Welcome to Thornhill Elementary School!
Thornhill is a K-5 Elementary School located in Oakland, California. Recently, Thornhill was selected as the “Best K-8″ school in the East Bay by Oakland Magazine and we are proud to have been honored with the California Distinguished School Award.


BSDD 2014

The Back to School Donation Drive is in full swing!!

We’re 40% of the way through the Back to School Donation Drive, and we’ve raised 25% of our goal.

Don’t wait until the last minute, donate today! Checks can be placed in the BSDD collection box in the office. Or you can donate online via PayPal.

If you donate online, please click the "+" below the donation field on the review page to include your e-mail and child’s name in the Notes section of the PayPal form.

Questions? Email us at bsdd@thornhillschool.org

To learn more, go to the Back to School Donation Drive page under "Get Involved". Remember, the donation deadline is October 10th!!


Montera Prospective Parent Mixer

Calling all 4th & 5th Grade Parents!!

Come mingle and learn about Montera Middle School at the Prospective Parent Mixer on Friday, September 26, from 6:00 to 8:00!

Learn about the school, the teachers, the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) and hear from Montera's new principal, Darren Avent. The mixer will be held at the home of a local parent (details to follow).

Questions? Contact Nancy Murr.


Coffee with the Principal

Mark Your Calendars for September 26th!

After dropping your kid(s) off, stop by the Multipurpose Room on Friday 9/26 at 8:40 a.m. for coffee (or tea) with Steve (aka Principal Daubenspeck).

Ask questions, learn more about the Principal's plans for this year, or come by because you want to get to know your fellow Thornhill parents better. No RSVP necessary, just stop by and stay as long as your schedule permits.

See you there!


Thornhill Beautification Day

Join us on Sunday September 28th!!

Do you like to get dirty? Well, do we have a day for you!! Bring the whole family -- and your friends -- to school on Sunday September 28th for a Thornhill Beautification Day.

What should you bring? Yourselves!! AND... Gardening gloves, Pruning Shears, Brooms & Dust Pans.

PLUS: Do you have a palm sander that is collecting dust? Help us give the beautification day the *WOW* factor, refinishing the picnic tables by P17 -- and if time and volunteers allow -- some of the wooden benches. How much we get done depends on you!

Please RSVP to site@thornhillschool.org so we can have plenty of supplies and refreshments for all.


Announcing After School Violin Classes

Our resident music teacher, Jin Kim, will be leading after school Violin classes for 1-5th graders starting October 3rd.

Beginner Violin class (1-3rd grade) will be offered on Tuesdays from 3-4pm. Intermediate Violin (4-5th grade) will be offered on Fridays from 3-4pm. Space is limited. Flyers will be available shortly. Late registration fee will not apply to this class.


Thornhill Dad’s Club

Are you the father of a Thornhill Student?
Are you wondering how you can get involved?
Are you wondering how you can connect with other dads?

Then the Thornhill Dad's Club is for you!

Join the Dad's Club today and help to cultivate a positive community at Thornhill. Thornhill Dads are critical to many of the great programs at school, including: Fall cleanup day, Walkathon, Fall pancake breakfast, Winter Bazaar, Fall movie night, and many many more.

Joining is free & easy. To join or to ask questions or pass along suggestions, just email Sean Parkin. We're looking forward to a great year!


Get Fresh Produce Delivered!

Thornhill’s Farm to School CSA sign-ups are happening NOW!

Fresh, seasonal organic produce delivered to the school every Tuesday afternoon this fall!!!

Sign up by midnight Saturday at any point during the fall in order to get your produce the following Tuesday afternoon. Pick ups are easy -- just come by the school from 3pm-5pm on Tuesday.

Sign up on-line at:www.phatbeetsproduce.org

More details are here.

Have Questions? Email Lori Robbins.


OUSD Lunch Form is Mandatory!

OUSD requires that all students' families complete the Free and Reduced Price Meals Application, even if a family does not qualify.

Parents, this form is in your registration pack. Please sign your names to the forms and add "Does Not Qualify," if this is the case for your family. You can also fill out the form electronically here.

Forms are due ASAP. Many thanks to those who have already completed forms and thank you in advance to everyone else.

Questions? Please email vpcommunications@thornhillschool.org.


Welcome Kindergarten Families!

Thornhill is excited to welcome the incoming class of 2020!
We are looking forward to meeting you!

Join the Yahoo! Group
To help everyone get to know each other - look for an invite for a Yahoo! Group for your class. We recommend everyone joins the group as it will be best way to receive summer and back to school information. It's a good place for posting/answering your questions.

Here's to a great year!
Ana Souza & Gauri Desai – PFC Kindergarten Chairs