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.


Diwali 2014

The Indian Festival of Lights is coming up!

For Diwali 2014, we have put together a production that is performed by many students of Thornhill School. The school assembly took place in the MPR on Monday morning.

You don't even need to ask your child(ren) about how it went as you can see for yourself - we are performing it again on Wednesday evening. That is a school night so it will start promptly at 6:30PM. The evening performance is for the whole Thornhill community, friends, and family- come and enjoy the show! The only thing we ask is that you help us keep the MPR tidy and put the chairs away after the performance is over.
Thanks so much!!

Gauri Desai & the rest of the Diwali Crew


Walkathon Oct. 25th

Walk as you dream or dream as you walk!!

Our 37th Annual Walkathon is just around the corner! This year’s theme is “Walking in Your Sleep!” and pajamas are encouraged!!

From 10 am - 4 pm on October 25th, we’ll be walking, swinging to music, enjoying eats from the Dad’s Club grill, walking, collecting lots of prizes, walking and walking some more!

Look for a registration packet in your child’s backpack or visit the Walkathon Page.



Middle School Update

Middle School Options Support!

Are you a parent of a 5th or 4th grader?
The 2nd Annual Thornhill Middle School Options Fair is coming up on November 3rd from 6:30 – 8:00 pm with a number of nearby traditional and charter middle schools scheduled to attend. Please join us!

Also, please be sure to check out Thornhill’s “Middle School Options” page on a regular basis this fall. This webpage has links to local middle schools’ websites, parent groups, school tours and info nights/events taking place this fall and early winter. Please click on the link below to go directly to this page….



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!


Announcing After School Violin Classes

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

Beginner Violin class will be offered on Tuesdays from 3-4pm. Intermediate Violin will be offered on Fridays from 3-4pm. Space is limited. Click here for the flyer. Late registration fee will not apply to this class.


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.