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September's Newsletter

September's Newsletter

Important Upcoming Dates

School calendar

  • Sept 4-NO SCHOOL, Labor Day Holiday

  • Sept 5-NO SCHOOL, Staff Work day

  • Sept 6- First Choir Rehearsal

  • Sept. 8th-Uniform Option Day Fundraiser

  • Sept 8th - Family Math Night - 4:00 pm-6:00 pm

  • Sept 11-First Day of PEAK

  • Sept. 22-Uniform Option Day Fundraiser

  • Oct. 3rd-Parent/Teacher Conferences, 3:30-7:30 pm

  • Oct. 5th-Parent/Teacher Conferences, 3:30-7:30 pm

  • Oct. 6th-NO SCHOOL-Staff work day

  • Oct. 9th-Picture Day-Uniform Optional day

  • Oct. 16-Oct. 20-NO SCHOOL. Fall Break

  • Oct. 23-Students return


  • NEW SCHOOL HOURS. Reminder, Thornton Elementary has new school hours this year. All students grades K-5 attend Monday-Friday, from 7:50 am-3:05 pm. 

  • Family Math Night, Sept. 8th, 4-6pm. Food, games and prizes! Please join us!

  • If you have not already done so, please Apply for Free and Reduced Meal Benefits. ALL families are encouraged to complete an application, regardless of income status. 

  • Every year, students in grades 3-12 complete the Panorama survey, once in the fall and once in the spring. Please click on the following links for more information about the version of this survey being conducted this fall.


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  • Cell Phones - If students bring a cell phone to school, the cell phone must be TURNED OFF and stored in their backpack.  Students can turn their cellphones into the front office.  Any violation of this school rule will result in confiscation of the cell phone by the teacher and transferred to a school administrator.  

  • Balon Soccer - We are looking for COACHES!! One head coach and one asst. coach per team. (we have 2 teams)

Practices will run twice a week for 1.5 hours afterschool at the fields by our playground.

Practice will begin September 18 through November 4th. We have 6 Saturday games, two 20 minute halves with a total of 18 students per team. There will not be any practice during our fall break. 

            You will be compensated with a stipend at the end of the season. This is a commitment and I will be there to assist in

‘           any way possible for support. 

            Please let Ms Emily or Ms Wallace in the office know if you are interested.

Head Coach: $800

Assistant Coach: $TBH


  • The GT Parent Group first meeting is September 25, 6:30-8:00 @ ESC-Pinon Pine/Dogwood. The topic will be ALPs.

Please sign up to join the GTPG mailing list to get the fastest updates from them. 

  • EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY: Per Adams 12 Safety and Security department, ALL visitors entering into Thornton 

Elementary must present and have their photo ID scanned through the Raptor system. Thank you for your understanding.

SEL Corner

At Thornton Elementary, we value our students’ voices and ideas and continue to analyze and adjust our processes that allow students to share their thoughts with us. This year, we are trying something new. In addition to introducing our school expectations of being safe, kind, respectful, and responsible, our teachers have been collaborating with students to create “social contracts” in their classes. Our students are learning that their “social contracts” are agreements and promises on how their class community and school community will treat each other. The purpose of these “contracts” are to engage students in the process of developing rules and expectations along with the teachers. This way, students will have a say in defining how they want to be treated by others and how they think they should treat each other. We are excited to see the impact of including students in these conversations this year.


  • As a parent of a student at Thornton Elementary, you have the right to know the professional qualifications of the classroom teacher who instructs your child. This is a requirement for all districts that receive Title I funds. Federal law allows you to request certain information about your student’s classroom teacher. The law also requires the district to give you this information in a timely manner upon request. Listed below is the information in which you have the right to ask for information regarding each of your student’s classroom teachers. 

Whether the Colorado Department of Education has licensed or endorsed your student’s teacher for the grades and subjects taught. 

Whether CDE has decided that your student’s teacher can teach in a classroom without being licensed or qualified under state regulations because of special circumstances. 

The teacher’s college major; whether the teacher has any advanced degrees, and, if so, the subject of the degrees. 

Whether any teachers’ aides or similar paraeducators provide services to your child and, if they do, their qualifications.


Please contact Adams 12 Human Resources Office at 720-972-4068 or  if you would like to receive any of this information.


  • Have you had a chance to attend a Building Healthy Communities event? This year’s first event is on September 14th from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Educational Support Center (1500 E. 128th Ave). Join us for a showing of Screenagers Under the Influence, a documentary that examines how the tech revolution has reshaped adolescence and its effects on substance use. This film explores strategies to encourage healthy decision-making and support teen mental health. Learn more about our teens’ current reality of being flooded by images on social media, movies, and TV shows about vaping, drugs, and alcohol. The main focus of the evening will be identifying practical solutions for keeping our teens safe in a changing world. 


 You can learn more about the event and register here



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