PTO Blast – Week of November 12th

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

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!

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!

Thornappled!  – UPDATE

Thank you Thornapple community for an outstanding Thornappled fundraiser!

Your donations and support made this an extremely successful event.  This year, Thornappled exceeded our $4500 goal by raising $6871 and we couldn’t have done it without our amazing Thornapple Elementary community as well as our dedicated volunteer Harvesters.

All money that was raised will directly impact our students and staff by helping fund new literacy materials, classroom supplies, specials curriculum and cultural arts events (such as the super cool HoChunk Nation visit we had last week!).

Cultural Arts – Culture Corner

CA Culture Corner November 2018

Wanted: Substitute Teachers!

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 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.

The Apple Seed (Parents Night Out!)


Mark your calendars for our main fundraising event of the school year, the Apple Seed, which will take place on Friday, April 26 in the evening.  More details will follow soon.

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Spirit Day – Wacky Sock Day

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

Upcoming Events

  • Parent-Teacher Conferences – November 12 and 15th, 2018
  • Giving Tree – November 1, 2018 – November 21, 2018
  • FHPS Thanksgiving Break – No School – November 21-23, 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



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