Enrichment Classes

Fri, Jan 10 1:43pm

Just a reminder that enrichment classes our open for registration.  https://www.homeroom.com/sites/thornhill-elementary-oakland The following classes have low enrollment:   African Drumming grades 1-5 ... [More]

Auction Early-Bird Pricing Ends TODAY! (Event is on Saturday, March 14)

Fri, Jan 10 1:39pm

Today is last day to buy your tickets for the Auction (March 14) at the early-bird pricing!   Buy Your Tickets Here! Ticket prices are currently $65 per person ($130 per couple). Tomorrow (Saturday, J ... [More]

A couple of Important Reminders

Tue, Jan 7 4:22pm

A couple of reminders for all our families.   1.  Friday is a minimum day. Please  remember to pick up your students or arrange for their caretakers to pick them up at the usual minimum day times.   2 ... [More]

Spring Enrichment Classes Available for Viewing!

Fri, Jan 3 5:03pm

Website: www.thornhillschool.org/enrichment-classes Sponsored by the Thornhill Parent Facility Club (PFC), the Thornhill Enrichment Program is designed to support the development of the whole child by ... [More]

Auction Tickets On Sale Now - Early Bird Pricing!

Fri, Dec 20 3:28pm

Add this to your gift list... Auction Tickets are now on sale! Early bird pricing is available through January 10.  Auction Date: Saturday, March 14, 2020 Location: Fratellanza Club in Oakland Theme: ... [More]

Winter Performances - December 17 & 18 (Tuesday & Wednesday)

Mon, Dec 16 5:22pm

Don't miss the Thornhill winter performances in the multi-purpose room! Tuesday, December 17 at 9:15am: 3rd-5th Grades (white tops & black bottoms!) Wednesday, December 18 at 9:15am: TK-2nd Grades  Be ... [More]

Next year for your students

Fri, Dec 13 3:36pm

Hello Families,   It has come to our attention that there are lots of questions about next year. You DO NOT need to "enroll" your student.  Sometime  later in the school year you will be sent notifica ... [More]

Walkathon Final Pledges Due Tuesday, December 3rd!

Tue, Nov 26 2:50pm

Hi Walkathon Supporters!  Gobble Gobble, just a quick reminder that if you have any outstanding Walkathon donations (checks or cash from family/friends) to please pick them up over the Thanksgiving br ... [More]

Reminder - NO SCHOOL NEXT WEEK - Monday Nov. 25-29 for Thanksgiving

Fri, Nov 22 12:23pm

Thunderbirds, Just a reminder that there is no school next week, Monday-Friday, November 25-29. Enjoy your Thanksgiving break! You can always access our calendar on the Thornhill website. Happy Friday!


Tue, Nov 19 12:03pm

Good afternoon parents.   There has been quite a bit of confusion surrounding our Winter Concert.   The 3rd - 5th graders will be performing on TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17 AT 9:15 AM   Please note this correct day!

Next Week (Nov. 18-22) is Conference Week: All minimum days + no enrichment classes

Fri, Nov 15 10:19am

Thornhill Families, This is a reminder that next week, November 18-22, is Winter Conference Week at Thornhill. Every day next week is a minimum day and there are no enrichment classes. Please work dir ... [More]

Reminder - NO SCHOOL MONDAY - Monday, November 11!

Fri, Nov 8 3:45pm

Thunderbirds, Monday November 11 there is no school in honor of Veterans Day.  As a reminder, you can always access our calendar on the Thornhill website as well as in Konstella (both on konstella.com ... [More]

Walkathon is ON for tomorrow!

Fri, Nov 1 12:22pm

Hi Thornhill families!   We want to let you know that the Walkathon is ON for tomorrow! We've been monitoring the air quality forecasts, and it looks like it will be OK to proceed. If any families hav ... [More]

Walkathon in 2 Days! $$ Donations and Volunteers Desperately Needed

Thu, Oct 31 11:41am

Hello Spoooooooky Thornhill Families, What a fun Halloween Parade today! Our Walkathon is this Saturday November 2 is from 10am-4pm and we have just two days to go. We are at only 45% of our $20,000 f ... [More]

Thornhill on Tuesday

Mon, Oct 28 8:06pm

Good evening families,   As of this very moment, we are officially back to school tomorrow. We were just notified that power has been restored to Thornhill School.   See you all tomorrow.

Information for Tuesday

Mon, Oct 28 4:03pm

Good afternoon families,   As of 3:30 this afternoon, we still do not have power at the school.  The following is what we  have received. At this time, we do not have enough information to make an inf ... [More]

School closed on Monday!

Sun, Oct 27 3:37pm

Good afternoons families,   We just received word from OUSD and PG&E that the power outage will affect school tomorrow, Monday, October 28. We WILL BE CLOSED! Again thank you for your patience . As we ... [More]

Possible Power Outage at Thornhill

Fri, Oct 25 3:03pm

Good Afternoon Families,   We have just been notified of a possible power outage at Thornhill that will impact school on Monday. This is what OUSD and PG&E are letting us know at this time:   Based on ... [More]

Our Walkathon is in 8 Days!!!

Fri, Oct 25 12:29pm

Hi Thornhill Families, This is an important reminder to sign up now for our annual Walkathon on Saturday, November 2nd from 10am-4pm! This is one of our biggest fundraisers and it helps support our li ... [More]

Reminder - NO SCHOOL MONDAY - Monday, October 14!!!

Fri, Oct 11 12:16pm

Thunderbirds, Monday, October 14, there is no school as it's an OUSD holiday, "in lieu of Lincoln's Birthday." Please note this has been on the OUSD calendar, in Konstella, on our google calendar, and ... [More]

School will be open on Thursday, October 10

Wed, Oct 9 5:24pm

Good evening Thornhill Families, There was an important robocall that went home this afternoon.  If you did not receive it, here is a copy of the information shared.  We WILL be open for school on Thu ... [More]


Wed, Oct 9 1:37pm

Good afternoon Families, The following information was just sent to us. We hope this will clarify the situation a bit more. Oct. 9, 2019 Greetings Oakland Unified Community and Staff, We are working t ... [More]

School Will Be Open Tomorrow

Tue, Oct 8 9:47pm

Dear Thornhill families, It is almost 9:30 PM and we have information to share with you. It has been a day filled with confusion and frustration for parents, caregivers and your Thornhill staff.  We h ... [More]

Shoo the Flu

Tue, Oct 8 11:26am

Good Morning Families,   Please note that there has been some confusion about the date for Shoo the  Flu.   The date is:   TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2019   Information and permission slips will be going ho ... [More]


Thu, Oct 3 5:19pm

Thornhill Families, Tomorrow, Friday October 4, is a minimum day (TK/K 1:10pm; 1-5 1:25pm) and there are no enrichment classes. This is one of our three minimum days this year for our school wide focu ... [More]

Reminder - NO SCHOOL TOMORROW - Friday, September 27!!!

Thu, Sep 26 2:39pm

Thunderbirds, Tomorrow, Friday September 27, there is no school as it's an OUSD professional development day. Please note this has been on the OUSD calendar, in Konstella, on our google calendar, and ... [More]

$23,000 to go for our Back to School Donation Drive!

Fri, Sep 20 2:02pm

Thunderbirds, we are almost there!   Thank you so much to all of those families who have already donated! Your support has been tremendous, and we have raised over $177,000 for the critical programs l ... [More]

Newsletter link! (last reminder to sign up for the separate newsletter)

Tue, Sep 17 6:25pm

Thunderbirds, We have just sent out our newsletter here, which is sent every Tuesday. Please note this will be the last Konstella message with a reminder to look at the newsletter. Need to sign up or ... [More]

Donate by September 16 for the Thornhill insulated tumbler!

Fri, Sep 13 2:15pm

Thank you so much to those families who have already contributed to the Back to School Donation Drive! Your support helps provide teachers’ aides, a PE coach, a librarian and books, music and art inst ... [More]

Photo Day #2

Wed, Sep 11 9:37am

Thank you so much for all the responses.  We now have all the help we need.   Sherry Kaetzel

Photo Day

Wed, Sep 11 8:46am

We are in need of a couple parent volunteers for photo day on Thursday. If you can help please let us if you are available.   Thank you,   Sherry Kaetzel

Photographer's Schedule

Mon, Sep 9 11:36am

Good Morning Families,   I have attached the schedule for pictures as a Word Doc and picture. Please note when your child's day and time are.    Thank you.

A Letter from Adventure Time

Fri, Sep 6 9:55am

Dear Thornhill Families, Adventure Time would like to express our gratitude to the Thornhill community for the outpouring of love and generosity for our beloved Director, Pam Kordosky. Thank you to al ... [More]

Remembering Pam

Wed, Sep 4 12:52pm

Hello Everyone, I hope you are all doing as well as possible, what with the tragedy of Pam’s death casting a shadow over our school and community.  Yet, while Pam’s passing is tragic, we are still luc ... [More]

A letter from Mr. Daubenspeck

Tue, Sep 3 1:02pm

Dear Thornhill Community,   I have shocking and sad news to share with you. It is with a heavy heart that I tell you of the death of Pam Kordosky. Pam passed away this weekend.  She was a beloved memb ... [More]

Request from Ms. MacHardy and Ms. Lancaster

Thu, Aug 29 9:27am

Unused walk-a-thon t-shirts - sherry.kaetzel@ousd.org - OUSD Mail The Lunch Monitor and Junior coach program gets the 5th graders and later in the year, 4th graders to rise to mentor status as they he ... [More]

Back to School Donation Drive!

Mon, Aug 26 5:24pm

The Back to School Donation Drive has begun! This week you will see a beautiful printed donation form and envelope in your child’s homework folder or backpack. We LOVE donations by check if possible s ... [More]

5 Enrichment classes in danger of being CANCELLED + Classes start Monday!

Sun, Aug 25 8:45am

Thunderbirds, We have 5 enrichment classes that are in danger of being CANCELLED if they cannot reach minimum enrollment. If you are already signed up for one of these classes, we highly suggest you f ... [More]

Some Enrichment Classes Still Open for Registration (through Friday at 2pm)

Thu, Aug 22 12:46pm

Thunderbirds, Registration has re-opened for enrichment classes that have not reached maximum capacity. Please visit Homeroom through tomorrow, Friday, at 2pm to register. The following classes are in ... [More]

Newsletter: Welcome + Enrichment Classes + New Teachers + more!

Tue, Aug 13 6:56pm

Thornhill Community, Every Tuesday afternoon, we send a newsletter with a compilation of everything-you-need-to-know about Thornhill. We highly suggest that you read it here and also sign up to receiv ... [More]

Classroom Assignments + Enrichment Classes + Calendar + New Teachers

Wed, Aug 7 5:28pm

Dear Thornhill Community, The first day of school is almost here! We’ve packed this message with (hopefully) all the information you’ll need to know to navigate the first two weeks of school. Here’s a ... [More]