Check out some of the awesome things we do throughout the year!
*Please note that some events may not be held due to scheduling and/or lack of chairs.
A week-long event where students have an opportunity to purchase books. Families also can buy books for students and staff.
Organize order and distribution of Jaguar Spiritwear twice a year.
TEACHER GIVING TREE
Collect “wishes” from teachers to make available for parent purchase throughout the year, create a display for wishes, and maintain its Google sheet.
Games, prizes, face painting, silent auction, raffles, classroom baskets, and more. Fun for the entire family.
MOTHER-SPECIAL PERSON/SON NIGHT
An evening for sons to bowl with someone special. Bring your mom, grandma, or a special friend for a laid-back evening.
GIRLS’ FANCY DANCE
This dress-up dance is a time for daughters to spend with someone special. Bring your dad, uncle, grandpa, or a special friend.
TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK
A week-long celebration for teachers, staff, and all they do for our kiddos. Students can bring flowers, dress up, and bring supplies to show appreciation.
Update the PTO website with information regarding events, forms, and activities.
Update the PTO Facebook page regarding events, how to get involved with PTO, and general information about the PTO.
Prepare, assemble, and distribute the student directory.
FAMILY PORTRAIT FUNDRAISER
Work with a local photographer to provide an opportunity for outdoor photos of two groups -i.e., siblings & family.
Organize online signup, obtain and monitor supply levels, and answer any questions about signup for Celebration Rock.
Free build. All are welcome.
DINING FOR DOLLARS
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.
Help keep classrooms running smoothly by organizing classroom parties, finding room volunteers, organizing classroom gifts, and facilitating the School Carnival classroom project. Partnering with another parent is an enjoyable way to participate in this role.
Plan special events for teachers and, staff, and families, such as (1) holiday treats for teachers/staff, (2) cookies/coffee for parents during conferences, and (3) back-to-school breakfast for teachers/staff.
Thorson’s yearbook is a great keepsake of all those special memories throughout the year.
PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCE MEALS
Help organize meals for teachers/staff during parent-teacher conferences.
FAREWELL TO 5th GRADE
Help send our 5th graders off to Middle School with a special farewell!
Help keep Thorson’s gardens looking their best. The 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!
TEACHER GRANT COMMITTEE
Oversee teacher grant process by providing forms, answering questions, organizing documents, and communicating the disposition of requests.