Thorntown Elementary School 11/21/22
Spell Bowl Champs!
Our Spell Bowl team earned recognition as site Champs, and placed 6th in the state! Great effort by all!
Turkeys in Disguise
These turkeys are going to great lengths not to get eaten this holiday!
Our 5th graders learned so much about patriotism, sacrifice, and freedoms as they honored Veterans in their lives and throughout our community.
Spell Bowl Champs!
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.
- 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. email@example.com
- 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
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!
School Spirit Wear Available
Visitors & Volunteers
22 Read-A-Thon Day
24-25 No School Thanksgiving Break
28 NWEA Testing Begins
28-Dec 2 Book Fair