PTO Blast – Week of April 22nd

2019 Apple Seed – Parent’s Night Out


Don’t miss out on purchasing your Appleseed Tickets by Monday April 22!

That will be the last day to purchase your tickets at the lower price. They are available by check or credit card online. You may still purchase tickets the night of the event but the price will be $60.00 per ticket.

Need a gift for Father’s Day or Mother’s Day!! You don’t want to miss out on all the exciting items to bid on!

Our Grand Elegance Basket is a perfect gift for a hard working spouse! It includes gift cards to Design 1 and TLC Spa! The pampering doesn’t end there it has spectacular hair products from Palace of the Flop House and exfoliating masks from To and Fro!

If that doesn’t relax you try our Green with envy Spa Basket with candles, bath salts and a Douglas J Gift card!

We also have something for that guy in your life The Man Gadget Basket! He will be spoiled with the Vandermill Cider tour with a tasting for 4-6 people and a growler! Then he will get his fun on with whitecaps tickets, a drill, bike lock, otter box, and shopvac!

If you get your kicks from increasing your pulse we have that with our Fitness Guru Basket! This will have you trying Burn Bootcamp, Impact Fitness, Orangetheory and Fight House MMA!!!

If you would prefer not to cook our Taste of Ada is for you! You can let Cascade Road House, Euro Bistro, Bagger Dave’s, Mill Creek Tavern, Thornapple Brewing and the Salted Cupcake take care of dinner for your family!

Link for Teacher Experience Silent Auction Items HERE

To pay online, 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.

For more event details visit:

GRG Pre-Registration Information

**Registration is open at Grand Rapids Gymnastics for our Parent’s Night Out Fundraiser!**

To register your child(ren), call GRG at 616-975-2992 or stop by 1601 Galibraith Ave SE – mention Thornapple Parent’s Night Out Event

GRG will take payment at time of registration.

Pre-registration will allow for easier drop-off on the day of the event. They will also be able to staff the event accordingly!

Grand Rapids Gymnastics has made their gym available for Thornapple students (ages 4 years and up) on Friday, April 26th so that parents may attend the Apple Seed – Parent’s Night Out fundraiser. GRG will also donate 50% of the proceeds they receive that evening back to Thornapple Elementary.

April 26, 2019

6 – 10pm

Pricing for 4 hours

$20 for 1st child

$15 for 2nd child

$15 for 3rd child and family rate of 4+ children

Children should wear athletic type clothing: no buttons, snaps, zippers, no jeans. Long hair tied back. Leave valuables at home. If child brings money for snacks, check it in with front desk.

State of the District Luncheon

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Please join us in supporting the Forest Hills Public Schools Foundation at their upcoming State of the District Luncheon. We are hosting a Thornapple table this year!

At this event, you will hear about the “state of the district” from Superintendent Behm and will also hear from a few teachers and/or administrators about how the grants awarded by the Foundation are making an impact in the classroom.

There is no cost to attend, however we hope after hearing about the impact the Forest Hills Public Schools Foundation makes on the schools, teachers, and students, you will be compelled to make a contribution to support their vital work.

Message me if you are interested in joining us!

Thanks for your support!!!!

Class T-Shirts (Fun & Fitness/Spirit Day/Walk-A-Thon)

During several of the upcoming events, we will refer to “class t-shirt colors”. In order for our parents and staff to identify their child/students, we are asking that each classroom try to dress in identifying t-shirt colors.  The following list is a recommendation, not a requirement.

4th Grade

  • Visser – Blue
  • Ebels – Pink
  • Gustafson – Green
  • Thornton – Orange

3rd Grade

  • Verberkmoes    Yellow
  • Clancy        Red
  • Williams        Hot Pink

2nd Grade

  • Meyer – Blue/Meyers Monkeys
  • Olson – White
  • Beverly – Orange
  • Neumaier – Lime Green

1st Grade

  • Hayurst – Blue
  • Feutz – Gray
  • Green – Green


  • Fowler – Painted
  • Vinton – Yellow
  • Strange – Grey class shirts
  • Moffatt – White/Painted 

BOGO Book Fair

Save the date!

Upcoming BOGO Book Fair is coming May 14-16th, 2019

Upcoming Events

  • AppleSeed Parents Night Out – April 26th, 2019
  • MAP Testing Window (3rd and 4th Grade) – April 29, 2019 – May 24, 2019
  • Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week – May 6, 2019 – May 10, 2019
  • Spirit Day – Class Color Day – Friday, May 10, 2019
  • FHPS Half Day – AM Only (11:55 am Dismissal) – Friday, May 10, 2019
  • BOGO Book Fair – May 14-16, 2019
  • 4th Grade Send Off – Monday, May 20, 2019
  • Walk A Thon – Thursday, May 23, 2019
  • FHPS No School (Memorial Day) – Monday, May 27, 2019
  • STEAM workshop (4th grade only) – Thursday, May 30



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