Friday Letter: 11.6.14

November 6, 2014

Dear Parents,

There WILL NOT BE Saturday school for 7th and 8th grade students this Saturday. We will resume our schedule next week. There will be NO school for students tomorrow Friday, November 7th (School Planning Day); Tuesday, November 11th (Veteran’s Day); and Wednesday, November 12th (Report Card pick-up).

Next Wednesday, November 12th will be Report Card Pickup day. Ageless Eye Care will be here to pass out forms for free eye screenings and glasses. Also, the LSC Principal Parent survey available on this day. (Please take time to let me know how I am doing.)

I would like to share two exciting one day workshops that we are offering along with the Center for Gifted: Create a Lego Movie! (1st – 3rd grade) and STEM: Robot Hoppers and Hovercrafts (3rd to 8th grade). These are creative and thought provoking opportunities for our students please visit to sign up.

Friends of Thorp is still looking for crafters for our Holiday Extravaganza! If you are crafty or know someone who is, then come join us on December 6 from 10am – 2pm for our tree sale and craft fair. Space is $25 per crafter or $35 if you need us to supply a table. For more information or to sign up to sell, check out their website at The next Friends of Thorp meeting will be held on November 13 at 6:30 pm. For more information on the the Friends of Thorp, please visit their website at

Have a special recipe you’d like to make and share? The PTA is looking for volunteers to make or bring a dish, drinks, dessert, or cutlery for the teachers luncheon on Report Card Pick Up day. Show your child’s teacher you care by providing them with a great lunch on this long and busy day! Please go to the Volunteer Spot link, and sign up today!

Want to win a Pizza Party for your child’s class? The PTA will give the 1st class with 100% PTA Membership a pizza party in the Spring. Now is the perfect time to become an official PTA member! Membership forms are available in the office, $5.00 Individual, $10.00 Family.

Do you shop at Carson’s? Next week the Thorp PTA will be sending out requests for the Carson’s Coupon Books for $5.00. All proceeds will help benefit our 8th grade graduation activities. The coupon booklets will be $5.00. Inside each booklet are many great coupons and even a $10.00 coupon that is valid store wide. Carson’s Coupon Book Sale for O.A. Thorp’s 8th grade class will be available on Sunday, November 9th from 2 pm to 4 pm at the Harlem Irving Location of Carson Pirie Scott.

Thorp Night at Chuck E. Cheese in Village Crossing (Touhy and Central Ave.) will be on Monday November 10th from 3 pm to 9 pm. This event will be sponsored by PTA and proceeds will benefit the Class of 2015. Flyers are being sent home today. We would love to see you there!

Sixth, seventh, and eighth grade artists, please help us design the January 2015 Collection sheet for Box Tops. Submit a black & white drawing by Monday, November 24th to encourage Box Tops donations. The winning submission will be featured on January’s collection sheet along with the artist’s name!

Please mark your calendar – the Holiday Shop is coming! Volunteers will be needed for set up Tuesday, November 25th & shopping will be held on December 2nd through the 4th. Sign up information will be coming soon. The next LSC Meeting will be on Monday, December 1st, at 6:15 p.m. Please make plans to come out and join us.


Efren Toledo – Principal