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Friday Letter: 5.16.2014

May 16, 2014
Dear Parents,

NWEA MAP testing will continue through Friday, May 23rd. Next week, our K-1 students will take the Mathematics and Reading portions of the assessment. Our K-7 Yearbook presales will end on Monday. You may order them online at the Thorp website. We will only guarantee delivery of yearbooks to those families who pre-pay for their yearbook.

Thorp’s Academic Fair will be held from Tuesday, May 27th through Friday, May 30th. For our Academic Fair, we are going to have students exhibit the work they are most proud of this year.  Homeroom teachers will be placing Science Fair Boards, History Dioramas, art work, and other student projects in the hallway. The whole school will be able to marvel at our hard work, and students may be inspired by the efforts of their peers.  Parent Night will be on Thursday, May 29th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Students will be able to present to their parents the projects they are most proud of this school year. (This is the first time we will try this – but I hope it will be a lasting tradition celebrating our students’ achievements.)

There was a change of venue for our upcoming Parent’s Night. Friends of Thorp will host a Parent’s night out at Legno’s, (formally known as Superossa) on Friday, May 30th. Please see the note being sent home.

Our Peter Pan performances will be on Friday, May 30th and Saturday, May 31st. On Friday, the first performance will be from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. for grades K – 5. The second performance will be from 10:15 a.m. to 11:35 a.m. On Saturday, May 31st, the first performance will be from 1:00 p.m. to 2:20 p.m. The second performance will be from 4:00 p.m. to 5:20 p.m.

Our School Awards Assembly will be held on June 3rd for Grades K-2 @ 8:30 a.m., Grades 3-5 @ 9:30 a.m., and for Grades 6-8 @ 10:30 a.m. (Recess will be in the classrooms instead of the auditorium in case of inclement weather).

Tryouts for the Thorp Talent Show will be held during the week of May 27th and the performance will be held on the afternoon of June 13th. The talent show will be part of our Spirit Week and culminating event for the last week of school. Also, Thorp Field Day for grades K – 5 will be all day on June 12th, while grades 6 – 7 will be on the morning of June 13th. Graduation for our 8th graders will be on Friday, June 6th at 8:30 a.m. in the auditorium.

Save the date!  Thorp’s Kaboom/Dr. Pepper/Snapple Playground Build Day will be on August 9th, from 7:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  This will be a community build effort, requiring more than 200 volunteers to help make our kids’ playground dreams a reality.  To be added to the volunteer list or for more information, please email


Thank you.


Efren Toledo – Principal

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