November 15, 2013
We will have Saturday School this Saturday. Many of our teachers are using Edmodo in their classrooms in order to
teach our students 21st Century Skills, accelerate content, and keep them up to date with announcements and assignments.
In order to keep up with these announcements yourself, please visit the Thorp School website at http://oathorpacademy.org/
setting-up-edmodo-parent-accounts/ to set up a Parent Account. The Thorp Middle School Science Fair will be held on Friday,
The next Thorp PTA meeting will be on Thursday, November 21st. The PTA is also sponsoring the Reflections
Program. The Reflections Program has encouraged millions of students across the nation and in American schools overseas
to explore their artistic talents by creating works of art for fun and recognition. Students in pre-school through grade 12
are encouraged to submit works of art in six categories: (1) Dance Choreography, (2) Film Production, (3) Literature, (4)
Musical Composition, (5) Photography, and (6) Visual Arts. Local winners in each category go on to compete at the district/
region and state levels. The due date for submissions is November 20th
thorpoaelemscholasticacad.my-pta.org/ for more information. Also, please help Thorp to win up to $200,000 of STANLEY
Security installed products & services through the TOGETHER FOR SAFER SCHOOLS grant. As we plan for our new
playground, we will need to upgrade our security system – you can help by voting daily at http://stanleysaferschools.com and
telling all of your Facebook and Twitter friends to do the same. I know we can win this one if we try!
Parents our NWEA Testing Session will begin the first week of December. We will have a Parent Information Night
about testing as well as what I call “Thorp Active Learning” immediately following our LSC Meeting on December 4th
LSC meeting will be held at 6:15 p.m. and our parent meeting should begin by 7:30 p.m. If you have never been to an LSC
meeting you might wish to attend. By the way if you are interested in applying for the parent vacancy on our LSC please visit
our website for more information.
. Parents may view projects from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30a.m. Participants in the Science Fair will be told prior to
Efren Toledo – Principal