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.
Minimum Days Dec 9-13
REMINDER: For the week of 12/9, all grades have minimum days so that teachers can meet with parents for winter conferences. The afternoon bell is at 12:50 pm for all Kindergarten classes, and 1:25 pm for grades 1-5.
Please note that the following classes will NOT take place the week of Dec 9-13: Animation (Wed), Legos (Wed), and Tennis (Fri).
Please consult the temporary Enrichment Class schedule listed here for the times and locations for 12/9-12/13 only.
Middle School Update
Announcing Our First Middle School Options Fair: Dec 9
Thornhill's frst Annual Thornhill Middle School Options Fair will take place on December 9th from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. Both OUSD Public and Charter schools will attend. The schools have provided us with FAQs that we have posted on the Middle School Options page.
For more information on middle school options, check out Thornhill’s Middle School Options page (under Parent Resources) for links to the various middle schools, their open house information, and news and events – including info for Montera Middle School, our feeder school in the OUSD system.
Tour Dates are now listed on the page -- click here to start planning your fall tours!
Enrichment Program Winter Performance: Tues 12/10
The Thornhill Enrichment Program Winter Performance is happening next Tuesday evening, December 10, between 4:30-5:30pm.
Performances will feature students enrolled in Mandarin, Hip Hop, Poekoelan, African Dance, Percussion and Rock Band. Early arrivals will be treated to pre-built project handouts from Sarah's Science between 4 and 4:30pm.
If your child(ren) is performing, and you will NOT be attending, please contact Adventure Time (AT) and give instructor(s) permission to take your child(ren) from AT to this event.
Wednesday After School Enrichment Classes: Enrollment now Open
December 4th marks the end of Session 1 for Wednesday enrichment classes -- except for PPSA Drama (which ends on 1/16) and Spanish I (which is a year long program).
Session 1 for all other (non Wednesday) classes run through January 30, 2014.
To register your child for Session 2 Wednesday classes, please visit the After School Programs page under Parent Resources to review the class options.
Click here to access the new standardized registration form.
To register, please send a copy of the completed child registration form along with payment to each vendor. Please do not submit payment to the school office.
Wednesday Session 2 classes start on Wednesday December 11th.
Non-Wednesday Session 2 classes start on February 3, 2014.
Considering Thornhill for your child? Join us for a parent-led tour of Thornhill!
Scheduled Tour Dates:December 3rd & 5th, January 7th and 9th.
Tours start at 9am and last about an hour. Adults only please.
Thornhill's Prospective Parent Information Night will take place January 8th at 6:30pm.
To reserve your space on a tour and/or to RSVP for information night, please email Sheila Smith: email@example.com. Please include your preferred tour dates, names of attendees (first and last) along with your telephone number and email address. Also, please include the name of your child and his/her date of birth. Sheila will confirm your tour reservation dates via email.
Questions? Email Jyoti Chera at firstname.lastname@example.org
Homework Club Needs You!
Parent Volunteers Needed!!
The new after school Homework Club we started this year is a big success! It's a great way for kids to get their homework all done in a quiet and supportive environment.
We NEED more parents to volunteer on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 3 and 4pm to sustain this great program! So please look at your schedules and see if you can donate an hour or two of your time for this. The following is a user friendly link for sign ups:
Keep in mind that this can be a one time thing or recurring. We welcome volunteers with varying levels of commitment whether it be every Tuesday, or every other Thursday, once a month or once every other month. Thornhill Parents, let's pull together to keep this going!
Morning Sunshine is being offered free of charge Tues/Wed/Thurs from 8:05am-8:15am (Kinders) and 8:20am - 8:35am (grades 1-5). To enroll, please contact Danielle Sugden of Montclair Dance Athletes at (510) 338-3040.
Homework Club (Tue/Thur)
Homework Club is now up and running! On Tuesday and Thursdays, tell your child to invite a buddy to knock out their homework in the Computer Room (Room 12). Click Here to sign up for Homework Club so we know to expect your child.
Click Here to learn more about these free program offerings.