Thoreau Elementary PTO

Next PTO Meeting - Tuesday, December 12th @ 7-8pm (Thoreau Library)

Sparkle Day

Thoreau will celebrate Sparkle Day on December 19, and parents can join virtually! The Thoreau PTO will be hosting a Live Stream of the sing-a-long on Facebook at 1:45pm. Students can wear sparkles to school and will be making a wearable sparkle craft in their classrooms. Join the virtual event to celebrate what makes Thoreau Elementary great: kind students, smiling faces, friendly teachers and staff - a place where we make friends and have fun!

Cheer Drive

Please help us ensure that all Thoreau students and families have a holiday meal and toys to celebrate this season!

An adult can drop off toys, books or food items at the main office or in the back parking lot during the following days/times from now until December 15.

Or you can order items from the Amazon Wish List and ship them directly to Thoreau.

Staff Gift Ideas

Check out the Thoreau Staff Holiday Wish List to check teacher gifts off your list and know you're getting something they really want - for themselves and/or the classroom. 


Please check out our volunteer needs here.

A reference of current PTO Board and committee roles can be found here.  Have an idea of something you want to lead or questions about getting involved? please email PTO Co-President, Cherish.


Thoreau has three school staff supervisors in the cafeteria; teachers and other staff are outside supervising recess.  AND we would love more volunteers to help us out.  It is a great time to see your children and support our school community.  

Please sign up through this SignUp Genius.  We will have two slots available for each lunch/recess slot each day.  The hour and 5 minute slots are for BOTH lunch and recess.  If you are unable to make it to the slot you signed up for,  no worries.  You can ask a fellow parent from Thoreau to cover, or sign up another time.  


We have two great options for Thoreau gear!