Thornhill Elementary PFC Newsletter

Volume 25, Issue 28, March 23, 2018

Principal's Note...

Dear Thunderbird Families,

By the time you read this, we will officially be into spring. While the weather may feel a bit wintry, we are seeing hints of blossoms and leaves coming back on the trees. The rains have been great, depending on who you ask...Yet at school our kids wait anxiously to hear the announcement over the intercom whether it will be indoor or outdoor recess. Believe me, we sometimes hope the clouds would part just for recess, and sometimes it does. But, overall, the rains have been keeping us on our toes..

Just 10 weeks of school left! We certainly are in the home stretch here and I can't believe the year is flying by. Summer will be upon us. Did you know the first day of school will be August 13?

Cesar Chavez Day -- On March 30, we will have no school and start our spring recess. ‚ÄčCesar Chavez spoke for many when he organized marches and essentially fought for workers' rights. As you go into this spring recess, I hope you have the time to explore with your family the work of Cesar Chavez. Given the internet, there are a plethora of resources to continue this lesson at home. Here is a link to some info on Cesar Chavez.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and remember I am here for all of you if you need me. And more importantly, I am here for your kids!


Mr. Daubenspeck‚Äč


Information For TK - 4th Grade Families

Just a reminder that the Intent to Return to Thornhill forms have been sent home and via Konstella for grades TK - 4. Please return them to the office by March 28. It looks like a full school next year and your help with getting accurate numbers will be most helpful. If you are leaving Thornhill, please, please, please let us know.

Thank you,

Thornhill Office Staff

Sherry Kaetzel


Thornhill Night At The A's--Friday May 4!

Join us for our annual baseball night at out at the Oakland Coliseum to support the A's as they take on the Baltimore Orioles. We will be tailgating and have reserved group seating. This is always a great time for the kids, as well as the adults.

Purchase your GAME TICKETS here:

Purchase your TAILGATE TICKETS here:

Carnival BBQ Saturday May 5--Volunteers needed!

Calling all parents to grill some food for the day of the Carnival. Please help us out for at least two hours while your children enjoy the Carnival games. We really need all the help we can get with setup, cooking, and cleanup.

Please sign up here:

Home Brew Tasting Event

The final numbers are in and $8,735.04 were raised for the A-Z Fund at the first annual Homebrew Tasting & Competition. Thank you to those who brewed and attended this event. It's great to have such great support and unity with other OUSD schools.


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Join the Good Eggs School Fundraiser!

Earn 10 percent back for Thornhill every time you shop on Good Eggs during March & April.

(Pssst! Never tried Good Eggs? You'll get $15 off your order when you join, plus our school is eligible for bonuses when new families get a Good Eggs order!)

How do I join?

Step 1: Visit

Step 2: Enter the code tbird.

Step 3: Place an order and 10 percent goes back!

Good Eggs is the unbelievably simple way to feed your family well, all week long.

Absurdly fresh groceries + easy weeknight dinners, delivered to your door the same day you order.


Dates To Remember...

If you've gotten this far, but still need a reminder of what's coming up on the Thornhill calendar, well...Here are some dates to keep in mind. Remember, you can always get information by visiting the calendar page of the school website.

Cesar Chavez Day: Friday, March 30: No School

Spring Recess: April 2-6: No School

PFC Meeting: Tuesday, April 10 (6-7:30pm)

Dads Club Meeting: Thursday, April 19 (7pm at Monaghan's)

Minimum Day for Science: Friday, May 4

Thornhill Night at the A's: Friday, May 4

Spring Carnival: Saturday, May 5


About The Thornhill PFC Newsletter

The Thornhill Parent-Faculty Club (PFC) eNews team publishes this weekly newsletter each Friday in the school year to communicate school, PFC and OUSD news, events and information.

Email submissions to our Newsletter Chair, Rex Crum, at by 3 p.m. Wednesday for approval, including Word or Text files, with links and no formatting, and photos preferably as 150 x 150, 72 dpi JPG or GIFs only (not embedded in email or word file). Submissions may be edited for spelling, grammar, brevity and clarity. Advertising and items not related to Thornhill are not accepted.

THANK YOU to everyone who submits articles and to PFC Board Members, Teachers, VPs of Communications Erin Proudfoot and Pamela Schwartz, PFC Co-Presidents Shauna Fithian and Shanyn Lloyd-Gibson and Principal Steve Daubenspeck. Member of Oakland Unified School District (OUSD).