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Newsletter: January 2024

Thayne Elementary Husky Headlines

January 2024

Phone 307-885-2380

Fax 307-883-2032

PO Box 520, Thayne, WY  83127

 

From Principal Mr. Barnes:  Student report cards for Semester 1 will be coming home with your student on Thursday, January 11.  Please be watching for it.  We’ve had a great first half of the school year and are excited for the learning adventures to come!

Thayne Volunteer Committee:  Meeting will be held starting at 1:40 on Wednesday, January 17.  All are invited to attend. 

From the School Nurse:  Did you know the school nurses have a webpage.  Visit at https://lcsd2.org/student-health/ to learn about our nurses, access forms, learn about medications at school, health and wellness, and guidelines for when a student should stay home, etc.  

Please review these relevant highlights for when a student should stay home:

  • Stay home until vomiting has stopped for 24 hours or with a clearance note from the medical provider.”
  • “Person may return when fever-free for 24 hours WITHOUT the use of fever reducing medication (Tylenol, Ibuprofen, Cold Medications, etc) or with a clearance note from a medical provider.
Other News:
LCSD#2 Annual Early Childhood Census is open through Jan. 25!  Parents with children birth to 5 years old and not yet enrolled in kindergarten are asked to complete the census.  The district uses this information to plan for future needs of our schools and to get important information to you the year before your child will enter kindergarten. Thank you for taking the time to complete this census! For questions, please contact Emily Isaacson 307-885-7129. https://forms.gle/PLpb2HcD2FVMYas49
 

Newsletter: December 2023

Thayne Elementary Husky Headlines

December 2023

Phone 307-885-2380

Fax 307-883-2032

PO Box 520, Thayne, WY  83127

 

We wish everyone and safe and happy holiday season!

Winter clothing advisory!  – Children will go outside for recess on most days and should bring appropriate winter coats, boots, gloves, etc. to stay warm.  Please write your student’s name on their items.

Thayne Volunteer Committee:  

  1. Food drive results:  454 items were donated and $333 monetary donations … that’s equal to $4,662 for the food bank!  Thank you for all of your donations
  2. No TVC meeting in December.  Next meeting is January 17th.
  3. Dear Parents/Guardians:  An information packet about the TVC fundraiser for this year was recently sent home with your student.  It is a spirit shirt design competition. (We have received donations from the community to supply every student with a free shirt.) The 1st page is optional for student participation. The 2nd page will need to be filled-out and returned in order for students to receive their shirt. Parents also have the option to donate to TVC activities. Please return items to the school no later than December 14th. 

Other News:

LCSD#2 Annual Early Childhood Census is open through Jan. 25!  Parents with children birth to 5 years old and not yet enrolled in kindergarten are asked to complete the census.  The district uses this information to plan for future needs of our schools and to get important information to you the year before your child will enter kindergarten. Thank you for taking the time to complete this census! For questions, please contact Emily Isaacson 307-885-7129. https://forms.gle/PLpb2HcD2FVMYas49

Newsletter: November 2023

Thayne Elementary Husky Headlines

November 2023

Phone 307-885-2380

Fax 307-883-2032

PO Box 520, Thayne, WY  83127

 

School News: 

Parent Teacher Conferences are coming up on November 7 and 8. 

Library News: 

The book fair will run November 6th – November 9th

  • Monday 11/6 7:30-8:00 – 2:30-3:30
  • Tuesday 11/7 7:30-8:00 – 2:30-7:00 during PTC meetings
  • Wednesday 11/8 7:30-8:00 – 2:30-7:00 during PTC meetings
  • Thursday 11/9 7:30-8:00 – 2:30-3:30

Students may shop before school with an adult, at their morning recess or after school. We accept cash, check, credit/debit cards or Scholastic E-Wallet. All profits go back into our library to support programming, maker space and new books. Thank you for your support!

   

Literacy Corner:  How do I help my child dig deeper into the story? 

Here are some questions you can ask your child after they read a story: 

  • What does the character want, and why can’t he or she have it?
  • Should he or she have done that?
  • What does this story or character remind you of? 
  • What surprised you most? 
  • What character most reminds you of yourself? 
  • What is something you don’t want to forget from this book (or from this chapter)?

Thayne Volunteer Committee:  

  • Upcoming food drive from Nov. 6th – 17th.
  • If you’d like to help provide meals during Parent Teacher Conferences for our amazing teachers, click here to sign up.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C094CAFA623AAFFC52-45404331-parent#/=

Other News: 

  • Did you know the LCSD#2 Transportation Department has a facebook page? They work hard to keep parents informed about all things bussing…busses running late, weather and traffic issues, etc.  Check it out.
  • Watch the calendar for upcoming events.
  • View October’s school photos on our online newsletter at thayne.lcsd2.org.

Newsletter: October 2023

Thayne Elementary Husky Headlines

October 2023

Phone 307-885-2380

Fax 307-883-2032

PO Box 520, Thayne, WY  83127

 

Reminder:  School starts at 7:45 a.m. and is dismissed at 2:30 p.m.

School News: 

Parent Teacher Conferences are coming up on November 7 and 8.  The first step to prepare is to sign-up for a date and time.  The link to schedule your appointment will be live on Monday, October 23rd, at 10:00 AM. Go to https://ptcfast.com/schools/Thayne_Elementary_3.

LCSD2 Food Services Information:  Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Grant!  With this funding we are able to offer our elementary students fresh fruits and vegetables for a snack during their school day.  This is in addition to the regular breakfast and lunch programs. With the help of teachers, school nurses, parents and food service staff the funding will enable us to promote good health, nutrition and physical activity.

   

Literacy Corner:  Ways to Support Literacy at Home!

Reading, and a love for reading, starts at home. Here are a few tips to help your student become a successful reader: 

  1. Read it again and again! It’s ok to read your child’s favorite book many times. Help them become more accurate and quick.
  2. Dig deeper into the story. Ask questions about what they just read.
  3. Read words one more time with feeling.
  4. Make books special. Go on trips to the library, have a special place in your house to read, give books as gifts.
  5. Talk, Talk, Talk! Talk to your child and use interesting words. This helps build vocabulary and comprehension. 

 

Thayne Volunteer Committee:  There are several things in the planning stages for October including Halloween recycled hallway decor and classroom door decorating contest.  Click here for more information.

Other News: Community Night with Dr. Lori Desautels from 6:00-7:30PM at Afton Elementary on October 10. Discussion topics include plasticity of the brain, trauma, student development and behavior, and tools to support behavior at home and school.  Babysitting and snacks will be provided.  Call 307-885-7112 or email Cheyanne.Wolfley@LCSD@.ORG to reserve your spot.  See the flyer at https://thayne.lcsd2.org/dr-d-flyer/.

Newsletter: Aug/Sept 2023

Thayne Elementary Husky Headlines

August/September 2023

Phone 307-885-2380

Fax 307-883-2032

PO Box 520, Thayne, WY  83127

 

 THAYNE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL NEWS

School Safety Information:

Learn about Thayne Elementary Safety Information by going to thayne.lcsd2.org, click on “Family and Students”, then look for the “Safety” heading. 

Learn more about LCSD#2 protocol for school safety at https://lcsd2.org/safety/ .

2023-2024 Bell Schedule:

School starts at 7:45 a.m. and is dismissed at 2:30 p.m.  First busses leave at 2:35 and late bus leaves at 2:45.

 

Meet our new teachers:

Mrs. McGrath (Kindergarten) loves flour or flower???, Mrs. Simpson (1st grade) is mom to 8 children, Mrs. Mackey (1st grade) has a “funny farm”, and Mr. Kennington (3rd grade) is a man of many talents…. Learn more about these wonderful new teachers on our online newsletter on the homepage at thayne.lcsd2.org.

  • Mrs. McGrath is our new Kindergarten teacher.  She loves being a teacher and is looking forward to getting to know her new students and doing lots of hands-on learning.  She enjoys baking, camping, and traveling with her family.
  • Yes, Mrs. Simpson has 8 lovely children. She is one of our new 1st grade teachers.  She grew up in Shelley, Idaho.  Besides spending time with her family, she loves reading, cooking, playing games, and laughing.  Most importantly, she loves teaching.
  • Mrs. Mackey, new 1st grade teacher, began her career teaching elementary school for 7 years before starting her own preschool for the last 4 years. She has 4 children and lots of animals including a dog, cats, horses, and goats. 
  • Mr. Kennington will be teaching 3rd grade. He and his wife were both born and raised in Star Valley.  Outside the classroom, he can be found in a wrestling room, on a tractor, walking/training dogs, riding a horse, or working on a project.

School Lunch Information:

  • Prices for school lunch and breakfast remain the same as last year.  Lunch is $3.00 and breakfast is $2.00.  Students bringing their own lunch can purchase milk for 60 cents. (Milk is provided with a complete meal at no additional charge.)
  • Access Free and Reduced Price School Meals application at https://www.schoolnutritionandfitness.com/index.php?sid=2203112038378528&page=lunchapps or fill out an application through your Infinite Campus Parent account.

Parent Handbook:

View online to learn more about our school at https://thayne.lcsd2.org/thayne-elementary-parent-handbook-update/

Library News:

Special Visitor coming!!! Thayne Elementary will be hosting author Mac Barnett on September 11.  Mac is a New York Times-bestselling author whose books for children have sold more than one million copies in the United States and have been translated into over 30 languages. Mac will present his most loved books as well as what the writing process looks like for our young students. 

 

Literacy Corner:

“Got Caught Reading” Tickets – We are so excited to be implementing the “Got Caught Reading” program again this year. Please come and get tickets from Mrs. Nelson to “catch” your child reading at home. Reading every night with your child increases his/her school success. Your child can turn these tickets into the office to enter into a drawing for a free book to be given away during our Husky Rally. It is going to be a great year!  

 

 

Other News:

See the flyer at https://thayne.lcsd2.org/dr-d-flyer/ to learn more about an informative presentation by Dr. Desautels on Oct. 10 at Afton Elementary.  Space is limited so sign up soon!