

Wednesday – November 7th:  All Things Fall

Monday – November 12th: Mexican Fiesta

Thursday – November 15th: Italian

Sign-up through the link below to bring one or more items each conference day to the office between 8:00am-3:30pm! Thank you for help and generosity!

Winter Party – Date Change

Please note that the Winter Parties have been changed to Thursday, December 20th.

Upcoming Events

  • Fall Book Fair – October 29th – November 2nd, 2018
  • Halloween Parties – October 31st
  • MLK King’s Feast & Dance – November 2nd, 2018 at 5:30pm
  • Parent-Teacher Conferences – November 7, 12 and 15th, 2018
  • Giving Tree – November 1, 2018 – November 21, 2018



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