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December Newsletter

Important Upcoming Dates

  • Friday, December 3-Uniform Optional Day fundraiser


  • Tuesday, December 7-1st grade Field Trip, DMNS/IMAX, 9:30-2:30pm

  • Friday, December 10-Coffee and Conversation. 8:00am-9:00am


  • Thursday, December 16-Pajama Day fundraiser

  • Friday, December 17-NO School, Teacher work day


  • Monday, December 21-Monday, January 3-NO School, Winter Break

  • Tuesday, January 4-Students return

  • Friday, January 7-Uniform Optional fundraiser


Per the District, the Mobile Health Clinic will not be operating at our school any longer. Thank you for your participation. If you would like to have at-home Binax test kits (to test for COVID infection) please click here then click on the “Enroll in Rapid at-home now” button.


For the safety of students, we are not allowing families to park, to drive in and drop off, or to drive in and pick up students in the back parking lot before and after school. There are numerous construction vehicles, buses and staff using the back parking lot and it is becoming a safety hazard for students when families are also using the back parking lot. Thank you for your cooperation. 


Staff Messages

Be on the lookout for a letter coming home soon about an after school Choir Club with Mx. Kai for grades 3-5.

SEL Corner

Have you had a chance to attend one of our Building Healthy Communities events yet? The next event is a virtual webinar on December 9th from 6-7:30 p.m. and the topic is understanding Youth Suicide. Join us to hear expert insights about suicide in our community. Learn more about how to support your youth, different initiatives and how to offer support during grief. You can learn more about the event and register here.

Here is the flyer for more information.

Attendance Matters

The winter season is soon approaching.  Please make sure you are taking all the precautions to help students stay healthy so they can continue to come to school and learn. Also, please try to make any appointments during non-school days or after school hours.  Make sure students are at school EVERYDAY,  ON TIME, and ALL DAY when they are healthy.  


Just a reminder, the last day of school is on Thursday, December 16th before Winter Break. After the break, students return to school on Tuesday, January 4th.  Have a great Holiday Season!!


School Calendar    School Hours (Thornton Elementary School’s website)



Don’t forget our uniform optional days this month are Friday, December 3 and Thursday, December 16.  Thursday, December 16, will be pajama day for that uniform optional day.  


We will also be selling holiday candy grams this month.  You can preorder the candy grams by turning in the order form during the week of December 6-December 10.  Please send the exact amount in with the order form.  Your child can turn it into the office. We will also be selling them during breakfast beginning the week of December 13. The candy grams will be delivered to their person on Thursday, December 16.  


PTO is also in the works of obtaining a Little Library for our school.  This is a community box where you can get a book to take home to read, and then return it and get another.  Be on the lookout for more information. 


All students in Adams 12 Five Star Schools are assigned to attend a specific school based upon the geographical attendance area of their residence. However, parents/guardians have other options based on a state law requiring open enrollment in all Colorado school districts when there is space available. If students wish to attend another school, they can apply through the district's Schools of Choice Program, apply for a school transfer (in-district students only).


Choice Process

Choice Process-Spanish


2022-2023 Countdown to Kindergarten online event on December 7, 2021, click here to register.