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May Newsletter

May Newsletter

Important Upcoming Dates

  • Tuesday, May 2nd-Choir dress rehearsal, 3:15-4:30

  • Wednesday, May 3rd-Choir concert, 6:30-7:30pm

  • Thursday, May 4th-One Book, One School Family Night, 4:30-6:30 pm

  • Friday, May 5th-Assessment Day-students attend during appointed time only. Assessment Day Schedule

  • Monday May 8th-Friday May 12th-Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week

  • Thursday, May 11th-Uniform Optional Day: $1.00

  • Thursday, May 11th-PTLT meeting, 4:30-6:00 pm

  • Friday, May 12th-NO school-Teacher Work Day

  • Friday, May 19th-Uniform Optional Day: $1.00

  • Monday, May 22nd-Field Day! (9am to 11:30am 3rd, 4th, 5th Then, 12pm to 2pm Kinder, 1st, 2nd)

  • Wednesday, May 24th-5th grade Continuation, 9:45-10:45 am

  • Thursday, May 25th-Kindergarten Continuation, 9:00-9:45 am

  • Thursday, May 25th-Last day of school for students

  • Monday, August 14th-First Day of school for students. ‘23-’24 school year


Way to go Bobcats! 🐾🎉

Thornton Elementary was recognized by the Colorado Department of Education with the Center of Excellence Award! This award recognizes public schools in the state that enroll a student population of which at least 75 percent are at-risk pupils and that demonstrate the highest rates of student longitudinal growth, as measured by the Colorado Growth Model. On the school performance framework that is used by the state to evaluate schools, these schools have demonstrated impressive results on the indicator relating to longitudinal academic growth.

Thank you to the Superintendent, Chris Gdowski, for stopping by to give us this award. But an even bigger thank you to our amazing staff for putting in the work day in and day out with our students making sure their needs are being met!


Community Liaison

        Did you know that Thornton Elementary has a Resource Room available for any of our families to visit if the family is experiencing hardship or an emergency? If your family needs nonperishable food, clothing, jackets, socks, shoes, toiletries, or backpacks filled with school supplies, please call the front office at 720-972-5660 to arrange a time to visit our Resource Room. 

Please bring plastic/tote bags with you if possible. Thank you!  


      If you are in need of resources, please visit our Community Resources (SFOP) page


Staff Messages

Field day is coming! May 22nd ~ We are lucky enough to have a dental company donate 1 water bottle per student! I am hoping to deliver water bottles to classes by Friday May 19th. Students will have time to put their names on them, and then leave them at school for Monday’s Field Day. We will have water stations throughout the Stadium for refilling! Ms. Mac


Teacher Appreciation Week - Monday May 8th kicks off the first day of Teacher and Staff Appreciation week. We are so thankful for everything that our Thornton Staff does for the students, families, and community and think that they are the BEST staff around!  We want to thank Washington Plaza Dentistry, Gomez Burritos, Starbucks, and PTLT for helping us celebrate the staff with food and treats this week.  We would also like to ask all of our Thornton families to help us by doing the following:  

Tuesday - Send an email or REMIND text to a teacher and/or staff member letting them know how much you appreciate their dedication to your student(s).

Wednesday - Ask your student(s) to write their teacher and another staff member a note or draw them a picture to thank them for everything they do. Have them highlight one special reason why they are grateful for having them as a teacher or staff member at Thornton.

Thursday - We will be having a “Special Sweet Treat” buffet bar in the lounge for the staff on Thursday.  If you want to help us supply the sweet treats, families can send in a sealed/packaged bag or box of candy.  Families can drop off packaged candies to the main office any day this week.


$1.00 Uniform Optional Day- May 11th and 19th 

Please join us for our last PTLT meeting on May 11 at 4:30.  


CU Boulder Wildfire Smoke in Schools Study: to learn more, please click on the links  

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