January 23, 2014
There will be no school on Friday January 24th for students. This is a professional development day for teachers. There will not be Saturday School this Saturday.
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. All third, sixth and eighth grade students who are receiving Ds are also invited to attend.
All vision forms need to be returned to the Main Office by Monday, January 27th. Please indicate whether or not you would like your child to receive this service.
The next PTA meeting will be on January 30th at 6:00 p.m. The Thorp PTA will also host a DINE-OUT FUNDRAISER on Thursday, February 6th at Central Kitchen and Tap, 4800 N. Central Ave. to raise money for Thorp School. Central Kitchen and Tap will donate 15% of the net purchases made by Thorp families on that day back to the school! Please make sure to mention that you are a Thorp Family.
Friends of Thorp are looking for volunteers for their 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 are 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 are also continuing their Bricks for Play fundraiser. Please visit their website at http://www.friendsofthorp.org/ for additional information.
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 would use the sidewalks, instead of cutting through the teacher’s parking lot to pick up your child. Any child who uses the teacher’s parking lot will receive a detention. Please feel free to call me if you have any questions.
Efren Toledo – Principal