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.


Parent Workshop!


Thornhill Spring Luau

Time to dig through those closets and pull out your best Hawaiian shirt or muu-muu! Didja hear that the spring carnival will turn into a LUAU this year?

Mark your calendar and save the date. The Thornhill Spring Luau is less than a month away – Saturday, May 9th from 10am to 3pm.

Come and surf your way through some new class game booths then hula to some classics like the limbo, hula hoop contest, jumpy house & 5th Grade dunk tank… plus much more. The kids will compete for some new cool tropical-themed prizes.
See you in paradise: Thornhill style!!

Kate Seven & Amy Teeling, Spring Luau Co-Chairs


2nd Beautification Day a.k.a. Spring Clean-up

Spring Clean-up at Thornhill
Come enjoy our Awesome Community and expose Thornhill’s beauty.

Saturday April 18th from 9:30am - 1:30pm

This is a community event, bring kids, grandparents, friends. Coffee, other refreshments and snacks provided to power you through the morning.
Bring your favorite gardening tools i.e., pruners, rakes, brooms, dust pans, clippers, spades, etc. labeled with your name so they are sure to go home with you.

RSVP to site@thornhillschool.org
Your weekend is valuable, any and all help is appreciated.
Hope to see you Saturday between 9:30 am and 1:30 pm!!

Kacey, Site and Safety Co-Chair


Thornhill Night






You have until 5pm, April 17th to purchase tickets to our annual

day at the Oakland A's.

Please click this link to make your ticket purchase


Tickets are $20 with $10 of the cost going to our school.

Pregame tailgate starts at 4:30pm

(located in our own tailgate space in lot B)

Room parents will be forwarding the Pregame tailgate evite to you soon

Hope you can attend this long standing Thornhill event!

Questions?  contact Suzanne Bartholemy /SuzBartholemy@prodigy.net



Thornhill Night at the Oakland A's

Get your tickets Now!!

Come join in the fun to watch the Oakland A's play the Houston Astros, Friday, April 24th at 7 pm.

Bring your family, friends, sports teams, Thornhill alumni etc. to this fun event. The more the merrier and the more money for the school as half of every ticket sold goes to our school!

**We will also be hosting a tailgate before the game in our own private tailgate space where you can enjoy food and drink. Additional details to come in a couple of weeks via an Evite after you buy your tickets.

So get your tickets now! www.athletics.com/thornhill

Go A's!


Intent to Return Forms for 2015-2016

Dear Parents - As we prepare for the upcoming 2015-16 school year, please let us know if your child will be returning to our school next year. Please return this form to school by tomorrow, 04/03/2015.

Thank you!

Click here for the form: 2015-16 Thornhill Student Assignment Confirmation




Benefit Auction is THIS Saturday, March 21


Here’s what you need to do to get in on the fun:


Register your Credit Card to Bid

Register your credit card online prior to the event.

(Yes, register, even if you earned a free ticket by donating at the beginning of the year)

You will NOT be able to make bids unless you do, and there will be no cash used at the party.


Get “In it to win it” on Games

Enter the Golden ticket raffle to win and have your pick of the best auction items!

Or, play heads or tails and win cash to spend!

Reserve your Golden Ticket and heads or tails bracelets by emailing benefit@thornhillschool.org


Ticket Sales Are Now Closed

Unfortunately, you can no longer purchase tickets in advance

and they will NOT be sold at the door

Everyone needs a ticket to get in--no exceptions!



For more info on venue, parking, schedule and to request your favorite 80’s songs,

Go to www.thornhillschoolauction.org




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.


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.