IMPORTANT DATES
  • 9/15 Movie: Breaking Their Silence @ LBHS 4PM-6PM
  • 9/18 Coffee Talk Back To School Report at City Hall 8:30am-10:15am
  • 9/17 - 9/20 6th Grade Science Camp More info HERE
  • 9/21 Surf for Rhinos Contest @ 7AM Thalia Beach
  • 9/25 Thurston PTA Meeting 9AM in library
  • 9/26 New Families Welcome Tea 9am-10:30am
Thurston school Counselors Amanda Vander Veen and Aubrey Garcia will be presenting a 20-30 minute presentation called "Dialogue Workshop".

This is a sampling from a larger demonstration that comes from Challenge Success, a program through Stanford University that promotes healthy balances in students' lives. 

The Dialogue Workshop will start with a short skit performed by students followed by discussion about the issues related to student stress and pressure.
Thurston PTA is here for our kids, teachers and school.

$15 per person
$30 per family


Our goal is 375 members. We currently have 275 Thurston PTA members.
To made a separate direct donation to your Thurston PTA, use the Alternative Fundraiser that is listed on the link. A big Thank you to everyone that has signed up and made a donation!
To kick off Rhino Awareness Week TODAY Sunday Sept 15th from 4-6pm , Cause Conservation will be screening the highly acclaimed and award-winning documentary Breaking Their Silence at Laguna Beach High School.
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Cause Conservation and Remember and Give together with LBHS, are extremely honored to be showcasing this film. Breaking Their Silence is a documentary covering women on the front lines of wildlife conservation across Africa. From a judge prosecuting poachers, to a ranger who has turned to adopting baby rhinos that have been left behind after their mothers have been slaughtered for their horn, the movie provides a succinct summary of the crisis facing our endangered wildlife and is a passionate plea to humanity to get involved in solving this crisis.
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Kerry David, the movie director of Breaking Their Silence, will be in attendance and hosting a live Q&A. Seating is limited and is first come/first serve. A $15 donation per seat is recommended with all donations going to Over & Above Africa [ @trulygirl foundation] and Remember and Give [LBHS to support conservation education in the school].
Wednesday, September 18th
CITY HALL 8:30am-10:15am
At this year’s  PTA Coffee Talk: BACK TO SCHOOL REPORT  presentation, Dr. Jason Viloria and district staff will update the community on the strengths of our schools, progress that has been made and expectations for the future. The event will highlight key goals and initiatives for the  2019-2020  school year, including on-going continuous improvement efforts, the goal to foster and sustain strong relationships, and the focus of “Every student every day.”
Thursday, September 26th
TBD Location 9am- 10:30am
Families that are new to the Laguna Beach Unified School District are invited to attend the PTA Coffee Talk “New Families Welcome Tea” location TBD.
This is a chance for new parents to meet other families that are also new to the district. You will get to know a little bit more about your new schools and our charming town.
Longtime residents are welcome to join us to help welcome the new families. Light breakfast snack and beverages will be served.
Thank you to our Ball Room Volunteers Last Week!
Brandee Bianchi, Elana Edelman, Katie Hanson,
Amy Moynihan, Julie Coccas
Ball Room Sign Up
A parent volunteer is needed at lunch time each day to check out balls.The job entails showing up at the specified time, going to the Ball Room, pulling out the sign-out sheet for the balls, monitoring that kids sign the balls out.After 45 minutes and the end of lunch, the kids will return the balls, the parent volunteer puts the sign-out sheet away and the job is completed.
Sports Swap is just around the corner!

Now is the time to set aside your gently used sporting good items to donate or consign to Sports Swap, such as surfboards, paddle boards, skimboards, boogie boards, snow boards, skateboards, bikes, razors, scooters, wetsuits, ski & snowboarding clothing and sports-related items!
PTA Reflections Art Contest
Thurston families, please ask your child(ren) today if they would like to enter the annual Reflections Art Contest. Let them know Thurston PTA will provide a pizza party at lunch for all Thurston students that submit an entry.

  • The Reflections contest theme is “Look Within”.
  • Our LBUSD school deadline is Friday October 25 at 2PM.
  • Thurston students submit your entries in the Thurston office.
  • Students may submit as many entries as they like in any of 6 categories: literature, photography, visual art (2D and 3D), music composition, dance choreography, film making. 
  • District Exhibit/Reception at TOW for all LBUSD schools: 11/21, 5PM

Meet the Thurston Team
This week we are pleased to highlight:
Michael Bair
P.E. Teacher
Birthday: November 12

Tell us about yourself: Happily married with 4 kids. Live in Tustin. Running. Vegan. Swimming. San Luis Obispo. Bikram Yoga. Reading. Travel. Sports. Outdoors. Beach cruisers. Peace. Bend, Oregon. Friends. Live music. Coaching. Laughing. 

What is your favorite saying? “Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose.”

If you could hang out with any cartoon character who would it be?
THE HAMBURGLER

If you had a super power what would it be?
TRAVEL BACK IN TIME

What is your favorite charity?
NO KID HUNGRY: HUNTER PENCE HOMERS AGAINST HUNGER

If you could add anyone to Mount Rushmore who would it be?
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR

Thank you Michael for participating in our Thurston team interview!

 Seeking family & business sponsors for Thurston PTA's
Kindness Challenge
(Kindness Challenge coming January 2020. Logo designed by Thurston art teacher Ivy Leighton)

StuNews donated $5,000 worth of free advertising for our Kindness Challenge. Sponsors that donate $350+ will get their logo in the StuNews ads twice a week for the entire year (plus t-shirts, banner, PTA Newsletters and website).

To pay online for Sponsorship via cash/check/e-check/credit card click HERE
Thank you to our Kindness Challenge Sponsors!
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