FAMILY POOL PARTY
Chair: Casey Stepnik
Join us for an evening at the pool just for Thorson families – connect with old friends, make new ones, and see how you can get more involved with the PTO!
CHARACTER-BUILDING FUN RUN
Chair: Amy Sterkenburg
This school-wide event combines the best of character building, physical fitness, and PBIS reinforcement during this school-day fun run.
WHEN: Activities October 3-5, Run - October 5 (All During School Day)
Chair: Chris Roller
Gather a foursome or we will find you a group. If you don't golf, come for dinner, silent auction and raffle following scramble at The Bog.
WHEN: October 7, 2018
Chair: Sarah Enwald
A week-long event where students have an opportunity to purchase books. Families also can purchase books for students and staff.
READ ACROSS AMERICA
Chair: Blair McCalmont
Join millions of students across the nation to encourage the joy of reading.
Games, prizes, face painting, silent auction, raffles, classroom baskets and much more. Fun for the entire family.
Do you sing? Dance? Ride the unicycle? Come show off your talents and see some of the Thorson teachers’/staffs’ special talents too!
WHEN: March 12, 2018
(Rehearsal March 11, 2018)
ROOM PARENT COMMITTEE
Chair: Haley Peterson
Help keep classrooms running smoothly by organizing classroom parties, finding room volunteers, organizing classroom gifts, and facilitating School Carnival classroom project. Partnering with another parent is a very fun way to participate in this role.
Chair: Amy Brunn
Plan special events for teachers and staff – dinners for conferences, treats for holidays, and other fun simple events.
Co-Chair: Tammi Schuette
Co-Chair: Jan Quirk
Thorson’s yearbook is a great keepsake of all those special memories throughout the year.
CREATIVE WRITING CLUB
Chair: Lisa Strebel
Do you love to make up your own stories? Write plays or poems? Just journal your thoughts? Join us at Creative Writing Club. WHEN: 2nd and 4th Thursdays, 8-8:40 AM, Gym
Chair: Molli Rassmussen
Help keep Thorson’s gardens looking their best. Front garden needs 1 spring, 1 fall clean-up, and 3-4 weeding sessions in summer. Get some exercise and keep the gardens looking their best!
Chair: Orrin Gorrelick
New this year! Help organize our celebration rock – a rock that families can reserve to paint a special message on for 24 hours.
BOYS’ BOWLING NIGHT
Chair: Nicole Meyer
An evening for sons to bowl with someone special. Bring your mom, grandma, or a special friend for a laid-back evening.
INVENTION & SCIENCE FAIR
Co-Chair: Molli Rasmussen
Co-Chair: Erin Puro
Put your curiosity to work by creating an invention or contraption. Bring in your creation to be put on display in the IMC.
GIRLS’ FANCY DANCE
Chair: Betsy Whitcomb
This dress-up dance is a time for daughters to spend with someone special. Bring your dad, uncle, grandpa or a special friend.
Chair: Gretchen Seymour
A week-long celebration for teachers, staff, and all they do for our kiddos. Students have a chance to bring flowers, dress-up, bring in supplies to show their appreciation.
WHEN: May 6- 10, 2019
Chair: Mary Richter
Creativity, team work, problem solving. This is STREAM learning at it’s very best.
Volunteer: Kari Dudash
Volunteer 2: TBD
Free build. All are welcome.
WHEN: 1st and 3rd Thursdays, 8-8:40 AM in Gym
DINING FOR DOLLARS
Chair: Vicki Krueger
Take a break from the kitchen and eat out at various restaurants throughout the year. A percent of sales is generously donated back to PTO.
WHEN: Periodically throughout the year
Chair: Dayna Biernat
Families can collect box tops from commonly used household goods. Tops are then redeemed for cash to support PTO events.
WHEN: Collected monthly
NEW FAMILY WELCOME
Chair: Erin Puro
Creating community matters. Join this group and be matched with a new family to our school. Independently, set up a play date so the new family can create some new friends and connections during their transition.
Chair: Kathleen Shane
This committee focuses on supporting our larger community. From used school supply collection to Family Sharing food drives, we strive to teach that it is important to help others.
FAREWELL TO 5th GRADE
Co-Chair: Amanda Dietz
Co-Chair: Rachel Fast
Help send our 5th graders off to Middle School with a special farewell!