School News

Thorntown Elementary School 11/21/22

Community Building: Day of Noel

It's that time of year again where Student Council will coordinate the collection of canned goods and non-perishable food items to donate to our community. In 2021, the Thorntown Church Association was able to provide 33 families with food boxes, 36 children with $50 Wal-Mart gift cards for clothing, and utility bills of $100 paid for 20 families. Our collection will run from November 14th through Wednesday, December 7th. Thank you for any support you can provide.

Important Information

  • Read-a-Thon: Since we are not able to host Walk-a-Thon this year, we are coordinating with PTO to host a Read-a-Thon! This Tuesday students will be involved in special reading activities all day long! This may help some of them dig in and get some AR points as we draw closer to our mid-year AR celebration. It will also launch our PTO fundraiser where students will gather pledges to support their reading efforts. PTO supports our school by funding classroom grants, field trips, snacks for students, convocations, field day, and so much more. They make an effort not to ask students to sell items for fundraising. Read-a-Thon efforts do not require selling or delivering goods! 100% of the proceeds go back to our students and our school! Watch for more information to come home this week! On Tuesday, students are invited to 'Wear Something You Can Read' and bring a flashlight for Flashlight Reading. Be sure to ask them about the other fun things going on that day!
  • Family Resources: There are many resources throughout our community available to families in need. If you would like information about assistance throughout the holidays or over the course of the winter, please reach out to Kristen Maddox.
  • Arrival - Be Alert... Stay Safe: Our mornings are getting darker, so please be sure students walking or riding bikes to school are aware of how to travel safely. If you are traveling by car, please take extra time and precautions to watch out for students coming to school.
  • Book Fair: We will hold our Scholastic Book Fair the week of Nov 28. This is a great time to stock your home libraries, shop for holiday gifts, and support our classroom libraries. More info to follow.
  • Christmas Programs - SAVE THE DATEs: December 6 for PreK-2nd grade; December 8 for grades 3-5. Doors will open at 6:45. Programs will begin at 7:00. Please note that 6th grade programs are handled through Western Boone Jr/Sr High for students who have elected to take band or choir.

Think First & Stay Safe

Think First & Stay Safe Informational Flyer & Opt Out Letter

The Indiana Center for Prevention of Youth Abuse and Suicide will visit again this year, to present their Think First & Stay Safe Child Lures Prevention presentation. Think First and Stay Safe and Teen Lures are comprehensive body safety education programs that teach children in grades K-12 ways to keep their bodies safe. The children will learn appropriate ways to prevent, respond to, and report situations such as bullying, cyber-bullying, and all forms of abuse or neglect. Programs will be presented to children in all Western Boone schools the week of November 28, 2022. Each presentation will take place in classrooms at the elementary/intermediate level and will last approximately 45 minutes. The presentations at the middle and high school level will last approximately one hour. Although not required, each child's attendance in the program is strongly recommended. If you prefer to opt out of this opportunity for your child, please complete the opt-out form below and send to your child's teacher. Please email her to confirm receipt. Alternate activities will be provided to any student who does not participate. Thank you for your partnership in our efforts to keep the children of our community safe!

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School Spirit Wear Available

Our PTO is conducting Spirit Wear Sales through November 28. Purchases will arrive in time for Christmas, if that helps to cross some shopping off your list! Please visit the link below to see what is available! Thank you for your support of our PTO and our school!

Spirit Wear Order Link

Visitors & Volunteers

We are excited to welcome parent volunteers and visitors for special events. We ask that visitors arrive after 8:15 to allow us to get through arrival and secure the building, before opening up the sign-in stations. We will not have visitors join students for lunch, as no visitors will be permitted in the cafeteria during meal times. Please note that all volunteers and visitors to the school must check in with a driver's license or government-issued identification each time they visit. Volunteers will need to complete a criminal background check prior to helping with classrooms or attending field trips. Regular volunteers will still need their identification prior to entry each time they visit. Don't leave home without it!

Upcoming Events


22 Read-A-Thon Day

24-25 No School Thanksgiving Break

28 NWEA Testing Begins

28-Dec 2 Book Fair

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