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September Community Newsletter


Important Upcoming Dates

Friday, Sept. 3 -  Coffee and Conversation, 8:00am-9:00 am

Monday, Sept. 6 - Labor Day, no school

Tuesday, Sept. 7 -  Assessment day - students attend during appointed time only

Thursday, Sept 16 - Kneaders Fundraiser, 5:00pm-8:00pm

Thursday, Sept. 23 - PTLT, 4:30 pm-5:30 pm

Friday, Oct. 1 - Coffee and Conversation, 8:00 am-9:00 am


  • Resource room flyer

  • Uniform Policy: Every student is required to wear clothing according to the school uniform policy. If a student comes to school without appropriate clothing, parents are responsible for bringing them a change of clothing. Click here for the complete uniform policy. 

  • Pets on School Property In an effort to keep our school feeling safe for all students and families and in accordance with District Policy, only service animals are permitted on school property. We ask that all other pets remain off school grounds during school hours. We appreciate your cooperation with this request

  • Benefits Application - please make sure you complete the benefits application.  This is a large source of funding for our school and provides funds to pay for classroom support, additional teachers, paraprofessionals and improved materials and resources.  Click here for the application.

  • Right to Know


SEL Corner

Needs Assessment:

Please take a moment to answer the survey with your student. The questions ask for families, with their child(ren), to share their experiences over the last five months, indicate if they need to be connected to resources, and allows for families and students to directly ask for support from School Counselors, Mental Health Providers and Social Emotional Learning Specialists. This assessment is voluntary and designed specifically for Thornton Elementary. If you have other students enrolled in other Adams 12 schools, please use their school specific form. If you have multiple students at this school, please complete one form per student. Thank you!


Use the QR code below 

or the following link to take the survey:

Thornton Elementary: Fall 2021 Needs Assessment


If you have more questions about the survey, click THIS LINK to read more information.

If you have other questions or would like a paper copy of the survey, please contact our Social Emotional Learning Specialists Hannah Patton at or Gabrielle Perez at or 720-972-5668.

Attendance Matters

Please read through our Attendance Brochure for important information regarding attendance.

Attendance Brochure 2021

Boletín De Asistencia 2021


Our first PTLT meeting will be on Thursday,Sept. 23 from 4:30pm-5:30pm. There will be a meet and greet from 4:15 pm-4:30 pm.


Meet our new Specials Teachers:


Ms. Leah, Art

This is the first year Ms. Leah is teaching at Thornton Elementary and she’s so excited to share her passion of art with THE students. After completing her art degree with a concentration in ceramics and a minor in art history from Metropolitan University of Denver, Ms. Leah started a family and now has three beautiful children of her own. Her passion to share her love of art never ceased and she went back to graduate school and earned her teaching certificate from Western University of Colorado. Ms. Leah is thrilled to dive into fun guided art projects this year and also excited to give her students the freedom to develop their artistic abilities through self paced exploration of artistic media. During her free time she enjoys visiting galleries to see new art exhibitions, spending time with her children now 4, 6, and 10, doing yoga and catching the latest Marvel movie in theaters!


Mx. Kai, Music

Hello Thornton Elementary Parents and Caregivers!

My name is Mx. Kai and I amthe new Music Teacher here at THE. I am so excited to be making beautiful beats and melodies with all of your kiddos this year! We are going to do a lot of fun activities, songs, and games in the music room and we'll be learning about music from all over the world and all across time! I hope to foster a lifelong love of music for our students and I can't wait to see each of them grow in their musical skills and as humans. I just know it's going to be an awesome year!

Thank you for supporting your little people and I look forward to meeting you all one day!


Mx. Kai (they/them)