Friday Letter: 1.17.2014

January 17, 2014

Dear Parents,

There will be no school on January 20th in observance of the Martin Luther King Holiday. We will NOT have Saturday School for 7th and 8th grade students this Saturday.

Parents, report card distribution day will be January 30th. Report cards will be sent home with your child. All students in third through eighth grade receiving an “F” in Math, Science, Social Studies, Reading or Writing – will receive a letter asking their parent to come to our “Success Saturday School” Session on February 1st at 8:00 a.m. in the school auditorium. We will have workshops on how to best prepare your child for success in school. These workshops will take the place of the required teacher conferences normally scheduled for failing students.

We will be expanding our after-school offerings in the next couple of weeks to include: Computer Aided Instruction in Math and Reading for grades 3-8, Saturday School for 6th, 7th and 8th grade students, Visual Arts for our general education and special education students, as well as other opportunities. We will send out more information in the next few days.

The PTA meeting will be on January 30th. Please visit the Thorp PTA website for more information. Thank you to Friends of Thorp, and the Thorp PTA for sponsoring our parent coffee.

Please save the date for the Friends of Thorp’s Annual Fundraiser “Taste of Thorp”.  This event includes Dinner and Auctions (silent & live). When: Friday, February 28, 2014, 7:00 p.m. Where: Biagio! 4242 North Central Ave. Friends of Thorp is raising funds to improve Thorp’s campus with a much needed playground. Proceeds from Taste of Thorp will support this exciting endeavor! Friends of Thorp is also continuing their Bricks for Play fundraiser. Please click to support our playground efforts.

With the colder weather we encourage all the children to go home once they are dismissed.  Students have been told that if their parents are not outside during dismissal, they are to report to the office. Students are not allowed to throw snowballs at each other – parents if you would like your children to play in the snow – Merrimac Park is only a few blocks away. Parents I would also appreciate it if you use the sidewalks instead of cutting through the teacher’s parking lot to pick up your child. Please feel free to call me if you have any questions.


Thank you.


Efren Toledo – Principal