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Thorntown Elementary School, January 6, 2023

Readers Rockin' the Bouncy Houses!

Students who reached their Mid-Year AR Goal celebrated with Bouncy Houses on Friday! We become readers by reading, and we were thrilled to celebrate with so many who kept their focus on their goal this semester. For those still working toward their goal, we will celebrate with an EPIC Water Balloon Fight in May. Read, Read, READ!

Good To Be Back! Learning together is our favorite!

Be In the Loop...

THANK YOUs: So many Thank Yous to send... Each student at Thorntown received a school shirt prior to break. We share the cost of these shirts between PTO and our school funds raised through picture and yearbook sales. Thanks to PTO for continuing to support this gift to students. PTO is instrumental in raising funds for our school and planning activities for students and teachers. We're excited about some fun activities coming up this spring that are supported or sponsored by our PTO: Visiting Author - February 22, Spring Family Night - March 16, Schoolwide Convocation - April, Field Day - May. Thanks for all who participate in PTO!

I'd also like to send a big thanks to our parents and family members for all their support during our 1st semester. Your patience with the construction project and your partnership to make school a great experience makes all the difference for our students. Thanks for being champions for your kids!

Kids Heart Challenge: Students will participate in PE this quarter. Watch for information about Kids Heart Challenge (formerly known at Jump Rope for Heart) to come home soon! We will kick-off our fundraising efforts on January 23 and students will be challenged to secured donations through 2/9. This is a great opportunity for us to teach students about heart-healthy activities and how to spread some love through generosity. Donations benefit the American Heart Association.

eLearning: Please note the school calendar and plan for our first scheduled eLearning Day for the year. Students will bring home their laptops and participate in eLearning on 1/25. This provides an opportunity for our staff to participate in schoolwide professional development. Teachers will have office hours from 7:30-10:30 to check in and assist students as needed. Assignments for eLearning will be posted in Canvas by 5pm on 1/24 and due by Monday, 1/30. Students must participate in order to be marked present for that school day. We are scheduled for a final eLearning day on March 1.

Athletic Opportunities

Winter Youth Volleyball- Coach Bragg and her varsity staff are excited to hold their winter volleyball club again this year, from January 21-March 5. Click here to get registered by January 8! Contact Coach Bragg for additional information:

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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!

Special Fund Raiser for Western Boone Band

If you or someone you know is looking to replace a bed in your home, now is the time. Western Boone Jr/Sr HS Band Program is excited to announce they will be hosting a one-day Mattress Sunday, January 29th, from 11am-6pm. There will be 30 different styles of beds on display for customers to try. The brand name mattresses are made to order, have full factory warranties, are available in all sizes, and are priced below retail. In addition to beds, there will also be luxury pillows, sheets, adjustable power bases and even weighted blankets & convertible bean bag chairs!! Delivery and financing are available.
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Upcoming Events


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25 eLearning Day - students participate from home

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