Thornhill Elementary PFC Newsletter

Volume 28, Issue 24, February 9, 2021

In This Issue (bolded items are new contributions for this week)

  • Note from our PFC Co-Presidents

  • Auction Meeting - This Wednesday!

  • Another Take Out for Thornhill

  • Calling All Thornhill Alumni!

  • OUSD Announcements

  • Individual Class Packets

  • Calendar of Important Dates


A Note from our PFC Co-Presidents

Ahoy Thunderbirds!

As you know it’s Black History Month, and there are a lot of resources to learn about and celebrate some of America’s most important artists and thinkers. We’ve been enjoying 28 Days of Black History, a virtual exhibition of 28 works delivered to your inbox every day that celebrate Black legacy in the U.S., curated by Anti-Racism Daily.

We are also now at the half-way point between Winter and Spring, which means that now is the time to start planning your garden and cleaning off the cobwebs!

Thank you to all of our committed workers on the PFC Board who are behind the scenes, bringing us Take-Out days, Spirit Wear, the Annual Fund and the upcoming Benefit Auction! Keep your eyes and ears peeled for more information on The Benefit Auction, which will look a bit different this year than when we could all come together for a night. We have some great ideas, but we need more heads and hands to make them come to life so that we can all score some great items and support our school — please consider joining a planning meeting on Wednesdays at 7pm, information here. Speaking of supporting our school...The Annual Fund is still rolling and any little bit helps. You can use the link below right now if you'd like!

Last but not least THANK YOU parents, teachers and all of our school staff who are working relentlessly to bring our kids the best pandemic experience possible. You all are AMAZING!

May the winds of fortune sail you. May you sail a gentle sea. May it always be the other guy who says this drinks on me!

Stay safe out there!

Alicia Streight & Rex Crum


Auction Meeting - this Wednesday!

Please join us every Wednesday at 7pm for an Auction planning meeting. See the event on Konstella for more details and the Zoom info.

Hope to see you there!

Maya Hiersoux, Benefit Auction Chair


Take Out for Thornhill

Thank you for a great turn out at our first Take Out Event of the year at Pattys & Buns Burgers! Ordering and picking up was easy breezy and the meals were delicious.

SAVE THE DATE: On Tuesday, February 23, join us in supporting a Thornhill family-owned restaurant while earning money to support our students!

Bon Appetit!

Christina Gibbons, Merchant Partnerships Chair


Calling All Thornhill Alumni!

Are you the parent of a current or former middle school student in the East Bay? Please share your experience with the Thornhill Class of 2021!

We've created a quick and easy survey about your family's time in middle school:

Thornhill Alumni Survey

We'd absolutely love to hear from you and promise it will only take a few minutes of your time! (And please forward to any/all alumni that might have missed this newsletter!)

Thank you!

Kim Olofsen, 5th Grade Representative


OUSD Announcements

Please find OUSD announcements and events here, including several upcoming Info and Listening sessions about reopening and insight from the medical community.

There's a Family Medical Info Session Thursday!

Thursday, February 11, 2021, 5:30-7:00pm

General Family Medical Info Session

Zoom Webinar:
Phone: +1 669 900 9128
Webinar ID: 895 9810 8876

YouTube Live: Click Here


Individual Class Printed Packets

If your teacher tells you that printed materials need to be picked up, they will continue to be in the same spot — on the fence near the TK trailer and the Alhambra entrance.

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  • Wednesday, February 10: Benefit Auction Planning Meeting (7-8pm, see Konstella for info)

  • Monday, February 15: NO SCHOOL for Presidents Day

  • Friday, February 19: NO SCHOOL for Professional Development for Teachers

  • Monday, March 8: PFC Meeting (5:30-7pm, see Konstella for info)

  • Monday, March 29: NO SCHOOL for Cesar Chavez Day

  • Monday, April 5 - Friday, April 9 - SPRING BREAK!

Be sure also to subscribe to the Thornhill Google Calendar here, and download the OUSD District calendar here.
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About the Thornhill Newsletter

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

Email submissions to our Newsletter Chair, Jill Evans, at by 8 p.m. Thursday for approval—nothing sent after this will be included in the following week’s newsletter unless there are extremely compelling extenuating circumstances. It’s fine to include text in the body of the email with links and no formatting, and attach 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, as we need to keep the newsletter focused on need-to-know info for the community.

THANK YOU to everyone who submits articles and to PFC Board Members, Teachers, VPs of Communications Erin Proudfoot & Evie Nagy, PFC Presidents Rex Crum & Alicia Streight, and Principal Steve Daubenspeck. Member of Oakland Unified School District (OUSD).