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

artist photo

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 leahivory.com 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 taptotreasurer@gmail.com. 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:

https://thornappleelementarypto.wordpress.com/appleseed/


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

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0C45AFAB2DA3FF2-spatacular

1st Grade Basket-Let’s Get Physical

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0C45AFAB2DA3FF2-lets

2nd Grade Basket-A Rainy Day

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0C45AFAB2DA3FF2-arainy

3rd Grade Basket-Michigan

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0C45AFAB2DA3FF2-michigan

4th Grade Basket-Summer Fun

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0C45AFAB2DA3FF2-summer


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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PTO Draft – Week of March 11th

Art Walk Volunteers

The week following the Art Show, the art teachers utilize our school as an art gallery during art classes!  To facilitate this process, it is helpful for the teachers to have another adult volunteer.  This is a fun way to watch the students interact with art.  We hope you can help! Please head down to art classroom when you arrive.

Volunteer Sign Up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0548ADA622A7FB6-artwalk


2019 Apple Seed – Parent’s Night Out

AppleSeed

Tickets are now available to purchase through PayPal!

If you’d like to send via PayPal, please send to taptotreasurer@gmail.com. If you can, select that you’re sending to a friend to avoid fees and also include a note that it’s for the Apple Seed.

Cash and Check purchases are still available and forms will be coming home via your child’s backpack in the coming weeks.

Where:

Fowling Warehouse™ Grand Rapids

6797 Cascade Rd. SE

Grand Rapids, MI 49546

When:

Friday, April 26, 2019

6pm – Cocktail Hour and auction items

7-9pm – Fowling

9pm – The Party Continues!

For more event details visit:

https://thornappleelementarypto.wordpress.com/appleseed/


Cultural Arts – Leah Ivory

artist photo

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 leahivory.com for more information on Leah, her experiences, and training.


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

Contact Caroline Tilton (carolinetilton@yahoo.com) with any questions!

Application: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1NcGqTlSzq-ryazFVzg31BpMDlTRG4lN7


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

Art Walk Volunteers Needed

Art Walk Volunteers

The week following the Art Show, the art teachers utilize our school as an art gallery during art classes!  To facilitate this process, it is helpful for the teachers to have another adult volunteer.  This is a fun way to watch the students interact with art.  We hope you can help! Please head down to art classroom when you arrive.

Volunteer Sign Up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0548ADA622A7FB6-artwalk

PTO Blast – Week of March 4th

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Art Show “Night of” Volunteers Needed

Looking for volunteers for the night of the Art Show

Sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0548ada622a7fb6-artshow1


Dino Mite Book Fair

It’s Scholastic Book Fair week!  Shop online or stop by from 9-4 to pick up books to build your home library.  On Tuesday morning, we’ll have Books for Breakfast.  Starting at 8am, enjoy some breakfast bites while shopping the book fair to get your day started!

On Wednesday, we are open before and during the Art Show from 5:30 – 8.  As always, you’re welcome to shop with your child during their classroom library time.  Volunteer spots are still available: http://signup.com/go/fBpceFF

Want to shop from home? Shop online!  Visit our book fair website at www.scholastic.com/bf/thornapple.   Find an expanded lineup of books and view new release book trailers!


Spirit Day – Inside Out Day!

This week’s spirit day on Friday, March 8th, 2019 is Inside Out Day!

Wear things inside out, upside down, any which way!

No donation for this spirit day – just enjoy the fun!


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.

Where:

Fowling Warehouse™ Grand Rapids

6797 Cascade Rd. SE

Grand Rapids, MI 49546

When:

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:

https://thornappleelementarypto.wordpress.com/appleseed/

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Painless Fundraising – Paper Gator   

PaperGator

Be a Recycling Hero…..Please recycle your old newspapers, magazines, shredded paper and flyers in our Paper Gator bin located in the parking lot. This is a great way to recycle at no cost to you while helping to raise money for Thornapple’s PTO.


General PTO Meeting

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

Contact Caroline Tilton (carolinetilton@yahoo.com) with any questions!

Application: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1NcGqTlSzq-ryazFVzg31BpMDlTRG4lN7


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

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

Contact Caroline Tilton (carolinetilton@yahoo.com) with any questions!

Application: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1NcGqTlSzq-ryazFVzg31BpMDlTRG4lN7


 

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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!

sbbarnes611@gmail.com or melissa.d.dodge@gmail.com


Art Show “Night of” Volunteers Needed

Looking for volunteers for the night of the Art Show

Sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0548ada622a7fb6-artshow1


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: http://signup.com/go/fBpceFF


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.

Where:

Fowlin

g Warehouse™ Grand Rapids

6797 Cascade Rd. SE

Grand Rapids, MI 49546

When:

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:

https://thornappleelementarypto.wordpress.com/appleseed/


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!

https://www.shoparoo.com/


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

Art Show

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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!

sbbarnes611@gmail.com or melissa.d.dodge@gmail.com


Art Show “Night of” Volunteers Needed

Looking for volunteers for the night of the Art Show

Sign up:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0548ada622a7fb6-artshow1

 

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

Contact Caroline Tilton (carolinetilton@yahoo.com) with any questions!

Application: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1NcGqTlSzq-ryazFVzg31BpMDlTRG4lN7

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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 https://www.brightstartheatre.com/tour/tour-2019-01-02/ for more information on Bright Star Theatre and this tour.

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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!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0548ada622a7fb6-artshow


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.

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

When:
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:

https://thornappleelementarypto.wordpress.com/appleseed/


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 www.EduStaff.org 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