Happy New Year

Dear Parents,

Happy New Year! There will be no Saturday School this Saturday due to the Martin Luther King Holiday on Monday. Progress reports went out this week as well as NWEA results for the Winter Session. If you have any questions please feel free to email your child’s teacher.

 Here are the events coming up:

  • Monday, January 15th, No School – MLK Day

  • Thursday, February 1st, End of 2nd Quarter

  • Thursday, February 1st, School Performance for Mary Poppins

  • Friday, February 2nd, No School – Teacher Institute Day

  • Friday, February 9th, 2nd Quarter Report Cards go home

  • Friday, February 16th, 1st Semester Awards Assembly

  • Monday, February 19th, No School – Presidents’ Day

January Door Contest: Just in Time for Valentine’s Day – Thorp has Heart! We will again have a room competition for those willing to participate.  The student body will vote for the winner from 1/28 to 1/31. The winning classroom teacher will receive a $50 Amazon Gift Card on February 1st

We will be hosting 8-10 students from China from February 1st to the 15th. The Chinese Cultural Exchange program is a wonderful experience for our families. If you would like to participate please fill out the Interest Survey.   

After-School Winter Session:

We are pleased to provide the OST ( Out of School Time) for our Students.  The third session begins January 16th until February 22nd from 2:30 to 3:45 p.m. Registration is available here.

Grades 1st, 2nd, 3rd, & 4th – Chess Club (Mondays – Jan 22nd to Feb 19th)

2nd Grade – Book Creator (Mondays – Jan 22nd to Feb 19th)
3rd Grade – Arts and Crafts (Mondays – Jan 22nd to Feb 19th)
5th Grade – Cooking Club (Thursdays – Jan 18th to Feb 22nd)

Grades 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th – Choir (Mondays – Jan 22nd to Mar 19th) *** Note: Runs longer
Grades 6th, 7th & 8th – Dance Club (Thursdays – Jan 18th to Mar 22nd) *** Note: Runs Longer

Grades 6th, 7th & 8th – Yearbook Club (Fridays – Jan 19th to Feb 23rd)

Full: Grades 3rd & 4th – Web Design (Tuesdays – January 16th to Feb 20th)
Full: Grades 5th & 6th – Science Club (Thursdays – Jan 18th to Feb 22nd)
Full: Grades 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th – Chemist Club (Tuesdays – January 16th to Feb 20th)

Full: 1st Grade – Lego Club (Tuesdays – Jan 16th to Feb 20th)


7th Grade News:

Help our 7th-grade students travel to Washington DC! Purchase a Lou Malnati’s frozen pizza certificate for $13.00/each.  Pizza coupons may be redeemed at any area Lou Malnati’s location for one 9” FROZEN pizza (sausage, pepperoni, cheese, or spinach). Coupons will be delivered to students at a later date. Each coupon is valid for 6 months from the date the order is placed.  Dates of Sale: December 13 to January 19.  You can purchase online at the Thorp website.  Tickets will be delivered to all who purchase on January 26th.


8th Grade News:

Save the date! Sky High Sports Fundraiser (Niles location) on Thursday 2/1 4-9pm. (No school on 2/2.) Come bounce around with friends for a good cause. Funds raised go towards the Class of 2018. Thanks for all of your support this year!

PTA News and Information:

We are in need of parent volunteers to help with morning drop-off and traffic control. This is one very tangible way that you can help contribute to our school. Even one or two days can help. Please reach out to Mrs. Nespoux at mnespoux@gmail.com.

We hope you will join us in 2018 for movie nights and our spring book Fair!

Friends of Thorp:

The next Friends of Thorp Meeting is Thursday, January 18th at Burcu Agar’s home 5817 W. Wilson 6:30 pm.

Donations needed for Spring Centennial Fundraiser 4/13/18 at Biaggio!

Save the date for annual Pub Quiz 1/28/18 from 3-6 at MCM Pub 3906 N. Cicero. Information was sent home today.  $20/person  $35/couple  At the door: $25/person


Please visit our LSC web page to read all about and happenings at Thorp.  The next Thorp LSC meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 13th @ 5:30 pm in the auditorium. Check out the LSC minutes in the side-bar.   

Please feel free to email me with any questions, concerns, or suggestions to improve our school.

Thank you for your faithful support of our school,

Efren D.Toledo – Principal

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