Online Auction closes in 24 hours + Awesome Host-a-Parties
Thu, Mar 21 11:11pm
Thornhill Elementary

Our online auction closes TOMORROW (Friday, March 22) at 9pm!

There's just a few items left and you can grab them for a total steal and, of course, give all that money to Thornhill!

We also have some amazing FUNdraising Host a Parties on the horizon! There are only a few spots left, so get on your phone/computer and sign up before the opportunity is gone. 

  • Toyology (Wednesday, April 3 from 1:25-2:20pm): 19 spots!
    We have a fun class being offered on during Spring Conference week. It's a minimum day and there are no enrichment classes that week! Keep your kid(s) busy building an exciting hands-on science toy. They will learn a major scientific concept such as energy, electricity, light, gravity, motion, friction, magnetism and/or simple machines. Each student will construct and take home a science toy in this class that is unlike any of the projects in the Toyology enrichment class. Healthy snacks will be provided during the class. Grades TK-5th.

  • Beginner Capoeira with Maya Novak (Saturday, April 6 from 9-10:15am): 2 spots!

    Learn the dynamic Afro-Brazilian art form of Capoeira Angola from our very own teacher Maya Novak at ICAF Oakland. You will be introduced to 30 minutes of music – learning the names of instruments, play rhythms, and sing. Followed by 45 minutes of learning basic Capoeira Angola movements. This is a not to be missed opportunity to learn this beautiful combination of dancing, martial arts, acrobatics, traditions and live music. All levels of physical ability encouraged. Adults only.

  • Stella & Dot Jewelry Party (Saturday, April 6 from 4-6pm): 6 spots!
    Looking for a fun and easy way to update your wardrobe? Come join us at a Stella & Dot Trunk Show. Stella & Dot is a women-owned, socially-responsible lifestyle brand that specializes in versatility and style. Enjoy an evening with wine, small bites and lots of fun selecting your next top, statement necklace and “go to” pair of earrings! Stylist, Nichelle Rachal will introduce S&D’s collection of tops, hand bags and scarves in addition to jewelry of all kinds. You will be supporting Thornhill Elementary, independent women in business, and the local community. That's fashion you can feel good about. Adults only. Hosted by Kristin Anderson and Anne Mawdsley.
  • Dailey Method - Sangria Barre (Saturday, April 27 from 5:30-7:30pm): 13 spots!
    Take a couple hours away from your busy life and enjoy a great barre workout, with Dailey Method instructor, Angela Levy. Afterward, enjoy white and red sangria and a fantastic dinner prepared by two ladies who love to cook and eat well. We will have a variety of options that are sure to fill you up! There is nothing better than a great workout, food, drink, and company! The Dailey Method is the fastest way to a strong, lean, and sculpted body. Hosted by Angela Engel and Jodie Cruz.
  • DNA Workshop (Saturday, May 4 from 9am-12pm): 2 spots!
    Join us for a fun-filled afternoon of hands-on science experience and learning, including DNA extraction from strawberries on Saturday, May 4 from 9am-12pm. Kids will also learn about 3D printing and get to take home a 3D printed DNA mmhelix key chain. Drop-off is okay! Grades TK-5th. Hosted by Tanja Woyke and Christa Pennacchio.
  • May the Fourth Be With You (Saturday, May 4 from 1-3pm): 10 spots! 
    Calling all Padawans and Jedi Masters! Come join us at the Urbano Starship on May the 4th for Jedi training and crafts. We will have outdoor challenges to test your Empire-battling skills, indoor crafts to add to your warrior costumes and lots of space-themed treats. Students get 2 hours to hone their Jedi skills and parents get 2 hours to do whatever they want! Grab a friend and sign up to help the rebels in their quest for balance in the force. Drop-off is okay! Hosted by Becky Urbano, Solvig Raethke-Doeppner, and Nicole Munoz.
  • 1970s "Velveeta" Party (Saturday, May 4 starting at 6:30pm): 3 spots!
    Remember Velveeta, Cheez Whiz, Ding-Dongs, Ho-hos, Spam, and those jello molds? Come boogie down to 70's music, drink 70’s inspired cocktails, and try those classic dishes from the past. We’ll have some 21st century hors d'oeuvres for the unconvinced. 1970's attire is very welcomed. Adults only. Hosted by the Shotts, Sawadogo and Mawdsley-James families.
  • Thunder-a-thon Lawn Game Tourney (Saturday, May 11 from 10am-2pm): 22 spots!
    Join the ultimate Lawn Game Tourney! 20 two-person teams (you can sign up as a team or individually and we will pair). 3 games: cornhole, kan jam, and bocce ball. Taco lunch and beer provided. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes (A's and Giants tickets). Winners based on highest total cumulative point totals. Adults only.
  • Benefit Beauty Bash (Saturday, May 11 from 6-8pm): 2 spots!
    "Hey Moms...I think you need a pre-Mother's Day treat!" Why not get some "me time" pampering before the big day. Sign up for the after-hours private party at the Benefit Cosmetics Boutique in Berkeley. Guests will be treated to small bites and bubbly while getting one-on-one pampering. All participants will receive complimentary brow shaping, lash or brow tint as well as make up application. Adults only. Hosted by Benefit and Kristin Anderson.
  • Kindergarten Tea Party (Saturday, May 18 from 11am-2pm): 6 spots!
    For all Kindergarteners, join us for a Tea Party! Kids can bring their favorite lovey or stuffed animal. We will have "tea," snacks, and fun activities for the kids and some of the Adventure Time staff are joning us to face and/or henna paint and braid hair. Parents are welcome to stay, but drop off is fine too. Hosted by Christine Pereira, Ron Pereira, Jamye Alexandra, and Melissa Ramirez.
  • 4th Grade Welcome Back Pool Party! (Saturday, August 10 from 12-5pm): 1 spot!
    Incoming 4th graders and families join us to celebrate the start of another school year with a pool-side party! Enjoy the pool and catch up with fellow Thornhill friends while listening to the beats of DJ Noah (Isaiah's Dad!). Enjoy drinks in the sun and pork on the grill (kid-friendly hot dogs and snacks will be available as well). Food, drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic), and a lifeguard will be provided so everyone can relax and enjoy the summer sun. This is a family friendly event so bring the whole family (up to 5 people per family) and head over to the Proudfoot home for the afternoon. Hosted By the Proudfoot, Obertik, Olofsen, Kahn, and Urbano Families.
  • Hygge Party (Saturday, November 2): 4 spots!
    Hygge Party...what? Hygge (pronounced "HUE-gah") is defined as "a quality of coziness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment of well-being." Okay, who doesn't want to be cozy on a chilly November evening. Sign up for a night of mulled wine, yummy snacks, and yarn craft. Enjoy the company of others in your school community, eat tasty munchies and walk away with something cozy to wear or for your home. Open to adults and kids (3rd grade and up). Drop off is okay! 3rd grade to adult. Hosted by Becky Urbano and Dee Dee Mendoza.
  • 5th Grade Legendary Lock-In! (Friday TBD): Unlimited spots!
    Mr. Wilkins, Mrs. Bernard, Ms. Contreras, and Mrs. Larsen will treat the 5th graders to a wild night at Thornhill School. This won't be like your daily Thornhill experience, filled with teacher's lengthy lectures, mundane math, and endless essays. No schoolwork allowed on this night! Instead, you will be treated to an adventurous evening of fun where we do all sorts of things kids are normally not allowed to do at school. Legend has it that lots of rules are broken; and though all are sworn to secrecy, whispers seem to hint at rambunctious relay races in the hallway, pizza and root beer floats in the teachers' lunch room, throwing whipped cream in teachers' faces... and many more crazy surprises in store.
  • Tacos and Movie Night for 5th Graders (TBD at 4:30pm): 3 spots!
    We are really excited to host 10 current 5th graders for a Chicken, Beef Taco and Movie Night! We will serve drinks, dessert and popcorn during the movie. Hosted by Mari Davalos, Jyoti Cher, and Laura Geduldig.

Hey, you got to the end! ;) Go Thornhill!