PTO Blast – Week of March 18th

General PTO Meeting – Tuesday, March 19!

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.

Thornapple Celebrates March is Reading Month

Friday, March 22nd – Aloha Friday! Spring Arrives today! Wear your summer clothes and bring a beach towel to read today!

Cultural Arts – Leah Ivory

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March 18, we will be welcoming Leah Ivory to our school.  Along with Amy Forslund, she will be doing workshops on West African drum and dance.  K-2 will focus on dance, while 3-4 will focus on drumming.  Please see for more information on Leah, her experiences, and training.

Scholastic Book Fair Wrap Up & Thank You!!!!

Thank you to all our book fair volunteers for making this year’s book fair a huge success! And thank you to the entire community for supporting our fair by buying lots of books and donating loose change.  Because of the loose change donated through the coin challenge and prize wheel, each teacher received an additional $50 to shop at the book fair and Mrs. Clancy’s students each received a book of their choice.  Your generosity will continue to put many new books and support materials into our library and classrooms for our teachers and students to use and enjoy!

2019 Apple Seed – Parent’s Night Out

Apple Seed tickets are now available to purchase through PayPal!

Please send payment to 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. Cash and Check purchase forms will be coming home via your child’s backpack in the coming weeks.

For more event details visit:

Apple Seed Basket Donations

Thornapple’s PTO is busy preparing for our upcoming Apple Seed fundraising event that will be held at Fowling Warehouse on April 26th. We need your help!  Each grade level will be assigned a themed basket that will be part of our Silent Auction.  Money made from these baskets will be donated to enrich literacy for Thornapple students.

Please see the links below and THANK YOU!

Kindergarten Basket-SPAtacular

1st Grade Basket-Let’s Get Physical

2nd Grade Basket-A Rainy Day

3rd Grade Basket-Michigan

4th Grade Basket-Summer Fun

Upcoming Events

  • 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
  • FHPS – No School – Spring Break – March 28, 2019 – April 5, 2019

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