October 18, 2021
Upcoming Events
  • Thurs. 10/28 - Picture Re-Take Day
  • Fri. 10/29 - Harvest Festival

  • Thurs. 11/11 - No School, Veteran's Day
  • Sat. 11/13 - Landscape Work Party (sign up)
  • Mon. 11/22 - Fri. 11/26 - No School, Conferences, Thanksgiving, and Native American Heritage Day

  • Sun. 12/5 - Sat. 12/11 - Fall Book Fair
  • Fri. 12/17 - 1hr Early Dismissal
  • Mon. 12-20 - Fri. 12/31 - No School, Winter Break
  • Fri. 12/31 - End of Annual Appeal -- your donations are appreciated! DONATE HERE

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From Thornton Creek Parent Group
From the Fundraising Committee
Our Annual Appeal fundraiser has kicked off! Please check out our special edition newsletter here to learn more about how these funds support the school, and about how you can donate.

From Kathleen Phan
Fundraising Chair
From Thornton Creek Site Council
Message from the Chair

Hi friends!
Thanks to all the parents, caregivers, and staff (and especially the few smiling kiddos on camera!) who attended last Tuesday's virtual Site Council meeting. The draft minutes from that meeting are still being put together by our new secretary, Jessica Prince, and will be linked from the next newsletter. Please save the date for our next meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 9—agenda items can be emailed to me at chair@thorntoncreek.org.

I also wanted to take a minute to acknowledge those families impacted by the bus routes cut this week—as Gerrit shared via Talking Points text last week, the TC community has created this form for families to connect directly with one another for the purposes of ridesharing. If you don't rely on bus services but would be willing to help another family out with carpooling needs, please also fill out this form. This is entirely a family-to-family resource and not affiliated with SPS—hopefully it can help families lend a hand to one another during (another) difficult time. 

In partnership and community,
Chelsea Lin (she/her)...............................................RIDESHARE FORM
Chair of TCPG and Site Council 
From the Volunteer Committee
Introducing the Thornton Creek Costume Trunk!
Volunteers are busy working out the details, but in the meantime, let's pack the trunk! Are you haunted by costumes and accessories hanging around from years past? Donate them to the students of Thornton Creek! Drop off items in the box labeled "Costume Trunk" outside the front doors of the school (or send them to the front office via your student's backpack).

From Jennifer Pinto
Volunteer Chair
From the Facilities Committee
Volunteer Outdoor Work Parties -- Still Time to Join the Fun!
Fall work parties to clean up and maintain the landscaping and gardens at Thornton Creek will be held one more morning this fall: Saturday Nov 13 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Come join this last fall work party, make connections with other parents and help keep the school's grounds looking great for all students to enjoy. Work will include weeding, mulching and planting. Volunteers must wear masks and be vaccinated (children welcome if they have been vaccinated). No experience necessary. Mark your calendar and sign up to let us know you will be there! 

From Jana Dilley and Sarah Stempski
Facilities Co-chairs
From the Health and Safety Committee
Flu Clinics
SPS is urging everyone to get a flu vaccine this year to protect yourself and our community. They have partnered with the Seattle Visiting Nurse Association to provide flu shot clinics for the public and schools across the city, but this is the last week! Find a date and location to schedule your flu shot at schools in the neighborhood.

COVID-19 Resources and Information Links

Seattle Public School Links

Seattle and King County Public Health Community Links
King County COVID-19 Dashboard
King County COVID-19 outcomes by vaccination status
King County Schools COVID-19 Response Toolkit
King County COVID-19 free testing locations link

From Erica Seddig and Courtney Bell
Safety and Health Committee Co-Chairs
Thank You
Teachers! Thank you for starting up a new year like no other before, with such care and enthusiasm. This is no small feat, and we are lucky to have you in our children's lives! We look forward to a time when we can once again be volunteers in your classrooms, on field trips, and in all the TC traditions we're missing so much in this time.
We have a tradition at our school of saying "thank you." If you would like to submit a thank-you note, send an email to submit-news@thorntoncreek.org. Thank you!
Quick Links and Information
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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Site Council Officers:
Chelsea Lin, Chair
(unfilled), Vice-Chair
Roddy Theobald, Treasurer
Jessica Prince, Secretary


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

Principal: Gerrit Kischner
Asst. Principal: Laurie Miller

Bell Times:
7:55am to 2:25pm

7:55am to 1:10pm

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