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.


School Now Starts at 8:35 am!!

New Start Time for Grades 1-5!!

This year school starts 5 minutes earlier for all classes in grades 1-5. (Note that there is no change to the Kindergarten start time.) So make sure you are there bright and early on Monday morning August 25th. And don't forget to join us for a Welcome Back coffee with your fellow parents and Principal Daubenspeck.

And don't worry! To give everyone a chance to adjust to the new schedule, there will be a grace period of a few weeks during which students who arrive by 8:40am will not be marked tardy.

See you Monday!


First Week of School: 8/25-8/29 All Minimum Days!

We are looking forward to another great year at Thornhill!

First week of school, Monday, August 25 - Friday, August 29, 2014
All minimum days

Kindergarten releases at 12:00 pm
Grades 1-5 release at 1:25 pm

Hope you're enjoying the summer break!



Enrichment Class Registration

The PFC Enrichment Program tentative schedule for Fall 2014 are posted on the website.

Visit the "After School Programs" section under the Parent Resources tab for all the latest information and forms.

The following classes are now full:

  • CraftKitchen (Fri.)
  • WeDoRobotics (Tues)
  • Mixed Media Art I (Wed 1:30)

The second session of Mixed Media Art (Wed 2:30) still has availability.


Back to School Night

Join us on September 3, 2014!

Back to School Night will be held on Wed. 9/3 - time to be announced.

* Meet your children's teachers!
* Check out their classrooms!
* Learn about the exciting year ahead!

Please note that the PFC is unable to provide childcare for this event.

We hope to see you there!


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.


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