Thoreau Elementary PTO
THANKS TO OUR OUTGOING BOARD MEMBERS!
A big thank you to our outgoing board members for their years of service to our school! - Mike Gregor, Connie Bufford, Lindsay Riesch & Kate Aughenbaugh
Yearbooks are coming! The PTO is sponsoring all printing and all students will receive a yearbook. If you're able to help us offset these costs, the suggested donation is $5 which can be made by sending cash to school with a "Yearbook" note or via Venmo @mtgregor (to Mike Gregor, our PTO co-Treasurer). Thanks for the help!
And, a HUGE thanks to Michelle Hoffner for all of her hard work putting this yearbook together, Amy Martino for help with permissions, and Principal Davidson and staff for all of their photo contributions!
ICE CREAM SOCIAL!
Tuesday, May 23rd - 6:30-8pm
Come join us at the Thoreau Lower Playground! Enjoy a tasty ice cream treat with other Thoreau families. We also need your help to make this event a success. Please see our signup here!
PARENT COFFEE MEETUPS!
Fri, 5/19 & Thurs, 6/8 (last day) - 8-9am
Join us for coffee and donuts at the Thoreau Upper Playground (drop off entrance) for coffee, donuts, conversation and community!
HELP US PLAN AHEAD for 23-24!
We're already thinking about next year and would love to plan ahead. Our full list of 22-23 and 23-24 roles can be found here.
Sign-up to help us fill our open slots!
THANKS FOR YOUR HELP WITH TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK!
Thank you to our entire school community for organizing, donating, cooking, baking, picking things up, setting up, taking down, decorating, and offering their services & skills to make Teacher Appreciation Week a success. Special thanks to Kristin Branch, Rachael Gehlbach, Tiff Mack for their leadership. And, of course, a big thank you to our amazing Thoreau Teachers and Staff!
TALENT SHOW SUCCESS!
What a beautiful community event last Tuesday! Thank you to all of our students for sharing their talents, Westminster for the space, families for their support, Shana Verstegen and Jonny Hoffner for their emcee skills and for organizing the event. We appreciate you!
Check out Spiritwear store below. Choose from a variety of products and designs!
Complete your Volunteer Training:
This training is required of all volunteers (community and family) and non-MMSD personnel who come into school buildings and work with students. Volunteering in other ways with the PTO (back-end organizing, day-of special events, etc.) does not require this training. However, things like attending field trips, other in-class opportunities and/or recess volunteering will require you to be Level 2 certified. This includes completing the following:
Application in Volunteer Tracker
Background check (automatically performed as a part of your application)
COVID-19 vaccination verification
Required training modules (currently three - Learning Forward Together, Covid-19 Health & Safety, Building Safety Protocols)
Please note training is available asynchronously (recorded), and only needs to be completed once. MMSD is committed to anti-racist practices, equity, inclusion, and upholding our core beliefs. These trainings are in alignment with that vision, and it's important for volunteers to have a shared understanding. MMSD places a high value on safety and well-being; these training modules are important for the safety and well-being of students, staff, and volunteers. The objectives of the trainings are: COVID-19 health practices; safety and security protocols; and grounding in MMSD anti-racist mission/vision, identity and relationships, and strategies.