PTO Blast – Week of Feb.18th

General PTO Board Meeting

Save the Date for our spring General PTO Board Meeting!

March 19, 2019, 7pm

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 by March 15, 2019.  Voting will take place at the Spring General PTO meeting on March 19 at 7pm.

Contact Caroline Tilton ( with any questions!



Cultural Arts – Bright Star Theatre

February 19th Bright Star Theatre presents “George Washington Carver & Friends” (all grades): this program has a focus on Black History, social studies, and STEM. Please see for more information on Bright Star Theatre and this tour.


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!

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.

Fowling Warehouse™ Grand Rapids
6797 Cascade Rd. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546

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:

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 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

  • Cultural Arts – Bright Star Theater (All Grades) – February 19th, 2019
  • Book Fair – March 4-8th, 2019
  • Art Fair – March 6th, 2019
  • Spirit Day – Inside Out Day – 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

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