PFC Spotlight: Zach Johnson (AKA "Coach"), PE Teacher

Thu, Sep 23 10:30am

This week, we’re getting to know Zach Johnson, known to all our Thornhill students as “Coach”.  Every week, Coach gets our kids outside, moving, playing, learning, and having fun!  He is loved by our ... [More]

Annual Fund Highlights - Week 3

Mon, Sep 20 2:29pm

Hey Thunderbirds! We have reached 53% of our goal of $200,000 with 41% of families participating. Week after week, we are so impressed by how the Thornhill parent community comes together to support o ... [More]

PFC Spotlight: Pope Flyne, African Drumming

Thu, Sep 16 9:49am

Rhythm is Math! Thornhill Elementary is lucky to have Master Drummer, Pope Flyne, working with our TK-2nd graders. Originally from Ghana, Pope has taught African Drumming at UC Berkeley, Mills College ... [More]

Annual Fund - Week 2 Highlights

Mon, Sep 13 11:30am

Hey Thunderbirds, First off, we want to thank the families who have contributed to the Annual Fund! We are in awe of your generosity. Your donation provides incredible programs for our students such a ... [More]

PFC Spotlight: Ms. Alexis, Thornhill Gardening Teacher

Thu, Sep 9 10:10am

Hello Thunderbirds!  We’re back this week with another highlight from our incredible Thornhill PFC staff.  A few years ago, we were lucky enough to add Alexis Lavine-Moore to our team. She has (litera ... [More]

Annual Fund - Week 1 Highlights

Tue, Sep 7 12:31pm

Has your child come home excited to tell you the wiggly worms they found while gardening? Has your kindergartener told you all about practicing letter sounds with their favorite teacher’s aide? Have t ... [More]

PFC Spotlight: Ms. Fox, Thornhill Librarian

Thu, Sep 2 9:35am

Hello Thunderbirds!  Over the next several weeks, we are going to highlight Thornhill’s incredible PFC staff members, so you can get to know them and learn how they impact our students. Your donation ... [More]

ANNUAL FUND DRIVE - Now Through September 30th

Mon, Aug 30 10:49am

Hey Thunderbirds, Thanks to the tremendous team work of our Thornhill staff, our incredible students and our dedicated parents, the transition back to campus has been smooth! We are always so impresse ... [More]

PLEASE READ: New Konstella guidelines for 2021-22

Fri, Aug 27 2:24pm

Hello Thunderbirds, Welcome to Konstella! If you’ve been at Thornhill in past years, you know that Konstella is the Thornhill community’s main channel for Parent Faculty Club (PFC) announcements and p ... [More]

Enrichment Class Sign-Ups Available! Register before Tuesday, August 24th

Wed, Aug 18 7:34pm

Thunderbirds, This was posted in Tuesday's newsletter. Don't get the newsletter? Sign up here! Sign-ups for Enrichment classes began Wednesday, August 18 at 9:00am (today). These classes are held outs ... [More]

REMINDER: Archiving Konstella 2020-2021 tonight! Collect your photos now + ParentSquare Info

Mon, Jul 26 8:46am

Reminder: If you haven't yet downloaded any photos in Konstella from the 2020-2021 school year that you'd like to keep, please do so today! More below. Thunderbirds, In preparation for the 2021-2022 s ... [More]

Important Technology Return Information

Fri, May 21 11:53am

Hello Thornhill families,  Here is some important info about returning Thornhill technology for the end of the year. Thanks in advance for your help!   If your child will not return to Thornhill next ... [More]

Final PFC meeting - Board and Budget Approval

Sat, May 15 4:49pm

Hello all! The end of the year is upon us and our final PFC meeting is set for Monday May 17th at 5:30pm. Zoom Meeting: (different ID from the fall) https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81249425304?pwd=WEtnZGFxb ... [More]

Onine Auction closes TONIGHT (Saturday) at 7:30pm!

Sat, May 1 11:12am

We are down to the final day of our online auction! It closes tonight, Saturday May 1st, at 7:30pm. But... keep watching... bidding is automatically extended if there's bidding in the final minutes!   ... [More]

The Auction is TOMORROW (Saturday at 6pm) - You Must Register by 11:45pm TONIGHT (Friday) in order to attend!

Fri, Apr 30 10:45am

The virtual auction is Saturday, May 1st from 6-7pm --> Tomorrow Night! <-- Register here for FREE by tonight (friday) at 11:45pm! (REQUIRED TO RECEIVE YOUR UNIQUE LINK) If you received an email aroun ... [More]

The Auction is in 2 Days - You Must Register by Friday, April 30 in order to attend!

Thu, Apr 29 2:22pm

The virtual auction is this Saturday, May 1st from 6-7pm. Register here for FREE by friday, april 30th at 11:45pm! (REQUIRED TO RECEIVE YOUR UNIQUE LINK) If you received an email around 8:45pm on Wedn ... [More]

*This* Saturday, May 1: The Auction Is Finally Here (and we really want you to attend!)

Mon, Apr 26 12:09pm

The virtual auction is this Saturday, May 1st from 6-7pm. Register here for FREE! (REQUIRED TO RECEIVED YOUR UNIQUE LINK) Format! It's virtual! It's free! It's fun! It's easy! Bonus (for some) is that ... [More]

Volunteer Opportunities on the PFC!

Sun, Apr 25 12:09pm

Hello Thunderbird Families!  Do you wish you had a chance to meet other Thornhill parents and reconnect with those that you haven’t seen much of this year? Do you like helping out the Thornhill commun ... [More]

What makes Thornhill special for you?

Sun, Apr 11 3:18pm

We are soliciting videos of gratitude, reflection, and fun to feature during our Virtual Gala on Saturday May 1. Does your family have a special Thornhill memory they'd like to share? Does your studen ... [More]

Information about Traffic and QuickDrop

Fri, Apr 9 10:25am

Hi Thunderbirds - it was great to see so many happy faces back at school last week, and we look forward to seeing even more over the next month. Please use these pro tips to keep everyone safe, and ma ... [More]

It's Party Season THIS WEEK - Auction Style!

Thu, Apr 8 12:23pm

Hey Thornhill Thunderbirds, What season is it? It’s (virtual) party season!   We have some great parties coming up THIS WEEK that we want you to be aware of and hopefully participate in the fun while ... [More]

Raffle Tickets on sale for a PELOTON BIKE!

Fri, Apr 2 2:31pm

Win a PELOTON BIKE!! Home fitness just got a whole lot more fun! Raffle tickets on sale now! The lucky winner will be selected during the live auction Saturday, May 1st. Need not be present to win.  R ... [More]

Last minute information for coming to school in person

Mon, Mar 29 7:59pm

Good evening families, With having to check in your children at the gate, we ask for an extra measure of patience.  There will be more traffic than usual as you have to park and walk in your students. ... [More]

Important information regarding return to in person learning

Fri, Mar 26 9:44pm

Good Evening Thunderbird Families, This is a reminder for you to access your ParentSquare account. Your ParentSquare account is important for you to check your child in on March 30th( TK-2) or April 1 ... [More]

Reopening Information from Mr. Daubenspeck

Wed, Mar 24 7:45pm

Good evening families,   Please forgive the duplication of information but we wanted to make sure you have this information.   Thank you once again for your patience and understanding as we work out a ... [More]

A message from Mr. Daubenspeck

Fri, Mar 19 4:55pm

Dear Thornhill Families,     It is with a heavy heart I write to you about the shocking  wave of violence that has been inflicted on the Asian American Pacifice Isander community.  This recent spate o ... [More]

Calling all Harry Potter fans & other Auction News!

Thu, Mar 18 3:22pm

Hey Thornhill Community, We are excited to announce our first virtual party happening at the end of the month! Grab your Gryffindor scarves and wizard wands and join other Harry Potter fans on a tour ... [More]

Deadline is Friday! Teacher & Staff Thank You Dinner Update

Wed, Mar 17 11:18pm

Thunderbirds, As a thank you gesture to all our Thornhill teachers and staff, we'd like to send them dinner. Or at least, a gift certificate for a meal they don't have to cook (and hopefully don't hav ... [More]

Letter from Mr. Daubenspeck about today's announcement of Returning to School

Mon, Mar 15 9:42pm

Dear Thornhill Families, I am certain that you have heard about the tentative agreement with OEA.    I have not yet learned of details regarding opening of school and unfortunately do not have details ... [More]

Read-a-thon: Sign your student up today!

Fri, Mar 12 6:11pm

Attention Thornhill Readers!   From Monday, March 15th - Friday, April 2nd, both at home and with classes, our Thornhill students will focus on reading as a community. Everyone is welcome to be a part ... [More]

Thornhill Auction - The Plan and How *You* Can Help!

Thu, Mar 11 8:34pm

Hello Thornhill Thunderbirds!   This year’s auction -- our annual spring fundraiser -- will be entirely virtual. Even though we can’t clink our glasses or dance within 6’ of each other, we can still h ... [More]

Thornhill Playground OPEN starting Monday afternoon!

Fri, Mar 5 3:39pm

Good news, Thunderbirds! Effective Monday March 8, our SCHOOL YARD will be open from 3:00pm - 6:00pm Monday through Friday. See the attached letter for COVID SAFETY PROTOCOLS. Our school has missed you!

PFC Agenda Monday March 8th 2021

Fri, Mar 5 11:22am

Hello Thunderbirds!   It's that time again: Please join us for our monthly PFC meeting this Monday March 8th 2021 at 530p via Zoom. Attached you'll see our agenda for this month. and below you'll see ... [More]

Teacher & Staff Thank You Dinner [$5/family respectively requested]

Thu, Mar 4 3:42pm

Thunderbirds, As a thank you gesture to all our Thornhill teachers and staff, we'd like to send them dinner. Or at least, a gift certificate for a meal they don't have to cook (and hopefully don't hav ... [More]

School Reopening Form

Thu, Feb 25 9:37am

Good Morning Families,   I have been receiving emails with some questions about the form.  There has been some confusion about whether there is one or two forms.  The language is a bit confusing.  "In ... [More]

IMPORTANT ADDENDUM

Wed, Feb 24 10:21am

Dear Families,   I forgot to inform you that if the intent to return form is NOT filled out, your student will not be able to return for in person learning until next year!  PLEASE TAKE TIME TO FILL O ... [More]

Mandatory Form

Wed, Feb 24 10:07am

Good Morning Thornhill families, Thank you to the parents that have already filled out the form!  We have 50% completed.  For those of you who have not completed it, please take a couple of minutes to ... [More]

Possible Play Dates and Equity Based Learning Hubs

Mon, Feb 15 4:31pm

Good Afternoon Families,   Several principals have shared the following information with their communities.  Please read the attachment  and know that things are still very fluid.  Things are changing ... [More]

NO SCHOOL: Monday, Feb. 15 *and* Friday, February 19

Fri, Feb 12 4:59pm

Happy Friday Thunderbirds! Just a reminder, there is no school on these TWO days next week: Monday, February 15: Presidents Day Friday, February 19: Teacher Professional Development Day Yes, this resu ... [More]

Tonight’s Agenda...One More Try...

Mon, Feb 8 1:14pm

My apologies...Due to technical difficulties (i.e., my attaching the wrong document, the agenda I sent earlier today was blank...Kind of like Kansas City’s performance in the Super Bowl on Sunday.   I ... [More]

February PFC Meeting Agenda *UPDATED AGENDA*

Mon, Feb 8 12:12pm

Aloha, Everyone..   Tonight is something that's not the Super Bowl, but might be more entertaining...The monthly Thornhill PFC Meeting.   The meeting will begin at 5:30, and all Thornhill parents are ... [More]

January 19, 2021 PFC Meeting Agenda.

Tue, Jan 19 11:56am

Aloha,   The January PFC meeting is tonight at 5:30. You can find a copy of the agenda attached to this note.   Here is the information if you would like to attend via Zoom.   https://us02web.zoom.us/ ... [More]

Auction Item! ANOTHER Virtual Dungeons & Dragon Party with Coach Johnson - this Saturday, January 16 from 11am-4pm

Mon, Jan 11 1:44pm

Happy New Year Thunderbirds! The last Dungeons & Dragons game with Coach was so successful that he's doing it again! This auction item is a 5-hour D & D virtual game with our own Coach Johnson. Coach ... [More]

Auction Item! Virtual Dungeons & Dragon Party with Coach Johnson - this Saturday, January 2 from 11am-4pm

Tue, Dec 29 7:59pm

Happy Holidays Thunderbirds! Our first auction item is here... a 5-hour Dungeons & Dragons virtual game with our own Coach Johnson! Coach has generously donated his time to play D&D with 5 lucky kids ... [More]

Assembly Recap: Ms. Green's Slideshow & Mr. Daubenspeck's performance!

Fri, Dec 18 1:08pm

Thunderbirds, We had 2 amazingly successful assemblies this week! Thank you to everyone who organized and participated, with special thanks to our Music Teachers: Ms. Green (3rd-5th) and Pope (TK-2nd) ... [More]

DUE THURSDAY: Staff Holiday Appreciation Donation Opportunity

Wed, Dec 16 4:30pm

Hello Thornhill Community! (This message is going out to everyone except our teachers and staff.) This is your final reminder if you would like to donate money to our 23 Thornhill staff listed below. ... [More]

Teacher & Staff Holiday Appreciation Requests

Tue, Dec 8 4:22pm

Hello Thornhill Community! (This message is going out to everyone except our teachers and staff.) We want to appreciate both our teachers and staff this holiday season. We know many of your Room Paren ... [More]

Parent Survey

Tue, Dec 8 9:48am

Hello Parents,   If you have not taken the parent survey sent out by the superintendent, please take a moment to follow the provided link and take the survey.   https://www.ousd.org/shareyourvoice Tha ... [More]

DEADLINE IS TODAY! Spirit Wear pre-sale until midnight tonight!

Mon, Dec 7 1:43pm

This is your last chance - the deadline is today (Monday, Dec. 7th) for our Spirit Wear pre-sale! After December 7th, it's the end of the line. No sweet baseball tees for you. (Seriously, we aren't or ... [More]

Clarification regarding reopening of in person learning.

Tue, Dec 1 4:49pm

Good Evening Thunderbird Families,   As most of you know, there was a message sent out today from Kyla Johnson-Trammell, our superintendent.  We want to clarify a few things with you before we all get ... [More]

Spirit Wear pre-sale extended until Monday, December 7th!

Mon, Nov 30 12:15pm

We've extended the pre-sale deadline on the spirit wear until Monday, December 7th! But after December 7th, it's the end of the line. No sweet baseball tees for you.  We've partnered with Oaklandish t ... [More]

Conference Week

Mon, Nov 30 8:56am

Good Morning Thunderbird Families,   This is a reminder that this week is all minimum days!  Parents will be having conferences with teachers.   Our teachers will be following a regular minimum day sc ... [More]

Get Your Thornhill Spirit Wear Before It's Gone!

Fri, Nov 20 11:49am

Only 11 days to go to order your spirit wear! We've partnered with Oaklandish to help with the printing and have been able to keep the costs for all the gear fairly low (while still getting some prett ... [More]

Thornhill Annual Fund!!

Tue, Nov 17 6:56pm

  Hello Thunderbirds, Happy October! It’s time to kick off the Thornhill Annual Fund (previously known as the Back to School Donation Drive). We recognize that this is a tough time to get a donation r ... [More]

Report Card Information

Fri, Nov 13 6:03pm

Report Cards Our report cards are standards based meaning that they are reporting on where your child is in their mastery of concepts. Traditional report card grades are more commonly determined by wo ... [More]

Thornhill Annual Fund - Meet "Coach" Zach Johnson

Thu, Nov 12 1:42pm

This week we're highlighting our amazing Thornhill PE teacher, Zach Johnson, known to the kids as "Coach."  While distance learning has our kids doing all their academics at home, we parents are recog ... [More]

Thornhill Annual Fund - Meet our Teaching Assistants!

Fri, Oct 30 11:03am

Hello Thunderbirds!  This week we’re highlighting Thornhill’s amazing Teacher Assistants! Thornhill is incredibly fortunate to have FOUR teaching assistants who offer a vital contribution to every cla ... [More]

Letter from Mr. Daubenspeck

Tue, Oct 27 3:23pm

Good afternoon Thornhill families,    Our school community faced a very frightening event today when a fire broke out in the Montclair district. As many students and families are already finding out a ... [More]

PG&E Shut Off

Mon, Oct 26 6:25pm

As promised, we are letting you know what we have been told and that is the power will still be off at Thornhill tomorrow. PG&E is saying it should be restored sometime in the afternoon.  If that chan ... [More]

PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff and Thornhill

Sat, Oct 24 2:11pm

Good Afternoon Thunderbird families,   We have learned that there is expected to be a major weather event in the coming days that will likely prompt PG&E to issue a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) ... [More]

Meet Alia Dolan, our Thornhill Social Worker!

Thu, Oct 22 7:20pm

Hello Thornhill, This week we’re highlighting another very important member of our Thornhill PFC staff, Ms. Alia Dolan, our School Social Worker. Ms. Alia offers support to our students, teachers, and ... [More]

Home Delivery of OUSD Meals and Fresh Produce

Wed, Oct 21 8:32pm

Dear Parents,   We are happy to be able to pass on this important message from OUSD. If you have any questions or need any assistance accessing the program, please don't hesitate to reach out to us:   ... [More]

Enrichment Classes Update as of Oct. 20

Tue, Oct 20 11:09am

The following is updated information from Ms. Contreras, our PFC Enrichment Coordinator. Oct. 20: ANTS Tennis session: Oct. 27 - Dec. 17 (most waitlist only) ****************************************** ... [More]

Meet Ms. Alexis and the Thornhill Garden Program!

Thu, Oct 15 2:04pm

Hello Thunderbirds!  We're back this week with another highlight of our incredible Thornhill PFC staff members. A few years ago, we were lucky enough to add Ms. Alexis to our team. She has (literally! ... [More]

Meet Ms. Fox, Thornhill Librarian

Thu, Oct 8 11:08am

Hello Thunderbirds!  Over the next few weeks, we are going to highlight Thornhill’s incredible PFC staff members so you can get to know them better and learn how they have pivoted to help our students ... [More]

Math Book Pick Up Schedule for the week of September 21

Mon, Sep 21 5:04pm

Good Evening families, Here is the new schedule for math book pick up.  If you have siblings, please pick up for all of them at the assigned time for the oldest child.   Monday 9/21 8am-12pm: 2nd and ... [More]

No pick up this week

Tue, Sep 15 9:04pm

Good evening Thunderbird families,   Unfortunately, OUSD has cancelled all pick up dates we had scheduled for this week.  We will be rescheduling for next week and will send along dates and times as s ... [More]

Tuesday material pickup

Mon, Sep 14 6:41pm

Because of the poor air quality, our pick up for Tuesday has also been postponed. I will send another message tomorrow after I find out what the district's decision will be for Wednesday.   Once again ... [More]

Materials Distribution for tomorrow has been postponed

Sun, Sep 13 8:29pm

Good Evening families,   Because air quality has gotten so bad, OUSD has asked that we postpone our scheduled materials pick up for tomorrow. We will send you another notice tomorrow to let you know w ... [More]

LCFF and Meal Applications

Fri, Sep 11 4:33pm

Good Evening Parents,   I have been asked by the district to make sure you are all aware that  the above mentioned forms are available online. I know most of you feel they do not apply to you but if y ... [More]

Math Book Pickup Dates at Thornhill [updated dates from newsletter]

Wed, Sep 9 6:17pm

Math Books Are Here! Math books are being delivered this week to Thornhill! In order to provide proper social distancing, please see the below schedule for math book pick-up. Masks are required and th ... [More]

Newsletter Link! (last Konstella reminder that we have a separate newsletter)

Wed, Sep 2 5:13pm

Thunderbirds, Last night, we 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 o ... [More]

A letter from our Mental Health Consultant/Specialist

Fri, Aug 28 11:37am

Dear families,   Attached is a letter from Ms. Alia Dolan, our Mental Health Consultant/Specialist.  If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to her. Her email address is in the letter. ... [More]

Individual Class Printed Packets (no more OUSD Strong Start Packets)

Thu, Aug 27 7:32pm

Hello Thornhill Community, Next week is our 4th week of school! Going forward, each individual grade will have different printed requirements/suggestions and you’ll hear directly from your teacher abo ... [More]

Chromebook + Packet Distribution

Mon, Aug 24 6:23pm

We will have another Chromebook distribution this Friday, August 28th from 9-11am. Distribution will be on the Thornhill campus, on the sidewalk next to the TK trailer when you enter on the Alhambra s ... [More]

Newsletter: Konstella messages + Back to School Nights + Clever + Enrichment Classes + Safety

Tue, Aug 18 4:07pm

Hello Thunderbirds! We have just sent our weekly Tuesday newsletter and you can view the newseltter here. We normally won't send a Konstella message when the newsletter is sent, but we have brand new ... [More]

***HOW TO LOG INTO CLEVER AND THORNHILL’S DISTANCE LEARNING PLATFORMS***

Mon, Aug 17 9:19am

***HOW TO LOG INTO CLEVER AND THORNHILL’S DISTANCE LEARNING PLATFORMS***  Happy second week of school Thornhill families!  OUSD uses a single sign-in platform called Clever to access all of the online ... [More]

Reading Assessment Information for Parents

Fri, Aug 14 12:11pm

  Dear Thornhill families,  In the next few weeks, your child’s teacher will administer a new reading assessment called i-Ready to your child.  After your child takes the first i-Ready, she or he will ... [More]

Newsletter: Welcome + Student Assemblies + Back to School Nights + New Teachers + more!

Tue, Aug 11 10:39pm

Thornhill Community, Every Tuesday afternoon/evening, we send a newsletter with a compilation of everything-you-need-to-know about Thornhill. We highly suggest that you read it (click here!) and also ... [More]

Welcome Letter from Mr. Daubenspeck - Wonderful Video from Your Teachers - Distance Learning and Attendance Info - Assembly & Back To School Night Schedule - Welcome New Staff!

Sat, Aug 8 3:39pm

***Please read all of the below for important information about the start of school (and some fun surprises!)*** Dear Thornhill Families,  I would like to extend a warm welcome to our new families and ... [More]

Back to School Social - Zoom Style! [this Friday!]

Wed, Aug 5 6:22pm

Calling on all new families and familiar faces! Please join us this Friday evening, August 7th, at Thornhill’s first ever Back to School Social - Zoom style!   This casual event is in place of the nor ... [More]

PFC Information...

Tue, Aug 4 2:14pm

Aloha, everyone… With school starting in less than a week, I want to take a minute to let you know that your Thornhill Parent Faculty Club (PFC) is swinging into action. The PFC Board met on Monday ni ... [More]

Survey

Mon, Aug 3 12:44pm

Dear Thornhill Families,   Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year! The first week of school will be on August 10th.  You will find out who your child's new teacher is by August 7th or earlier. Exciting! ... [More]

PFC Board Open Positions - 5th Grade, Parliamentarian, Merchant Partnerships and more!

Wed, Jul 29 3:51pm

From your VP Communication Chairs, Evie Nagy & Erin Proudfoot Dear Thornhill Community, We hope everyone has been doing as well as possible this summer, enriching your little learners’ lives with virt ... [More]

Letter from Mr. Daubenspeck

Sat, Jul 25 1:50pm

                                                                                                                                                            July 24th, 2020 Dear Thornhill Families, I h ... [More]

Extension! Archiving Konstella 2019-20 on Monday, July 27 - collect your photos now!

Fri, Jul 24 5:17pm

Thunderbirds, We've given you an extension! You have through Monday, July 27 to collect any photos or other information from your individual classrooms. See below for full information. *************** ... [More]

Pods

Fri, Jul 24 1:44pm

Dear Families,   Please see the attached document regarding "Pods".  The document is from several schools in OUSD.

Important Update from Adventure Time

Tue, Jul 21 10:14am

Dear Families,   Please see the attached letter from AT regarding their program.

Archiving Konstella 2019-2020 on Friday, July 24! Collect your photos now + Registration Info

Thu, Jul 16 1:11pm

Thunderbirds, In preparation for the 2020-2021 school year, the Thornhill communications committee has a couple of important announcements that require your action. 1. We will be archiving all of last ... [More]

PFC Presidency News

Mon, Jun 15 9:08am

Aloha, everyone...I have also posted this same notice on the Thornhill parents Facebook page in an effort to reach as many parents as possible... I hope all of you are having a good break from school, ... [More]

Summer Reading from Ms. Fox

Mon, Jun 8 12:17pm

Update to Summer Reading:   Hello Thornhill families, I am writing to share an update about the summer reading program.    In order to allow for more flexibility, I am going to be recording read-aloud ... [More]

Links not working with the letter

Wed, Jun 3 12:38pm

It has come to my attention that the links in the letter did not work. Hope this does the trick.   Center for Racial Justice Family Resources Teaching Tolerance CHILD MIND INSTITUTE 10 Tips for Teachi ... [More]

Letter from Mr. Daubenspeck

Wed, Jun 3 11:50am

Dear Thornhill Families and Community Members,       Please take a few minutes to read the attached letter from Mr. Daubenspeck.   Hoping you will all be able to get some much needed rest this summer.

Thornhill TGIF Zoom--Last Call...

Fri, May 29 1:41pm

With school being over for the next 2.5 months, it is time to  mark the occasion with the final Friday evening TGIF (or, TGI(F)F, as the case may be).  Bring something to drink, get on the Zoom call a ... [More]

Read A Thon Results

Thu, May 28 3:33pm

Hello Thunderbirds! As we complete this very unusual school year, I want to express my gratitude for your support - throughout the year and during the Read-a-thon. We have wrapped up and the results a ... [More]

Registration Deadline is Friday!

Wed, May 27 6:56pm

Good evening Thunderbird families!   Thank you from the bottom of my heart to those of you who have registered in Aeries for next year.  We are about 70% to 75% done.  If you have not registered yet, ... [More]

Good Bye

Tue, May 26 5:21pm

Our OUTSTANDING, AMAZING TEACHER  Kristy Van Ostrand will be departing. We have thoroughly enjoyed her presence here at Thornhill.  Ms. V's leaving is a huge loss to our community.  She has done so mu ... [More]

PFC Board Slate 2020-2021 for vote at May 18 PFC Board Meeting

Fri, May 15 4:42pm

Thornhill Community, Per our bylaws, we are publishing the PFC (Parent Faculty Club) Board Slate for the 2020-2021 school year. We will be voting on this slate during our PFC Board Zoom meeting on Mon ... [More]

Property Pick up Instructions

Thu, May 14 10:11am

Good Morning Families,   Please see the attachment with instructions for picking up your students' belongings.   Remember: We are asking just 1 adult per family. NO CHILDREN. There will be no access t ... [More]

Registration Required

Wed, May 13 3:30pm

Hello Thunderbird Families,   I finally have clarification about registration or as they are calling it now, Data Confirmation. Yeah!    You must follow the link below to access "How to Log into Aerie ... [More]

Read A Thon

Thu, May 7 10:03pm

Hello Thornhill families,  We are off to a great start with the Read-a-thon. Thunderbirds have already logged more than 20,000 minutes read!   Unfortunately there was a technical glitch with the compa ... [More]

No School on May 8, 2020

Fri, May 1 10:14pm

Good Evening Thunderbird Families,   I just wanted to let you know that per the OEA Memorandum of Understanding, the teachers will have Friday, May 8th, 2020 as an Educator Wellness Day.   This is fro ... [More]

Read-A-Thon Time

Fri, May 1 3:43pm

  Hello Thunderbirds! The time has come for the 2020 Thornhill Read-a-thon! The Read-a-thon is both a fundraiser and a wonderful opportunity for our students to focus on reading during this distance l ... [More]

Information for re-enrolling your student for next year

Fri, May 1 1:21pm

Good Morning Thunderbird Families, Please let us know by Monday, May 4 if you are returning to Thornhill: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScEw07xvTKFnvxzo4-xsYVefJupuxmkwjYI0EFjYsXeNxO_eg/vie ... [More]

Auction Winnings Drive-By This Saturday from 1-3pm at Thornhill!!!

Fri, May 1 11:08am

Still looking for your auction goods? We (Becky and Erin) will be distributing cookbooks, puzzles, and misc remaining items this Saturday, May 2 from 1-3pm at the school. This is a drive-by, say-hi-an ... [More]

Thornhill Music Information + Links + Zoom = from Ms. Green

Tue, Apr 21 12:39am

Hello Thunderbirds!  This information is sent on behalf of Ms. Green, our 3rd-5th grade music teacher. While most of this information is related to those grades and strings, she also has some helpful ... [More]

Deadline 5pm Friday: $75 for a chance to win $600 worth of wine!

Fri, Apr 17 1:40am

Yes, you heard that correctly! Buy a $75 raffle ticket (100% tax-deductible donation directly to Thornhill PFC) and you'll be entered in TWO drawings to win a case of 12 bottles of mixed wine - each b ... [More]

Information from OUSD

Thu, Apr 16 1:34pm

Dear Thornhill Families,   I hope this finds you all safe and healthy. I have missed seeing each and every one of you. I am keeping busy working remotely and am enjoying my love of quilting. Lots of p ... [More]

Newsletter: April 14 (Distance Learning website, Raffle for Wine, PFC minutes, Bees, and more!)

Wed, Apr 15 5:38pm

Thunderbirds, In case you missed the newsletter yesterday, we wanted to share it with you here. View the April 14th Newsletter It includes... New Distance Learning page on the Thornhill website Enter ... [More]

Letter from Mr. Daubenspeck

Tue, Apr 7 12:07pm

Letter from Mr. Daubenspeck:                                                                                              Hi Wonderful Thornhill Thunderbird Families,  As we adjust to our new lives, I ... [More]

LAST CHANCE to buy a Thornhill Mural Puzzle [Deadline: Monday]

Sun, Mar 29 2:59pm

It's your very last chance to buy a Thornhill Mural Puzzle! We are ONLY buying what you order - we are NOT stockpiling any inventory. Don't miss out - click here to buy! It's the perfect thing to do w ... [More]

Spring Break

Fri, Mar 27 2:07pm

Dear Thornhill Families, Happy Spring Recess!!  Don't forget to take a break and relax in whatever way you can!  I hope everyone is doing well.  Now that all of our worlds have been turned upside down ... [More]

Auction Items Pick-Up Tomorrow (Friday) from 2-5pm + Last Chance to Buy a Thornhill Puzzle!

Thu, Mar 26 4:05pm

Hooray for Spring Break? :) COME GET YOUR AUCTION WINNINGS! Friday (tomorrow), March 27 from 2-5pm outside of Thornhill. Pretend like you are dropping off your kid in the morning - like the good ol' d ... [More]

*** Auction Closes TONIGHT around 8pm!*** (Sunday) - Watch LIVE on Facebook!

Sun, Mar 22 12:55pm

Thunderbirds, The end is near! 8pm tonight (Sunday) our online auction closes. We have extended bidding which means items will only close if there are no bids within 5 minutes, starting at 8pm. So don ... [More]

From Ms. Ostrom - Staying Physically Active!

Sat, Mar 21 1:30pm

Hello Students, Families and Staff at Thornhill Elementary, This is Ms. Ostrom, also known as Ms. O. Please set goals for yourself to stay healthy. Keeping a journal with written postings and pictures ... [More]

Big Ticket Auction Items Added --> Auction Update!

Thu, Mar 19 7:15pm

Thunderbirds, We continue to be flexible!!! Right? Right! If we keep saying it, maybe we’ll get better at it! We’ve decided to add a few of our BIG TICKET ITEMS into the current online auction which e ... [More]

4 StoryTimes with Marie Fox on Thursday, March 19th (tomorrow)

Wed, Mar 18 2:40pm

Hello Thunderbirds! Our amazing librarian, Marie Fox, is hosting 4 different StoryTimes tomorrow separated by grade. I have sent out 4 separate calendar invites to the particular grades with Zoom info ... [More]

Update from OUSD

Wed, Mar 18 1:37pm

This is the latest from OUSD   Please see the attachment.      

Update on Breakfasts and Lunches

Wed, Mar 18 11:49am

Good Morning Thornhill Families,   We have been asked to share the attached flyer with you. It has information regarding the food pick up tomorrow for our students.   As always, as soon as we get any ... [More]

Update on Learning Plans

Mon, Mar 16 1:06pm

Dear Thornhill Families,     Thank you for your patience.   Teachers have been working hard to have Continuity Of Education Plans.   Linked below is everything you need for "school at home"  during th ... [More]

Thornhill Update

Sun, Mar 15 3:31pm

Good Afternoon Families,   In the midst of these unprecedented times please know that Mr. Daubenspeck, your teachers and staff are hard at work to make this time as bearable as possible. We as a schoo ... [More]

Online Auction Fundraiser ---> Together, Alone!

Sat, Mar 14 12:09pm

Thunderbirds, Suddenly find yourself with a little extra time and in need of something besides Netflix and Kahn Academy to fill your days? Check out the new and improved Flappers and Fedoras ONLINE ev ... [More]

COVID-19 Update

Fri, Mar 13 10:49am

Good Morning Families,   We want to share with you that OUSD has made the difficult decision to close school beginning March 16.  Please read the attached letter from the superintendent. Thank you for ... [More]

Independent Study packets

Thu, Mar 12 2:57pm

Good afternoon families,   We are getting multiple requests for independent study packets for students staying home for fear of the COVID-19. We all have the same fears and concerns. We just received ... [More]

Auction Announcement

Wed, Mar 11 8:46pm

Hello Everyone, If there is any topic that is on everyone's minds right now it is coronavirus. While the illness has not infected a tremendous number of people around our area, enough have been affect ... [More]

COVID-19 Update from OUSD

Tue, Mar 10 12:57pm

Good Afternoon Families,   We wanted to pass along the most recent update from OUSD regarding the Coronavirus outbreak.  We continue to encourage hand washing for 20 seconds and using hand sanitizer a ... [More]

*** TODAY is the last day to buy AUCTION TICKETS ***

Sat, Mar 7 5:30pm

You did it! You finally secured your babysitter on the last day to buy Auction tickets. Great job! Now head on over to the website and buy those tickets! *** Deadline to buy tickets is TONIGHT, March ... [More]

Online Auction Ends TONIGHT (Friday) at 8pm!

Fri, Mar 6 12:15am

Our online auction ends tonight at 8pm! The below items still have NO BIDS so hop on over and grab a deal! Click on each title to go directly to that item. View the entire catalog here.   NO BIDS: Ame ... [More]

California Healthy Kids Survey

Thu, Mar 5 10:48am

Good Morning Thornhill Families,   We in the school office are asking for your help with this survey. We would love to reach 100% on this survey but can't do it without your assistance.  Please follow ... [More]

Online Auction is OPEN FOR BIDDING + Sponsor a Teacher to Attend!

Fri, Feb 28 2:24pm

More than 60 items are available for bidding right now. Bidding closes on Friday, March 6 at 8pm - ONE WEEK ONLY! Also, will you consider sponsoring a teacher to attend for $75? You can do that here - ... [More]

TODAY! Last day for discounted Auction Tickets! [Friday, Feb. 14]

Fri, Feb 14 11:05am

Thunderbirds,  TODAY (Friday, February 14) is the last day to take advantage of our discounted tickets for Thornhill’s Flappers and Fedoras Benefit Auction on Saturday, March 14. We hope to see everyo ... [More]

Summer Camp Auction ends TONIGHT (Thursday) at 8pm! [16 camps available!]

Thu, Feb 13 11:54am

Thunderbirds, Your last chance to bid for the Summer Camp Online Auction is TODAY! The online auction closes Thursday, February 13th at 8pm. Don’t miss out on some great, early opportunities for camps ... [More]

Summer Camps available in our Auction Catalog - until Thursday, Feb. 13 at 8pm!

Fri, Feb 7 5:31pm

Does the summer camp shuffle have you crying in your coffee? So many weeks to fill! The Auction committee has your back. Our Summer Camp Auction is now open!! Bid on a wide range of favorites and soon ... [More]

Friday (tomorrow): Schoolwide Pajama Day!

Thu, Feb 6 3:30pm

Hooray! Tomorrow, Friday, is a schoolwide PAJAMA DAY! 

Reminder - NO SCHOOL TOMORROW - Friday, January 31!!

Thu, Jan 30 5:21pm

Thunderbirds, Tomorrow, Friday January 31, 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 in ... [More]

Message from Alameda County Public Health Department about the Coronavirus

Wed, Jan 29 12:50pm

Thornhill Community, Principal Daubenspeck wanted to send along this attachment from the Alameda County Public Health Department and the Alameda County Office of Education.

A couple of Reminders

Tue, Jan 28 2:27pm

Good Afternoon Families,   A couple of reminders.   1.   This Friday, January 31, is a NO STUDENT school day. Teachers will be in professional development.   2.  It is the time of year when we ask all ... [More]

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!

CORRECTION OF WINTER CONCERT!

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]

OUSD & PG&E

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]

Reminder - MINIMUM DAY TOMORROW - Friday, October 4 - NO ENRICHMENT CLASSES!!

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]