Below is a list of just some of the activities the Thoreau PTA (that includes you too!!) plans and coordinates. There are many opportunities throughout the year to get involved, keep an eye out for volunteer needs as each event approaches.

GENERAL PTA MEETINGS: Please come join us at any of our 2019/2020 School Year. They will be held from 7 – 8pm in the Thoreau Library on the following dates:

Monday - Oct 21st / Monday - Jan 13th / Monday - March 9th / Monday - May 11th 

Please note that these events are still in the planning stages for 2019-2020. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

August 29, 2019 Back to Business/Meet and Greet/Ice Cream Social
This day offers our Back to Business, Meet and Greet and Ice Cream Social! Back to Business allows folks to come in and fill out any paperwork they have not had the opportunity to do online, sign up for our wonderful PTA, and find out who your child's teacher will be for the upcoming school year! This will be followed by a Meet and Greet with the teachers, and an Ice Cream Social. This is a great time to not only meet and become reacquainted with Thoreau families, but also meet the PTA Board Members and learn about the PTA Programs that are scheduled throughout the year.

September 27, 2019 - Ribbit Run 
The Thoreau Ribbit Run gives the opportunity to our students to embrace their school spirit as well as showcase their ability to achieve greatness through teamwork!  The Ribbit Run is the pinnacle event that gives the students a chance to run, walk, hop, skip and jump together, promoting heart-healthy activities while reinforcing a positive atmosphere. We'll also be doing an all school photo that day!

100% of the proceeds will assist in enhancing the learning experience for every student at H.D. Thoreau Elementary School. 

September 30- October 4, 2019 - Walk to School Week 
Kids and parents are encouraged to walk to school during this week. Join children and adults around the world to celebrate the benefits of walking and bicycling. Emergency vehicles will be at the school on the last day as part of the Walk to School week celebration.

November 1, 2019 6-8pm - All School Dance
Students prepare for this themed dance for a week prior to the event. During Music, Library, and/or PE time, they learn new dances and practice some old ones too. Non-perishable food is collected for Hopelink. There are also great photo ops and fun door prizes.

February 20, 2020 Book Rodeo
Come exchange and purchase books during the school day! Yee-hah! Each year Thoreau PTA hosts the Book Rodeo event. Books are collected from Thoreau families in exchange for “book bucks” over the course of 2-4 weeks prior to the Rodeo. On the day of the event all the books are made available to the students for purchase using the book bucks they earned! This is a fun and inexpensive way for students to recycle old books and “buy” new books on their own.

March 6, 2020 – BINGO
Enjoy family fun, lots of winners and great prizes at BINGO Night.

April 27- May 1, 2020 - Staff Appreciation Week

Parents and Students honor the teachers and staff at Thoreau by giving them a themed gift or special luncheon each day. Volunteers are needed to organize, hand out these gifts or serve food. Please keep your eyes open for more information as the event draws closer. A teacher wish list can be found on this page under the "Donating" selection on the left!

June 5, 2020 - Spring Carnival 
This yearly event is a great time to welcome spring and have some fun with your family and the Thoreau community. The Carnival is an on-campus event that generally includes bouncy houses, face painting, balloon animals, food, live music, crafts, games and prizes!