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.
 

LATEST NEWS:

Back to School Night

Join us -- Wednesday, August 31, 2016!

Thornhill's "Back to School Night" is Wednesday, August 31 from 6 to 7pm (sharp!).

Meet in the Multi-Purpose Room (MPR) for a brief welcome from Principal Daubenspeck and the Parent Faculty Club (PFC), then spend the remainder of the hour in your child's classroom.

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

Please note that this is an ADULT ONLY event so that parents and caregivers can spend a quality hour at Thornhill with the teachers and fellow parents. Unfortunately, there is no childcare for this event.

 

Fall 2016-17 Enrichment Program

ENRICHMENT ENROLMENT IS OPEN NOW


Sponsored by the Thornhill Parent Facility Club (PFC), the Thornhill Enrichment Program is designed to support the development of the whole child by providing supplemental instruction in drama and movement, language, music, science and technology, sports and visual arts.

Please note that the after school enrichment classes offered on the school premises are provided by independent contractors and are not under the auspices of the Oakland Unified School District.

To sign up for: Spanish (all levels), Art with Tricia Larsen, Mixed Media Art, Basketball, Doug’s Drama, African Dance, Jazz, Keyboarding, Craft Kitchen, Origami and Mighty Movers Dance go to the Parent Resources - After School Program and print out the vendor flier and registration form. Fill out the form and MAIL to the vendor address listed on the flier, including check for the class. If you have any questions about particular class, please contact the appropriate vendor. You have to fill out a separate Registration Form for each vendor. DO NOT DROP OFF YOUR REGISTRATION FORMS AND CHECKS AT THE SCHOOL OFFICE.

To sign up for: Comic Book illustration, PPAS Drama, Spy Fun, ANTS Tennis, Creative Writing, Photography, Lagos, Mad Science, Tangible/Robotic Coding Dojo, Chess, Poekoelan, Soccer, and Topology go each vendor’s individual website listed on their fliers and follow their registration process. If you have any questions about particular class, please contact the appropriate vendor. You have to fill out a separate Registration Form for each vendor. DO NOT DROP OFF YOUR REGISTRATION FORMS AND CHECKS AT THE SCHOOL OFFICE.

If you are interested in a scholarship for our enrichment program, please fill out the Scholarship Request Form and submit to Sally Bonini. Detailed instructions are on the form.
All necessary information is on Parent Resources - After School Program page.

Many classes fill up on the first day, so act quickly!

Lola, Enrichment Chair

 

First Two Weeks of School: 8/22 – 9/2 All Minimum Days!

We are looking forward to another great year at Thornhill!

First TWO weeks of school, Monday, August 22 - Friday, September 2, 2016

All minimum days

Kindergarten / Transitional Kindergarten are released at 1:10 pm
Grades 1-5 are released at 1:25 pm

 

 

PFC BOARD IS STILL LOOKING FOR YOU!

The PFC Still Needs Your Help

A big thanks to everyone who has signed up to volunteer for the 2016-2017 PFC Board. Some very important (and not so important) positions remain.

1. Carnival Chair
2. Holiday Bazaar
3. Auditor
4. Auction Chair
5. Newsletter
6. Drama Chair
7. Member-at-large (grades 3-5)
8. Directory

This link is a detailed description of each position and an estimate of time commitments. Remember you can do most of these positions with someone as well. Some you never need to set foot on campus.

www.thornhillschool.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/PFC_Roles_2014.pdf

If interested please contact one of our PFC Presidents at president@thornhillschool.org or VP of Personnel at personnel@thornhillschool.org. Asking questions does not bind you to commit and may bring you insight on other volunteer opportunities you might want to try.