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.


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


2nd Annual T-Shirt Design Contest

2nd Annual T-Shirt Contest starts this weekend and runs through Wednesday, December 3rd!

Your child's design could be featured on this year's Thornhill Elementary Spirit Wear T-shirt! Teachers will vote on their favorite design which we will have printed on t-shirts or other Spirit Wear for upcoming school events.

We look forward to seeing many Thornhill Spirit Wear masterpieces!!

Entry Guidelines:

  • Designs must include the words "Thornhill Elementary"
  • Designs must be drawn by hand, no computer aided design
  • May use up to 4 colors (including black)
  • Multiple designs may be submitted
  • Designs from any grade level acceptable
  • Submissions should go into the PFC box in the office that is set up for "Spirit Wear Contest Art"


Holiday Food Barrels are Here!

It’s that time of year again where we, as the Thornhill community, come together to help our local families in need.

The Alameda County Food Bank barrels have arrived!

Please help us fill (actually, OVERFLOW!) the barrels this year with non-perishable canned goods and boxes/bags of cereal, oatmeal, rice and pasta. The barrels will be in the school lobby until winter break, so PLEASE take a moment to drop off goods and help other families have a much-needed and happy holiday season.

For more information, go to the Alameda County Food Bank website http://www.accfb.org/.

Ava Stern, Community Service Officer, 4th Grade (with editing help from her mom)


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!


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.