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.


Walkathon News

A little rain can’t hold back the Thunderbirds! What a turnout we had at the Sleep Walk – thank you all so much for your participation! We hope you and your children had a good time. You certainly gave this year’s event your all. Not only did you walk and volunteer in the rain, but you did an outstanding job collecting pledges to support PFC programming. We made goal! This community’s generosity, and that of your family and friends, is absolutely AMAZING!

SLEEP WALK RECOGNITION & AWARDS WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON! We just need some time to tally all of the lap cards that were submitted. Awards will recognize the class that walked the farthest and the students who walked the farthest in each grade.

PLEDGE MONEY DUE BY NOVEMBER 12 Event day may be over, but there is still work to be done. It’s time to collect that pledge money and submit it to the office beginning Tuesday, October 28. Check your email for more information on how to submit your payments.

FUNDRAISING PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED AROUND NOVEMBER 19 Your child’s fundraising prize level will be determined by what is submitted in pledge payments. This means that prizes will be awarded after the collections process has been completed on November 12.

Thank you all for your support!

Kristine & Angelica
Walkathon Co-Chairs


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!


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.