School News

May 10, 2021

A Huge Thanks to All of You!

Our school wants to send out a sincere THANK YOU to all the parents, grandparents, and community members who have supported us the past year. These have been challenging times to navigate. We appreciate your continued participation in supporting us with prepping materials from home, facilitating Zoom sessions to showcase your careers and passions, and for simply remaining positive when unpopular decisions have had to be made. While we all wish things would have been different at times, your support has made it possible for our kids to remain in school all year. The love you showered us with last week, during Teacher Appreciation Week, was a wonderful reminder of who we are as a school community! As we wrap up these last few days with students, we want to assure you that it will be filled with fun, and they'll head into summer with good memories of our year together. Thanks for sharing them with us again this year!

END OF YEAR DETAILS - Recap from 4/26 News

It looks like we are going to make it to the finish line! We realize this school year felt different for many, including our parents and caregivers. We appreciate your support and flexibility as we figured out how to navigate a new normal. As we look forward to May, I wanted to share details about end of year activities and celebrations. We will continue to operate within our COVID plan guidelines, so we have worked hard to make adjustments and still ensure we celebrate all the good we've encountered throughout the year.

Virtual Talent Show - Our Virtual Talent Show will be available for viewing on May 14. Submissions should be made by 4/30. Students were given flyers with all the info and parent permission is required to post any videos. If you have questions or need help, please contact Mrs. Ballentine ( or Miss McCrimmond ( at school. Thorntown's got talent, and we can't wait to showcase it!

Kindergarten Promotion Ceremony - Our kindergarten celebration will be held on 5/25 during the school day. This event will be recorded and shared with families! Teachers will be in touch with specific details as promotion day approaches!

Awards & Recognition - Classroom Awards will occur throughout the week of 5/24, in individual classrooms. Teachers will share highlights with parents of their students.

Sixth Grade Send Off Celebration - On May 26, students are starting the day with Titus! The teachers have some special plans in the works for that day - awards to present, gifts to distribute, and a special highlights video to share with their students! The highlights video, as well as a recording of the awards ceremony and our school-wide send off will be shared with families!

Field Day - Field day will look a little different this year, but we have some fun things in the works for students. We may spend some time outside this day, so it is suggested to put sunscreen on before school. We will have class picnics for lunch, so a sack lunch will be served at school. Our wonderful custodial team will treat us with something delicious from Mr. Campbell's food truck, compliments of the PTO! We are looking forward to a fun last day together!

Other Need to Know Info...

WEBO Summer Sports Camps: There is fun for everyone this summer! Youth camps are a great way to keep your kids active and let them try their hand at a variety of sports and activities. Click here to access the Athletic Department summer youth camp dates and registration information.

Physicals and Immunizations: Be sure to schedule your appointments early for sports physicals and immunizations. Appointments fill up quickly for the summer and students must have a current physical on file to participate in athletics in the fall. Kindergarten students will need their immunization records on file in order to attend school. Don't delay, August will be here before you know it!

More Exciting News for Kindergarten! College Promise 529

Did you know that students who attend kindergarten at a Western Boone school is awarded $100 into a College 529 savings account at the end of their kindergarten year? When they finish 3rd grade, they receive and additional $50 into their account. This is unique to Western Boone schools! We are excited to help families in their efforts to start saving for post-secondary education! Parents of kindergarten students should check their email for instructions for setting up an account, so this special gift can be deposited as we wrap up our school year! If you did not receive an email, please contact the school office for more information.

Help Needed: WBCCSC is currently seeking applicants for the following positions: Custodians, Bus Drivers, and Kitchen Staff. Please refer quality candidates to our district website to apply.

COVID Absences: Attendance continues to be strong at TES! As we continue to work through these COVID times, please keep the following attendance guidelines in mind:

  • Do not send your child to school if he/she has been exposed to a positive COVID case or showing any symptoms related to COVID. Please contract the school to determine an appropriate return date and to find out what documentation is needed for your child to return to school.
  • Parents should keep all students in the same household home from school when any member of the household presents with COVID symptoms. If your child becomes ill at school, you should expect all members of the same household to be sent home until a diagnosis is made by a healthcare professional.
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