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.


Oratorical Festival this Friday!

You are invited to the annual Oratorical Festival on Friday, February 27, 9:00 -10:00 am in the auditorium.

Classes will perform selected songs, poems and readings in honor of Martin Luther King.


It’s auction season!

It's auction season! Tickets are now on sale now for this year's benefit auction, the TOTALLY 80'S THUNDERBIRD BALL! To learn more about the auction and to buy tickets, go to:  www.thornhillschoolauction.org



We still need volunteers for the week of the auction, the night of, and post-auction. Even if you only have an hour or two to spare, we could use your help!

Sign up at:

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/9040E 4AACAC2EA31-thunderbird2/



Transitional Kindergarten at Thornhill!!

OUSD will be introducing a Transitional Kindergarten class at Thornhill in the Fall of 2015. OUSD and Principal Daubenspeck will have more details with plenty of time before the option’s period comes to an end.

If you are interested in a spot for your child, please email  your interest to Sheila Smith at sheila.smith@ousd.k12.ca.us. This way we can have an idea of how many of our Thornhill families are interested for their younger siblings. For more information about OUSD's Transitional Kindergarten visit: http://www.ousd.k12.ca.us/transitionalkindergarten


Enrichment Class News

The Thornhill enrichment program performance for the fall session will be taking place in the MPR next Wednesday afternoon, 01/21.

The general enrichment performance will be from 3:30-5:00pm. Doug’s Drama (1-2nd grade) will take place from 6-7pm that evening. Please join us to see what the children have been doing after school.

As a reminder, the last day for fall session enrichment classes is Friday, 01/23. Spring session begins on Monday, 01/26. Registration for spring session enrichment classes is currently in progress. Registration after Friday, 01/16 will be subject to late fee of $25.

For details, visit the After School Programs section under the Parent Resources tab.


Thornhill Jr. Warrior Basketball Team

We are looking for students who may be interested in playing for the Thornhill's Junior Warrior Team.  The team welcomes all skill levels and the entire 3rd grade class.

We are still in the process on finding out the details on practice time, game dates and uniforms.    We will send out an additional email with the details once they're confirmed.  We wanted to get a list of interested participants.

I've decided to head up the coaching this year and we are looking for additional parents to help.  I've created a sign up for those parents who are interested.

I promise to make this fun and exciting for all kids involved!

Click here to sign up or for more information.

-- Michael Bardales


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.