April 20, 2021
Upcoming Events

  • Tues. 4/20: Site Council Meeting
  • Fri. - Sat. 4/23-4/24: Postponed - Talents Nights - Dates TBD

  • Mon. 5/3: SC SpecialEducation Committee Meeting
  • Mon. 5/3: Art Walk begins
  • Tues. 5/4: TC PTA Spring General Meeting
  • Wed. 5/5: TC PTA Families of Color Playdate
  • Thurs. 5/6: Sing-along with Sari
  • Sat. 5/8: Landscape Work Party
  • Tues. 5/11: Site Council Meeting

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Current Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteers needed!
  • Art Walk Preparations: Now through April 26th; Sign up here
  • Landscape Work Party: May 8th; Sign up here.
  • Talents Night volunteers: Sign up! (Find Talents Night details here)
From Thornton Creek Site Council
Site Council Meeting Information
The next Site Council meeting will be TODAY at 6:30-8:30pm. Here is the agenda.

Zoom Meeting ID 968 0245 7918
or by phone at 253-215-8782

Best wishes from the Site Council Planning Team,
Jessica Williams-Nguyen - Chair, Elizabeth Duffell - Vice Chair, Jacob Clark Blickenstaff - TC Parent Group Treasurer, Alex Benfield - Principal, Katie Zisserman - Teacher
From the Safety and Health Committee
COVID-19 in our community
More contagious variants of COVID continue to spread across the country. Continue to wear a well-fitted mask, keep gatherings small and outdoors when possible, and practice good hand hygiene by washing hands often with soap and water or using hand sanitizer. Follow King County guidelines and restrictions here.

If you traveled out of state for spring break please follow CDC guidance, which advises: 

  • Get tested with a viral test 3-5 days after travel AND stay home and self-quarantine for a full 7 days after travel.
  • Even if you test negative, stay home and self-quarantine for the full 7 days
  • If you don’t get tested stay home and self-quarantine for 10 days after travel
  • Avoid being around people who are at increased risk for severe illness for 14 days, whether you get tested or not
  • Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms, isolate and get tested if you develop symptoms

Symptoms of COVID-19 may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. Symptoms may range from mild symptoms to severe illness and may include: fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea. Early testing is essential to preventing the spread of COVID-19. 
If you have questions about COVID-19 or need help finding health care or a free testing site, please use the King County Testing location link or call King County’s COVID-19 Call Center at 206-477-3977.

Vaccine Updates
As of April 15th, anyone over age 16 is eligible to receive the vaccine in Washington. Find information about scheduling a vaccine appointment in King County here

Stay Healthy!
Erica Seddig and Courtney Bell
Safety and Health Committee Co-Chairs
The Bike Fairy is Back!
Dear TC Parent Community,
Now that in-person learning has started we are planning some Bike to School activities for the month of May
  1. The Bike Fairy will return during the month of May! Any bike ridden to school (locked up outside during class) on any Friday in May will be visited by the Bike Fairy. This will be for both morning and afternoon cohorts, and will include installation of a small SDOT Vision Zero safety light set and reflector onto the bike (while supplies last). 
  2. Bike to School Day on Friday 5/21/21. James Wiker of Mend Bicycles has kindly offered to provide basic bike safety checks and helmet checks for students at the end of the school day. This will be for morning and afternoon cohorts for about 30 minutes after school (or as needed). This is pending approval from administration, so stay tuned.
  3. Additional items will be supported with the SDOT Safe Routes to School grant funds. Look for additional announcements regarding these activities.
Thank you!

From the Volunteer Committee
Yearbook Photos
We have 80% of our student portraits submitted to the yearbook! THANK YOU! Please submit portrait pictures ASAP, using the link your room parents sent you. If you have questions, barriers or technical difficulties, please email yearbook@thorntoncreek.org

BONUS: We invite everyone to submit *ONE* photo of something that commemorates this year for you: art work you're proud of; you doing a hobby or celebrating a milestone; you in your favorite mask, or doing remote school...you choose, then attach your favorite photo and email to submit+TCMosaic@edophotos.com by midnight April 30! Your picture will be placed next to others in a mosaic format.

Talents Night
Important Update: Talents Night is moving to May! The event lead and teacher lead are working on a new date for this exciting show. We’ll update you soon! 

Stacey Seifert and Melinda Roberts, co-chairs
Margaret Butler, Volunteer Committee
Thornton Creek Is a Box Tops for Education School. Look for new BLUE Box Top coupons on products (e.g. Cascadian Farm cereal), and then just scan your receipt. Get the app at BTFE.com.
Our Office Depot School ID# is: 70107343. Purchases of school and office supplies at Office Depot will return a 5% credit to Thornton Creek. www.officedepot.com/a/content/back-to-school/5percent/
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Jessica Williams-Nguyen, Chair
Elizabeth Duffell, Vice-Chair
Jacob Blickenstaff, Treasurer
Roddy Theobald, Secretary


Tel.: 206-252-5300
Fax: 206-252-5301

Principal:  Alexandra Benfield
Asst. Principal: Laurie Miller

Bell Times:
8:00am to 2:30pm

8:00am to 1:15pm

Call 206-252-5304, or e-mail the office.