School News

Thorntown Elementary School 11/7/22

Community Building: Choose Kindness

November 13 is World Kindness Day! We are constantly prompting one another at school to Be Kind. Talk as a family about how to choose kindness in various situations. Be intentional and plan something to spread kindness on November 13.

Important Information


  • Veterans' Day: Each year, our fifth graders coordinate our Veterans' Day program. This year, our community event will be held on Thursday, November 10 at 7PM in our gymnasium. The program will be repeated on Friday, November 11 for the rest of our student body.
  • The weather will turn soon. Please be sure students are dressed to be outside. We will go out for recess whenever we can, so they will need jackets/coats, pants, hats, and gloves in the coming weeks.
  • 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.
  • 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. Thank you for your partnership in our efforts to keep the children of our community safe!

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

November

7 PTO Mtg 6:30PM

10 Veterans' Day Program put on by 5th grade, 7:00PM, in the gym (Community Event)

11 Veterans' Day Program put on by 5th grade for our school, 9am

14 Spell Bowl Competition @ TriWest; School Board Mtg 7PM

22 Read-A-Thon Day

24-25 No School Thanksgiving Break

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