PTO Blast – Week of Feb 25th

General PTO Meeting

Everyone is invited to our last PTO General Meeting of the school year which will occur March 19 at 7pm.

Our special guest, Jeremy Pierczynski, Homeland Security Investigations Resident Agent in Charge, will share safety and security tips related to social media, apps and cyber bullying.

We will also be voting on three open PTO Board positions.

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!



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Calling Thornapple parents who are artists:

This year for our all-school art show (March 6, 6:00-8:00), we would like to have a variety of local artists sharing their art and its process.  We would love to include 4 artist-parents in the artist demonstration line-up.  Please contact the Cultural Arts Committee if you would like to know more and help make our wonderful night even more special! or

Art Show “Night of” Volunteers Needed

Looking for volunteers for the night of the Art Show

Sign up:

Book Fair

Our Scholastic Book Fair is right around the corner! March 4th – 8th. Booklists will be sent home this week in your young reader’s backpack with details and hours.

Starting Monday (2/25) send in your coins for the Who Would Win? Stegosaurus vs. Triceratops Coin Challenge.  The classroom raising the most coins will win $100 for classroom supplies and each child can select a book from the book fair.

eWallet!  Scholastic is now offering parents and students a secure, cash-free way to shop the fair.  There is no charge to set up an eWallet account.  Parents simply create an account, authorize a spending limit on their credit card and can even include a note for us to see, such as “books only”.  Funds not spent are credited back to your credit card at the end of the fair.  eWallet details are included with the booklist coming home with your child.

Book Fair Volunteer Sign Up:

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.



g 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:

Painless Fundraising – Shoparoo

Did you know we have an easy app to help our school raise money? Just take photos of receipts from stores – and earn money for our school!

Upcoming Events

  • Book Fair – March 4-8th, 2019
  • Art Show – March 6th, 2019
  • Spirit Day – Inside Out Day (no donation) – 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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