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 Holiday: Tues, March 31st

Please note school will be closed on Tuesday, March 31st in honor of Cesar Chavez Day.




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.


Online Auction is on — NOW!!!


Opens: March 16, 2015 10:00 am
Closes: March 19, 2015 10:00 pm




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.