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The Thoreau PTA honors special individuals each spring with two important awards. Please take 5 minutes to share (nominate) those people in your life who have made a positive impact on your student and your family. Thank you!

The Thoreau PTA wants to say thank you again to our amazing teachers, staff, and volunteers who have won the Outstanding Educator and Golden Acorn Awards the past 3 years!

OUTSTANDING EDUCATOR: 2016-17: Ms. Haase & Mrs. Freni, 2017-18: Mr. Poon & Mr. Fisher, 2018-19: Mrs. Williams. GOLDEN ACORN: 2016-17: Amy Steele Falcone & Brent Holterman, 2017-18: Glen Jumper & Meredith Bogguess, 2018-19; Joelle Brown



Personal Care Essentials Drive: Finn Hill Middle School counselor Ms. Doughty has made us aware of a need for some of our Finn Hill families. Some families are having to forgo the purchase of toiletry and household items in order to get the food they need. If you are interested and available to help, would you consider adding some of these items to your own grocery orders? Items can be dropped off at the Finn Hill Middle School parking lot curb every Friday morning 10:30-12 with the Pantry Packs volunteers.

Here are the needed items:
Deodorant (men's and women's)
Diapers (Sizes 4, 5, 6)
Baby Wipes
Laundry Detergent
Cleaning Supplies (bleach spray, wipes, sanitizer, etc.)

Thank you!



Show Your Thoreau Spirit!

Follow the link HERE to print your own Thoreau Frog!

You and your student can color your frog and put it in your front window. When our fellow frogs go out walking or bike riding (while social distancing, of course) they can see where our Frogs live, you can even make it a game to see how many you can find! Snap a pic with your Thoreau Frog and send into the yearbook ThoreauPTAYearbook@gmail.com 

If you don’t have the ability to print, reach out to ThoreauPTAVolunteer@gmail.com  for a frog to be delivered to your doorstep.



Calling ALL musicians, magicians, artists, singers, rappers, actors, actresses, comedians, jokesters, and…..EVERYONE! We have heard your request for a fun school community event, so get ready for……….Thoreau’s Got Talent! This will be a super fun virtual talent show event hosted by the PTA and MC’ed by our very own Geoff Lott (Amazing Thoreau Dad and Professional Comedian)!

WHAT: Thoreau’s Got TALENT!

WHEN: Friday, May 29th @ 6pm

WHERE: Link will be sent by email Thursday, May 28th

WHO: Thoreau Elementary Kids and their families

WHY: Because we all miss each other and need some fun in our lives!


  • Decide what awesome skill or talent you want to share!
  • Please fill out the form HERE by TUESDAY MAY 26th for our show producers Thoreau’s Got Talent Participant Form
  • We’ll review your form, just to make sure everything is family-friendly ??
  • A PTA member will be in touch to give you all the details & your performance time
  • Go Practice & Have Fun!

 WHAT IF MY KIDS OR FAMILY DOES NOT WANT TO PARTICIPATE: This is totally ok! We need people to be the audience! This is also an opportunity for our community to just be together and share some fun times!



Welcome to the 2020-21 Executive Board that was voted in at last night's PTA Membership meeting:

 Co-President: Tami Vacca

Co-President: Heidi Perala-Dahl

Vice-President: Melanie Bates

Secretary: Pallavi Bhandarkar

Treasurer: Jorge Banuelos

Thank you so much! We are so excited to have you on the board! 


   Stay up to date on all PTA News!

   Read the MAY Newsletter HERE

Did you miss one of last months Newsletter? Find them all HERE


 Keep the spirit going!

Please join us each week to celebrate


Staff and students are invited to rock their Frog Gear by wearing GREEN or wearing our Throeau Spirit Wear.

You may purchase your own Spirit Wear by visiting our school spirit wear site: www.thoreauspiritwear.com.




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